Where students turn into teachers: the 9th Inverted CERN School of Computing

Now in its ninth year, CERN’s “Inverted School of Computing – iCSC2016” will take place at CERN on 29 February – 2 March 2016 in the IT Auditorium (Room 31/3-004).

Attendance is free and open to everyone, and will be webcast for those who cannot attend in person. The programme consists mainly of individual lectures on single topics, while some lectures are complementary to each other and can be followed as a series.

Registration is not compulsory, but will allow you to obtain a hard copy of the booklet, which includes the lecture slides and notes (while stocks last).

Programme & registration: https://indico.cern.ch/e/iCSC2016


This year’s programme, selected from a range of CSC2015 student proposals, focuses on challenging and innovative topics, including:

  • Template Metaprogramming for Parallel Computing
  • Detector Simulation for the LHC and beyond
  • Event reconstruction in Modern Particle Physics
  • Continuous Delivery and Quality Monitoring
  • Multivariate Classification
  • Formal Verification
  • Shared memory and message passing
  • Virtualisation Technologies
  • Continuous Integration
  • Accelerating C++ applications in Medical Physics

This year’s lecturers are:

  • Kim Albertsson, University of Technology, Lulea
  • Anastasios Andronidis, Imperial College London
  • Valentina Cairo, University of Calabria, Arcavacata
  • Thomas Keck, KIT Karlsruhe
  • Kamil Krol, CERN, Geneva
  • Pedro Mendes Correia, University Of Aveiro
  • Aram Santogidis, CERN, Geneva
  • Daniel Saunders, University of Bristol
  • Joshua Smith, Georg-August Universität Göttingen
  • Jiří Vyskocil, Czech Technical University

About the iCSC

The Inverted Schools of Computing (iCSC) are part of an annual series of schools organised by the CERN School of Computing (CSC). The iCSC consists of lectures presented over several days by former CSC students, providing advanced training in specialist topics.

The iCSC lectures are specially chosen to create a unique educational programme. They are written and delivered by selected students from the previous year’s CSC, who demonstrated a very high level of expertise in a given area during their participation at the annual Main School. So why not find a way to promote and share this knowledge, and turn the students into teachers?

The CERN Schools of Computing

The two other Schools that make up the annual CSC series are:

  • The Thematic School (tCSC2016) in May in Split, Croatia
  • The Main School (CSC2016) in August in Mol, Belgium

For further information on the CERN School of Computing, see: http://cern.ch/csc or email: computing.school@cern.ch.

Alberto Pace, D­irector of the CERN School of Computing