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Dear Colleague,


This is to inform you that the application period for the CERN School of Computing 2013 (19-30 August, Nicosia, Cyprus) is now open.
Deadline for applying is the 1st of May 2013.


Below the details of the programme as well as how to apply.


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François Flückiger

Director, CERN School of Computing




CSC2013 - The main summer school, 19-30 August, Nicosia, Cyprus


Application period is open


Welcome to CSC2013, the 36th edition of the CERN School of Computing
Application period to CSC2013 in Cyprus is open


Networking and socialization is the other goal of CSCs: See the Sports at CSC:
Daily program, Special outdoor sports day, Tournaments.

Sports at CSC is supported by the CERN Medical Service and is part of CERN's  Move More - Eat Better programme



  • How can reliable storage services be built from unreliable hardware?
  • Why are tapes still used in high energy physics data storage?
  • How can I write code for tomorrow’s hardware, today?
  • Do you want to see your software with attacker's eyes?
  • Can you hack your own code?
  • Do you know what do 'code injection' and 'integer overflow' have in common?
  • What's so special about High Energy Physic's data format?
  • What are the key statistical methods used in physics data analysis?


All the answers at CSC2013

Programme highlight

Data Technologies
present state of the art technologies and options for data storing and management

Base Technologies
addresses the most relevant underlying technologies for  software development security, networking, hardware architecture

Physics Computing
focuses on the particular challenges the HEP community is facing for the LHC computing

Note: registration is for the entire programme. It is not possible to register for one theme only.


This year's lecturers



François Flückiger

Base Technologies

Benedikt Hegner

Base Technologies

Robert G. Jacobsen

Physics Computing

Sverre Jarp

Base Technologies

Sebastian Lopienski

Base Technologies

Andrzej Nowak

Base Technologies

Alberto Pace

Data Technologies

Danilo Piparo

Base Technologies

Ivica Puljak

Physics Computing

Benjamin Radburn-Smith

Physics Computing

Are Strandlie

Physics Computing



Assistant for Exercises


Giuseppe Lo Presti

Base Technologies

Andreas J. Peters

Data Technologies

More on CSC2013


The main CSC, August 2013


Practical Information
How to Apply


Organised by CERN in collaboration with the University of Cyprus, Nicosia



19-30 August  2013


CSC in a Nutshell


CSC2013 in brief

About CSC:

Since the early seventies CERN has organized the CERN Schools of Computing (CSC), usually held in August/September. They last two weeks and are open to postgraduate students and research workers with a few years of experience in particle physics, in computing or in related fields. Attendance ranges usually from 60 to 80 students, typically of 15 to 30 different nationalities.