| Category: ||E-SSchool |
| Subject: ||3rd Summer School on Ontological Eng. and the Semantic Web |
| From: ||Enrico Motta |
| Email: ||e.motta_(on)_open.ac.uk |
| Date received: ||10 Feb 2005 |
| Deadline: ||31 Mar 2005 |
| Start date: ||10 Jul 2005 |
***APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS***
THE THIRD EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON ONTOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND THE SEMANTIC WEB
*****Registration is now open.****
Cercedilla, near Madrid, Spain.
10-16, July 2005
DEADLINE FOR PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION
31 March, 2005
The KnowledgeWeb Network of Excellence is pleased to announce the third 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, 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 and practical 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.
To avoid a passive learning experience we will augment theoretical material with
practical workshops. Furthermore, we will ensure that the sessions are
complementary to 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-2005 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.
Fundamentals of Ontological Engineering
Knowledge Representation Languages for the Semantic Web
Design Patterns in Knowledge Representation
Ontology Mapping and Alignment
Ontology Validation and Evaluation
Semantic Web Services
Human Language and Machine Learning Technologies for the Semantic Web
Sean Beachofer (University of Manchester, UK)
Fabio Ciravegna (University of Sheffield, UK)
John Domingue (The Open University, UK)
Natasha Fridman Noy (Stanford University, US)
Aldo Gangemi (National Research Council, Italy)
Asun Gomez-Perez (Universidade Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
Enrico Motta (The Open University, UK)
INVITED SPEAKERS (provisional)
Roberto Basili (University of Rome, Italy)
Carole Goble (University of Manchester, UK)
Jim Hendler (University of Maryland, US)
Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz, Germany)
Mike Wooldridge (University of Liverpool, UK)
Enrico Motta (Director), e.motta_(on)_open.ac.uk
Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Director), asun_(on)_fi.upm.es
Arthur Stutt (Project Co-ordinator), a.stutt_(on)_open.ac.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
There will be an afternoon excursion to a local tourist destination. Both this
and 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.
Participants to the school are expected to arrive at the school on sunday
evening (july 10th) and to participate in the activities of the school until
its end, at 2pm on saturday 16 July. Applications by students, who cannot commit
themselves to a full participation to the school, will not be accepted.
COST OF SUMMER SCHOOL INCLUDING
ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND EXCURSION
(please note that at this stage this is still an estimate)
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 can be found on the web site,
If you are interested in participating to SSSW-2005 then please fill in the
online registration form at our web site: http://babage.dia.fi.upm.es/sssw05
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