University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Summer School 2010

Photo by Böhringer

Our DFG-sponsored PhD program at the University of Konstanz conducts a weeklong
The summerschool contained tutorials and workshops on and poster/oral presentations of all participating students. The general language is English. About 25 of our doctoral students and some advisors participated.
This year the summerschool was also open for interested computer science students from all other universities, see below.

Watch what we did on last year's summerschool.



special opportunity for advanced students in computer science

This year we supported our program with funding specifically for advanced master or diploma students, especially females, in computer science, in order to encourage young people to consider a career in engineering by entering a PhD program like ours. Our funds covered for about 30 such participants, at least 50% of these must be female.

Therefore we invited the best and interested students, that are advanced or have a completed CS master degree not from before October 2009, to apply for participation at our summerschool this year.

Voices from past summer schools

Denise says:

I took part in the summerschool in 2009 and enjoyed the program very much. Learning about different topics in the tutorials and workshops and getting in touch with the doctoral students and their research in the University of Konstanz was very enriching. The week allowed me to have a better view of how a PhD study at the university works, the interesting computer science projects going on there and of course, the people behind them. Being able to have a little participation myself, taking part at the poster session with the other invited master students allowed me to discuss my previous work and to learn a few things as well. I also can't forget to mention the leisure activities! They provided a nice opportunity to get to know the participants better and a good way to spend the time outside the conference room. It was a very interesting (and fun) week.


tutorial descriptions

Parallel Coordinates: Visual Multidimensional Geometry and Its Applications

by Prof. Dr. Alfred Inselberg, inventor of parallel coordinates

Parallel coordinates is a common way of visualizing high-dimensional geometry and analyzing multivariate data. To show a set of points in an n-dimensional space, a backdrop is drawn consisting of n parallel lines, typically vertical and equally spaced. A point in n-dimensional space is represented as a polyline with vertices on the parallel axes; the position of the vertex on the i-th axis corresponds to the i-th coordinate of the point.
Parallel coordinates were invented by Maurice d'Ocagne in 1885 and were independently re-discovered and popularised by Al Inselberg in 1959 and systematically developed as a coordinate system starting from 1977. Some important applications are in Collision Avoidance Algorithms for Air Traffic Control (1987 - 3 USA patents), Data Mining (USA patent), Computer Vision (USA patent), Optimization, Process Control, more recently in Intrusion Detection and elsewhere. (from Wikipedia,

information for participants

flyer "Invitation to summer school"

Flyer containg an overview of the informations as PDF.