Monthly telecons are on second 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 12 August 2020, 1530 hrs CDT):

  • Roll Call of Working Group Members

Old Business

  • Repeat Announcements:
    • Next meetings—2nd Thursday each month at 10 a.m. eastern (September 10th, October 8th, November 12th, December 10th)
  • Officer Reports:
    • Vice Chair (Eric Domeshek)
    • Secretary Report (Elyse Burmester),
    • Treasurer Report (Jody Cockroft)
    • Collaboration – ICICLE Report (Michael Jay)
    • Collaboration – IEEE 9274 Report (Andy Johnson)

New Business: 

  • Discussion on 2247.4 PAR creation
      • Standard (“Shall”), Recommended Practice (“Should”), or Guide (“May”)
      • Title
      • Scope
      • Purpose
      • Need
  • Possibility of forming an AIS TAG (Technical Advisory Group)
  • Global Outreach
  • Discussion on potential venues for outreach; the following conferences were mentioned as venues where Project 2247 members might conduct AIS-specialized sessions
    • AI in Education
      • July 6th–10th (Virtually)
      • Recap
    • I/ITSEC
      • Bob & Jeanine have a workshop proposal accepted
      • Tutorial proposal still under review
      • Nov. 30th-Dec. 4th, Orlando, FL
    • ASU-GSV
      • September 29th-October 1st; *Converted to virtual*
    • Learning@Scale
      • August 12th-14th (virtually)
      • Proposed ICICLE Workshop (Jim Goodell)
    • AERA
      • April 9th-12th, 2021; Orlando, FL
      • Art Graesser suggested that we look at potential alignment with activities in the National Council on Educational Measures. 
    • Innovation in Testing 2021
      • Dallas, TX
      • March 7-10
    • FLAIRS-34
      • North Miami Beach, FL
      • May 16th-19th, 2021
      • November 20th paper submission deadline
  • NEW VERSION: 1 page description of Project 2247 activities for members to bring with them to conferences and meetings.
  • Jody Cockroft shared a spreadsheet of upcoming 2020 conferences for reference.


  • Subgroups


    • Leaders have established meetings. Everyone should have received notifications via email.
    • Conceptual Modeling Subgroup Chair—Anne Knowles, L3 Technologies
        • Completed final review of document.
        • A spreadsheet from Richard has milestone suggestions delimited. From that we can determine our position and steps forward (with dates). 


        • Americas Lead for AIS Conceptual Modeling—KP Thai, Age of Learning, Inc.
        • Asia-Pacific Lead for Conceptual Modeling—Xiangen Hu, University of Memphis & Central China Normal University
        • Europe-Africa Lead for Conceptual Modeling—TBD



        • Americas Lead for AIS Interoperability—Keith Brawner, US Army Futures Command
        • Asia-Pacific Lead for AIS Interoperability—Qiguang Lin
        • Europe-Africa Lead for AIS Interoperability—SEEKING VOLUNTEER 


    • Recommended Practices for Evaluation Subgroup Chair—Sam Wang, SRI
        • Milestones and schedule:
                • Resumed regular meetings.
                • We have aligned our work on definitions with the work of the Concept Model group. Now that they have finished, this subgroup has an updated draft version so that we can make sure our definitions align.
                • Focus on Section 4.5 on AI Ethics and AIS led to above discussion. 
                • Call link will be distributed as Webex account creation is finalized
                • Next meeting will be announced soon.


        • Americas Lead for AIS Evaluation Practices—Louise Yarnall, SRI
        • Asia-Pacific Lead for AIS Evaluation Practices—Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences (ALLS)
        • Europe-Africa Lead for AIS Evaluation Practices—SEEKING VOLUNTEER

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