13th Estonian Winter School in Computer Science (EWSCS)
XIII Eesti Arvutiteaduse Talvekool

Palmse, Estonia, March 2-7, 2008

CALL for PARTICIPATION

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

EWSCS is a series of regional-scope international winter schools held annually in Estonia. EWSCS are organized by Institute of Cybernetics, a research institute of Tallinn University of Technology.

The main objective of EWSCS is to expose Estonian, Baltic, and Nordic graduate students in computer science (but also interested students from elsewhere) to frontline research topics usually not covered within the regular curricula. The working language of the schools is English.

EWSCS'08 is the thirteenth event of the series.


PROGRAMME

The schools' scientific programme consists of short courses by renowned specialists and a student session.

Courses of EWSCS'08

The purpose of the student session is to give students an opportunity to present their work (typically, thesis work) and get feedback. Registrants are invited to propose short talks (20 min) or posters. The selection will be based on abstracts of 150-400 words.

The social programme consists of an excursion and a conference dinner.


VENUE

Palmse is a small settlement 80 kms to the east from Tallinn in the county of Lääne-Viru. It is renowned for a large manor that used to belong to the von Pahlen family, today hosting the visitors' center of the Lahemaa National Park, a museum, and a hotel.

Tallinn, Estonia's capital, is famous for its picturesque medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are direct flights to Tallinn from London, Dublin, Barcelona, Milan, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Moscow, Kiev, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Vilnius, Riga, ferries from Stockholm and Helsinki. From Vilnius, Riga, St Petersburg the Eurolines coach services are the practical travel option.


APPLICATION AND COST

To apply for a place, fill in the online participation application form. Please apply early; the number of participants we can admit is limited.

The deadline for application and submission of abstracts is 18 January 2008. All applicants will be notified of admission to the school and acceptance of their talks/posters by 1 February 2008.

The participation fee is 5000 EEK (320 EUR) and includes course material, full board accommodation at Palmse, transportation from Tallinn to Palmse, excursion and conference dinner. The fee must be paid by 15 February 2008 (see payment options)

Please do not transfer payments or send us credit card data before you have received notification of being accepted to the school.

Applicants from Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu should check with their supervisors about the funds they have to support them (e.g., ICT doctoral school funds). The organizers may also be able to reduce the fee of a limited number of Estonian participants on the expense of EITSA direct support.

For some applicants from elsewhere, we may also be able to reduce the fee. To apply for a fee reduction, please fill in the online fee reduction request form.


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