Call for Papers - AMAI

Harvey Greenberg (hgreenbe@carbon.cudenver.edu)
Sun, 5 Dec 1999 21:08:25 +0100 (MET)

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

Professor 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-Aaachen
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.

Thanks,
Harvey
hgreenbe@carbon.cudenver.edu http://www.cudenver.edu/~hgreenbe/
:) Degauss often.

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