ISIPTA'07 - FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
IMPRECISE PROBABILITY: THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS

Charles University, Faculty of Mathematicsand Physics
Prague, Czech Republic
16-19 July 2007

CALL FOR PAPERS

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: