Advances in Artificial Intelligence Learning Technologies: Blended Learning, STEM, Computational Thinking and Coding

Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia July 1-4 2019


Conference and workshop websites

ICCSA: http://www.iccsa.org/;    AAILT: http://dmi.unipg.it/aailt

Submission deadline

March 31, 2019


Topics: AI learning technologies STEM Computational thinking  Coding


Learning technologies are dramatically increasing their role in modern education from academic level, where e-learning platforms represent an ubiquitous reality and widely support student-lecturer communication channel for distributing teaching material and interacting, down to kindergarten level, where kids often use various types of toy robots or story-telling software tools, while learning learn the basics of computation thinking in a very effective constructivist way.

Recently and increasing interest has raised in teaching computation thinking skills in the early stage of education, i.e. kindergarten level robotics, and more generally in teaching the core skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The future of education lies in the ability of developing learning technology which integrate seamless in the educational process whether is focused on a constructivist approach or is supporting more traditional educational methodologies.

The main aim of this workshop is to bring together experts in the field of learning technologies focusing their contributions on the application of Artificial Intelligence methodologies to conventional blended learning management systems, and to technologies for supporting the learning process analysis and the core STEM, computational thinking and coding educational goals. Contribution from educational experts with field experiences in the area of STEM, computational thinking and coding (including off the grid, and unplugged approaches) are also welcome, with the purpose of understanding the stakeholder needs and creating a community which can fruitfully breed AI technologies with learning goals.

The scope of the workshop contributions is expected to range from theoretical models and methods to architectures, system implementations and reports of field experiences



Topics will include (not limited to) models, architectures, systems and
experiences on

* AI in mobile learning systems

* AI in distance learning systems

* AI in massive on line open courses (mooc)

* AI and story telling tools

* Autonomous e-learning support system

* Teacher oriented learning analytics

* Student performance prediction and automated classification

* Automatic adaptive teaching

* Student behaviour modeling

* Tracking devices and sensors for monitoring user emotional feedback

* Intelligent automated student tutoring

* Artificial characters for student assistance and supervision

* Augmented reality in education

* 3D/4D reality in education

* Virtual learning environment for STEM

* Virtual experimental labs for STEM

* Learning technologies supporting constructivist educational approach

* Virtual community for distance classes collaboration

* Virtual ecosystems for teacher collaboration and knowledge sharing

* Questions/tests sharing social networks, repositories and analytics

* Distributed repositories for teaching material sharing, retrieval and

collaborative debugging and ranking

* Computational thinking models and support tools

* Field experience reports with computational thinking, STEM and coding

* Field experience reports on story telling systems

* Syllabi for computational thinking, STEM and coding

* Virtual characters for story telling environments

* Coding environments in educational systems

Important dates

December 27, 2018: ICCSA submission site opens for submissions

February 27, 2019:  Abstract submission
March 31, 2019: Deadline for paper submission to the AAILT Workshop through
http://ess.iccsa.org (please when submitting be sure to select the AIILT workshop in the drop down list)
April 17, 2019: Notification of Acceptance. 
May 8, 2019: Early-bird Registration ends

May 8, 2019: Submission deadline for the final version of the Proceeding Papers

July 1-4, 2019: ICCSA 2019 Conference

Program Committee

AILT Program committee:

Alfredo Milani, University of Perugia, Italy (milani@unipg.it)

Valentina Poggioni, University of Perugia, Italy (valentina.poggioni@unipg.it<\a>)

Sergio Tasso, University of Perugia, Italy (sergio.tasso@unipg.it)

ICCSA program committee:



AAILT will be located at the 19th
International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2019), held at Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia on July 1-4 2019. ICCSA 2019 is the next event in a series of highly successful International Conferences on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA), previously held in: Melbourne, Australia (2018); Trieste, Italy (2017); Beijing, China (2016); Banff, Canada (2015); Guimaraes, Portugal (2014); Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2013); Salvador de Bahia, Brazil (2012); Santander, Spain (2011); Fukuoka, Japan (2010); Suwon, Korea (2009); Perugia, Italy (2008); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007); Glasgow, UK (2006); Singapore (2005); Assisi, Italy (2004); Montreal, Canada (2003); and (as ICCS) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands  (2002); San Francisco, USA (2001). The first ICCSA conference was co-organized by C.J.K. Tan (UK) and M. Gavrilova (Calgary, Canada) in 2003.


Submission guidelines

Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted through the
ICCSA Electronic Submission site (ess.iccsa.org) as:

·       Full Paper (10-16 pages)

·       Short Paper (7-9 pages)

Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. Once in the ICCSA Electronic Submission site, you will find a button to submit a new abstract. After the form for personal info, there is bottom-right a dropdown menu where you must select “Advances in Artificial Intelligence Learning Technologies: Blended Learning, STEM, Computational Thinking  and Coding (AAILT)(IMPORTANT!). After submitting the abstract, you should enter again to submit your paper.

To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by at least 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Papers on applications, case studies, and data sets are welcome, as well as master/PhD thesis showcases. Each paper must be original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere (copyright problems fall entirely under responsibility of the authors).

Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, if the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors should register and present orally the paper in the conference. Failure to do so shall lead to exclusion of the paper for the proceedings.

Detailed instructions for submission can be found in the ICCSA page of Instructions for Authors. Questions on topics of the submission can be sent to the scientific program committee. Any further question on technical aspects of submission, or inquiry for technical problems can be sent to Osvaldo Gervasi. Please note that the Electronic Submission Site has a separate login access with respect to the registration to the conference.

Publication of proceedings


AAILT 2019 proceedings will appear in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series for ICCSA 2019 (indexed, among others, in Scopus).

And authors of selected papers will be invited toparticipate to future events, if they like.




The 19th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2019), including the AAILT workshop, will be held on July 1-4, 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Saint Petersburg is an awesome city: in the days of the conference you can visit the city and gain happiness from its beautiful architectures, be surprised by Art and History, or experience emotions that you may recognize as positive.

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