Turin, an important business and cultural center in northern Italy, is the capital of the Piedmont region, Surrounded by rolling green hills with snowy Alpine peaks in the background, the historic centre is filled with sumptuous baroque palaces and art nouveau mansions, and a labyrinth of shady arcades lined with fashion boutiques, cafés, and romantic restaurants serving delicious Piemontese cuisine.

Turin is well known for its baroque, rococo, neo-classical and Art Nouveau architecture. Many of the city’s public squares, castles, gardens and elegant palazzos were built in the 16th and 18th century, as part of the urban expansion after the capital of the Duchy of Savoy (later Kingdom of Sardinia) was moved from Chambery to Turin.

Turin is sometimes called the “cradle of Italian liberty”, for having been the first capital of the newly founded nation in the 1860′s, and home to notable politicians and other people who contributed to the country’s independence.

The venue for EAP_COGSCI 2015 is the University of Turin. Established at the beginning of the XV century by Prince Ludovico of Savoia-Acaja and officially recognized by Pope Benedetto XIII in 1404, the University of Turin is one of the oldest Italian institutes. Today the University of Turin is one of the leading Italian public Universities with an international reputation for high quality teaching and research.

Centro Congressi della Cavallerizza Reale, via Giuseppe Verdi 9 – 10124, Torino