PhD Summer School of Information Engineering – SSIE 2023<>, co-organized by the Department of Information Engineering (DEI) at the University of Padova (Italy), and the IEEE Italy section. SSIE will take place exclusively in presence in Brixen, Italy, on July 10th-14th, continuing on a decades-long tradition.

As always, the school program has been carefully shaped, securing talks from leading experts in the ICT field. This year, the school theme will be on upcoming 6G systems and networks, with talks on:

1. Machine learning and mathematical optimization: Latest developments on the following topics: i) neural network architecture search, ii) adversarial machine learning, iii) designing efficient and modular neural networks, iv) meta-heuristic optimisation techniques.
2. Programmable networks / SDN: i) Programmable networks for distributed deep learning, ii) FPGA-based software-defined  programming for 6G wireless network systems.
3. Key technologies for 6G mobile networks: i) Non-terrestrial networks (NTN) for 6G mobile networks, ii) intelligent and reconfigurable surfaces (IRS) for next generation mobile networks, iii) advances on multimedia signal processing: heading towards the metaverse.
4. Cybersecurity: New threats and solutions for the digital era.

The school program is available at:

Registration is now open, with June 30th, 2023 as a deadline for enrolling. Registration link:

For logistics, see here<>.

SSIE will feature a half-day student workshop, where students will present their research activity. The best presentation will receive an award, jointly presented by the IEEE Italy Section and theDepartment of Information Engineering (DEI) at the University of Padova.

Moreover, PhD Students participating in the School will be awarded 5 credits from their doctoral school (further instructions will be given during the School).

PhD Summer School of Information Engineering – SSIE 2023