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Participation to CDC18

OxCAV members Andrea Peruffo and Alessandro Abate participated in the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2018),

The paper titled:  Impact of Solar Panels and Cooling Devices on Frequency Control after a Generation Loss Incident was presented. This works falls under the Smart Energy project.

Alessandro Abate was also the Chair for session: Control Applications II.

The CDC is recognized as the premier scientific and engineering conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control. The CDC annually brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners in the field of automatic control to discuss new research results, perspectives on future developments, and innovative applications relevant to decision making, automatic control, and related areas.


Efficiency through Uncertainty: Scalable Formal Synthesis for Stochastic Hybrid Systems

Paper titled: Efficiency through Uncertainty: Scalable Formal Synthesis for Stochastic Hybrid Systems accepted in the  22nd ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC 2019). Authored by Nathalie Cauchi, Luca Laurenti, Morteza Lahijanian, Alessandro Abate, Marta Kwiatkowska, and Luca Cardelli.

NVIDIA and Visteon

We are pleased to announce the newly received research support from NVIDIA and Visteon.

DPhil graduation of Dario Cattaruzza

We are happy to announce the DPhil graduation of Dario Cattaruzza. His work is related to the Unbounded-Time Safety Verification with Abstract Acceleration project.Congratulations from the rest of the OxCAV group!!

Talks at FLoC 2018

Talks being given as part of #FLoC2018 from #OxCaV group sorted by date:

Wednesday 11th:

14:00, CS Lecture Theatre A : Benchmarks for Cyber-Physical Systems, Nathalie Cauchi, Alessandro Abate , (ADHS)

14:00, CS Lecture Theatre B : Temporal Logic Control of General Markov Decision Processes by Approximate Policy Refinement, Sofie Haesaert, Sadegh Soudjani, Alessandro Abate,  (ADHS)

15:15, CS Lecture Theatre B :Approximate Abstractions of Markov Chains with Interval Decision Processes, Yuriy Zacchia Lun, Jack Wheatley, Alessandro D'Innocenzo, Alessandro Abate,  (ADHS)


Friday, 13th:

11:20, CS Lecture Theatre B: Results of ARCH Friendly Competition: Stochastic Models Group, (ARCH)

16:45, CS Lecture Theatre B: A modular library of stochastic models from building automation systems, Nathalie Cauchi, Alessandro Abate (ARCH)

17:00, Maths Seminar C5: Logically-constrained reinforcement learning, Mohammadhosein Hasanbeig, Alessandro Abate, Daniel Kroening (MoRe)


Saturday, 14th:

16:15,  Maths LT1 : Synthesis Modulor Theories, Alessandro Abate, Cristina David, Pascal Kesseli, Daniel Kroening, Elizabeth Polgreen (CAV)


Wednesday, 18th:

12:12, Maths LT3: Safe, Automated and Formal Synthesis of Digital Controllers for Continuous Plants, Alessandro Abate, Iury Bessa, Dario Cattaruzza, Lucas Cordiero, Cristina David, Pascal Kesseli, Daniel Kroening, Elizabeth Polgreen (SYNT)


Thursday, 19th:

15:00, Maths LT6: Bayesian Verification of Chemical Reaction Networks, Gareth Molyneux, Viraj Brian Wijesuriya, Alessandro Abate (VEMDP)




ADHS 2018 Conference July 11 - 13 2018 Oxford UK

The IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems brings together researchers and practitioners in the area of hybrid systems, with backgrounds in control, computer science, and operations research, to provide a forum for discussing and presenting recent results in the fields of hybrid and cyber-physical systems.

ADHS 2018 will be held at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford.
ADHS will be hosted within FLOC 2018, and will precede CAV 2018.


ADHS has already a long and rich history. The previous ADHS were held in St Malo, France (2003), Alghero, Italy (2006), Zaragoza, Spain (2009), Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2012), and Atlanta, GA, USA (2015). In addition, the ADHS series was preceded by the successful conference series on Automation Of Mixed Processes: ADPM 92 in Paris (France), ADPM 94 in Brussels (Belgium), ADPM 98 in Reims (France) and  ADPM 2000 in Dortmund (Germany). 

Contributions are invited in all areas pertaining to the engineering of hybrid systems including: modelling, specification, verification, analysis, control synthesis, simulation, validation, and implementation. We solicit theoretical as well as applied research papers in the area, both as regular papers, and as tools papers, and case studies. We welcome articles connecting the cognate fields of control theory and formal verification. 

Contributions are encouraged on applications of hybrid methods in various fields, such as automotive, avionics, energy and power, mobile and autonomous robotics, the process and manufacture industry, transportation and infrastructure networks, communication networks and networked control systems, cyber-physical systems, safety-critical systems, systems and synthetic biology.



Tropical Abstractions of Max-Plus-Linear Systems

Paper titled: Tropical Abstractions of Max-Plus-Linear Systems accepted in the 16th International Conference on Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems (FORMATS 2018). Authored by Muhammad Syifa'ul Mufid, Dieky Adzkiya, Alessandro Abateo 

Best Talk (2nd Prize)

The Oxford Computer Science Conference is an annual conference that celebrates student projects, research by Masters and PhD studens, and work by postdoctoral fellows. This year the event was held on 1st of June 2018 and our group member, Gareth Molyneux won the Best Talk (2nd Prize) for presenting his work. The presentation was titled; "Bayesian verification of chemical reaction networks" . 


 Alessandro Abate will be presenting the key note talk within TRENDS 2018 - a workshop on the trends in concurrency theory. It will be part of CONFESTA 2018. More details to follow soon.

BOOM! Big data meets formal methods 2018

Alessandro Abate will be presenting the keynote session within BOOM!  Big data meets formal methods workshop. This workshop will be held within CONFESTA 2018, taking place on the 8th Septemeber 2018, Beijing China. 



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