Fifteenth European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty
September 18-20, 2019
Belgrade (Serbia)

The biennial ECSQARU conferences constitute a major forum for advancesin the theory and practice of reasoning under uncertainty, with a focus on bringing symbolic and quantitative aspects together. Contributions come from researchers interested in advancing thes cientific knowledge and from practitioners using uncertainty techniques in real-world applications. The scope of the ECSQARU conferences encompasses fundamental issues, representation, inference,learning, and decision making in qualitative and numeric uncertainty paradigms.

Previous ECSQARU events have been held in Marseille (1991), Granada(1993), Fribourg (1995), Bonn (1997), London (1999), Toulouse (2001),Aalborg (2003), Barcelona (2005), Hammamet (2007), Verona (2009),Belfast (2011), Utrecht (2013), Compiègne (2015), and Lugano (2017).


For ECSQARU 2019 we invite submissions of original papers on topics which include but are not limited to:

- Algorithms for uncertain inference
- Applications of uncertain systems
- Argumentation systems
- Automated planning and acting under uncertainty
- Belief functions
- Belief change & merging
- Classification & clustering
- Decision theory & decision graphs
- Default reasoning
- Description logics with uncertainty
- Foundations of reasoning under uncertainty
- Fuzzy sets & fuzzy logic
- Game theory
- Hybrid Reasoning
- Imprecise probabilities
- Inconsistency handling
- Information fusion - Learning for uncertainty formalisms
- Logics for reasoning under uncertainty
- Markov decision processes
- Possibility theory & possibilistic logic
- Preferences
- Probabilistic graphical models
- Probabilistic logics
- Qualitative uncertainty models
- Rough sets
- Uncertainty & data


In accordance with the previous conferences, the proceedings of ECSQARU 2019 will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series. In addition to that, extended versions of selected papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning.


Authors are requested to prepare their conference papers in the LNCS/LNAI format. Submitted papers must be original and not under review in a journal or another venue with formally published proceedings. They will be evaluated by peer reviews based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference to present their work, at least one author of each paper must register for the conference.

Submitted papers must be at most 10 pages (excluding references) in the Springer LNCS/LNAI format.

Submissions will be through EasyChair:


May 6, 2019: EXTENDED abstract submission deadline
May 13, 2019: EXTENDED paper submission deadline
June 11, 2019: Author notification
Sept 18-20, 2019: ECSQARU 2019


Gabriele Kern-Isberner
Department of Computer Science
TU Dortmund, Germany
Zoran Ognjanović (also Local Organization)
Mathematical Institute SASA
Belgrade, Serbia (ex: Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslavia)