AIS: 1st International Conference on Adaptive Instructional Systems

The goal of the Adaptive Instructional Systems (AIS) Conference, affiliated to the HCI International conference, is to understand the theory and enhance the state-of-practice for a set of technologies (tools and methods) called adaptive instructional systems. Users interact with AIS technologies that guide instructional experiences by tailoring feedback and recommendations based on real-time models of individual learners or teams in the context of domain learning objectives. The focus of this conference on instructional tailoring highlights the importance of accurately modeling learners to accelerate their learning, boost the effectiveness of AIS-based experiences, and to precisely reflect their long term competence in a variety of domains of instruction.

The conference examines modeling, interaction design and standards to facilitate research and development of effective and efficient learning using AISs. Participants in the AIS conference explore machine-based instruction including aspects of adaptation, augmentation, and interaction design. They share their visions and findings about AIS technologies (e.g. intelligent tutoring systems, intelligent mentors, and personal assistants for learning) and propose standards to improve the portability, extensibility, and interoperability of AIS technologies with each other and other instructional technologies.

Another goal is to identify standards for authoring, delivery, interaction design, real-time management, and evaluation of AIS technologies supporting domain classifications: cognitive, affective, psychomotor, and group instruction.

Call for participation leaflet (378KB)

Indicative topics/keywords of the broad spectrum of issues to be addressed:

  • Instructional Theories Applied to Adaptive Instruction
  • Methods of Adaptation for Individual Learners and Teams
  • Assessment of Learner and Team States for Adaptive Instructional Decisions
  • Role of Artificial Intelligence in Adaptive Instruction
  • Authoring Adaptive Instructional Systems for Cognitive, Affective, Psychomotor, and Group Tasks
  • Interaction Design for Adaptive Instructional Systems
  • Conceptual Models and Interoperability Standards for Adaptive Instructional Systems
  • Augmentation Technologies (Tools and Methods) for Adaptive Instruction
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Adaptive Instructional Systems
  • Program Chair

    Robert Sottilare

    Soar Technology, Inc., USA

  • Program Chair

    Jessica Schwarz

    Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany

  • Board Members

  • Avron Barr
    IEEE Learning Technologies Standards Committee, United States
  • Benjamin Bell
    Eduworks, United States
  • Elizabeth Biddle
    The Boeing Company, United States
  • Gautam Biswas
    Vanderbilt University, United States
  • Keith Brawner
    US Army, United States
  • Barbara Buck
    The Boeing Company, United States
  • Brandt Dargue
    Boeing Company, United States
  • John Dexter Fletcher
    Institute for Defense Analysis, United States
  • Stephen Goldberg
    Consultant to Institute for Defense Analysis, United States
  • Xiangen Hu
    University of Memphis & Central China Normal University, United States
  • Jong Kim
    Oakridge Associated Universities, United States
  • R. Bowen Loftin
    University of Missouri, United States
  • Benjamin Nye
    University of Southern California - Institute for Creative Technologies, United States
  • Jan Joris Roessingh
    Netherlands Aerospace Center, Netherlands
  • Thomas Schnell
    U of Iowa, United States
  • Anne Sinatra
    US Army, United States