SIKS-day 2009 in Utrecht



On November 16, 2009, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes its annual SIKS-day. The location will be Grand Hotel Karel V 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 we also celebrate the fact that our school has been re-accredited by KNAW this summer for another period of six years. 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 - 11.30 "Self-organizing access and storage of correlated data: crossing the frontier of structured data management" by Peter Boncz (CWI)

11.30 - 12.15 "Knowlege Representation on the Web: what to do when success is becoming a problem?" by Frank van Harmelen (VU)

12.15 - 12.30 "SIKS: Accreditation Outcome and Future Plans" by Roel Wieringa (UT), Scientific Director SIKS

12.30 - 13.45 Lunch

13.45 - 14.00 "The SIKS PhD Advisory Board: Going where the wild things are" by Nieske Vergunst (UU), Chair Phd Advisory Board

14.00 - 14.45 "The Minimum Description Length Principle for Data Mining" by Arno Siebes (UU)

14.45 - 15.15 Coffee and Tea

15.15 - 16.00 "On the Usability of Business Process Models: A Formal and Empirical Approach" by Hajo Reijers (TUE)

16.00 - 16.45 "Professor Kripke, let me introduce Professor Nash: Logic for Economic Mechanism Design" by Michael Wooldridge (Liverpool, UK)

16.45 - 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