We are currently in the process of planning our community's workshops on Educational Data Mining (EDM), for 2007.
One workshop will almost certainly be held in conjunction with AIED2007, in Los Angeles. Our community has a very positive history of cooperation with AIED and its sister conference ITS.
However, we are considering holding a second or even third workshop in order to build interest in our community and area of research, prior to our plan to hold an independent conference in the summer of 2008 in Montreal, Quebec.
The goal of having additional workshops is to broaden the EDM community beyond the normal spectrum of attendees at the AIED/ITS conferences. We want these additional workshops to involve both past workshop participants as well as researchers in related fields who will be newcomers to our community. Thus, we need to make sure that a contingent of those already active in the field would attend these workshops.
We need your help in deciding if and where to hold these additional workshops. Thus, we'd like to ask you to fill out a questionnaire at <a href="http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=760032451137>. Feel free also to forward this questionnaire to your colleagues who are interested in educational data mining but who may not yet be subscribed to edm-discuss.
Thanks much for your help! We look forward to seeing you at a workshop in summer 2007!
Ryan Baker Research Fellow University of Nottingham