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iSGTW Announcement - Call for participants, International Winter School in Grid Computing

Announcement - Call for participants, International Winter School in Grid Computing

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Applications are now being accepted for the International Winter School for Grid Computing (IWSGC).

Please note that in previous years, the summer  school version of this program has been oversubscribed. Considering that International Winter School provides a fairly restricted number of places, high numbers of applicants are expected. Selection for the Winter School is therefore competitive, based on the information supplied on the application form and by a referee's supporting letter. In order to fully benefit from attending the School, all applicants have to prove the prior knowledge and skills in certain areas by completing a set of Prerequisite Exercises. Participants who fail to complete the prerequisite exercises will not be allowed to progress to the Winter School.

We expect to accept between 25 and 30 students. We will be looking for students with commitment and enthusiasm for grid research and development. We will expect competence and experience in some aspects of software development, distributed systems, computational systems, data systems and grid applications.

Most students will establish their credentials from academic qualifications, but some will base this on experience.

We also welcome as participants educators who are planning to teach grid computing.

Please complete application form and return it here.

Important dates:

    *  22nd November 2008: Applications open
    * 15th December 2008: Preparatory exercises open
    * 12th January 2009: Applications closed
    * 22nd January 2009 Preparatory exercises closed
    * 30th January 2009: Notification of acceptance
    * 6th February 2009: Deadline for registration
    * 16th February 2009: Winter School beginning
    * 30th March 2009: Winter School ends