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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: AIED 2009 - 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education

(Apologies for multiple copies)
The 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2009)
July 6th - 10th 2009, Thistle Hotel, Brighton, UK
The International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2009) is part of an ongoing series of biennial international conferences for top quality research in intelligent systems and cognitive science for educational computing applications. The conference provides opportunities for the cross-fertilization of techniques from many fields that make up this interdisciplinary research area, including: artificial intelligence, computer science, cognitive and learning sciences, education,  educational technology, psychology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and the many domain-specific areas for which AIED systems have been designed and evaluated.
AIED 09 will focus on the theme "Building Learning Systems that Care: From Knowledge Representation to Affective Modeling". This extends an AIED vision proposed some 20 years ago by John Self. The field has moved a long way since then.  It is now widely accepted that effective learning environments are expected to care about both learners and tutors, and to have a good understanding of the variety of learning contexts. The key research question now is how to tackle the complex issues related to building learning systems that care, ranging from representing knowledge and context to modeling social, cognitive, metacognitive, and affective dimensions. This requires linking theory and technology from artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and computer science with theory and practice from education and social science.
Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:
1. Modeling and Representation
* Models of learners, facilitators, tasks and
* problem-solving processes
* Models of groups and communities for
* learning
* Modeling of learning contexts
* Modeling of motivation, metacognition, and
* affect aspects of learning
* Ontological modeling
* Dealing with learner dynamics
* Handling uncertainty and multiple Perspectives
* Representing and analyzing discourse during learning
2. Models of Learning Systems that Care
* Intelligent tutoring and scaffolding
* Intelligent games for learning
* Motivational diagnosis and feedback
* Interactive pedagogical agents and learning
* companions
* Agents that promote metacognition,
* motivation, and affect
* Adaptive question-answering
* Multi-agent architectures
3. Intelligent Technologies for Learning    Systems that Care
* Natural language processing
* Data mining and machine learning
* Knowledge representation and reasoning
* Semantic web technologies and standards
* Social recommendations
* Social networks
4. Pedagogical Models for Learning Systems that Care
* Inquiry learning
* Social dimensions of learning
* Social-historical-cultural contexts
* Informal learning environments
* Communities of practice
5. Learning Contexts and Domains
* Learning in open web environments
* Collaborative and group learning
* Simulation-based learning
* Ubiquitous learning environments
* Learning grid
* Lifelong and workplace learning
* Domain-specific learning applications, e.g. language, mathematics, science, medicine, military, and industry.
6. Evaluation of learning systems that care
* Human-computer interaction
* Evaluation methodologies
* Experiences and lessons learned
* Full papers: - original and unpublished work
* Young researcher's track (YRT, including anticipated Doctoral Consortium, DC):work-in progress by graduate students and other young researchers
* Posters -- work-in-progress
* Interactive events (IE) -- demonstration of AIED systems
* Workshop proposals -- address hot topics in AIED
* Tutorial proposals -- overview of important  AIED topics
* Panels -- bring together experts to discuss a  topical issue in AIED
Submission instructions will be available at
* Papers, posters, YRT/DC, IE: 15 Jan 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii)
* Workshop, panel, and tutorial proposals: 15 Jan 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii)
* Author notification: 16 March 2009
* Workshops and tutorials approved: 16 March 2009
* Camera ready due: 15 April 2009
* Conference: 6-10 July 2009
* Conference Chair: Art Graesser
* Local Arrangements Chair: Ben Du Boulay
* Program Chairs: Vania Dimitrova and Riichiro Mizoguchi
* YRT Chairs: George Magoulas and Tanja Mitrovic
* Poster Chairs: Neil Heffernan and Tsukasa Hirashima
* Interactive Events Chairs: Jack Mostow and Katy Howland
* Workshop Chairs: Scotty Craig and Darina Dicheva
* Tutorial Chairs: Beatriz Barros and Stephan Weibelzahl
* Sponsorship Chairs: Roger Azevedo and Rose Luckin
* Publicity Chair: Genaro Rebolledo-Mendez