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FLAIRS UR Special Track 2016 : FLAIRS-29 -- Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning


When May 16, 2016 - May 18, 2016
Where Key Largo, Florida
Submission Deadline Nov 16, 2015
Notification Due Jan 18, 2016
Final Version Due Feb 22, 2016

Call For Papers

Uncertain Reasoning (UR)

Special Track at

The 29th International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS-29)

In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence

Key Largo, Florida, USA

May 16-18, 2016

Paper submission deadline: November 16, 2015.
Notifications: January 18, 2016.

Camera ready version due: February 22, 2016.

All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by the AAAI.

Invited papers will be published in IJAR.

Call For Papers

Many problems in AI (in reasoning, planning, learning, perception and robotics) require the agent to operate with incomplete or uncertain information. The objective of this track is to present and discuss a broad and diverse range of current work on uncertain reasoning, including theoretical and applied research based on different paradigms. We hope that the variety and richness of this track will help to promote cross fertilization among the different approaches for uncertain reasoning, and in this way foster the development of new ideas and paradigms.

The Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning (UR) is the oldest track in FLAIRS conferences, running annually since 1996. The UR'2016 Special Track at the 29th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-29) is the 21st in the series. Like the past tracks, UR'2016 seeks to bring together researchers working on broad issues related to reasoning under uncertainty.


Papers on all aspects of uncertain reasoning are invited. Papers of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

*Uncertain reasoning formalisms, calculi and methodologies

*Reasoning with probability, possibility, fuzzy logic, belief function, vagueness, granularity, rough sets, and probability logics

*Modeling and reasoning using imprecise and indeterminate information, such as: Choquet capacities, comparative orderings, convex sets of measures, and interval-valued probabilities

*Exact, approximate and qualitative uncertain reasoning

*Bayesian networks

*Graphical models of uncertainty

*Multi-agent uncertain reasoning and decision-making

*Decision-theoretic planning and Markov decision process

*Temporal reasoning and uncertainty

*Nonmonotonic reasoning

*Conditional Logics, Description logic, Logic programming


*Belief change and merging

*Similarity-based reasoning

*Construction of models from elicitation, data mining and knowledge discovery

*Uncertain reasoning in information retrieval, filtering, fusion, diagnosis, prediction, situation assessment

*Practical applications of uncertain reasoning

Paper Submission and Publication

Submitted papers must be original, and not submitted concurrently to a journal or another conference while in review.

Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting guidelines. Papers should not exceed 6 pages (4 pages for a poster) and are due by November 16, 2015. For FLAIRS-29, the 2016 conference, the reviewing is a double blind process. Fake author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers to provide double-blind reviewing. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system, which can be accessed through the main conference web site ( Note: do not use a fake name for your EasyChair login - your EasyChair account information is hidden from reviewers. Authors should indicate the Uncertain Reasoning special track for submissions. The proceedings of FLAIRS-29 will be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI. FLAIRS requires that there be at least one full author registration per paper.

Instructions on the submission procedure are available at the UR'2016 website:

All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by the AAAI. A special issue of the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (IJAR) will be devoted to extended versions of the top papers at the track.

Important Dates

Paper submission due: Nov. 16, 2015

Author Notification: Jan. 18, 2016

Camera Ready Copy Due: Feb. 22, 2016

Conference: May 16-18, 2016

Program Committee

[ Track Co-Chairs ]

Robert E. Mercer The University of Western Ontario, Canada

Salem Benferhat University of Artois, France

[ PC Members ]

Leila Amgoud University of Toulouse, France

Xiangdong An York University, Canada

Ofer Arieli The Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Israel

Christoph Beierle University of Hagen, Germany

Cory Butz University of Regina, Canada

Martine Cibero University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Claudia D’Amato University of Bari, Italy

Sylvie Doutre University of Toulouse, France

Marek Druzdzel University of Pittsburgh, USA

Love Ekenberg Stockholm University, Sweden

Lluis Godo IIIA, Spanish National Research Council, Spain

Christophe Gonzales University of Paris 6, France

Gabriele Kern-Isberner Technical University of Dortmund, Germany

Vladik Kreinovich University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Anders Madsen HUGIN Expert, Denmark

Nicholas Mattei University of Kentucky, USA

François Modave University of Florida, USA

Eric Neufeld University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Odile Papini University of Aix-Marseille, France

Laurent Perrussel University of Toulouse, France

Eugene Santos Dartmouth College, USA

Paul Snow University of New Hampshire, USA

Luis E. Sucar Inst. Astrophysics, Optics, Electronics, Mexico

Karim Tabia University of Artois, France

Ahmed Tawfik Microsoft Research Cairo, Egypt

Choh-Man Teng Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA

Andrea Tettamanzi University of Nice, France

Matthias Thimm University of Koblenz, Germany

Serena Villata INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France

Dan Wu University of Windsor, Canada

Yang Xiang University of Guelph, Canada

Changhe Yuan Queens College, USA

Travel Information

FLAIRS 2016 will be held in Key Largo, Florida at the Hilton Key Largo Resort. Additional information on the conference locale and travel planning can be found at

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