Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2003)

Venue: Sydney

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event Date/Time: Jul 20, 2003 End Date/Time: Jul 24, 2003
Paper Submission Date: Jan 09, 2003
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11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education
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, Australia
Smart Internet Technologies Co-operative Research Centre, Australia

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 environments.
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 young researcher.

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. Click requirements to upload the PDF file with details of the format. a paper submission web site which will be linked in from the conference site. 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.

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 Co-Chairs:

Felisa Verdejo ( )
Ulrich Hoppe (
For queries about local organization issues, contact the Organization Chair:
Judy Kay (