Starts 13 Apr 2015
Ends 30 Apr 2015
Central European Time
São Paulo - Brazil
PLEASE NOTE:  the reference web-page for this activity including all the presented material is available here

INVITED LECTURERS: (as of 7.4.15)
Jon Butterworth (University College, London)
Raphael Cobe (NCC)
Ivan Girotto (ICTP)
David Grellsheid (ICTP/Durham University)
Axel Kohlmeyer (ICTP/Temple University)
Beraldo Leal (NCC)
Leif Loennblad (Lund University)
Olivier Mattelaer (Durham University)
Christine Rasmussen (Lund University)
Andrzej Siodmok (CERN)
Jennifer Thompson (Durham University)
Gabriel von Winckler (NCC)

The Hands-on Workshop on Advanced Techniques for Scientific Programming and Management of Open Source Software Packages (13 - 24 April) focuses on disseminating best practices and building fundamental skills in creating, extending and collaborating on modular and reusable software frameworks with a scripting language interface. The curriculum also covers using modern collaborative software management tools, testing frameworks, and embedding structured documentation into software packages.

The Monte Carlo School (27 - 30 April) provides a four day course of training in the physics and techniques used in modern Monte Carlo event generators via a series of lectures and practical sessions. The School is aimed at advanced doctoral students and young postdocs. The core sessions comprise: a series of introductory lectures on the physics of event generators; a series of hands-on tutorials using all of the MCnet event generators for LHC physics; and evening discussion sessions with Monte Carlo authors.

Both events will take place at the São Paulo Campus of the São Paulo State University (UNESP), in Brazil and will be sponsored by the Center for Scientific Computing (NCC/UNESP), International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste), ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR), European Particle physics Latin American NETwork (EPLANET), European Union Monte Carlo Network (MCnet), São Paulo Research and Analysis Center (SPRACE).

Nathan Berkovits (ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil)
Ivan Girotto (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
David Grellscheid (IPPP, Durham University, UK)
Axel Kohlmeyer (Temple Univ, Philadelphia, USA)
Sérgio Novaes (NCC and SPRACE, Brazil)

Eduardo Bach (NCC, Brazil)
Rogério Iope (NCC, Brazil)
Beraldo Leal (NCC, Brazil)
Gabriel von Winckler (NCC, Brazil)
**DEADLINE EXTENDED: 28/02/2015**
**DEADLINE EXTENDED: 15/2/2015** for MCnet School only
**DEADLINE EXTENDED: 30/01/2015**
**DEADLINE: 15/01/2015** extended to 15 February 2015 only for the "MCnet School"extended again to 28 February 2015
**DEADLINE: 28/02/2015**