Jun 4 – 10, 2017
MEDILS in Split, Croatia
Europe/Zurich timezone

Practical information

Thematic CERN School of Computing 2017

Date and Place

The 5th Thematic  CERN School of Computing will be held in Split, Croatia from Monday 5 June May to Friday 9 June 2017 evening. Students should arrive on Sunday 4 June and leave on Saturday 10 June.

The school is 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 few kilometres from the centre 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


How to get there

See http://www.medils.org/contact under the "Where are we" and "How to reach us" tabs for transport links.


Participants should arrive at the MEDILS conference centre for on-site registration during the afternoon or early evening of Sunday 4 June.

Participants are responsible for organising their own 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.

Participants are responsible for obtaining a valid visa to enter the country of the School location when this is required. The cost of a visa is not included in the school fee.

Application, selection

Eligibility to apply

We are committed to achieving an inclusive and stimulating environment at our Schools, and we encourage all qualified persons to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of nationality, gender, age, ethnic origin, or individual differences of belief, sexual orientation or disability.

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.  Participation is limited to 24 students. All nationalities from any country are welcome.

Students who have attended any previous main CERN Schools of Computing, who are interested in deepening their knowledge on the theme selected for tCSC2017, are also welcome to apply.


You must use a CERN account, or a CERN Lightweight account, to login and register. You can create a lightweight account at CERN via https://account.cern.ch/account/Externals/RegisterAccount.aspx 

To apply, please fill in the registration form and provide the documentation requested.

Applicants should ensure that they have:

  1. completed the Registration Form online
  2. uploaded a signed formal letter of reference (on formal headed paper from the applicant's institute/organization) from their professor or supervisor.
  • If your professor or supervisor does not wish to provide you with a letter directly, s/he can can email us your letter of reference instead. This should be sent directly to computing.school@cern.ch, with the subject: Reference Letter tCSC2017: [name of applicant]

The formal letter of reference received by the School (whether uploaded or emailed) by Sunday 5 March 2017 (midnight CET) at the latest.

If no letter is included, the application will be considered void and discarded from the selection process. It is your responsibility to ensure we receive it.

Selection of participants

The number of participants is limited to 24.

Only applicants who are selected may attend the School. Selection will be done by members of the School Advisory Committee.

Applicants will be informed of the selection decision by Monday 27 March 2017.

Applicants will receive a Letter of Acceptance from the School. Payment of the School fee will confirm your place, at which point you will be considered a participant.

Accommodation and Meals


Participants will be housed in the MEDILS conference centre, in shared twin or triple rooms with private bathrooms.

Smoking is banned in the entire conference centre.


All meals are included in the school fee. The first meal will be evening dinner on Sunday 4 June, and the last meal will be breakfast on Saturday 10 June.

Participants should note that lunch on Sunday 4 June is not provided, only the evening meal.

All food onsite at MEDILS is served as a buffet, while the special meals out are at local restaurants.

We will ask you in your application form about any specific dietary requirements you may have, and do our best to accommodate accordingly, given the local catering options available.  However we cannot make any guarantees.


Participants must have health and accident cover that includes adequate protection (including emergency medical treatment, hospitalisation and repatriation in case of illness or accident), and against disability or death resulting from illnesses and accidents, for the country in which the School takes place.

Participants shall hold CERN free and harmless from any cost or expense resulting from the situation where adequate insurance cover is not in place.