The programme will include a set of selected topics, each organised by one or multiple researchers. The exact schedule will be announced later on, but you can already consult the different existing topics and, if you wish to contribute, contact either the topic or the WUML/WPMSIIP organizers.

Social Program

Informal get-together on sunday. We will meet in front of the town hall of Compiègne, at 19h, and then proceed to the George Café (for those arriving late).

A workshop dinner will take place at Bistrot de Flandre, tuesday evening. We will meet there.

The Social event (visit to Chantilly Castle followed by a local brewery visit) will be on Thursday afternoon. We will depart from Compiegne at 13h30.

Scientific program

As for previous editions of wpmsiip and wuml, 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.

Topic 1, monday 9:00: Statistical Learning/Machine Learning – Current organizer(s): Cassio de Campos

  • Everyone: short introductions (optional)
  • Sébastien Destercke: some issues in structured predictions (20-30 minutes)
  • Thomas Augustin: An imprecise probability view on ensembles of
    statistical procedures (20 minutes)
  • Linda van der Gaag: Learning Bayesian networks without assuming
    faithfulness (15 minutes)
  • Thierry Denoeux: frequency-calibrated belief functions (15-20 minutes)
  • Thomas Krak: learning IP models using generalised MAP estimation (30 minutes)
  • Eyke Hüllermeier: distinguishing aleatoric and epistemic uncertainty in machine learning (20-30 minutes)
  • Thomas Burger: Are weakly-calibrated and imprecise p-values sufficient in a big data context? (15 minutes – afternoon)
  • Philippe Xu and Anthony Welte: How to compute and propagate an upper bound of a spatial domain with very small risk (<10^-5) ? (30 minutes, afernoon)

Topic 2, tuesday 9:00: Stochastic process and graphical models – Current organizer(s): Jasper de Bock

  • Everyone: short introductions (optional)
  • Jasper De Bock: A brief intro to imprecise stochastic process. (10 minutes)
  • Alexander Erreygers: Lumped continuous-time Markov chains (20-30 minutes)
  • Matthias Troffaes and Zeping Hao: Efficient computing with imprecise Markov chains: exploiting post-optimal analysis and some further open questions (20 minutes)
  • Joanna Akrouche: A Contribution to the evaluation of imprecise availability of complex systems using Markov models (10 minutes)
  • Alexander Erreygers: Imprecise poisson processes (20 minutes)
  • Gert de Cooman: Randomness and Imprecision (40minutes)
  • Jasper De Bock: A brief intro to imprecise graphical models. (10 minutes)
  • Linda van der Gaag: Insights from Uncertainty Analysis of Bayesian networks (15 min)

Topic 3 , wednesday 9:00: Simulation, computation and application – Current organizer(s): Matthias Troffaes

  • Thomas Burger: Computational -omics needs alternative uncertainty representations (15 minutes)
  • Matthias Troffaes and Eli Persky: Time series modelling with limited data: an application to the water holding capacity of soil (30 minutes)

Topic 4, either wednesday or thursday 9:00:  Foundations and mathematics of IP – Current organizer(s): Enrique Miranda and Ignacio Montes

  • Matthias Troffaes: Some notes on imprecise Monte Carlo (30-45 minutes)
  • Marc Fischer: An intuition-based argument against imprecise probabilities? (30 minutes, afternoon)
  • Jasper de Bock and Thomas Krak: Imprecise updating with continuous random variables (40 minutes)
  • Ignacio Montes: Outer approximations of coherent lower probabilities (25 minutes)
  • Enrique Miranda: Extreme points of maxitive measures and p-boxes (25 minutes)
  • Sébastien Destercke: Coherence and extreme points of comparative assessments (10 minutes)

Topic 5, thursday 9:00 or after topic 4: Optimisation and practical decision making – Current organizer(s): Frederic Pichon and Sébastien Destercke

  • Sébastien Destercke: imprecise prediction on a budget (10 minutes)
  • Nathalie Helal: The Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Evidential Demands, Models and Perspectives (15 minutes)
  • Matthias Troffaes: Representation of multi-attribute partial preferences under complete marginals

Open topics (Probably Friday) – Current organizers: Sébastien Destercke

Topics of interest without identified organizer/leader (yet):

  • IP and related theories, links between uncertainty theories
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Elicitation
  • Decision theory