Building Learning Systems that Care : From Knowledge Representation to Affective Modelling

The International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2009) is part of an ongoing series of biennial international conferences for top quality research in intelligent systems and cognitive science for educational computing applications. The conference provides opportunities for the cross-fertilization of techniques from many fields that make up this interdisciplinary research area, including: artificial intelligence, computer science, cognitive and learning sciences, education,  educational technology, psychology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and the many domain-specific areas for which AIED systems have been designed and evaluated.

AIED 2009 will focus on the theme "Building Learning Systems that Care: From Knowledge Representation to Affective Modeling". This extends an AIED vision proposed some 20 years ago by John Self. The field has moved a long way since then.  It is now widely accepted that effective learning environments are expected to care about both learners and tutors, and to have a good understanding of the variety of learning contexts. The key research question now is how to tackle the complex issues related to building learning systems that care, ranging from representing knowledge and context to modeling social, cognitive, metacognitive, and affective dimensions. This requires linking theory and technology from artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and computer science with theory and practice from education and social science.

The Proceedings will be published by IOS Press in their series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Application

Important Dates

  • Papers, posters, Young Researchers Track/Doctoral Consortium, Interactive Events:
    15 Jan 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii)
  • Workshop, panel, and tutorial proposals: 15 Jan 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii)
  • Author notification: 16 March 2009
  • Workshops, tutorials and Interactive Events approved: 20 February 2009
  • Camera ready due: 15 April 2009
  • Conference: 6-10 July 2009

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