THE FIRST EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL
ON ONTOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND THE SEMANTIC WEB (SSSW-2003)
Cercedilla, near Madrid, Spain.
21-26, July 2003
Enrico Motta (Director)
Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Director)
Arthur Stutt (Project Co-ordinator)
The OntoWeb Network Consortium (www.ontoweb.org) is pleased to
announce the first European Summer School on Ontological Engineering
and the Semantic Web. This summer school, presented by leading
researchers in the field, is the first opportunity anywhere in the world for
postgraduate students to equip themselves with the range of
theoretical and practical skills necessary for full engagement with
the challenges involved in developing Ontologies and Semantic Web
applications. With this in mind, candidates will need to book early
to avoid disappointment. The school will be limited to 50 participants.
To avoid a passive learning experience we will augment theoretical
material with practical workshops. Furthermore, we will ensure that
the theoretical sessions are complementary to each other by linking them to
a mini-project. Work on developing and presenting this project in
cooperation with other participants will serve as a means of
consolidating the knowledge and skills gained from lectures and
Participants will be provided with a copy of all course lectures and
access to a PC with all necessary tools and environments pre-installed.
Knowledge Representation and Ontologies
Semantic Web Services
Language Technologies for the Semantic Web
The Semantic Web and Knowledge Management
Asun Gomez-Perez and Mike Uschold: Knowledge Representation and Ontologies
John Domingue and Terry Payne: Semantic Web Services
Paul Buitelaar and Fabio Ciravegna: Language Technologies for the Semantic Web
Hans Akkermans and Steffen Staab: Semantic Web Technology for
Carole Goble: Introduction to the Semantic Web
Nicola Guarino: Knowledge Representation and Ontologies
Dieter Fensel: Semantic Web Services
Richard Benjamins: Semantic Web Technology for Knowledge Management
Hans Akkermans, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Richard Benjamins, iSOCO (Spain)
Paul Buitelaar, DFKI-Language Technology (Germany)
Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield (UK)
Ying Ding, Leopold Franzens UniversitŠt (Austria)
John Domingue, The Open University (UK)
Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
Carole Goble, University of Manchester (UK)
Asun Gomez-Perez, Universidad PolitŽcnica de Madrid (Spain)
Nicola Guarino, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Jim Hendler, University of Maryland at College Park (USA)
Atanas Kiryakov, Sygma, (Bulgaria)
Mounia Lalmas, Queen Mary University of London, (UK)
Enrico Motta, The Open University (UK)
Mark Musen, Stanford University Medical Center (USA)
Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton, UK
Terry Payne, University of Southampton (UK)
Guus Schreiber, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Steffen Staab, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
Arthur Stutt, The Open University (UK)
Mike Uschold, Boeing (USA)
Bob Wielinga, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
SSSW-2003 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 peers relatively new to the area.
After completing the course, participants will:
* Understand the motivation behind, and history of, efforts to build a
* Be able to critique research papers on the Semantic Web
* Be able to use a range of tools to build Semantic Web applications
* Be able to identify possible new lines of research
ACCOMMODATION AND SOCIAL EVENTS
Cercedilla is a small village in the mountains near Madrid. The school
will be held in the Universidad PolitŽcnica de Madrid's student house.
The student house has a range of facilities to make your stay more
pleasant including en suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bars and
restaurants in the village.
There will be an afternoon excursion to a local tourist destination.
Both this and a gala dinner will be included in the cost.
We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. Normally applicants
will be first or second year postgraduate students in relevant
disciplines with some knowledge of ontological or knowledge
engineering and/or the development of applications for the World Wide
COST OF SUMMER SCHOOL INCLUDING
ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND EXCURSION
TRAVEL AND LOCAL INFORMATION
The nearest airport is Madrid-Barajas.
Participants will be able to use local rail links from Madrid to Cercedilla.
We hope to arrange a coach for participants.
Further information about how to reach Cercedilla is on the web site.
If you are interested in SSSW-2003 then please fill in the online
registration form at our web site:
Enrico Motta – firstname.lastname@example.org
Asun Gomez-Perez – email@example.com
Arthur Stutt – firstname.lastname@example.org