Estonian Winter Schools in Computer Science    
Eesti arvutiteaduse talvekoolid
EWSCS 2001
EATTK 2001

6th Estonian Winter School in Computer Science (EWSCS)
VI Eesti Arvutiteaduse Talvekool (EATTK)

Park Hotel Palmse, Lahemaa, Estonia
March 4 - 9, 2001



EWSCS is a series of winter schools held annually in Estonia. EWSCS are organized by CIDEC, a joint initiative of Institute of Cybernetics (Tallinn), Tallinn Technical University and University of Tartu for the advancement of higher education in computer science and information technology. EWSCS'01 is the sixth event of the series.

The main objective of EWSCS is to expose Estonian, Baltic, and Nordic MSc & PhD students to frontline topics in computer science that are usually not covered within the regular curricula. The subject of the schools is general computer science, with a bias towards theory, this comprising, e.g., cryptology, quantum computing, topics from programming language theory, formal methods of software construction. The working language of the schools is English.


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

The preliminary list of courses to be given in EWSCS'01 is the following.

For the student session, presentations (20 mins) are solicited from the students of the school.

The social programme consists of an excursion in the Lahemaa National Park and a conference dinner.


The aim of the student session is to give the students possibility to introduce their research to general public, including the lecturers and other students. Submission of presentations on work in progress is encouraged. The best student presentation is subject to an award.

Submission deadline for student presentations: 4 Feb 2001.
Please submit the abstract of your talk electronically (in plain text, 10-25 lines) to


Palmse is a small settlement in the county of Lääne-Viru, 80 kms to the East from Tallinn, renowned for a large manor that used to belong to the von Pahlen family, today hosting the visitors' center of the Lahemaa National Park. EWSCS'01 will take place in Park Hotel Palmse, a converted distillery of the manor complex.

Tallinn, Estonia's capital, is famous for its pictoresque medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are direct flights to Tallinn from London, Frankfurt, Vienna, Moscow, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, ferries from Stockholm and Helsinki. From Vilnius, Riga, the Eurolines coach service is the practical travel option.


Registration is done via WWW. Please register early; the number of participants is limited.

Deadline for registration: 4 Feb 2001.

The participation fee is 4000 EEK (approx 256 EUR) and includes the course material, full boarding, the transportation from Tallinn to Palmse, excursion and conference dinner. The fee can be paid either by bank transfer to Institute of Cybernetics, Hansapank (SWIFT code HABA EE2X), account No. 221007122812 (please refer to EWSCS'01 plus your name and make sure that the payment is made in EEK with all charges on your side) or in cash (EEK) upon arrival.

Participants from Tallinn Technical University and University of Tartu may be able to get their costs paid by their universities and are expected to contact their supervisors about this.

For participants from abroad, there is a very limited number of grants available that cover the participation fee. To apply for a grant, please contact the organizers by email.


Jaan Penjam, Inst of Cybernetics / Tallinn Technical University (co-chair)
Mati Tombak, University of Tartu
Jüri Vain, Inst of Cybernetics / Tallinn Technical University (co-chair)
Monika Perkmann, Institute of Cybernetics (secretary)
Helger Lipmaa, Helsinki University of Technology
Tarmo Uustalu, University of Minho, Braga / Institute of Cybernetics


Estonian Science Foundation (grant no. 4817), Tallinn Technical University, Institute of Cybernetics