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 January 2021, 1350 hrs CDT):

  • Roll Call of Working Group Members

Old Business

  • Repeat Announcements:
    • Next meetings—2nd Thursday each month at 10 a.m. eastern (February 11th; March 11th; April 8th)
  • 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 Consortium
      • The AIS TAG has ended as the AIS Consortium is incorporated
      • The consortium’s mission (as stated in the bylaws) is to “promote the development and adoption of AIS solutions and to support the industry and organizations that produce them”
      • There are currently about 30 member organizations
      • Website will be available by the end of this month (
      • 2021 calendar of events will be available next week to members and published to the AIS TAG blog site ( and ultimately the AIS Consortium website
      • Sign a membership agreement by 15 January to receive founding member discount (50% off the standard $5000 membership fee and net 30 from signing date)
      • Membership agreements are available (contact Bob Sottilare at
      • Committees are forming in February and will have regular monthly meetings… charters are being drafted/reviewed… members should begin thinking about which committees they wish to support
        1. Conference committee
        2. AIS repository committee
        3. AIS evaluation and certification committee
  • 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
    • Please contact Bob Sottilare with any questions at:
    • Now holding 15 sessions with about 75 papers
  • 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
      • Extended to February 16th, 2021
    • 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
    • Unable to find information on 2021 conference (removed from future agendas)
  • AIED 2021
    • Jun 14, 2021–Jun 18, 2021
    • Netherlands and Virtual currently planned
    • Deadline for submissions: Feb 2, 2021 (abstract); Feb 8, 2021 (submission)
  • NEW VERSION: 1 page description of Project 2247 activities for members to bring with them to conferences and meetings.
  • 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
            • Completed.
            • 24 members with acceptable balance among stakeholder groups.
          • Balloting is still open. If you have not yet voted, please do so as soon as possible.
          • Requires 75% approval with 75% response rate


        • 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.


    • Interoperability Subgroup Chair—Jim Goodell, Quality Information Partners
        • Meetings venue:
        • For recent meeting details, please see this Interoperability Use Case Discussion Abstract document
        • Also review this spreadsheet version of same.
        • Looking for alignment between this group and Conceptual Modeling group. Will be coordinating among subgroup leaders. 
        • LTSC Standards Mapped onto Learner-Centered Model.
        • Meetings planned to start in February, pending expected approval of 2247.1.


        • 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
        • Planning phase, determining broad goals and approach
        • Recruitment strategy: broad call vs. targeted


        • 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
      • Website link
      • Webex meeting link (new)
        • Meeting number: 179 244 7564

          Password: WEgTHSQz572


          Join by phone

          +1-646-992-2010 United States Toll (New York City)

          +1-213-306-3065 United States Toll (Los Angeles)

          Access code: 179 244 7564

      • Membership sign-up link 
      • Third Thursdays (next week), same time slot
      • Proposed focus areas (working titles):
        • Theoretical Framework
        • Ethical Design of AISs
        • Guiding Ethical Principles and Values Framework
        • AISs to Support Ethical Decision Making
      • Currently soliciting papers related to subgroup topics for HCII
      • Seeking participation in literature review of ethics related topics


      • 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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