IEEE-CSS Italy Online Workshop

Workshop description

The workshop collects very recent contributions of researchers in the systems and control field to the problem of modeling and predicting the dynamics of contagion evolution, presenting solution techniques specifically tailored to the specificities of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The idea is that the workshop should not represent a mere academic exercise, but shall go in the direction of providing concrete tools for assisting our decision makers in managing the next very delicate phases.

The workshop is free of charge, open to everybody, will be held in English, and will be streamed live on the official IEEE-CSS Italy Youtube Channel and through the ZOOM platform.

All content will be recorded and made available on this website after the event.

All times refer to Italian time zone (currently GMT+2)

Conference Date

Friday April 24

Official organizing entities & partners


Keynote speaker

Munther A. Dahleh

Representing IDSS-COVID-19 Collaboration Group (ISOLAT)

Munther A. Dahleh


Inching Back to Normal after COVID-19 Lockdown: Quantification of Interventions

Friday 24, 14:40-15:25

Our Timetable

Preliminary Program

Welcome address from IEEE-CSS Italy

by Fabrizio Dabbene / IEEE-CSS Italy Chair

09:20 - 09:30

Welcome address from CNR

by Massimo Inguscio / President of the National Research Council of Italy

09:30 - 09:40

Opening remarks

by Guido Saracco / Rector of Politecnico di Torino

09:40 - 09:50


Invited talk: The economists' perspective

Modelling Contacts and Transitions in the SIR Epidemics Model

Pietro Garibaldi, Espen R. Moen, Christopher Pissarides (The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel Laureate, 2010)

09:50 - 10:20

On fast multi-shot COVID-19 interventions for post lock-down mitigation

Michelangelo Bin, Peter Cheung, Emanuele Crisostomi, Pietro Ferraro, Hugo Lhachemi, Richard Murray-Smith, Connor Myant, Thomas Parisini, Robert Shorten, Sebastian Stein, Lewi Stone

10:40 - 11:00

A modified SIR model for the COVID-19 contagion in Italy

Giuseppe C. Calafiore, Carlo Novara, Corrado Possieri

11:00 - 11:20

Can the COVID-19 epidemic be controlled on the basis of daily test reports?

Francesco Casella

11:20 - 11:40

Network model of the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy to design and investigate possible containment and mitigation strategies

Carmel Calabrese, Ricardo Cardona, Marco Coraggio, Fabio Della Rossa, Francesco De Lellis, Piero De Lellis, Mario Di Bernardo, Anna Di Meglio, Agostino Guarino, Davide Liuzza, Francesco Lo Iudice, Giovanni Russo, Davide Salzano

11:40 - 12:00

Modelling, tracing day-zero and forecasting the fade out of the COVID-19 outbreak: Experiences from China and Lombardy studies

Lucia Russo, Cleo Anastassopoulou, Athanassios Tsakris, Gennaro Nicola Bifulco, Emilio Fortunato Campana, Gerardo Toraldo, Constantinos Siettos

12:00 - 12:20



Inching Back to Normal after COVID-19 Lockdown: Quantification of Interventions

Munther A. Dahleh, Representing IDSS-COVID-19 Collaboration Group (ISOLAT)

14:40 - 15:25

A SIDARTHE model of COVID-19 epidemic in Italy

Giulia Giordano, Franco Blanchini, Raffaele Bruno, Patrizio Colaneri, Alessandro Di Filippo, Angela Di Matteo, Marta Colaneri, COVID19 IRCCS San Matteo Pavia Task Force

15:40 - 16:00

A feedback SIR (fSIR) model: advantages and limitations of infection-based social distancing

Elisa Franco

16:00 - 16:20

A metapopulation activity-driven network model for COVID-19 in Italy

Francesco Parino, Lorenzo Zino, Alessandro Rizzo, Maurizio Porfiri

16:20 - 16:40

A modified SIR model for the COVID-19 contagion in Italy

Maria Pia Fanti, Fabio Parisi, Valentino Sangiorgio

16:40 - 17:00

 A new mathematical model of COVID-19 spread: analysis of the impact of intervention actions and evaluation of the asymptomatic infectious subjects

Paolo Di Giamberardino, Daniela Iacoviello, Federico Papa2,Carmela Sinisgalli

17:00 - 17:20