Third Workshop on Intelligent Textbooks (iTextbooks)
The 22th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED’2021)
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.
Topics of Interest
- 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 knowledge-rich extensions;
- 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.
Paper submission: May 10, 2021
Notification of acceptance: May 25, 2021
Final version of accepted papers: June 05, 2021
- 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 for details.
- Submission should be made in pdf format through the EasyChair system .
- Submissions will be reviewed by members of the workshop program committee.
- We also encourage you to consider a demo presentation of your iTextbook software.
- The workshop will be conducted online over Zoom.
- 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: |
, Utrecht University
, University of Pittsburgh
, University of Massachutsetts Amherst
Debshila Mallick OpenStax, Rice University
Paul Denny, The University of Auckland
Paulo Carvalho, Carnegie Mellon University
Reva Freedman, Northern Illinois University
Brendan Flanagan, Kyoto University
Atsushi Shimada, Kyushu University
Isaac Alpizar Chacon, Utrecht University
Ilaria Torre, University of Genoa
Julio Guerra, University of Pittsburgh
Andrew Olney, University of Memphis
Noboru Matsuda, North Carolina State University
Vinay Chaudhri, SRI International
Elena Glassman, Harvard University
Cliff Shaffer, Virginia Tech
Erin Walker, Arizona State University
Zichao Wang, Rice University
Roger Nkambou, Université du Québec à Montréal
Benjamin Paassen, Humboldt University of Berlin
Date: June 15, 2021
Time: slots are indicated in CEST (-8 AEST | -7 JST | -6 CST | +1 BST | +6 EDT | +7 CDT | +8 MDT | +9 PDT)
14:00 - 15:00 Paper session 1 | Chair: Sergey Sosnovsky
15:00 - 15:30 Demo Break 1
15:30 - 16:30 Paper session 2 | Chair: Andrew S. Lan
16:30 - 17:00 Demo Break 2
17:00 - 18:00 Paper session 3 | Chair: Peter Brusilovsky
18:00 - 18:30 Discussion