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3rd Summer School on Ontological Eng. and the Semantic Web

From: Enrico Motta <e.motta@open.ac.uk>
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THE THIRD EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON ONTOLOGICAL 
ENGINEERING AND THE SEMANTIC WEB (SSSW-2005)

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Deadline for Registration Approaching

Registration will close on 31 March 2005
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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
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)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Enrico Motta (Director), e.motta@open.ac.uk
Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Director), asun@fi.upm.es
Arthur Stutt (Project Co-ordinator), a.stutt@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
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