Joint SMPS/BELIEF 2018, 17th-21th September 2018
5th International Conference on Belief Functions (BELIEF 2018)
9th International Conference on Soft Methods in Probability and
Statistics (SMPS 2018)
Dates: September 17th-21th, 2018
Location: Compiègne, France
Submission deadline: March 15th, 2018
Notification: April 30th, 2018
Final version: May 30th, 2018
Further information: https://smpsbelief2018.hds.utc.fr/
The BELIEF and SMPS conferences are biennial events concerning the
modeling of uncertainty. The BELIEF conferences are sponsored by the
Belief Functions and Applications Society (BFAS) and are focused on
the theory of belief functions, while the scope of SMPS covers the
application of all approaches to uncertainty (including fuzzy and
rough sets, imprecise probabilities, etc.) to statistics and data
analysis. The co-location of the two events is intended to favor
cross-fertilization among researchers active in both communities.
A single registration will be required to attend the whole event.
Submissions and Proceedings
The proceedings of the BELIEF 2018 and SMPS 2018 conferences will
appear as separate volumes, both published by Springer-Verlag in the
LNCS/LNAI format, indexed by ISI Web of Science; EI Engineering Index;
ACM Digital Library; dblp; Google Scholar; IO-Port; MathSciNet;
Scopus; Zentralblatt MATH.
Two types of paper are accepted:
– Long papers that should be at most 8 pages long and present original
contributions with significant results, or detailed position papers.
– Short papers that should be 4 pages long and present for example
more preliminary works, innovative applications, short position
In addition, we accept abstract-only contributions, that will be
presented as posters during the conference. Note that those
contributions will not be included in the proceedings.
IJAR Special issues
Authors of selected papers from the BELIEF 2018/ SMPS 2018 conferences
will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for
possible inclusion in special issues of the International Journal of
We are very happy to announce that the following speakers have agreed
to give an invited talk at the conference:
– Thomas Augustin (Ludwig Maximilians Universität München)
– Scott Ferson (University of Liverpool)
– Ryan Martin (North Carolina State University)
The Conference co-chairs
Thierry Denoeux (https://www.hds.utc.fr/~tdenoeux) and Sébastien
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