Ninth International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management (SUM 2015)
Quebec City, Canada, September 16-18, 2015

Call for papers

Scope

The International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management (SUM) is an annual conference that was launched in 2007 with the goal to exploit and strengthen the connection between the Artificial Intelligence and Database communities. It aims at bringing together all those researchers interested in the management of uncertain, incomplete or inconsistent information. Such information originates commonly in applications where significant computational effort is needed to process data in a meaningful and semantically justifiable manner. Typical applications of that kind include databases, the Web, and the life sciences.

Papers are solicited in all areas of managing and reasoning with substantial and complex kinds of uncertain, incomplete or inconsistent information. These include (but are not restricted to) applications in decision support systems, risk analysis, machine learning, belief networks, logics of uncertainty, belief revision and update, argumentation, negotiation technologies, semantic web applications, search engines, ontology systems, information fusion, information retrieval, natural language processing, information extraction, image recognition, vision systems, data and text mining, and the consideration of issues such as provenance, trust, heterogeneity, and complexity of data and knowledge.


Submission guidelines

Submissions must be formatted according to Springerís guidelines for LNCS authors, which can be found at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. The first page should contain the full name and contact information of at least one of the authors. Each paper is to be submitted electronically as a single PDF file through EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sum2015.

SUM 2015 solicits papers in two categories:

  • Regular research papers.
  • Short papers reporting on interesting work in progress or providing system descriptions.

Submissions in the first category should be at most fourteen pages, including bibliography. Submissions in the second category should be at most six pages, including bibliography. Papers not respecting these formatting instructions or page limits risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

The results must be unpublished and not submitted elsewhere.

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. Authors of an accepted paper will be expected to sign copyright release forms, and one author is expected to present it at the conference. As with all previous editions of SUM, the accepted papers will be published in LNCS/LNAI in the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.


Important dates

Abstract Submission :May 03, 2015 (extended)
Paper Submission :May 10, 2015 (extended)
Notification :June 14, 2015
Camera Ready :July 02, 2015
Conference :September 16-18, 2015

Organization

General chair:

  • Patrick Maupin, Defence Research and Development Canada

Program Committee chairs:

Steering Committee: