Calls For Papers
11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in
Sydney, Australia, July 20-24, 2003
"Shaping the Future of Learning through Intelligent Technologies"
The International AI-ED Society
School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney,
Smart Internet Technologies Co-operative Research Centre,
The 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
in Education (AIED 2003) is the 11th in an ongoing series
of biennial international conferences for top quality research
in cognitive science and intelligent systems for educational
computing applications. It provides opportunities for the
cross-fertilization of information and ideas from researchers
in the many fields that make up this interdisciplinary research
area, including: computer science, education, educational
technology, psychology, and linguistics. The theme of the
2003 conference will be "Shaping the Future of Learning
through Intelligent Technologies". This captures the
role of this conference as a forum for a diverse range of
advanced information and communication technologies and computational
methods broadly applied to education and training. Innovation
is sought in both the technology and in the educational scenarios.
Increasingly, "design" is seen as a decisive element
in innovative learning scenarios. Relevant design aspects
include interface and interaction design as well as educational
or instructional design.
The technical program focuses on research linking theory and
technology from artificial intelligence, cognitive science,
and computer science with educational theory and practice.
Areas of interest include:
- Modeling and representation: Models of students,
teachers, tasks, problem solving. Knowledge representation
and ontologies. Discourse representation and analysis. Qualitative
reasoning in tutoring systems.
- Intelligent tutoring and scaffolding: Adaptive
environments (web-based and others). Intelligent/agent-based
feedback. Cognitive diagnosis. Instructional planning. Motivational
diagnosis and feedback.
- Collaborative and group learning: Group learning
environments. Networked learning communities. Analysis and
modeling of group interactions. Design principles for collaborative
- Learning systems platforms and architectures: Web-based
learning platforms. Metadata standards for learning objects
and materials. Document management for learning applications.
Authoring tools and assessment tools.
- Special application fields: Language learning systems.
Programming language tutors. Mathematics Education. Industrial,
medical and other applications.
- Interaction design and novel interfaces: Ubiquitous
computing/mixed reality learning environments. Virtual and
3D learning and training environments. Multi-modal interfaces
for learning. Innovative educational multimedia systems.
Paper submissions will be accepted in the following categories:
Full papers - All submissions should describe original
and unpublished work. Research papers should describe results
of systems development and/or empirical or theoretical analysis.
A small number of "survey papers" and "theme
papers" will be accepted. These should synthesize and
examine broad issues in the field. (8 pages, 25 minutes presentation)
Young Researcher's Track (YRT) - To nurture young
researchers, the YRT is for work-in-progress by graduate students
and other young researchers. Accepted YRT submissions (6 pages)
will be invited to be published in an additional volume. Also,
an abstract version will be included in the official proceedings
(2 pages, 10 minutes presentation). There will be a prize
for the "Best Young Researcher Paper". This prize
should help to cover the travel expenses for an outstanding
Posters - Authors are encouraged to submit reports
on work-in-progress to the poster sessions, which provide
an informal forum for introducing work in its early stages.
Poster sessions do not involve a formal presentation but papers
are included in the proceedings as short papers. (3 pages)
Panels - Panels will bring together 4 or 5 experts
to discuss a topical issue. Submissions should include a motivated
description of the panel topic and the qualifications of each
panelist. (2 pages)
All accepted papers will be printed in the AI-ED 2003 proceedings
published by IOS Press, and will be candidates for Best Paper
Awards. Authors of award papers will be invited to submit
their paper for publication in the International Journal of
Artificial Intelligence in Education (IJAIED), the official
journal of the International AI-ED Society.
Paper submission format - Submissions must be formatted
according to IOS requirements. Fonts should be 12 point Times
New Roman and page format A4. The printed area should be 15.6
cm wide and 25.2 cm long. Please look at the templates provided
template). Note that papers must to be submitted via the
site. Papers will not be accepted in any other way: no
hard copy, no mail...
Submissions should be accompanied by a separate cover page
with the following information:
- Paper title
- Copy of the abstract (no more than 500 words)
- keywords giving a clear indication of topic and subtopic
- author names with affiliations
- contact information for the principal author
All submission for the official proceedings (full papers,
posters, YRT, panels) January 9, 2003
For queries about the technical programme, contact the Program
Ulrich Hoppe (email@example.com)
Felisa Verdejo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For queries about local organization issues, contact the
Judy Kay (email@example.com)