GandALF 2016 will take place in the Aula Magna of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Catania, at "Cittadella Universitaria", Viale Andrea Doria 6.
The University of Catania was founded by King Alfonso V of Aragon (who was also King Alfonso I of Sicily) on 19 October 1434. It is the oldest university in Sicily, the 13th in Italy, and the 29th in the world. With more than 60,000 students, it is the main university in Sicily.
Several historic and famous scholars attended the university, such as Giuseppe De Felice Giuffrida, Mario Rapisardi, Luigi Capuana, Giovanni Verga, Agatino San Martino Pardo, Giuseppe Mercalli, Annibale Ricco, and Paolo Maffei.
The School of Mathematical Sciences was one of the earliest at the University of Catania. The first location of the Institute of Mathematics was at the main building of the University in downtown. At the end of the second world's war the Institute of Mathematics moved in a new location sited at the last floor of the Palace of Science and changed its organization becoming Seminario Matematico. The actual organization of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, whose acronym inside the University of Catania is DMI, was born in 1990 when the members of the former Department of Mathematics joined together with the researchers working on Computer Science. The DMI is located in the main campus of the University of Catania, named Cittadella, and has the aim of coordinating, developing and spreading the research in the fields of Mathematics and Computer Science. At the present time there are about 80 members forming the academic staff. Inside the Department there is a Computing Center and a Library with more than 900 scientific journals and more than 70.000 scientific books. The Computing Center offers facilities for research, teaching and administrative activity. The computing labs have about 130 computer stations with various and flexible configurations and host a node of a computing grid arranged all over the Sicilian region and connected to the other main national and international research grids. The DMI offers bachelor courses (3 years) and master courses (2 years) along with PhD programs both in Mathematics and Computer Science. The DMI participates to the ERASUMS project.
How to reach the conference venue
From Fontanarossa Airport
- By car
- By bus:
- By car
- By bus:
- Bus BRT until the bus stop Cittadella Ovest
- RadioTaxi Catania tel. +39 095 333216 - +39 095 330966
- RadioTaxi tel. +39 095 241911
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