Portugal | UT Austin Summer School in distributed computing

Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

27 Aug 2015

Lisbon, September 6, 2015 - We invite doctoral and senior undergraduate/master's students to participate in the Portugal | UT Austin Summer School in distributed computing. 

The school will consist of a full day of lectures by renowned researchers on selected topics in the broad area of distributed computing. In addition, students will have ample time to engage in discussion with all the participants.
The summer school will take place at the campus of IST (University of Lisbon), September 6. There are no registration costs; however, travel and accommodation are not supported by the organization, and therefore students need to handle their own travel arrangements.

Students interested in participating should send a 1-page abstract of the research problem they are either working on or interested in addressing to the organizers:
Lorenzo Alvisi: lorenzo@cs.utexas.edu
Rodrigo Rodrigues: rodrigo.miragaia.rodrigues@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Lecturers and topics

Lorenzo Alvisi (UT Austin): Consistency and performance in transactional systems
Peter Druschel (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems): Mobility and privacy
Luis Rodrigues (IST, Univ. Lisbon): Concurrency vs metadata size tradeoffs in causal consistency
Rodrigo Rodrigues (IST, Univ. Lisbon) and Nuno Preguiça (NOVA Univ. Lisbon): Defining and mixing consistency guarantees
Marco Serafini (Qatar Computing Research Institute): Big data analytics - large scale graph processing systems