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Federico Pecora

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Science and Technology

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Federico Pecora

About Federico Pecora

Short bio

I am currently Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS, Örebro University, Sweden). I am a graduate of Computer Science Engineering at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", where I earned my PhD in 2007. I was previously a research assistant at the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR), where I worked on AI tools for space mission planning on a grant from the European Space Agency.

Research

My research interests lie at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. I focus specifically on constraint reasoning, planning and scheduling, and meta-CSP techniques for hybrid reasoning.

Much of my work nowadays focuses on developing constraint reasoning algorithms for robot planning and for context recognition from sensor traces. In the past 5 years, I have been applying these techniques in two broad application areas: service robots/sensor systems for use in domestic environments; and decision support tools for industrial scenarios with large autonomous vehicles. I am fascinated by the problem of using AI for robots, and I find that some of the most compelling research questions in AI originate from the use of model-based approaches to robot control.

I am the initiator and principal maintainer of the Meta-CSP Framework (metacsp.org), a software API for supporting the theoretical study and implementation of hybrid reasoning algorithms.

For papers, please see the "Publications" tab and/or my Google Scholar profile.

Publications

Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, monographs | 

Articles in journals

Mansouri, M. & Pecora, F. (2016). A robot sets a table: a case for hybrid reasoning with different types of knowledge. Journal of experimental and theoretical artificial intelligence (Print), 28 (5), 801-821.
Mansouri, M. , Andreasson, H. & Pecora, F. (2016). Hybrid Reasoning for Multi-robot Drill Planning in Open-pit Mines. Acta Polytechnica, 56 (1), 47-56.
Andreasson, H. , Bouguerra, A. , Cirillo, M. , Dimitrov, D. N. , Driankov, D. , Karlsson, L. , Lilienthal, A. J. , Pecora, F. & et al. (2015). Autonomous transport vehicles: where we are and what is missing. IEEE robotics & automation magazine, 22 (1), 64-75.
Cavallo, F. , Limosani, R. , Manzi, A. , Bonaccorsi, M. , Esposito, R. , Di Rocco, M. , Pecora, F. , Teti, G. & et al. (2014). Development of a socially believable multi-robot solution from town to home. Cognitive Computation, 6 (4), 954-967.
Hertzberg, J. , Zhang, J. , Zhang, L. , Rockel, S. , Neumann, B. , Lehmann, J. , Dubba, K. S. , Cohn, A. G. & et al. (2014). The RACE Project: Robustness by Autonomous Competence Enhancement. Künstliche Intelligenz, 28 (4), 297-304.
Pecora, F. , Cirillo, M. , Dell’Osa, F. , Ullberg, J. & Saffiotti, A. (2012). A constraint-based approach for proactive, context-aware human support. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 4 (4), 347-367.
Cesta, A. , Cortellessa, G. , Rasconi, R. , Pecora, F. , Scopelliti, M. & Tiberio, L. (2011). Monitoring elderly people with the robocare domestic environment: interaction synthesis and user evaluation. Computational intelligence, 27 (1), 60-82.
Cesta, A. , Fratini, S. & Pecora, F. (2008). Unifying planning and scheduling as timelines in a component-based perspective. Archives of Control Science, 18 (2), 231-271.
Pecora, F. & Cesta, A. (2007). Dcop for smart homes: a case study. Computational intelligence, 23 (4), 395-419.
Cesta, A. , Cortellessa, G. , Giuliani, V. , Pecora, F. , Scopelliti, M. & Tiberio, L. (2007). Psychological implications of domestic assistive technology for the elderly. PsychNology Journal, 5 (3), 229-252.
Pecora, F. , Rasconi, R. , Cortellessa, G. & Cesta, A. (2006). User-oriented problem abstractions in scheduling: customization and reuse in scheduling software architectures. Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, 2 (1), 1-16.
Bahadori, S. , Cesta, A. , Grisetti, G. , Iocchi, L. , Leone, R. G. , Nardi, D. , Oddi, A. , Pecora, F. & et al. (2004). RoboCare: pervasive intelligence for the domestic care of the elderly. Intelligenza Artificiale, 1 (1), 16-21.
Cesta, A. & Pecora, F. (2003). The robocare project: multi-agent systems for the care of the elderly. ERCIM News (53).

Chapters in books

Beetz, M. , Chatila, R. , Hertzberg, J. & Pecora, F. (2016). AI Reasoning Methods for Robotics. In: Bruno Siciliano, Oussama Khatib, Springer Handbook of Robotics (pp. 329-356). . Springer.
Cirillo, M. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2011). Proactive assistance in ecologies of physically embedded intelligent systems: a constraint-based approach. In: Nak-Young Chong, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Handbook of research on ambient intelligence and smart environments: trends and perspectives (pp. 534-557). . IGI Global.
Cesta, A. , Iocchi, L. , Leone, G. R. , Nardi, D. & Pecora, F. (2009). Robotic, sensory and problem-solving ingredients for the future home. In: Dorothy Monekosso, Yoshinori Kuno, Intelligent environments: methods, algorithms and applications (pp. 67-87). . Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
Cesta, A. , Cortellessa, G. , Giuliani, M. V. , Pecora, F. , Scopelliti, M. & Tiberio, L. (2008). The RoboCare project: the user’s view. In: William C. Mann, Aging, disability and independence: selected papers from the 4th international conference on aging, disability and independence (pp. 85-104). . IOS Press.
Bahadori, S. , Cesta, A. , Iocchi, L. , Leone, R. G. , Nardi, D. , Pecora, F. , Rasconi, R. & Scozzafava, L. (2005). Towards ambient intelligence for the domestic care of the elderly. In: Gian Luca Foresti, Tim Ellis, Ambient intelligence: a novel paradigm (pp. 15-38). . Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.

Conference papers

Bruno, B. , Mastrogiovanni, F. , Pecora, F. , Sgorbissa, A. & Saffiotti, A. (2017). A framework for culture-aware robots based on fuzzy logic. In: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE). Paper presented at IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ 2017), Royal Continental Hotel, Naples, Italy, July 9-12, 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Renoux, J. , Alirezaie, M. , Karlsson, L. , Köckemann, U. , Pecora, F. & Loutfi, A. (2017). Context Recognition in Multiple Occupants Situations: Detecting the Number of Agents in a Smart Home Environment with Simple Sensors. Paper presented at Knowledge-based techniques for problem solving and reasoning (KnowProS 2017), San Francisco, USA, February 4-5, 2017.
Renoux, J. , Alizeraie, M. , Karlsson, L. , Köckemann, U. , Pecora, F. & Loutfi, A. (2017). Context Recognition in Multiple Occupants Situations: Detecting the Number of Agents in a Smart Home Environment with Simple Sensors. In: Knowledge-based techniques for problem solving and reasoning(KnowProS 2017) A workshop at AAAI 2017, February 5, 2017, San Francisco, U.S.A.. Paper presented at Workshop on Knowledge-Based Techniques for Problem Solving and Reasoning (KnowProS’17) (pp. 758-764). Palo Alto: AAAI Press.
Mansouri, M. , Lagriffoul, F. & Pecora, F. (2017). Multi Vehicle Routing with Nonholonomic Constraints and Dense Dynamic Obstacles. In: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Paper presented at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS), Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 24-28, 2017.
Bruno, B. , Chong, N. Y. , Kamide, H. , Kanoria, S. , Lee, J. , Lim, Y. , Kumar Pandey, A. , Papadopoulos, C. & et al. (2017). Paving the Way for Culturally Competent Robots: a Position Paper. Paper presented at 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Lisbon, Portugal, August 28 - September 1, 2017.
Grosinger, J. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2017). Proactivity Through Equilibrium Maintenance with Fuzzy Desirability. In: IEEE SMC 2017. Paper presented at IEEE International Conference on System, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) 2017.
Khaliq, A. A. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2016). Children playing with robots using stigmergy on a smart floor. In: 2016 Intl IEEE Conferences on Ubiquitous Intelligence & Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing and Communications, Cloud and Big Data Computing, Internet of People, and Smart World Congress (UIC/ATC/ScalCom/CBDCom/IoP/SmartWorld). Paper presented at 13th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 16th IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and IEEE Smart World Congress and Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP-SmartWorld 2016, Toulouse, France, July 18-21, 2016 (pp. 1098-1103). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Loutfi, A. , Jönsson, A. , Karlsson, L. , Lind, L. , Lindén, M. , Pecora, F. & Voigt, T. (2016). Ecare@Home: A Distributed Research Environment on Semantic Interoperability. Paper presented at The 3rd EAI International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare (HealthyIoT), Västerås, Sweden, October 18-19, 2016 (pp. 6-.
Grosinger, J. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2016). Making Robots Proactive through Equilibrium Maintenance. In: 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Paper presented at 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, New York City, USA, 9-5 July, 2016.
Abdul Khaliq, A. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2016). Point-to-point safe navigation of a mobile robot using stigmergy and RFID technology. In: 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Paper presented at 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, South Korea, October 9-14, 2016 (pp. 1497-1504). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Alirezaie, M. , Pecora, F. & Loutfi, A. (2015). Context Recognition: Towards Automatic Query Generation. In: Ambient Intelligence 12th European Conference, AmI 2015, Athens, Greece, November 11-13, 2015, Proceedings. Paper presented at Ambient Intelligence - 12th European Conference (AmI 2015), Athens, Greece, November 11-13, 2015 (pp. 205-218). Springer.
Stock, S. , Mansouri, M. , Pecora, F. & Hertzberg, J. (2015). Hierarchical Hybrid Planning in a Mobile Service Robot. In: KI 2015 Advances in Artificial Intelligence. Paper presented at 38th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Dresden, Germany, September 21-25, 2015 (pp. 309-315). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
Khaliq, A. A. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2015). Inexpensive, reliable and localization-free navigation using an RFID floor. In: 2015 European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR). Paper presented at European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR), Lincoln, UK, September 2-4, 2015. New York: IEEE conference proceedings.
Köckemann, U. , Pecora, F. & Karlsson, L. (2015). Inferring Context and Goals for Online Human-Aware Planning. In: International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI). Paper presented at 27th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), Vietri sul Mare, Italy, November 9-11, 2015 (pp. 550-557). IEEE Computer Society.
Rockel, S. , Konečný, Š. , Stock, S. , Hertzberg, J. , Pecora, F. & Zhang, J. (2015). Integrating physics-based prediction with semantic plan execution monitoring. In: 2015 IEEE/RSJ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT ROBOTS AND SYSTEMS (IROS). Paper presented at 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, Germany, September 28 - October 2, 2015 (pp. 2883-2888). IEEE.
Bruno, B. , Grosinger, J. , Mastrogiovanni, F. , Pecora, F. , Saffiotti, A. , Sathyakeerthy, S. & Sgorbissa, A. (2015). Multi-modal sensing for human activity recognition. In: Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Kobe, Japan, Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2015. Paper presented at 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Kobe, Japan, August 31 - September 4, 2015 (pp. 594-600). New York: IEEE conference proceedings.
Stock, S. , Mansouri, M. , Pecora, F. & Hertzberg, J. (2015). Online task merging with a hierarchical hybrid task planner for mobile service robots. In: 2015 IEEE/RSJ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT ROBOTS AND SYSTEMS (IROS). Paper presented at 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, Germany, September 28 - October 2, 2015 (pp. 6459-6464). New York: IEEE.
Mansouri, M. , Andreasson, H. & Pecora, F. (2015). Towards Hybrid Reasoning for Automated Industrial Fleet Management. In: 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Workshop on Hybrid Reasoning. Paper presented at 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 25-31 July, 2015. AAAI Press.
Ullberg, J. , Loutfi, A. & Pecora, F. (2014). A customizable approach for monitoring activities of elderly users in their homes. In: Mazzeo, Pier Luigi and Spagnolo, Paolo and Moeslund, Thomas B., Activity Monitoring by Multiple Distributed Sensing Second International Workshop, AMMDS 2014, Stockholm, Sweden, August 24, 2014, Revised Selected Papers. Paper presented at 2nd International Workshop on Activity Monitoring by Multiple Distributed Sensing (AMMDS), Stockholm, Sweden, August 24, 2014 (pp. 13-25). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Di Rocco, M. , Sathyakeerthy, S. , Grosinger, J. , Pecora, F. , Saffiotti, A. , Bonaccorsi, M. , Cavallo, F. , Limosani, R. & et al. (2014). A Planner for Ambient Assisted Living: From High-Level Reasoning to Low-Level Robot Execution and Back. In: Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium. Paper presented at AAAI Spring Symposium on Qualitative Representations for Robots. March 23-25, 2014. Palo Alto, USA.. AAAI Press.
Zhang, L. , Saffiotti, A. , Pecora, F. & Zhang, J. (2014). Evaluation metrics for an experience-based mobile artificial cognitive system. In: 11th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA2014). Paper presented at 11th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA2014). June 29-July 4, 2014. Shenyang, China. (pp. 2225-2232). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
Konečný, Š. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2014). Execution Knowledge for Execution Monitoring: what, why, where and what for?. In: IEEE/RSJ International Conference On Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014. Paper presented at IEEE/RSJ International Conference On Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)- Workshop on AI Robotics, Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 14-18, 2014.
Grosinger, J. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2014). Find Out Why Reading This Paper is an Opportunity of Type Opp0. Paper presented at CogRob 2014: The 9th International Workshop on Cognitive Robotics.
Köckemann, U. , Pecora, F. & Karlsson, L. (2014). Grandpa Hates Robots - Interaction Constraints for Planning in Inhabited Environments. In: Proceedings of the 28th National Conference on Artifical Intelligence (AAAI 2014). Paper presented at 28th National Conference on Artifical Intelligence July 27–31, 2014 in Québec City, Québec, Canada (pp. 2293-2299). AAAI Press.
Cirillo, M. , Pecora, F. , Andreasson, H. , Uras, T. & Koenig, S. (2014). Integrated Motion Planning and Coordination for Industrial Vehicles. In: Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. Paper presented at International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS).
Mansouri, M. & Pecora, F. (2014). More Knowledge on the Table:Planning with Space, Time and Resources for Robots. Paper presented at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA, Hong Kong, May 31-Jun 07, 2014 (pp. 647-654). IEEE conference proceedings.
Konečný, Š. , Stock, S. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2014). Planning domain + execution semantics: a way towards robust execution?. In: Qualitative Representations for Robots. Paper presented at AAAI Spring Symposium. AAAI Press.
Grosinger, J. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2014). Robots and Bananas: Exploring Deliberation in Cognitive Robots. In: AI and Robotics Papers from the AAAI-14 Workshop. Paper presented at Workshops at the Twenty-Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-14). July 27-28, 2014. Quebec, Canada..
Tomic, S. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2014). Too cool for school - adding social constraints in human aware planning. Paper presented at CogRob 2014, The 9th International Workshop on Cognitive Robotics, An ECAI-2014 Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-19, 2014.
Pecora, F. (2013). An ontology-based multi-level robot architecture for learning from experiences. In: Designing intelligent robots reintegrating AI II. Paper presented at AAAI Spring Symposium. AAAI Press:
Mansouri, M. & Pecora, F. (2013). A representation for spatial reasoning in robotic planning. Paper presented at IEEE International Conference On Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)- Workshop on AI-based Robotics.
Di Rocco, M. , Pecora, F. , Sivakumar, P. K. & Saffiotti, A. (2013). Configuration Planning with Multiple Dynamic Goals. In: Designing intelligent robots reintegrating AI II. Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium. Paper presented at AAAI Spring Symposium on Designing Intelligent Robots, 2013 (pp. 12-17). AAAI Press.
Köckemann, U. , Pecora, F. & Karlsson, L. (2013). Expressive Planning Through Constraints. In: Manfred Jaeger, Thomas Dyhre Nielsen, Paolo Viappiani, Twelfth Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Paper presented at Twelfth Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence 20th to 22nd of November, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark (pp. 155-164). IOS Press.
Coradeschi, S. , Cesta, A. , Cortellessa, G. , Coraci, L. , Gonzalez, J. , Karlsson, L. , Furfari, F. , Loutfi, A. & et al. (2013). GiraffPlus: combining social interaction and long term monitoring for promoting independent living. In: 2013 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN SYSTEM INTERACTIONS (HSI). Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI), JUN 06-08, 2013, Gdansk, POLAND (pp. 578-585). New York:
Mansouri, M. & Pecora, F. (2013). Including qualitative spatial knowledge in the sense-plan-act loop. Paper presented at International Conference on Constraint Processing, Doctoral Program..
Sathyakeerthy, S. , Di Rocco, M. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2013). Scaling up ubiquitous robotic systems from home to town (and beyond). In: UbiComp '13 Adjunct Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication. Paper presented at ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing (pp. 107-110). ACM Press.
Di Rocco, M. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2013). When Robots are Late: Configuration Planning for Multiple Robots with Dynamic Goals. Paper presented at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 5915-5922). IEEE.
Pecora, F. & Cirillo, M. (2012). A constraint-based approach for multiple non-holonomic vehicle coordination in industrial scenarios. In: ICAPS 2012 Workshop on Combining Task and Motion Planning for Real-World Applications. Paper presented at ICAPS 2012 Workshop on Combining Task and Motion Planning for Real-World Applications, Atibadia, São Paulo, Brazil (pp. 45-52).
Günther, M. , Hertzberg, J. , Mansouri, M. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2012). Hybrid reasoning in perception: a case study. Paper presented at IFAC Symposium on Robot Control, 5-7 September, Dubrovnik, Croatia (pp. 90-95).
Mansouri, M. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2012). Maintaining timelines with hybrid fuzzy context inference. In: Gérard Verfaillie, Roman Barták, PSTL 2012 proceedings of the workshop on planning and scheduling with timelines. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'12), Workshop on Planning and Scheduling with Timelines, June 25-29, 2012, Atibaia – Sao Paulo – Brazil (pp. 40-47).
Pecora, F. , Cirillo, M. & Dimitrov, D. (2012). On mission-dependent coordination of multiple vehicles under spatial and temporal constraints. In: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Paper presented at 25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura-Algarve, Portugal, October 7-12, 2012 (pp. 5262-5269). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Ullberg, J. & Pecora, F. (2012). Propagating temporal constraints on sets of intervals. In: ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Scheduling with Timelines. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'12), June 25-29, 2012, Atibaia – Sao Paulo – Brazil (pp. 25-32).
Amato, G. , Broxvall, M. , Chessa, S. , Dragone, M. , Gennaro, C. , Lopez, R. , Maguire, L. , McGinnity, M. T. & et al. (2012). Robotic UBIquitous COgnitive Network. In: Paulo Novais, Kasper Hallenborg, Dante I. Tapia, Juan M. Corchado Rodríguez, Ambient Intelligence Software and Applications. Paper presented at 3rd International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (ISAmI 2012), Salamanca, Spain, March 28-30, 2012 (pp. 191-195). Springer-Verlag New York.
Köckemann, U. , Pecora, F. & Karlsson, L. (2012). Towards planning with very expressive languages via problem decomposition into multiple CSPs. In: Miguel A. Salido, Roman Barták, Coplas 2012 proceedings of the workshop on constraint satisfaction techniques for planning and scheduling problems. Paper presented at Constraint Satisfaction Techniques for Planning and Scheduling Problems (COPLAS), (ICAPS workshop) (pp. 33-42).
Ullberg, J. , Coradeschi, S. & Pecora, F. (2010). On-line ADL recognition with prior knowledge. In: Thomas Ågotnes, STAIRS 2010 proceedings of the fifth Starting AI Researchers' Symposium. Paper presented at European Starting AI Researcher Symposium (STAIRS) 2010 (pp. 354-366). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Saffiotti, A. & Pecora, F. (2010). SOFTEC: the Swedish open facility for technology in elder care. Paper presented at Int Conf on Ageing, Disability and Independence, 2010.
Pecora, F. & Cirillo, M. (2009). A Constraint-Based Approach for Plan Management in Intelligent Environments. In: Proc of the Workshop on Scheduling and Planning Applications (at ICAPS-09). Thessaloniki, Greece.. Paper presented at 19th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, September 19-23, 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Cirillo, M. , Lanzellotto, F. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2009). Monitoring domestic activities with temporal constraints and components. In: V. Callaghan, A. Kameas, A. Reyes, D. Royo, M. Weber, Intelligent environments 2009. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, Barcelona, SPAIN, 2009 (pp. 117-124). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Di Lello, E. , Loutfi, A. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2009). Robotic furniture in a smart environment: the PEIS table. In: Michael Schneider et al., Workshops Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, Barcelona, Spain (pp. 185-192). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Ullberg, J. , Loutfi, A. & Pecora, F. (2009). Towards continuous activity monitoring with temporal constraints. Paper presented at 4th Workshop on Planning and Plan Execution for Real-World Systems (at ICAPS-09), Thessaloniki, Greece.
Cortellessa, G. , Scopelliti, M. , Tiberio, L. , Koch Svedberg, G. , Loutfi, A. & Pecora, F. (2008). A cross-cultural evaluation of domestic assistive robots. In: AAAI fall symposium technical report, v FS-08-02. Paper presented at 2008 AAAI Fall Symposium on AI and Eldercare Washington (DC), November 7-9, 2008 (pp. 24-31). American Association for Artificial Intelligence.
Cortellessa, G. , Loutfi, A. & Pecora, F. (2008). An on-going evaluation of domestic robots. In: Robotic helpers user interaction, interfaces and companions in assistive and therapy robotics. Paper presented at Workshop at 3rd ACM/IEEE international conference Human-robot interaction, HRI 2008, , Amsterdam, March 12-15 (pp. 87-91).
Cesta, A. , Fratini, S. , Oddi, A. & Pecora, F. (2008). APSI Case# 1: pre-planning science operations in Mars Express. In: iSAIRAS-08. Paper presented at iSAIRAS, Hollywood, USA, February 26 - 29, 2008.
Cesta, A. , Fratini, S. & Pecora, F. (2008). Planning with multiple-components in OMPS. In: Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Leszek Borzemski, Adam Grzech, Moonis Ali, New frontiers in applied artificial intelligence. Paper presented at 21st International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2008 Wroclaw, Poland, June 18-20, 2008, (pp. 435-445). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
Borissov, A. , Janecek, J. , Pecora, F. & Saffiotti, A. (2008). Towards a network robot system for object identification and localization in RoboCup@Home. Paper presented at IROS-08 Workshop on Network Robot Systems, Nice, France.
Cesta, A. , Fratini, S. & Pecora, F. (2007). A multi-component framework for planning and scheduling integration. Paper presented at PlanSIG'07, UK Planning and Scheduling SIG.
Benedetti, M. , Pecora, F. & Policella, N. (2007). Anatomy of a scheduling competition. Paper presented at International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'07), ICAPS Workshop on Scheduling a Scheduling Competition.
Cesta, A. , Cortellessa, G. , Giuliani, V. , Pecora, F. , Scopelliti, M. & Tiberio, L. (2007). Caring about the user’s view: the joys and sorrows of experiments with people. Paper presented at International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'07), ICAPS Workshop on Moving Planning and Scheduling Systems into the Real World.
Cesta, A. , Cortellessa, G. , Pecora, F. & Rasconi, R. (2007). Coordinating heterogeneous agents to synthesize proactive monitoring. Paper presented at International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'07), ICAPS Workshop on Planning and Plan Execution for Real-World Systems.
Cesta, A. , Cortellessa, G. , Giuliani, V. , Pecora, F. , Rasconi, R. , Scopelliti, M. & Tiberio, L. (2007). Proactive assistive technology: an empirical study. In: Cécilia Calani Baranauskas, Philippe Palanque, Julio Abascal, Simone Diniz Junqueira Barbosa, Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT 2007. Paper presented at 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 10-14, 2007 (pp. 255-268). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
Cesta, A. , Cortellessa, G. , Pecora, F. & Rasconi, R. (2007). Supporting interaction in the robocare intelligent assistive environment. Paper presented at AAAI spring symposium on interaction challenges for intelligent assistants.
Cesta, A. , Cortellessa, G. , Pecora, F. & Rasconi, R. (2007). Synthesizing proactive assistance with heterogeneous agents. In: AI*IA 2007: Artificial Intelligence and Human-Oriented Computing Proceedings of the 10th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Rome, Italy, September 10-13, 2007. Paper presented at 10th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Rome, Italy, September 10-13, 2007 (pp. 495-506). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
Pecora, F. , Modi, J. P. & Scerri, P. (2006). Reasoning about and dynamically posting n-ary constraints in ADOPT. Paper presented at International Conference on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS'06), International Workshop on Distributed Constraint Reasoning.
Pecora, F. & Cesta, A. (2005). Evaluating plans through restrictiveness and resource strength. Paper presented at International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'05), ICAPS Workshop on Integrating Planning into Scheduling (WIPIS).
Cesta, A. , Cortellessa, G. , Pecora, F. & Rasconi, R. (2005). Intelligent supervision for ambient intelligence: customizing scheduling technology. Paper presented at IEE Workshop on Intelligent Environments.
Cesta, A. , Cortellessa, G. , Pecora, F. & Rasconi, R. (2005). Mediating the knowledge of end-users and technologists: a problem in the deployment of scheduling technology. Paper presented at Artificial Intelligence and Applications.
Cesta, A. , Cortellessa, G. , Pecora, F. & Rasconi, R. (2005). Monitoring domestic activities with scheduling techniques. In: Amedeo Cesta, RoboCare, RC-Ws-2 proceedings of the second RoboCare workshop. Paper presented at RoboCare Project Technical Workshop, Rome, Italy, May 5 2005 (pp. 31-38).
Cesta, A. , Farinelli, A. , Iocchi, L. , Leone, R. G. , Nardi, D. , Pecora, F. & Rasconi, R. (2005). “Robotically Rich” environments for supporting elderly people at home: the RoboCare experience. Paper presented at Symposium on Robot Companions: Hard Problems and Open Challenges in Robot-Human Interaction.
Cesta, A. & Pecora, F. (2005). The robocare project: intelligent systems for elder care. Paper presented at AAAI fall symposium on caring machines, AI in elder care.
Cesta, A. , Pecora, F. & Rasconi, R. (2004). A component-based framework for loosely-coupled planning and scheduling integrations. Paper presented at First RoboCare Workshop.
Pecora, F. , Rasconi, R. & Cesta, A. (2004). Assessing the bias of classical planning strategies on makespan-optimizing scheduling. Paper presented at European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, (ECAI'04).
Cesta, A. , Pecora, F. & Rasconi, R. (2004). Biasing the structure of scheduling problems through classical planners. Paper presented at International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'04), ICAPS Workshop on Integrating Planning into Scheduling (WIPIS).
Bahadori, S. , Cesta, A. , Grisetti, G. , Iocchi, L. , Leone, R. G. , Nardi, D. , Oddi, A. , Pecora, F. & et al. (2003). Robocare: an integrated robotic system for the domestic care of the elderly. Paper presented at Italian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA'03).
Cesta, A. , Bahadori, S. , Cortellessa, G. , Grisetti, G. , Giuliani, V. , Iocchi, L. , Leone, R. G. , Nardi, D. & et al. (2003). The RoboCare project, cognitive systems for the care of the elderly. Paper presented at International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence (ICADI).
Pecora, F. & Cesta, A. (2003). The role of different solvers in planning and scheduling integration. In: AI*IA 2003 Advances in Artificial Intelligence. Paper presented at 8th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Pisa, Italy, September 2003 (pp. 362-374). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
Pecora, F. & Cesta, A. (2002). Planning and scheduling ingredients for a multi-agent system. Paper presented at UK Planning and Scheduling, SIG, (PLANSIG'02).

Doctoral theses, monographs

Pecora, F. (2007). Multi-Agent Planning and Coordination Under Resource Constraints. (Doctoral dissertation). Rom: Italian National Research Council.