A I - E D 2001
May 19-23, 2001
San Antonio, Texas

Co-sponsored by:

The 10th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AI-ED 2001) is part of an ongoing series of biennial international conferences designed to report 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, psychology, linguistics, sociology, and philosophy.

The theme for 2001 is: "Advanced Models of Learning for the Wired and Wireless Future". Papers that enhance our understanding of the learning process, providing insight into the design of intelligent educational technologies that harness advanced telecommunications, mobile computing, distributed systems or agent technology will be particularly welcome.

You are invited to submit proposals for research papers, theme papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials, workshops, and panels. All proposals will be peer reviewed in the usual fashion to select those for inclusion in the technical program.


The technical program focuses on research activities linking theory and technology from artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and computer science with educational theory and practice. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:



Submissions due: December 4, 2000
Authors notified: February 5, 2001
Camera Ready Copy due: March 9, 2001


Conference Chair: W. Lewis Johnson, USC/Information Sciences Institute, California, USA
Program Chair: Johanna D. Moore, Human Communication Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Organization Chair: Carol Redfield, St. Mary's University, USA
Tutorials & Workshops Chair: Dan Suthers, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Young Researchers Track Chair: Esma Aïmeur, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada
Demonstration Chair: Tom Murray, Hampshire College, USA
Publicity Chair: Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Web Site: Valerie Shute, Knowledge Planet, USA

Program Committee Members


All submissions should describe original and unpublished work. Research papers should describe results of system development and/or empirical or theoretical analysis. A small number of Survey papers and Theme papers will be accepted that synthesize and examine broad issues in the field. All accepted papers will be included in the AI-ED 2001 published proceedings 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.

Submission format: Submissions should be no longer than 8 pages, including all tables, figures, and references but excluding the cover page. Fonts should be at no smaller than 10 point. Margins should be at least 1 inch all around.

The cover page should include:

Financial support: For people from countries with little or no financial support for travel, and for Ph.D. students, some amount of financial support will be available. Contact the Organization Chair for details.


Authors are encouraged to submit reporrts on work in progress to the poster sessions, which provide an informal forum for introducing work in its early stages. Poster sessions enable researchers to discuss their latest results in order to gain feedback and to establish contact with similar projects. Poster sessions do not involve a formal presentation but papers are included in the proceedings as short papers.

Submissions: Poster proposals should include an approximately 3-page written description of the planned poster and should emphasize the problem; what was done; and why the work is important. The cover page should include the title of the poster with presenter names, affiliations, complete addresses, phone numbers, and E-mail address of the principal presenter.


The AI-ED Program Committee invites proposals for Tutorials and Workshops to enhance the skills and broaden the perspective of the attendees and forge new collaborative relationship among them. Tutorials/Workshops are a half day or a full day in length. Attendees will be required to register to the main AI-ED conference.

Tutorials should be designed to introduce a new framework for supporting human learning or to enable participants to use advanced information technologies for education such as AI, collaborative technologies, multimedia, hypermedia, networks, virtual reality or multi-lingual language processing. Tutorials should take a broad perspective on the topic, and should not be a sales pitch for a single body of work. Proposals should explicitly identify what participants will be able to do or know as a result of the tutorial, and describe any supporting materials to be provided to participants.

Workshops should provide participants the opportunity to meet and discuss selected technical topics in an informal atmosphere which encourages the active exchange of ideas and experiences among researchers and practitioners. Preference will be given to proposals for activities that can only be undertaken in a workshop format: workshops consisting solely of paper presentations are discouraged. For example, workshops might focus on in-depth analyses of sample data or exemplary designs, present alternate views on a particular issue that is of concern to AI&ED researchers and practitioners and attempt to resolve the issue, or identify priorities for new directions of research and initiate the appropriate collaborations. Ample time must also be allotted for general discussion. Proposals that include activities beyond the workshop itself are encouraged.

Proposals should contain:

  1. A cover page including
    1. Session title
    2. Name, affiliation, address, e-mail address for each member of the organizing committee
    3. Identification of the primary contact person
    4. The proposed length; a half day or a full day
  2. A one page description of the objectives to be addressed.
  3. The intended audience (experience level and prerequisites; include list of names of potential attendees if you have a particular community in mind) and a description of review and selection process for participation.
  4. Format of the session, and how this format will address the objectives. This may include preliminary and/or follow-up activities planned, materials to be provided to participants, etc. as applicable.
  5. A call for participation, written as it would be publicly distributed
  6. A description of the proposer/instructors' qualifications related to the topics

Proposers are encouraged to contact the tutorial and workshop chair in advance to discuss their ideas (email preferred).

Tutorials and Workshops Chair:


In conjunction with AIED 2001 a special "Short Papers" track is being organized for "Young Researchers" (Ph.D. students who have not received their Ph.D. by the date of the conference).

Our goals are to attract as many young researchers as possible to be active participants in the conference, and to link young researchers with their senior colleagues. In particular we want to encourage presentations of work-in-progress. For those who are interested we will provide an e-mail link to a senior researcher in order to assist in the preparation of the short paper/presentation.

Those interested in participating in this program should prepare a short abstract (less than two pages). These abstracts will be refereed and published in the conference proceedings.

Separate sessions will be scheduled for these presentations. Each presenter will be allowed 15 minutes; 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. All presentations must be in English.

A reduced registration fee is offered to participants in these sessions upon request and with appropriate credentials.


For additional information and to submit a short paper to this session please contact:

Chair: Esma Aïmeur, University of Montreal, Canada (


The web site for AI-ED 2001 is:

For Scientific program and PC matters, Johanna D. Moore:

For Workshops and Tutorials, Daniel Suthers:

For Demonstrations, Tom Murray:

For organisational matters, Carol Redfield: credfield@STMARYTX.EDU

For other issues, W. Lewis Johnson: