Proceedings of the Fifth European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models
Petri Myllymäki, Teemu Roos and Tommi Jaakkola, ed.
, Volume 2010-2
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT
, Helsinki, Finland
The European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGM) is a biennial workshop that brings together researchers interested in all aspects of graphical models for probabilistic reasoning, decision making, and learning. PGM 2010 is the ﬁfth edition of the workshop, and took place in Helsinki, Filnland, in September 13–15, 2010. Previous meetings in the series were held in Cuenca, Spain (PGM 2002), Leiden, Netherlands (PGM 2004), Prague, Czech Republic (PGM 2006), and Hirtshals, Denmark (PGM 2008).
The aim of the workshop is to bring together people interested in probabilistic graphical models and provide a forum for discussion of the latest research developments in this ﬁeld. The workshop is organized so as to facilitate discussions and collaboration among the participants also outside the workshop sessions.
This year there were 57 papers submitted to the workshop. The papers went through a rigorous reviewing process, where each submission was reviewed by at least three members of the PGM2010 programme committee. We would like to thank the 47 programme committee members for their outstanding job during the review process, which is of course crucial for a successful workshop. In addition to the programme committee members, there were also six additional reviewers to whom we are also most grateful.
Of the 57 submissions, 36 were accepted for presentation at the workshop, where each accepted paper was given a slot both in a plenary and in a poster session taking place on the same day as the talk. In addition to the presentation of technical papers, we were very pleased to have three distinguished invited speakers this year: Adnan Darwiche (UCLA), Chris Howe (University of Cambridge) and Thore Graepel (Microsoft Research). The ﬁrst of the invited talks was organized jointly with a co-located event, the 12th European Conference on Logics in Artiﬁcial Intelligence (JELIA 2010).