EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION IN ELECTRICAL AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING
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Eighth Annual Conference
EDINBURGH - SCOTLAND
INNOVATIONS AND QUALITY IN EDUCATION FOR ELECTRICAL AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING
Wednesday June 4 - Friday June 6, 1997
hosted by Napier University
Call for papers
Call for Papers --------------- Authors are invited to submit digests of their presentations (500 words minimum) within the theme of the conference to the Programme Committee by January 31, 1997 via the Chair of the Organising Committee, Prof David Lidgate. Please provide the title, author's name, affiliation, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and email address. Authors will be informed about the status of the paper by February 28th 1997
Topics ------ In accordance with the mission of the EAEEIE given at the end of this leaflet, the theme of the EAEEIE '97 conference was chosen to be:
INNOVATIONS AND QUALITY IN EDUCATION FOR ELECTRICAL AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING
Innovation and Quality have become key terms in the evaluation of engineering education. Innovation may be defined as the ability of an educational system to introduce new ideas and concepts that enhance the learning experience for the individual. This has particular relevance within any system where rapid change and a degree of uncertainty predominate. This is the situation facing engineering education in the late twentieth century. Quality can, in turn, be defined as a matter of specifying worthwhile learning goals and enabling individuals to achieve them. When applied to education, this can lead to ambiguity and confusion due to the multidimensional nature of the discipline. This is especially true of the assessment of quality. In engineering education particularly, the environment has become very competitive: for students, grants, sponsorship and industrial support. Establishments that can differentiate themselves from their competitors by virtue of their ability to meet the needs of their customers are the ones that will survive over the longer term. There thus emerges a need to focus on innovation and quality in engineering education, not necessarily due to falling standards but because of a need to improve standards to respond to the requirements of the future.
EAEEIE expects papers based on any of the following topics but not excluding other relevant contributions, devoted to Electrical and Information Engineering teaching. Life long Learning L3 (preparation for L3 and continuous professional development)
Quality Assessment and Validation of Courses (peer review/external examiners and professional accreditation)
Evaluative Methodologies in Academia (managing continuous and competence based assessment)
Innovative applications in teaching (use of computers)
Links to Internet (browsing and flexible delivery, spreading tool)
The Future of Electical and Information Engineering Education
Industrial Collaboration (Teaching Company Scheme, industrial placements)
Programme Committee ------------------- President of EAEEIE and Chair of the Programme Committee Prof Vito A Monaco (Universita di Bologna, I) Members ------- Prof E Andresen (TU Darmstadt, D) Prof KM Abbott (Univ. Staffordshire, UK) Prof O Bonnaud (Univ. Rennes, F) Dr J Boutsen (EECC B) Prof C Burkley (Univ. Limerick, IRL) Ing M Di Fonzo (SSGRR, L'Aquila, I) Prof C Eugene (Univ Cath de Louvain B) Prof J Fernando Silva (Instituto Superior Technico P) Prof D Giuli (Univ. de Firenze I) Prof V Havlecek (Univ. Praga, CZ) Prof P Lappalainen (Univ. Oulu, FIN) Prof D Lidgate (Napier Univ UK) Dr P Lilley (Univ. Manchester, UK) Prof A Luukko (Lappeenranta Univ of Tech. Fin) Prof MJ Martins (Instituto Superior Technico P) Prof M Marty (Enseeiht Toulouse, F) Prof M Meade (Open University) Prof E Pagano (Univ. di Napoli I) Prof J Peperstraete (Univ. Leuven, B) Prof L Vandamme (Univ. Delft, NL) Prof A Seoane (Univ. Vigo, E) Prof S Tzafestes (NTA Athens G) Prof L Vandamme (Univ. Delft, NL) Prof G Villermain-Lecolier (Univ. Reims, F) Prof A Wac Wlodarczyk (Lubin Tech. Univ. P) Prof H Wierzba (Tech. Univ. Gdansk P) Prof A Zekl (IBM D) Secretary --------- Prof M Robert (Univ. Nancy, F)
Members ------- Peter Brady (E&C Faculty, Napier University) Bob Holwill (MICA) Eion Johnston (EECE Dept, Napier University) Ray Land (EDU Dept, Napier University) Murray MacCallum (EECE Dept, Napier University) Bob Rankin (CS Dept, Napier University) Brian Sloan (B&S Dept, Napier University)
Preliminary Registration ------------------------ Authors are expected to send the attached preliminary conference registration form when the digest is submitted. Potential delegates, not intending to submit a paper, are also invited to return this form duly completed.
Final Programme --------------- Further announcements and the Final Programme will be issued to those returning the preliminary registration form to the chair of the organising committee.
Proceedings ------------ Conference proceedings will be published from camera ready manuscripts before the beginning of the conference. Detailed instructions concerning the page layout will be provided to the authors whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference.
Working Language ---------------- The working language of the conference is English.
Conference Fee -------------- Regular fee 300.00 Fee for EAEEIE members 250.00 Conference fees paid before April 30, 1997 will be subject to a discount of 20%. The conference fee includes a copy of the proceedings, an industrial visit, lunches and refreshments during the conference. The social programme consisting of the Conference Dinner, Conference Reception and Whisky Tasting Session is also included. Accommodation is not included. The Conference venue is the Craiglockhart Campus of Napier University.
Transportation to Edinburgh --------------------------- Edinburgh Airport lies 10km West of the City Centre with taxi and bus connections available. Excellent railway connections to Edinburgh also exist.
Accommodation ------------- Discount conference rates at hotels in the city will be available to the conference participants. A list of hotels will be given in the final programme.
Edinburgh ---------- The City of Edinburgh as the Capital City of Scotland has much to offer including the historic town centre as well as the many green areas in the form of parks and gardens. It is also relatively compact which means that you can get around very easily.
Napier University ------------------ Napier University gained university status in 1992 in recognition of its achievements and academic excellence. It is currently one of the largest universities in Scotland with some 9000 students studying on a variety of courses and modes of attendance. It is based on several large sites and there will be an opportunity to visit one of the most interesting as the location for the conference dinner.
Addresses --------- President of the EAEEIE and Conference Chair Prof Vito A MONACO Facoulta di Ingegneria Viale Risorgimento 2 40136 BOLOGNA Italy Fax+39 51 644 3073 email:VAMONACO@deis.unibo.it
Secretary of the EAEEIE ----------------------- Prof Michel Robert ESSTIN-CRAN 2 rue Jean Lamour 54500 VANDOEUVRE-LES-NANCY France tel.+33.(0)3 83 50 33 44 fax +33 (0)3 .83.57 80 25 or +33 (0)3 .83.54 21 73 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of the Organising Committee --------------------------------- Prof D Lidgate Napier University Department of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering 219 Colinton road Edinburgh EH14 1DJ tel.00(44)131 455 4361/4384 fax 00(44)131 455 4231 email:D.Lidgate@central.napier.ac.uk
Mission of the EAEEIE --------------------- foster good practice in education for Electrical and Information Engineering improve the understanding of educational practices through-out the European Union determine corresponding educational criteria with a view to establishing common standards of education in Electrical and Information Engineering establish mechanisms for industrial participation in the work of the Association so that the needs of industry might be met and kept under constant review promote Continuing Education as a necessary means for maintaining professional effectiveness of engineers develop Credit Transfer schemes between collaborating establishments contribute to the initiatives of the European Commission related to education and research in Universities foster a strong technological research base and develop educational research encourage the exchange of staff and students between collaborating establishments
Dates to Remember ----------------- Deadline for the return of digests and preliminary registration forms, January 31, 1997. Notification of paper acceptance, February 28th 1997 Deadline for receipt of camera ready copy of papers, April 26th 1997 Deadline for advance registration and conference fee payment, 26th April 1997