International Conference on Engineering Education and Research


Bouzov Castle, Czech Republic, June 27-30, 2004






With the accelerated development of information technologies, there is an increasingly wide range of ways of reaching students who are geographically dispersed, of remotely accessing real laboratory equipment, of displaying and visualising personalised distributed user interfaces and of running real time simulations over computer networks. Sessions will cover research challenges in the following areas: Instrumentation and control systems, Shared collaborative learning environment architectures and their components, Communication protocols, software, middleware, hardware, drivers, Application Programming Interface (API) and devices used to access distributed laboratory environments and equipment, Management policy, Mobile and location awareness systems, Heterogeneous wireless, satellite, terrestrial networks that make it possible to connect various geographically distributed devices and human actors.

The session committee particularly welcomes papers dealing with the technological challenges regarding infrastructures supporting Online Laboratories (virtual or simulation-based or remote laboratories accessing real devices) : 1) The emergence of GRID-based laboratories; 2) Integration of laboratory infrastructures and devices via ad hoc wireless or satellite/terrestrial communication systems; 3) Remote control over noisy computer networks with delays; 4) Norms and standards used or to consider in order to achieve the overall goal of a World-wide Integrated Online Laboratory.



 January 15, 2004:  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)

February 10, 2004:  Notice of preliminary acceptance

March 15, 2004:      Paper submission deadline

March 15, 2004:      Early registration deadline (required for final acceptance of papers)

March 15, 2004:      Deadline for authors’ registration to ensure publishing of submitted papers

April 15, 2004:         Notice of final acceptance based on peer review (Registration fees will be refunded if papers are not accepted)


Further information is available at the iCEER-2004 web site:


Session Chair:
Hamadou Saliah-Hassane, Eng. Ph.D.
Program Director
Graduate School of Information Technology
Professor, Télé-université
4750, avenue Henri-Julien, bureau 10
Montréal (Québec), Canada H2T 3E4
Phone: (514) 840 2747 Ext 2417
Fax: (514) 843-2160


Dr Denis Gillet, MER

Sustainable Interaction Systems

Automatic Control Laboratory (LA)

School of Engineering, ME-Ecublens

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

CH-1015 Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland

Phone: +41 21 693-5168

FAX:   +41 21 693-2574




Bernardo Wagner, Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Learning Lab Lower Saxony (L3S)
University of Hanover
Expo Plaza 1
D-30537 Hannover, Germany
Phone: +49 (511) 762 5516
Fax: +49 (511) 762 4012



Maarouf Saad, Eng., PhD

Professor, École de technologie supérieure

1100 rue Notre-Dame Ouest,

Montréal, (Québec), Canada H3C 1K3

Phone: (514)396-8940

Fax: (514)396-8684