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'07 is the twelfth 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 '07 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, Barcelona, Milan, Amsterdam, Brussels, 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.
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 19 January 2007. All applicants will be notified of admission to the school and acceptance of their talks/posters by 2 February 2007.
The participation fee is 4000 EEK (260 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 16 February 2007 by one of the following methods:
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.
Tarmo Uustalu (Institute of Cybernetics) (chair)
Monika Perkmann (Institute of Cybernetics) (secretary)
Helger Lipmaa (University College London, UK)
Jaan Penjam (Institute of Cybernetics)
Jüri Vain (Tallinn University of Technology)
Peeter Laud (University of Tartu)
Varmo Vene (University of Tartu)
Tiger University Plus programme of Estonian Information Technology Foundation
Doctoral School in ICT of Measure 1.1 of the Estonian NDP
Center for Dependable Computing of the national centers of excellence in research programme of Ministry of Education and Research
EU SOCRATES/ERASMUS project 114046-CP-1-2004-1-BG-ERASMUS-TN ETN DEC - European Thematic Network for Doctoral Education in Computing
Modified Dec 09, 2006 21:01