Cursus: European Master in Computational Logic, Application deadline approaching

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri May 20 20:22:02 UTC 2011

Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 11:35:10 +0200
From: Enrico Franconi <franconi at>
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The Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-
Bolzano (FUB), in Italy (at the heart of the Dolomites mountains in
South-Tyrol), is offering the European Masters Program in
Computational Logic as part of its Master of Science in Computer
Science offer (Laurea Magistrale).  The European Masters Program in
Computational Logic is an international distributed Master of Science
course, in cooperation with the computer science departments in the
following universities:

    * Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany
    * Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
    * Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
    * Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria

Within this program, completely in English, students will spend the
first semester of the first year at the Technische Universitaet
Dresden (TUD), the second semester of the first year at the Free Uni-
versity of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB), and the second year in one of the 4
partner universities chosen by the student.  It is possible to spend 3
summer months at the National ICT Australia (NICTA) Research Centre of
Excellence in Australia, which gives the possibility to work on a
project at one of the world's leading research centers.  After this,
the student will obtain a joint European Master of Science degree.


31 May 2010   deadline for European and non-European students


The European Masters Program in Computational Logic is designed to
meet the demands of industry and research in this rapidly growing
area.  Based on a solid foundation in mathematical logic, theoretical
computer science, artificial intelligence and declarative programming
students will acquire in-depth knowledge necessary to specify,
implement and run complex systems as well as to prove properties of
these systems. In particular, the focus of instruction will be in
deduction systems, knowledge representation and reasoning, artificial
intelligence, formal specification and verification, logic and
automata theory, logic and computability. This basic knowledge is then
applied to areas like logic and natural language processing, logic and
the semantic web, bioinformatics, information systems and database
technology, software and hardware verification.  Students will acquire
practical experience and will become familiar in the use of tools
within these applications. In addition, students will be prepared for
a future PhD, they will come in contact with the international
research community and will be integrated into ongoing research
projects.  They will develop competence in foreign languages and
international relationships, thereby improving their social skills.

Applicants should have a Bachelor degree (Laurea triennale) in
Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other relevant disciplines;
special cases will be considered.  The programme is part of the Master
in Computer Science (Laurea Magistrale in Informatica) and it has
various strengths that make it unique amongst Italian and European

* Curriculum taught entirely in English: The programme is open to the
  world and prepares the students to move on the international scene.

* Possibility of a strongly research-oriented curriculum.

* Possibility for project-based routes to obtain the degree and
  extensive lab facilities.

* Other specialisations with streams in the hottest Computer Science
  areas, such as Web Technologies, Information and Knowledge
  Management, Databases and Software Engineering.

* International student community.

* Direct interaction with the local and international industry and
  research centres, with the possibility of practical and research
  internships that can lead to future employment.

* Excellent scholarship opportunities and student accommodations.

The European Masters Program in Computational Logic is sponsored
scientifically by the European Network of Excellence on Computational
Logic (CoLogNET), the European Association of Logic, Language and
Information (FoLLI), the European Coordinating Committee for
Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI), the Italian Association for
Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA), the Italian Association for
Informatics (AICA, member of the Council of European Professional
Informatics Societies), the Italian Association for Logic and its
Applications (AILA), and the Portuguese Association for Artificial
Intelligence (APPIA).


The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, founded in 1997, boasts modern
premises in the centre of Bozen-Bolzano.  The environment is
multilingual, South Tyrol being a region where three languages are
spoken: German, Italian and Ladin. Studying in a multilingual area has
shown that our students acquire the cutting edge needed in the
international business world. Many of our teaching staff hails from
abroad.  Normal lectures are complemented with seminars, work
placements and laboratory work, which give our students a vocational
as well as theoretical training, preparing them for their subsequent
professional careers. Studying at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
means, first and foremost, being guided all the way through the
student's educational career.

Bozen-Bolzano, due to its enviable geographical position in the centre
of the Dolomites, also offers our students a multitude of
opportunities for spending their free-time. The city unites the
traditional with the modern. Young people and fashionable shops throng
the city centre where ancient mercantile buildings are an attractive
backdrop to a city that is in continual growth. To the south there is
the industrial and manufacturing area with prosperous small and
medium-sized businesses active in every economic sector.  Back in the
17th century Bozen-Bolzano was already a flourishing mercantile city
that, thanks to its particular geographic position, functioned as a
kind of bridge between northern and southern Europe. As a multilingual
town and a cultural centre Bozen-Bolzano still has a lot to offer
today.  Its plethora of theatres, concerts with special programmes,
cinemas and museums, combined with a series of trendy night spots that
create local colour make Bozen-Bolzano a city that is beginning to
cater for its increasingly demanding student population. And if you
fancy a very special experience, go and visit the city's favourite and
most famous resident - "Oetzi", the Ice Man of Similaun, housed in his
very own refrigerated room in the recently opened archaeological

Bozen-Bolzano and its surroundings are an El Dorado for sports lovers:
jogging on the grass alongside the River Talfer-Talvera, walks to
Jenesien-S.Genesio and on the nearby Schlern-Sciliar plateau,
excursions and mountain climbing in the Dolomites, swimming in the
numerous nearby lakes and, last but not least, skiing and snowboarding
in the surrounding ski areas.


Prof. Enrico Franconi or Dr. Sergio Tessaris
at info at

European Masters Program in Computational Logic
Faculty of Computer Science
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Piazza Domenicani, 3
I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano BZ, Italy

Phone: +39 0471 016 000
Fax:   +39 0471 016 009
Email: info at
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