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Cercedilla, near Madrid, Spain.
6-12 July, 2008
DEADLINE FOR PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION
20 April, 2008
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.
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-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.
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)
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)
John Domingue (Director), [log in to unmask]
Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Director), [log in to unmask]
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.
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
TRAVEL AND LOCAL INFORMATION
The nearest airport is Madrid-Barajas.
Participants will be able to use local rail links from Madrid to
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 forms will be posted on our website at a future date.
Registration Opens: 10th March 2008
Registration Closes: 20th April 2008
Notification of acceptance: 1st May 2008
Deadline for payments: 30th May 2008
Prof. John Domingue,
Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University,
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK6 7AA