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Author Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico pdf  doi
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  Title Synthesis of Quantized Feedback Control Software for Discrete Time Linear Hybrid Systems Type Conference Article
  Year 2010 Publication Computer Aided Verification Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 180-195  
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  Abstract We present an algorithm that given a Discrete Time Linear Hybrid System returns a correct-by-construction software implementation K for a (near time optimal) robust quantized feedback controller for along with the set of states on which K is guaranteed to work correctly (controllable region). Furthermore, K has a Worst Case Execution Time linear in the number of bits of the quantization schema.  
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  Publisher Springer Berlin / Heidelberg Place of Publication (up) Editor Touili, T.; Cook, B.; Jackson, P.  
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  Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume 6174 Series Issue Edition  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ cav2010 Serial 16  
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Author Bobbio, Andrea; Ciancamerla, Ester; Di Blasi, Saverio; Iacomini, Alessandro; Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Minichino, Michele; Scarlatti, Alessandro; Tronci, Enrico; Terruggia, Roberta; Zendri, Emilio pdf  doi
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  Title Risk analysis via heterogeneous models of SCADA interconnecting Power Grids and Telco networks Type Conference Article
  Year 2009 Publication Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems (CRiSIS) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 90-97  
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  Abstract The automation of power grids by means of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems has led to an improvement of power grid operations and functionalities but also to pervasive cyber interdependencies between power grids and telecommunication networks. Many power grid services are increasingly depending upon the adequate functionality of SCADA system which in turn strictly depends on the adequate functionality of its communication infrastructure. We propose to tackle the SCADA risk analysis by means of different and heterogeneous modeling techniques and software tools. We demonstrate the applicability of our approach through a case study on an actual SCADA system for an electrical power distribution grid. The modeling techniques we discuss aim at providing a probabilistic dependability analysis, followed by a worst case analysis in presence of malicious attacks and a real-time performance evaluation.  
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  Area Expedition Conference Fourth International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems (CRiSIS)  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ crisis09 Serial 17  
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Author Cesta, Amedeo; Finzi, Alberto; Fratini, Simone; Orlandini, Andrea; Tronci, Enrico pdf  doi
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  Title Validation and verification issues in a timeline-based planning system Type Journal Article
  Year 2010 Publication The Knowledge Engineering Review Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 25 Issue 03 Pages 299-318  
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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 “obvious” 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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  Publisher Cambridge University Press Place of Publication (up) Editor  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Cffot10 Serial 18  
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Author Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico; Alvisi, Lorenzo; Clement, Allen; Li, Harry pdf  doi
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  Title Model Checking Coalition Nash Equilibria in MAD Distributed Systems Type Conference Article
  Year 2009 Publication Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems, 11th International Symposium, SSS 2009, Lyon, France, November 3-6, 2009. Proceedings Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 531-546  
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  Abstract We present two OBDD based model checking algorithms for the verification of Nash equilibria in finite state mechanisms modeling Multiple Administrative Domains (MAD) distributed systems with possibly colluding agents (coalitions) and with possibly faulty or malicious nodes (Byzantine agents). Given a finite state mechanism, a proposed protocol for each agent and the maximum sizes f for Byzantine agents and q for agents collusions, our model checkers return Pass if the proposed protocol is an ε-f-q-Nash equilibrium, i.e. no coalition of size up to q may have an interest greater than ε in deviating from the proposed protocol when up to f Byzantine agents are present, Fail otherwise. We implemented our model checking algorithms within the NuSMV model checker: the first one explicitly checks equilibria for each coalition, while the second represents symbolically all coalitions. We present experimental results showing their effectiveness for moderate size mechanisms. For example, we can verify coalition Nash equilibria for mechanisms which corresponding normal form games would have more than $5 \times 10^21$ entries. Moreover, we compare the two approaches, and the explicit algorithm turns out to outperform the symbolic one. To the best of our knowledge, no model checking algorithm for verification of Nash equilibria of mechanisms with coalitions has been previously published.  
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  Publisher Springer Place of Publication (up) Editor Guerraoui, R.; Petit, F.  
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  Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume 5873 Series Issue Edition  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ sss09 Serial 19  
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Author Mazzini, Silvia; Puri, Stefano; Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Tronci, Enrico pdf  openurl
  Title Formal Verification at System Level Type Conference Article
  Year 2009 Publication In: DAta Systems In Aerospace (DASIA), Org. EuroSpace, Canadian Space Agency, CNES, ESA, EUMETSAT. Instanbul, Turkey, EuroSpace Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract System Level Analysis calls for a language comprehensible to experts with different background and yet precise enough to support meaningful analyses. SysML is emerging as an effective balance between such conflicting goals. In this paper we outline some the results obtained as for SysML based system level functional formal verification by an ESA/ESTEC study, with a collaboration among INTECS and La Sapienza University of Roma. The study focuses on SysML based system level functional requirements techniques.  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Dasia09 Serial 20  
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Author Cesta, Amedeo; Finzi, Alberto; Fratini, Simone; Orlandini, Andrea; Tronci, Enrico pdf  doi
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  Title Flexible Timeline-Based Plan Verification Type Conference Article
  Year 2009 Publication KI 2009: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, 32nd Annual German Conference on AI, Paderborn, Germany, September 15-18, 2009. Proceedings Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 49-56  
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  Publisher Springer Place of Publication (up) Editor Mertsching, Bärbel; Hund, M.; Aziz, M.Z.  
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  Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume 5803 Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 978-3-642-04616-2 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Cffot09 Serial 21  
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Author Cesta, Amedeo; Finzi, Alberto; Fratini, Simone; Orlandini, Andrea; Tronci, Enrico pdf  url
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  Title Flexible Plan Verification: Feasibility Results Type Conference Article
  Year 2009 Publication 16th RCRA International Workshop on “Experimental evaluation of algorithms for solving problems with combinatorial explosion” (RCRA). Proceedings Abbreviated Journal  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Rcra09 Serial 22  
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Author Bobbio, Andrea; Ciancamerla, Ester; Minichino, Michele; Tronci, Enrico openurl 
  Title Functional analysis of a telecontrol system and stochastic measures of its GSM/GPRS connections Type Journal Article
  Year 2005 Publication Archives of Transport – International Journal of Transport Problems Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 17 Issue 3-4 Pages  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ jtp05 Serial 31  
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  Title Charme Type Conference Article
  Year 2003 Publication Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 2860 Issue Pages  
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  Publisher Springer Place of Publication (up) Editor Geist, D.; Tronci, E.  
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  ISSN 3-540-20363-X ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ editor-charme03 Serial 37  
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Author Gribaudo, Marco; Horváth, Andras; Bobbio, Andrea; Tronci, Enrico; Ciancamerla, Ester; Minichino, Michele pdf  doi
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  Title Fluid Petri Nets and hybrid model checking: a comparative case study Type Journal Article
  Year 2003 Publication Int. Journal on: Reliability Engineering & System Safety Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 81 Issue 3 Pages 239-257  
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  Abstract The modeling and analysis of hybrid systems is a recent and challenging research area which is actually dominated by two main lines: a functional analysis based on the description of the system in terms of discrete state (hybrid) automata (whose goal is to ascertain conformity and reachability properties), and a stochastic analysis (whose aim is to provide performance and dependability measures). This paper investigates a unifying view between formal methods and stochastic methods by proposing an analysis methodology of hybrid systems based on Fluid Petri Nets (FPNs). FPNs can be analyzed directly using appropriate tools. Our paper shows that the same FPN model can be fed to different functional analyzers for model checking. In order to extensively explore the capability of the technique, we have converted the original FPN into languages for discrete as well as hybrid as well as stochastic model checkers. In this way, a first comparison among the modeling power of well known tools can be carried out. Our approach is illustrated by means of a ’real world’ hybrid system: the temperature control system of a co-generative plant.  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ ress03 Serial 40  
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