Call for papers: The Fifth European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM’2010), Helsinki, Finland, September 13-15, 2010


The Fifth European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM’2010)
Helsinki, Finland, September 13-15, 2010

Key dates:
* Deadline for submissions: June 4, 2010
* Notification of acceptance: July 16, 2010
* Final versions due: July 30, 2010
* Workshop: September 13-15, 2010

Call for papers:

The European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM) is a biennial workshop, which was first held in Cuenca, Spain, in 2002, followed by workshops in Leiden (2004), Prague (2006) and Hirtshals (2008). The fifth PGM workshop will be held in Helsinki, Finland, September 13-15, 2010.

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 probabilistic graphical models (PGMs)
* Information processing in PGMs, exact and approximate inference
* Learning in the context of PGMs: machine learning approaches, statistical methods, data/graph mining, criteria for model selection/validation/regularization, optimization algorithms for searching the model space
* Exploitation of results from different disciplines for the construction and use of PGMs, e.g., computer science, statistics, information theory, mathematics, physics, optimization, decision theory
* Software systems based on PGMs
* Applications of PGMs to real-world problems

We invite submissions that concern one 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 Papers submitted for review should report on original, previously unpublished work.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 reviewers.

Submission procedure: see

Programme Co-Chairs:
Petri Myllymäki, University of Helsinki
Teemu Roos, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT
Tommi Jaakkola, MIT

Contact: pgm2010(at)
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