• Author profile (@GoogleScholar)
  • Vitae (@LinkedIn)
  • eNotes (@WordPress) (no longer updated)
  • A tag cloud that gives an impression of my research topics appears on the blog-style version of my publications page (there is also a CV-style version). (no longer updated)
  • My Google Scholar h-index is currently 25 (June 2015). This means that I have 25 publications with at least 25 citations, but not 26 publications with at least 26 citations. See my author profile (@Google Scholar) or the raw data of this Google Scholar query. See also the nice tool Harzing's Publish or Perish.
  • History of estimations of my Erdős number:
    2015aa 3 (Paul Erdős - Dieter Kratsch - Sjoerd Timmer - Bart Verheij; by this publication)
    2012aa 3 (Paul Erdős - Carsten Thomassen - Stefan Szeider - Bart Verheij; by this publication which is a coeditorship)
    2011aa 5 (Paul Erdős - Nicholas C. Wormald - William Duckworth - Paul E. Dunne - Trevor J. M. Bench-Capon - Bart Verheij; by this publication)
    1998aa 6 (Paul Erdős - Géza Freud - Paul G. Nevai - Tom H. Koornwinder - Ida G. Sprinkhuizen-Kuyper - H. Jaap van den Herik - Bart Verheij; by this publication)
    See the AMS page on collaboration distances).
  • Oethaangvlaag (September 2003)
  • Cheverny (March 2004; picture by Floris Wiesman)
  • Familie
  • My dissertation defense (December 5, 1996; pictures by Ronald Leenes, text by Arno Lodder)
  • Acrobatics
  • Beez Wax inAmsterdam - acrobatics pictures
  • Acro 2000 - the 14th Dutch acrobatics festival
  • Kuifje hertekeningenkwis (in Dutch)
  • Formatting your hard disk (Does not work with all Web browsers ...)
  • Workshop Dialogisch redeneren in het recht (Dialogical reasoning in the law; June 27, 1994)
  • The 8th International Conference on Legal Knowledge-Based Systems (JURIX '95) (November 30 and December 1, 1995)
  • Workshop Redeneren naar analogie in het recht (Reasoning by analogy in the law; August 30, 1996)
  • The Maastricht Argument Day, an international workshop on argument (December 4, 1996)
  • Views on legal argumentation - an international workshop (June 4, 1998)
  • News

    Argument & Computation journal call for papers (2020)

    25 years since Douglas Walton's "Argumentation Schemes for Presumptive Reasoning" (guest editor Fabrizio Macagno)

    COMMA paper (2020)

    Case-Based Reasoning with Precedent Models: Preliminary Report (with Heng Zheng and Davide Grossi)

    COMMA paper (2020)

    A Discussion Game for the Grounded Semantics of Abstract Dialectical Frameworks (with Atefeh Keshavarzi Zafarghandi and Rineke Verbrugge)

    Vacancy: PhD position (Utrecht) (2020)

    PhD position in Hybrid Intelligence (Utrecht University): Explaining data-driven decisions with legal, ethical or social impact to end-users (supervisors Henry Prakken, UU; Davide Grossi, RUG; Bart Verheij, RUG) (application deadline: August 31, 2020)

    Computer journal paper (2020)

    A Research Agenda for Hybrid Intelligence: Augmenting Human Intellect by Collaborative, Adaptive, Responsible and Explainable Artificial Intelligence (with the Hybrid Intelligence project partners)

    Artificial Intelligence & Law journal article (2020)

    Artificial intelligence as law. Presidential address to the seventeenth international conference on artificial intelligence and law

    Argument & Computation journal special issue (2020)

    On the acceptability of arguments and its fundamental role in nonmonotonic reasoning, logic programming and n-person games: 25 years later (with Pietro Baroni, Francesca Toni) (see A&C newsletter)

    Argumentation journal (2020)

    Douglas Neil Walton (1942 - 2020) (with Erik Krabbe)

    In memoriam Douglas N. Walton (2020)

    In memoriam Douglas N. Walton: the influence of Doug Walton on AI and law (in the Artificial Intelligence & Law journal; with Katie Atkinson, Trevor Bench-Capon, Floris Bex, Thomas Gordon, Henry Prakken, Giovanni Sartor)

    Open position Human-Computer Collaboration (2020)

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Cognitive Modeling group of the Department of Artificial Intelligence (application deadline July 1, 2020)

    Open position Cognitive & Behavioural Robotics (2020)

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Autonomous Perceptive Systems group of the Department of Artificial Intelligence (application deadline July 1, 2020)

    Call for papers (2020)

    COMMA 2020: 8th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (Perugia, September 8-11, 2020). Deadline (extended): May 8, 2020.

    Virtual Master Day (April 3) (2020)

    Masters Artificial Intelligence and Human-Machine Communication (videos also @Youtube)

    Artificial Intelligence & Law journal special issue (2020)

    Special issue - Evidence & decision making in the law: theoretical, computational and empirical approaches (with Marcello Di Bello)

    Open PhD positions (2020)

    9 PhD scholarship positions (involving mathematics, computer science and AI) @DSSC_Groningen The Centre for Data Science and Systems Complexity, including one on Responsible Processing of Natural Language Data (with Fatih Turkmen and Arianna Bisazza)

    Volkskrant opinion (2020)

    The Netherlands, take the AI opportunity, now, responsibly! (with Jeroen van den Hoven and Holger Hoos, in Dutch)

    Public discussion on AI strategy in parliament committee (2020)

    Hoorzitting / rondetafelgesprek Strategisch Actieplan voor Artificiële Intelligentie (Vaste kamercommissie Economie en Klimaat (February 20, 2020)

    27 PhD vacancies in Zwaartekracht project Hybrid Intelligence (HI): augmenting human intellect (2020)

    Research on collaborative, adaptive, responsible, explainable hybrid intelligence, i.e., combinations of human and machine intelligence. Collaboration of six universities in the Netherlands. Ten year project, nineteen million euros, good resources, diversity. Groningen AI department supervisors: Davide Grossi, Rineke Verbrugge (co-applicant/member executive board), Bart Verheij (coordinator responsible HI)

    AI exhibition Groningen Forum (2020)

    Workshops `Playing with AI' (by Groningen AI students, supported by SV Cover)

    JURIX paper (2019)

    A Comparison of Two Hybrid Methods for Analyzing Evidential Reasoning (with Ludi van Leeuwen)

    NWO AI Research Agenda (2019)

    NWO AI Research Agenda for the Netherlands (AIREA-NL)

    AI Interactive workshop: Machine Learning, AI, Data Science, and Complex Systems – similarities, differences and how we can work together (November 20-22, Brussels) (2019)

    A Good Artificial Intelligence for our Complex World (invited lecture)

    BNAIC/BENELEARN 2019 paper (Thursday, November 7, Brussels) (2019)

    The XAI Paradox: systems that perform well for the wrong reasons (with Cor Steging and Lambert Schomaker)

    BNAIC/BENELEARN 2019 abstract (Thursday, November 7, Brussels) (2019)

    Handling Unforeseen Failures Using Argumentation-Based Learning (with Hamed Ayoobi, Ming Cao, Rineke Verbrugge; abstract of CASE 2019 paper)

    BNAIC/BENELEARN 2019 FACt session: FACulty focusing on the FACts of Artificial Intelligence (Thursday, November 7, Brussels) (2019)

    Speakers: Dirk Heylen (University of Twente), Holger Hoos (Leiden University), Silja Renooij (Utrecht University) (co-organised with Tom Lenaerts)

    Atefeh Keshavarzi Zafarghandi speaks at Logic and Interactive Rationality session (LIRa; ILLC, University of Amsterdam) (October 31, 2019)

    Discussion Games for Preferred Semantics of Abstract Dialectical Frameworks (see her recent ECSQARU 2019 paper)

    TechTalks050 (Groningen, September 30) (2019)

    AI en recht - Robotisering in de rechtszaal (AI and law – Robotization in the courtroom; in Dutch)

    Zwaartekracht grant Hybrid Intelligence: augmenting human intellect (2019)

    The AI department participates in the recently awarded NWO Zwaartekracht project Hybrid Intelligence (Rineke Verbrugge co-applicant/member executive board, Bart Verheij coordinator responsible HI, Davide Grossi)

    ECSQARU 2019 paper (Belgrade, September, 18-20) (2019)

    Discussion Games for Preferred Semantics of Abstract Dialectical Frameworks (with Atefeh Keshavarzi Zafarghandi, Rineke Verbrugge)

    Invited talk University of Brescia (September 12-13) (2019)

    On Computational Argumentation, and the Path to a Responsible Artificial Intelligence (at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell' Informazione Università degli Studi di Brescia)

    CASE 2019 paper (Vancouver, August 22-26) (2019)

    Handling Unforeseen Failures Using Argumentation-Based Learning (with Hamed Ayoobi, Ming Cao, Rineke Verbrugge)

    TopiCS in Cognitive Science journal paper (2019)

    Analyzing the Simonshaven Case With and Without Probabilities

    ISIPTA 2019 paper (Ghent, July 3-6) (2019)

    Embedding Probabilities, Utilities and Decisions in a Generalization of Abstract Dialectical Frameworks (with Atefeh Keshavarzi Zafarghandi, Rineke Verbrugge)

    ECA 2019 organisation (Groningen, June 24-27) (2019)

    3rd European Conference on Argumentation - ECA 2019: Reason to Dissent (with Jan Albert van Laar, Henrike Jansen and Catarina Dutilh Novaes)

    Presidential address ICAIL 2019 (Montreal, June 19) (2019)

    Artificial Intelligence as Law

    ICAIL 2019 (Montreal, June 17-21) (2019)

    17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2019) (Montreal, Canada)

    Panel member AI and Legal Practice (2019)

    `What AI can and cannot do currently', 2nd ICAIL Workshop on AI and Legal Practice, Montreal, June 17, 2019

    Vacancies: tenure track positions (all levels) (2019)

    In cognitive artificial intelligence (in particular explainable AI, cognitive and behavioral robotics, responsible AI) and human computer interaction and visualisation (in particular human-computer collaboration). Currently available as Rosalind Franklin Fellowships aimed at female researchers, expected to be opened more widely. Please get in touch if you are interested (send email).

    Talk at Logic and Interactive Rationality session (LIRa; ILLC, University of Amsterdam) (May 23, 2019)

    Artificial Intelligence and the Logic of Argumentation

    Call for papers special issue Argument and Computation journal (2019)

    25 years since Dung's paper on abstract argumentation (submission deadline May 20, 2019, extended)

    Invited graduate course Central South University, Changsha (2019)

    Spring School on Artificial Intelligence and Law at the at the Central South University, Changsha (with Floris Bex and Enrico Francesconi)

    Lecture study day argumentation platform (VIOT) (2019)

    Argumentation and Artificial Intelligence (in Dutch; February 13, 2019; Huize Heyendael, Nijmegen)

    Inaugural lecture (full text and slides) (2018)

    Arguments for Good Artificial Intelligence (text in the original Dutch and in English translation)

    JURIX 2018 (2018)

    Checking the Validity of Rule-Based Arguments Grounded in Cases: A Computational Approach (with Heng Zheng and Minghui Xiong)

    JURIX 2018 organisation (Groningen, December 12-14) (2018)

    The 31st international conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (with Monica Palmirani, Henry Prakken, Jeanne Mifsud Bonnici)

    Keynote lecture at the EXplainable AI in Law (XAILA) 2018 Workshop (2018)

    Keynote lecture `Good AI and Law' (at the EXplainable AI in Law (XAILA) Workshop at JURIX)

    The Hague Conference `Data science voor societal challenges' (2018)

    Speaker in session `Agenda setting: shaping the national data agenda' on behalf of the Groningen Centre for Data Science and Systems Complexity (DSSC)

    Opening research institute (November 1) (2018)

    Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

    Keynote lecture, panel chair (2018)

    Keynote lecture `Good AI and Law', chair of panel `Artificial Intelligence Applied: Real Life Examples' (at the II International Congress of Law, Government and Technology in Brasilia, Brazil)

    Invited lecture (2018)

    Invited lecture `Good AI and Law' (at Lawgorithm, University of São Paulo, Brazil)

    ECA 2017 conference paper (2018)

    On Coherent Arguments And Their Inferential Roles (with commentary by Mathieu Beirlaen)

    Handbook chapter (2018)

    Chapter `Evidential Reasoning' (in the Handbook of Legal Reasoning and Argumentation; with Marcello Di Bello)

    Handbook chapter (2018)

    Chapter `Argumentation Theory in Formal and Computational Perspective' (in the Handbook of Formal Argumentation; with Frans van Eemeren)

    Dutch AI Manifesto (@IPN SIG AI, @BNVKI) (2018)

    The IPN Special Interest Group AI has written a Dutch AI Manifesto emphasising three research focus areas for the coming decades: Socially-Aware AI, Explainable AI and Responsible AI.

    Invited Orient Forum lecture Zhejiang University (Hangzhou) (2018)

    Road to `Good Artificial Intelligence': Argumentation Systems (at the Institute of Logic and Cognition)

    Invited graduate course Sun Yat-Sen University (2018)

    Spring School on Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence and Law at the Institute of Logic and Cognition, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou (with Henry Prakken and Giovanni Sartor)

    Stanford CodeX FutureLaw conference (2018)

    Legal Innovation Lightning Round, speaker (invited)

    Filosofisch café Groningen (2018)

    Lecture and discussion Argumenten voor een goede kunstmatige intelligentie (Arguments for good artificial intelligence); in Dutch

    Artificial Intelligence and Law journal (2018)

    Research in Progress: Report on the ICAIL 2017 Doctoral Consortium (with candidates Maria Dymitruk, Réka Markovich, Rūta Liepiņa, Mirna El Ghosh, Robert van Doesburg and co-organiser Guido Governatori)

    BNAIC 2017 (November 8-9, 2017)

    The 29th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Groningen) (cochair with Marco Wiering; download the conference poster)

    Invited talk (October 11-12, 2017)

    Workshop on Legal evidence and argumentation (ArgLab, Lisbon). Title of talk: Proof With and Without Probabilities

    Studium Generale Groningen event `The Fiction of Reality' (September 18, 2017)

    Dinner with speakers (`kennisdiner' with historian Jan Blaauw, medical researcher Désirée Goubert, `theatermaakster' Sarah Moeremans). Location: Grand Theatre. Catering: Kruimels. Report `Arguing over dinner' in the Universiteitskrant in English and in Dutch.

    Inaugural lecture (September 12, 2017)

    Argumenten voor goede kunstmatige intelligentie (Arguments for good artificial intelligence) (see the text)

    Vacancies: fully funded PhD positions in artificial intelligence and argumentation (Apply before July 15, 2017)

    Projects The value of data and Home robotics
    - In your motivation letter, you should apply for a specific project or projects.
    - There are restrictions: you should not have resided or carried out your main activity in The Netherlands for more than 12 months in the three years before July 15, 2017.

    ICAIL 2017 conference paper (2017)

    Formalizing Arguments, Rules and Cases

    ICAIL 2017 Doctoral Consortium (2017)

    Doctoral consortium candidates Maria Dymitruk, Réka Markovich, Rūta Liepiņa, Mirna El Ghosh, Robert van Doesburg

    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)