3rd Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval
September 11-16, 2009, Petrozavodsk


ROMIP: Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar Petrozavodsk State University Karelian Research Center, RAS Russian Foundation for Basic Research videolectures.net

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Bronze sponsor

Microsoft Research

School Venue

The school will be held in Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia.

Registration will take place:
On 10th of September - in room 268 in the main building of the university from 16.00 to 20.00.
On 11 September - in room 361 in the main building of the university from 08.00 to 10.30.
Afterwards you can register in room 268.

All lectures
from 11 September to 16 September will take place in room 361 in the main building of the university. Wireless internet will be provided for all the participants.

The Young Scientists Conference and ROMIP seminar
will take place in rooms 228 and 228a in the building of the Faculty of Medicine (so called “theoretical building”, Krasnoarmeyskaya str., 31).

Meals and coffee breaks will be served at the cafeteria of the main building.

The main school sites you can find on the map.

General information about Petrozavodsk and Karelia

The Republic of Karelia is located in the North-West of Russia. Karelia is often called "stony lake-forest land" and “the lungs of Europe”, highlighting the leading elements of landscape, beautiful combinations, created by countless lakes and rivers and the land in-between, covered with forest.

Petrozavodsk, a capital of the Republic of Karelia, founded by Peter the First in 1703, at one time with Saint Petersburg. Petrozavodsk is situated on the shores of Onego Lake, one of the biggest inner lakes in Europe. Petrozavodsk is the only town called after Peter the First.

Petrozavodsk is a large industrial, tourist's, scientific and cultural center. Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, three academies - Petrozavodsk State University, Karelian State Pedagogical Institute and conservatory, 16 high schools and 49 schools of general education are situated in the town.

Well known Kizhi island is situated 60km away from Petrozavodsk. The whole island is an outstanding open air museum of wooden architecture, included into the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Annually thousands of tourists visit this ancient monumemt of history and architecture. 50km away from the town is located the first Russian resort "Martial Waters", founded in 1719 by Peter the First. Not far from it waterfall Kivach, the first-rate plain waterfall in Europe, and reserve "Kivach" are located. Relict trees are grown there. Among them there is well-known Karelian birch.

Petrozavodsk State University was founded in 1940 and belongs to the largest educational institutions in the European North of Russia. The university comprises 82 chair, 16 faculties and employs 3,600 faculty/staff members. The total enrollment is more than 19,000 students.

IT education and research are one of the main specializations at the university. The Regional Center for New Information Technologies (RCNIT) of PetrSU was the cradle of computer technologies in Karelia and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011. PetrSU students participate in research work, win All-Russia and international Olympiads in the field of mathematics, programming, physics, law, philology, history, building technologies, medicine, biology. A student team of mathematical faculty successfully participated in the world championship finals of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest. In November 2006 the team of PetrSU programmers won bronze in the final of International Programming Contest in Japan. Annually the strongest teams of programmers from all over the world come in August to Petrozavodsk for preparations.

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Please send all inquiries to school[at]romip[dot]ru.