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Call for Papers
« on: May 03, 2012, 09:51:40 »
By request of Manuel Gomez Olmedo, Universidad de Granada we post this CfP

Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM2012) Workshop
Granada, Spain, 19-21 September 2012 (

The submission deadline has been extended to June 4th (abstract) and June 8th (full paper)
(see list of important dates below)

Call for papers:

The aim of the workshop is to bring together people interested in probabilistic graphical models
and provide a forum for discussion of the latest research developments in this field. The workshop
is organized so as to facilitate discussions and collaboration among the participants also outside
the workshop sessions. To facilitate the spreading of research results and promote interactions
among the participants, parallel sessions will be avoided and the workshop will be organized
around a single thread of plenary and posters sessions.

We welcome theoretical and applied contributions related to the following topics:

- Principles of Bayesian (belief) networks, chain graphs, decision networks, influence diagrams,
  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 of results from related disciplines for the construction of PGMs, e.g., statistics, information
  theory, optimization, decision making under uncertainty, multivariate statistical analysis.
- Software systems based on PGMs.
- Application of PGMs to real-world problems.

We invite submissions that concern oneCHANGED or more of the above topics, or any other aspects related to
probabilistic graphical models. Papers submitted for review should report on original, previously
unpublished work. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Submission procedure

PGM 2012 requires electronic submission of papers according to the instructions found on the web page The authors must prepare their papers according to
the PGM proceedings format, and submit the full version of the papers by the deadline found below. The
page limit is 8 pages, including figures and bibliography.  The page for author instructions contains format
information and provides access to style files and templates.

Paper presentation

Papers will be accepted for plenary or poster presentation. All accepted papers will be included in the
proceedings (with ISBN), which will be made available at the workshop reception. At least one author
of accepted papers is expected to attend the workshop. After the workshop, authors of selected papers
will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to appear in a special issue of a high quality
journal. All of the submitted papers will undergo a full reviewing process.

Important Dates

Call for papers opened    November 2011
CHANGED: Deadline for abstract submissions    June 4, 23:59 GMT, 2012
CHANGED: Paper submissions    June 8, 23:59 GMT, 2012
CHANGED:  Notification of acceptance    July 20, 2012
CHANGED: Final versions due    August 24,  23:59 GMT, 2012
Welcoming reception    September 18, 2012
Workshop dates    September 19-21, 2012