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The 1995 CERN School of Computing -- Detailed Programme

Arles, France, 20 August - 2 September, 1995   Carlo Vandoni CN/ASD

The preliminary announcement for the 1995 CERN School of Computing already appeared in CNL 218. Please find below the detailed programme of the School.

CERN organises annually a School of Computing, which lasts two weeks and is held each year in a different Member State of the Organisation, traditionally during August or September. The School is open to postgraduate students and research workers with a few years' experience in elementary particle physics, in computing, or in related fields. The participants come mainly from the CERN Member States or from laboratories closely associated with CERN, but a few may come from countries which are not Member States of CERN. The School attracts normally between 50 and 60 students, who work in the field of computing, mostly on applications for High Energy Particle Physics.

The eighteenth CERN School of Computing will be held at the Centre Van Gogh in Arles, France, from Sunday 20 August to Saturday 2 September 1995.


The programme will be dedicated to the following themes:

The following lectures are now confirmed:

Human Computer Interfaces

Julian Gallop (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK). An Introduction to Graphics and User Interface Tools.

Silvano de Gennaro (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland). Virtual Reality at CERN.

Hans Drevermann (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland). Is There a Future for Events Display?

Collaborative Software Engineering

David R. Quarrie (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, USA). OOP in HEP: Evolution or Revolution? From Abstraction to Implementation --- Some Case Studies.

Information Super Highways

David C. De Roure (University of Southampton, Southampton, UK). Information Highway Applications.

Wulf Bauerfeld (DeTeBerkom, Berlin, Germany). Information Highway Technologies.

Trends in Computer Architecture/Industry

Ton Engbersen (IBM Rueschlikon, Switzerland). ATM Switches --- Basic Principles and Examples.

C. Maillot (Thomson-CSF, Orsay, France). Mass Data Storage: Technical Improvements and Future Trends.

Parallel Architectures (MPP)

Randy Groves (IBM, Austin, USA). History and Future of Computer System Architecture.

David Walker (Oak Ridge Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA). The Message Passing Paradigm. Features and Use of PVM. An Introduction to MPI. Message Passing in Application Programs.

Mathematical Computing

Michael Trott (Wolfram Research Inc, Champaign, USA). Mathematica -- a Short Comprehensive Introduction. Working with Special Functions in Mathematica. Solving a Problem in Mathematica: High Order WKB Approximations.

Roger Barlow (Manchester University, Manchester, UK). Painless Statistics -- ``What a Statistics Package can do for you''.

Data Acquisition Systems

Michael Letheren (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland). Switching Techniques in Data Acquisition. Systems for Future Experiments.

Michael J. Haney (University of Illinois, Urbana, USA). Simulation and Modelling Tools in Data Acquisition System. Design for Future High Energy Physics Experiments..

WorldWideWeb for Physics

Lecturers and titles to be announced later.

Tutorials and demonstrations are expected to be a complement to these lectures. Additional lectures will be announced later.

Detailed information on the Scientific Programme is kept up to date on the WorldWideWeb at the following URL:


Application forms can be obtained from J. Turner, CN Division, CERN, e-mail: or via the Web (see above).

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Janne Saarela
Fri May 19 16:03:15 METDST 1995