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Author Bucciarelli, Antonio; Salvo, Ivano
Title Totality, Definability and Boolean Circuits Type Journal Article
Year 1998 Publication Abbreviated Journal
Volume 1443 Issue (up) Pages 808-819
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Abstract In the type frame originating from the flat domain of boolean values, we single out elements which are hereditarily total. We show that these elements can be defined, up to total equivalence, by sequential programs. The elements of an equivalence class of the totality equivalence relation (totality class) can be seen as different algorithms for computing a given set-theoretic boolean function. We show that the bottom element of a totality class, which is sequential, corresponds to the most eager algorithm, and the top to the laziest one. Finally we suggest a link between size of totality classes and a well known measure of complexity of boolean functions, namely their sensitivity.
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Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ bucciarelli-salvo:98 Serial 70
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Author Bucciarelli, Antonio; de Lorenzis, Silvia; Piperno, Adolfo; Salvo, Ivano
Title Some Computational Properties of Intersection Types (Extended Abstract) Type Journal Article
Year 1999 Publication Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue (up) Pages 109-118
Keywords lambda calculusCurry types, intersection types, lambda-definability, lambda-terms, strong normalization
Abstract This paper presents a new method for comparing computation-properties of λ-terms typeable with intersection types with respect to terms typeable with Curry types. In particular, strong normalization and λ-definability are investigated. A translation is introduced from intersection typing derivations to Curry typeable terms; the main feature of the proposed technique is that the translation is preserved by β-reduction. This allows to simulate a computation starting from a term typeable in the intersection discipline by means of a computation starting from a simply typeable term. Our approach naturally leads to prove strong normalization in the intersection system by means of purely syntactical techniques. In addition, the presented method enables us to give a proof of a conjecture proposed by Leivant in 1990, namely that all functions uniformly definable using intersection types are already definable using Curry types.
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Publisher IEEE Computer Society Place of Publication Editor
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ bucciarelli-delorenzis-piperno-salvo:99 Serial 71
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Author 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 (up) 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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Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor
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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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Author Coppo, Mario; Dezani-Ciancaglini, Mariangiola; Giovannetti, Elio; Salvo, Ivano
Title Mobility Types for Mobile Processes in Mobile Ambients Type Journal Article
Year 2003 Publication Electr. Notes Theor. Comput. Sci. Abbreviated Journal
Volume 78 Issue (up) Pages
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Abstract We present an ambient-like calculus in which the open capability is dropped, and a new form of “lightweight  process mobility is introduced. The calculus comes equipped with a type system that allows the kind of values exchanged in communications and the access and mobility properties of processes to be controlled. A type inference procedure determines the “minimal  requirements to accept a system or a component as well typed. This gives a kind of principal typing. As an expressiveness test, we show that some well known calculi of concurrency and mobility can be encoded in our calculus in a natural way.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Coppo-Dezani-Giovannetti-Salvo:03 Serial 74
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Melatti, Igor; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa
Title Bounded Probabilistic Model Checking with the Mur$\varphi$ Verifier Type Conference Article
Year 2004 Publication Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design, 5th International Conference, FMCAD 2004, Austin, Texas, USA, November 15-17, 2004, Proceedings Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue (up) Pages 214-229
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Abstract In this paper we present an explicit verification algorithm for Probabilistic Systems defining discrete time/finite state Markov Chains. We restrict ourselves to verification of Bounded PCTL formulas (BPCTL), that is, PCTL formulas in which all Until operators are bounded, possibly with different bounds. This means that we consider only paths (system runs) of bounded length. Given a Markov Chain $\cal M$ and a BPCTL formula Φ, our algorithm checks if Φ is satisfied in $\cal M$. This allows to verify important properties, such as reliability in Discrete Time Hybrid Systems. We present an implementation of our algorithm within a suitable extension of the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. We call FHP-Mur$\varphi$ (Finite Horizon Probabilistic Mur$\varphi$) such extension of the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. We give experimental results comparing FHP-Mur$\varphi$ with (a finite horizon subset of) PRISM, a state-of-the-art symbolic model checker for Markov Chains. Our experimental results show that FHP-Mur$\varphi$ can effectively handle verification of BPCTL formulas for systems that are out of reach for PRISM, namely those involving arithmetic operations on the state variables (e.g. hybrid systems).
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Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor Hu, A.J.; Martin, A.K.
Language Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume 3312 Series Issue Edition
ISSN 3-540-23738-0 ISBN Medium
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Dimtz04 Serial 87
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Melatti, Igor; Minichino, Michele; Ciancamerla, Ester; Parisse, Andrea; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa
Title Automatic Verification of a Turbogas Control System with the Mur$\varphi$ Verifier Type Conference Article
Year 2003 Publication Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, 6th International Workshop, HSCC 2003 Prague, Czech Republic, April 3-5, 2003, Proceedings Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue (up) Pages 141-155
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Abstract Automatic analysis of Hybrid Systems poses formidable challenges both from a modeling as well as from a verification point of view. We present a case study on automatic verification of a Turbogas Control System (TCS) using an extended version of the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. TCS is the heart of ICARO, a 2MW Co-generative Electric Power Plant. For large hybrid systems, as TCS is, the modeling effort accounts for a significant part of the whole verification activity. In order to ease our modeling effort we extended the Mur$\varphi$ verifier by importing the C language long double type (finite precision real numbers) into it. We give experimental results on running our extended Mur$\varphi$ on our TCS model. For example using Mur$\varphi$ we were able to compute an admissible range of values for the variation speed of the user demand of electric power to the turbogas.
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Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor Maler, O.; Pnueli, A.
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Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume 2623 Series Issue Edition
ISSN 3-540-00913-2 ISBN Medium
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Dimmcptz03 Serial 88
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Melatti, Igor; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa
Title Finite Horizon Analysis of Stochastic Systems with the Mur$\varphi$ Verifier Type Conference Article
Year 2003 Publication Theoretical Computer Science, 8th Italian Conference, ICTCS 2003, Bertinoro, Italy, October 13-15, 2003, Proceedings Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue (up) Pages 58-71
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Abstract Many reactive systems are actually Stochastic Processes. Automatic analysis of such systems is usually very difficult thus typically one simplifies the analysis task by using simulation or by working on a simplified model (e.g. a Markov Chain). We present a Finite Horizon Probabilistic Model Checking approach which essentially can handle the same class of stochastic processes of a typical simulator. This yields easy modeling of the system to be analyzed together with formal verification capabilities. Our approach is based on a suitable disk based extension of the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. Moreover we present experimental results showing effectiveness of our approach.
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Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor Blundo, C.; Laneve, C.
Language Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume 2841 Series Issue Edition
ISSN 3-540-20216-1 ISBN Medium
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ DIMTZ03c Serial 90
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Author Mari, Federico; Tronci, Enrico
Title CEGAR Based Bounded Model Checking of Discrete Time Hybrid Systems Type Conference Article
Year 2007 Publication Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC 2007) Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue (up) Pages 399-412
Keywords Model Checking, Abstraction, CEGAR, SAT, Hybrid Systems, DTHS
Abstract Many hybrid systems can be conveniently modeled as Piecewise Affine Discrete Time Hybrid Systems PA-DTHS. As well known Bounded Model Checking (BMC) for such systems comes down to solve a Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) feasibility problem. We present a SAT based BMC algorithm for automatic verification of PA-DTHSs. Using Counterexample Guided Abstraction Refinement (CEGAR) our algorithm gradually transforms a PA-DTHS verification problem into larger and larger SAT problems. Our experimental results show that our approach can handle PA-DTHSs that are more then 50 times larger than those that can be handled using a MILP solver.
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Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor Bemporad, A.; Bicchi, A.; Buttazzo, G.C.
Language Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume 4416 Series Issue Edition
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ MarTro07 Serial 92
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Author Chierichetti, Flavio; Lattanzi, Silvio; Mari, Federico; Panconesi, Alessandro
Title On Placing Skips Optimally in Expectation Type Conference Article
Year 2008 Publication Web Search and Web Data Mining (WSDM 2008) Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue (up) Pages 15-24
Keywords Information Retrieval
Abstract We study the problem of optimal skip placement in an inverted list. Assuming the query distribution to be known in advance, we formally prove that an optimal skip placement can be computed quite efficiently. Our best algorithm runs in time O(n log n), n being the length of the list. The placement is optimal in the sense that it minimizes the expected time to process a query. Our theoretical results are matched by experiments with a real corpus, showing that substantial savings can be obtained with respect to the tra- ditional skip placement strategy, that of placing consecutive skips, each spanning sqrt(n) many locations.
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Publisher Acm Place of Publication Editor Najork, M.; Broder, A.Z.; Chakrabarti, S.
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ ChiLatMar08 Serial 94
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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 (up) Pages 278-284
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ISSN 978-3-00-019710-9 ISBN Medium
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Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Dtprimt06 Serial 27
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