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GIFTSym10 Proceedings Publication & Special Session

Added by Sinatra, Anne 4 months ago

We are happy to announce that the Proceedings of the 10th Annual GIFT Symposium are now published and available for download under the GIFTtutoring.org documents tab, and at: https://www.gifttutoring.org/documents/159

Additionally, we are holding a special GIFTSym10 session today (May 27th, 2022) from 1:30pm - 3:30pm Eastern to complete presentation of papers 12, 13, 14 due to previous technical difficulties.

The link for the special session is:
https://dod.teams.microsoft.us/l/meetup-join/19%3adod%3ameeting_7eee4336b0e947438000907fc1e9b7d8%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22fae6d70f-954b-4811-92b6-0530d6f84c43%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%222c58c790-f754-4a95-b481-c181852500d5%22%7d

Thank you to all our authors and presenters!

-The GIFTSym10 Program Committee

GIFTSym10 Special Session (Friday, 5/27)

Added by Sinatra, Anne 4 months ago

Unfortunately there is a current Microsoft Teams outage this morning (Wednesday, May 25th), which has impacted our ability to meet and complete the final 3 presentations of GIFTSym10.

As as a result, we have scheduled a special session for presentations 12, 13, and 14 for this Friday, May 27th, 2022 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm Eastern. Please attend if you are available and would like to see the presentations. We will provide additional updates if there are any changes in our plans. Also, please keep an eye out for the Proceedings this week.

GIFTSym10 Special Session Link (Friday, 5/27/22 from 1:30pm - 3:30pm Eastern):

https://dod.teams.microsoft.us/l/meetup-join/19%3adod%3ameeting_7eee4336b0e947438000907fc1e9b7d8%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22fae6d70f-954b-4811-92b6-0530d6f84c43%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%222c58c790-f754-4a95-b481-c181852500d5%22%7d

Thank you for your participation, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

-The GIFTSym10 Program Committee

GIFTSym10 Day 2

Added by Sinatra, Anne 4 months ago

Thank you for a great first day of GIFTSym10!

Today, May 25th, 2022 is Day 2 of GIFTSym10. The event runs from 8:30am - 12:00pm Eastern today.

The final schedule can be downloaded from this news item: https://gifttutoring.org/news/156

The links and optional call in numbers for Day 2 of GIFTSym10 are included below. Please note there are different Microsoft Teams links for each day. Also, please join on the web version of Microsoft Teams, even if you have the app installed. If you are having difficulty with Microsoft Teams and need to call in, the call in numbers are listed below (they are also different each day).

GIFTSYM10 DAY 2:
https://dod.teams.microsoft.us/l/meetup-join/19%3adod%3ameeting_46834dfc77054a7b96f889030936e524%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22fae6d70f-954b-4811-92b6-0530d6f84c43%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%222c58c790-f754-4a95-b481-c181852500d5%22%7d

Optional Day 2 call in number:
+1 571-616-7941,,160718233#
Phone Conference ID: 160 718 233#

If you encounter technical difficulties joining, please email BOTH AND

Your GIFTSYM10 Program Committee
(Please direct technical questions to BOTH and )

GIFTSym10 starts tomorrow, May 24th, 2022!

Added by Sinatra, Anne 4 months ago

GIFTSym10 starts tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24th, 2022!

GIFTSym10 is two days: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 from 8:30am - 4:00pm Eastern, and Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 from 8:30am - 12:00pm Eastern.

The final schedule can be downloaded from this news item: https://gifttutoring.org/news/156

The links and optional call in numbers for GIFTSym10 are included below. Please note there are different Microsoft Teams links for each day. Also, please join on the web version of Microsoft Teams, even if you have the app installed. If you are having difficulty with Microsoft Teams and need to call in, the call in numbers are listed below (they are also different each day).

GIFTSYM10 DAY 1:
https://dod.teams.microsoft.us/l/meetup-join/19%3adod%3ameeting_c3f477dce20c4b0ba2d09ab1a9618125%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22fae6d70f-954b-4811-92b6-0530d6f84c43%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%222c58c790-f754-4a95-b481-c181852500d5%22%7d

Optional Day 1 call in number:
+1 571-616-7941,,775936754#
Phone Conference ID: 775 936 754#

GIFTSYM10 DAY 2:
https://dod.teams.microsoft.us/l/meetup-join/19%3adod%3ameeting_46834dfc77054a7b96f889030936e524%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22fae6d70f-954b-4811-92b6-0530d6f84c43%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%222c58c790-f754-4a95-b481-c181852500d5%22%7d

Optional Day 2 call in number:
+1 571-616-7941,,160718233#
Phone Conference ID: 160 718 233#

If you encounter technical difficulties joining, please email BOTH AND

The event is FREE OF CHARGE, but we do request you register at the following link:

https://cloud.gifttutoring.org/dashboard/?eid=bc55d00c-d85f-481c-a1ed-49a90011a018

We look forward to an excellent event! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Also, please share this announcement with anyone and everyone who may be interested!

Your GIFTSYM10 Program Committee
(Please direct technical questions to BOTH and )

GIFTSym10 Logistics and Agenda

Added by Sinatra, Anne 5 months ago

GIFTSYM10 (Virtual) will take place one week from now!

14 Briefings on current and innovative work utilizing the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) will take place over one and a half days.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, 24 May (8:30am - 4:00pm Eastern US) and Wednesday, 25 May (8:30am - 12:00pm Eastern US) 2022!

The agenda is included as an attachment to this news item! Please visit this link to download it: https://gifttutoring.org/news/156

The links for GIFTSym10 are included below. Please note there are different Microsoft Teams links for each day. Also, please join on the web version of Microsoft Teams, even if you have the app installed.

GIFTSYM10 DAY 1:
https://dod.teams.microsoft.us/l/meetup-join/19%3adod%3ameeting_c3f477dce20c4b0ba2d09ab1a9618125%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22fae6d70f-954b-4811-92b6-0530d6f84c43%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%222c58c790-f754-4a95-b481-c181852500d5%22%7d

GIFTSYM10 DAY 2:
https://dod.teams.microsoft.us/l/meetup-join/19%3adod%3ameeting_46834dfc77054a7b96f889030936e524%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22fae6d70f-954b-4811-92b6-0530d6f84c43%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%222c58c790-f754-4a95-b481-c181852500d5%22%7d

The event is FREE OF CHARGE, but we do request you register at the following link:

https://cloud.gifttutoring.org/dashboard/?eid=bc55d00c-d85f-481c-a1ed-49a90011a018

We look forward to an excellent event! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Also, please share this announcement with anyone and everyone who may be interested!

Your GIFTSYM10 Program Committee
(Please direct questions to )

Virtual Team Tutoring Workshop Deadline Extension

Added by Sinatra, Anne 5 months ago

We are announcing a deadline extension for abstract submission for the "Advances and Opportunities in Team Tutoring" during the Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) 2022 Conference (the conference itself is hybrid from Durham, UK).

The workshop itself is completely VIRTUAL and will take place ONLINE as part of the 2022 AIED Conference on Sunday, July 31st, 2022 at 10:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time (3:00pm - 6:00pm UK time).

Due to the initial due date's overlap with GIFTSym10 paper submissions, we have decided to extend the Team Tutoring Workshop abstract submission deadline.

800 word abstracts are now due on Tuesday, MAY 17th, 2022 at 11:59pm Eastern.

We invite workshop paper submissions about the topic of Team Tutoring and Collaborative Learning.

The call for papers and submission information can be found at:
https://easychair.org/cfp/TeamTutoringWorkshopAIED2022

The goals of this VIRTUAL workshop include providing a forum for researchers to discuss the progress that they have made in team or collaborative tutoring, discuss the approaches that they have taken, the challenges that they have encountered, and/or present theoretical models on innovative methodologies to address future work on team or collaborative tutoring.

The workshop will include a presentation of the accepted papers, followed by an open discussion about the challenges and current state of team tutoring. The discussion will conclude by addressing research gaps and future directions of team tutoring.

Submission Guidelines
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to a journal or conference.
Reviews and acceptances will be based on extended abstracts, which are 800 words.
Full papers are between 5 to 12 pages in CEUR-ART format.
Proceedings papers are planned to be published online at http://ceur-ws.org or www.gifttutoring.org
Both empirical and theoretical papers with topics related to team tutoring and computer-based collaborative learning are welcome.

List of Topics of Interest
Team Tutoring
Lessons Learned from Developing Intelligent Team Tutoring Systems
Team Tutoring in Distributed Environments
Team Assessment Strategies and Approaches in an Intelligent Team Tutoring System
Collaborative Problem Solving and Learning
Theoretical models proposing innovative methodologies to address future work on team or collaborative tutoring
Discussion of steps forward in establishing team intelligent tutoring systems
Natural Language Processing for Team Tutoring
Distinguishing Taskwork vs. Teamwork
Scaffolding and Pedagogical Modeling for Team Tutoring
Team Tutoring in Distributed Environments
Data Strategies for Team Tutoring
Assessment Approaches and Ontologies ( e.g., automated scoring individuals to teams)
Modeling Team Affect
Modeling Team Behaviors and Group Problem Solving
Data Visualization for Team Tutoring
Working with Virtual Teammates
Related topics are also welcome

Important Dates
May 17, 2022: Extended Abstract submission (800 words)
May 31, 2022: Acceptance Notification
June 30, 2022: Camera Ready Paper Deadline (5 to 12 pages in CEUR-ART format)
July 27th or 31st, 2022: Workshop days at AIED 2022 Conference; workshop will be scheduled for one of these two days and will be VIRTUAL.

More information about AIED 2022 workshops: https://aied2022.webspace.durham.ac.uk/workshops-and-tutorials/

Easy Chair Workshop Call for Papers: https://easychair.org/cfp/TeamTutoringWorkshopAIED2022
Easy Chair Workshop Submission Link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=teamtutoringworkshop0

If there are any questions, please contact the workshop co-chairs: Anne Sinatra () and Benjamin Goldberg ()

GIFTSym10 Registration and Schedule

Added by Sinatra, Anne 5 months ago

The Virtual 10th Annual GIFT User Symposium (GIFTSym10) is quickly approaching!

GIFTSym10 is a two day virtual event that will be held on Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 from 8:30am - 4:30pm Eastern, and May 25th, 2022 from 8:30am - 12:00pm Eastern.

Virtual attendance and participation in GIFTSym10 is FREE OF CHARGE, however, we do ask that you register at the below link to help us properly prepare for the number of expected participants.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://cloud.gifttutoring.org/dashboard/?eid=48a259c9-9b22-46c2-9b06-0e1901060007

Please register even if you be only joining us for part of the event.

The preliminary schedule is attached to this news item (https://www.gifttutoring.org/news/154), and in the next few weeks the finalized schedule and Meeting Links will be provided via the GIFTtutoring.org News page and sent to the email addresses of those who have registered for the event.

We are looking forward to a great event!

-The GIFTSym10 Program Committee
(Please direct questions about GIFTSym10 to Anne Sinatra at )

Team Tutoring Virtual Workshop Deadline Extension (May 11)

Added by Sinatra, Anne 5 months ago

We are happy to announce a deadline extension and updated due dates for our half-day virtual workshop titled "Advances and Opportunities in Team Tutoring" during the Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) 2022 Conference (the conference itself is hybrid from Durham, UK).

The workshop itself is completely VIRTUAL.

800 word abstracts are now due on MAY 11th, 2022.

We invite workshop paper submissions about the topic of Team Tutoring and Collaborative Learning.

The call for papers and submission information can be found at:
https://easychair.org/cfp/TeamTutoringWorkshopAIED2022

The goals of this VIRTUAL workshop include providing a forum for researchers to discuss the progress that they have made in team or collaborative tutoring, discuss the approaches that they have taken, the challenges that they have encountered, and/or present theoretical models on innovative methodologies to address future work on team or collaborative tutoring.

This workshop is expected to be of interest to those in academia, government, and industry who are developing tutoring experiences intended to include interaction between multiple learners. The expected outcomes of the workshop include an identification of team tutoring gaps/challenges in varying learning domains, approaches that have been successful or unsuccessful in meeting those challenges, and determining the next steps in approaches that AIED researchers can use for their own team tutor development.

The workshop will include a presentation of the accepted papers, followed by an open discussion about the challenges and current state of team tutoring. The discussion will conclude by addressing research gaps and future directions of team tutoring.

Submission Guidelines
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to a journal or conference.
Reviews and acceptances will be based on extended abstracts, which are 800 words.
Full papers are between 5 to 12 pages in CEUR-ART format.
Proceedings papers are planned to be published online at http://ceur-ws.org or www.gifttutoring.org
Both empirical and theoretical papers with topics related to team tutoring and computer-based collaborative learning are welcome.

List of Topics of Interest
Team Tutoring
Lessons Learned from Developing Intelligent Team Tutoring Systems
Team Tutoring in Distributed Environments
Team Assessment Strategies and Approaches in an Intelligent Team Tutoring System
Collaborative Problem Solving and Learning
Theoretical models proposing innovative methodologies to address future work on team or collaborative tutoring
Discussion of steps forward in establishing team intelligent tutoring systems
Natural Language Processing for Team Tutoring
Distinguishing Taskwork vs. Teamwork
Scaffolding and Pedagogical Modeling for Team Tutoring
Team Tutoring in Distributed Environments
Data Strategies for Team Tutoring
Assessment Approaches and Ontologies ( e.g., automated scoring individuals to teams)
Modeling Team Affect
Modeling Team Behaviors and Group Problem Solving
Data Visualization for Team Tutoring
Working with Virtual Teammates
Related topics are also welcome

Important Dates
May 11, 2022: Extended Abstract submission (800 words)
May 31, 2022: Acceptance Notification
June 30, 2022: Camera Ready Paper Deadline (5 to 12 pages in CEUR-ART format)
July 27th or 31st, 2022: Workshop days at AIED 2022 Conference; workshop will be scheduled for one of these two days and will be VIRTUAL.

More information about AIED 2022 workshops: https://aied2022.webspace.durham.ac.uk/workshops-and-tutorials/

Easy Chair Workshop Call for Papers: https://easychair.org/cfp/TeamTutoringWorkshopAIED2022
Easy Chair Workshop Submission Link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=teamtutoringworkshop0

If there are any questions, please contact the workshop co-chairs: Anne Sinatra () and Benjamin Goldberg ()

GIFTSym10 Deadline Extension (April 6, 2022)

Added by Sinatra, Anne 6 months ago

We are happy to announce a Deadline Extension for GIFTSym10.

New Due Date: 6 April 2022

If you're doing innovative work in Adaptive Instructional Systems, we want to hear from you!

The full Call for Papers for GIFTSym10 can be viewed at: https://easychair.org/cfp/GIFTSym10

You can submit your abstract using the EasyChair GIFTSym10 submission site at: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=giftsym10

Please share this announcement with anyone you feel may be interested. We are looking forward to learning about all the great work being done.

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Original Call for Papers:

CALL FOR PAPERS ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

GIFTSym10 is the tenth annual Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) Users Symposium. GIFTSym10 will be held VIRTUALLY on May 24th and 25th, 2022. GIFTSym10 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 (CBTS), deliver and manage instruction, and assess the effect of adaptive instruction, CBTS, 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).

Submission Guidelines
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. 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.

Submission Schedule
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.
Abstract Submission Deadline – 6 April 2022
Acceptance Notification - 15 April 2022
Paper Submission Deadline - 10 May 2022
Presentation Submission Deadline – 17 May 2022
GIFTSym10 – 24-25 May 2022, Virtual

List of Topics
•AI and Machine Learning for AISs
•Collective and Team-Based Methods
•Measurement and Assessment
•Standards for Adaptive Instructional Systems (AISs)
•Authoring Tools
•Domain Modeling
•Individual Learner Modeling
•Instructional Management
•AIS Architecture and Ontology
•After Action Review (AAR)
•Competency Modeling
•AIS Dashboards and Visualizations
•Interoperability and Learning Ecosystems Future and Emerging Concepts

Program Committee
•Dr. Anne M. Sinatra (Program Chair)
•Dr. Benjamin Goldberg
•Dr. Keith Brawner
•Dr. Greg Goodwin
•Ms. Elyse Burmester
•Mr. Michael Hoffman

Publication
GIFTSym10 proceedings will be published by U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Command - Solider Center (DEVCOM-SC)

Venue
GIFTSym10 will be held Virtually, and is free of charge. More details will be shared as GIFTSym10 approaches.

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

The full call for papers can be viewed at: https://easychair.org/cfp/GIFTSym10

You can submit your abstract using the EasyChair GIFTSym10 submission site at: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=giftsym10

Team Tutoring Virtual Workshop at AIED 2022

Added by Sinatra, Anne 6 months ago

The GIFT team is hosting a half-day VIRTUAL workshop titled "Advances and Opportunities in Team Tutoring" during the Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) 2022 Conference (the conference itself is hybrid from Durham, UK). The workshop itself is completely VIRTUAL. 800 word abstracts are due on May 2nd, 2022.

We invite workshop paper submissions about the topic of Team Tutoring and Collaborative Learning.

The call for papers and submission information can be found at:
https://easychair.org/cfp/TeamTutoringWorkshopAIED2022

The goals of this VIRTUAL workshop include providing a forum for researchers to discuss the progress that they have made in team or collaborative tutoring, discuss the approaches that they have taken, the challenges that they have encountered, and/or present theoretical models on innovative methodologies to address future work on team or collaborative tutoring.

This workshop is expected to be of interest to those in academia, government, and industry who are developing tutoring experiences intended to include interaction between multiple learners. The expected outcomes of the workshop include an identification of team tutoring gaps/challenges in varying learning domains, approaches that have been successful or unsuccessful in meeting those challenges, and determining the next steps in approaches that AIED researchers can use for their own team tutor development.

The workshop will include a presentation of the accepted papers, followed by an open discussion about the challenges and current state of team tutoring. The discussion will conclude by addressing research gaps and future directions of team tutoring.

Submission Guidelines
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to a journal or conference.
Reviews and acceptances will be based on extended abstracts, which are 800 words.
Full papers are between 5 to 12 pages in CEUR-ART format.
Proceedings papers are planned to be published online at http://ceur-ws.org or www.gifttutoring.org
Both empirical and theoretical papers with topics related to team tutoring and computer-based collaborative learning are welcome.

List of Topics of Interest
Team Tutoring
Lessons Learned from Developing Intelligent Team Tutoring Systems
Team Tutoring in Distributed Environments
Team Assessment Strategies and Approaches in an Intelligent Team Tutoring System
Collaborative Problem Solving and Learning
Theoretical models proposing innovative methodologies to address future work on team or collaborative tutoring
Discussion of steps forward in establishing team intelligent tutoring systems
Natural Language Processing for Team Tutoring
Distinguishing Taskwork vs. Teamwork
Scaffolding and Pedagogical Modeling for Team Tutoring
Team Tutoring in Distributed Environments
Data Strategies for Team Tutoring
Assessment Approaches and Ontologies ( e.g., automated scoring individuals to teams)
Modeling Team Affect
Modeling Team Behaviors and Group Problem Solving
Data Visualization for Team Tutoring
Working with Virtual Teammates
Related topics are also welcome

Important Dates
May 2, 2022: Extended Abstract submission (800 words)
May 20, 2022: Acceptance Notification
June 27, 2022: Camera Ready Paper Deadline (5 to 12 pages in CEUR-ART format)
July 27th or 31st, 2022: Workshop days at AIED 2022 Conference; workshop will be scheduled for one of these two days and will be VIRTUAL.

Easy Chair Workshop Call for Papers: https://easychair.org/cfp/TeamTutoringWorkshopAIED2022
Easy Chair Workshop Submission Link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=teamtutoringworkshop0

If there are any questions, please contact the workshop co-chairs: Anne Sinatra () and Benjamin Goldberg ()

Also: GIFTSym10 submissions are still open; the deadline to submit your 800 word abstract for GIFTSym10 is March 30th, 2022. For more information about GIFTSym10 please see: https://easychair.org/cfp/GIFTSym10

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