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 11 November 2020, 1730 hrs CDT):

  • Roll Call of Working Group Members

Old Business

  • Repeat Announcements:
    • Next meetings—2nd Thursday each month at 10 a.m. eastern (December 10th; January 14th; February 11th)
  • 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 (Nov. 19) 10 a.m. Eastern
      • Sign-up link
      • Meeting link
        • Meeting number: 173 368 9576
        • Password: bEbvx23AC26
      • Continuing planning for the development of the AIS Consortium which is on schedule to stand up as a corporate non-profit (501.c.6) on 1 December
      • Blog: information and surveys
      • The AIS TAG will end as the AIS Consortium is incorporated
      • Information about the AIS Consortium can be found on www.aisconsortium.org in December
      • The AIS Consortium now has 28 early-bird membership commitments
      • If you are interested in joining the AIS Consortium as an organization ($2500 – 50% off if paid by the end of the year) or an individual ($500) please contact Bob Sottilare at: bob.sottilare@ieee.org
      • Member benefits survey (will help us define member benefits and focus our energy on activities that will make a difference to our members)
      • TAG members can weigh in on several open questions by volunteering for committees… contact Bob Sottilare
      • Committees – AIS TAG Committees will continue as part of the AIS Consortium along with WGs on selected topics (e.g., ethics, standards education & certification)
        • Operations Committee – day to day operational activities (e.g., conference & event planning) approved by the Consortium Board of Directors (BoD)
        • Human Capital Committee — development of training & educational 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 Benefits Committee — identify standard member benefits at the individual and organizational levels of membership
        • Membership Drive Committee – outreach to recruit new members
        • Technical Committee – identification of technical topics to drive the development of working groups.
  • Global Outreach
  • Discussion on potential venues for outreach; the following conferences were mentioned as venues where Project 2247 members might conduct AIS-specialized sessions
  • 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: bob.sottilare@ieee.org
    • We now have 20 sessions, potential decision to merge sessions will be made in early January
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Jeanine DeFalco is hosting a virtual watch party for a handful of relevant AIS pre-recorded paper presentations
  • AERA
    • April 9th–12th, 2021; Orlando, FL *Converted to virtual*
    • Alignment with 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
    • Reminder: if you had an accepted paper/poster last year (FLAIRS-33, 2020) you can present your paper/poster in FLAIRS-34, 2021.
  • xAPI Learning Cohort
    • Free, vendor-neutral, 12-week learning-by-doing project-based team learning experience about the Experience API
    • Introductory information, practical how-tos, and high-level discussions of the implications for our industry
    • xAPI Learning Cohorts run twice a year in spring and fall “semesters” with weekly all-group web meetings on Thursdays 2pm US Eastern Time
  • MODSIM World
    • Decision to move to virtual will be made after I/ITSEC
  • 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.
  • ICICLE Podcast is in the works.

 

  • 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 the submitted version of our draft standard document.
          • (2) Submit draft to MEC (Mandatory Editorial Coordination)—this process takes 30 days
            • Completed.
            • Vanessa LaLittle is our Program Manager
            • Received feedback. Need to review and implement before Ballot Group can vote.
          • (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)
            • Ballot group formation period has ended.
            • 24 members with acceptable balance among stakeholder groups.

 

        • 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
        • Meeting venue: Join.Me 
        • Meeting Schedule: 3rd Mondays @ 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

 

        • 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
      • ALTERED MEETING TIME!
        • Due to Thanksgiving, we will meet next week, one hour earlier (immediately preceding the TAG meeting)
        • Regular meetings are scheduled for fourth Thursdays in this time slot (10–11 a.m. Eastern)
      • Zoom link
      • Proposed subgroups (working titles):
        • Ethical Design of AIS Systems
        • Guiding Ethical Principals and Values Framework
        • AISs to Support Ethical Decision Making

 

      • 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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