The IPMU conference is organized every two years with the focus of bringing together scientists working on methods for the management of uncertainty and aggregation of information in intelligent systems. This conference provides a medium for the exchange of ideas between theoreticians and practitioners in these and related areas.

In 2012 the conference will be held at the Economics Faculty of University of Catania. Catania is one of the main economic, touristic and educational centre in Sicily, being an important hub of the technological industry, thus gaining the nickname of the "European Silicon Valley". Catania is renowed all over the world for the wonderful strength of Etna, the snow-covered peaks, the crystal clear sea of the Ionian coast, the historical and archaeological heritages, the baroque churches and palaces and the urban design (the downtown area is a World Heritage Site, along with the Val di Noto), the enogastronomic traditions and music, the innate warmth and hospitality culture of the people. From Catania, within a day, you can easily reach a lot of other important cities with touristic attractions and important archeological rests such as Taormina, Syracuse, Piazza Armerina and Agrigento.