The main goal of the Summer school is to introduce the basics of new and attractive research fields in Computational Topology and Topological Data Analysis to students and young researchers in Mathematics and Computer Science. The school is aimed mainly at Master or early PhD level students, though all are welcome.

The Summer school will consist of a series of lectures by invited lecturers discussing various topics in Computational Topology, followed by afternoon lab work, where the students will be given the opportunity to work together on assigned projects related to the topics of the lectures. The general orientation of the summer school will be towards applications of the methods of Computational Topology, like persistent homology, discrete Morse theory and topological robotics to the solution of specific problems from different areas, like Image Analysis and Bioinformatics, as well as on specific algorithms.