Aldo Franco Dragoni

Aldo Franco Dragoni
Università Politecnica delle Marche | Università degli Studi di Ancona · Department of Information Engineering (DII)

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January 2007 - January 2011
Università Politecnica delle Marche
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April 1991 - present
Università Politecnica delle Marche
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (207)
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Lung cancer is among the deadliest cancers. Besides lung nodule classification and diagnosis, developing non-invasive systems to classify lung cancer histological types/subtypes may help clinicians to make targeted treatment decisions timely, having a positive impact on patients’ comfort and survival rate. As convolutional neural networks have prov...
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The developments in the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and cyber-physical systems (CPS) are paving the way to the implementation of smart factories in what is commonly recognized as the fourth industrial revolution. In the manufacturing sector, these technological advancements are making Industry 4.0 a reality, with data-dr...
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Following the growing availability of video surveillance cameras and the need for techniques to automatically identify events in video footages, there is an increasing interest towards automatic violence detection in videos. Deep learning-based architectures, such as 3D Convolutional Neural Networks, demonstrated their capability of extracting spat...
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Deep learning is rapidly growing, obtaining groundbreaking results in speech recognition, image processing , pattern recognition, and many other application domains. Following the success of deep learning , many automatic data analysis techniques are becoming common also in law enforcement agencies. To this end, we present a survey about the potent...
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The use of surface electromyography (EMG) and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) data emerged as a possible alternative to computer vision-based gesture recognition. As a consequence, the convenience of using such data in the automatic recognition of sign languages, a natural application of gesture recognition , has been investigated in scientific lit...
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Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most prevailing form of dementia, killing more people than prostate and breast cancers combined. Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (sMRI) is widely used for the analysis of progressive brain aggravation and its clinical utility in discriminating AD is well established. Even if an effective cure does not exist yet...
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Deep learning and Neural Networks strategies have become very popular in the last year as tools for image and data processing. As for acoustics, neural network-based approaches have been typically used to recognize audio patterns or features or to spatially localize a single emitting source like a speaker. More recently, some authors used deep lear...
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A smart home is a residence equipped with technologies that facilitate monitoring of residents, promote independence and increase the quality of life. In general, smart homes are used to control the operations of the home environment and, to automatically adapt it to its inhabitants’ needs. The smart home reasoning system (SHRS) is in charge of det...
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Since its dawn as a discipline, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has focused on mimicking the human mental processes. As AI applications matured, the interest for employing them into real-world complex systems (i.e., coupling AI with Cyber-Physical Systems—CPS) kept increasing. In the last decades, the multi-agent systems (MAS) paradigm has been among...
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The dynamic nature of the ambient assisted living (AAL) environments coupled with vague inhabitant voice commands may result in ambiguous, incomplete, and inconsistent contextual information about the state of the home and its inhabitants. Ultimately, these lead the AAL system into uncertainty, which is common in smart home environments due to inac...
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The automatic detection of violence and crimes in videos is gaining attention, specifically as a tool to unburden security officers and authorities from the need to watch hours of footages to identify event lasting few seconds. So far, most of the available datasets was composed of few clips, in low resolution, often built on too specific cases (e....
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Surface Electromyography (EMG) and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensors are gaining the attention of the research community as data sources for automatic sign language recognition. In this regard, we provide a dataset of EMG and IMU data collected using the Myo Gesture Control Armband, during the execution of the 26 gestures of the Italian Sign...
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While the adoption of Information Technology is rapidly growing in Cultural Heritage with a plethora of possible applications, there is still the need to offer technology-enhanced museum and exhibition visits without overwhelming or distracting the user from the artworks. Therefore, this paper presents the Vocal Museum, a system combining Internet...
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The COVID-19 pandemic exploded at the beginning of 2020, with over four million cases in five months, overwhelming the healthcare sector. Several national governments decided to adopt containment measures, such as lockdowns, social distancing, and quarantine. Among these measures, contact tracing can contribute in bringing under control the outbrea...
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The COVID-19 pandemic exploded at the beginning of 2020, with over four million cases in five months, overwhelming the healthcare sector. Several national governments decided to adopt containment measures, such as lockdowns, social distancing, and quarantine. Among these measures, contact tracing can contribute in bringing under control the outbrea...
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Video-surveillance has always been a vital tool to enforce safety in both public and private environments. Even though (smart) cameras are nowadays relatively widespread and cheap, such monitoring systems lack effectiveness in most scenarios. In addition, there is no guarantee about a human operator who monitors rare events in live video footages,...
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World population is shifting towards older ages: according to recent estimates there will be 1.5 billion people over 65 years old in 2050. Local governments, international institutions, care organizations and industry are fostering the research community to find solutions to face the unprecedented challenges raised by population ageing. A combinati...
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Digit(al)isation of Cultural Heritage is a multidimensional process that helps in the rescue of European Cultural Identity, and the paradigm of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) is a valid instrument for social and cognitive inclusion of museum visitors. In light of disseminating and validating new paradigms for the enjoyment and exploitation of Cult...
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In the last decades, Computer Engineering has shown an impressive development and has become a pervasive protagonist in daily life and scientific research. Databases and Artificial Intelligence represent two of the major players in this development. Today, they are quickly converging towards a new, much more sophisticated and inclusive, paradigm, n...
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Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the prominent technologies in Cultural Heritage (CH) exploitation. Taking advantage of commonly used tools as smartphones and tablets, digital contents have the potential to improve visitors’ understanding and enjoyment of historical buildings and museums. In this regard, the early stage research described in this p...
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Uncertainty is inevitable in ambient assisted living (AAL) environments as sensors may read inaccurate data or due to the existence of unobserved variables for privacy reasons. Furthermore, the dynamic nature of the home environment and vague human communications may result in ambiguous, incomplete and inconsistent contextual information, which ult...
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This demo shows an empirical analysis of the Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problem in multiple configurations, within a agent-swarm optimization scenario. With the purpose of statistically evaluating how solutions to this problem evolve when varying gobal system parameters, an agent-swarm simulator has been implemented within the Netlogo framework, and u...
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3D contents have great potential in improving the communication and fruition of Cultural Heritage (CH). The visiting experience on an archaeological site or historical building can be improved by digital contents that help visitors to discover and learn how they once appeared. Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the technologies nowadays used for CH e...
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Telerehabilitation in older adults is most needed in the patient environments, rather than in formal ambulatories or hospitals. Supporting such practices brings significant advantages to patients, their family, formal and informal caregivers, clinicians, and researchers. This paper presents a focus group with experts in physiotherapy and telerehabi...
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Multi-agent systems are widely used to model components of a smart living environment as autonomous intelligent agents. Accordingly, its advantages to achieve the comfort and efficiency goals of smart home systems are well-documented in many studies. However, there is a clear lack of systematic investigation targeted at exploring the reasoning modu...
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Some recent trends in distributed intelligent systems rely extensively on agent-based approaches. The so-called Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) are taking over the management of sensitive data on behalf of their producers and users (e.g., medical records, financial investment, energy market). Therefore, trusted interactions are needed more than ever, whi...
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The multi-agent framework is a well-known approach to realize distributed intelligent systems. Multi-agent systems (MAS) are increasingly employed in safety-and information-critical domains (e.g., eHealth, cyber-physical systems , financial services, and energy market). Therefore, these systems need to be equipped with mechanisms to ensure transpar...
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Since Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications became mature, there has been growing interest in employing them into complex real equipment, especially in order to implement "Cyber-Physical Systems" (CPS). Since its dawn as a discipline, AI focused on simulating and reproducing human-like mental processes using formal structures, chasing the high-...
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Personal Health Systems (PHS) are mobile solutions tailored to monitoring patients affected by chronic non communicable diseases. In general, a patient affected by a chronic disease can generate large amounts of events: for example, in Type 1 Diabetic patients generate several glucose events per day, ranging from at least 6 events per day (under no...
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In the last decades, the use of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) resulted in being the most relevant approach to foster the development of systems performing distributed reasoning, automated/autonomous actions, and regulating component interactions in unpredictable and uncertain scenarios. The scientific community provided numerous innovative contribution...
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In safety-critical scenarios, the compliance with strict-timing constraints is mandatory. This demo presents a simulator named MAXIM-GPRT enabling the analysis of the behaviors produced by Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) composed of both General-Purpose (GP) and Real-time (RT) algorithms. Therefore, MAXIM-GPRT is crucial to prove that current MAS cannot...
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Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) require a multitude of components interacting among themselves and with the users to perform automatic actions, usually under unpredictable or uncertain conditions. Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) have emerged over the years as one of the major technological paradigms regulating interactions and negotiations among autonomous...
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Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) have been supporting the development of distributed systems performing decentralized thinking and reasoning, automated actions, and regulating component interactions in unpredictable and uncertain scenarios. Despite the scientific literature is plenty of innovative contributions about resource and tasks allocation, the age...
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In view of the rapidly progressive increase in the average population age, “Ambient Assisted Living” (AAL) defines the actions and policies needed to promote the improvement of living conditions within domestic spaces to foster autonomy, safety, and social inclusion for the elderly or disabled. The idea is to design an innovative and comprehensive...
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Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) have been supporting the development of distributed systems performing decentralized thinking and reasoning, automated actions, and regulating component interactions in unpredictable and uncertain scenarios. Despite the scientific literature is plenty of innovative contributions about resource and tasks allocation, the age...
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The increasing incidence of chronic diseases is a major challenge for the healthcare sector. Personal Health Systems (PHSs) address the self-management of chronic diseases, by decentralizing the health monitoring outside hospitalized environments. Rule based agents allow bringing domain experts’ knowledge into PHSs. However, agents must meet the re...
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The increasing incidence of chronic diseases is a major challenge for the healthcare sector. Personal Health Systems (PHSs) address the self-management of chronic diseases, by decentralizing the health monitoring outside hospitalized environments. Rule based agents allow bringing domain experts’ knowledge into PHSs. However, agents must meet the re...
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This system adopts spherical photographs to map coastal areas and port entrances. It is an augmented reality (AR) application to be regarded as an aid in navigation during the night and/or in foggy weather conditions. Also, the system offers unique multimedia content which will be applied in other areas, such as monitoring illegal constructions alo...
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Telerehabilitation in older adults is most needed in the patient environments, rather than in formal ambulatories or hospitals. Supporting such practices brings significant advantages to patients, their family, formal and informal caregivers, clinicians, and researchers. Several techniques and technologies have been developed aiming at facilitating...
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The increasing incidence of chronic diseases is a major challenge for the healthcare sector. Personal Health Systems (PHSs) address the self-management of chronic diseases, by decentralizing the health monitoring outside hospitalized environments. Rule based agents allow bringing domain experts' knowledge into PHSs. However, agents must meet the re...
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When many requirements co-exist for a given system, prioritization is essential to determine which ones have higher priority. While the basic prioritization algorithms result in a total or partial order of the requirements, it is often the case that the priority of the requirements depends on the context at hand. This is especially true in ambient...
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Ambient assisted living (AAL) is focused on providing assistance to people primarily in their natural environment. Over the past decade, the AAL domain has evolved at a fast pace in various directions. The stakeholders of AAL are not only limited to patients, but also include their relatives, social services, health workers, and care agencies. In f...
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Nowadays, touch-based user interfaces are widely used in consumer electronics. Recent trends confirm the high potential of touch-less interface technologies to manage also Human-Machine Interaction, in scenarios such as healthcare, surveillance, and outdoor activities. Moving from pointers, keyboards or joy-sticks to touch-screens represented a sig...
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We present a touchless interface based on gesture recognition for the control of an elevator. Interacting with the interface, a user can select and confirm the desired floor without touching any physical device. The interface has to guarantee a usability comparable to the habitual button panels: the users are supposed to use the elevator without an...
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The number of proposals involving ICT-based intelligent solutions for the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is continuously increasing. Thus, tests and a validation process are crucial for implementing effective systems. However, testing and validating software systems for the AAL in real environments are onerous and safety-critical tasks. Problems oft...
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Robots interacting with human beings are widespread in modern environments, and those performing intelligent tasks without human supervision need to take into account potential criticalities. Making robots compete enable their evaluation with respect to navigation, mapping, object recognition, tracking and manipulation capabilities. Robot competiti...
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Despite the progress in ambient assisted living (AAL), the general audience is still mostly unaware of this term as well as of its purpose, enabling technologies, and potential. As a consequence, there are often misconceptions about AAL and smart homes, and the acceptance of AAL technologies is still too low. To cope with these problems, this paper...
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One of the key challenges in the healthcare sector is to adapt Health Information Systems to requirements coming from changing societies. In recent years, governments and international healthcare organizations defined a series of requirements for new generation Health Information Systems: they have to preserve past investments on legacy systems, bu...
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World population is shifting towards older ages: according to recent estimates there will be 1.5 billion people over 65 years old in 2050. Local governments, international institutions, care organizations and industry are fostering the research community to find solutions to face the unprecedented challenges raised by population ageing. A combinati...
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In recent years the number of ICT-based solutions for the Ambient/Active Assisted Living (AAL) has grown continuously. Such technologies need to be validated before being used on a large scale to help people to live independently and longer in their preferred environment. However, the testing of ICT solutions to manage smart homes requires huge res...
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Length of stay (LoS) prediction is considered an important research field in Healthcare Informatics as it can help to improve hospital bed and resource management. The health cost containment process carried out in Italian local healthcare systems makes this problem particularly challenging in healthcare services management. In this work a novel un...
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Due to the ageing of the population the western world needs technological solutions to improve the quality of life of the elderly/disabled people, helping them to stay independent and autonomous at home. Technologies for e-health need to be tested on real before going to the market. Unfortunately, testing solutions for "Active Assisted Living" in a...
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The testing and the validation of software systems for the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) in real environments require a huge ef-fort in terms of work, time and money. In many cases tests are extremely challenging, since they need to be carried out with real human inhabi-tants, taking into account many different conditions. A dedicated AAL 3D simula...
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Extended Abstract According to the emergent discipline of Health Web Science, partially overlapping with Medicine 2.0, it is important to take into account not only the technical aspects of healthcare web environments, but also their social features. Objective: HealthUs project is based on the assuption that it's only through the study of the topol...