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10th Estonian Winter School in Computer Science (Feb-Mar 2005)

[Lecturers: Danvy, Mehlhorn, Miltersen, Morrisett, Pinkas. Place/time:
Palmse, Estonia, 27 Feb-4 March 2005. Deadline for registration and
submission of abstracts for student talks/posters: ** 14 Jan 2005 **.]

                       Call for Participation

           10th Estonian Winter School in Computer Science

              Palmse, Estonia, 27 February-4 March 2005

          Under the auspices of European Educational Forum


Background and objectives

EWSCS is a series of regional-scope international winter schools held
annually in Estonia. EWSCS are organized by CIDEC, a joint initiative of
Institute of Cybernetics (Tallinn), Tallinn University of Technology and
University of Tartu for the advancement of higher education in computer
science and information technology. EWSCS'05 is the tenth event of the

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 subject of the schools is general computer science,
with a bias towards theory, this comprising both algorithms, complexity
and models of computation, incl. cryptography, and semantics, logic and
programming theory. The working language of the schools is English.


The schools' scientific programme consists of short courses by
renowned specialists and a student session. The course list for
EWSCS'05 is the following:

Olivier Danvy (University of Aarhus, Denmark:
      A Vade Mecum to Continuations

Kurt Mehlhorn (MPI Saarbr?cken, Germany):
      Implementing Algorithms

Peter Bro Miltersen (University of Aarhus, Denmark:
      Universal Methods for Derandomization

Greg Morrisett (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA):
      Topics in Language-Based Security

Benny Pinkas (HP Labs, Haifa, Israel):
      Privacy-Preserving Data Mining

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) or
posters. The selection will be based on abstracts of 150-400 words.

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 L??ne-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 from London, Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt,
Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Moscow, Kiev, Copenhagen,
Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Vilnius, Riga, ferries from
Stockholm and Helsinki. From Vilnius, Riga, the Eurolines coach
service is the practical travel option.

Registration and cost

The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is
14 January 2005. All registrants will be notified of
acceptance to school and acceptance of their talks/posters by
28 January 2005. The participation fee 4000 EEK (260 EUR)
includes course materials, full boarding at Palmse, transportation
from Tallinn to Palmse, excursion and conference dinner. For some
students, we can partially waive the fee.

Programme committee / organizing committee

Tarmo Uustalu (IoC) (chair), Monika Perkmann (IoC) (secretary), Helger
Lipmaa (Helsinki U. of Techn.), Peeter Laud (U. of Tartu), Jaan Penjam
(IoC), Heli Uibo (U. of Tartu), J?ri Vain (Tallinn U. of Techn.),
Varmo Vene (U. of Tartu)


Tiigri?likool Programme, Centers of Excellence in Research Programme
of Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia, FP5 IST project
eVikings II

Further information

Details on the submission of abstracts, registration procedure and
cost, application for fee reduction are available from the school
webpage, http://www.cs.ioc.ee/yik/schools/win2005/. Questions should
be sent to ewscs05@cs.ioc.ee.