SIKS Masterclass "Modeling and simulating work practice"

Date: September 27th, 2001
Location: University of Amsterdam (exact location will be announced later)
Topic: The goal of the Masterclass is to inform SIKS Ph D students and other interested persons about work that has been done in the USA, particularly at NASA, in the area of modelling and simulating work practice at a level of detail that permits a more dynamic analysis and representation. The presentations will be given by Dr. William J. Clancey and Maarten Sierhuis (who will defend his thesis on this subject the next day). As is clear from the abstracts below, the Masterclass will be a mixture of theoretical and practical/operational issues. As the masterclass is part of the "advanced components stage" of SIKS' educational program, all SIKS- Ph.D- students are strongly encouraged to participate.


10.00 – 10.15 Coffee, welcome
10.15 – 12.30 Presentation by Dr. William J. Clancey

Empirical Requirements Analysis for Mars Surface Operations Using the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station

12.30 –13.30 Lunch -break (lunch is not included)
13.30 –16.00 Presentation by Maarten Sierhuis

Brahms: a multiagent modeling and simulation language for work system analysis and design

During the lectures several breaks will be inserted, depending on the flow of information.

Deadline for registration: September 20 2001


Participation is free for SIKS-members and for members of related researchschools. Since the number of places is limited, participants must register first. Please send an e-mail to Mrs. S.M. van Loo:

Applications to participate will be honoured in a first-come first-serve manner.