Crowdsourcing is gaining attention from different research communities to deal with issues that are difficult for machines to handle but are trivial for humans. Can we involve automated planners in this process to improve the efficiency of the task that humans are dealing with?
In the past, mixed initiative planning involves automated planners taking help from humans to perform the planning. But in this project, automated planners come to help the humans perform planning efficiently. The domain of interest currently is Tour planning where the goal is to generate efficient travel plans. This process of involving planners can bring challenges like interpreting the suggestions provided by the crowd and steering them. When the crowd is developing tour plans, automated planner can be used to steer the humans in an effective manner in order to generate high quality tour plans. This project involves developing the entire framework of crowdsourcing in collaboration with planners and also by addressing the challenges to perform plan recognition.