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UAI 2010 Call for Papers

The 26th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 2010) will take place on July 8-11, 2010 in Catalina Island, California (near Los Angeles). The tutorial day is on July 8th, and the main conference is from July 9 – 11.

We encourage submissions that report on theoretical or methodological advances in modeling, inference, learning and decision making under uncertainty. Submissions reporting on novel and insightful applications of these techniques within intelligent systems are also strongly encouraged. Examples of such application areas include, but are not limited to, computational biology, computer vision, speech processing, computational linguistics, information retrieval, medical systems, multi-agent systems and sensor networks.


UAI has traditionally mostly attracted submissions from computer scientists, even though reasoning under uncertainty is an important topic in many other areas such as, for example, statistics, economics (game theory), information theory and philosophy. This year, we especially encourage submissions from researchers working in such fields.

To accommodate the publishing traditions of these fields, authors may instead submit working papers that are under review or nearly ready for journal review. These submissions will be subject to review and considered for presentation at the conference but not for publication in the proceedings. These submissions need not conform to the conference paper format. Abstracts (max. 1 page) of accepted working papers will be included in the proceedings and must be coupled with a URL that points to the full paper and that will be reliable for at least two years. Open access is strongly preferred although the paper can be hosted by a publisher who takes copyright and limits access, as long as there is a link to the location. We call this new type of submission category not-for-proceedings. Note that, while the not-for-proceedings category has been primarily introduced to accommodate researchers from outside CS, it is perfectly possible to submit a paper with a CS subject in this category: a subject area is appropriate in the not-for-proceedings category if and only if it is appropriate in the regular category.

Important dates

March 12, 2010 UAI paper submissions due (11.59pm, Greenwhich Mean Time)
April 26, 2010 Reviews available/author feedback period begins
May 5, 2010 Author feedback on reviews due (11.59pm, GMT)
May 31, 2010 UAI author notification
June 10, 2010 Scholarship applications due
June 12, 2010 UAI camera ready copy of accepted papers due (11.59pm, GMT)
This is two days earlier than originally announced.
It is a hard deadline.
June 16, 2010 Early registration deadline
July 8, 2010 UAI Conference - Tutorials
July 9-11, 2011 UAI conference - Papers, Posters, Invited Talks

Paper Submission Details

UAI 2010 requires electronic submission of papers and abstracts according to these instructions. A regular submitted paper should not be under review by any other conference or scientific journal at the time it is submitted to UAI 2010 or at any time during the reviewing period of UAI 2010. At the time of submission, a regular paper should also not have already been accepted for publication in a journal. We do coordinate with several other conferences to avoid that essentially identical papers are sent to UAI and any of these other conferences. Of course, these requirements are not applicable to the not-for-proceedings papers mentioned under "new feature" above.

Presentation, Proceedings and Awards

Accepted papers will be presented at the conference in either plenary or poster sessions. At least one of the paper's authors should be present at the conference to present the work. All accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of the Twenty Sixth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence. The program committee will select papers for special distinction in two categories at UAI 2010: a "Best Paper" award, and an "Outstanding Student Paper" award.