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Open Call for Participation in the
Workshop on Explainable Smart Systems for Algorithmic Transparency in
Emerging Technologies (ExSS-ATEC)
Held with ACM Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) Cagliari, Italy, 17-20
March 2020

Smart systems that apply complex reasoning to make decisions and plan
behavior, such as decision support systems and personalized
recommendations, are difficult for users to understand. Algorithms allow
the exploitation of rich and varied data sources, in order to support human
decision-making and/or taking direct actions; however, there are increasing
concerns surrounding their transparency and accountability, as these
processes are typically opaque to the user - e.g., because they are too
technically complex to be explained or are protected trade secrets. The
topics of transparency and accountability have attracted increasing
interest to provide more effective system training, better reliability and
improved usability. This workshop will provide a venue for exploring issues
that arise in designing, developing and evaluating intelligent user
interfaces that provide system transparency or explanations of their
behavior. In addition, our goal is to focus on approaches to mitigating
algorithmic biases that can be applied by researchers, even without access
to a given system’s inter-workings, such as awareness, data provenance, and
validation.
The workshop will start with a keynote by Dr. Carrie Cai, a senior research
scientist at Google Brain and PAIR (Google’s People+AI Research
Initiative). Following the keynote, accepted papers will be presented as
part of three themed paper panel sessions (e.g. “evaluating transparency”
and “design of explanations”). The second part of the workshop will consist
of hands-on, sub-group activities focused on how to design and evaluate
transparent systems.

The workshop is open to all participants! If you are interested in
participating, please register for the ExSS-ATEC workshop on the IUI site:
https://iui.acm.org/2020/registration.html. If you have any questions,
please email the workshop organizers at [log in to unmask]

Important Dates
Early Registration Deadline February 8, 2020
Late Registration Deadline March 15, 2020
Workshop Date   March 17, 2020

Organizing Committee
Alison Smith-Renner - University of Maryland, College Park & Decisive
Analytics Corporation, USA
Styliani Kleanthous - CyCAT - Open University of Cyprus  and RISE Research
Centre, Cyprus
Brian Lim - National University of Singapore
Tsvi Kuflik - University of Haifa, Israel
Simone Stumpf - City, University of London, UK
Jahna Otterbacher - CyCAT - Open University of Cyprus  and RISE Research
Centre, Cyprus
Advait Sarkar - Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
Casey Dougan - IBM Research, Cambridge, USA
Avital Shulner - University of Haifa, Israel
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Styliani Kleanthous, Ph.D

CyCAT - Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency

Open University of Cyprus

Phone: 22411904

web: http://www.cycat.io

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/styliani-kleanthous/

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