The 8th Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web (SSSW'11)

July 10 - 16, 2011. Cercedilla, near Madrid (Spain)

Important Dates

  • 10-Jan-2011 - Registration opens
  • 31-Mar-2011 - Registration closes
  • 29-Apr-2011 - Notification of acceptance
  • 20-May-2011 - Deadline for payments
  • 10-Jul-2011 - Summer school starts
  • 16-Jul-2011 - Summer school ends


The Open University Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Yahoo! Research Barcelona
SmartProducts SemsorGrid4Env SEALS
IR Group at UAM Talis iSOCO
IKS Digital.Me WeGov
NeOn Technologies Foundation Atos Origin


  • Talis student grant announced
  • New invited speaker announced: Harith Alani
  • Registration open
  • Summer School Announced
  • Website launched

Here we list the awards won by students participating at the summer school, which include both attendance grants and awards linked to the school competitions.

Attendance Grants

The following students were awarded attendance grants to enable them to participate to SSSW 2011:
  • Kelli de Faria Cordero, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, who received a grant sponsored by Talis Ltd.
  • Francesco Osborne, University of Turin, who received a grant sponsored by the LUCERO project.
  • Isabella Distinto, Bologna University, who received the SSSW attendance grant.


Group Project Competition

  1. The award for Best Group Project went to "Big Bang" (Sabina Necula, Elias Egho, Isabella Distinto, Francesco Osborne), for their work on using Semantic Web technologies to identify rising stars in the Semantic Web research community.
  2. Second place was shared by "Don't worry, be happy" (Liwei Deng, Andreas Scheurmann, Irina Pochinok, Sarra Ben Abbès, Thomas Meilender), for their work on characterising ontology modularizations, and "Don't move the plants" (Tim Hodson, Esther Lozano, Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, Luca Greco, Ferdinand Dhombres) for their work on linked data and ontology matching.
  3. A Honorable Mention was given to the group "Gang of 5" (Ghislain Atemezing, Israel Bayissa, Amina Chniti, Richard Francis, Maria Poveda) for their work on patterns for cleaning linked data.

Poster Competition

The following students shared first prize at the SSSW 2011 poster competition:

  • Gerrit Niezen, TU Eindhoven
  • Kelli de Faria Cordero, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Suvodeep Mazumdar, University of Sheffield


Video Competition

The Video Competition required each group to produce a short (1 minute) video, on a topic of their choice.
  1. The award for the Best Video went to the group "Don't Move the Plants" (Tim Hodson, Esther Lozano, Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, Luca Greco, Ferdinand Dhombres) for their video on the topic "Don't Move the Plants".
  2. Second place went to the group "Cinco Picos" (Zhengjie Fan, Nikolos Matskanis, Iris Helming, Vadym Kramar, Gerrit Niezen), for their video picturing the Semantic Web as an adventure movie.