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10th LASER Summer School on Software Engineering

Software for the Cloud and Big Data

September 8-14, 2013 - Elba Island, Italy

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Roger Barga (Microsoft)
Karin Breitman (EMC)
Sebastian Burckhardt (Microsoft)
Adrian Cockcroft (Netflix)
Carlo Ghezzi (Politecnico di Milano)
Anthony Joseph (Berkeley)
Pere Mato Vila (CERN)
Bertrand Meyer (ETH Zurich)

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Many thanks to all speakers and participants of LASER 2013!


The LASER summer school, organized by the ETH Chair of Software Engineering, brings together the concepts and practice of software engineering in the idyllic setting of the Elba Island off the coast of Tuscany, easily reachable by air, car, bus or train.

The LASER school is intended for professionals from the industry (engineers and managers) as well as university researchers, including PhD students. Participants learn about the most important software technology advances from the pioneers in the field. The school's focus is applied, although theory is welcome to establish solid foundations. The format of the school favors extensive interaction between participants and speakers.

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The school takes place at the magnificent Hotel del Golfo in Golfo di Procchio, Elba. Along with an intensive scientific program, participants will have time to enjoy the natural and cultural riches of this history-laden jewel of the Mediterranean.

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Since its inception in 2004, LASER has featured the following lecturers:

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