About CSC

Process for CSC hosting
School Models
Role of Local Organisers
Other Roles

Past Schools

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Diploma at CSC
Sport at CSC
Inverted CSCs

iCSC05 iCSC06 iCSC08 iCSC10 iCSC11

Special schools


Inverted School 2011

3-4 March 2011



CSC2011 Overview

Practical Information

Examination results
How to apply

inverted CERN School of Computing 2011 3-4 March 2011, CERN

Programme Overview


All questions

Virtualization and Clouds

Computer Security

Hot Topics in Software Engineering Details of All Lectures



Lecturer Bios



Printable Version

iCSC2011 Frequently Asked Questions

Why an inverted CSC?

Because we noted that at regular CSCs, the sum of the knowledge of the students often exceeds that of the lecturer teaching at that time, and that it is not infrequent  to find someone in the room who knows more than the lecturer on a particular aspect. Why not to try and exploit this?  This is the idea behind  iCSC, which was prototyped in 2005.

Who will provide lectures?

Only selected CSC2010 students.

When and where?

3-4 March 2011, at CERN,  IT Auditorium (building 31)

Who can attend?

Anyone interested, attendance is fully free

Should I register?

This is not mandatory if you work on the CERN site. But it is highly recommended:  If you do register, you will get a hard-copy of the lecture handouts (first registered, first served). This will also help us for the logistics.

I am not at CERN, may I attend?

Yes as long as you have some connection to CERN.

  • If you already do have CERN access card, just use it to enter the site.

  • If you have no CERN access card, you are expected to provide the name of someone at CERN (a guarantor) who will vouch for you.

    • Register by email with the name of your guarantor.

    • After verification with the guarantor, an access card will be prepared for you.

    • Failure to do so will prevent you to enter the site.

How is the programme organized?

The school lasts one and a half day. Lectures are logically clustered into two main themes and one special lecture.

May I attend only one theme?

Yes of course, attendance is fully free.

May I attend only one or a few lectures?

Yes. Lectures, though a few of them form a consistent series, are structured to be followed rather independently. Some have more "fundamentals" components, other tackle more in-depth topics.

However, to avoid disturbing classes, we ask you to not enter or leave the classroom during lectures. There is always at least a ten-minute break between any two consecutive lectures, so that participants can easily come in or quit the school between lectures.

Will there be handouts?

Yes, a printed version for those who have registered (first registered, first served), and web access for the others.

I am a former CSC2010 student. Anything special for me?

Yes, as a former CSC2010 student in Uxbridge, if you register, you are welcome to participate in a dinner in Restaurant No. 1 on Thursday  3  March at  19.00 hours. If attending the dinner, confirm your participation in your registration email.

Where does the programme come from?

CSC2010 students interested in contributing in iCSC-2011 made proposals via an electronic discussion forum. The school theme coordinators selected the best / most relevant proposals . Mentors were then appointed for every lecture, to review the content and control the quality of the material



Is there a common dominator between themes? Yes, the idea is that the lecturers go one step further than the tuition delivered at the main CSC, focusing on novel ideas and technologies. Most of what will be taught at iCSC has rarely been taught at CERN before


New Handouts
All on iCSCs
All questions

Virtualization and Clouds




All theme lectures

Computer Security


Hot Topics in Software Engineering



All theme lectures

All iCSC Lectures
Social event

Feedback: Computing (dot) School (at) cern (dot) ch
Last update: Monday, 18. June 2012 09:43

Copyright CERN