DEADLINE FOR PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION
20 April, 2008
The deadline for registering for the sixth European Summer School on
Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web is now approaching. 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
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)
Enrico Motta (The Open University, UK)
Natasha Noy (Stanford, US)
Guus Schreiber (Free University of Amsterdam, NL)
Chris Welty (IBM Watson Research Center, US)
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