International Conference on Engineering Education and Research


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






Engineering students from all countries need to understand engineering in the global context. One of the best ways of achieving this understanding is through some type of international student exchange experience as an undergraduate. There are great opportunities to develop these exchanges among North American, South American, Asian, Australian, and European universities and colleges.


This session will focus on success stories in overcoming one or more of the following potential obstacles to make an exchange work:


·        Language barriers

·        Schedule differences

·        Housing requirements

·        Academic credit evaluation

·        Funding and student affordability

·        Sustainability

·        Visa requirements

·        Faculty and institutional support


The list is not all-inclusive; other issues will definitely be considered. Preference will be given to papers that incorporate a number of the issues.


The session will also provide opportunities for those interested in developing exchanges to share information with others with similar interests.



January 15, 2004:   Abstract due (submit through website indicated below, with e-mail to Session Co-Chair. 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 Co-Chair:


Thomas K. Jewell, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor and Chair of Civil Engineering

Director of International Programs for Engineering and Computer Science

Union College

Schenectady, New York 12308 USA

(518) 388-6263

FAX: (518) 399-6778