Paolo Salvaneschi

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This article's objective is to develop a model for measuring the security strength of dongle-protected software. We believe such a measure is important because it can attach a clear, simple, and understandable monetization number to security. Dongles are USB keys or small boxes attached to the host parallel port. The copy-protected application interacts(More)
A causal modelling framework for the simulation and explanation of the behaviour of structures", Abstract An approach to the modelling of systems in civil engineering is presented. It allows the integration of quantitative relations in a qualitative causal framework which uses objects and Petri nets to represent the device and process ontologies. This(More)
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In this paper we present an application that exploits a geographic information system as a front-end of a complex information system supporting the management of landslide hazard in Valtellina, an alpine valley in Northern Italy. A decision support system (EYDENET, operational since October 1996), incorporating a geographic information system and a data(More)
In this paper we describe the experience acquired in the fields of automatic monitoring and risk assessment through the surveillance of the ancient monuments of Pavia (the Cathedral and 6 medieval Towers). Data collected by a complex monitoring system have been systematically processed and critically to verify the behaviour of each structure. As a result,(More)
Weak information systems for technical data management", Worldwide ECCE Symposium on computers in the practice of building and civil engineering. Abstract Daily operation of structures and plants requires to manage and integrate large amounts of technical information. Existing approaches span from " no integration " to " strong integration " based on a(More)
Scientific and engineering software is often produced by integration of existing software components of the size of a whole program. However, on the average, scientific software was not developed for reusability and is quite distant from the user model of the application problem; integration and retrofitting is as such a costly process. An architecture,(More)
The paper compares the models used for software quality evaluation to the modelling approach of other engineering fields. The conclusion is that, while large efforts have been devoted to the definition of measurable attributes and related measures, product models specifically developed for measuring quality characteristics are until now not sufficiently(More)