SUM: Scalable Uncertainty Management



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Event When Where Deadline
SUM 2016 Scalable Uncertainty Management
Sep 21, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016 Nice, France May 22, 2016
SUM 2015 Ninth International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management
Sep 16, 2015 - Sep 18, 2015 Quebec, Canada May 10, 2015 (May 3, 2015)
SUM 2014 8th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management
Sep 15, 2014 - Sep 17, 2014 Oxford, UK Apr 11, 2014 (Apr 4, 2014)
SUM 2013 7th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management
Sep 16, 2013 - Sep 18, 2013 Washington DC Area, USA Apr 12, 2013 (Apr 5, 2013)
SUM 2012 Sixth International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management
Sep 17, 2012 - Sep 19, 2012 Marburg, Germany Apr 22, 2012
SUM 2011 Fifth International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management
Oct 10, 2011 - Oct 12, 2011 Dayton, Ohio May 4, 2011
SUM 2009 Third International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management
Sep 28, 2009 - Sep 30, 2009 Washington, DC, USA May 20, 2009
SUM 2008 Second International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management
Oct 1, 2008 - Oct 3, 2008 Napoli, Italy May 25, 2008

Present CFP : 2016

SUM 2016: Tenth International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management
21-23 September 2016

The 10th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management (SUM) will be held in Nice, France on 21-23 September 2016. The conference will bring together researchers who are working with imperfect information in fields such as artificial intelligence, databases, data mining, information retrieval, and risk analysis with the aim of fostering collaboration and cross-fertilization of ideas from different communities.

Topics of interest

We solicit papers on the management of large amounts or complex kinds of uncertain, incomplete, or inconsistent information. We are particularly interested in papers that focus on bridging gaps, for instance between different communities, between numerical and symbolic approaches, or between theory and practice. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Imperfect information in databases
- Methods for modeling, indexing, and querying uncertain databases
- Top-k queries, skyline query processing, and ranking
- Approximate, fuzzy query processing
- Uncertainty in data integration and exchange
- Uncertainty and imprecision in geographic information systems
- Probabilistic databases and possibilistic databases

- Data provenance and trust
- Data summarization

* Imperfect information in information retrieval and semantic web applications
- Approximate schema and ontology matching
- Uncertainty in description logics and logic programming
- Learning to rank, personalization, and user preferences
- Probabilistic language models
- Combining vector-space models with symbolic representations
- Inductive reasoning for the semantic web

* Imperfect information in artificial intelligence
- Statistical relational learning, graphical models, probabilistic inference
- Argumentation, defeasible reasoning, belief revision
- Weighted logics for managing uncertainty
- Reasoning with imprecise probability, Dempster-Shafer theory, possibility theory
- Approximate reasoning, similarity-based reasoning, analogical reasoning
- Planning under uncertainty, reasoning about actions, spatial and temporal reasoning
- Incomplete preference specifications

* Risk analysis
- Aleatory vs. epistemic uncertainty
- Uncertainty elicitation methods
- Uncertainty propagation methods
- Decision analysis methods
- Tools for synthesizing results

Submission guidelines

SUM 2016 solicits papers in the following three categories:

- Long papers: technical papers reporting original research or survey papers

- Short papers: papers reporting promising work-in-progress, system descriptions, position papers on controversial issues, or survey papers providing a synthesis of some current research trends

- Extended abstracts of recently published work in a relevant journal or top-tier conference

Accepted long and short papers will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series. Authors of an accepted long or short paper will be expected to sign copyright release forms, and one author is expected to give a presentation at the conference. Authors of accepted abstracts will be expected to present their work during the conference, but the extended abstracts will not be published in the LNCS/LNAI proceedings (they will be made available in a separate booklet).

Regular research papers should be at most 14 pages (including references, figures and tables). Short papers should be at most 7 pages. Extended abstracts should be at most 2 pages and should reference the originally published work.

Submissions must be formatted according to Springer's guidelines for LNCS authors, which can be found at Each paper is to be submitted electronically as a single PDF file through EasyChair at Papers not respecting the formatting instructions or page limits may be rejected without review.

With the exception of extended abstracts, submissions must be unpublished and must not be under submission elsewhere. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.

Important dates

Deadline for submissions: May 22, 2016
Notification: June 20, 2016
Camera-ready copies: July 1, 2016
Conference: September 21-23, 2016

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