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- Accepted Papers and Workshop Program (New!)
Building an Intelligent Educational System(IES) requires significant work. These systems are typically built from scratch because few reusable functional components and learning objects are available.
In order to design an IES one has to determine the functionality, software architecture, pedagogical strategies, and representational scheme with respect to the educational goals of the IES. Since there are no common descriptors or formalisms for describing these aspects of an IES, it is difficult to achieve our goal of reusability. A well-formed system of vocabulary/concepts, i.e. an ontology, would significantly advance this knowledge sharing and interoperability. It would codify what we have learned and agreed upon to date and clarify areas of disagreement for future elaboration.
This will be the first workshop on ontology held in the AIED/ITS community. The objective is to foster ontology research which is expected to provide us with an enabling technology for reusable components and learning materials, for specifying AIED systems and for bridging the gap between theory and practice. Papers related to ontologies or shared conceptual vocabularies used in AIED research are solicited. Especially, those which include a combination of theory and/or practice with discussion, demonstration, or proof of how the ontology is or might be useful in an AIED system are appreciated. We understand that ontology research is in a premature phase, so intensive discussion on the topics which stimulate our thought and suggest the future direction to go will be done in the workshop together with paper presentation. Position papers which propose topics to discuss with justification are also appreciated.
The major topics of the WS include but are not limited to:
Either basic knowledge of artificial intelligence and knowledge representation technology, or prior experience with formal taxonomies, description languages, classification schemes, etc. is required. Researchers and developers who want to be actively involved in ontology research and its application to AIED systems are welcome.
The number of participants will be kept around 20 to facilitate intensive discussion. We solicit research papers related to ontologies used in AIED research and position papers which propose topics to discuss with justification. Research and position papers should be no longer than 10 and 2 pages including all tables, figures, and references but excluding a cover page, respectively. Each submission must include 1 cover page which should describe:- Title of the paper with an abstract of no more than 500 words;
(an abstract is necessary only for a research paper);
- A few keywords giving a clear indication of topic and subtopic;
- Author names with affiliations, addresses, and phone numbers;
- Email address of the principal author.
All papers should be sent to Riichiro Mizoguchi electronically. MsWord or PDF files are recommended. Fonts should be at no smaller than 10 point.
Paper submission deadline: April 30th
Notification : May 15th
Camera-ready deadline : May 28th
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M. Ikeda, Y. Hayashi, J. Lai, W. Chen, J. Bourdeau, K. Seta and R. Mizoguchi
S.C. Kabel, B.J. Wielinga, R. de Hoog
Sylvie Ranwez, Michel Crampes and Torsten Leidig
Weiqin Chen and Riichiro Mizoguchi
Nicola Henze, Wolfgang Nejdl and Martin Wolpers
Marco Carvalho, Helen Pain and Richard Cox:
Joost Breuker and Bert Bredeweg