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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Midlansa Graduate School in the Foundations of Computing Science, 11-15 April 2011, Nottingham

MIDLANDS GRADUATE SCHOOL in the Foundations of Computing Science

The Midlands Graduate School (MGS) in the Foundations of Computing Science is a collaboration between researchers at the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield. It was established in 1999. The MGS has two main goals: to provide PhD students with a sound basis for research in the mathematical and practical foundations of computing and to give PhD students the opportunity to make contact with established researchers in the field and their peers who are at a similar stage in their research careers.
This year, the MGS is at the University of Nottingham. It will start on
11 April and finish on 15 April.

This year the school offers the following courses.

Core courses:
"Functional Programming" by Henrik Nilsson "Category Theory" by Thorsten Altenkirch "Typed Lambda Calculi" by Andrzej Murawski

Advanced courses:
"Coalgebra" by Paul Blain Levy
"Game Semantics and Applications" by Dan Razvan Ghica "Game Theory, Topology and Proof Theory for Functional Programming"
   by Martn Escard
"Process Calculi for Protocol Verification" by Eike Ritter "Mechanized Theorem Proving" by Georg Struth

In addition there will be an invited course given by Professor Andrew M Pitts.

We invite graduate students in computer science and related fields to participate. Applicants from industry who want to strengthen their theoretical background are also welcome. The deadline for registration is 18 March 2011. More details and information on how to register are on the school web page.

Venanzio Capretta
School of Computer Science
University of Nottingham, UK