ER Online Summer Seminars (EROSS-2020)

An interdisciplinary series of weekly online seminars on Conceptual Modelling.

The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, organises the "ER Online Summer Seminars" (EROSS-2020), an interdisciplinary series of online seminars featuring world-class speakers from areas such as Ontology, Data Semantics, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Cognitive Sciences, and Logics, but with the ultimate goal of contributing to the theory and practice of the discipline of Conceptual Modelling.

EROSS is an event affiliated with the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER), and it is organised in the context of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BOSK-2020).

The online seminars will be accessible as Microsoft Teams Live Events; they can be attended live, and are recorded to be attended later at any moment. The seminars are free for all participants but require mandatory registration: check for all the detailed information.

The talks will happen every Wednesday at 16:00 (CEST, namely GMT+2). The series starts on Wednesday the 24th of June and will continue weekly until the beginning of the 39th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER-2020) on the 3rd of November 2020.

As our inaugural event in this series, we are happy to announce:

24 June at 16:00 CEST
"Ontological Analysis and Conceptual Modelling: Why and How"
by Nicola Guarino
Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology
Italian National Research Council
Laboratory of Applied Ontology

The ER Online Summer Seminars series includes so far the following talks
(to be expanded - check for an up-to-date list):

24 June: Nicola Guarino (Laboratory for Applied Ontology/ISTC/CNR, Italy)
1 July: John Mylopoulos (University of Ottawa, Canada)
8 July: Oscar Pastor (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain)
15 July: Monique Snoeck (KU Leuven, Belgium)
22 July: Gilberto Camara (Secretariat Director for the Group on Earth
Observations (GEO), Switzerland)
29 July: Barend Mons (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
5 August: Daniel Jackson (MIT, USA)
12 August: Melanie Mitchell (Portland State University, USA)
2 September: Wil van der Aalst (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
9 September: Terry Halpin (LogicBlox, USA and INTI University, Malaysia)
16 September: Peter Gaerdenfors (Lund University, Sweden)

Hosted by:
Enrico Franconi
Giancarlo Guizzardi

Conceptual and Cognitive Modeling Research Group (CORE)
KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy