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CERN School of Computing 2007 20-31 August 2007 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

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The 30th CERN School of Computing will be held at Importanne Resort*  in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from Monday 20 August to Friday, 31 August 2007(1)


(1) Students will have to arrive on the Sunday 19 August and leave on the Saturday 01 September 2007.


* Note that this hotel hotel may sometimes be referred to with its previous name: Hotel Neptun



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The School is open to postgraduate students and research workers with a few years' experience in elementary particle physics, in computing or in related fields.  The number of participants will be limited to 80.  Applicants may come from CERN Member States as well as from countries that are not Member States of CERN.

Personal contacts and informal discussions among the participants during leisure time are an important aspect of the School.  For this reason, participants are asked to note that they should not be accompanied by family members or friends.


Hotel Address

Participants will be accommodated in the Importanne Resort*  situated in the town of Dubrovnik and will be lodged in comfortable double rooms with private bathrooms (that is, they will share the double room with a schoolmate)

Importanne Resort Dubrovnik*

Kardinala Stepinca 21

20000 Dubrovnik



Tel:  +385 20 440 100

Fax: +385 20 440 200

* Note that this hotel hotel may sometimes be referred to with its previous name: Hotel Neptun




The working language of the School will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation. Participants should therefore have sufficient understanding of English to enable them to benefit from the School.



Participants should reach Dubrovnik for registration during the afternoon or early evening of Sunday, 19 August 2007.  Registration will take place at the reception of the Hotel Neptun from 13:00 to 19:00.

  • Participants should note that lunch on the day of arrival (Sunday 19 August 2007) is not provided, but the dinner is.

  • The School will end on the morning of Saturday 01 September 2007,  after breakfast.


The Dubrovnik airport is located at  20 km from the Importanne Resort (Hotel Neptun)

Two special CSC buses will be arranged on Sunday 19 August at 12:15 and 16:15 from the airport to the Hotel.  The special CSC buses will be identified with a CSC logo.


However, if you prefer to take another bus, please note that the ATLAS Bus are available upon arrival of every regular flight for a transfer to downtown Dubrovnik (the ticket price is 35 kn ~4 euros). This bus stops at Pile square (entrance old town) and then you will take the bus nr. 6 ‘Pile-Babin Kuk’ to the last station.  The ATLAS bus stops also at the main bus station and then you have to take the bus nr. 7 ‘Kantafig-Babin Kuk’ (the ticket price is 8 kn ~1 euro).   Note that this last bus stop is at ~50m to the Hotel Neptun. (Public buses: Libertas Dubrovnik)


The transport via the two special CSC buses is free or charge, but you will bear the cost of any other transportation means (taxi, regular bus, …).


You can find a map of Dubrovnik and the surroundings via


The old town: or


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.

By his registration in the CERN School of Computing the participant acknowledges that he takes note and accepts the above.



The cost of the School per participant comprises three components:

  1. The Fees: 300 Euros

  2. The Living Expenses: 1000 Euros

  3. The Travel Expenses to and from the school location

The sum of the Fees plus the Living Expenses, that is 1300 Euros, should be paid to the account below prior to the school. This amount covers

  • tuition and handouts

  • lunch, two daily coffee breaks, dinner and accommodation in double rooms at the Importanne Resort, from dinner on Sunday, 19 August to breakfast on Saturday, 01 September 2007. 

  • some social activities, of which details will be given at a later time..

Note on costs

  • Participants are warned that all meals except the closing dinner 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.

  • Participants arriving before Sunday evening 19th of August or leaving after Saturday 1st of September will be entirely on their own: the school will neither arrange for their accommodation nor will cover any cost associated to their extended stay.

  • Any extra cost incurred during the stay (including private excursions, private expenses at hotel, private transport costs, private meals, ...) will not be born 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 born by the school organization.


  • The sum of 1300 Euros does not include travel expenses from the participants' working place to the Importanne Resort and back.

  • Participants are on their own to organize their travel to and from the school location. The school does not organize travel tickets for participants, nor it advances money for travel expenses, even though the participant will benefit from a partial or total reimbursement of these expenses.

Method of

Part or all of the Fees and Living Expenses above, as well as part or all of the travel costs may be reimbursed to participants eligible for grants that CERN has obtained from the European Union 6th Framework Programme.  See Grants to cover living costs, travel costs and fees.


The sum of 1300 euros should be paid prior to the school into the following account upon receipt of the letter of acceptance.


CERN Computing and Data
a/c no. 240-FP102816.3
UBS SA. Genève
CH-1211 Geneva 23


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UBS SA.,  Geneva

Account number / name

240-FP102816.3 / CERN Computing and Data






Grants to cover living costs,
travel costs and fees

As part of a European Commission 6th Framework Programme project, part or all of the Fees and Living Expenses above may be reimbursed. In addition, part or all of the Travel Expenses may also be reimbursed.


Please note that administrative expenses associated with visas will not be reimbursed.



See How to apply for details.


Candidates should ensure that not only have they completed the web application form, but that a signed formal letter of reference (on formal headed paper from the applicant's institute/organization) from their professor or supervisor, reaches the School Administrator (Mrs Fabienne Baud-Lavigne) by 15th of May 2007 at the latest. 

In addition, a certification form (PDF version | Word version) must be filled in and signed by the applicant's professor or supervisor (and not by the applicant) and returned to Mrs. Fabienne Baud-Lavigne by 15th of May 2007.


Applications received after 15th of May 2007, 17:30 will not be considered.


The selection of the participants will be made by the Advisory Committee and participants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the middle of June 2007.

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


Selection  of participants

The number of participants is limited to 80.


The selection of the participants will be made by the Advisory Committee and participants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the middle of June 2007.



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.



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

Mrs Fabienne Baud-Lavigne

CERN School of Computing

CERN IT Department

CH-1211 Geneva 23



Telephone:  +41 22 767 9136

Telefax:         +41 22 766 9125

E-mail:  Computing (dot) school (at) cern (dot) ch




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