This is the latest in a series of events that started at the University of Patras, Greece, in July 2011. The previous editions were:
This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Professor Gregoire Nicolis, of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, who recently passed away. Professor Nicolis, one of the founding fathers and most influential advocates of Complexity Science, was an invited speaker in the Conference on Nonlinear Science and Complexity at Pescara, July 2009 (see his presentation).The focus of the 6th Ph.D. School/Conference this year is on the connections between Information Theory and Complexity through the fundamental role of Entropy. It is primarily intended for postgraduate (and advanced undergraduate) students primarily from European countries (but students from other countries are also invited to apply) and offers four coherent lecture modules, taught by experts in each field, on:
Postgraduate or advanced undergraduate students aiming to obtain a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in any scientific area involving Complex Systems are invited to apply to Prof. Angela De Sanctis, at email@example.com. Each applicant is asked to submit a CV, including a transcript of grades obtained in his/her undergraduate studies, as well as a personal statement explaining why the School will be useful to his/her current studies, including names and contact information of two senior scientists recommending the applicant.
Based on the above information, the Scientific Organizing Committee will select 35 - 40 applicants to attend the School. To obtain a Certificate of Participation the selected students should attend all lectures and exercise sessions of the School. The total number of instruction hours is nearly 28, which corresponds to 3 ECTS credits, as stated on the Certificate that each student receives.
All interested students are invited to submit their application at the latest by May 31, 2019. They will then be informed about the decision of the Scientific Organizing Committee regarding their acceptance. The selected students will be asked to download and read preparatory material provided by the instructors and placed on the School’s website. In this way, the students will be better prepared to follow the lectures and exercise sessions of the School.
Comfortable, low-cost double rooms will be provided to the students at a seaside hotel in Pescara.
Pescara has a small airport, Abruzzo Airport, very close to downtown. If traveling directly to Abruzzo Airport is not an option (very likely!), consider going through Rome Fiumicino Airport From there, there are many bus connections (~3h 20m travel time), with either Prontobus or Di Carlo Bus.
Another option is landing in Rome Ciampino Airport: from there you can find bus connections to Pescara with Prontobus (~2h 30m). If you are in Rome but not at the airport, in addition to Prontobus and Di Carlo Bus, you may consider Flixbus and Arpa-Di Febo-Capuani-Di Fonzo buses.
Technically you could reach Pescara by train, with trains departing from Rome Tiburtina station. However, trains on the line Rome–Pescara are quite slow. On the bright side, the trip by train is interesting since trains pass trough many small rural villages in the innermost part of Italy. If you have time to spare (and no work to do... probably no Internet connection there) it could be an alternative.
This is a list of hotels in downtown Pescara or near the place of the school.