May 30, 2019. The BEA14 schedule is now available! Thanks to all the authors and reviewers for your hard work! We look forward to seeing you in Florence!

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 2019

The 2019 NAACL Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications will be on August 5, 2019 in Florence, Italy. The schedule is now up on the website. The proceedings will be made available after the workshop.


Helen Yannakoudakis, University of Cambridge
Ekaterina Kochmar, University of Cambridge
Claudia Leacock, Grammarly
Nitin Madnani, Educational Testing Service
Ildikó Pilán, Develop Diverse
Torsten Zesch, University of Duisburg-Essen

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.