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THE SIXTH EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON ONTOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND THE SEMANTIC WEB (SSSW-2008): REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

From: John Domingue <j.b.domingue@open.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 14:33:20 +0000
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To: John Domingue <j.b.domingue@open.ac.uk>

***APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS***
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http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/sssw08/

VENUE
Cercedilla, near Madrid, Spain.

DATE
6-12 July, 2008

DEADLINE FOR PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION
20 April, 2008

INTRODUCTION
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.


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.

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.

TUTORS
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)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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)


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
John Domingue (Director), j.b.domingue@open.ac.uk
Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Director), asun@fi.upm.es

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 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.


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 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

Euros 780.


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 will be posted on  
the web site, http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/sssw08/  at a future date.

REGISTRATION
Registration forms will be posted on our website at a future date.


IMPORTANT DATES
Registration Opens: 10th March 2008
Registration Closes: 20th April 2008
Notification of acceptance: 1st May 2008
Deadline for payments: 30th May 2008

John

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Prof. John Domingue,
Deputy Director,
Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University,
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK6 7AA
http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/domingue/
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