Call for Abstracts and Participation

Fourth Annual Conference of the Australasian Bayesian Network Modelling Society (ABNMS2012)
November 26 - 27, 2012: Pre-Conference Tutorials
November 28 - 29, 2012: Conference
University of Wollongong

Bayesian networks have become a significant tool in a rapidly emerging area of applied Artificial Intelligence in Australasia. The Society has been established to support the use and development of Bayesian networks, to further the technology and advance applications.

The organising committee for ABNMS2012 is pleased to invite submission of abstracts for presentation and posters.

Papers are invited from all fields. Past papers have covered a wide range of disciplines including environmental management, engineering, law, infrastructure and medicine, and a variety of technical aspects on the method of development, data learning, linking GIS and BNs expert elicitation approaches, and lessons learnt from particular BN projects.

Papers are also invited for four special sessions which will be incorporated into this conference:

  1. Real-world applications of Bayesian Networks;
  2. Integration of geospatial data and Bayesian Networks;
  3. Emerging methods and tools for Bayesian Networks; and
  4. Expert elicitation of data.
Key Dates
Call for abstracts:19th July 2012
Abstract submission deadline:17th September 2012
Decision on abstracts:26th September 2012
Deadline for submission of full papers:26th October 2012
Deadline for conference registration:
(including preconference tutorials)
26th October 2012

Abstracts for ABNMS2012 should be no longer than 300 words. Please submit your abstracts via EasyChair:

Include the title of your paper, authors, affiliations, contact details for the corresponding author and abstract. Please also state whether your submission is for a presented paper or a poster. The abstract should be self-contained and explicit, covering the aims, methods, results and main conclusions of the research. The abstract should not contain figures, tables or references.

For full papers, please follow the instructions for authors provided below:

Latex template note: Please note that the following 3rd party packages are required: geometry, graphicx, natbib, times, multicol, caption. Some of these may already be included with your install.

You may also wish to take advantage of our PowerPoint template for creating your presentation:

In addition to the conference, ABNMS2012 will also host a pre-conference tutorial. For details on the pre-conference tutorials program, please see the ABNMS2012 program.

To register for the conference and pre-conference tutorial, please visit the ABNMS2012 registration page.

We hope to see you there.

If you have any questions regarding ABNMS2012, please email