[Abnms] CFP: 8th Workshop on Bayesian Modeling Applications

Ann Nicholson (Infotech) ann.nicholson at monash.edu
Mon Feb 28 23:34:41 AEDT 2011

Call for Papers

The 8th Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop
July 14th, 2011
Barcelona, Spain (Campus Roger de Lluria of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
(during UAI 2011 July 14-17)


Special theme: Knowledge Engineering

The 8th Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop is looking for real
world applications of graphical models and Bayesian networks.  With
contributions at the border of the academic and non-academic
community, our desire is to foster discussion and interchange.
Accordingly, we seek submissions from practitioners and tool
developers as well as researchers.

Bayesian networks are now a powerful, well-established technology for
reasoning under uncertainty, supported by a wide range of mature
academic and commercial software tools. They are now being applied in
many domains, including environmental and ecological modeling,
bioinformatics, medical decision support, many types of engineering,
robotics, military, financial and economic modeling, education,
forensics, emergency response, surveillance, and so on. We welcome
submissions describing such real world applications, whether as
stand-alone BNs or where the BNs are embedded in a larger software

The workshop theme is "Knowledge Engineering", which we use as a
general term that includes expert elicitation, learning from data,
taking existing models from the literature, and any hybrids of these.
We particularly encourage the submission of papers that address this
theme; authors are encouraged to describe the knowledge engineering
process used to build their application, along with the pitfalls
encountered and lessons learned.

We also welcome submissions that address the practical issues involved
in developing such real-world applications, such a knowledge
engineering methodologies, elicitation techniques, validation
processes and integration methods, as well as software tools to these
support these activities.

Submissions should be in UAI format, limited to 8 pages, using the
online submisison process. All papers will be peer reviewed by at
least two independent referees.  Papers must be submitted
electronically in PDF format via the EasyChair online submission page:

We encourage submissions of applications papers that have been
submitted to the main UAI conference. If accepted for UAI, the paper
would be published in UAI proceedings, but we will invite a poster
presentation at the Workshop also. (This double submission arrangement
has been approved by the UAI Committee.)

Workshop format
The format of the workshop will be combination of oral and poster
presentation, with demonstrations encouraged for both, grouped to
facilitate discussion.

Publication of Proceedings
As in past years, proceedings will be published online (as a CEUR
Workshop Proceedings Volume) and selected papers will be invited to
submit to a special issue of the International Journal of Approximate

Important Dates
* 13 April, 2011: abstract submission
* 18 April, 2011: full paper submission
* 9 May 2011: Author notification
* 20 June 2011: Camera ready copy due
* 14 July 2011: Workshop (part of UAI-2011, July 14-17)

Workshop Chair: Ann Nicholson (Monash University and Bayesian
Intelligence, Australia)

Program Committee
John Mark Agosta (Intel Corporation, USA) (Emeritus Chair)
Russell Almond (Florida State University, USA)
John Bromley (University of Oxford, UK)
Dennis M. Buede (Innovative Decisions, Inc., USA)
Luis M. De Campos (Univerity of Granada, Spain)
Marek Druzdzel (University of Pittsburgh, USA & Bialystok University
of Technology, Poland)
Julia Flores (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Judy Goldsmith (University of Kentucky, USA)
James H. Jones (Ferris State University, USA)
Lionel Jouffe (Bayesia, France)
Oscar Kipersztok (The Boeing Company, USA)
Kevin Korb (Monash University, Bayesian Intelligence, Australia)
Helge Langseth (NUST, Norway)
Kathryn Blackmond Laskey (George Mason University, USA)
Anders Madsen (Hugin Expert, Denmark)
Suzanne M. Mahoney (Innovative Decisions, Inc., USA)
Jose Molina (University of Valencia, Spain)
Thomas Nielson (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Agnieszka Onisko (Bialystok University of Technology, Poland)
Olivier Pourret (Electricite de France, France)
Silja Renooj (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Carl Smith (University of Queensland, Aus)
Jim Smith (University of Warwick, UK)
L. Enrique Sucar (INAOE, Mexico)
Charles Twardy (George Mason University, USA)

A/Prof. Ann Nicholson
Clayton School of IT, Faculty of Information Technology,
Monash University, Clayton Campus, 3800, Victoria Australia
ann.nicholson at monash.edu
ph: +61 3 9905 5211   fax: +61 3 9905 5146

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