Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
July 20-23 2005


The ISIPTA meetings are one of the primary international forums to present and discuss new results on the theory and applications of imprecise probabilities. Imprecise probability has a wide scope, being a generic term for the many mathematical or statistical models which measure chance or uncertainty without sharp numerical probabilities. These models include belief functions, Choquet capacities, comparative probability orderings, convex sets of probability measures, fuzzy measures, interval-valued probabilities, possibility measures, plausibility measures, and upper and lower expectations or previsions. Imprecise probability models are needed in inference problems where the relevant information is scarce, vague or conflicting, and in decision problems where preferences may also be incomplete.

Themes of the symposium

Although the symposium will be open to contributions on all aspects of imprecise probability, three main themes will be emphasised: decision-making, algorithms, and real applications. Also note that there will be a special session on financial risk assessment, and the symposium is particularly open to contributions on this area. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Workshop on Financial Risk Assessment

There will be a workshop addendum to the conference, to be held on July 24, with invited speakers on the topic of financial risk assessment, to which all of the ISIPTA'05 participants are welcome, at no additional registration cost. Details will be announced later.


ISIPTA '05 will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

Important dates

Note that dates have recently changed (on 17/2/2005), and now we have a final deadline!!


We will accept papers only as PDF files with a limit of 10 pages in two-column format (note new page limit; previous limit was 8 pages!!). Guidelines are available in a PDF file and in a word file at the site The simplest way to produce an article that satisfies these requirements is to use Latex with the isipta2005.sty style, using guidelines at the file isipta05.tex (or using this file as a template). Otherwise, use the file isipta2005.doc as template.

Submission is electronic. You should introduce paper data and attach the PDF file by using the submission page.

The Program Committee will decide which of the submitted papers are accepted, by carefully evaluating their originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. All the accepted papers will be included in a volume of proceedings, published by Brightdocs.

There will be free electronic access to the proceedings after some time. Before the conference, the electronic access will be restricted to the ISIPTA '05 attendees to allow them to study the papers in some detail before they are actually presented. Each accepted paper will be given the opportunity for both a brief oral presentation as well as a poster session.


The working language of the symposium will be English. No simultaneous translation in other languages will be available.


If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact the Organising Committee.

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