Category Archives: 1st ESSENCE Autumn School

The ESSENCE First Summer School was a success!

Check out the video resuming what happened at the school!

ESSENCE Autumn School - Ischia 2014

 

Moreover, all the videos of the talks delivered by the speakers (along with the slides) are available here!

Have a look at the General Report on the 1st ESSENCE Autumn School by Pavlos Andreadis!

Finally, check out the interviews page!

Stay tuned!

ESSENCE Autumn School—Payment

If you are an Autumn School student you can pay your participation fees by using the buttons below. Only upon payment can your participation be confirmed. If you were offered a bursary you still need to pay, and we will reimburse your costs after the event.

Account details for payment by bank transfer are also available upon request.


Pay the registration fee here:

Registration fee (210€)




Pay the accommodation here by choosing the length of your stay:

Three nights of full board at the hotel, in a double room shared with another Autumn School attendee (340€).
Ferry transfer from Naples to Ischia and back is included in the price.




Four nights of full board at the hotel, in a double room shared with another Autumn School attendee (425€).
Ferry transfer from Naples to Ischia and back is included in the price.




Five nights of full board at the hotel, in a double room shared with another Autumn School attendee (510€).
Ferry transfer from Naples to Ischia and back is included in the price.




Six nights of full board at the hotel, in a double room shared with another Autumn School attendee (595€).
Ferry transfer from Naples to Ischia and back is included in the price.




Seven nights of full board at the hotel, in a double room shared with another Autumn School attendee (660€).
Ferry transfer from Naples to Ischia and back is included in the price.




2nd ESSENCE Workshop—Ad Hoc Approaches to ESSENCE problems

Workshop Programme

The 2nd ESSENCE Workshop is a private event open only to ESSENCE members and invited guests.

Day 1: Thursday 30 October
14:00–15:00 Welcome and Opening of Workshop by Michael Rovatsos
15:00–15:30 Presentation of the Gender Action Plan by Fiona McNeill
15:30–16:00 Coffee Break
16:00–18:00 Cohort 1 Fellows: Poster Session and ‘Rapid Fire Talks’:
Yana Knight
Tânia Marques
Julian Schlöder
Thomas Brochhagen
Paul van Eecke
Mladjan Jovanovic
Nicola Bova

Day 1 (Thursday afternoon) of the workshop is dedicated to opening talks and very short poster presentations from ‘cohort 1’ fellows (recruited in early 2014). Cohort 1 fellows are asked to prepare a poster in advance on their respective research topics. At the workshop the posters will be exhibited in the conference room and fellows will present them in short five-minute talks.

Day 2: Friday 31 October
09:30–11:00 Cohort 2 Fellows: presentations
Aimilios Vourliotakis
Mercedes Huertas
11:00–11:30 Coffee break
11:30–13:00 Cohort 2 Fellows: presentations
Kristof Kessler
Adrian Kemo
13:00–14:00 Lunch break
14:00–15:30 Further discussions and summing up
15:30–16:00 Coffee break
16:00–17:00 Empty slot

Day 2 is dedicated to new ‘cohort 2’ fellows, recruited during Summer 2014. Fellows are asked to prepare a 15-minute talk with slides where they present their planned research topics. After each talk, around 30 more minutes will be allocated for questions and a free discussion of the plan and ideas put forward by the student, involving both seniors and fellows.

ESSENCE 1st Autumn School Registration Page

The ESSENCE Summer School registration fee is 210€. Prices for accommodation and meals are given in more detail on the Practical Information page. While it is possible in principle to choose your own accommodation, we strongly recommend staying at the School venue, which offers very good value for accommodation and full board, and also will enable to fully benefit from interaction with speakers and members of the ESSENCE community.

  • Please note that participants are responsible for their accommodation and travel expenses, unless these are covered by a bursary offered by ESSENCE.

Registration is now closed

1st Autumn School—Programme

Pre-School Event: Sunday 26th October

For ESSENCE Fellows, there will be a pre-School excursion on Sunday 26th October. Information on this excursion can be found here. Please note that this is an internal event that is not open to non-ESSENCE participants.


Day 1: Monday 27th October
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome
09:30 - 11:00 Tutorial 1 (Part 1) - Ontology Matching by Pavel Shvaiko
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Tutorial 1 (Part 2) - Ontology Matching by Pavel Shvaiko
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 16:00 Tutorial 2 (Part 1) - Iterated Learning by Simon Kirby
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 Tutorial 2 (Part 2) - Iterated Learning by Simon Kirby
19:00 - 20:00 Opening reception
20:00 - 21:00 Dinner
Day 2: Tuesday 28th October
09:00 - 10:00 Lecture 1 - Linguistic and Knowledge Resources by Vincenzo Maltese
10:00 - 11:00 Lecture 2 - Agreement Computing by Carles Sierra
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30 Lecture 3 - Reformation: A Domain-Independent Algorithm for Theory Repair by Alan Bundy
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 16:00 Tutorial 3 (Part 1) - Dialogue Semantics and Pragmatics by David Schlangen
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 Tutorial 3 (Part 2) - Dialogue Semantics and Pragmatics by David Schlangen
20:00 - 21:00 Dinner
21:00 - 22:00 After-dinner speaker: Carles Sierra - How to do the PhD and survive it
Day 3: Wednesday 29th October
09:30 - 11:00 Tutorial 4 (Part 1) - Decision-theoretic Approaches in Multiagent Systems by Matthijs Spaan
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Tutorial 4 (Part 2) - Decision-theoretic Approaches in Multiagent Systems by Matthijs Spaan
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 16:00 Tutorial 5 (Part 1) - Argumentation and Dialogue by Sanjay Modgil
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 Tutorial 5 (Part 2) - Argumentation and Dialogue by Sanjay Modgil
20:00 - 21:00 Dinner
Day 4: Thursday 30th October
09:30 - 11:00 Course (Part 1) - Taking Control of your Research Project by Sara Shinton
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Course (Part 2) - Taking Control of your Research Project by Sara Shinton
13:00 - 14:30 Closing lunch
Post-School Event: Thursday 30th and Friday 31st October
2nd ESSENCE Workshop - Ad Hoc Approaches to ESSENCE problems

The Autumn School will be followed by an internal ESSENCE Workshop which is not open to non-network participants.

1st Autumn School—Travel and Accommodation Information

General Information on Ischia

In the following PDFs you can find general touristic information on the island of Ischia and on the Amalfi Islands, respectively.

Travel Information

Transfer from Naples Airport to Seaport

The Naples Alibus Airport Shuttle is a direct bus from the Naples Capodichino Airport, to the Central Train Station and Naples Molo Beverello Port. It is a cheap alternative to taking a taxi and more convenient than using the city buses. The Alibus bus stop is located approximately 50 metres from the entrance to the airport, and stops just outside the ferry ticket booths at the Naples Molo Beverello Port. The ticket costs around 4€ and can be purchased on board.

Alternatively, you can hire a taxi for around 25-35€ (max. 4 people).

Transfer from Naples Seaport to Ischia

The ferry from Naples to Ischia and vice versa is included in the hotel accommodation price. You can check out the timetable of arrivals and departures of the Medmar and Caremar companies. N.B., you should take the line Napoli-Ischia and not Pozzuoli. Important: in order to obtain a personal registration number to board your ferry, you should send your exact departure and arrival dates and hours to Francesca Annunziata at the travel agency taking care of bookings: f.annunziata@cilindroviaggi.it. Besides the dates and hours, please indicate in your email the fact that you are attending the ESSENCE event. You can also contact the travel agency by phone (see below).

Transfer from Ischia Seaport to Hotel Terme Tritone

The transfer from the port of Ischia to the hotel is not included in the price. You have three options:

  • take a taxi to the hotel;
  • take one of the following three lines of the Eavbus company: 1, 2, or CS, and get off at the stop ‘San Francesco’, between ‘Lacco’ and ‘Forio’ (buses leave more or less each 30 minutes, timetables here);
  • if a group of attendees arrive to the Ischia sea port at the same time, we can arrange to pick you up: in this case, the travel agency will contact you in advance to inform you of this possibility. (Of course, for this to happen you need to inform them of your arrival times, as explained above.)

Accommodation Information

The Autumn School will be held at the Hotel Tritone**** which is located in the town of Forio, on the beach of San Francesco.

General Hotel Information

  • Location: Forio
  • Facilities: two restaurants, two bars.
  • Rooms: equipped with air-conditioner, TV, hairdryer, fridge, and telephone.
  • Services: indoor and outdoor swimming pool, Turkish bath, Kneipp pool, gym, TV room, wellness centre, and free Wi-Fi point. There is also a beautiful park around the hotel.
  • Beach equipment: one sun umbrella and two loungers per room are included in the price.
  • Spa: private spa facilities.

Room prices

The prices below are per person in a shared double room (includes meals, hotel facilities, and ferry transfers):
  • 3 nights: 340€;
  • 5 nights: 510€;
  • 7 nights: 660€;
  • single room: +15€ extra per day.

Autumn school attendees should ideally stay for 4 or 5 nights with an arrival date on Sunday 26 October and a departure date on 30 or 31 October. Nothing stops you from staying longer though, if you wish to do so, and we will help make arrangements upon request.

Contact Us

For any information related to travel or accommodation, you can contact directly the travel agency taking care of bookings (they speak English):
Pietro - 0039 366 2074154
Francesca - 0039 389 9410648
Silvana - 0039 331 4319763

 

1st Autumn School—Bursaries

We offer a number of generous bursaries for the Autumn School. Young researchers, including students, are strongly encouraged to apply. Please provide a Curriculum Vitae and a motivation letter to be considered for funding. Two types of bursaries are offered:

  • a full bursary covers registration, accommodation, and full board for 5 nights: you just need to pay for your travel;
  • a registration-only bursary covers the registration fee only (210€).

Bursaries are subject to availability and applications are examined individually. In order to be eligible for a bursary, you must register before 5 October. To apply, please register using this form.