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Eighth Annual Conference of the Australasian Bayesian Network Modelling Society (ABNMS2016)
November 22 - 23, 2016 : Pre-Conference Workshop
November 24 - 25, 2016 : Conference
University of Western Australia



November 24 - 25, 2016
Conference Room, St Catherines College, UWA
(Campus map available here)


To cite presentations from the conference, please follow the example below:

Marek Druzdzel (2016). The Importance of Human Interface to Bayesian Networks. In S. Mascaro (chair) Australasian Bayesian Network Modelling Society Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 2016. See

Thursday 24th: Conference Day 1

9:15Welcome and Conference Opening Steven Mascaro
Decision Support
9:25Achieving procurement excellence Using a Bayesian network modelling approach Mohammad Hassan Abolbashari, Omar K. Hussain, Morteza Saberi and Elizabeth Chang
9:50A combined Bayesian Network and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Approach for Analysing Land Combat Vehicle System Thang Cao, Minh-Tuan Nguyen and William Chau
10:15An Influence Diagram Approach to Modelling Political-Strategic Crisis Decision Making Andrew Coutts
10:40Morning Tea
Knowledge Engineering Tools
11:00I-OOBN: A new framework for Object Oriented Bayesian Network Md Samiullah, Ann Nicholson, Kevin Korb and David Albrecht
11:25Structured Elicitation for Building Causal Bayesian Networks Ann Nicholson, Steven Mascaro and Kevin Korb
11:50BARD: Bayesian ARgumentation via Delphi Kevin Korb, Ann Nicholson, Erik Nyberg and Steven Mascaro
ABNMS board meeting (Board only)
14:00The Importance of Human Interface to Bayesian Networks Marek Druzdzel
Machine Learning I
14:45Learning Latent Variable by Applying Dependency Patterns of Bayesian network Xuhui Zhang, Kevin Korb, Ann Nicholson and Steven Mascaro
15:10Afternoon Tea
15:30Causal Analysis with Structural Equation Models and Bayesian Networks - From Theory to Practical Research Lionel Jouffe
15:55Artificial Intelligence in Marketing Science: Marketing Mix Modeling and Optimization with Bayesian Networks & BayesiaLab Stefan Conrady and Lionel Jouffe
19:00Conference Dinner

Friday 25th: Conference Day 2

Industry Applications I
9:00Operationalisation of a quantitative risk model built on Bayesian Belief Network platform Victoria Hogg
9:25Governance of a large suite of Bayesian risk models Victoria Hogg
9:50A Probabilistic Prediction Tool for Patient Reported Outcomes after Total Knee Arthroplasty Joshua Twiggs and Brad Miles
10:15Transdisciplinary approach for improving hospital antimicrobial prescription for children with urinary tract infections (Presentation) Yue Wu, Anita Campbell, Julie Marsh, Paul Ingram, Chris Blyth and Tom Snelling
10:40Morning Tea
Ecology and Fire
11:00Modeling zero-inflated explanatory variables in hybrid Bayesian network classifiers for species occurrence prediction Ana D. Maldonado, Pedro A. Aguilera and Antonio Salmerón
11:25A Bayesian network to support wildlife conservation decisions Marit Kragt, Eric Hay and Michael Renton
11:50Bayesian Network Modelling to improve the management of feral predators Vandana Subroy and Marit Kragt
12:15Knowledge-based approach for developing Forest Fire Prediction System Ariesta Lestari, Grace Rumantir and Nigel Tapper
Machine Learning II
13:40Bayesian Meta-Models for Supporting the Choice of Machine Learning Parameters Lionel Jouffe
14:05Markov Blanket Discovery for Scaling up the Data Mining of Bayesian Networks Kelvin Li, Kevin Korb and Lloyd Allison
User Interfaces
14:30Finger Assignment Predictor for Multi-Touch Screens Cagatay Goncu, Dhananjay Thiruvady and Steven Mascaro
14:55Afternoon Tea
Industry Applications II
15:15Modelling Pest Entry and Exposures for Forest Health Surveillance Steven Mascaro and Dhananjay Thiruvady
15:40Model Airtime Transfer Behaviour Using Statistical Physics in Telecom Industry Bharat Bhushan Verma and Atul Parvatiyar
16:05Closing Address
16:25Conference Close

Past conferences

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