4th UK Workshop on AI in Education

Cambridge 9th December 2008
Under the auspices of the Information and Computer Sciences (HEA-ICS) Subject Centre and in conjunction with the AI-2008 Conference.

Call for Papers and Participation
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been incorporated into the curriculum of Computer Science degree schemes for a number of years now at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The field of AI encompasses a number of sub-disciplines including machine learning, constraint satisfaction, search, agents and multi-agent systems, reasoning, natural language engineering and processing to mention just a few. Despite the fact that the underlying research areas have developed over the years, teaching artificial intelligence and related topics presents a number of problems such as a heavy influence of one's own research expertise and specialization in deciding the content of such courses and a lack of standard methodologies and tools that practitioners can employ for teaching topics in this area. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners that are interested in the teaching and education aspect of the field.

Researchers, practitioners and educators both from within and outside the UK are invited to contribute to and participate in the workshop.

The workshop will address issues specific to teaching AI and AI in education including, but not restricted to:
* innovative approaches to learning and teaching AI
* approaches for improving the students' learning experience (Undergraduate and/or Graduate)
* incorporating AI research into AI courses
* the integration of theory and practice
* tools for supporting teaching and learning AI
* using AI in teaching other courses
* AI applications to assist in class instruction

Papers relating to any sub-discipline of AI are welcome. Contributions will be reviewed based on their appropriateness of subject matter, originality and quality, clarity of presentation and analysis of the reported approaches.

The workshop will be a mixture of presentations and open discussions of the attendees.
Paper submissions and expressions of interest
Please send paper submissions, which should not exceed 10 pages in length, by email to Maria Fasli ([log in to unmask]) with the subject line "AI in Education submission", no later than 20th October 2008. Submissions in Word or pdf format are preferred. Authors should use the templates for provided at the workshop's website for formatting their papers. If you would like to attend the workshop, please send a brief paragraph describing your interests in the area to Maria Fasli ([log in to unmask]) by 30th November 2008.

Important dates
Submissions due: October 20th
Notification of acceptance: November 10th
Camera-ready copy due: November 25th
Workshop: December 9th, Cambridge UK

Maria Fasli
Department of Computer Science
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK
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