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AI4SS Summer School 2024 : Summer School on Artificial Intelligence for a Secure Society


When Sep 5, 2024 - Sep 10, 2024
Where Capo Vaticano, Calabria, Italy
Submission Deadline Jul 10, 2024
Categories    data science   artificial intelligence   cybersecurity   explainable ai

Call For Papers

Title of the Summer School: Artificial Intelligence for a Secure Society (AI4SS Summer School)
Date: Sep 05, 2024 – Sep 10, 2024
Location: Capo Vaticano, Ricadi (VV) – Calabria, Italy

The pervasive influence of social media platforms has undeniably transformed the landscape of contemporary discourse. While these platforms facilitate open discussions on diverse topics, they simultaneously present significant challenges associated with misinformation and the manipulation of public opinion. With the advent of advanced Artificial Intelligence (generative AI) and Large Language Models (LLM), the dissemination of misinformation has become increasingly sophisticated, threatening the integrity of online discourse and eroding trust in institutions and among communities. It is crucial for policymakers, academics, and industry leaders to collectively address these issues. The goal of the summer school on "Artificial Intelligence for a Secure Society" is to empower individuals with the means to foster a more secure communities, both online and offline. By gathering experts from diverse fields, the program will tackle pressing challenges through the lens of AI. Participants will learn how artificial intelligence can be used to identify, analyze, mitigate, and counteract various threats, including misinformation, disinformation, fake news, orchestrated online campaigns, and information warfare.

Topics covered will include:
- Data Science
- Artificial Intelligence
- Cybersecurity
- Social networks Analysis
- Network Science
- Generative AI
- Trustworthy AI
- Explainable AI
- Neural Networks
- Machine/Deep Learning

Features of the Summer School:
- Keynotes
- Interactive lectures
- Hands-on group projects
- Networking opportunities with experts and peers

Who Can Apply:
The summer school is open to Postgraduate Students, PhD Students, and Researchers interested in Artificial Intelligence.

- Early Registration: Jul 10, 2024
- Late Registration: Aug 10, 2024

There are different participation fees for different solutions:
- Solution S1: € 1050
- Solution S2: € 800
- Solution S3: € 550

These fees are valid for early registration.
Registration costs € 150 more for late registration.

The registration fee includes:
- Attendance to all summer school talks and sessions
- Meals
- Participation to three social events
- Lodging (Single - S1, Double - S2, No Room - S3)
- Attendance certificate

For more information, please visit the summer school website or contact the organizers at and

General Chairs
- Carmela Comito (ICAR-CNR)
- Maurizio Tesconi (IIT-CNR)
- Giuseppe Manco (ICAR-CNR)

Organizing Committee
- Serena Tardelli (IIT-CNR)
- Angelica Liguori (ICAR-CNR)
- Beatrice Rapisarda (ISTI-CNR)
- Marco Avvenuti (Unipi)
- Massimo Guarascio (ICAR-CNR)

The event "Summer School on Artificial Intelligence for a Secure Society" was organized as part of the project's offerings aimed at training new users and communities of the research infrastructure (
“ receives funding from European Union – NextGenerationEU – National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza, PNRR) – Project: “ – Strengthening the Italian RI for Social Mining and Big Data Analytics” – Prot. IR0000013 – Avviso n. 3264 del 28/12/2021.”
The event is also supported by the project SERICS (PE00000014) under the NRRP MUR program funded by the EU - NGEU.

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