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Institute for Application-Oriented Knowledge Processing (FAW)

Best Paper Award at the 2021 IEEE CoG

Our paper by Timo Bertram, Johannes Fürnkranz and Martin Müller - Predicting Human Card Selection in Magic: The Gathering with Contextual Preference Ranking , opens an external URL in a new windowwon the Best Paper Award at the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Games (CoG-21), opens an external URL in a new window. The paper shows that human card selection strategies can be better modeled with a triple Siamese network which allows encoding contextual preferences if the form card X is preferred over card Y and if we are already holding a set of cards Z.

This was a pleasant end to Martin Müller, opens an external URL in a new window's sabbatical at our institute!

IEEE Cog Best Paper Certificate
Special Issue on Interpretability

We are co-editing a Special Issue on Explainable and Interpretable Machine Learning and Data Mining, opens an external URL in a new window in the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, opens an external URL in a new window journal.

Explainable and Interpretable Machine Learning (XI-ML) aims at bringing together research from interpretable and explainable machine learning, also relating to data mining and knowledge discovery. This special issue will provide a leading forum for timely, in-depth presentation of recent advances in explainable and interpretable machine learning and data mining. We aim to tackle these themes from the modeling and learning perspective, targeting interpretable methods and models being able to explain themselves and their output, respectively. Thus, this call covers a wide range of potential topics.

The submission deadline is March 31, 2021. Do submit!

Best Paper Award @DKE 2016

An analysis of ontologies and their success factors for application to business

by Christina Sachsenhofer-Feilmayr and Wolfram Wöß

has been selected as the best 2016 Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) journal paper by the evaluation committee headed by Dr. Jarke:

    Dr. Valeria de Antonellis
    Dr. Matthias Jarke (chairperson)
    Dr. Antoni Olive
    Dr. Panos Vassiliadis.

The public announcement of the Best DKE paper is planned to take place at the ER 2020 conference.

"Many thanks to Lisa Ehrlinger. One of her first tasks in my team was to help us revising the paper. In addition to the textual work, Lisa also contributed to improving the content." (Wolfram Wöß)


  European Forum Alpbach 2020

Alm-Talk zum Thema "Digitalisierung und Freiwilliges Engagement" unter Mitwirkung der JKU Informatik (a.Univ.-Prof. Birgit Pröll, FAW).

Digitale Transformation ist im 21. Jahrhundert auch für den Freiwilligensektor zu einem „Game Changer“ geworden. Wie aber kann Wertschätzung für freiwilliges Engagement in geeigneter Art und Weise digitalisiert werden, um damit den unentgeltlichen Dienst an der Gesellschaft weiter aufzuwerten?

Über diese spannende Frage diskutierten am 26.8. am Alm-Talk-Podium unter Moderation von Niki Dürk (X-Net) die interdisziplinär zusammengesetzte Runde: Anton Hörting, Christoph Angster (beide Sozialministerium), Birgit Pröll (JKU), Marianne Pührerfellner (Kunstuni Linz), Sandra Horvatits (oöRK), Wolfgang Kronsteiner (oöLFV) und Gerald Heerdegen (Fahnen-Gärtner).

Im Zuge des Alm-Talks wurden der digitale Freiwilligenpass des Sozialministeriums sowie das FFG-COIN geförderte Forschungsprojekt "iVolunteer" vorgestellt - Partner*innen: JKU (Konsortialführung FAW, TK/CIS, Inst. für Organisation), Kunstuni Linz, FH-OÖ Hagenberg, x-Net, blp, GTN, Solarys, oöRK, oöLFV, Eu. Forum Alpbach.

https://2020.alpbach.org, opens an external URL in a new window


Foto: Philipp Huber

Forum Alpbach, ©Philipp Huber
Paper on Interpretability Published

The paper "On cognitive preferences and the plausibility of rule-based models, opens an external URL in a new window" has finally been published. In it, we discuss various aspects of interpretability, propose to distinguish between syntatic, epistemic, and pragmatic interpretability, and argue that complexity measures such as the size of a decision tree or a rule set only address the first of these dimensions. We also report on a set of crowd-sourcing experiments that support this view, and discuss results on human cognitive biases with respect to the interpretability of rule-based theories.

Best Paper Award @DBKDA 2018

Lisa Ehrlinger, Bernhard Werth, and Wolfram Wöß received a Best Paper Award, opens an external URL in a new window for the publication “QuaIIe: A Data Quality Assessment Tool for Integrated Information Systems”, which was presented during DBKDA 2018, opens an external URL in a new window, the Tenth International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and Data Applications, held in Nice, France during May 20-24, 2018. The selection was based on the review of the original submission, the camera-ready version, and the presentation during the conference.

FAW @ Lange Nacht der Forschung 2018

The Institute for Application Oriented Knowledge Processing (FAW) at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) also participates in Lange Nacht der Forschung 2018 (LNF18) at Softwarepark Hagenberg.