UICEE: 6th UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education - Cairns, Queensland AUSTRALIA, UICEE, Cairns, Queensland, Australia 2003.

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YEAR: 2003
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PLACES: Australia | Cainrs | Cairns | Queensland
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TIME: 2003
 
Announcement
      CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

      Honorary Chairman

      Prof. Peter LeP. Darvall, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

      Honorary Co-Chairman

      Prof. Finn Kjærsdam, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

      General Chairman

      Prof. Zenon J. Pudlowski, UICEE Director, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia

      Committee Members

      Prof. John Buckeridge, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

      Prof. Gregor Büchel, University of Applied Sciences Köln, Köln, Germany

      Prof. Colin U. Chisholm, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

      Prof. Romuald Cwilewicz, Gdynia Maritime Academy, Gdynia, Poland

      Prof. Norbert Grünwald, Wismar University of Technology, Business & Design, Wismar, Germany

      Prof. Fei-Bin Hsiao, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

      Prof. Hans Peter Jensen, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition, Soeborg, Denmark

      Prof. Adinarayana Kalanidhi, Anna University, Chennai, India

      A/Prof. Kraiwood Kiattikomol, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand

      Prof. Thomas Kim, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA

      Prof. Fong-Ming Lee, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan

      Prof. Silas Lwakabamba, Kigali Institute of Science, Technology & Management, Kigali, Rwanda

      Prof. Sergei Mischenko, Tambov State Technical University, Tambov, Russia

      Prof. Stanislaw A. Mitkowski, Higher Professional State School, Tarnow, Poland

      Prof. Derek O. Northwood, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

      Prof. Constantin Oprean, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania

      Prof. Yuri Pokholkov, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia

      Prof. Dmitry V. Puzankov, St Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, St Petersburg, Russia

      Prof. Akos Redey, University of Veszprem, Veszprem, Hungary

      Prof. Remigiusz Sosnowski, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

      Prof. David W-S. Tai, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan

      Prof. Algirdas Valiulis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania

      Prof. H. Oner Yurtseven, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, USA

      UICEE Staff

      Ms Duyen Q. Nguyen, UICEE, Monash University, Australia

      Mr Arun S. Patil, UICEE, Monash University, Australia

      Mr Marc J. Riemer, UICEE, Monash University, Australia

      THE CONFERENCE

      The 6th Annual Conference of the UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education, under the theme Educating for the Right Environment, will be held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, between 10 and 14 February 2003.

      The prime objectives of the Conference are to bring together partners, members, associates, students and supporters of the UICEE from all over the world and to continue discussion on issues of importance to engineering education; to examine the natural, built and educational environments so that future engineering education programmes are structured in a way that facilitates environmental preservation for generations to come. To debate the activities of the UICEE and to foster friendships already established are also important objectives of the Conference.

      The secondary aim of this Conference is to commence the celebrations of the 10th year of operations of the UICEE. Moreover, those many members and followers of the UICEE born in 1943 are especially invited to get together in order to celebrate year-long festivities related to their 60th birthday, including the opportunity to present their life achievements in engineering and technology education.

      As a result, it is anticipated that the Conference will further enhance the UICEE links and networks, and will set the stage for more innovative and collaborative ventures.

      THE UICEE - CONFERENCE SPONSOR AND ORGANISER

      The UICEE is the world's first and only centre for engineering education. It was established in the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 1994, on the recommendation of the former UNESCO International Committee on Engineering Education and it has the UICEE European Headquarters (UICEE EHQ) in the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark The Centre is also the Secretariat for the International Liaison Group for Engineering Education (ILG-EE).

      The main objective of the Centre is to facilitate the transfer of information, expertise and research on engineering education and industrial training, with a specific mission to assist developing countries throughout the world.

      CONFERENCE CO-SPONSORS

      UICEE Partner Institutions:

    • Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    • Anna University, Chennai, India
    • Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    • Gdynia Maritime Academy, Gdynia, Poland
    • Kigali Institute of Science, Technology & Management, Kigali, Rwanda
    • King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
    • St Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, St Petersburg, Russia
    • Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
    • Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia
    • Wismar University of Technology, Business & Design, Wismar, Germany

      International Liaison Group for Engineering Education

      UNESCO

      THE VENUE & ACCOMMODATION

      Cairns in North Queensland, Australia, is one of the prime tourist destinations in the Pacific Rim and is widely regarded as the pearl of the South Pacific. Cairns provides visitors with an unforgettable experience and the opportunity of encountering an environment that is unique in every respect. With access to the Great Barrier Reef, the world's most beautiful rainforest, the mountains, the ocean and other tourist destinations, it provides a unique, spectacular and picturesque environment.

      The UICEE was able to negotiate an excellent deal on behalf of Conference participants with the Pacific International Cairns, a 4* hotel located in the prime position in Cairns on the Esplanade, which will provide the Conference venue and will accommodate Conference participants at highly reduced and competitive prices.

      It is envisaged that the Conference Registration Fee, including single/twin/double-bed accommodation for five nights in a standard room (without breakfast), will be 900 Euro. This will provide participants with the opportunity of free accommodation for their spouses, if they wish to attend.

      The Registration Fee will cover: participation in the Conference, a visit to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, including a dinner and a special performance by Aboriginal artists, a full day cruise expedition to the Great Barrier Reef, Cocktail Party, Conference Gala Banquet, Conference Proceedings, morning & afternoon teas, lunches, and the possibility of publishing one paper in the Conference Proceedings (subject to acceptance by the referees). Also, there will be executive and deluxe rooms; and two suites available for more demanding participants, as well as special Conference packages, including full American breakfast for two, on request.

      Under this agreement, the Hotel will also assist Conference participants with their tourist and travel arrangements, for instance by organising pre- and post-Conference tours. Moreover, participants will be able to extend their stay in the Hotel at the room rates as per the Conference arrangements in order to help those planning their holidays in Cairns. Conference participants are encouraged to seriously consider this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

      The number of rooms under this deal is strictly limited. Therefore, potential participants should register with full payment at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

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      THE THEME

      The world has become a global community, which now provides more opportunities for collaboration and networking. The increased level of internationalisation of engineering education has provided academic institutions with new opportunities for further co-operation in the international arena by building new, and expanding existing, regional and global networks for engineering education.

      The Conference theme, Educating for the Right Environment, was chosen to identify and present best projects, programmes and examples relevant to the main theme and to address issues of concern to the process of education for both the engineering and physical environments and to discuss the impact on the status and quality of global engineering education.

      Although the Conference emphasis is on the main theme, paper proposals on all aspects of engineering education and industrial training are most welcome. Suggested topics for Conference papers include, but are not restricted to, the following:

    • Innovation and best practice in engineering education
    • International examples of engineering education & training
    • International collaborative programmes and systems
    • International mobility of staff & students
    • Recognition of foreign qualifications & accreditation systems
    • The impact of new technology on the effective training of engineers & technologists
    • Development of new curricula
    • Effective methods in engineering education
    • Multimedia in engineering education
    • Management of academic engineering institutions
    • Quality assurance in engineering education
    • Engineering management education
    • Promotion of continuing engineering education, distance education & open learning
    • Academia/industry interaction programmes
    • Social and philosophical aspects of engineering
    • Articulation in engineering and education & credit transfer
    • TAFE and vocational education & training
    • Case studies

      It is anticipated that proposed papers will present findings describing the effectiveness of new approaches to engineering education and industrial training. The implementation of special programmes, methods and modern approaches to engineering education and industrial training is of particular relevance to the Conference theme.

      CALL FOR PAPERS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

      A call is made for papers, contributions and other Conference activities on the topics mentioned above or on any other topic and activity relevant to the Conference theme. Prospective authors should submit an abstract of 250-350 words, in English, outlining aims, content and conclusion of their papers, as well as other contributions. The abstract should include the title, author(s) name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers. Authors are asked to indicate the category into which their papers fall. Papers will be printed from the authors' typescripts with soft editing and formating. Papers must be presented by the author(s) personally and will not be published in the Proceedings unless presented.

      INVITED SPECIAL SESSIONS

      A number of well-known experts, local and international, will be invited to address the Conference on key issues of engineering education. Sessions will be structured to encourage useful discussion and it is intended that such discussion will be summarised towards the end of the Conference.

      Proposals for arrangement of invited sessions are welcome. These sessions are expected to address topical issues on engineering. Each proposal should include the names and affiliations of authors and abstracts of their papers. Proposals are also invited for the organisation of panel discussion sessions. Each proposal should include the names and brief resumes of the panellists. There is also room for innovative formats, permitting flexible arrangements for poster sessions, group discussion and interaction, demonstrations, etc. Any institution or individual interested in conducting such an activity should contact the Conference General Chairman.

      DEADLINES

      Authors should note the following deadlines:

    • Receipt of abstracts: 16 September 2002
    • Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 7 October 2002
    • Receipt of final manuscripts: 2 November 2002
    • Acceptance of papers notified: 23 November 2002

      CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

      All correspondence relating to the Conference should be addressed to the Conference Secretariat at the UICEE.

      INDICATION OF INTEREST

      I propose to attend the 6th UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education and would like further information.

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      Ms Duyen Q. Nguyen

      Conference Manager

      UICEE, Faculty of Engineering

      Monash University, Engineering Building 70

      Clayton, Melbourne, VIC 3800, Australia

      Telephone: +61 3 990-55575

      Fax: +61 3 990-51547

      E-mail: uicee@eng.monash.edu.au

      Internet: http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/uicee

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