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2-5 May 2007, Foundations of the Formal Sciences VI: Reasoning about Probabilities and Probabilistic Reasoning, ILLC University of Amsterdam

Date: 2-5 May 2007
Location: ILLC University of Amsterdam

Probabilistic methods are increasingly becoming an important tool in a variety of disciplines. These include computer science (probabilistic computation and automata, randomness), mathematics (probabilistic proofs), artificial intelligence (reasoning under uncertainty), epistemology (bayesian epistemology) and linguistics (probabilistic grammars). Of course, from the beginning, probabilistic and statistical methods have been heavily used in game theory and decision theory. Often separate to the discussion on applications of probabilistic methods is an important philosophical debate over the precise meaning of probabilistic and statistical statements. This debate often raises a number of issues crucial to understanding how to interpret results achieved using probabilistic methods.

We understand this conference as an interdisciplinary venue for researchers that use probabilistic and statistical methods in their respective fields and researchers that are concerned with the philosophical interpretation of probability and statistics to exchange ideas, approaches and techniques. Such a forum will facilitate discussions about the applicability of probabilistic methods and help ground foundational debates with concerns of practitioners of probabilistic methods.

For more information, see http://www.math.uni-bonn.de/people/fotfs/VI/

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