PhD Studentships @ KMi (UK): Semantic Web Technologies

PhD Studentships in Semantic Web Technologies

The Open University, UK

Knowledge Media Institute

PhD Studentships: Semantic Web Technologies

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 March 2006.

The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) has openings for research-based 
	PhD studentships for the academic year 2006/2007. The studentships are related to the design and development of 
	semantic web technologies, and will be closely related to the EU-funded NeOn, KnowledgeWeb and OpenKnowledge 
	projects - see, and
	The topics for these openings include the following: 

 designing and implementing methods to manage and formalize knowledge evolution in the open Semantic Web; 
 exploring user interaction and use experiences on/with the Semantic Web;
 modelling query lifecycle and invetigating techniques for interactive, context-sensitive and multi-media search; 
 integration of folksonomies and ontologies on the Semantic Web; and 
 semantic web services. 

We are seeking applications for full-time, 3-year long research studentships on the above PhD projects. We strongly recommend 
that you contact the lead researcher directly to discuss your interest prior to writing your Proposal. Further information
about the individual projects together with the suggested topics can be found on KMi 
PhD Studentship Projects page.

The Knowledge Media Institute is a highly successful, 60-strong interdisciplinary laboratory 
founded at The Open University in 1995, and located in attractive new offices at The Open University's main campus in 
Milton Keynes, UK. KMi undertakes high-profile advanced research and development in Knowledge Media: a convergence of 
knowledge, communication and computing technologies. We offer a stimulating environment, widely acknowledged to be at 
the leading edge of European research and development, particularly in semantic technologies, knowledge modelling and 
management, new media systems, and human-computer interaction. The style, impact and content of our PhD programme are 
described in more detail on our Web at

For further details of the studentships, information on how to apply, and access details 
for disabled applicants please see the our "PhD Studentships 
FAQ" section. We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Co-ordinator of the KMi PhD Programme, Dr Paul Mulholland 
(email Paul or contact him on +44 (0)1908 654506).

Received on Wednesday, 15 February 2006 05:25:16 UTC