By request of Silja Renooij, Universiteit Utrecht we post this CfP:

Call for Papers

PGM 2014: The Seventh European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models

September 17-19, 2014

Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submissions: May 12, 2014

Deadline for paper submissions: May 16, 2014

Notification of acceptance: June 23, 2014

Final versions due: July 18, 2014

Workshop dates September 17-19, 2014

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Call for papers:

The aim of the workshop is to bring together people interested in

probabilistic graphical models and to provide a forum for discussion

of the latest research developments in this field. To promote interactions

among the participants, parallel sessions will be avoided and the workshop

will be organised around a single thread of plenary and poster sessions.

We welcome theoretical and applied contributions related to various aspects

of probabilistic graphical models, such as:

- Principles of Bayesian (belief) networks, chain graphs, decision networks, influence diagrams,

probabilistic relational models, and other probabilistic graphical models (PGMs).

- Information processing in PGMs (exact and approximate inference).

- Learning and data mining in the context of PGMs: machine learning approaches,

statistical testing and search methods, MCMC simulation.

- Exploitation for the construction of PGMs of results from related disciplines

such as statistics, information theory, optimization, and decision making under uncertainty.

- Software systems based on PGMs.

- Application of PGMs to real-world problems.

Papers submitted for review should report on original, previously unpublished work.

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.

Proceedings:

All accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings.

At this stage, we are negotiating publication by a renowned publisher.

Submission procedure:

PGM 2014 requires electronic submission of papers according to the

instructions found on the web site of the workshop:

http://www.projects.science.uu.nl/PGM/The authors must prepare their papers according to the Springer LNCS

format, and submit the full version of the papers by the deadline stated above.

The page limit is 16 pages, including figures and bibliography.

The web page for author instructions contains further format information

and provides access to style files and templates.

Paper presentation:

Papers will be accepted for plenary or poster presentation.

In the proceedings, no distinction is made between the two.

At least one author of accepted papers is required to register for the workshop.

After the workshop, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit

an extended version of their paper for a special issue of a journal, which is yet to be decided.

The extended papers will undergo a full reviewing process.

Organisation:

The workshop is hosted by the Department of Information and Computing Sciences,

Utrecht University, The Netherlands.