AIED 2011 News

News for AIED 2011

Three more workshops announced

Three new workshops have been announced and their call for papers are now available online.

Usability and Educational Technology, impact on study results. Usability has always been a critical issue for any computer application, but especially with regards to software created for use in experimental studies for better learning. One major research question is raised:How can one believe in the validity of study results when the application supporting the experiment is source of frustration, badly used by the participants, or not well adapted to the targeted user, due to its poor usability? Read more ...

First Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Education to Support the Social Inclusion of Communities (AIEDSIC). The Artificial Intelligence in Education community has spent more than 30 years researching the design of adaptive technologies to support learning. However, the issue of supporting social inclusion has never been directly addressed. Has AI in Education also missed an important connection with the real world? Read more ...

Corpus Analysis of Natural Language Dialogue for Building ITSs. Computer engagement with natural language dialogue is an important aspect of intelligent tutoring technology and computer supported collaborative learning systems. In addition to being an innate capability of the human organism, natural language is flexible and extensible and does not require the user to learn a new GUI. To form a scientific basis for machine processing of dialogue - either engaging in dialogue or processing dialogue data - many research groups have collected and analyzed corpora of human-human dialogues. Corpus analysis for system construction differs from corpus analysis for other purposes, including various types of linguistic, sociolinguistic or pedagogical analysis, for two reasons. First, technology researchers must focus on methods that can be implemented via computer in real time. Second, intelligent tutoring domains are often technical domains of discourse where a high degree of precision is required. Read more ...

Christchurch earthquake

A 6.3M (MM VIII, depth 5km) earthquake struck the Christchurch region on 22 February 2011. The earthquake struck the city hard causing multiple fatalities (currently at 155 and increasing) and widespread damage (to buildings and the main infrastructure). Aftershocks are still continuing as rescue teams from NZ and around the world continue to work amidst the rubble. Essential services (including power, water, sewerage) are being slowly restored.

Workshop: Learning by Modelling in Science Education

The workshop chairs have released the Call for Papers for the workshop on Learning by Modelling
in Science Education
. They invite submissions of short papers (4 pages including references) and long papers (up to 8 pages including references) that address topics relevant to Question Generation in general and to Question Generation shared tasks in particular.

Workshop: Authoring Simulation and Game-based Intelligent Tutoring

The Call for Papers for the Workshop titled "Authoring Simulation and Game-based Intelligent Tutoring" is now out. The use of scenario-based simulations and serious games for training has been well-accepted in many domains. While a small collection of advanced situated tutors exist, similar to standard intelligent tutors, creation of these systems requires a wide range of expertise and substantial resources.

From the Programme Chairs ...

A number of researchers have requested an extension for extending the submission deadline for AIED 2011 because the current date runs into proposal and project report submission deadlines. To accommodate these requests, the submission deadline for full papers, posters, and YRT papers is extended to midnight GMT on January 21, 2011 (Friday). This is a hard deadline, and no further extensions will be accommodated.

Thank you,

AIED 2011 Programme Chairs

Time to submit your Full, Poster, and YRT papers ...

The deadline for paper, poster, and YRT submissions is fast approaching. Please submit your papers through EasyChair by midnight (GMT), 17 January 2011.

Useful links:

Just released: Call for Tutorials

The Tutorial Chairs have just released the Call for Tutorials, with instructions for prospective tutorial instructors to submit a 2-5 page proposal for their intended tutorial. The tutorials will run during the first two days (27th and 28th of June) in parallel with other conference activities.

Deadlines extended for Full Papers and Poster submission!

Editor's note: The YRT submission deadline has also been extended to 17 January 2011.

The Programme Chairs have extended the submission deadlines for Full Papers and Poster Papers to 17 January 2011 (23:59 GMT)! The Call for Papers has now been updated. If you are planning to submit a Full Paper or a Poster Paper, take a look at the Call for Papers, download the appropriate LaTeX/Word template, then prepare and submit your paper according to the instructions.

Submissions for AIED 2011 are now open

The Programme Chairs have opened submissions for AIED 2011.

Time to start writing!

Editor's note: The dates advertised here have changed. Please check the Important dates page for the updated deadlines.

The various calls for the AIED 2011 (including the Final Call for Papers) have now been released. It is time for those of you who have been working in the various areas of AIED research to start writing a paper or a proposal to submit to one of the various forums of the AIED 2011 (e.g. main conference, workshops, IE, YRT/DC). This is a great way to let the community know about your work (and get your work published) through a high-quality, peer-reviewed conference. The conference is also an awesome opportunity to get involved in the community; the picturesque location is just an added bonus!

So ... check out the calls, download the Word/LaTeX templates, and start writing. Full papers (8 pages) are due by 12 Jan 2011. Poster papers (3 pages) describing work in progress (with possibly early results) are due by 14 Jan 2011. The proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.