UAI 2003 Call for Papers

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Mon Nov 18 04:11:13 EST 2002

    19th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence 
                     First Call for Papers 

                       August 7-10, 2003 


Since 1985, the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) has been the primary international forum for presenting new results on the use of principled methods for reasoning under uncertainty within intelligent systems. The scope of UAI is wide, including, but not limited to, representation, automated reasoning, learning, decision making and knowledge acquisition under uncertainty. We encourage submissions that report on advances in these core areas as well as submissions describing interesting and novel systems that utilize techniques from these core areas.

The 19th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence will be held August 7-10, 2003 at the Hyatt Hotel, Acapulco, Mexico. The main technical session will be on August 8-10, and will be preceded with a tutorial program on August 7. The UAI-2003 is collocated with and immediately precedes the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) which will be held August 9-15.

Paper Submission 

UAI-2003 requires electronic submission of papers and abstracts according to instructions posted at the conference home page. If authors have special circumstances that prevent electronic submission, arrangements can be made directly with the program co-chairs listed below.

Authors are required to submit a title and a short abstract a week before the paper submission deadline. Submitted papers must be prepared according to the UAI-2003 proceedings format and must be no more than eight (8) pages long, including figures and bibliography. Papers that deviate from these guidelines will be rejected without review. The conference home page will contain format information and provides access to style files and templates.
Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work. At the time the full paper is submitted to UAI-2003, and for the entire review period, the paper should not be under review by any other conference or 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 Nineteenth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, published by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.

The program committee will select papers for special distinction in two categories at UAI-2003: a "Best Paper" award, and an "Outstanding Student Paper" award. The conference home page will contain instructions for certifying student status with regards to the latter award. 

Key Dates: 
Thursday March 13, 2003, 23:59 PST: Abstract submission.
Thursday March 20, 2003, 23:59 PST: Full paper submission. 
Thursday March 20, 2003, 23:59 PST: Student paper certification. 
Wednesday April 30, 2003:  Author notification of accepted papers. 
Thursday May 29, 2003: Camera ready copy of accepted papers.

These deadlines will be strictly enforced.

Conference Organization 
Please direct general inquiries to the General Conference Chair at darwiche at Inquiries about the conference program and submission requirements should be directed to the Program Co-Chairs at uai03-pchairs at

Adnan Darwiche, General Conference Chair 
 Computer Science Department 
 University of California 
 Los Angles, CA 90095-1596 
 Phone: +1 (310) 206-5201 
 Fax: +1 (310) 794-5057 
 E-mail: darwiche at 

Uffe Kjaerulff, Program Co-Chair 
 Hugin Expert A/S 
 DK-9220 Aalborg, Denmark 
 Phone: +45 9635 4569 
 Fax: +45 9635 4544 
 E-mail: uk at 

Chris Meek, Program Co-Chair 
 Microsoft Research 
 Redmond, WA 98052-6399 
 Phone: +1 (425) 703-7836 
 Fax: +1 (425) 936-7329 
 E-mail: meek at 


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