SIKS Masterclass: Towards a Science of the World Wide Web

The masterclass is part of the Advanced Components Stage of SIKS' educational program. Therefore, SIKS-phd-students are strongly encouraged to participate.

Date: Monday 5 February 2007, 13.30 - 16.30h
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Room C147 VUA (Exact Sciences Building)
De Boelelaan 1081a, 1081 HV Amsterdam
Chair: Prof. Dr. Hans Akkermans (VUA)


13.30-13.45 Coffee/Tea and Registration
13.45-14.45 Prof. Dr. Jim Hendler (U Maryland/Rensselaer, USA): Towards A Science of the World Wide Web
14.45-15.00 Coffee/Tea Break
15.00-15.30 Dr. Marta Sabou (Open University, UK): Harvesting the Semantic Web
15.30-16.15 Prof. Dr. Peter Groenewegen (VU Amsterdam): Communities and Networks: A Social Science Perspective
16.15-18.00 Discussion and Closure, with drinks etc. ("Borrel")

Abstracts and information about the lecturers, are available here
This SIKS Masterclass is hosted by the VU Amsterdam Research Centre VUBIS.
It follows the public defense of the VUBIS-SIKS PhD thesis “Social Networks and the Semantic Web” by Peter Mika (10.45h, Aula), to which you are cordially invited as well.


Participation is free for all SIKS-members, but registration is required.
Please send an email to

Deadline for registration: Wednesday January 31 2007