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1st Summer School on Smart Cities and Linked Open Data (LD4SC-15)

From: Raúl García Castro <rgarcia@fi.upm.es>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:54:53 +0100
Message-ID: <54E774ED.7040804@fi.upm.es>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

*Registration deadline: 15th March*

The 1st Summer School on Smart Cities and Linked Open Data (LD4SC-15) 
will be held from June 7th to 12th 2015 at Residencia Lucas Olazábal of 
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Cercedilla, a municipality of the 
autonomous community of Madrid in central Spain.

The LD4SC-15 summer school has the main goal of teaching people from 
industry and academia in an easy and guided way how to use Linked Open 
Data technologies in the domain of smart cities, facilitating through a 
simple approach a first contact with these technologies. This summer 
school is the first one organized in this topic worldwide and is 
supported by the READY4SmartCities (http://www.ready4smartcities.eu/) 
FP7 Coordination and Support Action.

By the end of the summer school, students will:
* Understand the role of Open Data and Linked Open Data in Smart cities.
* Know how to generate and publish Open Linked Data from some existing 
data source.
* Know how to define and reuse vocabularies that can be used to 
represent Linked Data.
* Know about the different existing open data portals and be able of 
using them.
* Know the different alternatives for using Linked Data in the context 
of smart cities.
* Have followed the whole process of generating and publishing Open 
Linked Data with some existing data set.

With the objective of avoiding passive learning, the summer school will 
contain three types of lessons:

* Keynotes to show novel aspects and discuss selected topics.
* Theoretical lessons to introduce the basic foundations of each topic, 
methods, and technologies.
* Hands-on sessions where students will follow the whole process of 
generating and publishing Open Linked Data with some existing data set.

Students are encouraged to bring to the summer school some data set 
produced by their organizations in order to leave the summer school with 
the data set transformed into Linked Data.

Confirmed Invited Speakers and Tutors

* Leandro Madrazo (Universitat Ramon Llull)
* Freddy Lecue (IBM Research Dublin)
* Edward Curry (Insight Centre for Data Analytics)
* Jerome Euzenat (INRIA)
* Pieter Pawels (Ghent University)
* Alvaro Sicilia (Universitat Ramon Llull)


We welcome students from anywhere in the world and coming from industry 
or academia. Some basic acquaintance with software development and Web 
technologies is required. Students are expected to participate fully in 
the activities of the school until its conclusion.

Due to the practical orientation of the summer school and to the effort 
needed to supervise and tutor students, the number of students in the 
summer school will be limited to 50.

The cost of the attending the LD4SC Summer School is 450€, including 
lectures and hands-on sessions, accommodation, meals, social events and 


Raúl García Castro (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Dimitrios Tzovaras (Informatics and Telematics Institute - CERTH)
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