The NEPOMUK Social Semantic Desktop EU Project brings together researchers, industrial software developers, and representative industrial users, to develop a comprehensive solution for extending the personal desktop into a collaboration environment which supports both the personal information management and the sharing and exchange across social and organizational relations.

The NEPOMUK Summer School will represent a very good opportunity for postgraduates students to refine their knowledge in a variety of topics such as Semantic Web, Personal Information Management, P2P, HCI or Social Networking, all in the context of the Social Semantic Destkop. It will consist of a range of theoretical and practical sessions taught by leading researchers in the field and combined with a series of mini-projects to encourage collaboration between participants. In addition to the taught and practical sessions, the students will also benefit from and enjoy a stimulating environment through social interactions with the lecturers, tutors or the other students.

Target audience

We welcome applicants independently of the location in the world. As requirements, the applicants should be PhD students, postdocs or young researchers acting in relevant disciplines for the field.

The accepted participants are expected to arrive in Malta on September the 7th and be willing to commit theirselves to the Summer School's activities, in terms of a full participation, until noon September 13th. Applications that do not fulfill these requirements, will not be considered.