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An Advanced Study Institute of the NATO Security Through Science Programme,
Mathematisches Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, and
Institut für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Germany,


Logical Aspects of Secure Computer Systems

August 2 to August 14, 2005

H. Schwichtenberg (director)
S. Sagiv (director)

M. Broy (co-director)
R. L. Constable (co-director)
O. Grumberg (co-director)
T. Nipkow (co-director)

Katharina Spies (secretary)


The "Marktoberdorf Summer School" is a two weeks' course for young computer scientists and mathematicians working in the field of formal development of computer systems and its logical basis. The course is designed to teach state-of-the-art scientific methods and to promote international contacts among scientists.

Logical methods have significantly contributed to our ability to specify, design, verify and understand programs and hardware. Logical methods are used to specify computing tasks, check whether programs or circuits are free from execution errors, check whether they are consistent with specifications, synthesize code from higher level description of algorithms and to guarantee the safe and secure operation of computer systems. Our objective is an in-depth presentation of such methods covering both theoretical foundations and industrial practice.


The topic of this year's Summer School will be presented by the following lecturers:

Robert Constable
Orna Grumberg
Tobias Nipkow
Shmuel Sagiv
Helmut Schwichtenberg

Bruno Buchberger Gilles Dowek Javier Esparza
John Harrison Martin Hofmann George Necula
Michael Rathjen Colin Stirling Moshe Vardi

More information about lecturers and topics is given under the point "lectures" atop left.


Previous training and experience in computer science as well as a solid background in mathematics are indispensable. The directors of the Summer School are allowed to award only a limited number of participants.
Therefore, a letter of recommendation is requested. Based on this, all applications will reviewed with due regard to find a fair distribution of these 80 places among all qualified applicants from the various countries. In your own behalf, pay attention to cover a recommendation significant for your qualification and research interests.

Applications without a letter of recommendation cannot be taken into consideration.

The Summer School will be held at Marktoberdorf, a small town about 100 km southwest of Munich. All students will be accommodated in the boarding house (double rooms) of the local high school, Gymnasium Marktoberdorf. Due to the limited number of rooms accompanying persons cannot be lodged in the boarding house.

The directors and the organizing committee of the Summer School do not assume any responsibility or any liability for persons participating in the meeting.

All applicants will receive notice by May 15, 2005. Every person who is admitted to attend the Summer School as participant has to pay Euro 620 for the living expenses (covering accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, and social events) and Euro 840 for the participation fee (including working material - to be distributed upon arrival - and a copy of the final proceedings). An invoice to the respective amount will be sent to all participants together with a letter of acceptance. Payment of the invoice is due in advance and must be remitted to our bank account by June 30 at the very latest.

It is hoped that you can obtain support for your travel and living expenses and for the participation free from your institution or other sources in your own country. However, should this not be possible, limited funds are available for those participants who will need financial aid to cover a part of their costs. If a support for travel expenses is granted, the amount will be reimbursed to the participant during the Summer School at Marktoberdorf.

Please fill in your application form properly and completely.

We ensure confidentiality. Personal information will be used for the selection process only. Information between your Client and the Server will be encrypted.

Feel free to contact us via e-mail

Phone: +49 (89) 289 - 17829
Fax: +49 (89) 289 - 17824

Postal address:
K. Spies / Summer School
Institut für Informatik
Technische Universität München
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching (München)