Issue 333: Model for Plans

Starting Date: 
2017-03-24
Working Group: 
3
Status: 
Proposed
Background: 

Posted  by Martin on 24/3/2017

Dear All,

I propose the following: Class Declarations (attached  in .pptx file)

Activity Plan

Subclass of:       E29 Design or Procedure

Superclass of:   

Scope note:        This class comprises plans for some specific predefined activities or some kinds of activities to happen. They consist of descriptions of specific constraints, patterns or types of activities that could be realized. They may also foresee that the planned activities are be realized at times explicitly foreseen by the actor intending the application of the plan, for instance, to organize a conference, in which case we may talk about “active plans”. Alternatively, times of realization may be foreseen in reaction to an external kind of event foreseen by the plan, for instance a rescue action in case of earthquake according to a rescue plan, or a penal action in case of criminal activity according to a law, in which case we may talk about “reactive plans”. An instance of Activity Plan does not imply the intention of any Actor to apply it. It may be created together, before or without the will to apply it. For instance, laws are created before they are passed in the parliament.

Examples:

Properties:

 

Intention to Apply

Subclass of:       S16 State             

Superclass of:   

 

Scope note:        This class comprises the mental state of intention or wanting to apply a particular instance of Activity Plan by a particular E39 Actor. This can be understood as the period of time that an individual or a group holds a particular will. It binds the activity plan to the actor. The intention to apply may be abandoned before the realization of the plan. When the plan is realized, the intention to apply must still exist. Characteristically, the passing of a law initiates the intention of a parliament to apply a law. In many cases, the creation of the plan initiates the intention to apply it, and in case of “active plans” the realization ends the intention. Often, the existence of the intention to apply cannot be determined other by the realization of the plan.

 

Examples:

Properties:

is intention of: E31 Actor

is expressed in: Expression of Intention

to apply within : E61 Time Primitive

initiated by:  E7 Activity

ended by:  E7 Activity

intends to apply: Activity Plan

 

Expression of Intention (may be not necessary)

Subclass of:         E31 Document

Superclass of:   

 

Scope note:        This class comprises the externalisation, the expression of the Intention to Apply in the form of identifiable immaterial objects, such as texts, that make propositions about these intentions. These are kind of formal texts, legal documents, proceedings, minutes etc. that document the will, the intentions of the actor.

Examples:

Properties:        

 


Property Declaration

 


is intention of (has intention)

Domain:               Intention to Apply

Range:                 E39 Actor

Quantification:   (1,n:0,n)

Scope note:        This property associates an instance of EXX Intention to Apply an activity plan with the actors intending it.

Examples:           “A Paliament regarding a law as being decided”


is expressed in  (has expression)

Domain:               Intention to Apply

Range:                 Expression of Intention

Quantification: 

Scope note:        This property associates an Intention to Apply with the externalisation of this intention (Expression) in a document.

Examples:         


to apply within

Domain:               Intention to Apply

Range:                 E61 Time Primitive (Declarative Time-span)

Quantification:   (0,n:0,n)

 

Scope note:        This property associates an instance of EXX Intention to Apply with a statement of the time constraint for the actual application. This may vary with time. In case the change narrows down the time constraint, one may regard this as being simultaneously true and consistent. In case the new time constraint exceeds the previous one (typically delays), we may talk about a modification of the overall intention to apply, which could be regarded as a part of the overall intention, which continuous to be maintained.

 

Examples:           “Law XXX to be in force from 1.1.2018”


initiated by (initiates)

Domain:              Intention to Apply

Range:                 E7 Activity

Quantification:   (0,1:0,n)

Scope note:           This property associates the beginning of an instance of EXX Intention to Apply with an explicit activity initiating it. Often, the initiation of intention to apply is implicit in the creation of the activity plan.

Examples:            “Parliament XX deciding law YY”


ended by  (ends)

Domain:              Intention to Apply

Range:                 E7 Activity

Quantification:   (0,1:0,n)

 

Scope note:        This property associates the end of an instance of EXX Intention to Apply with an explicit activity terminating it. Often, the termination of intention to apply is implicit in the realization of the activity plan. In other cases, it is silently forgotten

Examples:
 

realized  (is realised by)

Domain:               E7 Activity         

Range:                 Activity Plan

Quantification:   (0,n:0,n)

Scope note:        This property associates a particular instance of E7 Activity which realized an Activity Plan in a way regarded as valid by the actors intending it. (Should we require that a realization falls within the period of intending it?)

Examples:           “Getting a fine following paragraph XXX.” “I have built my house (not me alone…)” 

Posted by Athanasios Velios on 2/4/2017

Dear Martin, all,

I am outside my comfort zone here, but I think this is particularly relevant to conservation so I had a look at it and made a few comments/changes. Please see attached (compressed due to attachment size limitations). 

Posted by Martin on 2/4/2017

Dear Thanassis,

Attached your version with a remake of the scope note for the time constraint.

I'd argue that preconditions are to much of an elaboration for a core model. I'd argue they are internal parts of the plan itself.