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2nd Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web - SSSW-04

From: E.Motta <E.Motta@open.ac.uk>
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***APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS***
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Please note that the deadline for provisional 
registrations is April 19th, 2004.
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THE SECOND EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON ONTOLOGICAL 
ENGINEERING AND THE SEMANTIC WEB (SSSW-2004)

http://babage.dia.fi.upm.es/summerschool/

VENUE
Cercedilla, near Madrid, Spain.

DATE
19-24, July 2004

DEADLINE FOR PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION
19 April, 2004


INTRODUCTION
The KnowledgeWeb European Network of Excellence 
(http://knowledgeweb.semanticweb.org/) is pleased 
to announce the second 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 
highly successful school held in 2003 as part of 
the activities of the OntoWeb Network Consortium 
(http://www.ontoweb.org). 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. 
Students interested in taking part will have to 
register online on the SSSW-04 web site by April 
19th. Attendance at the school will be limited to 
50 participants, therefore registration does not 
guarantee a place at the school if the school is 
over-subscribed. To register please fill the 
online form at our web site, 
http://babage.dia.fi.upm.es/summerschool/.


APPROACH
To avoid a passive learning experience we will 
augment theoretical material with practical 
workshops. Furthermore, we will ensure that the 
theoretical 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-2004 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.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Enrico Motta (Director)
Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Director)
Arthur Stutt (Project Co-ordinator)

COURSE TOPICS
Ontologies: Theory, Methods and Tools;
Human Language Technologies and Machine Learning for the Semantic Web;
Semantic Web Services.

TUTORS (provisional)
Asun Gomez-Perez and Aldo Gangemi: Ontologies: Theory, Methods and Tools;
Fabio Ciravegna: Human Language Technologies and 
Machine Learning for the Semantic Web.
John Domingue and Terry Payne: Semantic Web Services;

INVITED SPEAKERS (provisional)
Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento, Italy)
Jim Hendler (University of Maryland, US)
Deborah McGuinness (Stanford University, US)
Nigel Shadbolt (University of Southampton, 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 applicants
will be first or second year 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.


COST OF SUMMER SCHOOL INCLUDING
ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND EXCURSION

Euros 1060.


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.

REGISTRATION
If you are interested in participating to 
SSSW-2004 then please fill in the online
registration form at our web site:

http://babage.dia.fi.upm.es/summerschool/

CONTACTS
Enrico Motta - e.motta@open.ac.uk
Asun Gomez-Perez - asun@fi.upm.es
Arthur Stutt - a.stutt@open.ac.uk
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