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 08 October 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 (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: 

  • Meeting of AIS TAG (Technical Advisory Group)
      • Meetings: Third Thursdays (Oct. 15) 10 a.m. Eastern
      • Sign-up link
      • Meeting link
      • Continuing planning for the development of the AIS Consortium
      • Blog: information and surveys
      • Member benefits survey (will help us define member benefits and focus our energy on activities that will make a difference to our members)
      • The board has been engaging IEEE ISTO to work on incorporation of the AIS Consortium… we expect to be legal entity on 1 December.
      • TAG members can weigh in on several open questions by volunteering for committees… contact Bob Sottilare
      • Committees:
        • Human Capital Committee—corporate training events, podcasts, tutorials—something similar to IEEE Young Professionals
        • Strategic Partnerships & Alliances Committee—alliances with conferences, research societies, and other organizations
        • Sponsorship Committee—identification of opportunities to earn sponsorship for shared services and benefits for the consortium & its members
        • Membership Fees Committee—development of a differentiated rate structure based on organization size and type including individual memberships?
        • Member Benefits Committee—identify standard member benefits at various levels of membership
  • Global Outreach
  • Discussion on potential venues for outreach; the following conferences were mentioned as venues where Project 2247 members might conduct AIS-specialized sessions
  • I/ITSEC is now vI/ITSEC
    • Nov. 30th–Dec. 4th, Orlando, FL *Converted to virtual*
    • Jeanine DeFalco and Bob Sottilare have a Fundamentals of AISs Tutorial… it will be pre-recorded and they will schedule a Q&A session.
    • Fridolin Wild, Christine Perey and Brandt Dargue have a special event on the IEEE Augmented Reality Learning Experience Model (ARLEM)
    • Workshop cancelled
    • September 29th–October 1st; *Converted to virtual*
    • Any recap?
  • 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
  • HCII
    • Will be entirely virtual next year
    • If you received a AIS Conference Board invitation, please accept it and begin developing your session in the HCII CMS.
    • If you have not received a AIS Conference Board invitation and you want one, please contact Bob Sottilare at:
    • We currently have 8 sessions and have a goal of 15 sessions of 5+ papers each
    • If you chair a session, you get a HCII tutorial registration for free… if you chair two sessions, you the tutorial and conference registration free.
  • 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, Tipping Point Solutions
        • 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
            • Completed. Richard has our draft standard document.
          • (2) Submit draft to MEC (Mandatory Editorial Coordination)—this process takes 30 days
            • Completed.
            • Vanessa LaLittle is our Program Manager
          • (3) WG should initiate the SA Ballot Invitation process—this takes 30 days
            • Please sign up and spread the word. 
            • MyProject navigation guide available here (see Page 51)
            • You have almost until next meeting to join the Ballot Group (Nov. 6th)
            • Requires IEEE membership (or a ‘Per Ballot’ fee). Ask your company if they have a reimbursement policy.
            • Balloting must begin within six months of invitation. We’re officially on the clock.
            • Other working groups we should invite?


        • 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—Micheline Pollock, Ethan & Co.



        • 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 has been approved… we officially have four subgroups
      • Regular meetings are scheduled for fourth Thursdays in this time slot (10–11 a.m. Eastern)
      • Zoom link


      • Americas Lead for AIS Evaluation Practices—SEEKING VOLUNTEER
      • Asia-Pacific Lead for AIS Evaluation Practices—SEEKING VOLUNTEER
      • Europe-Africa Lead for AIS Evaluation Practices—SEEKING VOLUNTEER

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