The host university, Politecnico di Milano, is one of the most prestigious technical education institutions in the country and the top technical university in Italy, especially prominent in Telecommunications Engineering and Computer Science. Students who graduate here are regarded as the most qualified in the country and are highly appreciated by the industry, both locally, as well as nation- and worldwide. 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.
According to the21 QS World University Ranking, Politecnico di Milano is the first Italian university in 10 research areas: Architecture & Built Environment; Art & Design; Computer Science & Information Systems; Chemical Engineering; Civil & Structural Engineering; Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Materials Science; Mathematics.
The conference will be held at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB) of Politecnico di Milano. DEIB is one of the most important academic departments for research, technology transfer and education at the European level in the field of Information and Communication Technology. It consists of six research areas: computer science and engineering, electronics, systems and control, telecommunications, electrical engineering and bioengineering. It employes nearly 1000 members, including professors (22%), research assistants and post-doc (25%), PhD students (46%), technical and administrative staff. DEIB teaching members hold Information and Communications Technology (ICT) courses for 4 Schools of the Politecnico di Milano and offered more than 500 courses in 2020.