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Author Bucciarelli, Antonio; de Lorenzis, Silvia; Piperno, Adolfo; Salvo, Ivano pdf  doi
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  Title Some Computational Properties of Intersection Types (Extended Abstract) Type (up) Journal Article
  Year 1999 Publication Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue 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 Bono, V.; Salvo, I. pdf  url
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  Title A CuCh Interpretation of an Object-Oriented Language Type (up) Journal Article
  Year 2001 Publication Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 50 Issue 2 Pages 159-177  
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  Abstract CuCh machine extends pure lambda–calculus with algebraic data types and provides a the possibility of defining functions over the disjoint sum of algebras. We exploit such natural form of overloading to define a functional interpretation of a simple, but significant fragment of a typical object-oriented language.  
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  Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor  
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  Notes BOTH 2001, Bohm’s theorem: applications to Computer Science Theory (Satellite Workshop of ICALP 2001) Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Bono-Salvo:BOTH01 Serial 72  
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Author Barbanera, Franco; Dezani-Ciancaglini, Mariangiola; Salvo, Ivano; Sassone, Vladimiro pdf  doi
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  Title A Type Inference Algorithm for Secure Ambients Type (up) 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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  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 pdf  doi
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  Title Mobility Types for Mobile Processes in Mobile Ambients Type (up) Journal Article
  Year 2003 Publication Electr. Notes Theor. Comput. Sci. Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 78 Issue Pages  
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  Abstract We present an ambient-like calculus in which the open capability is dropped, and a new form of “lightweightÃ¢â‚¬Âť 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 “minimalÃ¢â‚¬Âť 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; Di Marco, Antinisca; Intrigila, Benedetto; Melatti, Igor; Pierantonio, Alfonso pdf  doi
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  Title Interoperability mapping from XML schemas to ER diagrams Type (up) Journal Article
  Year 2006 Publication Data Knowl. Eng. Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 59 Issue 1 Pages 166-188  
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  Abstract The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is a de facto standard on the Internet and is now being used to exchange a variety of data structures. This leads to the problem of efficiently storing, querying and retrieving a great amount of data contained in XML documents. Unfortunately, XML data often need to coexist with historical data. At present, the best solution for storing XML into pre-existing data structures is to extract the information from the XML documents and adapt it to the data structures’ logical model (e.g., the relational model of a DBMS). In this paper, we introduce a technique called Xere (XML entity–relationship exchange) to assist the integration of XML data with other data sources. To this aim, we present an algorithm that maps XML schemas into entity–relationship diagrams, discuss its soundness and completeness and show its implementation in XSLT.  
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  Publisher Elsevier Science Publishers B. V. Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands, The Netherlands Editor  
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  ISSN 0169-023x ISBN Medium  
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  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Ddimp06 Serial 77  
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Melatti, Igor; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa pdf  doi
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  Title Finite horizon analysis of Markov Chains with the Mur$\varphi$ verifier Type (up) Journal Article
  Year 2006 Publication Int. J. Softw. Tools Technol. Transf. Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 8 Issue 4 Pages 397-409  
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  Abstract In this paper we present an explicit disk-based verification algorithm for Probabilistic Systems defining discrete time/finite state Markov Chains. Given a Markov Chain and an integer k (horizon), our algorithm checks whether the probability of reaching an error state in at most k steps is below a given threshold. We present an implementation of our algorithm within a suitable extension of the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. We call the resulting probabilistic model checker FHP-Mur$\varphi$ (Finite Horizon Probabilistic Mur$\varphi$). We present 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 handle 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-Verlag Place of Publication Berlin, Heidelberg Editor  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1433-2779 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Dimtz06 Serial 78  
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Author Melatti, Igor; Palmer, Robert; Sawaya, Geoffrey; Yang, Yu; Kirby, Robert Mike; Gopalakrishnan, Ganesh pdf  doi
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  Title Parallel and distributed model checking in Eddy Type (up) Journal Article
  Year 2009 Publication Int. J. Softw. Tools Technol. Transf. Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 11 Issue 1 Pages 13-25  
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  Abstract Model checking of safety properties can be scaled up by pooling the CPU and memory resources of multiple computers. As compute clusters containing 100s of nodes, with each node realized using multi-core (e.g., 2) CPUs will be widespread, a model checker based on the parallel (shared memory) and distributed (message passing) paradigms will more efficiently use the hardware resources. Such a model checker can be designed by having each node employ two shared memory threads that run on the (typically) two CPUs of a node, with one thread responsible for state generation, and the other for efficient communication, including (1) performing overlapped asynchronous message passing, and (2) aggregating the states to be sent into larger chunks in order to improve communication network utilization. We present the design details of such a novel model checking architecture called Eddy. We describe the design rationale, details of how the threads interact and yield control, exchange messages, as well as detect termination. We have realized an instance of this architecture for the Murphi modeling language. Called Eddy_Murphi, we report its performance over the number of nodes as well as communication parameters such as those controlling state aggregation. Nearly linear reduction of compute time with increasing number of nodes is observed. Our thread task partition is done in such a way that it is modular, easy to port across different modeling languages, and easy to tune across a variety of platforms.  
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  Publisher Springer-Verlag Place of Publication Berlin, Heidelberg Editor  
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  ISSN 1433-2779 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Mpsykg09 Serial 80  
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Author Intrigila, Benedetto; Melatti, Igor; Tofani, Alberto; Macchiarelli, Guido pdf  doi
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  Title Computational models of myocardial endomysial collagen arrangement Type (up) Journal Article
  Year 2007 Publication Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 86 Issue 3 Pages 232-244  
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  Abstract Collagen extracellular matrix is one of the factors related to high passive stiffness of cardiac muscle. However, the architecture and the mechanical aspects of the cardiac collagen matrix are not completely known. In particular, endomysial collagen contribution to the passive mechanics of cardiac muscle as well as its micro anatomical arrangement is still a matter of debate. In order to investigate mechanical and structural properties of endomysial collagen, we consider two alternative computational models of some specific aspects of the cardiac muscle. These two models represent two different views of endomysial collagen distribution: (1) the traditional view and (2) a new view suggested by the data obtained from scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in NaOH macerated samples (a method for isolating collagen from the other tissue). We model the myocardial tissue as a net of spring elements representing the cardiomyocytes together with the endomysial collagen distribution. Each element is a viscous elastic spring, characterized by an elastic and a viscous constant. We connect these springs to imitate the interconnections between collagen fibers. Then we apply to the net of springs some external forces of suitable magnitude and direction, obtaining an extension of the net itself. In our setting, the ratio forces magnitude /net extension is intended to model the stress /strain ratio of a microscopical portion of the myocardial tissue. To solve the problem of the correct identification of the values of the different parameters involved, we use an artificial neural network approach. In particular, we use this technique to learn, given a distribution of external forces, the elastic constants of the springs needed to obtain a desired extension as an equilibrium position. Our experimental findings show that, in the model of collagen distribution structured according to the new view, a given stress /strain ratio (of the net of springs, in the sense specified above) is obtained with much smaller (w.r.t. the other model, corresponding to the traditional view) elasticity constants of the springs. This seems to indicate that by an appropriate structure, a given stiffness of the myocardial tissue can be obtained with endomysial collagen fibers of much smaller size.  
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  Publisher Elsevier North-Holland, Inc. Place of Publication New York, NY, USA Editor  
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  ISSN 0169-2607 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ Imtm07 Serial 82  
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Author Della Penna, Giuseppe; Intrigila, Benedetto; Melatti, Igor; Tronci, Enrico; Venturini Zilli, Marisa pdf  doi
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  Title Exploiting Transition Locality in Automatic Verification of Finite State Concurrent Systems Type (up) Journal Article
  Year 2004 Publication Sttt Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 6 Issue 4 Pages 320-341  
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  Abstract In this paper we show that statistical properties of the transition graph of a system to be verified can be exploited to improve memory or time performances of verification algorithms. We show experimentally that protocols exhibit transition locality. That is, with respect to levels of a breadth-first state space exploration, state transitions tend to be between states belonging to close levels of the transition graph. We support our claim by measuring transition locality for the set of protocols included in the Mur$\varphi$ verifier distribution. We present a cache-based verification algorithm that exploits transition locality to decrease memory usage and a disk-based verification algorithm that exploits transition locality to decrease disk read accesses, thus reducing the time overhead due to disk usage. Both algorithms have been implemented within the Mur$\varphi$ verifier. Our experimental results show that our cache-based algorithm can typically save more than 40% of memory with an average time penalty of about 50% when using (Mur$\varphi$) bit compression and 100% when using bit compression and hash compaction, whereas our disk-based verification algorithm is typically more than ten times faster than a previously proposed disk-based verification algorithm and, even when using 10% of the memory needed to complete verification, it is only between 40 and 530% (300% on average) slower than (RAM) Mur$\varphi$ with enough memory to complete the verification task at hand. Using just 300 MB of memory our disk-based Mur$\varphi$ was able to complete verification of a protocol with about $10^9$ reachable states. This would require more than 5 GB of memory using standard Mur$\varphi$.  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ mari @ DIMTZ04j Serial 91  
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Author Mari, Federico; Melatti, Igor; Salvo, Ivano; Tronci, Enrico pdf  url
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  Title Synthesizing Control Software from Boolean Relations Type (up) Journal Article
  Year 2012 Publication International Journal on Advances in Software Abbreviated Journal Intern. Journal on Advances in SW  
  Volume vol. 5, nr 3&4 Issue Pages 212-223  
  Keywords Control Software Synthesis; Embedded Systems; Model Checking  
  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 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. Moreover, a formal
proof of the proposed algorithm correctness is
also shown. Finally, we present experimental
results showing effectiveness of the proposed
algorithm.
 
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  Publisher IARIA Place of Publication Editor Luigi Lavazza  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1942-2628 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number Sapienza @ melatti @ Serial 108  
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