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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ICAPS Workshop on Explainable Planning (XAIP-18)

Daniele Magazzeni

ICAPS Workshop on Explainable Planing (XAIP-18)

Delft, The Netherlands
June 25/26, 2018

Topics and Objectives
As AI is increasingly being adopted into application solutions, the challenge of supporting interaction with humans is becoming more apparent. Partly this is to support integrated working styles, in which humans and intelligent systems cooperate in problem-solving, but it is also a necessary step in the process of building trust as humans invest greater authority and responsibility in intelligent systems. Explainability poses challenges for many types of AI systems, including planning and scheduling (PS) systems. For example, how should a PS system justify that a plan or schedule is correct, or good, or respects supplied preferences? How can the PS system explain particular steps, ordering decisions, or resource choices? How can a PS system explain that no solution is possible, or what relaxations of the constraints would allow a solution? How can a PS system respond to questions like “what is the hard part?” or “why is this taking so long?”. These are all difficult questions that can require analysis of plan or schedule structure, analysis of the goals, constraints, and preferences, and potentially hypothetical reasoning.

The intent of this workshop is to focus on these issues of explainability and transparency in planning and scheduling.

Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

• representation, organization, and knowledge needed for explanation;
• the creation of such content during plan generation and understanding;
• generation and evaluation of explanations;
• the way in which explanations are communicated to humans (e.g., plan summaries, answers to questions);
• the role of knowledge and learning in explainable planners;
• human vs AI models in explanations;
• links between explainable planning and other disciplines (e.g., social science, argumentation);
• use cases and applications of explainable planning

Important Dates
Paper submission: March 23, 2018
Notification: April 20, 2018
Camera-ready submission: May 25, 2018

Submission Details
Authors may submit *long papers* (8 pages plus up to one page of references) or *short papers* (4 pages plus up to one page of references).
All papers should be typeset in the AAAI style, described at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.aaai.org_Publications_Author_author.php&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=6Kp-f_H9v5DbpV9e2189eUD7f_luF40FzMrq-wV-E8g&s=LyAKtUGjQ_1fga5CNmdRxZJeanK9yRg-GZjFnbq8Ueo&e= removing the AAAI copyright. Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website.
Papers must be submitted in PDF format via the EasyChair system (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dxaip18&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=6Kp-f_H9v5DbpV9e2189eUD7f_luF40FzMrq-wV-E8g&s=9RWKMben9JrplxySgVNQR8ZSYRIsOSiA6MwInlvnMvQ&e=).

Organizing Chairs
Susanne Biundo, Ulm University
Pat Langley, University of Auckland
Daniele Magazzeni, King’s College London
David Smith, NASA Ames Research Center

Dr Daniele Magazzeni
King's College London
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