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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

9th Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web, 8-14 July, 2012, Cercedilla, near Madrid, SPAIN.

The groundbreaking SSSW series of summer schools started in 2003. It is now a well-establish 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 both students and practitioners to 
equip themselves with the range of theoretical, practical, and collaboration skills necessary for 
full engagement with the challenges involved in developing Ontologies and Semantic Web applications.
To ensure a high ratio between tutors and students the school will be limited to 50 participants. 
Applications will close on 6 April 2012.

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
Web of Data
Semantic Web Applications 
HCI and Ontology Engineering
Ontology Matching and Alignment
Semantic and Language Technologies 
Knowledge Management
Web Science
Semantic Search
Trust and Provenance
Personal Information Management
Social Semantic Web


Mathieu d'Aquin (Director),
Oscar Corcho (Co-Director),
Enrico Motta (Founder),
Asun Gomez-Perez (Co-Founder),


Mathieu d'Aquin (The Open University, UK)
Sean Bechhofer (University of Manchester, UK)
Fabio Ciravegna (University of Sheffield, UK)
Oscar Corcho (UPM, Spain)
Jrme Euzenat (INRIA and LIG, France)
Aldo Gangemi (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
Asun Gomez-Perez (UPM, Spain)
Manfred Hauswirth (DERI, Ireland)
Tom Heath (Talis, UK)
Ian Herman (W3C)
Peter Mika (Yahoo! Research)
Enrico Motta (The Open University, UK)
Valentina Presutti (ISTC-CNR, Italy)


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. 

Application should be sent by filling the application form, as well as sending a CV to (see

The deadline for applications is 6 April 2012 (extended from 30 March 2012).

Accepted candidates are expected to arrive on Sunday, July 8th, between 3pm and 6pm and to 
participate fully in the activities of the school until its conclusion, at 2pm on Saturday, 
July 14th. 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.


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.


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 
The cost of the summer school, including accommodation, meals and excursion will be 900.