Embedded in a number of national and international organizations

The Netherlands Machine Learning platform is embedded in a number of national and international organizations, and participates in a great many research and application programs.


PASCAL – is a Network of Excellence funded by the European Union aimed at developing the expertise and scientific results that will help create new technologies such as intelligent interfaces and adaptive cognitive systems. To achieve this, it supports and encourages collaboration between experts in Machine Learning, Statistics and Optimization. It also promotes the use of machine learning in many relevant application domains such as Machine Vision, Speech, Haptics, Brain-Computer Interface, User-modeling for computer human interaction, Multimodal integration, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, and Textual Information Access.


NIHC - National Initiative for Brain and CognitionUnderstanding the brain is not just a curiosity driven enterprise, as insights can have impact on many aspect of society. The NIHC initiative brings together scientists and practitioners to jointly develop research projects and applications.


IIP’s – ICT-innovationplatforms. The ICT-innovationplatforms (IIP’s) are platforms for researchers, entrepreneurs and practitioners to set joint strategic research agenda’s. A number of IIPs are linked to the machine learning community: Intelligente Communicatie, Mobiliteit als ICT-systeem (MAIS), ICT Veilig Verbonden (Security & Privacy), Sensor Networks, Brain & Cognition, Roboned, Vitale ICT, and Domotica & Smart Living.



BNVKI — Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence ,

Machine Learning Netherlands (MLNL)
is the organizer of several machine learning events. Their main event is the Machine Learning Netherlands Meetup. This is a repeating event about machine learning and related topics. Speakers with a business or scientific background will talk about subjects like computer vision, natural languages processing, recommender systems and predictive analysis. MLNL also organize hackathons, corporate challenge days/weekends, workshops etc.


ECCAI, the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, was established in July 1982 as a representative body for the European Artificial Intelligence community. Its aim is to promote the study, research and application of Artificial Intelligence in Europe.


AAAI — Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence