SIKS basic courses: "Mathematical Methods for IKS" and "Knowledge modeling"



From December 08-11 2008, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes two basic courses Mathematical Methods for IKS (8-9 December) and Knowledge modeling (10-11 December)". Both courses will be given in English and are part of the obligatory Basic Course 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 SIKS-PhD -students taking the course.

LOCATION: Landgoed Huize Bergen, Vught

DATE: 08-11 May 2008

Prof. dr. Eric Postma (UvT), Mathematical Methods for IKS
Prof. dr. Tom Heskes (RUN), Mathematical Methods for IKS
Dr. Bert Bredeweg (UVA), Knowledge Modeling

PROGRAM: The program is not available yet, but may include the following topics:

Mathematical Methods for IKS
  • Basic formalisms relevant to modern intelligent knowledge systems
  • Automatically acquired knowledge representations
  • Inductive learning
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Entropy and Information theory
  • Computer intensive techniques
  • Minimum Description Length Methods

Knowledge Modeling
  • Ontologies, Epistemology and Models
  • Modeling with Description Logics
  • Methodology for Ontology engineering
  • KADS
  • OWL: Ontology Language for the Web
  • Ontology patterns, Re-use of information

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: November 30 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.