I’m involved with the following professional activities and/or organizations.

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

2018

  • Senior PC member WSDM 2018

2017

  • Co-chair eCom workshop at SIGIR 2017
  • Co-chair Neu-IR workshop at SIGIR 2017
  • Co-editor-in-chief of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Director of Amsterdam Data Science
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Editor-in-chief ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • General co-chair International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval 2017 (ICTIR 2017)
  • General co-chair Web Search and Data Mining 2017 (WSDM 2017)
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the CLEF Initiative
  • Senior PC member CIKM 2017, SIGIR 2017

2016

  • Chair of the search committee “Socially Aware Computing”, VU University Amsterdam
  • Co-editor-in-chief of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Director of Amsterdam Data Science
  • Director of the Ad de Jonge Center for Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Editor-in-chief ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Interim program director MSc Artificial Intelligence
  • Member of the Board of Governors of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems)
  • Member of the Programmaleiding CHAT-NL
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the CLEF Initiative
  • Reviewer for CIKM 2016
  • Reviewer for NTCIR-13 Task proposals
  • Senior PC member SIGIR 2016
  • Senior PC member Web Search and Data Mining 2016 (WSDM 2016)

2015

  • Associate editor Information Processing and Management
  • Co-chair “Web Search Systems and Applications” track, WWW 2015
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Director of Amsterdam Data Science (formerly known as Data Science Research Center)
  • Director of the Ad de Jonge Center for Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Editor-in-chief ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Member of the Board of Governors of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems)
  • Member of the ICT-Cluster of the Amsterdam Economic Board (AEB)
  • Program co-chair Information Retrieval, CIKM 2015
  • Short paper co-chair, SIGIR 2015
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Amsterdam
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the CLEF Initiative

2014

  • Associate editor ACM Transactions on Information Systems (until June 1, 2014)
  • Associate editor Information Processing and Management
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer) (from September 1, 2014)
  • Director of Amsterdam Data Science (formerly known as Data Science Research Center)
  • Director of the Ad de Jonge Center for Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Director of the Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Director Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA)
  • Editor-in-chief ACM Transactions on Information Systems (from June 1, 2014)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Editor of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer) (until September 1, 2014)
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Evaluator for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • General chair, ECIR 2014
  • Member of the Board of Governors of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems)
  • Member of the Evaluation committee VIDI NWO Exact Sciences
  • Member of the ICT-Cluster of the Amsterdam Economic Board (AEB)
  • Member of the Media&ICT Kernteam (CLICKNL)
  • Member of the Raad van Vijf of The Amsterdam Campus (TAC)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Jeroen van den Bos (Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Eleftherios Sidirourgos (Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PC for ICWSM 2014
  • Member of the PC for WSDM 2014
  • Member of the PC for WWW 2014
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Amsterdam
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the CLEF Initiative

2013

  • Associate editor ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Associate editor Information Processing and Management
  • Co-chair program committee, SIGIR 2013 (Dublin)
  • Co-chair SIGIR 2013 workshop on Time-Aware Information Access (Dublin)
  • Director Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Director Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Editor of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Evaluator for the Italian Evaluation of Research Quality exercise (VQR 2004-2010)
  • Member of the Board Ad de Jonge Centrum, Interdisciplinair Centrum voor Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidstudies
  • Member of the Board of Governors of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems)
  • Member of the Expert Committee for the 2013 UNED doctoral consortium (Madrid)
  • Member of the External Advisory Committee of the Galician Network for NLP and IR (RedPLIR; Spain)
  • Member of the ICT-Cluster of the Amsterdam Economic Board (AEB)
  • Member of the Media&ICT Kernteam
  • Member of the Raad van Vijf of The Amsterdam Campus (TAC)
  • Member of the PC for BigData’13 (Santa Clara, CA, USA)
  • Member of the PC for the NTCIR-11 (NII Testbeds and Community for Information access Research, Japan)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Abdallah El Ali (Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD committee for James Jardine (Cambridge)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Erietta Liarou (Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Yue Shi (Delft)
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Amsterdam
  • Senior PC member for ECIR 2013 (Moscow)

2012

  • Area chair SIGIR 2012
  • Associate editor ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Area chair information retrieval and question answering, EACL 2012
  • Co-chair Doctoral Consortium SIGIR 2012
  • Co-chair SIGIR 2012 workshop on Time-Aware Information Access
  • Director Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Director Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Editor of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Evaluator for the Italian Evaluation of Research Quality exercise (VQR 2004-2010)
  • Member of the Board Ad de Jonge Centrum, Interdisciplinair Centrum voor Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidstudies
  • Member of the Board of Governors of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems)
  • Member of the ICT-Cluster of the Amsterdam Economic Board (AEB)
  • Member of the Media&ICT Kernteam
  • Member of the Raad van Vijf of The Amsterdam Campus (TAC)
  • Member of the PC for COLING 2012
  • Member of the PC for CIKM 2012
  • Member of the PC for ECIR 2012
  • Member of the PhD committee for Quoc-Chinh Bui (Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Pere R. Comas (Barcelona)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Shima Gerani (Lugano)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Shuguang Li (York)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Xirong Li (Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Cataldo Musto (Bari)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Lucio Narducci (Bari)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Charles Teissedre (Paris)
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Amsterdam

2011

  • Area chair SIGIR 2011
  • Associate editor ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Co-chair Doctoral Consortium SIGIR 2011
  • Director Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Director Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Editor of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation (Springer; until June 2011)
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Evaluation committee VICI NWO Humanities 2011
  • Evaluation committee VIDI NWO Exact Sciences 2011
  • General co-chair CLEF 2011
  • Local co-organizer CLEF 2011
  • Local co-organizer DIR 2011
  • Member of the Board of Governors of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems)
  • Member of the PC for ACL 2011
  • Member of the PC for AND 2011
  • Member of the PC for CIKM 2011
  • Member of the PC for ECIR 2011
  • Member of the PC for EMNLP 2011
  • Member of the PC for ICTIR 2011
  • Member of the PC for SIGIR 2011 workshop on Social Web Search and Mining: Analysis under Crisis
  • Member of the PhD committee for Paavo Arvola (Tampere)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Bas Basten (Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Rianne Kapteijn (Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Marijn Koolen (Amsterdam)
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Amsterdam
  • Member of the Tutorial PC for ECIR 2011
  • Member of the Tutorial PC for SIGIR 2011
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde BA (until September 2011)

2010

  • Area chair for ‘Document Representation and Content Analysis’, SIGIR 2010
  • Associate editor ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Deputy-director Informatics Institute
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Director Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA)
  • Director Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Editor of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation (Springer)
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Evaluation committee VICI NWO Humanities 2010
  • Evaluation committee VIDI NWO Astronomy, Computer Science, Mathematics 2010
  • General co-chair CLEF 2010
  • Member of the PC for DIR 2010
  • Member of the PC for ECIR 2010
  • Member of the PC for EMNLP 2010
  • Member of the PC for RIAO 2010
  • Member of the PhD committee for Viktor de Boer (Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Maarten Clements (Delft)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Michiel Hildebrand (Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Suzan Verberne (Nijmegen)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Eline Westerhout (Utrecht)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Ying Zang (Amsterdam)
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde BA

2009

  • Area Chair for Question answering, information extraction, information retrieval, EACL 2009
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Director Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA)
  • Director Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (CUP)
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for the Text Analytics Conference (TAC)
  • Member of the CLEF Steering Committee
  • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Member of the PC for DIR 2009
  • Member of the PC for ECIR 2009
  • Member of the PC for ICWSM 2009
  • Member of the PC for WePS 2009
  • Member of the PC for WWW 2009
  • Member of the PhD committee for Willem van Hage (VU, Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Sophia Katrenko (UvA)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Ola Ă…gren (Umea)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Pavel Serdyukov (Twente)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Toine Bogers (Tilburg)
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde BA
  • Reviewer for ACL 2009
  • Senior PC member for SIGIR 2009

2008

  • Coordinator of the WebCLEF task at CLEF
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (CUP)
  • Member of the Adviescommissie Investeringen NWO Geesteswetenschappen
  • Member of the CLEF Steering Committee
  • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Member of the PC for ACL 2008
  • Member of the PC for DIR 2008
  • Member of the PC for ECIR 2008
  • Member of the PC for EVIA 2008
  • Member of the PC for FDIA 2008
  • Member of the PC for ICWSM 2008
  • Member of the PC for KRAQ 2008
  • Member of the PC for LaTech 2008
  • Member of the PC for LREC 2008
  • Member of the PC for QAWeb 2008
  • Member of the PC for the SIGIR 2008 Workshop on Focused Retrieval
  • Member of the PC for WI 2008
  • Member of the PC for WWW 2008
  • Member of the PhD committee for Elham Ashoori (London)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Wauter Bosma (Twente)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Vera Hollink (UvA)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Jori Mur (Groningen)
  • Member of the Text Analysis Conference (TAC) Advisory Committee
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde BA
  • Peer reviewer European Science Foundation
  • Reviewer for ACL 2008
  • Reviewer for EMNLP 2008
  • Reviewer for CLIN
  • Senior PC member for SIGIR 2008

2007

  • Coordinator of the WebCLEF task at CLEF
  • Local organization SIGIR’07
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (CUP)
  • Member of the Adviescommissie Investeringen NWO Geesteswetenschappen
  • Member of the CLEF Steering Committee
  • Member of the PC for BNAIC 2007
  • Member of the PC for DIR 2007
  • Member of the PC for ECIR 2007
  • Member of the PC for EMNLP 2007
  • Member of the PC for EVIA 2007
  • Member of the PC for FDIA 2007
  • Member of the PC for ICTIR 2007
  • Member of the PC for ICWSM 2007
  • Member of the PC for M4M-5
  • Member of the PC for RANLP 2007
  • Member of the PC for SAW 2007
  • Member of the PC for WebDB 2007
  • Member of the PhD committee for Ben Medlock (Cambridge)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Georgina Ramirez (CWI, Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Yoav Seginer (UvA)
  • Member of the PhD Thesis External Review Committee of the ICT Graduate School of the University of Trento
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde BA
  • Reviewer for ACL 2007
  • Senior PC member for AIW 2007
  • Senior PC member for SIGIR 2007
  • Reviewer for ACL 2007

2006

  • Co-chair workshops EACL 2006
  • Coordinator of the Blog track at TREC
  • Coordinator of the Dutch QA task at CLEF
  • Coordinator of the WebCLEF task at CLEF
  • Coordinator of the WiQA task at CLEF
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (CUP)
  • Member of the CLEF Steering Committee
  • Member of the Adviescommissie Investeringen NWO Geesteswetenschappen
  • Member of the PC for COLING-ACL 2006 Workshop on Sentiment and Subjectivity in Text
  • Member of the PC for ECIR 2006
  • Member of the PC for ICOS-5
  • Member of the PC for RTE-2
  • Member of the PC for SIGIR 2006
  • Member of the PC for WI-06
  • Member of the PhD committee for Ronald Cornet (AMC, Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Tiphaine Dalmas (Edinburgh)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Marta Sabou (VU, Amsterdam)
  • Member of the PhD Thesis External Review Committee of the ICT Graduate School of the University of Trento
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde BA
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde MA
  • Reviewer for EACL 2006
  • Reviewer for EMNLP 2006

2005

  • Coordinator of the Dutch QA task in CLEF
  • Coordinator of the WebCLEF task at CLEF
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group
  • Editor of ACM Transactions on Computational Logic (until August 2005)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation
  • Editor-in-chief for the FoLLI series in Logic, Language and Information
  • Member of the CLEF Steering Committee
  • Member of the Adviescommissie Investeringen NWO Geesteswetenschappen
  • Member of the Evaluation committee for the NWO-VIDI scheme 2003-2005
  • Member of the ICoS Steering Comittee
  • Member of the PC for ACL 2005 Workshop on Empirical Modeling of Semantic Equivalence and Entailment
  • Member of the PC for AAAI 2005 Workshop on QA in Restricted Domains
  • Member of the PC for IJCAI 2005 Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning for QA
  • Member of the PC for LACL 2005
  • Member of the PC for M4M-4
  • Member of the PC for WI’05
  • Member of the PhD committee for Balder ten Cate (UvA)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Cees Snoek (UvA)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Willem-Jan van Hoeve (UvA)
  • Member of the PhD Thesis External Review Committee of the ICT Graduate School of the University of Trento
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde
  • Reviewer for IJCAI 2005
  • Reviewer for LICS 2005
  • Vice-President of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information

2004

  • Chair of the AiML Steering Committee (until September 1, 2004)
  • Chair of the ESSLLI Standing Committee (until August 1, 2004)
  • Chief executive officer European Association for Logic, Language and Information (until March 1, 2004)
  • Co-director of the Language and Inference Technology group (until April 1, 2004)
  • Coordinator of the Dutch QA task in CLEF
  • Co-organizer of the LIT Seminar (until April 1, 2004)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (since April 1, 2004)
  • Editor of ACM Transactions on Computational Logic
  • Editor in chief of Studies in Logic, Language and Information (until August 1, 2004)
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation
  • Member of the evaluation committee for the NWO-VIDI scheme
  • Member of the CLEF Steering Comittee
  • Member of the ICoS Steering Comittee
  • Member of the IFCoLOG Executive Board
  • Member of the PC for ACL 2004 workshop on Question Answering in Restricted Domains
  • Member of the PC for Advances in Modal Logic 2004 (AiML2004)
  • Member of the PC for The Eleventh International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA 2004)
  • Member of the PC for BNAIC 2004
  • Member of the PC for the International Workshop on Web Semantics (WebS 2004)
  • Member of the PC for SIGIR 2004 workshop on Information Retrieval for Question Answering
  • Member of the PC for WI’04
  • Member of the PhD committee for Sebastian Brand (UvA)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Suzanne Kabel (UvA)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Wessel Kraaij (Twente)
  • Member of the PhD committee for Sjaak Verbeek (UvA)
  • Member of the PhD Thesis External Review Committee of the ICT Graduate School of the University of Trento
  • Member of the Workshop Programme Committee of the 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR)
  • Review editor of Journal of Logic, Language and Information

2003

  • Chair of the AiML Steering Committee
  • Chair of the ESSLLI Standing Committee
  • Chief executive officer European Association for Logic, Language and Information
  • Co-chair for the EACL 2003 workshop on NLP for Question Answering
  • Co-director of the Language and Inference Technology group
  • Coordinator of the Dutch QA task in CLEF
  • Co-organizer of the Computing with Logic, Language and Information seminar at ILLC
  • Co-organizer of DIR 2003
  • Editor of ACM Transactions on Computational Logic
  • Editor in chief of Studies in Logic, Language and Information
  • Editor of Language and Computation
  • Member of the evaluation committee for the NWO-VIDI scheme
  • Member of the ICoS Steering Comittee
  • Member of the IFCoLOG Executive Board
  • Member of the PC for BNAIC’03
  • Member of the PC for CSL
  • Member of the PC for FG
  • Member of the PC for ICoS-4
  • Member of the PC for ISWC 2003
  • Member of the PC for the Second CologNET/ELSNET Workshop
  • Member of the PC for TIME-ICTL 2003
  • Review editor of Journal of Logic, Language and Information

2002

  • Chair of the AiML Steering Committee
  • Chair of the ESSLLI Standing Committee
  • Co-director of the Language and Inference Technology group
  • Co-organizer of the Computing with Logic, Language and Information seminar at ILLC
  • Editor of ACM Transactions on Computational Logic
  • Editor in chief of Studies in Logic, Language and Information
  • Editor of Language and Computation
  • Member of the ICoS Steering Comittee
  • Member of the IFCoLOG Executive Board
  • Member of the PC for AiML 2002
  • Member of the PC for BNAIC’02
  • Member of the PC for CADE
  • Member of the PC for ISWC
  • Member of the PC for FG
  • Member of the PC for Logical Foundations of the Semantic Web, ESSLLI 2002 Workshop
  • Member of the Ph.D. examination committee for Marco Aiello (UvA)
  • Publicity chair AiML
  • Review editor of Journal of Logic, Language and Information

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2001

  • Chair of the AiML Steering Committee
  • Co-chair of the PC for M4M-2
  • Co-chair of the PC for BNAIC’01
  • Co-organizer of the Computing with Logic, Language and Information seminar at ILLC
  • Co-organizer of M4M-2
  • Co-organizer of BNAIC’01
  • Editor of ACM Transactions on Computational Logic
  • Editor in chief of Studies in Logic, Language and Information
  • Editor of Language and Computation
  • Leader of the Computational Logic group
  • Member of the ESSLLI Standing Committee
  • Member of the PC for LPAR 2001
  • Member of the PC for ICoS-3
  • Member of the PC for TIME 2001
  • Member of the Ph.D. examination committee for Massimo Franceschet
  • Member of the Ph.D. examination committee for Gwen Kerdiles
  • Review editor of Journal of Logic, Language and Information