Located in southern Italy, Napoli is a major port city in the centre of the ancient Mediterranean region. Its origins go back to its foundation as Parthenope or Palaepolis in the 9th century B.C., subsequently re-established as Neapolis (New City) in 470 B.C. It is therefore one of the most ancient cities in Europe, whose current urban fabric preserves a selection of outstanding elements of its long and eventful history, as expressed in its street pattern, its wealth of historic buildings and parks, the continuation of many of its urban and social functions, its wonderful setting on the Bay of Napoli and the continuity of its historical stratification (

Conference Venue

The Meeting will take place at the “School of Engineering” of the University Federico II of Naples. Plenaries and sessions will be held in the main building of the School in P. Tecchio, 80 in Naples.


The Università di Napoli Federico II, established in 1224 by emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen, is the oldest public chartered university in the world. It was Europe’s first university dedicated to training secular administrative staff, and is one of the oldest academic institutions in continuous operation.

The venue is well connected to the city center, where plenty of hotels and amenities are available, by two metro lines. In the vicinity of the University there are some hotels reasonably priced and many B&B accommodations. Further information on accommodation and local arrangements are available in the accommodation section of this website.