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

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

June 30 - July 3, 2000

As we approach the new millenium, advances in the theory and practice of artificial intelligence have pushed intelligent systems to the forefront of the information technology sector. At the same time, uncertainty managament has come to play a central role in the development of these systems. The Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial intelligence, organized annually under the auspices of the Association for Uncertainty in AI (AUAI), is the premier international forum for exchanging results on the use of principled uncertain-reasoning methods in intelligent systems.

The Sixteenth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial, UAI-2000, will be held from June 30 - July 3, 2000, at Stanford University. The main technical program will be run from July 1-3, with UAI's regular tutorial program and several workshops to be held on June 30. As in 1998 in Madison, WI, this year the conference will be co-located with the International Conference on Machine Learning and the Conference on Compuational Learning theory.

Registrants to any of COLT, ICML, or UAI will be allowed to attend, without additional cost, the technical sessions of the other two conferences.

Please check the UAI-2000 home page regularly for updates on conference details, submission requirements, etc.

Links to Detailed Information

You can currently find specific information about UAI-2000 on the following topics:

Technical Program

The UAI-2000 Technical Program will be made available soon. We are very excited to offer the plenary or poster presentation of seventy-five high-quality, state-of-the-art technical papers. You can view both

The Technical Program
and the
List of Accepted Papers
to be presented at the conference. The
Conference Schedule
lists the other exciting events (tutorials, workshops, conference banquet, etc.) that will take place during UAI.

Invited Speakers

UAI-2000 is also very pleased that the following Invited Speakers will offer plenary talks on cutting-edge topics:

Talk Titles and Abstracts

Tutorial Program

We continue this year with the long-standing, UAI full-day tutorial program on Friday, June 30. This year we will be offering four tutorials, including one jointly with COLT-2000. Tutorials on the following topics will be offered: For detailed information, please see
The UAI-2000 Full-Day Course on Uncertainty

Affiliated Workshops

Three workshops will be held in conjunction with UAI-2000, on June 30, 2000. For detailed information, please see
The UAI-2000 Workshops Page

UAI-2000 Sponsors

UAI-2000 is extremely grateful for the assistance provided by the following sponsors:

Important Dates

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

Past UAI Conferences

The proceedings and contents of past UAI Conferences can be located at:

Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence Conferences: Electronic Proceedings