The BFAS is a society dedicated to the development and use of belief functions within any area of society. Both commercial and academics alike are welcomed to contribute to the society.
Belief functions allow for the modelling of subjectivity in a non bayesian manner using probabilistic mathematics.
Contributions take place via newsletters, educational school camps, and the bi-annual conference. The recent 2010 conference in Brest, France was hugely successful inaugural event, with attendance by many of the most noted Belief Function advocates from around the globe.
The second BFAS spring school will take place at IHEC in the historical and magnificent city of Carthage in Tunisia. The aim of this spring school is to promote this theory and to introduce interested students and researchers to the basics of Belief Functions, both theoretical and applied. The school is organized into several lectures given by international experts. They will bring both theoretical and practical backgrounds, in a friendly environment favoring interaction between participants. An important part of the time will be devoted to the resolution of proposed exercises concerning applied problems.
See the web site.