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ISIPTA 2023: Call For Papers

October 1, 2022

The Thirteenth International Symposium on Imprecise Probabilities: Theories and Applications (ISIPTA 2023)

What if we told you that

“There’s more to uncertainty than probabilities.”

Curious? Then come to Oviedo, Spain, 11-14 July 2023, to attend the 13th edition of ISIPTA: the world’s main forum on imprecise probabilities. For more information, visit the conference website.

Not convinced yet? Then perhaps the following features can convince you:

TOPIC: The symposium is open to contributions on all aspects of imprecise probabilities, including (but not limited to) sets of probability measures, partial preference orderings, game-theoretic probability, choice functions, interval probabilities, belief functions, Choquet capacities, comparative orderings, upper and lower expectations and possibility theory.

CONCEPT: Each accepted contribution is presented and discussed in two separate sessions. Presentations are short and plenary. Detailed explanations and discussions are face-to-face relying on whichever medium you prefer, so as to favor interaction among participants (you can visit the SIPTA website for links to the previous editions of all ISIPTA conferences).

WHY ATTEND? The conference is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest developments in imprecise probability in a friendly and cooperative atmosphere where interaction and confrontation of ideas are the primary objectives. The conference will take place in Oviedo, the capital of Asturias, a region in the north of Spain familiarly referred to as the Natural Paradise. In addition, Oviedo is the original starting point of the primary cultural route in Europe, the Way of St James, and is home to five pre-Romanesque monuments declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1985 and 1998.

SUBMISSIONS: 2 options are available

  • Papers (with a limit of 9 pages, excluding references);
  • Abstracts (1 page, for ongoing research)

Submission should be done via easychair.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Submission of title & abstract: January 29, 2023.
  • Paper submission deadline: February 5, 2023
  • Notification of paper acceptance: April 5, 2023
  • Poster submission deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Notification of poster acceptance: May 15, 2023
  • Conference: 11-14 July 2023

TRIBUTE TO TERRENCE FINE: During ISIPTA 2023, we will pay tribute to Terrence Fine, one of the founding fathers of imprecise probability theory, who sadly passed away on January 31, 2021. More information shall be provided in due time.

PROCEEDINGS: Papers will be published in the Proceedings of Machine Learning Research (PMLR) series. After the conference, extended versions of selected conference contributions will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning.

FELLOWSHIPS: The Artificial Intelligence Journal is funding 4 fellowships for PhD Students. More information on the conditions and applications will be given in due time.

AWARDS: As in previous editions, there will be two types of awards: On the one hand, the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning will give the IJAR Young Researcher Award to a young researcher whose contributions to IP theory are outstanding. The award shall consist of a certificate and 1000 euros. More details shall be given soon. In addition, poster awards shall be given to those poster presentations of excellent quality. The award shall be supported by Wiley and Springer and will consist of a certificate and a book.

Contact e-mail: isipta2023@uniovi.es
Further information: https://isipta23.sipta.org/
Twitter account: @isipta2023

The ISIPTA 2023 Steering Committee

  • J. De Bock (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • F.G. Cozman (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • E. Miranda (University of Oviedo, Spain)
  • I. Montes (University of Oviedo, Spain)
  • E. Quaeghebeur (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • B. Vantaggi (Università La Sapienza of Rome, Italy)

Blog post on Tathagata Basu’s thesis

September 12, 2022

After three years of research and extensive brainstorming, Tathagata Basu defended his thesis entitled “High dimensional statistical modelling under limited information” on 15th December 2020. Would you like to find out more about Tatha’s research? Head over to the latest post on the SIPTA blog, where Tatha gives an overview of his thesis.

Imprecise-Probabilistic Foundations of Statistics & Data Science taught by Ryan Martin at North Carolina State University this Fall

August 17, 2022

This Fall 2022 semester (August 23rd through early December), Professor Ryan Martin will be teaching an advanced special topics course for Statistics PhD students at North Carolina State University entitled Imprecise-Probabilistic Foundations of Statistics & Data Science. The lectures will be recorded and made publicly available so, in principle, anyone who is interested can – and is welcome to – follow along or even participate in a non-credit-earning capacity. The course website has some information about the course plan and will be updated regularly; this is also where the lecture videos and other relevant materials will be posted. Please feel free to contact Professor Martin if you have questions.

SIPTA is on twitter now

April 15, 2022

Our beloved society now has a Twitter account: @SIPTAtweets. Just like our mailing list, the aim of this twitter feed is to rapidly disseminate information related to imprecise probabilities and SIPTA. Follow us, and we’ll keep you posted.

Are you tweeting about things related to imprecise probabilities yourself? Mention @SIPTAtweets in your tweet, and perhaps we’ll share it with the rest of the imprecise probabilities community.

Our thanks goes out to Ullrika Sahlin, who offered to manage the account. For questions related to our Twitter account, you can mail us at twitter@sipta.org.