ISIPTA '07 Call For Papers

ISIPTA '07 Call For Papers

Post by Alessandro » Sat, 02 Dec 2006 06:37:48

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5th International Symposium on Imprecise Probability:
Theories and Applications

Monday 16 to Thursday 19 July 2007
Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Prague, Czech Republic


The ISIPTA meetings are one of the primary international forums to
present and discuss new results on the theories and applications of
imprecise probability.

Imprecise probability is a generic term for the many mathematical or
statistical models which allow us to measure chance or uncertainty
without using sharp numerical probabilities. These models include belief
functions, Choquet capacities, comparative probability orderings, convex
sets of probability measures, fuzzy measures, interval-valued
probabilities, possibility measures, plausibility measures, upper and
lower expectations or previsions, and sets of desirable gambles.
Imprecise probability models are needed in both inference and decision
problems where the relevant information is scarce, vague or conflicting,
and where preferences may therefore also be incomplete.

Symposium format
It is a tradition of the ISIPTA meetings that we try to avoid parallel
sessions. Each accepted paper is to be presented both (i) in a plenary
session, where we ask for a short introduction and sketch of the context
and relevance of the paper; and (ii) in a poster session, where ample
opportunity and time is given for detailed explanation and discussion.

The actual symposium will take three days (17-19 July, 2007). It is
preceded by a day devoted to tutorials (16 July 2007).

Themes of the symposium
The symposium is open to contributions on all aspects of imprecise
probability. But we do emphasize a number of themes that will get
special attention: (i) algorithms and real applications, (ii) links
between existing models, and (iii) theoretical results that facilitate
using imprecise probability models in practice.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- models of coherent imprecise assessments
- convex sets of probability measures (credal sets)
- interval-valued probabilities
- upper and lower expectations or previsions
- non-additive set functions, and in particular Choquet capacities (and
Choquet integration), fuzzy measures, possibility measures, belief and
plausibility measures
- random sets
- rough sets
- comparative probability orderings
- qualitative reasoning about uncertainty
- imprecision in utilities and expected utilities
- limit laws for imprecise probabilities
- physical models of imprecise probability
- philosophical foundations for imprecise probabilities
- psychological models for imprecision and indeterminacy in probability
- elicitation techniques for imprecise probabilities
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