Luc Steels: Service and administrative experience



Regular reviewer for: Nature, Cognitive Science, Artificial Life, Artificial Intelligence, Cognition, Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Phd Thesis Commitees

  • Olivier Simenon (Montpellier, 2001)
  • Jean-Christophe Baillie (Paris, 2001)
  • Liane Gabora (VUB Brussels, 2001)
  • Hadassa Jakobovits (VUB Brussels, 2000)
  • Ahmed-Reda Berrah (University de Grenoble, 1998)
  • Yves Donnard (Ecole Normale Superieur Paris, 1998)
  • Roman Cunis (University of Hamburg)
  • José del R. Millan (University of Barcelona)
  • Henry Lieberman (University of Paris, 1990)
  • Richard Benjamins (University of Amsterdam, 1993)
  • Bert Bredeweg (University of Amsterdam, 1986)


Regular reviewer for: Flemish FWO, European Commission (Esprit program since first framework in 1982), CNRS (France).

Role in Scientific Organizations

  • Member New York Academy of Sciences
  • Founding Board Member of ECCAI, the European organisation for Artificial Intelligence. Aided in setting up ECCAI headquarters in Belgium.
  • Member steering committee Society for AI and Simulation of Behavior (until 1990).
  • Founder and president (from 1984 until 1994) of BAAI, the Belgian AI organisation. BAAI has now merged with the Dutch AI organisation to become the BNVKI.
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board GMD, the German National Research Institute in Computer Science, from 1996 until 2000 when GMD became part of Fraunhofer.
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. (from 1988 until 1993).
  • Member Scientific Advisory Board Electrum (National Swedish Institute for Computer Science) (in 1994)
  • Member FWO commmission for computer science.
  • Member of Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten

Role in Journals


  • and co-founder (with Bob Wielinga) until early 90's: AI Communications (now the main European AI Journal)
  • and co-founder (with Sherman Wilcox) Journal Evolution of Communication. (Walter Benjamins)

Associated Editor

  • Artificial Life Journal (MIT Press) 
  • Adaptive Behavior Journal (Sage Publications, London) 
  • Journal of Universal Computer Science (Springer) 
  • Journal of Complex Systems (Hermes) 
  • Journal of Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (Kluwer)

Member editorial board

  • Cognitive Science Quarterly (Hermes) 
  • In Cognito (Grenoble) (French) 
  • Artificial Intelligence Abstracts (until 1991)