April 28, 2019. We have added an explicit double-submission policy to the call for papers for BEA.

April 24, 2019. The BEA 2019 deadline has been extended until Monday, April 29, 11:59pm EST. Get those papers in!

April 16, 2019. The latest edition of the SIGEDU/BEA newsletter has been posted!


SIGEDU is the Association for Computational Linguistics special interest group for building educational applications. SIGEDU organizes the annual workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications – colloquially known as the BEA Workshop. Anyone can become a member of SIGEDU. If you are interested, please fill out this form.


SIGEDU was founded in 2017 and is ACL’s newest SIG. SIGEDU has the following goals:

  • promote interdisciplinary interest in educational applications.

  • promote the exchange and distribution of recent developments within the field of educational technology development.

  • provide means and venues for exchanging news on cutting-edge technology and advances within the field.

  • promote collaboration both within the ACL community as well as between the ACL and other communities working on educational applications.

BEA 2018

The 2018 NAACL Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications was held on June 5, 2018 in New Orleans, USA. Its proceedings are available online.


Joel Tetreault, Grammarly
Jill Burstein, Educational Testing Service
Ekaterina Kochmar, University of Cambridge
Claudia Leacock, Grammarly
Helen Yannakoudakis, University of Cambridge

Anti-Harassment Policy

SIGEDU adheres to the ACL Anti-Harassment Policy for the BEA workshops. Any participant of the workshop who experiences harassment or hostile behavior may contact any current member of the ACL Executive Committee or contact Priscilla Rasmussen, who is usually available at the registration desk of the conference. Please be assured that if you approach us, your concerns will be kept in strict confidence, and we will consult with you on any actions taken.