Call for Papers and Posters

The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2013) is the next in a longstanding series of biennial international conferences for high quality research in intelligent systems and cognitive science for educational computing applications. The conference provides opportunities for the cross-fertilization of approaches, techniques and ideas from the many fields that comprise AIED, including computer science, cognitive and learning sciences, education, game design, psychology, sociology, linguistics, as well as many domain-specific areas. Since the first AIED meeting 30 years ago, both the breadth of the research and the reach of the technologies have expanded in dramatic ways. The theme of AIED2013 therefore seeks to capture this evolution: From education to lifelong learning: constructing pervasive and enduring environments for learning. In line with this theme of expansion, AIED2013 will welcome the Industry & Innovation Track which seeks to capture the challenges, solutions, and results from the transition of AIED technologies into the commercial sector.

We invite academic and industry submissions to AIED 2013, which will be held July 9-13 in Memphis, TN, USA.


Modelling and Representation: Models of learners, facilitators, tasks and problem-solving processes; Models of groups and communities for learning; Modelling motivation, metacognition, and affective aspects of learning; Ontological modelling; Handling uncertainty and multiple perspectives; Representing and analysing discourse during learning

Models of Teaching and Learning: Intelligent tutoring and scaffolding; Motivational diagnosis and feedback; Interactive pedagogical agents and learning companions; Agents that promote metacognition, motivation and affect; Adaptive question-answering

Intelligent Technologies: Natural language processing; Data mining and machine learning; Knowledge representation and reasoning; Semantic web technologies and standards; Simulation-based learning; Multi-agent architectures

Learning Contexts and Informal Learning: Educational games; Collaborative and group learning; Social networks; Inquiry learning; Social dimensions of learning; Communities of practice; Ubiquitous learning environments; Learning grid; Lifelong, museum, out-of-school, and workplace learning

Innovative and Commercial Applications: Domain-specific learning applications (e.g. language, mathematics, science, medicine, military, industry); Scaling up and large-scale deployment of AIED systems;

Evaluation: Human-computer interaction; Evaluation methodologies; Studies on human learning, cognition, affect, motivation, and attitudes; Design and formative studies of AIED systems


  • Full papers (10 pages) - All submissions should describe original and unpublished work.
  • Posters (4 pages) - Reports on work-in-progress including, where possible, preliminary results.
  • Doctoral consortium (4 pages) - The DC is for work-in progress by students and other young/new researchers.
  • Industry & Innovation short papers (4 pages) – For late-breaking developments, experience reports, and other updates from the commercial AIED sector.
  • Interactive events (1-2 pages) - To showcase interactive demonstrations of AIED systems.
  • Workshop proposals (2-4 pages) - Proposals for workshops on "hot" topics in AIED.
  • Tutorial proposals (2-4 pages) - Proposals for tutorials on important AIED topics.

Industry papers can be submitted as full paper or poster submissions. Please refer to the conference website for format and full details for submissions.


  • Full Papers, Posters: 28 Jan 2013
  • Interactive Events: 4 Feb 2013
  • Workshop & Tutorial Proposals: 4 Feb 2013
  • Doctoral Consortium papers: 18 Feb 2013
  • Industry & Innovation Track: 28 Jan 2013 (full), 15 March 2013 (late-breaking reports)


Conference Chair: Jack Mostow
Programme Chairs: H. Chad Lane & Kalina Yacef
Poster Chairs: Jihie Kim & Bruce McLaren
Doctoral Consortium Chairs: Cristina Conati & Sidney D’Mello
Interactive Events Chairs: Vania Dimitrova & Fazel Keshtkar
Panel Chairs: Mike Sharples & Julita Vassileva
Tutorial & Workshop Chairs: Chee Kit Looi & Erin Walker
Industry & Innovation: Lewis Johnson & Ari Bader-Natal
Awards Chairs : Ryan Baker & Rose Luckin
Sponsorship Chair: John Stamper
Organisation Chair: Art Graesser
Local Arrangements Chair: Andrew Olney & Phil Pavlik