Dates: November 18-19, 2010
Venue: Campus Innovation Center, Tokyo
               3-3-6 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Aims and Scope

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

Call for Papers

We welcome contributions related to the following topics, but are not limited to:

  • Probabilistic Reasoning using Bayesian Networks
  • Combination of Probabilistic Reasoning and Logic in Bayesian Networks
  • Learning Bayesian Networks
  • Causal Discovery
  • Causal Inference
  • Advanced Application of Bayesian Networks

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 25(11.59pm, Greenwhich Mean Time), 2010
Notification: September 20, 2010
AMBN 2010: November 18-19, 2010


Extended abstracts written in English should be 1 page in length and in pdf format.

Authors should submit extended abstracts using our EasyChair associated site:

Post-proceedings of AMBN will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI). The authors of accepted papers to AMBN who want to submit full paper to LNAI should also submit the manuscript using the above site by December 1st(11.59pm, Greenwhich Mean Time) 2010. Its length will be limited to 15 pages in the Springer Verlag LNCS style in a pdf form, which can be obtained from After the second review period, authors will be informed about the acceptance of papers for LNAI publication. The post-proceedings will be published in spring of 2011.

New Generation Computing: Springer Journal
Special Issue: “Advanced Methodologies for Bayesian Networks”
Call for Papers

Anybody can submit this special issue!!
Paper submission:

Papers should be prepared in LaTeX (Style File available in ) in compressed PostScript file with ZIP (1MB at maximum including all texts and figures) and submitted by e-mail to

*Send the compressed PostScript file only as attachment file, do not paste the file on text space
*The file name should be author's last name
*LaTeX source file is required only after the acceptance of your paper by the Editorial Committee

Paper submission deadline:
April 1st, 2011

Keynote Speakers & Accepted Papers

Click here to see the list of keynote speakers.
Click here to see the list of accepted papers.
Click here to see the program.


The registration system is organized by Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).

Please email the information below to "JSAI-isAI-JSAI[at]" with the Subject line "JSAI-isAI 2010 Registration Form" before November 12th, 2010. You may register on site, but the space is limited and we may not be able to guarantee the availability.

Registration fee should be paid on site (cash in yen or major credit cards: VISA and Master).

Registration Category



JPY 2,000

JSAI Member

JPY 6,000

JSAI Non-member

JPY 9,000

($1.00 = approximately JPY 90-100)

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Click here to see a list of hotels.


The AMBN 2010 banquet will be held on Nov. 18, 2010 at a Japanese-style pub, Komahachi. Information about the pub (including photos and menu) is available at : . If you are planning to attend, please make sure to send confirmation e-mail to by Nov. 10.


Workshop co-chairs

  • Maomi Ueno (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
  • Takashi Isozaki (Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Japan)

Progam Committee

  • Hei Chan (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan)
  • Arthur Choi (UCLA, USA)
  • Koichi Hirata (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Burton H. Lee (Stanford University, USA)
  • Axel Hochstein (Stanford University, USA)
  • Chao Lin-Liu (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
  • Robert Mateescu (Microsoft Research, USA)
  • Jian-Qin Liu (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
  • Neil Rubens (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
  • Yi Wang (The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China)
  • Changhe Yuan (Mississippi State University, USA)


Takashi Isozaki (Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Japan)

Financial Support

Mathematical Systems, Inc


Minato Discrete Structure Manipulation System Project