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1st Summer School

of the Rheinland-Pfalz Cluster of Excellence

Dependable Adaptive Systems and Mathematical Modeling

July 31 - August 13, 2006

at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany)

The Rheinland-Pfalz Cluster of Excellence "Dependable Adaptive Systems and Mathematical Modeling" successfully conducted its First Summer school for excellent graduate and PhD students in mathematics and computer science in Kaiserslautern.

Lectures

The Summer School contained lectures on various topics in computer science, modeling and applied mathematics. The courses were presented by internationally well-known lecturers including:

Project Presentations

Additionally the following DASMOD projects were presented at the summer school

  • Jürgen Franke: A unifying approach to image denoising
  • Michael Herty: Modelling and Simulation of Networks
  • Sven O. Krumke: Distributed Networkdesign und -routing
  • Christian Mathis: XML Databases (slides as ppt)
  • Heike Maus: ADIB
  • Ulrich Nögel: ComDeCo (slides as pdf)
  • Klaus Schneider: Reactive Real Time Systems (slides as pdf)

Organizing committee

The scientific organization of the conference was done by Prof. Dr. Ralf Korn (Univ. Kaiserslautern) and Prof. Dr. Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter (Univ. Kaiserslautern). The local organization was carried out by Dr. Ulrich Nögel (Fraunhofer ITWM Kaiserslautern) and Cornelia Kranz (Univ. Kaiserslautern).

Participants

  1. Andrzejak, Artur, Germany
  2. Boyadzhieva, Diana, Bulgaria
  3. Brito, Andrey, Germany
  4. Chalyy, Dmitry, Russia
  5. Chen, Hung-Ching, USA
  6. Chernyavskiy, Igor, Russia
  7. Gradl, Tobias, Germany
  8. Hadjiloucas, Demetris, Cyprus
  9. Han,Yan, Netherlands
  10. Irkhin, Uladzimir,Belarus
  11. Iscanoglu, Aysegül, Turkey
  12. Jakusev, Aleksandr, Lithuania
  13. Kommer, Andreas, Germany
  14. Nesterow, Iwan, Russia
  15. Olek, Lukasz, Poland
  16. Ozdemir, Fikriye, Turkey
  17. Rybak, Iryna, Belarus
  18. Schrimpf, Ulrik, Germany
  19. Seppälä, Maiju, Finnland
  20. Seymen, Zahire, Turkey
  21. Strazny, Tim, Germany
  22. Stürmer, Markus, Germany
  23. Sukhinov, Anton, Russia
  24. Surucu, Oktay, Turkey
  25. Tarasyuk, Igor, Russia
  26. Tiftik, Memmet, Turkey
  27. Tiejun, Ma, UK
  28. Tsolaki, Eleni, Cyprus
  29. Vidrascu, Cristian, Romania
  30. Vidrascu, Luiza, Rommania
  31. Yu, Lisa, USA
  32. Zhang, Shou, Germany

Location

The university : http://www.uni-kaiserslautern.de

The departments: http://www.informatik.uni-kl.de/en http://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/index_e.html

The pictures on the right give an impression of the city and surroundings of Kaiserslautern. Local attractions include

  • the Stiftskirche (Collegiate Church) dating from the 16th century and considered to be the most important late gothic hall church in southwest Germany
  • the ruins of the Kaiserspfalz (Imperial Palace) of Barbarossa
  • the Fruchthalle, which was the seat of the revolutionary government of the Palatinate
  • the Fritz-Walter-Stadion, one of the arenas of the FIFA World Cup 2006
  • the Garden Show Kaiserslautern and the Japanese Garden
  • Kaiserslautern's Old Town and its restaurants and pubs

The centrepiece of the Western Palatinate region is the Palatinate Forest Conservation Area, the largest and also warmest forestland in Germany where nature is mostly untouched. With a surface area of 180 000 hectares, it covers approximately one third of the Palatinate. It is a perfect background for relaxing walks as well as for intensive active sports.

Some places to visit further afield are the Rhine Valley (40 castles and fortresses, stretched along a mere 65 km of the River Rhine between the cities of Bingen and Coblence, constitute one of the most favorite tourist attractions), the city of Heidelberg (the picturesque old town and its castle are world-famous) and the villages along the German Wine Route.

Weather

The weather in August is usally warm with an average temperature above 20°C.

The Fruchthalle is a beautiful concert and banqueting hall in the center of Kaiserslautern. Its style reminds of the Florentine patrician palaces of Early Renaissance.

The Fritz Walter Stadium is among the classical arenas in Germany. Kaiserslautern has been selected as an official venue for the Soccer World Cup 2006.

The Palatinate region has the largest continuous stretch of vineyards and forestland in Germany.

The historical hostelry Zum Spinnrädl (The Spinning Wheel), a half-timbered building dating from 1740.

The Japanese Garden of Kaiserslautern is among the largest parks of this kind in Europe.

The logo of the University of Kaiserslautern: the Gate of Sciences

r20 - 13 Sep 2006 - UlrichNoegel

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