the EC meeting today, it was suggested that we continue our discussion on the
Education Committee email list, so that all can participate.
have prepared a summary of our discussion in Skype and in email yesterday, and this
is given below.
we want to prepare the summer school announcement, and send it out shortly,
with the content still needing to be fleshed out. Plus, how do we distinguish
this summer school from the Ontology Engineering summer school be organized by
IAOA Education Committee
chairs, Skype telecon, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, Topic: IAOA Summer School in
Werner Kuhn, Antony Galton,
Fabian Neuhaus, Robert Hoehndorf, Michael Gruninger, Leo Obrst
Skype problems. Leo lost
voice, only had chat; therefore, Michael took over hosting. Others had
intermittent voice problems.
Application: online at
vespucci.org, starting February 1, 2011
Acceptance: until mid April
Facilitators: David Mark (his
funding covered), Werner Kuhn, Antony Galton, Michael Gruninger
Theme: Process Ontologies
Date: July 17-23, 2011
(Sunday through Sat)?
Format/structure: 2 days of
introductory material; 4 days of advanced seminar, Vespucci-style
Total number of participants:
Accommodation: hotel, bed and
breakfast, or camp ground in Fiesole (20 minutes by bus from Firenze).
Est. budget (thanks to Fabian
Expenses that need to be
covered to break even:
rainy day fund 2 000
The registration fee is 1200,
800, 500 for industry, academic,
student, respectively; and
the attendance ratio is 1: 2 :4 the gross fee is
685 euro/ person. The amount
charged by credit card companies varies but
let's assume 3%. Thus, the
net registration fee is 665 euro per person.
But should we have special
rate for students?
Assumption: IAOA has
preferred non-profit tax status.
We would need 21 paying
participants (3 industry, 6 academics,
12 students) to break even.
Given that there will be 4 facilitators, that
means that 25 participants
would be the minimum.
Distance from Fiesole is
15-20min to La Pietra.
Werner also states that,
given the JRC support, we really do not have to worry much about breaking even
Also, we may want to charge
the usual Vespucci fee for the 4 days and offer a "crash course"
(introductory material) as add-on for a low fee (say, 150 or 200 Euro).