Symposium on AI Opportunities and Challenges (SAIOC)

Education will never be the same again!

An Online Symposium on 5th December 2023

Co-Hosted by Mid Sweden University and The University of Gävle, Sweden.

This one-day Symposium will bring together a range of thought leaders in the field of Artificial Intelligence who will collectively explore the current state of AI as it is applied in education. The event will feature 3 keynote presentations, each followed by open discussion sessions. Between these keynote presentations there will be a series of round table discussion where attendees will have the opportunity to present their own experiences of AI Challenges and Opportunities. Attendees can choose to have a paper peer-reviewed and published in the Symposium Proceedings or to only present their own experiences. The Symposium also welcomes individuals who wish to observe.

AI is having a significant impact on education, transforming various aspects of the teaching and learning experience. Here are only some ways in which this is happening:

  • Curriculum design.
  • Lesson and lecture delivery,
  • Personalized Learning,
  • Enhanced Tutoring,
  • Examination design and evaluation,
  • Enhanced Research Planning and Delivery,
  • Various dimensions of Data Analysis,
  • Automated Administrative,
  • Support for Accessibility,
  • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Detection of misbehaviour including cheating
  • Creation of governance principles and processes.

We welcome contributions on these or other relevant topics.

Symposium Co-Chairs

Peter Mozelius is an Associate Professor and Researcher, working at the Department of Communication, Quality Management and Information Systems at the Mid Sweden University in Östersund, Sweden. His research interests are in the fields of  Game-based learning, Artificial intelligence, Lifelong learning and Programming education.

Dr Niklas Humble is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Computer and Geospatial Sciences at the University of Gävle, Sweden. He teaches courses in computer programming, interaction design, research methodology and writing, and supervises students at bachelor’s level. Research interests include CS education, Professional development, AI, Computational ethics, Research methodology, Design science, and Game-based learning.

Jimmy Jaldemark, Associate Professor, Mid Sweden University, has worked within the field of educational technology since the 1990s. His research interest concerns collaborative, lifelong, mobile, and networked aspects of learning, including educational technologies such as AI, mobile devices and social media. He serves as editor for the British Journal of Educational Technology


Programme Chair

Dr Paul Griffiths BSc, MEng, DBA, A.Dip.C is Professor of Banking, Finance and Fintech and Academic Director of the MSc in Banking and Fintech at the Ecole de Management de Normandie and is based at the UK Campus in Oxford. Prior to becoming a full-time academic Paul spent many years in leadership positions at global management consulting firms, serving Boards of blue-chip companies, particularly in the financial services sector. He specialises in the management of intangible assets such as intellectual capital and artificial intelligence. He helps organisations and industry sectors set up knowledge networks on technological platforms such as cognitive computing, augmented reality and blockchain. Having lived in nine and worked in 15 countries he defines himself as multicultural. 


Contributing to the Symposium

A peer reviewed Symposium Proceedings with an ISSN and ISBN will be published. There will also be a booklet of abstracts for presentations without papers. Selected authors will be invited to submit to the special issue of the Electronic Journal of e-Learning on Artificial Intelligence and Education.  

To submit and abstract or paper to the Symposium, please click here


Important Dates

31 July 2023 Closing date for papers to be considered for publication and/or presentation
31 August 2023Closing date for abstracts to be considered for presentation only
15 October 2023Final acceptance date for full papers
05 November 2023Final payment date



  • Registration with a published paper and presentation:     £300
  • Registration with a presentation only                                       £100
  • Attendance without paper or presentation                             £50

To book a place please click here