News/ Information September 19, 2018

We are pleased to invite you to 2018 International Explainable AI Symposium sponsored by the Korea Government, Ministry of Science and ICT. There is growing interests on transparent AI technologies which could provide explanation of decisions. Recently, the Korea Government established an Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) Center to build generally applicable XAI systems for healthcare and finance

We invited top researchers/research organizations actively working on XAI problems. Prof. Klaus-Robert Müller (Director, Berlin Big Data Center) and Dr. David Gunning(Manager, the DARPA XAI Program) will deliver keynote speeches. Korean researchers who are actively working in the explainable AI project will present their work.

The symposium will be in Seoul Korea, October 12th, 2018 at Seoul COEX. We wish to see many of you in the symposium.


Program Chairs,

 Jaesik Choi, Director of UNIST Explainable Artificial Intelligence Center
Seong-Whan Lee, Chairman of Korean Artificial Intelligence Association


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Time Title
9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00-10:20 – Welcome Message
Seong-Whan Lee (Korean Artificial Intelligence Association)
– Congratulatory Message
Yong-hyeon Gwon (Ministry of Science and ICT)
Session 1. Explainable AI and Its Impact to Our Daily Life
10:20-11:20 – Keynote 1. Introduction to the DARPA XAI Program
David Gunning (DARPA)
11:20-12:00 – Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Medical Problems
Kwang Joon Kim (Yonsei Severance Hospital)
– Action of Korean Companies According to European General Privacy Policy
Kwang Bae Park (Lee & Ko)
12:00-13:20 Lunch
Session 2. Recent Advances in Explainable AI
13:20-14:20 – Keynote 2. Techniques to Explain Deep Learning Models
Klaus-Robert Müller (Berlin Big Data Center)
14:20-15:10 – Explaining and Predicting Financial Time Series
Jaesik Choi / Byungki Seo (UNIST)
– Machine learning Technology for Learning Causality of Decision Making
Seongju Hwang / Eunho Yang (KAIST)
15:10-15:30 Coffee Break
Session 3. Practical Applications of Explainable AI
15:30-17:00 – Explaining the Decision of Autonomous Vehicles
– Visual and Textual Explanations of Healthcare Data
Seong-Whan Lee / Heung-Il Suk (Korea Univ.)
– Real-world Applications of Explainable Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Jinkyu Yoo (AItrics)
17:00-17:40 Panel Discussion : Future Directions of Explainable Artificial Intelligence Research and Practice
17:40-18:00 Closing Remark



Pre-registration Adult ₩200,000 – After on-line registration, credit card or bank transfer
Student ₩100,000
On-site registration Adult ₩250,000 – Only credit card
Student ₩150,000



513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06164 Republic of Korea



UNIST Explainable Artificial Intelligence Center / GyeongEun Lee / / 052-217-2196
Korean Artificial Intelligence Association / SooJung Park / / 02-928-5920