Call for participation (2019)

We invite you to participate in the Lorentz Center workshop

ICT With Industry

January 21–25 2019

The ICT with Industry workshop brings together scientists and professionals from industry and governments. The workshop revolves around five exciting case studies, which are subject to an intense week of analyzing, discussing, and modeling solutions.

You will be part of a team of 5 to 8 dedicated researchers from various ICT-disciplines, actively collaborating on one of the cases during the week.

Why participate?

  • the opportunity to work on an interesting and real-life data science problem provided by a company
  • increase your network, both in academia and industry
  • collaborate with fellow researchers from related disciplines and learn from each other
  • open up possibilities for future collaborations on scientific papers or project proposals

What challenging case studies are available?

  1. KB (Royal Library): (Semi-) Automatic Cataloguing of Textual Cultural Heritage Objects
  2. ICTgroup ( Detecting and classifying damage to traffic signs from images
  3. FD Mediagroep: Opening the black box of user profiles in content-based recommender systems
  4. Persgroep: Urgent, or can it wait? Personalising push for Algemeen Dagblad
  5. RTL Nederland: Captioning News Footage

You can find the descriptions of the case studies here.

Lorentz Center Facilities The workshop is held at the Lorentz Center, located at the Faculty of Science campus of Leiden University, the Netherlands. The Lorentz Center provides each participant with office space and wireless internet access. Thanks to the workshop sponsors, Lorentz Center also provides accommodations at the nearby hotel “Van der Valk Hotel Leiden” free of charge (based on shared rooms, or at a minimal charge in case you prefer a single room. In the last case please ask for this in the registration form), and bike rental. The Lorentz Center stimulates an interactive atmosphere, encouraging collaborations between participants. This format typically generates extensive debates and enables significant progress to be made during the meeting. For further information, please refer to the website of the Lorentz Centre workshop.

Costs and Refunds Lorentz Center does not charge registration fees. In addition, all food and drinks during the workshop are free of charge. We do expect participation for the entire week.

Student credits the SIKS, IPA and ASCI research schools provide credits for PhD students participating in the workshop. At the end of the workshop NWO will issue a letter of attendance upon request.

Female researchers are particularly encouraged to participate in the workshop.

Registration We hope that you are interested in participating in the workshop. If so, we kindly ask that you register by 16 November 2018 via the workshop webpage:

More information about the workshop: