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2012 Summer School on Concurrency

Microsoft Research Russian Summer School on Concurrency 2012
22-29 August, 2012, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

The 2012 Microsoft Research Russian Summer School on Concurrency and Parallelism in Software will be held August 22 to 29, 2012, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. An annual Microsoft Research event, the Russian Summer School is intended for PhD and master’s students as well as young scientists. This year, we are inviting eight of the world’s top experts in concurrency and parallelism to lecture at the school. In addition to lectures, the program will include practical sessions, homework, and students’ poster presentations.

Important Dates

Application deadline: March, 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2012

Invited Speakers
The following experts in concurrency and parallelism will lecture during the school.

Dr. Sebastian Burckhardt, Microsoft Research (United States)
Prof. Viktor Gergel, University of Nizhni Novgorod (Russia)
Prof. Dan Grossman, University of Washington (United States)
Dr. Tim Harris, Microsoft Research, Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Prof. Maurice Herlihy, Brown University (United States)
Prof. Jeff Kramer, Imperial College (United Kingdom)
Prof. Bertrand Meyer, ITMO (Russia) and ETH-Z (Switzerland)
Prof. Davide Sangiorgi, University of Bologna (Italy)

Event Chairs

The 2012 school will be co-chaired by Dr. Judith Bishop (Microsoft Research) and Dr. Bertrand Meyer (ETHZ and ITMO). The organizing committee chair is Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi (Microsoft Research).


This Russian Summer School is intended primarily for Russian-speaking students residing in Russia. As an exception, Russian-speaking students who reside outside of the Russian Federation may be considered, provided that they do not require a Russian visa.

A maximum of 60 students will be selected on the basis of their curriculum, references from their professors/supervisors, and individual letters of motivation. Microsoft Research will provide teaching and full accommodation for free; students will only need to pay for their own travel to Saint Petersburg and return. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply to the school. Last year, 70 students were selected from more than 500 applicants.