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Program Chairs

Marco Ferrari (Università degli Studi di L'Aquila, Italy)

Alessandro Torricelli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Frederic Dehais (ISAE, France)

Stephane Perrey (EuroMov, Université de Montpellier, France)


Program Committee

Sabrina Brigadoi (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)

Matteo Caffini (CIMeC - Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy)

Antonio Chiarelli (Università degli Studi di Chieti e Pescara, Italy)

Davide Contini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Simone Cutini (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)

Arcangelo Merla (Università degli Studi di Chieti e Pescara, Italy)

Valentina Quaresima (Università degli Studi di L'Aquila, Italy)

Rebecca Re (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Lorenzo Spinelli (Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie - CNR, Italy)


Travel information

ifNIRS2018 is held at Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano.



Milano is served by three airports:

Milano can be easily reached from the airport thanks to special bus and railway service or by taxi.

If you land at Linate Airport:

If you land at Malpensa Airport:

If you land at Orio al Serio Airport:



Milano is served by both “Ferrovie dello Stato” and “Ferrovie Nord”. On the following websites you can check destinations, fares and timetables:

The most important railway stations in Milano are:

  • Milano Centrale. It’s the main railway station, with international and high-speed train departures. There are several buses connection to the airports with departure and arrival to the east side of the Station. It is located in Piazzale Duca d’Aosta, and you can easily reach it by metro (green line – number 2; or yellow line – number 3).
  • Porta Garibaldi. Mostly with regional departures and used by commuters. The Passante Ferroviario connects the station to Bovisa Nord Station and Porta Vittoria Station. It is located in Piazza Sigmund Freud and you can reach it by metro (green line – number 2).
  • Milano Lambrate. This is an intermediary station, used both for regional and national departures. It is located in piazzale Bottini and you can reach it by metro (green line – number 2)
  • Milano Cadorna. It is mainly a commuter station, located in Piazzale Luigi Cadorna. From this station you can take the train Malpensa Express to the airport of Malpensa, with departure every 35 minutes. You can reach the station by metro (green line – number 2).


Getting to the campus

Take the subway (green line – number 2) and get off at Piola stop. Leonardo Campus is 2 minutes walk from there.



ifNIRS 2018

Milan (Italy), 13-15 June 2018


Started in 1386, and completed in the late 19th century, Milan Cathedral The Duomo is the third largest church in the world and one of the most famous symbol of Milan, with its Madonnina (a golden statue of the Virgin Mary).



In the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie church, you can find the famous Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper fresco, whic is one of the most reproduced paintings in the history of art and an iconic must-see.



The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Italy’s oldest shopping mall. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by architect Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.



The Pinacoteca di Brera (“Brera Art Gallery“) is the main public gallery for paintings in Milan. It contains one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings, an outgrowth of the cultural program of the Brera Academy, which shares the site in the Palazzo Brera. The area around the gallery is one of the most charming areas in the old part of Milan and is still renowned for its bars, clubs, restaurants, and nightlife.



Built in 1368, Sforza Castle underwent several transformations in the 14th century, before emerging as a splendid ducal palace. The castle features a library, various collections, including Egyptian mummies, and some frescoes by Leonardo da Vinci.


La Scala Theatre is one of the world’s finest opera houses. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and was originally known as the “Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro alla Scala”. Most of Italy’s greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared at La Scala. The theatre is regarded as one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world. During the ECONOS 2018 week Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale will be performed (for more information and booking:


The Navigli district, south of Milan, is dominated by two canals (Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese), and you will find many of Milan’s most popular aperitivo bars, nightclubs and restaurants.