ISIPTA 2019

3 – 6 July Ghent, Belgium

Symposium programme

The symposium will take place from 3 to 6 July. It consists of four full days, so we advice to travel on the 2nd and the 7th. A detailed programme will be made available here in due course. For now, we limit ourselves to a preliminary sketch.

Scientific programme

Each of the four days of the symposium will consist of a mixture of the following four types of sessions.

  1. Authors of accepted papers and poster abstracts will briefly present their contribution in plenary sessions.
  2. A plenary session is always followed by a discussion session. The authors of the papers and poster abstracts that were presented in the preceding plenary session will be there, undoubtedly ready, willing and able to discuss their contribution in detail. Coffee will be served during (and at) each of these discussion sessions.
  3. On each of the first three days, one of our invited speakers will give a keynote talk about his specific area of expertise.
  4. Every day will feature an Update@ISIPTA talk, where one of the former ISIPTA presidents will discuss an imprecise probability topic that is close to his heart.

Finally, at the end of the last day, there is a closing and award session, where we conclude the conference and announce the winners of the best poster awards and IJAR young researcher award.

Social programme

Besides the academic programme that was laid out above, the symposium also features several social activities.

  1. On Wednesday evening, after the first conference day, the opening reception at the town hall provides an excellent first opportunity to blow of some accumulated academic steam.
  2. On Thursday evening, before dinner, you will explore the beautiful canals of Ghent during a guided boat trip with Rederij de Gentenaer. During this trip, you will behold Ghent’s historical centre from a unique point of view and have the opportunity to learn about its history from an English-speaking guide.
  3. The conference dinner takes place on Friday evening, in Ghent’s medieval Butcher’s hall. They specialise in (East-Flemish) regional products and dishes. You will have a whole evening to eat and drink them all.