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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL FOR REGISTRATION: Games Winter School 2013, 4-8 February 2013, Champery, SWITZERLAND

The GAMES Winter School 2013 will give young researchers the opportunity to learn about automata, 
game theory, logic, and their applications for synthesis and verification.

It is supported by the ESF project "GAMES for Design and Verification"

The school will consist of nine lectures:
* Mikolaj Bojanczyk: Computation in Sets with Atoms
* Anuj Dawar: Games and Isomorphism in Finite Model Theory
* Jacques Duparc:  Determinacy
* Erich Grdel: Games and Logics with Team Semantics
* Dietrich Kuske: Automatic Structures
* Anca Muscholl: Distributed Synthesis
* Luc Segoufin: Logics on Data Words and Data Trees
* Igor Walukiewicz: Recursive Schemes, Krivine Machines, and Monadic Logic
* Tba.

The lectures are intended to be accessible to a wide audience, but some familiarity with automata 
theory and logic is recommended.

Date and Venue
The GAMES winter School 2013 will take place from Feb.  04 morning to Feb.  08 noon, in Champry 

Participation and Registration
The GAMES winter School 2013 addresses primarily to PhD students and young researchers, but more 
senior participants are also very welcome.

The number of participants will be limited to 80.

Participants will have to pay a contribution of CHF 500 (ca.  400) to cover accommodation (3 star
hotel, double room), breakfasts, dinners and coffee breaks for the whole duration of the school. 
ESF-GAMES offers a number of grants to cover partially travel expenses of participants.

Registration is accessible through the  web-page of the conference 


*Registration before *November 15  2012*.

The school is sponsored by the ESF Research Networking Programme "Games for Design and Verification".

The school is organized by Jacques Duparc and Erich Graedel For further information please visit 
the school's web site, or contact