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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Applied Artificial Intelligence

For a Special Issue on
Explainable Machine Learning Operational Applied Research and Applications for Improved Decision-Making

Manuscript deadline
30 October 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr Konstantinos Demertzis, School of Science & Technology, Informatics Studies, Hellenic Open University, Greece
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Dr Nikolaos Polatidis, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
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Pr Lazaros Iliadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
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Dr Panayotis Kikiras, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece
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Dr Elias Pimenidis, Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, University of the West of England, Bristol, U.K
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Explainable Machine Learning Operational Applied Research and Applications for Improved Decision-Making

Operational research encompasses developing and using a wide range of problem-solving techniques and methods applied to improve decision-making and efficiency, such as simulation, mathematical optimization, machine learning, queueing theory, and other stochastic-process models. Operational researchers faced with a new problem must determine which of these techniques are most appropriate given the nature of the system, the goals for improvement, and constraints on time and computing power, or develop a new approach specific to the problem at hand. Nevertheless, operational models only create real value when decision-makers truly start relying on them to optimize their decisions. So, these models should focus on predictive accuracy and scalability, provide insights into data describing past findings, and explain recommendations for decisions. While explainable analytics represents a significant challenge and opportunity for the active research community, the volume of high-quality manuscripts on explainable analytics in journals within operational research is still limited.
The proposed Special Issue “Explainable Machine Learning Operational Applied Research and Applications for Improved Decision-Making” invite high-quality submissions addressing theoretical and algorithmic developments advancing the theory and methodology of explainable Operational Research methods in Mathematical, Computer Systems Science and Engineering as well as real-world innovative implementations in business and society in areas such as biosciences, engineering, marketing and sales, supply chain management, education, production and service operations, medicine, bioinformatics, financial risks, cyber security, and fraud.

Topics for contributions to explainable machine learning/deep learning methods include (but are not limited to):

  • Data representation and pre-processing
  • Feature engineering and selection methods
  • Model-agnostic interpretability methods
  • Inherently interpretable algorithms
  • Rule-based methods
  • Methods for balancing and optimizing predictive performance and interpretability
  • Methods supporting model justifiability and actionability
  • Privacy-preserving methods
  • Methods related to algorithm fairness and bias avoidance
  • Interpretable decision-making methods under uncertainty
  • Explainable methods for deep learning
  • Model visualizations bridging algorithm outcome with domain knowledge
  • New model evaluation metrics
  • Field tests and real-life experiments that bring analytics closer to the decision-maker

Submission Instructions

Special issue title: Explainable Machine Learning Operational Applied Research and Applications for Improved Decision-Making

Types of papers: Review or Articles

Deadline for authors to submit their papers: 30/10/2023

Follow the author guidelines found on the Journal website.

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