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[ExaCt 2010] New deadline!! for Explanation-aware Computing workshop @ ECAI 2010

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  • trb_dfki
    Dear all, we have extended the deadline to 16 May due to some very late requests. Mabye you can make use of the extended deadline, too. Best wishes, Thomas ...
    Message 1 of 1 , May 8, 2010
      Dear all,

      we have extended the deadline to 16 May due to some very late
      requests. Mabye you can make use of the extended deadline, too.

      Best wishes,



      ** Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement **
      ** Please forward to anyone who might be interested **

      for the 5th International and
      ECAI 2010 Workshop on


      16-17 August 2010, Lisbon, Portugal


      ** New paper submission deadline: May 16, 2010 **

      Both within AI systems and in interactive systems, the ability to explain
      reasoning processes and results can substantially affect system usability.
      For example, in recommender systems good explanations may help to inspire
      user trust and loyalty, increase satisfaction, make it quicker and easier
      for users to find what they want, and persuade them to try or buy a
      recommended item.

      Current interest in mixed-initiative systems provides a new context in
      which explanation issues may play a crucial role. When knowledge-based
      systems are partners in an interactive socio-technical process, with
      incomplete and changing problem descriptions, communication between
      human and software systems is a central part. Explanations exchanged
      between human agents and software agents may play an important role in
      mixed-initiative problem solving.

      Other disciplines such as cognitive science, linguistics, philosophy of
      science, psychology, and education have investigated explanation as well.
      They consider varying aspects, making it clear that there are many
      different views of the nature of explanation and facets of explanation to
      explore. Within the field of knowledge-based systems, explanations have
      been considered as an important link between humans and machines. There,
      their main purpose has been to increase the confidence of the user in the
      system's result, by providing evidence of how it was derived. Additional
      AI research has focused on how computer systems can use explanations
      themselves, for example to guide learning.

      This workshop series 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.

      If you would like to participate in discussions on this topic
      or like to receive further information about this workshop you
      might consider joining the Yahoo!-group
      Information on explanation research is also collected here:

      We invite original contributions to the research on explanations
      from a variety of areas and communities such as computer science,
      cognitive science, linguistics, philosophy of science, psychology,
      and education. In addition to presentations and discussions of
      invited contributions and invited talks, this workshop will offer
      organised and open sessions for targeted discussions and creating
      an interdisciplinary community. Demonstration sessions will
      provide the opportunity to showcase explanation-enabled/-aware

      Suggested topics for contributions (not restricted to IT views):
      * Models for explanations / explanation representation languages
      * Integrating application and explanation knowledge
      * Explanation-awareness in applications and software design
      * Methodologies for developing explanation-aware systems
      * Learning to explain
      * Context-aware explanation vs. explanation-aware context
      * Confidence and explanations
      * Security, trust, and explanation
      * Requirements and needs for explanations to support human
      * Explanation of complex, autonomous systems
      * Co-operative explanation
      * Explanation exchange among intelligent agents
      * Explanation visualisation

      Submissions on additional topics are welcome as well.

      Workshop submissions will be electronic, in pdf format only, using
      the EasyChair submission system linked from the workshop website.

      Papers must be written in English and not exceed 12 pages in the
      Springer LNCS format. At least one author of each accepted paper
      must register for the workshop and the ECAI conference and present
      the contribution in order to be published in the workshop
      proceedings. The organising committee is considering editing a
      special issue of an appropriate international journal (e.g.,
      Kluwer's Knowledge-based Systems, Elsevier's Expert Systems with
      Applications, or Springer's Information System Frontiers) depending
      on the number and quality of the submissions.

      Those wishing to participate providing a live system demonstration
      should submit a proposal (1-2 pages).

      Those wishing to participate without paper or demo submission should
      submit a brief synopsis of their relevant work or at least a brief
      statement of interest.

      All accepted papers will be published as ECAI workshop notes as well
      as electronically at http://CEUR-WS.org

      If you have questions please contact the chairs using the following
      email address: chairs@....

      New submission deadline: May 16, 2010
      Notification of acceptance: June 7, 2010
      Camera-ready versions of papers: June 20, 2010
      ExaCt Workshop: August 16-17, 2010

      The schedule will be made available on the workshop website. See the
      workshop website for an agenda overview and links to past workshops.

      Talks by two invited speakers, each representing a different community
      addressing explanation issues, are planned.

      Thomas R. Roth-Berghofer, German Research Center for
      Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany
      thomas.roth-berghofer at dfki de

      David B. Leake, Computer Science Department, Indiana University, USA
      leake at cs indiana edu

      Nava Tintarev, University of Aberdeen
      n.tintarev at abdn ac uk

      Daniel Bahls, MIMOS BERHAD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
      daniel.bahls at mimos my

      Agnar Aamodt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
      David W. Aha, Navy Center for Applied Research in AI, Washington DC, USA
      Martin Atzmüller, University of Würzburg, Germany
      Patrick Brézillon, LIP6, France
      Jörg Cassens, University of Lübeck, Germany
      Babak Esfandiari, Carleton University, Canada
      Ashok Goel, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA, USA
      Pierre Grenon, KMI, The Open University, UK
      Anders Kofod-Petersen, SINTEF, Norway
      Deborah McGuinness, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
      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 Calgary, Canada
      Christophe Roche, University of Savoie, France
      Sven Schwarz, DFKI, Germany
      Gheorghe Tecuci, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
      Douglas Walton, University of Windsor, Canada

      ... On Explanation-aware Computing: http://on-explanation.net ...
      ... Open source Case-Based Reasoner: http://mycbr-project.net ...
      Dr. Thomas Roth-Berghofer - Senior Researcher
      Tel.: +49 (0)631 20575-133 Room Fax: +49 (0)631 20575-102
      mailto:trb@...-kl.de 3.17 http://www.dfki.de/~roth/
      Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz DFKI GmbH
      Trippstadter Straße 122, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany

      Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster (Vorsitzender)
      Dr. Walter Olthoff

      Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: Prof. Dr. h.c. Hans A. Aukes

      Amtsgericht Kaiserslautern, HRB 2313
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