Advanced SIKS Course: "The Semantic Web"



On September 26 and 27 2011 the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) will organize an advanced course on "The Semantic Web ". 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.

Since the seminal paper on the "Semantic Web" by Tim Berners-Lee, James Handler and Ora Lassila, appeared in Scientific American in 2001, a lot of progress has been made in the Semantic Web field. On September 25 and 26, 2011 SIKS will organize a two-day course introducing the latest developments in this booming field. The first day of the course will cover advances in reasoning, including the new OWL2 standard as well as OWL rules and other extensions to OWL. The second day of the course will deal with other recent developments such as SKOS and RDFa. We will also cover the relation of the Semantic Web with the Media Web as well as the "Human Web", which still relies heavily on content expressed by means of natural language. At the end of the second day we will introduce recent and exciting applications of Semantic Technologies in various fields.

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 Woudschoten in Zeist.

  • Dr. L. Hollink (TUD)
  • Dr. R. Hoekstra (VU)
  • Dr. S. Wang (VU)

The program is now available.

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: September 16 2011

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 September 08 2011 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.