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3rd UK Workshop on AI in Education

Cambridge, 10th December 2007

Under the auspices of the Information and Computer Sciences (HEA-ICS) Subject Centre and in conjunction with the AI-2007 Conference.

 Call for 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

Paper submissions and expressions of interest

The deadline for submitting papers has now passed. Authors of accepted papers should use the templates (.doc and .rtf) for formatting their paper (10 pages maximum). If you would like to attend the workshop, please send a brief paragraph describing your interests in the area to Maria Fasli ( by the 30th November 2007.

Important dates

Submissions due: October 15th
Notification of acceptance: November 9th
Camera-ready copy due: November 23rd
Workshop: December 10th, Cambridge UK


The workshop will be held at the Upper House in Peterhouse, Cambridge, UK. The program of presentations is as follows:


11:00 - 11:10 Welcome

11:10 - 11:30 Maintaining AI Provision in a Changing Curriculum: Work in Progress, John Kerins

11:30 - 11:50 Modelling student Uuncertainty and mental models using Bayesian and inductive logic techniques, Kate Taylor

11:50 - 12:10 Symbiosis in teaching AI to Psychology undergraduate students: A Case study, Jonathan Catling and Colin Price

12:10  - 12:30 Using an automated synthesis sustem for studying proof planning and automated reasoning, Yulia Korukhova

12: 30 - 13:15 ------- Lunch Break -------

13:15 - 13:35 Crossing the river with robots: Changing the way of working in an AI subject, Eduardo Ferme and Elsa Fernandes

13:35 - 13:55 RCX+PROLOG: A Platform to use Lego MindstormsTM Robots in Artificial Intelligence courses, Eduardo Ferme and Luis Gaspar

13:55 - 14:15 Learning in a simulated working environment, Peter Pel

14:15 - 14:35 Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Advisor for Evaluating Studentsí Cooperative Training, Owais Malik

14:35 - 14:45 Discussion and Closing


The workshop is held in conjunction with the AI-2007 Conference. To register for the workshop follow the link "registration" from the conference website.


Maria Fasli
Department of Computing and Electronic Systems

University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ

United Kingdom


Colin Price

Worcester Business School

University of Worcester

Henwick Grove

Worcester, WR2 6AJ



Program Committee

Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, UK

Martin Beer, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Joerg Denzinger, University of Calgary, Canada

Harko Verhagen, SICS, Sweden



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