Reading Instructions for TDDD48-2012

These instructions are for 2012 but the actual chapters you are expected to read will only be changed minimally for 2013.

The main literature for this course is the book Automated Planning: Theory and Practice by Malik Ghallab, Dana Nau and Paolo Traverso. The current printing of the book contains a number of errors – please check the errata list! We may also provide additional references for specific topics.

Much of the course material will also be covered during the lectures. However, some of the essential issues discussed in the book are more suitable for reading at your own pace. Lectures are a complement to the book, not a replacement!

What are you expected to learn? As in any course, it is naturally impossible to give you an exact definition of the relative importance of every issue covered in the book. However, we can still give you some general guidelines through the reading instructions below. We would also like to point out that in general, we focus more on understanding than on formal definitions. Here are a few illustrating examples:

The following chapters are part of the course during 2012. The reading instructions have now been extended with additional examples of what we focus on in this course. These are only examples, not an exhaustive list of everything you need to know in each chapter.