The conference is hosted by the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication (DISCo) at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

University of Milano-Bicocca

universityThe University of Milano-Bicocca was established in 1998, with the aim of making research the strategic foundation of all its institutional activities. Nowadays, the University of Milano-Bicocca provides courses in several fields: economics and statistics, law, science, medicine, sociology, psychology and pedagogy, with more than 30000 enrolled students as of 2016. It is a young university, which in the space of few years has created an extensive network that includes many world-famous universities and research centers.

The City of Milan

13015435_10207938640618079_7592441112755493909_nMilan is the capital of the Lombardy region, located in the north of Italy. With more than 3.2 million people living in the city and its surroundings, Milan is the most densely populated metropolitan area in Italy. The history of the city dates back to before the conquest by the Roman Empire in the second century CE, after which the city was named “Mediolanum” (meaning “In the middle of the plain”, which referred to the position of the settlement in the 13450928_10208420742070314_1832023569636693149_nPo Valley). Today, Milan is one of the biggest economic and cultural centers of the country, featuring several museums, theatres and historical landmarks attracting millions of tourists every year. The city is also near to several naturalistic sites of northern Italy, such as Lake Como, Lake Garda and the Alps.