This is the weekend for celebration. We have just received the following e-mail:
The paper defines what we call “children’s digital companion” and describe its characteristics based on its purpose and apperance as well as how it works. Children’s digital companion is an embodied conversational agent which children can relate to and perform activities together with. We found three types of digital companion on the market: programmable companion, autonomous learning companion, and augmented learning companion. We also propose a research agenda.
The AI-bility team (Leona, Katrin, Isa, and Armin) wrote the paper together with prominent scholars in Management Information Systems. We would like to thank Kieran Conboy, Jenny Eriksson Lundström, Alexander Maedche, Suprateek Sarker, and Cathrine E. Tømte for the insightful collaboration.
The Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS) is one of the prominent publication outlets for researchers in Management Information Systems. Our paper has undergone review process and been revised accordingly based on the feedback. The experience of publishing with CAIS is positive. The editorial team is constructive and at the same time promotes only the highest scientific standards for publication.
Our paper will soon be accessible at https://aisel.aisnet.org/cais. Sorry for being brief, but we don’t want to spoil the reading excitement here. 🙂