Archive for the 'SIKS' Category

DIR 2012 in beautiful Ghent

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

Ghent

On February 23rd and 24th 2012, the “12th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop” (DIR 2012) will be organised at the Ghent University conference center Het Pand. One of the primary goals of this year’s edition of DIR is to create an informal meeting place between the major IR research groups and related companies in Belgium and the Netherlands, to exchange information and to present innovative research developments. If your field of expertise is situated in the broad area of Information Retrieval, you are warmly invited to submit a “short paper” (4 pages) containing new research results, or a “compressed contribution” (2 pages) from a recent high-standard conference or journal paper. For companies active in this area, we offer the opportunity to submit demo papers, focusing on novel IR technology and applications. All further information regarding DIR 2012 can be found on http://dir2012.intec.ugent.be/.

DBDBD 2011 in Twente

Monday, July 25th, 2011, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

The Dutch Belgian Database Day (DBDBD) will be in Twente this year on 2 December 2011. The DBDBD is a yearly one-day workshop organized by a Belgian or Dutch university, whose general topic is database research. DBDBD invites submissions (1 page abstract) on a broad range of database and database-related topics, including but not limited to data storage and management, theoretical database issues, database performance, data integration, data mining, data security, and data search.

At the DBDBD, junior researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium can present their recent results, and meet senior researchers in the field of databases. It is an excellent opportunity to meet up with your Belgian/Dutch colleagues, and to get informed about the (recent) database-related research performed in Belgian/Dutch universities. The workshop is also open to non-Belgian/Dutch participants (presentations are in English). The workshop consists of oral presentations. There are no printed proceedings. Abstracts of talks will be published on the workshop’s website.

Keynote speaker at the DBDBD will be prof. Stefano Ceri from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

See the call for abstracts on the DBDBD 2011 web site.

DIR 2011 in Amsterdam

Friday, October 8th, 2010, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

DIR 2011 will be held on 4 February 2011 at the University of Amsterdam. You are invited to submit contributions to the Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval workshop (DIR 2011). The primary aim of DIR is to provide an international meeting place where researchers from the domain of information retrieval and related disciplines can exchange information and present innovative research developments. DIR 2011 will put special emphasis on interaction - by focusing on poster presentations and creating space and time to meet and discuss new ideas.

More information on the DIR 2011 web site.

SIKS/Twente Seminar on Biomedical Text Mining

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

On 1 September 2010, we organize a small seminar on Biomedical Text Mining at the University of Twente. Invited speakers are:

  • Martijn Schuemie (Erasmus MC/LUMC, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  • Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (European Bioinformatics Institute, UK)
The workshop will take place at the campus of the University of Twente at the small lecture hall of the Vrijhof (building 47). The event is sponsored by the Netherlands research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) and the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT). Please visit the SSR-5 home page for more information.

DBDBD 2010 in Hasselt, Belgium

Monday, August 23rd, 2010, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

This year, the Dutch Belgian Database Day (DBDBD) will be held in Hasselt, Belgium, on Monday November 22nd, 2010. DBDBD is a yearly one-day workshop organized in a Belgian or Dutch university, whose general topic is database research. DBDBD invites submissions (1 page abstract) on a broad range of database and database-related topics, including but not limited to data storage and management, theoretical database issues, database performance, data mining, information retrieval, data semantics, querying, ontologies etc. Based on the submissions, the workshop will be organized in different sessions each covering a particular topic.

At the DBDBD, junior researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium can present their recent results. It is an excellent opportunity to meet up with your Belgian/Dutch colleagues, and to get informed about the (recent) database-related research performed in Belgian/Dutch universities. The workshop is also open to non-Belgian/Dutch participants (presentations are in English). Participation is free for all SIKS-members (Phd-students, research fellows, senior research fellows and associated members).

DBDBD 2010 web site

Strong Twente delegation at DIR 2010

Thursday, January 28th, 2010, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

DIR 2010

Photos taken by Wessel Kraaij and Suzan Verberne during DIR 2010 in Nijmegen are now on-line

Another SIKS/Twente Seminar

Friday, January 8th, 2010, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

The 3rd SIKS/Twente Seminar on Searching and Ranking takes place on January 29, 2010 at the University of Twente. The goal of the one day workshop is to bring together researchers from companies and academia working on the effectiveness of search engines. The workshop will take place at the University of Twente at the Spiegel (building 2), lecture hall SP-6. Speakers are:

  • Leif Azzopardi (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Arjen de Vries (CWI and University of Delft)
  • Vanessa Murdock (Yahoo Research, Barcelona, Spain)
After the seminar, Claudia Hauff will defend her PhD Thesis: Predicting the Effectiveness of Queries and Retrieval Systems. The seminar is sponsored by SIKS (the Netherlands research School for Information and Knowledge Systems) and the CTIT (Centre for Telematics and Information Technology). For more information, check out the SSR 2010 website.

Dutch-Belgian Database Day in Delft

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

The Dutch Belgian Database Day (DBDBD) is a yearly one-day workshop organized in a Belgian or Dutch university, whose general topic is database research. DBDBD invites submissions (1 page abstract) on a broad range of database and database-related topics, including but not limited to data storage and management, theoretical database issues, database performance, data mining, information retrieval, data semantics, querying, ontologies etc. Based on the submissions, the workshop will be organized in different sessions each covering a particular topic.

At the DBDBD, junior researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium can present their recent results. It is an excellent opportunity to meet up with your Belgian/Dutch colleagues, and to get informed about the (recent) database-related research performed in Belgian/Dutch universities. The workshop is also open to non-Belgian/Dutch participants (presentations are in English).

The DBDBD 2009 is organized under auspices of SIKS, the Dutch research school for information and knowledge systems. This year, DBDBD will be held in the Aula Congrescentre of the TUDelft, located on the university campus, on Monday November 30th 2009. Participation is free for all SIKS-members (Phd-students, research fellows, senior research fellows and associated members).

Visit the DBDBD 2009 home page.

SIKS Research Methodology Course

Thursday, October 8th, 2009, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

On 25, 26, and 27 November 2009, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes the annual three-day course Research methods and methodology for IKS. The location will be Conference center Zonheuvel in Doorn. The course will be given in English and is part of the educational Program for SIKS-Ph.D. students.

Research methods and methodology for IKS is relevant for all SIKS-Ph.D.-students (whether working in computer 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). And, it addresses such divergent topics as “the case-study method”, “elementary research methodology for the empirical sciences” and “empirical methods for computer 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 characterization 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 are Hans Weigand(UvT), Roel Wieringa(UT), John-Jules Meyer(UU), Hans Akkermans(VU) and Richard Starmans (UU)

Program
Wednesday
09.30-10.00 Coffee / Tea
10.00-10.30 Opening (Richard Starmans, UU)
10.30-11.30 Introduction (Hans Weigand,UvT)
11.30-12.30 Conceptual design (Hans Weigand, UvT)
12.30-13.45 Lunch
13.45-15.30 Philosophy of formal sciences (John-Jules Meyer, UU )
15.30-16.00 Break
16.00-17.30 Research Methods in IR (Djoerd Hiemstra, UT)

Thursday
09.00-12.30 Research Design I (Roel Wieringa, UT)
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Research Design II (Roel Wieringa, UT)
15.00-15.30 Break
15.30-17.30 Research methods (Hans Akkermans, VU)

Friday
09.00-09.45 Example research project (Inge v/d Weerd, UU)
09.45-10.00 Break
10.00-11.00 Research challenges in the Netherlands (Jaap van den Herik, UvT)
11.00-12.15 Research methods in MAS (Catholijn Jonker, TUD)
12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.45 Simulation as a research method (Jack Kleijnen, UvT)
14.45-15.00 Break
15.00-16.15 Research methods in Machine Learning (Antal van den Bosch,UvT)

Annual SIKS day

Friday, September 18th, 2009, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

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.

Program

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