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25 years cutting-edge research at Schloss Dagstuhl

Schloss Dagstuhl celebrates its 25th anniversary on July 3, 2015.

Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, based in northern Saarland, celebrates its 25th anniversary. After many years of intensive work, the centre is able to boast  international acknowledgement. To mark the occasion, there will be a celebratory colloquium held on July 3, 2015, at 4 o‘clock in the afternoon.

For 25 years, Schloss Dagstuhl has been well known to computer scientists all over the world. Leading figures in computer science have met there for one-week seminars in order to discuss the latest ideas, problems and solutions in a collegial atmosphere and far away from the distractions of everyday life. No distance is too great! Each year, Schloss Dagstuhl welcomes more than 3,500 scientists from Europe, the Americas, Australia and Asia, among them many Turing Award winners – the crème de la crème in computer science.

A unique institution, Schloss Dagstuhl is a venue for interdisciplinary exchange, from which the many specialised fields in computer science benefit greatly. In the course of the last 25 years, the centre witnessed the emergence of many scientific topics that have become common property. Junior researchers profit from participating in Dagstuhl Seminars as well. The seminars have initiated career leaps time and again.

Furthermore, Schloss Dagstuhl is successfully involved in Open Access Publishing on behalf of the international computer science research community, and supports scientists via the open data bibliography database dblp.

In recognition of its institutional significance, Schloss Dagstuhl was admitted to the Leibniz Association in 2005 and has been funded jointly by the German federal government and a number of state governments ever since. An evaluation by the Leibniz Association in 2009 once more attested to the centre’s extraordinary success.

The international celebratory colloquium on the occasion of the 25th anniversary will commence on July 3, 2015, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The opening speech, delivered by Scientific Director Professor Raimund Seidel, will be followed by talks on current research topics in computer science:

Prof. Dr. Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University:

Programming and Verifying Your House

Prof. Dr. Thomas Lengauer, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken:

The Rise of Computational Biology

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thomas, RWTH Aachen:

Endliche Automaten und das Unendliche – und Dagstuhl als Katalysator (Finite Automata and Infinity – and Dagstuhl as a Catalyst)

Additional greetings will be offered by Prof. Dr. Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association – Berlin, Jürgen Lennartz, State Secretary and Head of the Chancellery Office, Saarland – Saarbrücken as well as Prof. Dr. Thomas Deufel, State Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science, Advanced Training and Culture, Rhineland-Palatinate – Mainz.

Among the invited guests will be numerous representatives of institutions and authorities associated with Schloss Dagstuhl. Journalists are invited to join the colloquium as well. If you are interested please contact:

Dr. Roswitha Bardohl


Phone: +49 681 302-3847

Please note:

Radio journalists may conduct studio-quality telephone interviews with the scientists. Technical details: MPEG Layer 2,48 KHz, 64 KBit/s, mono (CDQ-1000-Modus). For interviews, reports and video recordings, please contact Dr. Roswitha Bardohl.


Throughout the year, Schloss Dagstuhl invites international scientists to discuss the latest results in computer science research. More than 3,500 computer scientists from universities, research institutes and companies participate in scientific events at Schloss Dagstuhl each year. Since 2005, Schloss Dagstuhl has been a part of the Leibniz Association, which currently comprises 89  German non-university research institutes and scientific infrastructure facilities. Due to their national significance, the Leibniz institutes are funded jointly by the German federal government and a number of state governments.

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