RU-SIKS symposium: Trends in Artificial Intelligence
On Friday 28th November, 2008 the Section on Model-based System Development (MBSD) of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences of Radboud University Nijmegen in cooperation with SIKS will organise a symposium about current TRENDS IN RESEARCH ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE in which a number of well-known researchers participate. 
The symposium is intended for researchers and students with an interest in current developments in research on model-based reasoning and probabilistic graphical models. 
You are cordially invited to participate. Please, inform Irma Haerkens ( whether you wish to attend,and whether you will make use of the free lunch.
The Workshop is part of the Advanced Components Stage of SIKS educational program. 
Therefore, PhD-students working on the SIKS-foci "Knowledge Representation and Reasoning" and "Computational Intelligence" are strongly encouraged to participate.
Date: Friday 28th November, 2008; 12.00-17.30
Location: Huize Heyendael, Geert Grooteplein-Noord 9, 6525 EZ NIJMEGEN,
12.00-12.50 Lunch
12.50-13.00 Peter Lucas (Radboud University): Opening
13.00-13.40 Antonio Salmeron (University of Almeria): The MTE model for hybrid Bayesian networks and its applications
13.40-14.20 Pedro Larranaga (Technical University of Madrid): Optimization by learning and simulation of Bayesian networks
14.20-14.40 Coffee & tea break
14.40-15.20 Cees Witteveen (Delft University of Technology): Diagnosis of plan violation
15.20-16.00 Johan de Kleer (Palo Alto Research Center): Using model-based diagnosis to solve Bayes nets
16.00-16.20 Drinks
16.20-17.00 Eric Postma (Tilburg University): Recognizing patterns in images
17.00-17.30 Drinks & Closing
How to reach Huize Heyendael? Huize Heyendael is part of Radboud University Nijmegen and is located on the site of the St Radboud University Medical Center. 
For detailed information on travelling to Huize Heyendael, consult the following online campus map:
It is a 15 minutes walk from the train station Nijmegen-Heyendaal to Huize Heyendael. 
There are also direct bus connections from NijmegenCentral Station to the bus station of the St Radboud University Medical Center, which is in front of Huize Heyendael. 
Travelling by bus takes about 10 minutes. For information about the symposium, please contact Irma Haerkens (, Institute for Computing and Information Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen (