Seminar "Quality of Semantic Standards"

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Location: University of Twente (Enschede)



To celebrate the occasion of the PhD defense “Quality of Semantic Standards” by Erwin Folmer, a preceding seminar has been organized by TNO, University of Twente and CTIT. Many experts, already present this day for the PhD defense, will talk about their perspectives during this seminar. Directly after the seminar the PhD defense will take place. The program:

11:30 – 12:00 Welcome with coffee and lunch

PART 1: THE SEMINAR (Amphitheater, Vrijhof Building)

12:00 – 12:10 Opening and Introduction by prof.dr. Jos van Hillegersberg (University of Twente)

12:10 – 12:50 Different scientific perspectives on the topic:


Data Quality as a Business Success Factor by dr. Boris Otto (University of St. Gallen)


The Paradox of Standard Flexibility by Jan van den Ende (RSM, Erasmus University)

12:50 – 13:15 Interoperability, a perspective from the Staffing Industry by ir. Hans Wanders (CIO Randstad)

13:15 – 13:45 Panel “Standards for Competiveness”

Panel members include the healthcare, waste management and flexible staffing domains:


prof.dr. Robert Stegwee, University of Twente and chairman HL7 Netherlands


drs. Michiel Westerhoff, Strategy Manager Circulus and chairman STOSAG


ir. Hans Wanders, CIO Randstad and chairman SETU


prof.dr. Sjaak Brinkkemper, Utrecht University

13:45 – 14:00 Closing Talk: Semantic Interoperability and Future Internet Use by Erik Fledderus (Technical University of Eindhoven and TNO)

PART 2: PhD DEFENSE (Room 4-Berkhoff, Waaier Building)

14:25 – 16:00 PhD Defense Erwin Folmer

16:00 – 17:30 Drinks

Speakers of the seminar will present in English; questions may be asked in both Dutch and English. The PhD defense will be mainly in Dutch. A limited number of seats are reserved for students.

The symposium is free, but registration is required by sending an e-mail to: Elke van der Veen ( Please indicate which part you will be attending (part 1, part 2, both).


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