Call for participation

8th Estonian Summer School in Computer and Systems Science (ESSCaSS 2009)

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.

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'09 are:

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 Jäneda (details to be added).

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. Alternatively, one can travel via Riga, Latvia or Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki is connected with Tallinn by ~14 ferries a day, taking from only 1h 30 min to 3 h to cross. There will be a bus transport organised from Tallinn and Tartu on the arrival day Sunday 23rd, and back after the school ends.

Important Dates

  • Early bird registration: June 24th
  • 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 (University of Birmingham, UK), co-chair
  • Marlon Dumas (University of Tartu)
  • Meelis Kull (University of Tartu),
  • Sven Laur (University of Tartu),
  • Tarmo Uustalu (Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology),

Organising Commitee:

  • Jaak Vilo (University of Tartu), chair
  • Juhan Ernits (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Maia-Liisa Anton (University of Tartu)


  • E-mail: esscass at
  • Telephone: +372 7375425; +372 50 49365


The organisers of ESSCaSS'09 wish to thank the supporters and sponsors: