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                THE TWENTY-FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
             UNCERTAINTY IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (UAI-05)
                         CALL FOR PARTICIPATION 
                             July 26-29, 2005
                              Edinburgh, Scotland
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The Twenty First International Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial
Intelligence (UAI-05) will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on July
26-29, 2005 at the University of Edinburgh. UAI is collocated with
IJCAI-05 which starts immediately after on July 29th.

More details about conference program, including information about the
invited talks and tutorials are available on the conference website
http://www.cs.toronto.edu/uai2005/. In summary:


Invited Talks:
- Brian C. Williams, MIT, "A Walk on Mars: Managing Uncertainty Through
    Model-based Programming"
- Bruce R. Donald, Darmouth University,  Uncertainty and Algorithms in
    Structural Molecular Biology and Proteomics
- Peter Norvig, Google, Decision Theory without "Acts"
- Larry Blume, Cornell University, title TBA.

Banquet Talk:
- David MacKay, University of Cambrige, "Hand-free writing"

Tutorials (held July 26th):
- Satinder Singh, Univ. Michigan, "Computational Mechanism Design"
- Ben Taskar, UC Berkeley. "Large-Margin Learning of Structured
     Prediction Models"
- Carlos Guestrin, CMU. "Sensor Networks: Opportunities for UAI"
- Zoubin Ghahramani, Gatsby Neuroscience, "Non-parametric
   Bayesian methods"
 
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REGISTRATION INFO
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Registration for UAI 2005 is now open. The discounted
early-registration price for the conference is $300 ($200 for
students). After May 28, 2005, the price increases to $400 ($300 for
students). To register, follow the instructions on the registration
site:

http://pos.brightdoc.com/uai2005

You may also register for the tutorial session or the applications
workshop using the registration site. Please do not register for both,
as these two events overlap in time.

This year, we are offering a 40% discount on all past UAI proceedings
(2004 and earlier) when you register for the conference. Proceedings
prior to 2004 cannot be reprinted, and there is a limited supply of
these books.


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ACCOMMODATIONS INFO
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Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, is one of the greenest and
architecturally most beautiful cities in Northern Europe. It is rich
in architecture, social, cultural, learning and sporting
facilities. Each year the city plays host to internationally renowned
events such as the Edinburgh International Arts, Fringe, Film, TV and
Science Festivals.  It is also a thriving commercial and financial
centre, the site of the new Scottish Parliament and a gateway to the
coastline, hills and open country of the Scottish Highlands

Edinburgh Airport is situated 13km to the west of the city. There are
direct flights from many European cities to Edinburgh.

Please note that the UAI conference is taking place just before the
festivals start in the peak tourist season. We *STRONGLY* advise
attendees to book flights and hotels as soon as
possible. Accommodation is booked via the Edinburgh Conference Bureau,
which can only guarantee accommodation bookings made before 13th June
2005.

 
Fahiem Bacchus, Max Chickering, Tommi Jaakkola, and Chris Williams
Conference Organizers




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