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 13 October 2021, 1030 hrs CDT):

  • Roll Call of Working Group Members

Old Business

  • Repeat Announcements:
    • Next meetings—2nd Thursday each month at 10 a.m. eastern
    • Webex meeting is correct, but for some reason has time zone confusion. I’ll follow up with IEEE support.
  • 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
    • Check out the website and especially the events calendar
    • The AIS Consortium provides organizational memberships for an annual rate of $5000 per year.  The benefits of membership include access to the growing AIS Consortium resource repository called the Global Learning Toolkit (GLT), opportunities to leverage external investments by AIS Consortium sponsors, networking, training events, and partnering opportunities.  If you are interested, please contact Bob Sottilare at
    • AIS Consortium Resource Repository. The repository is set to launch on 1 October and will include the Global Learning Engine (a forked baseline of GIFT) and other open source projects.
    • More information:
      • Outreach Committee—The mission of the outreach committee is to organize, promote, and manage events that provide value to AIS Consortium members and promote the goals of the AIS Consortium. Interested in joining? Please contact Dr. Xiangen Hu at
      • Resource Repository Committee—The mission of the Resource Repository Committee is to work toward building a critical mass of open-source and exemplar software components for the AIS community. Interested in joining? Please contact Richard Tong at
      • Evaluation & Certification Committee—The purpose of the evaluation and certification committee is to create and operate an evaluation and certification service for the AIS community, especially for the conformance, compliance and support of the IEEE AIS standards. Interested in joining? Please contact Richard Tong at
  • Global Outreach
    • Discussion on potential venues for outreach; the following conferences were mentioned as venues where Project 2247 members might conduct AIS-specialized sessions
    • Recap from recent meetings:
      • IT²EC
        • 8–10 September 2021, Rotterdam
        • “IT²EC is Europe’s primary forum where stakeholders from military, government, industry and academia connect and share knowledge about training, simulation and education technologies.”
      • IJCAI Workshop
    • HCII
      • 26 June–1 July 2022
      • *NOW FULLY ONLINE* (No longer in Sweden)
      • We are still seeking AIS Conference Board Members. If you are interested, please contact Bob Sottilare at
      • Board members contribute by organizing a paper session of five invited papers (one can be by the organizer).
      • Call for papers
    • 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
      • Next xAPI Cohort begins Thursday, Sept 2nd and runs for 12 weeks. Free signup at:
    • I/ITSEC
      • Ethics panel proposal submitted and accepted, Jeanine leading
      • Professional Development workshops designated as official subcommittee (has institutional support)
      • Bob, Jeanine, and Xiangen hosting a workshop with live demo of GIFT, how to build a tutor in an hour
      • Program available now
      • Joan Johnston is participating in an introductory AIS workshop
    • ICCE 2021
      • 22-26 November 2021, held virtually
      • International Conference for Computers in Education
      • Asian-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
      • Large overlap with AIED
    • AIED Book is a work in progress. Now officially contracted with Routledge. Learning Engineering Toolkit
    • ICICLE Conference
      • mid-2022
      • AIED book will be the starting point.
    • NEW VERSION: 1 page description of Project 2247 activities for members to bring with them to conferences and meetings.
    • ICICLE Learning Engineering Podcast: first episode is now available on Spotify.
    • EdTech Maryland Virtual Meetup: Machine Learning & Education—Identifying & Mitigating Bias
    • Other conferences / events / venues to promote?
  • Subgroups
    • Leaders have established meetings. Everyone should have received notifications via email.
    • Conceptual Modeling Subgroup Chair—Anne Knowles, Tipping Point Solutions
        • Balloting passed with comments
        • Comment Resolution Group has divided 147 comments that must be addressed before the ballot can be recirculated.
        • All comments have been addressed (!) but we have some formatting and procedural hurdles to clear
        • 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 



        • 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: 129 455 9538

            Password: 367G7qZUtux


            Join by phone

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

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

            Access code: 129 455 9538

        • 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
        • Book from Jeanine and Drew submitted for publication
          • Sign up to join any of the focus groups here
          • Currently soliciting papers related to subgroup topics for HCII
          • Seeking participation in literature review of ethics related topics

<insert Richard’s workshop info/list from last few minutes of meeting>

      • 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

Meeting Calendar Summary:

1st Thursdays 10 a.m. EDT—2247.2 Interoperability @

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