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QG 2010 : The Third Workshop on Question Generation


When Jun 14, 2010 - Jun 18, 2010
Where Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2010
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers



The Third Workshop on Question Generation (QG 2010)

To be held during the Tenth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, June 14-18, 2010

Submission deadline: April 15th, 2010


Asking questions is an important function of advanced learning technologies such as intelligent tutoring systems, inquiry-based environments, and game-based learning environments. Automatically generating high-quality questions is the long-term goal of the emerging Question Generation (QG) research community. QG 2010 solicits the involvement of participants from many disciplines including, but not limited to, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Psycholinguistics, Discourse and Dialogue, Natural Language Generation, and Natural Language Understanding. We invite submissions that deal with cognitive or computational aspects of question generation.

QG 2010 is the third in a line of workshops on Question Generation. The Second Workshop on Question Generation was held in conjunction with the 2009 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, and the First Workshop on the Question Generation Shared Task and Evaluation Challenge was held in 2008 at the National Science Foundation.

QG 2010 will operate in cooperation with the First Question Generation Shared Task and Evaluation Challenge, QGSTEC 2010. QGSTEC participants are required to send an Expression of Interest for the QGSTEC separately. Further information on the QGSTEC can be found at the QGSTEC web site (

-Cognitive and computational models of question generation
-Question taxonomies
-Data collection and preparation for developing, training, and testing QG systems
-Representation languages for data and resource sharing between QG systems
-Annotation schemes and processes
-Evaluation of generated questions: metrics and methods (human, automatic, semi-automatic)
-Descriptions of QG approaches and their evaluation
-Descriptions of QG tasks and subtasks for future QGSTECs

We cordially invite submissions on topics including but not limited to those listed above. We invite submissions of short papers (4 pages including references) and long papers (up to 8 pages including references). Authors must follow the formatting guidelines for Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The submission deadline for both long and short papers is April 15th, 2010; detailed submission instructions will be posted at

The full-day workshop will consist of a main track followed by a special session presenting results from the QGSTEC 2010.

The Expert Systems Journal plans a special issue on Question Generation based on work presented at QG 2010.

Paul Piwek (The Open University, UK)
Kristy Elizabeth Boyer (North Carolina State University, USA)

Art Graesser (University of Memphis, USA)
James Lester (North Carolina State University, USA)
Jack Mostow (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Vasile Rus (University of Memphis, USA)
Donia Scott (University of Sussex, UK)
Marilyn Walker (University of California Santa Cruz, USA)

Gregory Aist (Iowa State University, USA)
Itziar Aldabe (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Lee Becker (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)
Delphine Bernhard (Universite de Paris, France)
Johan Bos (Independent researcher)
Rafael Calvo (University of Sydney, Australia)
Yllias Chali (University of Lethbridge, Canada)
Vinay K. Chaudhri (SRI International, USA)
Wei Chen (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Zhi-Hong Chen (National Central University, Taiwan)
Dan Flickinger (Stanford University, USA)
Corina Forascu (Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Romania)
Nathalie Guin (Universite de Lyon, France)
Michael Heilman (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Tsukasa Hirashima (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Stephanie Jean-Daubias (Universite de Lyon, France)
Hidenobu Kunichika (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
Chin-Yew Lin (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
Mihai Lintean (University of Memphis, USA)
Jon Mason (InterCog, Australia)
Rodney Nielsen (Boulder Language Technologies, USA)
Rachel Or-Bach (The Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel, Israel)
Jose Otero (Universidad de Alcala, Spain)
Juan Pino (University of Cambridge, UK)
Rashmi Prasad (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Amanda Stent (AT&T Labs Research, USA)
Svetlana Stoyanchev (The Open University, UK)
Jeremiah Sullins (University of Memphis, USA)
Lucy Vanderwende (Microsoft, USA)
Brendan Wyse (The Open University, UK)


For up-to-date information about the workshop and contact details see

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).

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