Call for Papers


Subject: Call for Papers
From: Harvey Greenberg (hgreenbe@carbon.cudenver.edu)
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 14:34:22 MET


                           Second
                       CALL FOR PAPERS
       Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence
         Special Issue: Representations of Uncertainty
     http://www.cudenver.edu/~hgreenbe/journals/amai-call.html

Uncertainty representation and management has come to play a central role
in the development of artificially intelligent computer systems. We invite
original papers on advances within standard representation frameworks (e.g.,
based on probability, possibility, or belief functions), relationships among
frameworks, and alternative frameworks appropriate for situations in which
standard frameworks are deemed inappropriate. To help delineate the scope,
here are examples of papers we seek (this list is not exhaustive):

  * Analysis of some representation of uncertainty, which is based
    on some formal foundation, notably mathematical theorems or
    rigorous statistical experiments.

  * Comparative analysis to evaluate several representations for the
    same problem.

  * An application where the representation of uncertainty is justified.
    If some novel representation works better, the paper should address why.
    If the why question cannot be answered fully, the paper must articulate
    the features in a way that is conducive for further research by others.

  * An engineering design with multiple representations and/or management
    considered. There should be a description of rejected representations
    and why they were considered inferior to those adopted. There should
    be a rigorous description of how the system interprets propagated
    uncertainties for its users.

  * Unification of concepts, including a calculus for updating
    uncertainties.

  * Extending and enriching propositional representations ---
    for example, to handle multiple objects, time, space, complex
    actions, and hierarchical decomposition of systems.

  * First order/object-oriented representations, such as those emerging
    in robotics.

In addition to new research results, ranging from theoretical analysis
to innovative applications and system implementation, we invite
insightful surveys.

Guest editor: Dr. Harvey J. Greenberg
              Mathematics Department
              University of Colorado at Denver
              PO Box 173364
              Denver, CO 80217-3364 USA
              hgreenbe@carbon.cudenver.edu

Associate Editors:

  Professor Dr. Roger M. Cooke
  Faculty of Information Technology and Systems
  Department of Technical Mathematics and Informatics
  Mekelweg 4, NL 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
  R.M.Cooke@TWI.TUDelft.nl

  Professor Kathryn Blackmond Laskey
  Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research
  George Mason University
  Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
  klaskey@gmu.edu

  Professor Frantisek Matus
  Institute of Information Theory and Automation
  Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  Pod vodarenskou vezi 4
  182 08 Prague, Czech Republic
  matus@utia.cas.cz

  Dr. Ann Nicholson
  School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
  Monash University
  Clayton, VIC., 3168, Australia
  annn@csse.monash.edu.au

  Professor David Poole
  Department of Computer Science
  University of British Columbia
  Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4
  poole@cs.ubc.ca

  Prof.em.Dr.Dr.c.mult Hans-Jurgen Zimmermann
  RWTH-Aachen
  Templergraben 64
  D-52056 Aachen, FRG
  zi@or.rwth-aachen.de

                     Procedure for Submission
                     ========================
All contributions must be original, not published elsewhere, and written
clearly in English. Please send 5 copies of your paper to the (Guest) Editor
before August 15, 2000. You may also submit directly to an Associate Editor
of your choice by sending him/her 4 copies of your paper plus one copy to the
Editor, along with a copy of your cover letter.

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