[ecoop-info] PhD position in Trust and Access Policies on the Web

Fokkink, W.J. w.j.fokkink at vu.nl
Wed May 11 11:46:29 CEST 2011

In the research project

  Trust and Access Policies on the Web

there is a vacancy for a 4 year PhD position at the Computer Science Department of the VU University Amsterdam, in a joint project between the Theoretical Computer Science Group (http://www.cs.vu.nl/~tcs), the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group (http://krr.cs.vu.nl/), and the Web and Media Group (http://www.few.vu.nl/~guus/). Industrial partners are Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/) and Naturalis Museum in Leiden (http://www.naturalis.nl/).

Aim of the project is to develop a framework for controlling Web access and evaluating in how far contributed distributed content can be trusted. See the paper http://journal.webscience.org/315/2/websci10_submission_81.pdf for a first step in this direction. More information on the research project can be found at http://www.cs.vu.nl/~tcs/WP8.doc.

This is a work package (WP8) within the project "Socially-Enriched Access to Cultural Media", which itself is part (project P6) of the Dutch national COMMIT research project. The original COMMIT project description can be found at http://www.commit-nl.nl/090929%20COMMIT%20PROGRAMMA.pdf.

To apply for the PhD position, send a CV, letter of motivation, and names of at least two references to Wan Fokkink (w.j.fokkink at vu.nl). Deadline for application is June 14, 2011.
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