2nd International Workshop on EXplainable TRansparent Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

Auckland, New Zealand, 09/05/2020. Hosted by AAMAS 2020.

The domain of eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) emerged to explain the often-opaque decision mechanisms of machine learning algorithms and autonomous systems. In particular, as intelligent agents and robots get more complex and more involved into the daily lives of millions of users, making agents and robots decision-making processes explainable is a chief priority to enhance their acceptability, avoid failures, and comply with national and international relevant regulations. The 2020 edition of the EXplainable TRansparent Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (EXTRAAMAS) aims to pursue the successful track of workshops initiated last year at 2019 in Montreal. In particular, EXTRAAMAS 2020 sets the following aims information to strengthen the common ground for the study and development of explainable and understandable autonomous agents, robots and Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), (ii) to investigate the potential of agent-based systems in the development of personalized user-aware explainable AI, (iii) to assess the impact of transparent and explained solutions on the user/agents behaviors, (iv) to discuss motivating examples and concrete applications in which the lack of explainability leads to problems, which would be resolved by explainability, and (v) to assess and discuss the first demonstrators and proof of concepts paving the way for the next generation systems. To be accepted in the workshop, submission will go three a rigorous peer-review process where each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the PC. Accepted papers will be presented in the 2-day workshop. In addition, a keynote on XAI given by Prof. Tim Miller is scheduled.

Topics of Interest

The main aim of this second “International workshop on EXplainable TRansparent Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems” (EXTRAAMAS) is four-folded:

  • to establish a common ground for the study and development of explainable and understandable autonomous agents, robots and Multi-Agent Systems (MAS),
  • to investigate the potential of agent-based systems in the development of personalized user-aware explainable AI,
  • to assess the impact of transparent and explained solutions on the user/agents behaviors, and
  • to discuss motivating examples and concrete applications in which the lack of explainability leads to problems, which would be resolved by explainability.

Contributions are encouraged in both theoretical and practical applications for transparent and explainable intelligence in agents and MAS. Papers presenting theoretical contributions, designs, prototypes, tools, subjective user tests, assessment, new or improved techniques, and general survey papers tracking current evolutions and future directions are welcome. 

Articles & Issues  

Federico Sabbatini, Giovanni Ciatto, Andrea Omicini
GridEx: An Algorithm for Knowledge Extraction from Black-Box Regressors
Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on EXplainable and TRAnsparent AI and Multi-Agent Systems (EXTRAAMAS 2021) , 2021

Giovanni Ciatto, Michael I. Schumacher, Andrea Omicini, Davide Calvaresi
Agent-Based Explanations in AI: Towards an Abstract Framework
Explainable, Transparent Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 12175, 2020

Talks  

Andrea Omicini, Giovanni Ciatto, Michael I. Schumacher, Davide Calvaresi
Talk by Davide Calvaresi, EXTRAAMAS 2020 (09/05/2020)

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