KDSA 2009 Workshop on Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Domains
KDSA 2009 Workshop on Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Domains, which was held at the RBI today, brought together collaborators from all seven projects included in the research program Computational Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Applications supported by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports.
During a one day workshop the participants had the opportunity to hear a series of lectures and presentations of scientific papers in the field of medical applications, applications in bio-sciences and measurement and software support, as well as to learn about the results achieved in 2009 on the seven projects included in the program Computational Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Applications. This multidisciplinary program, launched in 2007, includes seven projects funded by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. Besides the RBI scientists, who participate in the program by four projects, the program also includes projects of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zagreb, and Faculty of Food Biotechnology of the University of Zagreb. The aim of the program is development, evaluation, implementation, and integration of complex computational methods representing fundamentals of the knowledge technologies. The results should be relevant for application domains like medicine, bioinformatics, chemistry, and physics, as new and significant scientific results in the form of relations, models, or decision systems. At the same time, the results should be relevant for computer sciences, as novel theoretical and practical methodological achievements in the field of artificial intelligence. The ultimate goal of this program is detection of universal principles representing novel methodological breakthroughs. The significance of the research is in the fact that knowledge discovery technologies present technical fundamentals for supporting creativity of the information society and knowledge-based economy.
The workshop was organized by the RBI Division of Electronics, where in the Laboratory for information systems the RBI sceintist work on scientific tasks within the program Computational Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Applications.