The 8th Bayesian Modelling Applications Workshop - Barcelona, Spain, 14th July, 2011
The 8th Bayesian Modelling Applications Workshop

Call for Papers
July 14th, 2011
Barcelona, Spain (Campus Roger de Lluria of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

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 modelling, bioinformatics, medical decision support, many types of engineering, robotics, military, financial and economic modelling, 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 system.

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. Submitted papers are not required to be "blind" for peer review (as this isn't really feasible for systems that have been developed and deployed). 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 Reasoning.


Important Dates

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

Program Committee