• Data Science

    July 19-25, 2019

  • Data Science

    July 19-25, 2019

  • Data Science

    July 19-25, 2019

Aim and scope:
This summer school will provide opportunities to collect experience with modern data analysis, in particular Big Data analytics. This includes subjects to mine data in the Internet of Things. Our main and special guest lectures, which are recognized authorities in such a field, will address such a scope focusing on algorithms, computational models and practical results.


Special Seminars

Opening and Closing Lectures


View Schedule (updated on July 20th 2019)

The official language is English.

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Travel and accomodation

Participants will be arranged in comfortable hotels at very special rates. The conference room (located at Hotel Giardino sul Mare, Via Maddalena, Lipari) is air-conditioned and equipped with all conference materials. Special areas are reserved to students for the afternoon coursework and study. The island of Lipari can be easily reached from Milazzo, Palermo, Naples, Messina and Reggio Calabria by ferry or hydrofoil (50 minutes from Milazzo).


Two kinds of participants are welcome.

Students: Participants who are expected to do afternoon coursework and take a final exam (The grades will be given following the ECTS grading scale). The course will involve a total of 24 hours of teaching. Passing the final exam gives right to an equivalent of 6 ECTS credits in any Ph.D. program.

Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam.

Registration fees is 500 €. The fee covers the course material, bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social events and coffee breaks. Late registration is 600 €. 
Early registration applications can be submitted from December 1st, 2018 up to  May 27th, 2019. Late registrations will be accepted until July 12th, 2019. Admission notification will start on January 31st, 2019, according to registration time. Applicants must include a short curriculum vitae or an updated link to an official website.  In case of cancellation after fees payments, a 25% penalty will be applied. In case of credit card payment, processing fees cannot be reimbursed. Payment must be received by April 30th, 2019 for Regular Registration and July 18th, 2019 for Late Registration.

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Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania, Italy)
Dirk Helbing (ETH, Zurich)
Carlo Ratti (MIT, Boston, USA)

Steering Committee

Paolo Ferragina (University of Pisa, Italy)
Fosca Giannotti (CNR Pisa, Italy)
Giovanni Giuffrida (University of Catania, Italy)
Rosalba Giugno (University of Verona, Italy)
Vittorio Loreto (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
Sergio Palazzo (University of Catania, Italy)
Dino Pedreschi (University of Pisa,Italy)
Carlo Pennisi (University of Catania, Italy)
Alessandro Pluchino (University of Catania, Italy)
Alfredo Pulvirenti (University of Catania, Italy)
Andrea Rapisarda (University of Catania, Italy)


Università di Catania

Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale

Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica

Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia

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Organizing Committee

Prof. Alfredo Ferro
Prof. Alfredo Pulvirenti
Prof. Rosalba Giugno
Dr. Salvatore Alaimo
Dr. Giovanni Micale