SIKS-day 2011 in Utrecht



On October 03 2011, 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. You have already been informed that Paul De Bra (TU/e) is appointed as scientific director of SIKS by the Board of Governors for the next three years. He takes over the job from Roel Wieringa (UT) who has held the position for nearly six years. Of course, this important changing of the guard will not go unnoticed at the SIKS-day. We will give all members the opportunity to thank Roel for the important work he has done for SIKS and to welcome Paul. Of course, a small scientific symposium will be organized at the SIKS-day as well.


10.30 - 10.45 Welcome by Hans Akkermans (VU), Chair Board of Governors SIKS

10.45 - 11.30 "Decomposition: autonomy and constraints" by Cees Witteveen (TUD)

11.30 - 12.15 "Rationality and relevance in SIKS research" by Roel Wieringa (UT)

12.15 - 12.30 "Scientific Directors in SIKS" by Hans Akkermans (VU)

12.30 - 13.45 Lunch

13.45 - 14.00 " SIKS PhD Advisory Board: by PhD students, for PhD students" by Rory Sie (OU), Chair Phd Advisory Board

14.00 - 14.45 "Online Cultural Heritage" by Guus Schreiber (VU)

14.45 - 15.15 Coffee and Tea

15.15 - 16.00 " Search, Explore, Modify Engine" by Arjen de Vries (CWI/TUD)

16.00 - 16.45 "Contention" by Jaap van den Herik (UvT)

16.45 - 18.00 Drinks

Abstracts are available here. 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.

For participation, please fill in the registration form