WOG Seminar 2008


The Seminar on Logic and Computation is sponsored by the FWO-Vlaanderen, by means of the "Wetenschappelijke Onderzoeksgemeenschap Declaratieve Methoden in de Informatica". It will be held on

* April, 29th-30th 2008
* in Domein Westhoek

and consists of eight talks and two poster sessions in which all participants are encouraged to present their research. Visit the facebook to learn more about the seminar's participants and their research interests.


Day 1, April 29th 2008

11u - 12u : Michael Benedikt (Oxford, UK)
Moving Quickly From Queries to Streams
12u - 13u : Olga de Troyer and Sven Casteleyn (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Developing Web and Virtual Reality Applications using High-Level Intuitive Models
13u - 14u30 : Lunch (sandwiches and soup)
14u30 - 15u30 : Jan Hidders (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Towards a calculus for collection-oriented scientific workflows
15u30 - 17u30 : Coffee + poster session 1
18u30 - 20u30 : Dinner
20u30 - 21u30 : David Mitchell (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Modelling Languages, Model Expansion and MXG

Day 2, April 30th 2008

9u - 10u  : Floris Geert (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Constraint-Based Data Cleaning
10u - 12u  : Coffee + poster session 2
12u - 13u30 : Lunch (warm)
13u30 - 14u30 : Dieter Van De Craen (UHasselt)
Efficiently Querying Scientific Databases
14u30 - 15u30 : Luc De Raedt (KULeuven)
Probabilistic Relational Learning
15u30 - 16u Coffee break
16u - 17u  : Bernhard Thalheim (Kiel University, Germany)
Foundations for and Specification of Large Information-Intensive Websites



Domein Westhoek vzw
Centrum voor sociaal toerisme
Noordzeedreef 6-8
B-8670 Oostduinkerke


Driving Directions

By car, via E40 Brussel-Veurne. Take the exit 3 Nieuwpoort-Diksmuide. Follow Kinderlaan. At the third red light, take left, then right (Noordzeedreef). Follow this road. The domain is on the right.

By Train (Tramway)

You can come by train until De Panne or Oostende. From here you can take the DeLijn COASTAL TRAMWAY until OOSTDUINKERKE, tramway stop: Groenendijk Bad.

  • about 52 min from Oostende (direction Knokke - Oostende - De Panne)
  • about 30 min from De Panne (direnction De Panne - Oostende - Knokke)
  • there is a tramway every 15 min


  • Bart Goethals, Calin Garboni (Universiteit Antwerpen)
  • Sven Casteleyn (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Dries Van Dyck, Stijn Vansummeren (Universiteit Hasselt)
  • Kurt Driessens, Joost Vennekens, Tom Schrijvers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)