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ECSQARU 2021 : 16th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty


When Sep 21, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021
Where Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract Registration Due May 1, 2021
Submission Deadline May 5, 2021
Notification Due Jun 14, 2021
Final Version Due Jul 5, 2021
Categories    uncertain inference   bayesian networks   imprecise probabilities   probabilistic logics

Call For Papers

The Sixteenth European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty (ECSQARU 2021) will be held in Prague (Czechia), on September 21-24, 2021.

The biennial ECSQARU conferences constitute a major forum for advances in the theory and practice of reasoning under uncertainty, with a focus on bringing symbolic and quantitative aspects together. Contributions come from researchers interested in advancing the scientific knowledge and from practitioners using uncertainty techniques in real-world applications. The scope of the ECSQARU conferences encompasses fundamental issues, representation, inference, learning, and decision making in qualitative and numeric uncertainty paradigms.

Previous ECSQARU events have been held in Belgrade (2019), Lugano (2017), Compiegne (2015), Utrecht (2013), Belfast (2011), Verona (2009), Hammamet (2007), Barcelona (2005), Aalborg (2003), Toulouse (2001), London (1999), Bonn (1997), Fribourg (1995), Granada (1993), and Marseille (1991).


In accordance with the previous conferences, the proceedings of ECSQARU 2021 are planned to be published in the Springer LNCS/LNAI Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series. Authors are requested to prepare their conference papers in the LNCS/LNAI format - please, follow Springer Instruction for authors. Submitted papers must be original and not under review in a journal or another venue with formally published proceedings. They will be evaluated by peer reviews based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference to present their work, at least one author of each paper must register for the conference.

Please read the following instructions carefully:

* authors should prepare their conference papers in the LNCS/LNAI format - please use Springer LaTeX template
* You may be also interested in using Overleaf where respective templates are also available. LNCS/LNAI Overleaf templates are at
* papers must not exceed 10 pages, excluding references;
* papers must be submitted electronically through Easychair

Papers that are not in the stated format or that exceed the page limit will not be reviewed.

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in a special issue a recognized international journal after the conference.

Important dates

May 1, 2021 - abstract submission deadline
May 5, 2021 - paper submission deadline
June 14, 2021 - author notification
July 5, 2021 - final version submission
July 5, 2021 - early registration and payment


The conference is organized by the Institute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA), Czech Academy of Sciences.

Program chairs of the conference are Jiřina Vejnarová (ÚTIA, Prague, Czechia) and Nic Wilson (University College Cork, Ireland).

The organizing committee consists of Jirka Vomlel (chair), Milan Studený, and Václav Kratochvíl (all from ÚTIA, Prague, Czechia).

Covid-19 Plan

We plan to organize ECSQARU as a physical gathering. We believe it will be possible in September 2021. However, if the Covid-19 pandemic prevents us from this plan we assure authors that all accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.


The conference will be held in Prague. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. It has been enriched by cultures and traditions of many eras like Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance, and each one of them has made an impression on the city which you will feel while touring around. Geographically, Prague lies on the banks of the Vltava River and has mild continental climate which is greatly enjoyed by the visitors.

The conference talks and poster sessions will take place in a modern building, The National Library of Technology (NTK), located on the campus of Czech Technical University near Dejvická Metro station. Lunches will be served in a nearby restaurant, the Masarykova kolej.

National Library of Technology
Technická 2710/6
160 80 Praha 6-Dejvice
Czech Republic

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