Trento RISE, the leading academic actor of the Italian representatives in EIT ICT Labs, is pleased to announce the 1st Winter School on Language and Data/Knowledge Technologies (LaDaKT), a one-week event to be held in Trento, Italy, between February 20th and 24th of 2012.
The school offers various activities such as presentations, demos, introductory courses, laboratory tours, social events and discussions with current students and professors and aims at introducing the participants to the research and educational activities on Language and Data/Knowledge Technologies that take place within Trento RISE. As both areas are enjoying an increasing interest in the scientific and industrial communities, the program includes presentations on future opportunities as well. The school is intended to encourage students to apply for a PhD in one of the two scientific fields. More information about education within Trento RISE can be found on www.trentorise.eu and on the homepage of the Winter School.
All activities of the school are in English.
LaDaKT will accept 15 participants. The participants will have to be eligible to apply for a PhD in March 2012.
Registration is free of charge. Accommodation will also be supplied, while a lump-sum for transportation will be provided depending on the location of the applicant: the exact amount will be communicated after the selection process.
To apply for the participation, students are required to send a CV alongside a one-page cover letter to winterschool at trentorise.eu. The cover letter should consist of a short paragraph in which the applicant explains why he or she is interested in participating. A few places will be reserved for applicants from other EIT nodes.
Deadline for applying is January 22nd, 2012.
Speakers are distinguished names in their respective filed. The list includes, among others: Marco Baroni, Raffaella Bernardi, Marcello Federico, Chiara Ghidini, Fausto Giunchiglia, Nicola Guarino, Bernardo Magnini, Alessandro Moschitti, Themis Palpanas, Andrea Passerini, Massimo Poesio, Giuseppe Riccardi, Marco Rospocher, Luciano Serafini, Yannis Velegrakis, Laure Vieu, Roberto Zamparelli.
The speakers will cover a variety of topics. In the area of Natural Language Technologies these include: Natural Language Processing; Speech Recognition, Understanding and Interaction Models; Information Retrieval; Machine Translation and Natural Language Semantics. In the area of Data and Knowledge Management the topics include Machine Learning and Data Mining, Information Integration, Social Applications, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling
Vincenzo Maltese will chair the Student Meetings.
For more information, please visit www.trentorise.eu/LaDaKT12 or send your requests to winterschool at trentorise.eu.