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Distributed Computing Summer School 2011 2011 : Summer School in Distributed Computing


When Jul 12, 2011 - Jul 18, 2011
Where Moscow
Submission Deadline May 30, 2011
Notification Due Jun 7, 2011
Categories    distributed systems   distributed computing   information retrieval   computer science

Call For Papers


Yandex Summer School Series
Summer School in Distributed Computing

July 12-18, 2011, Moscow (Dolgoprudny)

Deadline for applications: 30 May 2011


The Summer School in Distributed Computing will be held on July 12-18, 2011 in Moscow (Dolgoprudny), Russia. The school is co-organized by Yandex and Moscow Institute

of Physics and Technology (MIPT).

Yandex ( is the most popular web search engine in Russia and one of the most popular search engines in the world. MIPT

( is one of the best and world-known Russian technical universities.


The school is a part of the Yandex Summer School Series (YSSS), started in 2010 with the Summer School in Machine Translation. The mission of the series is to help social and professional networking among the best young talents in the areas of Computer Science and Software Engineering and foster collaborations between industry and academia. The primary purpose of the school is to educate students in different "hot" areas of the modern IT, with the help of leading researchers and engineers from the most innovative companies and universities.

This year's school is meant to introduce students to the concepts of Distributed Computing and its applications to different areas, as well as to highlight the next generation research directions.

We will also provide a set of practical problems and the infrastructure to solve them on-site. The working languages of the school are English and Russian.


The Summer School in Distributed Computing will offer courses on such topics as scaling computation with MapReduce (Hadoop), computational load balancing, distributed web search and caching of web search results.

We are delighted to announce the following confirmed speakers:

* Konstantin Shvachko (Principal Hadoop Architect, eBay, USA)
* Edward Bortnikov (Research Engineer, Yahoo! Labs, Israel)
* Ilya Markov (Researcher, University of Lugano, Switzerland)
* Alexander Dmitriev (Senior Software Engineer, Yandex, Moscow)
* Oleg Sukhoroslov (Senior Software Engineer, Yandex, Moscow)


The target audience of the school are undergraduate and post-graduate students. The organizers plan to select about 70 qualified and motivated participants.


Applications should be sent to and should include a detailed CV and examples of publications, both in PDF format.

The deadline for applications: 30 May 2011.

Please, note, that in case of the need in the letter of invitation to apply for the Russian Visa, we will ask you to provide us with the scan of your passport. It is strongly advised to arrange the application for the Visa as early as possible. It might take more than a month to get Russian visa in some cases.

The participation is completely free for selected candidates. The organizers will provide accommodations, meals and handout materials. We also plan to organize a few social events.


Dolgoprudny is a small campus area near Moscow (30 minutes by train), where Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, one of the best and well-known Russian technical universities, is located.

The university has its original system of education and training, known as "PhysTech system", which fosters both fundamental research and enterpreneurship. MIPT produced several Nobel Prize winners and many successful businessmen among its graduates.

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