Conference Venue: Italian National Research Council (CNR)
REFSQ2020 will be hosted at the CNR research area in Pisa, Italy.
Address: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Area della Ricerca di Pisa, Via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124, Pisa, Italy
The National Research Council (CNR, https://www.cnr.it/en) is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities. Founded as legal person on 18 November 1923, CNR’s mission is to perform research in its own Institutes, to promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, to promote the internationalization of the national research system, to provide technologies and solutions to emerging public and private needs, to advice Government and other public bodies, and to contribute to the qualification of human resources.
CNR has more than 8.000 employees, of whom more than half are researchers and technologists. Some 4.000 young researchers are engaged in postgraduate studies and research training at CNR within the organization’s top-priority areas of interest. A significant contribution also comes from research associates: researchers, from Universities or private firms, who take part in CNR’s research activities.
CNR has over 15 research areas in Milan, Rome, Naples and other cities. The venue of REFSQ2020, in Pisa, is one of the largest ones. The venue includes a large Auditorium, and six other rooms, which will accommodate parallel sessions, workshops and meetings. Specific areas for lunch and posters are also available.
Pisa is a city in Tuscany, central Italy, straddling the Arno just before it empties into the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa.
Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city of over 91,104 residents (around 200,000 with the metropolitan area) contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces, and various bridges across the Arno. Much of the city's architecture was financed from its history as one of the Italian maritime republics.
The city is also home of the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century and also has the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, founded by Napoleon in 1810, and its offshoot, the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, as the best-sanctioned Superior Graduate Schools in Italy.
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The city is nicely positioned between the sea, the mountain and the Tuscany countryside. Several touristic spots can be easily reached by train in short time.
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