An ATM tool that determines optimal surface movement plans (such as taxi route plans) involving the calculation and sequencing of movement events and optimising of resource usage (e.g. de-icing facilities).
SESAR Consortium (2007) CONOPS Acronyms and Definitions, Task 2.2.2 - Milestone 3, Document Number: DLT-0612-222-02-00
ICAO terminology: surface management (SMAN)
SMAN is the Planning function in the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System.
Lexicon Release 2015.2