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CERN School of Computing 2005 4 September - 17 September 2005 in Saint Malo, France

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The 27th CERN School of Computing will be held at the Conference Centre, Le Palais du Grand Large, Saint Malo, France, from Sunday, 4 September to Saturday, 17 September 2005.



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, with half board, in the Hotel de France et de Chateaubriand  and in the Hotel de la Cité, situated in the old walled town of Saint Malo and both 15 minutes walk away from the Palais du Grand Large.  All participants at the School will be lodged in comfortable double rooms with private bathrooms.


Hotel de France et de Chateaubriand

Place Chateaubriand

35412 Saint Malo


Tel: +33 (0)2 99 56 66 52

Fax: +33 (0)2 99 40 10 04


Hotel de la Cité

Place Vauban

35412 Saint Malo


Tel: +33 (0)2 99 40 55 40

Fax: +33 (0)2 99 40 10 04



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.


Registration Participants should reach Saint Malo for registration during the afternoon or early evening of Sunday, 4 September.  Registration will take place at the Hotel de France et de Chateaubriand.  You should note that lunch on the day of arrival is not provided. The School will end on the morning of Saturday, 17 September after breakfast.


There are two airports near  to Saint Malo:


One is the Rennes Saint-Jacques airport (73 kilometers from Saint Malo) which has 22 daily connections to French and European towns. From Rennes Saint-Jacques airport take a taxi to Rennes train station and then by train to Saint Malo.


The second is the airport at Dinard-Pleurtuit which is 10 km from Saint Malo and can be reached directly from Jersey, Guernesey and London airports.


However, the nearest major airport in France is Paris Charles de Gaulle. From Paris take the TGV to Rennes (3hrs) and then normal train to Saint Malo (1 hr). 

There is also a ferry from Portsmouth (UK) to Saint Malo .


You can find a map of Saint Malo and the surroundings via



Participants should ensure that they are adequately insured for health and accidents for the duration of the School and during their travel, to cover sickness, accidents and medical repatriation.  CERN has no obligation in this regard and does not accept any responsibility for such coverage.

Cost and Method of

The cost of the School per participant comprises three components:

  1. The Fees: 300 Euros

  2. The Living Expenses: 1200 Euros

  3. The Travel Expenses to and from the school location

The sum of the Fees plus the Living Expenses, that is 1500 Euros, should be paid to the account below prior to the school. This amount covers tuition, lunch and two daily coffee breaks at the Palais du Grand Large, and accommodation and full board at either the Hotel de France and Chateaubriand or the Hotel de la Cité, from dinner on Sunday, 4 September to breakfast on Saturday, 17 September 2005.  Some social activities, of which details will be given at a later time, will be organized at no extra cost.


The sum of 1500 Euros does not include travel expenses from the participants' home institutes to the hotel in Saint Malo and back. Participants are on their own to organize their travel to and from the school location


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 1500 euros should be paid prior to the school into the following account upon receipt of the letter of acceptance.


CERN Computing and Data Processing School
a/c no. 279-C7 758.112.0
UBS SA. Genève
CH-1211 Geneva 23

IBAN: CH82 0027 9279 C7758112 0


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.




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 from their professor or supervisor, reaches the School Administrator (Mrs Jacqueline Franco-Turner) by 15 May 2005 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. Franco-Turner by 15 May 2005.


Applications received after 15 May 2005 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 end June/beginning July 2005.



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 concerned.


Enquiries and

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

Mrs Jacqueline Franco-Turner

CERN School of Computing

CERN IT Department

CH-1211 Geneva 23


Telephone:  +41 22 767 50 49

Telefax:  +41 22 767 42 30



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