Intelligent Systems Group

Headed by John-Jules Meyer, the Intelligent Systems group studies intelligent systems in both fundamental and application-oriented ways, with a special focus on intelligent agents and multi-agent systems.


The webpages of the Intelligent Systems group members give detailed information on the group's research and teaching activities.


The group is involved in the Dutch-language bachelor programme Informatica (computer science), the Dutch-language bachelor programme Kunstmatige Intelligentie (artificial intelligence) and the English-language master programme Artificial Intelligence.


Our research focuses on four areas of agent technology:

  • Communication in multi-agent systems
  • Coordination and norms in multi-agent systems
  • Reasoning and argumentation in multi-agent systems
  • Multi-agent learning

In our ISIS research seminar, group members, AI master students and visiting researchers regularly present their research.

The group was or is involved in the organisation of several international events:

  • 12th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2016). The Hague (The Netherlands), 29 August - 2 September 2016.
  • 12th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty (ECSQARU 2013). Utrecht (The Netherlands), 7-10 July 2013.
  • Symposium on Artificial Normative Systems. Utrecht (The Netherlands), 18 September 2007.
  • 8th International Workshop on Deontic Logic in Computer Science (DEON 2006). Utrecht (The Netherlands), 12-14 July 2006.
  • Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS2005). Utrecht (The Netherlands) 25 - 29 July 2005.
  • 16th Annual Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2003). Utrecht (The Netherlands), 11-12 December 2003.
  • 6th International Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Knowledge (TARK 1996). De Zeeuwse Stromen (The Netherlands), 17-20 March 1996.