Semantic technologies are beginning to play increasingly important roles across a broad range of applications. There is an urgent need for advanced training of graduate students to conduct research in this area and prepare for academic or industrial careers. Participation in premier research conferences in the area is an essential element of such training. This project provided funds to subsidize the travel expenses of 10-15 students at U.S. universities to attend the 2014 International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), held October 19-23, 2014 in Riva del Garda, Italy.
ISWC is a premier international conference which offers a venue for the presentation of rigorously peer-reviewed research results in Semantic Web and related areas. The conference includes two events specially targeted to graduate students: The ISWC doctoral consortium offers an opportunity for doctoral students to present their work and receive feedback and mentoring. The ISWC Career Mentoring lunch provides an informal setting for students to discuss all issues pertaining to research careers with senior researchers in the community, and to establish long-term mentoring ties. This project will enhance the professional development of the participating students, by not only exposing them to the latest research ideas, but also by establishing connections with and receiving feedback from top international researchers.
Co-PI's Michelle Cheatham, Krzysztof Janowicz