Funding/Industry: SUN Microsystems

Duration: 18 months (June 2001- December 2002)

Category: Bilateral Projects

The aim of the project was to develop an integrated planning and scheduling parallel system for real world problems. Planning and scheduling applications are of great importance in life and demand large computational power and time to be solved. One typical example of such problems are the logistics ones, which are of main interest for companies, government, etc.

The system has been implemented in C++ enhanced with SUN’s libraries for thread programming. A user-friendly graphical interface for the planning system has been developed in JAVA and a first prototype of the whole system is available for execution through the World Wide Web.

Our laboratory has already done a significant amount of research and has developed a number of prototypes in the areas of domain-independent heurisic state-space planning, parallel planning and parallel constraint-solving.

These independent works have been extended and combined into an integrated system with a powerfull graphical interface in JAVA that allows remote execution of the system through the World Wide Web.


  • I. Vlahavas
  • Ioannis Refanidis
  • Dimitris Vrakas
  • Ilias Sakellariou
  • Giorgos Gkioulekas