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Bayesian networks and argumentation in evidence analysis


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26th September 2016 to 29th September 2016
Leila Schneps
Norman Fenton
Richard Gill
David Lagnado

Workshop Theme

This workshop will be devoted to investigating the use of Bayesian networks in evidence analysis models for actual criminal cases ranging from the simplest (with very little evidence) to more complex ones. It will be partially structured around producing satisfactory BN models for some key well-known cases, for example those of Sally Clark and Barry George (use of probability for considering probative value of specific individual pieces of evidence and combinations of evidence), since in such cases it is known that all previous attempts to properly model these have not been complete.

Deadline for applications: 29 July 2016

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  • Prof Charles Berger
  • Dr Floris Bex
  • Prof Giulio D'Agostini
  • Prof Christian Dahlman
  • Dr Jacob De Zoete
  • Prof Paolo Garbolino
  • Prof Ulrike Hahn
  • Dr Amanda Hepler
  • Prof Joseph Kadane
  • Prof Karen Kafadar
  • Dr Jeroen Keppens
  • Prof Paul Krause
  • Prof Steffen Lauritzen
  • Dr Anjali Mazumder
  • Prof Julia Mortera
  • Prof Martin Neil
  • Dr Richard Overill
  • Prof Henry Prakken
  • Prof Marjan Sjerps
  • Prof Franco Taroni
  • Prof William Thompson
  • Dr Sjoerd Timmer
  • Dr Bart Verheij
  • Prof Tony Vignaux



Registration Only
  • Registration Package: £202
  • Student Registration Package: £162

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Registration and Accommodation
  • Accommodation Package: £652

The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Churchill College from the evening of Sunday 25th September 2016 to breakfast on Friday 30th September 2016, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place (Monday - Thursday). The formal dinner is also included, but no other evening meals. If you require extra nights please note this request when applying.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Accommodation in single study bedrooms with shared facilities and breakfast are provided at Churchill College, adjacent to the Institute.



Lunch will be served for all FOSW02 attendees in the Institute foyer on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Thursday).

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner will take place on Wednesday 28th September at Christ’s College, Hall. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.


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University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons