8th Annual BayesiaLab Conference
The Exchange Tower—Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre
130 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5X 1K6, Canada
October 8–9, 2020
Please join us in downtown Toronto for one week of events all around Bayesian networks and BayesiaLab! You'll have a chance to connect with fellow scientists and practitioners from leading organizations from across the globe.
2020 BayesiaLab Conference Program
In addition to the main conference program, we offer introductory and advanced BayesiaLab courses before and after the conference respectively. Separate registrations are required for these classes.
- October 5–7, 2020 (Pre-Conference Program):
Three-Day Introductory BayesiaLab Course
- October 8–9, 2020
Main Conference Program with Plenary Sessions and Presentations
- October 13–15, 2020 (Post-Conference Program):
Three-Day Advanced BayesiaLab Course
Registration for the Main Conference Program
Please note that all prices and fees are shown in US Dollars.
Bayesian Networks in Practice
Since Judea Pearl first proposed Bayesian networks in the 1980s, the attractive mathematical and statistical properties of this new paradigm have become well-understood and widely utilized within computer science. However, their enormous potential as a practical research framework—beyond computer science—has only emerged more recently. Promoting the practical use of Bayesian networks for research, analytics, and reasoning is the conference's principal objective.
This event gives you a unique opportunity to learn about the state of the art in practical applications of Bayesian networks, from architecture to zoology, and everything in between. Many of our regular conference attendees appreciate the cross-disciplinary nature of the program, and you may find that an innovative methodology from medical research could very well apply to a marketing science problem or vice versa.
Our Conference Venue: The Exchange Tower
Our 2020 conference will take place in the heart of Toronto's financial district at the Exchange Tower. This central location provides great access to many interesting sights in the city beyond our conference. Plus, you'll have a choice of over 40 hotels within easy walking distance.
At the Exchange Tower, our plenary sessions will be conducted in an amphitheater-style classroom inside Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre.
The BayesiaLab Community
Since the inaugural event in Orlando, Florida, in 2012, this conference has evolved into a lot more than just another scientific symposium. A community of researchers and practitioners from many different fields has grown, often bringing together unlikely collaborators, such as military strategists and market researchers. Also, with Bayesian networks still being a rapidly emerging technology, practically all participants are in learning mode, and only few can claim to be experts. As such, first-time participants will immediately feel comfortable joining this "voyage of discovery."
Call for Presentations
The conference will cover best-practice applications of Bayesian networks as well as methodological advances. The cross-disciplinary nature of the conference has become a hallmark, and once again we invite a broad range of speakers from diverse fields, including:
Aeronautics • Architecture • Biotechnology • Data Science • Decision Analysis • Ecology • Economics • Econometrics • Energy • Engineering • Epidemiology • FinTech • Intelligence Analysis • Marketing Science • Machine Learning • Medical Research • National Security • Operations Research • Policy Analysis • Quant Research • Risk Management • Social Science • Strategic Planning • Supply Chain • Transportation
What to Expect
For those who will be joining us for the first time, please check out photos, videos, and presentations from previous conferences:
2013 BayesiaLab Conference in Orlando, Florida