One important aspect of realistic intelligent planning systems is that they have to allow collaboration between users and computer systems, supporting a mixed-initiative style of planning. Recent studies have been applying the Virtual Organisation concept to join both human and computer strengths to solve problems.
In order to accomplish better synergies between human and software agents in collaborative planning environments, virtual organisations need to improve the level of integration between participant agents and also provide better understanding of the whole process by individual and global perspectives. These issues can be addressed by planning visualisation and delivery approaches in order to improve the levels of integration between the participating agents. In addition, these ideas can be extended to limited computing platforms, where a personal planning aid in portable devices with restrict interfaces can be a solution for planning delivery and visualisation to mobile agents in critical situations. In this talk we shall present an initial planning information visualisation approach that is being investigated.
Keywords: Intelligent Planning, Visualisation, Multi-Agents Systems, Virtual Organisations, Mobile Computing.