Corrado SANTORO

Associate Professor of Informatics [INF/01]
Office: Laboratorio 243A
Email: santoro@dmi.unict.it
Phone: 095 7383017
Web Site: www.dmi.unict.it/santoro
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Office Hours: Tuesday from 09:00 to 11:00 Luogo: Laboratorio 243A



Corrado Santoro (1966), Master Degree and PhD in Computer Engineering, is a professor of Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics. He was a research assistant first at the Department of Computer and Telecommunication Engineering and then at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, at the University of Catania. In June 2008 he got a permanent position of Researcher at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics (DMI) of the University of Catania. At the DMI, he leads the ARSLAB, an educational and research laboratory on autonomous and robotic systems. The laboratory consists of 2 faculty members, 5 Ph.D. students. He teaches "Laboratory of MIcrocontrollered Systems" and "Robotic Systems Programming" at the BSc and Msc degrees in Computer Science, Since 1982, he served as a software consulant for various italian and international companies. From 1988 to 1994 he has been CTO of Colby Video srl, an italian software/hardware company active in the field of teletext systems.

Current Posizion

  • Researcher, scientific sector INF/01 (Informatics), at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Catania

Studies

  • 2001: PhD in Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Palermo
  • 1997: MSc degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Catania

Professional Activity

  • 2017: Habilitated at the role of Associated Professor
  • 2008: Researcher at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Catania
  • 2005-2008: Research Assistant at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Catania
  • 2001-2005: Research Assistant at the Department of Computer and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Catania
  • 2001: Selected at the national examination for college professor (A042-Computer Science)
  • 1994-2001: Freelance software developer and consultant
  • 1988-1994: CTO of the company Colby Video srl
  • 1984-1988: Freelance software developer and consultant

Istitutional teaching activities

  • 2016-2020: Coordinator of the student team participating at the international robotic competition  “MBZIRC”
  • 2008-today: Head of the laboratory of  “Autonomous Robotic Systems” at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Catania
  • 2006-today: Coordinator of the student team participating at the international robotic competition  “Eurobot”
  • Academic Years 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018: Professor of “Robotic Systems Programming” (9 CFU), MSc degree in Computer Science, Unversity of Catania
  • Academic Years 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016: Professor of  “Laboratory of Specialised Sytems” (3 CFU), MSc degree in Computer Science, Unversity of Catania
  • A. Y. 2017-2018: Professor of “Laboratory of Microcontrollered Systems” (6 CFU), BSc degree in Computer Science, Unversity of Catania
  • A. Y. 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017: Professor of “Laboratorio of Advanced Programming I” (6 CFU), BSc degree in Computer Science, Unversity of Catania
  • A. Y. 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016: Professor of “Computer Abilities” e “Informatics” (3 CFU), BSc degree in Physics, Unversity of Catania

Contract teaching activities

  • A. Y. 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009: Professor of “Databases”, MSc degree in Computer Engineering, University of Catania
  • A. Y. 2002-2003: Professor of “Laboratory of Computer Programming”, MSc degree in Computer Engineering, University of Catania
  • A. Y. 2002-2003: Professor of “Operating Systems”, master MATIT of Excellence School ASEIT, at the CRES of Monreale (PA)
  • S. Y. 1999-2000: Professor of “Programming languages for the Internet”, Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale “G. Ferraris”, Acireale (CT).
  • A. Y. 1998-’99: Professor of “Computer Basics Base”, Dipartimento di Metodologie Fisiche e Chimiche per l’Ingegneria, University of Catania
  • A. Y. 1998-’99: Professor di “Java programming”, Excellence School ASEIT, at the CRES of Monreale (PA)
  • S. Y. 1997-’98: Expert professor for courses F.S.E., IPSIA “C. A. Dalla Chiesa” at Caltagirone (CT), and IPSIA “E. Fermi” of Catania

 

Journals

  1. A. Faro, D. Giordano, C. Santoro. Link-based Shaping of Hypermedia Webs Assisted by a Neural Agent. Journal of Universal Computer Science. Vol. 4 N. 7, Springer Science, 1998. pp. 630-651.
  2. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. NetChaser: Agent Support for Personal Mobility. IEEE Internet Computing Magazine. Special Issue on “Agents on the Internet”, Vol. 4, No. 2, March/April 2000.
  3. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. A Java Kernel for Embedded Systems in Distributed Process Control. IEEE Concurrency, special issue on ”Operating Systems Research & Development”. Vol. 8, No. 4, Oct-Dec. 2000
  4. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Coordinating Mobile Agents using Communicators. AI*IA Notizie - Anno XIV, n. 4, Dic. 2001.
  5. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Locating Mobile Agents in a Wide Distributed Environment. IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 13, No. 8, August 2002.
  6. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Integrating Agent Communication Contexts in JADE. EXP Telecom Italia Journal, September 2003.
  7. A. Di Stefano, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, E. Tramontana. The Transparent Implementation of Agent Communication Contexts. Concurrency & Computation: Practice & Experience, John Wiley & Sons, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 387–407, April 2006.
  8. A. Di Stefano, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, E. Tramontana. A Framework for the Design and Automated Implementation of Communication Aspects in Multi-agent Systems. Journal on Networks, Computer and Applications, Elsevier Science, doi:10.1016/j.jnca.2006.04.007, Vol 30, No 3, 2007.
  9. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. A Peer-to-Peer Decentralized Strategy for Resource Management in Computational Grids. Concurrency & Computation: Practice & Experience, John Wiley & Sons, (DOI: 10.1002/cpe.1110), Vol. 19, No. 9. 2007.
  10. G. Novelli, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, E. Tramontana. Transcoding Agents for Multimedia Content Delivery in a Grid. International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications (ISSN 1751-1461), Vol. 2, No. 4, 2006.
  11. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. An Economical Model for Resource Management in a Grid-based Content Distribution Network. Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier, (DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2007.07.014), Vol. 24, No. 3, March 2008.
  12. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. A3M: an Agent Architecture for Automated Manufacturing. Software: Practice & Experience, Wiley, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 137–162, Feb. 2009, (DOI: 10.1002/spe.894).
  13. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro. ComplexSim: a flexible simulation platform for complex systems. International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Inderscience, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 202–211, 2013, (DOI: 10.1504/IJSPM.2013.059417).
  14. G. Fortino, F. Rango, W. Russo, C. Santoro. Translation of statechart agents into a BDI framework for MAS engineering. Engineering Application of Artificial Intelligence,
    Vol. 41, pp. 287–297, 2015, (DOI: 10.1016/j.engappai.2015.01.012).
  15. F. Messina, G Pappalardo, D. Rosaci, C. Santoro, G.M.L. Sarné. A trust-aware, self-organizing system for large-scale federations of utility computing infrastructures, Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier, Vol. 56, pp. 77–94, 2016, (DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2015.07.013).
  16. F. Messina, G Pappalardo, D. Rosaci, C. Santoro, G.M.L. Sarné. A multi-agent protocol for service level agreement negotiation in cloud federations, International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, Inderscience, Vol. 7, pp. 101–112, 2016.
  17. F. Messina, G Pappalardo, L. Fichera, C. Santoro. A Python framework for programming autonomous robots using a declarative approach, Science of Computer Programming, Elsevier, Vol. 139, pp. 36–55, 2017.
  18. M. De Benedetti, F. Messina, G Pappalardo, C. Santoro. JarvSis: a distributed scheduler for IoT applications, Cluster Computing, Springer, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 1775–1790, 2017.
  19. M. De Benedetti, F. Messina, G Pappalardo, C. Santoro. Web-based Simulations of Multi-agent Systems, SIMULATION, SAGE Publisher, DOI: 10.1177/0037549717706198, 2017.
  20. F. Costanzo, F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro. Flexible simulations of complex networks in OpenStack clouds, IJGUC 8(2), SAGE Publisher, pp. 133-141, 2017.
  21. M. De Benedetti, F. D’Urso, G. Fortino, F. Messina, G Pappalardo, C. Santoro. A fault-tolerant self-organizing flocking approach for UAV aerial survey, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier, vol. 96, pp. 14-30, 2017

Conferences and Workshops

  1. C. Cafarella, E. Pollara, C. Santoro. Decodificatori Speciali per Servizi di Telesoftware e Televideo Criptato. In Proc. of 37 mo Congresso Nazionale per l’elettronica. Roma Nov. 8-9, 1990.
  2. A. Di Stefano, L. Lo Bello, C. Santoro. Synchronous Producer-Consumer Transactions for Real-Time Distributed Process Control. In Proc. of 2 nd IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS’97). Barcelona, Oct. 1-3, 1997.
  3. A. Faro, D. Giordano, C. Santoro. In Search of Web Forms: a Neural Agent for Organizing “Reusable” Notes Documents. In Proc. of World Conference of the WWW, Internet & Intranet (WebNET ’97). Toronto (Canada), Nov. 1-5, 1997 (vincitore del “Best Paper Award”).
  4. A. Di Stefano, L. Lo Bello, C. Santoro. A Distributed Heterogeneous Database System based on Mobile Agents. In Proc. of 7 th IEEE Intl. Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE ’98). Stanford (California), Jun. 17-19, 1998.
  5. A. Di Stefano, L. Lo Bello, C. Santoro. Distributed Transactions as Mobile Agents in a Distributed Heterogeneous Environment. In Proc. of VI Convegno Nazionale su Sistemi Evoluti per Basi di Dati (SEBD’98). Ancona, Jun. 25-28, 1998.
  6. A. Di Stefano, L. Lo Bello, C. Santoro. Naming and Locating Mobile Agents in an Internet Environment. In Proc. of 3 rd IEEE Intl. Conference on Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (EDOC’99). University of Mannheim (Germany), Sept. 27-30, 1999.
  7. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. The Coordination Infrastructure of the ARCA Framework. In Proc. of 4 th ACM Intl. Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents 2000). Barcelona (Spain), Jun. 3-7, 2000.
  8. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Mobile Agents for Distributed Process Control. In Proc. of 4 th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Engineering Systems (INES 2000). Portoroz (Slovenia). Sept. 17-19, 2000.
  9. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Agenti Mobili per il supporto della Mobilità Personale in Internet. In Proc. of 38 mo Congresso Annuale AICA (AICA 2000). Catania, Sept. 27-30, 2000.
  10. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Java Devices for Distributed Process Control. In Proc. of 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2000). Universidad de Las Américas. Puebla (Mexico), Dec. 4-8, 2000.
  11. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Coordinating Mobile Agents by means of Communicators. In Proc. of Workshop on Objects and Agents (WOA2001), Modena, Sept. 4-5,2001.
  12. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro, D. Scardaci. Secure Data in Mobile Agent’s State. Proc. of 9 th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems (ECBS 2002). Lund (Sweden), April 8-11, 2002.
  13. A. Di Stefano, M. Giuffrida, C. Santoro. On-Line Load Balancing in a Multi-Agent Industrial Environment. In Proc. of 6 th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Engineering Systems (INES 2002). Opatija (Croatia). May 26-28, 2002.
  14. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Modeling Multi-Agent Communication Contexts. In Proc. of First ACM Intl. Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2002). Bologna (Italy), Jul. 15-19, 2002.
  15. A. Di Stefano, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, E. Tramontana. Extending Applications using Reflective Assistants Agents. In Proc. of 26th IEEE Intl. Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2002), Oxford, England, Aug, 26-29, 2002.
  16. A. Di Stefano, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, E. Tramontana. A Multi-Agent Reflective Architecture for User Assistance and its Application to E-Commerce. In Proc. of Cooperative Information Agents (CIA 2002), LNAI Springer pub., Madrid, Spain, Sept. 18-20, 2002.
  17. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. A Framework for the Specification of Communication Rules in Multi-Agent Applications. In Proc. of Workshop su agenti per la rappresentazione della conoscenza ed il ragionamento, VIII Congresso AI*IA, Siena, 10-13 Set. 2002.
  18. A. Di Stefano, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, E. Tramontana. A Multi-Agent Reflective Architecture for Web Search Assistance. In Proc. of Workshop su agenti per la rappresentazione della conoscenza ed il ragionamento, VIII Congresso AI*IA, Siena, 10-13 Set. 2002.
  19. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. eXAT: an Experimental Tool for Programming Multi-Agent Systems in Erlang. In Proc. of Workshop on Objects and Agents (WOA2003), Cagliari, Sept. 10-11, 2003.
  20. M. Bombara, D. Cal`ı, C. Santoro. KORE: a Multi-Agent System to Assist Museum Visitors. In Proc. of Workshop on Objects and Agents (WOA2003), Cagliari, Sept. 10-11, 2003.
  21. A. Corsaro, C. Santoro. A C++ Native Interface for Interpreted JVMs. In Proc. of 1st Workshop on Java Technologies for Real-time and Embedded Systems (JTRES 2003), OTM’03 Federated Conferences. LNCS 2889, Springer, Nov. 2003.
  22. A. Di Stefano, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, E. Tramontana. Enforcing Agent Communication Laws by means of a Reflective Framework. In Proc. of 19th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2004), Special Track on Coordination Models, Languages and Applications, Nicosia, Cyprus, Mar. 14–17, 2004.
  23. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Designing Collaborative Agents with eXAT. In Proc. of 13 th IEEE Intl. Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE 2004). “Best paper award”. Modena (Italy), Jun. 14-16, 2004.
  24. A. Corsaro, C. Santoro. Optimizing JVM Object Management Operations to Improve WCET Predictability. Proc. of the 4 rd International Workshop on worst-case execution time analysis, in conjunction with the 16 th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, Catania, Italy, June 2004.
  25. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. eXAT: A Platform to Program Erlang Agents. In Proc. of NetObjectDays 2004. Erfurt (Germany), Sept. 27-30, 2004.
  26. A. Di Stefano, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, E. Tramontana. Engineering Constrained Agent Interactions with REFCON. In Proc. of Workshop su “Agenti a vincoli”: Modelli, tecnologie e metodi per dominare la complessit`a , IX Congresso AI*IA, Perugia, 15-17 Set. 2004.
  27. A. Di Stefano, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, E. Tramontana. Coordinating Multi-Agent Assistants with an Application by means of Computational Reflection. In Design of Intelligent Multi-Agent Systems * Human-Centredness, Architectures, Learning and Adaptation, Springer, Vol. 162, 10.2004, ISBN 3-540-22913-2, October 2004.
  28. A. Di Stefano, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, E. Tramontana. SHARK, A Multi-Agent System to Support Document Sharing and Promote Collaboration. In 2004 International IEEE Workshop on Hot Topics in Peer-to-Peer Systems (HOT-P2P 2004), Volendam, The Netherlands, October 2004.
  29. A. Corsaro, C. Santoro. Design Patterns for RTSJ Application Development. In Proc. of 2 nd Workshop on Java Technologies for Real-time and Embedded Systems (JTRES 2004), OTM’04 Federated Conferences. Springer, Oct. 2004.
  30. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. On the use of Erlang as a Promising Language to Develop Agent Systems. In Proc. of Workshop on Objects and Agents (WOA2004), Torino, Nov. 29-30, 2004.
  31. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. A Decentralized Strategy for Resource Allocation. In Proc. of 2 nd Intl. IEEE Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Next-Generation GRIDs (ETNGRID 2005), IEEE WETICE-2005, Linkoping, Sweden. Jun. 13-15, 2005.
  32. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Supporting Agent Development in Erlang through the eXAT Platform. Whitestein series book on Agent Platforms and Applications, M. Calisti, M. Klush, R. Unland eds., 2005.
  33. A. Corsaro, C. Santoro. The Analysis and Evaluation of Design Patterns for Distributed Real-Time Java Software. In Proc. of 10 th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2005), Catania, Italy. Sept. 19–22, 2005.
  34. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Using the Erlang Language for Multi-Agent Systems Implementation. In Proc. of 2005 IEE/WIC/ACM Intl. Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2005), Compiégne, France. Sept. 19–22, 2005.
  35. A. Di Stefano, F. Gangemi, C. Santoro. ERESYE: Artificial Intelligence in Erlang Programs. In Proc. of 4 th ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop, Tallin, Estonia. Sept. 25, 2005.
  36. C. Santoro. eXAT: Software Agents in Erlang. In Proc. of 11 th International Erlang User Conference, EUC’2005, Stockholm, Sweden. Nov. 10, 2005.
  37. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. Building Semantic Agents in eXAT. In Proc. of Workshop on Objects and Agents (WOA2005), Camerino, Italy, Nov. 14-16, 2005.
  38. A. Di Stefano, C. Santoro. A Marketplace-based Economical Model for Resource Provisioning Agreement in a P2P Grid. In Proc. of HPDC Workshop on the Use of P2P, GRID
    and Agents for the Development of Content Distribution Networks (UPGRADE 2005), Paris, France, Jun. 20, 2006.
  39. G. Novelli, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, E. Tramontana. Transcoding Agents for Multimedia Content Delivery in a Grid. In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Self-Organization and Autonomous Systems in Computing and Communications (SOAS2006), Erfurt, Germany, Sept. 18-20, 2006.
  40. V. Nicosia, C. Spampinato, C. Santoro. Software Agents for Autonomous Robots: the Eurobot 2006 Experience. In Proc. of Workshop on Objects and Agents (WOA2006), “Best Paper Award”, CEUR-WS Publisher, ISSN 1613-0073, Vol. 204, Catania, Italy, Oct. 26-27, 2006.
  41. F. Messina, G. Novelli, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, E. Tramontana. A QoS-Aware Architecture for Multimedia Content Provisioning in a GRID Environment. In Proc. of Workshop on Objects and Agents (WOA2006), CEUR-WS Publisher, ISSN 1613-0073, Vol. 204, Catania, Italy, Oct. 26-27, 2006.
  42. G. Di Giore, A. Di Stefano, G. Morana, C. Santoro. JIT Compiler Optimizations for Stack-based Processors in Embedded Platforms. In Proc. of 4 th Workshop on Java Technologies for Real-time and Embedded Systems (JTRES 2006). ACM Publisher. Paris, France, Oct. 11-13, 2006.
  43. V. Nicosia, C. Santoro. Experiences from Using Erlang for Autonomous Robots. In Proc. of 12 th International Erlang User Conference, EUC’2006, Stockholm, Sweden. Nov. 9-10, 2006.
  44. A. Di Stefano, F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, L. Toscano. Evaluating Strategies for Resource Finding in a Peer-to-Peer Grid. In Proc. of 4 th Intl. IEEE Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Next-Generation GRIDs (ETNGRID 2007), IEEE WETICE-2007, Evry, Paris, France. Jun. 18-20, 2007.
  45. C. Santoro. An erlang framework for autonomous mobile robots, Erlang ’07: Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGPLAN workshop on Erlang Workshop, ACM Press, Freiburg, Germany, Oct. 05, 2007.
  46. F. Cesarini, V. Pappalardo, C. Santoro. A Comparative Evaluation of Imperative and Functional Implementations of IMAP Protocol, Erlang ’08: Proceedings of the 2008 ACM SIGPLAN workshop on Erlang Workshop, ACM Press, Victoria, Canada, Sep. 27, 2008.
  47. D. Buscema, M. Ignaccolo, G. Inturri, A. Pluchino, A. Rapisarda, C. Santoro, S. Tudisco. The Impact of Real Time Information on Transport Network Routing through Intelligent Agent-based Simulation, IEEE Toronto International Conference on Science and Technology for Humanity (TIC-STH 2009), IEEE, 26-27 Sept. 2009. DOI: 10.1109/TIC-STH.2009.5444404.
  48. C. Santoro. Towards an Agent Programming Language. In Proc. of Workshop on Objects and Agents (WOA2009), CEUR-WS Publisher, ISSN 1613-0073, Parma, Italy, Jul. 9-10, 2009.
  49. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro. HYGRA: A Decentralized Protocol for Resource Discovery and Job Allocation in Large Computational Grids. In Proc. of IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC2010), Riccione, Italy, Jun. 22-25, 2010.
  50. L. Fichera, D. Marletta, V. Nicosia, C. Santoro. Flexible Robot Strategy Design using Belief-Desire-Intention Model. In Proc. of International Conference on Research and Education in Robotics (EUROBOT 2010), Spriger CCIS Series, Rappreswille, Swizerland), May 27-30, 2010.
  51. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro. A Self-Organising System for Resource Finding in Large-Scale Computational Grids. In Proc. of Workshop on Objects and Agents (WOA2010), CEUR-WS Publisher, ISSN 1613-0073, Rimini, Italy, Sept. 5-7, 2010.
  52. L. Fichera, D. Marletta, V. Nicosia, C. Santoro. A Methodology to Extend Imperative Languages with AgentSpeak Declarative Constructs. In Proc. of Workshop on Objects and Agents (WOA2010), CEUR-WS Publisher, ISSN 1613-0073, Rimini, Italy, Sept. 5-7, 2010.
  53. R. Massari, V. Nicosia, C. Santoro. Path Planning of a Mobile Robot in a Tight Constrained Environment: the “Eurobot 2010” UNICT-TEAM Experience. In Proc. of 28 th Workshop of the UK Special Interest Group on Planning and Scheduling (PlanSIG2010). ISSN 1368-5708. Brescia, Italy, Dec. 1-2, 2010.
  54. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro. Exploiting the Small-World Effect for Resource Finding in P2P Grids/Clouds. In proc. of 20 th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises, WETICE 2011. Paris, France, 27-29 June 2011.
  55. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro. Decentralised Resource Finding in Cloud/Grid Computing Environments: A Performance Evaluation. In proc. of 21 st IEEE International Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, WETICE 2012. Toulouse, France, June 25-27, 2012.
  56. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro. ComplexSim: An SMP-Aware Complex Network Simulation Framework. In proc. of 6 th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2012. Palermo, Italy, July 4-6, 2012.
  57. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, D. Rosaci, C. Santoro, G. M. L. Sarn`e. A Trust-Based Approach for a Competitive Cloud/Grid Computing Scenario. In proc. of 6 th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing, IDC 2012. September 24-26, 2012, Calabria, Italy.
  58. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, D. Rosaci, C. Santoro, G.M.L. Sarn`e, HySoN: A Distributed Agent-Based Protocol for Group Formation in Online Social Networks. In proc. of MATES 2013, Springer, Koblenz, Germany, September 16-20, 2013, pp. 320-333.
  59. G. Fortino, W. Russo, C. Santoro, Translating Statecharts-Based into BDI Agents: The DSC/PROFETA Case. In proc. of MATES 2013, Springer, Koblenz, Germany, September 16-20, 2013, pp. 264–277.
  60. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, Integrating Cloud Services in Behaviour Programming for Autonomous Robots, In proc. of International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, track on Cloud-assisted Smart Cyber-Physical Systems, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, 2013. pp. 295–302.
  61. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, Exploiting GPUs to Simulate Complex Systems, In proc. of Second International Workshop on Intelligent Computing In Large-Scale Systems (ICLS 2013), CISIS Conference, Taichung, Taiwan, pp. 535–540.
  62. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, D. Rosaci, C. Santoro, G.M.L. Sarn`e, A Distributed Agent-Based Approach for Supporting Group Formation in P2P e-Learning, In proc. of AI*IA Congress, Torino, December 4-6, 2013, pp. 312–323
  63. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, Designing Autonomous Robots Using GOLEM, In Proc. of Workshop on Objects and Agents (WOA2014), CEUR-WS Publisher, Vol.-1260, ISSN 1613-0073, Catania, Italy, Sept. 25-26, 2014.
  64. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, A Goal-centric Framework for Behaviour Programming in Autonomous Robotic Systems, In proc. of IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems and Applications, September 10-12, Senigallia, Italy, 2014.
  65. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, D. Rosaci, C. Santoro, G.M.L. Sarn`e, An Agent Based Negotiation Protocol for Cloud Service Level Agreements, In proc. of 23 rd IEEE International Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, WETICE 2014. Parma, Italy, June 23-25, 2014, pp. 161–166.
  66. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, Decentralised Resource Finding and Allocation in Cloud Federations, In proc. of International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, Salerno, Italy, September 10-12, 2014, pp. 26–33.
  67. F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, D. Rosaci, C. Santoro, G.M.L. Sarn`e, A Trust Model for Competitive Cloud Federations, In proc. of Eighth International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2014, Birmingham, UK, July 2-4, 2014, pp. 469–474.
  68. M. De Benedetti, F. D’Urso, F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, UAV-based Aerial Monitoring: A Performance Evaluation of a Self-Organising Flocking Algorithm, In proc. of 2015 IEEE International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC), 2015.
  69. M. De Benedetti, F. D’Urso, F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, A hybrid model for ranking cloud services, In proc. of 2015 IEEE International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC), 2015.
  70. M. De Benedetti, F. D’Urso, F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, Self-Organising UAVs for Wide Area Fault-tolerant Aerial Monitoring, In XVI Workshop ”From Objects to Agents” CEUR-WS Publisher, ISSN 1613-0073, Napoli, Italy, June, 17-19, 2015, pp. 142–145.
  71. T. Calenda, M. De Benedetti, F. D’Urso, F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, A Web-based Multi-Agent Simulator with 3D Capabilities, In XVII Workshop ”From Objects to Agents” CEUR-WS Publisher, ISSN 1613-0073, Catania, Italy, July, 29-30, 2016, pp. 117–123.
  72. M. De Benedetti, F. D’Urso, F. Messina, G. Pappalardo, C. Santoro, 3D Simulation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, In XVIII Workshop ”From Objects to Agents” CEUR-WS Publisher, ISSN 1613-0073, Scilla, Italy, June, 15-16, 2017, pp. 7–12.
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Research Activities

  • Platforms for autonomous flying vehicles (UAVs, drones)
  • Flocks of UAVs
  • Intelligent Robotic Systems
  • Platforms and languages for planning and behaviour specification in robotic systems
  • Platforms, systems, procotols and application for intelligent agents
  • Platforms, systems, procotols and application for mobile agents
  • P2P systems
  • GRID/Cloud systems and protocols for resource discovery and resource sharing
  • Real-time Java