Call for participation

11th Estonian Summer School in Computer and Systems Science (ESSCaSS 2012)

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'12 are:

In addition, there will be 2 hour STACC workshop and 2 hour ELIKO workshop.

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 July 30th from the accepted participants.


The summer school will take place at Jäneda Mõis in Lääne-Virumaa. 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 19th, and back after the school ends.

Important Dates

  • Early bird registration: July 8th (Su)
  • Notification: July 18th (Wed)
  • Late registration: July 29th (Su)

Registration and Cost

The participation fee is 260 EUR 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 doctoral students of the Estonian Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology do not have to pay a registration fee (please mark that you are an IKTDK student to the payment comment line when registering).


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

Programme Committee:

  • Jaak Vilo (University of Tartu), chair
  • Marlon Dumas (University of Tartu)
  • Meelis Kull (University of Tartu)
  • Sven Laur (University of Tartu)
  • Konstantin Tretyakov (University of Tartu)
  • Helger Lipmaa (University of Tartu, Cybernetica Ltd)
  • Innar Liiv (Tallinn University of Technology)
  • Tarmo Uustalu (Tallinn University of Technology)

Organising Commitee:

  • Jaak Vilo (University of Tartu), chair
  • Laura Kalda (University of Tartu), administrative tasks
  • Kadri Raudvere (University of Tartu), administrative tasks



The organisers of ESSCaSS'12 wish to thank the supporters and sponsors: