Call for participation

7th Estonian Summer School in Computer and Systems Science in cooperation with the Nordic Network On DEpendable Systems (NODES)

Background and Objectives

The Estonian Summer School in Computer and Systems Science is an annual international event promoting interdisciplinary education of graduate students specializing in (but not limited to) computer science, systems science, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics. These schools carry an important role in doctoral education in Estonia.

The summer school is organized in association with the NODES - Network On DEpendable Systems in this year and includes a one-day NODES'08 Workshop.

International participation is open to everyone, and we would like to welcome you to register for the school. To apply, please fill in the online registration form. Preference will be given to early applicants.


The programme of an ESSCaSS school consists of short courses by renowned specialists accompanied by a student session of short talks and poster presentations.

The courses to be presented at ESSCaSS'07 are:

  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research and Dept. of Computer Science, Universidad de Chile -- Web Mining or The Wisdom of the Crowds
  • Filippo Menczer, Indiana University School of Informatics -- The Web as a Social Environment
  • Arend Rensink, University of Twente -- Graph Transformation for Specification and Verification
  • Algirdas Avižienis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania -- Fundamental Concepts of Dependable and Secure Computing and Architectures of Fault-Tolerant Systems
  • Nordic Network on DEpendable Systems (NODES) -- Tutorial on Dependability

Posters and Student Presentations

The school will have sessions for poster presentations and talks from participants. Please register your tentative topic at the application form. We will send the notification and ask for poster abstracts by August 10th from the accepted participants.


The Summer School will take place at the Marguse Holiday Center Marguse center is situated at just a 15-minute walk from downtown Otepää , 800 metres from Väike Munamägi /Small Egg Mountain/.


Tallinn, Estonia's capital, is famous for its picturesque medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.


There exist direct flights to Tallinn from many cities in Europe by many different carriers, including Easyjet flights from London Stansted and Berlin. Alternatively, one can travel via Riga, Latvia or Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki is connected with Tallinn by over 30 ferries a day, taking from only 1h 30 min to 3 h to cross. There will be a bus transport organised from Tallinn to Otepää on the arrival day Sunday 24th, and back after the school ends.

Important Dates

  • Early bird registration: June 15th
  • Notification: June 27th

Registration and Cost

The participation fee is 260 EUR (4000 EEK) for early bird and 320 EUR later. Fee includes the school materials, full board and lodging for the duration of the summer school, and transportation to and from Tallinn by bus.

Students are expected to contact their supervisors or department heads about covering the registration fee.


The series is organised by University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology (TTU).

Programme Committee:

  • Jaak Vilo (University of Tartu), chair
  • Juhan Ernits (Tallinn Univ. of Technology / Inst. of Cybernetics), co-chair
  • Meelis Kull (University of Tartu),
  • Marko Kääramees (Tallinn University of Technology),
  • Sven Laur (University of Tartu),
  • Jaan Penjam (Institute of Cybernetics, TTU),
  • Tarmo Uustalu (Institute of Cybernetics, TTU),
  • Jüri Vain (Tallinn University of Technology),

Organising Commitee:

  • Jaak Vilo (University of Tartu), chair
  • Juhan Ernits (Institute of Cybernetics, TTU)
  • Marko Kääramees (Tallinn University of Technology)
  • Triin Käpp (University of Tartu)


  • E-mail: esscass08 at ut dot ee
  • Telephone: +372 7375425; +372 50 49365


The organisers of ESSCaSS'07 wish to thank the supporters and sponsors: