Bart Verheij, Summer 2005, Danmark
I hold the chair of artificial intelligence and argumentation at the University of Groningen, a public research university founded in 1614. I am a staff member of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering (ALICE), Faculty of Science and Engineering. I participate in the Multi-Agent Systems research program.

Here follow some of my academic interests, with assorted links to publication venues, events, papers and courses.
A semi-formal impression of my perspective on AI & law is available in this 2005 interview (in Dutch; pdf) or this 2007 coffeehouse conversation (inspired by Douglas Hofstadter's).

People perform miracles on a routine basis. Apparently performing miracles is not that hard.


Call for papers: Workshop King's College, London (2017)

Evidence & Decision Making in the Law: Theoretical, Computational and Empirical Approaches (organized with Marcello Di Bello)

Artificial Intelligence and Law journal special issue (2017)

Special issue Artificial Intelligence for Justice (AI4J) (with Floris Bex, Henry Prakken and Tom van Engers)

Artificial Intelligence and Law journal paper (2017)

Proof With and Without Probabilities. Correct Evidential Reasoning with Presumptive Arguments, Coherent Hypotheses and Degrees of Uncertainty

Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems paper (2017)

Negotiating with Other Minds. The Role of Recursive Theory of Mind in Negotiation with Incomplete Information (with Harmen de Weerd and Rineke Verbrugge)

Dissertation defence (2017)

On Wednesday February 1, 2017, Sjoerd Timmer
defends his dissertation `Designing and Understanding Forensic Bayesian Networks using Argumentation' in Utrecht.

International Journal of Approximate Reasoning journal paper (2017)

A two-phase method for extracting explanatory arguments from Bayesian networks (with Sjoerd Timmer, John-Jules Meyer, Henry Prakken and Silja Renooij)

JURIX conference paper on ethical systems design (2016)

Arguments for Ethical Systems Design

Artificial Intelligence and Law journal paper on ethical systems design (2016)

Formalizing Value-Guided Argumentation for Ethical Systems Design

JELIA conference paper (2016)

Correct Grounded Reasoning with Presumptive Arguments

Final symposium NWO Forensic Science research program (2016)

Presentation of the research project on statistics, argumentation and scenarios in forensic reasoning (report by ZonMW in Dutch)

Invited researcher at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge (2016)

Scientific programme Probability and Statistics in Forensic Science

Workshop and dissertation defence (2016)

Friday October 28, 2016: Dissertation defence Charlotte Vlek (press report, download dissertation)
Thursday October 27, 2016: Workshop Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Scenarios and Bayesian Networks for Analyzing Forensic Evidence

Invited graduate course Second Summer School of Argumentation (2016)

University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee

Artificial Intelligence for Justice, workshop at ECAI (2016)

The Hague, August 30, 2016

Argument and Computation journal (2016)

First open access issue online

Artificial Intelligence and Law journal paper (2016)

A Method for Explaining Bayesian Networks for Legal Evidence with Scenarios (with Charlotte Vlek, Henry Prakken and Silja Renooij)

Stanford CodeX FutureLaw conference (2016)

Computational Law Update, speaker (invited)

Faculty Spotlight talk (2016)

Arguments for Understanding our Complex World

Law, Probability and Risk journal paper (2016)

Arguments, Scenarios and Probabilities: Connections Between Three Normative Frameworks for Evidential Reasoning (with Floris Bex, Sjoerd Timmer, Charlotte Vlek, John-Jules Meyer, Silja Renooij and Henry Prakken)

Book Virtual Arguments, Chinese translation (2016)

China University of Political Science and Law Press, series editor Professor Minghui Xiong (Sun Yat-Sen University, Institute of Logic and Cognition), translation Wu Zhou

PhD defense Harmen de Weerd and associated mini-symposium (2015)

Harmen de Weerd's dissertation: 'If You Know What I Mean. Agent-Based Models for Understanding The Function of Higher-Order Theory of Mind' (promotor: Rineke Verbrugge, copromotor: Bart Verheij)

Workshop Bielefeld, Germany (2015)

Models of Rational Proof in Criminal Law (organized by Floris Bex, Anne Ruth Mackor and Henry Prakken; with support from our NWO Forensic Science project)

Workshop University of San Diego, California (2015)

Studying Evidence in the Law - ICAIL 2015 Workshop: Formal, Computational and Philosophical Methods

Stanford CodeX FutureLaw conference 2015 (2015)

Panel New Breakthroughs in Computational Law, invited moderator

Workshop University of Groningen (2015)

Forensic Relevance of Bayesian Networks (language: Dutch)

Keynote lecture SMART Cognitive Science International Colloquium, Communication and Agency workshop (2015)

Arguments, scenarios and probabilities: how to catch a thief with and without numbers

Presentation at the Effacts LegalTech event, Amsterdam (2015)

Argumentation Technology, Or: How the Law Is Changing Artificial Intelligence

Handbook of Argumentation Theory (2014)

with a chapter on Argumentation and Artificial Intelligence

COMMA 2014 conference paper (2014)

Arguments and Their Strength: Revisiting Pollock's Anti-Probabilistic Starting Points

Law, Probability and Risk journal paper (2014)

To Catch a Thief With and Without Numbers: Arguments, Scenarios and Probabilities in Evidential Reasoning

Invited speaker 8th International Workshop on Juris-informatics (JURISIN, Keio University, Tokyo) (2014)

The Future of Argumentation Technology, as guided by the needs of the law

Keynote lecture 9th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics (2014)

To Catch a Thief With and Without Numbers

Artificial Intelligence and Law journal paper (2014)

Building Bayesian Networks for Legal Evidence with Narratives: a Case Study Evaluation(with Charlotte Vlek, Henry Prakken and Silja Renooij)

Stanford event (2014)

Trial With and Without Mathematics. Legal, Philosophical and Computational Perspectives. 2014 Stanford Symposium on Law and Rationality

Invited lecturing Sun Yat-Sen University (2013)

Invited graduate course "Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence, With Applications in the Law" at the Institute of Logic and Cognition, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou

BNAIC 2013 conference paper (2013)

Inference and Attack in Bayesian Networks (with Sjoerd Timmer, John-Jules Meyer, Henry Prakken and Silja Renooij)

Computational Narrative workshop (2013)

Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (Hamburg, Germany, August 4-6, 2013), with a paper/presentation by Charlotte Vlek: Representing and Evaluating Legal Narratives with Subscenarios in a Bayesian Network

ICAIL 2013 conference paper (2013)

Modeling Crime Scenarios in a Bayesian Network (with Charlotte Vlek, Henry Prakken, and Silja Renooij)

Artificial Intelligence journal paper (2013)

How Much Does it Help to Know What she Knows you Know? An Agent-Based Simulation Study (with Harmen de Weerd and Rineke Verbrugge)

Program chair (2013)

The Fourteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2013) Rome, Italy, June 10-14, 2013

AI & Law journal paper (2013)

Legal Stories and the Process of Proof (with Floris Bex)

Journal paper ICAIL@25 (2012)

A history of AI and Law in 50 papers: 25 years of the international conference on AI and Law (with many coauthors; ed. Trevor Bench-Capon)

JELIA conference paper (2012)

Jumping to Conclusions. A Logico-Probabilistic Foundation for Defeasible Rule-Based Arguments

Forensic Science symposium (2012)

1st Symposium NWO Forensic Science (NFI Field Lab, The Hague, September 18, 2012)

Program chair (2012)

The Fourth International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2012) Vienna, Austria, September 10-12, 2012

Argumentation journal paper (2012)

Solving a Murder Case by Asking Critical Questions: An Approach to Fact-Finding in Terms of Argumentation and Story Schemes (with Floris Bex)