Basic Courses: "Learning and Reasoning" and "Information Retrieval"



From May 21-24 2007, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes two basic courses "Learning and Reasoning" and "Information Retrieval".
Both courses will be given in English and are part of the obligatory Basic Course 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 SIKS-Ph.D. -students taking the course.

Location: Landgoed Huize Bergen in Vught.
Date; 21-24 May 2007

Scientific Directors

Dr. A. Ten Teije (VU), Dr. G.A.W. Vreeswijk (UU) Learning and Reasoning
Prof.dr. ir. Th. P. van der Weide (RUN) Information Retrieval


A provisionary program is available now.


the previous courses took 2,5 day each, however this years editions will take 2 days each.


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 07 2007

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

Arrangement 1 includes single room, all meals, and course material.
Arrangement 2 includes only lunch, dinner and course material. So no stay in the hotel and no breakfast.

Cancellation regulation: If registration is cancelled before May 17 2007 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.