Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Australasian Bayesian Network Modelling Society (ABNMS2022)

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Fourteenth Australasian Bayesian Network Modelling Society Conference (ABNMS2022)
November 14-15, 2022 : Workshops
November 16-17, 2022 : Conference


We are excited to announce that the fourteenth annual ABNMS conference will be hosted Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney, and will contain a hybrid in-person/online component. Information, including venue informatiom, accommodation options and fees for members, students and non-members, will be provided soon. The online meeting will be free to attend for members, but registration will be required (payment is needed if membership needs renewal). All registrants must agree to adhere to the code of conduct and meeting rules. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Keynote Speakers

Thomas Parr is a theoretical neurobiologist and honorary research fellow at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (WCHN) in the University College London (UCL) Queen Square Institute of Neurology. He completed his MBBS at UCL Medical School, additionally completing his PhD at in the Theoretical Neurobiology group of the WCHN under the supervision of Professor Karl Friston. During this time, he developed an interest in active inference — a framing of brain function in terms of the internal (probabilistic) models our nervous systems rely upon to guide perception and action. He is an author of the first comprehensive book on active inference (Active Inference: The Free Energy Principle in Mind, Brain, and Behavior). In addition to his work developing the theoretical foundations of this approach, he has an interest in the application of active inference to understanding neurological disorders. This relies upon treating neuronal computation as inference and seeks to identify the forms of internal models that lead to pathological false inferences.

Satellite Decision Making Symposium

The University of Sydney's School of Public Health will be holding a satellite symposium on Friday 18th November focusing on practical issues around decision making with Bayesian networks and causal models. Although a key motivator of the symposium is to better understand decision making in clinical and health policy settings, the discussions will be of a general nature. Registrations are still open here.

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Travel Grants

ABNMS is offering four travel grants to attend the ABNMS2022 Tutorials and Conference. Awards will be for $500 to contribute to the costs of travel to and from the conference. Grants will be awarded to students and new members of ABNMS who will be presenting and have not attended an ABNMS conference in the past. Existing members who will be presenting at the conference may also be eligible depending on grant availability.

Applications for grants should include a brief statement indicating the type of grant being applied for (student travel, new member travel or existing member travel), justifying the application, along with an estimate of travel costs, a scanned signed statement from an academic supervisor verifying student status (if in application for one of the student travel grants), and a CV. An abstract of the talk to be presented at the conference must be submitted in parallel (see above). Student travel grants will only be awarded if the recipient registers for the conference and tutorials; registration for tutorials is optional for other grantees.

Travel grant applications must be submitted by email to by 30 September 2022.

If you have any questions regarding ABNMS2022, please email

Partners & Sponsors

ABNMS would like to gratefully acknowledge our conference partners and sponsors: