#eswc2011: 1st ESWC Summer School 2011 - Now Open for Applications

We proudly present the 1st ESWC Summer School 2011, which will take place in a small village in the South of Crete, from 22nd to 28th of May, 2010. The application process is now open and all interested Master's, Ph.D. students and junior researchers are welcome to apply.

The application form is available online at: http://summerschool.eswc2011.org/content/application-form

For more information about the summer school please read below or visit the summer school website: http://summerschool.eswc2011.org


ESWC 2011 Summer School

May 22-28, 2011 | Kalamaki, Crete (GR)



This invitation includes the following information:

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We are establishing a new summer school - the ESWC Summer School which we will run in southern Crete in the week before the EWSC conference -  from the evening of Sunday May 22nd to midday Saturday May 28th 2011. The overall goal for this event is to provide intensive training and networking opportunities for the next EWC generation. In particular we wish to facilitate the creation of a new cohort of ESWC: Master's, Ph.D.

students and junior researchers who will in time become the next leaders of the ESWC conference and of the Semantic Web research area in general.

In this respect the above the topics of the ESWC Summer School will be aligned with the most prominent and emerging topics of the ESWC conference.

We will also provide opportunities for attendees to network with their peers, the School Tutors and Keynotes as well as senior members of STI International and senior members of the Semantic Web community who are participating in the Conference.

The organization and tutorial team for this Summer School have extensive experience in these types of events having organized similar events in Europe, the US and Asia over a number of years. Building from this experience, and also knowledge of pedagogy we know that learning-by-doing leads to successful learning. We also know the true value of networking in the research context and that this is best supported by an informal atmosphere coupled with an enjoyable inclusive social programme. Supporting the above will be a dominant theme of the EWSC Summer School and a significant portion of the school will involve hands-on sessions with the latest generation of Semantic Web tools.

The Summer School is open to anyone studying in a Semantic Web related post-graduate course or is at an early stage of a Semantic Web related career and is engaged in suitable Semantic Web activities. We will provide sponsorship for a limited number students who require financial support.

Places will be limited to 50 in order to ensure that all participating students receive quality time with their tutors. Accepted students will be obliged to attend the whole week.

We encourage anyone who is at an early stage of their Semantic Web career to apply our new school which will be the first in a long- running series.

The ESWC Summer School is supported by a number of European projects including PlanetData and also videolectures.net.

You can find out more details including the whole programme at our website:

at: http://summerschool.eswc2011.org/



  • Chris Bizer (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento, Italy)
  • Mark Greaves (Vulcan Inc. US)
  • Ian Horrocks (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Chris Welty (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, US)



  • Lora Aroyo (Free University of Amsterdam, NL)
  • Dan Brickley (Free University of Amsterdam, NL)
  • Spyros Kotoulas (Free University of Amsterdam, NL)
  • Barry Norton (KIT, DE)
  • Carlos Pedrinaci (The Open University, UK)
  • Elena Simperl  (KIT, DE)
  • Katharina Siorpaes (University of Innsbruck, AT)
  • Denny Vrandenic (KIT, DE)



  • John Domingue (The Open University and STI International)



  • Languages, standards and Web-scale reasoning
  • Linked Data publishing and consumption
  • Developing and aligning vocabularies
  • Semantically enabled Web APIs and services
  • Front-ends for the Semantic Web



  • Application/Registration: open
  • Application/Registration Closes: February 15th 2011
  • Decision on Acceptance: March 1st 2011
  • Summer School: May 22nd evening to midday May 28th



  • STI Members: 550 Euros
  • Non STI Members: 600 Euros

Fees include registration fee, accommodation and meals.

Summer School students will be entitled to a 33% discount of the ESWC conference registration fee.



For further information please visit the website or contact STI International (office@sti2.org)



Won Kwang University

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

University of Aberdeen

The Open University


Universidad Politecnica

University of Innsbruck