University of Tartu Introduces innovative software technologies
The event will expose IT-stakeholders to leading-edge tools and practices in the field of software technology, and will give an overview of trends in the field. Lecturers are prestigious experts of the field, among others Jim Webber from ThoughtWorks, Tarmo Ploom from Credit Suisse, and Harald Gall form the University of Zurich.
The organizer of the symposium, professor of software engineering at University of Tartu, Marlon Dumas, commented that this event is part of University of Tartu's strategy to develop strong ties with the local ICT industry. “Already 15% of our IT courses are taught by industry lecturers and this number is set to grow. We are also a leading partner in STACC - an industry-focused R&D center sponsored by EAS that brings together 10 companies with the aim to develop next-generation solutions in the fields of data mining and software services. As a result of this event, University of Tartu expects to be able to identify new opportunities for industry-university collaborations in order to enhance Estonia's IT innovation capability”, said Dumas.
The event is organized by the Institute of Computer Science at University of Tartu, Estonian eXcellence in Computer Science (EXCS) and Software Technologies and Applications Competence Center (STACC). IST’2009 is sponsored by Swedbank and Estonian Information Technology Foundation.
IST’2009 will take place on November 26th and 27th at the Dorpat conference centre. The event will be held in English.
More information about the symposium can be found at http://sep.cs.ut.ee/IST2009
Additional information: Laura Kalda, project manager at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu, +372 737 5425, laura.kalda [ät] ut.ee
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