EAAI-14: The 5th Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada    (Collocated with [AAAI-14](http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/aaai14.php))
July 28-29, 2014

Sponsored by the [Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence](http://www.aaai.org/)


The Fifth Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI-14) was held the 28th and 29th of July 2014 in Quebec City, Canada. The symposium was collocated with AAAI-14.

The proceedings of the symposium are available here.


  • February 17, 2014: Paper submission deadline (extended)
  • March 19, 2014: Notification of acceptance or rejection
  • April 22, 2014: Camera-ready copy due at AAAI office
  • July 28-29, 2014: Symposium

Program Schedule

Monday, July 28, 2014

Opening and Invited Talk

Coffee Break

Paper Session

  • Shallow Blue: Lego-based Embodied AI as a Platform for Cross-curricular Project Based Learning
  • DOROTHY: Enhancing Bidirection Communicaiton between a 3D Programming Interface and Mobile Robots
  • Teaching with Watson

Model AI Assignments Session

  • An Introduction to Monte Carlo Techniques in AI - Part I
  • Multi-Player Games: Introducing Assignments with Open-Ended Strategies in CS2
  • Strimko by Resolution

Model AI Assignments Session

  • Party Affiliation Classification from State of the Union Addresses
  • Comparing Brute-Force Searching versus the MRV Heuristic in Sudoku Puzzles

Coffee Break

Poster Spotlight

  • Jim: a Platform for Affective AI in an Interdisciplinary Setting
  • Easychair as a Pedagogical Tool

EAAI Big Ideas Discussion

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

AAAI-14 Opening Ceremony and Awards

AAAI-14 Invited Talk: Craig Knoblock

Teaching and Mentoring Workshop, part I

The workshop brings attendees together in an engaging, interative setting to discuss and share creative teaching strategies and facilitate the creation of professional contacts and mentoring relationships.

Teaching and Mentoring Workshop, part II

Networking and Brainstorming Session

Coffee Break

AAAI Program: Invited Talk, Plenary Session, Poster Session, Fun and Games Night

Invited Speaker

Michael Littman

Brown University

Experiences Teaching Tens of Thousands Online
As one of the few AI people who has had the opportunity to teach a Massively Open Online Course without creating my own platform to distribute it (Yes, I'm talking to you, Thrun, Ng, Koller, Isbell, and Norvig), I have an odd insider/outside perspective on the whole MOOC phenomenon. I will share what I've learned about this kind of learning about machine learning, highlighting some techniques that have worked particularly well and some that have worked not so well.


The AAAI-14/IAAI-14 technicial program registration includes participation in EAAI-14 for invited participants and other interested individuals.

If you are planning to attend AAAI-14/IAAI-14 register for the conference and indicate your intention to attend EAAI-14 on the registration form.

If you are attending the EAAI-14 sessions only, please contact AAAI at aaai14@aaai.org for further information.

Paper Submission

Paper submission deadline: February 10, 2014

EAAI-14 paper submissions should be in one of the following formats:

  • Full-length papers (6 pages) and presentations for the symposium
  • Extended abstract/poster contributions (2 pages) highlighting preliminary or ongoing work

Author Registration
Authors must register at the EAAI-14 paper submission site. You will then receive a login and password via email, which will enable you to log on to submit an abstract and paper. In order to avoid a rush at the last minute, authors are encouraged to register well in advance of the paper submission deadline.

Abstract and Paper Submission
Complete details on submission requirements, including paper formatting guidelines, will be available at the AAAI EAAI-14 web site. Please pay careful attention to the submission instructions provided.

The EAAI-14 proceedings will be published by AAAI.

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.


Program Chair

  • Laura E. Brown
    Michigan Technological University
  • Todd Neller
    Gettysburg College

Organizing Committee

  • Chris Brooks, University of San Francisco (cbrooks@usfca.edu)
  • John DeNero, Google Inc. (papajohn@gmail.com)
  • Eric Eaton, University of Pennsylvania (eeaton@seas.upenn.edu)
  • Ashok Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology (goel@cc.georgiatech.edu)
  • David Kauchak, Middlebury College (dkauchak@middlebury.edu)
  • Devika Subramanian, Rice University (devika@rice.edu)
  • Matthew E. Taylor, Washington State University (taylorm@eecs.wsu.edu)

Program Committee

Eric Aaron (Vassar College, United States)
Stephanie E. August (Loyola Marymount University, United States)
Amos Azaria (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
Bikramjit Banerje (The University of Southern Mississippi, United States)
Jim Boerkoel (Harvey Mudd College, United States)
Steven Bogaerts (DePauw University, United States)
Chris Brooks (University of San Francisco, United States)
Debra Burhans (Canisius College, United States)
Giuseppe Carenini (University of British Columbia, Canada)
John DeNero (Google Inc., United States)
Zachary Dodds (Harvey Mudd College, United States)
Eric Eaton (University of Pennsylvania, United States)
Doug Fisher (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Susan Fox (Macalester College, United States)
Ashok Goel (Georgia Institute of Technology, United States)
David Kauchak (Middlebury College, United States)
Sven Koenig (University of Southern California, United States)
Simon Levy (Washington and Lee University, United States)
Fred Martin (University of Massachusetts Lowell, United States)
Dave Musicant (Carleton College, United States)
Keith O'Hara (Bard College, United States)
Jeff Pfaffmann (Lafayette College, United States)
David Poole (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Vasile Rus (University of Memphis, United States)
Paul Ruvolo (Olin College, United States)
Devika Subramanian (Rice University, United States)
Matthew Taylor (Washington State University, United States)
Lisa Torrey (St. Lawrence University, United States)
Doug Turnbull (Ithaca College, United States)
Michael Wollowski (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, United States)


EAAI-14 will be collocated with AAAI-14 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

More information about Quebec City.


The following links are to various material on AAAI-14 and EAAI-14.