Forthcoming events

  • DEVOPS 18: International workshop on software engineering aspects of continuous development and new paradigms of software production and deployment

Villebrumier,  France, 5-6 March 2018, see here.

Latest news (6 February) Preliminary program now available
(15 January): keynote by Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano

  • LASER 2018, 14th international summer school, on Blockchains and systems for distributed trust

Elba Island, Italy, 2-9 June 2018

Latest news (11 January) New lecturer announced, Primavera De Filippi, CNRS and Harvard, on Social and Legal Aspects of Distributed Trust Systems


The nonprofit LASER foundation, established in Zurich, organizes meetings, seminars, schools and training sessions worldwide on the science and practice of information technology.

The flagship LASER summer school takes place every year in the island of Elba, Italy, for a full week in June. Since its first session in 2004, the school’s lecturers have included the top international experts in software engineering including many Turing Award winners.

The LASER conference center

The foundation provides a home for frequent workshops in the LASER conference center at Villebrumier near Toulouse, France. The setting is ideal for intensive working sessions

If you would like to organize  a meeting, you will find all the information and the request form here.

Previous LASER summer schools (since 2004)