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PhD positions at KRDB Centre, Free Univ. Bolzano, Italy


Fully funded PhD positions at the
KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data
Faculty of Computer Science
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

The Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of
Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) offers regular openings for studentships for its
PhD program. The PhD programme has been running since 2004/2005. Since
2011/2012 there has also been a European programme (EPCL) which
provides a joint qualification.

*** 3 of the PhD positions with studentship are offered by the
    KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data. ***

The 2012/2013 PhD call is now open and the deadline to apply is:

****** 31.August.2012 ******

Up-to-date information about how to apply for the PhD program and the
studentship - including deadlines, number of positions and necessary
documents - can be found in the university PhD web pages:


The grant amounts to 51,000 Euro over the three years of the
PhD. Substantial extra funding is available for participation in
international conferences, schools and workshops. The faculty of
Computer Science and its PhD program are entirely based on the English


The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data
( of the Faculty of Computer Science
invites applicants to the PhD program to get in touch with the
research group (see CONTACT PERSON below), in order to have a better
understanding of the possible research activities in which perspective
students may be involved. Relevant research topics in the centre are
the following:

 * Computational Logic and Deductive Databases
 * Computational Logic and Constraint Programming
 * Description Logics and Ontology Languages
 * Conceptual Data Modelling and Ontology Design
 * Ontology Based Data Access
 * Query Answering in Distributed Environments
 * Intelligent Access to Web Resources
 * Semistructured Data Management
 * Temporal Logics and Temporal Databases
 * Knowledge-based techniques for Service Access and Composition
 * Knowledge-based techniques for Business Processing
 * Evolution and Update of Knowledge Bases
 * Data Quality and Completeness
 * Modelling and Accessing Imcomplete Data

Other research topics are listed in the personal web pages of the
members of the KRDB Centre, see:

The research activities in the KRDB research centre require good
knowledge of Logic and of Foundations of Databases, and some knowledge
of Artificial Intelligence and of Knowledge Representation.  Good
knowledge of English is also preferred.


The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano participates through the KRDB
Research Centre to the European PhD Program in Computational Logic
(EPCL) <>

Students that are admitted for a PhD position at the KRDB Research
Centre may apply to join EPCL.  The admission to EPCL is decided by a
Joint Commission consisting of representatives of the EPCL partner



To get in contact with the KRDB Research Centre, send an email to
Dr. Alessandro Artale <>.

To get in touch with the current PhD students see:

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