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Model Update for Automated Planning

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Model update is a formal approach to correct a system model M w.r.t some property not satisfied by M. In this work, we show how this formal approach can be used for plan and planning domain verification and update. While a model checking method can directly be used to perform plan verification, model update techniques can be used to either update an incorrect plan and\or update a planning domain specification. Well known model update approaches are based on CTL — a logic which does not take into account the actions. In previous work, we have proposed the alpha-CTL logic, a logic whose semantics is based on actions. Here, we are proposing a model update system based on alpha-CTL which is able to automatically modify a plan M, generating a new plan M' that satisfies phi or, if there is not such a plan, to automatically update the corresponding planning domain.

NetSuite updates focus on global trade, launches budgeting and planning tools


Oracle's NetSuite unit is aiming to bring in more key performance indicators into its platform including industry specific planning and budgeting metrics. Jason Maynard, senior vice president of global field operations for Oracle NetSuite, said the company's platform---Supply Chain, PBCS, OneWorld, PSA, SuiteCommerce and SuitePeople--will have a new interface and increasingly tie planning and budgeting into the platform. "We're launching an industry specific planning and budgeting service to give customers visibility," said Maynard. The approach to planning and budgeting ties benchmarks by industry to KPIs in NetSuite's editions for retailers and software companies. Specifically, NetSuite launched SuiteSuccess for Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services, or PBCS.

Faster software updates are coming to the OnePlus 5 and 5T


Broken promises aren't usually a good thing. Unless, of course, you're talking about OnePlus' confirmation that its OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T models would not be receiving support for Google's Project Treble -- an initiative which gives developers the power to bring software updates to Android users more quickly and easily. In a pleasant turnaround, the OnePlus 5 and 5T have joined the growing list of devices that do support Treble. Treble support will be rolling out in OnePlus' latest OxygenOS open beta, which has launched simultaneously for both phone models. A tweaked UI, improved weather app, and the ability to accent colors via a customization wheel are also listed in the complete changelog.

Want to avoid a cyberattack? Stop ignoring those pesky software updates.

Washington Post - Technology News

According to cybersecurity experts, software updates may be the single best way to protect ourselves from cyberattacks -- a threat that's increasingly on the mind as Russia and Ukraine gear up for potential cyber warfare. But based on the National Cybersecurity Alliance's 2021 Cybersecurity Behaviors and Attitudes Report, about a third of us don't stay on top of updates. Survey participants gave reasons such as "it conflicts with my productivity" and "I don't care." It's true that updates are often ill-timed and poorly explained, experts say, but installing the latest updates when they become available helps us sidestep common security problems such as theft and identity loss.

Android device updates: Nexus July updates roll out, AT&T Galaxy S6 Active getting Marshmallow


The Fourth of July was a long holiday weekend for many, which meant you probably weren't too concerned about when to update your phone. But now we're all back to work, and so is Google's security team. The monthly Android security updates are out, heading first to Nexus devices. A number of other phones got some key updates this week, so read on to find out if you're one of the lucky ones. Each week, we compile all the major software updates to hit the Android ecosystem, including phones and tablets on U.S. carriers, unlocked phones, Android Wear smartwatches, and Android TV devices.