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Second CoDiMa Training School in Computational Discrete Mathematics

The school will take place at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh on October 17th-21st, 2016. It is intended for PhD students and researchers from UK institutions. It will start with the hands-on Software Carpentry workshop covering basic concepts and tools, including working with the command line, version control and task automation, continued with introductions to GAP and SageMath systems, and followed by the series of lectures and exercise classes on a selection of topics in computational discrete mathematics. It will have a similar structure to the First Training School that we organised in Manchester in 2015 (see its webpage and the report on Storify).



  • Software Carpentry Workshop: October 17-18
  • Continuation of the School: October 19-21
  • Timetable of the school
  • School dinner: Vittoria on the Bridge, Thursday 20th October, 7.30pm
  • School photos are available here!

Lecturers and talks

Software Carpentry Workshop:

Continuation of the School:


Participation in the Training School is free of charge, but attendees need to be registered in advance as the number of places is limited. To register, please proceed to the Software Carpentry workshop page where you will find further information and the link to the registration form on Eventbrite. By registering there, you will automatically register for the whole week.

Update: Registration for the training school has been closed. Please contact the organisers to check if there may be any places due to late cancellations, or to receive announcements of forthcoming training events.

Who is coming

We are delighted to welcome participants from:

  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Warwick

Financial Support

Limited financial support to cover travel expenses and stay in Edinburgh is available to PhD students from UK Universities who are coming for the whole duration of the Training School (Monday-Friday). Students wishing to apply for the support should register online (as soon as the registration will begin), and then ask their PhD supervisor to email to contact@codima.ac.uk a recommendation that they should take part.

Travel and accommodation

Attendees are asked to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. You may find some suggestions following the links below:

If you will be exploring options from the Local Accommodation page, we suggest to look at venues listed in sections 1 (South) and 2 (Central).


If you have questions or suggestions, please contact the organiser – Olexandr Konovalov.

You may also follow updates on Twitter: @codima_project. Please use the hashtag #codima2016 if you are tweeting about the event.


The CoDiMa project is supported by the EPSRC grant EP/M022641/1.