The Fifth European Workshop on
Probabilistic Graphical Models

Helsinki, Finland
September 13-15, 2010

The European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM) is a biennial workshop, which was first held in Cuenca, Spain, in 2002, followed by workshops in Leiden (2004), Prague (2006) and Hirtshals (2008). The fifth PGM workshop will be held in Helsinki, Finland, September 13-15, 2010.

Call for Papers

The aim of the workshop is to bring together people interested in probabilistic graphical models and provide a forum for discussion of the latest research developments in this field. The workshop is organized so as to facilitate discussions and collaboration among the participants also outside the workshop sessions. We welcome theoretical and applied contributions related to the following topics:
  • Principles of Bayesian (belief) networks, chain graphs, decision networks, influence diagrams, and other probabilistic graphical models (PGMs).
  • Information processing in PGMs (exact and approximate inference).
  • Learning and data mining in the context of PGMs: machine learning approaches, statistical testing and search methods, MCMC simulation.
  • Exploitation of results from related disciplines for the construction of PGMs, e.g., statistics, information theory, optimization, decision making under uncertainty, multivariate statistical analysis.
  • Software systems based on PGMs.
  • Application of PGMs to real-world problems.
We invite submissions that concern one or more of the above topics, or any other aspects related to probabilistic graphical models. Papers submitted for review should report on original, previously unpublished work. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Submission procedure

PGM'2010 requires electronic submission of papers according to the instructions found on page There is no separate deadline for submitting abstracts, but the authors must prepare their paper according to the PGM proceedings format, and submit the full version of their paper by the deadline found below. The page limit is 8 pages, including figures and bibliography. The page for author instructions contains format information and provides access to style files and templates.

Paper presentation

Papers will be accepted for plenary or poster presentation. All accepted papers are included in the electronic on-line proceedings (with ISBN), which will be made available at the workshop homepage. At least one author of an accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop.

After the workshop, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to appear in a special issue of International Journal of Approximate Reasoning. All of the submitted papers will undergo a full reviewing process.

Important Dates

Call for papers openedJanuary 2010
Deadline for submissionsTue June 8, 23:59 GMT, 2010
Notification of acceptanceJuly 20, 2010
Early registration deadlineAugust 6, 2010
Final versions dueAugust 6, 2010
PGM block of hotel rooms expires August 27, 2010
Banquet registration deadline September 10, 2010
Welcoming receptionSeptember 12, 2010
Workshop datesSeptember 13-15, 2010

Programme Co-Chairs

The workshop is hosted by the Department of Computer Science of University of Helsinki, and by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT.

Contact: pgm2010(a)