Organisation and Management
The CERN School of Computing is organized around three units:
Respective role of the three organizational units
The CSC Central Management Unit is composed of CERN personnel and ensures the overall coordination, resource management, liaison with the Advisory Committee and the Local Organizing Committee. It comprises:
The CSC Advisory Committee is formed of
international scientists and computer experts
from within and outside CERN and chaired by an external high
level scientist. Dr.
Rudi Früwirth, from IHEP. Vienna, is the current
Chairman of the CSC Advisory Committee. The Advisory
Committee is in effect formed of active contributors to the school:
It comprises Theme Coordinators, member(s) appointed for special functions (e.g. school
examination), and the members of CSC Central
Management Unit. The Head of the CERN Information Technology Department, as well
as the Chairman of the
for the current
school are ex-officio members of the committee.
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is formed of physicists and computer scientists, administrative and support staff from the local institute. The local institute is the academic organization (usually a university department or a laboratory) which is teamed with CERN to organize a particular school in a given country. The local organizing committee is in charge of the local logistics, and for proposing housing and meals, social events. It provides the liaison with the local authorities, the local secretariat and the computer and networking equipment needed.
The LOC also arranges for providing European Credits Certificates (ECTS credits) (or their national equivalent) to participants who successfully passed the examination.