[PlanetKR] Special Issue on Education in Artificial Intelligence K-12

Gerald Steinbauer steinbauer at ist.tugraz.at
Sun Apr 26 19:42:31 EST 2020

Call for Papers

Special Issue on Education in Artificial Intelligence K-12

To appear in the German Journal of Artificial Intelligence
(KI - Künstliche Intelligenz) 2/2021

Important dates

Submission deadline: July 20, 2020
Notification to authors: October 9, 2020
Submission of camera ready papers: October 30, 2020


The upcoming special issue of the German Journal of Artificial
Intelligence (KI - Künstliche Intelligenz) addresses the emerging topic
of education in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the K-12 level. In
recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has attracted a lot of
attention from the public, and become a major topic of economic and
societal discussion. AI already has a significant influence on various
areas of life and across different sectors and fields. The speed and
force with which AI is impacting our work and everyday life poses a
tremendous challenge for our society and educational system. Teaching
fundamental AI concepts and techniques has traditionally been done at
the university level. However, in recent years several initiatives and
projects pursuing the mission of K-12 AI education have emerged. In this
context we also see education organizations and AI experts as well as
governments developing and deploying AI-curricula and programs for a
K-12 audience. The aim of this special issue is to provide a compact
overview over this growing field.

Topic areas

We invite contributions from researchers, practitioners, and educators
interested in education in AI at K-12 level. Topics of interests include
(but are not limited to):

* K-12 AI educational initiatives and projects
* AI curricula
* AI teaching concepts and materials
* Didactical aspects of AI education
* Social, ethical and economic aspects of K-12 AI education
* Software and hardware tools in AI education and how those tools could
  improve teaching AI
* Best practices for training educators to teach about AI (Train the
* Parental involvement in AI-literacy
* Approaches dealing with the question of what should be taught to
  prepare youth for a digitized world
* Best practice examples AI education
* AI K-12 education in relation to existing school curricula and ways to
  integrate AI into these curricula
* Relation of AI education to teaching computer science and other STEM

Categories and submission instructions

* Technical contributions: research papers up to 15 pages (i.e. papers
  describing innovative and novel approaches in the area of AI education
  and dealing with fundamental challenges related to AI education)
* Project presentations: papers describing K-12 AI educational projects
  or initiatives of a considerable impact; up to 10 pages
* Dissertation / habilitation reports: extended abstracts of relevant
  doctoral or habilitation theses; up to 1 page

Submitted papers must be original work not yet published or currently
under review for other journals, magazines or conferences. All papers
will be peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

If you are interested in submitting a paper please contact one of the
guest editors.

Guest editors:
* Gerald Steinbauer, Graz University of Technology, Institute of
  Software Technology, Graz, Austria (steinbauer at ist.tugraz.at)
* Martin Kandlhofer, Austrian Computer Society, Vienna, Austria
  (kandlhofer at ist.tugraz.at)
* Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO of Technovation USA
  (tara at iridescentlearning.org)
* Fredrik Heintz, Department of Computer Science, Linköping University,
  Sweden (fredrik.heintz at liu.se)
* Sven Koenig, Computer Science Department, University of Southern
  California, USA (skoenig at usc.edu)

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