25th Estonian Winter School in Computer Science (EWSCS)
XXV Eesti Arvutiteaduse Talvekool

Palmse, Estonia, March 1 - 6, 2020



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'20 is the twenty fourth event of the series.


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

Courses of EWSCS'20

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 Visitor Centre of 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, fill in the online participation application form.

If you need a visa to visit Estonia, please notify us of this.

The deadline for application and submission of student talk abstracts (see the instruction) is 17 January 2020. All applicants will be notified of admission to the school and acceptance of their talks by 27 January 2020 (this date was 24 January; we apologize for the delay). 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 TalTech and UT, as well as supervisors and consultants of PhD students at TalTech and UT, and (possibly) keen bachelor students. Notice however that it is not free - it is paid by someone. Your costs will be covered 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 may have to pay for their costs. We expect these to come down to approx 300 EUR. If you are interested in attending, we very much encourage you to apply, we will contact you about the cost.



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

EXCITE, Excellence in IT in Estonia
(ERDF, 2014-2020.4.01.15-0018)
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