DSG - TU Wien

Χρήστος Τσίγκανος


christos dot tsigkanos at tuwien dot ac dot at

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Distributed Systems Group
Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Argentinierstrasse 8
A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Computing and communication capabilities are increasingly being embedded into physical spaces blurring the boundary between computational and physical worlds; typically, this is the case in modern cyber-physical or internet-of-things systems. Conceptually, such composite environments can be abstracted into a topological model where computational and physical entities are connected in a graph structure, yielding a cyber-physical space. Like any other software-intensive system, such a space is highly dynamic and typically undergoes continuous change - it is evolving. This brings a manifold of challenges as dynamics may affect e.g. safety, security, or reliability requirements. Modelling space and its dynamics as well as supporting formal reasoning about various properties of an evolving space, is a crucial prerequisite for engineering dependable space-intensive systems, e.g. to assure requirements satisfaction or to trigger correct adaptation.


I am university assistant at the Distibuted Systems Group at TU Wien headed by prof. Schahram Dustdar. Previously, I was post-doctoral researcher at Politecnico di Milano, where I received (2017) my PhD defending a thesis entitled "Modelling and Verification of Evolving Cyber-Physical Spaces". My advisor was prof. Carlo Ghezzi.

Find me at

ICSE19 (May' 19) Montreal Canada, PERCOM19 (Mar' 19) Kyoto Japan, Resilient CPS (Dec '18), Shonan Japan, NII Tokyo Japan (Dec '18), Peking University Beijing China (April '18).

Recent Service (conferences)

SEAMS19, SEsCPS19@ICSE, DFSD@EWSN18, SEsCPS18, SEAMS18/17/16/15 (Artifacts), ICECCS17.

Research (selected)
  • Specification Patterns for Robotic Missions

    Claudio Menghi, Christos Tsigkanos, Carlo Ghezzi, Patrizio Pelliccione and Thorsten Berger

    (journal submission) open arxiv version

  • POET: Privacy on the Edge with Bidirectional Data Transformations

    Nianyu Li, Christos Tsigkanos, Zhi Jin, Schahram Dustdar, Zhenjiang Hu and Carlo Ghezzi

    in IEEE PERCOM, 2019.

  • Modeling and Verification of Evolving Cyber-Physical Spaces

    Christos Tsigkanos, Timo Kehrer and Carlo Ghezzi

    in ACM SIGSOFT Foundations of Software Engineering, ESEC/FSE, 2017.

  • PsALM: Specification of Dependable Robotic Missions

    Claudio Menghi, Christos Tsigkanos, Thorsten Berger, and Patrizio Pelliccione

    IEEE/ACM ICSE (Companion Volume), 2019.

  • On the Interplay Between Cyber and Physical Spaces for Adaptive Security

    Christos Tsigkanos, Liliana Pasquale, Carlo Ghezzi and Bashar Nuseibeh

    in IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2016.