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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Summer School on Ontological Analysis, 16-20 July 2012, Trento, ITALY

The International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) organizes the First Interdisciplinary Summer School on Ontological Analysis

Six experts in different disciplines (philosophy, cognitive linguistics, knowledge representation 
and conceptual modeling) will meet for a week with students and researchers to present common 
themes in applied ontology and describe them from each discipline's viewpoint, to engage in open 
discussions with each other, and to interact with the participants.

Registration is now open
(the fee includes admission to all courses, coffee breaks, and lunches).

  Early Registration (Mar 15 - Apr 16): Student 150 euro, Regular 250 euro
  Late Registration  (Apr 17 - Jul 06): Student 250 euro, Regular 350 euro

The registration is open only to IAOA members (for IAOA membership fee see

The number of participants is limited to 80. Participation is granted based on the order of 

The IAOA funds some grants for students. The grant covers the registration fee.
In exceptional cases the IAOA will contribute to cover travel expenses and accommodation.

Christiane Fellbaum, Dept. of Computer Science, Princeton University, Ontology, semantics, and 
cognitive linguistics

Chiara Ghidini and Luciano Serafini, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Logical tools for 
ontological analysis

Nicola Guarino, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Introduction to Applied Ontology

Giancarlo Guizzardi, Dept. of Computer Science, Federal University of Esprito Santo, 
Ontology-driven conceptual modelling

Kevin Mulligan, Dept. of Philosophy, Universit de Genve, Ontological analysis: the philosophical 

Visit the web site of the school for more information:

The school is open to students, researchers and practitioners.

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