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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2005 vol. 20)
ISSN: 1541-1672
pp: 13-15
Doug Dyer , Active Computing
Steve Cross , Georgia Tech
Craig A. Knoblock , USC Information Sciences Institute
Steve Minton , Fetch
Austin Tate , Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
Templates are standard operating procedures that can be used for solving typical problems and as a starting point for solving novel problems. These structures contain relevant variables (and required activities) and current variable values (or specific activities) that affect a problem or have been chosen in a problem-solving instance. With templates you can configure domain-independent planning algorithms, making them applicable to many different problem domains. By making the template explicit for the user in the form of a GUI, you can facilitate mixed-initiative, user-centric systems that help maintain awareness of complex and dynamic situations, share information across the network, and solve problems incrementally and iteratively.
Active Templates, planning, mixed-initiative systems, user-centric development, constraints

D. Dyer, S. Cross, C. A. Knoblock, A. Tate and S. Minton, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Planning with Templates," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 20, no. , pp. 13-15, 2005.
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