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 10 September 2020, 0730 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: 

  • AIS TAG (Technical Advisory Group)
    • First meeting: 17 September 2020 (third Thursdays) 10 a.m. Eastern
    • Sign-up link
    • Meeting link
    • First meeting agenda:
      • AIS Consortium Charter—mission, scope, processes
      • AIS Consortium strategic partnerships
        • HCII AIS Conference
        • Others?
      • AIS Consortium participation
        • Enhancing international participation in Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and Australia
        • Identifying leaders for regional consortium chapters
        • Identifying rate structure for organizations and individuals
      • AIS Consortium annual outcomes (benefits of membership)
        • Networking and project opportunities
        • Efficacy and Evaluation services (e.g., AIS certification process)
        • AIS standards activities (current and future needs)
        • AIS Consortium Newsletters
        • Demonstration Events (e.g., hack-a-thons, plug-fests)
  • Global Outreach
  • Discussion on potential venues for outreach; the following conferences were mentioned as venues where Project 2247 members might conduct AIS-specialized sessions
    • Learning@Scale
      • August 12th–14th (virtually)
      • ICICLE Workshop (Jim Goodell)
      • Any recap available?
    • I/ITSEC
      • Bob & Jeanine have a workshop proposal accepted
      • Tutorial proposal also accepted
      • Nov. 30th–Dec. 4th, Orlando, FL
    • ASU-GSV
      • September 29th–October 1st
    • 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
      • Three steps to be completed ~simultaneously:
        • (1) Inform the LTSC that the WG has approved a recommendation to go to ballot and is seeking the approval from the LTSC
        • (2) Submit draft to MEC (Mandatory Editorial Coordination)—this process takes 30 days
        • (3) WG should initiate the SA Ballot Invitation process—this takes 30 days
      • 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.
      • 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
    • Ethical Considerations Subgroup Group—Jeanine DeFalco
      •  PAR proceeding through official channels
      • Ready to begin regular meetings
      • Americas Lead for AIS Ethical ConsiderationsSEEKING VOLUNTEER
      • Asia-Pacific Lead for AIS Ethical ConsiderationsSEEKING VOLUNTEER
      • Europe-Africa Lead for AIS Ethical ConsiderationsSEEKING VOLUNTEER

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