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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: 2nd Asian Semantic Web School (ASWS2008)

* 2nd Asian Semantic Web School (ASWS2008)                         *
* Jointly located with ASWC2008                                    *
* Bangkok, Thailand, Dec 1-6, 2008 (      *

The 2nd Asian Semantic Web School aims to teach its
attendees how to apply semantic technologies in their own projects
and environments. The school is targeted at young researchers and
other interested parties affiliated to academia or industry. It is
particularly our goal to bring together international experts in the
field and to invite the leading research groups in Korea to be part
of the program.

Course Topics
Presentations by international experts in the field will
introduce the core technologies of semantic computing:

- Standard knowledge representation languages such as Resource
Description Framework (RDF) or Web Ontology Language (OWL), including
tools for exploiting their reasoning capabilities.
- Methodologies, methods and tools to build and manage ontologies.
- The current directions in Semantic Web Services, in particular the
Web Service Modeling Ontology (WSMO) and the related Web Service
Modeling Language (WSML) and Web Service Execution Environment (WSMX).

Tutorials, hands-on sessions and exercices
Tutorials, hands-on sessions and exercises will provide additional
insights into the aforementioned topics and guide the students in
applying the  technologies in specific situations. These learning
modules will be complemented by invited talks which report on the
deployment of semantic technologies in real-world business scenarios,
handed over by representatives of well-known international companies.
The participants will be involved in projects, in which they will
develop prototypical Semantic Web applications in small teams on the
basis of a pre-defined scenario specification.

Co-located events
The school will be co-located with
the Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC2008) in Bangkok, Thailand.
It will take place one week prior to the main conference.

Important Dates
If you want to participate in ASWS2008, please register at and fill in the required information.
The deadline for submission is July, 31 and we will notify you by
August, 7. The successful applicants will be expected to pay the
registration fee, 500 euros, before September, 30. The fee covers all
tuition, teaching materials, hands-on sessions, use of computers,
room and board, from Sunday evening (November, 30) to Saturday lunch
(December, 6), an excursion, and a social dinner.

    * June, 9: Application opens
    * July, 31: Application closes
    * August, 7: Notification of acceptance
    * August, 7: Registration opens
    * September, 30: Registration fees paid
    * November, 30: Arrival of participants
    * December, 1: First day of school
    * December, 6: Last day of the school
    * December, 8: ASWC 2008

Organizing Committee
Elena Simperl, STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Marco Ronchetti, University of Trento, Italy
Vilas Wuwongse, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Invited Speakers and Tutors (to be completed)
Peter Haase, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
Michael Kerrigan, STI Innsbruck
Devika P. Madalli, Indian Statistical Institute
Peter Mika, Yahoo!Research
Daniel Olmedilla, L3S Research Center & Hannover University
Marco Ronchetti, University of Trento
Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento
Elena Simperl, STI Innsbruck
Katharina Siorpaes, STI Innsbruck
Denny Vrandecic, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe

The Asian Semantic Web School is supported by the EASTWEB
project ( A limited amount
of fellowships is available for Asian students. The fellowships cover
the school's fees. Interested students should apply sending their CV
per email to Marco Ronchetti at marco.ronchetti at by July,
31, and will be notified by August, 7.

For any further information, please visit or
send an email to Elena Simperl at elena.simperl at