Challenges in building Billion User Cloud Applications

The summer school will teach you about the challenges of building billion user systems and present approaches for addressing those challenges


The class is structured as a 5-days intensive summer course. Each day, there will be a lecture in the morning followed by a discussion in the afternoon. In addition, students will participate in group exercises doing designs, critiquing papers, and writing code.


Each student should bring a computer; any kind (Chromebook, Mac, Windows, etc.) will do.

Venue and Dates

The Castle of the Metamorphoses, Rocca Sinibalda, Italy - July 7-12, 2019

Schedule for the BUCA Shuttle:

- July 7, 5:30pm, via Giolitti, nearby Termini (https://goo.gl/maps/29iGBuH7MCPPGEzM9)

- July 12, 2:30pm from Rocca Sinibalda

The travel time is 1h45 under normal traffic conditions.


Generous fellowships are provided to attend the summer school. If interested send an inquiry to buca2019@bici.eu


You can register here


Alessandro Panconesi, Sapienza University, Rome

Marco Bressan, Sapienza University, Rome

BiCi - Bertinoro international Center for informatics


chalmers university of technology