EAAI-17: The 7th Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence

San Francisco, CA United States    (Collocated with AAAI-17)
February 5-6, 2017

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence


The Seventh Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI-17) was held the 5th and 6th of February 2017 in San Francisco, CA. The symposium was collocated with AAAI-17.

The proceedings of the symposium are available here.


Program Schedule

Sunday, February 5, 2017

9:00-9:05am EAAI-17 Welcome
Sven Koenig and Eric Eaton

9:05-10:05am EAAI Invited Talk Ayanna Howard

10:05-10:30 EAAI Accepted Papers I: Main Track

10:30-11:00am Coffee Break

11:00-12:10pm EAAI Model AI Assignments I

12:10-2:15pm Lunch Break

2:15-2:30pm EAAI Accepted Papers II: REU Track

2:30-3:30pm NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Sites
Panelists: Georgios Anagnostopoulos, Stephanie E. August, Zach Dodds and Bill Smart.
Moderated by Eric Eaton.

3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break

4:00-4:50pm EAAI Not-So-Grand (NSG) Challenge I

4:50-5:00pm Short Break

5:00-5:50pm EAAI Blue Sky Ideas in AI Education from the New and Future AI Educator Program

5:50-6:30pm EAAI Demos

Open Demos and Hands-on Explorations

Monday, February 6, 2017

10:00-11:00am EAAI Panel - AI Ethics Education

Moderated by Sven Koenig (University of Southern California)
Panelists: Benjamin Kuipers (University of Michigan), Judy Goldsmith (University of Kentucky), and Illah R. Nourbakhsh (Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab)
Sponsored by the Future of Life Institute
The panel will discuss how, as educators, we can incorporate ethical issues into undergraduate or graduate AI classes, such as the following questions: Do we need to worry about the reliability, robustness, and safety of AI systems? Do we need to provide oversight of their operation? How do we guarantee that their behavior is consistent with social norms and human values? Who is liable for incorrect AI decisions? How will AI technology impact standard of living, distribution and quality of work, and other social and economic aspects?


11:00-11:30pm Coffee Break

11:30-12:15pm EAAI Model AI Assignments II

12:15-12:30pm EAAI Accepted Papers III: AI for Education and Outreach

ARTY: Fueling Creativity through Art, Robotics and Technology for Youth
Debra T. Burhans, Karthik Dantu

12:30-2:00pm Lunch

2:00-2:50pm AAAI/EAAI Outstanding Educator Award Talk

Sebastian Thrun

2:50-3:30pm EAAI Panel - AI for Education

Moderated by Sheila Tejada (University of Southern California)
Panelists: Yolanda Gil (USC Information Sciences Institute), Ayanna Howard (Georgia Tech), Peter Norvig (Google), Mehran Salami (Stanford University), and Sebastian Thrun (Udacity, KittyHawk, Stanford, Georgia Tech)
The panel will discuss how we can apply AI techniques in the domain of education to improve teaching, student evaluation, and learning. The panelists will talk about which aspects of the education problem they were able to address with AI and give insight into the education space, suggesting where other educators and researchers can apply AI tools to improve their own teaching or student learning.


The AAAI-17/IAAI-17 technicial program registration includes participation in EAAI-17 for invited participants and other interested individuals.

Paper Submission

Paper submission deadline: September 14, 2016

EAAI-17 Main Paper Track submissions should be in one of the following formats:

EAAI Paper Submission Site

Abstract and Paper Submission

Complete details on submission requirements, including paper formatting guidelines, will be available at the AAAI's EAAI-17 web site. Please pay careful attention to the submission instructions provided.

EAAI follows AAAI formatting therefore use the 2017 AAAI Author Kit. Note, the author kit provides AAAI style files and formatting information. It is NOT NECESSARY to do the following at the submission stage (only if your paper is accepted):

It is MANDATORY that you meet the following requirements:

The EAAI-17 proceedings will be published by AAAI.

Policy Concerning Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals

EAAI-17 will not consider any paper that, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Once submitted to EAAI-17, authors may not submit the paper elsewhere during EAAI/AAAI's review period. These restrictions apply only to refereed journals and conferences, not to unrefereed forums or workshops with a limited audience and without archival proceedings. Authors must confirm that their submissions conform to these requirements at the time of submission.

Model AI Assignments

Individuals interested in submitting work to the Model AI Assignments Session should consult the submission instructions at the Model AI Assignments web site or the Model AI CFP available here.


Program co-Chairs

Organizing Committee

Program Committee

Main Track

Model AI Assignment Track

The following links are to various material on AAAI-17 and EAAI-17.