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  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 28 March 2019, 0845 hrs):

  • Roll Call of Working Group Members

Old Business

New Business: 

  • Global Outreach
    • IEEE meetings/panels at various conferences: if you plan to attend any of these conferences, please let Richard Tong know (richard.tong@yixue.us).
      • ASU-GSV (8-10 April, San Diego) – IEEE-Adaptive Instructional Systems (2247.x) Workshop – Standardization Opportunities for AI in Education (9 April,
        • In this open forum panel discussion, we will introduce and discuss the state-of-the-art in AI-based Adaptive Instruction System design, standardization, and implementation. We invite ASU-GSV attendees to collaboratively explore opportunities to standardize components and processes used in educational systems that apply AI, including adaptive learning technologies, AI-based recommendation engines, and systems that use machine learning to model student interactions and preferences to improve learning outcomes. This is motivated by IEEE Adaptive Instructional Systems standards projects.
        • Moderator: Richard Tong, Chief Architect and GM of USA Operations, Squirrel AI Learning by Yixue Education Group
          Panelists: Bob Sottilare, IEEE Adaptive Instructional Systems Working Group Chair (Soar Tech); Avron Barr, IEEE Learning Technology Standard Committee Chair (IDA); Robby Robson, IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors member and IEEE Standards Education Committee Chair (Eduworks)
      • Artificial Intelligence + Adaptive Education (AIAED) Global Summit (24-25 May, Beijing, China)
      • AI in Education (AIED) Conference (June, Chicago, Illinois)
      • 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 last week in Ft. Lauderdale
          • 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
  • Two PARs submitted to the 20 March NesCom meeting were approved: AIS interoperability standards (P2247.2) and recommended practices for AIS evaluation (P2247.3).  The work will be done within the AIS working group:
    • Subgroup for Recommended Practices for the Evaluation of AISs—PAR in and awaiting feedback and approval from LTSC
      • PAR 2247.3 Draft is up on the IEEE WG collaboration site at: http://site.ieee.org/sagroups-2247-1/?p=522
      • We are looking for candidates for subgroup chair—if interested, please contact Bob Sottilare at bob.sottilare@soartech.com
      • We are looking for candidates for regional leaders (Asia-Pacific, Europe-Africa, and the Americas) for Project 2247.3—if interested, please contact Bob Sottilare at bob.sottilare@soartech.com
    • Subgroup on Interoperability Standards for AISs—PAR in and awaiting feedback and approval from LTSC
      • PAR 2247.2 Draft is up on the IEEE WG collaboration site at: http://site.ieee.org/sagroups-2247-1/?p=518
      • We are looking for candidates for subgroup chair—if interested, please contact Bob Sottilare at bob.sottilare@soartech.com
      • We are looking for candidates for regional leaders (Asia-Pacific, Europe-Africa, and the Americas) for Project 2247.2—if interested, please contact Bob Sottilare at bob.sottilare@soartech.com
    • Subgroup on Conceptual Modeling of AISs—PAR approved in June 2018
      • Approved PAR 2247.1 is up on the IEEE WG collaboration site
      • Subgroup chair is Anne Knowles, L3 Technologies
      • AIS Conceptual Modeling subgroup meets alternate Wednesdays at 11am EDT. Yesterday’s discussions included success in developing a one-stop shop using Collabratec for both team communications and as a conduit for accessing our GoogleDrive folder structure, planning next steps for the ontology now that the feedback period is closed, and deciding to leave the model survey open for an additional week.
      • We are looking for candidates for regional leaders (Asia-Pacific (Xiangen Hu), Europe-Africa, and the Americas) for Project 2247.1—if interested, please contact Bob Sottilare at bob.sottilare@soartech.com or Anne Knowles at knowledge.ak@gmail.com
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