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Riccardo Rasconi

Email:
riccardo.rasconi@istc.cnr.it
Telephone: 
+ 39 06 44595270
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+ 39 06 44595243
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Via San Martino della Battaglia 44 - 00185 Rome - Italy

Profile

Position: 
Researcher (Fixed Term)
Keywords:
  • Metaheuristics and Algorithms for Scheduling with Uncertainty;
Short profile: 

Following his interest in real world applications, Riccardo’s research agenda has focused on Scheduling and Execution Monitoring & Control. Given his background in Artificial Intelligence, his work has mainly centered on resource constrained project scheduling problem solving with Constraint Programming techniques. Riccardo’s PhD work has delved into the Reactive Scheduling problem, specifically through the assessment of the efficacy of different proactive and reactive execution strategies in the face of executional uncertainty. Great attention has been dedicated to the characterization & management of schedule robustness, as the scheduling strategies vary within the space. In this respect, Riccardo is currently studying the issue of reactive scheduling benchmarks synthesis, to the aim of providing techniques to objectively test different rescheduling procedures by means of reproducible experiments based on execution simulations of dynamically disturbed plans; A significant part of Riccardo’s research work is devoted to the study of algorithms and heuristics for pure scheduling problems. In particular, Riccardo is interested in stochastic search procedures and optimization metaheuristics for the resolution of notoriously difficult scheduling problems. Within the RoboCare Project (see Projects section), Riccardo’s work has centered on Sensor-based execution monitoring and on-line rescheduling of real world plans, to the aim of analyzing dynamically the consequences of the variation of the temporal information within the original plan. The internship spent at the European Space Agency and the long term collaboration with the Planning & Scheduling Team have helped Riccardo build up a considerable experience in space-related problems and applications. Currently, within the GOAC Project (Goal Oriented Autonomous Controller), Riccardo is tackling the problem of autonomous execution of plans on space exploration rovers. In particular, Riccardo’s goal is to study the properties (i.e., dispatchability and controllability) introduced to guarantee sufficient stability conditions for plans constrained on time, parameters and resources, under execution in environments characterized by uncertainty.

Publications


Journal articles

   2014
Carpanzano E., Cesta A., Orlandini A., Rasconi R., Valente A. Intelligent dynamic part routing policies in Plug&Produce Reconfigurable Transportation Systems. In: CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, vol. 63 (1) pp. 425 - 428. ELSEVIER, 2014.  image   image   image

   2013
Diaz D., Cesta A., Oddi A., Rasconi R., Maria Dolores R. M. Efficient Energy Management for Autonomous Control in Rover Missions. In: IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, vol. 8 (4) pp. 12 - 24. IEEE Press, 2013.  image   image   image

   2011
Cesta A., Cortellessa G., Rasconi R., Pecora F., Scopelliti M., Tiberio L. Monitoring Older People with the RoboCare Domestic Environment: Interaction Synthesis and User Evaluation. In: Computational Intelligence, vol. 27 (1) pp. 60 - 82. Wiley Periodicals, 2011.  image   image
Oddi A., Rasconi R., Cesta A., Smith S. F. Solving Job Shop Scheduling with Setup Times through Constraint-based Iterative Sampling: an Experimental Analysis. In: Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, vol. 62 (3/4) pp. 371 - 402. Springer, 2011.  image   image   image

   2010
Rasconi R., Cesta A., Policella N. Validating Scheduling Approaches Against Executional Uncertainty. In: Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, vol. 21 (1) pp. 49 - 64. Springer, 2010.  image   image   image

   2008
Orlandini A., Rasconi R. Il ruolo dell'autonomia nella robotica spaziale. In: I quaderni di Telèma - Media 2000, vol. 260 pp. 54 - 58. Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, 2008.  image
Rasconi R., Cortellessa G., Cesta A. Un sistema robotico integrato di supporto agli anziani. In: I quaderni di Telèma - Media 2000, vol. 259 pp. 56 - 61. Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, 2008.  image

   2006
Pecora F., Rasconi R., Cortellessa G., Cesta A. User-Oriented Problem Abstractions in Scheduling: Customization and Reuse in Scheduling Software Architectures. In: Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, vol. 2 (1) pp. 1 - 16. Springer-Verlag, 2006.  image   image   image

   2005
Cesta A., Cortellessa G., Pecora F., Rasconi R. Exploiting Scheduling Techniques to Monitor the Execution of Domestic Activities. In: Intelligenza Artificiale, vol. 2 (4) pp. 74 - 81. IOS Press, 2005.  image   image
Policella N., Rasconi R. Designing a Testset Generator for Reactive Scheduling. In: Intelligenza Artificiale, vol. 3 pp. 29 - 36. 2005.

   2004
Bahadori S., Cesta A., Grisetti G., Iocchi L., Leone R., Nardi D., Oddi A., Pecora F., Rasconi R. RoboCare: Pervasive Intelligence for the Domestic Care of the Elderly. In: Intelligenza Artificiale, vol. 1 (1) pp. 16 - 21. IOS Press, 2004.  image   image

Contribution to Book/Monograph

   2009
Sasaki J., Yamada K., Tanaka M., Fujita H., Pisanelli D. M., Rasconi R., Tiberio L., De Lazzari C. Improving Safety and Healthy Life of Elderly People: Italian and Japanese Experiences. . In: New Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques. pp. 585 - 598. Hamido Fujita, Vladimir Marik (eds.). Amsterdam: Ios Press, 2009.  image

   2006
Rasconi R., N., Cesta A. Integrating Off-line and On-line Schedulers. Amsterdam, NL: IOS Press, 2006.

   2005
Bahadori S., Cesta A., Iocchi L., Leone R., Nardi D., Pecora F., Rasconi R., Scozzafava L. Towards Ambient Intelligence for the Domestic Care of the Elderly. New York: Springer, 2005.
Cesta A., Cortellessa G., Pecora F., Rasconi R. Intelligent Supervision for Ambient Intelligence: Customizing Scheduling Technology. London: IEE, 2005.

   2004
Pecora F., Rasconi R., C., A. Assessing the Bias of Classical Planning Strategies on Makespan-Optimizing Scheduling. Amsterdam, NL: IOS Press, 2004.

Proceedings

   2014
Borgo S., Cesta A., Orlandini A., Rasconi R., Suriano M., Umbrico A. Towards a cooperative knowledge-based control agent for a reconfigurable manufacturing plant. In: ETFA 2014 - 19th IEEE International Conference on Emergency Technologies and Factory Automation (Barcellona, 16-19 September 2014). Proceedings, pp. 1 - 8. (Proceedings of the IEEE). IEEE, 2014.  image   image   image

   2013
Bisiani R., Merico D., Pinardi S., Dominoni M., Cesta A., Orlandini A., Rasconi R., Suriano M., Umbrico A., Sabuncu O., Schaub T., D'Aloisi D., Nicolussi R., Papa F., Bouglas V., Giakas G., Kavatzikidis T., Bonfiglio S. Fostering Social Interaction of Home-Bound Elderly People: The EasyReach System. 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. 33 - 42. 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
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
Carpanzano E., Cesta A., Marinò F., Orlandini A., Rasconi R., Valente A. An AI Based Online Scheduling Controller for Highly Automated Production Systems. In: RoMaC 2012 - Robust Manufacturing Control. Proceedings of the CIRP Sponsored Conference RoMaC 2012 (Bremen, Germany, 18-20 June 2012). Proceedings, pp. 105 - 119. K. Windt (ed.). (Lecture Notes in Production Engineering). Springer, 2013.  image   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

   2012
Bisiani R., Merico D., Pinardi S., Bonfiglio S., Umbrico A., Cesta A., Orlandini A., Rasconi R., Suriano M., D'Aloisi D., Nicolussi R., Papa F., Regoli M. EasyReach: un sistema per agevolare la socializzazione a distanza tra utenti anziani pre digital-divide. In: foritaal 2012 - AAL in Italia - Primo Libro Bianco. III Forum Italiano sull’Ambient Assisted Living foritaal (Parma, 17-19 ottobre 2012). Atti, pp. 183 - 185. I. De Munari, G. Matrella, P. Ciampolini (eds.). TG Book Editore, 2012.  image
Carpanzano E., Mazzolini M., Orlandini A., Valente A., Cesta A., Marinò F., Rasconi R. Closed-loop Production and Automation Schedule Execution in RMSs under Uncertain Environmental Conditions. In: ETFA-2012 - 2012 IEEE 17th International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation. Proceedings (Kraków, Poland, 17-21 September 2012). Proceedings, article n. 1. (Proceedings of the IEEE). IEEE, 2012.  image   image
Carpanzano E., Orlandini A., Valente A., Cesta A., Marinò F., Rasconi R. Constraint-based Scheduling for Closed-loop Production Control in RMSs. In: SPARK 2012 - 22nd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. Proceedings of the Scheduling and Planning Application woRKshop, 2012 (Atibaia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 26 June 2012). Proceedings, pp. 17 - 23. L. C. Vidal, M. Do, R. Rasconi (eds.). 2012.  image   image
Cesta A., Fratini S., Orlandini A., Rasconi R. Continuous Planning and Execution with Timelines. In: i-SAIRAS 2012 - International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space. Proceedings (Torino, 4-6 September 2012). Proceedings, article n. 3C_3. ESA, 2012.  image   image
Diaz D., Rodriguez-Moreno M. D., Cesta A., Oddi A., Rasconi R. An integrated Constraint-based, power Aware control system for Autonomous rover Mission operations. In: i-SAIRAS 2012 - International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space. Proceedings (Torino, 4-6 September 2012). Proceedings, article n. 10A_4. ESA, 2012.  image   image
Oddi A., Rasconi R., Cesta A., Smith S. F. Iterative Improvement Algorithms for the Blocking Job Shop. In: ICAPS 2012 - Twenty-Second International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, 2012 (Atibaia, São Paulo, Brazil, 25-29 June 2012). Proceedings, pp. 199 - 206. L. McCluskey, B. Williams, J. R. Silva, B. Bonet (eds.). AAAI Press, 2012.  image   image

   2011
Carpanzano E., Cesta A., Orlandini A., Rasconi R., Valente A. Closed-loop production and automation scheduling in RMSs. In: ETFA 2011 - The IEEE 16th Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation, 2011 (Toulouse, France, 5-9 September 2011). Proceedings, pp. 1 - 8. IEEE, 2011.  image   image   image
Ceballos A., Bensalem S., Cesta A., De Silva L., Fratini S., Ingrand F., Ocòn J., Orlandini A., Py F., Rajan K., Rasconi R., Van Winnendael M. A Goal-Oriented Autonomous Controller for Space Exploration. In: ASTRA 2011 - 11th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation. Proceedings (Noordwijk, the Netherlands, 12-14 April 2011). Proceedings, article n. 1A_1. ESA, 2011.  image   image
Cesta A., Fratini S., Rasconi R., Orlandini A. A Planning and Scheduling Service for the ULISSE Platform. In: SMC-IT 2011 - IEEE Fourth International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology, 2011 (Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2-4 August 2011). Proceedings, pp. 35 - 42. IEEE Computer Society, 2011.  image   image   image
Cesta A., Fratini S., Orlandini A., Rasconi R. Supporting Increment Planning Processes within the ULISSE Framework. In: IWPSS 2011 - 7th International Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space. Proceedings (Darmstadt, Germany, 8-10 June 2011). Proceedings, article n. 3A_2. ESA, 2011.  image   image   image
Diaz D., Rodriguez-Moreno M. D., Cesta A., Oddi A., Rasconi R. Applying AI action scheduling to ESA's space robotics. 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_4. ESA, 2011.  image   image
Diaz D., Rodriguez-Moreno M. D., Cesta A., Oddi A., Rasconi R. Scheduling a Single Robot in a Job-Shop Environment through Precedence Constraint Posting. 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, vol. 2 pp. 216 - 225. 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
Diaz D., Rodriguez-Moreno M. D., Cesta A., Oddi A., Rasconi R. Toward a CSP-Based Approach for Energy Management in Rovers. In: SMC-IT 2011 - IEEE Fourth International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology, 2011 (Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2-4 August 2011). Proceedings, pp. 121 - 128. IEEE Computer Society, 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
Oddi A., Rasconi R., Cesta A., Smith S. F. Applying Iterative Flattening Search to the Job Shop Scheduling Problem with Alternative Resources and Sequence Dependent Setup Times. In: COPLAS 2011 - Workshop on Constraint Satisfaction Techniques for Planning and Scheduling Problems. Proceedings (Freiburg, Germany, 13 June 2011). Proceedings, pp. 15 - 22. M. A. Salido, R. Barták, N. Policella (eds.). 2011.  image   image
Oddi A., Rasconi R., Cesta A., Smith S. F. Iterative Flattening Search for the Flexible Job Shop Scheduling Problem. In: IJCAI 2011 - 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2011. Proceedings (Barcelona, Spain, 16-22 July 2011). Proceedings, pp. 1991 - 1996. T. Walsh (ed.). AAAI Press, 2011.  image   image   image
Oddi A., Rasconi R., Cesta A., Smith S. F. Job Shop Scheduling with Routing Flexibility and Sequence-Dependent Setup Times. In: RCRA 2011 - 18th RCRA International Workshop on "Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for solving problems with combinatorial explosion" (Barcelona, Spain, 17-18 July 2011). Proceedings, pp. 96 - 110. 2011.  image   image

   2010
Cesta A., Ocon J., Rasconi R., Sanchez Montero A. M. Injecting On-Board Autonomy in a Multi-Agent System for Space Service Providing. In: IEA-AIE 20102010.
Cesta A., Ocon J., Rasconi R., Sanchez Montero A. Simulating On-Board Autonomy in a Multi-Agent System with Planning and Scheduling. In: SPARK 2010 (Toronto, Canada, ). Proceedings, 2010.
Oddi A., Rasconi R., Cesta A. Casting Project Scheduling with Time Windows as a DTP. In: Coplas 2010 (Toronto, Canada, ). Proceedings, 2010.
Oddi A., Rasconi R., Cesta A., Smith S. F. Exploiting Iterative Flattening Search to Solve Job Shop Scheduling Problems with Setup Times. In: PlanSIG 2010 - The 28th Workshop of the UK Planning & Scheduling Special Interest Group (Brescia, Italy, December 2010). Proceedings, 2010.  image
Oddi A., Rasconi R., Cesta A., Smith S. Job Shop Scheduling with Setup Times: Exploring the Applicability of a Constraint-based Iterative Sampling Approach. In: RCRA 20102010.
Oddi A., Rasconi R., Cesta A. Project Scheduling as a Disjunctive Temporal Problem. In: ECAI 2010 - 19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Lisbon, Portugal, ). Proceedings, 2010.

   2008
Oddi A., Rasconi R. Iterative Improvement Heuristics for Resource Constrained Scheduling with Time Windows. In: Ragionamento Automatico e Rappresentazione della Conoscenza 2008 (Udine (Italy), ). Atti, 2008.

   2007
Cesta A., Cortellessa G., Giuliani V., Pecora F., Scopelliti M., Rasconi R., Tiberio L. Proactive Assistive Technology: An Empirical Study. In: INTERACT 2007 - Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2007, 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, 2007. Proceedings, Part I (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10-14 September 2007). Proceedings, pp. 255 - 268. C. Baranauskas, P. Palanque, J. Abascal, S. Diniz, J. Barbosa (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4662). Springer, 2007.  image   image   image
Cesta A., Cortellessa G., Pecora F., Rasconi R. Synthesizing Proactive Assistance with Heterogeneous Agents. In: AI*IA 2007 - 10th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, 2007. Proceedings. Artificial Intelligence and Human-Oriented Computing (Roma, 10-13 September 2007). Proceedings, pp. 495 - 506. R. Basili, M. T. Pazienza (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4733). Springer, 2007.  image   image   image
Cesta A., Cortellessa G., Pecora F., Rasconi R. Synthesizing Proactive Assistance with Heterogeneous Agents. In: AI*IA 2007 - AI*IA 2007: Artificial Intelligence and Human-Oriented Computing,10th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence 2007. Proceedings (Rome, Italy, 10-13 September 2007). Proceedings, pp. 495 - 506. R. Basili, M. T. Pazienza (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4733). Springer, 2007.  image   image   image

   2006
Cesta A., Pecora F., Rasconi R., Iocchi L., Leone R., N., D. Lucia: a Cognitive Robot in an Intelligent Environment. In: Workshop on Socially Assistive Robotics at Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) (Philadelphia, PA, USA, ). Proceedings, 2006.
Rasconi R., Policella N., C., A. Fix the Schedule or Solve Again? Comparing Constraint-Based Approaches to Schedule Execution. In: ICAPS Workshop on Constraint Satisfaction Techniques for Planning and Scheduling Problems (Lake District, Cumbria, UK, ). Proceedings, 2006.
Rasconi R., Policella N., Cesta A. SEaM: Analyzing Schedule Executability Through Simulation. In: IEA/AIE 2006 - Advances in Applied Artificial Intelligence, 19th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2006. Proceedings (Annecy, France, 27-30 June 2006). Proceedings, pp. 410 - 420. M. Ali, R. Dapoigny (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4031). Springer, 2006.  image   image   image

   2005
Cesta A., Farinelli A., Iocchi L., Leone R., Nardi D., Pecora F., Rasconi R. "Robotically Rich" Environments for Supporting Elderly People at Home: the RoboCare Experience. In: AISB 2005 - Symposium on "Robot Companions: Hard Problems and Open Challenges in Robot-Human Interaction", AISB 2005 Convention (Hatfield, UK, 12 15 April 2005). Proceedings, pp. 32 - 39. AISB, 2005.  image   image
Cesta A., Cortellessa G., Pecora F., Rasconi R. Monitoring Domestic Activities with Scheduling Techniques. In: Second RoboCare Workshop (Roma, ). Atti, 2005.
Cesta A., Cortellessa G., Pecora F., Rasconi R., Rosato R. T-Rex: a Tool for schedule Representation and EXecution. In: Second RoboCare Workshop (Roma, ). Atti, 2005.
Policella N., Rasconi R. Looking for a common scheduling perturbations benchmark. In: International Workshop on Constraint Solving under Change and Uncertainty at CP-05 (Sitges, Spagna, ). Proceedings, 2005.
Policella N., Rasconi R. Testsets Generation for Reactive Scheduling. In: Workshop on Experimental Analysis and Benchmarks for AI Algorithms (Ferrara, ). Atti, 2005.

   2003
Cesta A., Rasconi R. Execution Monitoring and Schedule Revision for O-OSCAR: A Preliminary Report. In: Workshop on Online Constraint Solving: Handling Change and Uncertainty (Kinsale, Ireland, ). Proceedings, 2003.
Cesta A., Bahadori S., Cortellessa G., Grisetti G., Giuliani M. V., Iocchi L., Leone G. R., Nardi D., Oddi A., Pecora F., Rasconi R., Saggese A., S. M. RoboCare Project, Cognitive Systems for the Care of the Elderly. In: International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence (ICADI) (Washington, D.C., USA, ). Proceedings, 2003.

   2002
Cesta A., Oddi A., Policella N., Cortellessa G., Rasconi R. Approaching the Schedule Execution Problem with O-Oscar. In: Proceedings of International Workshop on Planning and real-time monitoring of rescue operations, L.Iocchi, D. Nardi (Eds), Foligno, Ottobre2002.