DATE:    February 18, 2004


TO:         Members of the engineering education and research community



Dear Colleagues,




We are pleased to invite you to participate in ICEE-2004 during October 16-21, 2004.  Held during the best season to visit Florida, the conference will be hosted by and held in Gainesville, Florida, USA on the beautiful campus of the University of Florida, a leader in engineering education reform in the U.S. and one of its largest and best research universities. 


The conference will include a technical tour of the Kennedy Space Center in the nearby city of Orlando, home of a number of well-known academic institutions, as well as tourist attractions such as SeaWorld and Disney World.  Also easily reachable is the site for the Daytona 500 auto races, and the world famous beaches of Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, and St. Augustine, America’s oldest city that is known for its antique shops, where you can watch the sun rising over the horizon in the Atlantic Ocean, and enjoy the peacefulness of sunset beyond the salt marsh along the intracoastal waterway.


We welcome your abstracts, which should be submitted online on the conference website at:  The deadline is April 1, 2004.


Jointly sponsored by the University of Florida and iNEER, the International Network for Engineering Education and Research, this latest in the series of ever more popular conferences is being held this year on U.S. soil only for the second time ever.  


There will be active workshops, paper presentations, and poster sessions as well as opportunities to interact with your peers while enjoying Florida's historic, cultural and tourist attractions.

You will learn first-hand the latest innovations in world engineering education and research, and discover new opportunities for international cooperation. 


The previous iNEER-sponsored conference was held in July, 2003 in Spain.  For information about ICEE-2003, including a photo gallery, please visit:


You can access a report on yet another recent iNEER event, ICEE-2002, written by Robin King, Professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of South Australia, by clicking on the 8th bullet from the top at:


We look forward to welcoming you in Gainesville during ICEE-2004.   


We thank you in advance for your interest and support.




University of Florida


David Colburn

Provost, University of Florida

Conference Honorary Executive Chair


Pramod Khargonekar

Dean, College of Engineering

Conference Executive Chair


Tim Anderson

Associate Dean, College of Engineering

Conference Co-Chair


Marc Hoit

Associate Dean, College of Engineering

Conference Co-Chair




Tomas Cermak, Ph.D.,

Rector, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava

Chair, iNEER Board


Win Aung, Ph.D., P.E., Dr.h.c.