Of course this summer school is a competitor, in a sense. (01)
In my opinion, we should differentiate by focusing on *ontological analysis*
for information systems in general (as opposed to ontology engineering for the
semantic web), and by conveying, in the presentation material, our idea of the
"Vespucci style" focused on in-depth discussions. (02)
We should move on, anyway! (03)
On 29 Oct 2010, at 04:24, Peter Yim wrote: (06)
> FYI ...
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Enrico Motta <e.motta@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 17:15:41 +0100
> Subject: [ontolog-forum] ANN: 8th Summer School on Ontology Eng. and
> the Semantic Web
> To: ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *** FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT ***
> THE 8TH SUMMER SCHOOL ON ONTOLOGY ENGINEERING AND THE SEMANTIC WEB (SSSW-2011)
> 10-16 July, 2011, Cercedilla, near Madrid, Spain.
> IMPORTANT DATES
> Registration opens: 10 January, 2011
> Registration closes: 31 March 2011
> Notification of acceptance: 29 April 2011
> Deadline for payments: 20 May 2011
> Summer school: 10-16 July 2011
> We are pleased to announce the eight Summer School on Ontological
> Engineering and the Semantic Web (SSSW 2011). The successful and
> groundbreaking SSSW series of summer schools started in 2003 and is
> now a well-established event within the research community and a role
> model for several other initiatives. Presented by leading researchers
> in the field, it 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 understanding and applying Semantic Technologies. To
> ensure a high ratio between tutors and students the school will be
> limited to 50 participants.
>> From the very beginning the school pioneered an innovative pedagogical
>approach, combining the practical with the theoretical, and adding teamwork
>and a competitive element to the mix. Specifically, tutorial/lecture material
>is augmented with hands-on practical workshops and we ensure that the sessions
>complement each other by linking them to a group project. Work on developing
>and presenting a project in cooperation with other participants serves as a
>means of consolidating the knowledge and skills gained from lectures and
>practical sessions. It also introduces an element of competition among teams,
>as prizes are awarded to the best projects at the end of the week.
>Participants will be provided with electronic versions of all course lectures
>and all necessary tools and environments for the hands-on sessions. PC access
>with all tools pre-installed will be available on site as well. SSSW 2011 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 to the school. To further facilitate communication and feedback
>all attendees will present a poster on their research.
> Knowledge Representation
> Ontology Design
> Design Patterns
> Ontology Matching and Alignment
> Linked Open Data
> Web Science
> Semantic and Language Technologies for Knowledge Management
> Devices and Ubiquitous Computing
> Semantic Search
> Trust and Provenance
> E-commerce and E-business
> Personal Information Management
> Semantic Web Applications.
> ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
> Enrico Motta (Director and Founder), e.motta@xxxxxxxxxx
> Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Director), asun@xxxxxxxxx
> Mathieu d'Aquin (Vice-Director), m.daquin@xxxxxxxxxx
> Oscar Corcho (Vice-Director), ocorcho@xxxxxxxxx
> INVITED SPEAKERS (Provisional)
> Manfred Hauswirth (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland)
> Jim Hendler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US)
> Martin Hepp (Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany)
> Peter Mika (Yahoo! Research, Spain)
> Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
> Mathieu d'Aquin (The Open University, UK)
> Sean Bechhofer (University of Manchester, UK)
> Fabio Ciravegna (University of Sheffield, UK)
> Jérôme Euzenat (INRIA and LIG, France)
> Aldo Gangemi (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
> Asun Gomez-Perez (UPM, Spain)
> Tom Heath (Talis, UK)
> Enrico Motta (The Open University, UK)
> Valentina Presutti (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
> HOW TO APPLY
> We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. Normally, but not
> exclusively, applicants will be postgraduate students in relevant
> disciplines with some knowledge of semantic technologies. Some basic
> acquaintance with knowledge representation languages for the Semantic
> Web (RDF, OWL, etc.) is required.
> The deadline for applications is 31 March 2011.
> Accepted candidates are expected to arrive on Sunday, July 10th,
> between 3pm and 6pm and to participate fully in the activities of the
> school until its conclusion, at 2pm on Saturday, July 16th. Applicants
> should keep in mind that we will not consider applications from
> students who cannot commit themselves to a full participation for the
> whole duration of the school. Students are also required to bring and
> present a poster at the summer school, describing their own research.
> Apart from activities directly related to lectures, the summer school
> schedule is rightly famous for its unrivalled social programme, which
> enables informal interaction between all participants to the school -
> i.e., students, tutors, invited speakers, school staff, etc. These
> events include a gala dinner outside Cercedilla, walks in the
> mountain, discos, and sport activities.
> STUDENT GRANTS
> We expect to provide a number of grants for students who would not
> otherwise be able to attend the school. More details about student
> grants will be published at a later date.
> VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION
> Cercedilla is a small village in the mountains near Madrid. The school
> will be held in the Residence of the Universidad Politecnica de
> Madrid. The Residence has a range of facilities to make your stay more
> pleasant including en suite bathrooms and nearby activities like a
> swimming pool, bars and restaurants in the village.
> The nearest airport is Madrid-Barajas.
> Participants will be able to use local rail links from Madrid to Cercedilla.
> More information about how to reach Cercedilla can be found at
> COST OF SUMMER SCHOOL INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND EXCURSION: ¤ 800.
> The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an
> exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland
> (SC 038302).
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