Call for papers

The conference offers a forum to present latest developments in probabilistic graphical models (PGMs). Both theoretical and applied contributions related to the following topics are welcome:

Bayesian (belief) networks, Markov random fields, chain graphs, decision networks, influence diagrams and other PGMs.

Theoretical foundations of PGMs (conditional independence, causal models, hidden variables).

Information processing in PGMs (exact and approximate inference, sensitivity analysis).

Learning and data mining with PGMs.

Statistical methodology (multivariate modeling, Bayesian model selection, MCMC simulations).

Links between PGMs and other disciplines like information theory, optimization, imprecise probabilities and decision making under uncertainty.

Computational aspects in learning and inference.

Applications of PGMs to real-world problems (e.g. genomics).


pmlr Regularly accepted papers will be published electronically in a volume of the Proceedings of Machine Learning Research. Each submission will be reviewed. All accepted papers will be presented at the conference. At least one of the authors of an accepted paper should register and attend the conference to present the work.

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Friday, May 25, 2018 at 23:59 UTC: Abstract submission deadline. WARNING: This was the final deadline extension. A necessary condition for a paper to be considered is that its abstract was submitted by this date. The EasyChair system is closed for new abstract submissions and now only uploading full papers with earlier submitted abstracts is possible.
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 23:59 UTC: Paper submission deadline. WARNING: The second necessary conditon for a paper to be reviewed is that the full version version is submitted by this date. The EasyChair system will be closed for full paper submissions after this date.
  • Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Friday, July 6, 2018: Author notification
  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018: Camera-ready copy due. Do not forget to attach signed Publication Agreement - you can find it in the author kit.

EasyChair and Author Kit

pmlr Abstracts and papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair (EasyChair is open for your submissions now).

Download the author kit here. Papers should not be longer than 12 pages, references included. The papers will go through a standard reviewing process. The names of the authors should explicitly be mentioned on the submissions.

IJAR Special Issue

IJAR-logo After the conference, a virtual special issue with a selection of extended versions of papers presented at the conference will be published in International Journal of Approximate Reasoning.