Estonian Winter Schools in Computer Science, EWSCS

For twenty years, in cooperation with the Dept. of Computer Science of the University of Tartu, we have annually organized a winter school in Estonia in theoretical computer science with international lecturers. From 1999, these schools - the EWSCS - have been international also by their audience.

The first school of 1996 was at Pühajärve. All subsequent ones have taken place at Palmse.

During their existence, the EWSCS schools have received support from various sources. From 2003 to 2015, the main sponsors were the Tiger University and Tiger University Plus programmes of HITSA. In 2016, HITSA's IT Academy programme supported EWSCS.

Latest EWSCS schools

Theory Days

The biannual CS Theory Days, organized in alternation by us and DCS-UT, are a meeting point for CS researchers at Tallinn and Tartu. Similarly to EWSCS, they are primarily targeted at doctoral and master students, but are a domestic event. Still we often invite some guests from abroad.

The Theory Days were started in autumn 2002 as an event of CDC. In 2008 they were supported by Tiger University Plus. From 2009 to spring 2015, they happened under the auspices of EXCS.

The latest editions took place at Mäetaguse (with guests from the St Petersburg Department of the Steklov Mathematical Institute (PDMI) and the PDMI Computer Science Club, 2-4 Oct. 2009), Andu (semantics, 5-7 Feb. 2010), Elva (crypto, 11-13 June 2010), Rakari (joint Estonian-Latvian event, 30 Sept.-3 Oct. 2010), Nelijärve (4-6 Feb. 2011), Tõrve (7-9 Oct. 2011), Kubija (27-29 Jan. 2012), Lilaste (joint Estonian-Latvian event, 27-30 Sept. 2012), Otepää (1-3 Feb. 2013), Saka (25-27 Oct. 2013), Narva-Jõesuu (16-18 May 2014), Ratnieki (joint Estonian-Latvian event, 2-5 Oct. 2014), Rogosi (6-8 Feb. 2015), Jõeküla (2-4 Oct. 2015), Käo (29-31 Jan. 2016) and Lilaste 2 (joint Estonian-Latvian event, 13-16 Oct. 2016).

International events

During the last years, we have brought to Estonia a number of high-level international scientific events in databases/information systems, automated software engineering and functional programming/type theory/programming language semantics.

Upcoming international events

Latest international events

Latest update 17 October 2016