CERN School of Computing 2017

CERN School of Computing 2017

Applications are open for the 2017 CERN School of Computing (CSC 2017)
which takes place on 27 Aug - 9 Sept 2017 in Madrid, Spain.


The School is organized in collaboration with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).
It will cover a wide range of topics, such as data storage and management technologies,
fundamental concepts of physics computing, and many other areas including software engineering,
computer architecture, computing security and networking.

All details, including the application form, can be found at


The School is limited to 60 students. The total fee is EUR 1200 per student (financial support may be available for justified cases).

You are most welcome to pass this information on to potentially interested colleagues, inside or outside CERN. I apologise to those who will receive this announcement through multiple channels.

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Post doc - Manipulation Systems for Deformable Objects

Post Doc position in Manipulation Systems for Deformable Objects

at the University of Bologna, Laboratory of Automation and Robotics.

Deadline for applications: May 4th, 2017


The major objective of this research activity is the development of algorithms and control strategies for the execution of complex manipulation of deformable objects in the industrial scenario.
In particular, the manipulation of electric wires using an industrial manipulator will be studied. This research activity is motivated by the fact that several manufacturing activities involving electric wires are nowadays completely executed by humans, because of the manipulated object deformability, the crowded space and the number of obstacles, with frequent collisions between manipulated objects, and the need of moving the already connected electric wires to connect the new ones.
This research implies the development of mathematical models of the manipulation problem, the implementation of demonstrator and the experimental validation, with strong connection with the application and the industrial requirements.


We are looking for a scientist with the following competences/skills:

- Sound background and working experience in mechatronics/robotics/control system design;
- Proficiency in computer-aided design, enabling device prototyping/fabrication;
- Strong competencies in programming (C/C++, ROS), in particular in the control of robotic manipulators/devices;
- Competencies in numerical modeling and simulation (MATLAB) of rigid and deformable systems.
All the above competences/skills are highly desirable but not all are strictly mandatory. Strong organizational skills, creativity, motivation and communication skills (oral and written) are highly required.

The prospective candidate has a Ph.D. in Mechatronics, Automation Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science or related fields. 

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Ciclo di Seminari prof. TG Crainic: Optimization Methods and Application

Dal 9 al 18 Maggio 2017, il prof. Teodor Gabriel Crainic della Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada terrà un ciclo di seminari dal titolo: "Optimization Methods and Applications: Heuristics for Combinatorial Network Optimization"


Aula C2A – Via Claudio 21 – Ed. 3/A DIETI
May 9th, 14:30 – 16:30
1. Optimization: models, methods, and tools
2. Network Optimization and heuristics

May 11th, 8:30 – 10:30
3. Heuristics and exact methods
4. Neighbourhood-based Heuristics and Local search

May 15th, 14:30 – 16:30
5. Neighbourhood-based meta-heuristics: Tabu Search
6. Neighbourhood-based meta-heuristics: VNL, ANLS

May 16th, 14:30 – 16:30
7. Population-based meta-heuristics: Genetic Algorithms
8. Population-based meta-heuristics: Scatter Search and Path Relinking

May 18th, 8:30 – 10:30
9. Parallel meta-heuristics
10. Cooperative search

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