We hope you are enjoying the summer.
To keep you updated about the recent news on educational applications, for this newsletter, we’ve collected lists of the EduNLP publications in the recent conferences, job announcements, upcoming calls for papers, among other things:
If you have news, would like to share resources, tools, announce job positions, conference or workshop calls, or publish a blog post on educational applications, please get in touch!
We are pleased to announce that Educational Multi-Question Generation for Reading Comprehension by Manav Rathod, Tony Tu and Katherine Stasaski was selected as the BEA 2022 ambassador paper. Congratulations to the authors! This paper will be presented at one of the IAALDE conferences next year.
Looking forward, we are already planning BEA 2023 and we invite proposals for shared tasks to be hosted at the workshop. If you would like to run a shared task at BEA 2023, please get in touch via email@example.com.
Calls for Papers
IJAIED Special Issue CFP
Giora Alexandron (Weizmann Institute of Science), Beata Beigman Klebanov (Educational Testing Service), Mamoru Komachi (Tokyo Metropolitan University), and Torsten Zesch (FernUniversität in Hagen) are guest editing a Special Issue (SI) of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (IJAIED) entitled: “Educational NLP for a Multilingual World: Research, Applications, and Challenges”. The SI will have a semi-open call with a mandatory initial extended abstract submission (1000 words max) that shall be submitted to the guest editors firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2022.
Find the full description and CFP at: https://www.springer.com/journal/40593/updates/23181128
Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the guest editors if you have any questions.
Thirteenth AAAI Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI-23) CFP
Thirteenth AAAI Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence is co-located with AAAI-23 (February 11-12, 2023; Washington, D.C., USA).
The main track invites a broad range of papers on teaching AI and teaching with AI. Submissions may be framed as research papers or as experience reports. Potential topics include:
The design of an AI curriculum, course, or module.
The development or use of a tool or resource to teach AI.
The impact of a pedagogical or mentoring technique on AI students.
Abstract deadline: August 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM UTC-12 (anywhere on earth)
Paper deadline: September 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM UTC-12 (anywhere on earth)
Notification date: November 18, 2022
Symposium dates: February 11-12, 2023
More information: https://aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI-23/eaai-23-call/
Workshop on Text Simplification, Accessibility, and Readability (TSAR-2022) CFP
The Text Simplification, Accessibility, and Readability (TSAR) workshop is co-located with EMNLP 2022 (December 7–11, 2022; Abu Dhabi, UAE).
The Text Simplification, Accessibility, and Readability (TSAR) workshop aims at bringing together researchers, developers and industries of assistive technologies, public organizations representatives, and other parties interested in the problem of making information more accessible to all citizens. We will discuss recent trends and developments in the area of automatic text simplification, automatic readability assessment, language resources and evaluation for text simplification, etc.
7 September 2022: Workshop paper submission deadline (Softconf). All submissions have to go through softconf.
9 October 2022: Workshop paper notification deadline
16 October 2022: Workshop paper camera-ready deadline
8 December 2022: Workshop
More information: https://taln.upf.edu/pages/tsar2022-ws/#home
There were a few new resources released at BEA 2022:
Educator (various levels) at Grok Academy [more information]
Data Scientist, Educational Assessment at Carnegie Learning, Inc. [more information]
Postdoc in Game-Based Learning & Intelligent Tutoring at Carnegie Mellon University [more information]
Machine Learning Researcher at Apple Education Team [more information]
Postdoc positions at AI-ALOE Research Institute at National AI Research Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education [more information]
Postdoc in Educational Data Mining at the University of Sydney. The position is for a postdoctoral fellow to work on Educational Data Mining projects for computer programming education, with an emphasis on hints and feedback generation (to teachers as well as learners). The right candidate must have strong technical skills in data mining and machine learning, as well as a genuine interest in human-in-the-loop approaches. Position is available for 2 years, with a possibility to extend. Please contact Kalina Yacef (email@example.com) if you are interested.
Program Manager in Learning Analytics at University of Pennsylvania [more information]
A number of conferences have taken place this summer. We’ve collected the EduNLP and EdTech highlights for you.