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ICVSS Perception, Learning and Action


Dear students and colleagues,

We would like to thank all the applicants (more than 320), their supervisors and the sponsors for their continued support and interest in ICVSS 2020 even in these unprecedented times.

Given the continued threat of COVID-19 and the health guidance information from our government authorities, the organising committee has decided to postpone ICVSS 2020 until a later date when it will be safe to travel again.

Other scientific meetings have chosen the virtual option but we strongly believe that ICVSS is unique because of the real (academic and social) interaction of students with lecturers and researchers from industry. We will therefore await a date when we can meet again physically and safely.

All applications and reference letters received so far will be considered valid for the selection of the school when we are able to fix a date.

We would like to thank you all for your patience and we really hope to be back soon with better news. Our thoughts and very best wishes are with you all.

The ICVSS School Directors
Roberto Cipolla, Giovanni Maria Farinella, Sebastiano Battiato


The school will be open to about 100 qualified, motivated and pre-selected candidates.

Master Students, Ph. D. students, Post-Docs, young researchers (both academic and industrial), senior researchers (both academic and industrial) or academic/industrial professionals are encouraged to apply (a confirmation email will be sent to you). Each student is strongly encouraged to submit also a reference letter (Reference letter Module) by email (icvss@dmi.unict.it) to the attention of Prof. Giovanni Maria Farinella.

The expected school fee will be in the order of €525 for Master and Phd students granted by academia, €750 for other academic positions and €960 for all the others. The fee will include all course materials, coffee breaks, bus service from Catania Airport to School Location and viceversa, WiFi Internet Connection, a guided tour, a social dinner, a party on the beach, a folkloristic exhibition and bus service from School Location to Catania, Siracusa and Taormina at the end of the school.

Applications to attend ICVSS 2020 should be received before TO BE ANNOUNCED. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Late registration can be done with an extra payment of €150.


Deadline: TO BE ANNOUNCED, GMT +1, 23:59
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Do you want that the industrial sponsors know about you?: Yes No

(if you will mark "yes", the ICVSS sponsors will be able to know about you participation and they will have the chance to direct contact and meet you during the ICVSS to talk with you and show opportunities)

(all red data are required for application procedure!)