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Giuliana A. Franceschinis

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

Telephone:+39 0131 360 159
Fax:+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.. From 2013 to 2018 she has been President of the Faculty Council for the Computer Science curricula (Laurea in Informatica and Laurea Magistrale in Informatica).
She is a member of the Research Unit of CNIT at the Università del Piemonte Orientale.


She works within the Research Group on Dependability and Reliablity of the Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica dell'Univ. del Piemonte Orientale. She cooperates with the Dipartimento di Informatica dell'Univ. di Torino.
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 in diverse applications fields (distributed systems, critical infrastructures, cybersecurity and system byology). 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 about 100 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), of Petri Nets '09 (Int. Conf. on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency) and of Valuetools 2019.
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