4th International Software Engineering Summer School

September 4-6, 2024 – Bari, Italy


The Software Institute and the Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro - Dipartimento di Informatica are organizing SIESTA 2024, the fourth International Software Engineering Summer School, which will take place in Bari, Italy, on September 4-6, 2024.

The goal of SIESTA is to bring together academic and industrial researchers along with Ph.D. students to give participants an opportunity to get first-hand knowledge about recent research trends in Software Engineering. At SIESTA tutorials by leading researchers, student talks, and amazing social events come together to offer our participants the best possible experience.



September 4

10:30 — 11:00
📣 Opening
12:30 — 14:00
🥪 Lunch
16:00 — 19:00
🧑‍🏫 Students' Talks

An excellent opportunity to introduce yourself, your work, and get feedback!

19:00 — 22:30
🥂 Reception

A chance to get to know each other during a standing dinner on the waterfront

September 5

12:30 — 14:00
🥪 Lunch
15:30 — 19:00
🚌 Excursion

A half-day guided tour of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

19:00 — 22:30
🍽️ Banquet

A fine dinner in the heart of Matera

September 6

12:30 — 13:00
📣 Closing
13:00 — 14:00
🥪 Farewell Lunch

We will enjoy our last lunch together and have a small Awards Ceremony


SIESTA 2024 will be held in the beautiful city of Bari at the Dipartimento di Informatica of the Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro.

Located on the Adriatic coast of southern Italy, Bari is a bustling port city steeped in history and culture. As the capital of the Apulia region, Bari offers visitors a unique blend of ancient landmarks, vibrant street life, and delicious cuisine. One of the city's most iconic attractions is the Basilica di San Nicola, dedicated to the patron saint of Bari. This magnificent Romanesque church houses the relics of St. Nicholas and is a significant pilgrimage site for Christians from around the world.

Address: Campus "Ernesto Quagliariello," Via Edoardo Orabona 4, 70125 Bari , Italy


The program features tutorials by seven leading researchers and several social activities including a welcome reception, a social dinner, and a guided tour to Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to the items mentioned before, the registration fee also includes lunches and coffee breaks.

Accommodation costs are not included in the fee. Please refer to the following section for more information.

We offer a discounted registration rate for Students (EUR 300) and a Regular registration rate (EUR 400) for non-students participants (e.g., postdocs, practitioners). Since the number of participants is limited, registration will close once the target number is reached.


Accommodation costs are not included in your registration fee. We have made arrangements with two hotels near the venue.

Hotel Adria

We reserved some rooms at the Hotel Adria (1.6 km from the venue, 23 minutes walk). Currently, the availability is as follows: 4 Double Rooms (EUR 110) or Single Use Double Rooms (EUR 95); 1 room with French Bed (EUR 80), 1 Single Room (EUR 70). These rates are subject to availability and are guaranteed until August 6.

To book a room, please contact them via email specifying the discount code SIESTA2024.

Residence Hotel Moderno

There are about 20 rooms available at Residence Hotel Moderno (1.9 km from the venue, 27 minutes walk).

To obtain a 23% discount on your reservation, please enter the code SIESTA2024 in the "Promo code?" field on their booking page.

Accommodations Affiliated with the University of Bari

Below you can find a list of accommodations affiliated with the host university. When contacting the properties, please specify that you want to take advantage of the preferential rates reserved for the University of Bari (hotels for institutional lodging) and mention the discount code SIESTA2024 in your email reservation request.

Melo Accomodations

The property is located 1.9 km from the venue. To book a room, please contact them via email.

BLU Apulian Luxury Experience

The property is located 2.6 km from the venue. To book a room, please contact them via email.

VIS Urban Suites & Spa

The property is located 3.0 km from the venue. To book a room, please contact them via email.

Other Possibilities

The city center of Bari is packed with bed and breakfasts. If you prefer this type of accomodation, take a look at Airbnb. Please make sure your accommodation is close to the venue.