Biweekly telecons are on Thursdays 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 19 December 18):

  • Roll Call of Working Group Members

Old Business

  • Repeat Announcements:
    • Next meeting 17 January
    • AIS2 documentation
      • Final manuscripts were due 3 January
      • Proceedings being compiled, due out early January
    • HCII AIS conference in Orlando, FL (July 26–31, 2019)
      • Three standards sessions
        • Conceptual Models
        • Interoperability
        • Competency Modeling
  • Officer Reports:
    • Vice Chair (Eric Domeshek)
    • Secretary Report (Drew Hampton)
    • Treasurer Report (Jody Cockroft)
    • Recruiting Coordinator Report (Ben Goldberg)
    • Collaboration – ICICLE Report (Avron Barr
    • Collaboration – IEEE 9274 Report (Andy Johnson)

New Business:

    • Affiliated conferences
      • HCII AIS Conference is an affiliated IEEE P2247 conference
      • Bob Sottilare is working with I/ITSEC to proposal an IEEE track composed of four special events at IITSEC 2019
        • Conceptual modeling of Adaptive Instructional Systems
        • Interoperability standards for Adaptive Instructional Systems
        • Best practices for the evaluation of Adaptive Instructional Systems
        • Learning Engineering as an academic goal and career path
      • Additional candidate conferences have been proposed and will be put before the working group for discussion at the next telecon (17 Jan)
    • Global Access to LTSC Working Groups – LTSC set up a leadership telecon to discuss strategies to enhance the access for China and other Asian countries to our IEEE standards groups.  More to report soon.
    • Subgroup on a Conceptual Model for AISs – PAR approved June 2018
      •  Committee report on conceptual modeling of AISs – Anne Knowles
        • The AIS Ontology sub-committee met Jan 2nd (A.Knowles, J. DeFalco, KP Thai). So far, we have developed a working definition of “learning” and a working definition of “AIS” to ground the ontology. The next step is to identify the next layer of the ontology. The AIS community may view the Google Drive working space at if desired.
      • Looking for candidates for subgroup chair – if interested,  please contact Bob Sottilare at
    • Subgroup on Interoperability Standards for AISs – PAR in and awaiting feedback and approval from LTSC
    • Subgroup for Best Practices for the Evaluation of AISs – PAR in and awaiting feedback and approval from LTSC


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