PGM 2008

The Fourth European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models

The fourth European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM'08)

Hirtshals, Denmark
September 17-19, 2008

Call for Papers

The European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM) is a biennial workshop, which was first held in Cuenca, Spain, in 2002. The two following workshops took place in Leiden (2004) and in Prague (2006).

The fourth PGM workshop will be held in Hirtshals, Denmark, September 17-19, 2008. Hirtshals is located on the north-western coast of Denmark, approximately 70 kilometers from Aalborg.

Workshop Details

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. We welcome theoretical and applied contributions related to the following topics:
  • Principles of Bayesian (belief) networks, chain graphs, decision networks, influence diagrams, and other graphical models.
  • 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.
  • Any other aspects related to PGMs.

Paper Submission

We encourage submissions that concern any of the above topics. Papers submitted for review should report on original, previously unpublished work. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

PGM'08 requires electronic submission of abstracts and papers according to the instructions that will be posted on the workshop's home page. Authors will be required to submit a title and a short abstract a week before the paper submission deadline and prepare their papers according to the PGM proceedings format. The page limit will be 8 pages, including figures and bibliography. The PGM'08 homepage will contain format information and provide access to style files and templates.

Paper presentation

Papers will be accepted for either plenary or poster presentation. All accepted papers are included in the electronic on-line proceedings, which will be made available at the workshop's homepage. At least one author of an accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop

After the workshop, it is planned that 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

Abstract submissionApril 28, 2008
Full paper submissionMay 5, 2008
Notification of acceptanceJuly 6, 2008
Final version of paperAugust 10, 2008
WorkshopSeptember 17-19, 2008

Workshop Organization

Program Co-Chairs

Manfred Jaeger and Thomas D. Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Organization Chairs

Finn V. Jensen and Uffe Kjśrulff, Aalborg University, Denmark.