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Giuliana A. Franceschinis

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Dipartimento di Informatica
Università, del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro"
Viale T. Michel 11 - 15121 - Alessandria - Italy

Telephone:+39 0131 360 159
Faximile:+39 0131 360 198


Giuliana Franceschinis obtained her PhD in '92 from the Università di Torino, in the same year she spent six months as a visiting scholar at the Computer Science Department of the Univ. of California at Los Angeles. In Nov. '92 she started working as an assistant professor at the Univ. of Torino, in Nov. '98 she became Associate Professor at the Univ. of Piemonte Orientale Alessandria Italy, and since Nov. 2002 she is Full Professor in the same University. From July 2005 to October 2007 she has been Chair of the Dipartimento di Informatica. From November 2007 to October 2010 she has been vice-dean of the Facoltà di Scienze M.F.N..
She is responsible for the e-learning initiatives and services at the Università del Piemonte Orientale, and participates to the Italian Community of Moodlers and to the organization of its annual conference (Moodlemoot Italia).
She is a member of the Research Unit of CNIT at the Università del Piemonte Orientale.
She is member of the CRIMEDIM (CentRo Interdipartimentale in Medicina di Emergenza e dei Disastri, e di Informatica applicata alla didattica e alla pratica Medica) and of the executive committee of the EMDM (European Master in Disaster Medicine).


She works within the Research Group on Dependability and Reliablity of the Dipartimento di Informatica dell'Univ. del Piemonte Orientale. She cooperates with the Dipartimento di Informatica dell'Univ. di Torino, within the PhD Program in Computer Science and in the activities of the Research Group on Performance Evaluation and System Validation.
Since the first 90's she has been working on formalisms and solution techniques for performance and dependability evaluation of systems, contributing in particular to the development of the Stochastic Well-Formed Nets (SWN) and Generalised Stochastic Petri Net (GSPN) formalisms and related efficient analysis techniques and tools. She has also been involved in European (TIRAN, CRUTIAL) and Italian (ISIDE, Perf, WebMinds, WiSeDeMon) projects, where the above mentioned formalisms have been applied to case studies, some of which were proposed by industrial partners (ENEL/CESI, TILAB, Ansaldo SF). Her current research interests include multi-formalism modelling and multi-solution techniques, developed within a framework supporting compositional construction of models. She has contributed in the design and development of the GreatSPN and DrawNet software tools, for the design and solution of GSPN, SWN and multi-formalism models. She has published more than 80 papers on international journals and conferences, is co-author of one book on GSPNs, and has served as referee for several international journals, has been PC member of several international conferences, PC co-chair of QEST'04 (Int. Conf. on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems) and of Petri Nets '09 (Int. Conf. on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency).
She has been visiting professor at the Univ. of Paris Dauphine (invited by Prof. S. Haddad, LAMSADE, in July 2006) and at the Polytech'Savoie (invited by Prof. P. Moreaux, LISTIC, in July 2010).


  • PRIN WiSeDeMoN
  • e-district CiPro (EU Leonardo da Vinci II Program)
  • CRUTIAL (EU VI Framework Program)
  • FIRB Perf
  • FIRB WebMinds