IMPRECISE PROBABILITIES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
July 20-23 2005
CALL FOR PAPERS
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
Themes of the
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:
- models of coherent imprecise assessments
- convex sets of probability measures (credal sets)
- interval-valued probabilities
- upper and lower expectations or previsions
- non-additive set functions, and in particular Choquet
capacities (and Choquet integration), fuzzy measures,
possibility measures, belief and plausibility measures
- random sets
- rough sets
- comparative probability orderings
- qualitative reasoning about uncertainty
- imprecision in utilities and expected utilities
- limit laws for imprecise probabilities
- physical models of imprecise probability
- philosophical foundations for imprecise probabilities
- psychological models for imprecision and indeterminacy
in probability assessments
- elicitation techniques for imprecise probabilities
- robust statistics
- probabilistic bounding analysis
- data mining with imprecise probabilities/missing data
- estimation and learning of imprecise probability models
- decision making with imprecise probabilities
- ambiguity aversion and economic models of imprecise probability
- uncertainty in financial markets
- algorithms for manipulating imprecise probabilities
- Dempster-Shafer theory
- information algebras and probabilistic argumentation systems
- probabilistic logic, propositional and first-order
- credal networks and other graphical models
- credal classification
- applications in statistics, economics, finance,
management, engineering, computer science
and artificial intelligence, psychology,
philosophy and related fields
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.
Note that dates have recently changed (on 17/2/2005),
and now we have a final deadline!!
- Paper submission deadline:
March 7 2005 (11:59PM US Eastern time)
- Notification of acceptance:
April 25 2005
- Deadline for revised papers:
May 25 2005
July 20-23 2005
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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