prof.dr. (C.) Cees Witteveen

Cees Witteveen is a full professor in Algorithmics at Delft University of Technology. Currently, his research interests concentrate on the construction and evaluation of coordination algorithms in distributed systems with self-interested actors.

The research fields he has been active in include inductive inference, nonmonotonic reasoning, logic programming and theory revision.

He published more than 100 refereed papers and journal articles in these fields.

He is project leader of more than 10 research projects on plan coordination in multi-agent systems, diagnosis, inference mechanisms, incident management and hybrid computing.

Cees Witteveen Career

 Cees is member of the board of the national Dutch AI association, member of the program board of the research school TRAIL, member of the research school SIKS, and member of the program board for Computer Science of the Lorentz Center. He was also member of the European Network of Excellence on Planning (PLANET).

  • He was member of the 2001 national quality assessment committee on AI curricula and member of an international review committee of a Dutch research school.
  • He has been program chair of several DGNMR and PLANSIG workshops and is PC member of several conferences and workshops in the AI-community (AAMAS, EUMAS, PROMAS, CLIMA, PLANSIG, ECSQUARU, BNAIC).
  • Cees Witteveen has  been awarded four times with the BNAIC best paper award, namely in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013.


  • 1971 – 1977 University of Utrecht, PhD, Social Sciences/ Computer Science
  • 1971 – 1976 University of Utrecht, Master in psychology & statistics, psychonomics, cognitive psychology

Work Experience

  • 2006 Delft University of Technology, Full Professor at the Algorithmics Group Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS/EWI)
  • 1998 – 2006 Delft University of Technology, Associate Professor
  • 1985 – 1998 Delft University of Technology, Assistant Professor
  • 1977 – 1985 University of Utrecht, Assistant Professor
  • 1974 – 1977 University of Utrecht, teaching assistant statistics and methodology

Links to projects and researches

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Specialisatie :

Design, analysis and evaluation of coordination algorithms in distributed systems with autonomous actors

TU Delft

 Gebouw 31 Jaffalaan 5
       2628 BX Delft