SIKS-day 2017 in Utrecht



On September 06 2017, 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.

Many of you have probably already heard the news: Prof.dr. Arno Siebes (UU) has been appointed scientific director of SIKS by the Board of Governors in a recent meeting. He takes over the job from Prof.dr. Paul De Bra (TU/e) who has held the position for a period of six years. Of course, this important 'changing of the guard' will not go unnoticed at the SIKS-day 2017. At this event we will give all members the opportunity to thank Paul for the important work he has done for SIKS and to welcome Arno.

In addition we will pay attention to the fact that the Board of Governors has appointed two new honorary members: Prof.dr. Hans Akkermans (VU) and Prof.dr. Jaap van den Herik (UL). Both kindly agreed to prepare a short presentation on this occasion.


10.30 - 10.45 Welcome by Guus Schreiber (VU), Chair Board of Governors SIKS
10.45 - 11.30 Big ideas in computing by Frank van Harmelen (VU)
11.30 - 12.15 "Advances in Interactive Intelligence" by Catholijn Jonker (TUD)
12.15 - 12.30 "Scientific Directors in SIKS" by Guus Schreiber: Arno Siebes (UU) taking over the position of Paul De Bra (TU/e)

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 14.45 "Two Honorary memberships", Hans Akkermans (VU) and Jaap van den Herik (UL) + two 15-minutes talks
14.45 - 15.30 Game mining by Pieter Spronck (UvT)
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee and Tea
16.00 - 16.45 Learning Hybrid Process Models from Events: Process Discovery Without Faking Confidence by Wil van der Aalst (TU/e).
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 our alumni are invited to participate.

For participation, please fill in the registration form