International Conference on Engineering Education

Valencia, Spain, July 22-26, 2003




Workshop: Manpower Development and Business Infrastructure Construction

For High-Tech Industry


With the advent of new information technology, a new generation of advanced engineers has to be educated and deployed to high-tech industries in order to harvest from those new technologies. In addition, governments have to play more active roles in providing competitive business environment in order to build up a competitive high-tech industry.  To produce more talents with the appropriate training in this field, new education and training programs have to be implemented.  To build up the high-tech industry, new policy and programs have to be implemented in the government side too.  The primary objective of this workshop is to discuss the possible ways and share the past experiences on these issues.  We solicit papers and presentations that address some or all of the above themes.  A follow-up open discussion regarding future activities is being planned. 


Following is a summary of the key questions that motivate this workshop:


·         What are the expectations for our students from the common perspectives of university, high-tech industry, and government?  How are these expectations translated into policy, curriculum, and business practices?  What are some of the case studies and examples?

·         How do we prepare future engineers with specific talents/capabilities that meet the challenge of the fast-paced high-tech industry?  What has been the past experience?  What will be the implications to curriculum reform? How do we proceed to implement effective curriculum reform? What are examples and case studies?

·         What are the roles of the university, industry and government in workforce re-training for the industrial workforce for high-tech?  What are examples and case studies?

·         How can government, industry and universities form a partnership for manpower development and/or high-tech industry development?  What are examples and case studies?



January 15, 2003:    Abstract due (submit through website indicated below, with e-mail to Session Chair. Be sure to begin the text of your abstract with the title of this session)

February 15, 2003:    Notice of preliminary acceptance

April 15, 20003:              Paper submission deadline

May 1, 2003:                    Early registration deadline (required for final acceptance of papers)

May 15, 2003:                  Deadline for authors’ registration to ensure publishing of submitted papers



Chairs and Organizers:

Shan-Hwei Ou, National Cheng Kung University (Republic of China);

Yeong-Bin Yang, National Taiwan University (Republic of China);

Wei-Chung Wang, National Tsing Hua University (Republic of China);

Jing-Yang Jou, National Chiao Tung University (Republic of China);