September 5, 2011


Dear Colleagues:


Greetings! Innovations 2011, the iNEER Special Volume for 2011 has been published. You can access information and order copies by clicking this link.


The Board of Editors for Innovations 2012, the next edition of the iNEER Special Volume scheduled for publication in 2012, is pleased to send you this special invitation to contribute a paper. The next book will be: “Innovations 2012: World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research.”  To ensure being included in this issue, please submit your paper early, preferably by October 5 but no later than November 1, 2011, using the template which may be obtained by sending an e-mail to Paper guidelines and review are posted here.


The hard cover iNEER Special Volumes (click to view details) has been published every year since 2002. The series has an International Standard Serial Number ISSN number 1553-9911 and a U.S. Library of Congress Control No. 2004215784, and each book is identified by a distinct ISBN number. Past issues are still available from purchase through the iNEER website. Each paper is peer reviewed.


Please consider disseminating your innovations if you have recently updated the courses that you teach, helped establish new degree or certificate programs, created new courses or course modules, designed innovative programs to involve students in your research, or otherwise worked on the integration of research and education. Consider the benefits to you and your institution of disseminating and publicizing these and other innovations, sharing experiences and lessons learned, and further enhancing innovation and the productivity of your work through a dialog with members of the international peer community. 


Many of you and/or your colleagues in engineering and allied disciplines have published their work in past iNEER Special Volumes. You can see examples of chapters published in Innovations 2011 by clicking here.


Focused on promoting further advances in education and research worldwide through international partnerships, the International Network for Engineering Education and Research (“iNEER Network”) is a non-profit professional organization formed by the world community in engineering and allied fields to foster communication and collaboration.  The widening iNEER network of educators and researchers currently covers 98 countries, and is linked through the iNEER website, archival publications, e-mails, conferences, workshops, and retreats.  The most recent event of the iNEER Network, ICEE-2011, was hosted by the University of Ulster and held in August 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Past conferences have been hosted by universities in Portugal, Puerto Rico, Poland, Brazil, Czech Republic, UK, Norway, Taiwan, and USA.  In 2012, we will be hosted by Saratov State Technical University, Saratov, Russia, at ICIT-2012 in June, Turku  University of Applied Sciences at ICEE-2012 in Turku, Finland in July-August, and by Hong Kong Polytechnic University at iCEER-2012 in November. Copies of Innovations books will be included in the registration packages for these events. We hope you will be able to join us.


Papers for iNEER Special Volumes are accepted and reviewed on a first come first served basis; so, to ensure being included in the next issue, please submit your paper early, preferably by October 5 but no later than November 1, 2011.  Before submitting your articles, please be sure to refer to the paper guidelines. If your paper is accepted for publication, the corresponding author of the paper will receive a complimentary copy of the book from iNEER.   


IF YOU PLAN TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE, PLEASE REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL; please be sure to copy and paste in your reply the Authors’ Certification (see below) in your e-mail. (Please note that there is a page charge of US$90 per page payable at the time of paper submission, that is refunded if the paper is not accepted.)


Upon receiving your e-mail response, we will send you a manuscript template in MS Word. 


With best regards.


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

Board of Editors, Innovations 2012













Title of Paper:


Number of 5” x 7-1/2” Text Pages:


Name of Author(s):


E-mail Addresses of Authors:


Name of Corresponding Author:


__X__       We are submitting a paper for possible publication in an iNEER Special Volume. We will abide by the Editors' decision to accept or reject the paper and, when called upon by the Editors, will respond to reviewers’ comments by appropriately modifying our paper, or provide a reasoned rebuttal. We understand that there shall be no withdrawal of the paper once the review process is started, until the Board of Editors reaches its decision. 


__X__       Our paper has not been published anywhere; copyright for the paper has not been assigned to any party, and we have signed and forwarded the iNEER copyright form to iNEER; the work described in the paper is our own work; proper citation has been given to information paraphrased from other sources; excerpts quoted from other authors’ work have been put under quotation marks with proper attribution given to the source materials under “References”.


__X__       Prior to final acceptance and following receipt of an invoice from the iNEER, we are prepared to pay page charges at US$90 per page in accordance with Paragraph 9.3 above.  We understand that, to ensure a uniform standard and appearance, the iNEER Board of Editors will be responsible for final formatting, from which the final page count will be determined.  We also understand that, if the paper is not accepted by the Board of Editors, page charges will be refunded in full.  If the paper is withdrawn by the authors after the reviews are sent to them to revise the paper, or, if the authors do not revise the paper and there is no reasoned rebuttal, page charges will be refunded minus a processing fee equal to 25% of the page charges received.  Each refund will be made in the form of an iNEER check drawn on a U.S. bank.