Winter School on Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science

February 4-9, 2019
Tbilisi, Georgia

Registration deadline: December 15, 2018

The winter school on Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, February 4-9, 2019. The school will be organized by the International Black Sea University with the support of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG). The intended audience of the winter school includes master and PhD students as well as young researchers from the fields of computer science and mathematics.

The 3rd Winter School in Computer Science and Engineering on Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies

December 16-20, 2018
Jerusalem, Israel

Registration deadline: November 30, 2018

Blockchain technology promises to revolutionize how modern society deals with trust. Although cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin dominate the media, the long-term impact of blockchain technology on society will extend far beyond today’s news cycles, transforming areas ranging from identity management, to non-currency financial instruments, supply chains and logistics, IOT security, and more.

The IIAS Winter School on Blockchains and cryptocurrencies brings together leading researchers in the field to cover the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of the field, as well as more practical engineering issues, with the goal of understanding both the opportunities and the hazards emerging from this area.

Software Tools For Mathematics

September 24-28, 2018
Koper, Slovenia

Registration deadline: September 20, 2018

We will start by two days of Software Carpentry training, covering the Unix shell, version control with Git, and programming with Python, delivered by Software Carpentry instructors. The GAP mini-course on Wednesday will be led by Alexander Konovalov. The remaining two days will be dedicated to other math-oriented research tools, such as SageMath and CoCalc (Samuel Lelièvre), LaTeX topics for the working mathematician (Nino Bašić) and contributed talks.

Recent trends in Graph Drawing and Network Visualization

September 24-25, 2018
Barcelona, Spain

Submission deadline: August 28, 2018
Registration deadline: August 28, 2018


The school will feature four lecturers:
– Patrizio Angelini (U. Tübingen): Beyond clustered planarity. – David Auber (U. Bordeaux I): Node link diagram of large graphs: bridging the gap between theory and practice.
– Anna Lubiw (U. Waterloo): The size of graph drawings and representations. – Hans-Jörg Schulz (Aarhus U.): Design considerations for graph visualization.

More details about the lecturers, contents, and program, can be found at

19th Max-Planck Advanced Course on the Foundations of Computer Science

August 13-17, 2018
Saarbrücken, Germany

ADFOCS is an international summer school with the purpose of introducing young researchers to topics which are the focus of current research in theoretical computer science. This year’s topic is *Fine-Grained Complexity and Algorithms*. The lecturers are Amir Abboud (IBM Almaden), Danupon Nanongkai (KTH), and Ramamohan Paturi (UC San Diego).

School on Low-Dimensional Geometry and Topology: Discrete and Algorithmic Aspects

June 18-22, 2018

Registration deadline: April 15, 2018

This is a one-week school devoted to low-dimensional geometry and topology, from both the viewpoints of mathematicians and computer scientists. It is aimed at graduate students and researchers in mathematics and computer science interested in geometric or topological aspects. This includes, not exhaustively, mathematicians working in differential, Riemannian, or topological geometry; and computer scientists working in computational geometry or topology. The goal is to foster interactions between these communities.

23rd Estonian Winter School in Computer Science

March 4-9, 2018
Palmse, Estonia

Submission deadline: February 19, 2018
Registration deadline: February 19, 2018

The main objective of EWSCS is to expose Estonian, Baltic, and Nordic graduate students in computer science (but also interested students from elsewhere) to frontline research topics usually not covered within the regular curricula. The working language of the schools is English.