Organization

Academic Leadership

  • Board of the Netherlands Institute for Research on ICT (4TU.NIRICT). Comprises all ICT research of the four universities of technology of the Netherlands. I joined in 2015.
  • member steering committee of the International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS), 2012-now. Resulted from a merger of three workshops: DALT, ProMAS and AOSE. I have organised the DALT workshop from 2007-2009, and joined its steering committee in 2009.

Previous:

  • Elected member of the Board of directors of the International Foundation of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (IFAAMAS); 2012-2018. I was a member and later chair of the Education & Training subcommittee.

Reviewing & Assessment

I am a member of the editorial board of JAAMAS, the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.

I have been a reviewer and panel member for several funding programmes of the Dutch Research Council NWO, and the Swedish Wallenberg Foundation.

I have often served on the Senior Programme Committee of some of the most important conferences in AI, in particular the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS) and the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI).

Moreover, I have been Programme Committee member for over 60 international conferences and workshops, including the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) conference, European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA), Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC), International Workshop on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms in Multi-Agent Systems (COIN), Computational Accountability and Responsibility in Multiagent Systems (CARe-MAS), Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems (CLIMA), and IEEE International Conferences on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO).

Organization of Workshops & Conferences

  • co-chair of the 2nd International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS), 2014. Held in conjunction with AAMAS.
  • co-chair of the International Workshop on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems (COIN), 2013. In conjunction with PRIMA.
  • program co-chair 14th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS), 2012.
  • co-chair of the International Workshop on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems (COIN), 2011. Held in conjunction with WI-IAT.
Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, BNAIC 2013
PechaKucha Session at BNAIC’13 (Source: Tomas Klos)

In 2013 I was general co-chair of the 25th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC), which we hosted at TU Delft. On the occasion of this 25th edition, we organised a special open celebration session in which we invited (and challenged 🙂 ) 10 AI professors from the Benelux to give a PechaKucha talk: 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each. This made for a very lively and exciting session, which was attended by over 400 people!