Publications

  • D. Calvaresi, G. Albanese, M. Marinoni, F. Dubosson, P. Sernani, A. F. Dragoni, and M. Schumacher, “Timing reliability for local schedulers in multi-agent systems,” in Ceur workshop proceedings, 2018, p. 1–15.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_259734,
    author = {Calvaresi, Davide and Albanese, Giuseppe and Marinoni, Mauro and Dubosson, Fabien and Sernani, Paolo and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Schumacher, Michael},
    title = {Timing reliability for local schedulers in multi-agent systems},
    year = {2018},
    publisher = {CEUR-WS},
    journal = {CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS},
    volume = {2156},
    booktitle = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
    keywords = {Agent Local Scheduler; Deadline-Missing Rate; Multi-Agent Simulator; Scheduling Simulation; Timing-Reliability; Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2156/paper1.pdf},
    pages = {1--15}
    }
  • P. Sernani, M. Biagiola, N. Falcionelli, D. N. Mekuria, S. Cremonini, and A. F. Dragoni, “Time aware task delegation in agent interactions for video-surveillance,” in Ceur workshop proceedings, 2018, p. 16–30.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_259735,
    author = {Sernani, Paolo and Biagiola, Matteo and Falcionelli, Nicola and Mekuria, Dagmawi Neway and Cremonini, Stefano and Dragoni, Aldo Franco},
    title = {Time aware task delegation in agent interactions for video-surveillance},
    year = {2018},
    publisher = {CEUR-WS},
    journal = {CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS},
    volume = {2156},
    booktitle = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
    keywords = {Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2156/paper2.pdf},
    pages = {16--30}
    }
  • N. Falcionelli, P. Sernani, D. N. Mekuria, and A. F. Dragoni, “An event calculus formalization of timed automata,” in Ceur workshop proceedings, 2018, p. 60–76.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_259732,
    author = {Falcionelli, Nicola and Sernani, Paolo and Mekuria, Dagmawi Neway and Dragoni, Aldo Franco},
    title = {An event calculus formalization of timed automata},
    year = {2018},
    publisher = {CEUR-WS},
    journal = {CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS},
    volume = {2156},
    booktitle = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
    keywords = {Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2156/paper5.pdf},
    pages = {60--76}
    }
  • D. Calvaresi, A. F. Dragoni, and G. Buttazzo, “Preface,” in Ceur workshop proceedings, 2018.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_259733,
    author = {Calvaresi, Davide and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Buttazzo, Giorgio},
    title = {Preface},
    year = {2018},
    publisher = {CEUR-WS},
    journal = {CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS},
    volume = {2156},
    booktitle = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
    keywords = {Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2156/preface.pdf}
    }
  • [DOI] G. Albanese, D. Calvaresi, P. Sernani, F. Dubosson, A. F. Dragoni, and M. Schumacher, “Maxim-gprt: a simulator of local schedulers, negotiations, and communication for multi-agent systems in general-purpose and real-time scenarios,” in Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries lecture notes in artificial intelligence and lecture notes in bioinformatics), 2018, p. 291–295.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_259729,
    author = {Albanese, Giuseppe and Calvaresi, Davide and Sernani, Paolo and Dubosson, Fabien and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Schumacher, Michael},
    title = {Maxim-gprt: A simulator of local schedulers, negotiations, and communication for multi-agent systems in general-purpose and real-time scenarios},
    year = {2018},
    publisher = {Springer Verlag},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE},
    volume = {10978},
    booktitle = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)},
    keywords = {Deadline missing-rate; MAS; MAS simulator; Timing-reliability; Theoretical Computer Science; Computer Science (all)},
    url = {https://www.springer.com/series/558},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-94580-4_23},
    pages = {291--295}
    }
  • [DOI] D. Calvaresi, D. Cesarini, P. Sernani, M. Marinoni, A. F. Dragoni, and A. Sturm, “Exploring the ambient assisted living domain: a systematic review,” Journal of ambient intelligence and humanized computing, vol. 8, p. 239–257, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_246200,
    author = {Calvaresi, Davide and Cesarini, Daniel and Sernani, Paolo and Marinoni, Mauro and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Sturm, Arnon},
    title = {Exploring the ambient assisted living domain: a systematic review},
    year = {2017},
    journal = {JOURNAL OF AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE AND HUMANIZED COMPUTING},
    volume = {8},
    abstract = {Ambient assisted living (AAL) is focused on providing assistance to people primarily in their natural environment. Over the past decade, the AAL domain has evolved at a fast pace in various directions. The stakeholders of AAL are not only limited to patients, but also include their relatives, social services, health workers, and care agencies. In fact, AAL aims at increasing the life quality of patients, their relatives and the health care providers with a holistic approach. This paper aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the AAL domain, presenting a systematic analysis of over 10 years of relevant literature focusing on the stakeholders’ needs, bridging the gap of existing reviews which focused on technologies. The findings of this review clearly show that until now the AAL domain neglects the view of the entire AAL ecosystem. Furthermore, the proposed solutions seem to be tailored more on the basis of the available existing technologies, rather than supporting the various stakeholders’ needs. Another major lack that this review is pointing out is a missing adequate evaluation of the various solutions. Finally, it seems that, as the domain of AAL is pretty new, it is still in its incubation phase. Thus, this review calls for moving the AAL domain to a more mature phase with respect to the research approaches},
    keywords = {AAL; Active assisted living; Ambient assisted living; Assistive needs; Assistive technologies; Elderly; Systematic literature review; Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/12652},
    doi = {10.1007/s12652-016-0374-3},
    pages = {239--257}
    }
  • [DOI] L. Manzoli, A. F. Dragoni, A. Bonci, P. Sernani, M. Pirani, and N. Falcionelli, “A boat-based flying drone to monitor coastlines and render them in augmented reality,” in Ieee 59th international symposium elmar-2017, 2017, p. 283–286.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_248423,
    author = {Manzoli, Lorenzo and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Bonci, Andrea and Sernani, Paolo and Pirani, Massimiliano and Falcionelli, Nicola},
    title = {A Boat-Based Flying Drone to Monitor Coastlines and Render them in Augmented Reality},
    year = {2017},
    publisher = {IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
    booktitle = {IEEE 59th International Symposium ELMAR-2017},
    abstract = {This system adopts spherical photographs to map coastal areas and port entrances. It is an augmented reality (AR) application to be regarded as an aid in navigation during the night and/or in foggy weather conditions. Also, the system offers unique multimedia content which will be applied in other areas, such as monitoring illegal constructions along the coasts.},
    keywords = {augmented reality; navigation; coastal monitoring},
    doi = {10.23919/ELMAR.2017.8124487},
    pages = {283--286}
    }
  • [DOI] A. Bonci, M. Pirani, A. F. Dragoni, A. Cucchiarelli, and S. Longhi, “The relational model: in search for lean and mean cps technology,” in Ieee 15th international conference of industrial informatics (indin’2017), 2017, p. 127–132.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_248425,
    author = {Bonci, Andrea and Pirani, Massimiliano and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Cucchiarelli, Alessandro and Longhi, Sauro},
    title = {The Relational Model: in Search for Lean and Mean CPS technology},
    year = {2017},
    publisher = {IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
    booktitle = {IEEE 15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS (INDIN'2017)},
    abstract = {The complexity of cyber-physical systems (CPSs) poses new challenges in their design, model checking and maintenance. The hardware and software designers are in search, more than ever, for simple and interoperable approaches that render the complexity of CPSs a treatable matter. In this work, database language is suggested as an enabling technology and a lean technique to the purpose. An example with best available embedded database technology is conducted by means of a deployment test on tiny embedded electronics.},
    keywords = {embedded electronics, cyber-physical system, relational database, multi-agent systems},
    doi = {10.1109/INDIN.2017.8104758},
    pages = {127--132}
    }
  • [DOI] N. Falcionelli, P. Sernani, A. Bruguã©s, D. N. Mekuria, D. Calvaresi, M. Schumacher, A. F. Dragoni, and S. Bromuri, “Event calculus agent minds applied to diabetes monitoring,” in Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries lecture notes in artificial intelligence and lecture notes in bioinformatics), 2017, p. 258–274.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_252337,
    author = {Falcionelli, Nicola and Sernani, Paolo and Bruguã©s, Albert and Mekuria, Dagmawi Neway and Calvaresi, Davide and Schumacher, Michael and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Bromuri, Stefano},
    title = {Event Calculus Agent Minds Applied to Diabetes Monitoring},
    year = {2017},
    publisher = {Springer Verlag},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {10642},
    booktitle = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)},
    keywords = {Theoretical Computer Science; Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://springerlink.com/content/0302-9743/copyright/2005/},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-71682-4_16},
    pages = {258--274}
    }
  • [DOI] D. Calvaresi, M. Schumacher, M. Marinoni, R. Hilfiker, A. F. Dragoni, and G. Buttazzo, “Agent-based systems for telerehabilitation: strengths, limitations and future challenges,” in Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries lecture notes in artificial intelligence and lecture notes in bioinformatics), 2017, p. 3–24.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_252335,
    author = {Calvaresi, Davide and Schumacher, Michael and Marinoni, Mauro and Hilfiker, Roger and Dragoni, Aldo F. and Buttazzo, Giorgio},
    title = {Agent-based systems for telerehabilitation: strengths, limitations and future challenges},
    year = {2017},
    publisher = {Springer Verlag},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {10685},
    booktitle = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)},
    keywords = {MAS; Multi-agent systems; Real-time multi-agent systems; Real-time systems; Review; Telerehabilitation; Wearable multi-agent systems; Theoretical Computer Science; Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://springerlink.com/content/0302-9743/copyright/2005/},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-70887-4_1},
    pages = {3--24}
    }
  • [DOI] N. Falcionelli, P. Sernani, A. Bruguã©s, D. N. Mekuria, D. Calvaresi, M. Schumacher, A. F. Dragoni, and S. Bromuri, “Event calculus agent minds applied to diabetes monitoring,” in Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries lecture notes in artificial intelligence and lecture notes in bioinformatics), 2017, p. 40–56.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_252336,
    author = {Falcionelli, Nicola and Sernani, Paolo and Bruguã©s, Albert and Mekuria, Dagmawi Neway and Calvaresi, Davide and Schumacher, Michael and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Bromuri, Stefano},
    title = {Event calculus agent minds applied to diabetes monitoring},
    year = {2017},
    publisher = {Springer Verlag},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {10685},
    booktitle = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)},
    keywords = {Theoretical Computer Science; Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://springerlink.com/content/0302-9743/copyright/2005/},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-70887-4_3},
    pages = {40--56}
    }
  • [DOI] E. Serral, P. Sernani, A. F. Dragoni, and F. Dalpiaz, “Contextual requirements prioritization and its application to smart homes,” in Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries lecture notes in artificial intelligence and lecture notes in bioinformatics), 2017, p. 94–109.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_252334,
    author = {Serral, Estefanã­a and Sernani, Paolo and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Dalpiaz, Fabiano},
    title = {Contextual requirements prioritization and its application to smart homes},
    year = {2017},
    publisher = {Springer Verlag},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {10217},
    booktitle = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)},
    keywords = {Theoretical Computer Science; Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://springerlink.com/content/0302-9743/copyright/2005/},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-56997-0_7},
    pages = {94--109}
    }
  • D. Calvaresi, A. Vincentini, A. Di Guardo, D. Cesarini, P. Sernani, and A. F. Dragoni, “Exploiting a touchless interaction to drive a wireless mobile robot powered by a realtime operating system,” in Ceur workshop proceedings, 2016, p. 1–10.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_244833,
    author = {Calvaresi, Davide and Vincentini, Andrea and Di Guardo, Antonio and Cesarini, Daniel and Sernani, Paolo and Dragoni, Aldo Franco},
    title = {Exploiting a touchless Interaction to drive a wireless mobile robot powered by a realtime operating system},
    year = {2016},
    publisher = {CEUR-WS},
    journal = {CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS},
    volume = {1746},
    booktitle = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
    keywords = {Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://ceur-ws.org/},
    pages = {1--10}
    }
  • [DOI] P. Sernani, D. Calvaresi, P. Calvaresi, M. Pierdicca, E. Morbidelli, and A. F. Dragoni, “Testing intelligent solutions for the ambient assisted living in a simulator,” in Acm international conference proceeding series, 2016, p. 1–5.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_244831,
    author = {Sernani, Paolo and Calvaresi, Davide and Calvaresi, Paolo and Pierdicca, Matteo and Morbidelli, Enrico and Dragoni, Aldo Franco},
    title = {Testing intelligent solutions for the ambient assisted living in a simulator},
    year = {2016},
    publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
    volume = {29-},
    booktitle = {ACM International Conference Proceeding Series},
    abstract = {The number of proposals involving ICT-based intelligent solutions for the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is continuously increasing. Thus, tests and a validation process are crucial for implementing effective systems. However, testing and validating software systems for the AAL in real environments are onerous and safety-critical tasks. Problems often arise when the software is being installed in a real smart home: unpredicted scenarios can occur, thus forcing the designer to perform complex fixing when it is too late. This paper proposes the adoption of a 3D simulator to speed up the development and testing phases of software for AAL systems, by restricting possible issues occurring during the tests in real scenarios. The paper describes the architecture of the simulator and the implemented virtual environment. Moreover, it presents a use case, highlighting how the simulator allows decoupling the software to manage a smart home from the hardware components},
    keywords = {3D Simulator; Ambient Assisted Living; Virtual Carer; Virtual Environments; Human-Computer Interaction; Computer Networks and Communications; 1707; Software},
    url = {http://portal.acm.org/},
    doi = {10.1145/2910674.2935829},
    pages = {1--5}
    }
  • L. Montanaro, P. Sernani, A. F. Dragoni, and D. Calvaresi, “A touchless human-machine interface for the control of an elevator,” in Ceur workshop proceedings, 2016, p. 58–65.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_244832,
    author = {Montanaro, Luca and Sernani, Paolo and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Calvaresi, Davide},
    title = {A touchless human-machine interface for the control of an elevator},
    year = {2016},
    publisher = {CEUR-WS},
    journal = {CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS},
    volume = {1746},
    booktitle = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
    abstract = {We present a touchless interface based on gesture recognition for the control of an elevator. Interacting with the interface, a user can select and confirm the desired floor without touching any physical device. The interface has to guarantee a usability comparable to the habitual button panels: the users are supposed to use the elevator without any specific training, and its functionality has to be the same of traditional elevators. In addition to describing three possible implementations of the touchless interface, the paper provides two contributions: a comparison of two different technologies used as the interface inputs, and the results from 10 preliminary user tests performed to measure the perceived usability. The results are promising: two implementations out of three got an average score around 84 on the "Usability Metrics for User Experience"},
    keywords = {Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://ceur-ws.org/},
    pages = {58--65}
    }
  • [DOI] D. Calvaresi, P. Sernani, M. Marinoni, A. Claudi, A. Balsini, A. F. Dragoni, and G. Buttazzo, “A framework based on real-time os and multi-agents for intelligent autonomous robot competitions,” in 2016 11th ieee international symposium on industrial embedded systems, sies 2016 – proceedings, 2016, p. 1–10.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_238548,
    author = {Calvaresi, Davide and Sernani, Paolo and Marinoni, Mauro and Claudi, Andrea and Balsini, Alessio and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Buttazzo, Giorgio},
    title = {A framework based on real-Time OS and multi-Agents for intelligent autonomous robot competitions},
    year = {2016},
    publisher = {Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
    booktitle = {2016 11th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems, SIES 2016 - Proceedings},
    abstract = {Robots interacting with human beings are widespread in modern environments, and those performing intelligent tasks without human supervision need to take into account potential criticalities. Making robots compete enable their evaluation with respect to navigation, mapping, object recognition, tracking and manipulation capabilities. Robot competitions date back to the early '80s proving to be useful for educational and research purposes. Several competitions are focused on human-robot interaction, even though they rarely produce as outcome robots capable to seamlessly interact with human beings. The main reason for this is the lack of understanding of human intentions and the failure to rapidly react to human actions. In other words, an ideal robot must be able to communicate and coordinate with humans or with other robots, to act autonomously, and to react under real-Time constraints. This paper proposes a new framework to simplify the development of intelligent robots, testing them in a real robot competition. The framework combines (i) a multi-Agent system to interact with humans, other robots and perform object identification and pathfinding, and (ii) a real-Time motion control deployed on the Erika RTOS, to move the robot and react in a timely fashion to changes in the environment. In the considered competition scenario, the robot is required to identify and collect common objects in a bounded arena with dynamic obstacles in a limited amount of time, receiving commands from humans and competing with other robots. This approach confirms the powerful combination of multi-Agent systems, computer vision, and real-Time systems.},
    keywords = {Multi-Agent Systems; Path-planning; Real-Time control; Robot Competition; Hardware and Architecture; Control and Systems Engineering},
    doi = {10.1109/SIES.2016.7509407},
    pages = {1--10}
    }
  • [DOI] A. Claudi, P. Sernani, and A. F. Dragoni, “Towards multi-agent health information systems,” International journal of e-health and medical communications, vol. 6, p. 20–38, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_228450,
    author = {Claudi, Andrea and Sernani, Paolo and Dragoni, Aldo Franco},
    title = {Towards multi-agent Health Information Systems},
    year = {2015},
    journal = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-HEALTH AND MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS},
    volume = {6},
    abstract = {One of the key challenges in the healthcare sector is to adapt Health Information Systems to requirements coming from changing societies. In recent years, governments and international healthcare organizations defined a series of requirements for new generation Health Information Systems: they have to preserve past investments on legacy systems, but must also integrate new technologies, include the patient among their users, and ensure that clinical information are available at all times, even in places far from where information are physically stored. This paper proposes a multi agent-oriented architecture for Health Information Systems, which uses international standards for communication and management of clinical documents. The architecture tries to effectively model a generic healthcare organization, and aims at being easily extensible and adaptable to the particularities of specific healthcare systems. The authors present two experimental scenarios to test the proposed multi-agent health information system. In the first, they show how to model a specific use case, a radiology workflow, using agents and well-known standards; in the second one the authors demonstrate how a mobile application can use the services provided by the agents to support the medical staff in an emergency situation.},
    keywords = {Health Information Systems; Multi-agent systems; Requirements engineering; Software engineering; Computer Science Applications1707 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition; Health Informatics},
    url = {www.igi-global.com/IJEHMC},
    doi = {10.4018/IJEHMC.2015100102},
    pages = {20--38}
    }
  • [DOI] P. Sernani, A. Claudi, and A. F. Dragoni, “Combining artificial intelligence and netmedicine for ambient assisted living: a distributed bdi-based expert system,” International journal of e-health and medical communications, vol. 6, p. 62–76, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_228451,
    author = {Sernani, Paolo and Claudi, Andrea and Dragoni, Aldo Franco},
    title = {Combining Artificial Intelligence and NetMedicine for Ambient Assisted Living: A distributed BDI-based expert system},
    year = {2015},
    journal = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-HEALTH AND MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS},
    volume = {6},
    abstract = {World population is shifting towards older ages: according to recent estimates there will be 1.5 billion people over 65 years old in 2050. Local governments, international institutions, care organizations and industry are fostering the research community to find solutions to face the unprecedented challenges raised by population ageing. A combination of Artificial Intelligence and NetMedicine could be ideal to face these challenges: they provide the means to develop an intelligent system and simultaneously to distribute it over a network, allowing the communication over the internet, if needed. Hence, the authors present a Multi-Agent Architecture for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL): it is the model for a system to manage a distributed sensor network composed by ambient and biometric sensors. The system should analyse data and pro-active ly decide to trigger alarms if anomalies are detected. The authors tested the architecture implementing a prototypical Multi-Agent System (MAS), based on Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) paradigm: the Virtual Carer},
    keywords = {AAL; Ambient Assisted Living; Ambient Intelligence; AmI; BDI; Belief-Desire-Intention; MAS; Multi-Agent System; NetMedicine; Virtual Carer; Computer Science Applications1707 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition; Health Informatics},
    url = {www.igi-global.com/IJEHMC},
    doi = {10.4018/IJEHMC.2015100105},
    pages = {62--76}
    }
  • [DOI] P. Sernani, F. Dalpiaz, A. F. Dragoni, and S. Brinkkemper, “Smart tales: an awareness game for ambient assisted living,” in Ambient intelligence, 2015, p. 187–204.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_228452,
    author = {Sernani, Paolo and Dalpiaz, Fabiano and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Brinkkemper, Sjaak},
    title = {Smart Tales: An Awareness Game for Ambient Assisted Living},
    year = {2015},
    publisher = {Springer},
    volume = {9425},
    booktitle = {Ambient Intelligence},
    abstract = {Despite the progress in ambient assisted living (AAL), the general audience is still mostly unaware of this term as well as of its purpose, enabling technologies, and potential. As a consequence, there are often misconceptions about AAL and smart homes, and the acceptance of AAL technologies is still too low. To cope with these problems, this paper presents a publicly available awareness game called Smart Tales, whose goal is to enhance the familiarity of its players with the notion and core concepts of AAL. In Smart Tales, the player has the role of an assisted patient in a smart home, and gets to learn about AAL and its technologies while trying to cheat the sensors that are placed in the house. In addition to presenting the design of the game following the Serious Games Design Assessment framework from the literature, we present results on engagement and learning that we obtained through a formative evaluation with ten users.},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-26005-1_13},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-26005-1_13},
    pages = {187--204}
    }
  • L. Lella, A. Di Giorgio, and A. F. Dragoni, “Length of stay prediction and analysis through a growing neural gas model,” in Ceur workshop proceedings, 2015, p. 11–21.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_238549,
    author = {Lella, Luigi and Di Giorgio, Antonio and Dragoni, Aldo Franco},
    title = {Length of stay prediction and analysis through a growing neural gas model},
    year = {2015},
    publisher = {CEUR-WS},
    journal = {CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS},
    volume = {1389},
    booktitle = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
    keywords = {Business intelligence in health care; LoS prediction; Self organizing networks; Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://ceur-ws.org/},
    pages = {11--21}
    }
  • P. Calvaresi, A. F. Dragoni, M. Pierdicca, D. Calvaresi, and P. Sernani, “Using a virtual environment to test a mobile app for the ambient assisted living,” in Ceur workshop proceedings, 2015, p. 53–61.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_238550,
    author = {Calvaresi, Paolo and Dragoni, Aldo Franco and Pierdicca, Matteo and Calvaresi, Davide and Sernani, Paolo},
    title = {Using a virtual environment to test a mobile app for the Ambient Assisted Living},
    year = {2015},
    publisher = {CEUR-WS},
    journal = {CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS},
    volume = {1389},
    booktitle = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
    keywords = {Active Assisted Living; Ambient assisted living; Mobile application; Smart home; Virtual environment; Computer Science (all)},
    url = {http://ceur-ws.org/},
    pages = {53--61}
    }
  • S. Paolo, C. Andrea, C. Paolo, A. Daniele, T. Roberto, and Aldo Franco Dragoni, “Using 3d simulators for the ambient assisted living,” in Proceedings of the 3rd international workshop on artificial intelligence and assistive medicine, 2014, p. 16–20.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_190303,
    author = {Paolo, Sernani and Andrea, Claudi and Paolo, Calvaresi and Daniele, Accattoli and Roberto, Tofani and Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {Using 3D simulators for the ambient assisted living},
    year = {2014},
    journal = {CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS},
    volume = {1213},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Assistive Medicine},
    abstract = {Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and Ambient Intelligence
    (AmI) aim at building safe, smart and interconnected environments around
    people. Nevertheless, the testing phase of intelligent software systems
    managing smart homes, in real environments, requires an enormous effort
    in terms of time, work and money. With this paper, we discuss the
    possibility to use 3D virtual environments during the developing and
    preliminary tests of such systems, as it happens in robotics with 3D simulators.
    Even if this approach cannot totally replace the need of real
    user trials, it can speed up the implementation of prototypes, decoupling
    software from hardware. We also present a brief description of a
    proof-of-concept, showing some of the benefits described.},
    url = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1213/paper4.pdf},
    pages = {16--20}
    }
  • [DOI] C. Andrea, A. Daniele, S. Paolo, C. Paolo, and Aldo Franco Dragoni, “A noise-robust obstacle detection algorithm for mobile robots using active 3d sensors,” in Proceedings elmar-2014, 2014, p. 91–94.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_196305,
    author = {Andrea, Claudi and Daniele, Accattoli and Paolo, Sernani and Paolo, Calvaresi and Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {A noise-robust obstacle detection algorithm for mobile robots using active 3D sensors},
    year = {2014},
    booktitle = {Proceedings ELMAR-2014},
    abstract = {Obstacle detection is one of the most important tasks for mobile robots moving along a plane, and it is critical to avoid damages, either to the robot or to human operators. In the past decades, several techniques were proposed for visual navigation of mobile robots, relying on different kind of sensors and algorithms: sonar sensors, laser stripes, and stereo vision are commonly used techniques. Even if these techniques are well-established and used in commercial robots, different and better sensors are now widespread, such as depth sensors. This work proposes an algorithm based on the use of an active 3D depth sensor for obstacle detection and avoidance. The algorithm, conceived to be used in embedded systems with low processing power, underwent several experiments and proved to be robust to Gaussian white noise.},
    doi = {10.1109/ELMAR.2014.6923323},
    pages = {91--94}
    }
  • C. Davide, S. Arnon, Y. Eric, and Aldo Franco Dragoni, “Exploring domain requirements and technology solutions: a goal modeling approach,” in Proceedings of the seventh international i* workshop co-located with the 26th international conference on advanced information systems engineering (caise 2014), 2014, p. 1–6.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_171902,
    author = {Davide, Calvaresi and Arnon, Sturm and Eric, Yu and Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {Exploring Domain Requirements and Technology Solutions: A Goal Modeling Approach},
    year = {2014},
    journal = {CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS},
    volume = {1157},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Seventh International i* Workshop co-located with the 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2014)},
    abstract = {As a requirement engineering technique i* has been used to model
    requirements for a single system. In this paper, we consider whether i* can be used to explore and map user needs and requirements for an entire application domain rather than for a single system. A domain-wide requirements model can be used to assess the suitability of various technology architectures and solutions for that domain. The domain of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is characterized by a large variety of stakeholders with different professional and socio-cultural backgrounds.
    The domain is highly heterogeneous and thus suitable for our purpose of
    demonstrating domain exploration. We discuss the challenges in mapping that domain, and our attempts to adapt i* concepts and usage for this purpose.},
    url = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1157/paper16.pdf},
    pages = {1--6}
    }
  • C. Spyropoulo, Aldo Franco Dragoni, S. J. Perantonis, and S. Paolo, “Preface,” in Proceedings of the 3rd international workshop on artificial intelligence and assistive medicine, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_209527,
    author = {Spyropoulo, Constantines and Aldo Franco Dragoni, and Perantonis, Stavros J. and Paolo, Sernani},
    title = {Preface},
    year = {2014},
    publisher = {CEUR-WS.org},
    volume = {1213},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Assistive Medicine},
    url = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1213}
    }
  • [DOI] N. Ephraim, A. Carmelo, Aldo Franco Dragoni, Dany Yamen Farook, and Solomon Eyal Shimony, “A quarter of century in artificial intelligence and law: projects, personal trajectories, a subjective perspectivelanguage, culture, computation. computing of the humanities, law, and narratives,” in Lecture notes in computer sciencelanguage, culture, computation. computing of the humanities, law, and narratives, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014, vol. 8002, p. 452–695.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{11566_202917,
    author = {Ephraim, Nissan and Carmelo, Asaro and Aldo Franco Dragoni, and Dany Yamen Farook, and Solomon Eyal Shimony, },
    title = {A Quarter of Century in Artificial Intelligence and Law: Projects, Personal Trajectories, a Subjective PerspectiveLanguage, Culture, Computation. Computing of the Humanities, Law, and Narratives},
    year = {2014},
    publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
    address = {Berlin, Heidelberg},
    volume = {8002},
    booktitle = {Lecture Notes in Computer ScienceLanguage, Culture, Computation. Computing of the Humanities, Law, and Narratives},
    abstract = {This article describes projects in the domain of artificial intelligence and law, which resulted from the research of the five authors listed, when they formed teams (of the first author named and each one of the other authors). Therefore, the present paper offers a subjective perspective, from the viewpoint of personal trajectories within AI & Law. Several, though not all, of the projects concerned dealt with facets of legal evidence. These projects include: ALIBI (an AI planner generating exonerating accounts); a representation of Italy’s regional constitutions in a nested-relation representation (a precursor of XML); the application of kappa calculus and a probabilistic interpretation to a Scandinavian approach to evidential strength; the application of Petri Nets for representing temporal relations in mutual wills; Daedalus (Judge Asaro’s software assisting Italy’s examining magistrates with inquiries, and then when they turn prosecutors); a study in occurrences in court of allegations echoing the pretext archetype “The dog ate my homework” (even when the claim was not pretextuous); an application of Wigmore Charts to an analysis of both the argumentation and the rhetoric of an Italian arringa (final submissions to the court) from a real court case; editorial projects which promoted the emergence of evidence as a conspicuous field within AI & Law (thus overturning previous neglect); and a magnum opus (Nissan 2012a) which presents the state of the art of computational applications to legal evidence, police inquiries, or argumentation.},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-45324-3_16},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-45324-3_16},
    pages = {452--695}
    }
  • [DOI] S. Paolo, C. Andrea, and Aldo Franco Dragoni, “A multi-agent expert system simulation for ambient assisted living: the virtual carer experienceambient assisted living,” in Ambient assisted living, 2014, p. 87–96.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_171702,
    author = {Paolo, Sernani and Andrea, Claudi and Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {A Multi-Agent Expert System Simulation for Ambient Assisted Living: The Virtual Carer ExperienceAmbient Assisted Living},
    year = {2014},
    publisher = {Springer International Publishing Switzerland},
    booktitle = {Ambient Assisted Living},
    abstract = {A shift in the distribution of population towards older ages is occurring in almost every country of the world and it is becoming a major problem in Europe, Japan and USA, due to the high dependency ratio of these countries. Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and Ambient Intelligence (AmI) are polarising the attention of the research community, trying to improve the quality of life of elderly people promoting their autonomy, self-confidence and mobility. Artificial Intelligence (AI), developing intelligent and adaptable systems, can play a considerable role in AAL and AmI to cope with the changing needs that characterize the life of people with chronic diseases. To show a possible contribution of AI in these fields, this paper introduces the multi-agent architecture of an expert system for Ambient Assisted Living: the Virtual Carer (VC). Based on the Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) paradigm, it models the behaviours of a human caregiver. The main goal of the Virtual Carer is to help an elderly patient in his daily activities, while his health conditions are monitored, in order to ensure his security. To show the main capabilities of the system, the paper describes some simulations of the proposed agency, highlighting the architecture of the reasoning component.},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-01119-6_9},
    pages = {87--96}
    }
  • P. Calvaresi, A. F. Dragoni, M. Pierdicca, D. Calvaresi, and P. Sernani, “3d simulation for ambient assisted living: interaction through mobile application,” in 1st international conference on recent trends and applications in computer science and information technology, 2014, p. 1–11.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_216713,
    author = {Calvaresi, P. and Dragoni, A. F. and Pierdicca, M. and Calvaresi, D. and Sernani, P.},
    title = {3D Simulation for Ambient Assisted Living: Interaction through Mobile Application},
    year = {2014},
    booktitle = {1st International Conference on Recent Trends and Applications in Computer Science and Information Technology},
    abstract = {Due to the aging of the population western world need technological solutions to improve the quality of life of the elderly/disabled people, helping them to stay independent and autonomous at home. Technologies for e-health need to be tested on real before going to the market. Unfortunately, testing solutions for “Active Assisted Living” in a domotic house requires an enormous effort in terms of work, time and money, especially because we’d need to test them with real inhabitants. Therefore we developed a 3D simulator for AAL, with the goal to model different virtual scenarios, controlled in an autonomous way by a virtual caregiver able to take decisions from information received from the sensors/inhabitants, and able to return an output in the form of services. The interface with the simulator is provided by a mobile application, while the built-in sensors of the smartphone make it an element that integrates the simulated environment.},
    keywords = {Simulation; Ambient Assisted Living; mobile applications; robot simulators},
    pages = {1--11}
    }
  • [DOI] D. Calvaresi, A. Claudi, A. F. Dragoni, E. Yu, D. Accattoli, and P. Sernani, “A goal-oriented requirements engineering approach for the ambient assisted living domain,” in Proceedings of the 7th international conference on pervasive technologies related to assistive environments, 2014, p. 20:1–20:4.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_209526,
    author = {Calvaresi, D. and Claudi, A. and Dragoni, A. F. and Yu, E. and Accattoli, D. and Sernani, P.},
    title = {A Goal-oriented Requirements Engineering Approach for the Ambient Assisted Living Domain},
    year = {2014},
    publisher = {ACM New York, NY, USA},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments},
    abstract = {The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) domain is associated with a large number of stakeholders such as patients, their relatives, caregivers and physicians. This variety introduces a great heterogeneity in system requirements, which sometimes results in conflicting needs that must be considered when developing effective AAL systems. In this work we adopt a Goal-Oriented Requirements Engineering (GORE) approach to map out needs and requirements for the AAL domain. Following the requirements mapping, we also propose a preliminary architecture for a home care system (named e-Ward) to assist patients in their domestic environment as if they are in a hospital room.},
    keywords = {ambient assisted living; goal-oriented requirement engineering; home care; software architecture},
    url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2674396.2674416},
    doi = {10.1145/2674396.2674416},
    pages = {20:1--20:4}
    }
  • A. Claudi, P. Sernani, G. Dolcini, L. Palazzo, and A. F. Dragoni, “A hierarchical hybrid model for intelligent cyber-physical systems,” in Intelligent solutions in embedded systems (wises), 2013 proceedings of the 11th workshop on, 2013, p. 13–18.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_128063,
    author = {Claudi, A. and Sernani, P. and Dolcini, G. and Palazzo, L. and Dragoni, A F.},
    title = {A Hierarchical Hybrid Model for Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems},
    year = {2013},
    booktitle = {Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems (WISES), 2013 Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on},
    abstract = {Cyber-physical systems are now widespread in applications of paramount importance, from traffic control to healthcare and robotics applications. Modelling cyber-physical systems making use of artificial intelligent methodologies is very difficult, because of unpredictability in AI algorithms timing performances. This paper proposes a methodology to model Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems, relying on hierarchical hybrid models. The proposed modelling method is used to develop an autonomous robot for face-detection and face-recognition, and some experiments were proposed to validate its performances. © 2013 University of Applied Science, Regensburg.},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6664945&queryText%3DIntelligent+Solutions+In+Embedded+Systems+.LB.WISES.RB.%2C+2013+Proceedings+Of+The+11th+Workshop+On},
    pages = {13--18}
    }
  • [DOI] P. Luca, D. Gianluca, C. Andrea, B. Gianluigi, S. Paolo, I. Luca, S. Lorenzo, and Aldo Franco Dragoni, “Spyke3d: a new computer games oriented bdi agent framework,” in Proceedings of cgames’2013 usa, 2013, p. 49–53.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_128062,
    author = {Luca, Palazzo and Gianluca, Dolcini and Andrea, Claudi and Gianluigi, Biancucci and Paolo, Sernani and Luca, Ippoliti and Lorenzo, Salladini and Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {Spyke3D: A new computer games oriented BDI Agent Framework},
    year = {2013},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of CGAMES'2013 USA},
    abstract = {One of the video game industry main goal is to meet the players' ever growing yearning to experience more immersive and realistic virtual worlds. Modern games usually answer to this demand with advanced computer graphics and scripting techniques, rather than opting for “strong” Artificial Intelligence features, in spite of the scientific community several calls and proposals. In this paper we introduce Spyke3D, a Multi-Agent Framework based on Belief-Desire-Intention paradigm, whose purpose is to support and simplify the developing of human-like logical structures, in order to bestow more realistic and plausible behaviours on Non-Player-Characters of the world, providing a further convincing feeling to the game.},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6632604},
    doi = {10.1109/CGames.2013.6632604},
    pages = {49--53}
    }
  • P. Sernani, A. Claudi, G. Dolcini, L. Palazzo, G. Biancucci, and A. F. Dragoni, “Subject-dependent degrees of reliability to solve a face recognition problem using multiple neural networks,” in Elmar, 2013 55th international symposium, 2013, p. 11–14.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_128065,
    author = {Sernani, P. and Claudi, A. and Dolcini, G. and Palazzo, L. and Biancucci, G. and Dragoni, A. F.},
    title = {Subject-dependent degrees of reliability to solve a face recognition problem using multiple neural networks},
    year = {2013},
    publisher = {IEEE CS Press},
    booktitle = {ELMAR, 2013 55th International Symposium},
    abstract = {The interest towards biometric approach to identity verification is high, because of the need to protect everything that could have a value for some purpose. Face recognition is one of these biometric techniques, having its greater advantage in requiring a limited interaction by user. We present a Face Recognition System (FRS) based on multiple neural networks using a belief revision mechanism. Each network is associated to an a-priori reliability value for each identity stored in database, modelling the specific skill of the modules composing the system with the recognition of a given subject. Every time a network is in conflict with the global response, it is forced to retrain itself, subjecting the system to a continuous learning. The main goal of this work is to carry out some preliminary tests to evaluate accuracy and robustness of FRS with “subject-dependent” reliability values, when some changes can affect the considered features. Tests over digitally aged faces are also conducted.},
    keywords = {Reliability; Neural networks; Face recognition; Aging; Accuracy; Belief Revision},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6658307&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fiel7%2F6647891%2F6658297%2F06658307.pdf%3Farnumber%3D6658307},
    pages = {11--14}
    }
  • L. Palazzo, G. Trentalange, G. Dolcini, A. Claudi, P. Sernani, G. Biancucci, and A. F. Dragoni, “La badante virtuale: un sistema multi-agente esperto per l’ambient assisted living,” in Telemedicina ed informatica medica: le nuove tecnologie per la salute, 2013, p. 149–159.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_104669,
    author = {Palazzo, L. and Trentalange, G. and Dolcini, G. and Claudi, A. and Sernani, P. and Biancucci, G. and Dragoni, A F.},
    title = {La Badante Virtuale: un sistema multi-agente esperto per l'Ambient Assisted Living},
    year = {2013},
    publisher = {CNR - SeGID},
    volume = {3},
    booktitle = {Telemedicina ed Informatica Medica: le nuove tecnologie per la salute},
    keywords = {Health Informatics; Ambient Assisted Living},
    pages = {149--159}
    }
  • [DOI] P. Luca, R. Matteo, Aldo Franco Dragoni, C. Andrea, D. Gianluca, and S. Paolo, “A multi-agent architecture for health information systems,” in Advanced methods and technologies for agent and multi-agent systems, 2013, p. 375–384.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_104668,
    author = {Luca, Palazzo and Matteo, Rossi and Aldo Franco Dragoni, and Andrea, Claudi and Gianluca, Dolcini and Paolo, Sernani},
    title = {A Multi-Agent Architecture for Health Information Systems},
    year = {2013},
    publisher = {IOS Press},
    volume = {252},
    booktitle = {Advanced Methods and Technologies for Agent and Multi-Agent Systems},
    abstract = {The healthcare domain is wide and characterized by system and data herogeneity. To achieve high quality and efficiency standards, interoperability between different information systems is strongly required.
    The aim of this paper is to propose an agent oriented architecture to address this kind of issues, which is compliant with the European Union (EU) guidelines and with requirements issued by the italian Ministry of Health. To validate and to show the capabilities of our system, we developed on such architecture a typical emergency-response scenario, where a first aid medical staff urgently needs to retrieve, through mobile devices, the Patient Summary (PS) of a citizen, which is part of his Electronic Health Record (EHR).},
    keywords = {Multi-Agent Systems; e-health; Health Informatics},
    url = {http://ebooks.iospress.nl/publication/32863},
    doi = {10.3233/978-1-61499-254-7-375},
    pages = {375--384}
    }
  • [DOI] G. Biancucci, A. Claudi, and A. F. Dragoni, “Secure data and voice transmission over gsm voice channel: applications for secure communications.,” in Proceedikng of the 4th international conference on the intelligent systems modelling & simulation (isms), 2013, p. 230–234.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_104667,
    author = {Biancucci, G. and Claudi, A. and Dragoni, A. F.},
    title = {Secure Data and Voice Transmission over GSM Voice Channel: Applications for Secure Communications.},
    year = {2013},
    publisher = {IEEE Press},
    booktitle = {proceedikng of the 4th International Conference on the Intelligent Systems Modelling & Simulation (ISMS)},
    abstract = {The GSM voice channel is the world's most widely used mobile communication network. Unfortunately these networks are affected by serious vulnerability from hardware-based attacks and communications can be easy to intercept. This paper describes a prototype implementation of a device which enables secure data and voice transmission over GSM voice channel network. The proposed system is supposed to interact with every cell phone or mobile device connected to the GSM network, differentiating itself from the best-known crypto-phone category. In the following, we will highlight the particular modulation strategy used to generate a specific wave-form that allows the receiver to correctly decipher data with a very low BER. In conclusion, this work aims to define the principles to model a secure infrastructure over a GSM network.},
    keywords = {GSM networks; Voice channels; System modelling,},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6498270},
    doi = {10.1109/ISMS.2013.10},
    pages = {230--234}
    }
  • [DOI] A. F. Dragoni, “Universal access to health services through the digital terrestrial television,” Journal of information technology research, vol. 6, p. 51–87, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_112560,
    author = {Dragoni, A. F.},
    title = {Universal Access to Health Services Through the Digital Terrestrial Television},
    year = {2013},
    journal = {JOURNAL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH},
    volume = {6},
    abstract = {The Western World has almost completed the transition toward the Digital Television (DTV), and in particular toward the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). In every home there is at least one decoder for the DTT. Some of them have a modem, to connect to a telephonic return line, and a Smart Card reader, both required by the “Pay TV” channels. Since those readers are compatible with the Governmental Smart Cards, a new access for the masses to secure and confidential digital services is nowadays available in our Information Society. “T-Government” defines the set of services provided by Governments or private entities via DTT. “Multimedia Home Platform” is the standard for DTT applications. A Local Health will be no more justified for offering services only through the Web disregarding both the broadcast and the return channels of the DTT since by doing so it would contribute to deepen the “digital divide” between skilled (young) people and unskilled (elder) people. The author defines a scenario for providing such T-Health Services both for patients (T-monitoring health parameters) and healthy citizens. These latter will have a bunch of services over DTT, not only informative or interactive applications on the Set top Box, but also transactional services through the secure return channel. However, much effort has to be spent to guarantee the usability of that new interface which is quite different from that of a Web application. The author designed, tested and redesigned a suite of DTT applications as a “proof of concept” to show the potential of this new platform for health information services. DTT may represent a real contribution to bring social healthcare and wellness.},
    keywords = {Digital Terrestrial Television; e-health; T-governmen; T-health; Telecare},
    url = {http://www.igi-global.com/article/universal-access-health-services-through/80254},
    doi = {10.4018/jitr.2013010104},
    pages = {51--87}
    }
  • L. Palazzo, M. Rossi, G. Dolcini, A. Claudi, P. Sernani, G. Biancucci, and A. F. Dragoni, “Potenzialità dell’approccio multi-agente nell’ambito dei sistemi informativi sanitari,” in Telemedicina ed informatica medica: le nuove tecnologie per la salute, 2013, p. 91–102.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_104670,
    author = {Palazzo, L. and Rossi, M. and Dolcini, G. and Claudi, A. and Sernani, P. and Biancucci, G. and Dragoni, A F.},
    title = {Potenzialità dell'approccio multi-agente nell'ambito dei sistemi informativi sanitari},
    year = {2013},
    publisher = {CNR-SeGID},
    volume = {3},
    booktitle = {Telemedicina ed Informatica Medica: le nuove tecnologie per la salute},
    abstract = {Il campo dell'assistenza sanitaria è ampio e caratterizzato dall'eterogeneità dei sistemi adottati e
    dei dati utilizzati. Per ottenere elevati standard di qualità ed efficienza, è fortemente
    richiesta l'interoperabilità fra diversi sistemi informativi. In questo paper viene proposta
    un architettura ad agenti per affrontare tali tematiche, seguendo le linee guida dell'Unione
    Europea e i requisiti del Ministero della Salute. Per validare il nostro sistema e mostrarne
    le potenzialità, abbiamo sviluppato su tale architettura un tipico scenario di emergenza,
    dove il personale di pronto soccorso deve accedere, tramite periferiche mobile, al Profilo
    Sanitario Sintetico (PSS) di un cittadino, contenuto nel Fascicolo Sanitario Elettronico
    (FSE).},
    keywords = {Multi-Agent Systems; Health Informatics},
    pages = {91--102}
    }
  • P. Sernani, A. Claudi, L. Palazzo, G. Dolcini, and A. Dragoni, “Home care expert systems for ambient assisted living: a multi-agent approach,” in The challenge of ageing society technological roles and opportunities for artificial intelligence, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_196306,
    author = {Sernani, P. and Claudi, A. and Palazzo, L. and Dolcini, G. and Dragoni, A.},
    title = {Home care expert systems for ambient assisted living: A multi-agent approach},
    year = {2013},
    publisher = {CEUR-WS},
    volume = {1122},
    booktitle = {The Challenge of Ageing Society Technological Roles and Opportunities for Artificial Intelligence},
    abstract = {The ageing process of population of the First World countries is increasing the interest towards solutions to improve the quality of life of elderly or disabled people and their families, providing an economically sustainable healthcare. Thus Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and Ambient Intelligence (AmI) are moving towards the Artificial Intelligence field to develop modular, adaptable and intelligent systems to cope with changing needs that characterize the life of people with chronic diseases. These systems should find smart and simple ways to improve the patient quality of life, enhancing at the same time the communication between the system, the assisted person, his family and the medical staff, acting also as a filter of information that provides useful and significant data. This paper introduces the basic architecture of an expert system for AAL: the Virtual Carer (VC). It has to be understood as an IT system modelling a distributed, reliable and modular sensor network composed by biometric and ambient sensors, being able to communicate with an assisted person, to monitor his health conditions and to control the environment around him. The main goal of the system is to help an elderly patient with his daily activities ensuring his security. The proposed system is based on a multi-agent architecture to ensure its flexibility and interoperability: new devices or sensors can be added simply adding new agents, thanks to the standardization of agent communication. The system includes also a reasoning part based on Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) paradigm, trying to model the behaviours of a human caregiver.},
    keywords = {Artificial intelligence, Behavioral research, Biometrics, Expert systems, Intelligent systems, Interoperability, Multi agent systems, Network architecture, Sensor networks; Agent communications, Ambient assisted living, Ambient assisted living (AAL), Ambient intelligence, Belief-desire-intentions, Health condition, Multi-agent approach, Multiagent architecture; Medical information systems},
    url = {http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84908291462&partnerID=40&md5=269185db0f37c1f89093978c844929d0}
    }
  • P. Sernani, A. Claudi, L. Palazzo, G. Dolcini, and A. F. Dragoni, “A multi-agent solution for the interoperability issue in health information systems,” in Woa@ai*ia, 2013, p. 24–29.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_141877,
    author = {Sernani, P. and Claudi, A. and Palazzo, L. and Dolcini, G. and Dragoni, A. F.},
    title = {A Multi-Agent Solution for the Interoperability Issue in Health Information Systems},
    year = {2013},
    booktitle = {WOA@AI*IA},
    abstract = {To achieve high quality and efficiency standards,
    interoperability between different information systems in health-
    care is strongly required. Distribution, high modularity, robust-
    ness are features of agent oriented architectures, making Multi-
    Agent Systems (MAS) ideal for Health Information Systems
    (HIS), as the healthcare domain is characterized by system
    and data heterogeneity. This paper presents an agent oriented
    architecture to address this kind of issues, capable to access
    geographically distributed data to allow health professionals to
    retrieve/update any patient’s record efficiently and reliably. The
    proposed architecture is composed by three layers, to allow local
    data storage keeping clinical information available by authorized
    facilities and physicians. Furthermore MAS technology integrates
    with legacy systems, wrapping them with agents},
    keywords = {Multi-Agent Systems; e-healt},
    url = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1099/paper14.pdf},
    pages = {24--29}
    }
  • S. Paolo, C. Andrea, Aldo Franco Dragoni, P. Luca, and D. Gianluca, “Towards the definition of a multi-agent architecture for ambient assisted living: the virtual carer project,” Egyptian computer science journal, vol. 37, p. 43–49, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_190302,
    author = {Paolo, Sernani and Andrea, Claudi and Aldo Franco Dragoni, and Luca, Palazzo and Gianluca, Dolcini},
    title = {Towards the Definition of a Multi-Agent Architecture For Ambient Assisted Living: The Virtual Carer Project},
    year = {2013},
    journal = {EGYPTIAN COMPUTER SCIENCE JOURNAL},
    volume = {37},
    abstract = {Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is trying to respond to the ageing process of the population, aiming at the extension of the time in which older people can live in their home environment and giving support to them and to their families. This paper highlights the importance of Artificial Intelligence to provide intelligent and adaptive solutions to assist an elderly patient with his daily activities, while his health conditions are monitored, in order to ensure his security. Thus a Multi-Agent architecture, based on Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) paradigm, is proposed, modelling an AAL system. The adoption of BDI paradigm tries to represent the behaviours and the tasks of a human caregiver. The paper presents a software implementation of the proposed architecture: the Virtual Carer. By means of a simulation scenario, the main features and capabilities of the system are shown},
    url = {http://ecsjournal.org/JournalArticle.aspx?articleID=418},
    pages = {43--49}
    }
  • [DOI] Aldo Franco Dragoni, “Virtual carer: a first prototype,” in Telehealth networks for hospital services: new methodologies, IGI-Global, 2013, p. 290–299.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{11566_80182,
    author = {Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {Virtual Carer: a first prototype},
    year = {2013},
    publisher = {IGI-Global},
    booktitle = {Telehealth Networks for Hospital Services: New Methodologies},
    abstract = {In view of the rapidly progressive increase in the average population age, “Ambient Assisted Living” (AAL) defines the actions and policies needed to promote the improvement of living conditions within domestic spaces to foster autonomy, safety and social inclusion for the elderly or disabled. The idea is to design an innovative and comprehensive information system for AAL, an ICT-based “Virtual Caregiver”, which is informed, intelligent and friendly, and which constantly monitors the health warning, informing and advising the elderly while controlling the environment and then asking for help when needed. The system will have the ability to establish interactive communication with the person but also extend it automatically outside the house in times of need. Virtual Caregiver will be able to enable the software protocols that activate the emergency phone calls to the family, medics or even first aid in emergencies.},
    keywords = {Ambient Assisted Living; health informatics; e-health},
    url = {http://http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/virtual-carer-first-prototype/74656},
    doi = {10.4018/978-1-4666-2979-0.ch019},
    pages = {290--299}
    }
  • [DOI] Aldo Franco Dragoni, “Health services through digital terrestrial television,” in Telehealth networks for hospital services: new methodologies, IGI-Global, 2013, p. 207–227.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{11566_80183,
    author = {Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {Health Services through Digital Terrestrial Television},
    year = {2013},
    publisher = {IGI-Global},
    booktitle = {Telehealth Networks for Hospital Services: New Methodologies},
    abstract = {This chapter defines a scenario for providing Health Services through the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), both for patients (monitoring health parameters) and healthy citizens. A number of services will be provided over DTT, not only by means of informative or interactive applications broadcast and installed on the set-top box, but also as transactional services through the secure return channel. However, much effort has to be spent to guarantee the usability of that new TV-based interface, which is quite different from that of a PC-based Web application. © 2013, IGI Global.},
    keywords = {Health Informatics; e-health; digital terrestrial television},
    url = {http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/health-services-through-digital-terrestrial/74651},
    doi = {10.4018/978-1-4666-2979-0},
    pages = {207--227}
    }
  • [DOI] A. Claudi, Di Benedetto Francesco, G. Dolcini, L. Palazzo, and Dragoni Aldo Franco, “Marvin: mobile autonomous robot for video surveillance networks,” in Computer modeling and simulation (ems), 2012, 2012, p. 21–26.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_86357,
    author = {Claudi, Andrea and Di Benedetto Francesco, and Dolcini, Gianluca and Palazzo, Luca and Dragoni Aldo Franco, },
    title = {MARVIN: Mobile Autonomous Robot for Video Surveillance Networks},
    year = {2012},
    booktitle = {Computer Modeling and Simulation (EMS), 2012},
    abstract = {The use of automated surveillance systems is common in several application domains, from transport and commerce to military. Surveillance systems evolved through the years: first and second generation systems use fixed or semi-mobile cameras, while third generation systems make use of autonomous robots. This way intelligent surveillance systems turn into distributed systems, and their configuration can vary to take into account particular environmental conditions or to compensate for one or more malfunctioning sensors. This paper describes MARVIN, a mobile autonomous robot to be used in a video surveillance system. Using well-established face-detection and face-recognition methods, MARVIN can track and follow human faces in the monitored environment. This paper proposes also an experimental evaluation of the real-time performances of the system, under conditions specified in a well-defined reference scenario.},
    keywords = {Face recognition; Mobile robots; Real time systems; Robots; Tracking (position)},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6410123&contentType=Conference+Publications&sortType%3Dasc_p_Sequence%26filter%3DAND%28p_IS_Number%3A6410119%29},
    doi = {10.1109/EMS.2012.37},
    pages = {21--26}
    }
  • Aldo Franco Dragoni, “Un prototipo di health networking per la netmedicine,” in Ehealth: innovazione e tecnologia in sanità elettronica, 2012, p. 23–30.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_86378,
    author = {Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {Un prototipo di Health Networking per la NetMedicine},
    year = {2012},
    publisher = {EDISEF},
    volume = {4},
    booktitle = {eHEalth: Innovazione e Tecnologia in Sanità Elettronica},
    abstract = {Con il termine Health Networking definiamo il Social Networking
    applicato al consulto medico. Questa tendenza sta ampliando i confini della telemedicina tradizionale decretandone la trasformazione verso quella che a noi piace pure chiamare “NetMedicine”. L'articolo discute brevemente il possibile impatto delle “Internet Communities” sui consolidati metodi di “telediagnosi”, “teleconsulto” e “formazione a distanza”, che potrebbero aprirsi ad altri orizzonti e farsi affiancare da approcci più “soft” e destrutturalizzati verso una diffusione,
    condivisione ed un reciproco sfruttamento solidale della competenza medica, metodi del tutto svincolati dai lacci di vincoli medico-legali. A mo' d'esempio si riporta la descrizione di un prototipo di software per il supporto di una comunità stabile di questo tipo},
    url = {http://www.ehealthforum.it/riviste/anno-4-numero-16-gen-feb-2012#/30},
    pages = {23--30}
    }
  • Aldo Franco Dragoni, “A formalism to represent mental states,” in The goals of cognition: essays in honor of cristiano castelfranchi, London: College Publication, 2012, vol. 20, p. 51–74.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{11566_83153,
    author = {Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {A formalism to represent mental states},
    year = {2012},
    publisher = {College Publication},
    address = {London},
    volume = {20},
    booktitle = {The goals of cognition: Essays in honor of Cristiano Castelfranchi},
    abstract = {This chapter provides simple computational structure for represent-
    ing recursive mental states that could constitute the semantic level of a formal language to deal with mental states’ dynamics. For the sake of simplicity, we base our conception of mental state on only two primitive attitudes: beliefs (for the cognitive sphere) and desires (for the volitional sphere).},
    url = {http://www.collegepublications.co.uk/tributes/?00020},
    pages = {51--74}
    }
  • [DOI] ALDO FRANCO DRAGONI, V. GERMANO, and B. PAOLA, “Multiple neural networks and bayesian belief revision for a never-ending unsupervised learning,” in Methods, models, simulations and approaches towards a general theory of change, 2012, p. 297–307.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_80159,
    author = {ALDO FRANCO DRAGONI, and GERMANO, VALLESI and PAOLA, BALDASSARRI},
    title = {MULTIPLE NEURAL NETWORKS AND BAYESIAN BELIEF REVISION FOR A NEVER-ENDING UNSUPERVISED LEARNING},
    year = {2012},
    publisher = {World Scientific Journals},
    booktitle = {Methods, Models, Simulations And Approaches Towards A General Theory Of Change},
    abstract = {We propose an Hybrid System for dynamic environments, where a Multiple Neural Networks system works with Bayes Rule. One or more neural nets could no longer be able to properly operate, due to partial changes in some of the characteristics of the individuals. We assume that each network has a reliability factor that can be dynamically re-evaluated on the ground of the global recognition operated by the overall group. Since the net's degree of reliability is defined as the probability that the net is giving the desired output, in case of conflicts between the outputs of the nets the re-evaluation of their degrees of reliability can be simply performed on the basis of the Bayes Rule. The new vector of reliability will be used for making the final choice, by applying two algorithms, the Inclusion based and the Weighted one over all the maximally consistent subsets of the global outcome},
    url = {http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/9789814383332_0021},
    doi = {10.1142/9789814383332_0021},
    pages = {297--307}
    }
  • [DOI] M. MAURO and ALDO FRANCO DRAGONI, “Ontology evolution: how an ontology can change, and how to manage inconsistency,” in Methods, models, simulations and approaches towards a general theory of change, 2012, p. 147–160.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_80164,
    author = {MAURO, MAZZIERI and ALDO FRANCO DRAGONI, },
    title = {ONTOLOGY EVOLUTION: HOW AN ONTOLOGY CAN CHANGE, AND HOW TO MANAGE INCONSISTENCY},
    year = {2012},
    publisher = {WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING COMPANY},
    booktitle = {Methods, Models, Simulations And Approaches Towards A General Theory Of Change},
    abstract = {An ontology is a representation in a logical language of a domain. An ontology can change; a changing ontology can became inconsistent, thus preventing its further use for machine reasoning. We analyze what an ontology is from a computer science perspective, why it can change, and how to manage inconsistency in changing ontologies. The belief revision approach is not the only possible approach to maintain consistency during evolution: an ontology reengineering can rationally prefer to discard incoming information, or to refine the nature of conflicting implication axioms to derive meaningful answer from inconsistent ontology using paraconsistent logic.},
    url = {http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/9789814383332_0010},
    doi = {10.1142/9789814383332_0010},
    pages = {147--160}
    }
  • S. Saraceni, A. Claudi, and A. F. Dragoni, “An active monitoring system for real-time face-tracking based on mobile sensors,” in Proceedings elmar-2012, 2012, p. 53–57.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_80118,
    author = {Saraceni, S. and Claudi, A. and Dragoni, A. F.},
    title = {An Active Monitoring System for Real-Time Face-Tracking based on Mobile Sensors},
    year = {2012},
    publisher = {IEEE Press},
    booktitle = {Proceedings ELMAR-2012},
    abstract = {Surveillance systems frequently use fixed or semimobile cameras. However, in many cases, the use of intelligent mobile sensors is preferrable over fixed sensors, because the system configuration can be modified according to particular environmental conditions or adapted to compensate for one or more malfunctioning sensors. This paper proposes a real-time surveillance system based on a mobile sensor. Using an Android smartphone and a face-tracking algorithm, the system can move autonomously to track the human face with the longest presence in the video field. In addition, the system can be connected to a computer performing face-recognition through a wireless connection provided by the smartphone. This way the mobile sensor can track a determined human face. The paper provides some experimental results to validate system performance.},
    keywords = {face-detection; Real-time surveillance},
    pages = {53--57}
    }
  • A. F. DRAGONI, G. VALLESI, and P. BALDASSARRI, “A continuous learning for solving a face recognition problem,” International journal of computer information systems and industrial management applications, vol. Volume 4 – 2012, p. 570–577, 2012.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_65112,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. F. and VALLESI, G. and BALDASSARRI, P.},
    title = {A Continuous Learning for Solving a Face Recognition Problem},
    year = {2012},
    journal = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS},
    volume = {Volume 4 - 2012},
    abstract = {We propose a Hybrid System for dynamic environments, where a "Multiple Neural Networks" system works with Bayes Rule to solve the face recognition problem. One or more neural nets may no longer be able to properly operate, due to partial changes in some of the characteristics of the individuals. For this purpose, we assume that each expert network has a reliability factor that can be dynamically re-evaluated on the ground of the global recognition operated by the overall group. Since the net’s degree of reliability is defined as the probability that the net is giving the desired output, in case of conflicts between the outputs of the various nets the re-evaluation of their degrees of reliability can be simply performed on the basis of the Bayes Rule. The new vector of reliability will be used to establish who is the conflict winner, making the final choice (the name of subject), by applying two algorithms, the “Inclusion based weighted” and the “Weighted” one over all the maximally consistent subsets of the global outcome. Moreover the network disagreed with the group and specialized to recognize the changed characteristic of the subject will be retrained and then forced to correctly recognize the subject. Then the system is subjected to continuous learning},
    pages = {570--577}
    }
  • [DOI] Aldo Franco Dragoni, “A multi-context representation of mental states,” in Agent and multi-agent systems. technologies and applications, 2012, p. 350–359.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_80079,
    author = {Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {A Multi-context Representation of Mental States},
    year = {2012},
    publisher = {Ed. W. R. Mayr, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelber},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {7327},
    booktitle = {Agent and Multi-Agent Systems. Technologies and Applications},
    abstract = {We provide a simple computational structure for representing recursive mental states that could constitute the semantic level of a formal language to deal with the dynamics of mental states. For the sake of simplicity, we base our conception of mental state on only two primitive attitudes: beliefs (for the cognitive sphere) and desires (for the volitional sphere)},
    keywords = {Multi agent systems; mental states},
    url = {http://www.springerlink.com/content/2520657531v53674/?MUD=MP},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-30947-2_39},
    pages = {350--359}
    }
  • [DOI] C. Andrea and Aldo Franco Dragoni, “Testing linux-based real-time systems: lachesis,” in Proceedings – 2011 ieee international conference on service-oriented computing and applications, soca 2011, 2011, p. 1–8.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_68016,
    author = {Andrea, Claudi and Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {Testing Linux-based real-time systems: Lachesis},
    year = {2011},
    publisher = {IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY},
    booktitle = {Proceedings - 2011 IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, SOCA 2011},
    abstract = {Testing is a key step in the software development cycle. Errors and bug fixing costs can significantly affect development costs without a full and comprehensive test on the system. Testing is even more important in real-time systems, because they are used in environments where a single failure could lead to serious damages. The first efforts to change the Linux kernel, introducing in it some real-time features, are dating back more than ten years ago. Nevertheless, up to now there's not a comprehensive test suite able to assesses the functionality and the conformance to the real-time operating systems standards for the Linux kernel and for the real-time nanokernels that rely on it. This paper discusses an ongoing work on Lachesis, an automated test suite for real-time Linux features. Lachesis's main goals are: to provide a standard and simple API to develop new tests; to provide a set of functional, regression, performance and stress test, either developing or porting them from other test suites; to design and experiment a series of build tests; to make the test suite extensible and portable. Up to now Lachesis is used to test Linux, PREEMPT RT, RTAI and Xenomai real-time features and performances. It provides some tests for SCHED DEADLINE patch, too. Lachesis is under active development: extensions to other real-time systems and more tests are planned to be added in the near future},
    keywords = {Real time systems; Real time operating system; Real-time Linux},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6166244&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D6166244},
    doi = {10.1109/SOCA.2011.6166244},
    pages = {1--8}
    }
  • A. F. DRAGONI, G. VALLESI, and P. BALDASSARRI, “A continuos learning for a face recognition system,” in Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on agents and artificial intelligence, 2011, p. 541–544.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_60188,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. F. and VALLESI, G and BALDASSARRI, P.},
    title = {A Continuos Learning for a Face Recognition System},
    year = {2011},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence},
    abstract = {A system of Multiple Neural Networks has been proposed to solve the face recognition problem. Our idea is that a set of expert networks specialized to recognize specific parts of face are better than a single network. This is because a single network could no longer be able to correctly recognize the subject when some characteristics partially change. For this purpose we assume that each network has a reliability factor defined as the probability that the network is giving the desired output. In case of conflicts between the outputs of the networks the reliability factor can be dynamically re-evaluated on the base of the Bayes Rule. The new reliabilities will be used to establish who is the subject. Moreover the network disagreed with the group and specialized to recognize the changed characteristic of the subject will be retrained and then forced to correctly recognize the subject. Then the system is subjected to continuous learning.},
    keywords = {Bayesian conditioning; Face recognition; Neural networks},
    pages = {541--544}
    }
  • A. F. Dragoni, F. Isopi, and G. Vallesi, La riviera delle palme su internetRoma: , 2011.
    [Bibtex]
    @misc{11566_63424,
    author = {Dragoni, A. F. and Isopi, F. and Vallesi, G.},
    title = {La Riviera delle Palme su Internet},
    year = {2011},
    address = {Roma},
    abstract = {Internet ha modificato l’organizzazione del turismo riducendone l’intermediazione. Il web, grazie alla sua natura ipermediale sovranazionale è diventato “Il" luogo per eccellenza dove posizionare l'offerta turistica, non solo in quanto vetrina di prodotti ma anche come strumento d'erogazione di servizi transattivi. La Riviera delle Palme attrae da sempre turisti stranieri, ed i suoi operatori sono ogni giorno più attenti all’uso del web, ma la nostra sensazione era che la promozione rimanesse molto legata al passaparola ed alla fidelizzazione affettivo/familiare. Abbiamo quindi inteso effettuare un'analisi per valutare come si stia attrezzando la Riviera al cambiamento epocale in atto, confrontando il posizionamento su Internet della sua offerta turistica con quello della più importante riviera romagnola. Dal confronto nascono alcuni consigli su come far risalire le posizioni dei siti piceni piuttosto “sepolti" nei motori di ricerca: creazione di portali di categoria, innovazione siti esistenti, internazionalizzazione dei contenuti, cross-referencing e aggiornamento continuo.},
    url = {http://www.aracneeditrice.it/aracneweb/index.php/catalogo/9788854842915-detail.html},
    pages = {0--140}
    }
  • A. Claudi and A. F. Dragoni, “Lachesis: a testsuite for linux based real-time systems,” in 13th real time linux workshop, 2011.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_63423,
    author = {Claudi, A. and Dragoni, A. F.},
    title = {Lachesis: a testsuite for Linux based real-time systems},
    year = {2011},
    publisher = {OSADL},
    booktitle = {13th Real Time Linux Workshop},
    abstract = {Testing is a key step in software development cycle. Error and bug fixing costs can easily exceed development costs without a full and comprehensive test on the system. First efforts to introduce real-time features in the Linux kernel are now more than ten years old. Nevertheless, no comprehensive testsuites is able to assess the functionality or the conformance to the real-time operating systems standards of the Linux kernel and of real-time nanokernels that rely on it. In this paper we propose Lachesis, an automated testsuite derived from the LTP (Linux Test Project) real-time tests. Lachesis main goals are: to provide extensive and comprehensive testing of real-time Linux features; to provide a set of functional, regression, performance and stress test, either developing or porting them from other testsuites; to design and experiment a series of build tests; to minimize development time for new tests; to make the testsuite extensible and portable. Lachesis can be used to test Linux, PREEMPT_RT, RTAI and Xenomai real-time features and performances. It provides some tests for SCHED_DEADLINE patch, too. Lachesis is now under active development: extensions to other real-time systems and more tests are planned to be added in the near future.},
    keywords = {Real-time Linux},
    url = {https://www.osadl.org/?id=1126}
    }
  • [DOI] L. T. DE PAOLIS, F. RICCIARDI, A. F. DRAGONI, and G. ALOISIO, “An augmented reality application for the radio frequency ablation of the liver tumors,” in Lecture notes in computer science, 2011, p. 572–581.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_60204,
    author = {DE PAOLIS, L. T. and RICCIARDI, F. and DRAGONI, A. F. and ALOISIO, G.},
    title = {An Augmented Reality Application for the Radio Frequency Ablation of the Liver Tumors},
    year = {2011},
    publisher = {Springer},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {6785},
    booktitle = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
    abstract = {Hepatic cancer is one of the most common solid cancers in the world. As surgery of hepatic cancer is seldom applicable, different solutions have been found to cure this disease. One of these is Liver Radiofrequency Ablation. This technique consists in a needle insertion inside the liver parenchyma in order to reach the tumor and in an injection of a radiofrequency current to cause tumor cell necrosis for hyperthermia. The needle placement task is really difficult because surgeon uses ultrasound, CT or MRI two-dimensional image to guide the needle. In this paper we present an Augmented Reality system to help the surgeon to place the needle as best as possible; the application can also help the surgeon during the preoperative planning because it offers various visualization modality of 3D models of the patient's organs obtained from the medical images},
    keywords = {Augmented reality applications; Augmented reality systems; Image guided surgery; Medical images},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-21898-9_47#page-1},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-21898-9_47},
    pages = {572--581}
    }
  • [DOI] A. F. DRAGONI, G. Vallesi, and P. Baldassarri, “A continuous learning in a changing environment,” in Lecture notes in computer science, 2011, p. 79–88.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_63422,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. F. and Vallesi, G. and Baldassarri, P.},
    title = {A Continuous Learning in a Changing Environment},
    year = {2011},
    publisher = {Springer},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {6979},
    booktitle = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
    abstract = {We propose a Hybrid System for dynamic environments, where a “Multiple Neural Networks” system works with Bayes Rule to solve a face recognition problem. One or more neural nets may no longer be able to properly operate, due to partial changes in some of the characteristics of the individuals. For this purpose, we assume that each expert network has a reliability factor that can be dynamically re-evaluated on the ground of the global recognition operated by the overall group. Since the net’s degree of reliability is defined as the probability that the net is giving the desired output, in case of conflicts between the outputs of the various nets the re-evaluation of their degrees of reliability can be simply performed on the basis of the Bayes Rule. The new vector of reliability will be used to establish who is the conflict winner, making the final choice (the name of subject). Moreover the network disagreed with the group and specialized to recognize the changed characteristic of the subject will be retrained and then forced to correctly recognize the subject. Then the system is subjected to continuous learning.},
    keywords = {Reliability; Unsupervised learning; Face recognition; Hybrid systems},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-24088-1_9},
    pages = {79--88}
    }
  • [DOI] A. F. DRAGONI, G. VALLESI, and P. BALDASSARRI, “Face recognition system in a dynamical environment,” in Advances in computational intelligence – 11th international work-conference on artificial neural networks, 2011, p. 121–128.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_60203,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. F. and VALLESI, G. and BALDASSARRI, P.},
    title = {Face Recognition System in a Dynamical Environment},
    year = {2011},
    publisher = {-DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS,: SPRINGER -London ; Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {6692},
    booktitle = {Advances in Computational Intelligence - 11th International Work-Conference on Artificial Neural Networks},
    abstract = {We propose a Hybrid System for dynamic environments, where a "Multiple Neural Networks" system works with Bayes Rule to solve the face recognition problem. One or more neural nets may no longer be able to properly operate, due to partial changes in some of the characteristics of the individuals. For this purpose, we assume that each expert network has a reliability factor that can be dynamically re-evaluated on the ground of the global recognition operated by the overall group. Since the net's degree of reliability is defined as the probability that the net is giving the desired output, in case of conflicts between the outputs of the various nets the re-evaluation of their degrees of reliability can be simply performed on the basis of the Bayes Rule. The new vector of reliability will be used to establish who is the conflict winner, making the final choice. Moreover the network disagreed with the group and specialized to recognize the changed characteristic of the subject will be retrained and then forced to correctly recognize the subject. Then the system is subjected to continuous learning},
    keywords = {Face recognition; Hybrid systems; Hybrid computers; Reliability},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-21498-1_16},
    pages = {121--128}
    }
  • [DOI] M. MAZZIERI and A. DRAGONI, “Labeled rdf,” in Proceedings of 2010 ieee international conference on fuzzy systems, 2010, p. 1–7.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_54058,
    author = {MAZZIERI, M and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Labeled RDF},
    year = {2010},
    publisher = {IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems},
    abstract = {There are different proposals to extend RDF model theory allowing a treatment of uncertainty within the language. This works proposes a unified approach for RDF graph and statement labeling. This approach is more general than fuzzy and temporal labels and can be used to label RDF graphs with membership degrees, timestamps, or with a combination of labelings. Starting from a definition of labeled sets and labeled logic, we define labeled RDF and labeled RDF Schema. A partial ordering among labels allows qualitative treatment of uncertainty.},
    keywords = {RDF graph; RDF model; semantic web},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5584341&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D5584341},
    doi = {10.1109/FUZZY.2010.5584341},
    pages = {1--7}
    }
  • S. TOPI, M. MAZZIERI, and A. DRAGONI, “A system for extracting tacit knowledge: shared and collaborative knowledge generation,” in Proceedings of the 15th ifip wg 8.3 international conference on decision support systems, 2010.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_54057,
    author = {TOPI, S and MAZZIERI, M and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {A System for Extracting Tacit Knowledge: Shared and Collaborative Knowledge Generation},
    year = {2010},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th IFIP WG 8.3 International Conference on Decision Support Systems}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, G. VALLESI, and P. BALDASSARRI, “Hybrid system for a never-ending unsupervised learning,” in Hybrid intelligent systems (his), 2010 10th international conference on, 2010, p. 185–190.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_54054,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and VALLESI, G and BALDASSARRI, P},
    title = {Hybrid System for a Never-Ending Unsupervised Learning},
    year = {2010},
    publisher = {IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY},
    booktitle = {Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS), 2010 10th International Conference on},
    abstract = {We propose a Hybrid System for dynamic environments, where a “Multiple Neural Networks” system works with Bayes Rule. One or more neural nets may no longer be able to properly operate, due to partial changes in some of the characteristics of the individuals. We assume that each expert network has a reliability factor that can be dynamically re-evaluated on the ground of the global recognition operated by the overall group. Since the net's degree of reliability is defined as the probability that the net is giving the desired output, in case of conflicts between the outputs of the various nets the re-evaluation of their degrees of reliability can be simply performed on the basis of the Bayes Rule. The new vector of reliability will be used for making the final choice, by applying two algorithms, the “Inclusion based” and the “Weighted” one over all the maximally consistent subsets of the global outcome.},
    keywords = {Reliability; Intelligent systems},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=5601070},
    doi = {10.1109/HIS.2010.5601070},
    pages = {185--190}
    }
  • [DOI] D. ALESSANDRELLI, P. PAGANO, C. NASTASI, M. PETRACCA, and A. DRAGONI, “Mirtes: middleware for real-time transactions in embedded systems,” in Proceedings of 3rd international conference on human system interaction, 2010, p. 586–593.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47445,
    author = {ALESSANDRELLI, D and PAGANO, P and NASTASI, C and PETRACCA, M and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {MIRTES: MIddleware for Real-time Transactions in Embedded Systems},
    year = {2010},
    publisher = {IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Human System Interaction},
    abstract = {In this paper we present MIRTES, a project for a data, event, and code-centric middleware with realtime characteristics targeted to wireless sensor networks. The MIRTES architecture and implementation focusing on data-centric services is here proposed together with its experimental validation. At the state of the art for data-centric middleware, packages succeed in providing a database like abstraction of the network supporting SQL-like queries spawned at Service Access Points hosted in high-end devices like PCs. Anyhow none of these packages tackles with the timeliness issue, being developed on top of non real-time technologies for operating systems and network protocols.},
    keywords = {Sensor networks; Real time systems},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5514508&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D5514508},
    doi = {10.1109/HSI.2010.5514508},
    pages = {586--593}
    }
  • P. BALDASSARRI, A. DRAGONI, and P. PULITI, “A hybrid approach for detecting anomalous network traffic,” in Advances in communications and media research. vol 6, NEW YORK: Nova Science Publishers, 2010.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{11566_42024,
    author = {BALDASSARRI, P and DRAGONI, A. and PULITI, P},
    title = {A Hybrid Approach for Detecting Anomalous Network Traffic},
    year = {2010},
    publisher = {Nova Science Publishers},
    address = {NEW YORK},
    booktitle = {Advances in Communications and Media Research. Vol 6}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, G. VALLESI, and P. BALDASSARRI, “Multiple neural networks and bayesian belief revision for a never-ending unsupervised learning,” in Proceedings of the 10th international conference on intelligent systems design and applications (isda 10), 2010, p. 421–426.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_54055,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and VALLESI, G and BALDASSARRI, P},
    title = {Multiple Neural Networks and Bayesian Belief Revision for a never-ending unsupervised learning},
    year = {2010},
    publisher = {IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA 10)},
    abstract = {A system of Multiple Neural Networks has been proposed to solve the face recognition problem. Our idea is that a set of expert networks specialized to recognize specific parts of face are better than a single network. This is because a single network could no longer be able to correctly recognize the subject when some characteristics partially change. For this purpose we assume that each network has a reliability factor defined as the probability that the network is giving the desired output. In case of conflicts between the outputs of the networks the reliability factor can be dynamically re-evaluated on the base of the Bayes Rule. The new reliabilities will be used to establish who is the subject. Moreover the network disagreed with the group and specialized to recognize the changed characteristic of the subject will be retrained and then forced to correctly recognize the subject. Then the system is subjected to continuous learning.},
    keywords = {Neural networks; Face recognition; Reliability},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5687229&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D5687229},
    doi = {10.1109/ISDA.2010.5687229},
    pages = {421--426}
    }
  • M. MAZZIERI, S. TOPI, A. DRAGONI, and G. VALLESI, “Modelling contextualized textual knowledge as a long-term working memory,” in Proceedings esann 2010, 2010, p. 53–58.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_54052,
    author = {MAZZIERI, M. and TOPI, S. and DRAGONI, A. and VALLESI, G.},
    title = {Modelling contextualized textual knowledge as a Long-Term Working Memory},
    year = {2010},
    booktitle = {Proceedings ESANN 2010},
    abstract = {A knowledge management system is more than an archive of textual documents; it provides context information, allowing to know which documents where used by people with a common goal. In the hypothesis that a set of textual documents with a common context can be assimilated to the long term memory of a human expert executor, we can use on them mining techniques inspired by the mechanic of human comprehension in expert domains. Text mining techniques for KM task can use a model of the long-term memory to extract meaningful keywords from the documents. The model acts as a dynamic and non-stationary dimensionality reduction strategy, allowing the clustering of context documents according to keyword presence, the classification of external documents according to local criteria, and a better understanding of document content and relatedness},
    keywords = {Neural networks; Learning systems},
    url = {http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.226.7500},
    pages = {53--58}
    }
  • [DOI] V. G. A. DRAGONI, P. BALDASSARRI, and M. MAZZIERI, “An hybrid system for continuous learning,” in Hybrid artificial intelligence systems lecture notes in computer science, 2010, 2010, p. 296–303.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_54053,
    author = {A. DRAGONI, G. VALLESI and BALDASSARRI, P. and MAZZIERI, M.},
    title = {An Hybrid System for Continuous Learning},
    year = {2010},
    publisher = {Springer},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {6077},
    booktitle = {Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010},
    abstract = {We propose a Multiple Neural Networks system for dynamic environments, where one or more neural nets could no longer be able to properly operate, due to partial changes in some of the characteristics of the individuals. We assume that each expert network has a reliability factor that can be dynamically re-evaluated on the ground of the global recognition operated by the overall group. Since the net’s degree of reliability is defined as the probability that the net is giving the desired output, in case of conflicts between the outputs of the various nets the re-evaluation of their degrees of reliability can be simply performed on the basis of the Bayes Rule. The new vector of reliability will be used for making the final choice, by applying two algorithms, the Inclusion based and the Weighted one over all the maximally consistent subsets of the global outcome.},
    keywords = {Neural Networks; Hybrid System},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-13803-4_37},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-13803-4_37},
    pages = {296--303}
    }
  • Maria Teresa Nespeca1, N. Alessandro, and Aldo Franco Dragoni, “The “legame covalente” an integrated health information system,” in Atti del 10° congresso nazionale dell’associazione italiana di telemedicina e informatica medica, 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_138262,
    author = {Maria Teresa Nespeca1, and Alessandro, Novelli and Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {The “LEGAME COVALENTE” An Integrated Health Information System},
    year = {2009},
    booktitle = {Atti del 10° Congresso Nazionale dell'ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI TELEMEDICINA E INFORMATICA MEDICA},
    abstract = {The paper reports of an experience to improve continuity of patient care using an integrated health
    information system. The resulting software system was prized at the 2006 edition of the “FORUM PA Salute”
    (Italian Forum on ICT for Public Health)}
    }
  • D. FAINA, A. DRAGONI, and G. GIAMPIERI, “Sistemi informativi sanitari ad eventi,” in Atti del 10° congresso nazionale dell’associazione italiana di telemedicina ed informatica medica, 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47397,
    author = {FAINA, D and DRAGONI, A. and GIAMPIERI, G},
    title = {Sistemi informativi sanitari ad eventi},
    year = {2009},
    booktitle = {Atti del 10° Congresso Nazionale dell'Associazione Italiana di Telemedicina ed Informatica Medica},
    abstract = {L'obiettivo di questo articolo è quello di proporre una struttura del sistema informativo sanitario ad
    eventi che possa risolvere il problema dell'interoperabilità tra i vari software presenti all'interno di
    una struttura.}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, P. BALDASSARRI, G. VALLESI, and M. MAZZIERI, “Multiple neural networks system for dynamic environments,” in Proceedings of the 9th international conference on intelligent systems design and applications (isda), 2009, p. 164–168.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47444,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and BALDASSARRI, P and VALLESI, G and MAZZIERI, M},
    title = {Multiple neural networks system for dynamic environments},
    year = {2009},
    publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA)},
    abstract = {We propose a “Multiple Neural Networks” system for dynamic environments, where one or more neural nets may no longer be able to properly operate, due to sensible partial changes in the characteristics of the individuals. We assume that each expert network has a reliability factor that can be dynamically re-evaluated on the ground of the global recognition operated by the overall group. Since the net’s “degree of reliability” is defined as “the probability that the net is giving the desired output”, in case of conflicts between the outputs of the various nets the re-evaluation of their “degrees of reliability” can be simply performed on the basis of the Bayes Rule. The new vector of reliability will be used for making the final choice, by applying the “Inclusion based” algorithm over all the maximally consistent subsets of the global outcome. Finally, the nets recognized as responsible for the conflicts will be automatically forced to learn about the changes in the individuals’ characteristics and avoid to make the same error in the immediate future},
    keywords = {Face recognition; Reliability; Intelligent systems},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5364755&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D5364755},
    doi = {10.1109/ISDA.2009.85},
    pages = {164--168}
    }
  • T. ALBANESI, A. DRAGONI, and G. PELUSO, “Anagrafica sanitaria unificata realizzata tramite messaggistica hl7 con il supporto della piattaforma mirth,” in 10° congresso dell’associazione italiana di telemedicina ed informatica medica, 2009, p. 31–36.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47747,
    author = {ALBANESI, T and DRAGONI, A. and PELUSO, G},
    title = {Anagrafica Sanitaria Unificata Realizzata Tramite Messaggistica HL7 con il Supporto della Piattaforma Mirth},
    year = {2009},
    booktitle = {10° Congresso dell'Associazione Italiana di Telemedicina ed Informatica Medica},
    abstract = {Obiettivo di questo articolo è definire una metodologia per la realizzazione di una anagrafica sanitaria unificata di
    assistito e medico utilizzando messaggi HL7 con il supporto della piattaforma Mirth},
    pages = {31--36}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, D. FAINA, and G. GIAMPIERI, “”event-driven” health information systems,” in Euro-mediterranean medical informatics and telemedicine – emmit 2009, 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47745,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and FAINA, D and GIAMPIERI, G},
    title = {"Event-Driven" Health Information Systems},
    year = {2009},
    booktitle = {Euro-Mediterranean Medical Informatics and Telemedicine - EMMIT 2009},
    abstract = {This paper introduces an event-driven architecture for health care information systems. It can solve
    the problem of interoperability among the different software in a complex health structure.}
    }
  • G. SCIAMANNA, A. DRAGONI, and G. PELUSO, “Messaggistica sanitaria hl7 in un contesto di cooperazione applicativa,” in 10° congresso dell’associazione italiana di telemedicina ed informatica medica, 2009, p. 75–80.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47746,
    author = {SCIAMANNA, G and DRAGONI, A. and PELUSO, G},
    title = {Messaggistica Sanitaria HL7 in un Contesto di Cooperazione Applicativa},
    year = {2009},
    booktitle = {10° Congresso dell'Associazione Italiana di Telemedicina ed Informatica Medica},
    abstract = {Obiettivo di questo articolo è definire una possibile integrazione della specifica SP Coop e dello standard HL7
    attraverso la piattaforma Mirth per lo scambio di referti sanitari tra sistemi informativi eterogenei.},
    pages = {75--80}
    }
  • G. VALLESI, A. DRAGONI, and A. MONTESANTO, “Combining bayesian conditioning with distributed neural networks,” in Proceedings of the fourth acm international conference on intelligent computing and information systems, 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47744,
    author = {VALLESI, G and DRAGONI, A. and MONTESANTO, A},
    title = {Combining Bayesian Conditioning with Distributed Neural Networks},
    year = {2009},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Fourth ACM International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems},
    keywords = {BELIEF REVISION}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, “Stable communities and social networking for the netmedicine of tomorrow (or today),” Acta informatica medica, vol. 17, p. 161–165, 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37884,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Stable Communities and Social Networking for the NetMedicine of Tomorrow (or Today)},
    year = {2009},
    journal = {ACTA INFORMATICA MEDICA},
    volume = {17},
    abstract = {The paper presents a vision of how Social Networking for the NetMedicine could replace old classical TeleMedicine applications. It discusses the possible impact of Internet Communities over the tele-referencing, telereporting till tele-diagnosis presenting a simple software case implemented in a University Lab},
    pages = {161--165}
    }
  • C. IACOPINO, A. MONTESANTO, A. DRAGONI, and P. PULITI, “Artificial neural networks based symbolic gesture interface,” in International conference on signal processing and multimedia applications (sigmap2008), 2008, p. 364–369.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_52598,
    author = {IACOPINO, C and MONTESANTO, A and DRAGONI, A. and PULITI, P},
    title = {Artificial Neural Networks based Symbolic Gesture Interface},
    year = {2008},
    publisher = {INSTICC Press},
    booktitle = {International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications (SIGMAP2008)},
    abstract = {The purpose of the developed system is the realization of a gesture recognizer, applied to a user interface. We tried to get fast and easy software for user, without leaving out reliability and using instruments available to common user: a PC and a webcam. The gesture detection is based on well-known artificial vision techniques, as the tracking algorithm by Lucas and Kanade. The paths, opportunely selected, are recognized by a double layered architecture of multilayer perceptrons. The realized system is efficiency and has a good robustness, paying attention to an adequate learning of gesture vocabulary both for the user and for system.},
    keywords = {neural networks; gesture recognition; Real time video tracking},
    url = {http://www.academia.edu/2246369/Artificial_Neural_Networks_Based_Symbolic_Gesture_Interface},
    pages = {364--369}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, Fondamenti di programmazione in c++. algoritmi, strutture dati ed oggetti.McGraw-Hill, 2008.
    [Bibtex]
    @misc{11566_48434,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Fondamenti di Programmazione in C++. Algoritmi, strutture dati ed oggetti.},
    year = {2008},
    publisher = {McGraw-Hill},
    abstract = {curatela e traduzione dell'edizione italiana del libro di Aguilar sui Fondamenti della Programmazione in C++
    540 correzioni ed emendamenti operati sul testo originario},
    pages = {0--665}
    }
  • A. FLAUTO, L. ROMAGNOLI, and A. DRAGONI, “An open_source telereporting system based on rails,” in Euro-mediterranean medical informatics and telemedicine 4th international conference emmit 2008, 2008.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47735,
    author = {FLAUTO, A and ROMAGNOLI, L and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {An Open_Source TeleReporting System based on Rails},
    year = {2008},
    booktitle = {Euro-Mediterranean Medical Informatics And Telemedicine 4th International Conference EMMIT 2008},
    abstract = {“MIRO ON RAILS” is a broker-based architecture
    for medical telereporting activities over the Internet.
    The realization of the infrastructure is completely
    based on RAILS framework, an open source
    software infrastructure.
    “MIRO ON RAILS” is also a step towards our
    vision of a worldwide Virtual Health_Care Agency.}
    }
  • G. LAPPA and A. DRAGONI, “Progetto e sviluppo di un client smtp crittografico per la televisione digitale terrestre,” in Atti del 9° congresso nazionale dell’associazione italiana di telemedicina ed informatica medica, 2008, p. 150–154.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47743,
    author = {LAPPA, G and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Progetto e sviluppo di un Client SMTP crittografico per la Televisione Digitale Terrestre},
    year = {2008},
    booktitle = {Atti del 9° Congresso Nazionale dell’Associazione Italiana di Telemedicina ed Informatica Medica},
    pages = {150--154}
    }
  • [DOI] V. G. MONTESANTO A and A. DRAGONI, “Conflict detection and bayesian conditioning for estimating the reliability of each lvq network in a group engaged at iris biometric identification,” in Proceedings – 8th international conference on hybrid intelligent systems, his 2008, 2008, p. 619–624.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47742,
    author = {MONTESANTO A, VALLESI G. and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Conflict Detection and Bayesian Conditioning for Estimating the Reliability of Each LVQ Network in a Group Engaged at Iris Biometric Identification},
    year = {2008},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    booktitle = {Proceedings - 8th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems, HIS 2008},
    abstract = {The main problem with iris biometric identification systems is the presence of noises in the image of the eye (eyelid, eyelashes, etc...). To remove it many authors apply appropriate preprocessing to the image, but unfortunately this yields losses of information. Our work aims at correctly recognizing the subject also in presence of high rates of noise. The basic idea is that of partitioning the image of iris into 8 not-interleaved segments of the same size. Each segment is given to an LVQ network which generates prototypes with a high resistance to noise. Notwithstanding this, the 8 LVQ nets may still disagree in identifying the subject. In this paper we apply a method developed by the "belief revision" community to identify conflicts and rearrange the degrees of reliability of each expert (the LVQ nets) through a Bayesian algorithm. This estimated ranking of reliability is useful to take the final decision.},
    keywords = {Biometrics; Bayesian conditioning; Belief revisions},
    url = {http://Conflict detection and Bayesian conditioning for estimating the reliability of each LVQ network in a group engaged at iris biometric identification},
    doi = {10.1109/HIS.2008.35},
    pages = {619--624}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI and F. TONUCCI, “Offerta di servizi sociosanitari sul digitale terrestre attraverso la carta nazionale dei servizi e la carta d’identità elettronica,” in Atti del 13° planetcard, 2008.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_49170,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and TONUCCI, F},
    title = {Offerta di Servizi Sociosanitari sul Digitale Terrestre attraverso la Carta Nazionale dei Servizi e la Carta d’Identità Elettronica},
    year = {2008},
    booktitle = {Atti del 13° PLANETCARD},
    abstract = {Quando nel 2012 la Televisione Analogica terminerà le trasmissioni ed i decoders del Digitale Terrestre (DT) saranno nelle case di tutti gli Italiani, gli Enti Pubblici non saranno più giustificati nel fornire informazioni e servizi solo su Internet. Anche le Aziende Sanitarie dovranno contribuire a ridurre questo “digital divide” portando sul DT le più importanti informazioni e servizi cogenti erogati attualmente tramite Internet. La “Multimedia Home Platform” del DT ha però caratteristiche protocollari e strutturali diverse, per cui è importante capire fin da ora come potranno essere trasportati contenuti dall'ambiente PC allo scenario televisivo, in cui la capacità d'interazione è ridotta dai limiti imposti dal telecomando. La presenza del “canale di ritorno” consentirà al cittadino di inviare richieste di servizi all'Azienda e ricevere risposte personali, garantendo quindi la specificità interattiva e la riservatezza}
    }
  • G. VALLESI, A. MONTESANTO, and A. DRAGONI, “Bayesian conditioning for estimating the relative degrees of reliability in a group of neural networks engaged at iris biometric identification,” Egyptian computer science journal, vol. 30, p. 1–13, 2008.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37670,
    author = {VALLESI, G and MONTESANTO, A and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Bayesian Conditioning for estimating the relative degrees of Reliability in a group of Neural Networks engaged at Iris Biometric Identification},
    year = {2008},
    journal = {EGYPTIAN COMPUTER SCIENCE JOURNAL},
    volume = {30},
    abstract = {The main problem with iris biometric identification systems is the presence of noises in the image of the eye (eyelid, eyelashes, etc…). To remove it many authors apply appropriate preprocessing to the image, but unfortunately this yields losses of information. Our work aims at correctly recognizing the subject also in presence of high rates of noise. The basic idea is that of partitioning the image of iris into 8 not-interleaved segments of the same size. Each segment is given to an LVQ network which generates prototypes with a high resistance to noise. Notwithstanding this, the 8 LVQ nets may still disagree in identifying the subject. In this paper we apply a method developed by the “belief revision” community to identify conflicts and rearrange the degrees of reliability of each expert (the LVQ nets) through a Bayesian algorithm. This estimated ranking of reliability is useful to take the final decision. Our work has produced an interesting 84 % of positive identificat...},
    pages = {1--13}
    }
  • L. LELLA, A. DRAGONI, E. TORRESI, M. CAMPANELLI, J. ORAZI, and V. STARA, “A collaborative learning management system for the health integration,” in Euro-mediterranean medical informatics and telemedicine 4th international conference emmit 2008, 2008.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47689,
    author = {LELLA, L and DRAGONI, A. and TORRESI, E and CAMPANELLI, M and ORAZI, J and STARA, V},
    title = {A Collaborative Learning Management System for the Health Integration},
    year = {2008},
    booktitle = {Euro-Mediterranean Medical Informatics And Telemedicine 4th International Conference EMMIT 2008},
    abstract = {The lines of action of the regional healthcare area “ASUR” of Ancona (Italy) try to reach the
    unity, not the uniqueness of the overall set of social and health services. According to the health
    integration plan, the programmatic indications coming from the Administrative Department
    have to find a concrete realization on the territory. This can be effectively done just involving all
    the public and private subjects which can assure the health integration. The collaborative learn-
    ing management system presented in this article is a communication platform that collects all
    the knowledge acquired by the social and health care operators promoting discussion spaces
    where innovative solutions for health integration can arise. These are structured as Integrated
    Care Pathways and undergo clinical trials before being accepted as organizational standards.
    The system is based on an organizational blogosphere, and social network analysis is used to
    identify the social and health care staff members which have the widest view of what happens
    within their organizations. These can be contacted for an interview by the regional Consulting
    and Service Centre for the Health Integration or they can be invited to open a discussion space
    on the main health integration problems.}
    }
  • A. MONTESANTO, P. BALDASSARRI, A. DRAGONI, G. VALLESI, and P. PULITI, “Capturing the human action semantics using a query-by-example,” in International conference on signal processing and multimedia applications (sigmap2008), 2008, p. 356–363.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_51352,
    author = {MONTESANTO, A and BALDASSARRI, P and DRAGONI, A. and VALLESI, G and PULITI, P},
    title = {Capturing the human action semantics using a query-by-example},
    year = {2008},
    publisher = {INSTICC Press},
    booktitle = {International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications (SIGMAP2008)},
    abstract = {The paper describes a method for extracting hu
    man action semantics in video’s using queries-by-exam
    ple.
    Here we consider the indexing and the matching proble
    ms of content-based human motion data retrieval.
    The query formulation is based on trajectories that ma
    y be easily built or extracted by following relevant
    points on a video, by a novice user too. The so real
    ized trajectories contain high value of action semant
    ics.
    The semantic schema is built by splitting a trajecto
    ry in time ordered sub-sequences that contain the feat
    ures
    of extracted points. This kind of semantic representat
    ion allows reducing the search space dimensionality
    and, being human-oriented, allows a selective recogni
    tion of actions that are very similar among them. A
    neural network system analyzes the video semantic sim
    ilarity, using a two-layer architecture of multilayer
    perceptrons, which is able to learn the semantic schem
    a of the actions and to recognize them.},
    pages = {356--363}
    }
  • F. PELLEGRINI, L. FALSETTI, F. FONUCCI, and A. DRAGONI, “Telecardiology over tcp/ip between italy and tunisia,” Nuove tecnologie in medicina, vol. 1, p. 26–27, 2008.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37882,
    author = {PELLEGRINI, F and FALSETTI, L and FONUCCI, F and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Telecardiology over TCP/IP between Italy and Tunisia},
    year = {2008},
    journal = {NUOVE TECNOLOGIE IN MEDICINA},
    volume = {1},
    abstract = {In this paper we aim to illustrate our electrocardiographic
    teleconsulting system based on an
    asynchronous architecture with a central server
    which uses a simply TCP/IP connection. In the last
    years our Internal Medicine Department has developed
    a cardiological, echocardiographic and electrocardiographic
    consulting activity in the covered
    areas. The .....},
    pages = {26--27}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, “Mental states as multi-context systems,” Annals of mathematics and of artificial intelligence, vol. 54, p. 265–292, 2008.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37881,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Mental States as Multi-Context Systems},
    year = {2008},
    journal = {ANNALS OF MATHEMATICS AND OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE},
    volume = {54},
    abstract = {Although Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) agents have been deeply investigated from both a theoretical and a pragmatic perspective, less attention has been paid to the inherent recursive structure of mental states, which plays an essential role when modelling high level interaction between intelligent agents. This paper tries to capture this property by introducing a multi-context approach to the representation of mental states. A semantics for multi-context formalisms is provided based on the definition of “mental structure”, which is a hierarchical lattice of triangular modules , where the component x represents the agent x’s mental state as a whole, while B and D represent specifically x’s beliefs and x’s desires. If other mental attitudes, as intention and commitment, are to be considers as primitives, then they can be embodied in the basic module, otherwise they can be represented in terms of beliefs and desires. The old notion of clause is rediscovered in order to facilitate the heavy automated theorem-proving necessary to exploit the potentiality of the formalism for the intelligent interaction with the external environment. The main advantages of this approach are the support for “unconsciousness” and the fact that inferences themselves can be modelled as mental attitudes. Some advanced dynamics of mental states, as the abductive revision of mental states after the reception of a communication, will easily be applied over this formalism.},
    keywords = {BDI agents; Artificial intelligence; Mental states; Multi-context frameworks},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10472-008-9100-y},
    doi = {10.1007/s10472-008-9100-y},
    pages = {265--292}
    }
  • [DOI] M. Mauro and Aldo Franco Dragoni, “A fuzzy semantics for the resource description frameworkuncertainty reasoning for the semantic web,” in Lecture notes in computer scienceuncertainty reasoning for the semantic web i, 2008, p. 244–261.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_137063,
    author = {Mauro, Mazzieri and Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {A Fuzzy Semantics for the Resource Description FrameworkUncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web},
    year = {2008},
    publisher = {Springer Verlag Germany:Tiergartenstrasse 17, D 69121 Heidelberg Germany:011 49 6221 3450, EMAIL: g.braun@springer.de, INTERNET: http://www.springer.de, Fax: 011 49 6221 345229},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {5327},
    booktitle = {Lecture Notes in Computer ScienceUncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web I},
    abstract = {Semantic Web languages cannot currently represent vague or uncertain information. However, their crisp model-theoretic semantics can be extended to represent uncertainty in much the same way first-order logic was extended to fuzzy logic. We show how the interpretation of an RDF graph (or an RDF Schema ontology) can be a matter of values, addressing a common problem in real-life knowledge management. While unmodified RDF triples can be interpreted according to the new semantics, an extended syntax is needed in order to store fuzzy membership values within the statements. We give conditions an extended interpretation must meet to be a model of an extended graph. Reasoning in the resulting fuzzy languages can be implemented by current inferencers with minimal adaptations},
    keywords = {Semantic Web, Semantics; Ontology; Neural networks; Fuzzy systems},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-540-89765-1_15},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-89765-1_15},
    pages = {244--261}
    }
  • M. MAZZIERI and A. DRAGONI, “Can inconsistent reasoning be complete?,” in Proceedings of the international semantic web conference (iswc 2007), 2007.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_49168,
    author = {MAZZIERI, M and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Can Inconsistent Reasoning Be Complete?},
    year = {2007},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2007)},
    abstract = {As classical reasoning from inconsistent ontologies can't give meaningful answers to queries, it is necessary to either revise the ontology, discarding some axioms in order to restore consistency, or make use of a non-standard notion of logical entailment that allows to give meaningful answers from inconsistent premises. We propose a complete procedure to reason with inconsistent ontologies and show how ontology revision can be obtained from inconsistency reasoning.}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, D. RANIERI, and F. TONUCCI, “Offerta di servizi sociosanitari attraverso la televisione digitale terrestre,” in Atti dell’ 8° congresso dell’associazione italiana di telemedicina ed informatica medica, 2007, p. 307–313.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_49169,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and RANIERI, D and TONUCCI, F},
    title = {Offerta di Servizi Sociosanitari attraverso la Televisione Digitale Terrestre},
    year = {2007},
    publisher = {Politecnico di Bari},
    booktitle = {Atti dell' 8° Congresso dell'Associazione Italiana di telemedicina ed Informatica Medica},
    abstract = {Quando nel 2012 la Televisione Analogica terminerà le trasmissioni ed i Decoders del Digitale Terrestre
    (DT) saranno nelle case di tutti gli Italiani, gli Enti Pubblici non saranno più giustificati nel fornire
    informazioni e servizi solo su Internet. Anche le Aziende Sanitarie dovranno contribuire a ridurre questo
    “digital divide” portando sul DT le più importanti informazioni e cogenti servizi erogati attualmente tramite
    Internet. La “Multimedia Home Platform” del DT ha però caratteristiche protocollari e strutturali diverse,
    per cui è importante capire fin da ora come potranno essere trasportati contenuti dall'ambiente PC allo
    scenario televisivo, in cui la capacità d'interazione è ridotta dai limiti imposti dal telecomando. La presenza
    del “canale di ritorno” consentirà al cittadino di inviare richieste di servizi all'Azienda e ricevere risposte
    personali, garantendo quindi la specificità interattiva e la riservatezza},
    pages = {307--313}
    }
  • L. LELLA, A. DRAGONI, F. TONUCCI, and G. GIAMPIERI, “Personal health assistant, an intelligent user interface for healthcare services users,” in Proceedings of the emmit 2007 3rd euro-mediteranean conference on medical informatics and telemedicine, 2007.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_48912,
    author = {LELLA, L. and DRAGONI, A. and TONUCCI, F. and GIAMPIERI, G.},
    title = {Personal Health Assistant, an Intelligent User interface for Healthcare Services Users},
    year = {2007},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the EMMIT 2007 3rd Euro-Mediteranean Conference on Medical Informatics and Telemedicine}
    }
  • M. MAZZIERI and A. DRAGONI, “Ontology revision without priority to incoming information,” in Proceedings of 6th international and 2nd asian semantic web conference (iswc2007+aswc2007), 2007, p. 69–70.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_49167,
    author = {MAZZIERI, M and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Ontology Revision without Priority to Incoming Information},
    year = {2007},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of 6th International and 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2007+ASWC2007)},
    abstract = {Ontology evolution is the process of modifying an ontology to preserve consistency during changes. Current work on ontology evolution is based on the idea of bringing the AGM belief change theory to work within ontology evolution. However, AGM's principle of priority to incoming information can not be accepted when the new information represents a new evidence about the world, supposed to be a fixed static entity, while its description is only partial and uncertain. In particular, it can not be accepted in a distributed environment, where the information sources are potentially unreliable.
    We replace the priority to incoming information with the principle of recoverability: any previously held piece of knowledge should belong to the current knowledge space if consistent with it.odifying an ontology to preserve consistency during changes. Current work on ontology evolution is based on the idea of bringing the AGM belief change theory to work within ontology evolution. However, AGM's principle of priority to incoming information can not be accepted when the new information represents a new evidence about the world, supposed to be a fixed static entity, while its description is only partial and uncertain. In particular, it can not be accepted in a distributed environment, where the information sources are potentially unreliable.
    We replace the priority to incoming information with the principle of recoverability: any previously held piece of knowledge should belong to the current knowledge space if consistent with it.},
    url = {http://data.semanticweb.org/conference/iswc-aswc/2007/tracks/posters-demos/papers/398},
    pages = {69--70}
    }
  • M. MAZZIERI and A. DRAGONI, “Ontology revision as non-prioritized belief revision,” in 1st international workshop on emergent semantics and ontology evolution, esoe 2007, 2007, p. 58–69.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_49166,
    author = {MAZZIERI, M and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Ontology Revision as Non-Prioritized Belief Revision},
    year = {2007},
    journal = {CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS},
    volume = {292},
    booktitle = {1st International Workshop on Emergent Semantics and Ontology Evolution, ESOE 2007},
    abstract = {Ontology revision is the process of managing an ontology when a new axiom or fact would render it inconsistent. So far, the AGM approach to belief revision has been adapted to work with ontologies. However, when multiple sources are contributing uncertain knowledge about a static domain, an approach that doesn't give priority to incoming information and allows to recover previously discarded axioms is more suited. We describe an ontology revision framework that links symbolic and numerical techniques to allow the consistent evolution of an ontology from the contributions of multiple potentially unreliable sources.},
    keywords = {Belief revision; Multiple source; Ontology revision; OWL},
    pages = {58--69}
    }
  • L. LELLA, A. DRAGONI, and G. GIAMPIERI, “Personal health assistant, an accessible and usable iui for healthcare portals,” Nuove tecnologie in medicina, vol. Anno 7, n° 1/2, p. 38–41, 2007.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37613,
    author = {LELLA, L. and DRAGONI, A. and GIAMPIERI, G.},
    title = {Personal Health Assistant, an Accessible and Usable IUI for HealthCare Portals},
    year = {2007},
    journal = {NUOVE TECNOLOGIE IN MEDICINA},
    volume = {Anno 7, n° 1/2},
    abstract = {A new information service for healthcare system users is presented.
    The system offers several services which are designed to improve the
    information capabilities of the actual healthcare portal. An intelligent user interface simplifies the interactions between the citizens and the applications offered by the system. The developed information service offers also personalized contents and a management system of electronic clinical folders and healthcare processes. All the services are designed to respect all the guidelines and standards of usability and accessibility.},
    pages = {38--41}
    }
  • N. M. T, A. NOVELLI, and A. DRAGONI, “The “legame covalente”: an integrated health information system,” Nuove tecnologie in medicina, vol. anno 7, vol n° 3/4, p. 22–26, 2007.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37612,
    author = {T, NESPECA M. and NOVELLI, A and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {The "Legame Covalente": An Integrated Health Information System},
    year = {2007},
    journal = {NUOVE TECNOLOGIE IN MEDICINA},
    volume = {anno 7, vol n° 3/4},
    abstract = {The paper reports of an experience to improve continuity of patient care using an integrated health information system. The resulting software system was prized at the 2006 edition of the “ FORUM PA Salute” (Italian Forum on ICT for Public Health)},
    pages = {22--26}
    }
  • G. TASCINI, G. VALLESI, A. MONTESANTO, and A. DRAGONI, “Symbolic integration of neural classificators,” in Proceedings of the cisi 2006 – conferenza italiana sistemi intelligenti, 2006.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_48913,
    author = {TASCINI, G. and VALLESI, G. and MONTESANTO, A. and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Symbolic Integration of Neural Classificators},
    year = {2006},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the CISI 2006 - Conferenza Italiana Sistemi Intelligenti},
    abstract = {he article describes a method in order to integrate the sub-symbolic classification, using neural networks, with symbolic rules. The aim of this work is to extract implicit knowledge embedded in neural networks building a hybrid system, the symbolic rules of which coming out clustering synaptic weights. This allows us to develop a diagnostic system that joins neural networks plasticity and symbolic information comprehensibility. The methodology used in this article is based on the ability of Towell and Shavlik Method to extract symbolic rules from a multilayer perceptron}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, R. DI ROSA, M. STURARI, and G. GIAMPIERI, “Miro: a virtual private network for telehealth services,” in Proceedings of the 3rd croatian and international congress on telemedicine and e-health, 2006.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_48915,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and DI ROSA, R. and STURARI, M. and GIAMPIERI, G.},
    title = {Miro: a virtual private network for telehealth services},
    year = {2006},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 3rd Croatian and International Congress on telemedicine and e-Health}
    }
  • M. MAZZIERI and A. DRAGONI, “On the relation between trust on input and reliability of output,” in Proceedings of 3rd european semantic web conference (eswc 2006), 2006, p. 51–52.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_48916,
    author = {MAZZIERI, M. and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {On the Relation between Trust on Input and Reliability of Output},
    year = {2006},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of 3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2006)},
    abstract = {We are developing a framework to acquire knowledge from
    a peer-to-peer network and to evolve it maintaining local
    coherence and recoverability of previously acquired data.
    In this context, we give trust to informations and informa-
    tion sources in a novel way. Informations acquired from the
    web is given a truth value, based on previous valuations.
    Each peer deal with them using a fuzzy extension of RDF
    semantics, apply extra entailment rules derived from an on-
    tology, and deal with inconsistencies using belief-revision
    techniques. The result is a set of consistent and logically
    closed data that can be visualized and annotated by human
    users.},
    pages = {51--52}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, R. DI ROSA, M. STURARI, and G. GIAMPIERI, “Miro: a virtual private network for telehealth services,” in Proceedings of the emmit 2006 2nd euro-mediteranean conference on medical informatics and telemedicine, 2006.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_48917,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and DI ROSA, R. and STURARI, M. and GIAMPIERI, G.},
    title = {Miro: a virtual private network for telehealth services},
    year = {2006},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the EMMIT 2006 2nd Euro-Mediteranean Conference on Medical Informatics and Telemedicine},
    abstract = {This paper sketches a software architecture for TCP/IP­based telereporting activities that, thanks to its
    flexibility, can be exploited in many different operational realities and is able to incorporate different
    Intra/Internet­based teleconsulting services.}
    }
  • L. LELLA, A. DRAGONI, and G. GIAMPIERI, “Structuring healthcare practitioners profiles and documents with upr algorithms,” Nuove tecnologie in medicina, vol. Anno 6, vol n° 1-2, p. 52–59, 2006.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37611,
    author = {LELLA, L. and DRAGONI, A. and GIAMPIERI, G.},
    title = {Structuring Healthcare Practitioners Profiles and Documents with UPR Algorithms},
    year = {2006},
    journal = {NUOVE TECNOLOGIE IN MEDICINA},
    volume = {Anno 6, vol n° 1-2},
    abstract = {In order to improve the communication and the cooperation among
    the personnel operating in the local healthcare area ASUR ZONA Territoriale 7 we are developing a knowledge management platform for healthcare practictioners. Actually the platform comprehends a tool for the automatic annotation of forum messages and a service for the generation of networks of practice. Both the systems are based on a knowledge acquisition module that analyses the textual content of messages and documents to trace the profiles of practictioners. The representations of messages and profiles can be categorized by unsupervised pattern recognition algorithms. These algorithms are capable to set the optimal number of categories, requiring only the choice of a suitable similarity function and a structural criterion},
    pages = {52--59}
    }
  • L. LELLA, A. DRAGONI, and G. GIAMPIERI, “Personal health assistant, an intelligent user interface for healthcare services users,” Nuove tecnologie in medicina, vol. 4, p. 61–64, 2006.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37584,
    author = {LELLA, L. and DRAGONI, A. and GIAMPIERI, G.},
    title = {Personal Health Assistant, an Intelligent User interface for Healthcare Services Users},
    year = {2006},
    journal = {NUOVE TECNOLOGIE IN MEDICINA},
    volume = {4},
    abstract = {This work introduces the road map of a wide project that is aimed to inform and assist healthcare system users of the local healthcare area ASUR Zona Territoriale 7 of Ancona. The system offers several services which are designed to improve the information capabilities of the actual healthcare portal. An intelligent user interface simplifies the interactions between the citizens and the applications offered by the system. The developed information service offers personalized contents and a
    management system of electronic clinical folders and healthcare processes.},
    pages = {61--64}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, R. DI ROSA, M. STURARI, and G. GIAMPIERI, “Miro: a virtual private network for telehealth services,” Nuove tecnologie in medicina, vol. Anno 6, vol n° 4, p. 22–25, 2006.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37610,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and DI ROSA, R. and STURARI, M. and GIAMPIERI, G.},
    title = {Miro: a virtual private network for telehealth services},
    year = {2006},
    journal = {NUOVE TECNOLOGIE IN MEDICINA},
    volume = {Anno 6, vol n° 4},
    abstract = {This paper sketches a software architecture fora TCP/IP-based telereporting activities that, thanks to its flexibility, can be exploited in many different operational realities and is able to incorporate different Intra/Internet-based teleconsulting services.},
    pages = {22--25}
    }
  • L. LELLA, A. DRAGONI, and G. GIAMPIERI, “Enabling knowledge creation through associative networks and semantic web technologies,” in Proceedings of f.o.m.i. 2005, 2005.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_49113,
    author = {LELLA, L. and DRAGONI, A. and GIAMPIERI, G.},
    title = {Enabling Knowledge Creation Through Associative Networks and Semantic Web Technologies},
    year = {2005},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of F.O.M.I. 2005},
    abstract = {Nowadays the organizations operate in an evolving and dynamic environment and to keep an advantage over the other companies they need new management techniques as well as improved applications, where inter-operability can support innovative thinking.
    The goal of these tools is twofold. To improve the information retrieval processes and the finding of competencies within the organization in order to establish the conditions for the creation of knowledge and the generation of communities of practice.
    This objective cannot be resolved without flexible knowledge representation structured as associative networks, which are capable to define user models, i.e. representations of their knowledge, their competencies and their objectives.
    But this subsymbolic representation must be formalized to optimize the search of information. We think that, for knowledge management purposes, the better way is to reify the employees’ conceptualizations of the read documents. The obtained representations of the knowledge acquired every day by the workers can be further improved by the use of existing ontologies.
    We provide some example of researches performed with the aid of these representations}
    }
  • M. MAZZIERI and A. DRAGONI, “A fuzzy semantics for semantic web languages,” in Iswc 2005 workshop on uncertainty reasoning for the semantic web, 2005, p. 12–22.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_49115,
    author = {MAZZIERI, M. and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {A Fuzzy Semantics for Semantic Web Languages},
    year = {2005},
    journal = {CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS},
    volume = {173},
    booktitle = {ISWC 2005 Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web},
    abstract = {Although the model-theoretic semantics of the languages used in the Semantic Web are crisps, the need arise to extend them to represent fuzzy data, in the same way fuzzy logic extend first-order-logic. We will define a fuzzy counterpart of the RDF Model Theory for RDF (section 2) and RDF Schema (section 3). Last, we show how to implement the extended semantics in inference rules (section 4).
    year = {2005},
    pages = {12--22},
    masid = {1856198}
    }
    Although the model-theoretic semantics of the languages used in the Semantic Web are crisps, the need arise to extend them to represent fuzzy data, in the same way fuzzy logic extend first-order- logic. We will define a fuzzy counterpart of the RDF Model Theory for RDF (section 2) and RDF Schema (section 3). Last, we show how to implement the extended semantics in inference rules (section 4).}
  • A. DRAGONI, G. TASCINI, L. LELLA, and W. GIORDANO, “Knowledge extraction using dynamical updating of representation,” in Proceeding romand ’04 proceedings of the 3rd workshop on robust methods in analysis of natural language data, 2004, p. 86–94.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_49164,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and TASCINI, G. and LELLA, L. and GIORDANO, W.},
    title = {Knowledge Extraction Using Dynamical Updating of Representation},
    year = {2004},
    booktitle = {Proceeding ROMAND '04 Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on RObust Methods in Analysis of Natural Language Data},
    abstract = {We present a system that extracts knowledge from the textual content of documents. The acquired knowledge is represented through an associative network, that is dynamically updated by the integration of a contextualized structure representing the content of the new analysed document. Grounded on the basis of "long term working memory" theory by W. Kintsch and K. A. Ericsson, our system makes use of a scale free graph model to update the final knowledge representation. This knowledge acquisition system has been validated by first experimental results.},
    pages = {86--94}
    }
  • [DOI] G. TUMMARELLO, C. MORBIDONI, P. PULITI, A. DRAGONI, and F. PIAZZA, “From multimedia to the semantic web using mpeg-7 and computational intelligence,” in Web delivering of music, 2004. wedelmusic 2004. proceedings of the fourth international conference on, 2004, p. 52–59.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_49165,
    author = {TUMMARELLO, G. and MORBIDONI, C. and PULITI, P. and DRAGONI, A. and PIAZZA, F.},
    title = {From multimedia to the semantic Web using MPEG-7 and computational intelligence},
    year = {2004},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    booktitle = {Web Delivering of Music, 2004. WEDELMUSIC 2004. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on},
    abstract = {We present an architecture that provides semantic Web annotations of sound clips described by MPEG-7 audio descriptions. The great flexibility of the MPEG-7 standard makes especially difficult to compare descriptions coming from heterogeneous sources. To cope with this, the architecture would first obtain "normalized" versions of the audio descriptions using different adaptation techniques. Once in a "normalized" format, descriptions can be then projected into uniform and semantically relevant vector spaces, ready to be processed by a variety of well known computational intelligence techniques. As higher semantic results are then available, these can be exported as interoperable (RDF) annotations about the resource that was originally fed into the system. As novel aspect, through the use and interchange of MPEG-7 descriptions, the framework allows building applications (e.g. classificators) which can provide annotations on distributed audio resource sets.},
    doi = {10.1109/WDM.2004.1358100},
    pages = {52--59}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI and E. NISSAN, “Savaging the spirit of the meter-model tradition: a model of belief revision by way of an abstract idealization of responce to an incoming evidence delivery during the construction of proof in court,” Applied artificial intelligence, vol. 18, p. 277–303, 2004.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37609,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and NISSAN, E.},
    title = {Savaging the Spirit of the Meter-Model Tradition: A Model of Belief Revision by way of an Abstract Idealization of Responce to an Incoming Evidence Delivery During the Construction of Proof in Court},
    year = {2004},
    journal = {APPLIED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE},
    volume = {18},
    abstract = {Inside the Juror (Hastie 1994) was, in a sense, a point of arrival for research developing formalisms that describe judicial decision making. Meter-based models of various kinds were mature, and even ready for giving way to such models that would concern themselves with the narrative content of the cases at hand, that a court is called to decide upon. Moreover, excessive emphasis was placed on lay factfinders, i.e. on jurors. It is noticeable that as “AI & Law” has become increasingly concerned with evidence in recent years - with efforts coordinated by Nissan & Martino, Zeleznikow, and others-the baggage of the meter-based models from jury research does not appear to be exploited. In this article, we try to combine their tradition with a technique of belief revision from artificial intelligence, in an attempt to provide an architectural component that would be complementary to models that apply representations or reasoning to legal narrative content.},
    keywords = {Artificial intelligence; Cognitive information processing; Judicial decision making; Meter-based models; belief revision},
    doi = {10.1080/08839510490279889},
    pages = {277--303}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI and S. ANIMALI, “Maximal consistency and theory of evidence in the police inquiry domain,” Cybernetics and systems, vol. 34, p. 419–465, 2003.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37599,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and ANIMALI, S.},
    title = {Maximal Consistency and Theory of Evidence in the Police Inquiry Domain},
    year = {2003},
    journal = {CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS},
    volume = {34},
    abstract = {We present the architecture of an Inquiry Support System whose aim is to help a detective or a judge in eliciting a maximally consistent set of beliefs as the most believable piece of knowledge to reason with. This is done by (1) finding incoherence inside and across the various depositions; (2) generating the alternate maximally consistent set of beliefs; (3) estimating the degree of reliability of the various informants; and (4) estimating the degree of credibility of the various evidences. The solution of the case is searched among the various possible plots compatible with the maximally consistent set of beliefs retained by the system as the most believable one.},
    keywords = {BELIEF REVISION; LOGIC; KNOWLEDGE; Artificial intelligence; Inquiry support systems; Bayesian conditioning},
    doi = {10.1080/196970390236032},
    pages = {419--465}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI and P. GIORGINI, “Distributed belief revision,” Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, vol. 6, p. 115–143, 2003.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37582,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P.},
    title = {Distributed Belief Revision},
    year = {2003},
    journal = {AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS},
    volume = {6},
    abstract = {In this paper, a distributed approach to belief revision is presented. It is conceived as a collective activity of a group of interacting agents, in which each component contributes with its own local beliefs. The integration of the different opinions is performed not by an external supervisor, but by the entire group through an election mechanism. Each agent exchanges information with the other components and uses a local belief revision mechanism to maintain its cognitive state consistent. We propose a model for local belief revision/integration based on what we called: ldquoPrinciple of Recoverability.rdquo Computationally, our way to belief revision consists of three steps acting on the symbolic part of the information, so as to deal with consistency and derivation, and two other steps working with the numerical weight of the information, so as to deal with uncertainty. In order to evaluate and compare the characteristics and performance of the centralized and of the distributed approaches, we made five different experiments simulating a simple society in which each agent is characterized by a degree of competence, communicates with some others, and revise its cognitive state. The results of these experiments are presented in the paper.},
    keywords = {Belief Revision; Multi-Agent Systems; Information fusion},
    doi = {10.1023/A:1021833301185},
    pages = {115--143}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, P. GIORGINI, and L. SERAFINI, “Mental states recognition from communication,” Journal of logic and computation, vol. 12, p. 119–136, 2002.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37600,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P. and SERAFINI, L.},
    title = {Mental States Recognition from Communication},
    year = {2002},
    journal = {JOURNAL OF LOGIC AND COMPUTATION},
    volume = {12},
    abstract = {In order to perform effective communication, agents must be able to foresee the effects of their utterances on the addressee's mental state. In this paper we study the consequences of an utterance on the mental state of a hearer. Given an agent communication language with a STRIPS‐like semantics, we propose a set of criteria that allow the binding of the speaker's mental state to its uttering of a certain sentence. On the basis of these criteria, we give an abductive procedure that the hearer can adopt to partially recognize the speaker's mental state that led to a specific utterance.},
    keywords = {mental states; artificial intelligence; abduction; speech acts; belief revision; Multi agent systems; Mental states recognition},
    doi = {10.1093/logcom/12.1.119},
    pages = {119--136}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI and P. GIORGINI, “Revising beliefs in a multi-source environment,” in Frontiers in belief revision, Dordtrecht: Kluwer Academic Publisher, 2001, vol. Applied Logic Series 22, p. 429–442.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{11566_38864,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P.},
    title = {Revising Beliefs in a Multi-Source Environment},
    year = {2001},
    publisher = {Kluwer Academic Publisher},
    address = {Dordtrecht},
    volume = {Applied Logic Series 22},
    booktitle = {Frontiers in Belief Revision},
    abstract = {Since the seminal, philosophical and influential works of Alchourr'on, Gardenfors and Makinson, ideas on "belief revision" have been progressively refined toward normative, effective and computable paradigms. Side by side to this "symbolic" line of research, there has been also a "numerical" approach to belief revision whose main contributes were the probabilistic and the evidence-based approaches. The opinion expressed in this paper is that, to be applied in a multi-sources environment, belief revision has to depart considerably from the original framework. In particular, it has to abandon the fundamental principle of "Priority to the Incoming Information" in preference to what we called the principle of "Recoverability". Furthermore the semantic approach should be blended with a syntactic treatment of consistency inspired by the Truth Maintenance Systems},
    keywords = {belief revision; Multi agent systems},
    pages = {429--442}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, P. GIORGINI, and E. NISSAN, “Distributed belief revision as applied within a descriptive model of jury deliberations,” Information & communications technology law, vol. 10, p. 53–65, 2001.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37605,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P. and NISSAN, E.},
    title = {Distributed Belief revision as Applied Within a Descriptive Model of Jury Deliberations},
    year = {2001},
    journal = {INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY LAW},
    volume = {10},
    abstract = {Belief revision is a well-researched topic within Artificial Intelligence (AI). We argue that the new model of belief revision as discussed here is suitable for general modelling of judicial decision making, along with the extant approach as known from jury research. The new approach to belief revision is of general interest, whenever attitudes to information are to be simulated within a multi-agent environment with agents holding local beliefs yet by interacting with, and influencing, other agents who are deliberating collectively. The principle of 'priority to the incoming information', as known from AI models of belief revision, is problematic when applied to factfinding by a jury. The present approach incorporates a computable model for local belief revision, such that a principle of recoverability is adopted. By this principle, any previously held belief must belong to the current cognitive state if consistent with it. For the purposes of jury simulation such a model calls for refinement. Yet, we claim, it constitutes a valid basis for an open system where other AI functionalities (or outer stimuli) could attempt to handle other aspects of the deliberation which are more specific to legal narratives, to argumentation in court, and then to the debate among the jurors.},
    url = {http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13600830123621#.UqCmzKrPGXo},
    doi = {10.1080/13600830123621},
    pages = {53--65}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, P. GIORGINI, and L. SERAFINI, “Updating mental states from communication,” in Intelligent agents vii agent theories architectures and languages lecture notes in computer science, 2001, volume , 359-366,, 2001, p. 15–30.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_48907,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P. and SERAFINI, L.},
    title = {Updating Mental States from Communication},
    year = {2001},
    publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {1986/2001},
    booktitle = {Intelligent Agents VII Agent Theories Architectures and Languages Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2001, Volume , 359-366,},
    abstract = {In order to perform effective communication agents must be able to foresee the effects of their utterances on the addressee’s mental state. In this paper we investigate the update of the mental state of a hearer agent as a consequence of the utterance performed by a speaker agent. Given an agent communication language with a STRIPS-like semantics, we propose a set of criteria that allow the binding of the speaker’s mental state to its uttering of a certain sentence. On the basis of these criteria, we give an abductive procedure that the hearer can adopt to partially recognize the speaker’s mental state, on the basis of its utterances. This procedure can be adopted by the hearer to update its own mental state and its image of the speaker’s mental state.},
    keywords = {Artificial intelligence; speech acts},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F3-540-44631-1_2},
    doi = {10.1007/3-540-44631-1_2},
    pages = {15--30}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI and P. PULITI, “Action and abduction,” in Proceedings of the italian planning workshop, 2000, p. 133–137.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47495,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and PULITI, P.},
    title = {Action and Abduction},
    year = {2000},
    publisher = {Cesta, A., Gaglio, S. (Eds.),},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Italian Planning Workshop},
    pages = {133--137}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, P. GIORGINI, and E. NISSAN, “Distributed belief revision as applied within a descriptive model of jury deliberations,” in Proceedings of the aisb 2000 symposium on artificial intelligence and legal reasoning, 2000.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_48908,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P. and NISSAN, E.},
    title = {Distributed Belief revision as Applied Within a Descriptive Model of Jury Deliberations},
    year = {2000},
    publisher = {The Society for the Study of AI and the Simulation Behaviour},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the AISB 2000 Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Legal reasoning},
    abstract = {Jurors' opinions and beliefs are destined to evolve as the trial goes on.
    New information and evidence integrate and corroborate the cognizance of the Court, but other testimonies might cause conflicts.
    In this case, it seems natural that the acquisition of the new evidence should be accompanied by a reduction of the credibility of the conflicting pieces of knowledge.
    If the juror's corpus of evidence is not a flat set of facts but contains rules, finding such conflicts and determining all the sentences involved in the contradictions can be hard.
    In dealing with these ``changes of mind'' we heavily relies on symbolic logic, since as much as it contributed to the history of ``thinking'', logic could as well solve the problem of ``thinking over''.
    A.I. reserchers call "belief revision" this cognitive process.}
    }
  • E. NISSAN and A. DRAGONI, “Perspectives on exoneration. alibi versus jama: a comparison of the generalized concepts,” in International icsc congress on intelligent systems & applications (isa’2000), 2000, p. 94–100.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_48909,
    author = {NISSAN, E. and DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Perspectives on Exoneration. ALIBI versus JAMA: A Comparison of the Generalized Concepts},
    year = {2000},
    booktitle = {International ICSC Congress on Intelligent Systems & Applications (ISA'2000)},
    pages = {94--100}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, P. GIORGINI, and L. SERAFINI, “Updating mental states from informative communication,” in Proceedings of the fourth international conference on autonomous agents, 2000, p. 231–232.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_48910,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P. and SERAFINI, L.},
    title = {Updating mental states from informative communication},
    year = {2000},
    publisher = {ACM,New York, NY, United States},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Autonomous agents},
    abstract = {The assumption that there is a causal relationship between a speaker's mental state and utterance is explored. Several abductive methods that a hearer can adopt to recognize the speaker's mental state is discussed. A formal representation of mental states is proposed, as well as a causal theory which links mental states to utterances.},
    keywords = {Speech communication; Informative communication},
    url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=336595.337448},
    doi = {10.1145/336595.337448},
    pages = {231--232}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, M. PANTI, and M. PANDOLFI, “Model-based sensors validation through bayesian conditioning and dempster’s rule of combination,” in Proceedings of the second international conference on information fusion (fusion’99), 2000, p. 1165–1171.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_48906,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and PANTI, M. and PANDOLFI, M.},
    title = {Model-Based Sensors Validation through Bayesian Conditioning and Dempster's Rule of Combination},
    year = {2000},
    publisher = {Omnipress, 2600 Anderson Street,},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION'99)},
    pages = {1165--1171}
    }
  • M. PANTI, A. F. DRAGONI, L. SPALAZZI, C. DIAMANTINI, and S. VALENTI, “Agent technologies for federated information systems in the public administration,” Agentlink newsletter, vol. 3, p. 12–14, 1999.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_51464,
    author = {PANTI, M. and DRAGONI, A. F. and SPALAZZI, L. and DIAMANTINI, C. and VALENTI, S.},
    title = {Agent Technologies for federated information systems in the public administration},
    year = {1999},
    journal = {AGENTLINK NEWSLETTER},
    volume = {3},
    pages = {12--14}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI and P. GIORGINI, “Sensor data validation for nuclear power plants through bayesian conditioning and dempster’s rule of combination,” Computers and artificial intelligence, vol. 17, p. 151–168, 1998.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37583,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P.},
    title = {Sensor data validation for nuclear power plants through Bayesian conditioning and Dempster's rule of combination},
    year = {1998},
    journal = {COMPUTERS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE},
    volume = {17},
    abstract = {Sensor data fusion and interpretation, sensor failure detection, isolation and identification are extremely important activities for the safety of a nuclear power plant. In particular, they become critical in case of conflicts among the data. If the monitored system's description model is correct and its components work properly, then incompatibilities among data may only be attributed to temporary deterioration or permanent breakage of one or more sensors. This paper introduces and discusses three simple ideas: 1. classical model-based diagnosis can be extended straightforwardly to encompass the sensors' models into the system's description in order to diagnose even their own faults 2. from the log-file of the diagnosed minimal conflicts among the sensors, one can draw interesting conclusion regarding their relative reliability (e.g., through Bayesian conditioning) 3. the estimated reliability of the sensors is useful when assessing (e.g., through Dempster's Rule of Combination) the actual state of the monitored physical system, even in cases of conflicting data. These ideas lead to the conception of a distributed monitoring system able to attach to each sensor a statistically evaluated relative reliability, which is especially useful for devices situated in dangerous zones or areas, difficult to reach inside huge and complex power plants.},
    keywords = {Belief Revision; sensors data fusion},
    pages = {151--168}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, P. GIORGINI, and M. PANTI, “A self-diagnosing distributed monitoring system for nuclear power plants,” in Methodology and tools in knowledge-based systems, vol 1, lecture notes in computer science, 1998, p. 786–795.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_43013,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P. and PANTI, M.},
    title = {A self-diagnosing distributed monitoring system for nuclear power plants},
    year = {1998},
    publisher = {Springer Verlag Germany:Tiergartenstrasse 17, D 69121 Heidelberg Germany:011 49 6221 3450, EMAIL: g.braun@springer.de, INTERNET: http://www.springer.de, Fax: 011 49 6221 345229},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {1415},
    booktitle = {Methodology and Tools in Knowledge-Based Systems, vol 1, Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
    abstract = {Sensor data fusion and interpretation, sensor failure detection, isolation and identification are extremely important activities for the safety of a nuclear power plant. In particular, they become critical in cases of conflicts among the data. If the monitored system's description model is correct and its components work properly, then incompatibilities among data may only be attributed to temporary deterioration or permanent breakage of one or more sensors. This paper introduces and discusses the conception of a distributed monitoring system able to attach each sensor with a statistically-evaluated relative degree of reliability, which is especially useful for devices situated in dangerous zones or areas, difficult to reach inside huge and complex power plants.},
    keywords = {belief revision; artificial intelligence; Distributed knowledge revision/integration; sensors data fusion},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/3-540-64582-9_811},
    doi = {10.1007/3-540-64582-9_811},
    pages = {786--795}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, P. GIORGINI, and A. CORSI, “Sistemi di monitoraggio distribuiti automonitoranti,” in Proc. of 41st convegno nazionale anipla automazione’97, 1997.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47688,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P. and CORSI, A.},
    title = {Sistemi di Monitoraggio Distribuiti Automonitoranti},
    year = {1997},
    booktitle = {Proc. of 41st Convegno Nazionale ANIPLA AUTOMAZIONE'97},
    abstract = {La fusione e l’interpretazione di dati provenienti da sensori, sono
    operazioni critiche in caso di conflitto. Se il modello descrittivo del sistema
    monitorato è corretto ed i componenti lavorano correttamente, allora le
    incompatibilità tra i dati possono essere imputate solo al deterioramento, o a
    rotture permanenti, di uno o più sensori.
    L’articolo introduce e discute tre semplice idee:
    1. La “Model-Based Diagnosis” classica può essere estesa direttamente per
    incorporare il modello dei sensori nella descrizione del sistema, in modo
    tale da diagnosticare anche i malfunzionamenti degli stessi (sensors’
    faults)
    2. dall’analisi storica dei conflitti minimali diagnosticati tra i sensori, si
    possono trarre interessanti conclusioni riguardanti la loro attendibilità
    relativa (attraverso il Condizionamento Bayesiano)
    3. l’attendibilità stimata dei sensori è utile per valutare (attraverso la Regola
    di Combinazione di Dempster) lo stato attuale del sistema fisico
    monitorato, anche in caso di dati conflittuali e non ridondanti.}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, “La revisione delle conoscenze dopo carlos alchourron,” in Logica delle norme, Servizio Editoriale Universitario di Pisa, 1997, vol. NT022/97, p. 132–153.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{11566_49171,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {La Revisione delle Conoscenze dopo Carlos Alchourron},
    year = {1997},
    publisher = {Servizio Editoriale Universitario di Pisa},
    volume = {NT022/97},
    booktitle = {Logica delle Norme},
    abstract = {L'espressione “Revisione delle Conoscenze” indica il riassetto di un
    insieme di formule di un opportuno linguaggio formale a seguito dell'arrivo di
    nuove formule contraddicenti parte di quelle già presenti. Carlos Alchourrón
    contribuì a suscitare l’interesse per questo argomento che ha poi ricevuto
    l’attenzione di molti ricercatori in vari sottocampi dell'Intelligenza Artificiale e
    dell'Informatica. L’articolo propone una breve panoramica su alcuni recenti
    sviluppi in questo composito argomento, con particolare riferimento a metodi
    che potrebbero avere una ricaduta applicativa nel campo della logica deontica.},
    pages = {132--153}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI and P. GIORGINI, “Distributed knowledge revision/integration,” in International conference on information and knowledge management, proceedings, 1997, p. 121–127.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_48851,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P.},
    title = {Distributed knowledge revision/integration},
    year = {1997},
    publisher = {ACM,New York, NY, United States},
    booktitle = {International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings},
    abstract = {We propose a distributed architecture for knowledge revision-integration, where each element is conceived as a knowledge-based system able to exchange information with the others. Since nodes can be affected by some degree of incompetence, part of the information running through the network may be incorrect and might cause contradictions in the knowledge base of some nodes. To manage these contradictions, each node is equipped with a belief revision module which makes it able to discriminate among more or less credible information and more or less reliable information sources. Our aim is that of comparing on a simulation basis the performances and the characteristics of this distributed system vs. those of a centralized architecture. We report here the first results of our experiments.},
    keywords = {Knowledge based systems; Distributed knowledge revision/integration; Belief Revision},
    url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=266879},
    doi = {10.1145/266714.266879},
    pages = {121--127}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, “Distributed decision support systems under limited degrees of competence: a simulation study,” Decision support systems, vol. 20, p. 17–34, 1997.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37601,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Distributed Decision Support Systems Under Limited Degrees of Competence: a simulation study},
    year = {1997},
    journal = {DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS},
    volume = {20},
    abstract = {We report the results of a simulation experiment inspired by a popular board game. Nine agents are wandering, searching
    for clues to fill the three slots of a detective case. They have a limited perceptive capacity so that they can discern a clue
    badly. On meeting each others, agents exchange their current results. They can be insincere, i.e., they can provide false
    information to divert the others' investigations. Each agent is equipped with a same belief revision mechanism that makes
    them able to recognize and solve contradictions, assign a degree of credibility to each piece of information and assign a
    degree of reliability to each agent (itself included). The purpose of the experiment is that of evaluating the performances of
    the entire agency on the varying of the local strategies for belief revision and communication. © 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.},
    keywords = {decision suppot system; Belief Revision; Artificial intelligence},
    doi = {10.1016/S0167-9236(96)00073-5},
    pages = {17--34}
    }
  • [DOI] A. F. DRAGONI and P. GIORGINI, “Learning agents’ reliability through bayesian conditioning: a simulation experiment,” in Distributed artificial intelligence meets machine learning learning in multi-agent environments distributed artificial intelligence meets machine learning learning in multi-agent environments, 1997, p. 151–167.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_41530,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. F. and GIORGINI, P.},
    title = {Learning Agents' Reliability through Bayesian Conditioning: a simulation experiment},
    year = {1997},
    publisher = {Springer-Verlag},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {1221},
    booktitle = {Distributed Artificial Intelligence Meets Machine Learning Learning in Multi-Agent Environments Distributed Artificial Intelligence Meets Machine Learning Learning in Multi-Agent Environments},
    abstract = {This paper reports the first results of a simulation experiment. There are two databases, one containing true propositions and the other containing their respective negations. Five agents in turn access one of them. Each agent has a ldquocapacityrdquo that will be used as the frequency with which the agent accesses (unconsciously) the database with the correct knowledge. Agents randomly exchange information with the others. Since they have limited degrees of capacity, their ldquocognitive staterdquo quickly becomes inconsistent. Each agent is equipped with the same belief revision mechanism to detect and solve these contradictions. This adopts the Dempster's Rule of Combination to evaluate the credibility of the various pieces of information and Bayesian Conditioning to estimate the relative degrees of reliability of the agents (itself included). The purpose of the experiments was that of evaluating on a statistical basis, the emergent cognitive behavior of the group.},
    keywords = {Artificial intelligence},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F3-540-62934-3_47},
    doi = {10.1007/3-540-62934-3_47},
    pages = {151--167}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, P. GIORGINI, and M. BAFFETTI, “Distributed belief revision vs. belief revision in a multi-agent environment: first results of a simulation experiment,” in “multi-agent rationality” lecture notes in computer science, 1997, p. 45–62.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_43011,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P. and BAFFETTI, M.},
    title = {Distributed Belief Revision vs. Belief Revision in a Multi-Agent Environment: First Results of a Simulation Experiment},
    year = {1997},
    publisher = {Springer-Verlag},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {1237},
    booktitle = {"Multi-agent Rationality" Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
    abstract = {We propose a distributed architecture for belief revision-integration, where each element is conceived as a complex system able to exchange opinions with the others. Since nodes can be affected by some degree of incompetence, part of the information running through the network may be incorrect. Incorrect information may cause contradictions in the knowledge base of some nodes. To manage these contradictions, each node is equipped with a belief revision module which makes it able to discriminate among more or less credible information and more or less reliable information sources. Our aim is that of comparing on a simulation basis the performances and the characteristics of this distributed system vs. those of a centralised architecture. We report here the first results of our experiments.},
    keywords = {Multi-Agent Systems; Belief Revision; Artificial intelligence},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F3-540-63077-5_25},
    doi = {10.1007/3-540-63077-5_25},
    pages = {45--62}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI and P. GIORGINI, “Belief revision through the belief-function formalism in a multi-agent environment,” in Intelligent agents iii agent theories, architectures, and languages, 1997, p. 103–115.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_43012,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P.},
    title = {Belief revision through the belief-function formalism in a multi-agent environment},
    year = {1997},
    publisher = {Springer},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {1193},
    booktitle = {Intelligent Agents III Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages},
    abstract = {The abilities of detecting contradictions and rearranging the cognitive space in order to cope with them are important to be embedded in the BDI architecture of an agent acting in a complex and dynamic world. However, to be accomplished in a multi-agent environment, ldquobelief revisionrdquo must depart considerably from its original definitions. According to us, the main changes should be the following ones:
    1. replacing the ldquopriority to the incoming information principlerdquo with the ldquorecoverability principlerdquo: any previously believed piece of information must belong to the current cognitive state whenever it is possible
    2. dealing not just with pieces of information but with couples  since the reliability of the source affects the credibility of the information and vice-versa.
    The ldquobelief-functionrdquo formalism is here accepted as a simple and intuitive way to transfer the sources' reliability to the information's credibility.},
    keywords = {distributed belief revision},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/BFb0013580},
    doi = {10.1007/BFb0013580},
    pages = {103--115}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, “Belief revision: from theory to practice,” Knowledge engineering review, vol. 12, p. 147–179, 1997.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37602,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Belief Revision: from Theory to Practice},
    year = {1997},
    journal = {KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING REVIEW},
    volume = {12},
    abstract = {Belief revision is the process of rearranging a knowledge base to preserve global consistency whilst accommodating incoming information. Early approaches to belief revision used symbolic model theoretic methods, considering the problem as one of changi ng a logical theory. More recent approaches have adopted qualitative syntactic methods, taking them into the area of truth maintenance systems, and numerical mathematical methods, thus moving into the mainstream literature of uncertainty management. Multi -agent systems, in which information may come from a variety of human and artificial sources with different degrees of reliability, seem to be a natural domain for belief revision. The aim of this paper is to give a synoptic perspective of this composite subject from the clear air of the high theoretical peaks down to the muddy plain of practical algorithms.},
    keywords = {Belief Revision; Artificial intelligence},
    doi = {10.1017/S026988899700204X},
    pages = {147--179}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, P. GIORGINI, and A. BOLOGNINI, “Distributed knowledge elicitation under limited degrees of competence: a simulation study,” in Atti del 5° convegno dell’associazione italiana per l’intelligenza artificiale., 1996.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47490,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P. and BOLOGNINI, A.},
    title = {Distributed Knowledge Elicitation under limited degrees of competence: a simulation study},
    year = {1996},
    booktitle = {Atti del 5° Convegno dell'Associazione Italiana per l'Intelligenza Artificiale.}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, C. CERESI, and V. PASQUALI, “A tool to support complex detective inquiries,” in Proceedings of the v iberoamerican conference on computer science and law, 1996.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47497,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and CERESI, C. and PASQUALI, V.},
    title = {A Tool to Support Complex Detective Inquiries},
    year = {1996},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the V Iberoamerican Conference on Computer Science and Law},
    abstract = {We present the architecture of an Inquiry Support System whose aim is to help a detective or a judge in:
    1. generating hypotheses (automatically in some stereotypical cases),
    2. eliciting a maximally consistent set of beliefs as the most believable piece of knowledge to
    reason with; this is done by:
    2.1. finding the incoherences inside and across the various depositions,
    2.2. generating the alternate maximally consistent sets of beliefs,
    2.3. estimating the credibilities of the various evidences,
    2.4. estimating the reliabilities of the various informants.
    The solution of the case is intended to be searched among the various possible plots
    compatible with the maximally consistent set of beliefs retained by the system as the most believable one.}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, “Integrating knowledge coming from different sources with limited degrees of competence,” in Proceedings convegno ai*ia 96, workshop su “accesso, estrazione ed integrazione di conoscenza”., 1996.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_49172,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Integrating knowledge coming from different sources with limited degrees of competence},
    year = {1996},
    booktitle = {Proceedings Convegno AI*IA 96, Workshop su "Accesso, estrazione ed Integrazione di conoscenza".}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, P. GIORGINI, and A. BOLOGNINI, “Distributed knowledge elicitation through the dempster-shafer theory of evidence: a simulation study,” in Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on multi-agent systems (icmas 96), 1996, p. 433–434.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47491,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P. and BOLOGNINI, A.},
    title = {Distributed Knowledge Elicitation through the Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence: a simulation study},
    year = {1996},
    publisher = {AAAI Press/The MIT Press},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS 96)},
    url = {http://www.aaai.org/Papers/ICMAS/1996/ICMAS96-061.pdf},
    pages = {433--434}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, “Belief revision under uncertainty in a multi-agent environment,” in Knowledge-based systems: advanced concepts, techniques and applications, World Scientific Publishers, 1996, p. 191–215.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{11566_38866,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Belief Revision under Uncertainty in a Multi-Agent Environment},
    year = {1996},
    publisher = {World Scientific Publishers},
    booktitle = {Knowledge-Based Systems: Advanced Concepts, Techniques and Applications},
    abstract = {The body of beliefs (facts and rules) accumulated in the course of time by a knowledge-based system interacting with a complex and dynamic world is destined to evolve. Some of the newcoming pieces of information integrate and corroborate the previously held corpus of sentences about the world, but others might cause serious conflicts with the established knowledge. In this case, the eventual acquisition of the new evidence should be accompanied by a partial or total reduction of the credibility of the conflicting pieces of knowledge. If the system's collection of beliefs is not a flat set of facts but contains rules, finding such conflicts and determining all the sentences involved in the contradictions can be hard because knowledge is only partially explicit.},
    pages = {191--215}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, P. GIORGINI, and P. PULITI, “Finding inconsistencies as a basis for evaluating the reliability of different information sources,” in Soft computing in remote sensing data analysis, series in remote sensing, World Scientific Publishing, 1996, vol. 1, p. 147–153.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{11566_43010,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and GIORGINI, P. and PULITI, P.},
    title = {Finding Inconsistencies as a Basis for Evaluating the Reliability of Different Information Sources},
    year = {1996},
    publisher = {World Scientific Publishing},
    volume = {1},
    booktitle = {Soft Computing in Remote Sensing Data Analysis, Series in Remote Sensing},
    pages = {147--153}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, “Norme e metodi razionali per il cambiamento di stato cognitivo,” Sistemi intelligenti, vol. Anno VIII, n° 3, p. 403–439, 1996.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37603,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Norme e Metodi Razionali per il Cambiamento di Stato Cognitivo},
    year = {1996},
    journal = {SISTEMI INTELLIGENTI},
    volume = {Anno VIII, n° 3},
    abstract = {L’inevitabile tecnicismo di quest’articolo metterà già a dura prova l’attenzione del lettore,
    perchè possa permettermi il lusso di annoiarlo in partenza con un’altra introduzione
    sull’Intelligenza Artificiale. Dovrei farlo perchè è in tale contesto che si colloca l’argomento
    affrontato in questo articolo: la “revisione delle conoscenze”. Solo mi pare importante
    precisare che per “stato cognitivo di un agente”, qui s’intende l’insieme di conoscenze da esso
    possedute e rappresentate mediante un opportuno linguaggio formale. In questo senso, anche
    un semplice “database relazionale” può costituire uno stato cognitivo, ma l’intero impianto
    concettuale della “belief revision” presupporrà stati cognitivi più complessi, in cui solo una
    parte delle informazioni contenute saranno esplicitamente rappresentate, rimanendo le altre in
    uno stato di potenziale derivabilità mediante opportune regole d’inferenza.
    Se l’agente opera in un mondo sufficientemente complesso e dinamico, il suo stato cognitivo è
    destinato ad evolvere per via di aggiornamenti, incrementi o perfezionamenti. Nuove
    informazioni possono essere percepite direttamente dal mondo esterno o possono essere
    comunicate da altri agenti. Nel caso in cui queste nuove informazioni risultino parzialmente o
    totalmente incompatibili con quanto già noto, la loro eventuale acquisizione dovrà essere
    accompagnata dalla contemporanea ritrattazione di altre conoscenze in cui si crede(va). Un
    agente intelligente deve essere capace di gestire razionalmente questi mutamenti del proprio
    stato cognitivo. .......},
    pages = {403--439}
    }
  • A. TREBBI, A. DRAGONI, and P. PULITI, “Un approccio distribuito al job shop scheduling,” in Atti delle giornate di lavoro dell`associazione italiana di ricerca operativa, 1995.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47498,
    author = {TREBBI, A. and DRAGONI, A. and PULITI, P.},
    title = {Un approccio distribuito al Job Shop Scheduling},
    year = {1995},
    booktitle = {Atti delle Giornate di Lavoro dell`Associazione Italiana di Ricerca Operativa}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, F. MASCARETTI, and P. PULITI, “A generalized approach to consistency based belief revision,” in Topics in artificial intelligence, 1995, p. 231–236.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_43009,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and MASCARETTI, F. and PULITI, P.},
    title = {A Generalized Approach to Consistency Based Belief Revision},
    year = {1995},
    publisher = {Springer Verlag},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {LNAI 992},
    booktitle = {TOPICS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE},
    keywords = {Artificial intelligence; Belief Revision},
    pages = {231--236}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI and P. PULITI, “Goal recognition as abduction,” in Proceedings of the “imacs symposium on mathematical modelling”, 1994.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47492,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and PULITI, P.},
    title = {Goal Recognition as Abduction},
    year = {1994},
    volume = {4},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the "IMACS Symposium on Mathematical Modelling"}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, “Integrating planning and knowledge revision,” in Proceedings of the “imacs symposium on mathematical modelling”, 1994.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47493,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Integrating Planning and Knowledge Revision},
    year = {1994},
    volume = {4},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the "IMACS Symposium on Mathematical Modelling"}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI and P. PULITI, “Mental states recognition from speech acts through abduction,” in 11th european conference on artificial intelligence (ecai 94), 1994, p. 183–188.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_48905,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and PULITI, P.},
    title = {Mental States Recognition from Speech Acts through Abduction},
    year = {1994},
    publisher = {John Wiley & Sons},
    booktitle = {11th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 94)},
    abstract = {In a Multi-Agent Environment, high degrees of interaction require the agents' being able to evchange information using high level languages and communication protocols. Referring to the classical Speech Acts Theory, it seems to us that the idea of predicting the effects of un utterance over the mental state of the addressee is rather optimistic. These effects are not really completely "a-priori" predictable by the speaker. Along with some predicatable main effects there are other unforeseeable effects. These can be seen as the result of some kind of plausible inference, particularly abduction, performed by the hearer himself over the received communication, its own actual mental state and its previous mental image of the speaker's mental state. In this paper we propose and explore the idea that, having heard an utterance, the hearer can use abduction to create or update his mental image of the speaker's mental state. This idea can be seen as a generalization of the concept of "Plan Recognition" to that of "Mental State Recognition" and is useful in man-machine or machine-machine communication.},
    keywords = {Mental states recognition; Artificial intelligence; abduction; speech acts},
    pages = {183--188}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI and P. PULITI, “Distributed belief revision versus distributed truth maintenance,” in Tools with artificial intelligence, 1994. proceedings., sixth international conference on, 1994, p. 499–505.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_50297,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and PULITI, P.},
    title = {Distributed Belief Revision versus Distributed Truth Maintenance},
    year = {1994},
    publisher = {IEEE Computer Society Press.},
    booktitle = {Tools with Artificial Intelligence, 1994. Proceedings., Sixth International Conference on},
    abstract = {This paper outlines a distinction between distributed truth maintenance and distributed belief revision. The latter has a more complex conceptualization than the former and it needs the evaluation of special features as the relationship between the informant's reliability and the information's credibility. We point out some criteria to judge the qualities of a distributed belief revision strategy from a global perspective. However, the performances of such a strategy can be estimated only on a simulation basis. The general framework for assumption-based distributed belief revision that we present has been tested on our specific “CLUEDO” multi-agent simulation testbed. The model has been continuously improved during many cycles of modification of the model, simulation, and evaluation of the performances, till the results presented in this paper are achieved},
    keywords = {distributed belief revision},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=346451},
    doi = {10.1109/TAI.1994.346451},
    pages = {499--505}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI and M. DI MANZO, “Supporting complex inquiries,” International journal of intelligent systems, vol. 10, p. 959–986, 1994.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37606,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and DI MANZO, M.},
    title = {Supporting Complex Inquiries},
    year = {1994},
    journal = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS},
    volume = {10},
    abstract = {Most of the detectives' and magistrates' task can be regarded as “knowledge processing.” They have, typically, to acquire knowledge chunks (the clues), make hypotheses, find the contradictions inside and across the various depositions, link the consistent hypotheses in a causally connected lattice (the proof), judge the credibility of the testimonies and the reliability of the various witnesses. Sometimes the complexity of the case could justify the assistance of an intelligent decision support software. We present the general structure of an Inquiry Support System whose aim is to help a detective or a judge in: (1) generating hypotheses (automatically in some stereotypical cases), (2) eliciting a maximally consistent set of beliefs as the most believable piece of knowledge to reason with. This is done by: (1) finding the incoherences inside and across the various depositions, (2) generating the alternate maximally consistent sets of beliefs, (3) estimating the credibilities of the various evidences, and (4) estimating the reliabilities of the various informants. the solution of the case is intended to be searched among the various possible plots compatible with the maximally consistent set of beliefs retained by the system as the most believable one.},
    keywords = {Decision support systems; Knowledge processing; Inquiry support systems},
    doi = {10.1002/int.4550101104},
    pages = {959--986}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, “Integrating planning and knowledge revision,” in Proceedings of the italian planning workshop, 1993, p. 147–151.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47496,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Integrating Planning and Knowledge Revision},
    year = {1993},
    publisher = {Cesta, A., Gaglio, S. (Eds.)},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the Italian Planning Workshop},
    pages = {147--151}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI and P. PULITI, “Ascribing mental states to agents from communication through abduction and belief revision: preliminary report,” in Proceedings of the “12nd workshop on distributed artificial intelligence”, 1993.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47494,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and PULITI, P.},
    title = {Ascribing Mental States to Agents from Communication through Abduction and Belief Revision: preliminary report},
    year = {1993},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the "12nd Workshop on Distributed Artificial Intelligence"}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, “Distributed belief revision v. distributed truth maintenance: preliminary report,” in Proceedings of the 3rd meeting of the working group on distributed artificial intelligence, 1993, p. 64–73.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_49159,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Distributed Belief Revision v. Distributed Truth Maintenance: preliminary report},
    year = {1993},
    publisher = {Fondazione Ugo Bordoni and IP-CNR},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the Working Group on Distributed Artificial Intelligence},
    pages = {64--73}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, “Integrating planning and knowledge revision: preliminary report,” in A.i. and cognitive science ’92, 1993, p. 323–327.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_38160,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Integrating Planning and Knowledge Revision: preliminary report},
    year = {1993},
    publisher = {Springer Verlag},
    journal = {WORKSHOPS IN COMPUTING},
    volume = {Series Workshops in Computing},
    booktitle = {A.I. and Cognitive Science '92},
    abstract = {We’ve examined various thinkable ways in which plan formation, execution, monitoring and replanning could take advantage from Truth Maintenance techniques. The creation of a plan is based on a set of assumptions about the external environment and task goals. The inconsistency of these sets or the falsehood of some among their elements can cause failures both in plan generation or execution. On failure it becomes important to understand which assumptions were responsible for the flaw in order to get a more updated knowledge base or a consistent goal. Consistency restoration, multisensor information integration and updating knowledge bases, all need knowledge revision techniques. In this paper we report some possible schemes for the interleaving between the activities of an Assumption Based Truth Maintenance System (ATMS) and one or more (STRIPS-like) Planners. We distinguish four cases of useful adoption of an ATMS:
    to check and eventually resolve inconsistencies during a single planner planning,
    to update the knowledge base of a single planner from multisensor information integration or on failure during the execution,
    case 1 but in a multi-planner architecture,
    case 2 but in a multi-planner architecture.},
    keywords = {Belief Revision; Planning},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-4471-3207-3_31},
    doi = {10.1007/978-1-4471-3207-3_31},
    pages = {323--327}
    }
  • Aldo Franco Dragoni, “Action, abduction and plan recognition,” in Proceedings of the italian planning workshop, 1993, p. 147–151.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_68015,
    author = {Aldo Franco Dragoni, },
    title = {Action, Abduction And Plan Recognition},
    year = {1993},
    publisher = {Fondazione Ugo Bordoni and IP-CNR},
    booktitle = {PROCEEDINGS OF THE ITALIAN PLANNING WORKSHOP},
    abstract = {In the forthcoming distributed autonomous robotic systems it will be useful for a robot to recognize other robots' goals and plans from visual information. Till now, much emphasis has been given to plan inference. This paper is about goal recognition: having recognised a plan (may be after the entire plan has been performed), try to recognise which can be the actor's reasons for the plan to be performed. If the actor's planner possesses sufficient inferential capabilities, then goal recognition is not a trivial question. This paper shows that, under simple hypotheses on the nature of the planner that guides an actor's behaviour, an observer can recognize the actor's goal by means of a simple clause-based abductive reasoning. Furthermore, the paper shows how goal recognition can be regarded as a useful step in plan inference. This results refer to the prototypical state-based STRIPS planner},
    keywords = {plan recognition},
    url = {http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.44.2449},
    pages = {147--151}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI and P. PULITI, “Perception of mental states from communication,” in Intelligent perceptual systems lecture notes in computer science, 1993, p. 263–272.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_41832,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and PULITI, P},
    title = {Perception of Mental States from Communication},
    year = {1993},
    publisher = {Springer-Verlag},
    journal = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
    volume = {745/1993},
    booktitle = {Intelligent Perceptual Systems Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
    abstract = {Perceiving means building or updating an internal model of the external world from the signals received by the sensors. In User-Modelling one of the problems is that of perceiving the user's beliefs and desires, i. e. building or updating a model of the user's mental state from his utterances. In this paper we present two speech acts based abductive methods to recognize the speaker's knowledge and intentions.},
    keywords = {artificial intelligence; abduction; speech acts},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/3-540-57379-8_16},
    doi = {10.1007/3-540-57379-8_16},
    pages = {263--272}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, “Integrating planning and knowledge revision,” in Proceedings of the “international symphosium on distributed autonomous robotic systems, 1992, p. 117–122.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47500,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {Integrating Planning and Knowledge Revision},
    year = {1992},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the "International Symphosium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems},
    abstract = {We have focused our research on the possible interactions between Planning and Knowledge Revision/Integration.},
    keywords = {planning; Distributed knowledge revision/integration},
    pages = {117--122}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI and P. PULITI, “Imagination as abduction in communication: preliminary report,” in Atti della giornata di lavoro su “intelligenza artificiale distribuita”, 1992.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{11566_47686,
    author = {DRAGONI, A. and PULITI, P.},
    title = {Imagination as Abduction in Communication: Preliminary Report},
    year = {1992},
    publisher = {IP-CNR},
    booktitle = {Atti della Giornata di lavoro su "Intelligenza Artificiale Distribuita"}
    }
  • A. DRAGONI, “A model for belief revision in a multi-agent environment,” in Decentralized a.i. 3, Elsevier Science Publisher, 1992, p. 103–112.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{11566_38867,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {A Model for Belief Revision in a Multi-Agent Environment},
    year = {1992},
    publisher = {Elsevier Science Publisher},
    booktitle = {Decentralized A.I. 3},
    abstract = {In modeling the knowledge processing structure of an Agent in a
    Multi-Agent world it becomes necessary to enlarge the traditional
    concept of Belief Revision. For detecting contradictions and identifying
    their sources it is sufficient to maintain informations about what has
    been told; but to "solve" a contradiction it is necessary to keep
    informations about who said it or, in general, about the source where
    that knowledge came from. We can take as certain the fact that an
    agent gave an information, but we can take the given information only
    as a revisable assumption. The Belief Revision system can't leave the
    sources of the informations out of consideration because of their
    relevance in giving the additional notion of "strength of belief"
    [Galliers 89]. In fact, the reliability of the source affects the credibility
    of the information and vice-versa. It is necessary to develop systems
    that deal with couples . In
    [Dragoni 91] we've proposed a system that moves in this direction.
    Here we give a short description of that system. In the first two parts
    we describe the agent's knowledge processing structure using a
    particular characterization of the "Assumption Based Belief Revision"
    concept; in part three we outline the project of an embedded device that
    enables the overall system to deal with couples  in an rather anthropomorphic manner.},
    pages = {103--112}
    }
  • [DOI] A. DRAGONI, “A model for belief revision in a multi-agent environment (abstract),” Sigois bulletin, vol. 13, p. 133–137, 1992.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{11566_37883,
    author = {DRAGONI, A.},
    title = {A Model for Belief Revision in a Multi-Agent Environment (abstract)},
    year = {1992},
    journal = {SIGOIS BULLETIN},
    volume = {13},
    abstract = {In modeling the knowledge processing structure of an Agent in a Multi-Agent world it becomes necessary to enlarge the traditional concept of Belief Revision. For detecting contradictions and identifying their sources it is sufficient to maintain informations about what has been told; but to "solve" a contradiction it is necessary to keep informations about who said it or, in general, about the source where that knowledge came from. We can take as certain the fact that an agent gave an information, but we can take the given information only as a revisable assumption. The Belief Revision system can't leave the sources of the informations out of consideration because of their relevance in giving the additional notion of "strength of belief" [Galliers 89]. In fact, the reliability of the source affects the credibility of the information and vice-versa. It is necessary to develop systems that deal with couples <assumption, source of the assumption> . In [Dragoni 91] we've proposed a system that moves in this direction. Here we give a short description of that system. In part one we describe the agent' s knowledge processing structure using a particular characterization of the "Assumption Based Belief Revision" concept; in part two we outline the project of an embedded device that enables the overall system to deal with couples <assumption, source of the assumption> in an rather anthropomorphic manner.},
    keywords = {Belief Revision; Artificial intelligence},
    url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=152688},
    doi = {10.1145/152683.152688},
    pages = {133--137}
    }