The workshop will take place from 8 till 12 September 2014. Each day will consist of presentations covering a specific topic, while also leaving ample time for discussion. On Wednesday the 10th there will be an excursion in Ghent, including a boat trip along the canals and a visit to the city brewery.

Detailed programme

An online version of the programme can be found below. An overview of the programme that is suitable for offline purposes can be found here. A detailed technical programme is available as well. The timing within the sessions is not fixed in advance, thereby allowing for spontaneous follow-up contributions, questions, discussion amongst the participants, etc. We aim to leave the programme as open as possible; if a session generates plenty of discussion and, consequently, turns out to take longer than expected, part of the program of that day can be moved to the open topics slot, which is also open to (spontaneous) contributions on topics that do not fit within the other sessions of the program.

Sunday 7 September


We meet in front of McDonald's at the Korenmarkt

Monday 8 September

AM: STATISTICS (9:00 - 12:00) chaired by Georg Schollmeyer

Gero walter Sample size calculations based on posterior imprecision
Georg Schollmeyer Imprecise probabilities and imprecise data: some similarities and some differences
Julia PlaƟ Coarse categorical data under epistemic and ontic uncertainty

PM: CLASSIFICATION (14:00 - 17:00) chaired by Gero Walter

Lev Utkin Triangular kernels in classification problems by interval-valued data
Frank Coolen Common cause failures and performance evaluation for classifiers
Paul Fink Classification with missing observations: modeling the uncertainty with IP methodology

Welcome reception (17:00-18:30)

Tuesday 9 September

AM: CHOICE FUNCTIONS (9:00 - 12:00) chaired by Arthur Van Camp

Paul Pedersen Non-Archimedean expected utility and strictly coherent choice functions
Arthur Van Camp Conservative reasoning with choice functions

PM: FOUNDATIONS (14:00 - 17:00) chaired by Erik Quaeghebeur

Enrique Miranda Independent products on infinite spaces
Marco Cattaneo Updating and avoiding sure loss
Erik Quaeghebeur Sleeping beauty

Wednesday 10 September

AM: OPEN TOPICS (9:00 - 12:00)

Qianru Ge Reliability optimization for series systems under uncertain component reliability in the design phase


Visit to the city brewery (14:00-15:00)

Boat trip along the canals (16:00-18:00)

boats boats boats

Thursday 11 September

AM: BIVARIATE MODELS AND COPULAS (9:00 - 12:00) chaired by Enrique Miranda

Frank Coolen Inference for bivariate data using copulas
Enrique Miranda Bivariate p-boxes

PM: CREDAL NETWORKS (14:00 - 17:00) chaired by Jasper De Bock

Cedric De Boom Robustifying the Viterbi algorithm
Jasper De Bock Credal networks under epistemic irrelevance

Friday 12 September

AM: STOCHASTIC PROCESSES (9:00 - 12:00) chaired by Stavros Lopatatzidis

Francesca Mangili Bayesian nonparametric methods for hypothesis testing
Stavros Lopatatzidis Robustness in queueing systems

PM: GAME-THEORETIC PROBABILITY (14:00 - 17:00) chaired by Gert de Cooman

Vladimir Vovk Emergence of imprecise probabilities in prediction markets
Gert de Cooman A pointwise ergodic theorem for imprecise Markov chains