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SUMMARY:Foundations of the Formal Sciences VI: Rea
soning about Probabilities and Probabilistic Reaso
ning, ILLC University of Amsterdam
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LOCATION:ILLC University of Amsterdam
DESCRIPTION:Probabilistic methods are increasingly
becoming an important tool in a variety of discip
lines. These include computer science (probabilist
ic computation and automata, randomness), mathemat
ics (probabilistic proofs), artificial intelligenc
e (reasoning under uncertainty), epistemology (bay
esian epistemology) and linguistics (probabilistic
grammars). Of course, from the beginning, probabi
listic and statistical methods have been heavily u
sed in game theory and decision theory. Often sepa
rate to the discussion on applications of probabil
istic methods is an important philosophical debate
over the precise meaning of probabilistic and sta
tistical statements. This debate often raises a nu
mber of issues crucial to understanding how to int
erpret results achieved using probabilistic method
s. We understand this conference as an interdisc
iplinary venue for researchers that use probabilis
tic and statistical methods in their respective fi
elds and researchers that are concerned with the p
hilosophical interpretation of probability and sta
tistics to exchange ideas, approaches and techniqu
es. Such a forum will facilitate discussions about
the applicability of probabilistic methods and he
lp ground foundational debates with concerns of pr
actitioners of probabilistic methods. For more
information, see http://www.math.uni-bonn.de/peopl
e/fotfs/VI/
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Probabilistic methods are increasingly becoming an
important tool \n in a variety of discipli
nes. These include computer science \n (pr
obabilistic computation and automata, randomness),
mathematics \n (probabilistic proofs), art
ificial intelligence (reasoning under \n un
certainty), epistemology (bayesian epistemology) a
nd linguistics\n (probabilistic grammars).
Of course, from the beginning, \n probabil
istic and statistical methods have been heavily
used in \n game theory and decision theor
y. Often separate to the discussion \n on
applications of probabilistic methods is an impor
tant philosophical \n debate over the preci
se meaning of probabilistic and statistical \n
statements. This debate often raises a numbe
r of issues crucial to \n understanding how
to interpret results achieved using probabilistic
\n methods. \n

\n We und
erstand this conference as an interdisciplinary ve
nue for \n researchers that use probabilist
ic and statistical methods in \n their resp
ective fields and researchers that are concerned w
ith \n the philosophical interpretation of
probability and statistics \n to exchange i
deas, approaches and techniques. Such a forum wi
ll \n facilitate discussions about the appl
icability of probabilistic \n methods and
help ground foundational debates with concerns of
\n practitioners of probabilistic methods.
\n

\n \n \n For more in
formation, see http://www.mat
h.uni-bonn.de/people/fotfs/VI/\n

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