SSIE 2024: 08-12 July 2024
Registrations are CLOSED! See you in Brixen!

SSIE – PhD Summer School

This is the DEI – IEEE Italy Section PhD Summer School. It has been delivered yearly since 1991, reaching its 33rd edition in 2024. Since then, our goal has always been the same: sharing cutting edge science and technology on Information and Communication Technologies in a very nice setting, creating unique networking opportunities for students and  lecturers alike.

SSIE 2024: Promo Video

About SSIE

This is the Website of the Summer School of Information Engineering (SSIE) – “Silvano Pupolin”, held every summer in Bressanone (BZ), Italia. SSIE is co-organized by Michele Rossi, Marco Giordani, Matteo Meneghini and Gaudenzio Meneghesso (Department of Information Engineering at the University of Padova), and by Pisana Placidi, Gianfranco Chicco and Tiziana Tambosso (IEEE Italy section).

SSIE 2024 – School Program

School dates: Monday 08 - Friday 12 July, 2024.

SSIE is jointly organized by the IEEE Italy and the Department of Information Engineering (DEI) at the University of PadovaIn line with the school tradition, SSIE 2024 will cover very timely and cutting edge research areas, covering theory, systems and applications within the broad ICT domain.

The PhD School will feature tens of scientific talks and lectures, social events, plenty of fine food, relaxation and hiking in the alps! And for the first time in its history, the registration fee to SSIE 2024 will cover coffee breaks and lunches for all the 5 days of the school.

We are looking forward to a great event, where PhD students will have a unique opportunity to meet and discuss among themselves and with professors. The technical program is exciting, we can’t wait to meet again this year in July, in the beautiful Brixen 🙂

This year, SSIE 2024 will have two tracks:

  • Track 1, focusing on modern machine learning and optimization (theory and algorithms) for future wireless networks;
  • Track 2, focusing on GaN-based devices and systems for energy efficiency and automotive.

Track 1 (Telecommunications)

  • Quantum learning
  • Adaptive and continual learning
  • Spiking neural networks
  • New frontiers of reinforcement learning
  • 6G applications (automotive, MIMO, energy efficiency)
  • Applications of machine learning for 6G networks
  • Experimental research towards 6G

Track 2 (Electronics)

  • Gallium nitride (GaN)
  • Automotive power electronics
  • Energy efficiency

What are you waiting for?

Organizing Committee

Prof. Marco Giordani


DEI – University of Padova, Italy

Prof. Gaudenzio Meneghesso


DEI – University of Padova, Italy

Prof. Matteo


DEI – University of Padova, Italy

Prof. Michele Rossi


DEI – University of Padova, Italy

Prof. Gianfranco


IEEE Italy Section Chair / Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Prof.ssa Pisana Placidi


IEEE Italy Section / University of Perugia, Italy



IEEE Italy Section Past Chair

Prof. Francesca Meneghello

TPC Chair

DEI – University of Padova, Italy

The SSIE Honorary Director

Prof. Silvano Pupolin

SSIE was first conceived & organized in 1991 by Prof. Silvano Pupolin, an esteemed colleague and mentor, who has been the SSIE Director until 2016. Silvano passed away on February 11, 2018.


We remember him as a passionate Professor and a good man. He always loved organizing this school and, above all, spending time with the students, nurturing a great research community, without asking anything in return.


We truly miss him. It is our duty and honor to take his legacy, and continue offering high-quality PhD training schools.

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