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 Institute of Cybernetics, a research institute of Tallinn University of Technology. EWSCS'06 is the eleventh 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'06 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, Dublin, Paris, 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, the Eurolines coach service is the practical travel option.
The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is 20 January 2006. All registrants will be notified of acceptance to school and acceptance of their talks/posters by 3 February 2006.
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 17 February 2006 by one of the following methods:
Participants from Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu should check with their supervisors about the funds they have to support them. They can also apply for funding from the Tiigriülikool+ programme of the Estonian Information Technology Foundation, the deadline is 30 November 2005.
EWSCS'06 is an ETN DEC affiliated event, hence the partners of the project can use the project funds to support their students' participation in the school. In addition, it is likely that the Baltech consortium of technical universities can support some students of its member universities; come back for updates on this.
For some participants from elsewhere, we may be able to reduce the fee. To apply for such a partial fee waiver, please fill in the online fee reduction application form.
Tarmo Uustalu (Institute of Cybernetics) (chair)
Monika Perkmann (Institute of Cybernetics) (secretary)
Helger Lipmaa (Cybernetica AS)
Jaan Penjam (Institute of Cybernetics)
Jüri Vain (Tallinn University of Technology)
Peeter Laud (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 SOCRATES/ERASMUS project ETN DEC - European Thematic Network for Doctoral Education in Computing (114046-CP-1-2004-1-BG-ERASMUS-TN)
Baltech consortium of Baltic Sea technical universities
Modified Mar 11, 2006 16:06 by ewscs06(at)cs.ioc.ee