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PhD students and PostDoc fellows are invited to apply to the research school on the “Foundations and Challenges of Change in Ontologies and Databases”, to be held on 29-31 January 2014 in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
This is the follow-up of a successful Dagstuhl seminar held last year. This year the event will be oriented towards students and postdocs. There will be five half-day sessions (listed below). The students/postdocs will be split in small groups, and each group will be responsible to organise a survey talk within a specific session; each group will be given appropriate reading material in advance. In the rest of each session there will be survey/tutorial/advanced presentations by some of the seniors and many discussions.
The five sessions are:
Please apply by submitting (i) a short statement (as an abstract with a title, showing how your research matches the topics of the school), (ii) your CV (in PDF), and (iii) the chosen topic(s), via EasyChair at <https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fccod2013> by 24 December 2013; late applications may be considered subject to the availability of space. The acceptance to the research school will be notified shortly after, together with the composition of the groups and the preparation material (consisting of few papers). Before the beginning of the school, each group is required to develop a presentation using the preparation material. During the preparation phase, groups will be supported by high-quality mentors from the committee of the school: each mentor will advise the groups she/he is assigned to about the quality of their presentation while they prepare it before coming to the school.
The mentors are:
The school will be also supported by local mentors:
There will be no registration fee to the research school; coffee breaks and lunches are included.
The research school will start at 8:30am on the 29th of January 2014 and will finish at 1pm on the 31st of January 2014, and it will take place at the main University building of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, room C2-06.