25th Estonian Winter School in CS, application deadline 17 Jan

by Tarmo Uustalu, Dec. 15, 2019

[This is the 25th event in a long-running series of schools on
(theoretical) computer science and we have another excellent line-up
of lecturers. Please send students. We may be able to waive
the fee for some students.]

[Lecturers: Marco Gaboardi, Joost-Pieter Katoen, Andrew M Pitts,
Jiri Sgall, Patric Östergård.
Application is open, apply by **17 Jan 2020**.]

CALL for APPLICATIONS

25th Estonian Winter School in Computer Science, EWSCS '20

Palmse, Estonia, 1-6 March 2020

http://cs.ioc.ee/ewscs/2020/

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

EWSCS is a series of regional-scope international winter schools held
annually in Estonia. EWSCS are organized by 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 theoretical computer science research
topics usually not covered within the regular curricula. The working
language of the schools is English.

EWSCS' 20 is the twenty-fifth event of the series.

PROGRAMME

The schools' scientific programme consists of short courses by
renowned specialists and a student session. The courses of EWSCS '20
are:

    Marco Gaboardi (Boston University, USA):
    Differential privacy and applications

    Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen, Germany,
      and Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands):
    Foundations of probabilistic programming

    Andrew M. Pitts (University of Cambridge, UK):
    Introduction to nominal sets

    Jiri Sgall (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic):
    Online algorithms

    Patric Östergård (Aalto University, Finland):
    Classification of mathematical structures

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.

The social programme consists of an excursion and a conference dinner.

VENUE

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.

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

APPLICATION AND COST

Application to the school is open, the deadline for application 17
January 2020. All applicants will be notified of admission to the
school and acceptance of their talks by 24 January 2020. 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 and will be provided access to materials of the
courses. Participation includes 5 nights accommodation in twin rooms
with full board.

Attendance is without fee for PhD and master students (and, possibly,
keen talented bachelor students) from TalTech and Univ of Tartu,
as well as supervisors and consultants of PhD students.

Particants from other institutions in Estonia and abroad will
generally need to pay for their costs (above all accommodation and
meals), approx 300 EUR.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE / ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

    Peeter Laud (Cybernetica AS)
    Monika Perkmann (Tallinn Univ of Technology) (secretary)
    Pille Pullonen (Cybernetica AS / University of Tartu)
    Ago-Erik Riet (University of Tartu)
    Tarmo Uustalu (Reykjavik University / Tallinn Univ of Technology)

SPONSORS

ERDF via TalTech Institutional Development Programme

(Doctoral School in ICT)

WEBPAGE

http://cs.ioc.ee/ewscs/2020/     

EMAIL CONTACT

ewscs20(at)cs.ioc.ee