Monthly telecons are on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Antitrust and IP awareness

  1. This is a TECHNICAL committee. Please familiarize yourself with these antitrust and IP guidelines for IEEE meetings.
  2. Report the existence of any patent claims that might be essential to implementers of any proposed standards (Potentially Essential Patents):
    • Speak up now, or
    • Report any essential patents of which you are personally aware to the Chair, or
    • Cause a Letter of Assurance to be submitted to the IEEE-SA

Agenda (updated 13 June 2019, 0930 hrs):

  • Roll Call of Working Group Members

Old Business

  • Repeat Announcements:
    • Next meetings— 2nd Thursday each month at 10 a.m. eastern (11 July, 8 August)
    • Second AIS Workshop documentation
  • Officer Reports:
    • Vice Chair (Eric Domeshek)
    • Secretary Report (Drew Hampton)
      • IACAT recap
    • Treasurer Report (Jody Cockroft)
    • Collaboration – ICICLE Report (Avron Barr)
    • Collaboration – IEEE 9274 Report (Andy Johnson)

New Business: 

  • Global Outreach
    • AI in Education (AIED) Conference (25-29 June, Chicago, Illinois)
      • Standardization Opportunities for AI in Education Workshop (29 June)
      • For information on the AIED conference go to: https://caed-lab.com/aied2019/
      • Call for papers for this workshop will be out this week and this post will be updated.
    • HCII Adaptive Instructional System (AIS) Conference (26-31 July, Orlando, Florida)
      • The Adaptive Instructional Systems (AIS) conference under the auspices of Human-Computer Interaction International (HCII) was approved and will serve as a venue for one of the two annual face-to-face meetings for the AIS working group and provide broader international exposure for IEEE standards.
      •  The HCII AIS conference will be held in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
      • For more information on the First International Conference on Adaptive Instructional Systems: http://2019.hci.international/ais; 52 papers (10 sessions) were approved for presentation at the HCII AIS conference.  Thank you to all the the LTSC and AIS WG members who contributed to this conference.
      • Two standards sessions: Conceptual Models and Interoperability & Competency Modeling
    • I/ITSEC (2-6 December, Orlando, Florida)
      • Update to our IITSEC-IEEE Track Proposal: our proposal for four special events was approved in March 2019
        • AIS Conceptual Modeling Special Event
          • Goal: Expose the I/ITSEC community to IEEE learning technology activities related to modeling a representative AIS and standardization terms, functions, and relationships
          • Format: Informational briefings and panel debate
          • Discussion Topic: Evaluate and critique the importance of essential AIS functions
          • Participants: (all confirmed) – Dr. Robert Sottilare, Soar Technology, Inc. & IEEE 2247 WG chair, moderator;  Dr. Xiangen Hu, University of Memphis and China Central Normal University;
            Dr. Andrew Hampton, University of Memphis;  Dr. Randolph Jones, Soar Technology, Inc.
        • AIS Interoperability Standards Special Event
          • Goal: Expose the I/ITSEC community to IEEE learning technology activities related to standardization of components and/or interaction data shared by AISs
          • Format: Informational briefings and panel debate
          • Discussion Topic: Evaluate and critique how interoperability standards might influence AIS markets
          • Participants: (all confirmed) – Dr. Keith Brawner, Army Futures Command, moderator; Dr. Roger Azevedo, University of Central Florida Learning Sciences Cluster; Dr. Wink Bennett, US Air Force Research Laboratory; Mr. Richard Tong or Dr. KP Thai, Yixue Learning
        • Recommended Practices for AIS Evaluation Special Event
          • Goal: Expose the I/ITSEC community to IEEE learning technology activities related to the development of recommended practices to fairly evaluate AIS capabilities
          • Format: Informational briefings and panel debate
          • Discussion Topic: Evaluate and critique descriptors that are needed to inform AIS buyers about different AIS capabilities
          • Participants: (3 of 4 confirmed) – Dr. Eric Domeshek, Stottler Henke, Inc., moderator; Dr. Natalie Steinhauser, NAWCTSD; Dr. Sowmya Ramachandran, Stottler-Henke, Inc.; Dr. Louise Yarnell, SRI International
        • ICICLE Special Event
          • Goal: Expose the I/ITSEC community to IEEE learning technology activities and develop recommendations regarding learning engineering as an academic and career field
          • Format: Informational briefings and panel debate
          • Discussion Topic: Evaluate and critique next steps for developing learning engineering as both an academic and career field
          • Participants: (all confirmed) – Mr. Avron Barr, IEEE Learning Technologies Standards Committee, moderator; Mr. Shelley Blake-Plock, Yet Analytics; Dr. Arthur Graesser, University of Memphis; Dr. Dylan Schmorrow, Soar Technology
  • Subgroups
    • Leaders will (if not already done) announce bi-weekly telecons.
    • Status – milestone schedule to develop your product (e.g., model, standard or recommended practice. Richard (Project 2247.2) and Shelly (Project 2247.3) recently appointed.
    • Regional Leaders… which positions are filled/not filled… I believe this is ground truth…
      • AIS Conceptual Modeling Subgroup Chair – Anne Knowles, L3 Technologies
        • Accomplishments:
          Continued in-depth discussions toward reaching consensus of conceptual model.
          Scope of conceptual model
          Similarities and differences between existing models
          Sensors and sensor data
          Progressed in adding text and graphics to P2247.1.
          Received IMS Global user stories for consideration (they have a parallel standards effort).
        • Plans:
          Jun – Continue outlining and filling in content
          Jul – Evolve a few sections into something that can be shared with HCII attendees in late July for feedback.
          Aug – Revise standard based on feedback and evolve additional sections
          Sep – Evolve all sections in standard and solicit feedback from community
          Oct – Revise standard for consensus
          Nov – Prepare draft P2247.1 for IEEE submission
          Dec – Submit to IEEE for mandatory editing (“MEC”)
        • Americas Lead for AIS Conceptual Modeling – KP Thai, Squirrel AI Learning by Yixue Group
        • Asia-Pacific Lead for Conceptual Modeling – Xiangen Hu, University of Memphis & China Central Normal University
        • Europe-Africa Lead for Conceptual Modeling – TBD
      • AIS Interoperability Subgroup Chair – Richard Tong, Squirrel AI Learning by Yixue Group
        • Americas Lead for AIS Interoperability – Keith Brawner, US Army Futures Command
        • Asia-Pacific Lead for AIS Interoperability – Qiguang Lin
        • Europe-Africa Lead for AIS Interoperability – TBD
      • Recommended Practices for AIS Evaluation Subgroup Chair – Shelly Blake-Plock, Yet Analytics
        • Americas Lead for AIS Evaluation Practices – Louise Yarnall, SRI
        • Asia-Pacific Lead for AIS Evaluation Practices – TBD
        • Europe-Africa Lead for AIS Evaluation Practices – TBD

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