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Please find below the final reminder for deadlines for Workshops, Tutorials and Interactive Events at "Intelligent Tutoring Systems 2010":

Submission instructions for Workshops and Tutorials
Please address all inquiries related workshops and tutorials to:   Joe Beck ([log in to unmask])<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and  Niels Pinkwart ([log in to unmask])
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Individuals and groups are invited to propose workshops and tutorials. We invite a range of events varying in content, aim and structure. The general goal is to offer participants an opportunity to engage in professional exchange in an interactive and interpersonal setting. Workshops and tutorials are intended to bring together groups of researchers from around the world who have shared interests. They provide a good, extended opportunity for researchers to get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere and stimulate the development of ideas and interests, sometimes leading to collaboration, grants and publications. Workshops and tutorials can be on any major and timely topic in Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: tools (e.g., tools for more effective, efficient, and enjoyable ITS interactions; analysis tools for researchers), practices (e.g., teacher best practices; the analysis of student practice), theories (e.g., learning, cognition, teaching, practice) and methods (e.g., research approaches, techniques, methodologies).

We invite both "classical workshops," during which early work is presented in an informal, "mini conference" style, as well as workshops that are highly interactive "working meetings" for a group of people, designed to take advantage of being co-located to work together collaboratively on a theme of shared interest. Tutorials on the other hand should provide an introduction and possibly in-depth treatment of an ITS topic under the guidance of an experienced researcher.
Proposal selection process

 *   All proposals must follow the format instructions below.
 *   Proposals should be submitted by January 29, 2010, through the ITS EasyChair conference submission system at<>.
 *   Acceptance notifications will be sent out on February 16, 2010.
 *   For accepted workshop and tutorial descriptions, an announcement in a form ready to be posted on the ITS website will be due on February 23, 2010.
 *   If workshop organizers want to solicit papers for their workshop, a suggested deadline is April 15, 2010.
 *   If workshop / tutorial organizers want to publish proceedings or other material describing their event, for distribution among the participants, the deadline for providing this material is June 1, 2010.
 *   Based on the pre-registrations, the workshop and tutorial chairs may identify and cancel undersubscribed workshops and tutorials in advance.

Proposal format for Workshops
Proposals should be submitted in English, in accordance with the process described above. Workshop proposals should not exceed 3 pages, indicating:

 *   That it is a Workshop proposal
 *   Title of the event
 *   Organizers' names and affiliations
 *   Preferred length (half day or full day)
 *   Theme and goals, indicating why the topic is timely and relevant
 *   Intended audience, including the expected number of attendees, and whether you will enforce a maximum or a minimum number of attendees for this event.
 *   Evidence of interest of both attendees and of presenters.  Examples of such evidence are a list of people who have said they are likely to participate or to send students, or attendance figures from a similar prior workshop.  We understand that it can be difficult to obtain that kind of for a first workshop in an area.  The goal is to convince us that there is  interest and that the workshop will draw a sufficient number of participants.
 *   Brief description of format and activities
 *   Participation requirements (e.g., prerequisites such as submission of a position paper, expected behavior during event, or a commitment to contribute to a joint publication after the event)
 *   Relevant experience of the organizers with respect to the topic of the workshop
 *   A/V facilities and other equipment needed
 *   For workshops that will solicit papers, a preliminary program committee should be included
Proposal format for Tutorials
Proposals should be submitted in English, in accordance with the process described above. Tutorial proposals should not exceed 3 pages, indicating:

 *   That it is a Tutorial proposal
 *   Title of the event
 *   Organizers' names and affiliations
 *   Preferred length (half day or full day)
 *   Theme and goals, indicating why the topic is timely and relevant
 *   Description of content to be covered.  The content should be appropriate and at the right level for ITS. attendees.
 *   Intended audience, including information about how many attendees are reasonable for this event (is there a maximum or a minimum number of attendees for this event?)
 *   What is the expected background of the attendees?  Do they need particular background knowledge or software?
 *   Evidence of interest, such as a list of people who have said they are likely to participate or to send students
 *   Description of format and activities planned.  Tutorials do not have to be 100% lecture; activities where attendees can apply what they learned is very helpful.
 *   Expected outcomes.  What will attendees learn? Please describe outcomes in terms of expected knowledge and/or skills acquired.
 *   Relevant experience of the organizers, both at presenting, and as experts in the subject matter.  In addition to past papers written and tutorials run, classes you have taught in the area are very germane here.
 *   A/V facilities and other equipment needed

Submission instructions for Interactive Event (IE) proposals
Please direct all inquiries related to Interactive Events to:

 *   Noboru Matsuda:  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
 *   Tanja Mitrovic:  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
The Interactive Events track will showcase interactive demonstrations of intelligent tutoring systems and related tools. Individual system components that exhibit intelligent educational behaviors would also be welcome.  A presentation at the Interactive Events provides the ITS2010 attendees opportunities to interact with the demonstrated systems, as opposed to a passive demo.  Interactive Events will be held during the opening reception so as to avoid competing with technical sessions.  A one page abstract for all accepted Interactive Events will be published as a part of the conference proceedings. We also encourage authors submitting papers to the main conference.

Form and Content
Authors proposing an Interactive Event should submit: (1) a one-page abstract and (2) a typical scenario of the demo.

The one-page abstract should be in the ITS2010 paper format (see the instructions for submitting Full Papers, but use the main body format).  The abstract should have"Interactive Event" in the title, author information, email, and a brief explanation of the system's purpose, significance, and novelty.  Final abstracts will be published in the ITS 2010 proceedings (the final abstract should include a pointer to the web-accessible scenario and/or project web page).

The typical scenario is a step-by-step scenario of the proposed Interactive Event (or the system demo, if you will) as a sequence of key screenshots or video clips, annotated to explain the system's purpose, user input and system output. The screenshots must be appropriately annotated, but the scenario text may total up to 2000 words. The scenario can be either Web-accesible on-line material or printed material. Either way, it should serve as a proposal for the Interactive Event and, to the extent possible, as a self-explanatory demo of the proposed Interactive Event that will remain accessible after ITS 2010.

Email IE proposals to Noboru Matsuda <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> and Tanja Mitrovic <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> as follows:

 *   Include "[ITS 2010 Interactive Event proposal]" in the Subject line of the message.
 *   Attach a one-page abstract as a .pdf file.
 *   Include the typical scenario as either (a) the URL to view it as web page(s) in a standard browser, (b) a .pdf or .ppt attachment, or (c) a URL to download it as a .pdf or .ppt file.
The Interactive Event chairs will select proposals based upon expected interest to the ITS attendees, scientific value, originality, innovation, and potential logistic constraints.  Commercial products are eligible, but sales and marketing activities are not appropriate.

The Interactive Event chairs will confer Best Interactive Event Award(s) based in part on audience feedback.

ITS 2010 will provide a projector and vertical surface on which to project the screen images, tables, chairs, power, and (if requested) Internet connections.  Presenters should provide the rest, including computers with necessary software installed.
Important dates for Interactive Events

 *   Submission deadline:  29 Jan 2010 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
 *   Acceptance notification: 1 March 2010
 *   1-page camera-ready abstract due: 1 April 2010
 *   Interactive Events:  during the reception on 15 June

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