2014 Tarragona International Summer School on
Trends in Computing
Tarragona, Spain, July 7-11, 2014
Rovira i Virgili University
Since there are seats available,
a half-price last-minute registration fare is offered: Euro 250!
Free registration for PhD students from universities and research institutes in Catalonia!
To favour the participation of PhD students from universities and research institutes in Catalonia in SSTiC 2014, a few free registration seats (not including lunches) are offered. To apply, people need to send to
a document justifying their PhD student status in 2013-2014, which may be:
- an academic identity card mentioning the year and the condition of PhD student,
- a certificate of registration and payment, or
- a statement by the supervisor, etc.
Seats will be assigned on a first come first served basis.
These participants may be requested to help a bit with the organization during the week of the event if necessary.
Free registration attendees who will request a certificate of participation will need to pay a fee of 60 Euros.
SSTiC 2014 is the second edition in a series started in 2013. For the previous event, see /http://grammars.grlmc.com/SSTiC2013/.
SSTiC 2014 will be a research training event mainly addressed to PhD students and PhD holders in the first steps of their academic career. It intends to update them about the most recent developments in the diverse branches of computer science and its neighbouring areas. To that purpose, renowned scholars will lecture and will be available for interaction with the audience.
SSTiC 2014 will cover the whole spectrum of computer science through 6 keynote lectures
and 21 six-hour courses dealing with some of the most lively topics in the field. The organizers share the idea that outstanding speakers will really
attract the brightest students.
Graduate students from around the world. There are no formal pre-requisites in terms of the academic degree the attendee must hold. However, since there will be several
levels among the courses, reference may be made to specific knowledge background in the description of some of them.
SSTiC 2014 is also appropriate for more senior people who want to keep themselves updated on developments in their own field or in other branches of computer science. They will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with scholars who are main references in computing nowadays.
In addition to keynotes, 3 parallel sessions will be held during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they will be willing to attend as well as to move from one to another.
SSTiC 2014 will take place in Tarragona, located 90 kms. to the south of Barcelona. The venue will be:
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Avinguda Catalunya, 35
- Larry S. Davis (U Maryland, College Park), Object Recognition and Image Labeling
- David S. Johnson (Columbia U, New York), Open and Closed Problems in NP-Completeness
- George Karypis (U Minnesota, Twin Cities), Top-N Recommender Systems: Revisiting Item Neighborhood Methods
- Steffen Staab (U Koblenz), Explicit and Implicit Semantics: Two Sides of One Coin
- Philip Wadler (U Edinburgh), You and Your Research and The Elements of Style
- Ronald R. Yager (Iona C, New Rochelle), Social Modeling
Professors and courses
- Divyakant Agrawal (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha), [intermediate] Scalable Data Management in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Infrastructures
- Pierre Baldi (U California, Irvine), [intermediate] Big Data Informatics Challenges and Opportunities in the Life Sciences
- Rajkumar Buyya (U Melbourne), [intermediate] Cloud Computing
- John M. Carroll (Pennsylvania State U, University Park), [introductory] Usability Engineering and Scenario-based Design
- Kwang-Ting (Tim) Cheng (U California, Santa Barbara), [introductory/intermediate] Smartphones: Hardware Platform, Software Development, and Emerging Apps
- Amr El Abbadi (U California, Santa Barbara), [introductory] The Distributed Foundations of Data Management in the Cloud
- Richard M. Fujimoto (Georgia Tech, Atlanta), [introductory] Parallel and Distributed Simulation
- Mark Guzdial (Georgia Tech, Atlanta), [introductory] Computing Education Research: What We Know about Learning and Teaching Computer Science
- David S. Johnson (Columbia U, New York), [introductory] The Traveling Salesman Problem in Theory and Practice
- George Karypis (U Minnesota, Twin Cities), [intermediate] Programming Models/Frameworks for Parallel & Distributed Computing
- Aggelos K. Katsaggelos (Northwestern U, Evanston), [intermediate] Optimization Techniques for Sparse/Low-rank Recovery Problems in Image Processing and Machine Learning
- Arie E. Kaufman (U Stony Brook), [intermediate/advanced] Visualization
- Carl Lagoze (U Michigan, Ann Arbor), [introductory] Curation of Big Data
- Dinesh Manocha (U North Carolina, Chapel Hill), [introductory/intermediate] Robot Motion Planning
- Bijan Parsia (U Manchester), [introductory] The Empirical Mindset in Computer Science
- Robert Sargent (Syracuse U), [introductory] Validation of Models
- Steffen Staab (U Koblenz), [intermediate] Programming the Semantic Web
- Mike Thelwall (U Wolverhampton), [introductory] Sentiment Strength Detection for Twitter and the Social Web
- Jeffrey D. Ullman (Stanford U), [introductory] MapReduce Algorithms
- Nitin Vaidya (U Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), [introductory/intermediate] Distributed Consensus: Theory and Applications
- Philip Wadler (U Edinburgh), [intermediate] Topics in Lambda Calculus and Life
- Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
- Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, chair)
- Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)
The registration form can be found here.
The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful to have an approximation of the respective demand for each course.
Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed when the capacity of the venue will be complete. It is very convenient to register prior to the event.
Deadlines and Fees
As far as possible, participants are expected to attend for the whole (or most of the) week (full-time). Fees are a flat rate allowing one to participate to all courses. They vary depending on the registration deadline:
- Last-minute, full: July 5, 2014 --- 250 Euro
- On-site registration: July 11, 2014 --- 530 Euro
Information about accommodation is available on the website of the School.
Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.
Questions and further information
See contact information on the right-hand side of the page.
A list with other events on Training in Computer Science, Information Theory, and Foundations of Computer Science is available here. (COMS)