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Travel:
Information on how to arrive in Madonna di Campiglio are available. More precisely, two files are included reporting:
 

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RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO


Downhill skiing

Where:  Ski lifts “Spinale”, “5 Laghi”, “Pradalago” in Madonna di Campiglio 
When:  Every day, from 8:30 to 16:30
Cost: Ski-pass 4 hours 35 Euros – Ski pass all day 40 Euros - Discount of 25% for all the ESoA participants - The Discount is valid from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th March - The discount is valid for all the Ski-pass tipologies ( 4 hours, all day, one-way trip, round-trip, etc. ).  Ski renting: ~20-40 Euros 

Cross country skiing

Where:  Cross country ski center in “Campo Passo Carlo Magno” 2 km far from the Madonna di Campiglio center
When:  Every day, from 8:30 to 16:30. Cost: Ski-pass 6 Euros – Ski renting: ~20-30 Euros

Snowshoes Tour

Where:  Surrounding of Madonna di Campiglio
When:  Every day. In the morning the tour starts at 9:00. In the afternoon the tour starts at 13:40. On Thursday 27th of March a night snowshoes tour has been organized by the Alpine Guides
Cost: To be defined with the Alpine Guide
Note:  Group with at least 3-4 people
Information:  Phone: +39 335 7193660 (from 17:30 to 19:30) – E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cart Challenge on Ice

Where: Pinzolo – 13 km far from Madonna di Campiglio
When: Every day from 13:00 to 23:00
Cost: 10 minutes 20 Euros – Grand Prix 40 Euros
Information:  Phone: +39 335 6266636 – website: www.kartmadonnadicampiglio.it

Wine and Food Tour

Where:  “Il rustico di Ballardini” – Madonna di Campiglio
When:  Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Information:  Phone: +39 0465 441168 – website: www.ballardini.to

Where:  “Sfiziosità da Marcello” – Madonna di Campiglio
When:  Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 19:00 to 20:00
Information:  Phone: +39 0465 442730 – website: www.sfiziositadamarcello.it

Pub and Disco in Madonna di Campiglio

Where:  “La cantina del Suisse”
Information Phone: +39 0465 440935 – website: www.cantinadelsuisse.com

Where:  “Cliffhanger”
Information Phone: +39 340 2518422 – website: www.ristorantecliffhangercampiglio.it

Where:  “Piano 54”
Information Phone: +39 340 3280753

DRINK and FOOD in Madonna di Campiglio and surroundings

CHEAP – Price < 25 Euro


Where: Ristorante Pizzeria “Le Roi” – via Cima Tosa 40 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39  0465 443075 – website:  http://www.ristoranteleroicampiglio.com
Distance: 600 mt from the ESoA location

Where: Ristorante “Fontanella” – via Dolomiti di Brenta – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 443399 – website:  http://www.hotelfontanella.it
Distance: 700 mt from the ESoA location

Where: Steak House “Churrascaria” –  via Carè Alto 15 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 440737 – website: http://www.alsottobosco.com
Distance: 1.5 km from the ESoA location.

MEDIUM – Price: 25 – 40 Euro
 

Where: “Cliffangher Club” – via Adamello 18 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 340 2518422 – website: http://www.cliffhangercampiglio.it/
Distance: 800 mt from ESoA location

Where: Ristorante “Zanolini” – via Rododendro 5 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 440772 – website: http://www.chaletallimperatore.com
Distance: 500 mt from ESoA location.

Where: Osteria “a la Posta” – Piazza Righi – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 446266 website: http://www.collinigestioni.com/lang/IT//homepage
Distance: 400 mt from ESoA location

Where: Ristorante “Antico Focolare” – viale Dolomiti di Brenta 64 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 441686 – website:  http://www.rosen-garten.it
Distance: 900 mt from the ESoA location

Where: Ristorante Pizzeria “Belvedere” – via Pradalago 14 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39  0465 440396 – website:  http://www.belvederecampiglio.com
Distance: 500 mt from the ESoA location

Where: Ristorante Pizzeria “Piccadilly” – via Valesinella 19 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 440235 – website: http://www.piccadillycampiglio.com
Distance: 350 mt from the ESoA location

Where: Ristorante Pizzeria “Pappagallo”  – via Adamello 58 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 442717 – website: http://www.pappagallocampiglio.it
Distance: 1.4 km from the ESoA location

EXPENSIVE – Price: > 40 Euro
 

Where: Ristorante “Due Pini” – via Spinale 37 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 443108 – website: http://www.ristorantegourmetduepini.com/
Distance: 30 mt from ESoA location

Where: Ristorante “La Cantina del Suisse” – Piazza Righi – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 443481 – website: http://www.cantinadelsuisse.com  
Distance: 400 mt from ESoA location

Where: Ristorante “Da Alfiero” – via Valesinella 5 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 440117 – website: http://www.alfiero.it   
Distance: 400 mt from ESoA location

Where: Ristorante “Dolomieu” – via Castelletto Inferiore 10 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 443191 – website: http://www.dvchalet.it/
Distance: 650 mt from ESoA location

Where: Ristorante “Gallo Cedrone”  – via Cima Tosa 80 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: + 39 0465 441013 – website:  http://www.ilgallocedrone.it
Distance: 600 mt from ESoA location

Where: Ristorante “Il Convivio” – via Dolomiti di Brenta 84 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 440100 – website: http://www.alpensuitehotel.it
Distance: 700 mt from ESoA location

Where: Ristorante Stube “Hermitage”  – via  Castelletto Inferiore 63 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: + 39 0465 441558  – website:  http://www.chalethermitage.com
Distance: 1.2 km from ESoA location

Where: “Chalet Fogajard” – Località Fogajard 36 – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 442619 – website: http://www.chaletfogajard.it
Distance: 3.6 km from ESoA location

MOUNTAIN SHELTERS
 

Where: Bar Ristorante “Boch” – Grostè cableway
Information: Phone: +39 0465 440465 – website: http://ww.rifugioboch.com

Where: Bar Ristorante “Malga Ritorto” – Loc. Ritorto – Madonna di Campiglio.
Information: +39 0465 442653

Where: Bar Ristorante “Patascoss” – Loc. Patascoss – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 440122 – website:  http://ww.rifugicampiglio.it

Where: “Chalet Fiat” – Monte Spinale – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 333 1938030 – website: http://www.fiat.it/fiat-chalet/world

Where: Rifugio “5 Laghi” – Top of 5 Laghi cableway – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: +39 0465 443270

Where: Ristorante” Pradalago” – Loc. Pradalago – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone:  +39 0465 440878

Where: Rifugio “Lago Malghette” – Loc. Pradalago – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 440814 – website: http://www.malghette.it

Where: Rifugio “Viviani Pradalago” – Loc. Pradalago – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 441200 – website: http://www.rifugioviviani.it

Where: Rifugio “Stoppani al Grostè” – Loc. Grostè – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 846025 – website:  http://www.groste.it

Where: Rifugio “Giorgio Graffer” – Loc. Grostè – Madonna di Campiglio
Information: Phone: +39 0465 441358 – website: http://www.graffer.com

Where: Ristorante “Montagnoli” – On the “Nube d’Oro” ski-slope – Spinale cableway
Information: Phone: +39 0465 443355 – website: http://ww.ristorantemontagnoli.com

Organization Committee’s Suggestions


  1. Shopping in Madonna di Campiglio. Visit the beautiful center of Madonna di Campiglio, taste local foods, wine and spirits, and look at wood sculptures and other typical handicrafts
  2. Panoramic view of the Brenta’s Dolomites. Take the ski-lift “Pradalago” or “5 Laghi” and at the top you can have a wonderful view of all the Brenta’s Group
  3. Skiing in Madonna di Campiglio. Take one of the ski-lift and feel the emotion of skiing on the World Championship ski slopes
  4. Malga Ritorto Tour. Nice walking (40 minutes) on the snow from Madonna di Campiglio to Malga Ritorto to see an amazing panorama of all the Brenta’s Group

Note:

If you are interested in some of the activities listed above, please inform dott. Luca Manica – mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or dott. Federico Viani – mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will help you to find the best options to enjoy your stay in Madonna di Campiglio.


Venue:

Sala Comunale @ Chalet Laghetto Room in the building (the same of the library) close the small lake at the center of Madonna di Campiglio visible at the following weblink: http://goo.gl/maps/gXjBd



Course Purposes:
The exploitation of electromagnetic field data as a sensing tool paves the way to a number of interesting engineering applications including antenna testing and characterization, biomedical diagnostics, humanitarian demining, archeological prospection, through-the-wall imaging, non‚Äźdestructive testing of transport infrastructures and buildings, and many others.
 
This course, after reviewing fundamental equations and main difficulties of inverse problems in high-frequency electromagnetics, will focus on classical and recently introduced solution procedures and algorithms, discussing capabilities, limitations, and perspectives of both approximate and 'exact' reconstruction methods. Applicative examples, including exercises and lessons regarding specific applications, will corroborate the developed concepts.
 
The course is targeted to PhD studentis, Researchers, Scientists, and Engineers who are willing to:
    (a) learn about the basics of microwave diagnostics and imaging;
    (b) enhance their background on inverse problems in electromagnetics;
    (c) know about the leading edge and more recent advances on inversion algorithms;
    (d) take an overview on the applications of inverse scattering techniques to research, industrial, and civil frameworks.
 
Topics:
Day 1: Introduction to inverse scattering and basic theory
Day 2: Qualitative imaging methods
Day 3: Quantitative imaging: approximated and complete methods
Day 4: Imaging applications
                - Antenna Diagnostics
                - BIO Applications
                - GPR Applications
Day 5: Further issues and advanced topics
 
Teachers:
CROCCO Lorenzo, CNR, Italy
ISERNIA Tommaso, University 'Mediterranea' of Reggio Calabria, Italy
LAS-HERAS Fernando, University of Oviedo, Spain
LESSELIER Dominique, CNRS, France
LO-VETRI Joe, University of Manitoba, Canada
MASSA Andrea, University of Trento, Italy
SCHETTINI Giuseppe, University "Roma Tre", Italy
TOSCANO Alessandro, University "Roma Tre", Italy
 
Schedule:
32.5 hours of classes: 
    - 27 hours of theoretical lectures
    - 3.5 hours of guided software exercises
    - 2 hours of final exam
A detailed course scheduling is enclosed in the flyer available here.
           
Availability: NEW - NO MORE POSITIONS AVAILABLE
25 attendees (students or industrial employees)
35 attendees (students or industrial employees)
 
Costs: 
The course fee is 440 EUR for non-profit institutions and 880 EUR for companies.
This cost covers registration, course material, coffee breaks, lunches, and a social dinner.
 
Registration: NEW - REGISTRATIONS CLOSED
Registered people are please to proceed with the payment of the registration fee within March 10th 2014. 
 
Student Grant Information:
Grants are offered by the co-organizing COST Actions: TD1301 and TU1208. In the following, the information for application.
 
COST Action TD1301 - Development of a European-based Collaborative Network to Accelerate Technological, Clinical and Commercialisation Progress in the Area of Medical Microwave Imaging (www.cost.eu/td1301) will grant a maximum of 6 (six) 650€ trainee grants to participants who are part of the COST Action. For information on how to join the Action and/or apply to grants, please visit: http://www.cost.eu/participate/join_action and www.cost.eu/td1301 or contact Dr. Lorenzo Crocco (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The deadline for trainee grant applications is February 10th, 2014.
 
COST Action TU1208 - Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar (www.gpradar.eu) will grant a maximum of 6 (six) 650,00 € trainee grants to PhD Students and Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) who are Members of COST Action TU1208, as a contribution to cover travel, accommodation and meal expenses. ESR is a researcher in the start phase of his/her career, with up to 8 years of experience after the PhD. For information on how to join the Action and/or apply to grants, please take contact with the Action's Chair, Dr. Lara Pajewski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The deadline for submitting grant applications is February 15th, 2014.
 
Additional Info: 
The course gives 3 ECTS credits.
 
Accomodation:
The course will be held in Madonna di Campiglio, one of the most exclusive ski resorts in northeast Italy (Trentino province) located in a beautiful basin between the Brenta Dolomites group and the Adamello and the Presanella glaciers (www.campigliodolomiti.it).
 
Accommodation is not included in the course fee. 
Information on lodging solutions are available here.
 
Travel:
Information on how to arrive in Madonna di Campiglio are available. More precisely, two files are included reporting:
 
Further Information:
To receive further information, please contact the organization team (see email addresses below).
 
Course Organizer:
European School of Antennas (ESoA)
 
Course Co-Organizer:
COST Action TD1301
    Development of a European-based Collaborative Network to Accelerate Technological, Clinical and Commercialisation Progress in the Area of Medical Microwave Imaging
 
COST Action TU1208
    Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar
 
Organization Team:
    Prof. Tommaso Isernia
    LEMMA Research Group @ DIIES
    University 'Mediterranea' of Reggio Calabria
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
    Prof. Andrea Massa
    ELEDIA Research Center @ DISI
    University of Trento
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
    Dr. Andrea Morabito
    LEMMA Research Group @ DIIES
    University 'Mediterranea' of Reggio Calabria
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    
    Dr. Giacomo Oliveri
    ELEDIA Research Center @ DISI
    University of Trento
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
    Dr. Paolo Rocca
    ELEDIA Research Center @ DISI
    University of Trento
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EVoKE (Eledia Vodafone Kpi Evaluator) is a full scale anomaly detection system for 2G, 3G, 4G cellular networks.

The goal of EVoKE is the study, implementation, development, and testing of supervised and non-supervised methodologies to detect 2G/3G/4G network anomalies through KPI (Key Performance Indexes) stream analysis. Moreover, the activity is aimed at the derivation of techniques able to react with best-practice actions and possibly deduce information about causes and solutions for the detected anomalies in wireless networks.
 
The analysis problem of interest has been mathematically described in terms of an outlier detection problem where a set of input-output relationship are provided by domain experts in a semi-supervised manner.

Input data is a collection of generic multivariate time series. In particular, referring to Vodafone context, typical input includes m KPIs of n cells (usually the whole network, which includes dozen of thousand of BTS). Thus, the size of such dataset is very huge (millions of samples daily).

EVoKE supports three operational modes: (offline) detection, (offline) filtering, real-time refining. These modes are partially reflected into two distinct layers:
 
  1. Detection
    The Detection layer is responsible of analyzing raw data (e.g. KPI stream) from Data Adapter and generate (detect) events: such as possible anomalies, trends, particular patterns. Decision (detection) might be based also on information available in the Knowledge Base; output events are usually processed by Filtering layer before being stored.
  1. Filtering
    The EVoKE Filtering layer is designed to evaluate events generated by Detection layer or loaded from a previous analysis (e.g. previous days). This process is performed by one or multiple Filters, usually executed sequentially and in a particular order. A particular set of Filters, classified as Refining filters, are explicitly developed to remove false-positive events (or emphasize correct events) by means of real-time analysis of the input stream (e.g. KPIs’ hourly-data) and advanced evaluations of previous results (based on best-practices).
The distinction of Detection and Filtering layers has a central role within EVoKE approach, the concept might be summarized as follows:

“apply multiple detectors to find any possible event, then (eventually) merge and filter”

It includes many statistical detectors (Multipass Modified three-sigma, MAD, Median Rule, BoxPlot) and a WAVELET based pattern matching detector for complex anomalies.
 

The proposed detection methodologies have been implemented and validated in terms of computational complexity, accuracy, reliability, and robustness. More in detail, some typical well known problems of wireless network evolutions and false alarms have been solved by means of custom filters and adaptive strategies based on dynamic reference profiles which describe and update user-defined patterns and the normal behavior of each KPI depending on observed network features.

EVoKE architecture has been implemented as a flexible and extendible framework which is actually installed and connected to VODAFONE OMNITEL N.V. data-warehouse in order to continuously monitor the network and receive feedback from operators on real-world problems and scenarios.

EVoKE has been tested during 2012 by Vodafone Omnitel N.V. and is able to evaluate more than 30.000 cells (daily analysis) in 16 seconds.
 

Additional Material

EVOKE Showcase


VELA (Vodafone Eledia pLAnning tool) is an optimization tool designed to work with the leading radio planning Forsk Atoll. In particular, VELA evaluates the UMTS signals coverage model.

The goal of cellular network planning and optimization is to obtain sufficient coverage over the entire service area to ensure that high quality voice services and data services with low error rates can be offered to the subscribers. Hopefully minimizing the consumed power and co-channel interference which limits the spatial reuse of the resources.

Forsk Atoll is the leading radio planning tool, but it doesn’t cover all aspects of optimization: here comes VELA.

VELA is a kind of Atoll’s plugin designed to tune cells’ configuration (e.g. TxPower) in order to achieve a performance gain with respect to some targets (e.g. Radio Coverage). The system is based on a complex Coverage Model engine (VECoM - Vodafone-Eledia COverage Model) and an optimizer based on evolutionary algorithms with guarantees solution convergence.

VELA software is highly customizable and has many advanced features. In order to simplify users’ experience, VELA comes with built-in project management and configuration templates support.

Main configuration groups are:
  1. Constraints applied to transmitters. A fixed value or a valid range can be set for each cell’s property, moreover each field support a custom quantization;
  2. Optimization Targets are used by the optimizer to evaluate fitness of each configuration, for example it can force a certain coverage level;
  3. Optimizer: the problem is solved through evolutionary optimization. VELA supports two different optimizers: PSO (Particle Swarm Optimizer) and VGA (Vela Genetic Algorithm);
  4. Coverage Model: VECoM computes the coverage-probability of a zone, given the transmitted and received UMTS signals;
  5. Zones. Map zones are automatically loaded from Atoll workspace. VELA supports complex polygons, even with holes;

Once VELA project is properly configured with respect to current objectives (e.g. optimize the coverage of an area by tuning cell’s configuration), the processing phase might start.
During this phase, the fitness (performance gain) is constantly monitored and progressive results (new network configuration) is updated into Atoll accordingly.

VELA fully interacts with Forsk Atoll software, thus results are automatically updated to current workspace, but in order to trace the performance gain and to help network operators, VELA generates a complete report about the optimization process, highlighting differences with initial setup and forecasting the updated coverage model.

Actually, VELA is released as stable and used by the network-management department of Vodafone Omnitel N.V.

received his degree of engineer from the Ufa State Aviation Technical University in 2010 (summa cum laude). Currently he is a Ph.D. student of that university and a member of the ELEDIA Research Center within the Erasmus Mundus programme. His main interests are optimization techniques and synthesis of the antenna arrays.