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The Institute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA) is a public non-university research institution which administratively falls under the Czech Academy of Sciences. UTIA conducts fundamental and applied research in computer science, signal and image processing, pattern recognition, system science, and control theory. In addition to its research activities, UTIA is engaged in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate education. It also publishes the journal Kybernetika and acts as a certified forensic expert institution. UTIA consists of eight scientific departments, computer centre, library, facility maintenance department and business administration department. UTIA is managed by the Director and the Board.

Pod Vodárenskou věží 4
CZ-182 00, Prague 8
Czech Republic

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January 29 - February 2, Mariánská, Czech Republic

The Winter School of Department of Decision-Making Theory is a popular meeting point of students and researchers from the department and other colaborating researchers from several Czech institutions as well as guests from abroad. It is held in the UTIA's chalet.

The program of the 2017 edition of the MTR Winter School will consist mainly of tutorial talks given by participants.

An international workshop in conjunction with the 30th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2016)


December 9, 2016, Barcelona, Spain

Association of Innovative Entrepreneurship of the Czech Republic awarded Ing. Milan Talich, Ph.D. and his team the main prize for their work „Expert system for monitoring of deformations of hazardous objects and locations“, which was created in cooperation with Geodézie Ledeč nad Sázavou s.r.o. This prestigious contest was established in 1996.

Místo konání: Pod vodárenskou věží 4, Praha 8
Datum a doba otevření: 10. a 11. listopadu, 10 - 15 hod.
Kontakt: Dr. Ing. Lubomír Soukup, tel.: 266 052 551, e-mail:
Registrace: Prosíme návštěvníky o oznámení jejich zájmu o exkurzi s předstihem alespoň den předem.

Místo konání: Pod vodárenskou věží 4, Praha 8
Datum a doba otevření: 10. a 11. listopadu, 10 - 15 hod.
Kontakt: Dr. Ing. Lubomír Soukup, tel.: 266 052 551, e-mail:
Registrace: Prosíme návštěvníky o oznámení jejich zájmu o exkurzi s předstihem alespoň den předem.

The theory of belief functions, also referred to as evidence theory or Dempster-Shafer theory, is a well established general framework for reasoning with uncertainty, with well understood connections to other frameworks such as probability, possibility and imprecise probability theories. First introduced by Arthur P. Dempster in the context of statistical inference, the theory was later developed by Glenn Shafer into a general framework for modeling epistemic uncertainty.
Václav Lín has successfully defended his PhD thesis at the Faculty of Management of the University of Economics in Prague. The defence took place in Jindrichuv Hradec on August, 30, 2016. The topic of his thesis was "On sequencing problems in the management of troubleshooting operations".
We regret to announce that Martin Janžura passed away on August 2, 2016, aged 61. His research was centered around the statistics of Gibbs random fields. For many years, he served the Institute as a deputy director. Since 2011 he has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Kybernetika. As an associated professor, he lectured at the Charles University and the Czech Technical University on various topics in statistics and information theory. He will be missed by his colleagues and students. In him, our institute has lost an original and notable character.
Ing. Raissa Likhonina from the Department of Signal Processing (ZS) received the Dean's prize of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences in the Students category of the 13th annual nationwide competition Czech traffic infrastructure / technology / innovation of the year 2015 for her diploma thesis Numerical simulation of impact with barries.

The fourth conference on Information Geometry and its Applications will be held on June 13-17, 2016, at Liblice Castle in Czech Republic. It is organized by the Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of Sciences.