Call for Papers - 2nd Annual GIFT User Symposium - GIFTSym2

Are you a GIFT user? Tell us about your experiences with GIFT and make recommendations to enhance its capabilities at GIFTSym2. GIFTSym2 will be held at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 12th-13th.
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Call for Papers
Second Annual User Symposium for the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT): GIFTSym2

Recommendations for Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) Design Standards

June 12-13th, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Scope and Topics of Interest:
The aim of this symposium is to bring together members of the Intelligent Tutoring Systems community for an in-depth exploration to pursue tools, methods, and standards for Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) as part of the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) research project sponsored by the US Army Research Laboratory. GIFT is a free, modular, service-oriented architecture whose goal is to make automated authoring, automated instruction, and effect analysis easy and cost-effective. GIFT has three primary objectives:

(1)provide an automated authoring capability to develop new ITSs and their components (e.g., learner models, pedagogical models, user interfaces, sensor interfaces), and standards to support the reuse of existing ITS components and leverage external training environments (e.g., serious games);

(2)provide an automated instructional capability based upon best tutoring principles, strategies, and tactics for use in ITSs;

(3)enable experimentation to analyze the effectiveness and impact of ITS components, tools, and methods.

More information about GIFT can be found on

The program committee invites GIFT practitioners to submit papers highlighting their use of GIFT and recommendations for design enhancements in the following areas: automated authoring, automated instructional management, and effect analysis of learning outcomes.

Formatting instructions:
Please ensure that your papers are formatted correctly and are within the 10-page limit. Abstracts should be 500 words or less. Go to the Information for LNCS Authors for additional information on formatting. Download the LNCS template for the word processing software you would like to use. E.g., when using Word 2007, download, when using Word 97-2003, download, when using LaTex, download, and so forth. Note that most but not all of these downloads are listed at the top right (notable exception: is listed further down). You may ascertain which file to download for use with your preferred word processor by clicking on the relevant "Proceedings and Other Multi-author Volumes ..... " link. For Word 2007 this actually gets you to the download link. Unzip the file and study the instructions.

Submission instructions:
Paper submissions should be 10 pages maximum in Springer LNCS format and submitted through Easy Chair at: Only submissions in .doc (Word) format will be accepted. All submissions should be in English. Address any questions to .

Important dates:
Symposium abstracts due: February 1, 2014
Symposium abstracts accepted: February 14, 2014
Symposium papers due: March 28, 2014
Decisions communicated to authors: April 15, 2014
Camera ready papers due: May 15, 2014
Presentations due: June 10, 2014
Symposium dates: June 12-13, 2014