20th Estonian Winter School in Computer Science (EWSCS)
XX Eesti Arvutiteaduse Talvekool

Palmse, Estonia, March 1 - 6, 2015



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.

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 working language of the schools is English.

EWSCS'15 is the twentieth event of the series.


The schools' scientific programme consists of short courses by renowned specialists and a student session.

Courses of EWSCS'15

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) on topics of theoretical computer science, broadly understood. The selection will be based on abstracts of 150-400 words (see the instruction).

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 Lennart Meri airport from Amsterdam (Schiphol), Berlin (Tegel), Brussels, Copenhagen (Kastrup), Düsseldorf (Weeze), Frankfurt (Main), Helsinki (Vantaa), Istanbul (Atatürk), Kiiev (Borispol), Lissabon (Portela), London (Gatwick and Stansted), Milan (Bergamo), Moscow (Sheremetyevo), Munich (Franz Josef Strauss), Oslo (Gardermoen and Rygge), Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Riga, Stockholm (Arlanda and Bromma), St Petersburg (Pulkovo), Trondheim (Værnes), Vilnius, and Warsaw (Frederic Chopin); ferries from Stockholm and Helsinki.
From Vilnius, Riga, St Petersburg the Lux Express and Ecolines coach services are the practical travel option.
Train connections from Moscow and St. Petersburg are operated by Go rail.

The school will organize a bus from Tallinn to Palmse and back.

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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 (see the instruction) is 27 January 2015. All applicants will be notified of admission to the school and acceptance of their talks by 3 February 2015.

Admitted participants are entitled and expected to attend the courses and student session of the school. They will also receive a memory stick with the course material and access to additional materials on the school website.

The participation fee is 320 EUR and includes full board accommodation at Palmse, transportation from Tallinn to Palmse, an excursion and conference dinner (by contributing towards the associated expense; it does not cover the whole cost). The fee must be paid by 10 February 2015 (see the payment options)

Please do not transfer payments or send us credit card data before you have received a notification of being accepted to the school.

Applicants from Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu should check with their supervisors about the funds they have to support them. The organizers can use a grant from HITSA to cover the expenses of some Estonian participants.

For some applicants with funding difficulty, we can offer fee reduction of max 25%. To apply for a fee reduction, please fill in the online fee reduction request form.


The participation fee 320 EUR must be paid by 10 February 2015 by one of the following methods:



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