IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering

The University of Molise

The 25th edition of the IEEE Internation Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering will be held at the University of Molise in Campobasso, Italy. The University of Molise counts 4 University campuses arranged across our beautiful region, over 10,000 students, 100+ PhD students and about 600 personnel, split among teaching and non-teaching staff. The University campus of Campobasso is equipped with several technical laboratories covering multimedia, languages, and more, including a rich library, and a sports centre. The Computer Science School is part of the Department of Biosciences and Territory and currently comprises 9 associate professors, 5 assistant professors, and 10+ scientific and technical staff. The Computer Science programs have currently 400+ students; last year we bootstrapped an advanced Masters’ Degree Program program on “Security of software systems”. The Software and Knowledge Engineering (STAKE) Lab is part of the Computer Science School.

Campobasso

Campobasso is the regional capital of Molise, in central/southern Italy. The city has a population of 50,000 people circa. Campobasso is deep into history - it was originally a settlement of the Samnites, an ancient Italic people. In the 3rd century b.C. the Samnitic wars resulted in their inclusion in the Roman republic: witness of such a period, there are Samnitic walls in the uptown and Roman remains in the nearby Altilia archaeological site. Besides, Campobasso has a Samnitic museum, which contains many historical finds.

Monforte Castle

The most important historic place in Campobasso is the Monforte castle, one of the symbols of the city. Monforte castle was built before 1375 and it was restored in 1458 by Earl Nicola II Monforte, from whom it was named. The bastions of the castle dominate the uptown and are visible from all over the city. Another witness of the medieval period is the city’s ancient town center, with its six gates, formerly towers, from which originates the main symbol of the city and of the University of Molise. Campobasso also has many Romanesque churches, like San Bartolomeo and San Leonardo.

Altilia archaeological site

The ancient Saepinum stood about 5 kilometers from the current city of Sepino, in the locality of Altilia. It was originally a Sannita fortified village that was conquered in 297 BC by the Roman consul Papirius Curio. Later it became a Roman town. Its origin is due to the transfer to the valley, from the village of Terracchia, of the population of a Sannita village because of the Romans' defeat. The ancient city of Saepinum (like all Roman towns) was rectangular in shape and was crossed by two streets, perpendicular to one another: Cardine and Decumanus. The latter was then placed in the path of the Tratturo Pescasseroli-Candela. At the extremes of the two perpendicular streets there are the four doors: the door of Bojano, the door of Benevento, the door of Tammaro and the door of Terravecchia. Outside the door of Bojano there is the mausoleum of Numisi whose owner was Publius Numisio Ligo, while outside the door of Benevento there is a cylindrical mausoleum on a square base dedicated to Caio Ennio Marso. The location of the graves placed outside the walls is typical of Romans' settlements. Among other things, perfectly preserved, there are: the Forum with the remains of the Basilica, the Decumanus, the Baths, the Theatre. Behind these excavations are buildings dating from the early twentieth century. Some of them were built even on walls and foundations of the ancient Roman houses.

Skiing in Molise

Skiing is very popular in Molise. The largest skiing resort closest to Campobasso is Campitello Matese. It takes ~1 hour to reach Campitello Matese by car or by public transportation. For skiing and snowboarding are available 15.8 kilometers of pistes and there are six lifts carrying skiers. The winter sports area is at an altitude between 1,417 and the 1,872 m. Other skiing resorts close to Campobasso are

  • Capracotta, located in the Province of Isernia (less than 1h and half hour by car). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 1.6 km of slopes available and two lifts for skiers’ transportation. The winter sports area is at an altitude between 1,380 and 1,650 m.
  • Alto Sangro – Roccaraso/Rivisondoli, located in the Province of L’Aquila. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 111.6 km of slopes available and 28 lifts for skiers’ transportation. The winter sports area is at an altitude between 1,312 and 2,142 m.