Submitted manuscripts must be novel and not substantially duplicate existing work. Manuscripts must be written using Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) in theĀ format provided here. Latex and word files are admitted; however, the former is preferred. All submissions and reviews will be handled electronically. The conference has a no dual submission policy, so submitted manuscripts must not be currently under review at another publication venue.

Articles must be submitted using the easy-chair platform here.

While registering on the platform, the contact author must provide the following information: paper title, all author names, affiliations, postal address, e-mail address, and at least three keywords.

The conference will not require a strict page number, as we believe authors have different writing styles and would like to produce scientific material differently. However, the following types of articles are admitted:

full articlesbetween 12 and 24 pages (including references)
short articlesbetween 8 and 12 pages (including references)

Full articles should report on original and substantial contributions of lasting value, and the work should concern the theory and/or practice of Explainable Artificial Intelligence (xAI). Moreover, manuscripts showcasing the innovative use of xAI methods, techniques, and approaches and exploring the benefits and challenges of applying xAI-based technology in real-life applications and contexts are welcome. Evaluations of proposed solutions and applications should be commensurate with the claims made in the article. Full articles should reflect more complex innovations or studies and have a more thorough discussion of related work. Research procedures and technical methods should be presented sufficiently to ensure scrutiny and reproducibility. We recognise that user data may be proprietary or confidential; therefore, we encourage sharing (anonymized, cleaned) data sets, data collection procedures, and code. Results and findings should be communicated clearly, and implications of the contributions for xAI as a field and beyond should be explicitly discussed.
Shorter articles should generally report on advances that can be described, set into context, and evaluated concisely. These articles are not ‘work-in-progress’ reports but complete studies focused on smaller but complete research work, simple to describe. For these articles, the discussion of related work and contextualisation in the wider body of knowledge can be smaller than that of full articles.

Appendixes and supplemental material

Appendixes and supplemental material must be placed within the article and the maximum amount of pages mentioned above. In other words, everything must be within 24 pages (for full articles) and 12 pages (for short articles).

Special track articles

The article submitted to the special tracks follows the submission procedure of the main track and must be submitted via easy-chair, as mentioned above. The types of articles admitted are full and shorter, as described above. The authors of an article to be associated with a special track must select the name of such special track in the list of topics in easy-chair, along with other relevant topics.

Authors commit to reviewing

By submitting to the conference, each senior author of a manuscript volunteer to be added to the pool of potential PC members/reviewers for the conference and may be asked to review manuscripts. This does not apply to authors who have already agreed to contribute to the conference in some capacity (e.g., as PC/SPC members of the main conference or special tracks, area chairs, or members of the organizing committee) and authors who are not qualified to be in the programme committee.

Ethical & Human Subjects Considerations

The conference organisers expect authors to discuss the ethical considerations and the impact of the presented work and/or its intended application, where appropriate. Additionally, all authors must comply with ethical standards and regulatory guidelines associated with human subjects research, including using personally identifiable data and research involving human participants. Manuscripts reporting on human subjects research must include a statement identifying any regulatory review the research is subject to (and identifying the form of approval provided) or explaining the lack of required review.

Submission and publication of multiple articles

Each author is limited to no more than a combined limit of 4 submissions to the main conference track, and authors may not be added or deleted from papers following submission.

Important dates

*All dates are Anywhere on Earth time (AoE)

Articles (main track & special tracks)

Authors/title registration deadline on submission platform (easy-chair)*:March, 1st, March, 8th, 2024
Article upload deadline on submission platform (easy-chair)*:March, 5, March 15th, 2024
Notification of acceptance*:April, 5, 2024
Registration (payment) and camera-ready* (upload to easy-chair):April, 10, April 15th, 2024
Article presentation instructions notificationJune, 2024
Accepted article presentation (at xAI-2024)17-19 July, 2024
Publication (Springer CCIS series)September/October, 2024
*full, short and special track articles

Late-breaking work & demos

Late-breaking work & demo author/title/abstract registration on submission platform (easy-chair):April, 12th, 20th 2024
Late-breaking work & demo article upload deadline on submission platform (easy-chair):April, 16th, 20th 2024
Notification of acceptance:April, 30th, 2024
Registration (payment) & Late-breaking work & demo camera-ready (upload to easy-chair):May 5th, 2024
Late-breaking work & demo presentation instructions notificationJune, 2024
Late-breaking work & demo presentations (at xAI-2024)17-19 July, 2024
Publication (planned with CEUR-WS.org*)September/October, 2024
*Proceedings shall be submitted to CEUR-WS.org for online publication

Doctoral consortium (DC) proposals

DC Proposal author/title registration deadline on submission platform (easy-chair):April, 12th, 16th 2024
DC Proposal uploads deadline on the submission platform (easy-chair):April, 16th, 26th 2024
Notification of acceptance:May, 3rd, 2024
Registration (payment) May, 7th, 2024
DC presentation and meeting instructions notificationJune, 2024
Doctoral consortium meeting (at xAI-2024)17-19 July, 2024
Publication (planned with CEUR-WS.org*)September/October, 2024
*Proceedings shall be submitted to CEUR-WS.org for online publication

Special track proposals

Proposal submission (contact):10 January, 17th of January, 2024

Conference

The World Conference on eXplainable AI17-19 July, 2024