Apply to participate

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Due to the limited on-site capacity of our school, we ask those interested in attending to submit an application via the CECAM website

Update 05.10.2023: All decisions have been sent out to on-site applicants; remote applicants should be notified in the next week or so. Please note that the workshop is now full and we are not accepting any late applications. Thank you all for your interest!

Application guidelines (archived)

Please carefully follow the below guidelines -- applications that do not follow the guidelines may be silently ignored. Please also fill out an application even if you wish to attend remotely (be sure to indicate "online" attendance in the application in this case).

A detailed application guide is provided in the document at the bottom of this page (direct link). We invite you to refer to this guide carefully in applying for our school. Please see below for a summary and some important practical information.

Required materials

Poster contribution

Every participant is strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster to be presented in person. In order to encourage an active conference environment, we will prioritise applicants who have submitted a poster abstract.

Please note that while posters can be printed on-site, we do not recommend doing so as there is no central university printing service. Posters may be printed via various private companies located in the Helsinki area (indicative cost: 35 € for an A0 poster), or on a self-service basis e.g. from the central library.


While there is no registration fee for the workshop, participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. Please check the Practical Info page for details on accommodation options and their cost. During the conference, there will also be an opportunity to participate in a social event, for which an additional contribution of 25 € will be required to help cover the cost.

Application timeline and deadlines

Applications for the school will be open until Friday, 22 September. We will review the applications starting from Monday, 28 August. All applications received by then will be given equal consideration; after that, they will be reviewed in the order they are received.  Each applicant will be notified of the decision as soon as it has been made.

Although the application portal will remain open until September, we strongly encourage all prospective participants to submit applications by 28 August for the best chance of acceptance, as well as to enable early and economical travel and accommodation bookings. Please do not book any travel or accommodation before your application is accepted!


If you have any issues with the application process, and you cannot find a solution in the application guidelines, then please contact us at with a description of your issue and we will do our best to help. 

* Note that this address seems to have a fairly aggressive spam filter, so some legitimate messages could be blocked. We will get in with you touch directly if we receive an application that is otherwise complete, but we have not yet received the statement of support.