Invitation to WSPS 2013

The Scientific Section of Mathematics and Informatics of the Association of Hungarian PhD and DLA Students and the National Coordinating Center for Infocommunications anticipates Your attendance at the 1st Winter School of PhD Students in Informatics and Mathematics, which will be held between 15th-17th November, 2013 at the University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary.

The aim of our winter school is dual:

  • improve the multidisciplinary scientific network of PhD students by inviting them to present their work in poster sessions and
  • improve professional skills in an intensive course (which is accredited as a doctoral course and thus serves as an integral part of the doctoral training).

Each year, the intensive course has a theme relevant for a wide audience. Internationally renowned scientists will give a number of in-depth lectures; these will be accompanied by seminar sessions where attendees will be able to explore topics in an interactive, hands-on way. This year’s topic is “Distributed computing”, and the intensive course is taught by members of the Research Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Institute of Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI LPDS).

All participants are invited to present their work in the form of posters, be it relevant to the topic of the intensive course or to some other area of Informatics or Mathematics. Each presented poster participates in the competition for the best posters award, which will be accompanied with a remuneration of total 600 000 HUF.

The registration fee is 20 000 HUF, which covers all expenses, including the accommodation in the university’s dorms and the meals. Should you have special requests regarding accommodation, please contact the organizers directly; we are flexible on the details.

The deadline for the registration is the 5th of November.

Extended deadline: 11th of November

Planned Program

Day 1 – Friday, November 15, 2013

12:00 – 14:30 Occupying accommodation
14:30 – 15:00 Welcome and registration
15:00 – 15:15 Conference opening
15:15 – 16:15 Plenary Session
From Grids to Cloud Federations
Péter Kacsuk, DSc
16:30 – 17:30 Poster section and discussion
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

Day 2 – Saturday, November 16, 2013

8:30 – 10:00 Course part 1
Desktop Grids
József Kovács, PhD
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 Course part 2
Cloud Systems and Cloud Federations
József Kovács, PhD
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 Plenary Session
Cognitive Systems
Norbert Sepp – IBM
15:00 – 16:00 Poster section and discussion
16:30 – 17:30 Sightseeing tour
18:00 – 18:50 Cultural program
19:00 – 21:00 Official dinner

Day 3 – Sunday, November 17, 2013

8:30 – 10:00 Course part 3
Workflow programming for grids and clouds via scientific gateways, part 1
Krisztián Karóczkai
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 Course part 4
Workflow programming for grids and clouds via scientific gateways, part 2
Krisztián Karóczkai
12:30 – 13:00 Closing & Awards ceremony
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch


Kacsuk Péter Péter Kacsuk is the Director of the Laboratory of the Parallel and Distributed Systems in the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He received his MSc and university doctorate degrees from the Technical University of Budapest in 1976 and 1984, respectively. He received the kandidat degree (equivalent to PhD) from the Hungarian Academy in 1989. He habilitated at the University of Vienna in 1997. He recieved his professor title from the Hungarian President in 1999 and the Doctor of Academy degree (DSc) from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2001. He served as full professor at the University of Miskolc and at the Eötvös Lóránd University of Science Budapest. He has been a part-time full professor at the Cavendish School of Computer Science of the University of Westminster. He has published two books, two lecture notes and more than 200 scientific papers on parallel computer architectures, parallel software engineering and Grid computing. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Grid Computing published by Springer.
Kovács József József Kovács was born in 1975 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems (LPDS) at the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He got his B.Sc. (1997), M.Sc. (2001) and Ph.D. (2008). In the meanwhile he was continuously involved in numerous national, international and European (Esprit, FP5, FP6, FP7) research projects. From 2002 he was doing research on the field of parallel checkpointing techniques in grids and later on in the field of DesktopGrid computing. From 2006 he is the leader of the DesktopGrid team of LPDS. He is the author and co-author of more than 40 scientific papers.
Karóczkai Krisztián Krisztián Karóczkai is a research fellow at the Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems (LPDS) at the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2005. Currently, he is the architect and leading developer of the WS-Pgrade/gUSE/DCI-Bridge product line. The main focus of his research is on the interoperability of different distributed computing systems.
Sepp Norbert Norbert Sepp is a Client Technical Architect at IBM Hungary Systems and Technology Group, where he is responsible for IT architectures,infrastructure optimization and latest IT trends. His special focus currently is Smarter Education and Cognitive Systems. He received his MSc in 1995 from the Budapest Technical University and his BBA in 1994 from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences.

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