• Cities of citizens : biosensors, social modeling and participatory computing

    July 16-22, 2017

  • Cities of citizens : biosensors, social modeling and participatory computing

    July 16-22, 2017

  • Cities of citizens : biosensors, social modeling and participatory computing

    July 16-22, 2017

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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SoBigData Workshop Schedule

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Participants will be arranged in comfortable hotels at very special rates. The conference room (very close to the same hotels) 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. According to our university rules 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 fee is 500 €. The fee covers the course material, bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social events and coffee breaks. Late registration is 600 €. 
Applications can be submitted from November 22nd, 2016 up to  May 31st, 2017. Late registrations will be accepted until July 10th, 2017. Admission notification will start on January 28th, 2017, according to registration time. Applicants must include a short curriculum vitae.
The official language is English.

Latest News

  • The school schedule is now available. Click here to view it.
  • Schedule of the SoBigData Workshop, which will be held on July 19th, 2017, is now available. Click here to view it.
  • The conference will be located at the Hotel Giardino sul Mare (Via Maddalena 65, Lipari).

Call for posters/short oral presentations

Participants wishing to present their work may prepare a poster (Size: max A0 (842 x 1189 mm)) or a short oral presentation (5 minutes) within special sessions organized by the school. More details about the sessions will be available on the school program.

Those who plan to present a poster or presentation must send an email with a short abstract to liparischool@dmi.unict.it no lather than June 16th 2017.

Please note that only accepted participants may submit a request for poster/presentation.

Acceptance to the school is not subject to the submission of a poster or a short oral presentation.

The selection of presentations/posters will be based on the scientific merit of the proposal and the time of submission.



Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania, Italy)
Dirk Helbing (ETH, Zurich)
Claudio Cioffi-Revilla (George Mason University, 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)
Carlo Ratti (MIT, Boston, USA)

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Università di Catania
Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale
Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia

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