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Riccardo De Benedictis

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riccardo.debenedictis@istc.cnr.it
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+39 06 44595254
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Research Fellow
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Riccardo De Benedictis is a Research Assistant at ISTC-CNR and a PhD Student at the School of Computing and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth. He obtained a Ms. in Computer Science Engineering at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in January 2010 with a thesis on planning developed at ISTC.  He has been involved in the PANDORA project since then and currently involved in the GiraffPlus project.

Research topics cover the development of automatic solvers, used in planning and scheduling problems aimed at real-world applications, yet keeping a strong consideration for the human component that needs to interact with intelligent applications.

Planning and Scheduling with Complex Constraints. The specialization in Artificial Intelligence prior to graduation and subsequent collaboration with the PST group of the ISTC-CNR led Riccardo to a growing interest in issues related to automated planning with complex constraints. The poor performance of modern timeline-based planners, the rich expressiveness of their languages for the definition of the domains coupled with the ability to create flexible plans and therefore adaptable to (relatively) little unexpected issues at runtime, appear sufficient reasons for the development of a research line aimed at identifying new techniques for solving this kind of problems.

Interaction between Automated Planning and Cognitive Sciences. The highly stimulating work environment at the ISTC-CNR has feed interest in the cognitive sciences to Riccardo opening up the possibility of mediation between the purely engineering and technology while maintaining the need to consider human factors. From this mediation came out, on the one hand, new algorithms that increase in performance procedures for solving timeline-based problems, on the other, the possibility of using planning techniques to support the modeling of cognitive processes. The PANDORA project, recently completed, has offered the possibility of a first mediation through the implementation of user profiling techniques aimed at controlling the generation of plans whose purpose is to guide the user toward a new desired psychological profile.

Publications


Journal articles

   2014
Cesta A., Cortellessa G., De Benedictis R. Training for crisis decision making - An approach based on plan adaptation. In: Knowledge-Based Systems, vol. 58 pp. 98 - 112. Elsevier, 2014.  image   image   image

   2011
Celino I., Dell'Aglio D., De Benedictis R., Grilli S., Cesta A. Ontologies, rules and linked data to support Crisis Managers Training. In: IEEE Learning Technology Newsletter, vol. 13 (1) pp. 3 - 6. IEEE, 2011.  image
Cesta A., Cortellessa G., De Benedictis R., Strickland K. Training Crisis Managers in Strategic Decision-Making. In: ERCIM News, vol. 85 pp. 47 - 48. ERCIM, 2011.  image

Contribution to Book/Monograph

   2013
De Benedictis R., Cesta A. Timeline Planning in the J-TRE Environment. In: Agents and Artificial Intelligence. 4th International Conference, ICAART 2012, Vilamoura, Portugal, February 6-8, 2012. Revised Selected Papers. pp. 218 - 233. J. Filipe, A. Fred (eds.). (Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 358). Berlin: Springer, 2013.  image   image   image

Proceedings

   2014
Cesta A., Coraci L., Cortellessa G., De Benedictis R., Furfari F., Orlandini A., Palumbo F., Stimec A. From Sensor Data to User Services in GiraffPlus. In: AAL 2013 - Fourth Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living, 2013 (Ancona, 23 25 Ottobre 2013). Atti, article n. 1. S. Longhi, P. Siciliano, M. Germani, A. Monteriù (eds.). Springer, 2014.  image   image

   2013
Carotenuto L., Ceriello A., Cesta A., De Benedictis R., Orlandini A., Rasconi R. Planning and Scheduling Services to support facility management in the ISS. In: IAC 2012 - 63rd International Astronautical Congress 2012 (Naples, Italy, 1 5 October 2012). Proceedings, pp. 4901 - 4913. Curran Associates, Inc, 2013.  image   image
Cesta A., De Benedictis R., Orlandini A., Umbrico A., Bernardi G. Integrating Planning and Scheduling Capabilities in a Space Robotics Domain. In: ASTRA2013 - 12th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (Noordwijk, the Netherlands, 15 17 May 2013). Proceedings, article n. 1. ESA, 2013.  image   image
Cesta A., De Benedictis R., Orlandini A., Rasconi R., Carotenuto L., Ceriello A. Integrating Planning and Scheduling in the ISS Fluid Science Laboratory Domain. In: IEA/AIE 2013 - 26th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems. Proceedings (Amsterdam, 17-21 June 2013). Proceedings, pp. 191 - 201. M. Ali, T. Bosse, K. Hindriks, M. Hoogendoorn, C. Jonker, J. Treur (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 7906). Springer, 2013.  image   image   image
Cesta A., Coraci L., Cortellessa G., De Benedictis R., Orlandini A., Palumbo F., Stimec A. Steps Toward End-to-End Personalized AAL Services. In: AITAmI'13 - 8th Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Ambient Intelligence (Athens, Greece, 16-17 July 2013). Proceedings, pp. 78 - 89. A. Aztiria, J. C. Augusto, D. J. Cook (eds.). (Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, vol. 17). IOS Press, 2013.  image   image   image
Cortellessa G., De Benedictis R., Pagani M. Timeline-based Planning for Engaging Training Experiences. In: ICAPS 2013 - 23rd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, 2013. Proceedings (Rome, 10 14 June 2013). Proceedings, pp. 371 - 379. D. Borrajo, S. Kambhampati, A. Oddi, S. Fratini (eds.). AAAI Press, 2013.  image   image

   2012
Bacon L., Cesta A., Coraci L., Cortellessa G., De Benedictis R., Grilli S., Polutnik J., Strickland K. Training Crisis Managers with PANDORA. In: ECAI 2012 - European Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2012 (Montpellier, France, 27-31 August 2012). Proceedings, pp. 1001 - 1002. Luc De Raedt et al.. (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol. 242). IOS Press, 2012.  image   image   image
De Benedictis R., Cesta A. New Reasoning for Timeline Based Planning. An Introduction to J-TRE and its Features. In: ICAART 2012 - 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Proceedings (Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 6-8 February 2012). Proceedings, vol. 1 pp. 144 - 153. J. Filipe, A. L. N. Fred (eds.). SciTePress, 2012.  image

   2011
Bernardi G., Cesta A., Coraci L., Cortellessa G., De Benedictis R., Mohier F., Polutnik J., Vuk M. Only Hope remains in the PANDORA's .jar - Pervasive use of planning in a training environment. In: ICAPS-11 - Twenty-First International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. Proceedings of the System Demonstrations (Freiburg, Germany, 14 June 2011). Proceedings, pp. 10 - 13. P. Bertoli, M. Do (eds.). 2011.  image   image   image
Cesta A., Cortellessa G., De Benedictis R., Strickland K. Opening the PANDORA-BOX: Planning and Executing Timelines in a Training Environment. In: SPARK'11 - Twenty-First International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. Proceedings of the Scheduling and Planning Application woRKshop (SPARK’11) (Freiburg, Germany, 13 June 2011). Proceedings, pp. 15 - 22. G. Cortellessa, M. Do, R. Rasconi, N. Yorke-Smith (eds.). 2011.  image   image
Cesta A., Cortellessa G., De Benedictis R., Strickland K. Using Planning to Train Crisis Decision Makers. In: AI*IA 2011 - AI*IA 2011: Artificial Intelligence Around Man and Beyond - XII International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, 2011. Proceedings (Palermo, 15-17 September 2011). Proceedings, vol. 6934 pp. 336 - 347. R. Pirrone, F. Sorbello (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6934). Springer, 2011.  image   image   image
Cortellessa G., D'Amico R., Pagani M., Tiberio L., De Benedictis R., Bernardi G., Cesta A. Modeling Users of Crisis Training Environments by Integrating Psychological and Physiological Data. In: IEA/AIE 2011 - Modern Approaches in Applied Intelligence. 24th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems. Proceedings, pt. II (Syracuse, USA, 28 June - 1 July 2011). Proceedings, pp. 79 - 88. K. G. Mehrotra, C. K. Mohan, J. C. Oh, P. K. Varshney, M. Ali (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 6704). Springer, 2011.  image   image   image
Fratini S., Cesta A., Orlandini A., Rasconi R., De Benedictis R. APSI-based Deliberation in Goal Oriented Autonomous Controllers. In: ASTRA 2011 - 11th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation. Proceedings (Noordwijk, the Netherlands, 12-14 April 2011). Proceedings, article n. 5B_1. ESA, 2011.  image   image

Abstracts

   2013
Cesta A., Coraci L., Cortellessa G., De Benedictis R., Orlandini A., Palumbo F., Stimec A. End-to-End Personalized AAL Services for Elderly with Chronic Conditions. In: AAL forum 2013 - Ambient Assisted Living Forum 2013 (Norrköping, Sweden, 24 26 September 2013).   image