Uncertain Reasoning (UR)
May 19-21, 2010
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Deadline Extension: December 1st 2009.

The Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning (UR) is the oldest track in FLAIRS conferences, running annually since 1996. The UR'2010 Special Track at the 23rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-23) is the 15th in the series. As the past tracks, UR'2010 seeks to bring together researchers working on broad issues related to reasoning under uncertainty.

All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by the AAAI. The International Journal of Approximate Reasoning will publish a special issue devoted to extended versions of selected papers.

Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning (UR)
https://www.irit.fr/~Laurent.Perrussel/ur10/
FLAIRS-23
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
May 19-21, 2010

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 a present and discusses 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'2010 Special Track at the 23rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-23) is the 15th in the series. As the past tracks, UR'2010 seeks to bring together researchers working on broad issues related to reasoning under uncertainty.

Invited Speaker

Prof. David Poole will give a keynote speech during the special track. Professor Poole is in the Department of Computer Science, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada. He is a member of the Laboratory for Computational Intelligence and a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. His main research interests are artificial intelligence, intelligent agents, knowledge representation and reasoning under uncertainty. A tentative title of his talk is: "What should the World-Wide Mind believe? Knowledge and uncertainty at a global scale".

Scopes

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
  • Graphical models of uncertainty
  • Multi-agent uncertain reasoning and decision making
  • Decision-theoretic planning and Markov decision process
  • Temporal reasoning and uncertainty
  • Epistemic logics
  • Argumentation
  • Belief change and Merging
  • Nonmonotonic and conditional Logics
  • 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

Program Committee

Track Chairs

L. Enrique Sucar Inst. Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico
L. Perrussel IRIT - Université Toulouse 1, France

PC Members

Xiangdong An York U., Canada
Christoph Beierle U. Hagen, Germany
Salem Benferhat U. Artois, France
Cory Butz U. Regina, Canada
Fabio Cozman U. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fabio Cuzzolin Oxford Brookes U., UK
Francisco J. Diez UNED, Spain
Marek Druzdzel U. Pittsburgh, USA
Love Ekenberg Stockholm U., Sweden
Konstantinos Georgatos CUNY, USA
Kevin Grant U. Lethbridge, Canda
Gabriele Kern-Isberner U. Dortmund, Germany
Weiru Liu Queen's U. Belfast, UK
Tsai-Ching Lu HRL Laboratories, USA
Thomas Nielsen Aalborg U., Denmark
Simon Parsons Brooklyn College, USA
Eugene Santos Dartmouth College, USA
Paul Snow New Hampshire, USA
Choh-Man Teng Inst. For Human & Machine Cognition, USA
Yang Xiang U. Guelph, Canada
Dan Wu University of Windsor, Canada
Changhe Yuan Mississippi State U., USA

Related tracks

Other tracks at FLAIRS-23 that may be on interest to those submitting to this track include: Data Mining (http://userpages.umbc.edu/~bisant/gl/CFP2010DM.htm), AI Planning and Scheduling (http://ktiml.mff.cuni.cz/~bartak/FLAIRS2010/) , Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (http://userpages.umbc.edu/~bisant/gl/CFP2010BIO.htm), in a total of 14 special tracks that accompany the main conference.

Travel Information

FLAIRS 2010 will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida. Additional information on the conference locale and travel planning can be found at http://www.flairs-23.info/.

Submission

We invite original papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, in submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the reviewing process).

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 (2 pages for a poster) and are due by December 1st 2009 (November 23, 2009). For FLAIRS-23, the 2010 conference, the reviewing is a double blind process. Fake author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers to provide double-blind reviewing. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system, which can be accessed through the main conference web site (http://www.FLAIRS-23.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 of UR for submissions. The proceedings of FLAIRS-23 will be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI. An author of each accepted paper is required to register, attend, and present the paper at FLAIRS-23.

Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, which will be published by AAAI Press.

Dates
Submission of papers. December 1st 2009 (November 23, 2009)
Notification of acceptance. January 22, 2010
Camera-ready versions due. February 22, 2010
FLAIRS-23 conference held. May 19-21, 2010
Invited Speaker: David Poole

Prof. David Poole will give a keynote speech during the special track. Professor Poole is in the Department of Computer Science, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada. He is a member of the Laboratory for Computational Intelligence and a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. His main research interests are artificial intelligence, intelligent agents, knowledge representation and reasoning under uncertainty. A tentative title of his talk is:

"What should the World-Wide Mind believe? Knowledge and uncertainty at a global scale".

People
UR Track Co-Chairs: Luis Enrique Sucar, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), Mexico
Laurent Perrussel, University of Toulouse - IRIT, France

Questions regarding Special Tracks should be addressed to Philip McCarthy.

FLAIRS-23 Chairs:

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Conference Chair David C. Wilson (Uni. of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Program Co-ChairsChas Murray, Carnegie Learning, USA
Hans Guesgen, Massey University, New Zealand
Special Tracks Coordinator: Philip McCarthy, University of Memphis, USA

FLAIRS-2010 conference web page: http://www.flairs-23.info/

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