| Category: ||E-SSchool |
| Subject: ||Fourth European Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web (SSSW-2006) |
| From: ||John Domingue |
| Email: ||j.b.domingue_(on)_open.ac.uk |
| Date received: ||13 Mar 2006 |
| Deadline: ||15 Apr 2006 |
| Start date: ||09 Jul 2006 |
***APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS***
THE FOURTH EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON ONTOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND
THE SEMANTIC WEB (SSSW-2006)
VENUE Cercedilla, near Madrid, Spain.
DATE 9-15, July 2006
DEADLINE FOR PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION April 15, 2006
INTRODUCTION The KnowledgeWeb Network of Excellence is pleased to
announce the fourth 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 and 2005, 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.
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.
Students will be welcome to carry out projects which are a self
application of semantic web technology to the summer school
itself. We are using an ontology based portal to manage the
summer school and we plan to make both the ontology and the
related instantiations available in an open manner.
Participants will be provided with a copy of all course lectures
and access to a PC with all necessary tools and environments
SSSW-2006 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.
COURSE TOPICS An Overview of the Semantic Web 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 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)
INVITED SPEAKERS Stephan Baumann (DFKI, Germany) Jim Hendler
(University of Maryland, US) Enrico Motta (The Open University,
UK) Guus Schreiber (Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE John Domingue (Director),
j.b.domingue_(on)_open.ac.uk Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Director),
asun_(on)_fi.upm.es Arthur Stutt (Project Co-ordinator),
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 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.
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 9th) and to participate fully in the activities of
the school until it ends, at 2pm on Saturday 15 July. We will not
consider applications from students who cannot commit themselves
to full participation for the whole duration of the school.
Note that we will make arrangements to enable students who are
interested to watch the football World Cup final on the evening
of Sunday 9th.
COST OF SUMMER SCHOOL INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND
EXCURSION (please note that at this stage this is still an
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://knowledgeweb.semanticweb.org/sssw06/.
REGISTRATION If you are interested in participating to SSSW-2006
then please fill in the online registration form at our web site:
Dr. John Domingue, Deputy Director, Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK6 7AA
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