[loginf] CFP Theory of NMR and Uncertainty at NMR-2006

Gabriele Kern-Isberner gabriele.kern-isberner at cs.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Jan 23 09:41:37 CET 2006

                  Last Call for Papers

             Theory of NMR and Uncertainty

Special session of the 11th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic 
Reasoning (NMR 2006)


Nonmonotonic and uncertain reasoning are both aiming at making optimal 
use of available information even if it is neither complete nor certain. 
Whereas the former is influenced mainly by symbolic or qualitative 
logics, the latter often uses numbers such as probabilities or 
possibilities to specify degrees of uncertainty. For intelligent agents 
living in a complex environment, both frameworks provide interesting and 
powerful approaches to help them realizing their intentions and goals in 
a particular effective and flexible way.

This session of the NMR 2006-workshop is a one-day event intended to 
bring together researchers from both areas. It offers a forum to present 
and discuss current research, results, and problems of more foundational 
nature, using theory and methodology as a common language. We also 
solicit papers describing ways of how to apply formalisms to practical 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* theoretical, philosophical and epistemological foundations of NMR and 
* relations between symbolic and numerical approaches to NMR and uncertainty
* new formalisms for nonmonotonic and uncertain reasoning
* reasoning with preferences
* combining uncertain and nonmontonic reasoning with preferences
* nonmonotonic and uncertain reasoning with ontologies
* studies on complexity and expressiveness of nonmonotonic and 
uncertainty logics
* using nonmonotonic and uncertain formalisms for applications
* novel application areas for the theory of NMR and uncertainty

Session co-chairs

Salem Benferhat
Université d'Artois
Faculté des sciences Jean Perrin
Rue Jean Souvraz, SP 18
F62307 Lens Cedex, France
Email: benferhat (at) cril.univ-artois.fr

Gabriele Kern-Isberner
University of Dortmund
Department of Computer Science
44221 Dormund, Germany
Email: gabriele.kern-isberner (at) cs.uni-dortmund.de

Program Committee

Gerd Brewka, University of Leipzig, Germany
Alexander Bochman, Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Israel
Jim Delgrande, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Marc Denecker, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Angelo Gilio, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Lluis Godo, Institut d'Investigación en Intelligència Artificial (IIIA), 
Rolf Haenni, Institut für Informatik und angewandte Mathematik (IAM), 
Weiru Liu, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Thomas Lukasiewicz , Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
David Makinson, King's College, London, UK
Robert Mercer, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Henri Prade, IRIT, Toulouse, France
Bernd Reusch, University of Dortmund, Germany
Karl Schlechta, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Marseille, France
Guillermo Simari, Universidad del Sur, Argentina
Paul Snow, USA
Choh Man Teng, University of West Florida, USA
Leon Van der Torre, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Amsterdam
Emil Weydert, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Nic Wilson, University College Cork, Ireland

Submission details

All NMR-06 sessions have the same submission requirements. Submissions 
are limited to 9 pages using KR paper format (for further instructions, 
cf. http://www.kr.org/KR2006/). Send a PDF file with the submission to 
each of the organizers by e-mail.

IJAR special issue

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit a revised copy of 
their paper to a special issue of an International Journal of 
Approximate Reasoning.

Important Dates

Submission of papers: 1 Feb 2006
Notification of acceptance: 1 Apr 2006
Final version (PDF file): 1 May 2006


* Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kern-Isberner
* University of Dortmund
* Dept. of Computer Science
* Chair VI - Information Engineering
* 44221 Dortmund, Germany
* Phone: +49-231-755-2045
* Fax: +49-231-755 2405
* email: gabriele.kern-isberner at cs.uni-dortmund.de  

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