• Formal Methods: Model Checking, Verification, Temporal/Graph/Rewriting Logics.
  • Programming Languages: Semantics, Process Algebras, Graph Transformation.
  • Distributed and Concurrent Systems: Global Computing, Services, Coordination.
  • Software Engineering: Autonomic Computing, Cloud Computing, Security.
  • Artificial Intelligence: Heuristic Search, Adaptive Systems, Self-* Systems.


  • Model Checking (DTU/2015/2014, IMT/2015/2014/2013)
  • Introduction to Coordination in Distributed Applications (DTU/2016)
  • Programming in C++ (DTU/2016/2015)
  • Reliable Software Systems (DTU/MSc)
  • Old: Writing and Presenting Science and Engineering (DTU/2015), Advanced Analysis Techniques (DTU/2015), Introduction to Formal Verification @ GSSI/2013, Algorithms @ IMT Lucca (Fall 2013Spring 2013), Specification and Verification with Maude @ IMT Lucca (2013, 2010), A white-box perspective on Adaptation @ AWASS 2012 (2012), more…


  • Discretionary Information Flow Control for Interaction-Oriented Specifications [draft]
  • Replicating Data for Better Performances in X10 [draft]
  • Statistical Analysis of Probabilistic SPL Models with Quantitative Constraints (SPLC 2015) [draft]
  • AVOCLOUDY: A Simulator of Volunteer Clouds (SPE) [pdf]
  • Replica-based High-Performance Tuple Space Computing (COORDINATION 2015) [draft pdf]
  • Klaim-DB: A Kernel Language for Distributed Databases (COORDINATION 2015) [pdf]
  • A Fixpoint-based Calculus for Graph-shaped Computational Fields (COORDINATION 2015) [draft pdf]
  • The SCEL Language (Software Engineering for Collective Autonomic Systems) [draft pdf]
  • Perspectives on Adaptation (Software Engineering for Collective Autonomic Systems) [draft pdf]
  • A White Box Perspective on Behavioural Adaptation (Software, Services, and Systems) [pdf]
  • Constraint Design Rewriting (Science of Computer Programming) [pdf draft]
  • Can we efficiently verify concurrent programs under RMMs in Maude? (WRLA 2014) [draft]
  • Programming and Verifying Component Ensembles (From Programs to Systems) [draft]
  • Reputation-based Cooperation in the Clouds (IFIP TM 2014) [draft]
  • A Computational Field Framework for Collaborative Volunteer Clouds (SEAMS 2014) [draft]
  • Modelling and analyzing self-assembling strategies (Science of Computer Programming) [pdf draft]
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  • QUANTICOL: European FP7 Project on Quantitative Approach to Collective and Adaptive Systems
  • CINA: Italian Compositionality, Interaction, Negotiation, Autonomicity for the future ICT society
  • ASCENS: European FP7 Project on Autonomic Service Component Ensembles
  • SENSORIA: European FP6 Project on Software Engineering for Service-Oriented Computing

Conferences and Journals


Software Tools

  • C-Reducer: Automatic c-reduction of object based modules for the Maude system
  • MESSI: Maude Ensemble Strategies Simulator and Inquirer
  • HSF-SPIN: an extension of the Spin model checker with directed model checking algorithms
  • Promela Database: a collection Promela models for the Spin model checker

Student Projects