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XKDD 2023 : 5th International Workshop on eXplainable Knowledge Discovery in Data Mining


When Sep 18, 2023 - Sep 18, 2023
Where Turin
Submission Deadline Jun 27, 2023
Notification Due Jul 13, 2023

Call For Papers

XKDD 2023 - Call for Papers

5th International Workshop on eXplainable Knowledge Discovery in Data Mining

XKDD 2023 Deadline Extended!

Due to the high number of requests we decided to extend the submission deadline to the 27th of June.

Do not miss this chance!

In the past decade, machine learning based decision systems have been widely used in a wide range of application domains, like credit score, insurance risk, and health monitoring, in which accuracy is of the utmost importance.
Although the support of these systems has an immense potential to improve the decision in different fields, their use may present ethical and legal risks, such as codifying biases, jeopardizing transparency and privacy, and reducing accountability.
Unfortunately, these risks arise in different applications. They are made even more serious and subtly by the opacity of recent decision support systems, which are often complex and their internal logic is usually inaccessible to humans.

Nowadays, most Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are based on Machine Learning algorithms.
The relevance and need for ethics in AI are supported and highlighted by various initiatives arising from the researches to provide recommendations and guidelines in the direction of making AI-based decision systems explainable and compliant with legal and ethical issues.
These include the EU's GDPR regulation which introduces, to some extent, a right for all individuals to obtain ``meaningful explanations of the logic involved'' when automated decision making takes place, the ``ACM Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability'', the Informatics Europe's ``European Recommendations on Machine-Learned Automated Decision Making'' and ``The ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI'' provided by the EU High-Level Expert Group on AI.

The challenge to design and develop trustworthy AI-based decision systems is still open and requires a joint effort across technical, legal, sociological and ethical domains.

The purpose of XKDD, eXaplaining Knowledge Discovery in Data Mining, is to encourage principled research that will lead to the advancement of explainable, transparent, ethical and fair data mining and machine learning.
Also, this year the workshop will seek submissions addressing uncovered important issues in specific fields related to eXplainable AI (XAI), such as XAI for a more Social and Responsible AI, XAI as a tool to align AI with human values, XAI for Outlier and Anomaly Detection, quantitative and qualitative evaluation of XAI approaches, and XAI case studies.
The workshop will seek top-quality submissions related to ethical, fair, explainable and transparent data mining and machine learning approaches.
Papers should present research results in any of the topics of interest for the workshop, as well as tools and promising preliminary ideas.
XKDD asks for contributions from researchers, academia and industries, working on topics addressing these challenges primarily from a technical point of view but also from a legal, ethical or sociological perspective.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- XAI for Social AI
- XAI for Responsible AI
- XAI to Align AI with Human Values
- XAI for Outlier and Anomaly Detection
- Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of XAI approaches
- Transparent-by Design Models
- XAI Case studies
- XAI for Privacy-Preserving Systems
- XAI for Federated Learning
- XAI for Time Series based Approaches
- XAI for Graph based Approaches
- XAI for Visualization
- XAI in Human-Machine Interaction
- XAI in Human-in-the-Loop Interactions
- Counterfactual Explanations
- Human-Model Interfaces for XAI approaches
- Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI)
- Interpretable Machine Learning
- Transparent Data Mining
- XAI for Fairness Checking
- Explanation, Accountability and Liability from an Ethical and Legal Perspective

All contributions will be reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. As regards size, contributions can be up to 16 pages in LNCS format, i.e., the ECML PKDD 2023 submission format. All papers should be written in English. The following kinds of submissions will be considered: research papers, tool papers, case study papers and position papers. Detailed information on the submission procedure is available at the workshop web page:

If pandemic conditions permit, the workshop will be held in an on-site format. Recordings of the lectures will be made available to all registered participants.

Accepted papers will be published after the workshop by Springer in a volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The condition for inclusion in the post-proceedings is that at least one of the co-authors registered to ECML-PKDD and presented the paper at the workshop. Pre-proceedings will be available online before the workshop. We also allow accepted papers to be presented without publication in the conference proceedings if the authors choose to do so. Some of the full paper submissions may be accepted as short papers after review by the Program Committee. A special issue of a relevant international journal with extended versions of selected papers is under consideration.

The submission link is:

Paper Submission deadline: June 20, 2023
Accept/Reject Notification: July 13, 2023
Camera-ready deadline: July 31, 2023
Workshop: September 18, 2023

* Przemyslaw Biecek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
* Tania Cerquitelli, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
* Riccardo Guidotti, University of Pisa, Italy
* Francesca Naretto, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

* Avishek Anand, Leibniz University, Germany
* Elisabeth André, Universität Augsburg, Germany
* Leila Amgoud, CNRS, France
* Umang Bhatt, University of Cambridge, UK
* Miguel Couceiro, INFRIA, France
* Menna El-Assady, AI Center of ETH, Switzerland
* Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
* Françoise Fessant, Orange Labs, France
* Elisa Fromont, University of Rennes, France
* Salvatore Greco, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
* Andreas Holzinger, Medical University of Graz, Austria
* Thibault Laugel, AXA, France
* Paulo Lisboa, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
* Marcin Luckner, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
* Jurek Leonhardt, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
* Amedeo Napoli, CNRS, France
* John Mollas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
* Ramaravind Kommiya Mothilal, Everwell Health Solutions, India
* Enea Parimbelli, University of Pavia, Italy
* Roberto Prevete, University of Napoli, Italy
* Antonio Rago, Imperial College London, UK
* Pasquadibisceglie Vincenzo, Universit\'a degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
* Eliana Pastor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
* Jan Ramon, INFRIA, France
* Xavier Renard, AXA, France
* Mahtab Sarvmaili, Dalhousie University, Canada
* Christin Seifert, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Udo Schlegel, Konstanz University, Germany
* Mattia Setzu, University of Pisa, Italy
* Fabrizio Silvestri, Università di Roma, Italy
* Dominik Slezak, University of Warsaw, Poland
* Francesco Spinnato, Scuola Noramle Superiore, Italy
* Stefano Teso, Università di Trento, Italy
* Cagatay Turkay, University of Warwick, UK
* Genoveva Vargas-Solar, CNRS, LIRIS, France
* Marco Virgolin, Chalmers University of Technology, Netherlands
* Martin Jullum, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
* Guangyi Zhang, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
* Albrecht Zimmermann, Université de Caen, France

* Andreas Theissler, Aalen University of Applied Sciences, Aalen, Germany
* Dino Pedreschi, University of Pisa, Italy (tentative)

* Riccardo Guidotti, University of Pisa
* Anna Monreale, University of Pisa
* Salvatore Rinzivillo, ISTI-CNR, Pisa

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