EAAI-18: The 8th Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence

New Orleans, LA United States    (Collocated with AAAI-18)
February 3-4, 2018

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence


The Eighth Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI-18) was held the 3rd and 4th of February 2018 in New Orleans, LA. The symposium was collocated with AAAI-18.


Program Schedule

Saturday, February 3, 2018

9:00-9:10am - Welcome to EAAI-18
Eric Eaton and Michael Wollowski (EAAI co-chairs)

9:10-10:00am - Invited Talk
Jill Watson, Family, and Friends: Experiments in Building Automated Teaching Assistants
Ashok Goel (Georgia Tech)

Ashok Goel is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. He is also the Director of Georgia Tech’s Ph.D. Program in Human-Centered Computing. For more than thirty years, Ashok has conducted research into artificial intelligence, cognitive science and human-centered computing, with a focus on computational design, modeling and creativity. He is the Editor- in-Chief of AAAI’s AI Magazine and an Associate Editor of DRS' Design Science Journal. IEEE’s Ashok serves on Georgia Tech’s Commission on Next in Education, and co-leads its task forces on Future of Pedagogy and Future Learning Systems. As part of Georgia Tech’s Online MS in CS program, he developed an early, popular, online graduate-level course in artificial intelligence, and as part of this class, he pioneered the development of Jill Watson, a virtual teaching assistant for answering questions in online discussion forums (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbCguICyfTA). Chronicle of Higher Education recently included virtual assistants exemplified by Jill Watson in its list of transformative educational technologies over the last fifty years.

10:00-10:20am - Main Track
Educational Competition Platform for Data Analysis: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges
Yukino Baba, Tomoumi Takase, Kyohei Atarashi, Satoshi Oyama and Hisashi Kashima

10:20-10:30am - Announcements
EAAI-19 Birds of a Feather Undergraduate Research
Todd Neller

10:30-11:00am - Coffee Break

11:00am-12:00pm - Thematic Area: Teaching Neural Networks
Chair: Michael Wollowski

12:00-1:30pm - Lunch Break

1:30-2:30pm - Special Track: Model AI Assignments
Chair: Todd Neller

2:30-3:30pm - Special Track: AI for Education I
Chair: Claudia Schulz

3:30-4:00pm - Coffee Break

4:00-4:30pm - Special Track: Best Practices Chair: Tom Williams

4:30-4:50pm - Lightning Talks and Announcements

4:50-5:00pm - Brief Break

5:00-5:30pm - New and Future AI Educator Briefs

Sunday, February 4, 2018

9:00-9:50am - AAAI Opening Talk

10:00-11:00am - Thematic Area: Teaching Ethics
Chair: Michael Wollowski

11:00-11:30am - Coffee Break

11:30-12:30pm - Special Track: AI for Education II
Chair: Eric Eaton

12:30-2:00pm - Lunch Break

2:00-2:50pm - EAAI-18 Outstanding Educator Talk and Presentation of Award
Todd Neller (Gettysburg College)

2:50-3:30pm - Panel Discussion: Next Big Steps in AI for Education
Panelists include: Ashok Goel (Georgia Tech), Diane Litman (University of Pittsburgh), Todd Neller (Gettysburg College)

Moderator: Claudia Schulz (TU Darmstadt)

The purpose of this panel is to look ahead and identify areas and topics in which AI might play a role in Education.

3:30-4:00pm - Coffee Break

4:00-4:30pm - Panel Discussion: Non-traditional Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Panelists incude: Sven Koenig (USC), Nate Derbinsky (Northeastern University)

Moderator: Joshua Eckroth (Stetson University)

We will open a discussion about opportunities for students outside of traditional NSF-funded REU experiences, for example, research-focused courses or senior projects, internships, competitions such as Kaggle, and other informal research experiences. We hope to uncover new ideas about how students may discover and engage in these activities, often under the mentorship of faculty, and ultimately produce publications, presentations, or other artifacts.

4:30-5:30pm - K-12 Outreach


The AAAI-18/IAAI-18 technicial program registration includes participation in EAAI-18 for invited participants and other interested individuals.

Paper Submission

Abstract submission due: September 8, 2017
Paper submission deadline: September 11, 2017

EAAI-18 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-18 web site. Please pay careful attention to the submission instructions provided.

EAAI follows AAAI formatting therefore use the 2018 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-18 proceedings will be published by AAAI.

Policy Concerning Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals

EAAI-18 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-18, 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

The following links are to various material on AAAI-18 and EAAI-18.