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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Midlands Graduate School in Computer Science, 23-27 April 2012, University of Birmingham (U.K.),

The Midlands Graduate School (MGS) in the Foundations of Computing Science provides an intensive 
course of lectures on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing. It has run annually since 1999, 
and is hosted by the Universites of Birmingham, Leicester, and Nottingham in rotation. The lectures
are aimed at PhD students, typically in their first or second year of study. However, the school 
is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the mathematical foundations of 
computing, and all such participants are warmly welcomed. We also very much welcome students from 

The following courses will be offered:

Introductory Courses:
     * Category Theory
       Graham Hutton (University of Nottingham)
     * Advanced Functional Programming
       Henrik Nilsson (University of Nottingham)
     * Typed Lambda Calculus
       Paul Levy (University of Birmingham)

Advanced Courses:

     * Constructive Mathematics and Type Theory
       Thierry Coquand (University of Gothenburg)
     * Categories and Functors
       Uday Reddy (University of Birmingham)
     * Computing with Infinite Objects
       Martin Escardo (University of Birmingham)
     * Logical Relations
       Andrzej Murawski (University of Leicester)
     * Provability, fixed points and clock ticks
       Tadeusz Litak (University of Leicester)
     * Kleene Algebras
       Georg Struth (University of Sheffield)


The school will be held  in the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham. Birmingham 
is centrally located  in the UK, and  is easily reachable by road, rail and air (Birmingham 
International Airport).


The deadline  for early registration is  15 March 2012. The registration fee is 230. After 15 
March the registration fee will increase to 270. The deadline for registration is 13 April.

We have reserved accommodation in the ETAP-hotel for five nights for 170. Please indicate during 
registration whether you would like us to reserve accommodation for you. Accommodation can only be 
reserved until 15 March.


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