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Author Bartolini, Novella; Tronci, Enrico
Title On Optimizing Service Availability of an Internet Based Architecture for Infrastructure Protection Type Conference Article
Year 2006 Publication Cnip Abbreviated Journal
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Bt06 Serial 28
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Author Cesta, Amedeo; Finzi, Alberto; Fratini, Simone; Orlandini, Andrea; Tronci, Enrico
Title Merging Planning, Scheduling & Verification – A Preliminary Analysis Type Conference Article
Year 2008 Publication In Proc. of 10th ESA Workshop on Advanced Space Technologies for Robotics and Automation (ASTRA) Abbreviated Journal
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Astra08 Serial 24
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Author Cesta, Amedeo; Finzi, Alberto; Fratini, Simone; Orlandini, Andrea; Tronci, Enrico
Title Validation and Verification Issues in a Timeline-based Planning System Type Conference Article
Year 2008 Publication In E-Proc. of ICAPS Workshop on Knowledge Engineering for Planning and Scheduling Abbreviated Journal
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Abstract One of the key points to take into account to foster effective introduction of AI planning and scheduling systems in real world is to develop end user trust in the related technologies. Automated planning and scheduling systems often brings solutions to the users which are neither “obviousÃ¢â‚¬Âť nor immediately acceptable for them. This is due to the ability of these tools to take into account quite an amount of temporal and causal constraints and to employ resolution processes often designed to optimize the solution with respect to non trivial evaluation functions. To increase technology trust, the study of tools for verifying and validating plans and schedules produced by AI systems might be instrumental. In general, validation and verification techniques represent a needed complementary technology in developing domain independent architectures for automated problem solving. This paper presents a preliminary report of the issues concerned with the use of two software tools for formal verification of finite state systems to the validation of the solutions produced by MrSPOCK, a recent effort for building a timeline based planning tool in an ESA project.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Keps08 Serial 25
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Author Cesta, Amedeo; Finzi, Alberto; Fratini, Simone; Orlandini, Andrea; Tronci, Enrico
Title Verifying Flexible Timeline-based Plans Type Conference Article
Year 2009 Publication E-Proc. of ICAPS Workshop on Validation and Verification of Planning and Scheduling Systems Abbreviated Journal
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Abstract The synthesis of flexible temporal plans has demonstrated wide applications possibilities in heterogeneous domains. We are currently studying the connection between plan generation and execution from the particular perspective of verifying a flexible plan before actual execution. This paper explores how a model-checking verification tool, based on UPPAAL-TIGA, is suitable for verifying flexible temporal plans. We first describe the formal model, the formalism, and the verification method. Furthermore we discuss our own approach and some preliminary empirical results using a real-world case study.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Vvps09 Serial 23
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa
Title Synchronized regular expressions Type Journal Article
Year 2003 Publication Acta Inf. Abbreviated Journal
Volume 39 Issue 1 Pages 31-70
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Abstract Text manipulation is one of the most common tasks for everyone using a computer. The increasing number of textual information in electronic format that every computer user collects everyday also increases the need of more powerful tools to interact with texts. Indeed, much work has been done to provide simple and versatile tools that can be useful for the most common text manipulation tasks. Regular Expressions (RE), introduced by Kleene, are well known in the formal language theory. RE have been extended in various ways, depending on the application of interest. In almost all the implementations of RE search algorithms (e.g. the egrep [15] UNIX command, or the Perl [20] language pattern matching constructs) we find backreferences, i.e. expressions that make reference to the string matched by a previous subexpression. Generally speaking, it seems that all kinds of synchronizations between subexpressions in a RE can be very useful when interacting with texts. In this paper we introduce the Synchronized Regular Expressions (SRE) as an extension of the Regular Expressions. We use SRE to present a formal study of the already known backreferences extension, and of a new extension proposed by us, which we call the synchronized exponents. Moreover, since we are dealing with formalisms that should have a practical utility and be used in real applications, we have the problem of how to present SRE to the final users. Therefore, in this paper we also propose a user-friendly syntax for SRE to be used in implementations of SRE-powered search algorithms.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ actainf03 Serial 39
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa
Title Synchronized Regular Expressions Type Journal Article
Year 2002 Publication Electr. Notes Theor. Comput. Sci. Abbreviated Journal
Volume 62 Issue Pages 195-210
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Abstract Text manipulation is one of the most common tasks for everyone using a computer. The increasing number of textual information in electronic format that every computer user collects everyday stresses the need of more powerful tools to interact with texts. Indeed, much work has been done to provide nonprogramming tools that can be useful for the most common text manipulation issues. Regular Expressions (RE), introduced by Kleene, are well–known in the formal language theory. RE received several extensions, depending on the application of interest. In almost all the implementations of RE search algorithms (e.g. the egrep [A] UNIX command, or the Perl [17] language pattern matching constructs) we find backreferences (as defind in [1]), i.e. expressions that make reference to the string matched by a previous subexpression. Generally speaking, it seems that all the kinds of synchronizations between subexpressions in a RE can be very useful when interacting with texts. Therefore, we introduce the Synchronized Regular Expressions (SRE) as a derivation of the Regular Expressions. We use SRE to present a formal study of the already known backreferences extension, and of a new extension proposed by us, which we call the synchronized exponents. Moreover, since we are talking about formalisms that should have a practical utility and can be used in the real world, we have the problem of how to present SRE to the final users. Therefore, in this paper we also propose a user–friendly syntax for SRE to be used in implementations of SRE–powered search algorithms.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ entcs02 Serial 46
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Author Bobbio, Andrea; Bologna, Sandro; Minichino, Michele; Ciancamerla, Ester; Incalcaterra, Piero; Kropp, Corrado; Tronci, Enrico
Title Advanced techniques for safety analysis applied to the gas turbine control system of Icaro co generative plant Type Conference Article
Year 2001 Publication X Convegno Tecnologie e Sistemi Energetici Complessi Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 339-350
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Abstract The paper describes two complementary and integrable approaches, a probabilistic one and a deterministic one, based on classic and advanced modelling techniques for safety analysis of complex computer based systems. The probabilistic approach is based on classical and innovative probabilistic analysis methods. The deterministic approach is based on formal verification methods. Such approaches are applied to the gas turbine control system of ICARO co generative plant, in operation at ENEA CR Casaccia. The main difference between the two approaches, behind the underlining different theories, is that the probabilistic one addresses the control system by itself, as the set of sensors, processing units and actuators, while the deterministic one also includes the behaviour of the equipment under control which interacts with the control system. The final aim of the research, documented in this paper, is to explore an innovative method which put the probabilistic and deterministic approaches in a strong relation to overcome the drawbacks of their isolated, selective and fragmented use which can lead to inconsistencies in the evaluation results.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ tesec01 Serial 65
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Tofani, Alberto; Pecorari, Marcello; Raparelli, Orazio; Intrigila, Benedetto; Melatti, Igor; Tronci, Enrico
Title A Case Study on Automated Generation of Integration Tests Type Conference Article
Year 2006 Publication Fdl Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 278-284
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Dtprimt06 Serial 27
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Author Cavaliere, Federico; Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Minei, Giovanni; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico; Verzino, Giovanni; Yushtein, Yuri
Title Model Checking Satellite Operational Procedures Type Conference Article
Year 2011 Publication DAta Systems In Aerospace (DASIA), Org. EuroSpace, Canadian Space Agency, CNES, ESA, EUMETSAT. San Anton, Malta, EuroSpace. Abbreviated Journal
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Abstract We present a model checking approach for the automatic verification of satellite operational procedures (OPs). Building a model for a complex system as a satellite is a hard task. We overcome this obstruction by using a suitable simulator (SIMSAT) for the satellite. Our approach aims at improving OP quality assurance by automatic exhaustive exploration of all possible simulation scenarios. Moreover, our solution decreases OP verification costs by using a model checker (CMurphi) to automatically drive the simulator. We model OPs as user-executed programs observing the simulator telemetries and sending telecommands to the simulator. In order to assess feasibility of our approach we present experimental results on a simple meaningful scenario. Our results show that we can save up to 90% of verification time.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Dasia11 Serial 13
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Author Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico
Title From Boolean Relations to Control Software Type Conference Article
Year 2011 Publication Proceedings of ICSEA 2011, The Sixth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 528-533
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Abstract Many software as well digital hardware automatic synthesis methods define the set of implementations meeting the given system specifications with a boolean relation K. In such a context a fundamental step in the software (hardware) synthesis process is finding effective solutions to the functional equation defined by K. This entails finding a (set of) boolean function(s) F (typically represented using OBDDs, Ordered Binary Decision Diagrams) such that: 1) for all x for which K is satisfiable, K(x, F(x)) = 1 holds; 2) the implementation of F is efficient with respect to given implementation parameters such as code size or execution time. While this problem has been widely studied in digital hardware synthesis, little has been done in a software synthesis context. Unfortunately the approaches developed for hardware synthesis cannot be directly used in a software context. This motivates investigation of effective methods to solve the above problem when F has to be implemented with software. In this paper we present an algorithm that, from an OBDD representation for K, generates a C code implementation for F that has the same size as the OBDD for F and a WCET (Worst Case Execution Time) linear in nr, being n = |x| the number of input arguments for functions in F and r the number of functions in F.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ icsea11 Serial 14
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