Academic service

Scientific service

  • Member of the IEEE SA Standardization Work Group P1855 (FML – Fuzzy Set Markup Language), (2012 – ).
  • Member of the Technical Committee on Distributed Intelligent Systems of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (2006 – ).
  • Member of the Computational Finance and Economics Technical Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2004 – 2005, 2008 – ).
  • Member of the Educational Activities Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2007 – 2008).
  • Member of the Data Mining Technical Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2007).
  • Founding chairman of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Benelux Chapter (2004 – 2008).
  • Member of the “Nature-inspired Networks” Focus Group of the European Coordination Action on Nature-inspired Smart Information Systems (NiSIS) (2005 – 2007).
  • Vice chairman of the Industry and Business Applications Committee on Finance, Trade and Services of the European Network on Intelligent Technologies for Smart Adaptive Systems (2002 – 2004).
  • Member of the task force on “Taxonomy of Adaptation” of the European Network on Intelligent Technologies for Smart Adaptive Systems (EUNITE) (2002).

Invited lectures, seminars and workshops

  • Invited lecture, Information Systems Colloquium, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, May 2012.
  • Plenary speaker, 2011 Beta Conference (BETA 2011), Enschede, The Netherlands, November 8 – 9, 2011.
  • Invited lecture, “Fuzzy Sets and Medical Guidelines”, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth-Israel-Deaconess Medical Centre, Boston, United States, May 4th, 2011.
  • Plenary speaker, Workshop on Making Healthcare Processes Work (MHPW 2010), Eindhoven, The Netherlands, February 15 – 16, 2010.
  • Invited lecture, “Agent-Based Simulation in Financial Markets”, ERIM Course on Multi-Agent Systems, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, November 4, 2009.
  • Invited lecture, “Financial Markets and Agent-Based Simulation”, Multi-Agent Systems Course, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, October 9, 2009.
  • Invited seminar, “On Agent-Based Simulation of Financial Markets”, Collaborative Agent-Based Systems (CABS) Colloquium, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, January 15, 2009.
  • Plenary speaker, Rencontres Francophones sur la Logique Floue et ses Applications (LFA 2008), Lens, France, October 16 – 17, 2008.
  • Invited seminar, “Novel Solutions for Sustainable Mobility”, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, October 13, 2008.
  • Invited seminar “Hybrid Meta-Heuristics In A Bi-Objective Approach To Robust Scheduling”, University of Salford, Manchester, UK, February 14, 2007.
  • Invited tutorial “Agent-Based Simulation of Financial Markets”, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, December 12, 2006.
  • Invited seminar “Hybrid Meta-Heuristics for Robust Scheduling”, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, December 11, 2006.
  • Workshop on (Un)Realistic Simulations of Financial Markets, ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy, April 1–5, 2005.
  • Plenary speaker, 2004 European Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, Hybrid Systems and their implementation on Smart Adaptive Systems, Aachen, Germany, 10–12 June 2004.
  • Spring Meeting of the Dutch/Flemish Classification Society, The Hague, the Netherlands, 28 March 2003.
  • NATO Advanced Study Institute on Soft Computing and Its Applications, Antalya, Turkey, 1996.

 Membership International Program Committees

  • The 24th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, October 25 – 26, 2012, Maastricht, The Netherlands (BNAIC 2012).
  • The 4th International Conference on Fuzzy Computation Theory and Applications, October 5 – 7, Barcelona, Spain (FCTA 2012).
  • Sixth International Conference on Soft Methods in Probability and Statistics, October 4 – 6, Constanz, Germany (SMPS 2012).
  • 2012 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, June 10 – 15, 2012, Brisbane, Australia (FUZZ-IEEE 2012).
  • 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, June 10 – 15, 2012, Brisbane, Australia (CEC 2012).
  • 2012 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics, March 29 – 30, 2012, New York, USA (CIFEr 2012). Keynote, Tutorial, & Panel Session Co-chair.
  • International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving, December 16 – 18, 2011, Roorkee, India (SoCProS 2011).
  • World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies, December 11 – 14, 2011, Mumbai, India (WICT 2011).
  • The 23rd Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, November 3 – 4, 2011, Gent, Belgium (BNAIC 2011).
  • 2011 Third World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, October 19 – 21, 2011, Salamanca, Spain (NaBIC 2011).
  • 2011 International Conference on Fuzzy Computation Theory and Applications, October 24 – 26, Paris, France (FCTA 2011).
  • 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, October 9 – 12, 2011, Anchorage, Alaska (SMC 2011).
  • The 7th Conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology and les Rencontres Francophones sur la Logique Floue et ses Applications, July 18 – 22, Aix-Les-Bains, France (EUSFLAT-LFA 2011).
  • The 13th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, August 3 – 5, 2011, Liverpool, United Kingdom (ICEC 2011).
  • 2011 IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computational Intelligence, April 11 – 15, 2011, Paris, France (FOCI 2011).
  • 2011 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics, April 11 – 15, 2011, Paris, France (CIFEr 2011).
  • 2011 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multicriteria Decision-Making, April 11 – 15, 2011, Paris, France (MCDM 2011).
  • 2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, October 10 – 13, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey (SMC 2010). Program Co-chair.
  • 2010 International Symposium on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications, June 21 – 24, 2010, Kayseri, Turkey (INISTA 2010). Conference chair.
  • 2009World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, December 9 – 11, 2009, Coimbatore, India (NaBIC 09).
  • 2009 International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition, December 4 – 7, 2009, Malacca, Malaysia (SoCPaR 2009).
  • 2009 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, September 16 – 19, 2009, Ulsan, South Korea (ICIC 2009).
  • 10th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies, September 1 – 4, 2009, Linz, Austria (EC-Web 09).
  • 2009 IFSA World Congress and 2009 EUSFLAT Conference, July 20 – 24, 2009, Lisbon, Portugal (IFSA 2009 / EUSFLAT 2009). General Co-chair.
  • 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, May 18 – 21, 2009, Trondheim, Norway (CEC 2009).
  • 12th International Conference on Business Information Systems, April 27 – 29 2009, Poznán, Poland (BIS 2009).
  • 2009 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multicriteria Decision-Making, March 30 – April 2, 2009, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (MCDM 2009).
  • 2009 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering, March 30 – April 2, 2009, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (CIFEr 2009).
  • 13th International Conference on Fuzzy Theory and Technology, December 15 – 20, 2008, Shenzhen, China (FTT 2008— part of JCIS 2008).
  • 2008 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, September 15 – 18, Shanghai, China (ICIC 2008).
  • Fourth International Conference on Soft methods in Probability and Statistics, September 8 – 10, Toulouse, France (SMPS 2008).
  • 2008 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, June 1 – 6, 2008, Hong Kong (FUZZ-IEEE 2008).
  • 11th International Conference on Business Information Systems, May 5 – 7, 2008, Innsbruck, Austria (BIS 2008).
  • 2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, October 2 – 10, 2007, Montréal, Canada (SMC 2007).
  • 2007 IEEE Three-Rivers Workshop on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications, August 1 – 3, Passau, Germany (SMCia/07).
  • 10th International Conference on Business Information Systems, April 25 – 27, 2007, Poznán, Poland (BIS 2007).
  • The First IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multi-Criteria Decision-Making, April 1 – 5, 2007, Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA (MCDM 2007).
  • 2006 IEEE Mountain Workshop on Adaptive and Learning Systems, July 24 – 26, 2006, Logan, USA (SMCals’06).
  • 2006 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, July 16 – 21, 2006, Vancouver, Canada (FUZZ-IEEE 2006).
  • 2006 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2006), July 16 – 21, 2006.
  • 2006 International Conference on Fuzzy Sets and Soft Computing in Economics and Finance, June 28 – July 1, 2006, Saint-Petersburg, Russia (FSSCEF 2006).
  • 2006 Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Systems Society, June 3 – 6, 2006, Montréal, Canada (NAFIPS 2006).
  • 2005 International ICSC Congress on Computational Intelligence Methods and Applications (CIMA’2005). Track Chair Advanced Computation in Financial Markets.
  • 2005 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, May 22 – 25, 2005, Reno, USA (FUZZ-IEEE 2005).
  • The 11th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, November 22 – 25, 2004, Calcutta, India. (ICONIP’04)
  • The 16th Belgian–Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence, October 21 – October 22, 2004, Groningen, the Netherlands. (BNAIC’04)
  • 2004 European Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, Hybrid Systems and their implementation on Smart Adaptive Systems, June 10 – 12, 2004, Aachen, Germany. (EUNITE 2004)
  • Fourth International Conference on Intelligent Technologies, December 17 – 19, 2003, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Intech’03)
  • Eighteenth International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, November 3 – 5, 2003, Antalya, Turkey. (ISCIS XVIII)
  • The 15th Belgian–Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence, October 23 – October 24, 2003, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. (BNAIC’03)
  • 2003 European Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, Hybrid Systems and their implementation on Smart Adaptive Systems, July 10 – 12, 2003, Oulu, Finland. (EUNITE 2003)
  • International Fuzzy Systems Association 2003 Congress, June 29 – July 2, 2003, Istanbul, Turkey. Area chair on Business, Finance and Management. (IFSA 2003)
  • 2003 IEEE Conference on Control Applications June 23 – 25, 2003, Istanbul, Turkey. (CCA 2003)
  • 2003 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, May 25 – 28, 2003, St. Louis, USA. (FUZZ-IEEE 2003)
  • 2003 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, May 18 – 21, 2003, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (IRMA 2003)
  • 2002 European Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, Hybrid Systems and their implementation on Smart Adaptive Systems, September 19 – 21, 2002, Albufeira, Portugal. (EUNITE 2002)

Scientific activities

  • Chairman Symposium “Huidkanker te Lijf”, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2012.
  • Chairman session “Fuzzy Decision models in Financial Engineering – I”, 2012 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics (CIFEr 2012), New York, USA, 2012.
  • Chairman session “Behavioral Analysis and Decision Support – II”, 2012 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics (CIFEr 2012), New York, USA, 2012.
  • Discussant panel session “Algorithmic Trading”, IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics (CIFEr 2011), Paris, France, 2011.
  • Chairman session “Human Machines System Methods”, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2010), Istanbul, Turkey, 2010.
  • Co-organizer track “Computational Finance and Economics”, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2010), Barcelona, Spain, 2010.
  • Chairman session “Fuzzy Pattern Recognition II”, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2010), Barcelona, Spain, 2010.
  • Discussant panel session “Trading Advancements Through Computational Intelligence with Finance and Economics”, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2010), Barcelona, Spain, 2010.
  • Chairman session “Decision Analysis”, 2009 IFSA World Congress and 2009 EUSFLAT Conference (IFSA 2009 / EUSFLAT 2009), Lisbon, Portugal, 2009.
  • Chairman session “Fuzzy System Modeling”, 2008 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2008), Hong Kong, 2008.
  • Chairman session “Fuzzy Real World Applications III”, 2008 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2008), Hong Kong, 2008.
  • Chairman session “Finance +”, Third European Symposium on Nature-Inspired Smart Information Systems (NiSIS 2007), St. Julians, Malta, 2007.
  • Organiser and chairman special session on “Nature-Inspired Soft Computing in Large Networks”, 2007 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2007), London, UK, 2007.
  • Chairman session “Data Analysis”, Second European Symposium on Nature-Inspired Smart Information Systems (NiSIS 2006), Tenerife, Spain, 2006.
  • Chairman session “EUSFLAT Meeting on Classification”, Symposium on Fuzzy Systems in Computer Science 2006 (FSCS 2006), Magdeburg, Germany, 2006.
  • Chairman session “Advanced Computing in Financial Markets-1”, 2005 International ICSC Congress on Computational Intelligence Methods and Applications (CIMA’2005), Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Chairman session “Fuzzy Logic Applications II”, 2005 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2005), Reno, USA, 2005.
  • Co-organiser special session on “Soft Computing in Distributed Optimisation”, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2004), The Hague, The Netherlands, 2004.
  • Chairman session “recent developments on intelligent techniques in economics, finance, trade and services II ”, 2004 European Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, Hybrid Systems and their implementation on Smart Adaptive Systems (EUNITE 2004), Aachen, Germany, 2004.
  • Co-organizer 2004 EUNITE Workshop on Intelligent Risk Analysis and Management, 19 May 2004, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Chairman session “probabilistic models”, 16th Belgian–Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2003.
  • Chairman session “business and management applications of smart adaptive systems”, 2003 European Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, Hybrid Systems and their implementation on Smart Adaptive Systems (EUNITE 2003), Oulu, Finland, 2003.
  • Chairman session “data analysis and data mining”, International Fuzzy Systems Association 2003 Congress (IFSA 2003), Istanbul, Turkey, 2003.
  • Co-chairman session “optimization 1”, 2003 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2003), St. Louis, USA, 2003.
  • Organizer and chairman 2002 EUNITE Workshop on Smart Adaptive Systems in Finance, 15 November 2002, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Chairman session “smart adaptive systems for finance and marketing”, European Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, Hybrid Systems and their implementation on Smart Adaptive Systems (EUNITE 2002), Albufeira, Portugal, 2002.
  • Chairman session “applications in finance, trade and services”, European Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, Hybrid Systems and their implementation on Smart Adaptive Systems (EUNITE 2001), Tenerife, Spain, 2001.
  • Contact of Erasmus University Rotterdam in European Network on Intelligent Technologies for Smart Adaptive Systems (EUNITE). (2001–)
  • Chairman session “neural networks and pattern recognition”, Joint 9th IFSA World Congress and 20th NAFIPS International Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 2001.
  • Chairman session “machine learning 3”, Twelveth Belgium–Netherlands Artificial Intelligence Conference, Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands, 2000.
  • Organizer invited session on “fuzzy decision making and its applications”, International IFAC Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Real-Time Control, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1997.