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RSVP Information for GIFTSym12

Added by Sinatra, Anne 6 days ago

The 12th Annual GIFT User Symposium (GIFTSym12) is quickly approaching!

GIFTSym12 is one and a half days and will be held Monday, May 6th, 2024 (1:30pm – 5:00pm), and Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 (9:00am – 5:00pm); please note the end times each day may be adjusted as our planning is finalized.

GIFTSym12 will be held in Orlando, FL at the Central Florida Tech Grove (12809 Science Drive, Orlando, FL 32826; information from the Tech Grove: “Go towards the back, left corner of the building. You will see a large white structure with Tech Grove graphics on it pointing to the Tech Grove entrance in the back, left corner; park anywhere that is not marked ‘Reserved’).

In general, presentations are planned to be given in-person, but non-presenters are welcome to attend in-person or virtually on Microsoft Teams.

It is free to participate in GIFTSym12, but we do ask that you RSVP at the link below to help us properly prepare for the number of expected participants, and the mode that they plan to participate in.

RSVP link: https://cloud.gifttutoring.org/dashboard/?eid=b0c6c882-7abf-4063-9af2-a64c0521160f

Please RSVP even if you be only joining us for part of GIFTSym12.

GIFTSym12 Deadline Extension!

Added by Sinatra, Anne 23 days ago

We are happy to announce a deadline extension for GIFTSym12 abstracts!

New Abstract Due Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2024 at 11:59pm Eastern

The full updated dates are:

Abstract Submission Deadline (Updated) – March 28th, 2024 at 11:59pm Eastern (800 word abstract)
Acceptance Notification (Updated) – April 11th, 2024
Camera-Ready Paper Submission Deadline (Updated) – April 29th, 2024
Presentation Submission Deadline – May 1st, 2024
GIFTSym12 – Monday, May 6th (starting around mid-day) and Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 in Orlando, FL

The full Call for Papers for GIFTSym12 can be viewed at: https://easychair.org/cfp/GIFTSym12

The full details in our original announcement can be viewed here: https://gifttutoring.org/news/182

You can submit your abstract using the EasyChair GIFTSym12 submission site at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=giftsym12

GIFTSym12 Date Announcement!

Added by Sinatra, Anne about 1 month ago

We are happy to announce that the dates for GIFTSym12 have now been set! GIFTSym12 will take place in-person on Monday, May 6th, 2024 (half day starting around mid-day), and Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 (full day). GIFTSym12 will be held in Orlando, FL in the UCF Research Park area.

We ask that all presenters plan to attend and present in-person, as presentations are planned to be given in-person only (special circumstances can be considered if a presentation needs to be conducted virtually).

We are planning to have a hybrid option for non-presenting attendees who wish to participate virtually. Non-presenters are of course, also welcome to attend in-person.

GIFTSym12 participation and attendance does not have an associated fee, but we do ask that you RSVP online prior to the event so that we know the number of people attending. More details will be shared as GIFTSym12 approaches.

A reminder of the important dates is below:

Abstract Submission Deadline – March 25th, 2024 (800 word abstract)
Anticipated Acceptance Notification Date – April 5th, 2024
Camera-Ready Paper Submission Deadline – April 26th, 2024
Presentation Submission Deadline – May 1st, 2024
GIFTSym12 – Monday, May 6th (starting around mid-day) and Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

The full details in our original announcement can be viewed here: https://gifttutoring.org/news/182

You can submit an abstract using EasyChair here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=giftsym12

GIFTSym12 CALL FOR PAPERS

Added by Sinatra, Anne about 2 months ago

GIFTSYM12 CALL FOR PAPERS ANNOUNCEMENT!

GIFTSym12 is planned to be held in-person the week of May 6th, 2024, and will be two days long. The dates are currently in the confirmation process, but are anticipated to be either Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 OR Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th, 2024 in Orlando, FL. Another announcement will be posted once dates are confirmed.

All presentations are planned to be presented in-person (special circumstances can be considered if a presentation needs to be conducted virtually). However, we are planning to have a hybrid option for non-presenting attendees who wish to participate virtually. Non-presenters are of course, also welcome to attend in-person.

GIFTSym12 is the twelfth annual Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) User Symposium! GIFTSym12 invites GIFT designers, developers and practitioners to submit technical papers about their ideas, experiences, and lessons-learned in using GIFT to author and evaluate Adaptive Instructional Systems (AISs). GIFT is an open-source, empirically-based, service-oriented framework of tools, methods and standards to make it easier to author computer-based tutoring systems (CBTSs), deliver and manage instruction, and assess the effect of adaptive instruction, CBTSs, components and methodologies. GIFT is being developed under the Adaptive Tutoring Research Science & Technology project at the Learning in Intelligent Tutoring Environments (LITE) Laboratory, part of the US Army Combat Capability Development Command – Soldier Center’s Simulation and Training Technology Center (DEVCOM-SC STTC).

Please submit your abstract using the EasyChair GIFTSym12 submission site at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=giftsym12

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted elsewhere (such as to a journal or a conference), or previously published. All figures, tables, and images must be original and not previously published.

The following paper categories are welcome:

Full papers (5-10 pages using template) describing design, application, and/or science-based potential enhancements to GIFT.
Short papers (3-4 pages using template) describing standards opportunities for AISs. This will form the basis for a potential separate session on the applicability of standards for AIS development.
Demonstration (3-4 pages using template) showcasing mature use cases that highlight advancements in GIFT’s utility across performance assessments, pedagogical reasoning and coaching, data visualization, adaptive and intelligent training, and after action reviews.

Important Dates

Abstracts are required to be extended abstracts (minimum 800 words) covering the focus of your paper, results/conclusions and recommendations. Review for acceptance will be based on the extended abstracts. There will be a rolling review process and acceptance notification. Presentations will need to be received prior to the event to help facilitate the hybrid portion.

Abstract Submission Deadline – 25 March 2024
Anticipated Acceptance Notification Date – 5 April 2024
Camera-Ready Paper Submission Deadline - 26 April 2024
Presentation Submission Deadline – 1 May 2024
GIFTSym12 – 2 days in the week of May 6th, 2024 (either Tues May 7th & Wed May 8th, OR Wed May 8th & Thurs, May 9th). The confirmation of the dates will occur shortly.

List of Topics

•Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning for AISs
•Collective and Team-Based Methods
•Measurement and Assessment
•Standards for AISs
•Authoring Tools
•Domain Modeling
•Individual Learner Modeling
•Instructional Management
•AIS Architecture and Ontology
•After Action Review (AAR)
•Competency Modeling
•AIS Dashboards and Visualizations
•Large Language Models
•Conversational Agents
•Interoperability and Learning Ecosystems for Future and Emerging Concepts

Program Committee

•Dr. Anne M. Sinatra
•Dr. Benjamin Goldberg
•Dr. Gregory Goodwin
•Dr. Tami Griffith
•Dr. Randall Spain
•Ms. Lisa Townsend

Publication

GIFTSym12 proceedings will be published by U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Command - Solider Center (DEVCOM-SC).

There will be a contributor agreement for all paper authors to sign prior to proceedings publication.

Venue

We are excited to announce that GIFTSym12 will be held in-person this year! The event will be held in Orlando, Florida. We ask that all presenters plan to attend and present in-person, as presentations are planned to be given in-person only (special circumstances can be considered if a presentation needs to be conducted virtually). We are planning to have a hybrid option for non-presenting attendees who wish to participate virtually. Non-presenters are of course, also welcome to attend in-person.

GIFTSym12 participation and attendance does not have an associated fee, but we do ask that you RSVP online prior to the event so that we know the number of people attending. More details will be shared as GIFTSym12 approaches.

As GIFTSym12 includes in-person events, by attending GIFTSym12 in-person, you voluntarily assume all risks related to possible exposure to COVID-19.

Contact

All questions about submissions should be emailed to Dr. Sinatra at

You can submit your abstract using the EasyChair GIFTSym12 submission site at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=giftsym12

GIFT Cloud Maintenance is Completed

Added by Sinatra, Anne 4 months ago

The extended GIFT Cloud server maintenance for the week of December 11th, 2023 has been successfully completed, ahead of schedule. Thank you to the GIFT community for your patience during this downtime. Users can login to cloud.gifttutoring.org and resume normal activities.

GIFT Cloud Downtime Mon, 12/11/23 to Mon, 12/18/23

Added by Sinatra, Anne 4 months ago

In order to perform server maintenance, cloud.gifttutoring.org will be down for an extended time on the week of December 11th, 2023.

It is anticipated that cloud.gifttutoring.org will be down for a duration of seven full days: Monday December 11th, 2023, Tuesday December 12th, 2023, Wednesday December 13th, 2023, Thursday December 14th, 2023, Friday December 15th, 2023, Saturday December 16th, 2023, and Sunday December 17th, 2023. It is anticipated that it will be back online on Monday December 18th, 2023 by noon eastern time.

We plan to notify the community when servers are back online and ready for use via a News item on gifttutoring.org.

-Your GIFT Team

Official Release of GIFT 2023-1 is Here!!!

Added by Goldberg, Ben 5 months ago

Hello to the GIFT User Community! It's been a busy year and we are excited to post our latest public-facing version of the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT). And just in time for Thanksgiving!!

Download GIFT 2023-1 and dependencies directly from this link: https://gifttutoring.org/projects/gift/files.

A GIFT account is required to download the software, and is available at no cost. Also check out the forums for Frequently Asked Questions from the community and to contact the GIFT development team if any issues are experienced, or if new features are requested. Also check out the Documents Tab to see the latest publications from the broader GIFT team across the last year.

This release features:
- Linux and Docker support for server deployments
- Keycloak and Single Sign-On (SSO) Authentication
- Validated version of our first eXperience Training Support Package (XTSP) data model and schema
- External Strategy Providers with an example course in the domain of Gunnery Engagement
- Improvements to the Course Editor user experience
- Enhancements and extensions to the GIFT Game Master
- Improvements to GIFT's domain and pedagogical modules
- GIFT's Log4J Library has been updated with 2.20.0
- ActiveMQ library has been updated to 5.18.3
- And MUCH MUCH More!!

GIFT Cloud updates will still be deployed regularly, so keep track of GIFT news items for announcements on new functionality.

For a full breakdown of all new functions and services, visit this link to the GIFT2022-1 release notes:
https://gifttutoring.org/projects/gift/wiki/Release_Notes_2023-1

GIFT Cloud Maintenance is Completed

Added by Roberts, Nicholas 5 months ago

The extended GIFT Cloud server maintenance for Friday, November 10th, 2023 has been successfully completed. Thank you to the GIFT community for your patience during this downtime, and users can login to cloud.gifttutoring.org and resume normal activities.

GIFT Cloud Downtime Friday, 11/10/23

Added by Roberts, Nicholas 5 months ago

In order to perform server maintenance and upgrades, cloud.gifttutoring.org will be down for an extended time on Friday, November 10th, 2023.

We plan to notify the community when servers are back online and ready for use via a News item on gifttutoring.org

GIFT Cloud Maintenance is Completed (Thurs, 10/5/23)

Added by Sinatra, Anne 7 months ago

The extended GIFT Cloud server maintenance for Tuesday, October 3 through Thursday, October 5, 2023 has been successfully completed. Thank you to the GIFT community for your patience during this downtime, and users can login to cloud.gifttutoring.org and resume normal activities.

-Your GIFT Team

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