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Project Title: Panel on Human Factors Science at the Army Research Laboratory

PIN: DEPS-LAB-12-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Laboratory Assessments Board DEPS
Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board

RSO:
Mozhi, Arul

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Engineering and Technology


Panel on Human Factors Science at the Army Research Laboratory
June 18, 2013 - June 20, 2013
Orlando, Florida


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Liza Hamilton
Email: lhamilton@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2159
Fax: 202-334-2791


Agenda:

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

DATA GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

0900-0915 Welcome, Administrative Remarks. and Introductions, Dr. Kenneth Boff, Panel Chair, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL and Dr. Laurel Allender, Director, ARL-HRED

0915-0945 ARL Overview, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL

0945-1015 ARL Human Sciences Overview, Dr. Laurel Allender, Director, ARL-HRED

1015-1045 ARL Simulation and Training Research Strategy, COL Matthew Clarke, Commander STTC (ARL-HRED-STTC), Deputy Director ARL-HRED

1045-1100 Break

Adaptive Tutoring Research

1100-1130 Adaptive Tutoring Research Objectives and Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) Development, Dr. Robert Sottilare, ARL HRED

1130-1200 Adaptive Tutoring Research Study - Explicit Feedback within Game-based Training, Mr. Benjamin Goldberg, ARL HRED

1200-1245 Working Lunch: GIFT Demonstration, Dr. Robert Sottilare, ARL HRED

1245-1315 Adaptive Tutoring Research Study - Semi-Supervised Machine Learning Models for Detecting Real-Time Affect, Mr. Keith Brawner, ARL HRED

1315-1330 Break and Transition to Demonstrations

1330-1425 Parallel Demonstrations (High Bay 2 and 3)
• Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy (MOSES), Mr. Douglas Maxwell, ARL HRED
• Enhanced Geospatial Distributed Environment (EDGE), Ms. Tami Griffith, ARL HRED
• Dynamic Synthetic Environments Demonstration, Mr. Julio De la Cruz, ARL HRED
• Multiple Amputee Trauma Trainer (MATT), Dr. Christine Allen, ARL HRED
• Weapons Orientation Module (WOM), Mr. Frank Tucker, ARL HRED
• Live Tissue Replacement Technologies, Mr. Jack Norfleet, ARL HRED
• Executable Architecture Systems Engineering (EASE), Mr. Christopher Gaughan, ARL HRED
1425-1430 Transition to Parallel Sessions

Parallel Sessions:

Advanced Distributed Simulation Research (Soldiers Conference Room)

1430-1500 Advanced Distributed Simulation Research Objectives, Mr. Christopher Metevier, ARL HRED

1500-1530 The Science Behind Executable Architecture Systems Engineering (EASE), Mr. Christopher Gaughan, ARL HRED

1530-1600 Conceptual Model of a Soldier-Center Army Learning Environment (SCALE), Mr. Rodney Long, ARL HRED




Synthetic Natural Environments Research (Simulation Theater)

1430-1500 Synthetic Natural Environments Research Objectives, Mr. Julio De la Cruz,
ARL HRED


1500-1530 Real-Time Dynamic Physical Effects in Army Synthetic Environments, Mr. Julio De la Cruz, ARL HRED


1530-1600 Virtual World Scalability Research to Support Full Spectrum Operations
During Mission Rehearsal Exercise (MRX), Mr. Douglas Maxwell, ARL HRED

1600-1615 Day 1 Wrap Up


DATA GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

1715-1845 Joint Working Dinner: Panel and ARL Personnel (Presenters and Managers) Discussions

1900 Adjourn, Panel Shuttles to Hotel

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

DATA GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Location: Army Research Laboratory (ARL) - Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED), SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation & Training Technology Center, 12423 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL

Live Training Research

0900-0930 Live Training Research Objectives, Mr. Frank Tucker, ARL HRED

0930-1000 Weapons Orientation Position and Navigation Tracking (PNT) Research for Mortar Weapons Flyout on Live Ranges, Mr. Frank Tucker, ARL HRED

Dismounted Soldier Training Research

1000-1030 Dismounted Soldier Training Research Objectives, Mr. Patrick Garrity

1030-1100 Augmented Reality for Dismounted Soldier Training, Mr. Gino Fragomeni

1100-1115 Break

Medical Simulation Technologies

1115-1145 Medical Simulation for Training Research Objectives, Mr. Jack Norfleet

1145-1215 Implications for the Use of Simulated Malodors in Training Combat Medics, Mr. William Pike

1215-1300 Working Lunch: Adaptable Opposing Forces Demonstration, Mr. Patrick Garrity

1300-1315 Closing Remarks and Research Highlights, Dr. Laurel Allender


Thursday, 20 June 2013

DATA GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Location: Army Research Laboratory (ARL) - Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED), SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation & Training Technology Center, 12423 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL, Simulation Theater

0900-0945 Full Panel Meets with ARL-HRED Scientists (Simulation Theater)

0945-1030 Panel Breaks Out to Multiple Sessions to Meet with ARL-HRED Scientists
• Adaptive Tutoring (LITE Lab - Room 115)
• Advanced Distributed Simulation (Room 110)
• Synthetic Environments (Executive Conference Room)
• Live Training (Soldiers Conference Room)
• Dismounted Soldier Training (Dismounted Training Lab - High Bay 1)
• Medical Simulation (High Bay 3 Conference Room)

1030-1045 Break

1045-1200 Panel Meets with ARL-HRED Management

1200 Adjourn



Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Kenneth Boff (Chair)
Carolina Cruz-Neira
Barbara Dosher
Jean MacMillan
Mary Whitton
Pamela Dalton
Howard Egeth
Robert Lutfi
Matthew Peterson
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham
Peter Cherry
Nancy Cooke
Margaret Loper
George Lukes



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
- Review of potential sources of perception of bias and conflict of interest
- Review of the scope of task for the panel
- Review of the meeting agenda
- Deliberation of findings from the materials presented during the review

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
The Internet link ( https://www.gifttutoring.org/projects/gift/documents) was provided to access the following reports of the Army Simulation and Training Technology Center:

2012_12_I/ITSEC - A Modular Framework to Support the Authoring and Assessment of Adaptive Computer-Based Tutoring Systems (CBTS)

2012_12_I/ITSEC - A Modular Framework to Support the Authoring and Assessment of Adaptive Computer-Based Tutoring Systems (CBTS)


2011_12_I/ITSEC - Understanding the Impact of Intelligent Tutoring Agents on Real-Time Training Simulations


2012_12_I/ITSEC - Recommendations for Modern Tools to Author Tutoring Systems


2012_12_I/ITSEC - Use of Evidence-based Strategies to Enhance the Extensibility of Adaptive Tutoring Technologies


2012_12_I/ITSEC - Effective Learner Modeling for Computer-Based Tutoring of Cognitive and Affective Tasks


2012_12_Journal of Educational Technology - Passively Classifying Student Mood and Performance within Intelligent Tutors


2012_10_HFES - Efficacy of Measuring Engagement during Computer-Based Training


2012_10_GIFT Overview


2012_09_DHSS - Considerations in the Development of an Ontology for a Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring


2012_09_DHSS - Adaptive Game-Based Tutoring: Mechanisms for Real-Time Feedback and Adaptation


2012_07_AHFE - Cognitive and Affective Modeling in Intelligent Virtual Humans for Training and Tutoring Applications


2012_06_ITS - Semi-Supervised Classification of Realtime Physiological Sensor Datastreams for Student Affect Assessment in Intelligent Tutoring


2012_06_ITS - The Interaction Behavior of Agents’ Emotional Support and Competency on Learner Outcomes and Perceptions


2012_06_ITS - Real-Time Monitoring of ECG and GSR Signals during Computer-Based Training


2012_05_FDG - Automated Scenario Generation: Toward Tailored and Optimized Military Training in Virtual Environments


2011_12_I/ITSEC - Enhancing Performance through Pedagogy and Feedback: Domain Considerations for ITSs


2011_12_I/ITSEC - Challenges and Emerging Concepts in the Development of Adaptive, Computer-based Tutoring Systems for Team Training


2011_12_I/ITSEC_Understanding the Impact of Intelligent Tutoring Agents on Real-Time Training Simulations


2011_10_ACII - Predicting Learner Engagement during Well-defined and Ill-defined Computer-Based Intercultural Interactions


2011_09_DHSS - Realtime Clustering Of Unlabelled Sensory Data For Trainee State Assessment


2011_09_DHSS - Research Gaps For Adaptive And Predictive Computer-Based Tutoring Systems


2011_09_DHSS - The Impact Of Student Expectations And Tutor Acceptance On Computer-Based Learning Environment Acceptance And Future Usage Intentions


2011_06_AIED - Considerations for adaptive tutoring within serious games: authoring cognitive models and game interfaces


2011_05_ITEC - Human Interaction in Embedded Virtual Simulations


2009_10_NATO HFM Workshop - Making a Case for Machine Perception of Trainee Affect to Aid Learning and Performance in Embedded Virtual Simulations



Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 22, 2013