Advanced Course: The semantic web.



On May 27 and 28 2002 the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) will organize an Advanced Course on The semantic Web. The course takes two days, will be given in English and is part of the so called Advanced Components Stage of the Educational Program for SIKS-Ph.D. Students. Although these courses are primarily intended for SIKS-Ph.D. Students, other participants are not excluded. However, their number of passes will be restricted and depends on the number of students taking the course. The course is given by experienced lecturers actively involved in the research areas related to the topics of the course.

Location: Conference center Woudschoten in Zeist.

Scientific Directors

  • prof.dr. F van Harmelen (VU)
  • dr. D. Fensel (VU)

Preliminary Program

10.15-11.00    Introduction, Frank van Harmelen
11.00-11.15    Break
11.15-12.45    Languages for the Semantic Web (XML, RDF, OWL) ,Heiner Stuckenschmidt
12.45-14.00    Lunch
14.00-15.30    Description Logic for Dummies, Ulrike Sattler
15.30-16.00    Break
16.00-18.45    Exercise: Build an ontology and use it for querying, J├╝rgen Angele

09.30-10.30    Semantic Web enabling Tools, Frank van Harmelen
10.30-11.00    Break
11.00-12.00    Semantic Web Applications, Guus Schreiber
12.00-13.30    Lunch
13.30-15.00    Semantic Web enabled Web Services, Dieter Fensel
15.00-15.30    Break
15.30-16.00    Semantic Web related research initiatives, Ying Ding
16.00-17.00    Feedback and future steps


Arrangement 1: one stay in a single room, breakfast, two lunches, dinner, course material included
Fully registrated SIKS-Ph.D.-student: no charge
SIKS-research fellow/associated member: 200 EURO
Ph.D.-students from IPA, ASCI,OZSL, TRAIL, BETHA or JF Schouten Institute: 200 EURO
Other academic participants: 400 EURO
Non-academic participants: 750 EURO

Arrangement 2: same arrangement, but without bed and breakfast
Fully registrated SIKS-Ph.D.-student: no charge
SIKS-research fellow/associated member: 125 EURO
Ph.D.-students from IPA, ASCI,OZSL, TRAIL, BETHA or JF Schouten Institute: 150 EURO
Other academic participants: 300 EURO
Non-academic participants: 600 EURO


In the conference center there is a limited number of places and there is interest from other groups in the topic as well. Therefore, an early registration is required.

Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D.-students: April 25 2002.
After that date, applications to participate will be honoured in a first-come first-serve manner. Of course, applications to participate from other interested groups are welcome already. They will receive a notification whether they can participate as soon as possible.

Information for non-SIKS Ph.D.- students
SIKS needs a confirmation from your supervisor/office that they agree with the arrangement and paying conditions.

Anyone who is interested in the courses, is kindly requested to send an email to and inform Mrs. Floor Jansen:
- whether you take the full arrangement (all meals and 4 nights stay in a single room) or
- whether you only take the lessons and lunch and dinner (so no bed and breakfast)
- your dietary needs (vegetarian,etc..)
- other relevant details

Cancellation regulation: If registration is cancelled before May 1 2002 the course fee may be refunded. After that date, no reimbursement is possible. For all questions regarding the content of the course and the educational program, please contact the manager of SIKS.