NETTAB 2012 Logo Como Lake NETTAB 2012 workshop focused on
Integrated Bio-Search
November 14-16, 2012, Como, Italy

NETTAB workshops are held under the patronage of
Bioinformatics Italian Society and EMBnet
Logo Politecnico di MilanoLogo IRCCS San Martino ISTSIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Como shoreline from the lake

Useful Information (print this page as a memo!)


For organization issues:
The Organizing Committe
For the scientific programme:
Prof. Marco Masseroli,


The workshop will be held on 14-16 November 2012.
Exact time schedules of scientific sessions, tutorials and social activities are now available. See the Scientific Programme.
We plan to run the main sessions of the workshop from the early afternoon of Wednesday 14 to the late morning of Friday 16. Tutorials will be given on Wednesday morning.


The workshop will be located at Conference Room (AM2) of the Como campus of Politecnico di Milano. The campus is located at walking distance from the city center. The full address of the venue is:

Politecnico di Milano, Polo Regionale di Como
Via Castelnuovo, 7
22100 COMO

From the city center you can reach the Campus on foot, by bus or by train. If your hotel is close to the lake, you can take the train at Ferrovie Nord Station ( Como Lago station) and drop off at the next station ( Como Borghi - Università station).

If you come on foot from the city center, this should take no more than 15-minutes. If you follow the train link on the interactive map below, you can see the other train stations of Como.

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How to reach Como

Nearly all visitors to Como will arrive via Milan . Other routes in are via Lugano , Switzerland .

By Plane

The nearest airports to Como are:

  • Milan Malpensa (MPX Tel: +39 02 74852200 ) 40-60 minutes drive via the autostrada toll road costing 1 Euro 60 cents; coach 3 times daily or can negotiate with private coach firms outside airport. Malpensa Express shuttle train connects the airport to Milan city center. You can take Malpensa Express to Saronno and then transfer to the train to Como. This is the most convenient route (leaves from the airport and arrives to Como Borghi station (close to the conference venue) and Como Lago station (close to the lake and most hotels). The whole journey (Malpensa-Como) costs around €8.75 and lasts about 1hr 20min.
  • Milan Linate (LIN Tel: +39 02 74852200 ) 1 hour drive on toll road costing about 2.70 Euros. or can reach with public/private transportation. Take the Starfly airport shuttle bus or Air Bus to Milan Central Station and a train from there to Como San (or S.) Giovanni station. The journey to Milan Central Station takes 30 minutes and costs €5, and from Central Station to S. Giovanni, 1 hour 20 minutes minutes and €4.50.
  • Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY Tel: +39 035 326323 ) about 1-2 hours drive away on toll road costing about 7 Euros, or regular coach to Milan then change to train or coach to Como.
  • Lugano Lugano-Agno (LUG Tel: +41 091 6101282 ) about 1 hour drive away on toll road costing or or can reach with public/private transportation. First take a shuttle bus to Federal Railways Station in Lugano. From there you can take a train to Como S. Giovanni, either directly or changing at Chiasso (depending on the departure time). The direct train takes forty six minutes, while a change at Chiasso adds another five or six minutes.
By Train

The Servizio Ferroviario Regionale connects Como by train to other major cities in Lombardy (R lines). Services are provided by Trenitalia (a.k.a. Ferrovie dello Stato: FS) ( website ) and LeNORD ( website , timetables ) through two main stations: Como S. Giovanni (Trenitalia) and Como Lago (LeNORD). There is another urban station served by Trenitalia (Albate) and three more urban stations served by LeNORD (Como Borghi-Università, Como Camerlata and Grandate Breccia). A trip to Milan costs 4.55€.

Como Borghi-Università station is the nearest station to the venue. In the above Google map, see the path from the Como Borghi-Università LeNORD Railway Station and the city center to the Conference location.

By Car

The E35 motorway (toll costs 3.50 , 1.50 for the A4/A9 section, about 2.00 for the E35 section west of Milan) runs past Como from Milan, and goes on into Switzerland. There are many exits to Como; avoid Como South, choose the next ones (signed Como Nord and Monte Olimpino) for the city, and the last exit (signed ultima uscita per l'Italia ) before Switzerland for Cernobbio, Bellagio and for towns on the western lake shore.


The following deadlines are still provisional and thus subject to changes.

  • August 7, 2012: Abstract submission deadline for Oral communications
    • September 18, 2012: Notification of acceptance for Oral communications (expected)
  • September 20, 2012: Abstract submission deadline for the Industrial-Technological Session
    • September 27, 2012: Notification of acceptance for the Industrial-Technological Session
  • September 30 October 3, 2012: Abstract submission deadline for Posters
  • New! October 16 October 18, 2012: Early registration deadline
  • November 14-16, 2012: Tutorials and Workshop

Hotels in Como

Participants MUST book hotel by themselves - the workshop organizers cannot take care of room reservations. Hotel confirmation and payment should be made by each participant by contacting the hotel directly.

We also provide for your convenience a list of hotels.

Useful and interesting external links

Como and the surrounding region are very nice and interesting places, certainly worth a visit.
Como official sites include:

Como is well known over the world. See the many Wikipedia pages, in national languages (many more available from the English page):

More information about Como

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Call for Papers
Late posters and demo
Overview - Rationale
Topics - Deadlines
Type of contributions

Scientific Programme
Speakers - Tutorials
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Posters - Presentations

Registration cost
Registration form

Useful Info
Contacts - Location
How to find us
Deadlines - Hotels
External links

Scientific Committee
Organizing Committee
Institutes & Societies

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