Conferences and Workshops

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Conferences and workshops, sorted by submission dates:

Conference/Workshop: Uncertainty in Computer Models 2012
Location: Sheffield, UK
Submission date: February 17, 2012
Event Date: July 2-4, 2012

Conference/Workshop: Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) 21st National Conference
Location: San Diego, CA
Submission date: March 1, 2012
Event Date: July 24-26, 2012

Conference/Workshop: International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF)
Location: Boston Copley Marriott, Boston, MA
Submission date: Abstracts due March 16, 2012
Event Date: June 24-27, 2012

Conference/Workshop: Foundations and Applications of Utility, Risk, and Decision Theory (FUR XV)
Location/Journal: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Submission Date: March 31, 2012
Event Date: June 30-July 3, 2012

Conference/Workshop: 2012 Seminar on Bayesian Inference in Econometrics and Statistics
Location: University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Submission date: April 2, 2012
Event Date: April 27-28, 2012

Conference/Workshop: Ninth Annual Formal Epistemology Workshop (FEW 2012)
Location/Journal: Munich, Nymphenburg Palace
Submission Date: Jan 15, 2012
Event Date: May 29-June 1, 2012


Expired Conferences by Event Date (if applicable)

Conference/Workshop: Five Eyes Analytic Training Workshop (DIA)
Event Date: November, 2011 (Presentation by Drs. Hendrickson and Deaton and additional student case studies at the event)

Conference/Workshop: Intelligence in Crisis Situations (MOD)
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Event Date: November 21, 2011

Conference/Workshop: Dynamics of Decision-making: From evidence to preference to belief
Journals: Frontiers in Cognitive Science AND Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience
Submission Date: Abstract submission by Oct. 24, 2011, full article submission Jan. 10, 2012

Conference/Workshop: IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2012), Workshop on Data-Driven Decision and Guidance Support Systems (DGSS)
Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia
Event Date: April 1, 2012 (submission site)

Conference/Workshop: International Studies Association Annual Convention: Power, Principles and Participation in the Global Information Age
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Event Date: April 1-4, 2012 (Wheaton Attending)

Conference/Workshop: Defence Geospatial Analysis 2012 (DGI)
Location: QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London
Event Date: January 23-26, 2012

Conference/Workshop: Between Scientists & Citizens: Assessing Expertise in Policy Controversies
Location: Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Submission date: October 31, 2011
Event Date: June 1-2, 2012

Conference/Workshop: Group Decision and Negotiation – GDN 2012
Location: Recife, Brazil
Submission date: Nov. 15, 2011 (Extended abstracts and full papers)
Event Date: May 20 – 24, 2012

Conference/Workshop: World Congress on Risk 2012: “Risk and Development in a Changing World”
Location: Sydney, Australia
Submission date: Nov. 20, 2011
Event Date: July 18-20, 2012

Conference/Workshop: Operations Research Methods in Support of Countering Transnational Threats
Location: Tyson’s Corner, Virginia
Submission date: Dec 1, 2011. Requires “Secret” clearance or higher. DAGGRE: ATTENDING
Event Date: December 12-14, 2011

Conference/Workshop: Twenty-Third Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
Location: Swissotel, Market Street,  Sydney, Australia
Submission date: December 19, 2011
Event Date: November 16-17, 2012

5 thoughts on “Conferences and Workshops”

  1. Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM2012) Workshop
    Granada, Spain, 19-21 September 2012 (

    The submission deadline has been extended to June 4th (abstract) and
    June 8th (full paper)
    (see list of important dates below)

    *Call for papers:*

    The aim of the workshop is to bring together people interested in
    probabilistic graphical models
    and provide a forum for discussion of the latest research developments
    in this field. The workshop
    is organized so as to facilitate discussions and collaboration among the
    participants also outside
    the workshop sessions. To facilitate the spreading of research results
    and promote interactions
    among the participants, parallel sessions will be avoided and the
    workshop will be organized
    around a single thread of plenary and posters sessions.

    We welcome theoretical and applied contributions related to the
    following topics:

    – Principles of Bayesian (belief) networks, chain graphs, decision
    networks, influence diagrams,
    and other probabilistic graphical models (PGMs).
    – Information processing in PGMs (exact and approximate inference).
    – Learning and data mining in the context of PGMs: machine learning
    approaches, statistical testing
    and search methods, MCMC simulation.
    – Exploitation of results from related disciplines for the construction
    of PGMs, e.g., statistics, information
    theory, optimization, decision making under uncertainty, multivariate
    statistical analysis.
    – Software systems based on PGMs.
    – Application of PGMs to real-world problems.

    We invite submissions that concern oneCHANGED or more of the above
    topics, or any other aspects related to
    probabilistic graphical models. Papers submitted for review should
    report on original, previously
    unpublished work. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least two

    Submission procedure

    PGM 2012 requires electronic submission of papers according to the
    instructions found on the web page The authors must
    prepare their papers according to
    the PGM proceedings format, and submit the full version of the papers by
    the deadline found below. The
    page limit is 8 pages, including figures and bibliography. The page for
    author instructions contains format
    information and provides access to style files and templates.

    Paper presentation

    Papers will be accepted for plenary or poster presentation. All accepted
    papers will be included in the
    proceedings (with ISBN), which will be made available at the workshop
    reception. At least one author
    of accepted papers is expected to attend the workshop. After the
    workshop, authors of selected papers
    will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to appear
    in a special issue of a high quality
    journal. All of the submitted papers will undergo a full reviewing process.

    Important Dates

    Call for papers opened November 2011
    *CHANGED*: Deadline for abstract submissions June 4, 23:59 GMT, 2012
    *CHANGED*: Paper submissions June 8, 23:59 GMT, 2012
    *CHANGED*: Notification of acceptance July 20, 2012
    *CHANGED*: Final versions due August 24, 23:59 GMT, 2012
    Welcoming reception September 18, 2012
    Workshop dates September 19-21, 2012

    Manuel Gomez Olmedo
    Dpto. de Ciencias de la Computacion e Inteligencia Artificial
    E.T.S. Ingenierias Informatica y de Telecomunicacion
    Universidad de Granada Tel.: +34 958 246143
    18071 – GRANADA (Spain) Fax: +34 958 243317

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  2. Hi Everyone,

    I’m passing along the SRA call for their annual meeting to see if there is interest from this group (see below). I believe the Daggre research would fit in very well with this community. If there is enough interest, I can look to organize a symposium session. Please let me know if you are interested in the symposium. The abstract submission deadline is May 31st (no paper needed).

    An additional conference where this research would be well-received is the INFORMS annual meeting. This conference is October 14-17 in Phoenix, with submission deadline of May 15. The link is:


    ———- Forwarded message ———-

    9-12 December 2012 – Hyatt Regency San Francisco
    San Francisco, California

    Deadline for submissions:
    Thursday, 31 May, 8:00 pm US Eastern (5 pm Pacific)
    For all abstract submissions go to:

    Symposium Organizer Instructions:
    · Please submit the symposium abstract in advance of the deadline in order to obtain (automatically) the symposium identifying number
    · Forward the number to the individual participants in your symposium
    · The individual participants in your session must then submit their individual abstracts for your symposium (with the symposium number included in their submissions) by Thursday, 31 May

    San Francisco, CA
    9-12 December 2012

  3. UAI Causal Structure Learning Workshop

    Call for Papers

    Saturday, August 18, 2012, Catalina Island

    Determining causal relationships from observations and experiments is
    fundamental to human reasoning, decision making and the advancement of
    The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in the
    challenges of causal structure learning from observational and experimental
    data especially when latent or confounding variables may be present.

    Topics related to causal structure learning will be explored through a set of
    tutorials, invited talks, spotlight presentations and a poster session.

    [This workshop takes place directly after the 28th Conference on
    Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), 15-17 August, 2012.]

    Example Topics:
    * Causal structure learning via regularization/priors.
    * Using non-parametric/generalized independence constraints for structure
    learning in the presence of confounding.
    * Methods exploiting linearity and additivity.
    * Approaches for learning structure from deterministic data.
    * Algorithms for learning from overlapping datasets.
    * Methods for combining experimental and observational data.
    * Procedures for selecting experiments.
    * Methods for predicting the effects of interventions in an observed system.
    * Efficient data structures and algorithms for structure search.
    * Methods for analyzing causal pathways.
    * Applications of causal structure learning to real-world datasets.

    Paper Submission
    Submissions should be in UAI format, limited to 9 pages, excluding
    All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two independent referees.
    must be submitted via e-mail to:

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

    Workshop format
    Broadly, this one-day workshop aims at exploring the current challenges in
    structure learning. It will explore these topics in tutorials and invited
    talks. In addition, we will have a poster session with spotlight
    highlighting new contributions and research directions.

    Dissemination of results
    We will disseminate papers and talks via the workshop web-page.

    Important Dates
    * 21 May 2012: Abstract submission
    * 25 May 2012: Full paper submission
    * 18 June 2012: Author notification
    * 18 August 2012: Workshop
    (following the UAI2012 main conference, Aug 15-17)

    Dominik Janzing; MPI for Intelligent Systems, Tuebingen
    Marloes Maathuis; ETH Zurich
    Chris Meek; Microsoft Research
    Thomas Richardson; University of Washington
    Peter Spirtes; Carnegie-Mellon University
    Jin Tian; Iowa State University

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  4. This is the ISA/Intelligence Studies Section (ISA/ISS) call for paper/panel proposals with a deadline of 1 June 2012 for the 3-6 April 2013 Conference in San Francisco, California. There was some talk of organizing a panel at the 2013 conference on teaching intelligence or intelligence education, so for those who might be interested in writing a paper on that subject, keep reading…details below with pdf attached. Also, please forward to good graduate/doctoral students who might be interested in participating…

    ISA/ISS, one of twenty-four sections within the International Studies Association (ISA), is the primary venue for presenting new intelligence studies research and scholarship: from evaluations of intelligence analysis methodology to espionage to comparative intelligence systems. If it is research about intelligence, ISS is the venue to present it. For more on ISS, see:

    At the March 2012 conference in San Diego, ISA/ISS sponsored 17 panels with about 85 different speakers addressing intelligence studies. Panel topics in 2012 included: Intelligence Transformation in New Democracies; Intelligence and Covert Action; Intelligence and Surveillance in the Information Age; Explaining and Evaluating Intelligence Analysis; Meeting the Demands of Cybersecurity; Intelligence and the Private Sector; Learning from Intelligence Successes and Failures; and more. For those panels and those of previous years, see: and

    If you would like to submit a paper or panel proposal, all you have to do is write up a short description/abstract of the paper you intend to submit or panel you put together, and then submit it by following the instructions after logging onto the myISA website, here:

    Proposals on any topic related to intelligence studies will be considered for acceptance. If your proposal deals with intelligence studies, be sure to submit it with the “Intelligence Studies Section” as your first choice of section…that will increase its chances of being accepted. Proposals from working practitioners and MA/PhD students encouraged.

    Since the theme of the ISA Convention in 2013 is ‘The Politics of International Diffusion: Regional and Global Dimension’, some panel or paper topic ideas related to the concept of “international diffusion” include (but are not limited to):
    · Understand/Explain Spread of Intelligence Methods and Practices (state to state or other actors including private sector companies and terrorists)
    · Evaluate Implications of International Diffusion of Technology (affecting collection, processing, information security) or National Intelligence Models (organization, oversight, relations with policy, etc) or Increasing Public Awareness of Intelligence
    · Evaluate Mechanisms of Knowledge Diffusion about Intelligence (Education in secondary/university context, Media, Freedom of Information Legislation/Practice; Historiography through Official Histories or National Archives)

    Additional items to be aware of:

    1. 2013 ISA Conference Information: The website for the full 2013 conference, providing much additional information on the broader content and logistical aspects, is here:

    2. Working Groups and Innovative Panels: Working groups provide a forum for dialogue and interaction around designated issue areas and consist of small group discussion (20-25 participants) of specific subject matter at three points during the conference, with goal being to stimulate new research questions and project ideas, and contribute to development of new communities of scholars. Submission deadline is 15 June 2012. Also, Innovative Panels are unique forums (creative experiments) for participants to dialogue, network, and learn in a forum different than that of a traditional panel. Submission deadline is 15 May 2012. Additional information on both, including processes to apply, are here:

    3. Workshop Grants: These are funded workshops offering new and innovative collaborative research involving scholars drawn from the global international studies community with the goal being some tangible product, like a book proposal, follow-on conference, or other way to capitalize on the meeting. Two categories of grants exist: Venture Research Workshop Grants of up to $25,000 each and Catalytic Research Workshop Grants of up to $5,000 each. Submission deadline is 31 July 2012. Additional information including application process is here:

    4. Travel Grants: If you are a member of the ISS and will be applying for a travel grant from ISA, please let me know directly in addition to making the application with ISA. Additional information on travel grants is here:

    5. Junior Scholar Symposium: Per the ISA program chairs: “ISA decided to abolish the poster sessions. They will be replaced by a new and exciting initiative, the Junior Scholar Symposium. The JSS offers junior scholars the opportunity to present and discuss their research in an environment focused on graduate student professional development. It affords participants a focused, dedicated, atmosphere to provide consistent and useful feedback. The JSS also provides fantastic networking opportunities; participants will interact closely with senior scholars in their field as well as with peers across universities. More information can be found at:

    If you have any questions, please send them to me, the ISA/Intelligence Studies Section Program Chair, at:
    Dr. Stephen Marrin
    Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies
    Brunel University, UK

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