CFP: Imprecise Probabilities in Statistics and Philosophy

June 27-28, 2014, LUM Munich

Idea and Motivation:
Imprecise probabilities offer a model of uncertainty that is more general, less idealised than the standard precise probability framework. Imprecise probabilities are receiving increasing attention in statistics (as well as in artificial intelligence and in economics). Recently, there has been a resurgence of philosophical interest in these generalised models of uncertainty. The aim of this workshop is to bring together philosophers and statisticians to see what we can learn from each other. We are sure that such interdisciplinary collaboration will be valuable both to philosophers and to statisticians. Topics on which we might expect fruitful discussions include:

-updating imprecise probabilities and dilation
-foundations of imprecise probabilities
-procedures for eliciting imprecise probabilities
-decision making with imprecise probabilities

Thomas Augustin (Statistics/LMU)
Seamus Bradley (MCMP/LMU)
Marco Cattaneo (Statistics/LMU)
Stephan Hartmann (MCMP/LMU)
Roland Poellinger (MCMP/LMU)

Dates and Deadlines:
Deadline for submission: 1 March, 2014
Notification of acceptance: 15 March, 2014
Registration deadline: 1 June, 2014
Conference: 27-28 June, 2014

Program Committee:
Frank Coolen (Durham University, UK)
Gert de Cooman (University of Ghent)
Jason Konek (Bristol University, UK)
Aidan Lyon (University of Maryland, US, and MCMP/LMU)
Conor Mayo-Wilson (MCMP/LMU)
Enrique Miranda (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Erik Quaeghebeur (Ghent University, Belgium)
Katie Steele (London School of Economics, UK)
Matthias Troffaes (Durham University, UK)
Gregory Wheeler (MCMP/LMU)

Call for papers

Call for Papers:
We invite submissions from statisticians and philosophers of both a short abstract (max. 100 words) and an extended abstract (about 1500 words) through our automatic submission system by 1 March, 2014. To submit, please prepare your abstracts for blind review, and save your extended abstract as a PDF file. Then follow the link to our Conference System.

When logged in, go to the new submission page. Include your 100 words abstract and upload the PDF file of your extended abstract. You will be able to revise your submission any number of times before the deadline (1 March, 2014). Please feel free to contact the organizers with any questions you may have.

The conference language is English.

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Posted: February 12, 2014