Special Issue on Dependable Reasoning about Uncertainty

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Date: Thu Dec 27 2001 - 18:23:46 MET

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    From: "Berleant, D." <berleant@iastate.edu>

    Reliable Computing
    Special Issue on Dependable Reasoning about Uncertainty
     
    Guest editor: D. Berleant

    Reliable Computing, the journal of interval mathematics and reliable
    numerical computations, will devote a special issue to papers
    that address dependable handling of uncertainty. Diverse problems in
    important fields such as risk, reliability, measurement
    interpretation, signal processing, control,
    and decision theory, and in applications as varied as insurance and
    finance, mathematical ecology, and many others can benefit from
    inference under conditions in which uncertainty is inherent in the
    problem, and further, in which understanding of the uncertainty
    itself is vague, conflicting, or otherwise incomplete. Traditional
    approaches, such as making assumptions as needed to allow problem
    solution by traditional means, are often thought necessary or used
    without sufficient attention to the dependability of the results.
    Due to such problems, there is growing interest as well as a growing
    body of results on innovative ways to dependably handle
    uncertainties that are incompletely characterized, vague, imprecise, etc.
     
    Relevant work falls under various overlapping subject categories. A
    non-exhaustive list of such relevant areas would include, for
    example, interval-valued probabilities, dependency bounds, given
    marginals, rough sets, stochastic numbers, robust statistics, upper
    and lower previsions, imprecise probabilities, copulas, fuzzy
    computations, possibility, and plausibility. Common themes and
    problems in the dependable handling of uncertainty imply potential
    opportunities for convergences, interrelationships, and
    cross-fertilization, as well as recognition and exposure among the
    various areas.
     
    Papers are sought reporting advances in dependable handling of
    uncertainty. Papers may communicate progress in theory, application,
    experimental results, and software. Insightful survey papers may
    emphasize comparison between and among areas, or provide information
    of value to researchers in related areas. Short papers and essays may
    also be oriented toward foresight, historical reflection,
    potentials, pitfalls, and other perspectives, as such contributions
    can help illuminate this expanding field.
     
    Information about the journal may be obtained at
    http://www.wkap.nl/prod/j/1385-3139.Contributions and questions may be
    submitted by September 1, 2002 to the Editor-in-Chief, or to the guest
    editor of the special issue at the following address:

    Daniel Berleant

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    2215 Coover Hall
    Iowa State University
    Ames, Iowa 50011
    USA
    Email: berleant@iastate.edu
    Phone: 1 515 294-3959
     
    Schedule:

    * September 1, 2002: Deadline for submission of papers for the special issue.
    * January 15, 2003: Authors will be provided with reviews.
    * April 15, 2003: Deadline for revisions to papers.
           (Late papers will be considered for a regular issue.)

    Manuscripts will be subjected to the usual reviewing process and
    should conform to the standards and formats as indicated in the
    "Information for Authors" section inside the back cover of Reliable
    Computing. Contributions should not exceed 32 pages.
     

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