Lipari Summer School 2001
Foundations of Wide Area Network Programming
13th International School for Computer Science Researchers
Lipari Island, July 1-14, 2001
The 13th School for Computer Science Researchers addresses Ph.D.
students and young researchers who want to get exposed to the
forefront of research activity in the field of Wide Area Network
Programming, with particular reference to the future of the World
Wide Web and to issues of distributed architectures, software
engineering, object oriented design, security, mobility,
coordination, collaborative work and retrieval/handling of
The school will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the island
of Lipari. Participants will be arranged in a comfortable hotel at
very special rates. The conference room (in the same hotel) is air
conditioned and equipped with all conference materials. Special areas
are reserved to students for the afternoon coursework and study. A
proficiency final exam at the end of each chosen course is mandatory
for students. A social tour to Stromboli with spectacular vulcano
fireworks will be held on Sunday, July 8.
The official language is English.
The island of Lipari can be easily reached from Milazzo, Palermo,
Naples, Messina and Reggio Calabria by ferry or hydrofoil (50 minutes
from Milazzo). The organization provides a round-trip bus from
Catania airport (the third most important airport in Italy) to
Milazzo hydrofoil terminal and viceversa.
Lipari International School Web Pages
Courses (incomplete list)
* Security Protocols and Formal Methods.
Bell Labs Research, Palo Alto
* Principles of Wide Area Programming.
Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
* The Coordination Paradigm.
Universitą degli Studi, Bologna
* Concurrent Object-Oriented Programming.
State University of New York at Oswego
* Mobility, Security and Proof-Carrying Code.
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh
* Java, Jini and Related Technologies.
Sun Microsystems, Burlington, Mass.
and Harvard University
Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania), Co-chair
Ugo Montanari (University of Pisa), Co-chair
Vladimiro Sassone (University of Catania), Co-chair
A few talks will be given by auditors or by experts visiting the
School for short periods.
Two kinds of partecipants are welcome.
Partecipants who are expected to do afternoon courseworks and take
a final exam.
Partecipants who are not interested in taking the final exam.
Up to 60 students and a limited number of additional auditors will be
admitted. Deadline for application is March 31, 2001. Applicants must
include a short curriculum vitae and specify two professors whom
letters of recommendation will be asked to, if deemed necessary.
Applicants will be notified about admission by April 14, 2001.
Registration fee is 400 U.S. dollars (includes bus+hydrofoil Catania
airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social tour to Stromboli, approx. 1000
pages of xeroxed course material). While electronic application is
preferred, applications by mail to the following address will also be
Prof. Alfredo Ferro
Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
Universitą degli Studi di Catania - Cittą Universitaria
Viale A.Doria, 6 - 95125 Catania - ITALY
Tel: +39 095 221012 / +39 095 7383071
Fax: +39 095 7337032
Deadline for application: March 31, 2001.
Notification of admission: April 14, 2001.
Lipari School: July 1-14,2001