Research career: What I've taught

Lectures

In my early scientific lectures I was one of the first hypermedia researchers to advocate the use of knowledge engineering techniques to enhance and extend the capabilities of hypermedia systems, arguing that this would enable us to build so-called "third-order" or knowledge-based hypermedia systems. Later on I succeeded in convincing the (initially very sceptical) materials engineering community that such third-order hypermedia systems were indeed the best way to develop intelligent information management tools for materials selection and corrosion prevention.

Materials engineering on the Internet
Eurocorr '96: 212th event of the European Federation of Corrosion
24 - 26 September 1996, Nice (France)
Corrosion information on the Internet
CAIT '95: Workshop on Corrosion Advanced Information Technology
30 November - 1 December 1995, Petten (Holland)
Intelligent hypermedia corrosion information tools
UK Corrosion '94 and EUROCOR '94
31 October - 3 November 1994, Bournemouth (United Kingdom)
Read also: presentation [PDF 730 KB]
Knowledge representation formalisms for third-order hypermedia systems
Universität Konstanz - Fakultät für Verwaltungswissenschaft
26 August 1993, Konstanz (Germany)
Intelligent corrosion management systems
SMiRT 12 Post Conference Seminar 1993:
Expert Systems and AI Applications in the Domain of Power Plant and Structural Engineering
23 - 25 August 1993, Konstanz (Germany)
Data modelling for intelligent materials information systems
Shell Workshop on Logical Data Modelling for Materials Engineering
10 February 1993, Arnhem (The Netherlands)
The representation of information semantics in knowledge-based hypermedia systems
Bayerisches Forschungszentrum für Wissensbasierte Systeme
16 December 1992, Erlangen (Germany)
De Model-Map-View-Praxis architectuur:
Een conceptuele systeem-architectuur voor kennisgebaseerde of derde-orde hypermedia systemen
Hypertext Workshop
26 March 1992, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

Tutorials

Since the practical use of hypertext and hypermedia systems was completely new in the early nineties, certainly in the field of materials selection and corrosion prevention, I gave a whole series of tutorials at international scientific conferences. In these tutorials I explained the ideas and concepts behind hypertext and hypermedia, discussed how these could be used to build intelligent materials engineering applications and corrosion information tools, and gave hands-on demonstrations of some of the innovative prototype systems developed in my own MIPS research group.

Using hypermedia information systems to support corrosion analysis and materials engineering in power plants
SMiRT 12 Post Conference Seminar 1993: Expert Systems and AI Applications in the Domain of Power Plant and Structural Engineering
23 - 25 August 1993, Konstanz (Germany)
Survey of selected hypertext & hypermedia systems and tools
State-of-the-art in information processing technologies for intelligent engineering applications
Applications in the field of materials engineering
Part IVb, Part II and Part Vb of Tutorial 8
Integrated knowledge-based & hypermedia systems for engineering applications
Avignon '92: Twelfth International Conference on AI - Expert Systems - Natural Language
1 - 6 June 1992, Avignon (France)
Survey of selected hypertext & hypermedia systems and tools
State-of-the-art in information processing technologies for intelligent engineering applications
Applications in the field of materials engineering
Part IVb, Part II and Part Vb of Tutorial 13
Hybrid knowledge-based & hypermedia systems for engineering applications
Avignon '91: Eleventh International Workshop Expert systems & their applications
27 - 31 May 1991, Avignon (France)

Lessons

Being a full-time research assistant at the university, I only sporadically gave lessons to students and co-researchers, primarily as an invited guest speaker in the university's International Study Program of Artificial Intelligence (now called "Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence"). In these lessons I taught primarily about the possible uses of hypertext and hypermedia systems for knowledge management, and I also discussed how knowledge-based techniques could be used to enhance and extend the capabilities of hypertext and hypermedia systems.

Using the World-Wide Web as a research support tool for materials engineering research
Doctoral Seminar at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
8 February 1996, Leuven (Belgium)
Read also: presentation [PDF 207 KB]
Knowledge-based indexing of hypermedia information
Advanced Research Seminar of the International Study Program of Artificial Intelligence
10 March 1995, Leuven (Belgium)
Knowledge representation formalisms for intelligent hypermedia systems
Advanced Research Seminar of the International Study Program of Artificial Intelligence
10 November 1993, Leuven (Belgium)
The use of hypertext and hypermedia for improving information and knowledge manipulation in intelligent systems
Advanced Research Seminar of the International Study Program of Artificial Intelligence
30 April 1993, Leuven (Belgium)
Hypermedia systems and expert systems: Opportunities and challenges for a successful synergy
Advanced Research Seminar of the International Study Program of Artificial Intelligence
4 November 1992, Leuven (Belgium)
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