Deadline February 29, 2008


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An Advanced Study Institute of the
NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme
the Institut für Informatik,
Technische Universität München, Germany

Gefördert durch den DAAD aus Mitteln des Auswärtigen Amtes.
Supported by Microsoft Research under the Inspire Programme
and the town and the county of Marktoberdorf.


Engineering Methods and Tools


Software Safety and Security

August 5 to August 17, 2008

Academic Directors

M. Broy
D. Harel
C.A.R. Hoare

Executive Director

Katharina Spies



The "Marktoberdorf Summer School" is a two weeks' course for young computer scientists and mathematicians working in the field of formal software and systems development. The course is designed to give an in-depth presentation of state-of-the-art topics, to promote international contacts and collaboration and to team up leading researchers and young scientists.

Scientific foundations provide models to capture application domains and their requirements, but also to understand the structure and working of software systems, architectures, and programs and ensures information security. The last few years have shown a renewed interest in formally verify-ing software and its role in engineering methods. Interactive verifiers have been applied to control software and other critical applications, software model checking has made strides into industrial applications, and a number of research tools for bug detection have been built using automatic program-verification technology. The Summer School presents how to manage such challenges covering both theoretical foundations and industrial practice.


The topic of this year's Summer School will be presented by the following lecturers:

Jean-Raymond Abrial   Tony Hoare
Tom Ball   Kim Larsen
Gerard Berry   Rustan Leino
Michael Butler   J Strother Moore
Manfred Broy   John Reynolds
Byron Cook   Jim Woodcock
David Harel    


Previous training and experience in computer science as well as a solid background in mathematics are indispensable. The directors of the Summer School are allowed to award only a limited number of participants.
Therefore, a letter of recommendation is requested. Based on this, all applications will reviewed with due regard to find a fair distribution of these 80 places among all qualified applicants from the various countries. In your own behalf, pay attention to cover a recommendation significant for your qualification and research interests.

Applications without a letter of recommendation cannot be taken into consideration.

(The letter of recommendation should be send by regular mail to our postal address mentioned below)


The Summer School will be held at Marktoberdorf, a small town about 100 km southwest of Munich. All students will be accommodated in the boarding house (double rooms) of the local high school, Gymnasium Marktoberdorf. Due to the limited number of rooms accompanying persons cannot be lodged in the boarding house.

The directors and the organizing committee of the Summer School do not assume any responsibility or any liability for persons participating in the meeting.

All applicants will receive notice by May 30, 2008. Every person who is admitted to attend the Summer School as participant has to pay Euro 640 for the living expenses (covering accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, and social events) and Euro 840 for the participation fee (including working material - to be distributed upon arrival - and a copy of the final proceedings). An invoice to the respective amount will be sent to all participants together with a letter of acceptance. Payment of the invoice is due in advance and must be remitted to our bank account by June 30 at the very latest.

It is hoped that you can obtain support for your travel and living expenses and for the participation free from your institution or other sources in your own country. However, should this not be possible, limited funds are available for those participants who will need financial aid to cover a part of their costs. If a support for travel expenses is granted, the amount will be reimbursed to the participant during the Summer School at Marktoberdorf.

Please fill in your application form properly and completely.

We ensure confidentiality. Personal information will be used for the selection process only. Information between your Client and the Server will be encrypted.

Feel free to contact us via e-mail

Phone: +49 (89) 289 - 17829
Fax: +49 (89) 289 - 17824

Postal address:
K. Spies / Summer School
Institut für Informatik
Technische Universität München
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching (München)