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Conference Venue

ONDM will be organized by researchers belonging to the two Engineering campuses of the University of Bologna and will take place at the Faculty of Engineering, Viale Risorgimento 2, Bologna, Italy [map]. The conference venue is located just aside Porta Saragozza, one of the ancient gates to the medieval city which is still preserved, and is just ten minutes walk from the main city square.


A number of rooms has been reserved at a special rate in the following hotels, located in the city center and at walking distance from the conference venue. Room reservation at conference rates is guaranteed until 8 January 2011. Rates are per room per night and include breakfast and taxes. All conference hotels are equipped with free wi-fi access.

To reserve a room in one of the conference hotels, please use the ONDM 2011 Registration and Hotel Reservation Form and click on the Hotel Reservation checkbox


HotelRoom rate
Single 70.00 EUR - Double/Twin 90.00 EUR
Single 113.00 EUR - Double/Twin 128.00 EUR
Single 123.00 EUR - Double/Twin 138.00 EUR
Single 113.00 EUR - Double/Twin 128.00 EUR
Single 113.00 EUR - Double/Twin 128.00 EUR


The University of Bologna

The University of Bologna, founded in 1088, is the oldest university in the Western world and one of the major academic institutions in Italy. A brief history of the University of Bologna can be found here, with links to more detailed documents.

Facts and Figures of the University of Bologna can be found in the annual report published yearly (in italian).

The University of Bologna has adopted a Multicampus structure in order to permit the diffusion of education and research. To date the campuses of Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini exist with specific forms of autonomy. The University of Bologna has two Faculty of Engineering, located in Bologna and in Cesena and Forli'.

The City of Bologna

Bologna was founded by the Etruscans under the name of Felsina. As a Roman metropolis it was known as Bononia. Later Bologna became a free Commune and then a papal city.

Bologna Towers

Bologna ranks as one of the top cities, in terms of quality of life in Italy, thanks to its wealth, based on its strong industrial tradition, and to its wide range of highly-developed social service. Bologna is a lively and cosmopolitan Italian college city, it has a rich history, art, cuisine, music and culture, and was made 2000's European Capital of Culture.

Today, Bologna offers visitors one of the best preserved historic centers in Europe, the result of development over the centuries which proceeded by contrasts and new syntheses: a single monument. It is a homogenous complex. Towers, squares, churches and buildings are interwoven into a network of connecting porticos over 37 km long that provide for fantastic shadow play and perspective views.


Bologna's physical location is strategic in the country, at the crossing-point of the most important highways and railways.

The Gugliemo Marconi Airport offers direct links with most major european cities. Taxi and bus services are available at the arrival terminal to reach the city center.

Links to major sites offering information regarding travelling to/from Bologna and touristic information are listed below.

Bologna Tourism