NEWS degli Associati

Call for Participation - SIROCCO 2019

Call for Participation  - SIROCCO 2019.  
26th Int. Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity
Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy, 1-4 July 2019

Early Registration Deadline: 10 June!

The 26th International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication
Complexity (SIROCCO 2019) will be held in L’Aquila, a beautiful historical city in
the mountain side, 100km away from Rome.
SIROCCO is devoted to the study of the interplay between structural knowledge,
communication, and computing in decentralized systems of multiple
communicating entities. Special emphasis is given to innovative approaches
leading to better understanding of the relationship between computing and
communication. SIROCCO has a tradition of interesting and productive scientific
meetings in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, attracting leading researchers in
a variety of fields in which communication and knowledge play a significant role

Invited Speakers:
- Susanne Albers, TU München, Germany
- Paola Flocchini, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS and University Paris Diderot, France
- Merav Parter, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

A tutorial of 6 hours will be offered to all the attendees on July 1st  by
    Roger Watthenofer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

For more information about SIROCCO, its history, the venue, registration, program etc. 
please visit the web-site

Till the early registration deadline of the 10th of June a set of rooms has been
reserved to the SIROCCO attendees in the hotels associated to the conference
at an agreed reduced rate.

We look forward to seeing you in L’Aquila in July!

International School on Data Science and IoT in conjunction with Workshop on Data Science and IoT

Informo i colleghi che nel mese di settembre si terra a Catania il seguente evento rivolto agli studenti di dottorato e a giovani ricercatori. Un numero selezionato di articoli presentati al workshop saranno pubblicati su Journal o Book indicizzati Scopus o Web of Science


International School on Data Science and IoT in conjunction with Workshop on Data Science and IoT

University of Catania, 9 -13 September 2019
Registration Deadline: June 19 2019
The school is organized at the University of Catania, Italy, by the Department of Electrical Electronics and Computer Science Engineering and the Cometa Consortium. It consists of a series of lectures given by leading scientists in the field, aiming at providing a comprehensive treatment from background material to advanced results. The school is specially directed to PhD students and young researchers interested to the diverse aspects of the theory and applications of Data Science for Internet of Things (IoT). Slots for presentations by the participants are also scheduled with an award to the best presentation. The school aims at encouraging cross-disciplinary discussions between participants and speakers and start new joint researches.
The Workshop on Data Science and IoT is a side event, with respect to the school, sponsored by the School and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Chapter, and IEEE SMC Chapter of the Italy Section. Its purpose is to allow school participants to share reasearch activities and is open to all people and it is free of charge. During the workshop slots for presentations by the participants are scheduled, and an award for the best presentation is also included. Selected papers will be invited to be revised and extended to be published in a Book published in the Springer Book Series on IoT (Scopus-indexed).
EDUARD ALARCON: IoT scaled to the limit: Nanotechnologies applied to Energy Harvesting and Wireless Communications(Part 1)
SERGI ABADAL: IoT scaled to the limit: Nanotechnologies applied to Energy Harvesting and Wireless Communications (Part 2)
REZA FARAHBAKHSH: Social media analysis in scale
RAFFAELE GRAVINA: IoT Tecnologies for Communications and Systems Development
ANTONIO LIOTTA: Machine learning algorithms, techniques & applications in IoT domains
ALESSANDRA SALA: Data Analytics for IoT
Prospective participants have to send their application via email at including their name, affiliation, current position and short CV.
Please log in to Easychair here:
and follow the instructions under the tab “New Submission”

DAFNE: Digital Anastylosis of Frescoes challeNgE

Contributions to the reconstruction of frescoes with a special prize for autistic participants

Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to invite scholars and researchers in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition communities to participate in the “DAFNE: Digital Anastylosis of Frescoes challeNgE”. This is an international competition in the artistic heritage sector designed to provide virtual solutions that ultimately add to the fresco restorer’s toolkit. Specifically, the DAFNE challenge relates to ways of reassembling fresco fragments collected, photographed and catalogued after a destructive event.

Initially designed to engage people with autism in composition tasks that encouraged their inclusion in productive activities and promoted their skills, the competition was widened to embrace the application of advanced computer techniques, such as machine learning and deep learning, to the development of IT tools in this sector.

The challenge notice is available at: and online registrations are open from February 27th to May 31st 2019.


1)      A Metric award (4,000.00 EUR) for the best solution assessed on the basis of correctly reconstructed areas;

2)      An Inclusion award (2,000.00 EUR) reserved for people with autism;

3)      A High Tech award (2,000.00 EUR) for the most innovative high tech solution.

We hope that this initiative will arouse your interest. Please consider contributing to it and/or forwarding this email to appropriate groups. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.

Best regards,

Virginio Cantoni

Department of Industrial Engineering and Computer Science
Via A. Ferrata, 3
27100 Pavia, Italy
Tel +39 0382 985358
Fax +39 0382 985373

IEEE-ACM Symposium Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications

Informo i colleghi interessati che quest'anno l'evento internazionale:

IEEE-ACM 23rd Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications (DS-RT 2019)

si terrà a Cosenza dal 7 al 9 Ottobre 2019. Tutte le informazioni (CfP, deadline, track, etc.) sono

consultabili sul sito:

Spero che molti possano considerare di sottomettere un proprio articolo.

Ringrazio per l'attenzione


Libero Nigro

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica Modellistica Elettronica e Sistemistica (DIMES)

Università della Calabria

87036 Rende (CS) Italy"tilde"nigro


12th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2019) - July 15th - 19th, 2019 - Milan, Italy


mi fa piacere farvi avere la "call for participation” alla 12th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2019) che stiamo organizzando a Milano Bicocca dal 15 al 19 luglio 2019.

Vi ringrazio se potete informare studenti di dottorato, di laurea magistrale e giovani studiosi interessati agli argomenti che verranno trattati.

Cordiali saluti,

Maristella Agosti


JULY 15th - 19th, 2019Milan, Italy
essir2019 (at) unimib (dot) it


### VISION ###
The 12th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2019) marks the 30th anniversary of ESSIR. It will be held at the University of Milan Bicocca, Milan, Italy, jointly organized by the Information Retrieval Laboratory (IR Lab) at the University of Milan Bicocca and the Information Management Systems (IMS) research group at the University of Padua.
ESSIR 2019 will be a 5-day event (15-19 July, 2019) that will offer a high quality teaching on IR and related research topics, in a friendly atmosphere. A new edition of the Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA) will also be held at ESSIR 2019, which will provide a forum for early researchers to present their research in a friendly environment, whilst among senior researchers.
We invite students and researchers to participate in ESSIR 2019.
The mission of the school is to enable students to learn about modern research challenges and methods in information retrieval and related disciplines; to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in these fields; and to grow a community of researchers, students, and industry professionals working on information retrieval with collaborations all around the world.
The target audience are master students, PhD students, PostDoc students and junior faculty.
The 9th PhD Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA 2019) will be held in conjunction with the 12th  European Summer School on Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2019). The symposium aims to provide a forum for participants of the summer school to share their research and interaction with senior researchers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. A separate call will be issued for submitting papers to FDIA 2019.
The last day of the school there will be a small exams to award 1.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) to the attendees
Information about ESSIR2019 program, speakers, registration and more is already available on our website, and more information will be posted continuously also on the Twitter with the hashtag #essir2019. 

Hope to see you all in Milan! 



ESSIR 2019 will address the following topics:

- Foundations of Information Retrieval

- Foundations of Evaluation

- Foundations of User-oriented Information Retrieval

- Machine Learning for Information Retrieval

Efficiency and scalability in Information Retrieval

- Social Media Analytics

- Recommender Systems

- Medical Information Retrieval

- Personalized Information Retrieval

- Taks-based Information Retrieval

- Biases in Web Search and Recommender Systems

ESSIR 2019 will feature the following leading scientists:

- Ricardo Baeza-Yates, NTENT, USA

- Nicholas J. Belkin, Rutgers University, USA

- Carlos Castillo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

- Paolo Cremonesi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

- Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

- Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy

- Julio Gonzalo, UNED, Spain

- Claudia Hauff, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands

- Diane Kelly, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

- Henning Müller, HESSO, Switzerland

- Gabriella Pasi, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy

- Nicola Tonellotto, ISTI CNR, Italy

- Maarten de Rijke,  University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

- Emine Yilmaz, University College London, UK

ESSIR 2019 will host a panel on Teaching and Learning IR in Academia and Industry, chaired by Maristella Agosti, University of Padua, Italy.

Early Registration (until June 15th, 2019) at:


ESSIR 2019 Organisation

- Maristella Agosti, University of Padua, Italy

- Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy

- Gabriella Pasi, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy

FDIA 2019 Organisation

- Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire, UK

- Haiming Liu, University of Bedfordshire, UK

- Yashar Moshfeghi, University of Strathclyde, UK

Local Organization

- Marco Viviani, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy