23rd Estonian Winter School in Computer Science (EWSCS)
XXIII Eesti Arvutiteaduse Talvekool

Palmse, Estonia, March 4 - 9, 2018



EWSCS is a series of regional-scope international winter schools held annually in Estonia. EWSCS used to be organized by the Institute of Cybernetics, a research institute of Tallinn University of Technology. Since 2017 it is organized by the Department of Software Science.

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'18 is the twenty third event of the series.


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

Courses of EWSCS'18

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 Lahemaa Nature Centre of the Lahemaa National Park, a museum in the Palmse Manor, and Park Hotel Palmse in former distillery building.

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

View EWSCS venue - Palmse in a larger map


To apply for a place in the school, please fill in the online participation application form.

The deadline for application and submission of student talk abstracts (see the instruction) is 19 February 2018. But please apply as soon as possible, as we will process applications as they arrive, on a first-come first-serve basis, aiming to notify within one working day from application. The number of participants we can admit is limited by the capacity of the premises.

Admitted participants will be expected to attend all of the school's program. They will be provided access to materials of the courses. Participation includes 5 nights accommodation in twin rooms with full board.

Participation is without a fee for PhD and master students of TUT and UT, as well as supervisors and consultants of PhD students at TUT and UT. Notice however that it is not free. Your costs will be paid by the doctoral school project, which is governed by very strict regulations and administrative procedures. This means that your name will appear in many documents and that every single expense you incur will be associated to your person. Consequently, your late cancellation or no-show will mean a major administrative hassle for good people that should be doing more useful things. Also it may mean that we rejected someone else without a reason.

Other participants from Estonia and participants from abroad will have to pay for their costs. We expect these to come down to approx 300 EUR.



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TUT Institutional Development Programme for 2016-2022
(ERDF, 2014-2020.4.01.16-0032)
Doctoral School in ICT

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(ERDF, 2014-2020.4.01.15-0018)
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