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PhD position at LOA (deadline: August 25, 2004)




There is an opening position in the area "Applied Ontology and Knowledge Engineering" at the PhD program of the University of Trento (International Doctorate School in Information and Communication Technology). You can download the call (available both in English and in Italian).

The application deadline is August 25th, 2004. English is the official language of the program. No knowledge of Italian is required.

The research activity will be hosted by the Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), part of the CNR Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, in the framework of a cooperation with the Department of Information and Communication Technology of the University of Trento.

The Laboratory for Applied Ontology has a leading reputation in the foundations of ontological analysis, knowledge representation, and conceptual modeling, and adopts a strong interdisciplinary approach that combines Computer Science, Philosophy, and Linguistics, relying on logic as a unifying paradigm. Candidates with a background in any of such disciplines are welcome; please check the LOA web-site for more information about publications and ongoing projects.

The Department of Information and Communication Technology of University of Trento has an excellent reputation, in particular in areas such as Information and Knowledge Management and Software Engineering. Please check the Doctorate School Website for more info about the University.

Trento is a lovely Italian city along the Adige river in the Alps. For information on the city, the surrounding mountains and the Italian lifestyle, check this and this website.

For further information on the research activity at LOA and the application process, please contact Alessandro Oltramari (

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