13th LASER Summer School on Software Engineering

Software for Robotics

September 10-18, 2016 - Elba Island, Italy

Read the proceedings of previous LASER schools
LASER proceedings 2013/2014 LASER proceedings 2011 LASER proceedings 2008-2010 LASER proceedings 2007/2008

Joydeep Biswas (University of Massachussetts)
Davide Brugali (University of Bergamo)
Nenad Medvidovic (University of Southern California)
Bertrand Meyer (Politecnico di Milano)
Issa Nesnas (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Richard Vaughan (Simon Fraser University)



The Summer School will run over 7 days, from Sunday, September 11 to Saturday, September 17. Participants are expected to arrive on Saturday, September 10 and depart on Sunday, September 18.


Participants are responsible for their travel arrangements. The School secretariat will provide information and will organize group travel from and to Pisa. The cost of the transfer Pisa-Elba-Pisa is EUR 95.

Registration fee

The registration fees (without accommodation) are:
  • Industry: EUR 1250
  • Academic (postdocs, researchers and professors): EUR 1050
  • Full-time PhD students: EUR 790
The registration fee covers participation in all lectures and other activities of the summer school, as well as course materials, excursions, and the conference dinner.


The accommodation fees are:
  • Double occupancy: EUR 840 - you will share the room with another participant (you can request a particular roommate among other participants).
  • Single room: EUR 1150
The school takes place in Hotel del Golfo. Accommodation includes eight nights in Hotel del Golfo, with breakfasts and dinners. Other expenses such as drinks, telephone etc. are extra and will be charged directly by the hotel. For extra night stays or accompanying persons (subject to availability of rooms), please contact the School organizers.
It is not possible to book a hotel by yourself, and you must pay the accommodation using our payment system.

Certificates of attendance

Participants having successfully completed the program will receive a certificate of attendance. No exam or grading will be provided. Student participants who wish to obtain course credits are encouraged to do so by writing a report on the School for their institution. Our estimate of the credit value of successful completion of the School is 3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points.

Registration procedure - deadline: June 15, 2016

We have only a few places left. The date of registration will be taken into account for accepting participants.
Step 1: Fill in the registration form below and submit it as early as possible.
Step 2: You will receive an acknowledgement email. (If not, contact the organizers.)
Step 3: You will get notice about whether you have been accepted within five workdays.
Step 4: You must pay the registration and hotel fees within two weeks of notification of acceptance.

Note that a fee of EUR 200 applies for cancellations after July 15, 2016; for cancellations after August 15, 2016 the registration and accommodation fee will not be reimbursed.

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