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BELIEF 2024 : The 8th International Conference on Belief Functions


When Sep 4, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Where Belfast, Ulster University, Northern Ire
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Notification Due May 31, 2024
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2024
Categories    evidence theory   belief function   unicertainty   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

Call for papers: the 8th International Conference on Belief Functions (BELIEF 2024)
The 8th International Conference on Belief Functions (BELIEF 2024)
Dates: September 4th-6th, 2024
Location: Belfast, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK
* April 15, 2024: Paper submission deadline
* May 31, 2024: Author notification
* June 30, 2024: Camera-ready copy due
Early Bird Registration Open Until: 22nd July 2024
Early Bird Registration: £325 (€380)
Regular Registration: £375 (€440)
Early Bird Student Registration: £225 (€265)
Student Registration: £275 (€325)
The theory of belief functions, also referred to as evidence theory or Dempster-Shafer theory, was first introduced by Arthur P. Dempster in the context of statistical inference, and was later developed by Glenn Shafer as a general framework for modeling epistemic uncertainty generalizing Bayesian probability theory. These early contributions have been the starting points of many important theoretical and practical developments. The theory of belief functions is now well established as a general framework for reasoning with uncertainty, and with applications in machine learning, statistical inference, information fusion, knowledge representation, risk analysis, etc. It has well understood connections with other frameworks such as probability, possibility and imprecise probability theories.
The biennial BELIEF conferences (sponsored by the Belief Functions and Applications Society ) are dedicated to the confrontation of ideas, the reporting of recent achievements and the presentation of the wide range of applications of this theory. Previous editions of this conference series were held in Brest, France (2010); in Compiègne, France (2012); in Oxford, UK (2014); in Prague, Czech Republic (2016); in Compiègne, France (2018); in Shanghai, China (2021); and in Paris, France (2022). The Eighth International Conference on Belief Functions (BELIEF 2024) will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, on September 4th-6th, 2024.
To support cross-fertilization among researchers working in different subfields of AI and related disciplines, tutorials and special sessions will be proposed and dedicated to the links between machine learning and uncertain reasoning, including topics such as quantification of prediction uncertainty, fusion rules for ensemble learning, belief propagation over deep neural networks, links with explainable and symbolic AI, etc. Submissions of papers combining several of these topics, or more generally at the cross-road of belie functions and other AI methods or uncertainty theories, along with relevant applications, are welcome.
Proceedings of the previous editions of BELIEF have been published by Springer-Verlag as volumes of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) series and indexed by: ISI Web of Science; EI Engineering Index; ACM Digital Library; dblp; Google Scholar; IO-Port; MathSciNet; Scopus; Zentralblatt MATH. The Springer-Verlag has confirmed that the BELIEF2024’s proceedings will be continually published in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI).
IJAR Special issue
Authors of selected papers from the BELIEF 2024 conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for possible inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning.
BELIEF 2024 Program Committee co-chairs
Dr Yaxin Bi (, Ulster University, UK
Dr Anne-Laure Jousselme (, CS Group, France

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