International Conference on Engineering Education

UMIST, Manchester, Great Britain, August 18-22, 2002


Technology and Society: Engineering Education in the Age of Digital Technology and Globalisation

Papers are solicited broadly in the following two areas:

Vision for institutions of higher education and their structural reform. Topics include but not limited to development, use and assessment of new principles for the post-modern, post-industrial education based on flexibility, networking, intelligence, and universal accessibility. Examples of such topics include denationalisation and internationalisation of university education; problem of lingua franca for future universities, especially their social, political, and economic backgrounds; challenges to traditional university; and quest for future university education identity.

Engineering curriculum reform and innovation in preparing students for challenges in viewing technology in its broader context: not only in achieving its specific technical objectives but interacting with and affecting the society as a whole. Topics include but are not limited to course innovation, curriculum reform, interdisciplinary degree programs, strategic alliances among academia, industry and government, international collaboration and continuing education programs to address this issue. Papers on completed work and ongoing activities are welcome.

This conference emphasises development of international partnerships in education and research. Through special sessions and international workshops, it provides ample opportunity for discussing future cooperative projects. For more information on iNEER, one of the principal sponsors of the conferences, visit:


January 18, 2002:

Abstract due (submit through website indicated below, with e-mail to Session Co-Chairs. Be sure to begin the text of your abstract with the title of this session)

March 15, 2002:

Notice of acceptance

April 26, 20002:

Camera-ready manuscript due

June 28, 2002:

Deadline for author registration

Further information is available at the ICEE-2002 web site:

Session Co-Chairs:

Dr. Borek Sousedik
Head, Technology Transfer&Liaison
Technical University of Ostrava
CZ-708 33 Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 69 699 42 22
Fax +420 69 699 42 00

Dr. Vojislav Ilic
College of Science, Technology and Environment
University of Western Sydney
Locked Bag 1797 Penrith South DC NSW 1797 Australia
Phone: +61 0247 360 386

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