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6th ESWC Summer School: The Rise of the Data Scientist

From: John.Domingue <john.domingue@open.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:25:34 +0000
To: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
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*Applications now open*

“I could not envision a better way of learning and connecting, …. I wish to stay in touch with all the awesome people I met here…”  2014 ESWC Summer School Student

“Attending this summer school eventually lead not only to some nice paper collaborations but also paved the way to the PhD position in Germany that I’m currently holding.” Former Venezuelan Summer School Student now at KIT.

“Looking back after two years, I can say that the ESWC summer school has been the most influential event in my research career so far.” Former student from Ghent University

Main Page: http://summerschool2016.eswc-conferences.org/

Registration page: http://summerschool2016.eswc-conferences.org/apply/

Closing date for registration: June 17th, 2016
Fees for STI International Members: 720
Fees for non-members: 850
We are offering a small number of travel grants of 1000€ to selected students

The sixth ESWC Summer School will take place the the stunning city of Dubrovnik, Croatia fronting the Adriatic sea and known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. The summer school will start on the morning of Monday 5th September and end on lunchtime Saturday 10th September, 2016.

The overall goal for this event is to provide intensive training and networking opportunities for the next ESWC 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 Linked Data/Semantic Web research area in general.

This year’s motto will be ‘The rise of the data scientist’ – the school will feature a mixture of invited talks and tutorials on several aspects of data science, including statistics, exploratory data analysis, data publishing and interlinking, machine learning, and data visualization as well as group projects, in which the participants will have the chance to apply what they have learned by developing their own data science research ideas and demos as part of a team.

We will create opportunities for attendees to network with their peers, the school tutors, and keynotes as well as senior members of STI International and the research community who are participating in associated events.

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 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 program. 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 technologies and real-world data sets.

Recent press have highlighted the value of Open Educational Resources (OERs) within Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). The summer school will make extensive use of OERs from the European Data Science Academy EU project [1] allowing participants to:
·       View materials related to the technical part of the summer school as high quality eBooks (available on eBook readers, on iPads, Kindle) in Web form (see ‘Learning Materials’ menu item).
·       View the technical presentations as webinars (see ‘Learning Materials’ menu item).
·       Provide feedback on all materials to the course authors and Summer School tutors for the benefit of both educators and learners.

The summer school is open to anyone studying in a computing-related post-graduate course or is at an early stage of a relevant career in industry or academia. 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.

·      Ricardo Baeza-Yates, ex Vice President of Research for Yahoo Labs

·      Stefan Decker, RWTH Aachen University and Fraunhofer

·      Marko Tadić, University of Zagreb


·      John Domingue, KMi, The Open University and STI International

·      Marko Grobelnik, Jozef Stefan Institute

·      Carlos Pedrinaci, KMi, The Open University

·      Chris Phethean, University of Southampton

·      Allan Third, KMi, The Open University

·      Elena Simperl, University of Southampton

·      Claudia Wagner, GESIS the Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences


·      John Domingue, KMi, The Open University and STI International

·      Marko Grobelnik, Jozef Stefan Institute

·      Elena Simperl, University of Southampton

The topics of the ESWC summer school will be aligned with the most prominent and emerging topics of the ESWC conference. This year our topics are aligned with the latest developments in Data Science and Big Data.

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 participate in related events.

The topics and teaching processes of the School are validated by the ESWC Summer School Advisory Board [2] which contains representatives from: FORTH, ITMO University of St. Petersburg, JSI, KIT, the Open University, Oxford University, the Semantic Web Science Association, STI International, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Southampton, the University of Trento and Wonkwang University.

We encourage anyone who is at an early stage of their Semantic Web career to apply our school which benefits from its close association with the conference.

The ESWC summer school is supported by a number of European projects including the European Data Science Academy, CARRE, SlideWiki, WDAqua and also videolectures.net.


1.    http://edsa-project.eu/

2.    http://summerschool2016.eswc-conferences.org/about/advisory-board/

3.    http://summerschool2016.eswc-conferences.org/learning-materials/<http://summerschool2015.eswc-conferences.org/learning-materials/>

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