How to Apply

1. Fill out the application form:

2. Send your CV via Email to

Application deadline is April 11, 2022 .

Fees and Grants
To participate in the regular selection process you need to make sure that you can cover your participation costs. Notice that the ISWS registration fee (990 €) covers everything – lectures, accommodation, meals and social activities – but the traveling costs, which are excluded.
ISWS will publish a separate call for grant applications. Each grant will only cover registration costs, meaning that applicants must cover their traveling costs (train/flight tickets). We expect to have a very limited number of grants, chances to get one is usually <10%. If you apply for a grant, it means you can only participate in ISWS in the case of having a grant assigned. By applying for a grant, you will enter a much more competitive process. Please note that ISWS DOES NOT allow to move from the regular selection process to the grant selection process and vice versa. This is because we want to make sure to give grants only to students who could not be able to attend otherwise. On the other hand, the student has also to renounce to participate in the school if the grant is not assigned to her.

Student Background and Required Knowledge
We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world and with whatever background, however some basic acquaintance with knowledge representation and Semantic Web technologies (RDF, OWL, etc.) is required and, in order to ensure a high ratio between tutors and students, the school will be limited to 60 participants.

Commitment and Social Activities
Students should keep in mind that we will not consider applications from students or applicants who cannot commit themselves to a full participation for the whole duration of the school – i.e., it is a requirement for acceptance that applicants commit i) to arrive at the school on the July 3rd, ii) to participate in all activities of the school during the week, and iii) to leave not earlier than 1pm on Saturday, July 9th. Note also that most students will be required to share a room with one other student.

Apart from activities directly related to lectures, the summer school schedule features a rich social programme, which enables informal interaction between all participants to the school i.e. students, tutors, invited speakers, school staff, etc. These events include a trip and a gala dinner in a beautiful Italian city, disco, and sport activities.

*Should you complete the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to give you feedback on the selection process and for any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission. We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.