Call for participation

9th Estonian Summer School in Computer and Systems Science (ESSCaSS 2010)

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'10 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 Pedase Hotel on the coast about 60 km West from Tallinn. Link to map.

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


There are direct flights to Tallinn from many cities in Europe by many different carriers. Alternatively, one can travel to Riga, Latvia and from there by bus to Tallinn, or alternatively, to Helsinki, Finland and from there by ferry to Tallinn. For more detailed travel information, please take a look at the travel information web page at IoC.

There will be bus transfer from Tallinn and Tartu on the arrival day Sunday 23rd, and back after the school ends.

Important Dates

  • Early bird registration: June 28th
  • Notification: July 9th
  • Late registration: July 31st

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 and Tartu 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.

Programme Committee:

  • Jaak Vilo (University of Tartu), chair
  • Juhan Ernits (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Marlon Dumas (University of Tartu)
  • Helger Lipmaa (University of Tallinn, Cybernetica Ltd)
  • Meelis Kull (University of Tartu),
  • Sven Laur (University of Tartu),

Organising Commitee:

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


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


The organisers of ESSCaSS'10 wish to thank the supporters and sponsors: