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Category:   E-Conf
Email:   j.b.domingue_(on)_open.ac.uk
Date received:   10 Mar 2008
Deadline:   20 Apr 2008
Start date:   06 Jul 2008

***APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS*** ======================================= http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/sssw08/ VENUE Cercedilla, near Madrid, Spain. DATE 6-12 July, 2008 DEADLINE FOR PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION 20 April, 2008 INTRODUCTION We are pleased to announce that **REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN** for the sixth 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 2004-2007, as part of the activities of the KnowledgeWeb Network of Excellence. 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. This year the school will be sponsored by a number of European projects including LUISA, NEON, SUPER and X-MEDIA and also by STI International. APPROACH 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 practical sessions. 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-2008 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. TUTORS Sean Bechhofer (University of Manchester, UK) Fabio Ciravegna (University of Sheffield, UK) John Domingue (The Open University, UK) Jerome Euzenat (INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France) Aldo Gangemi (National Research Council, Italy) Asun Gomez-Perez (Universidade Politecnica de Madrid, Spain) KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Mark Greaves (Vulcan, Inc., US) Jim Hendler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US) Enrico Motta (The Open University, UK) Natasha Noy (Stanford, US) Chris Welty (IBM Watson Research Center, US) ORGANIZING COMMITTEE John Domingue (Director), j.b.domingue_(on)_open.ac.uk Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Director), asun_(on)_fi.upm.es FOUNDER 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 Politecnica 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. PARTICIPANTS 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 6th) and to participate fully in the activities of the school until it ends, at 2pm on Saturday 12th 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 Euros 780. 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://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/sssw08/ at a future date. REGISTRATION Registration forms will be posted on our website at a future date. IMPORTANT DATES Registration Opens: 10th March 2008 Registration Closes: 20th April 2008 Notification of acceptance: 1st May 2008 Deadline for payments: 30th May 2008 John ___________________________ Prof. John Domingue, Deputy Director, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK6 7AA http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/domingue/ _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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