4th Workshop on Intelligent Support for Learning in Groups
Ilya Goldin : ilya.goldin@pearson.com
Roberto Martinez : roberto@it.usyd.edu.au
Erin Walker : erin.a.walker@asu.edu 
Rohit Kumar : rkumar@bbn.com
Jihie Kim : jihie.kim@gmail.com
at the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2015)
June 22, 2015
Madrid, Spain



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Instructions for authors

Dear authors. Please, prepare your posters following the standard conference instructions: http://perseo.lsi.uned.es/aied2015/index.php?page=presenter-instructions. Thanks.


We are pleased to announce that the Fourth International Workshop on Intelligent Support for Learning in Groups (ISLG) will be held as a part of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2015) in Madrid, Spain. The goal of this series of workshops is to bring together Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) researchers with learning sciences (LS) and computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) researchers to share approaches and exchange information about adaptive intelligent collaborative learning support.

Technological advances in the use of AIED and intelligent tutoring technologies over the past two decades have enabled the development of highly effective, deployable learning environments that support learners across a wide range of domains and age groups. Alongside, mass access to and adoption of modern communication technologies have made it possible to bridge learners and educators across spatiotemporal divides. As educational service providers, including schools and universities, deploy a variety of educational technologies in online and face-to-face settings, and large volumes of educational content including videos, presentations, books and games are accessible on mobile/tablet devices, students can now collaborate using educational technology in ways that were not previously possible.

Intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) seek to individualize each student's learning experience, but this need not imply a solitary learner experience. Research in LS and CSCL has revealed the pedagogical benefits of learning in groups, as well as how to structure the activity to lead to productive interactions. A variety of recent systems have demonstrated ways in which an adaptive learning environment can incorporate and benefit from the presence of multiple learners. Similarly, students using CSCL systems have been shown to benefit from the introduction of adaptive support that targets and improves the collaboration.

It is of high relevance to the AIED community to explore how AI techniques can be brought to bear to support collaborative learning, and how theories of how students learn in groups can inform the design of adaptive educational technologies. The goal of this series of workshops is to gather the sub-community of AIED researchers interested in intelligent support for learning in groups with learning scientists and CSCL researchers to share approaches and exchange information about adaptive intelligent collaborative learning support.

We aim to explore ways that the current state of the art in intelligent support for learning in groups can be informed by learning sciences research on collaborative learning principles. The goals of this workshop are to form connections between the AIED and CSCL communities with the outcome of writing two companion review or position papers for each community based on the themes of the workshop.

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Topics of Interest

We will ground our discussions on the following topics:  

  • Adaptive support for Groups

    • Affect processing

    • Multi-party dialog

    • Scaffolding

    • Automatic content extraction

    • Collaborative authoring

    • Crowdsourcing

    • User-generated content

  • Instructional strategies for the social web

    • Argumentation

    • Peer mentoring and peer review

    • Recommendation systems

    • Intelligent support for massive open online courses (MOOC)

    • Problem- and project-based learning

  • Interactive collaboration systems

    • Asynchronous vs. real-time interaction

    • Multi-participant educational games

    • Learning environment: platforms, devices, modalities, mobility …

    • Peer web interactions

    • Pedagogical agents

  • Modeling groups/learners

    • Educational Data Mining

    • Making effective ad-hoc/long term groups

    • Online/integrated/automatic assessment

    • Predicting student skills

    • Techniques for sensing and processing collaborative learning activity

  • Motivational, cognitive, social factors in Intelligent Support for Learning Groups

  • Tools for educators

    • Actionable insights

    • Content administration

    • Report generation

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Call for Papers

We welcome papers under two categories:

  1. Short papers (6 pages). Short papers consist of authors describing their research in the area of intelligent support for learning in groups. Authors of successful submissions will give a brief firehose presentation and present a poster at the poster session during the workshop.

  2. Panel papers (2-4 pages). Panel papers explain a unique perspective on the field that the author would like to contribute. Authors of successful submissions will participate in one of panels held during the workshop.

Participation Requirements:
All workshop participants are encouraged to submit at least one paper under any of these two categories. There is no restriction on the number of papers submitted by the same author. The submission of a paper is not compulsory. 

Formatting: All submissions should be formatted as per ITS formatting guidelines (LNCS template). Please use the formatting instructions and templates provide at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0

Submission: Please submit your papers using the website https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=islg2015

Proceedings: Accepted papers under both categories will be included in workshop proceedings.

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Important Dates

March 25, 2015

Abstracts only - Short Paper and Panel Submissions Due (optional)

April 3, 2015Short Paper and Panel Submissions (extended) Due
April 20, 2015 Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
May 20, 2015 Camera Ready Papers Due
June 22, 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop held in Madrid, Spain 


Ilya Goldin

Center for Digital Data, Analytics, and Adaptive Learning, Pearson, USA

Roberto Martinez-Maldonado

Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney, Australia

Erin Walker

School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, USA

Rohit Kumar

Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA

Jihie Kim Software R&D Center, Samsung Electronics, South Korea

Program Committee


James Lester

Ari Bader-Natal

Sharon I-Han Hsiao

Charalampos Karagiannidis

Yannis Dimitriadis

Alejandra Martínez Monés

Toby Dragon

Jessica Andrews

Tiffany Barnes

Sherice Clark

Seiji Isotani

Jennifer Olsen

Girlie C. Delacruz

Bruce McLaren

North Carolina State University, USA

Minerva Project, USA

Columbia University, USA

University of Thessaly, Greece

University of Valladolid, Spain

University of Valladolid, Spain

Ithaca College, USA

Educational Testing Service, USA

North Carolina State University, USA

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

University of California, USA

Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Registration for the 4th Workshop on Intelligent Support for Learning in Groups (ISLG) is open now.

Please visit the following link to register.

1. Workshop participants must register for the full conference plus each workshop that they plan to attend.
2. Early registration rates are available till April 27, 2015.