SIKS-day 2008 in Utrecht



On October 2, 2008, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes its annual SIKS-day. The location will be City Castle Oudaen in Utrecht.

The main aim of the event is to give SIKS-members, participating in research groups all over the country, the opportunity to meet each other in an informal setting and to inform them about current developments and some new activities and plans for the coming year. This year a small scientific symposium will be organized at the SIKS-day as well.


10.00 - 10.30 Coffee and Tea
10.30 - 10.45 Welcome by Hans Akkermans (VU), Chair Board of Governors SIKS
10.45 - 11.45 "Bayesian Machine Learning: Theory and Applications" by Tom Heskes (RUN)
11.45 - 12.00 "SIKS: Prospects and Plans" by Roel Wieringa (UT), Scientific Director SIKS
12.00 - 13.15 Lunch in City Castle Oudaen
13.15 - 13.30 "SIKS PhD Advisory Board: by PhD students, for PhD students" by Nieske Vergunst (UU), Chair Phd Advisory Board
13.30 - 14.30 "Retrieving Entities" by Maarten de Rijke (UVA)
14.30 - 15.00 Coffee and Tea
15.00 - 16.00 "Creating Better Information Systems with Process Mining" by Wil van der Aalst (TUE)
16.00 - 17.00 "The State of Multi-Agent Programming" by Rafael Bordini (Durham, UK)
17.00 - 18.00 Drinks

By inviting these researchers we hope to have selected the right ingredients for a memorable day. All members of our research school(research fellows, associated members and Ph.D.-students) as well as the members of SIKS' Advisory Board and our alumni are invited to participate. Abstracts are available

For participation, please fill in the registration form