DIMVA will be hosted by Politecnico di Milano and organized by the System Security Group of the NECSTLab at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), in collaboration with Tech and Law Center and with the support of the FACE research project funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) under the FIRB 2013 programme.
The DEIB aims at being a world-class scientific institution committed to forefront research, education, and technology transfer in computer science and engineering, electronica, system and control, telecommunications and bioengineering. In particular the Departement deals with Information security and safety analysis. Research in security considers privacy in service systems and clouds, confidentiality and integrity in power grids, and integrated IS architectural solutions. Safety analysis and risk awareness in work environments are other research issues, centered on architectures for risk awareness based on sensors, wearable services, risk prevention strategies, and interoperability among technological platforms. Research is based on simulation software for self-healing and autonomous systems.
Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding universities in Europe, ranked 28th in the world and 9th in Europe among technical universities, according to the QS World University Ranking – Engineering & Technology 2013. Founded in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is the largest school of architecture, design and engineering in Italy, with three main campuses located in Milan and five more branches around the Lombardy region.
Many important scientists and architects studied and taught here, among them Achille Castiglioni, Gio Ponti, Gae Aulenti, Renzo Piano and Aldo Rossi, both Pritzker Prize in 1990 and 1998 respectively, and Giulio Natta, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963.
Milan is well connected with three airports (LIN, BGY, MXP) and two major train stations (Milano Centrale, Milano Porta Garibaldi).
As you are likely to land in Malpensa, Linate or Orio al Serio airports, you will reach the Milan city center following these suggestions.
The nearest train stations are Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi. Both are directly connected to Politecnico di Milano through metro line 2 (green line).
There are two main railways in Italy, which are Trenitalia and Italo.
Within the downtown area, a ticket costs 1.50€ (called Urban ticket) and you can use it for a single trip on the underground. It has a validity of 90 minutes after stamping.
Politecnico di Milano is at 10' walking distance from Piola or Lambrate F.S. stops, which are both on line 2 (green line). The latter is also a small train station.
We propose the following accomodation options. Price ranges are not official and may change depending on many factors.
We strongly recommend to make travel arrangements ahead of time, because Milan will host the EXPO 2015 between May and October, and hotel prices are likely to be quite high!
We have an agreement with the following hotels. Make sure that you reserve before the deadline! In case the booking code is not accepted on the website, please book through the respective email address.
In addition to booking in advance, we recommend to mention that the reservation is for an event hosted by Politecnico di Milano. Since the hotels have been selected by our media office, they usually give good rates for our guests.
You can book a guided tour organized by DIMVA. More details on the registration page.
Politecnico di Milano in the north of Italy. Milan offers to its visitors both a vibrant business environment and a beautiful historical environment, with ancient buildings, cathedrals, and theaters.
With a population of about 1.3 million, Milan, the capital of Lombardy, is located in the Po Valley, not far from the Alps with the great lakes (Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano) to the North. Milan is considered the Italian economic and finance center, with the headquarters of the Stock Exchange and of many of the most important industrial and financial businesses of the Country. It is also the Italian symbol of fashion and design: it hosts many of the main Italian fashion maisons and international design fairs, such as "Settimana della Moda" (Milan Fashion Week) and the "Salone Internazionale del Mobile" (Milan Furniture Fair); also, a Design School operates at Politecnico di Milano.
Milan hosts the "Teatro alla Scala", considered the temple of lyrics all over the world, and several prose theatres such as the "Piccolo Teatro" founded by Giorgio Strehler.
In Milan are located the headquarters of the main daily newspapers (Il Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore) and many of the main Italian publishers (Mondadori, Feltrinelli, Garzanti, Rizzoli).
The city offers to visitors the possibility to admire a wide range of monuments, museums and buildings reflecting the vestiges of history and culture left by many people who lived here. The ancient Roman remains are preserved at the Colonne di San Lorenzo, whereas the Romanesque can be admired at Sant’Ambrogio, Sant’Eustorgio or San Simpliciano Basilicas. The Duomo is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and the most important example of Gothic architecture in Italy. The Castello Sforzesco, built on the wishes of the Duke Francesco Sforza, nowadays hosts the Michelangelo’s "Pietà Rondanini" and several museums. The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie hosts the famous masterpiece "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci - declared part of the World Heritage by UNESCO.
The city has always participated actively to the National History since its origins, contributing to the purposes and the aims that led to reunification of Italy in the 18th century. Some distinguished people, who gave a significant contribution to Italian culture, lived in Milan, such as Leonardo da Vinci (who lived in Milan from 1482 to 1500), the poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, the musician Arturo Toscanini, the writer Carlo Emilio Gadda, the film director Luchino Visconti. Two Nobel prizes operated in Milan: Giulio Natta (1963, in chemistry) and Dario Fo (1997, in literature).
Expo 2015 is the next scheduled Universal Exposition and between May 1st and October 31st 2015 will be hosted in Milan. The Expo goal is not only to show the latest advances in technology, but also to welcome and to interpret the new challenges that human mankind faces nowadays. A theme of Expo 2015 will be "Feeding the planet, energy for life".
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