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Author (up) Alimguzhin, V.; Mari, F.; Melatti, I.; Salvo, I.; Tronci, E.
Title Linearising Discrete Time Hybrid Systems Type Journal Article
Year 2017 Publication IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Abbreviated Journal
Volume To appear Issue 99 Pages 1-1
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Abstract Model Based Design approaches for embedded systems aim at generating correct-by-construction control software, guaranteeing that the closed loop system (controller and plant) meets given system level formal specifications. This technical note addresses control synthesis for safety and reachability properties of possibly non-linear discrete time hybrid systems. By means of syntactical transformations that require non-linear terms to be Lipschitz continuous functions, we over-approximate non-linear dynamics with a linear system whose controllers are guaranteed to be controllers of the original system. We evaluate performance of our approach on meaningful control synthesis benchmarks, also comparing it to a state-of-the-art tool.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ ref7902199 Serial 164
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Author (up) Alimguzhin, V.; Mari, F.; Melatti, I.; Tronci, E.; Ebeid, E.; Mikkelsen, S.A.; Jacobsen, R.H.; Gruber, J.K.; Hayes, B.; Huerta, F.; Prodanovic, M.
Title A Glimpse of SmartHG Project Test-bed and Communication Infrastructure Type Conference Article
Year 2015 Publication Digital System Design (DSD), 2015 Euromicro Conference on Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 225-232
Keywords Batteries; Control systems; Databases; Production; Sensors; Servers; Smart grids; Grid State Estimation; Peak Shaving; Policy Robustness Verification; Price Policy Synthesis
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Call Number Sapienza @ preissler @ Alimguzhin_etal2015 Serial 127
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Author (up) Alimguzhin, Vadim; Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico
Title A Map-Reduce Parallel Approach to Automatic Synthesis of Control Software Type Conference Article
Year 2013 Publication Proc. of International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software (SPIN 2013) Abbreviated Journal International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
Volume Issue Pages 43-60
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Publisher Springer - Verlag Place of Publication Editor
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Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume 7976 Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-642-39175-0 Medium
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Call Number Sapienza @ melatti @ Serial 112
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Author (up) Alimguzhin, Vadim; Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico
Title On-the-Fly Control Software Synthesis Type Conference Article
Year 2013 Publication Proceedings of International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software (SPIN 2013) Abbreviated Journal International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
Volume Issue Pages 61-80
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Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume 7976 Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-642-39175-0 Medium
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Call Number Sapienza @ melatti @ Serial 111
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Author (up) Alimguzhin, Vadim; Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico
Title A Map-Reduce Parallel Approach to Automatic Synthesis of Control Software Type Report
Year 2012 Publication Abbreviated Journal
Volume abs/1210.2276 Issue Pages
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Abstract Many Control Systems are indeed Software Based Control Systems, i.e. control systems whose controller consists of control software running on a microcontroller device. This motivates investigation on Formal Model Based Design approaches for automatic synthesis of control software.
Available algorithms and tools (e.g., QKS) may require weeks or even months of computation to synthesize control software for large-size systems. This motivates search for parallel algorithms for control software synthesis.
In this paper, we present a map-reduce style parallel algorithm for control software synthesis when the controlled system (plant) is modeled as discrete time linear hybrid system. Furthermore we present an MPI-based implementation PQKS of our algorithm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first parallel approach for control software synthesis.
We experimentally show effectiveness of PQKS on two classical control synthesis problems: the inverted pendulum and the multi-input buck DC/DC converter. Experiments show that PQKS efficiency is above 65%. As an example, PQKS requires about 16 hours to complete the synthesis of control software for the pendulum on a cluster with 60 processors, instead of the 25 days needed by the sequential algorithm in QKS.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Serial 101
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Author (up) Alimguzhin, Vadim; Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico
Title On Model Based Synthesis of Embedded Control Software Type Report
Year 2012 Publication Abbreviated Journal
Volume abs/1207.4474 Issue Pages
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Abstract Many Embedded Systems are indeed Software Based Control Systems (SBCSs), that is control systems whose controller consists of control software running on a microcontroller device. This motivates investigation on Formal Model Based Design approaches for control software. Given the formal model of a plant as a Discrete Time Linear Hybrid System and the implementation specifications (that is, number of bits in the Analog-to-Digital (AD) conversion) correct-by-construction control software can be automatically generated from System Level Formal Specifications of the closed loop system (that is, safety and liveness requirements), by computing a suitable finite abstraction of the plant.
With respect to given implementation specifications, the automatically generated code implements a time optimal control strategy (in terms of set-up time), has a Worst Case Execution Time linear in the number of AD bits $b$, but unfortunately, its size grows exponentially with respect to $b$. In many embedded systems, there are severe restrictions on the computational resources (such as memory or computational power) available to microcontroller devices.
This paper addresses model based synthesis of control software by trading system level non-functional requirements (such us optimal set-up time, ripple) with software non-functional requirements (its footprint). Our experimental results show the effectiveness of our approach: for the inverted pendulum benchmark, by using a quantization schema with 12 bits, the size of the small controller is less than 6% of the size of the time optimal one.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Serial 102
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Author (up) Alimguzhin, Vadim; Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico
Title Automatic Control Software Synthesis for Quantized Discrete Time Hybrid Systems Type Report
Year 2012 Publication Abbreviated Journal
Volume abs/1207.4098 Issue Pages
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Abstract Many Embedded Systems are indeed Software Based Control Systems, that is control systems whose controller consists of control software running on a microcontroller device. This motivates investigation on Formal Model Based Design approaches for automatic synthesis of embedded systems control software. This paper addresses control software synthesis for discrete time nonlinear systems. We present a methodology to overapproximate the dynamics of a discrete time nonlinear hybrid system H by means of a discrete time linear hybrid system L(H), in such a way that controllers for L(H) are guaranteed to be controllers for H. We present experimental results on the inverted pendulum, a challenging and meaningful benchmark in nonlinear Hybrid Systems control.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Serial 103
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Author (up) Alimguzhin, Vadim; Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico
Title On Model Based Synthesis of Embedded Control Software Type Conference Article
Year 2012 Publication Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Embedded Software, EMSOFT 2012, part of the Eighth Embedded Systems Week, ESWeek 2012, Tampere, Finland, October 7-12, 2012 Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 227-236
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Publisher ACM Place of Publication Editor Ahmed Jerraya and Luca P. Carloni and Florence Maraninchi and John Regehr
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ISSN ISBN 978-1-4503-1425-1 Medium
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Notes Techreport version can be found at arxiv.org Approved yes
Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ emsoft12 Serial 97
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Author (up) Alimguzhin, Vadim; Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico
Title Automatic Control Software Synthesis for Quantized Discrete Time Hybrid Systems Type Conference Article
Year 2012 Publication Proceedings of the 51th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2012, December 10-13, 2012, Maui, HI, USA Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 6120-6125
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ISSN ISBN 978-1-4673-2065-8 Medium
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Notes Techreport version can be found at http://arxiv.org/abs/1207.4098 Approved yes
Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ cdc12 Serial 96
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Author (up) Barbanera, Franco; Dezani-Ciancaglini, Mariangiola; Salvo, Ivano; Sassone, Vladimiro
Title A Type Inference Algorithm for Secure Ambients Type Journal Article
Year 2002 Publication Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science Abbreviated Journal
Volume 62 Issue Pages 83-101
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Abstract We consider a type discipline for the Ambient Calculus that associates ambients with security levels and constrains them to be traversed by or opened in ambients of higher security clearance only. We present a bottom-up algorithm that, given an untyped process P, computes a minimal set of constraints on security levels such that all actions during runs of P are performed without violating the security level priorities. Such an algorithm appears to be a prerequisite to use type systems to ensure security properties in the web scenario.
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Notes TOSCA 2001, Theory of Concurrency, Higher Order Languages and Types Approved yes
Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Barbanera-Dezani-Salvo-Sassone:01 Serial 73
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