Estonian Winter Schools in Computer Science
Eesti arvutiteaduse talvekoolid
EWSCS is a series of regional-scope international winter schools held annually in Estonia. EWSCS are organized by CIDEC, a joint initiative of Institute of Cybernetics (Tallinn), Tallinn Technical University and University of Tartu for the advancement of higher education in computer science and information technology. EWSCS'04 is the ninth event of the series.
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 subject of the schools is general computer science, with a bias towards theory, this comprising both algorithms, complexity and models of computation, and semantics, logic and programming theory. The working language of the schools is English.
The schools' scientific programme consists of short courses by renowned specialists and a student session.
The course list for EWSCS'04 is the following:
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.
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 pictoresque mediaeval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are direct flights to Tallinn from London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Moscow, Kiev, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Vilnius, Riga, ferries from Stockholm and Helsinki. From Vilnius, Riga, the Eurolines coach service is the practical travel option.
Registration is done via WWW using THIS FORM. Please register early; the number of participants is limited.
The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is 16 January 2004. All registrants will be notified of acceptance to school and acceptance of their talks/posters by 30 January 2004.
The participation fee is 4000 EEK (260 EUR) and includes the course material, full boarding, the transportation from Tallinn to Palmse, excursion and conference dinner. The fee should be paid by bank transfer to Institute of Cybernetics (Akadeemia tee 21, EE-12618 Tallinn, Estonia), Hansapank (Liivalaia 8, EE-15040 Tallinn, Estonia, BIC/SWIFT code HABA EE2X), account No. 22 100 712 2812 (IBAN EE78 2200 2210 0712 2812) by 13 February 2004. Please refer to EWSCS'04 plus your name and make sure that the payment is made in EEK or EUR with all charges on your side.
Participants from Tallinn Technical University and University of Tartu may be able to get their costs paid by their universities and are expected to contact their supervisors about this.
For participants from elsewhere, there is a limited number of grants available that cover the participation fee. To apply for such a grant, please fill in the FEE WAIVER APPLICATION FORM.
Tarmo Uustalu, Institute of Cybernetics (chair)
Monika Perkmann, Institute of Cybernetics (secretary)
Helger Lipmaa, Helsinki University of Technology
Jaan Penjam, Institute of Cybernetics
Jüri Vain, Tallinn Technical University
Peeter Laud, University of Tartu
Heli Uibo, University of Tartu
Varmo Vene, University of Tartu
Estonian Information Technology Foundation
(via the Tiigriülikool programme)
Ministry of Education and Research (via the centres of excellence in research programme)
FP5 IST (project eVikings II, IST-2001-37592)
Modified Thursday, Jan 01, 1970 at 2:00 EET+0200 by monika(at)cs.ioc.ee