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AMBN 2015 ended successfully, and thanks for everybody. See the report (PDF).

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) as well as the Japanese Society Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) have become the main sponcers of AMBN 2015.

For getting visa in order to attend AMBN 2015, simply contact with the AMBN conference support (ambn2015 at bayesnet dot org)!

Over the last few decades, graphical models such as Bayesian and Markov networks have become an increasingly popular AI approach. In this workshop we explore methodologies for enhancing the effectiveness of graphical models including modeling, reasoning, model selection, logic-probability relations, and causality. The exploration of methodologies is complemented discussions of practical considerations for applying graphical models in real world settings, covering concerns like scalability, incremental learning, parallelization, and so on.

The celebrated first Advanced Methodologies for Bayesian Networks (AMBN 2010) was held in Tokyo, Japan, organized by Professor Maomi Ueno, and more than twenty talks including the invited talks by Professors Adnan Darwiche and Petri Myllymaki were given for two days.

The conference this year seeks novel contributions not just to Bayesian networks but to graphical models, and provides further discussion on theory and applicaions in a wider community such as over Asia and over the world. To this end, we invited several leading researchers to give talks, and construct a program committee each member of which can distinguish high-quality papers from others.

Besides that there are many excellent researchers in Japan, JPY is now the cheapest against the other currencies, and you may find something exciting there. Visit Japan and attend AMBN 2015!


All accepted papers will be published as post-proceedings in Springer Lecture Note in Artificial Intelligence as well as included in the workshop proceedings.

Besides LNAI, selected papers will be considered for publication of a special issue in New Generation Computing Journal of Springer.


Important dates

Deadline for paper submissions August 1, 2015
September 1, 2015
September 15, 2015
Notification of acceptanceOctober 1, 2015
October 10, 2015
Final versions dueOctober 10, 2015
October 20, 2015
Springer LNAI volume number assignedNovember 1, 2015
Workshop datesNovember 16-18, 2015
Springer LNAI publishedmid January, 2016

Special Sessions

Besides general session regarding graphical models, in AMBN 2015, we have following special sessions thus far. For the details, see the CFP.
  • Finding an optimal Bayesian network structure from data (Brandon Malon & Changhe Yuan)
  • Genome analysis based on Bayesian networks (Cassio de Campos & Seiya Imoto)
  • Causal Discovery (Shohei Shimizu & Aapo Hyvarinen)


The workshop is presented by the Japan Society of Artificil Intelligence and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, organized by