[robotics-worldwide] CFP: EAAI-12: The Third Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Tom Lauwers tlauwers at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 12:40:06 PST 2011

Come discuss AI, Robots, and education in sunny Toronto with us next
July 23rd and 24th. Papers due February 8th!



EAAI-12: The Third Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Toronto, Canada (Collocated with AAAI-12)
July 23-24, 2012

Symposium website: http://eaai.stanford.edu/

Paper submission deadline:  February 8, 2012
Notifications of acceptance to authors:  March 13, 2012
Camera-ready papers due to AAAI:  April 10, 2012

EAAI-12: The Third Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial
Intelligence will be held on July 23-24, 2012, in conjunction with
AAAI-12 in Toronto, Canada.

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, etc.

The EAAI-12 proceedings will be published by AAAI.

EAAI-12 provides several of paths for participation, including:

    * 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
    * 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

EAAI-12 welcomes paper submissions on a variety of topics, including,
but not limited to:

    * Educational resources, including pedagogical strategies,
      innovative assignments and curricular development related to AI

    * Multi-disciplinary 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

As mentioned above, 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 http://modelai.gettysburg.edu/

EAAI-12 Organizing Committee
Organizing Committee:

Laura Brown, Michigan Tech University (lebrown at mtu.edu)
Marie desJardins, University of Maryland, Baltimore County(mariedj at cs.umbc.edu)
David Kauchak (chair), Middlebury College (dkauchak at middlebury.edu)
Tom Lauwers, BirdBrain Technologies LLC (tlauwers at birdbraintechnologies.com)
Todd Neller, Gettysburg College (tneller at gettysburg.edu)
Mehran Sahami, Stanford University (sahami at cs.stanford.edu)
Matthew Taylor, Lafayette College (taylorm at lafayette.edu)
Kiri Wagstaff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (kiri.wagstaff at jpl.nasa.gov)

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