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March 10, 2010


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Advanced Study Institute of the
NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme

Supported by:


Gefördert durch den DAAD aus Mitteln des Auswärtigen Amtes.

Supported by Microsoft Research
and the town and the county of Marktoberdorf.

Software and Systems Safety:
Specification and Verification

August 3 to August 15, 2010

Academic Directors

Manfred Broy
David Harel
Tony Hoare

Executive Director

Katharina Spies



The "Marktoberdorf Summer School" is a two weeks' course for young computer scientists and mathematicians working in the field of formal software and systems development. The course is designed to give an in-depth presentation of state-of-the-art topics, to promote international contacts and collaboration and to team up leading researchers and young scientists.

Information security as well as high-level software engineering methods depends on the excellent under-standing and quality of software systems functioning. Based on "41 years-Software Engineering" and with nowadays specific needs in applications of software technology, well-known and future methods must serve the quality of advanced software development, especially taking into account security aspects. With the excellent networking over 40 years with the "ASI-Summer School Marktoberdorf" the objective of our planned Summer School is once more an in-depth presentation of state-of-the-art topics on how to meet these challenges covering both theoretical foundation and industrial practice with special emphasis on what was achieved in 40 years and what are the owing challenges in future.


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

Manfred Broy   David Harel
Tony Hoare  
and the following lecturers:

Ed Brinksma   William Cook
Carlo Ghezzi   Susanne Graf
John Harrison   Connie Heitmeyer
Holger Hermanns   Kim Larsen
Doron Peled   John Rushby


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.

Requested are:

  • A letter of recommendation written by your supervisor
  • A letter of motivation written by yourself

    These letters are to explain why you should and wish to attend the Summer school. Based on this, all applications will be 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 one of these letters cannot be taken into consideration.

    (Both letters should be send by regular mail to our postal address mentioned below)


    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.

    All applicants will receive notice by May 31, 2010. Every person who is admitted to attend the Summer School as participant has to pay Euro 680 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, 2010 at the very latest.

    It is hoped that you can obtain support for your travel and living expenses and for the participation fee 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.

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

  • 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)