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UR 2018 : Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning (UR) at FLAIRS-31


When May 21, 2018 - May 23, 2018
Where Melbourne, Florida, USA
Submission Deadline Nov 20, 2017
Notification Due Jan 22, 2018
Final Version Due Feb 26, 2018

Call For Papers

Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning (UR)
Melbourne, Florida, USA
May 21-23, 2018

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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'18 Special Track at the 31st International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-31) is the 23rd in the series. Like the past tracks, UR'18 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: modeling, inference and learning
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
Uncertain reasoning in data management
Practical applications of uncertain reasoning
Applications in computer vision and animation

Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting guidelines. The papers should be original work (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or submitted to another conference while in review). Papers should not exceed 6 pages (4 pages for a poster) and are due by November 20, 2017. For FLAIRS-31, the 2018 conference, the reviewing is a double blind process. Fake author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers to provide double-blind reviewing. The papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system (, which can also 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 special track "Uncertain Reasoning" for submissions.

The proceedings of FLAIRS-31 will be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register, attend, and present the paper at FLAIRS-31.

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

Program Committee

Track Chairs
Karim Tabia University of Artois, France
Mohand Said Allili University of Quebec in Outaouais (UQO), Canada

PC Members
Alessandro Antonucci Dalle Molle Institute, Switzerland
Ofer Arieli The Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Israel
Vantaggi Barbara Universita' La Sapienza of Rome, Italy
Christoph Beierle University of Hagen, Germany
Salem Benferhat Artois University, France
Leopoldo Bertossi Carleton University, Canada
Nizar Bouguila University of Concordia, Canada
Sebastien Destercke Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
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
Philippe Leray University of Nantes, France
Nicholas Mattei IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Farid Nouioua Aix-Marseille University, France
Odile Papini Aix-Marseille University, France
Rafael Penaloza Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Henri Prade Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France
Babak Salimi University of Washington, USA
Steven Schockaert Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Travel Information

Important dates
Submission of papers: Nov. 20, 2017
Notification of acceptance: Jan. 22, 2018
Camera-ready versions due: Feb. 26, 2018
FLAIRS-31 conference: May 21-23, 2018

FLAIRS-31 will be held in Melbourne, Florida. Additional information on the conference location and travel planning can be found at

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