On the use of Width-based search for Multi Agent Privacy-preserving Planning


The aim of decentralised multi-agent (DMA) planning is to coordinate a set of agents to jointly achieve a goal while preserving their privacy. Blind search algorithms, such as width-based search, have recently proved to be very effective in the context of centralised automated planning, especially when combined with goal-oriented techniques. In this paper, we discuss a recent line of research in which the usage of width-based search has been extensively studied in the context of DMA planning, addressing the challenges related to the agents' privacy and performance.

Proceedings of 15th International Symposium on Combinatorial Search, SoCS