EAAI-16: The 6th Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Phoenix, AZ United States    (Collocated with [AAAI-16](http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/aaai16.php))
February 13-14, 2016

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


The Sixth Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI-16) was held the 13th and 14th of February 2016 in Phoenix, AZ. The symposium was collocated with AAAI-16.

The proceedings of the symposium are available here.


  • September 15, 2015: Paper submission deadline
  • November 6, 2015: Notification date:
  • December 1, 2015: Camera-ready copy due to AAAI
  • Monday, December 21 (11:59 PST): Early Registration Deadline
  • Friday, January 15, 2016: Late Registration Deadline
  • Friday, January 22, 2016 (5pm local time): Hotel reservation with conference rate
  • February 13-14, 2016: Symposium dates:

Program Schedule

Saturday, February 13, 2016

9:30-10:40am Opening and Invited Talk

  • 9:30-9:40am, Welcome - Todd Neller and Sven Koenig
  • 9:40-10:40am, Invited Talk - Peter Norvig

10:40-11:00am Coffee Break

11:00-12:00pm Paper Session

  • 11:00-11:20am: Lisa Torrey. The Turing Test in the Classroom
  • 11:20-11:40am: Ashok Goel and David Joyner. Design of an Online Course on Knowledge-Based AI
  • 11:40am-12:00pm: Nicole Sintov, Debarun Kar, Thanh Nguyen, Fei Fang, Kevin Hoffman, Arnaud Lyet and Milind Tambe. From the Lab to the Classroom and Beyond: Extending a Game-Based Research Platform for Teaching AI to Diverse Audiences

12:00-1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30-2:30pm Model AI Assignments

  • 1:30-1:50pm: A Simple Genetic Algorithm - James Marshall
  • 1:50-2:10pm: A Genetic Algorithm for Robby the Robot - James Marshall
  • 2:10-2:30pm: An Introduction to k-Means Clustering - Todd W. Neller and Laura E. Brown

2:30-3:30pm Poker Squares

  • 2:30-2:45pm: Introduction - Todd Neller
  • 2:45-3:00pm: Robert Arrington, Clay Langley and Steven Bogaerts. Using Domain Knowledge to Improve Monte-Carlo Tree Search Performance in Parameterized Poker Squares
  • 3:00-3:15pm: Calin Anton, Karo Castro-Wunsch and William Maga. BeeMo, a Monte Carlo Simulation Agent for Playing Parameterized Poker Squares
  • 3:15-3:30pm: Todd Neller, Colin Messinger and Zuozhi Yang. Learning and Using Hand Abstraction Values for Parameterized Poker Squares

3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break

4:00-5:00pm Model AI Assignments

  • 4:00-4:20pm: Python Console-Animation Suite - Lisa Torrey
  • 4:20-4:40pm: An Introduction to Classification: A CS2 Object-Oriented Programming Project - Nate Derbinsky
  • 4:40-5:00pm: Adventures with Prolog: Entering the Dungeon Lord’s Lair - Thomas E. Allen, Andrew A. Ward, Judy Goldsmith, and Nahom Muluneh

Sunday, February 14, 2016

10:00-11:00am Paper Session

  • 10:00-10:20am: Sameer Singh and Sebastian Riedel. Creating Interactive and Visual Educational Resources for AI
  • 10:20-10:40am: Yolanda Gil. Teaching Big Data Analytics Skills with Intelligent Workflow Systems
  • 10:40-11:00am: G Devi, Charu Chauhan and Sutanu Chakraborti. Conceptualizing Curse of Dimensionality with Parallel Coordinates

11:00-11:30am Coffee Break

11:30am-12:30pm Modern AI Course Panel

  • Michael Wollowski, Robert Selkowitz, Laura Brown, Ashok Goel, George Luger, Jim Marshall, Andrew Neel, Todd Neller and Peter Norvig. Relevant Topics for a Modern AI Course

12:30-2:00pm Lunch Break

2:00-2:15pm EAAI Oustanding AI Educator Award

  • Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig

2:15-2:45pm Poster Lightning Talks

  • 2:15-2:20pm: Harald Burgsteiner, Martin Kandlhofer and Gerald Steinbauer. iRobot: Teaching the Basics of Artificial Intelligence in High Schools
  • 2:20-2:25pm: Christian Reotutar, Mbathio Diagne, Evgenii Balai, Edward Wertz, Peter Lee, Shao-Lon Yeh and Yuanlin Zhang. An Online Logic Programming Development Environment
  • 2:25-2:30pm: Oscar Veliz, Marcus Gutierrez and Christopher Kiekintveld. Teaching Automated Strategic Reasoning using Capstone Tournaments
  • 2:30-2:35pm: Michael Wollowski. Training Watson - A Cognitive Computing Course
  • 2:35-2:40pm: Raghuram Ramanujan. A.I. As an Introduction to Research Methods in Computer Science
  • 2:40-2:45pm: Maritza Reyes, Cynthia Perez, Rocky Upchurch, Timothy Yuen and Yuanlin Zhang. Declarative Programming in an Introductory Computer Science Course for High School Students

2:45-3:00pm Break

3:00-5:00pm Hands-On Robotics Workshop

  • In this hands-on robotics workshop, faculty from Olin and Harvey Mudd Colleges will present some of the novel, accessible robots used both for classes and research investigations. Platforms and demos will be available to participants to try out after a short overview


The AAAI-16/IAAI-16 technicial program registration includes participation in EAAI-16 for invited participants and other interested individuals.

Paper Submission

Paper submission deadline: September 15, 2015

EAAI-16 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-16 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's EAAI-16 web site. Please pay careful attention to the submission instructions provided.

EAAI follows AAAI formatting therefore use the 2016 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):

  • Submit source files
  • Submit copyright form
  • Include copyright slug on paper

It is MANDATORY that you meet the following requirements:

  • Papers must not exceed six pages during the submission phase.
  • Papers must be formatted for BLIND review with NO AUTHOR or AFFLIATION information included in the paper.

The EAAI-16 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 co-Chairs

  • Sven Koenig
    University of Southern California

  • Todd Neller
    Gettysburg College

Organizing Committee

  • Jim Boerkoel, Harvey Mudd College (boerkoel@cs.hmc.edu)
  • Laura E. Brown, Michigan Technological University (lebrown@mtu.edu)
  • Zachary Dodds, Harvey Mudd College (dodds@cs.hmc.edu)
  • Susan P. Imberman, CUNY College of Staten Island (imberman@mail.csi.cuny.edu)
  • Kiri L. Wagstaff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (kiri.wagstaff@jpl.nasa.gov)
  • Michael Wollowski, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (wollowski@rose-hulman.edu)
  • Sarah Zelikovitz, CUNY College of Staten Island (sarah.zelikovitz@mail.csi.cuny.edu)

Program Committee

  • Eric Aaron, Vassar College (eaaron@cs.vassar.edu)
  • Christine Alvarado, University of California, San Diego (alvarado@cs.ucsd.edu)
  • Georgios C Anagnostopoulos, Florida Institute of Technology (georgio@fit.edu)
  • Stephanie August, Loyola Marymount University (saugust@lmu.edu)
  • Amos Azaria, Carnegie Mellon University (amos@andrew.cmu.edu)
  • Bikramjit Banerje, The University of Southern Mississippi (Bikramjit.Banerjee@usm.edu)
  • Tiffany Barnes, North Carolina State University (tmbarnes@ncsu.edu)
  • Steven Bogaerts, DePauw University (stevenbogaerts@depauw.edu)
  • Chris Brooks, University of San Francisco (cbrooks@usfca.edu)
  • Debra Burhans, Canisius College (burhansd@canisius.edu)
  • Giuseppe Carenini, University of British Columbia (carenini@cs.ubc.ca)
  • John DeNero, UC Berkeley (denero@berkeley.edu)
  • Marie desJardins, University of Maryland at Baltimore County (mariedj@cs.umbc.edu)
  • Eric Eaton, University of Pennsylvania (eeaton@seas.upenn.edu)
  • Doug Fisher, Vanderbilt University (douglas.h.fisher@vanderbilt.edu)
  • Susan Fox, Macalester College (fox@macalester.edu)
  • Olac Fuentes, University of Texas at El Paso (ofuentes@utep.edu)
  • David Furcy, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (furcyd@uwosh.edu)
  • Ashok Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology (goel@cc.gatech.edu)
  • Larry Holder, Washington State University (holder@wsu.edu)
  • Jugal Kalita, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (jkalita@uccs.edu)
  • David Kauchak, Pomona College (dkauchak@cs.pomona.edu)
  • Niels Da Vitoria Lobo, University of Central Florida (niels@eecs.ucf.edu)
  • Jim Marshall, Sarah Lawrence College (jmarshall@slc.edu)
  • Fred Martin, University of Massachusetts Lowell (fredm@cs.uml.edu)
  • Robert McCartney, University of Connecticut (robert@engr.uconn.edu)
  • Lisa Meeden, Swarthmore College (meeden@cs.swarthmore.edu)
  • Vibhu Mittal, Edmodo (vibhu@mittal.net)
  • Dave Musicant, Carleton College (dmusican@carleton.edu)
  • Peter Norvig, Google (pnorvig@google.com)
  • Keith O'Hara, Bard College (kohara@bard.edu)
  • Simon Parson, University of Liverpool (s.d.parsons@liverpool.ac.uk)
  • Jeff Pfaffmann, Lafayette College (pfaffmaj@lafayette.edu)
  • David Poole, University of British Columbia (poole@cs.ubc.ca)
  • Anna Rafferty, Carleton College (arafferty@carleton.edu)
  • Paul Ruvolo, Olin College (paul.ruvolo@olin.edu)
  • Mehran Sahami, Stanford University (sahami@cs.stanford.edu)
  • Mubarak Shah, University of Central Florida (shah@crcv.ucf.edu)
  • Elizabeth Sklar, University of Liverpool (e.i.sklar@liverpool.ac.uk)
  • Sharon G. Small, Siena College (ssmall@siena.edu)
  • William D. Smart, Oregon State University (bill.smart@oregonstate.edu)
  • Devika Subramanian, Rice University (devika@rice.edu)
  • Matthew Taylor, Washington State University (taylorm@eecs.wsu.edu)
  • Sheila Tejada, University of Southern California (stejada@usc.edu)
  • George Thomas, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (thomasg@uwosh.edu)
  • Lisa Torrey, St. Lawrence University (ltorrey@stlawu.edu)
  • Doug Turnbull, Ithaca College (dturnbull@ithaca.edu)
  • William Yeoh, New Mexico State University (wyeoh@cs.nmsu.edu)
  • Yuanlin Zhang, Texas Tech University (y.zhang@ttu.edu)

The following links are to various material on AAAI-16 and EAAI-16.