christos dot tsigkanos at tuwien dot ac dot at
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Distributed Systems Group, Institute of Information Systems, TU Vienna, Austria Argentinierstrasse 8, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
The problem of engineering dependable software-intensive systems will not go away – it will only become more pressing, as today’s distributed systems are characterized by heterogeneity, are spatially-distributed and are expected to satisfy functional and non-functional requirements, from safety and reliability to security and privacy. It is clear that if we are going to use ad-hoc methods, we’ll end up with ad-hoc problems. We need techniques for early validation at design time and for tackling uncertainty manifested at runtime.
I am Lise Meitner fellow at TU Vienna (EDENSPACE, Austrian Science Foundation). Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Distibuted Systems Group (SmartCT, chair prof. Schahram Dustdar) and at Politecnico di Milano, where I received (2017) my PhD defending a thesis entitled "Modelling and Verification of Evolving Cyber-Physical Spaces". My advisor was prof. Carlo Ghezzi. My research interests lie in the intersection of distributed systems and software engineering, and include dependable self-adaptive and cyber-physical systems, requirements engineering and formal verification.
Jan'20: Paper on spatial model checking deployed on the cloud on behalf of IoT devices to appear on TOIT
Jan'20: Our paper on robotic specification patterns on TSE, with an online repository and tool support
Oct'19: Newspaper article (in greek) co-authored with Diomidis Spinellis about "Digital Humanism" selected for the greek national university-entry exams (in greek)
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Recent Service (selected)
Models from trajectories of spatially-distributed IoT; SEAMS19.
Correct and well-behaved bidirectional model transformations for privacy; PERCOM19 (by Nianyu Li).
LTL/CTL specification patterns for mobile robots; ICSE19 (by Claudio Menghi ).
Recent Research (selected)
Specification Patterns for Robotic Missions
Claudio Menghi, Christos Tsigkanos, Carlo Ghezzi, Patrizio Pelliccione and Thorsten Berger
in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 2020. (pdf)
(patterns, evaluation datasets and tool support) roboticpatterns.com
(IEEE/ACM ICSE tool) PsALM: Specification of Dependable Robotic Missions, 2019.
Cloud Deployment Tradeoffs for the Analysis of Spatially Distributed Internet of Things Systems
Christos Tsigkanos, Martin Garriga, Luciano Baresi, and Carlo Ghezzi
in IEEE Transactions on Internet Technology, 2020.
Dependable Resource Coordination on the Edge at Runtime
Christos Tsigkanos, Ilir Murturi and Schahram Dustdar
in Proceedings of the IEEE, 2019.
Inferring Analyzable Models from Trajectories of Spatially-Distributed Internet of Things
Christos Tsigkanos, Laura Nenzi, Michele Loreti, Martin Garriga, Schahram Dustdar and Carlo Ghezzi
in ACM SEAMS, 2019.
Model-Driven Design of City Spaces via Bidirectional Transformations
Ennio Visconti, Christos Tsigkanos, Zhenjiang Hu and Carlo Ghezzi
in IEEE/ACM MODELS, 2019. (pdf)
Towards Resilient Internet of Things: Vision, Challenges, and Research Roadmap
Christos Tsigkanos, Stefan Nastic and Schahram Dustdar
in IEEE ICDCS, 2019.
Sabrina: Modeling and Visualization of Economy Data with Incremental Domain Knowledge
A. Arleo, C. Tsigkanos, C. Jia, R. Leite, I. Murturi, M. Klaffenboeck, S. Dustdar, M. Wimmer, S. Miksch, J. Sorger
in In IEEE VIS, 2019. (pdf)
POET: Privacy on the Edge with Bidirectional Data Transformations
Nianyu Li, Christos Tsigkanos, Zhi Jin, Schahram Dustdar, Zhenjiang Hu and Carlo Ghezzi
in IEEE PERCOM, 2019. (pdf)
Modeling and Verification of Evolving Cyber-Physical Spaces
Christos Tsigkanos, Timo Kehrer and Carlo Ghezzi
in ACM SIGSOFT FSE, 2017. (pdf)
MiscellaneaVienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism και άρθρο στην Καθημερινή (in greek).