Call for Papers: Workshop on Data meets Applied Ontologies in Explainable AI (DAO-XAI 2024) @ ECAI 2024, October 19-20, 2024, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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Dear Colleagues,

We are organizing the 4th Workshop on "Data meets Applied Ontologies in Explainable AI" (DAO-XAI 2024) to be held as part of the next ECAI 2024 conference, October 19-20, 2024, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

All details about the workshop are at:

The aim of this workshop is to offer an opportunity for researchers and practitioners, from both academy and industry, working in the multidisciplinary field of explainable AI (XAI for short) to identify new promising research directions on XAI and to provide a forum to disseminate and discuss the role played by ontologies in XAI. The focus is on building trustworthy and explainable human-centered AI systems, and on explaining and refining the output of large language models (LLMs), particularly in connection with ontologies. 

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- neuro-symbolic and explainable AI,
- reasoning with explainable neural models,
- representation and refinement of symbolic knowledge by artificial neural networks,
- explanation formats exploiting domain knowledge,
- factual and counterfactual explanations,
- causal thinking, reasoning and modeling,
- large language models (LLMs), ontologies and knowledge graphs for explainable AI,
- LLMs prompt engineering for ontology and knowledge graph generation for explainable AI,
- knowledge representation and reasoning in machine learning and deep learning for human-centric explanations,
- knowledge extraction and distillation from neural and statistical learning models,
- cognitive computational systems integrating machine learning and automated reasoning,
- applications of ontologies for explainability and trustworthiness in finance, medical and health sciences, etc.

Papers submitted to the ECAI main track and are currently under review for the conference cannot be submitted to the workshop. If rejected from ECAI, authors can submit a request for their paper to be considered for the workshop by 11 July 2024 to one of the emails from the Contact organizers. Notification on those submissions will be sent by 18 July 2024.

Accepted manuscripts for the DAO-XAI 2024 workshop will be published in a CEUR-WS proceedings in the IAOA Series (Scopus indexed).
Papers must be written in English and must be prepared using the CEUR-WS template. 

The following types of submissions are allowed:
Regular papers (max. 15 pages + references – CEUR single-column format), describing substantial/mature work.
Short/Position papers (max. 9 pages + references – CEUR single-column format), describing work in progress, a demonstration, system etc.

Submissions are to be made through the Easychair website (

The workshop is planned as an in-person event. Each accepted paper will get assigned either an oral presentation slot or a combined poster/spotlight presentation slot.

Important Dates (all times are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12):
Paper submission: May 30th, 2024
Acceptance/rejection notification: July 1st, 2024
Camera-ready paper submission: July 31st, 2024
Conference dates: October 19-24, 2024 (The DAO-XAI 2024 Workshop will take place by October 19-20, 2024)

Organizing Committee:
Roberto Confalonieri, Department of Mathematics, University of Padova, Italy
Oliver Kutz, Faculty of Engineering, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Dagmar Gromann, Centre for Translation Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy and Umeå University, Sweden
Andreas Holzinger, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria 

Contact details:
Roberto Confalonieri, <>
Oliver Kutz, <>

Received on Tuesday, 23 April 2024 12:30:18 UTC