Jun 15 – 20, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

General Information

Thematic CERN School of Computing 2014

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“Future high-throughput scientific computing”

Date and Place


The 2nd thematic  CERN School of Computing will be held in Split , Croatia  from  Monday 16  June  to Friday 20 June 2014 evening. Students will have to arrive on the Sunday 15th of June and leave on the Saturday 21st of June 2014.

The school will be organized by CERN in collaboration with the University of Split (FESB - www.fesb.hr) and will be hosted at the Mediterranean Institute For Life Sciences (MEDILS) Conference Centre (www.medils.org). The centre is a historical renovated building situated in a wooded and landscaped park located on the Adriatic Sea coast, a couple of km from  the center of Split.

MedILS –Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences
Meštrovićevo šetalište 45
HR – 21000 Split
Republic of Croatia

tel: +385 (0)21 555 600
fax: +385 (0)21 555 605


The School is open to postgraduate students and research workers with a few years' experience in elementary particle physics, in computing, in engineering or in related fields.  The number of participants is limited to 24 students. Participation is open to all nationalities coming from any country.

Students who have participated to past main CERN Schools of Computing (i.e those having attended the CSC in Nicosia, Uppsala, Copenhagen, Uxbridge. Göttingen, Gjovik, Dubrovnik, Helsinki, Saint-Malo, Vico Equense, Krems , ... and any other edition) interested in deepening their knowledge on the theme selected for tCSC2014 are most welcome to apply.

Participation to the school is for the entire programme. It is not possible to register or participate at one theme only.


Participants will be accommodated in the MEDILS conference centre in shared double or triple rooms with private bathrooms (i.e. they will share the double or triple room with one or two schoolmates).

Smoking is banned in the entire conference centre.


The language of the School is English. There will be no simultaneous translation.

Participants should have sufficient understanding of English to enable them to benefit from the School.


All meals are included in the school fee and will be provided to the student. The first meal will be the dinner on Sunday 15 June evening and the last one will be breakfast on Saturday 21st of June 2014.

Participants should note that lunch on Sunday 15 June 2014 is not provided, only the dinner is.

Participants are warned that all regular lunches and dinners will have a common, buffet-style, menu. There will be no a-la-carte facility. It will not be possible to accommodate special dietary restrictions.

Travel arrangements

Participants should arrive to the MEDILS conference centre for on-site registration during the afternoon or early evening of Sunday, 15 June 2014.

Participants are on their own to organize their travel to and from the school location. The school does not organize travel tickets for participants. The travel cost to and from the school is not included in the school fee. Partipants are responsible for obtaining a valid visa to enter the country of the school location when this is required. The cost of the visa is not included in the school fee.

School Fee

The total fee of the School is EUR 550 per participant.

The fee covers:

  • Tuition and handouts
  • Accommodation including breakfast and dinners in the MEDILS Conference Centre from Sunday, 15 of June to breakfast on Saturday 21 June 2014.
  • Lunches and two daily coffee breaks in the conference centre from  Monday 15 June to Friday 20 June 2014.
  • All organized social activities (sport, excursions, special dinners ...) of which details will be given at a later time.

The fee does NOT cover:

  • travel expenses from the participants' home location or working place to the MEDILS Conference Centre in Split and back.
  • The cost of a travel visa when required.
  • The school will neither arrange accommodation nor will cover any cost associated to extended stay of the students in Split. Participants arriving before Sunday evening 15 June or leaving after Saturday 21 June a.m. will have to organize themselves their extended stay.
  • Any extra cost incurred during the stay (including private excursions, private expenses in the hotel and on the campus, private transport costs, private meals, ...) will not be borne by the school organization.
  • Any cost incurred by a participant not following the official excursion or social  programme (e.g. meal cost of a participant not attending an excursion which includes a meal) will not be borne by the school organization.
  • Any other expenses not explicitly mentioned as included in the fee

Method of payment

The selected participants should pay the total fees prior to the school upon receipt of the letter of acceptance into the following account (the selection decision will be notified to applicants by the beginning of March 2014).

For participants located at CERN and/or with CERN internal transfer capabilities: Internal "Third Party" transfer to the following CERN team code: T371098

For participants external to CERN and/or with no CERN internal transfer capabilities. bank transfer information is in your letter of invitation.

Subsidy and assiduity

The total cost of each student exceeds the total fees requested to participants. The difference between  the actual cost and the  total fee is borne by the school organization. 

Academic participants are therefore subsidized, and complete assiduity to the entire scientific programme is mandatory.


Candidates should ensure that they have they completed the Web Registration Form and uploaded a signed formal letter of reference (on formal headed paper from the applicant's institute/organization) from their professor or supervisor is uploaded on the registration site by the 7th of February 2014 at the latest.

To help you, we have prepared a model of Reference Letter that can be edited. This letter can be downloaded in the registration form.

In addition, a certification form  must be filled in and signed by the applicant's professor or supervisor (and not by the applicant)  and uploaded on the registration site by  31st of January 2014.

Selection of participants

The number of participants is limited to 24. The selection of the participants will be made by the School Advisory Committee and participants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the beginning of March  2014.


The CERN School of Computing Advisory Committee reserves the right to refuse reimbursement of part or all of the fee in the case of late cancellation.  However, each case of cancellation would be considered individually.


In all cases of withdrawal or cancellation, whether last-minute or otherwise, the choice of a replacement, if any, will lie entirely with the Advisory Committee and not with the laboratory or institute where the withdrawing participant works.

Liability and Insurance

Participation in the CERN School of Computing and in all activities organized in the framework thereof (whether by CERN or by third parties) is at the participant's own risk and neither CERN nor the third parties concerned accept any liability with regard thereto. Equipment and materials made available to participants during the CERN School of Computing are made available on an "as-is-basis" without any warranties express or implied. Their use shall be under the sole responsibility and at the sole risk of the participants.

Participants shall be solely responsible and liable regarding their property and CERN shall have no liability in case of loss, theft or damage thereof.

Participants shall ensure that, there shall at all times during the latter's participation in the CERN School of Computing be insurance cover against illnesses and accidents valid in the place of venue, and against disability and death resulting from illnesses and accidents of the participants. The participant shall hold CERN free and harmless from, and indemnify it for any cost or expense resulting from the situation where any part of the insurance cover detailed above is not in place.


All enquiries and correspondence related to the School should be addressed to:

E-mail:  Computing.school@cern.ch