Conference was held in
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
11 - 14 June 2018
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Call for Participation
Under the joint patronage of the Faculty of Architecture at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia, in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland, and the World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education (WIETE) organise jointly the 2018 Conference on Engineering and Architecture Design Education to take place at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia, between 11 - 14 June 2018.
Several institutions and individuals, members of the WIETE, as well as other organisations are co-sponsors and supporters of the Conference.
Conference Co-sponsors include the following WIETE Partner Institutions:
- Association of Taiwan Engineering Education and Management (ATEEM), Taichung, Taiwan
- Commonwealth Science and Technology Academy for Research (C-STAR), Chennai, India
- Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Piraeus-Athens, Greece
- Polytechnic Institute of New York University, New York, USA
- University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
It is anticipated that the number of Co-sponsors and Support Organisations will increase as several other institutions consider becoming involved in this endeavour.
This 2018 Conference on Engineering and Architecture Design Education builds on the series of extremely successful international conferences held in the past, such as the World Conference on Technology and Engineering Education (Kraków 2010, Ljubljana 2011, Athens 2014, and Bratislava 2015); the World Conference on Engineering Education (Sydney 1989, Portsmouth 1992, Minneapolis-St. Paul 1995); the East-West Congress on Engineering Education (Kraków 1991, Łódź 1993, Gdynia 1996) and, then, the Global Congress on Engineering Education (Kraków 1998, Wismar 2000, Glasgow 2002, Bangkok 2004 and New York 2006), to name a few. Based on such previous extensive experience, the present Conference is a continuation of the international effort of sharing and exchanging ideas, experiences and achievements within the international community of technology and engineering, as well as engineering and architecture educators in this case.
Areas of Interest
It is envisaged that the Conference will provide the participants with the opportunity to interact on all aspects of engineering and architecture design education, and such interactions as workshops, team work, panel debates, group discussions, individual presentations, and others, will be led and aided by several eminent international keynote speakers, leaders of the specific areas of interest. It is envisaged that a special conference workshop for higher degree students will be included in the Conference Programme at the same venue.
In accordance with the Conference aims and objectives, the following general areas of interest were identified for discussion:
- International collaboration between academic and industrial organisations in engineering and architecture design education
- Individual country’s achievements in engineering and architecture design education, and relevant case studies
- Technological advancements and transfer across the world, and the participation of developing countries in this process
- The impact on the future supply of qualified personnel for industry, commerce and services
- The role and importance of engineering and architecture design education in sustainability and environmental protection
- The interaction between academia and industry for the advancement of engineering and architecture design education
- Alternative methods of education and training, and the promotion of continuing education of engineers and architects
- Quality assurance, accreditation systems, ranking of academic institutions and the recognition of foreign qualifications
- The role, nature and importance of research and development in engineering and architecture design education
Suggested specific topics for the Conference include, but are not restricted to, the following:
- curriculum design, implementation and evaluation;
- the nature of cognitive processes, heuristics and creative thought;
- the impact of specific new technologies on effective education and training;
- problem- and project-based education and training;
- community attitudes towards engineering and architecture design education;
- the importance of academia/industry co-operation in engineering and architecture design education;
- advanced, innovative and alternative methods and programmes of education and training;
- the promotion of continuing and further education of engineers and architects;
- work-based learning and the involvement of employers;
- new technologies and advancements in the education and training process;
- management and administration in engineering and architecture design education;
- effective information transfer in engineering and architecture design education;
- teaching instructions, laboratory procedures, design studios and equipment devised, developed and applied in teaching practice;
- innovative design strategies and methodologies;
- specific case studies.
It is anticipated that Conference papers will cover a wide and diverse range of topics, issues and ideas concerning contemporary problems and challenges in engineering and architecture design education that need to be identified, addressed and discussed. The coverage of specific topics should include, and make references to, professional, pedagogical and methodological matters, innovation and talent cultivation, results of unique educational research and development, as well as practical experiences gained in education practice.
Call for Papers and Contributions
A call is made for research papers and other relevant contributions, such as posters and workshops, as well as other innovative activities. It is expected that the proposed Conference contributions will address the topics mentioned above and/or other topics and contributions relevant to the Conference aims and objectives.
Prospective authors should submit an abstract of 250-350 words, in English, outlining the aims, content and conclusions of their papers and other contributions. The abstract should include the title of the paper, authors’ names, affiliations, mailing addresses, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers. Authors’ contributions (in form of research articles) will be printed after the Conference, with soft editing, language correction and formatting. The authors must present their papers or carry out intended activities personally, as their contributions will not be included in the Conference publication unless delivered.
Invited Special Sessions
A number of well-known local and international experts will be invited to address the Conference on key issues of engineering and technology education. Sessions will be structured to encourage useful discussion and it is intended that such discussion will be summarised towards the end of the Conference.
Proposals for the arrangement of invited sessions are welcome. These sessions are expected to address topical issues on engineering and technology education. Each proposal should include the names and affiliations of authors, as well as the abstracts of their papers. Proposals are also invited for the organisation of panel discussion sessions. Each proposal should include the names and brief résumés of the panellists. There is also room for innovative formats, permitting flexible arrangements for poster sessions, group discussions and interaction, demonstrations, etc. Any institution or individual interested in conducting such an activity should contact the Conference Chairmen.
It is envisaged that conference papers will be published in the World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education (WTE&TE) or the Global Journal of Engineering Education (GJEE) after the Conference, subject to positive referees’ reports and the presentation at the Conference.
Conference contributors should note the following deadlines:
Receipt of papers/proposals: 15 January 2018 (change!)
Notification of acceptance: 22 January 2018
Preliminary Programme circulated: 1 February 2018
Receipt of final manuscripts: 2 March 2018
Acceptance of contributions notified: 15 March 2018
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, with its Faculty of Architecture, is located in Bratislava, the capital city of the Slovak Republic.
Prof. Ing. Robert Redhammer, Rector, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava Slovakia
Prof. Dr Hab. Ing. Jan Kazior, Rector, Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland
Conference Honorary Chairmen
A/Prof. Dr Ing. arch. Ľubica Vitková, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Prof. Dr Hab. Ing. arch. Jacek Gyurkovich, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland
Conference General Co-Chairmen
Prof. Robert Špaček, Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Prof. Zenon J. Pudlowski, WIETE Director, Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Sabina Kuc, Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland
Prof. Andrew Nafalski, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Prof. Adinarayana Kalanidhi, Commonwealth Science and Technology Academy for Research, Chennai, India
Prof. Derek O. Northwood, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Prof. George Metaxas, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Piraeus-Athens, Greece
Prof. David W.S. Tai, College of Management, Hungkuang University; Taichung, Taiwan
A/Prof. Stanislav Avsec, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Prof. Eugene Berman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
A/Prof. Kristijan Breznik, ISSBS; College of Industrial Engineering, Celje, Slovenia
Dr Magdalena Celadyn, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Kraków, Poland
Prof. Wacław Celadyn, Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland
Prof. Samuel C-C. Chang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
A/Prof. Maurice M. Danaher, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Prof. Alina Drapella-Hermansdorfer, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wrocław, Poland
A/Prof. Chih-Hsien Huang, Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan
A/Prof. Ján Ilkovič, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Prof. George Kabouridis, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Patras, Greece
Prof. Krzysztof Kluszczyński, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
A/Prof. Veronika Kotradyová, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Prof. Romanas V. Krivickas, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania
Dr Wojciech Kuczborski, Private Consultant & WIETE, Perth, Australia
Prof. Viljan Mahnic, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr Dianne Q. Nguyen, WIETE, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Zorica Nedic, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Mrs Dorota I. Pudlowski, WIETE, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Daniela Pusca, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Prof. Wen-Jye Shyr, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan
Prof. Juing-Huei Su, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Guishan, Taiwan
Prof. Steven Thatcher, Central Queensland University, Cairns, Australia
Prof. Kuo-Hung Tseng, Meiho University, Neipu, Pingtung, Taiwan
Prof. Jacek Uziak, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
Prof. Algirdas V. Valiulis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Dr Aji P. Wibawa, Universitas Negeri Malang (State University of Malang), Malang, Indonesia
Local Organising Committee
A/Prof. Ľubica Ilkovičová, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia (Chairman)
Ing. arch. Radka Kubaliaková, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Ing. arch. Tatiana Vozárová, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
A/Prof. Henrich Pifko, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Ing. Kristína Baňáková, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Travel & Accommodation
Potential participants are fully responsible for making their travel and accommodation arrangements, and should note that neither the WIETE nor Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava will take any responsibility or be held accountable for any cancellation of accommodation and travel tickets due to any unforeseen events that may cause the Conference to be cancelled, postponed or transferred to another location. The WIETE or the Slovak University of Technology accept no responsibility whatsoever for their direct dealings with the hotels and/or any other organisations. It is highly advisable that potential participants should avoid purchasing non-refundable flight tickets. Both the WIETE and the Slovak University of Technology reserve the right to cancel or postpone the Conference due to financial or other unexpected reasons.
A series of general interest tours and social activities will be arranged and will be included in the Conference Programme.
The Conference Registration Fee of €600 will be used to cover attendance at the sessions, morning and afternoon teas, lunches, cocktail party, dinner and a field excursion. It will also include the possibility of publishing one research contribution in the Conference publication (subject to acceptance by the referees and presentation at the Conference). Potential Slovak participants may apply to the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for their fees to be discounted if support funds are available.
The accompanying person’s full registration fee is €200. The fee covers morning and afternoon teas, lunches, cocktail party, dinner and a field excursion. Please note that Conference/Seminar fees are not refundable.
Please direct all enquires and correspondence regarding paper and session proposals, preferably by e-mail, to the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee at the Faculty of Architecture. Correspondence may be e-mailed to Robert Spacek [email@example.com] or posted to:
Prof. Robert Špaček
Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava,
Námestie Slobody 19, 812 45 Bratislava 1, Slovakia
Tel: +421 2 57276 453, +421 903 7620 40
Fax: +421 2 57276 256
A/Prof. Ľubica Ilkovičová
Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava,
Námestie Slobody 19, 812 45 Bratislava 1, Slovakia
Tel: +421 918 6650 41
E-mail for receipt of proposals and final manuscripts: firstname.lastname@example.org
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