LINGUIST List 26.3199

Wed Jul 08 2015

Summer Schools: Second ESSENCE Summer School on Evolving Semantic Systems / Edinburgh, UK

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Date: 08-Jul-2015
From: Michael Rovatsos <mrovatsoinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Second ESSENCE Summer School on Evolving Semantic Systems / Edinburgh, UK
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Second ESSENCE Summer School on Evolving Semantic Systems / Edinburgh, UK

Host Institution: University of Edinburgh
Coordinating Institution: University of Edinburgh
Website: https://www.essence-network.com/essence-events/summer-school/

Dates: 24-Aug-2015 - 28-Aug-2015
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Focus: The School offers an interdisciplinary programme of tutorials from leading experts in various areas of Artificial Intelligence, linguistics, and cognitive science that study evolving and negotiated meaning in natural and artificial systems, including knowledge representation, ontologies, multiagent systems, language evolution, dialogue systems, vision, robotics, and machine learning.

Minimum Education Level: BA


Description:

We are pleased to announce the Second ESSENCE Summer School on Evolving Semantic Systems, to be held in Edinburgh from 24 to 28 August 2015.Registration for the event is now open.

Tutorials:

The School offers an interdisciplinary programme of tutorials from leading experts in various areas of Artificial Intelligence, linguistics, and cognitive science that study evolving and negotiated meaning in natural and artificial systems, including knowledge representation, ontologies, multiagent systems, language evolution, dialogue systems, vision, robotics, and machine learning.

We are delighted to confirm the following lists of speakers and tutorials:

- Georgiana Dinu: Vector Space Models of Meaning in Natural Language Processing

- Jerome Euzenat: Dynamic Interoperability: From Ontology Matching to Cultural Knowledge Evolution

- Peter Gaerdenfors: The Geometry of Meaning: Semantics Based on Conceptual Spaces

- Fausto Giunchiglia: Adaptive Data Integration

- Nick Hawes: Structured Representations for Robot Behaviour

- Ben Kuipers: The Foundations of Spatial Knowledge: Representation and Learning

- Nicolas Maudet: Negotiation Amongst Agents - Principles and Techniques

- Stephen Muggleton: Logic-based and Probabilistic Symbolic Learning

- Robert van Rooij: Games and Language Interpretation

- Nicu Sebe: From Concepts to Events: A Progressive Process for Multimedia Content Analysis

- Aaron Sloman: Evolved Construction-Kits for Building Minds

- Michael Spranger: Evolutionary Semantics: Case Studies with Robots

- Remi van Trijp: Computational Construction Grammar and Constructional Change

Background:

The School is sponsored by ESSENCE, a high-profile Marie Curie Initial Training Network that investigates all aspects of evolving semantics and aims to bring together research done on this subject at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, the Semantic Web, and other related fields. For further information, visit http://www.essence-network.com.

As one of ESSENCE's core training events, the Summer School will be open to non-network participants. See
https://www.essence-network.com/essence-events/autumnschool/ for our previously held Autumn School in Ischia last year.

Registration to the School is free, and we will provide a number of bursaries to enable external participants to attend (priority will given to students, but researchers may also apply).

Venue and Location:

The Summer School will be hosted by the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh and held at the Informatics Forum in central Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Festival(s), which offer(s) thousands of events as part of the world's largest culture festival, and make Edinburgh a unique place to visit in August. See http://www.edinburghfestivalcity.com/ for more information.

Most key venues of these events are within walking distance from the Summer School venue. If you are planning to participate, we recommend booking travel and accommodation as soon as possible.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Philosophy of Language
Pragmatics
Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Tuition: 0 GBP

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 04-Aug-2015
A number of bursaries to support external participants are available (free accommodation bursaries, potentially support for travel cost depending on demand).

Financial Aid Instructions:

Applicants should submit a CV and motivation letter with registration for the event.

Registration: 08-Jul-2015 to 15-Aug-2015

Contact Person: Milica Vukomanovic
Email: essence-infoinf.ed.ac.uk

Apply on the web: https://www.essence-network.com/essence-events/summer-school/registration/

Registration Instructions:
Registration is free, but limited.

A simple form needs to be completed online: https://www.essence-network.com/essence-events/summer-school/

Page Updated: 08-Jul-2015