01 - 07 July 2018 | Bertinoro | Italy


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ISWS Main Topics

The International Semantic Web Research School (ISWS) provides a perfect experience for young scientists and researchers, working in both Academia and Industry, who want to learn about cutting edge technologies and novel research achievements in the Semantic Web domain. The school inherits the successful pedagogic principles and the lessons learned from previous experiences and aims at being a prominent reference school for the best young researchers, PhD and master students of the Semantic Web community.

Methods, Theories and Research Tasks

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

Important Dates

Students application open: January 25th, 2018
Students application deadline: April 11, 2018
Acceptance Notifications: April 20th, 2018
Registration deadline: May 15th, 2018
Summer School: July 1st-7th, 2018


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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