17th International CINet Conference

Innovation and tradition: combining the old and the new

11-13 September 2016 - Turin, Italy



  • Call for Papers
  • Org. Committee
  • Keynotes
  • Program
  • Submit
  • Key dates
  • Register
  • Practical information

Call for Papers


The Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) is a global network set up to bring together researchers and industrialists working in the field of Continuous Innovation. The mission of CINet is to develop into a school of thought on Continuous Innovation. Consistent with this mission, CINet organizes an annual conference. This announcement concerns the 17th CINet conference, which will take place at Politecnico di Torino, Turin, 11-13 September 2016. The theme of the conference is “Innovation and tradition: the old and the new”.

Furthermore, CINet promotes a PhD Network to foster research collaboration among PhD students and their institutions on innovation in the widest sense of the word. As part of that initiative, a PhD workshop is organized just prior to the 17th CINet conference, on 9-10 September. Besides that a CIYA Workshop will be organized, aimed at young academics working in the field of continuous innovation, and taking place on 11 September 2016.

A new format

In 2015, CINet implemented a major change in its conference format. Previously, papers were accepted with up to 6,000 words. As of 2015, two options are offered:

  • “Full papers” of up to 5,000 words – to report research that has been completed.
  • “Research notes” of up to 2,000 words – for example, to propose a research idea, seek research collaboration, present a literature review, describe a research design, or report work-in-progress.

The reason for this innovation is twofold. First, ever more journals only accept conference-based articles if they are substantially different from the conference paper they are based on. Some journals request that the journal article is more than 50% different from the conference paper. By accepting shorter full papers we facilitate the development of your work into journal articles. Second, CINet wants to be a place where not only completed research but also ideas for research or collaboration and different stages of work-in-progress are presented and discussed. The “research notes” support the latter purpose.
Reflecting these “paper” changes, the conference includes both traditional presentation/Q&A sessions as well as more open (e.g. poster and group discussion) sessions to facilitate the discussion of ideas and work-in-progress.

Theme and session tracks

The theme of the conference is Innovation and tradition: combining the old and the new.

The essence and the consequences of innovations are often studied taking into account the disruptive role of new enabling technologies and solutions. However, successfully combining old and new knowledge provides firms with the opportunity to develop highly valuable and appropriable innovations. This depends on the fact that old knowledge often resides in specific firms or territories’ traditions, increasing thus the uniqueness of resulting innovations.

Past innovation research has debated the topic of combining the old and the new in innovation processes, by showing that the deployment of mature knowledge has supported radical innovation in industries such as telecommunications, pharmaceutics, mechanics or by studying the foundations of retrovation and “innovating through tradition” approaches in product design. However, today firms face the challenges of combining old and new knowledge in an increasing variety of mature settings. New technologies such advanced robotics, new lightweight materials, and Internet of Things are paving the way for disruptive innovations in the agriculture, textile, construction, cultural heritage and many other traditional sectors in manufacturing. In a similar vein, various examples of social innovation stem from applying digital technologies for reviving old practices in market relationships: on-line sharing platforms enable new models of collaborative consumption that have their foundations in the old logics of a “pre-capitalist” era of local consumption.

Combining “the old with the new” is not trivial and deserves attention since it presents significant tensions for firms. The way in which firms can combine temporal exploration of mature knowledge with the exploitation of current and emerging technologies still presents many gaps. We know little on how firms should decide what to unlearn and what products and technologies to develop on the top of their tradition, or how they should manage creativity in the design process. Also, reusing traditional knowledge to innovate offers new insights for analysing the technology transfer endeavours of universities, since this calls for developing ad hoc approaches to combining new technological and scientific paradigms with firms’ traditional assets, resources, and competencies. 

The way through which firms develop innovations and economic value from combining new with old stands out as an important field of research, with a promising potential for studies on continuous innovation, R&D management, strategic management, industrial change, business model innovation, service and systems design. We thus encourage papers using one or more of these perspectives. Furthermore, papers are welcome, which address continuous innovation topics such as:

  • Continuous innovation strategies
  • Continuous innovation in products and operations
  • Knowledge, learning, and continuous innovation
  • Organizing for continuous and/or discontinuous innovation
  • Management of ideas and creativity
  • Ambidexterity and tensions in innovation processes
  • Business model innovation
  • Continuous service innovation
  • Innovation with external partners
  • Innovation, creativity and design
  • Continuous innovation in cultural industries
  • Continuous innovation practices and performance
Special issues

The best papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in special issues of the Journal of Creativity and Innovation Management and the International Journal of Technology Management. All invited papers will go through a regular review process.

16th PhD Workshop

The CINet PhD workshop offers PhD students a unique possibility to present and discuss, receive feedback, and exchange comments and views on their research in an inspiring academic community of fellow PhD students and experienced researchers active in the CINet community.

The PhD workshop will be held on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September 2016, just before the conference, and ends at the afternoon of the last conference day, while there are also meetings during the conference.

The seminar is equivalent to a workload of 3 ECTS.

More information can be found on the workshop website.

PhD breakfast meeting

Are you a PhD student? Meet the new editors of CIM over breakfast on Tuesday 13 September 2016 from 8:00-9:00 and learn how to publish in CIM and how to be a good reviewer.

Maserati plant visit

On Tuesday 13 September, after the closing of the conference (from 17:00-19:00), CINet organizes a visit to the Maserati AGAP plant (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group), in Grugliasco, in the Turin surroundings. The AGAP plant represents a unique example of change management since the FCA group has recently introduced in this plant innovative organizational and technological solution for continuous improvement and lean production. The visit will take two hours. You will be accompanied through the body and the assembly department.

If you are interested in the visit please indicate so on the registration form. An extra fee of 15 euro will be added to your invoice to cover the travel expenses to the plant.

Organizing committee


dannenDr. Paolo Neirotti
Politecnico di Torino



boerDr. Francesco Appio
Ecole de Management Paris-La Défense


boerDr. Luca Gastaldi
Politecnico di Milano


boerDr. Antonella Martini
Università of Pisa


boerProf. Emilio Paolucci
Politecnico di Torino


boerDr. Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli
Politecnico di Bari


boerDr. Elisabetta Raguseo
Grenoble Ecole de Management


Advisory Board

Drs. Gerard Berendsen, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Prof. Harry Boer, Aalborg University, Denmark
Dr. René Chester Goduscheit, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Prof. Katharina Hölzle, University of Potsdam, Germany
Prof. Mats Magnusson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Dr. Klaasjan Visscher, University of Twente, Netherlands
Prof. Patricia Wolf, Hochschule Luzern Wirtschaf/ETH Zürich, Switzerland



Keynote addres

dannenAntonio Messeni Petruzzelli, Politecnico di Bari
"Innovation Through Tradition: searching in the past for developing the future"
Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli is Assistant Professor in Innovation Management and co-founder of the Innovation-Management Group at the Politecnico di Bari. Visiting scholar at the IESE Business, Antonio is the author of 37 international publications and three international books on the topic of knowledge search and recombination. Specifically, his research lies at the intersection between innovation and knowledge management. His studies on this issue have been published in leading international and have recently been awarded the Nokia Siemens Network Award in Technology Management for Innovation into the Future.

Tales from the field

dannenLaurant Cremona, Ferrero International
"Innovation leveraging tradition in new product development : Nutella B-ready"
Laurant Cremona is Global Head of Marketing and R&D Nutella at Ferraro International. He is born in France and is both French and Italian. Laurant earned his degree in Business Administration at Bocconi University in Mian in 1990. He started his career as marketing manager at Kraft Foods. Later on he moved to Ferrero International were he was Category Manager Europe - Kinder Brands, Marketing Director Italy and Marketing Director South & West Europe - Kinder, before he became Global Head of Marketing and R&D Nutella.

dannenCarmine Garzia, University of Gastronomic Science
"Heritage and Innovation in the Italian Food Industry"
Carmine Garzia is Associate Professor of Management at University of Gastronomic Science (UNISG) at Pollenzo Bra. He is founding member and Fellow of the Advanced Management Centre of the University of Italian Switzerland (USI), Lugano. He is Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial Strategy at Bocconi University in Milan. His research interests include: strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship. In UNISG his research activity is mainly focused on the analysis of competitive dynamics in the food business and on process of business model renewal in food companies. He is member of the System Dynamics Society and of the SIDREA the Italian Association of Management and Accounting Researchers. He received a Degree in Business Administration and a PhD in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University.

boerElisa Rosso, La Venaria Reale, Restoration and Conservation Center, Director
"When technological innovation meets Heritage Restoration and Conservation"
Since 2015, Elisa Rosso is the Director of the Center for Conservation and Restoration “La Venaria Reale”, a public-private institution for research and higher education int the field of cultural heritage. Before, she worked for more than ten years for the public administration in the City of Torino, first leading the Strategic Planning organization and after as Head of the European Funds, Innovation and Economic Development Departement of the City of Torino. In her position she has been responsible for the access of the City of Torino to European Funds, for policies and measures supporting technological and social innovation and for actions to foster economic development and business creation. She also contributed to the development of Torino Smart City strategy and she dealed with integrated territorial urban planning and urban regeneration.


Panel discussion: Fostering the Managerial Relevance of Research on Innovation

boerAndrea Bonaccorsi is full professor of Management Engineering at the University of Pisa.
He has published more than 50 papers in refereed journals in economics and management of research and technology. He is member of RISE, the group of experts supporting the European Commissioner for Research. Andrea Bonaccorsi will talk about how management professors can teach young scientists entrepreneurship.

boerMarco Cantamessa is professor at the Department of Management and Production Engineering of Politecnico di Torino, where he teaches Management of Innovation and Product Development. He has had lecturing appointments at European universities and business schools such as EPFL, SIMT, ESCP and has authored more than one hundred papers in the fields of manufacturing systems engineering and of management of innovation. He is a member of INFORMS, PDMA and the Strategic Management Society. He has been founding member of The Design Society, serving on the Board of Management from 2000 to 2005, and now part of the Advisory Board. He has served on the boards of numerous institutions engaged in entrepreneurship and technology transfer. Since 2008, he is Chairman of the Board and CEO of I3P, the startup incubator of Politecnico di Torino, which is one of the leading university incubators in Europe. Since 2014, he is President of PNICube, the Italian association of university incubators. Marco Cantamessa will talk about what is a startup incubator, and why startups don’t grow.

boerMariano Corso is full professor of “Leadership and Innovation” at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano where he is Associate Dean responsible for Alumni Relations and Talent Development. He is co-founder and member of the Scientific Board of the Digital Innovation Observatories at Politecnico di Milano and responsible for different Observatories including Cloud and ICT as a Service, Smart Working, HR Innovation Practice, Digital Agenda, ICT in Healthcare and Digital Business-Innovation Academy. He is senior advisor in organization, change management and Digital Innovation and has coordinated important consultancy project for companies, Local Governments and Public Administrations. He promoted and co-ordinated national and international research projects and is author of many publications of which more than 130 at the international level. Mariano Corso will talk about the experience of Italian Observatories, in which academics act as orchestrators of organizational change and development.

boerEmilio Paolucci is Vice Rector for Technology Transfer at Politecnico di Torino and Full Professor in the Department of Management and Production Engineering. His teaching and research have been in the fields of entrepreneurship and startup creation, strategy, organization design and digital innovation at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
His experience as a practitioner includes membership in Boards for spinoff and patents at Politecnico, at the Politecnico’s Innovative Enterprise Incubators and startup creation. In 2005 Emilio Paolucci cofounded a startup in the clean tech industry, which today is a global technological leader in fuel cell power systems for stationary applications (e.g. in 2011 the firm has been selected as "Technology Pioneer" by the World Economic Forum). Emilio Paolucci will talk about the evolution of universities’ third mission.

boerRiccardo Ruscalla was born in 1983 in Turin and he represents the third generation of his family business. After taking the degree and the master in business administration, he started his carrier in the USA. Since 2008, he works at Tubosider SpA, principal society of the Ruscalla Group, today the world leader in the production of road barriers and steel pipelines. Since 2012, he is co-founder of iStarter Spa, an incubator/accelerator of companies based on private equity, he is a member of the Club degli Investitori of Turin since 2013 and he is a member of the Aspen Institute since 2015. Riccardo Ruscalla will tell a story of his company collaborating with the academia (a story of “when unlocking academic knowledge boosts radical innovation and internationalization in family firms”)


Detailed program

The final program is available for download. Please check it now and then as the program is not entirely complete, and little changes might occur.

Program outline

Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September 2016

  • PhD Workshop

Sunday 11 September 2016

  • CIYA Workshop
  • Welcome reception. The welcome reception will be in the Castello del Valentino, a historic building in the north-west of Turin. It is located in Parco del Valentino, and it is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997.

Monday 12 September 2016

Tuesday 13 September 2016

  • CIM PhD Breakfast
  • Keynotes and parallel sessions

Maserati plant visit

On Tuesday 13 September, after the conclusion of the conference (from 17:00-19:00), CINet organizes a visit to the Maserati AGAP plant (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group), in Grugliasco, in the Turin surroundings. The AGAP plant represents a unique example of change management since the FCA group has recently introduced in this plant innovative organizational and technological solution for continuous improvement and lean production. The visit will take two hours. You will be accompanied through the body and the assembly department.

If you are interested in the visit please indicate so on the registration form. An extra fee of 15 euro will be added to your invoice to cover the travel expenses to the plant.


Submission proposal


Structured abstracts

Researchers wishing to contribute to the conference are invited to submit a structured abstract or research note (in Word format) of 750-1000 words (references not included) by March 15, 2016. The abstract should address:

  • Theoretical and empirical background and relevance.
  • Research objectives, problem and/or hypotheses.
  • Research design.
  • Expected contribution.

The extended abstract has to fit the overall theme and/or topics suggested for the conference. A high-quality abstract might be rejected if it is outside the scope and the theme of the conference.

For CINet members

CINet members can also submit a full paper or completed research note for review at this stage. Members requesting such a review must also submit by March 15, 2016. In that case, authors should follow the guidelines for full papers / guidelines for completed research notes and use the template for full papers / template for completed research notes to be sure the paper/note meets all the requirements for acceptance and inclusion in the conference proceedings.


Practitioners wishing to contribute are invited to submit an abstract (in Word format) of approximately 500 words no later than March 15, 2016. The abstract should address:

  • Industry background.
  • Presentation objectives.
  • Problems addressed.
  • Results in terms of contribution to the practice of (continuous) innovation management.

If your abstract is accepted you will be asked to submit a PowerPoint presentation, not a full paper.

Review and outcome

All submissions will undergo a double blind peer review. The outcome of the review will be sent to the authors by April 24, 2016.

How to submit

You can now submit your abstract through the online submission portal by clicking the button below.


Final submission

Full papers and research notes

  • For provisionally accepted abstracts, full papers and research notes, the due date for submission of the final full paper or research note is June 3. After a review these submissions will be either accepted, accepted with minor modifications, or rejected. Feedback will be sent to the authors by June 17. If minor modifications are requested, the modified submission is due on July 1.
  • For accepted abstracts the due date is also July 1.

The review committee will go through all submissions and authors can be asked to do minor improvements of their submission.

Authors should follow the guidelines for full papers or the guidelines for completed research notes and use the template for full papers or the template for completed research notes to be sure that the manuscript meets all the requirements, including layout specifications. Note that papers that are not in line with the length and layout requested will not be accepted!

Practitioner presentations

Practitioner presentations (PowerPoint file) are due on August 1. Please also submit a brief summary of your presentation for inclusion in the CINet Conference Book of Abstracts.

How to submit

All final submission need to be done by email to the conference secretariat. Note that the abstract in your paper/note will be published in the CINet Conference Book of Abstracts. The full papers/research notes will be made available for downloading from the conference website nearer the conference.

Author guidelines

Read and follow the author guidelines carefully:

Use the following templates in preparing your abstract, and full paper or research note. They have been designed to help you develop your abstract, facilitate the review process and, eventually, facilitate the production of the proceedings with all contributions looking as consistent as possible:

Important notes
  • Due to the different holiday periods in Europe we cannot give extensions of the deadlines mentioned above.
  • At least one author needs to register together with the submission of the final paper on August 1, otherwise your full paper, research note or presentation will not be included in the proceedings nor included in the programme.
  • Abstracts should be submitted online. Full papers, research notes and practitioner presentations should be submitted to the conference secretariat by email.

Key dates



  • Abstracts submission
  • Full papers/full research notes submission (for CINet members only and only by special request)
  • Practitioners abstracts submission


  • Full paper/research note submission of provisionally accepted manuscripts


  • Full paper/research note submission of accepted manuscripts
  • Full paper/research note submission of provisionally accepted contributions submitted on June 3 that needed minor corrections


  • Submission of practitioner presentations and abstracts
  • Registration for at least one author per submission

PhD Workshop


  • Application


  • Notification of acceptance or rejection


  • Submission of short paper (see the workshop website for detailed instructions)



PhD student CINet member € 375*  
PhD student non CINet member € 475
Other CINet member € 475*
Ohter non CINet member € 625
Practitioners (fee for one day only) € 175  

The fee includes the conference proceedings, and the conference dinner, lunches and refreshments

* To be able to benefit from this reduced fee for members you have to register as CINet member before April 1.




About Torino, the hosting city

Roman castrum, medieval town, first capital of Italy. Torino offers a lasting memory of castles, old beautiful palaces, royal residences, monuments. Torino is one of the cultural leading cities in Italy.
The city's lively cultural scene includes music, theatre, visual arts, photography, film, design, dance and heritage as well as a wide choice of museums, 46 in town, such as the world famous Egyptian Museum, the beautiful Galleria Sabauda with Italian and Flemish painting collections, the Automobile Museum, the Modern Art Gallery, the Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Cinema Museum with its unique interactive approach.

Moreover, Torino is one of the undisputed world capital of taste. It has always boasted a renowned food and wine tradition. The region's extraordinary cuisine can be enjoyed in over 600 city restaurants.
Torino and its area are a unique location for shopping top level "made in Italy" products: from design to fashion, from food delicacies to jewelry. Around Torino thousands of excursion opportunities: the Alps, the lakes, the artistic cities and villages, the golf courses, the wine and food tours.

More info on Turin can be found at http://www.turismotorino.org/index.aspx


Conference venue

The conference will be held in the Lingotto building, via Nizza 230. This building once housed the automobile factory built by Fiat. The design was unusual in that it had five floors, with raw materials going in at the ground floor, and cars built on a line that went up through the building. Finished cars emerged at rooftop level to go onto the test track. It was the largest car factory in the world at that time.

The factory was closed in 1982 and turned into an exciting public space by famous architect Renzo Piano. The old factory was rebuilt into a modern complex, with concert halls, theatre, a convention centre, shopping arcades and a hotel. The eastern portion of the building is the headquarters of the Automotive Engineering faculty of the Polytechnic University of Turin were the conference will be held.

Conference rooms are both at the ground floor (Main Hall, plenary sessions) and at the second floor (parallel session rooms). Please note that there is also a congress and exhibition centre in the same Lingotto complex, not to be confused with the Politecnico facilities where the conference will be held.

Welcome reception

On Sunday September 11th, as of 18.30, a welcome cocktail reception will be held at the Castello del Valentino (Viale Mattioli 39), a 16th century royal residence of impressive external architecture and beautiful interior spaces, now housing the Politecnico's Faculty of Architecture.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will take place at the National Automobile Museum “Giovanni Agnelli” (Corso Unità d'Italia 40) on Monday September 12th. Located on the left bank of the river Po at walking distance from the Lingotto conference venue, the Museum, also a rare example of modern architecture, has one of the rarest and most interesting collections of its kind, with almost 200 original cars dating from the mid-19th century to the present day.
The conference dinner will certainly be a great networking occasion, also offering the possibility to discover and experience the world famous Italian food and wine tradition in a relaxed and amazing atmosphere.
All conference participants will also be granted free entrance to the Musem (access as of 19.00).


Suggested hotels

  • NH Lingotto Congress (4 stars, perfectly located, adjacent to the conference venue)
  • NH Lingotto Tech (4 stars, at walking distance to the conference venue)
  • AC hotel (4 stars, at walking distance to the conference venue)
  • Hotel Concord (4 stars, 9 minutes by metro)
  • Hotel Continental (3 stars, 5 minutes on foot + 4 minutes by metro)
  • Alpi Resort (3 stars 10 minutes on foot + 9 minutes by metro
  • Hotel Giotto (3 stars, 5 minutes on foot + 4 minutes by Metro from Dante station to Lingotto)
  • Hotel Genio (3 stars, 9 minutes by Metro from Porta Nuova station to Lingotto)

*** PLEASE BOOK YOUR HOTEL IN TIME! September is a busy period in Turin. ***


How to get to Turin

By air
“Sandro Pertini” International Airport, 20 minutes away from the city centre, allows daily connections with the main European cities. Moreover Malpensa International Airport, one of the main European hubs connected to more than 120 cities all over the world, is located only 60 minutes' drive from Turin.
Shuttle service: SADEM bus company provides a shuttle service from the airport to the city centre.
It takes about 50 minutes.
Taxi: taxi fare from the airport of Turin to the city centre is about € 35 and to Lingotto conference centre is about € 50.

By train
Turin has two main railway stations, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa, both in the city centre. They are connected, also with frequent high speed rail services, to the main destinations in Italy and France, and from there to the rest of Europe.
Lyon can be reached in 2.5 hours, Paris in about 5 hours and Milan in only 50 minutes.
More info at http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

By car
Motorways A6 Turin-Savona, A4 Turin-Milan-Venice, A21 Turin-Piacenza-Bologna, A5 Turin-Aosta, A32 Turin-Bardonecchia connect Turin to most Italian cities, to France, Switzerland, Austria and the rest of Europe.

Public transportation
There is a single kind of ticket that can be used on all buses and trams as well as on the metro. The single ticket costs 1,50 € and is valid for 90 minutes. A three-days ticket is more convenient: it costs 10 €. Valid for 48 / 72 hours from the first validation, on urban and suburban lines as well as on subway. It can only be used by one person. Tickets can be purchased at the machines in the metro stations, at kiosks and tobacconists that display the blue logo "GTT" (Gruppo Torinese Trasporti). A map of the public transportation lines of the city centre can be found here .

Detailed information on public transport lines and timetables in Torino can be obtained at www.gtt.to.it/cms/en/
Please note that Turin Metro subway line service usually runs from 5.30 until 00.30 except at weekends (until 01.00) and on Mondays (until 22.00).
Taxi are readily available at taxi stops or calling 0115730-0115737.

How to get to the different venues

Conference venue

  • From Turin airport ”Sandro Pertini”: SADEM shuttle to the city centre, bus stop Torino Porta Nuova station. From here Metro subway line direction Lingotto – your stop is Lingotto (6th stop). It takes 9 minutes.
  • From Porta Susa train station: from here Metro  subway line direction Lingotto – your stop is Lingotto (9th stop). This takes 13 minutes.
  • From Porta Nuova train station: from here Metro  subway line direction Lingotto – your stop is Lingotto (6th stop). It takes 9 minutes.

Welcome reception

The Castello del Valentino can be reached from the city centre (Porta Nuova railway station) in about 10 minutes by tram (line 9, get off at Valentino stop in front of the Castle) or by Metro subway (closest stop Marconi, 10 minutes' walking distance).

Conference dinner

The Museum can be reached on foot in about 10-15 minutes from the conference venue and the closest Metro station (Lingotto). Please note that on Mondays Turin Metro subway line runs until 22.00 only but the bus line 101, also called Metrobus, covers the same Metro subway line stops on Monday evenings (last run from Lingotto to the city centre at 00.30). Bus line 18 also has a stop at walking distance to the Museum.
For taxi, call 0115730 or 0115737. Fare to the city centre: € 14,00-17,00.

Maserati plant visit

A bus will be available from the conference site.

Conference practicalities


Registered participants can collect their conference kit and personal name badge at the secretariat desk located both at the Castello del Valentino, venue to the welcome cocktail reception on Sunday, September 11 and at the conference venue as of Monday, September 12.


All delegates are kindly requested to always wear their name badge. Entrance to meeting rooms will be limited to regularly enrolled participants only.

Badge colours 

  • Blue: delegates
  • Red: local organizing committee
  • Yellow: organizing secretariat staff


Official language will be English.

Coffee breaks and lunches

Coffee breaks and buffet lunches, as scheduled in the conference programme, will be held in the catering area located at the first floor of the conference venue.

Tourist information


Torino offers both luxury and characteristic shops. Most of the luxury shops are located in the city centre on via Roma: fashion boutiques, jewelry shops, perfume shops and food and wine stores which feature the best of the regional products. Then there are the characteristic shops in the little alleys of the inner city, full of cafes and craftshops. Torino has a little bit (or, as is often the case, a lot) of everything and for all budgets as well.
The "8 Gallery" shopping centre is located in the same Lingotto complex housing while the well-known high-quality food store Eataly is just a few metres from the conference venue.


Torino is well-known for its local cuisine, which is considered among the best in Italy.
Restaurants are usually open from 12.00 to 14.30 and from 19.30 to 22.30. For those who prefer something different to the classic menus, Torino proposes a most pleasant alternative: wine bars. Torino is also renowned for the ability of its pastrycooks.


Torino offers a wide choice of museums (more than 40): from the Egyptian Museum, the most important collection in the world after Cairo, to the Sabauda (Savoyard) picture gallery, from the Cinema Museum, located in the Mole Antonelliana the 167-metre tower symbol of Torino, to the recently renovated Automobile Museum. Besides its collections of old and modern art, Torino is also an important centre for contemporary art.
Museums are usually open from Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Mondays.

Some of the best museums in town:

What's on in Torino in September (main events)

  • “MI TO Settembre Musica” (September 2 – September 22) 21 days of music and a busy schedule of events: new routes, venues, artists and musicians of international standing have been confirmed as the leading lights of this year’s festival, allowing the city to discover new musical ideas.
  • Slow Food festival "Terra Madre Salone del Gusto" (September 22 - September 26). Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is the most important international event dedicated to food and gastronomy. The theme of this year’s edition is "Loving the Earth"
  • “The world of Steve McCurry” (Reggia di Venaria, April 1 - September 25). Steve McCurry's photography exhibition consists of around 250 of his most famous photos that span thirty years, but also more recent works and other images that have not yet appeared in his numerous books.
  • “Marilyn Monroe – The woman behind the myth” (Palazzo Madama, Medieval Court, June 1 - September 19). The clothing, photographs, historical documents and even cosmetic items belonging to Marilyn in the exhibition aim to show her in a completely new light for Italia, as a strong woman, sure of her femininity, engaged in the struggle for gender equality and also a lucid and modern career woman.
  • “Nothing is real” – (MAO Museo Arte Orientale,  June 1 - October 2). An exhibition inspired by the trip made by the Beatles in 1968 to Rishikesh in India.  Amid richly evocative setting and sounds, a display of Beatles memorabilia, the first editions of travel manuals and guides for reaching India without money, the tantric ceramics of Ettore Sottsass, the works of Alighiero Boetti, Aldo Mondino, Luigi Ontani and Francesco Clemente, evidence of how contemporary art has approached the subject of Orientalism. 








16th CINet PhD Workshop

PhD students attending the conference can attend the 16th CINet PhD Workshop for free.


9th CIYA Workshop

On the Sunday preceding the conference CIYA organizes a workshop on how to publish rigorous and relevant papers.






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