First Workshop on Explainability SemEx2019

Members of RATIO Philipp Cimiano and Basil Ell (Bielefeld University) together with Agnieszka Lawrynowicz (Poznan University of Technology), Laura Moss (University of Glasgow) and Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo (Paderborn University), are the organizers of the 1st Workshop on Semantic Explainability – colocated with the 18th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2019) in Auckland, New Zealand, 26-30 October, 2019. 


In recent years, the explainability of complex systems such as decision support systems, automatic decision systems, machine learning-based/trained systems, and artificial intelligence in general has been expressed not only as a desired property, but also as a property that is required by law. For example, the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) "right to explanation“ demands that the results of ML/AI-based decisions are explained. The explainability of complex systems, especially of ML-based and AI-based systems, becomes increasingly relevant as more and more aspects of our lives are influenced by these systems‘ actions and decisions. Read more