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Business developer
Room U350
Web & Media
Computer Science
VU University Amsterdam
Contact information

VU University Amsterdam
FEW, Computer Science
De Boelelaan 1081a
1081 HV Amsterdam

Current activities

Working on Open Data Exchange (ODE): enabling open data exchange in the region of Amsterdam.

Working on the Voices project: enabling voice-based access to the web in rural conditions.

  • NoTube (FP7–231761): Networks and ontologies for the transformation and unification of broadcasting and the Internet.
  • OntoGrid (FP6-511513): technological infrastructures for development of knowledge-intensive distributed open services for the Semantic Grid.
  • CONTRACT (FP6-034418): distributed electronic business systems on the basis of dynamically generated, cross-organisational contracts.
  • Icis (BSIK03024): Interactive Collaborative Information Systems.
  • Smart Surroundings: investigate, define, develop, and demonstrate the core architectures and frameworks for future ambient systems.
  • IBROW (IST-1999-19005): Intelligent Brokering Service for Knowledge-Component Reuse on the World-Wide Web.
  • Combined (TSIT2003): Chaotic Open world Multi-agent Based Intelligently NEtworked Decision support Systems.
  • Agentcities (IST-2000-28385): Testbed for Worldwide Agent Network.
  • AgentLink (IST-1999-29003): network of European researchers and developers with a common interest in agent technology.
  • IFP: Intelligent Freight Planner (DG7): distributed transport planning system for multi modal freight transportation processes.

Typical publications
  • Francis Dittoh, Chris van Aart, Victor de Boer. Voice-Based Marketing for Agricultural Products: A Case Study in Rural Northern Ghana. In: Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2013) December 7 - 10 2013, Cape Town, South Africa
  • De Kleijn, M., C. van Aart, N. van Manen, G.-J. Burgers and Henk Scholten (2013): Testaccio, A Digital Cultural Biography App in International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage, PDF. Download the app here: iPAD app
  • Victor de Boer, Nana Baah Gyan, Anna Bon, Wendelien Tuyp, Chris van Aart, Hans Akkermans. A Dialogue with Linked Data: Voice-based Access to Market Data in the Sahel. To appear in Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability. IOS Press. 2013. PDF
  • Nana Baah Gyan, Victor de Boer, Anna Bon, Chris van Aart, Stephane Boyera, Hans Akkermans, Mary Allen, Aman Grewal, Max Froumentin. Voice-based Web access in rural Africa. Proceedings of ACM Web Science 2013, Paris, France, May 2-4, 2013PDF
  • Anna Bon, Victor de Boer, Nana Baah Gyan, Chris van Aart, Pieter De Leenheer, Wendelien Tuyp, Stephane Boyera, Max Froumentin, Aman Grewal, Mary Allen, Amadou Tangara, Hans Akkermans. Use Case and Requirements Analysis in a Remote Rural Context in Mali. Proceedings of the 9th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2013), Essen, Germany April 8-11, 2013PDF
  • Victor de Boer, Nana Baah Gyan, Pieter De Leenheer, Anna Bon, Chris van Aart, Christophe Guéret, Wendelien Tuyp, Stephane Boyera, Mary Allen and Hans Akkermans. Bringing the Web of Data to Developing Countries: Linked Market Data in the Sahel. Poster ESWC 2012, Heraklion, Greece, 27 - 31 May 2012. Winner of the ESWC 2012 Best Poster Award. PDF
  • Victor de Boer, Nana Baah Gyan, Anna Bon, Pieter De Leenheer, Chris van Aart and Hans Akkermans. Voice-based Access to Linked Market Data in the Sahel. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Downscaling the Semantic Web (DownScale-2012), Heraklion, Greece, May 28, 2012. Edited by: Christophe Guéret, Stefan Schlobach, Florent Pigout. PDF
  • Anna Bon, Victor de Boer, Pieter De Leenheer, Chris Van Aart, Nana Gyan and Hans Akkermans. The Web of Radios - Introducing African Community Radio as an interface to the Web of Data. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Downscaling the Semantic Web (DownScale-2012), Heraklion, Greece, May 28, 2012. Edited by: Christophe Guéret, Stefan Schlobach, Florent Pigout. PDF
  • Victor de Boer, Pieter De Leenheer, Anna Bon, Nana Baah Gyan, Chris van Aart, Christophe Guèret, Wendelien Tuyp, Stephane Boyera, Mary Allen, Hans Akkermans, RadioMarché: Distributed Voice- and Web-interfaced Market Information Systems under Rural Conditions. In: Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE'2012, Gdansk, Poland, 25 – 29 June 2012. PDF
  • Chris van Aart, Anna Bon, Hans Akkermans, Victor de Boer, Stephane Boyera, Wendelien Tuyp , Nana Gyan. The Web of Voices: how to connect 4.5 billion internet-less people to the Web. Voted as Third-most Outrageous Idea at the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011) PDF
  • Van Aart, C.J., Wielinga B., Van Hage, W.R. 2010. Mobile cultural heritage guide: location-aware semantic search. EKAW 2010 (received best in-use paper award): Presentation at EKAW 2010
  • Bloem, J. and Van Aart, CJ. 2010. An interdisciplinary reference framework for conversation-society and collaboration-economy specific opportunities and challenges. In: Proceedings of the WebSci10: Extending the Frontiers of Society On-Line, April 26-27th, 2010, Raleigh, NC: US.
  • Van Aart, CJ et al. The NoTube Beancounter: Aggregating User Data for Television Programme Recommendation. Social Data on the Web workshop, ISWC, 2009 (pdf).
  • van Aart, C.J., Tamma, V. Agent mediated provision of Insurance Services Two case studies: fraud and repairs. 10th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, 2008.
  • van Aart, C.J., Oomes, A.H.J. Real-time organigraphs for collaboration awareness. International Community on Information Systems for crisis response and management, Washington D.C., 2008.
  • Generating message content ontologies. In Developing Multi-Agent Systems with JADE. ISBN: 978-0-470-05747-6, 2007.
  • Paurobally, S. van Aart, C.J., Tamma, V. Wooldridge, M. van Hapert, P. Web Services Negotiation in an Insurance Grid. International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2007.
  • van Aart, C.J. (ed.). Combined Systems: combining more for crisis management. Delft. ISBN: 90-811158-1-2, 2006.
  • Organizational Principles for Multi-Agent Architectures. Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies. Birkhauser, Basel. ISBN 3-7643-7213-3, 2005.
  • van Aart C.J., Wielinga, B.J. Schreiber, A.Th. Message Content Ontologies. In Ontologies for Agents: Theory and Experiences. Birkhauser, Basel. ISBN: 3-7643-7237-0, 2005.
  • Tamma, V. van Aart, C.J., Moyaux T., Paurobally S., Lithgow Smith B., Wooldridge, M. An ontological framework for dynamic coordination. International Semantic Web Conference 2005.
  • van Aart, C.J., Wielinga, B.J, Schreiber, A.Th. Organizational building blocks for design of distributed intelligent system. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 2004, pp. 567-599.
  • Organizational Principles for Multi-Agent Organizations. PhD Thesis, Universiteit van Amsterdam, April 2004.
  • van Aart, C.J. and Van Marcke, K. International Insurance Traffic with Software Agents. In F. van Harmelen (ed.): ECAI 2002.
in Dutch
  • Semantisch grid zoekt goedkoopste oplossing. Automatisering Gids, Februari 2006.
  • Intelligent Agents vormen sleuteltechnologie voor e-Business. Automatisering Gids, april 2000.
  • Software-robots vooral actief buiten het web. Automatisering Gids, mei 1999.
Disciplines of interest

Web Science
Mobile Intelligence
Agent Coordination and Organizations
Distributed Problem Solving
Enterprise architecture
Business analysis
Operation Management
Domains of interest

(Web) Television/Media
Social Web
Crowd Sourcing
Crisis Management
Business Development
Fraud Detection
Business Intelligence
Medical solutions