[ecoop-info] PhD Scholarships in Computer Science at the KRDB Research Centre, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

Werner Nutt Werner.Nutt at unibz.it
Sat Jul 18 12:14:08 CEST 2015

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano announces a public competition, by qualifications, 
for admission to the PhD program of the Faculty of Computer Science, with 
the first 8 positions fully covered by scholarships (17,000€ per year).  
In addition, the students will be financially supported to attend conferences and schools, 
and to spend a period of 6-12 months abroad.  The starting date of the PhD program is

     November 1, 2015 

and the program lasts three years. The official language of the program and of the faculty 
is English.

Instructions for application (pre-enrollment) can be found at:


(Consult both the general part of the call, and the specific part for the PhD program 
in Computer Science)

The deadline for the online application is 

      August 7, 2015.

Use the application portal of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano at

Research at the Faculty of Computer Science is carried out within three research groups, 
and the specific topics for a PhD that are offered by each group are detailed in the call.

The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data (see http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/staff.php) 
offers PhD topics in the broad area of knowledge representation, data management, and process
management, with an emphasis on foundational aspects and their practical realization in 
technologies and tools for data and process management.  Specific research topics include:
- Logic-based languages for knowledge representation
- Intelligent access to data
- Information extraction
- Semantic technologies
- Information integration
- Data-aware process modeling, verification, and synthesis
- Business process monitoring, mining, and conformance
- Temporal aspects of data and knowledge
- Extending database technologies
- Visual and verbal paradigms for information exploration

Candidates interested in carrying out a PhD on these topics are strongly advised to get 
in contact with Prof. Werner Nutt <Werner.Nutt at unibz.it> before applying.

Bolzano is the city’s Italian name while Bozen is its German name: it is the capital of 
the multilingual province of Alto Adige/Südtirol. Near Italy’s northern border with Austria, 
the city is a gateway to the Dolomites, the majestic white mountain peaks that are
part of the Alps. Bolzano is an Italian city with Austrian flair. Its two lifestyles, 
one Northern European and the other more Mediterranean, combine to make the perfect union, 
which can be clearly seen in the historic and artistic treasures of this city. 

Bolzano is constantly among the top-ranked cities in Italy when it comes to quality 
of life. It has one of Europe's lowest unemployment rates, excellent services and a 
wonderful landscape. The landscape of the surrounding mountain sides is characterised by 
old wine hamlets and villages nestling amid vineyards watched over by 200 castles, stately
country houses and ruins.

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