Workshop on
Visualization for AI Explainability

October 22, 2018 at IEEE VIS in Berlin, Germany

HOW TO submit an explainable? (in 4 steps)

We use the PCS submission system to take your submissions for explainables and position papers. Deadline is July 12, 2018, 5:00pm PDT.

Step 1 - Go to https://new.precisionconference.com and login or create a login:

Login or create login (red circle)

Step 2 - Go to the tab 'submission' and select Society 'VGTC' -> Conference 'VIS 2018' -> Track 'VIS 2018 VISxAI Workshop Blog Posts':

Choose VIS 2018 VISxAI Workshop Blog Posts for Explainables

Step 3 - Fill in title, all authors, and abstract. If you have an online version of your submission please add the link to the abstract. If you have source code, PDFs, etc.. please add as document. Either the link or the document is required for a complete submission. Submitting both is allowed.

Step 4 - Don't forget to hit "Record" :)


HOW TO SUBMIT a position paper? (in 4 steps)

Step 1 - Login as described above

Step 2 - Go to the tab 'submission' and select Society 'VGTC' -> Conference 'VIS 2018' -> Track 'VIS 2018 VISxAI Workshop Position Papers':

Choose VIS 2018 VISxAI Workshop Position Papers

Step 3 - Fill in title, all authors, abstract, and the paper itself.

Step 4 - Don't forget to hit "Record" :)


Reminder: Call for Participation

To make our work more accessible to the general audience, we are soliciting submissions in a novel format: blog-style posts and jupyter-like notebooks. In addition we also accept position papers in a more traditional form. Please contact us, if you want to submit a original work in another format. Email: orga.visxai at gmail.com

Explainables (Blogs, Markup, and Notebooks)

Explainable submissions are the core element of the workshop, as this workshop aims to be a platform for explanatory visualizations focusing on AI techniques.

Authors have the freedom to use whatever templates and formats they like. However, the narrative should be visual and interactive, and walk readers through a keen understanding on the ML technique or application. Authors may wish to write a Distill-style blog post (format), interactive Idyll markup, or a Jupyter or Observable notebook that integrates codes, visualizations to tell the story.

Here are a few examples of visual explanations of AI methods in these types of formats:

While these examples are informative and excellent, we hope the visualization community will think about ways to creatively expand on such foundational work to explain AI methods using novel interactions and visualizations often present at IEEE VIS. Please contact us, if you want to submit a original work in another format. Email: orga.visxai at gmail.com

The best works will be invited to submit their extended work to the online publishing platform distill.pub to generate a cite-able publication for authors.

Position Papers

We will also accept position papers about impact and role of explainables for VIS in AI. Submissions should be no more than 6 pages long and formatted according to the VGTC formatting guidelines. Some good example of a position papers (not all for AI) can be found here:

Organizers (alphabetic)

Mennatallah El-Assady - University of Konstanz
Duen Horng (Polo) Chau - Georgia Tech
Adam Perer - IBM Research, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
Hendrik Strobelt - IBM Research, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
Fernanda Viegas - Google Brain