5th Workshop on Complex Networks



Conference Host

CompleNet 2014 will be organized by the team of Professor Andrea Omicini at Alma Mater Studiorum- Università di Bologna, the most ancient University in Europe and one of the most ancient in the world, with over 900 years of history,

Most of the university buildings, including the headquarters, are located in the city centre, in Via Zamboni. However, other Schools and Institutes are spread all around the city, making Bologna a real “university city”.


The conference will take place in the School of Engineering, which is located in the south-west of the city, just 100mt from the ancient “Porta Saragozza”, in Viale del Risorgimento 2 (zip code 40136). The area is very lively, with many restaurants, cafés, shops, is served by public transportation and easily reachable also on foot from the city centre in about 15 minutes, walking along the world-famous Bologna arcades.  Porta Saragozza is also the starting point of the Portico di San Luca, the 3796-meter, 666 arcade walk up to the Sanctuary on top of the St.Luke hill (296mt high).


Facoltà di Ingegneria

Viale dei Risorgimento 2

I-40136 Bologna

A secondary entrance is also available in via Vallescura, possibly more convenient if coming on foot from the city centre.
From Piazza Malpighi:
    v. Nosadella / v. Malpertuso / v. Vallescura

From Piazza Maggiore:
    v. D’Azeglio / v. Carbonesi / v. Collegio di Spagna / v. Saragozza / v. Malpertuso /
    v. Vallescura

Arriving by Plane

Bologna airport (http://www.bologna-airport.it/) is located about 6km north-east of the city, and is directly connected with over 60 destinations in Europe (including the major European hubs like London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris CDG, Madrid Barajas, and others) and in northern Africa by all the major airlines. Low-cost airlines like Easyjet, RyanAir, WizzAir, and others also fly from/to many European destinations.

From the airport, you can either take a taxi or the express bus BLQ (http://www.tper.it/content/linea-blq-aeroporto-stazione-centrale), which links the airport to the city centre and the railway station every 15 minutes. The bus has three stops in the city centre before reaching the central station. Tickets (EUR 6.00) can be purchased on the bus and are valid also in the Bologna central area, allowing any bus change within one hour. On Saturdays and Sundays, where some streets are reserved to pedestrians, the bus route in the central area is slightly different (details on the TPER web site above, both in Italian and English).

Public transportation

The School of Engineering is served at “Porta Saragozza” by the following bus lines:

  1. Circular line 33 (counterclockwise), operating every day, about every 10-12 minutes

  2. Circular line 32 (clockwise), operating every day except Sundays and holidays, about every 10-12 minutes

  3. Line 20 (crossing the city south-west to north-east), about every 5-6 min. at rush hours, 10-15 minutes off-peak

  4. Line D (mini-bus linking the south-west to the center and the railway station), weekdays only, every 25 mins.

  5. Suburban lines 94 and 671 from the city center and bus terminal

Other lines stop in Piazza Malpighi, a central square about 10 minute walk from the School of Engineering.

Bologna buses are integrated in the Google Transit system, so the bus stop locations and bus schedules can be seen in Google Maps, too.

Bus tickets should be bought before getting on the bus, at any newsagent’s or tobacconist’s. The single ticket costs EUR 1.30, but multiple tickets are available (“city pass” ticket = 10 rides for EUR 12.00 instead if 13.00, usable by more than one people at a time, just valid it more than once where getting on the bus). Single tickets can also be bought on the automatic machine on board of the bus, for an extra price (EUR 1.50) – but please note that the machine does not give change, coins are required. All tickets are avalid for 75 minutes and allow any bus change within their validity.

For further information please visit the TPER web site www.tper.it, specifically:

  1. To build your personalized route: http://www.tper.it/percorsi-orari/il-tuo-percorso-da

  2. Timetables by line http://www.tper.it/orari/linee

Arriving by train

Bologna central station is located in Piazza delle Medaglie d'Oro, just on board of the historic centre, at the beginning of via Indipendenza. It is also very close to the bus terminal (“Autostazione”).

Bologna is the major rail Italian hub, so virtually any destination can be reached quickly and effectively. The high-speed network links Bologna to Milan in 1 hour, to Florence in 37 minutes, to Venice in 1h25 and to Rome in 2h15. Many regional and inter-city links are also available. For any information please refer to

  1. Trenitalia (the national operator, both for high-speed and regional trains) http://www.trenitalia.com/

  2. Italo (the alternative high-speed operator) http://www.italotreno.it/

Arriving by car

Given is geographical location, Bologna is also the natural hub of most of the north-south and east-west highways, so it can be easily reached by car by any destination.


The event is not working with any hotel in particular. Attendees are encouraged to make their own travel arrangements. Below is a list of hotels near the conference venue. The distance in show below is from the hotel to the conference venue.

  1. Corona d'Oro
    Via Oberdan, 12

    1,8 km

  2. Europa
    Via Cesare Boldrini, 11
    2,2 km

  3. NH De La Gare
    Piazza XX Settembre, 2
    2,3 km

  4. Internazionale
    Via Indipendenza, 60
    2,2 km

  5. Tre Vecchi
    Via dell'Indipendenza, 47
    2,2 km

  1. Commercianti
    Via de' Pignattari, 11
    1,3 km

  2. Aemilia
    Via Zaccherini Alvisi, 16
    3,1 km

  3. I Portici
    Via Indipendenza, 69
    2,2 km

  4. Novecento
    Piazza Galileo, 4/3
    1,4 km

  1. Orologio
    Via IV Novembre, 10
    1,4 km

  2. Porta San Mamolo
    Vicolo del Falcone, 6/8
    1,2 km

  3. Regina Hotel
    Via dell'Indipendenza, 51
    2,2 km

  4. Metropolitan
    Via dell'Orso, 6
    1,9 km

  5. Astoria
    Via Fratelli Rosselli
    1,9 km

  6. Del Porto
    Via del Porto, 6
    1,9 km

  7. Roma
    Via D'Azeglio, 6
    1,3 km

  8. Touring
    Via De'Mattuiani, 1/2
    1,2 km


Important Dates


    March 12-14, 2014