Research

Journals and book chapters

Marcello Cirillo, Federico Pecora, and Alessandro Saffiotti. Proactive assistance in peis-ecologies: a constraint-based approach. In Handbook of Research on Ambient Intelligence: Trends and Perspectives (accepted, to appear). IGI Global, 2010.

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, R. Rasconi, F. Pecora, M. Scopelliti, and L. Tiberio. Monitoring elderly people with the robocare domestic environment: Interaction synthesis and user evaluation. Computational Intelligence, Special Issue on Scheduling and Planning Applications, 2010. (to appear). [ bib ]

S. Fratini, F. Pecora, and A. Cesta. Unifying Planning and Scheduling as Timelines in a Component-Based Perspective. Archives of Control Sciences, 18(2):231-271, 2008. [ bib | .pdf ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, M.V. Giuliani, F. Pecora, M. Scopelliti, and L. Tiberio. Psychological Implications of Domestic Assistive Technology for the Elderly. PsychNology Journal, 3(5):229-252, 2007. [ bib | .pdf ]

F. Pecora and A. Cesta. DCOP for Smart Homes: a Case Study. Computational Intelligence, 23(4):395-419, 2007. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, L. Iocchi, G.R. Leone, D. Nardi, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. Robotic, Sensory and Problem-Solving Ingredients for the Future Home. In D. Monekosso, P. Remagnino, and Y. Kuno, editors, Intelligent Environments: Methods, Algorithms and Applications. Springer, 2007. [ bib ]

M. Scopelliti, M.V. Giuliani, L. Tiberio, G. Cortellessa, F. Pecora, and A. Cesta. Supporti Cognitivi Domestici per gli Anziani: Rappresentazioni, Valutazione, Accettabilita' (in Italian). In-Cognito, Cahiers Romans de Sciences Cognitives, 2007. [ bib ]

F. Pecora, R. Rasconi, G. Cortellessa, and A. Cesta. User-Oriented Problem Abstractions in Scheduling, Customization and Reuse in Scheduling Software Architectures. Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, 2(1):1-16, 2006. [ bib ]

A. Cesta and F. Pecora. Integrating Intelligent Systems For Elder Care In RoboCare. In W.C. Mann and A. Helal, editors, Promoting Independence for Older Persons with Disabilities, pages 65-73. IOS Press, 2006. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. Exploiting Scheduling Techniques to Monitor the Execution of Domestic Activities. Intelligenza Artificiale (Italian Journal of Artificial Intelligence), 2005. [ bib ]

S. Bahadori, A. Cesta, L. Iocchi, G.R. Leone, D. Nardi, F. Pecora, R. Rasconi, and L. Scozzafava. Towards Ambient Intelligence for the Domestic Care of the Elderly. In P. Remagnino, G.L. Foresti, and T. Ellis, editors, Ambient Intelligence: A Novel Paradigm. Springer, 2005. [ bib ]

S. Bahadori, A. Cesta, G. Grisetti, L. Iocchi, G.R. Leone, D. Nardi, A. Oddi, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. RoboCare: Pervasive Intelligence for the Domestic Care of the Elderly. Intelligenza Artificiale, 1(1):16-21, 2004. [ bib ]


Conferences

M. Cirillo, F. Lanzellotto, F. Pecora, and A. Saffiotti. Monitoring Domestic Activities with Temporal Constraints and Components. In 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'09), 2009. [ bib | .pdf ]

A. Cesta, S. Fratini, and F. Pecora. Planning with Multiple-Components in OMPS. In N.T. Nguyen, editor, IEA/AIE 2008, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) 5027, 2008. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, M.V. Giuliani, F. Pecora, M. Scopelliti, and L. Tiberio. The RoboCare Project: The User's View. In W.C. Mann, editor, Aging, Disability and Independence: Selected Papers from ICADI-08, pp.85-104. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, FL, 2008. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, M.V. Giuliani, F. Pecora, R. Rasconi, M. Scopelliti, and T. Tiberio. Proactive Assistive Technology: An Empirical Study. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT'07), 2007. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. Synthesizing Proactive Assistance with Heterogeneous Agents. In R. Basili and M.T. Pazienza, editors, Proc. of AI*IA 2007, LNAI 4733, pages 495-506. 2007. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. Mediating the Knowledge of End-Users and Technologists: a Problem in the Development of Scheduling Technology. In Proceedings of The IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2005), Innsbruck (Austria), 14-16 February, 2005. [ bib ]

F. Pecora, R. Rasconi, and A. Cesta. Assessing the Bias of Classical Planning Strategies on Makespan-Optimizing Scheduling. In Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-04), Valencia, Spain, 2004. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, S. Bahadori, G. Cortellessa, G. Grisetti, M.V. Giuliani, L. Iocchi, G.R. Leone, D. Nardi, A. Oddi, F. Pecora, R. Rasconi, A. Saggese, and M. Scopelliti. The RoboCare Project: Cognitive Systems for the Care of the Elderly. In Proceedings of International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence (ICADI), Washington D.C., USA, 2003. [ bib ]

F. Pecora and A. Cesta. The Role of Different Solvers in Planning and Scheduling Integration. In Proceedings of 8th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA03), Pisa, Italy, 2003. [ bib ]


Workshops

J. Ullberg, A. Loutfi, and F. Pecora. Towards Continuous Activity Monitoring with Temporal Constraints. In Proc. of the 4th Workshop on Planning and Plan Execution for Real-World Systems at ICAPS09, 2009. [ bib | .pdf ]

F. Pecora and M. Cirillo. A Constraint-Based Approach for Plan Management in Intelligent Environments. In Proc. of the Scheduling and Planning Applications Workshop at ICAPS09, 2009. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Di Lello, A. Loutfi, F. Pecora, and A. Saffiotti. Robotic furniture in a smart environment: The peis table. In Proc of the 4th Int Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Ambient Intelligence (AITAmI), Barcelona, Spain, 2009. Online at http://www.aass.oru.se/˜asaffio/. [ bib ]

G. Cortellessa, G. Koch Svedberg, A. Loutfi, F. Pecora, M. Scopelliti, and L. Tiberio. A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of Domestic Assitive Robots. In Proceedings of the AAAI Fall Symposium on AI and Eldercare, Washington, DC (USA), 2008. [ bib ]

A. Borissov, J. Janecek, F. Pecora, and A. Saffiotti. Towards a Network Robot System for Object Identification and Localization in RoboCup@Home. In Proc. of the Workshop on Network Robot Systems (NRS) at IROS'08, Nice, France, 2008. [ bib ]

G. Cortellessa, A. Loutfi, and F. Pecora. An on-going evaluation of domestic robots. In Proc. of the Workshop on Robotic Helpers at ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction Conference (HRI08), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2008. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, S. Fratini, A. Oddi, and F. Pecora. APSI Case#1: Pre-planning Science Operations in Mars Express. In Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, iSAIRAS-08, 2008. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, S. Fratini, and F. Pecora. A Multi-Component Framework for Planning and Scheduling Integration. In PlanSIG-07, Proceedings of the 26th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group, Prague, Czech Republic, 2007. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, M.V. Giuliani, F. Pecora, M. Scopelliti, and L. Tiberio. Caring About the User's View: The Joys and Sorrows of Experiments with People. In ICAPS Workshop on Moving Planning and Scheduling Systems into the Real World, Providence, RI, USA, 2007. [ bib ]

M. Benedetti, F. Pecora, and N. Policella. Premises for a Scheduling Competition. In Proceedings of SSC07, ICAPS Workshop on Scheduling a Scheduling Competition, 2007. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, M. Giuliani, F. Pecora, M. Scopelliti, and T. Tiberio. Evaluating Proactive Support in RoboCare: The User's View. In Selected paper at CHItaly 07 (5th Italian Symposium on Computer Human Interaction, Meeting of the Italian Chapter of ACM SigCHI), Padova, 2007. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. Supporting Interaction in the RoboCare Intelligent Assistive Environment. In Proccedings of AAAI Spring Symposium on Interaction Challenges for Intelligent Assistants, 2007. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, F. Pecora, R. Rasconi, L. Iocchi, G.R. Leone, and D. Nardi. Lucia: a Cognitive Robot in an Intelligent Environment. In Workshop on Socially Assistive Robotics at Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) (Poster paper), Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2006. [ bib ]

F. Pecora, P.J. Modi, and P. Scerri. Reasoning About and Dynamically Posting n-ary Constraints in ADOPT. In Proceedings of 7th Int. Workshop on Distributed Constraint Reasoning, at AAMAS'06, 2006. [ bib ]

A. Cesta and F. Pecora. The RoboCare Project: Intelligent Systems for Elder Care. In Proceedings of the AAAI Fall Symposium on "Caring Machines: AI in Elder Care", Washington, DC (USA), 2005. [ bib ]

F. Pecora and A. Cesta. Evaluating Plans through Restrictiveness and Resource Strength. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Integrating Planning into Scheduling (WIPIS) at AAAI-05, Pittsburgh, USA, 2005. [ bib ]

F. Pecora and A. Cesta. Restrictiveness vs Resource Efficiency in Loosely-Coupled Planning and Scheduling Integrations. In Workshop on “Experimental Analysis and Benchmarks for AI Algorithms” (AI*IA-RCRA - Working group on Knowledge Representation and Automated Reasoning of the Italian Association of Artificial Intelligence), Ferrara, Italy, 2005. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. Intelligent Supervision for Ambient Intelligence: Customizing Scheduling Technology. In Proceedings of the IEE Workshop on Intelligent Environments, University of Essex, Colchester, UK, 2005. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G Cortellessa, F. Pecora, R. Rasconi, and R. Rosato. T-Rex: a Tool for schedule Representation and EXecution. In Proceedings of the Second RoboCare Workshop, Rome, Italy, 2005. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. Monitoring Domestic Activities with Scheduling Techniques. In Proceedings of the Second RoboCare Workshop, Rome, Italy, 2005. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, A. Farinelli, L. Iocchi, G.R. Leone, D. Nardi, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. Robotically Rich Environments for Supporting Elderly People at Home: The RoboCare Experience. In Proceedings of the AISB'05 Workshop on Robot Companions, 12-15 April Hatfield, England, 2005. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. Steps Towards a Scheduling Domain Description Language. In Proceedings of the Third Italian Workshop on Planning and Scheduling, AI*IA-04, Perugia, September, 2004. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. Biasing the Structure of Scheduling Problems Through Classical Planners. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Integrating Planning into Scheduling (WIPIS) at ICAPS, Whistler, Canada, 2004. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, A. Oddi, F. Pecora, N. Policella, and R. Rasconi. O-OSCAR: a Constraint-Based Architecture for Activity Scheduling and Execution Monitoring. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space (IWPSS-04), Darmstadt, Germany, pages 361-362, 2004. [ bib ]

A. Cesta, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. A Component-Based Framework for Loosely-Coupled Planning and Scheduling Integrations. In Proceedings of the First RoboCare Workshop, Rome, Italy, 2003. [ bib ]

S. Bahadori, A. Cesta, G. Grisetti, L. Iocchi, R. Leone, D. Nardi, A. Oddi, F. Pecora, and R. Rasconi. RoboCare: an Integrated Robotic System for the Domestic Care of the Elderly. In Proceedings of workshop on Ambient Intelligence AI*IA-03, Pisa, Italy, 2003. [ bib ]

F. Pecora and A. Cesta. Planning and Scheduling Ingredients for a Multi-Agent System. In Proceedings of UK PLANSIG02 Workshop, Delft, The Netherlands, 2002. [ bib ]

R. Giry and F. Pecora. Robot Esploratori. In Student project awards section of Proceedings of 7th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA01), Bari, Italy, 2001. [ bib ]


Other

F. Pecora and A. Saffiotti. La PEIS Home: un laboratorio per lo sviluppo di ambienti domestici intelligenti (in Italian). Media 2000, 260(8):59-64, 2008. [ bib ]

A. Cesta and F. Pecora. Robocare, un progetto pilota su tecnologie intelligenti per aiutare anziani in casa (in Italian). Media 2000, 24(4):79-82, 2006. [ bib ]

A. Cesta and F. Pecora. Integrated Planning and Scheduling in the RoboCare Project. PLANET News, (6):11-14, 2003. [ bib ]

A. Cesta and F. Pecora. The RoboCare Project. European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) News, 2003. [ bib | .html ]


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