|The network's overall objectives are to maintain a co-ordinated framework for research, development, and technology transfer in the field of Artificial Intelligence planning and scheduling. It will undertake a variety of activities to support both the development of new directions in R&D and the exploitation of the technology -in particular with regard to the emerging e-Work and e-Commerce sectors-, and it will promote the transfer of results to the benefit of innovative technological progress and competitiveness for European industry and enterprises.
The goals of PLANET are:
-to increase the awareness of the technology and to promote pan-European and international collaboration;
-to promote the orientation of research more closely towards application requirements and to open up new application areas;
-to provide a well-known and internationally recognised expert forum;
-to support high-quality training and teaching.
European research in the field is covering a wide spectrum of research, development, and application areas and there exists a large number of excellent groups with different and complementary expertise. The proposed network, currently having about 50 members in 13 countries, aims to effectively pool these skills.