Uncertain Reasoning (UR)
May 16-18, 2016
Key Largo, Florida, USA

The Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning (UR) is the oldest track in FLAIRS conferences, running annually since 1996. The UR'2016 Special Track at the 29th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-29) is the 21st in the series. Like the past tracks, UR'2016 seeks to bring together researchers working on broad issues related to reasoning under uncertainty.

All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by AAAI Press. A special issue in the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (IJAR) will be devoted to extended versions of the top papers at the track.

Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning (UR)
http://ur16.csd.uwo.ca
FLAIRS-29
Key Largo, Florida, USA
May 16-18, 2016

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 present and discuss 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'2016 Special Track at the 29th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-29) is the 21st in the series. Like the past tracks, UR'2016 seeks to bring together researchers working on broad issues related to reasoning under uncertainty.

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
  • Bayesian networks
  • Graphical models of uncertainty
  • Multi-agent uncertain reasoning and decision making
  • Decision-theoretic planning and Markov decision process
  • Temporal reasoning and uncertainty
  • Nonmonotonic reasoning
  • Conditional logics, Description logic, Logic programming
  • Argumentation
  • Belief change and Merging
  • 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

All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by AAAI Press. A special issue in the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (IJAR) will be devoted to extended versions of the top papers at the track.

Program Committee

Track Chairs

Robert E. Mercer The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Salem Benferhat     University of Artois, France

PC Members

Leila AmgoudUniversity of Toulouse, France
Xiangdong AnYork University, Canada
Ofer ArieliThe Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Israel
Christoph BeierleUniversity of Hagen, Germany
Cory ButzUniversity of Regina, Canada
Martine CeberioUniversity of Texas at El Paso, USA
Claudia D'AmatoUniversity of Bari, Italy
Sylvie DoutreUniversity of Toulouse, France
Marek DruzdzelUniversity of Pittsburgh, USA
Love EkenbergStockholm University, Sweden
Lluis GodoIIIA, Spanish National Research Council, Spain
Christophe GonzalesUniversity of Paris 6, France
Gabriele Kern-Isberner    Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
Vladik KreinovichUniversity of Texas at El Paso, USA
Anders MadsenHUGIN Expert, Denmark
Nicholas MatteiNICTA and University of New South Wales, Australia
François ModaveUniversity of Florida, USA
Eric NeufeldUniversity of Saskatchewan, Canada
Odile PapiniUniversity of Aix-Marseille, France
Laurent PerrusselUniversity of Toulouse, France
Eugene SantosDartmouth College, USA
Steven SchockaertCardiff University, UK
Paul SnowUniversity of New Hampshire, USA
Luis E. SucarNational Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics, Mexico
Karim TabiaUniversity of Artois, France
Ahmed TawfikMicrosoft Research Cairo, Egypt
Choh-Man TengInstitute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA
Andrea TettamanziUniversity of Nice, France
Matthias ThimmUniversity of Koblenz, Germany
Serena VillataINRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
Dan WuUniversity of Windsor, Canada
Yang XiangUniversity of Guelph, Canada
Changhe YuanQueens College, USA

Travel Information

FLAIRS 2016 will be held in Key Largo, Florida. Additional information on the conference location and travel planning can be found at http://www.flairs-29.info/.

Submission

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 (4 pages for a poster) and are due by November 16, 2015. For FLAIRS-29, the 2016 conference, the reviewing is a double blind process. Fake author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers to provide double-blind reviewing. The papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=flairs29), which can also be accessed through the main conference web site (http://www.flairs-29.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 "Uncertain Reasoning" for submissions.

The proceedings of FLAIRS-29 will be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register, attend, and present the paper at FLAIRS-29.

Dates
Submission of papers: November 16, 2015
Notification of acceptance: January 18, 2016
Camera-ready versions due: February 22, 2016
FLAIRS-29 conference: May 16-18, 2016
Accepted Papers
Program

Invited speaker:

  • Christophe Gonzales (University of Paris 6, France): Learning Uncertainty Models for Non-stationary Processes

List of accepted full papers

  • Multiplicative Factorization of Multi-Valued NIN-AND Tree Models. Yang Xiang and Yiting Jin
  • Testing Independencies in Bayesian Networks with i-Separation. Cory Butz, Andre Dos Santos, Jhonatan Oliveira and Christophe Gonzales
  • Bayesian Network Inference with Simple Propagation. Cory Butz, Jhonatan Oliveira, Andre Dos Santos and Anders Madsen
  • A Noisy-OR Model for Continuous Time Bayesian Networks. Logan Perreault, Shane Strasser, Monica Thornton and John Sheppard
  • A formal model of plausibility monitoring in language comprehension. Maj-Britt Isberner and Gabriele Kern-Isberner
  • Dialectical Characterization of Consistent Query Explanation with Existential Rules. Abdallah Arioua and Madalina Croitoru
  • A Collective Defence Against Grouped Attacks for Weighted Abstract Argumentation Frameworks. Stefano Bistarelli, Fabio Rossi and Francesco Santini
  • Minimal Tolerance Pairs for System Z-like Ranking Functions for First-Order Conditional Knowledge Bases. Christoph Beierle, Tobias Falke, Steven Kutsch and Gabriele Kern-Isberner
  • Bayesian Networks with Conditional Truncated Densities. Santiago Cortijo and Christophe Gonzales
  • Causes for Query Answers from Databases, Datalog Abduction and View-Updates: The Presence of Integrity Constraints. Leopoldo Bertossi and Babak Salimi
  • Negated Min-based Possibilistic Networks. Salem Benferhat, Faiza Haned and Zeddigha Ismahane

List of accepted short papers

  • Propositional Probabilistic Reasoning at Maximum Entropy Modulo Theories. Marco Wilhelm, Gabriele Kern-Isberner and Andreas Ecke
  • Causal Probabilistic Graphical Models for Decoding Effective Connectivity in functional Near InfraRed Spectroscopy. Samuel Antonio Montero-Hern├índez, Felipe Orihuela-Espina, Javier Herrera-Vega and Luis Enrique Sucar

For detailed information on the schedule see FLAIRS-29.

People

UR Track Co-Chairs

Robert E. Mercer The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Salem Benferhat     University of Artois, France

Questions regarding the Uncertain Reasoning Special Track should be addressed to the UR Track co-chairs.

FLAIRS-29 Chairs

Conference ChairWilliam (Bill) Eberle, Tennessee Technological University, USA
Program Co-Chairs Ingrid Russell, University of Hartford, USA
Zdravko Markov, Central Connecticut State University, USA
Special Tracks Coordinator Vasile Rus, University of Memphis, USA

FLAIRS-2016 conference web page: http://www.flairs-29.info/

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

PC Members

Leila AmgoudUniversity of Toulouse, France
Xiangdong AnYork University, Canada
Ofer ArieliThe Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Israel
Christoph BeierleUniversity of Hagen, Germany
Cory ButzUniversity of Regina, Canada
Martine CeberioUniversity of Texas at El Paso, USA
Claudia D'AmatoUniversity of Bari, Italy
Sylvie DoutreUniversity of Toulouse, France
Marek DruzdzelUniversity of Pittsburgh, USA
Love EkenbergStockholm University, Sweden
Lluis GodoIIIA, Spanish National Research Council, Spain
Christophe GonzalesUniversity of Paris 6, France
Gabriele Kern-Isberner    Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
Vladik KreinovichUniversity of Texas at El Paso, USA
Anders MadsenHUGIN Expert, Denmark
Nicholas MatteiNICTA and University of New South Wales, Australia
François ModaveUniversity of Florida, USA
Eric NeufeldUniversity of Saskatchewan, Canada
Odile PapiniUniversity of Aix-Marseille, France
Laurent PerrusselUniversity of Toulouse, France
Eugene SantosDartmouth College, USA
Steven SchockaertCardiff University, UK
Paul SnowUniversity of New Hampshire, USA
Luis E. SucarNational Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics, Mexico
Karim TabiaUniversity of Artois, France
Ahmed TawfikMicrosoft Research Cairo, Egypt
Choh-Man TengInstitute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA
Andrea TettamanziUniversity of Nice, France
Matthias ThimmUniversity of Koblenz, Germany
Serena VillataINRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
Dan WuUniversity of Windsor, Canada
Yang XiangUniversity of Guelph, Canada
Changhe YuanQueens College, USA