Advanced SIKS Course: "Web-based systems: a semantic perspective"



On March 3 and 4 2008 the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) will organize an advanced course on "Web-based systems: a semantic perspective ". 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-Ph.D. Students. Although these courses are primarily intended for SIKS-Ph.D. 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.
Especially Phd-students working on the SIKS-foci "Web-based Systems", "Knowledge Representation and Reasoning" and "Data management, Storage and Retrieval" are strongly encouraged to participate.

LOCATION Conference center Landgoed Huize Bergen in Vught.

  • Prof. dr. G.-J. Houben (VUB/TUE)
  • Dr. S. Schlobach (VU)

Monday (March 3, 2008)

Introduction by the course directors
  • 10.00 - 10.15 An introduction to this course on Web-based systems (Eyal Oren)
  • 10.15 - 10.45 A brief overview over the state of the art in Semantic Web (Eyal Oren)
  • 10.45 - 11.15 Tea break

Technology and architecture for Web-based systems:
  • 11.15 - 12.45 Representation and retrieval of Web data using semantic technology (Jeroen Wester)
  • 12.45 - 13.45 lunch
  • 13.45 - 16.00 Representation and retrieval of Web data using database and IR technology (Peter Boncz & Henning Rode )
  • 16.00 - 16.30 Tea break
  • 16.30 - 18.00 P2P architectures for Web-based systems (Ronny Siebes)

Tuesday (March 4, 2008)

Application Design
  • 9.30 - 12.00 User-centered Design for the Semantic Web (Anthony Jameson)
  • 12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

  • 13.00 - 13.45 STITCH, technology for Semantic Interoperability in CH (Shenghui Wang)
  • 14.00 - 15.30 E-culture, the MultimediaN project (Jacco van Ossenbruggen)
  • 15.30 - 16.00 Tea break
  • 16.00 - 17.30 Semantic technology for content analysis of newspaper articles (Wouter van Atteveldt)

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: February 21 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.

Information for non-SIKS Ph.D.- students
SIKS needs a confirmation from your supervisor/office that they agree with the arrangement and paying conditions.
For registration you are kindly requested to fill in the registration form
Cancellation regulation: If registration is cancelled before February 24 2008 the course fee may be refunded. After that date, no reimbursement is possible. For all questions regarding the content of the course and the educational program, please contact the manager of SIKS.