Advanced Course: "Implementing intelligent search in XML data"



On May 15 and 16 the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) will organize an Advanced Course on "Implementing intelligent search in XML data". 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 Director

Dr. H. Blanken (UT)

Preliminary Program

Thursday, May 15, 2003
  • 9.30 - 10.25 Registration, Coffee,Tea
  • 10.25-10.30 dr. H. Blanken. Welcome and announcements
  • 10.30-12.00 Prof. dr. W. Jonker: Extending XML for IR processing
  • 12.00-13.15 Lunch
  • 13.15-14.15 Dr. M. Windhouwer: Usage of XML in digital libraries
  • 14.15-14.30 Break
  • 14.30-16.15 A. de Vries & M. van Keulen. System architectures and query processing
  • 16.15-16.30 Break
  • 16.30-18.15 Vries & M. van Keulen. Access structures (and exercises)
  • 19.00-21.00 Diner
Friday, May 16, 2003
  • 9.00-10.30 Dr. L. Feng. The Semantic Web
  • 10.30-10.45 Break
  • 10.45-12.15: Dr. H. Blanken. Implementation aspects of the NIAGARA-system
  • 12.15-13.30 Lunch
  • 13.30-15.00 Ir. J. Vonk: Multi-media retrieval: the SUMMER project
  • 15.00-15.15 Break
  • 15.15-16.30 D. Hiemstra: Evaluation of XML systems
  • 16.30-17.00 Discussion


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: May 1 2003

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.

For registration you are kindly requested to fill in the registration form

Cancellation regulation: If registration is cancelled before May 3 2003 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.