Call for papers

The aim of the workshop is to bring together people interested in probabilistic graphical models and to provide a forum for discussion of the latest research developments in this field. To promote interactions among the participants, parallel sessions will be avoided and the workshop will be organized around a single thread of plenary and poster sessions. We welcome theoretical and applied contributions related to various aspects of probabilistic graphical models, such as:
  • Principles of Bayesian (belief) networks, chain graphs, decision networks, influence diagrams, probabilistic relational models, and other probabilistic graphical models (PGMs).
  • Information processing in PGMs (exact and approximate inference; sensitivity analysis).
  • Learning and data mining in the context of PGMs: machine learning approaches, statistical testing and search methods, MCMC simulation.
  • Exploitation for the construction of PGMs of results from related disciplines such as statistics, information theory, optimization, and decision making under uncertainty.
  • Software systems based on PGMs.
  • Application of PGMs to real-world problems.
Papers submitted for review should report on original, previously unpublished work. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.


All accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings. At this stage, we are negotiating publication by a renowned publisher.

Submission procedure

PGM 2014 requires electronic submission of papers according to the instructions found on the web site of the workshop. The authors must prepare their papers according to the Springer LNCS format, and submit the full version of the papers by the deadline found below. The page limit is 16 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. In the proceedings, no distinction is made between the two. At least one author of accepted papers is required to register for 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 a journal. The extended papers will undergo a full reviewing process.

Important Dates

Call for papers openedDecember 2013
Deadline for abstract submissionsMay 19, 2014
Deadline for paper submissionsMay 23, 2014
Notification of acceptanceJune 30, 2014
Final versions dueJuly 21, 2014
Workshop datesSeptember 17-19, 2014

The workshop is hosted by the Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.