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 12 September 2019, 0820 hrs):

  • Roll Call of Working Group Members

Old Business

  • Repeat Announcements:
    • Next meetings— 2nd Thursday each month at 10 a.m. eastern (Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12)
    • Erik will be running the meeting on October 10th since Bob is out of country
  • Officer Reports:
    • Vice Chair (Eric Domeshek)
    • Secretary Report (Drew Hampton)
    • Treasurer Report (Jody Cockroft)
    • Collaboration – ICICLE Report (Shelly Blake-Plock or Avron Barr)
    • Collaboration – IEEE 9274 Report (Andy Johnson)

New Business: 

  • Global Outreach
    • iFest
      • Recap
    • 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)
      • Proposed session chairs (from discussion at HCII ’19) should have received email invitations… please respond to the email invitations (click on accept or decline in the email)
    • I/ITSEC (2–6 December, Orlando, Florida)
      • Conference website here.
      • Update to our IITSEC-IEEE Learning Technologies Track Proposal: our proposal for four special events was approved in March 2019
      • Please send final pointpapers to your track moderator and copy Bob Sottilare at bob.sottilare@soartech.com
        Tuesday 14:00-15:30 329 Conceptual Modeling of AISs COI1 Bob Sottilare
        Wednesday 0830-1000 329 Interoperability Standards for AISs COI3 Keith Brawner
        Wednesday 1030-1200 329 Learning Engineering as an Academic Goal and Career Path COI4 Avron Barr
        Wednesday 1600-1730 329 Best Practices for the Evaluation of AISs COI5 Eric Domeshek
        • 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) Intelligent Learning Technology session (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
        • Held two subgroup meetings with discussion and edits to the draft standard document on Collabratec (12 subgroup members, meeting attendance usually 4-5)
        • Reviewed PAR and discussed role of AI within standard
        • Converged four similar model concepts into one
        • Expanding learning model to include types of data (current task item)

      • Interoperability Subgroup Chair—Richard Tong, Squirrel AI Learning by Yixue Group
      • Recommended Practices for Evaluation Subgroup Chair—Shelly Blake-Plock, Yet Analytics
        • We’ve published a template for the Standard and have begun the work of updating and aligning all of the language from the PAR and from the last three months of meetings.
        • We have needs for the following roles to be filled
          • a. Lead writer for History of AIS (including both technology and learning science)
          • b. Lead writer for Economic Factors section — essentially the financial side of Purchasing Qualifications (should ideally have experience in writing a business plan or doing acquisition)
          • c. Lead writer for the Specific Technical Requirements section
        • We are encouraging all WG members to share suggestions for references/articles/standards the evaluation group should be aware of both within and without the AIS space.
        • Workflow: Access the Draft Standard linked below. Comment and contribute to comment threads directly in the doc.
        • Minutes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tYgzlcm5Mj2kD-PN4hNu3-eR1MmzJ4NPRewniYtMgDw/edit?usp=sharing
        • Draft Standard: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ICNYl2AIL_q5JJKNC6ylWkgCEqzLLIjf78TTS0EaFGs/edit?usp=sharing
        • 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
        • Next meeting is September 23rd 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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