The 1st Summer School on Smart Cities and Linked Open Data (LD4SC-15) will be held from June 7th to 12th 2015 at Residencia Lucas Olazábal of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Cercedilla, a municipality of the autonomous community of Madrid in central Spain.
The LD4SC-15 summer school has the main goal of teaching people from industry and academia in an easy and guided way how to use Linked Open Data technologies in the domain of smart cities, facilitating through a simple approach a first contact with these technologies. This summer school is the first one organized in this topic worldwide and is supported by the READY4SmartCities FP7 Coordination and Support Action.
We welcome students from anywhere in the world and coming from industry or academia. Some basic acquaintance with software development and Web technologies is required. Students are expected to participate fully in the activities of the school until its conclusion.
Due to the practical orientation of the summer school and to the effort needed to supervise and tutor students, the number of students in the summer school will be limited to 50.
The cost of the attending the LD4SC Summer School is 450€, including lectures and hands-on sessions, accommodation, meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), social events and excursion.
Registration opens: 26 January 2015
Registration closes: 22 March 2015 *Extended - positions still available!*
Notification: 31 March 2015
Payment: from 10 May to 20 May 2015
The Summer School on Smart Cities and Linked Open Data (LD4SC-15) will be held at Cercedilla (Madrid), which is a small village in the mountains, near Madrid.
The event will take place at the Residencia Lucas Olazábal of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, which is located in Cercedilla, in the forest of the Sierra de Guadarrama, in a place known as Las Dehesas de Cercedilla, which is 50 km. far from Madrid, and 15 km far from Navacerrada.
The nearest airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas. Once you are in Madrid, the best option to go to Cercedilla is by train. The estimated time of the whole trip (from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport to Cercedilla Residence) is around 2 hours.
If you reach to Terminals 1, 2 or 3 in Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport
Go to the metro station and take take line 8 (the pink line on the map) to Nuevos Ministerios statin. Leave the metro station and go to the train station (Cercanías Renfe). Then take line C8B to Cercedilla.
If you reach to Terminal 4 in Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport
Go to the train station and take line C1 to Chamartín. Then take line C8B to Cercedilla.
The train depot in Cercedilla is 1.5 km away from the Residence. You should take a taxi to get to the residence. Here are numbers for Taxis in Cercedilla:
(+34) 61 980 64 52
(+34) 65 026 30 43
(+34) 61 922 62 72
Besides, members of the summer school will be giving direction of how to get a taxi on the train station.
If there is nobody waiting for you at the Cecerdilla train station, please phone the following numbers:
(+34) 91 852 23 78
(+34) 91 858 20 06
From Madrid, motorway A-6 until the exit El Escorial, Guadarrama. Take direction Guadarrama until crossroads with the old N-6 (it is a crossroads with traffic lights where you can see El Piquio Hotel). Turn left and cross Guadarrama village until Cercedilla indication (it is a road on the right, next to a headquarters). Go straight on road until Cercedilla. When you pass the Cercedilla’s train station, go straight on next crossroads Las Dehesas – La Fuenfría direction. When you arrive to forest information turn right following Residencia Lucas Olazábal UPM direction.