Practical information

All workshops* and other Summer School related activities will be held at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano West Campus, Centrocivico, Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, CH-6900 Lugano.

Click here to find information on how to get to the University, as well as an overview map of the Campus.


*With the exception of online workshops.

The language in all workshops will be English; active and passive command of English is expected.

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    When you arrive at the University main building, you should go directly to your workshop’s teaching room; there is no formal registration.

    Teaching rooms will be signposted at the entrance of the main building.

    Before the Summer School starts, you will receive by e-mail a pdf document with further information, as well as directions on how to use the computing facilities.

    There will be a Welcome Meeting on Wednesday during the lunch hour at 12:30, where appetizers will be offered.

  • When to arrive, when to leave

    As regular workshops start at 8 h 30 on Monday, you should arrive on Sunday evening*.

    Plan to leave on Saturday, unless you can reach home when leaving Lugano Friday, late afternoon.

    Preliminary workshops will start at 10h00 on Friday, August 13th.


  • Teaching Rooms

    All teaching rooms are located on the ground floor of the Informatics building (number 3 in the Map), on the Red building (number 2 in the Map and on the Main Building (number 1 in the Map).
    The room numbers for the workshops will be sign posted at the entrance of all the buildings.

  • Material

    All the needed material for the workshop will be available on the eLearning USI Platform iCorsi. The Platform can be accessed trough a SWITCH AAI account (provided by all Swis universities or by us if you are not a Swiss student).

    That is why it is important to bring your laptop with you.

  • Events and Schedules

    Preliminary workshop Friday, 13 August (day 1) 10h00-18h00
    Preliminary workshop Saturday, 14 August (day 2) 8h30-18h00
    Welcome Meeting 1 Wednesday, 18 August 12h30
    Workshops Week 1 16 - 20 August 8h30 - 18h00
    Welcome Meeting 2 Monday, 23 August 12h30
    Workshops Week 2 23 - 27 August 8h30 - 18h00

    Daily schedules are specific to each workshop; the instructor will inform you at the beginning of the workshop.

  • Summer School Evaluation

    After the Summer School you will receive an e-mail, asking you to fill in an online evaluation questionnaire.

    If you have suggestions, ideas etc for future Summer Schools, you can also send an e-mail to


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