1st ESWC Summer School 2011: 3rd Call for Applications

Dear all,

we cordially invite you to the 1st ESWC Summer School 2011, which will take
place in a small village in the South of Crete, from 22nd to 28th of May,
2010. The application process is now open and all interested Master's, Ph.D.
students and junior researchers are welcome to apply.

THE APPLICATION FORM is available online at:

For more information about the summer school please read below or visit the
summer school website:


ESWC 2011 Summer School
May 22-28, 2011 | Kalamaki, Crete (GR)

This invitation includes the following information:



We are establishing a new summer school - the ESWC Summer School which we
will run in southern Crete in the week before the EWSC conference -  from
the evening of Sunday May 22nd to midday Saturday May 28th 2011. The overall
goal for this event is to provide intensive training and networking
opportunities for the next EWC generation. In particular we wish to
facilitate the creation of a new cohort of ESWC: Master's, Ph.D.
students and junior researchers who will in time become the next leaders of
the ESWC conference and of the Semantic Web research area in general.

In this respect the above the topics of the ESWC Summer School will be
aligned with the most prominent and emerging topics of the ESWC conference.
We will also provide opportunities for attendees to network with their
peers, the School Tutors and Keynotes as well as senior members of STI
International and senior members of the Semantic Web community who are
participating in the Conference.

The organization and tutorial team for this Summer School have extensive
experience in these types of events having organized similar events in
Europe, the US and Asia over a number of years. Building from this
experience, and also knowledge of pedagogy we know that learning-by-doing
leads to successful learning. We also know the true value of networking in
the research context and that this is best supported by an informal
atmosphere coupled with an enjoyable inclusive social programme. Supporting
the above will be a dominant theme of the EWSC Summer School and a
significant portion of the school will involve hands-on sessions with the
latest generation of Semantic Web tools.

The Summer School is open to anyone studying in a Semantic Web related
post-graduate course or is at an early stage of a Semantic Web related
career and is engaged in suitable Semantic Web activities. We will provide
sponsorship for a limited number students who require financial support.
Places will be limited to 50 in order to ensure that all participating
students receive quality time with their tutors. Accepted students will be
obliged to attend the whole week.

We encourage anyone who is at an early stage of their Semantic Web career to
apply our new school which will be the first in a long- running series.

The ESWC Summer School is supported by a number of European projects
including PlanetData and also videolectures.net.

You can find out more details including the whole programme at our website
at: http://summerschool.eswc2011.org/


- Chris Bizer (Freie Universitšt Berlin, Germany)
- Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento, Italy)
- Mark Greaves (Vulcan Inc. US)
- Ian Horrocks (University of Oxford, UK)
- Chris Welty (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, US)


- Lora Aroyo (Free University of Amsterdam, NL)
- Dan Brickley (Free University of Amsterdam, NL)
- Spyros Kotoulas (Free University of Amsterdam, NL)
- Barry Norton (KIT, DE)
- Carlos Pedrinaci (The Open University, UK)
- Elena Simperl  (KIT, DE)
- Katharina Siorpaes (University of Innsbruck, AT)
- Denny Vrandenic (KIT, DE)


John Domingue (The Open University and STI International)


- Languages, standards and Web-scale reasoning
- Linked Data publishing and consumption
- Developing and aligning vocabularies
- Semantically enabled Web APIs and services
- Front-ends for the Semantic Web


- Registration Opens: December 1st 2010
- Registration Closes: February 15th 2011
- Decision on Acceptance: March 1st 2011
- Summer School: May 22nd evening to midday May 28th


- STI Members: 550 Euros
- Non STI Members: 600 Euros

Fees include registration fee, accommodation and meals.
Summer School students will be entitled to a 33% discount of the ESWC
conference registration fee.


For further information please visit the website or contact STI
International (office@sti2.org)

Received on Tuesday, 1 February 2011 10:48:10 UTC