CXAI 2023 Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The ICDM 2023 Workshop on Causal and Explainable Artificial Intelligence (CXAI 2023)

In conjunction with IEEE ICDM 2023, Shanghai, China, 4 Dec 2023

Paper submission deadline: 3 Sept 2023



With the increasingly wider adoption of machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in many domains in the last decade, there has been a high demand to make AI/ML models more transparent, understandable and interpretable. More specifically, there is a need to explain what the root drivers of certain outcomes are and what we can do to achieve a desirable outcome in a more transparent fashion. Addressing these problems is critical for the models to be trusted and adopted by executives and business users for real-world applications. Focused on tackling the above challenges, this CXAI workshop will provide a platform for AI/ML researchers and practitioners from various countries to share their recent research outcomes and experiences in causal inference/discovery and interpretable/explainable AI.



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Structure learning and causal discovery

Causal inference and Bayesian networks

Counterfactual reasoning

Interpretable machine learning

Explainable methods

Model interpretability

Feature importance

Prediction interpretation and justification

Responsible and trustable AI

Ethical AI

Causal models and other methods for ML model interpretation and justification

Model visualisation and conveying decisions to end users

Applications of causal and explainable AI in the environment, agriculture, energy, engineering, education, finance, marketing, medicine, health and other domains.



Authors are invited to submit original papers with a limit of 8 pages maximum plus a possible 2 extra pages for references and appendices, in the IEEE 2-column format. All submissions will be triple-blind reviewed. More detailed information can be found in the IEEE ICDM 2023 Submission Guidelines. Accepted workshop papers will be published in the dedicated ICDMW proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically on the online submission system (



At least one author of each accepted paper must complete the ICDM 2023 conference registration and present the paper at the conference, in order for the paper to be included in the proceedings and conference program. The exact format of the conference (in-person, online, or hybrid) will be decided later and be announced on the ICDM 2023 website.



3 Sept 2023: Paper submission deadline

24 Sept 2023: Notification of acceptance

1 Oct 2023: Camera-ready deadline

4 Dec 2023: Workshop date

All dates are listed in Beijing Time.



Yanchang Zhao                        CSIRO, Australia

Ainura Tursunalieva                CSIRO, Australia

Yun Sing Koh                           The University of Auckland, New Zealand 

Yan Liu                                     University of Southern California, USA

Gilad Francis                           CSIRO, Australia



Yanchang Zhao <yanchang.zhao (at)>

Ainura Tursunalieva <ainura.tursunalieva (at)>