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 University of Technology and University of Tartu for the advancement in Estonia of higher education in computer science and information technology. EWSCS'05 is the tenth 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'05 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 picturesque medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are direct flights to Tallinn from London, Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Moscow, Kiev, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Vilnius, Riga, ferries from Stockholm and Helsinki. From Vilnius, Riga, the Eurolines coach service is the practical travel option.
The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is 14 January 2005. All registrants will be notified of acceptance to school and acceptance of their talks/posters by 28 January 2005.
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 must be paid by 11 February 2005 by one of the following methods:
Participants from Tallinn University of Technology 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 part of the participation fee. To apply for such a grant, please fill in the online fee reduction 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 University of Technology
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)
EU FP5 IST programme (project eVikings II, IST-2001-37592)
Modified Dec 14, 2005 15:31 by monika(at)cs.ioc.ee