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***APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS***
THE THIRD EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON ONTOLOGICAL
ENGINEERING AND THE SEMANTIC WEB (SSSW-2005)
Deadline for Registration Approaching
Registration will close on 31 March 2005
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)
Frank van Harmelen (Free University of Amsterdam, NL)
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 at open.ac.uk
Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Director), asun at fi.upm.es
Arthur Stutt (Project Co-ordinator), a.stutt at 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
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
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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