SIKS Course: "Research methods and methodology for IKS" (Online);

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Introduction

On November 17,18 and 19 2021, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes the annual three-day course "Research methods and methodology for IKS". Although the course is 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.

"Research methods and methodology for IKS" is relevant for all SIKS-Ph.D.-students (whether working in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science or in Information Science), The primary goal of this hands-on course is to enable these Ph.D. students to make a good research design for their own research project. To this end, it provides an interactive training in various elements of research design, such as the conceptual design and the research planning. But the course also contains a general introduction to the philosophy of science (and particularly to the philosophy of mathematics, computer science and AI).

In addition, the course addresses such divergent topics as "Research methods for Multi Agent Systems", "Research methods for Machine Learning" and "Research methods for Information Retrieval". More recent topics are "Research Methods for Process Mining" and "Philosophy of Data Science".

"Research methods and methodology for IKS" is an intense and interactive course.
First, all students enrolling for this course are asked to read some pre-course reading material, comprising some papers that address key problems in IKS-methodology. These papers will be sent to the participants immediately after registration. Secondly, all participants are expected to give a brief characterisation of their own research project/proposal, by answering a set questions, formulated by the course directors, and based on the aforementioned literature. We believe that this approach results in a more efficient and effective course; it will help you to prepare yourself for the course and this will increase the value that you will get from it.

Course coordinators

Hans Weigand(TiU), Roel Wieringa(UT), Hans Akkermans(VU) and Richard Starmans (UU/TiU)

Program

The program is now available

Registration

Participation is free 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.

Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D.-students: 27 October 2021

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.