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Topics of interest

The scope of the conference covers a wide range of topics related to the management of large amounts of information, in particular information of a complex kind, uncertain, incomplete, or inconsistent. We are particularly interested in papers that focus on bridging gaps, for instance between different communities, between numerical and symbolic approaches, or between theory and practice.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Imperfect information in artificial intelligence

  • Statistical relational learning, graphical models, probabilistic inference
  • Argumentation, defeasible reasoning, belief revision
  • Weighted logics for managing uncertainty
  • Reasoning with imprecise probability, Dempster-Shafer theory, possibility theory
  • Approximate reasoning, similarity-based reasoning, analogical reasoning
  • Planning under uncertainty, reasoning about actions, spatial and temporal reasoning
  • Incomplete preference specifications

Imperfect information in databases

  • Methods for modeling, indexing, and querying uncertain databases
  • Top-k queries, skyline query processing, and ranking
  • Approximate, fuzzy query processing
  • Uncertainty in data integration and exchange
  • Uncertainty and imprecision in geographic information systems
  • Probabilistic databases and possibilistic databases
  • Data provenance and trust
  • Data summarization

Imperfect information in information retrieval and semantic web applications

  • Approximate schema and ontology matching
  • Uncertainty in description logics and logic programming
  • Learning to rank, personalization, and user preferences
  • Probabilistic language models
  • Combining vector-space models with symbolic representations
  • Inductive reasoning for the semantic web

Risk analysis

  • Aleatory vs. epistemic uncertainty
  • Uncertainty elicitation methods
  • Uncertainty propagation methods
  • Decision analysis methods
  • Tools for synthesizing results


Submission Guidelines

SUM 2022 solicits original papers in the following three categories:

  • Long papers (14 pages): technical papers reporting original research or survey papers
  • Short papers (8 pages): papers reporting promising work-in-progress, system descriptions, position papers on controversial issues, or survey papers providing a synthesis of some current research trends
  • Extended abstracts (2 pages) of recently published work in a relevant journal or top-tier conference

All SUM submissions must be formatted according to the LNCS/LNAI guidelines:

Papers should be submitted via EasyChair:


Important dates

All deadlines are 23:59 Central European Time.  

Abstract Submission deadline: May 23rd, 2022 (no need to submit an abstract)
Submission deadline: May 30th, 2022 June 13 2022
Notification: July 18th, 2022
Camera-ready copies due: August 8th, 2022
Conference: Oct. 17-19, 2022
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