How to Apply

To apply to attend ISWS 2018, please follow these two steps before the 31st of March:

  1. Fill out the application form. This asks you basic information about you, your research and your interests, but most importantly, about your motivation to attend the summer school.
  2. Send your CV to isws.application@gmail.com

You will receive the results of the selection process in April.

The cost of the attending ISWS is 950€, including lectures and teaching sessions, accommodation (shared double room at the venue), meals (lunch and dinner), social events (including a gala dinner and party) and excursion. A limited number of grants will be available for selected students who would otherwise not be able to attend the summer school. This means that we will only select a few students amongst the ones requesting a grant. We therefore advise that you to request a grant (last part of the application form) only of it obtaining it is a necessary condition for you to participate in the summer school.

We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world and with whatever background, however some basic acquaintance with knowledge representation and Semantic Web technologies (RDF, OWL, etc.) is required and, in order to ensure a high ratio between tutors and students, the school will be limited to 60 participants.

Students should keep in mind that we will not consider applications from students or applicants who cannot commit themselves to a full participation for the whole duration of the school – i.e., it is a requirement for acceptance that applicants commit i) to arrive at the school on the 1st July, ii) to participate in all activities of the school during the week, and iii) to leave not earlier than 1pm on Saturday, 7th July. Note also that most students will be required to share a room with one other student.

Apart from activities directly related to lectures, the summer school schedule features a rich social programme, which enables informal interaction between all participants to the school i.e. students, tutors, invited speakers, school staff, etc. These events include a trip and a gala dinner in a beautiful Italian city, disco, and sport activities.