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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SUMMARY This paper derives from a project. in progress at ISMES which aims to investigate the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the field of dam safety, and to develop a prototype software system. In order to carry out this task it was necessary to develop a conceptual framework within which the techniques of Al could be employed.(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)
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)
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)
Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) aim at preventing network attacks and unauthorised remote use of computers. More accurately, depending on the kind of attack it targets, an NIDS can be oriented to detect misuses (by defining all possible attacks) or anomalies (by modelling legitimate behaviour and detecting those that do not fit on that model).(More)