The BELIEF school is a biennial event organized by the Belief Functions and Applications Society (BFAS) that offers a unique opportunity for students and researchers to learn about fundamental and advanced aspects of the theory of belief functions, also referred to as Dempster-Shafer theory, or evidence theory.

The school will be organized around a set of lectures by prominent researchers as well as a tutorial session focused on the practical use and implementation of belief functions. Lectures will gradually tackle basic to more advanced theoretical concepts. They will also highlight the links with other uncertainty theories such as imprecise probabilities, random sets or rough sets, and present some of the belief functions applications in various domains including information fusion, inference and machine learning. An optional final test will conclude the school providing successful participants with a certificate.

The 5th edition of the school will take place in Certosa di Pontignano located in Siena, Tuscany, Italy from the 27th to the 31st of October 2019.

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Important dates:
  • 1 May 2019: Registration and grant application open
  • 30 June 2019: Deadline for grant application Grant application now closed
  • 15 July 2019: Notifications of grant acceptance Notifications sent
  • 31 July 2019: Deadline for early-bird registration Early-bird registration now closed
  • 15 September 2019: Deadline for registration

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