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COMP-IT Summer school on Computation, Innovation and Information Technology

August 16-20, 2010, Hotel Rantapuisto, Helsinki

The summer school is jointly arranged by Finnish Graduate School in Computational Sciences FICS and Future Internet Graduate School FIGS and with the Helsinki node of the EIT ICT Labs. It is "The first actual education event of EIT ICT Labs"!

This is the first summer school of its kind and will be continued as a yearly event on computational topics, cutting across the core competences and thematic areas of EIT. In 2010 the specific topic areas are "Computational Methods in Smart Spaces, ICT Mediated Human Activity, and Health & Well-being". Researchers and graduate students from other EIT ICT Labs nodes are warmly welcome, free of charge!

Monday 16 Aug: Entrepreneurship day
12.30-13.15 Lunch
13.15-17.00 Entrepreneurship workshop. Lecturer: Professor Paula Kyrö, Aalto University School of Economics. Registration deadline July 15. Please note the pre-assignment on the web page of the workshop, deadline Aug 10.
17.30-18.30 Dinner
18.30-22.00 Outdoor activities + Possibility for kayaking at Vuosaaren Melontakeskus (on your own) + Public indoor saunas available until 19.00

Tuesday 17 Aug: Computational sciences day
(All FICS students are expected to participate)
12.30-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.45 Welcoming session, Problem solving workshop 
14.45-15.00 Coffee
15.00-18.00 CSC intensive course on high performance computing
18.30-21.30 Beach sauna and dinner

Wednesday 18 Aug: Computational sciences day
(All FICS students and supervisors are expected to participate)
08.30-09.00 Coffee
09.00-12.00 Problem solving workshop continued
12.00-13.30 FICS strategic committee lunch meeting / Students can set up the posters
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.30 Poster session
15.30-16.30 Invited lecture by Professor Axel Voigt, Dresden University of Technology: Phase field crystal methods in soft and condensed matter physics
16.30-17.30 Poster session continued with mini-presentations
17.30-19.00 Dinner

Thursday 19 Aug: Computational sciences day
(All FICS students are expected to participate):
08.30-09.00 Coffee
09.00-12.30 CSC intensive course on high performance computing continued
12.30-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.15 Invited lecture on Health and Well-being: Claudia Sannelli, TU Berlin, Machine Learning for Brain-Computer Interfacing
14.15-15.45 Problem solving workshop continued
15.45-16.15 Coffee
16.15-17.45 Problem solving workshop continued + wrap-up
18.00-19.30 Dinner
19.30-22.00 Outdoor activities + Possibility for kayaking at Vuosaaren Melontakeskus (on your own)

Friday 20 Aug: EIT and Entrepreneurship day
10.15-11.15 Invited lecture on Health and Well-being: Jeroen de Ridder, Delft University of Technology, Elucidating the wiring diagram of a cancer cell
11.30-13.00 Lunch and discussion session, Marko Turpeinen, Director of the Helsinki node of EIT ICT Labs
13.00-14.15 Invited lecture on ICT-mediated Human Activity: Professor Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, Multimodal Interaction in Office, Home, and Public Spaces
14.15-14.30 Coffee
14.30-16.00 Entrepreneurship workshop wrap-up (Paula Kyrö)

More information will follow. Please register here until Aug 8.

Practicalities of attending the summer school:

Each FICS student must present his/her research on Wed 18 Aug. Formats of presentation include: a poster, a spotlight talk (8 min presentation + 2 min questions) or a computer demo.

FICS students are encouraged to bring a laptop which is needed during the CSC intensive course and the problem solving workshop. The laptop should have an ssh connection.

The expenses (inexpensice travelling according to the receipts, accomodation at Rantapuisto, meals at Rantapuisto and participation) of the students of FICS and FIGS will be covered by their graduate schools, as well as all expenses of the guest lecturers, and of a limited number of EIT ICT Labs co-location node participants. The participation including meals is free to all FICS and FIGS supervisors.

The hotel (and Helsinki in general!) has some shortage of rooms. Students and supervisors living in the Helsinki area are thus encouraged to stay overnight at home.