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[ExaCt 2007] 2nd CfP: AAAI-07 workshop on Explanation-aware Computing ExaCt 2007

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  • Thomas Roth-Berghofer
    ** Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement ** ** Please forward to anyone who might be interested ** CALL FOR PAPERS for the AAAI-07
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      ** Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement **
      ** Please forward to anyone who might be interested **

      for the AAAI-07 Workshop on


      22 - 23 July 2007, Vancouver (Canada)


      Paper submission deadline: April 2, 2007

      Explanation has been widely investigated in disciplines such as
      artificial intelligence, cognitive science, linguistics, philosophy
      of science, and education. All these disciplines consider varying
      aspects of "explanation", making it clear that there are many
      different views of the nature of explanation. Both within AI
      systems and in interactive systems, the ability to explain reasoning
      processes and results can have substantial impact. Within the field
      of knowledge-based systems, explanations have been considered as an
      important link between humans and machines to increase the confidence
      of the user in the system's result, by providing evidence of how it
      was derived. In mixed-initiative problem solving, explanations
      exchanged between human and software agents may play an important
      role in communication between humans and software systems. Additional
      research has focused on how computer systems can themselves use
      explanations, for example to guide learning. This workshop aims to
      draw on multiple perspectives on explanation, to examine how
      explanation can be applied to further the development of robust and
      dependable systems and to illuminate system processes to increase
      user acceptance and feeling of control.

      The main goal of the workshop is to bring researchers, scientists
      from both industry and academics, and representatives from different
      communities and areas such as those mentioned above, together to
      study, understand, and explore explanation in IT-applications. Besides
      presentations and discussions of invited contributions and invited
      talks, this symposium will offer organized and open spaces for
      targeted discussions and creating an interdisciplinary community.

      Suggested topics for contributions (not restricted on IT views):
      * Models for explanations
      * Integrating application and explanation knowledge
      * Explanation-awareness in applications
      * Methodologies for developing explanation-aware systems
      * Learning to explain
      * Context-aware explanation
      * Confidence and explanations
      * Requirements and needs for explanations to support human
      * Explanation of complex, autonomous systems
      * Cooperative explanation
      * Explanatory aspects of argumentation

      Workshop submissions will be electronic, in pdf format only, using
      a submission system on the workshop website.

      Papers must be written in English and not exceed 5 pages in the AAAI
      two-column format. At least one author of each accepted paper must
      register for the workshop and present the contribution in order to
      be published in the workshop proceedings.

      Those wishing to participate providing a live system demonstration
      should submit a proposal. A separate call for demos will be posted
      for details at the workshop website.

      Those wishing to participate without paper or demo submission should
      submit a brief synopsis of their relevant work by April 2, 2007.

      Attendance is limited to active participants only!

      Submission deadline: April 2, 2007
      Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2007
      Camera-ready versions of papers: May 15, 2007

      The schedule will be made available on the workshop website.

      Douglas N. Walton, Department of Philosophy, University of
      Winnipeg, Canada
      Bruce Porter, Computer Science Department, University of Texas,
      Austin, USA

      Thomas R. Roth-Berghofer, trb at dfki.uni-kl.de
      DFKI GmbH / TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
      Stefan Schulz, schulz at e-spirit.de
      The e-Spirit Company GmbH, Dortmund, Germany
      David B. Leake, leake at cs.indiana.edu
      Computer Science Department, Indiana University, USA

      Daniel Bahls, bahls at dfki.uni-kl.de
      DFKI GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany

      David W. Aha, Navy Center for Applied Research in AI, Washington
      DC, USA
      Derek Bridge, University College Cork, Ireland
      Michael T. Cox, BBN, USA
      Jörg Cassens, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
      Francisco Javier Díez, UNED Madrid, Spain
      Babak Esfandiari, Carleton University, Canada
      Peter Funk, Mälardalen University, Sweden
      Pierre Grenon, IFOMIS, University of Saarbrücken, Germany
      David McSherry, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
      Hector Muñoz-Avila, Lehigh University, USA
      Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, University of Texas, El Paso, USA
      Enric Plaza, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
      Michael M. Richter, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
      Christophe Roche, University of Savoie, France
      Sven Schwarz, DFKI, Germany
      Gheorghe Tecuci, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

      ... Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference ...
      ... on Modeling and Using Context ...
      ... http://context-07.ruc.dk ...

      Dr. Thomas Roth-Berghofer - Senior Researcher
      Technical Director Project NEPOMUK - The Social Semantic Desktop
      TU Kaiserslautern Bld. 57, Room 384 DFKI GmbH
      Tel.: +49 631 205-4820 Fax.: +49 631 205-3472
      mailto:trb@...-kl.de http://www.dfki.uni-kl.de/~roth/

      Please regard: We will move!
      We will move to our new building by end of February.

      The new address will be as follows:
      DFKI GmbH, Trippstadter Straße 122, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany

      The phone/fax numbers will also change:
      Phone: +49 (0)631 20575 - 133 Secr.: +49 (0)631 20575 - 101
      Fax: +49 (0)631 20575 - 102 Email address remains the same

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