Gerhard Weiss


Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science


Department of Advanced Computing Sciences

Maastricht University, The Netherlands


    Professional Activities
    Teaching & PhDs






Here comes an overview of some of my professional activities and services:


Member of Book Series Boards

  • SpringerBriefs book series on Intelligent Systems -- Artificial Intelligence, Multiagent Systems, and Cognitive Robotics (Intelligent Systems). Co-edited with Karl Tuyls.

  • Multiagent Systems, Artificial Societies, and Simulated Organizations (MASA).
    Founding Editor-in-Chief.


Member of Journal Editorial Boards (current and former)

  • International Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS).
    Associate Editor.
  • International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (IJAOSE). Editorial Board Member.
  • International Journal of Information Sciences (IJIS). Editorial Board Member.
  • International Journal on Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI).
    Associate Editor.
  • International Journal on Intelligent Decision Technologies (IJIDT). Editorial Board Member..
  • International Journal of Web Intelligence and Agent Systems (WIAS). Editorial Board Member..
  • International Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS). Associate Editor.
  • International Journal on New Generation Computing (NGC). Editorial Board Member.
  • International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE). Associate Editor.

  • International Journal of Systems Sciences (IJSS). Associate Editor.


Scientific Management, Advisory Committees, Memberships, etc.

  • Panel Member, European Research Council (ERC) Grants, 2022.
  • Member of the Expert Commission for preparing universities in Lower Saxony (Germany) for the next round of the German Excellence Strategy, organized by the Scientific Commission Lower Saxony (WKN), December 2020 / January 2021.
  • Member of the Ethical Review Committee Inner City faculties (ERCIC) of Maastricht University, since 2020.
  • Supporter, ELLIS network (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems), since 06/2021.
  • Expert supporter and contact for DKE (associated research group/institution), CLAIRE - Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence in Europe, since 2019.
  • Contact for DKE (network member), TAILOR - Trustworthy AI Integrating Learning, Optimisation and Reasoning, since 2019.
  • Member of the European AI Alliance Group, since 2018.
  • I-Portfolio board member of Maastricht University's "AI inside the classroom" project. 2018-2020.
  • Member of the ICT Platform Netherlands (IPN), 2017-2019.
  • Founding member and member of the steering committee of FieldLab Robotics (Netherlands), 2017.
  • Elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS), 1998-2004 and 2016-2022.
  • Member, Awards Committee der International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (IFAAMAS) - since 2016.
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Mobile Autonomous Systems and Cognitive Robotics (MASCOR), University of Applied Sciences Aachen and RWTH Aachen, Germany, since 11/2015.
  • Vice-Dean, School of Information Technology (SIT), Transnational University  Limburg (tUL), since 01/2013.
  • Contact Point of the EURON (European Robotics Research Network) for DKE, 2012-2015.
  • Member of the Informatica Kamer, Netherlands (2011-2013).
  • Chair of DKE, 2010-2020.
  • Member of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems), since 1/2010.
  • Member of the 2013 Prize Committee of the EAAI journal.
  • Scientific Director of SCCH (2006-2009).
  • Advisory Board Member (since 2008) of EU/FP7 COST Action on Agreement Technologies (AT).
  • Scientific Board Member (2002-2006) of the European Network of Excellence for Complex Systems (EXYSTENCE).
  • Speaker (2000-2005) of the German Special Interest Group of DAI of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI-VKI).
  • Management Board Member (1998-2001) of the European Network of Excellence for Agent-Based Computing (AGENTLINK).
  • Member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI, German Computer Science Association).
  • Member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).




ddddFor Scientific Journals


Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence Journal Autonomous Robots Fuzzy Sets and Systems IEEE Intelligent Systems IEEE Internet Computing IEEE Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Learning Informatik Spektrum Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research Journal of Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence Journal of Intelligent Systems Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining ■ Journal of Networking and Virtual Organizations ■ Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce   Journal of Software and Systems Knowledge Engineering Review Machine Learning Journal   Knowledge Engineering Review Wirtschaftsinformatik


ddddFor Research Funding Organizations and Institutions


European Research Council (ERC)   Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (Germany)   EU 5th and 7th Framework Program European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence ECCAI European Science Foundation ESF & College of ESF Expert Reviewers Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung FWF (Austria) Israel Science Foundation ISF Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada NSERC Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO Research Foundation Flanders FWO Schweizer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (Switzerland)  University of Luxembourg Research Funding US-Israel Binational Science Foundation FSF VolkswagenStiftung (Germany) Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds WWTF (Austria)



Industrial Cooperation, Knowledge Transfer and Consulting


           Long-term scientific advisory or consultative work, e.g. for:

  • Teramark Technologies (link)

  • Vermont Harding Finance Technologies Limited

  • EADS(link)

  • Siemens AG  (link)

  • (link)

  • iXEC GmbH



Involvements in Conferences, Workshops and Symposia

           as Program Committee Member (PC), Steering Committee Member (SC), Chair, etc.

  • [AAAI]  AAAI Conf. on Artificial Intelligence  - 2014 (PC)

  • [AAMAS]  Intl. Joint Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems  - 2002, 2008, 2011, 2021 (PC); 2006 (Program Co-Chair); 2007, 2010, 2012-2014, 2016, 2019 (Senior PC); 2009 (Area Chair); 2012 (Demo Track PC); 2015 (General Chair)

  • [ADMI]  Intl. Workshop on Agents and Data Mining Interaction - 2007-2009 (PC); 2010-2011, 2014 (General Co-Chair)

  • [Agent-Mix]  Intl. Workshop on Interactions with Mixed Agent Types - 2016 (PC)

  • [AILog]  Intl. Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Logistics - 2010-2012 (PC)

  • [AOSEIntl. Workshop on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering  - 2001-2002 (Co-Chair); 2003-2011 (Advisory Board a/o PC)

  • [AT2AI]  Symposium "From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation" - 1998, 2000, 2008, 2010 (PC)

  • [AUTONOMY]  Intl. Workshop on Computational Autonomy - 2003 (SC)

  • [BNAIC / BeneLearn]  Benelux AI & ML Conference - 2011-2020 (PC)

  • [CIA]  Intl. Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents - 1998-1999 (Co-Chair); 2007-2008 (PC)

  • [CODS] Intl. Conf. on Complex Distributed Systems - 2010 (PC)
  • [CIKM] Intl. Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management - 2010 (PC)
  • [DAAF] Intl. Workshop on Developing and Applying Agent Frameworks - 2014 (SC, PC)
  • [Diversity] Intl. Workshop on Diversity-Aware Artificial Intelligence - 2016 (SC)
  • [EASSS]  European Agent Systems Summer School  - 1999-2000 (Co-Chair); 2004-2008 (Steering Committee); 2018 (Organizer)
  • [ECAI] European Conf. on Artificial Intelligence - 2002, 2010 (PC)
  • [EMAS] Intl. Workshop on Engineering Multiagent Systems - 2013-2017 (SC, PC); 2019-2022 (PC)
  • [EUMAS] European Workshop on Multiagent Systems - 2011 (General Co-Chair); 2003, 2004 (Advisory Board); 2007, 2021-2022 (PC)
  • [IAT] Intl. Conf. on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - 2011 (PC)
  • [IDC]  Intl. Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing - 2017, 2022 (PC)
  • [ICAART]  Intl. Conf. on Agents and Artificial Intelligence  - 2009-2010, 2014, 2017-2019 (PC)
  • [ICML]  Intl. Conf. on Machine Learning - 2000, 2002 (PC)
  • [ICMAS]  Intl. Conf. on Multiagent Systems - 1998 (PC)
  • [ICEIS] Intl. Conf. on Enterprise Information Systems - 2006-2013 (PC)
  • [IJCAI]  Intl. Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence - 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001 (reviewer); 2021 (PC)
  • [KESE]  Intl. Workshop on Knowledge Engineering and Software Engineering - 2005-2010 (PC)
  • [KI]  German Artificial Intelligence Conference - 2002, 2004, 2005 (PC)
  • [LADS]  Intl. Workshop on Languages, Methodologies and Development Tools for Multiagent Systems - 2007, 2009 (PC)
  • [MALIC]  NIPS Workshop on Learning, Inference and Control in Multiagent Systems - 2016-2018 (PC)
  • [MATESGerman Conf.on Multiagent Technologies  - 2003-2010 (SC), 2012-2017 (PC)
  • [MISDOOM Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media  - 2021 (PC)
  • [MRSInternational Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems   - 2019 (PC)
  • [PAAMS]  Intl. Conf. on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems - 2012-2014, 2020-2023 (PC)
  • [PRIMA] Intl. Conf. on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems - 2012-2013 (PC)
  • [ProMAS]  Intl. Workshop on Programming Multiagent Systems - 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 (PC)
  • [SEKE]  Intl. Conf. on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering - 2007 (Industrial  Advisory Board)
  • [TAROS] Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 2015 (PC)
  • [VVASS] International IEEE Workshop on Verification and Validation of Adaptive Software Systems - 2016-2019 (PC)
  • [WIVE] Intl. Workshop on Web Intelligence and Virtual Enterprises - 2009-2010 (PC)