ICCL Summer School 2013
As in the past summer schools at the Technische Universität Dresden,
people from distinct, but communicating communities will gather in an
informal and friendly atmosphere. This two-week event is aimed at
graduate students, researchers and practitioners.
The topic of this year's summer school is
Semantic Web - Ontology Languages and Their Use
The summer school is devoted to the Semantic Web, a very dynamic and
current area of research and application which aims at making
information on the World Wide Web fit for intelligent systems
applications. One of the key ideas of the Semantic Web approach is to
make use of methods from knowledge representation and of AI research
in general in order to obtain seamless integration of information from
diverse resources, interoperability of tools, enhance search
functionalities, and the like.
Central for this development is the design of knowledge representation
languages for building so-called ontologies, which serve as a kind of
metadata to describe the semantics or meaning of data on the Web. Of
primary importance are ontology languages and related recommended
standards by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), as well as methods
and algorithm for their processing.
The Semantic Web is now an advanced interdisciplinary field having its
home in Computer Science. Third party funding for more than a decade,
in particular from the European Union, has led to significant
progress. Systems like Apple's Siri or IBM's Watson, adaptions of
Semantic-Web-based technologies for e.g. schema.org, Facebook's Open
Graph or Google's Knowledge Graph bring these technologies to
widespread use and application. Through so-called Linked Data, high
volumes of Semantic-Web-processable data is already available on
The ICCL Summer School 2013 will introduce to Semantic Web Ontology
Languages and some of their application areas, and highlight related
If you want to attend the summer school, we would like you to register
via the Online Registration Form preferably by April 11, 2013. This
deadline is obligatory for all who want to apply for a grant.
After April 11, 2013, registration will be possible as long as there
are vacant places. (Since we intend to restrict participation to about
60 people, in case of excessive demand, we will have to close the
registration to the summer school.)
Please register at the latest by July 1, 2013, because - apart from
the mentioned overall restriction of participation - we would need an
early estimate of the number of participants.
People applying until April 11, 2013, and applying for a grant will be
informed about respective decisions on grants by end of April 2013.
After April 11, 2013 applications for grants cannot be considered
An on-site check-in is on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at 4 - 7 pm in
room E001 of the Computer Science building. It continues on Monday,
August 19, 2013, 8 - 10 am.
(A) We ask for a participation fee of 250 EUR for participants from
the university sector (students, university employees, etc)
(B) We ask for a participation fee of 1000 Euro for participants
Please pay this summer school fee in cash at the day of your arrival.
If belonging to the university sector you have to provide some
respective evidence when paying the fees at the check-in (e.g.
student card, web page at a university, etc).
A limited number of grants for students and university employees will
be available, which includes a waiver of the participation fee. Please
indicate in your application, if the only possibility for you to
participate is via a grant. Applications for grants must include an
estimate of travel costs. (Such info shall be mentioned in the
respective parts of the online registration form).
Please consult our web pages for further details.