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Anton Nijholt

Anton Nijholt started his professional life as a programmer at TNO-Delft. He studied civil engineering, mathematics and computer science at Delft University of Technology and did his Ph.D. in theoretical computer science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He held positions at the University of Twente, the University of Nijmegen, McMaster University (Canada), the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium), and at NIAS in Wassenaar. During some years he was scientific advisor of Philips Research Europe. He initiated and is a is member of the Human Media Interaction group of the University of Twente. Presently (since end 2015) he is global research fellow at the Imagineering Institute in Iskandar, Johor, Malaysia. His main research interests are multi-party interaction, multimodal interaction, brain-computer interfacing, entertainment computing and computational humor.




(Associate) Editorial Boards


Future and Recent Activities

Guest Editor, Invited, PC Member, (Co-)Chair, (Co-)Organizer

2018

2017

2016

Previous Activities

Guest Editor, Invited, PC Member, (Co-)Chair, (Co-)Organizer

2015

  • Member Panel on "Reading the Human Mind: Science or Fiction", panel at ICICS 2015, 10th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing, Singapore, December 2-4, 2015.
  • Visiting Professor Imagineering Institute, Iskandar, Johur, Malaysia, November 2015.
  • Invited Speaker at ACE 2015, 12th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, Legoland, Iskandar, Malaysia, 16-19 November, 2015.
  • Senior Program Committee Member ACE 2015, 12th Advances In Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, Iskandar, Malasya, 16-19 November, 2015.
  • Senior Program Committee Member 17th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2015, Seattle, WA, USA, November 9-13, 2015.
  • PC Member International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, 7-8 October 2015.
  • Co-organizer 4th International Workshop on Affective Brain-Computer Interaction (aBCI 2015), workshop in conjunction with the sixth International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII2015), Xi’an, China, September 21-24, 2015.
  • PC Member 2015 IFIP International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2015), Trondheim, Norway, 30 September - 2 October 2015.
  • Keynote talk on Playful Brain-Computer Interfaces, EBCI Workshop: EEG-based Brain-Computer Interfaces for Healthcare Applications, Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Kleve, Germany, 1 – 2 July 2015.
  • Program Board Member of the 3rd International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions. (DAPI 2015). Workshop in conjunction with HCI International 2015, the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2-7 August 2015.
  • Keynote Talk at 4th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision ICIEV 2015, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan, 15-17 June, 2015.
  • Member Advisory Board 4th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision ICIEV 2015, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan, 15-17 June, 2015.
  • PC Member and Steering Committee Member of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment INTETAIN 2015, Torino, Italy, 10-12 June 2015.
  • Keynote Speaker at the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Laughter and other Non-Verbal Vocalisations in Speech, 14 April 2015, Enschede, The Netherlands.
  • Invited talk on future BCI at a BCI Workshop at the US Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen (Maryland, USA), under the Cognition and Neuro-ergonomic Collaborative Technology Alliance, 10-11 March 2015.
  • Keynote Talk: Incongruity Humor in Language and Beyond: From Bergson to Digitally Enhanced Worlds. 14th International Symposium on Social Communication, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, January 19-23, 2015.
  • Member Scientific and Organizing Committee 14th International Symposium on Social Communication, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, January 19-23, 2015.
  • Guest-editor (with C.S. Nam) Special Issue on "Arts and Brain-Computer Interfaces" of the journal Brain-Computer Interfaces, Taylor & Francis, published in 2015.
  • Guest-editor (with T. Romão, A.D. Cheok) Special Issue on "Advances in Computer Entertainment" of the International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART), Inderscience, published in 2015.
  • Guest-editor (with D. Reidsma, G. Volpe, A. Camurri) Special Issue on "Expressive Interactive Systems That Tell a Story" of the International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART), Inderscience, published in 2015.
  • Guest-editor (with S.K. D’Mello, M. Pantic) Special Issue on “Best of ACII 2013” of the journal IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE, published in 2015.
  • Guest-editor (with M. Soleymani, T. Pun) Special Issue on "Best of Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2013" of the Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces Springer, published in 2015.
  • Section Editor "BCI and Games" of the Handbook of Digital Games and Entertainment Technologies, 2015.

2014

  • Senior Program Committee Member 16th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, November 12-16, 2014.
  • PC Member Immersive Media Experiences 2014. ACM MM 2nd Workshop on Immersive Media Experiences 2014, November 7, 2014, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Senior Program Committee Member 11th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference (ACE 2014), Funchal, Madeira, 11-14 November, 2014.
  • Associate Chair CHI PLAY 2014, ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY), October 2014, Toronto, Canada.
  • PC Member Social Networks and Social Media Analysis track of ENIC 2014, First European Network Intelligence Conference, September 29-30, 2014, Wroclaw (Poland), September 29-30, 2014.
  • PC Member ICEC 2014, 13th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, Sydney, Australia, 1-3 October 2014.
  • Talk on Cities with a Sense of Humor at the Making the City Playable Conference, Bristol, UK, 10-11 September 2014.
  • PC Member VS-Games 2014, Valletta, Malta, 9-12 September 2014.
  • PC Member INTETAIN 2014, 6th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, July 9-11, 2014 Chicago, United States.
  • Member Program Board of the 2nd International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions (DAPI 2014), held in the context of HCI International 2014 (HCII 2014), the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 22 - 27 June 2014.
  • Organizer Special Session on "Experiencing Control and Agency in Brain-Computer Interfacing" at the 8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction at HCI International 2014 (HCII 2014), Crete, Greece, 22 - 27 June 2014.
  • Invited Speaker at eNTERFACE 2014, 10th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, Bilbao, Spain, June 9th - July 4th.
  • Member Advisory Board 3rd International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV), 23-24 May, 2014, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Keynote Speaker 3rd International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV), 23-24 May, 2014, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • PC Member workshop on Love and Sex with Robots, AISB 2014 Convention (AISB-50), University of London, London, UK, 1-4 April, 2014.
  • Invited Talk Let the Game Listen to your Brain, Symposium SimulatIT, Computer Science Student Association Interactief, University of Twente, March 5, 2014.
  • Symposium Talk Serious Gaming and Brain-Computer Interfacing, NIHC (Nationaal Initiatief Hersenen en Cognitie) Track of the Society for Applied Neuroscience (SAN) meeting, Utrecht, the Netherlands, February 1, 2014.
  • Guest-editor (with C. Mühl, B. Allison, G. Chanel) Special Issue on Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces. Journal of Brain-Computer Interfaces, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Taylor & Francis, Oxford, UK, ISSN 2326-263X (Print), 2326-2621 (Online), May 2014.

2013

  • Lecture at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Brain-Computer Interfaces, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2 December 2013.
  • General Chair 10th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE 2013), University of Twente, Netherlands, 13-15 November 2013.
  • Member Scientific Panel Social-IST (Social Collective Intelligence). Social-IST is a one year project funded by the European Commission (DG CONNECT) under the 'ICT-Future and Emerging Technologies’ thematic area of the FP7 Cooperation Programme, with the main aim of catalysing interdisciplinary collaborations and organising consultations of multidisciplinary research communities on the theme of Social Collective Intelligence, 2013.
  • Technical Program Committee member 3rd International Workshop on Interactive Multimedia on Mobile and Portable Devices IMMPD13, Barcelona, Spain, October 22, 2013.
  • PC Member ACM International Workshop at ACM Multimedia 2013 Immersive Media Experiences 2013 , Barcelona, Spain, October 22, 2013.
  • PC Member 1st European Symposium on Multimodal Communication (MMSym 2013), University of Malta, 17-18 October 2013.
  • PC Member 12th ICEC 2013, 12th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2013), Sao Paulo, Brazil, 16-18 October 2013.
  • PC Member VS-Games 2013, 5th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, Bournemouth University, UK, 11-13 September 2013.
  • Member International Advisory Committee 2013 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, Washington D.C., USA, September 8th - 14th, 2013.
  • PC Member Second International Workshop on Context Based Affect Recognition (CBAR), workshop at the fifth International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2-5, 2013.
  • Co-organizer and co-chair 3rd workshop on Affective Brain-Computer Interfacing (aBCI 2013), workshop at the fifth International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2-5, 2013.
  • Program Chair (with Maja Pantic and Sidney D'Mello) 5th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, 2-5 September 2013, September 2-5, 2013, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Invited lecturer at the Summer School in Social Signal Processing, Marston Hill, Mullsjö, Sweden; European network of Excellence for Social Signal Processing SSP in cooperation with the National Swedish Research School for Cognitive Science (SweCog), August 5 – August 10, 2013.
  • PC Member Track NLP and Creativity of The 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: ACL 2013, 4-9 August, 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Co-organizer (with Brendan Allison) parallel session "Multi-Modal, Multi-Party, and Multi-Brain Brain-Computer Interfacing", in the context of HCI International 2013, 21-26 July 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  • Steering Committee Member 5th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2013), University of Mons, Belgium, 3-5 July 2013.
  • Lecturer Summer School EU Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program on Interactive and Cognitive Environments (EMJD ICE), July 1-6, 2013, Kasteel de Berckt, Baarlo, the Netherlands.
  • Co-organizer First IEEE International Workshop on Behaviour Analysis in Games and modern Sensing devices (BAGS.CVPR2013) Portland, Oregon, June 24th 2013.
  • Invited talk at ACAIS (Annual CognAC AI Symposium), Radboud University, Nijmegen, June 6, 2013.
  • Keynote Talk: Embedding BCI Research in HCI using BCI Games. Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS 2013, Gmunden, Austria, June 1-4, 2013.
  • Associate Chair “Interaction Using Specific Capabilities or Modalities”, CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013), April 27 - May 02, Paris, France, 2013.
  • PC Member 10th IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2013), April 22-26, 2013, Shanghai, China.
  • PC Member 2nd International Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space (EmoSPACE 2013), held in conjunction with IEEE FG 2013, 26 April 2013, Shanghai, China.
  • Co-chair/organizer "Vision(s) on Deception and Non-Cooperation", workshop held in conjunction with IEEE FG 2013, 26 April 2013, Shanghai, China.
  • Co-chair Workshops and Tutorials at 10th IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2013), April 22 & 26, 2013, Shanghai, China.
  • Invited Talk: Een Joystick in je Hoofd. Buffet Talk Studium Generale/KNS-Twente/HV Ockham, March 19, 2013.
  • PC Member 1st International Workshop on Intelligent Digital Games for Empowerment and Inclusion (IDGEI 2013), held in conjunction with Foundations of Digital Games 2013, 14-17 March 2013, Chania, Crete, Greece.
  • PC Member Track on “Social Computing and Human Factors”, 39th International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science: SOFSEM 2013, Špindleruv Mlýn, Czech Republic, January 26–31, 2013.
  • Keynote Talk: Digital Lifestyle Coaches on the Move. Thirteenth International Symposium on Social Communication, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, January 21-25, 2013.
  • Co-chair (with Mariet Theune) 23th Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands conference: CLIN 2013 18 January 2013, Enschede, the Netherlands.
  • Invited Talk: An Intelligent Joystick in Your Head. Universität Wien, Fakultät für Informatik, Research Group Entertainment Computing, January 16, 2013.
  • Chair Jury STIL (Stichting Toepassing Inductieve Leertechnieken) Thesis Prize, January 2013.
  • Guest-editor (with T. Romao and A. Cheok). Special Issue on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE 2012), International Journal of Comp. Graphics and Creative Interfaces (IJCICG), Special Issue on Advances in Computer Entertainment. International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics (IJCICG), Vol. 4, Issue 1, July 2013.
  • Guest-editor (with Esko Dijk) Special Issue on Haptic and Audio-Visual Stimuli: Enhancing Experiences and Interaction of the International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS), Inderscience, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2013.
  • Guest-editor (with A. Camurri, D. Reidsma, and G. Volpe) New Modalities for Interactive Entertainment. Special Issue on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2011) of the journal Entertainment Computing, Elsevier, Vol. 4, Issue 3, August 2013.
  • Guest-editor (with Damien Coyle, Jose Principe, and Fabien Lotte) IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games (T-CIAIG), Special Issue on Brainwave-Controlled Computer Games using Brain Computer Interfaces, T-CIAIG Vol. 5, No. 2, June 2013.
  • Guest-editor (with D. Heylen) Special Issue on Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces of the International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS), Inderscience, Vol. 6, Nr. 1, 2013.

2012

2011

2010

2009

  • Guest Editor (with Dennis Reidsma) Special Issue on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, International Journal of Entertainment Computing, Elsevier, Vol. 1, Nr. 2, 2009.
  • Member Advisory Committee SID2009, 8th International Workshop on Social Intelligence Design (SID2009): Situated and embodied interactions for symbiotic and inclusive societies, Kyoto, Japan, November 9-11, 2009.
  • Co-organizer UCVP09 Use of Context in Vision Processing (UCVP) at ICMI-MLMI 2009, 5 November 2009, Boston MA, USA.
  • Area Chair (Human-Computer Interaction) and Member of the Technical Program Committee of ICMI-MLMI 2009, International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces and Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction, Cambridge, MA, USA, November 2-6, 2009.
  • Publicity Co-chair ACE 2009 (5th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference), Athens, Greece, October 29-31, 2009.
  • PC Member of HCI2009 IEEE International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, in conjunction with ICCV 2009, October 4, 2009, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Conference Chair (with Zsofia Ruttkay, Michael Kipp & Hannes Hogni Vilhjalmsson) IVA 2009, 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 14-16 September 2009, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Conference General Chair (with Jeffrey Cohn & Maja Pantic) ACII 2009, IEEE International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction, September 10-12, 2009, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Program-Co-Chair ABCI2009 Workshop on Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces (held in conjunction with ACII 2009), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. September 9, 2009.
  • Co-organizer Special Session Active Listening & Synchrony at Interspeech 2009, 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, 7-10 September 2009, Brighton, UK.
  • PC Member ICEC 2009, 8th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, Paris, 2-5 September 2009.
  • PC member Social Behavior in Music, workshop at SocialCom-09, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, August 29-31, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Member Scientific Committee eNTERFACE'09, Intl Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, July 13 – August 7, 2009, Casa Paganini – InfoMus Lab, DIST – University of Genova, Genova, Italy.
  • PC Member ICINCO 2009, 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Milan, Italy, 2-5 July 2009
  • PC Member 6th Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems, workshop at the Twenty-first International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-09), Pasadena, Ca., July 2009.
  • PC Member CVPR4HB Second IEEE Workshop on CVPR for Human Communicative Behavior Analysis held in conjunction with CVPR 2009, Miami, Florida, June 25th, 2009.
  • PC Member ISA '09, IADIS International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Agents 2009, Algarve, Portugal, 21 - 23 June 2009.
  • Conference Chair INTETAIN 09, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 22-24, 2009.
  • Conference Chair CASA 2009, 22nd Annual Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 17-19, 2009.
  • PC Member of CALC 2009 Computational Approaches to Linguistic Creativity, workshop held in conjunction with NAACL HLT 2009, Boulder, Colorado, June 4, 2009.
  • PC Member CGI'09, Computer Graphics International, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, May 26–29, 2009.
  • PC Member AGS-09 Agents for Games and Simulations, workshop held at the eighth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS-09), May 11, 2009, Budapest, Hungary.
  • PC Member AAMAS 2009, Eighth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, May 10-15, 2009, Budapest.
  • Guest Editor (with Maja Pantic & Sandy Pentland) Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, & Cybernetics, Part B on Human Computing, 39 (1), March 2009.
  • PC Member AIA 2009, IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Innsbruck, Austria, February 16 – 18, 2009.
  • PC Member IUI 2009, International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Sanibel Island, Florida, 8-11 February 2009.
  • Member Scientific and Organizing Committee ISSC 2009 11th International Symposium on Social Communication, Santiago de Cuba, 19-23 January 2009.
  • Referee for the European research Council (ERC), Dedicated Implementation Structure, 7th Framework Programme, 2009-2013

2008

  • Member Scientific Committee SeGaCH, First Workshop on Serious Games in Cultural Heritage. In conjunction with the 9th VAST International Symposium on virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Braga, Portugal, 3 December 2008.
  • Member Technical Program Committee of the Human-Centered Multimedia (HCM) track of ACM Multimedia 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 27 - November 1, 2008.
  • PC Member 4th International Workshop on Human Computer Conversation, Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy, 6-7 October, 2008.
  • PC Member CGI'08, Computer Graphics International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 9-11, 2008.
  • Co-organizer (with Ioannis Patras) Special Session Brains and Muscles: "Learning about Facial Expressions and Gestures using EMG and EEG Measurements" at FG 2008, IEEE conference series on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, September 17-19, 2008.
  • Member International Advisory Committee of the COST 102 Summer School Multimodal Signals: Cognitive and Algorithmic Issues, April 21-25 2008, Vietri sul Mare, Italy.
  • PC Member ECAI 2008, 18th biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Patras, Greece, July 21-25.
  • PC Member Workshop on Hyper-media 3D Internet. Supported by the INTERMEDIA NoE and NEM Initiative, 13-14th October 2008, Palais du Grand Large, Saint-Malo, France.
  • Member Advisory Board IIP Create, ICT-Innovation Platform Creative Industry of the ICTRegie Organization, the Netherlands, 2007 - now.
  • PC Member ICEC 2008, 7th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, Pittsburgh, 25-27 September 2008.
  • PC Member "Integrating Embodied Conversational Agents with Speech and Advanced Dialogue Modeling" at ECAI 2008, European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), Patras, Greece, 21-25 July 2008.
  • PC Member, Special Sessions Chair and Area Chair (Language/Multimodal) MLMI 2008, 5th Joint Workshop on Machine Learning and Multimodal Interaction, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 8-10 September 2008.
  • Panel Member "Multi-sensor HCI for Smart Environments", during 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 19 September 2008.
  • (Co-)Program Chair and Co-organizer of "Facial Expressions and and Body Gestures for Control and Adaptation of Games", workshop at FG 2008, 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, September 17-19, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • PC Member FG 2008, 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, September 17-19, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • PC Member ICINCO 2008, International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics – ICINCO, 11-15 May, 2008, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
  • PC Member CVPR4HB, First IEEE Workshop on CVPR for Human Communicative Behavior Analysis. Anchorage, Alaska, June 28th, 2008, held in conjunction with CVPR 2008.
  • Member Scientific Review Committee for the book Advanced Intelligent Environments, to be published by Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
  • Member International Review Committee KES 2008, 12th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems, 3-5 September 2008, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Member Scientific Committee IHCI2008, IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2008 - Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, Amsterdam, 25-27 July 2008.
  • Member Scientific Committee ISA 2008, IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2008 - Intelligent Systems and Agents, Amsterdam, 22-24 July 2008.
  • Co-organizer (with Desney Tan, Brendan Allison, José del R. Millán, Bernhard Graimann, and Melody Moore Jackson) Brain-Computer Interfaces for HCI and Games, Florence, Italy, April 5, 2008.
  • PC Member CG 2008, Computers and Games 2008, Beijing, China, 2008.
  • Program-Co-chair (with Maja Pantic) of BNAIC'08, 20th Belgian-Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2008), Enschede, October/November 2008.
  • Publicity Chair IVA'08, Intelligent Virtual Agents, Tokyo, Japan, 1-3 September 2008.
  • PC Member Multimedia and Network Information Systems'08, Wroclaw, Poland, September 2008.
  • Member Editorial Advisory Board of the Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems. Edited by Brian Whitworth and Aldo de Moor.
  • PC Member 4th IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 08), Seattle, USA, 21-22 July 2008.
  • Member International Program Committee (IPC) EGVE '08, 14th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 29-30 May 2008.
  • Co-organizer (with W. IJsselsteijn and Wouter van den Hoogen) MB 2008 Symposium Measuring Player Experiences in Digital Games: Behaviour, Psychophysiology, and Brain-Based Indicators, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 26-29 August 2008.
  • PC Member ICCMSN, International Conference on Computer-Mediated Social Networking, Dunedin, New Zealand, 11-13 June, 2008.
  • PC Member Special Issue of New Generation Computing Journal on Web-based Recommendation Systems Technologies and Applications (Vol.26, No.3 May 2008).
  • PC Member AIA 2008, IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2008), Innsbruck, Austria, 11-13 February 2008.
  • Panel Member "The Face of Intelligence—Anthropomorphic Interfaces in Entertainment", during the 2nd International Conference on INtelligent TEchnologies for interactive enterTAINment, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Mexico, January 10, 2008.
  • PC Member INTETAIN 2008, Bi-Annual Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Mexico, January 8-10, 2008.
  • Member Editorial Board IJAACS, International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems. InderScience Publishers, since 2008.
  • Member EU evaluation jury FET-Open (Information and Communication Technologies - Future & Emerging Technologies), since 2008.
  • Member of the Future Media and 3D Internet Task Force of the EU (FM3DI-TF), since 2008.

2007

  • PC Member Workshop on Tagging, Mining and Retrieval of Human Related Activity Information at ICMI 2007, the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, Nagoya, Japan, November 15, 2007.
  • Member International Scientific Committee International COST 2102 Conference on Verbal and Nonverbal Features of Human-Human and Human-Machine Interaction, Patras (Greece), 29-31 October 2007.
  • Member Scientific Committee Learning with Games 2007 (www.lg2007.org), Sophia Antipolis, France, 24-26 September 2007.
  • PC Member IE'07, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'07), Ulm, Germany, 24-25 September 2007.
  • PC Member ICEC 2007, 6th IFIP International Conference on Entertainment Computing 2007 (ICEC 2007), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, September 20-22, 2007.
  • PC Member IVA 2007, 7th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 07), Paris, France. September 15-17, 2007.
  • PC Member ACII 2007, Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Conference, Lisbon, 12-14 September 2007.
  • PC Member special track on "AI and Expressive Media" at Artificial Intelligence and Human-Oriented Computing, 10th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA), September 10-13, 2007, Roma, Italy.
  • PC Member PISA 2007, Perspectives of Intelligent System's Assistance (PISA), August 27-29, Sapporo, Japan.
  • PC Member IMAI07, Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Multimedia and Ambient Intelligence, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, July 15-22, 2007.
  • Member Scientific Committee IHCI 2007, IADIS International Conference "Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2007", Lisbon, Portugal, 6-8 July, 2007.
  • PC Member International Workshop on User centricity – state of the art in conjunction with the 6th IST Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit, Budapest, Hungary, 5th July 2007.
  • Member Scientific Committee ISA 2007, IADIS International Conference "Intelligent Systems and Agents 2007", Lisbon, Portugal, 3-5 July 2007.
  • Co-chair SID 2007, 6th International Workshop on Social Intelligence Design (SID 2007), Trento, Italy, 2-4 July 2007.
  • Panel Member "The Future of Artificial Intelligence", during the European Computing and Philosophy Conference, University of Twente, Enschede, 22 June 2007.
  • Co-organizer (with Adam Briggle) Second Life workshop, CITS/CTIT, University of Twente, 14 June 2007.
  • Co-organizer workshop BrainPlay 2007: Brain-Computer Interfaces and Games, workshop at ACE 2007 (International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology) 2007, 12 June 2007, Salzburg, Austria.
  • Co-organizer (with Dirk Heylen) Workshop Het Menselijk Lichaam als Input Device, ICT Delta Congress, 22 May 2007, Jaarbeursgebouw, Utrecht.
  • PC Member Embodied Language Processing at ACL 2007 Conference, Prague, 28 June 2007.
  • PC Member KES-AMSTA-07, 1st KES International Symposium on Agent and Multi-agent Systems – Technologies and Applications, Wroclaw, Poland, May 17-18, 2007.
  • Co-organizer Special Track on "Games and Entertainment" at FLAIRS 2007, 20th International FLAIRS Conference, Key West, Florida, May 7-9, 2007.
  • Member Scientific Committee International Workshop on Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Behaviours, Vietri sul Mare (Italy), March 29-31 2007.
  • PC Member AIA 2007, IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2007), Innsbruck, Austria, February 12-14, 2007.
  • PC member MOG 2007, Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation (MOG 2007), Aberdeen University, UK, January 25 and 26, 2007.
  • Member Scientific and organizing Committee 10th International Symposium on Social Communication, Centre of Applied Linguistics, Santiago de Cuba, January 22-26, 2007.
  • Co-organizer AI4HC'07, AI for Ambient Human Computing, workshop at IJCAI 2007: 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligene, Hyderabad, India, January 6-12, 2007.
  • Member GATE (Game research for Training and Entertainment) Steering Committee, AGS, Utrecht, 2007-now.
  • Guest Editor (with Toyoaki Nishida) Special Issue AI & Society: The Journal of Human-Centred Systems. Volume 20/2, Social Intelligence Design, Springer-Verlag London Ltd, March 2006.
  • PC Member 5th Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems. Workshop at IJCAI 2007: 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligene, Hyderabad, India, January 6-12, 2007.
  • Member GATE (Game research for Training and Entertainment) Steering Committee, AGS, Utrecht, 2007-now.
  • Guest Editor (with Toyoaki Nishida) Special Issue AI & Society: The Journal of Human-Centred Systems. Volume 20/2, Social Intelligence Design, Springer-Verlag London Ltd, March 2006.

2006

  • PC Member TIDSE 06, 3rd International Conference on Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment, Darmstadt, Germany, December 4-6th, 2006.
  • Co-organizer Human Computing, Special session on Human Computing at the Eighth International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI’06), Banff, Canada, November 4, 2006.
  • PC Member Invited Session on Recommender Agents and Adaptive Web-based Systems (RAAWS 2006) at KES 2006, 10th International Conference on Knowledge-Based & Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2006), Bournemouth, England, 9-11 October 2006.
  • PC Member BNAIC'06, 18th BeNeLux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Namur, Belgium, 5-6 October 2006.
  • PC Member MISSI 2006, 5th International Conference on Multimedia & Network Information Systems, Institute of Applied Informatics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, 21-22 September, 2006.
  • PC member British HCI - V&I 2006, International Workshop "British HCI - V&I 2006": Combining Visualisation and Interaction to Facilitate Scientific Exploration and Discovery, London, UK, September 11, 2006.
  • PC Member ICEC 2006, 5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, 20-22 September, 2006, Microsoft Research Labs, Cambridge. England.
  • PC Member ECAI 2006 Workshop on Recommender Systems, in conjunction with the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2006), Aug. 28th, 2006 – Riva del Garda, Italy.
  • PC Member Ro-man 2006, 15th conference: "Getting to know socially intelligent robots", University of Hertfordshire, UK, 6-8 September, 2006.
  • PC Member IVA 2006, 6th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 21-23 August 2006, Marina del Rey, CA, USA.
  • PC Member AMAST 2006, 11th International Conference on Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology (AMAST'06), Kuressaare, Estonia, 5-8 July 2006.
  • Advisory Board member ICALT 2006, 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Kerkrade, The Netherlands, July 5-7, 2006.
  • PC Member CASA 2006, Computer Animation and Social Agents, Geneva, Switzerland, July 4-7, 2006.
  • PC Member ISA 2006, IADIS Intelligent Systems and Agents 2006 Conference, part of the MCCSIS 2006, IADIS Virtual Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, 15 – 19 May 2006.
  • Co-chair DECC 2006, DECC (Dutch Entertainment Computing Community) Roadmap Workshop on Entertainment Computing, Leiden, 10-13 April 2006.
  • Co-chair SID 2006, 5th International Workshop on Social Intelligence Design (SID2006), Osaka, Japan, March 24-26, 2006.
  • Guest Editor (with G. Scollo & U. Moennich) Special Issue of Theoretical Computer Science, Volume 354/2, Algebraic Methods in Language Processing, Elsevier, March 2006.
  • PC-member AIA 2006, IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2006), Innsbruck, Austria, February 13-16, 2006.
  • Panel Member "Uit het Raam Staren" on Humor. Meetings between scientists and artists: Anton Nijholt, Mischa Wertheim, & Gisela Kuijper. Theater Gasthuis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 21 February 2006.

2005

  • PC-member INTETAIN 2005, Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2005.
  • Co-organizer GALA 2005, GALA, Gathering of Animated Lifelike Agents. Contest at CASA 2005 (International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, October 17 - 19, 2005.
  • PC-member BNAIC 2005, 17th Belgian-Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Brussels, Belgium, 17-18 October, 2005.
  • Co-chair SIGCHI.nl, Dutch Conference on Human-Computer Interaction of the Special Interest Group for Human-Computer Interaction, October 13, 2005.
  • Co-organizer ICMI 2005 workshop, "Linguistic engineering meets cognitive engineering in the interface design of multimodal systems." Workshop at Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI), October 7, Trento, Italy.
  • PC-member ICMI 2005 workshop, "Multimodal Interaction for the Visualization and Exploration of Scientific Data." Workshop at Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI), October 3, Trento, Italy.
  • PC-member ICEC 2005, IFIP 4th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, Kwansei Gakuin University, Sanda, Japan, September 19 - 21, 2005.
  • PC-member IWPT 2005, Ninth International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT'05), 9-10 October, 2005, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • PC-member IVA 2005, 5th International Working Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Kos, Greece, September 12-14, 2005.
  • PC-member RAAWS, Recommender Agents and Adaptive Web-based Systems at the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA 2005), Wroclaw, Poland, September 8-10, 2005.
  • PC-member AAAI05 ModularWorkshop, AAAI-05 Workshop on "Modular Construction of Human-Like Intelligence." Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 9-10, 2005.
  • PC-member FLAIRS 2005, Clearwater Beach, Florida, May 16-18, 2005.
  • PC-member ISA 2005 (Intelligent Systems and Agents), part of the IADIS Virtual Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCIS 2005), 11-29 April 2005.
  • Co-chair CHI 2005 Virtuality Continuum Revisited, ACM CHI 2005 Workshop, Portland, USA, April 3, 2005.
  • Co-organizer Benelearn 2005, University of Twente, The Netherlands, February 17-18, 2005.
  • PC-member Ninth International Symposium on Social Communication 2005, Center of Applied Linguistics, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, January 24-28, 2005.
  • PC-member Beyound Personalization 2005, Workshop at the Next Stage of Recommender System Research; in conjunction with the 2005 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2005), January 9, 2005, San Diego, USA.
  • Panel Member "Text Mining: Research, Practice and Opportunities" during 9th International Symposium on Social Communication, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Dieter Fensel, Anton Nijholt, Ruslan Mitkov, 28 January 2005.

2004

  • PC-member NCEI '04, 3rd Conference on Neuro-Computing and Evolving Intelligence, Auckland, New Zealand, 13-15 December 2004.
  • PC-member ICONIP 2004, 11th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, 22-25 November, 2004, Calcutta, India.
  • PC-member BNAIC 2004, 16th Belgian-Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 21-22 October, 2004, Groningen.
  • Co-chair ICEC 2004, 3rd International Conference on Entertainment Computing, 1-3 September, 2004, Technical University, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
  • PC-member TELEC '04, 3rd International Conference on Telecommunications, University of Santiago de Cuba, 14-16 July, 2004.
  • PC-member AMAST 2004, 10th International Conference on Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom, July 12-16, 2004.
  • Program Chair Social Intelligence Design 2004, 3rd International Workshop, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, July 5-7, 2004.
  • PC-member TIDSE 2004, 2nd International Conference on Technologies for Interactive Storytelling and Entertainment Darmstadt, Germany, June 24-26, 2004.
  • PC-member FLAIRS 2004, 17th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society, 17-19 May, 2004, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
  • Co-chair Lost in Ambient Intelligence?, ACM CHI Workshop of CHI 2004, Vienna, Austria, April 25, 2004.
  • Guest Editor (with G. Scollo & D. Heylen). Special Issue of Theoretical Computer Science, Volume 293/2, Algebraic Methods in Language Processing, Elsevier, February 2003.

Some Earlier Panels and Round-tables

  • 6 July 2002. Panel on "Computational Humor" during the 14 th Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies, Bertinoro, Italy. Speakers: Salvatore Attardo; Oliviero Stock; Anton Nijholt; Graeme Ritchie; Victor Raskin.
  • 15 April 2002. Panel on "Computational Humour and Emotions" during The April Fools' Day Workshop on Computational Humour, Trento, Italy. Speakers: Aaron Ben Ze'ev (Haifa University, Israel); Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy); Anton Nijholt (University of Twente, The Netherlands); Andrew Ortony (NorthWestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA).

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