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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 (SSSW-2005) *****Registration is now open.**** http://babage.dia.fi.upm.es/sssw05 VENUE Cercedilla, near Madrid, Spain. DATE 10-16, July 2005 DEADLINE FOR PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION 31 March, 2005 INTRODUCTION 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. APPROACH 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. COURSE TOPICS 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 TUTORS 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) ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 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 village. There will be an afternoon excursion to a local tourist destination. Both this and 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. 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) Euros 750. 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, http://babage.dia.fi.upm.es/sssw05. REGISTRATION 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 -- -------- _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_mailman.elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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