ISIPTA '01: Preliminary Call for Papers

Subject: ISIPTA '01: Preliminary Call for Papers
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Date: Sun Sep 03 2000 - 05:25:57 MET DST

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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, USA
26 - 29 June 2001



Encouraged by the success of the First International Symposium on
Imprecise Probabilities and Their Applications (ISIPTA '99, Ghent,
Belgium, 30 June - 2 July 1999, see the web site for more detailed information; see for an
electronic version of the proceedings), we have decided to create a
biennial series of ISIPTA conferences on imprecise probabilities, each
to take place at a different location.

The Second International Symposium on Imprecise Probabilities and Their
Applications (ISIPTA '01), will be held at Cornell University, Ithaca,
NY, USA, from 26 till 29 June 2001.

Steering Committee
Gert de Cooman (Universiteit Gent, Belgium)
Fabio G. Cozman (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Terrence Fine (Cornell University, USA)
Serafin Moral (Universidad de Granada, Spain)

Program Committee

Board: Gert de Cooman (Belgium)
               Terrence Fine (USA)
        Teddy Seidenfeld (USA)
Russell Almond (USA) Charles F. Manski (USA)
Paul Anand (UK) Massimo Marinacci (Italy)
Thomas Augustin (Germany) Serafin Moral (Spain)
Salem Benferhat (France) Sujoy Mukerji (UK)
Jean-Marc Bernard (France) Klaus Nehring (USA)
David Budescu (USA) Robert Nau (USA)
Fabio G. Cozman (Brazil) Endre Pap (Yugoslavia)
Dieter Denneberg (Germany) Jeff Paris (UK)
James M. Dickey (USA) David Pennock (USA)
Didier Dubois (France) Henri Prade (France)
Itzhak Gilboa (Israel) Giuliana Regoli (Italy)
Angelo Gilio (Italy) Romano Scozzafava (Italy)
Fernando Gomide (Brazil) Glenn Shafer (USA)
Michel Grabisch (France) Philippe Smets (Belgium)
Pierre Hanssen (Canada) Michael Smithson (Australia)
David Harmanec (Czech Republic) Wynn Stirling (USA)
Jean-Yves Jaffray (France) Milan Studeny (Czech Republic)
Hugo Janssen (Belgium) Lev Utkin (Russia)
Etienne Kerre (Belgium) Jirina Vejnarova (Czech Republic)
George Klir (USA) Paolo Vicig (Italy)
Henry Kyburg (USA) Frans Voorbraak (The Netherlands)
Isaac Levi (USA) Kurt Weichselberger (Germany)
Thomas Lukasiewicz (Austria) Nic Wilson (UK)
Mark Machina (USA) Marco Zaffalon (Switzerland)

More information about the organising committee will appear soon on the
symposium web site.

What is imprecise probability?
Imprecise probability is a generic term for the many mathematical models
which measure chance or uncertainty without sharp numerical
probabilities. These models include belief functions, Choquet
capacities, comparative probability orderings, convex sets of
probability measures, fuzzy measures, interval-valued probabilities,
possibility measures, plausibility measures, and upper and lower
expectations or previsions. Such models are needed in inference problems
where the relevant information is scarce, vague or conflicting, and in
decision problems where preferences may also be incomplete. See the IPP
web site <> for introductory articles about
imprecise probabilities, an extensive bibliography, and a collection of
survey articles on special types of imprecise probability models.

Symposium language
The working language of the symposium will be English. No simultaneous
translation in other languages will be available.

How to submit a paper
Papers are encouraged on all aspects of imprecise probability and its
applications. Those wishing to present a paper at the symposium should
submit a short paper of 4-10 pages electronically, by 15 January 2001.
LaTeX and Word style files will be made available on the symposium web
site ( well before the submission
deadline. The Program Committee will decide which of these papers are
accepted. The successful authors will then be invited to submit a final
version of their paper, for publication in a volume of symposium
proceedings (which will be available for the symposium).

Each accepted paper will be given the opportunity for both a brief oral
presentation as well as a poster session.

All the papers that are accepted for the symposium will also be made
available on our web site ( well
before the conference. This will allow the participants to study the
papers in some detail before they are actually presented.

Symposium web site
All information relating to the symposium will be published on the
symposium web site:

Important dates (still tentative)
Paper submission deadline: 15 January 2001
Notification of acceptance: 9 March 2001
Deadline for revised papers: 30 March 2001
Symposium: 30 June - 2 July 1999

If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact the
Organising Committee, at the following address:

Terrence Fine
Center for Applied Mathematics
Rhodes Hall 612
Cornell University
Ithaca NY 14853

Tel: +1-607-255-4336/3643

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