EPIT (which stands for french “École de printemps en Informatique Théorique”) is a long series of spring schools on theoretical computer science. The 2017 edition will be held from May 14 to May 19 on the Island of Porquerolles. The theme of this edition is the theory of distributed computing. The first edition dates back to 1973 and the school has become a renowned forum for computer sciences researchers. This year EPIT is a CNRS thematic school.
Distributed computing theory has witnessed for the last 10 years a strong and fast growth, as distributed systems becomes more and more widespread. Indeed, distributed computing is present in almost every aspect of today digital life, as virtually every computing device relies on a multi-core processor and many common web-services are highly distributed (e.g., social networks, data storage, various messaging applications, etc.). The school will cover fundamentals aspect of distributed computing theory and introduce new exciting research directions.
The school is aimed at any researcher interested in the theory of distributed computing, especially juniors and PhD students. No specific background on distributed computing is assumed.