Advanced SIKS-Course on Computational Intelligence



On October 23 and 24 2008, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) will organize an advanced course on Computational Intelligence. The course takes two days, will be given in English and is part of the so called Advanced Components Stage of the Educational Program for SIKS-PhD- students. Although these courses are primarily intended for SIKS-PhD- students, other participants are not excluded. However, their number of passes will be restricted and depends on the number of students taking the course. The course is given by experienced lecturers actively involved in the research areas related to the topics of the course.

LOCATION: Conference Center Woudschoten, Zeist

DATE: 23-24 October 2008

Prof.dr. Arno Siebes(UU)
Prof. dr. ir. Uzay Kaymak (EUR)
Dr. Ad Feelders (UU)


Thursday, October 23
09.30 - 09.50 Registration, coffee and tea
09.50 - 10.00 Welcome
10.00 - 11.30 "Selecting features in intelligent models using ant colonies", J. M. da Costa Sousa (Technical University of Lisbon)
11.30 - 12.00 Break
12.00 - 13.30 "Ordinal classification", Rob Potharst (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 16.00 "What evolutionary game theory tells us about multi-agent learning", Karl Tuyls (Eindhoven University of Technology)
16.00 - 16.30 Break
16.30 - 18.00 "Interactive Session" (supervised by course directors)

Friday, October 24
09.30 - 11.00 "Graph mining: learning graph grammars", Hendrik Blockeel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and LIACS)
11.00 - 11.30 Break
11.30 - 13.00 "Data Mining: from thrillers to Tetris", Walter Kosters LIACS, Universiteit Leiden
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 "Graph-based instance selection algorithms for supervised learning", Elena Marchiori (Radboud Universiteit)
15.30 - 16.00 Break
16.00 - 17.30 "Meta-heuristic search for combinatorial optimization", Dirk Thierens (Universiteit Utrecht)

In the conference center there is a limited number of places and there is interest from other groups in the topic as well. Therefore, an early registration is required.

Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D.-students: October 14 2008

After that date, applications to participate will be honoured in a first-come first-serve manner. Of course, applications to participate from other interested groups are welcome already. They will receive a notification whether they can participate as soon as possible.

For registration you are kindly requested to fill in the registration form

Arrangement 1 includes single room, all meals, and course material. Arrangement 2 includes two lunches, one dinner and course material. So no stay in the hotel and no breakfast.