University of Calabria and DIMES Dept. at a glance

The ASONAM 2024 Conference will be hosted by the University of Calabria (Unical), Rende (CS), Italy. Established in 1968, Unical is the first residential university in Italy with a departmental structure. Unical is located in a hilly area not far from the urban centers of Rende and Cosenza, and hosts Departments (14), Halls, Laboratories, Offices, Libraries, Canteens, Theaters, Museums, and Sport centers. According to the ranking drawn up by Censis in 2022, Unical is in 3rd place among the large Italian state universities and 1st in Italy for services provided to students.

The Unical management and organization of the conference will be led by the Department of Computer Engineering, Modelling, Electronics and Systems Engineering (DIMES). With more than 100 faculty and 20 technical-administrative staff members, DIMES promotes and coordinates teaching and research in Computer Engineering, as well as in Electronics, Electromagnetic Fields, Telecommunications, Automation, Modeling (Structural Mechanics, Food-Chemical Processes), Optimization and Operations Research. DIMES has been granted by The Ministry of Instruction, University and Research among the Departments of Excellence 2018-2022, a selection of the best 180 Departments (out of more than 800) in Italian Public Universities - Departments with a much distinguished research profile. DIMES ranked third in the national area of Industrial Engineering and Information and in second place among the departments of the southern universities considering all the 14 scientific areas.

How to get to ASONAM-2024 at Unical

By Plane: Lamezia Terme International Airport (IATA code: SUF)

Lamezia Terme International Airport is the most frequently used gateway to Calabria. The airport has flights from and to all major Italian and European cities.
Unical can be reached from the International Airport of Lamezia Terme by shuttle, taxi, or train.
The ASONAM-20204 management agency will organize a shuttle service from and to Lamezia International Airport during the Conference days.

To reserve your transfer from the Lamezia Terme International Airport, please fill out this Google Form:


By Train: Paola Railway Station More Info

The Paola Railway station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). Train services are operated by or on behalf of Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy’s state-owned rail company.
The ASONAM-20204 management agency will organize a shuttle service from and to Paola Railway Station during the Conference days.

To reserve your transfer from the Paola Railway Station, please fill out this Google Form:

By car: Highway Autostrada del Mediterraneo | Salerno-Reggio Calabria

Take exit Rende - Cosenza Nord, and follow the road signs to Università - Paola.

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More on the surrounding area


The area surrounding the University of Calabria offers several options for accommodation. Below is a list of recommended hotels, with limited availability at special fares for the ASONAM-2024 attendees, which are all located along the bus-line that leads to the conference venue.

Marconi Hotel
Via G. Marconi, 84d, 87036 Rende CS

BV President Hotel
Via Alessandro Volta, 47/49, 87036 Rende CS

Grand Hotel Domus
Via G. L. Bernini, 6, 87036 Rende CS

Hotel San Francesco
Via Giuseppe Ungaretti, 2, 87036 Rende CS

Hotel Europa
Via Kennedy, 29L, 87036 Rende CS

Hotel Majorana
Via E. Maiorana, 6/C, 87036 Rende CS

Please proceed with your booking by filling out this Google Form:


  • ASONAM 2024 Program


  • Steering Chair
  • Reda AlhajjUniversity of Calgary, Canada
  • Honorary Chairs
  • Frans N. StokmanUniversity of Groningen, Netherlands
  • General Chairs
  • Andrea TagarelliUniversity of Calabria, Italy
  • Roberto InterdonatoCIRAD, UMR Tetis, France
  • Jon RokneUniversity of Calgary, Canada
  • Program Committee Chairs
  • Luca M. AielloIT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Tanmoy ChakrabortyIIT Delhi, India
  • Sabrina GaitoUniversity of Milan, Italy
  • Industry-Track Chairs
  • Francesco GulloUniCredit Rome, Italy
  • Gianmarco De Francisci MoralesCENTAI, Italy
  • Workshops Chairs
  • I-Hsien TingNational University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Rajesh SharmaUniversity of Tartu, Estonia
  • Lucio La CavaUniversity of Calabria, Italy
  • Multidisciplinary Track Chairs
  • Ester ZumpanoUniversity of Calabria, Italy
  • Shirin NilizadehUniversity of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Carmela ComitoICAR-CNR, Italy
  • PhD Forum and Posters Track Chairs
  • Huzefa RangwalaGeorge Mason University, USA
  • Alessia AntelmiUniversity of Turin, Italy
  • Domenico MandaglioUniversity of Calabria, Italy
  • Demos and Exhibitions Chairs
  • Elio MasciariUniversity of Naples, Italy
  • Tansel OzyerAnkara Medipol University, Turkey
  • Tutorial Chairs
  • Pasquale De MeoUniversity of Messina, Italy
  • Shady ShehataYOURIKA Labs, Canada
  • Davide VegaUniversity of Uppsala, Sweden
  • Publicity Chairs
  • Shang GaoJilin University, China
  • Buket KayaFirat University, Turkey
  • Kashfia SailunazUniversity of Calgary, Canada
  • Publication Chairs
  • Min-Yuh DayNational Taipei University, Taiwan
  • Panagiotis KarampelasHellenic Airforce Academy, Greece
  • Registration Chairs
  • Jalal KawashUniversity of Calgary, Canada
  • Mehmet KayaFirat University, Turkey
  • Web Chair
  • Deniz BestepeIstanbul Medipol University, Turkey