MaIn IP 2014

MaIn Intensive Programme - Mathematical Models for Social Innovation

23 June - 4 July 2014

CoordinatorBruno Rubino

Coordinating InstitutionUniversity of L'Aquila

Venue: D.I.S.I.M. - Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics
University of L'Aquila, Italy

Lecture room

MaIn IP 2014 will be held from 23 June to 4 July 2014 at the University of L'Aquila, Italy.

Lectures will be given at the Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, located in Coppito (an area to the west of L'Aquila, see the MAP) close to the main hospital "San Salvatore".

The lecture rooms are 1.7 and 2.5. They are in the Math Department, first and second floor respectively - main building (the grey one)

Scientific Committee

  • Bruno Rubino, University of L'Aquila
  • Aureli Alabert, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Jaroslaw Rybicki, Gdansk University of Technology
  • Ingenuin Gasser, University of Hamburg
  • François Delarue, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis
  • Josef Šlapal, Brno University of Technology

List of the Partner Institutions involved in MaIn IP 2014

  • Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Brno University of Technology
  • Gdansk University of Technology
  • Hamburg University
  • Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (London)
  • International School for Advanced Studies (Trieste)
  • Middle East Technical University (Ankara)
  • Second University of Naples
  • Tehnical University of Cluj Napoca
  • University of Bath
  • University of Brescia
  • University of Crete
  • University of Naples "Federico II"
  • University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • University of Padua
  • University of Rome "La Sapienza"


Our 2014 Intensive Programme (IP) in MaIn - Mathematical models for social innovation involves a set of short courses and seminars addressed to MSc and PhD students.

The programme will revolve around applied mathematics viewed as an interdisciplinary area at the interface with engineering, economy, life and social sciences. It will cover several applied topics including models for opinion formation, individual based simulations, modeling earthquakes. We will be addressing different methodologies, such as the analysis of partial differential equations, numerical calculus and simulations, stochastic calculus and kinetic modelling. MaIn IP 2014 aims also to have a strong social impact for the Abruzzi Region and L’Aquila, which are still suffering from the consequences of the 2009 earthquake.

The programme will be hosted by the D.I.S.I.M. (Department of Information Engineering, Computer Sciences and Mathematics) of the University of L'Aquila in the period June 23 - July 4, 2014.

All the students who wish to join our summer school must be currently enrolled at a MSc or PhD course in one of the following disciplines:

  • mathematics,
  • applied mathematics,
  • physics,
  • engineering
  • or similar subjects.

The participation of students and teachers will be supported by the LLP Erasmus Programme (see the partner universities and the details about reimbursement).

To register, enter the Application Form.

Reimbursement for LLP participants 

Applicants from LLP partner institutions (but not from the University of L'Aquila) are eligible for a reimbursement of living and travel expenses.

This contribution is offered by the LLP Italian National Agency. llp erasmus logo

We assume to select:

  • around 50 students (MSc or PhD) for the contribution for travel costs and the contribution for accommodation and subsistence costs: this corresponds to an average of 3 students for each partner institution.
  • around 15 teachers for the contribution for travel costs and the contribution for accommodation and subsistence costs.

The contact person of each institution in the Organizing Committee is responsible for the selection of students in their universities.

Details about Reimbursement

Reservation for lodging and contribution for subsistence costs.

Please notice that students and teachers from LLP partner universities will be hosted in university premises free of charge for the whole period of the IP. Unfortunately, the Erasmus agency applies a very low daily amount for subsistence costs of students (159 euro per week, both for lodging and full board). That's why, in addition to the accommodation, we can confirm that we will only be able to offer students free access to the university canteen (open on working days). We hope we'll be able to offer some additional support to students, but we cannot guarantee anything at the moment.

Reimbursement for travel costs.

  • We are allowed to reimburse travel costs only to teachers and students (MSc and PhD) who are from LLP partner institutions.
  • The Erasmus Agency requires each single participant to certify they bought the cheapest flight ticket they could find. In addition, only tickets from/to the town of your home institution can be reimbursed. In any case the reimbursement for travel costs cannot be higher than 450 euros.
  • Please upload a copy of your electronic ticket as soon as possible. If you have an online check-in, please upload a pdf copy of it, as well. Otherwise, please keep the boarding pass with you and hand it to us when you arrive. Without that, we will not be able to reimburse your travel expenses!
  • For the participants who need a visa, please contact the organizers to ask for a specific invitation letter. The cost of the visa will be reimbursed if the participant provides the original receipt of payment.
  • For any additional tickets (or not electronic ones), when you are here, you'll have to provide us with the original one. In addition, you will be requested to provide us with the original boarding pass (if you have not uploaded the electronic one). 

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