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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Intelligent Tutoring Systems ITS 2008

9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems
June 23-27, 2008
Montreal, Canada

******** Important deadlines *********************
January 18, 2008 - Paper & Poster submission
January 18, 2008 - Workshop & Tutorial proposals submission
March 20, 2008 - Author notification
April 6, 2008 - Copyright form submission
April 6, 2008 - camera-Ready due
April 16, 2008 - Author registration 
April 20 to May 8, 2008 - Workshop, Demonstration and tutorial submission

**** Theme: Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Past and Future *********
The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems provides a leading international forum for the dissemination of original results in the design, implementation, and evaluation of intelligent tutoring systems and related areas. The conference will draw researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines ranging from artificial intelligence and cognitive sciences to pedagogy and educational psychology.
The conference explores the real world impact of intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) on an increasingly global scale. Improved authoring tools and learning object standards enable fielding systems and curricula in real world settings on an unprecedented scale. Researchers deploy ITSs in ever larger studies, and increasingly use data from real students, tasks, and settings to guide new research. With high volumes of student interaction data, data mining and machine learning, tutoring systems can learn from experience and improve their teaching performance. Increasing number of realistic evaluation studies also broaden researchers' knowledge about the educational contexts for which ITSs are best suited. At the same time, researchers explore how to expand and improve student-tutor communication, for example, how to achieve more flexible and responsive discourse with students, help students integrate Web resources into learning, use mobile technologies and games to enhance student motivation and learning, and address multicultural perspectives.
ITS'2008 will be supported by a strong international program committee that will ensure full and effective refereeing of all submitted papers.

**********  Topics of ************
Original papers related to the design, implementation and evaluation of intelligent tutoring systems are solicited.  Topics include, but are not limited to, the followings:
- Adaptive Hypermedia  
- Evaluation of Instructional Systems  
- Learning Environments
- Affect and Models of Emotion  
- Human Factors and Interface Design  
- Machine Learning in ITS
- Agent-based Tutoring Systems  
- Instructional Design  
- Narratives in Learning
- Natural Language and Discourse
- Architectures  
- Instructor Networking  
- Pedagogical Agent
- Assessment  
- Intelligent Agents  
- Pedagogical Planning
- Authoring Systems  
- Intelligent Web-Based Learning  
- Situated Learning
- Case-Based Reasoning Systems  
- Intelligent Multimedia Systems  
- Speech and Dialogue Systems
- Cognitive Modeling  
- Internet Environments  
- Student Modeling
- Collaborative Learning  
- Knowledge Acquisition  
- Virtual Reality
- Digital Learning Games  
- Knowledge Construction  
- Web-based Training Systems
- Distributed Learning Environments  
- Knowledge Representation  
- Wireless and Mobile Learning
- Electronic Commerce and Learning  
- Learning Companions 

**********  Contacts and Paper Submission ******************

Roger Nkambou (co-chair), University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada -
Susanne Lajoie (co-chair), McGill, Canada - 
Conference website:

Submissions are invited in the following categories (see details of each category on the web site) :
- Regular paper (10 pages) - All submissions should describe original and unpublished work.
- Posters (3 pages) - Authors are encouraged to submit reports on work-in-progress.
- Tutorial proposals (2 pages) - Proposals for tutorials on important ITS topics.
- Demonstration (3 pages) - Showcase for first-hand experience with research systems and prototypes
- Panel proposals (2 pages) - Panels will bring together 4 or 5 experts to discuss a topical issue.
- Workshop proposals (2 to 5 pages) - Proposals for workshops on important ITS topics.
- Young reseachers track paper (10 pages) 

Proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer Verlag in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Programme Committee
Mohamed Abdelrazek, Egypt
Esma Aimeur (co-chair), Canada
Elizabeth Andre, Germany
Roger Azevedo, USA
Vincent Aleven, USA
Kevin Ashley, USA
Ryan Shaun Joazeiro de Baker, USA
Joseph Beck, USA
Gautam Biswas, USA
Ben du Boulay, UK
Jacqueline Bourdeau, Canada
Bert Bredeweg, The Netherlands
Paul Brna, UK
Peter Brusilovsky, USA
Stefano Cerri, France
Tak-Wai Chan, Taiwan, ROC
William Clancey, USA
Christina Conati, Canada
Ricardo Conejo, Spain
Isabel Fernandez de Castro, Spain
Cyrille Desmoulins, France
Vladan Devedzic, Serbia
Gerhard Fisher, USA
Claude Frasson, Canada
Gilles Gauthier, Canada
Jim Greer, Canada
Guy Gouardres, France
Monique Grandbastien, France
Ulrich Hoppe, Germany
Paul Held, Germany
Neil Heffernan, USA
Mitsuru Ikeda, Japan
Lewis Johnson, USA
Marc Kaltenbach, Canada
Judith Kay, Australia
Ken Koedinger, USA
Jean Marc Labat, France
Susanne Lajoie, Canada
James Lester, USA
Chee-Kit Looi, Singapore
Rosemary Luckin, UK
Brent Martin, New Zeeland
Gordon McCalla, Canada
Alessandro Micarelli, Italy
Tanja Mitrovic, New Zeeland
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan
Claus Moebus, Germany
Jack Mostow, USA
Roger Nkambou, Canada
Jean-Francois Nicaud, France
Helen Pain, UK
Ana Paiva, Portugal
Fabio Paragua, Brazil
Jean-Pierre Pecuchet, France
Carole Redfield, USA
Khalid Rouane, France
Carolyn Rose, USA
Eileen Scanlon, UK
Valerie Shute, USA
Amy Soller, USA
Akira Takeuchi, Japan
Pierre Tchounikine, France
Gheorghe Tecuci, USA
Wouter van Joolingen, The Netherlands
Kurt Van Lehn, USA
Julita Vassileva,Canada
Felisa Verdejo, Spain
Gerhard Weber, Germany
Beverly Woolf (co-chair), USA
Kalina Yacef, Australia