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AASSW 2008
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The Asian School on Semantic Web
AASSW 2008

2nd Asian Semantic Web School (ASWS2008)

The 2nd Asian Semantic Web, scheduled for December 1-6, 2008  took place in Bangkok, Thailand on December 8 -12 2008.
(The date change was due to the closing of the Bangkok airport Nov 29 - Dec 6 due to protests).

32 students from 11 countries attended to the school (29 from Asia, 3 from Europe).
29 students were coming from Academy, 3 from Industry.
23 students were directly supported by the EASTWEB project.

During the school we used a Semantic Wiki, open to all participants.

We recorded videos of all the lectures - they are available in the video section of this site (you might have to log in to view them!).

The 2nd Asian Semantic Web School aimed to teach its attendees how to apply semantic technologies in their own projects and environments. The school was targeted at young researchers and other interested parties affiliated to academia or industry.

Course Topics

Presentations by international experts in the field introduced the core technologies of semantic computing:
  • Standard knowledge representation languages such as Resource Description Framework (RDF) or Web Ontology Language (OWL), including tools for exploiting their reasoning capabilities.
  • Methodologies, methods and tools to build and manage ontologies.
  • The current directions in Semantic Web Services, in particular the Web Service Modeling Ontology (WSMO) and the related Web Service Modeling Language (WSML) and Web Service Execution Environment (WSMX).

Tutorials, hands-on sessions and exercices

Tutorials, hands-on sessions and exercises provided additional insights into the aforementioned topics and guided the students in applying the  technologies in specific situations. These learning modules were complemented by invited talks which report on the deployment of semantic technologies in real-world business scenarios, handed over by representatives of well-known international companies.
The participants were  involved in projects, in which they will developed prototypical Semantic Web applications in small teams on the basis of a pre-defined scenario specification.

Organizing Committee

Elena Simperl, STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Marco Ronchetti, University of Trento, Italy
Vilas Wuwongse, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Invited Speakers and Tutors

Roberta Cuel, University of Trento
Ioan Toma, STI Innsbruck
Devika P. Madalli, Indian Statistical Institute
Peter Mika, Yahoo!Research
Daniel Olmedilla, L3S Research Center & Hannover University
Marco Ronchetti, University of Trento
Elena Simperl, STI Innsbruck
Denny Vrandecic, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe



people at work in the Rama Garden Hotel.

The group of participants.

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