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Manchester Advanced OWL Tutorial
Thu, 21 Apr 2016, 10:00 – Fri, 22 Apr 2016, 15:30 BST
The School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester is looking for individuals to participate in a funded Advanced OWL tutorial that covers advanced language concepts in OWL using our well-known Family History Knowledge Base “FHKB" Tutorial (see http://owl.cs.manchester.ac.uk/publications/talks-and-tutorials/fhkbtutorial/). We will cover reasonable expenses for travel, subsistence and up to 2 nights of accommodation to a maximum of £500 for all aspects of expenses. The tutorial is gratis and will take place at the University of Manchester on the 21st and 22nd April 2016. From those who attend the tutorial we will seek volunteers to take part in two studies. In the first, attender’s interaction with Protégé will be logged. In doing so, we will learn how people go about authoring ontologies and exploring the effects of their modelling actions. In the second study attenders will be presented with a number of ontology exploration tasks presented in the form of a questionnaire. Taking part in the first study will not interfere in your learning objectives as no additional tasks have to be carried out and data will be collected silently. We will award volunteers a £10 Amazon voucher for those that take part in each study (£20 if they take part in both studies). Not taking part in a study or opting-out from it won't be detrimental to your funding and participation in the tutorial. If you decide to participate and change your mind later on there won't be any consequences with regard to your participation in the tutorial, except for (1) losing the entitlement to the voucher and (2) your log files will be removed.
This two-day advanced ‘hands-on’ workshop aims to provide attendees with both theoretical foundations and practical experience in building OWL ontologies using advanced OWL 2 features and the Protégé-OWL tools. Attenders will take Manchester's well-known Family History Knowledge Base "FHKB" tutorial. This tutorial will briefly revise some of the main conceptual parts of the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and then introduce some of the more advanced concepts through the hands-on building of an ontology focusing on family history. The FHKB tutorial is a successor to the well-known Pizza tutorial; participants are expected to have completed the Pizza tutorial or similar prior to the FHKB tutorial.
The aims of this tutorial are to:
- Gain experience in advanced OWL modelling such as role chains, hierarchies and characteristics.
- Experience ontology engineering in a more bottom up-fashion, starting from the data and building ever more powerful axioms to drive data-level inference.
- Build an ontology of family relationships
- Making heavy use of reasoning to draw inferences.
- Gain more experience in the Protégé ontology environment.
Registration and Further Information
There are 15 places available on this tutorial. Registrants will be given places on a first come first served basis. A reserve list will be formed from those people that express an interest in attending the tutorial, but are not automatically assigned a place. Attenders will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses, subsistence and accommodation for up to 2 nights in compliance with the University of Manchester expenses policy; we will reimburse up to £500 in total for all aspects of expenses. Note that:
- We cannot cover expenses incurred in obtaining a visa to enter the UK.
- Tickets are NOT transferable! We will not reimburse you for expenses other than the ones related directly to yourself.
- Tickets cannot be re-imbursed if you do not take part in the tutorial.
If, for any reason, you cannot attend the tutorial after being registered, please notify us immediately. There will be other people waiting for a seat, and they should get a fair chance to organise their travels.
For further enquiries about the tutorial and funding email Robert Stevens (email@example.com). For enquiries about the study email Nicolas Matentzoglu (firstname.lastname@example.org).