Current and recent teaching

Past teaching

  • Formal and computational argumentation (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca, Argentina)
  • Capita Selecta Logic & Cognition
  • Capita Selecta Agent-Based Simulation
  • Advanced Knowledge Technology
  • Rechtsvinding (Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
  • Practicum Casusoplossen (Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Universiteit Maastricht)
    Schrijf- en argumentatievaardigheden voor juristen
  • Practicum B (Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Universiteit Maastricht)
    Schrijf- en argumentatievaardigheden voor juristen
  • Blok 1.3 Onrechtmatig Gedrag (Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Universiteit Maastricht)
    Inleiding Materieel Strafrecht & Onrechtmatige Daad
  • Blok 4.3 Juridische informatietechnologie (Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Universiteit Maastricht)
    Was voorheen: Recht en computer
  • Blok 1.1 Inleiding (Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Universiteit Maastricht)
    Inleiding Nederlands Recht
  • Blok 3.1 A Redeneren en beslissen in de rechtszaal en daarbuiten (Faculteit psychologie, Universiteit Maastricht)
    College 'Kunnen computers rechtspreken?':
    handout in Powerpoint-formaat (1,1 MB),
    handout in pdf-formaat (1,3 MB)
  • Blok 2.5 Rekenen (Faculteit psychologie, Universiteit Maastricht)
    Artificial intelligence for cognitive psychology students (course material by Herco Fonteijn)
    Handout mensen/machines/modellen (Bart Verheij)
  • The Logic of Defeasible Argumentation
    Course in the post-graduate program
    of the Computer Science Department
    at the Universidad Nacional del Sur
    in Bahia Blanca, Argentina


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)

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

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

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 NWO has awarded a Zwaartekracht grant to the project Hybrid Intelligence in which Prof. Rineke Verbrugge of the Bernoulli Institute (UG) is co-applicant (with VU Amsterdam (Prof. Frank van Harmelen, main applicant), UvA Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology, and the universities of Leiden and Utrecht)

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) (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)