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THE FIFTH EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON ONTOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND THE SEMANTIC WEB (SSSW-2007)

From: John Domingue <j.b.domingue@open.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 10:50:38 +0100
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To: John Domingue <j.b.domingue@open.ac.uk>

***APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS***
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2nd CALL for REGISTRATION

THE FIFTH EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON ONTOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND THE 
SEMANTIC WEB (SSSW-2007)

***REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT THE URL BELOW***

http://knowledgeweb.semanticweb.org/sssw07/


VENUE
Cercedilla, near Madrid, Spain.

DATE
8-14, July 2007

DEADLINE FOR PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION
April 15, 2007

INTRODUCTION
The KnowledgeWeb Network of Excellence is pleased to announce the fifth 
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, 2005 and 
2006, 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, 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.


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-2007 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)
Jérôme Euzenat (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France)
Aldo Gangemi  (National Research Council, Italy)
Asun Gomez-Perez (Universidade Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Stephan Baumann (DFKI, Germany)
Richard Benjamins (iSOCO, Spain)
Dieter Fensel (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)
Enrico Motta  (The Open University, UK)
Guus Schreiber (Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands)

SUMMER SCHOOL PROJECT
Barry Norton (The Open University, UK)

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 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.

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 8th) and to participate fully in the activities of the school 
until it ends, at 2pm on Saturday 14 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 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 will be posted on the 
web site, http://knowledgeweb.semanticweb.org/sssw07/ at a future date.

REGISTRATION
Registration forms are up on the website at:
http://knowledgeweb.semanticweb.org/sssw07/

IMPORTANT DATES
April 15: Registration closes
May: 6: Communication of acceptance
June 15: Deadline for payment of registration
July 8: Arrival of participants  (3 to 7 pm)
July 14: End of event at 2pm

john

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Dr. 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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