TRDDC to invite international experts for seminar on Decentralized and Cooperative Computing

What: Weeklong seminar on Decentralized and Co-operative Computing, with instruction from international experts
When: Jan 5 to 9, 2009 (but last date to apply is Nov 7, 2008)
Where: TRDDC, Pune
Fees and Registration: It is free, but there is a selection procedure.


TRDDC (Tata Research Development and Design Center), the research wing of TCS is organizing a week-long seminar in Decentralized and Co-operative Computing, with experts from all over the world descending upon Pune in the second week of January, to bring the highest quality education in Computer Science to the most gifted young computer scientists here. The “TCS Excellence in Computer Science (TECS)” Week is an yearly workshop conducted jointly by the International Institute for Software Technology (IIST), United Nations University and Indian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS).

Decentralized and Cooperative Computing is the topic for this year’s TECS Week. This course will cover a broad spread of issues, including design of decentralized, cooperative systems that can operate correctly even when individual nodes deviate from their specifications because of failures, errors in software configuration, malicious attacks, or even selfish behavior resulting from nodes attempting to maximize their own utility; design and analysis of peer-to-peer and social networks; as well as challenges in designing protocols for the Internet – a very large decentralized and cooperative computing platform.


Please note, if you wish to attend this seminar, you need to apply, and only selected applicants will be invited. Selection is competitive as the number that can be accommodated is limited. The aim is to ensure that those who will benefit most from participation in TECS Week 2008 are selected. Applicants who wish to participate in TECS Week 2009 need to apply at TECS Week 2009 before  7 November 2008.

If you don’t get selected, you can always check out the PuneTech Calendar for other interesting tech events you can attend in Pune.

Contact Information

For further information, contact Rekha Tulsani at TRDDC (+91 20 6608 6265 / 6608 6333; tecs at tcs dot com).

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