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BayesiaLab Conference in Toronto8th Annual BayesiaLab Conference

The Exchange Tower—Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre
130 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5X 1K6, Canada
October 8–9, 2020

Call for Presentations

BayesiaLab Conference

Conference Goals

The 8th Annual BayesiaLab Conference at the Ivey Donald K Johnson Leadership Center in downtown Toronto will provide a unique opportunity to learn about recent innovations in applied research with Probabilistic Graphical Models and Bayesian NetworksFurthermore, it will provide a forum for sharing best practices in working with the BayesiaLab software platform through courses, talks, and poster presentations. 

The conference will cover best-practice applications of Bayesian network modeling in various disciplines, as well as methodological advances. In particular, we welcome Bayesian network applications in:

  • Biotechnology
  • Biology
  • Data Science
  • Decision Analysis
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • FinTech
  • Geology
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Knowledge Management
  • Law & Forensics
  • Market Research & Marketing Science
  • Medical Research & Healthcare
  • National Security
  • Operations Research
  • Policy Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Social Science
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation & Logistics

The cross-disciplinary nature of the conference has become a hallmark, and we wish to emphasize this once again in this event by inviting a broad range of speakers from diverse fields of study.


The presentations on October 8–9, 2020, are the focal point of the conference. We invite you to present your work in the plenary sessions on the main conference days. It is our objective to showcase a broad spectrum of applications and research with Bayesian networks. We encourage you to present your work regardless of whether it was developed with BayesiaLab or on another platform.

We are looking for submissions of presentations, from academia, government and industry, describing ongoing work with Bayesian networks and exciting new applications. We also welcome presentations that highlight capabilities and competencies of solution providers in this context, e.g. from consulting firms, market research agencies, etc.

On the main conference days, October 8–9, 2020, each presentation slot is 45 minutes in length, including approx. 5 minutes for Q&A. 

Please submit:

  • Presenter Information & Affiliation
  • Photograph of Presenter
  • Presenter Biography (100-word maximum)
  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Proposed Format, e.g. PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, etc.

Please note that abstracts will be posted prior to the conference on the Bayesia website. Furthermore, all sessions will be recorded, so you will need to allow your submitted presentation and a video of your talk to be shared.

Benefits of Presenting

For each accepted presentation, we waive the conference registration fee for the presenters.

Submitting Your Proposal

Please submit your presentation proposals by August 30, 2020 to conference@bayesia.us.

What to Expect

For those who will be joining us for the first time, please check out photos, videos, and presentations from previous conferences:

2019 BayesiaLab Conference in Durham, North Carolina

2018 BayesiaLab Conference in Chicago, Illinois

2017 BayesiaLab Conference in Paris, France

2016 BayesiaLab Conference in Nashville, Tennessee

2015 BayesiaLab Conference in Fairfax, Virginia

2014 BayesiaLab Conference in Los Angeles, California

2013 BayesiaLab Conference in Orlando, Florida