Calls for Papers
European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) The SEFI 2001 Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, has issued a call for papers. The conference will focus upon the changing paradigm of engineering education. Topic questions will include:

  • What are the new engineering competencies?
  • How does the new paradigm affect the balance between knowledge and competencies?
  • What new and motivating teaching and evaluation methods will the new paradigm call for?
  • What will be the new role of the teacher and of the student?
  • Information and Communication Technology - a tool and an objective?

The deadline for abstracts is January 20. For more details, please see www.sefi2001.dk .

International Conference on Mechatronic Design and Modeling

The 5th International Conference on Mechatronic Design and Modeling will be held in Ankara, Turkey, on September 5-7, 2001. Papers concerning methods, applications, case studies and software development in the topics of mechatronic design, system modeling, control, sensors, actuators, and mechatronic education are invited. Full-length manuscripts must be submitted before March 1. For more information, see: http://design.me.metu.edu.tr/mdm.

Call for Students

The European Project Semester is designed to train engineering students to work in international teams. Hosted by Ingeniørhøjskolen i København (the Engineering College of Copenhagen), an international team of students works on a real-world project, carefully chosen to match their specialties and capabilities; the language of communication is English. Subjects included in the study program are: environmental studies, concurrent engineering techniques, and engineering product design. For an application form, write to: Ingeniørhøjskolen i København, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Dept. of Export Engineering, the EPS Secretariat, Att.: Maria Corinth, EPS Secretary, Lautrupvang 15, DK-2750 Ballerup, Denmark. More details are available at www.ihk.dk/main.asp?id=390.


IACEE 8th World Conference, Toronto
The International Association for Continuing Engineering Education will be having their 8th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education in Toronto on May 12-16, 2001, hosted by the Professional Development Center of the University of Toronto. Topics to be discussed will include emerging technologies for distance education, effectiveness of new learning technologies, engineering ethics in continuing engineering, changing needs of industry, marketing continuing engineering education programs, and quality issues in continuing engineering education. For more information, please see

ASEE/SEFI International Conference, Berlin
The American Society for Engineering Education and the European Society for Engineering Education are co-sponsoring an international conference with the theme of "Global Changes in Engineering Education." To be held in Berlin, Germany, on September 16-19, 2001, the conference will feature engineering educators and industry leaders from around the globe presenting papers on topics as diverse as educating engineering students in entrepreneurship, national accreditation/global practice, and technology in learning systems. For more information, please see:
www.asee.org/conferences/international/ default.cfm.

New Journal on Manufacturing Technology
The International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management is a new journal that provides a refereed and professional source of information in the field of manufacturing technology and management. It aims to establish channels of communication and disseminate knowledge between policy makers, professionals working in manufacturing, relevant supply and services industries, and investment institutions, and experts in relevant academic and research institutions. For more information on this journal, please see

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