Uncertain Reasoning (UR)
May 18-20, 2015
Hollywood, Florida, USA

The Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning (UR) is the oldest track in FLAIRS conferences, running annually since 1996. The UR'2015 Special Track at the 28th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-28) is the 20th in the series. Like the past tracks, UR'2015 seeks to bring together researchers working on broad issues related to reasoning under uncertainty.

All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by AAAI Press. We anticipate that, as in previous years, a special issue in an international journal will be devoted to extended versions of the top papers at the track.

Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning (UR)
http://ur15.west.uni-koblenz.de
FLAIRS-28
Hollywood, Florida, USA
May 18-20, 2015

Call For Papers

Many problems in AI (in reasoning, planning, learning, perception and robotics) require the agent to operate with incomplete or uncertain information. The objective of this track is to present and discuss a broad and diverse range of current work on uncertain reasoning, including theoretical and applied research based on different paradigms. We hope that the variety and richness of this track will help to promote cross fertilization among the different approaches for uncertain reasoning, and in this way foster the development of new ideas and paradigms.

The Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning (UR) is the oldest track in FLAIRS conferences, running annually since 1996. The UR'2015 Special Track at the 28th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-28) is the 20th in the series. Like the past tracks, UR'2015 seeks to bring together researchers working on broad issues related to reasoning under uncertainty.

Papers on all aspects of uncertain reasoning are invited. Papers of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Uncertain reasoning formalisms, calculi and methodologies
  • Reasoning with probability, possibility, fuzzy logic, belief function, vagueness, granularity, rough sets, and probability logics
  • Modeling and reasoning using imprecise and indeterminate information, such as: Choquet capacities, comparative orderings, convex sets of measures, and interval-valued probabilities
  • Exact, approximate and qualitative uncertain reasoning
  • Bayesian networks
  • Graphical models of uncertainty
  • Multi-agent uncertain reasoning and decision making
  • Decision-theoretic planning and Markov decision process
  • Temporal reasoning and uncertainty
  • Nonmonotonic reasoning
  • Conditional Logics
  • Argumentation
  • Belief change and Merging
  • Similarity-based reasoning
  • Construction of models from elicitation, data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Uncertain reasoning in information retrieval, filtering, fusion, diagnosis, prediction, situation assessment
  • Practical applications of uncertain reasoning

All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by AAAI Press. We anticipate that, as in previous years, a special issue in an international journal will be devoted to extended versions of the top papers at the track.

Program Committee

Track Chairs

Matthias Thimm     University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Robert E. Mercer The University of Western Ontario, Canada

PC Members

  • Xiangdong An
  • Ofer Arieli
  • Christoph Beierle
  • Cory Butz
  • Claudia D'Amato
  • Sylvie Doutre
  • Marek J. Druzdzel
  • Love Ekenberg
  • Lluis Godo
  • Kevin Grant
  • Michael Horsch
  • Souhila Kaci
  • Gabriele Kern-Isberner
  • Anders Madsen
  • Nicholas Mattei
  • Laurent Perrussel
  • Eugene Santos
  • Paul Snow
  • Luis E. Sucar
  • Ahmed Y Tawfik
  • Choh-Man Teng
  • Andrea Tettamanzi
  • Serena Villata
  • Dan Wu
  • Yang Xiang

Travel Information

FLAIRS 2015 will be held in Hollywood, Florida. Additional information on the conference location and travel planning can be found at http://www.flairs-28.info/.

Submission

Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting guidelines. The papers should be original work (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or submitted to another conference while in review). Papers should not exceed 6 pages (4 pages for a poster) and are due by November 17, 2014. For FLAIRS-28, the 2015 conference, the reviewing is a double blind process. Fake author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers to provide double-blind reviewing. The papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=flairs28), which can also be accessed through the main conference web site (http://www.flairs-28.info). Note: Do not use a fake name for your EasyChair login - your EasyChair account information is hidden from reviewers.

Authors should indicate the special track "Uncertain Reasoning" for submissions.

The proceedings of FLAIRS-28 will be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register, attend, and present the paper at FLAIRS-28.

Dates
Submission of papers: November 17, 2014
Notification of acceptance: January 19, 2015
Camera-ready versions due: February 23, 2015
FLAIRS-28 conference: May 18-20, 2015
Accepted Papers
Program

Invited speaker:

  • Cory Butz (University of Regina): Introducing Darwinian Networks

List of accepted full papers

  • Christophe Gonzales, SÚverine Dubuisson and Cristina Manfredotti. A New Algorithm for Learning Non-Stationary Dynamic Bayesian Networks With Application to Event Detection
  • Gavin Rens and Thomas Meyer. A New Approach to Probabilistic Belief Change
  • Christoph Beierle, Steffen Kuche, Marc Finthammer and Gabriele Kern-Isberner. A Software System for the Computation, Visualization, and Comparison of Conditional Structures for Relational Probabilistic Knowledge Bases
  • Xiaoyuan Zhu and Changhe Yuan. Hierarchical Beam Search for Solving Most Relevant Explanation in Bayesian Networks
  • Gabriele Kern-Isberner and Daniela Huvermann. Multiple Iterated Belief Revision Without Independence
  • Jean-Christophe Magnan and Pierre-Henri Wuillemin. On-Line Learning of Multi-Valued Decision Diagram
  • Shobhit Shakya and Jian Zhang. Uncertain Reasoning using Time-Dynamic Markov Random Field for Sensor-Network Applications

List of accepted short papers

  • Cory Butz, Jhonatan Oliveira and Andre Dos Santos. Determining Good Elimination Orderings with Darwinian Networks

For detailed information on the schedule see FLAIRS-28.

People

UR Track Co-Chairs:

Matthias Thimm     University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Robert E. Mercer The University of Western Ontario, Canada

Questions regarding the Uncertain Reasoning Special Track should be addressed to the UR Track co-chairs.

FLAIRS-28 Chairs:

Conference ChairChutima Boonthum-Denecke, Hampton University, USA
Program Co-Chairs Ingrid Russell, University of Hartford, USA
William (Bill) Eberle, Tennessee Technological University, USA
Special Tracks Coordinator: Zdravko Markov, Central Connecticut State University, USA

FLAIRS-2015 conference web page: http://www.flairs-28.info/

Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS): http://www.flairs.com

PC Members

  • Xiangdong An
  • Ofer Arieli
  • Christoph Beierle
  • Cory Butz
  • Claudia D'Amato
  • Sylvie Doutre
  • Marek J. Druzdzel
  • Love Ekenberg
  • Lluis Godo
  • Kevin Grant
  • Michael Horsch
  • Souhila Kaci
  • Gabriele Kern-Isberner
  • Anders Madsen
  • Nicholas Mattei
  • Laurent Perrussel
  • Eugene Santos
  • Paul Snow
  • Luis E. Sucar
  • Ahmed Y Tawfik
  • Choh-Man Teng
  • Andrea Tettamanzi
  • Serena Villata
  • Dan Wu
  • Yang Xiang