Cornell University

Ithaca, NY, USA
26 - 29 June 2001


Encouraged by the success of the First International Symposium on Imprecise Probabilities and Their Applications (ISIPTA '99, Ghent, Belgium, 30 June - 2 July 1999), we have decided to create a biennial series of ISIPTA conferences on imprecise probabilities, each to take place at a different location.

The Second International Symposium on Imprecise Probabilities and Their Applications (ISIPTA '01), will be held at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, from 26 till 29 June 2001.

What is imprecise probability?

Imprecise probability is a generic term for the many mathematical models which measure chance or uncertainty without sharp numerical probabilities. These models include belief functions, Choquet capacities, comparative probability orderings, convex sets of probability measures, fuzzy measures, interval-valued probabilities, possibility measures, plausibility measures, and upper and lower expectations or previsions. Such models are needed in inference problems where the relevant information is scarce, vague or conflicting, and in decision problems where preferences may also be incomplete.

See the IPP web site for introductory articles about imprecise probabilities, an extensive bibliography, and a collection of survey articles on special types of imprecise probability models.

Symposium language

The working language of the symposium will be English. No simultaneous translation in other languages will be available.

How to submit a paper

Papers are encouraged on all aspects of imprecise probability and its applications. Those wishing to present a paper at the symposium should submit a short paper of 4-10 pages electronically, by the hard and final deadline of  29 January 2001.

LaTeX and Word style files will be made available on this web site well before the submission deadline. See the page HOW TO SUBMIT A PAPER for more information.

The Program Committee will decide which of these papers are accepted. The successful authors will then be invited to submit a final version of their paper, for publication in a volume of symposium proceedings (which will be available for the symposium).

Each accepted paper will be given the opportunity for both a brief oral presentation as well as a poster session.

All the papers that are accepted for the symposium will also be made available on this web site our web site well before the conference. This will allow the participants to study the papers in some detail before they are actually presented.


If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact the Organising Committee.

This page was created 31 August 2000 and last updated on 11 January 2001.
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