The 9th Bayesian Modelling Applications Workshop - Catalina Island, United States, 15th August, 2012
UAI 9th Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop

Call for Papers
Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Catalina Island, California, USA.

Extended submission deadline: Saturday 19th May

Special theme: Temporal Modeling

The 9th Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop solicits submissions of real-world applications of graphical models and Bayesian networks,in particular those dealing with temporal modeling. Our desire is to foster discussion and interchange about novel contributions that can speak to both the academic and the larger research community. Accordingly, we seek submissions also from practitioners and tool developers as well as researchers.

Bayesian networks are now a powerful, well-established technology for reasoning under uncertainty, supported by a wide range of mature academic and commercial software tools. They are now being applied in many domains, including environmental and ecological modeling, bioinformatics, medical decision support, many types of engineering, robotics, military, financial and economic modeling, education, forensics, emergency response, surveillance, and so on. We welcome submissions describing such real world applications, whether as stand-alone BNs or where the BNs are embedded in a larger software system. We encourage authors to address the practical issues involved in developing real-world applications, such as knowledge engineering methodologies, elicitation techniques, defining and meeting client needs, validation processes and integration methods, as well as software tools to these support these activities.

We particularly encourage the submission of papers that address the workshop theme of temporal modeling. Recently communities building dynamic Bayes networks (DBNs) and partially observable MDPs (POMDPs) are coming to realize that they are applying their methods to identical applications. Similarly POMDPs and other probabilistic methods are now established in the field of Automated Planning. Stochastic process models such as continuous time Bayes networks (CTBNs) should also be considered as part of this trend. Adaptive and on-line learning models also fit into this focus.


Submissions should be in UAI format, limited to 8 pages, using the online submission process. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two independent referees. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format via the EasyChair online submission page:

We encourage co-submission of applications papers that have been submitted to the main UAI 2012 conference, as our submission deadline comes before the UAI acceptance deadline. If accepted for UAI, the paper would be published in UAI proceedings, but we will invite a poster presentation at the Workshop also.

Workshop format

The format of the workshop will be combination of oral and poster presentation, with demonstrations encouraged for both, grouped to facilitate discussion.

Publication of Proceedings

As in past years, proceedings will be published online (as a CEUR Workshop Proceedings Volume), and selected papers will be invited to submit to a special issue of a journal.

Important Dates

Workshop Chairs

Program Committee
  • Concha Bielza, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Dennis M. Buede, Innovative Decisions, Inc., USA
  • Javier Diez, UNED, Spain
  • Marek Druzdzel, University of Pittsburgh, USA & Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
  • José A. Gámez, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Asela Gunawardana, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Branislav Kveton, Technicolor Research, Palo Alto, USA
  • Oscar Kipersztok (Boeing, USA)
  • Helge Langseth, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Pedro Larrañaga, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Philippe Leray, Polytech'Nantes, France
  • Michael Mahoney, Stanford University, Dept of Mathematics, USA
  • Suzanne Mahoney, Innovative Decisions, USA
  • Chris Meek, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Ole Mengshoel, CMU west, USA
  • Serafín Moral, University of Granada, Spain
  • Jens D. Nielsen, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Thomas D. Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Jose M. Peña, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Pascal Poupart, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Antonio Salmerón, University of Almería, Spain
  • Fabio Stella, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • L. Enrique Sucar, INAOE, Mexico
  • Georgios Theocharous, Yahoo Research, USA