UAI-2000: The Sixteenth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

June 30 - July 3, 2000

UAI-2000: Call for Papers

Uncertainty management is a key enabling technology for the development of intelligent systems. Since 1985, the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) has been the primary international forum for exchanging results on the use of principled uncertain-reasoning methods in intelligent systems. The conference has catalyzed advances in fundamental theory, efficient algorithms, and practical applications. Theory and technology first presented at UAI have been proven by their wide application in the scientific, commercial, and industrial communities, and by the success of the systems in which these technologies have been employed. The UAI Proceedings have become a fundamental reference for researchers and practitioners who want to know about both theoretical advances and the latest applied developments in the field.

The scope of UAI is wide, covering a broad spectrum of approaches to automated reasoning, learning, decision making and knowledge acquisition under uncertainty. Contributions range from those that that advance theoretical principles to those that provide insights through the empirical study of applications, from quantitative to qualitative approaches, from traditional to non-classical paradigms for uncertain reasoning, and from autonomous systems to those designed to support human decision making. We encourage submissions of papers for UAI-2000 that report on advances in the core areas of representation, inference, learning, decision making, and knowledge acquisition, as well those dealing with on insights derived from the construction and use of applications involving uncertain reasoning.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

For papers focused on applications in specific domains, we suggest that the following issues be addressed in the submission:

Submission Information

UAI-2000 requires electronic submission of papers and abstracts. Papers should be submitted through the

If authors have special circumstances that prevent electronic submission, arrangements can be made directly with the program chairs below. Papers are due by February 17, 2000 (11:59PM PST). Electronic abstracts are due before final papers, by February 11, 2000 (11:59PM PST). Please be sure to submit abstracts on time.

Important Deadlines:

The deadline for electronic submissions to UAI-2000 is Thursday, February 17, 2000. Other important dates:

Submission Requirements

Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work. Papers should not be under review for presentation in any other conference; however, an extended version of the paper may be under review for publication in a scientific journal. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated on the basis of originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Papers may be accepted for presentation in plenary or poster sessions. All accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of the Sixteenth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, published by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. We are currently negotiating with the publishers the possible production of a CD-ROM with the proceedings of both UAI-2000 and COLT-2000.

An outstanding student paper will be selected for special distinction at UAI-2000. Please see the Instructions for Certifying Student Status for the requirements.

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit papers in the proceedings format. Submitted papers must be no more than eight pages in proceedings format, including figures and bibliography (about 5600 words). Accepted papers will be alloted eight pages in the conference proceedings, with two additional pages available for a fee. Please see the Instructions for Preparing Camera-Ready Copy for format information and access to style files. The format is identical to that used for recent UAI conferences; see

Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence Conferences: Electronic Proceedings

Conference Organization

Please direct general inquiries to the General Conference Chair at Inquiries about the conference program and submission requirements should be directed to the Program Co-Chairs at

Conference Chairs

General Conference Chair:

Kathryn Blackmond Laskey
Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA   22030-4444
Phone:  +1 (703) 993-1644
Fax:     +1 (703) 993-1521

Program Co-chairs:

Craig Boutilier
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON    M5S 3H5
Phone:  +1 (416) 946-5714
Fax:     +1 (416) 978-1455

Moisés Goldszmidt
Peakstone Corporation
155A Moffett Park Drive
Sunnyvale, CA    94089
Phone: +1 (408) 752-1024
Fax    : +1 (408) 752-1040

The UAI-2000 Program Committee