1st  Thematic CERN School of Computing 2013
3-7 June 2013, Split, Croatia

Practical Information Thematic CSC 2013

Application period is closed



The total fees of the School is 500 per participant. It covers all costs except travel.


See below : Fees  What it covers and What it does NOT cover

Date and Place

 The MEDILS Conference Centre

The 1st thematic  CERN School of Computing will be held in Split , Croatia  from  Monday 3rd   of June  to Friday 7th  of June  2013 (1)


tCSC is a new concept and the first edition in 2013 will help validating  the concept and fine-tuning the parameters. This is why the number of participants is limited (see below)


(1) Students will have to arrive on the Sunday 2nd  of June and leave on the Saturday 8th of June 2013.

Country Information

View of Split

Practical information:



Inside the  MEDILS Conference Centre

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 16 participants. They may come from CERN Member States as well as from other countries.



Participants to past main CERN Schools of Computing (i.e those having attended the CSC in 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 tCSC2013 are most welcome to apply.

Site details

View from the wooden park of the MEDILS Conference Centre

 The school (tuition and lodging) will take place in the MEDILS Conference Centre located on the Adriatic Sea coast, a couple of km from  the center of Split.
The Centre is a an old renovated building situated in a wooded and landscaped park.
eedILS –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


Note: Smoking is banned in the MEDILS conference centre.


Hotel address

Twin room at MEDILS Conference Centre

Participants will be accommodated in the MEDILS conference centre.


They will be lodged in double rooms with private bathrooms (i.e. they will share the double room with a schoolmate)





Inside the  MEDILS Conference Centre

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.


The MEDILS Conference Centre

Participants should reach the MEDILS conference centre. for on-site registration during the afternoon or early evening of Sunday, 2nd of June 2013


  • Participants should note that lunch on the day of arrival (Sunday 2nd  of June 2013) is not provided, but the dinner is

  • The School will end on the morning of Saturday 8th  of June  2013, after breakfast.


Travel arrangements

View of Split

Participants are on their own to organize their travel to and from the school location.

The school does not organize travel tickets for participants.

Fee: What it covers

View of Split

The total fees of the School is 500 per participant.

The total fee of the school covers:

  • Tuition and handouts

  • Accommodation including breakfast and dinners in the MEDILS Conference Centre from Sunday, 2nd of June to the breakfast on Saturday 8th of June 2013.

  • Lunches and two daily coffee breaks in the centre   from  Monday 3rd  of June to Friday 7th  of June 2013

  • All organized social activities (sport, excursions, special dinners ...) of which details will be given at a later time.

Note on meals

  • Participants are warned that all regular lunches and diners 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.

Fee: What it does NOT cover

Beach adjacent to the MEDILS Conference Centre
  • The fee does not include travel expenses from the participants' working place to the MEDILS Conference Centre in Split and back.

  • Participants arriving before Sunday evening 2nd of June or leaving after Saturday 8th of June a.m. 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 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.

Method of

Wooden park of the MEDILS Conference Centre

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 ne notified to applicants by the beginning of February 2013):


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 Name UBS SA,  Genčve
Bank Address CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
Account number name 240-FP102816.3 / CERN Computing and Data
IBAN CH2000240240FP1028163

Subsidy and assiduity

View of Split

The actual expenses per student exceed the total fees requested to participants. The difference between  the actual cost and the  total fee is borne by the school organization. 

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


View of Split

Application period is closed

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 is uploaded on the registration site by the 1st of February 2013 at the latest.
To help you, we have prepared a model of Reference Letter
that can be edited. See How to apply.


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  1st of February 2013.


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

Selection of participants

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The number of participants is limited to 16 for the first edition of tCSC.


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 beginning of February 2013.




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 (dot) school (at) cern (dot) ch





Date and place

Country Information


Site details





Fees: What it covers

Fees: What it does NOT cover

Method of payment

Subsidize and assiduity


Selection of Participants



Liability and Insurance





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