SWING 06: Bertinoro PhD School on Security for Wireless Networking  

September 3 - 8, 2006
University Residential Centre of Bertinoro
Bertinoro (Forlì), Italy


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[ What the School is About
| Important Dates
| Registration (New!)
| Location and Travel Info
| Organization
| Sponsorship
| List of Participants
| Program
| Course material
| Application ]

What the School is About

The school will focus on the following themes of cutting-edge research in the area of privacy, security and authentication for wireless networking. The school format fosters close interaction between students and lecturers who are expected to work together on open problems of contemporary research. Grants are available (see application form).


For more information, refer to the Program.

Important Dates

Prospective participants should send by : June 14, 2006 the application form
Notification: June 30, 2006
Deadline for registration: July 21, 2006
Arrival: September 3, 2006 (Sunday afternoon)
Departure: September 8, 2006 (Friday afternoon)

The School will take place from Monday morning to Friday morning (included).

Participants that plan to arrive before/after September 3 and/or to leave after September 8 should contact the local organizer Eleonora Campori.


All applicants that have been accepted to the School must register by July 21 using this form. The form should be sent by fax to Eleonora Campori, fax nr. +39 0543 446557.

Important information:

The registration and accomodation fee covers all the costs for the period September 3 to 8: registration to the School, 6 nights, full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; dinner of September 3 and lunch of September 8 included). The accommodation can be: (a) in double room (to be shared with another participant), for a fee of 650 €; (b) in single room, for a fee of 750 €.

Location and Travel info

The School will be held at the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro, located in the medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro . The town of Bertinoro is in the Emilia Romagna region, and it is about 50km east of Bologna (see the map). Bertinoro is picturesque, with many narrow streets and walkways winding around the central peak.  It is also close to several beautiful cities like for example Ravenna and Republic of San Marino. The University Residential Centre of Bertinoro is an ex-Episcopal fortress that has been converted by the University of Bologna into a modern conference centre.

Bertinoro can be easily reached by train or by taxi from Bologna (see detailed travel information). Detailed information on train connections can be found at the official site of trenitalia .

Final examination

At the end of the school there will be the option of taking a final exam -with marks-.


Local Organizers


The event is sponsored by:
BICI (Bertinoro International Center for Informatics) Romagna Acque - Società delle Fonti S.p.A.

The School is looking forward to receive support from both Private and Public sector Organizations. Supporters will be advertised on this web site and could send their representatives to the School. For further information, please contact the co-directors.

Program of the School