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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 make easier 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 one 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 Papers submitted for review should report on original, previously unpublished work.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 page author instructions. 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 openedNovember 2011
Deadline for abstract submissionsJune 4, 23:59 GMT, 2012
Paper submissionsJune 8, 23:59 GMT, 2012
Notification of acceptanceJuly 20, 2012
Final versions dueAugust 24, 23:59 GMT, 2012
Workshop datesSeptember 19-21, 2012

The workshop is hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Granada University, Spain.