iTextbooks 2021 : Third Workshop on Intelligent Textbooks at AIED 2021
Call For Papers
2021 AIED Workshop on Intelligent Textbooks
Third Workshop on Intelligent Textbooks
@ The 22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED’2021)
We are happy to announce that we will be organizing a full-day online workshop at AIED 2021.
AIED 2021 will be held virtually between 14th and 18th of June 2021.
See here: https://aied2021.science.uu.nl/
Details on the workshop will be updated soon.
————————— WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION ————————-
Textbooks have evolved over the last several decades in many aspects. Most textbooks
can be accessed online, many of them freely. They often come with libraries of
supplementary educational resources or online educational services built on top of them.
As a result of these enrichments, new research challenges and opportunities emerge that
call for the application of AIED methods to enhance digital textbooks and learners’
interaction with them. Therefore, we ask: How to facilitate the access to textbooks and
improve the reading process? What can be extracted from textbook content and data-mined
from the logs of students interacting with it? This workshop seeks research
contributions addressing these and other research questions related to the idea of
intelligent textbooks. It aims at bringing together researchers working on different
aspects of learning technologies to establish intelligent textbooks as a new,
interdisciplinary research field.
More information will be available here: https://intextbooks.science.uu.nl/workshop2021/
————————— TOPICS OF INTEREST —————————
The workshop themes include but are not limited to:
* Modeling and representation of textbooks: examining the prerequisite and semantic structure of
textbooks to enhance their readability;
* Analysis and mining of textbook usage logs: analyzing the patterns of learners’ use of textbooks
to obtain insights on learning and the pedagogical value of textbook content;
* Generation, manipulation, and presentation: exploring and testing different formats and forms of
textbook content to find the most effective means of presenting different knowledge;
* Assessment and personalization: developing methods that can generate assessments and enhance
textbooks with adaptive support to meet the needs of every learner using the textbook;
* Knowledge visualization: augmenting textbooks with concept maps, open learner models and other
* Smart interactive content: extending online textbooks with various kinds of smart interactive
Content to improve learning, engagement, learned modeling, and personalization
* Intelligent information retrieval and question-answering for digital textbooks
* Collaborative technologies: building and deploying social components of digital textbooks that
enable learners to interact with not only content but other learners;
* Content curation and enrichment: sorting through external resources on the web and finding the
relevant resources to augment the textbook and provide additional information for learners.
————————— IMPORTANT DATES ——————————
Paper submission: May 10, 2021
Notification of acceptance: May 25, 2021
Final version of accepted papers: Jun 05, 2021
————————— SUBMISSION —————————–
Accepted papers will be presented either orally or in a poster session and included in
the workshop proceedings. At this point we invite full (up to 12 pages) and short (up to
4 pages) paper submissions. Submissions should follow the Springer format.
See https://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 for details.
Submission should be made in pdf format through the EasyChair system (link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=itextbooks2021). Submissions will be reviewed by members of the workshop program committee.
We also encourage you to consider a demo presentation of your iTextbook software.
————————— ORGANIZATION —————————–
The workshop will be conducted online.
The program will include a mixture of paper presentations and demonstrations of iTextbooks systems and services.
All accepted publications will appear in the workshop proceedings published as a CEUR-WS volume.
See the volumes of the two previous workshops here:
————————— ORGANIZERS ———————————–
• Sergey Sosnovsky, Utrecht University
• Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh
• Richard G. Baraniuk, Rice University
• Andrew S. Lan, University of Massachusetts Amherst