Mini-courses given on occasion of SampTA 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Please, forward the following information to your doctoral students and recent PhD graduates.


for doctoral students/recent PhD graduates

Tallinn, Estonia
July 2 – 4, 2017

General Information

Before and during the conference there will be an opportunity for doctoral students and recent PhD graduates to meet and present their work to each other in an informal manner. Mini-courses will begin on Sunday, July 2, at Tallinn University (Narva Street 29), where three lectures will be given by Ahmed Zayed (De Paul University, USA), Götz Pfander (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany) and Mart Min (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia). Other lectures will be given as joint lectures with SampTA participants on July 3 – 4 including 5 plenary lectures, one of them will be given by Sergio Verdu (Princeton University, USA).

In addition, for participants of Mini-courses there will be a special SampTA poster session dedicated to their Ph.D. or/and research on Tuesday, July 4.

Mini-courses are financed partly by the Estonian Doctoral School of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.

All participants who

  • submitted the 1-page abstract,
  • attended mini-courses lectures on July 2 and plenary lectures on July 3 – 4,
  • presented her/his (may be co-authored) poster on July 4

will be granted a 5 ECTS certificate from Tallinn University.



In order to apply for the Mini-courses, please, send a one-page abstract of your thesis to the Local Organizing Committee, Maria Zeltser,, by no later than April 25, 2017. Abstract should be sent along with a cover letter with an information about the applicant including a short description of PhD studies, advisor’s name, institution and e-mail. Applicants will be accepted on competitive basis as the number of participants is limited to 25 persons. Acceptance notice will be posted by May 1, 2017.


After acceptance everyone is asked to register in the SampTA 2017 registration system (

The doctoral students have three different types of packages available:

A.     Package only for Mini-courses on July 2 – 4 (incl. coffee and dinner on July 2, welcome party of SampTA and coffees on June 3 – 4)

Registration (until June 5, 2017) 60 EUR

B.     Package only for SampTA on July 3 – 7 (same as the main conference package, but for a reduced fee)

Student early registration (until May 12, 2017) 130 EUR

Student late registration (from May 13 to June 5, 2017) 190 EUR

C.     Package for both Mini-courses and SampTA on July 2 – 7 (if participant did not submit a conference paper via EDAS system, he is only allowed to present his work at the Mini-courses poster session)

Student early registration (until May 12, 2017) 160 EUR

Student late registration (from May 13 to June 5, 2017) 220 EUR




In the 2nd Announcement you can find the list of possible accommodations. The following pre-booked accommodations for the participants of Mini-courses are low-budget (and close to Tallinn University & Old Town):

Hotel Dorell, Karu 39, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: +372 6 664 333 Fax: +372 6 664 334

Single standard room: 45 EUR (2 rooms available)
Double/twin standard room: 54 EUR (5+6 rooms)
Single economy room with shared bathroom among 4 rooms: 35 EUR (2 rooms)
Twin economy room with shared bathroom among 4 rooms: 44 EUR (12 rooms)

Tallinn University Dormitorium (Guesthouse), Karu 17, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia
E-mail: (only in Estonian, contact SampTA local organizers)

Rooms with 1/2/3 beds: 32–42 EUR per room (total sum of beds 28, accommodation period July 2 – 7, kitchen, no breakfast)




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