Final APROPOS event at Turin 27-29.2.2024!

Program draft

Lectures will be held here: Sala Conferenze “Luigi Ciminiera”, 5th floor,  Politecnico di Torino main campus, DAUIN
Department of Control and Computer Engineering.

Address: Corso Castelfidardo, 34/d, 10138 Torino TO, Italy

Exact location:

A map to PoliTO can be found here:

Tuesday 27.2.

9:00 Opening: Jari Nurmi, Stefano Di Carlo

9:30 Keynote 1: Prof. Giuseppe Averta: Deep learning beyond accuracy: balancing performance and efficiency, POLITO

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Seyed Ahmad Mirsalari, UNIBO Transprecision Computing for Ultra-Low-Power IoT Devices

11:45 Georgios Chatzitsompanis, QUB Dynamic Data-dependent Precision Scaling for Energy-Scalable Neural-Network and Security Applications

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Piotr Kluska, IBM Efficient deep learning inference models for low-energy applications

14:45 Jie Lei, UPV Tailoring Matrix Multiplication to AMD Versal: A Journey with SIMD and Custom Memory

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Saba Yousefzadeh, KTH Industrial and scientific applications for benchmarking approximate computing strategies

16:45 Wrap-up day 1

Social Program

Wednesday 28.2.

9:00 Lev Denisov, POLIMI Compiler Technologies for Approximate Computing

9:45 Ali Piri, ECL Design space exploration for accuracy-aware computing

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Sudam Wasala, UVA Design Space Exploration of Approximate Computing in Fault Tolerant Systems

11:45 Sepide Saeedi, POLITO Fast and Accurate Prediction of the Impact of Approximate Operators on a Complex Computation

12:00 Hans Jakob Damsgaard, TAU Towards Coarse-Grained Reconfigurable Approximate Computing

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dewant Katare, TU Delft Energy Efficient Approximate Edge-AI for Automated Driving Services

14:45 Salar Shakibhamedan, TU Wien Approximate Signal Analysis in Smart Sensors

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Keynote 2: Assist. Prof. Olga Chukhno, Life before and after MSCA PhD in Italy.

17:00 Wrap-up day 2

20:00 Dinner at Birrificio La Piazza

Address: Via Jacopo Durandi, 13, 10144 Torino TO, Italy

Thursday 29.2.

10:00 Zain Taufique, UTU Dynamic Accuracy Configuration for Resource Efficient Distributed Edge AI (DynAx)

10:45 Coffee break

11:00 Tiago Troccoli, Wirepas Direction-of-Arrival-based Indoor Localization for 5G Massive IoT

11:45 Antoine Grenier, TAU Approximating Techniques in low-cost GNSS receiver

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Keynote 3: Assoc. Prof. Sara Vinco, POLITO: Energy Efficient Electronic Design Automation

15:00 Wrap-up and afternoon program

More info about Turin

How to reach Turin?

You can reach Turin by airplane, train, or even bus. You can also travel to Milan, then take a bus or train to Turin.
Using airplane:
1. Turin airport: The nearest airport to Turin is “Turin-Caselle Airport”. From the airport, Turin can be reached in about 50 minutes by bus or in 30 minutes by taxi.
2. Milan airports: Milan has 3 airports: Malpensa (MXP), Linate (LIN), and Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY).

  • a. From Malpensa airport, Turin can be reached by bus in 2 hours.
  • b. From Linate airport, the shuttle bus to Milan downtown takes 25 minutes, and then a high-speed train from Milan Central railway station to Turin takes 1 hour.
  • c. From Bergamo airport, the bus to Milan downtown takes 1 hour, and then a high-speed train from Milan Central railway station to Turin takes 1 hour.

NOTE: please check the schedule of every bus or train mentioned here. It is possible that some of them are not available when you arrive at the airport.

Using train:
Turin can also be reached from countries such as Switzerland and France by high-speed trains.


The closest hotel to PoliTO’s main campus is this one:
It is a 12-minute walk from PoliTO’s main entrance. However, other hotels, mostly downtown, areaccessible from PoliTO’s main campus using public transportation.
Hotel Name: Best Quality Hotel Politecnico
Hotel Address: Corso Peschiera, 117, 10141 Torino TO
TEL: +39 0113853953
Hotel Name: CX Turin Belfiore Student & Explorer Place (similar to The Social Hub)
Hotel Address: Via Belfiore, 23, 10125 Torino TO
TEL: +39 0110867200
Hotel Name: CX Turin Regina Student & Explorer Place
Hotel Address: Corso Regina Margherita, 2, 10153 Torino TO
TEL: +39 01119464800
Hotel Name: Hotel Concord
Hotel Address: Via Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange, 47, 10123 Torino TO
TEL: +39 0115176756
Hotel Name: Best Quality Hotel Gran Mogol
Hotel Address: Via Guarino Guarini, 2, 10123 Torino TO
TEL: +39 0115612120
Hotel Name: Best Western Plus Hotel Genova
Hotel Address: Via Paolo Sacchi, 14/B, 10128 Torino TO
TEL: +39 0115629400
Hotel Name: Hotel Victoria & Iside Spa
Hotel Address: Via Nino Costa, 4, 10123 Torino TO
TEL: +39 0115611909

Public transportation

Turin has a wide range of public transportation options and coverage. The options are tram, bus, and metro.

To use all kinds of public transport easily, you can buy tickets at the “Tabacchi” stores, metro vending machines, or online using the “TO move” app.

A “GTT ticket” can be used for all public transportation. Here is a list of available tickets and prices:

The city is not divided into zones for public transportation. So, you only need the tickets labeled as “urban + suburban.”

We recommend a “Daily” ticket if you are staying less than a week and going to take the tram, bus, or metro several times a day. If you plan to stay for a week or so, you can buy a “Multi Daily 7” ticket from the app.

Please keep in mind that some types of tickets are only available on the app and are not purchasable at “Tabacchi” or metro vending machines and vice versa. However, if a kind of ticket is available online and at stores, the app prices are cheaper.

Tram and Bus

Every tram and bus has ticket scanners. You should validate your ticket once you are on board; there is no need to scan the ticket again when getting off.
Please keep in mind that tickets are not sold on board, and to the best of my knowledge, bank card payments are not accepted on board.


Metro stations have ticket gates. Scan your ticket once to get in and scan it again to get out.

Bikes and Scooters

You can rent bikes using bike-sharing apps like RideMovi and Lime.

There are a lot of options for renting a Scooter. You can use apps like Lime, Bird, Bolt, Dott, Tier, Helbiz, and Voi.


You can book taxis using apps like WeTaxi and FreeNow.

Spending and currency

The currency is the euro. Though cash is preferred in some stores, it is not a necessity. Most purchases can be made digitally using a debit/credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.

Medical Attention

In case of emergency, call 118. Keeping an EU health card or health insurance card/certificate is recommended.


Search for: Carrefour, Borello, Ins, Aldi, Lidl, Conad.
General closing time is 7 pm – 9 pm.
Open after 9 pm or even at weekends: some Carrefour supermarkets.

Regional Specialty

Though Italian cuisine is famous for pizza and pasta, a world is left to discover. If you have a sweet tooth,
do not forget to try the Gianduiotto! It is a specialty of Turin and takes its name from Gianduja, the
preparation of chocolate and hazelnut used for Gianduiotti and other sweets (including Nutella and
Bicerin di Gianduiotto).

Places to Visit in Turin

Tourist website:
You can also visit the tourist information centers for more information: