Knowledge Graphs and Artificial Intelligence

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ISWS 2020 will take place from July 5th - 11th in Bertinoro, Italy!

Confirmed Speakers:

Elena Simperl - University of Southampton (UK)
Frank van Harmelen - Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (NL)
(more tba)

Confirmed Tutors:

Claudia d’Amato - University of Bari (IT)
Irene Celino - Cefriel (IT)
John Domingue - KMi, OPen Univ. & STI International (UK)
Michel Dumontier - Maastricht University (NL)
Marieke van Erp - DHLab, KNAW Humanities Cluster (NL)
Aldo Gangemi - Univ. of Bologna and STLab ISTC-CNR (IT)
Paul Groth - Intelligent Data Engineering Lab - University of Amsterdam (NL)
Heiko Paulheim - University of Mannheim (DE)
Axel Polleres - WU Vienna (AT)
(more tba)

Registration open: January 27, 2020
Application Deadline for Students: April 3, 2020

What ISWS is...

ISWS is a full immersion, super intensive one-week experience including lectures and keynotes from outstanding speakers, a “learning by doing” teamwork program on open research problems, under the guidance of the best scientists in the field, with whom you will co-author a white paper of high potential impact. ISWS means networking and becoming friends with your peers as well as senior scientists, and have lots of fun with them. At ISWS we shape the future generation of semantic web researchers with creativity, methodology, fun and rigour.


F.A.I.R. Knowledge Graphs, Machine Learning, Linked Data, Ontology, Engineering, Ontology Design Patterns, Blockchain, Frame Semantics, Crowdsourcing, Data mining, Querying & Reasoning , Knowledge graph learning and production, Natural Language Processing, Empirical analyses on the Semantic Web, Distributed, Decentralised Semantic Web

Application Domains

Internet of Things, Digital Humanities, Industry 4.0, Multilingualism, Life Science, Scholarly Data, Discovery Science, Security, Robotics, Human-computer interaction

Important Dates

Students application open: January 15, 2019
Students application deadline: April 4 April 12, 2019
Acceptance Notifications: April 20 April 29 2019
Registration deadline: May 15, 2019
Summer School: June 30 – July 6, 2019


Valentina Presutti
Researcher and scientific coordinator at STLab-ISTC, National Research Council (IT)
Harald Sack
Harald Sack
Professor of Information Service Engineering at FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure and AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)


ISWS is held in the University Residential Center located in the small medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro. This town is in Emilia Romagna about 50km east of Bologna at an elevation of 230m above sea level. Bertinoro is easily reached by train and taxi from Bologna and is close to many splendid Italian locations such as Ravenna, Rimini on the Adriatic coast, and the Republic of San Marino as well as some less well-known locations like the thermal springs of Fratta Terme, the Pieve di San Donato in Polenta and the castle and monastic gardens of Monte Maggio.



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