Knowledge Graphs and Artificial Intelligence


We regret to inform that ISWS 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 emergency situation. We are working for ISWS 2021, which will be held in Bertinoro from July 4th until July 10th, 2021.
More information will follow soon, please stay tuned.

July 5-11, 2020
Bertinoro, Italy
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What ISWS is ...

ISWS is a full immersion, super intensive one-week experience including lectures and keynotes from outstanding speakers, a “learning by doing” teamwork program on open research problems, under the guidance of the best scientists in the field, with whom you will co-author a white paper of high potential impact. ISWS means networking and becoming friends with your peers as well as senior scientists, and have lots of fun with them. At ISWS we shape the future generation of semantic web researchers with creativity, methodology, fun and rigour.


F.A.I.R. Knowledge Graphs, Machine Learning, Linked Data, Ontology, Engineering, Ontology Design Patterns, Blockchain, Frame Semantics, Crowdsourcing, Data mining, Querying & Reasoning , Knowledge graph learning and production, Natural Language Processing, Empirical analyses on the Semantic Web, Distributed, Decentralised Semantic Web

Application Domains

Internet of Things, Digital Humanities, Industry 4.0, Multilingualism, Life Science, Scholarly Data, Discovery Science, Security, Robotics, Human-computer interaction


Students application open: February 12, 2020
Students application deadline: April 3, 2020
Acceptance Notifications: April 30, 2020
Registration deadline: May 15, 2020 
Summer School: July 5 – 11, 2020


For detailed information on all sponsorship plans, please download the Sponsor guide.



Valentina Presutti

Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna and
Associate Researcher at ISTC, National Research Council (IT)

Harald Sack

Harald Sack

Professor of Information Service Engineering at FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure and AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (GER)


ISWS is held in the University Residential Center located in the small medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro. This town is in Emilia Romagna about 50km east of Bologna at an elevation of 230m above sea level. Bertinoro is easily reached by train and taxi from Bologna and is close to many splendid Italian locations such as Ravenna, Rimini on the Adriatic coast, and the Republic of San Marino as well as some less well-known locations like the thermal springs of Fratta Terme, the Pieve di San Donato in Polenta and the castle and monastic gardens of Monte Maggio.