• Data Science: Models,Algorithms, AI and Beyond

    July 18-24, 2021

  • Data Science: Models,Algorithms, AI and Beyond

    July 18-24, 2021

  • Data Science: Models,Algorithms, AI and Beyond

    July 18-24, 2021

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.

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Special Seminars

Workshop on the 20 years after the FM-index


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The official language is English.

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Travel and accommodation

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).


Three 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.

Workshop only participants: participants who are interested only in the special workshop.

Registration fees is 500 € for Students and Auditors. The fee covers the course material, bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social events, coffee breaks, and participation to the special workshop. Late registration is 600 €.
Registration fee of the workshop (only) participants is 150€, which covers participation to the workshop, materials, and coffee breaks. Transports and social events are not included.
Early registration applications can be submitted from January 1st, 2020 up to April 30th, 2021. Late registrations will be accepted up to June 21st, 2021. Admission notification will start on January 31st, 2020, 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 as soon as possible, and in any case no later than July 10th, 2021.

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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