22 or 26 June 2015
Spanish National University for Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain
The 6th International Workshop on Culturally-Aware Tutoring Systems (CATS 2015) is the next edition in the series of successful CATS workshops, organized in conjunction with ITS2008, AIED2009, ITS2010, AIED2013, and ITS2014. The CATS workshop series has become a premier venue for presentations and discussions of research bridging culture and educational technologies.
In the past few years, dedicated culturally-aware technologies, guidelines, and methods have been proposed. Promising results are now emerging along with new exciting challenges for the AIED community. CATS2015 proposes to discuss culture and AIED from five perspectives:
i. the design of acquisition-oriented systems, i.e. AIED systems to teach cultural knowledge and intercultural skills;
ii. enculturating AIED systems (i.e. developing both pedagogical strategies and system infrastructure mechanisms that incorporate cultural features);
iii. considering cultural biases in the AIED research cycle, and ways to address them;
iv. the design of adaptation-oriented systems, i.e. AIED systems that can be personalized overtly or automatically based on user backgrounds and contexts; and
v. the impact of AIED systems on student affect, behavior, or learning, that might be attributable to cultural factors.
In addition to describing the current state of the art in these domains, the workshop intends to engage participants in working to expand the reach of AIED research to a greater global audience, including those disadvantaged due to a lack of resources or other obstacles.