Call For Interactive Events Proposals
|May 1, 2003||Proposals due
|May 15, 2003||Notification of acceptance
|May 29, 2003||Event descriptions due
Queries: Vincent Aleven, Interactive Events Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite proposals for Interactive Events during the AIED-2003
conference. Interactive Events are hands-on events that involve
substantial participation of conference participants. They typically (but
not necessarily) involve the use of innovative instructional software or
hardware scenarios (e.g., PDAs or networked learning environments). The
purpose of these events is to have participants experience the
capabilities of state-of-the-art instructional software in a hands-on
manner and/or to spur informed discussion. Although CSCL software is very
well suited for this kind of event, Interactive Events do not necessarily
call for such software. For example, a group can try out software designed
to support individual learning and then discuss it as a group. Audience
participation is key.
The Interactive Events will take place in networked computer lab(s) and
will be allocated their own time slot in the conference schedule.
Depending on the number of proposals we receive, IEs will last 40-60
An Interactive Event can be a presentation in its own right but it can
also be connected to another contribution, such as a poster (and short
paper), a long paper, or a paper submitted to the Young Researchers Track
(YRT). An Interactive Event connected to an accepted long or YRT paper
does NOT replace the presentation of that paper. When an Interactive Event
is related to a poster (i.e. a short paper in the proceedings), it is up to
the presenters to decide whether they would like to present their work
also during a poster session. Descriptions of the Interactive Events will
be published in an informal document handed out to all conference
participants. Thus the Interactive Event track allows for later unofficial
publication of new results of a practical or technical nature.
Proposals for Interactive Events should be no less than two pages and no
more than six pages and should include the items listed below. The bulk of
the proposal should outline a script for the event.
A brief general description of the event.
A brief statement (e.g., one paragraph) of the scientific contribution of the
work that will be presented (e.g., what hypotheses are being pursued,
what is unique about the system being demonstrated).
A script for the event, including for example key features of the software
that will be highlighted and any plans for involving the audience. We
encourage organizers of Interactive Events to allow for ample discussion
time and when appropriate to include in their proposal a list of possible
A detailed statement of the technical requirements (computer and A/V
equipment needed); we will make every effort to meet these requirements but we are of
course bound by budgetary constraints.
If the Interactive Event is strongly related to another contribution (short
paper, long paper, paper submitted to the Young Researchers Track), please
indicate so in the proposal (include title, authors, and the type of
contribution). If the related contribution is a short paper, please indicate
whether you prefer to do the Interactive Event in addition to or instead of
the poster presentation.
Please also provide the paper number that you were supplied by the submission site.
The proposals will be reviewed and the best ones will be selected based on
how interesting they are judged to be and novelty of the software being
demonstrated and/or the issues being discussed, as well as the level of
interactiveness of the proposed event.
Please send proposals (preferably electronically, in .pdf format) to:
|Human-Computer Interaction Institute|
|Carnegie Mellon University|
|5000 Forbes Ave|
|Pittsburgh, PA 15213|