Telecons are on the second Thursday of the month 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 8 August 2019, 0820 hrs):

  • Roll Call of Working Group Members

Old Business

  • Repeat Announcements:
    • Next meetings— 2nd Thursday each month at 10 a.m. eastern (Sept. 12, Oct. 10)
    • Second AIS Workshop documentation
  • Officer Reports:
    • Vice Chair (Eric Domeshek)
    • Secretary Report (Drew Hampton)
    • Treasurer Report (Jody Cockroft)
    • Collaboration – ICICLE Report (Avron Barr)
    • Collaboration – IEEE 9274 Report (Andy Johnson)

New Business: 

  • Global Outreach
    • 2019 HCII AIS Conference (26–31 July, Orlando, Florida)
      • Review
    • 2020 HCII AIS Conference (19–24 July, Copenhagen, Denmark)
      • Conference website here.
      • Planning has begun… if you have a suggestion about a session or want to participate on the AIS 2020 board contact Bob (bob.sottilare@soartech.com)
    • I/ITSEC (2–6 December, Orlando, Florida)
      • Conference website here.
      • 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
    • 33rd Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS–33) (May 17–20, 2020, North Miami Beach, FL)
  • Subgroups
    • Leaders have established meetings. Everyone should have received notifications via email.
    • Regional Leaders
      • Conceptual Modeling Subgroup Chair—Anne Knowles, L3 Technologies
        • Good input from HCII discussions.
        • Held two subgroup meetings with discussion and edits to text and images in the standard on Collabratec—discussion of “macro”, “micro” and other variants as feature distinctions, edits for refining AIS levels of adaptivity, and resolution of multiple graphical approaches into one.
        • Continued communications and edits within Collabratec in between meetings to evolve topics raised during meetings.
        • Granted permanent Ontology Definitions access to with Interoperability subgroup chair.
        • Proved dedication to concept model by holding team meeting without chair present!
        • 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 & Central China Normal University
        • Europe-Africa Lead for Conceptual Modeling—TBD
      • Interoperability Subgroup Chair—Richard Tong, Squirrel AI Learning by Yixue Group
        • Meetings held at https://zoom.us/j/242790803
        • Minutes from the last meeting.
        • Presentation from HCII
        • Meeting time will be changing to avoid conflicts
        • More input (people, ideas) needed for use cases
        • We welcome industry and institution members to sponsor development efforts for interoperability implementations.
        • 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 Evaluation Subgroup Chair—Shelly Blake-Plock, Yet Analytics
        • Milestones and schedule:
          • Mid-Nov Deadline: Front matter: Intro and Purpose
            • Mid-August Review: Glossary
            • Sept 1: Problem Statement: Instructional Requirements /
          • Expectations
            • Late Sept: Learning Science Context for AIS
            • Late Sept: Lit Review
            • Late Sept: Market Needs
            • Mid Oct: Purchasing Qualifications
            • Mid Nov: Recommendations / Reference Models, etc
            • Mid Nov: Formal Draft Editing to Start
        • Requested access to the dictionary in Collabretec — need to identify redundancies as well as where AIS Eval may have novel definitions
        • If you have requests as to what should go out in a market questionnaire, please send them to Avron or Bob
        • Next big milestone is Sept 1st: Problem Statement: Instructional Requirements / Expectations
        • Next meeting is Aug 12 at 2pm Eastern. Meetings held at https://join.me/IEEE-ICICLE
        • 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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