Knowledge Graphs and Artificial Intelligence

COVID-19 and ISWS 2021

We are currently working towards ISWS 2021, which will be held from July 4th until July 10th, 2021.
More information about the organization of the school in these times of uncertainty will follow soon, please stay tuned.

July 4-10, 2021
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: TBA
Students application deadline: TBA
Acceptance Notifications: TBA
Registration deadline: TBA
Summer School: July 4 – 10, 2021


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

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.