#sssc2011 Call for Participation: 3rd International Summer School on Semantic Computing

Call for Participation: 3rd International Summer School on Semantic Computing

3rd International Summer School on Semantic Computing
August 8-12, 2011
at the University of California, Berkeley

supported by IEEE and STI International
brought to you by the Institute of Semantic Computing and Semsphere

Semantic Computing is a rapidly-evolving research field that integrates representation, methods, and techniques from areas as diverse as multimedia, computational linguistics, semantic web, knowledge engineering and software engineering, with the goal of creating novel technologies and applications that connect intuitively formulated user intentions with the content and meaning of machine-represented data.

In its third edition, the Summer School on Semantic Computing 2011 will provide an introduction to this interdisciplinary field, aimed at
professionals, PhD candidates / graduate students and senior undergraduates. A mix of young and well-established researchers and educators will give tutorials on cutting-edge results in these areas, complemented by keynote talks by renowned experts and hands-on exercises that showcase the application of the most important technologies in real-world situations.

The 5-day event will take place just off the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, August 8th-12th, 2011. The curriculum will include the following topics:

  • Multimedia Analysis, Annotation and Search
  • Information Extraction and Semantic Search
  • Representation and Reasoning with Semantic Technologies
  • Linked Data and Services
  • Ontologies: Building, Integrating and Learning

We are thrilled to again announce keynotes from two distinguished Berkeley emeritus professors: Lotfi Zadeh, widely credited as the creator of Fuzzy Logic, and Charles Fillmore, noted linguist and creator of Frame Semantics.
Further keynote speakers will be announced early next year.

Important  Dates

  • February 1, 2011: Registration opens
  • July 1, 2011: Registration closes
  • August 8, 2011: School starts

For instruction on how to apply and other information, please visit the following website:



Universidad Politecnica

Won Kwang University

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

University of Innsbruck


The Open University

University of Aberdeen