Instructions for Workshops, Tutorials and Industry Track 

The ITS2021 Conference invites individuals and groups to propose workshops, tutorials and industry track sessions. 

These sessions 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. 

The industry track intends to provide a forum for the exchange between academics and researchers with business, business and market representatives. 

  • ITS2021 encourages a range of events varying in content, aim and structure. Workshops and tutorials can be on any major and timely topic related to ITS2021. 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). 

ITS2021 invites both types of workshops: 

  • Classical workshops,” during which early work is presented in an informal, “mini conference” style  
  • Workshops that are highly interactive “working meetings” for a group of people, designed to  work together collaboratively on a theme of shared interest.  

Tutorials should provide an introduction and possibly in-depth treatment of an ITS2021 topic under the guidance of an experienced researcher. 

Proposal Selection Process at the ITS2021 Conference 

All proposals must follow the format instructions below and adhere to the deadlines listed below. 

Based on the pre-registrations, the workshop and tutorial chairs may identify and cancel undersubscribed workshops and tutorials in advance. 

Submission Process: Proposers must email their proposal in Word or pdf formatwith the title WORKSHOP PROPOSAL ITS2021 copied to all the followingProf. Daniela Roman; Prof. Mihai Dascalu, and Prof. Amruth Kumar. 

The deadline for submission is December 12th, 2020. 

Proposal Format for Workshops at the ITS2021 Conference 

Proposals should be submitted in English, in accordance with the process described above.
Workshop proposals should be between 2-4 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. 
  • List of potential attendees and presenters. This should include people who have said they
    are likely to participate or to send students. The goal is to convince us that there is interest
    and that the workshop will draw a sufficient number of participants. 
  • Brief description of the format and activities 
  • Participation requirements (e.g., prerequisites such as submission of a position paper,
    expected behavior during the 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 
  • Video/audio facilities needed 

For workshops that will solicit papers, a preliminary program committee should be
included. 

Proposal Format for Tutorials at the ITS2021 Conference 

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?) 
  • 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 the 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 may have taught in
    the area are very germane here. 
  • Video/audio facilities and other equipment needed 

Proposal Format for Industry Tracks at the ITS2021 Conference 

Proposals should be submitted in English, in accordance with the process described above.
Workshop proposals should be between 2-4 pages, indicating: 

  • That it is an Industry Track 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. 
  • List of potential attendees and presenters. This should include people who have said they
    are likely to participate or to send students. The goal is to convince us that there is interest
    and that the workshop will draw a sufficient number of participants. 
  • Brief description of the format and activities 
  • Participation requirements (e.g., prerequisites such as submission of a position paper,
    expected behavior during the 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 
  • Video/audio facilities and other equipment needed 

All required information about submission of your work can be found here

All questions about submissions should be emailed to: info@iis-international.org