[DL] THE FIFTH EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON ONTOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND THE SEMANTIC WEB (SSSW-2007)
j.b.domingue at open.ac.uk
Fri Mar 9 19:20:08 CET 2007
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THE FIFTH EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON ONTOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND THE
SEMANTIC WEB (SSSW-2007)
***REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT THE URL BELOW***
Cercedilla, near Madrid, Spain.
8-14, July 2007
DEADLINE FOR PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION
April 15, 2007
The KnowledgeWeb Network of Excellence is pleased to announce the fifth
European Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web.
This summer school, presented by leading researchers in the field, is
the successor to the well-received schools held in 2003, as part of the
activities of the OntoWeb Network Consortium, and in 2004, 2005 and
2006, as part of the activities of the KnowledgeWeb NoE. The school
represents an opportunity for postgraduate students to equip themselves
with the range of theoretical, practical, and collaboration skills
necessary for full engagement with the challenges involved in developing
Ontologies and Semantic Web applications. To ensure a high ratio between
tutors and students the school will be limited to 50 participants.
Our approach combines the practical with the theoretical.
Tutorial/lecture material is augmented with hands-on practical workshops
and we ensure that the sessions complement each other by linking them to
a mini-project. Work on developing and presenting this project in
cooperation with other participants will serve as a means of
consolidating the knowledge and skills gained from lectures and
Participants will be provided with a copy of all course lectures and
access to a PC with all necessary tools and environments pre-installed.
SSSW-2007 will provide a stimulating and enjoyable environment in which
participants will benefit not only from the formal and practical
sessions but also from informal and social interactions with established
researchers and the other participants in the school. To further
facilitate communication and feedback all attendees will be obliged to
prepare and present a poster on their own research.
Sean Bechhofer (University of Manchester, UK)
Fabio Ciravegna (University of Sheffield, UK)
John Domingue (The Open University, UK)
Jérôme Euzenat (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France)
Aldo Gangemi (National Research Council, Italy)
Asun Gomez-Perez (Universidade Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
Dieter Fensel (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)
Enrico Motta (The Open University, UK)
Stephan Baumann (DFKI, Germany)
SUMMER SCHOOL PROJECT
Barry Norton (The Open University, UK)
John Domingue (Director), j.b.domingue at open.ac.uk
Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Director), asun at fi.upm.es
Enrico Motta (The Open University, UK)
ACCOMMODATION AND SOCIAL EVENTS
Cercedilla is a small village in the mountains near Madrid. The school
will be held in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid's student house.
The student house has a range of facilities to make your stay more
pleasant including en suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bars and
restaurants in the village.
A gala dinner will be included in the cost.
We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. Normally, but not
exclusively, applicants will be postgraduate students in relevant
disciplines with some knowledge of ontological or knowledge engineering
and/or the development of applications for the World Wide Web. Some
basic acquaintance with knowledge representation is required.
Accepted candidates are expected to arrive on Sunday between 3pm and 6pm
(July 8th) and to participate fully in the activities of the school
until it ends, at 2pm on Saturday 14 July. We will not consider
applications from students who cannot commit themselves to full
participation for the whole duration of the school.
COST OF SUMMER SCHOOL INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND EXCURSION
TRAVEL AND LOCAL INFORMATION
The nearest airport is Madrid-Barajas.
Participants will be able to use local rail links from Madrid to Cercedilla.
Further information about how to reach Cercedilla will be posted on the
web site, http://knowledgeweb.semanticweb.org/sssw07/ at a future date.
Registration forms are up on the website at:
April 15: Registration closes
May: 6: Communication of acceptance
June 15: Deadline for payment of registration
July 8: Arrival of participants (3 to 7 pm)
July 14: End of event at 2pm
Dr. John Domingue,
Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University,
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK6 7AA
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