Italian Computer Science PhD granting institutions under the auspices of GRIN, organizes an annual school offering three graduate-level courses aimed at first-year PhD students in Computer Science. In addition to introducing students to timely research topics, the school is meant to promote acquaintance and collaboration among young European researchers. The 2017 edition of the School is the 23th in the series.
The school will offer 3 courses each consisting of 13 hours of lectures:

• Approximation Algorithms
Prof. Fabrizio Grandoni – Scuola Universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland)
• Probabilistic Graphical Models in Intelligent Systems
Prof. Luigi Portinale – University of Piemonte Orientale (Italy)
• Kleene algebra with tests and applications to network programming
Prof. Alexandra Silva, University College London (England)

A final evaluation for each course is possible through a final exam or project as determined by the instructor. The daily schedule admits laboratory and/or working group activities to be organized in addition to the lectures.

The registration fee for the School is 550.00 Euro and includes all local expenses from the evening of 5 March to 10 March afternoon including all meals and on-site lodging in double-occupancy rooms.
A reduced registration fee of 300.00 Euro is available for local students which will not use the on-site lodging facilities (it includes local expenses for the lectures, coffee breaks and lunches).

It is possible to require one additional night for the students that want to leave on Saturday the 11th. In this case the additional cost is 50 Euros.
Attendance is limited to 50 students and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

School web site:

Scientific Organizing Committee 
Nicolò Cesa Bianchi, University of Milano
Pierpaolo Degano, University of Pisa
Maurizio Gabbrielli, University of Bologna

Local Organization 
Monica Michelacci, CeUB –
Tong Liu, DISI, Bologna.