Roel Wieringa has been appointed as scientific director of SIKS.
SIKS is the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge systems. It was founded in 1996 by researchers in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Databases & Information Systems and Software Engineering. SIKS is an interuniversity research school that comprises 12 research groups in which currently over 270 researchers are active, including 120 Ph.D-students. SIKS received its accreditation by KNAW in 1998. In June 2003 SIKS was re-accreditated by KNAW for a period of 6 years.