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SUM 2015 : Ninth International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management


Conference Series : Scalable Uncertainty Management
When Sep 16, 2015 - Sep 18, 2015
Where Quebec, Canada
Abstract Registration Due May 3, 2015
Submission Deadline May 10, 2015
Notification Due Jun 14, 2015
Final Version Due Jul 2, 2015
Categories    computer science   artificial intelligence   databases

Call For Papers

Ninth International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management
(SUM 2015)

Quebec City, Canada -- September 16-18, 2015

Aims and Scope
The International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management (SUM) is an annual conference that was launched in 2007 with the goal to exploit and strengthen the connection between the Artificial Intelligence and Database communities. It aims at bringing together all those researchers interested in the management of uncertain, incomplete or inconsistent information. Such information originates commonly in applications where significant computational effort is needed to process data in a meaningful and semantically justifiable manner. Typical applications of that kind include databases, the Web, and the life sciences.

Papers are solicited in all areas of managing and reasoning with substantial and complex kinds of uncertain, incomplete or inconsistent information. These include (but are not restricted to) applications in decision support systems, risk analysis, machine learning, belief networks, logics of uncertainty, belief revision and update, argumentation, negotiation technologies, semantic web applications, search engines, ontology systems, information fusion, information retrieval, natural language processing, information extraction, image recognition, vision systems, data and text mining, and the consideration of issues such as provenance, trust, heterogeneity, and complexity of data and knowledge.

Invited Speakers
- Jean-Marie De Koninck (Université Laval, Québec City)
- Lise Getoor (University of California Santa Cruz)
- Ronald Yager (Machine Intelligence Institute - Iona College)

Important Dates
- Abstract Submission: May 03, 2015 (EXTENDED)
- Paper Submission: May 10, 2015 (EXTENDED)
- Notification: June 14, 2015
- Camera Ready: July 02, 2015
- Conference: September 16-18, 2015

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.

SUM 2015 solicits papers in two categories:
- Regular research papers.
- Short papers reporting on interesting work in progress or
providing system descriptions.

Submissions in the first category should be at most fourteen pages, including bibliography. Submissions in the second category should be at most six pages, including bibliography. Each paper is to be submitted electronically as a single PDF file through EasyChair at

General Chair
- Patrick Maupin (Defence Research and Development Canada)

Steering Committee
- Didier Dubois (CNRS IRIT, France)
- Henri Prade (CNRS IRIT, France)
- VS Subrahmanian (University of Maryland, USA)

Program Committee Chairs
- Christoph Beierle (University of Hagen, Germany)
- Alex Dekhtyar (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, USA)

Program Committee
Nahla Ben Amor (Institut supérieur de gestion de Tunis, Tunisia)
Chitta Baral (Arizona State University, USA)
Leopoldo Bertossi (Carleton University, Canada)
Cory Butz (University of Regina, Canada)
Andrea Calì (University of London, Birkbeck College, UK)
Reynold Cheng (The University of Hong Kong)
Laurence Cholvy (ONERA, Toulouse, France)
Jan Chomicki (SUNY Buffalo, USA)
Fabio Cozman (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Madalina Croitoru (LIRMM, Univ. Montpellier II, France)
Michael Dekhtyar (Tver State University, Russia)
Thierry Denoeux (Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France)
Jürgen Dix (TU Clausthal, Germany)
Didier Dubois (IRIT, France)
Thomas Eiter (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Zied Elouedi (Institut supérieur de gestion de Tunis, Tunisia)
Ronald Fagin (IBM Research - Almaden, USA)
Lluis Godo (IIIA, Spain)
John Grant (Towson University, USA)
Sergio Greco (Università della Calabria, Italy)
Allel Hadjali (LIAS/ENSMA, Chasseneuil, France)
Justin Hollands (DRDC, Canada)
Anthony Hunter (University College London, UK)
Gabriele Kern-Isberner (TU Dortmund University, Germany)
Kristian Kersting (TU Dortmund University, Germany)
Kathryn Laskey (George Mason University, Fairfax, USA)
Sebastian Link (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Peter Lucas (University of Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Thomas Lukasiewicz (University of Oxford, UK)
Jianbing Ma (Bournemouth University, UK)
Zongmin Ma (Northeastern University, China)
Anders Madsen (HUGIN Expert, Denmark)
Maria Vanina Martinez (University of Oxford, UK)
Serafin Moral (University of Granada, Spain)
Thomas Meyer (Centre for AI Research, CSIR and UKZN, South Africa)
Jeff Z. Pan (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Simon Parsons (University of Liverpool, UK)
Gabriella Pasi (Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy)
David Poole (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Henri Prade (IRIT, France)
Andrea Pugliese (University of Calabria, Italy)
Sebastian Rudolph (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
Vítor Santos Costa (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
Elisa Shahbazian (OODA Technologies Inc., Canada)
Guillermo Simari (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca, Argentina)
Umberto Straccia (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
VS Subrahmanian (University of Maryland, USA)
Paul Weng (SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering, Pittsburgh, USA)
Jef Wijsen (University of Mons, Belgium)
Stefan Woltran (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Ronald Yager (Machine Intelligence Institute - Iona College, USA)
Vladimir Zadorozhny (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

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