The workshop is organized by the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication of the University of Milano-Bicocca, which is located in the U14 building on Viale Sarca 336, Milan.

The closest metro stations to reach the workshop venue are Bignami, served by the MM5 line and Sesto Marelli served by the MM1 line. A walk of about 5 minutes will take you to Viale Sarca 336, a private road where the U14 building is located (another 5 minutes walk).

In the vicinity you can find a shopping center, the Bicocca Village, with many different restaurants, and the Hangar Bicocca, one of the largest contiguous exhibition spaces in Europe, the goal of which is to produce and promote contemporary art.

The University

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

The City

Milan 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 Po Valley). Today, Milan is one of the biggest economic and cultural centers of the country, featuring many 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.