The Third Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Call for Participation
- February 8, 2012: Paper submission deadline
- March 13, 2012: Notification of acceptance or rejection
- April 10, 2012: Camera-ready copy due at AAAI office
- July 23–24, 2012: Symposium
A printable PDF of this call is also available
The Third Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI-12) provides a venue for researchers and educators to discuss pedagogical issues and share resources related to teaching AI and using AI in education across a variety of curricular levels (K–12 through postgraduate training), with an emphasis on undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning. The symposium seeks contributions showing how to more effectively teach AI, as well as how themes from AI may be used to enhance education more broadly (for example, in introductory computing courses or as a means for teaching computational thinking). We encourage the sharing of innovative educational approaches that convey or leverage AI and its many subfields: robotics, machine learning, natural language, computer vision, and so on.
The proceedings of the symposium will be published by AAAI Press.
EAAI-12 provides several of paths for participation, including the following:
- Full-length papers (6 pages) and presentations for the symposium
- Extended abstract/poster contributions (2 pages) highlighting preliminary or ongoing work, or describing an educational innovation proposed to be presented in a demonstration session
- Model AI Assignments highlighting innovative ready-to-adopt materials
- A workshop for mentoring new faculty, instructors, and graduate students on teaching
- An Educational Video Track within the AAAI-12 Video program
- A Student/Educator Track within the AAAI-12 Robotics Exhibition and Workshop
Paper Submission Topics
EAAI-12 welcomes paper submissions on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to the following:
- Educational resources, including pedagogical strategies, innovative assignments and curricular development related to AI
- Multidisciplinary curricula efforts highlighting the application of AI in other contexts (computational biology, algorithmic game theory, computational economics, etc.) and/or foundational concepts of AI in other fields (philosophy, cognitive science, linguistics, psychology)
- The use of robotics and other tangible media both in AI courses and elsewhere in the curriculum
- Software that assists the teaching/learning process -everything from software to help visualize search spaces and search algorithms, to software substrates that can be used by students to do projects
- Resources and strategies for teaching specific AI subareas or topics: machine learning, robotics, computer vision, natural language processing, game playing, etc.
- Strategies for situating AI within a wider CS curriculum
- Ways to incorporate popular entertainment and media portrayal of AI (in movies, news, advertisements, new products, etc.)
- Real-world examples of AI deployments, described in sufficient detail to provide case studies and/or serve as useful springboards for other educators
- Innovative means for integrating research as part of coursework in AI
Ideally, full-length submissions to EAAI-12 should describe well developed ideas and/or pedagogical examples, and should include an evaluation of the work. Papers submitted to EAAI-12 should not substantially overlap with papers that have been previously published or are under review elsewhere.
EAAI-12 Model AI Assignments Session
EAAI-12 will feature a special session on Model AI Assignments suitable for use in a variety of class settings. The Call for Assignments for the Model AI Assignments special session is available at the URL provided below.
EAAI-12 Organizing Committee
Laura Brown, Michigan Tech University (lebrown@ mtu.edu); Marie desJardins, University of Maryland, Baltimore County(firstname.lastname@example.org. edu); David Kauchak (chair), Middlebury College (email@example.com); Tom Lauwers, Bird- Brain Technologies LLC (tlauwers@birdbraintechnologies. com); Todd Neller, Gettysburg College (firstname.lastname@example.org); Mehran Sahami, Stanford University (email@example.com); Matthew Taylor, Lafayette College (taylorm@ lafayette.edu); Kiri Wagstaff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Additional information about the symposium is available on the supplemental website (eaai.stanford.edu).
AAAI-12 Policy Concerning Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals
AAAI-12 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit their papers elsewhere during AAAI's review period. These restrictions apply only to journals and conferences, not to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and without archival proceedings. Authors will be required to confirm that their submissions conform to these requirements at the time of submission.