Progetti e attività di Tronci, Enrico

Our research group is regularly involved with many research projects sponsored by the European Community (EC), CNR, ENEA, MIUR. Here is a selected list of them.

TRAMP
An Integrated Control and Management System for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods (MIUR project).
This project goal is to increase the safety of the transport of dangerous goods by using Information Technology. Safety of the all system heavily depends on the application layer protocols used for communication between the vehicles and the control centre that is monitoring them. Our role in this project is to use model checking techniques for the verification of the whole system safety as it depends on the application layer protocols.

IRRIIS
Integrated Risk Reduction of Information-based Infrastructure Systems (EC project).
This project goal is that of investigating risk reduction techniques for large critical infrastructure systems (LCCIs). As an ENEA consultant our involvement in this project is that of designing a MILP (Mixed Integer Linear Programming) based tool to minimize inoperability in a complex infrastructure.

SETRAM
A Logistic Expert System for the Optimisation of Multimodal Freight Transportation (MIUR project).
This project goal is to investigate multimodal optimisation on large real world freight transportation systems. As an ENEA consultant our involvement in this project has been twofold: 1. Interfacing heuristic search based optimisation algorithms with the logistic DB in a J2EE frame; 2. Investigate optimisation algorithms working directly on the logistic DB.

SAFEGUARD
Intelligent Agents Organization to Enhance Dependability and Survivability of Large Complex Critical Infrastructure (EC project).
The goal of this project is to investigate techniques to enhance dependability and survivability of complex systems. The target infrastructure has been a telecommunication network. As an ENEA consultant our involvement in this project has been that of designing and implementing a TCP anomaly detection tool based on Markov Chains.

SAFE TUNNEL
Safe Tunnel (EC project)
The goal of this project is that of investigate techniques to increase safety inside Alpine tunnels. Basically this project investigates the possibility of using a control centre to send suitable advise/commands to the vehicles inside the tunnel. Safety of the whole system of course depends on the interaction between the system components and the application layer protocols used for communication between the vehicles and the control centre. As an ENEA consultant our involvement in this project has been on the verification of such application layer protocols using model checking techniques.

MEFISTO
Formal Methods for Security and Time (MIUR project).
The goal of this project is that of investigating how formal methods can be used to check security of systems in which time plays a relevant role. Our role in this project is that of improving the state of the art on algorithms and tools for the verification of probabilistic protocols and hybrid systems.

ICARO
ICARO (MIUR Project).
The goal of this project is to devise methods and tools for the reliability analysis of complex hybrid systems such as the ICARO cogenerative plant at ENEA Casaccia (Italy). As an ENEA consultant our involvement in this project is that of modelling and verifying the ICARO control system using state of the art model checking techniques.

TOSCA
Theory of Concurrency, Higher Order Languages and Types (MIUR project).
The goal of this project is that of investigating how formal methods can be used to check properties of concurrent systems both statically and dynamically. Our role in this project is that of devising improving the state of the art on model checking algorithms and tools for verification of concurrent system.

University of Roma “La Sapienza” Grants
These are grants fro the University of Roma “La Sapienza” to support basic research advancing the state of the art on model checking algorithms and tools.