The Sixth Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web (SSSW'08)

July 6, 2008 - July 12, 2008. Cercedilla, near Madrid (Spain)

Important Dates

  • 11-Mar-2008 | Registration Opens
  • 20-Apr-2008 | Registration Closes
  • 01-May-2008 | Notification of Acceptance
  • 30-May-2008 | Deadline for Payment of Registration
  • 06-Jul-2008 | Arrival of Participants
  • 07-Jul-2008 | Start of Event
  • 12-Jul-2008 | End of event


    LispWorks LUISA
    NeOn STI International
    SUPER Vulcan Inc. X-Media
Semantic Web, Ontology, Semantic Web Services




Enrico Motta

Enrico Motta (The Open University, UK)

Prof. Enrico Motta is Professor in Knowledge Technologies and Former Director (2000 -2007) of the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) at the Open University in UK. Prof. Motta has a Laurea in Computer Science from the University of Pisa in Italy and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the Open University. Prof. Motta is one of the leading scientists in the world in the new field of the semantic web, which can be seen as a large scale web of data, able to support large scale machine interoperability, thus enabling novel intelligent functionalities for locating and dynamically aggregating information on the web. Over the years, Prof. Motta has obtained over £6M in research funding and has led KMi's contribution to numerous high-profile projects, such as the highly prestigious, EPSRC-funded Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration on Advanced Knowledge Technologies (AKT), as well as several EU-funded ones, most recently NeOn, X-Media, and Open Knowledge. Prof. Motta is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Human Computer Studies and is also on the editorial board of IEEE Intelligent Systems and the Journal of Web Semantics. He founded the ground-breaking European Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web, which is now in its fifth edition. He is the author of 180 refereed publications. These include the book, Reusable Components for Knowledge Modelling, which is published by IOS Press. Prof Motta also chaired the 14th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2004) and was the Programme Chair of the 4th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2005).
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