Scientific Program

Preliminary Program


8h30 : Registration

9h : Opening Welcome + Tribute to Robert Féron

9h30 : Invited Lecture :

Jean-Marc Bernard

Imprecise probabilistic prediction for categorical data: from Bayesian inference to the Imprecise Dirichlet-multinomial models (IDM & IDMM)

10h30 : Coffee Break

10h45-12h30 :

Probability and Possibility

  • Relating prototype theory and label semantics - Jonathan Lawry, Yongchuan Tang
  • Fuzzy probabilities based on the likelihood function - Marco E. G. V. Cattaneo
  • Possibility measures in probabilistic inference - Giulianella Coletti, Romano Scozzafava, Barbara Vantaggi
  • Generalised p-boxes on totally ordered spaces - Enrique Miranda, Matthias C.M. Troffaes and Sébastien Destercke

12h30-14h : Lunch

14h-15h45 :

Independence and Revision SESSION 1

  • On a linear independence test for interval-valued random sets - Angela Blanco, Ana Colubi, Norberto Corral, Gil González-Rodríguez
  • A small-sample nonparametric independence test for the Archimedean family of bivariate copulas - Arturo Erdely and José M. González-Barrios
  • Relating epistemic irrelevance to event trees - Sébastien Destercke and Gert de Cooman
  • Probability revision, the uniformity rule, and the Chan-Darwiche metric - Carl G. Wagner

Fuzzy-set-valued Analysis SESSION 2

  • A generalization of Hukuhara difference - Luciano Stefanini
  • A note about Bobylev's differential - Luis J. Rodríguez-Muñiz
  • On boundary value problems for fuzzy differential equations - Rosana Rodríguez-López
  • Fuzzy Sets Convolution - Andrés D. Báez-Sánchez, Marko A. Rojas-Medar

15h45-16h15 : Coffee Break

16h15-18h :

Combinatorics of Probability

  • The omnipresence of cycle-transitivity in the comparison of random variables - Bernard De Baets, Hans De Meyer
  • Geometry of cores of submodular coherent upper probabilities - Tomas Kroupa
  • Non-well-founded probabilities on streams - Andrew Schumann
  • On transformations between belief spaces - Ralph L. Wojtowicz



8h45-10h :

Statistical Tests

  • Testing 'two-sided' hypothesis about the mean of an interval-valued random set - Manuel Montenegro, Maria Rosa Casals, Ana Colubi and Maria Angeles Gil
  • Empirical results concerning a fuzzy-based measure of symmetry of real random variables - M. Asunción Lubiano, Ana Colubi and Gil González-Rodríguez
  • Fuzzy Kendall tau statistic and its application in process control - Olgierd Hryniewicz

10h-10h15 : Coffee Break

10h15-11h15 : Invited Lecture :

Reinhart Viertl

Fuzzy Bayesian inference

11h15-12h30 :

Estimation SESSION 1

  • Mixture models estimation with soft labels - Etienne Côme, Latifa Oukhellou, Thierry Denoeux, Patrice Aknin
  • Imprecise functional estimation: the cumulative distribution case - Kevin Loquin and Olivier Strauss
  • Non-parametric density estimation based on label semantics - Jonathan Lawry, Ines Gonzalez-Rodriguez

Decision SESSION 2

  • An efficient normal form solution to decision trees with lower previsions - Nathan Huntley and Matthias Troffaes
  • Group decision making with soft AHP based on the random set view of fuzzy sets - Pedro Teran and Jose Maria Moreno-Jimenez

12h30-14h : Lunch

14h-15h :

Statistical Tests II SESSION 1

  • Defuzzification of fuzzy p-values - Inés Couso, Luciano Sánchez
  • Empirical comparisons of goodness-of-fit tests for Binomial distributions based on fuzzy representations - Ana Colubi, Maria Angeles Gil, Gil Gonzalez-Rodriguez and Maria Teresa Lopez

Aggregation functions SESSION 2

  • Triangular conorms on the space of non-decreasing lists of non-negative real numbers - Aguiló, J. Martin, G. Mayor, J. Suñer
  • On patchwork techniques for 2-increasing aggregation functions and copulas - Fabrizio Durante, Susanne Saminger-Platz, Peter Sarkoci

15h-16h :

Convergence Results

  • Convergences of random variables with respect to coherent upper probabilities defined by Hausdorff outer measures - Serena Doria
  • On convergence in necessity and its laws of large numbers - Pedro Terán

16h-16h30 : Coffee Break

16h30-18h15 :

Stochastic differentials and integrals

  • The F. Riesz Representation Theorem and finite additivity - Gert de Cooman and Enrique Miranda
  • Set-valued stochastic integrals with respect to martingale - Jinping Zhang
  • On stochastic differential equations with fuzzy set coefficients - Yukio Ogura
  • Strong Solution of Set-Valued Stochastic Differential Equation - Jungang Li and Shoumei Li



8h45-10h :

Statistical Inference

  • On nonparametric predictive inference for Bernoulli quantities with set-valued data - Franck P.A. Coolen
  • Inferring a possibility distribution from a very few measurements - Gilles Mauris
  • Statistics with vague data and the robustness to data representation - Przemyslaw Grzegorzewski

10h-10h15 : Coffee Break

10h15-11h15 : Invited Lecture :

Dominique Guyonnet

Soft methods for treating uncertainties : applications in the field of environmental risks

11h15-12h30 :


  • Asymptotic tests for the variance of a fuzzy random variable using the DK-metric - Ana Belén Ramos, Gil González-Rodríguez, Ana Colubi and María Ángeles Gil
  • Lower & upper covariance - Erik Quaeghebeur
  • Some properties of the d_K-variance for interval-valued random sets - Angela Blanco, Norberto Corral, Gil Gonzalez-Rodriguez and M. Asuncion Lubiano

12h30-14h : Lunch

14h-15h45 :

Numerical methods

  • A hierarchical fusion of expert opinion in the TBM - Minh Ha-Duong
  • Application of non-convex fuzzy variables to fuzzy structural analysis - Uwe Reuter
  • Handling uncertainty in higher dimensions with potential clouds towards robust design optimization - Martin Fuchs and Arnold Neumaier
  • Reliability of structures under consideration of uncertain time-dependent material behaviour - Steffen Freitag, Wolfgang. Graf, Stephan Pannier, Jan-Uwe Sickert

15h45-16h15 : Coffee Break

16h15-17h30 :

Data analysis

  • An autoregressive model with fuzzy random variables - Dabuxilatu Wang
  • Tackling Multiple-Instance Problems in Safety-Related Domains by Quasilinear SVM - Christian Moewes, Clemens Otte, and Rudolf Kruse
  • A new insight into the linguistic summarization of time series by using a degree of support: Elimination of infrequent patterns - Janusz Kacprzyk, Anna Wilbik

IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, Conseil Régional Midi-Pyrénées, Mairie de Toulouse, IRSN, CajAstur, EUSFLAT

October 2008