The São Paulo Advanced School of Computing is a biennial academic event organized by the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of São Paulo (IME-USP), the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences of the University of São Paulo (ICMC-USP) and the Institute of Computing of the University of Campinas (IC-UNICAMP), with financial support by FAPESP. Its goal is to exhibit research in Computer Science done in the State of São Paulo and attract young talents from Brazil and other countries to carry out their PhD and post-doctoral studies in its institutions. The event covers themes in areas in which the three organizing institutions show excellence. This 1st edition of the School will take place at IME-USP, from July 12th to July 17th, 2010, and the theme is Image Processing and Visualization. The School will include the following activities: short intensive courses (minicourses), presentations of graduate programs offered by the three São Paulo institutions and their current research projects, short presentations by advanced participating students and some invited talks. The minicourses will be taught by the following experts:
Alexandre Xavier Falcão (IC-UNICAMP)
Alexandru C. Telea (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Jayaram K. Udupa (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
Maria Cristina Ferreira de Oliveira, Agma Juci Machado Traina, Rosane
Roberto Marcondes Cesar Junior (IME-USP)
More details about the schedule can be found on the conference web page. There are available slots for a total of 65 students and 10 researchers. Among those, 30 foreign students and 15 Brazilian students will be selected to receive financial support for travel and hotel costs. The selection of students getting financial support will be done by the organizing committee through analysis of a letter of the candidate describing his/her intentions to attend the school, description of the candidate's current research project, curricula and recommendation letters. The selection of further participants will also be based on those criteria. For more details, visit the registration page. The deadline for registration is May 15th.