We are excited to share the Best Full Paper Award at the 2023 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning (IMCL).

M4D/MKLab group researchers led the authoring of the award-winning paper “Evaluation of Explainable Artificial Intelligence methods in Language Learning Classification of Spanish Tertiary Students”. In the language learning domain, teachers face challenges regarding the classification of the students’ learning capabilities and building the appropriate learning path for them. To address these challenges the team adopted the concept of Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI), aiming to classify Spanish Tertiary Education Learners, in terms of their performance and interpret the hidden relationships among general characteristics and students’ learning profile.

 XAI is a set of processes and methods that allows human users to interpret, understand and trust the results derived from machine learning models.

The IMCL2023 conference covered all aspects of mobile learning as well as the emergence of mobile communication technologies, infrastructures and services and their implications for education, business, governments and society.

In this context, our team stood out, contributing substantially not only to the academic knowledge but also to the expansion of the horizon of artificial intelligence.

You can read the full paper here