Mapping the World

From open data to crowdsourcing and bottom-up society:
models,algorithms, and applications

July 12-18, 2015, Lipari Island

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  • Sandy Pentland
    MIT-Harvard, USA

  • Michael Bernstein
    Stanford, USA

  • Andreas Krause
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Guest Speakers

  • Dirk Helbing
    Self-Organization and Self-Optimization of Traffic Flows on Freeways and in Urban Networks [abstract]
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • Rosario Mantegna
    Central European University, Budapest, HU

Participants will be arranged in a comfortable hotel at very special rates. The conference room (in the same hotel) 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 courseworks 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 470 Euros. The fee covers the course material, bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social event. Late registration is 570 Euros.

Short Communication Session
Accepted participants may submit an abstract to present their research activity. The abstract should be submitted before 31 May 2015. One page abstract in pdf format to send by email to Ferro Alfredo and cc Alfredo Pulvirenti/Rosalba Giugno.

Deadline for application is June 30, 2015 (admission notification will start on March 1st according to registration time).

Applicants must include a short curriculum vitae and specify two professors whom letters of recommendation will be asked to, if deemed necessary. Applicants will be notified about admission by May 29, 2015.
The official language is English.

School Directors

  • Prof. Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania)
  • Prof. Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich)
  • Prof. Andrea Rapisarda (University of Catania)
  • Dr. Rosalba Giugno (co-director, University of Catania)
  • Dr. Alessandro Pluchino (co-director, University of Catania)
  • Dr. Alfredo Pulvirenti (co-director, University of Catania)

People interested in receiving further information about the school can contact:

Lipari School Organization
Prof. Alfredo Ferro -- Lipari School secretary
Universita' degli Studi di Catania - Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
Citta' Universitaria - Viale A.Doria, 6 - 95125 Catania - ITALY
Tel: +39 095 7383071
Fax: +39 095 7337032 / +39 095 330094