June 27, 2017: application

July 4, 2017: acceptance

July 25, 2017: registration

About the venue

The IEEE European Summer School on Smart Cities (IEEE S3C-EU 2017), organized in cooperation with the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Trento, will take place at the Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico "Fabio Ferrari" (Povo 1 building), via Sommarive 5, Trento (Italy).

Department of Industrial Engineering (DII)

The Department performs research, training, and teaching  in the sectors of industrial engineering, in particular in mechanics, mechatronics, materials engineering, electronic-and micro-electronics systems, managerial information systems, and optimization methods and models to support decision making.

The research objectives of the DII regard:

  • the structure of materials and their features and applications
  • new materials and technologies
  • automation systems of processes and machineries
  • energy production and storage
  • the design and implementation of mechanical/electronic integrated devices, with specific functions in innovative applications
  • the optimization of products and processes

The Department cooperates with various national and international research institutions, and is engaged in basic and applied research projects, with a strong connection to the
industrial world.

More information about DII at the Department website

How to reach the venue

How to reach the Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico "Fabio Ferrari" (from Trento)

The Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico "Fabio Ferrari" (Povo 1 building), via Sommarive 5, Trento (Italy), is reachable by bus:

  • bus no. 5: bus stop called "Facoltà di Scienze"
  • bus no. 5/: bus stop called "Polo scientifico"

Usually buses are scheduled every 20 minutes (the trip lasts about 15 minutes from the the railway station). The bus tickets have to be bought before getting on the bus (usually in newspaper kiosks) and have to be stamped on board.

Timetables, bus stops and trip information can be found on Trentino Trasporti Spa website

Note that the Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico consists of two buildings, shortly referred to as Povo 1 and Povo 2, the School will take place at the Povo 1 building (via Sommarive 5).

How to reach Trento

By plane

The closest airports to Trento are:

  • Verona Catullo (90 km): this airport is the best option to reach Trento, having direct flight connections with some of the main European airports. Once in Verona, the "Verona Porta Nuova" railway station can be reached by taxi or by shuttle bus (Aerobus). Shuttle buses are generally available every 20 minutes (trip duration: about 15 minutes). For more information on the Aerobus shuttle please visit the airport website. From the "Verona Porta Nuova" railway station take the train to reach Trento. The travel by train from "Verona Porta Nuova" to Trento takes about 1 hour
  • Venezia Marco Polo (195 km): this airport is farther from Trento, but it offers a larger number of possible connections. Once landed in Venice, you can reach the "Venezia Mestre" railway station by taxi or by shuttle bus (Fly bus express service). Shuttle buses are generally available every 20 minutes (trip duration: about 17 minutes). For more information on the Fly bus please visit the ATVO website. From the "Venezia Mestre" railway station take the train to reach Trento. Please note that the travel by train from "Venezia Mestre" to Trento takes about 2.5 hours
  • Milano Malpensa (300 km): from this airport take the Malpensa Express train into Milano, Stazione Nord. Once there, take subway line 2 (green line) to reach the Milano Centrale Train Station. Then, from the Milano Centrale Train Station, to reach Trento take the train. Please note that the travel by train from Milano to Trento takes about 3 hours
  • Milano Linate (245 km): this airport is just 7 km from the Milano city centre and can be easily reached with various airport bus lines and with ATM lines 73 and X73 in about 25 minutes. Also the taxi can be considered. Please note that the travel by train from Milano to Trento takes about 3 hours
  • Bergamo Orio al Serio (185 km): this airport is a basis for many low-cost flights. The airport is easily reachable by bus from Bergamo, Milano and Brescia. To reach Trento by train, you may take the ATB service, which, in only 10 minutes, will bring you to Bergamo railway station

By train

There are two main lines that reach Trento:

  • the Brennero line (from Rome to Innsbruck through Verona)
  • the Valsugana line (from Venice to Trento)

If you reach Italy by plane and you land in Verona, there are frequent direct connections between the railway station "Verona Porta Nuova" to Trento. If instead you land in Venice or Milan, in most cases you have to change train in "Verona Porta Nuova".

Please consider that, even though there are some direct connections from the railway station "Venezia Mestre" to Trento, it is usually faster to take a train to Verona and then from Verona to Trento.

About train tickets: train tickets can be purchased on line or directly at the railway station (there are some ticket booths and some ticket vending machines available at the entrance of the station). If you buy the ticket at the railway station, it could be necessary to stamp it using the yellow machines available at the platform (binario) entrance before getting on the train. In buying your ticket you should specify the arrival station (Trento), the train you are planning to take. Indeed, "Intercity" trains, called "Frecce" (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca), are faster but require a supplement with respect to regionale train. You are also asked to specify the coach class: first (prima) or second (seconda) class. First class is more comfortable and about 60% more expensive.
Please note that there could be no trains during night, so be prepared to spend one night close to the airport in case your flight arrives later than the last train of the day.

For further information on train connections, timetable and tickets, please visit the Trenitalia website

By car or coach

  • If you are reaching Trento from the north, exit the A22 motorway at TRENTO NORD and go towards the Trento city center
  • If you are reaching Trento from the south, exit the A22 motorway at TRENTO SUD and go towards the Trento city center
  • Please note that trip advisors may still suggest: TRENTO CENTRO as A22 motorway, but this is closed

Travel in the city (by bus or taxi)

Trento has an efficient urban travel system:

  • travel in Trento by bus: please refer to Trentino Trasporti website
  • travel in Trento by taxi: taxis can be easily found downtown or can be booked by phone by dialing the following number (+39)-0461-930002

About Trento

The city of Trento: the unique charm of a renaissance alpine city, where history is art.

Trento is a city rooted in art and history, where the Italian and Mitteleuropean cultures meet. Unique amongst the alpine cities, the City of the Council (1545 - 1563) still keeps its precious monuments as tokens of its rich artistic and historic heritage. Built in the elegant renaissance style, they have been enhanced by recent refurbishing works.

Special mention goes to the Castello del Buonconsiglio, the Castle for several centuries residence of the Prince-Bishops of Trento; the Duomo, the Cathedral of Trento dedicated to San Vigilio, its gorgeous piazza and fountain dedicated to Neptune, the frescoed houses and Council churches as well as the museums and exhibitions which make the city of Trento a true landmark of alpine arts, culture and traditions.

Castello del Buonconsiglio (Buonconsiglio Castle)

The Castello del Buonconsiglio is the largest and most important monumental complex of the Trentino Alto Adige region.

It was the residence of the Principi Vescovi (Prince-Bishops) of Trento from the 13th century to the end of the 18th century, and is composed of a series of buildings of different eras, enclosed by walls and positioned slightly higher than the city.

Duomo di Trento (Cathedral of Trento)

Trento’s Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Vigil and has ancient origins.

There are in fact records that indicate the first church was built on the burial ground of this saint, martyred in the fifth century. It was then enlarged, whilst its present appearance is owed to Bishop Federico Vanga, who entrusted the redesigning of the cathedral to Adam d’Argogno in 1212. The position of the church is the result of his plan.

The construction, continued over the centuries by d’Arogno’s descendants, underwent various changes with respect to the original project due both to the churches needs and the changes in construction techniques. The contrast between the Romanesque style and the height of the vaults recalling gothic cathedrals is extraordinary. Two climbing staircases built into the lateral walls lead up to the two bell towers, in the opposite direction to the altar.

Trento offers visitors its richly historical and artistic heritage all year around. Visitors can admire its beauties while strolling around the city centre’s alleys, enjoying shopping or visiting the city’s museums:

Hotels and bed&breakfasts in Trento

Attendees to the School IEEE S3C-EU 2017 may enjoy reduced hotel rates as a result of the special agreement between the University of Trento and the hotels.

The list of hotels and bed&breakfasts is available in the download box, on the right.

All participants are kindly invited to make their own reservation contact-ing directly one of the available hotels, specifying that they will take part to the School IEEE S3C-EU 2017 and asking for the special rate reserved to the University of Trento.

To see the map of the main places of interest for IEEE S3C-EU 2017 attendees, click here


General chair
Dario Petri

Technical chair
Daniele Fontanelli

Scientific Coordination
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Trento

Organizing Secretariat
Communication and Events
University of Trento