Program

Interdisciplinary Conference
on
Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering Education
in the Third Millennium
(ICEECEE)

September 10-15, 2000
Davos, Switzerland

Honorary Chair:
Bruce Eisenstein
IEEE 2000 President
Conference Chair:
Dr. Jacob Baal-Schem
Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Conference Co-Chair
Prof. Arthur Winston
Tufts University, USA

Sponsors:
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
&
United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5902
T: 1-212-591-7836 F: 1-212-591-7441
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Sunday, September 10, 2000

16:00 - 18:00 Registration (lobby, Cresta Sun Hotel)

18:00 Opening Session (Congress Center)
Greetings - Jacob Baal-Schem, Conference Chair
Keynote Lecture
THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES IN EDUCATION
Dr. Bruce Eisenstein
IEEE 2000 President

19:45 Welcoming Dinner and Opening Reception

Monday, September 11, 2000

07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast Buffet

08:45 - 09:00 Welcome - Barbara Hickernell, UEF Conferences Director
Conference Overview - Jacob Baal-Schem, Conference Chair

09:00 Session 1 - SETTING THE GOALS
Keynote Address VISIONS FOR EE&C ENGINEERING EDUCATION
Dr. Joseph Bordogna
Deputy Director, US National Science Foundation

Morning Coffee

Discussion

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:45 ad hoc discussions, recreation

15:45 - 16:00 Afternoon Coffee

16:00 Session 2 - LITERACY
Invited Lecture TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY
Dr. Arthur W. Winston
Tufts University and Past VP IEEE Educational Activities, USA

MODEL FOR CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AN INNOVATIVE CONTEXT
Flemming K. Fink
Aalborg University, Denmark

AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO UNDERGRADUATE DSP EDUCATION:
A CASE STUDY
Dr. (Ms) Sumam David S.
Karnataka Regional Engineering College, India

COMPUTER EDUCATION IN UKRAINIAN UNIVERSITIES: PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES
Dr. Anatoly Sachenko
Ternopil Academy of National Economy, Ukraine;
Dr. Anatoly Melnyk
State University "Lviv Polytechnic", Ukraine

Discussion

19:30 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Tuesday, September 12, 2000

07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast Buffet

09:00 - 15:45 Conference Excursion (including box lunch)

15:45 - 16:00 Afternoon Coffee

16:00 Session 3 - INNOVATIONS IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING IN THE UNITED STATES IN RESPONSE TO ACCREDITATION PARADIGM CHANGES

The pre-eminent engineering accreditation organization in the United States of America is the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC of ABET). In 2000 the Criteria for programs seeking to obtain or retain accreditation under EAC/ABET auspices will complete a drastic change - from prescriptive criteria evaluating the coursework content of candidate programs to an assessment-centered perspective based on criteria evaluating the capabilities of graduating students and fostering continuous improvement of candidate programs.

One of the claims of these new "EC2000" Criteria proponents is that the new Criteria will enable programs to respond effectively to the unique requirements of their particular constituencies and also to respond rapidly to perceived changes in the professions entered by their students. This session will present sample, representative programs that have attempted to take advantage of the curricular design flexibility afforded by the new EC2000 Criteria. The session will also provide a forum for review of particular program evolutions coincident with the adoption of these new criteria.

Session Leaders:
Dr. Dennis Irwin, Chair
Dr. Jeffrey Giesey
Dr. James Watson
Dr. Charles Alexander
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ohio University, USA

Discussion

19:30 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Wednesday, September 13, 2000

07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast Buffet

09:00 Session 4 - HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE ECONOMY

A DISTRIBUTION AID FOR A TEACHING ENVIRONMENT
John K. Pollard
University College, London, UK

Morning Coffee

AN OPEN PROPOSAL FOR INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INTO ENGINEERING CURRICULA TO MEET GLOBAL CUSTOMERS' DESIRES FOR GREEN SOLUTIONS AND PRODUCTS
Elizabeth A. Coles, ASEE
Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis, US

HYPERMEDIA AND THE COMMUNICATION AIMS IN ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENTS
Fanny Klett
Ilmenau Technical University, Institute of Media Technology, Germany

USING DOMINOS TO TEACH LOGIC CIRCUITS
Hideo Nagumo
Niigata Seiryo University, Japan

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:45 ad hoc sessions, recreation

15:45 - 16:00 Afternoon Coffee

16:00 Session 5 - DISTANCE EDUCATION

APPLICATIONS OF LEAPFROG TELECONFERENCING TECHNOLOGIES TO DISTANCE LEARNING
Dr. Eric J. Addeo
DeVry Institute of Technology, US

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM IN HSCSD ENVIRONMENT: TOMORROW'S TECHNOLOGIES IN SWISS UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Norbert A. Haeberle
University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland;
Lorenz Mueller
Bern University of Applied Sciences

HOW DO YOU PERSUADE A FACULTY TO DEVELOP AND EMBRACE A DRAMATICALLY NEW CURRICULUM
Jeffrey Giesey
Ohio University, US

EMERGING DISTANCE EDUCATION IN NIGERIA
Adamna Cecilia Eberendu
Department of Computer Science, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Discussion

19:30 - 21:30 Dinner

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour

Thursday, September 14, 2000

07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast Buffet

09:00 - 12:00 Session 6 - STUDIES CURRICULA

A POWER ELECTRONICS CURRICULUM ORIENTED TOWARD INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS: CLASSROOM LESSONS AND LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS
Krishna Shenai and Erik A. McShane
University of Illinois at Chicago, US

THE PRESENT STATUS AND FUTURE OF ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING EDUCATION IN THE USA
John Aspnes
University of Alaska Fairbanks, US

THE EMBEDDED METHOD IN ENGINEERING CURRICULUMS
Alexander D. Poularikas
University of Alabama-Huntsville, US

Morning Coffee

NEW METHODS IN THE STUDY OF SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS
Karmela Aleksic-Maslac
Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Croatia

A CURRICULUM IN RADIO-FREQUENCY ICS AND VLSICS: CLASSROOM LESSONS AND LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS FROM A SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE
Krishna Shenai and Erik McShane
University of Illinois at Chicago, US

A CURRICULUM TO ENHANCE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT OHIO UNIVERSITY
J.J. Giesey
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ohio University, USA

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:45 ad hoc discussions, recreation

15:45 - 16:00 Afternoon Coffee

16:00 Session 7 - STUDY SYSTEMS

A FLEXIBLE STUDY SYSTEM FOR THE THIRD MILLENNIUM
Andrzej Krasniewski
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Poland

PROFESSOR - DESIGNING COMPETENCY-BASED CURRICULA IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Gerard Lachiver
Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada

USE OF A SIGNAL PROCESSING GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE TO AID ENGINEERING EDUCATION
Nicholas Spencer
Cooperative Research Centre for Sensor Signal and Information Processing (CSSIP), Australia

TOPKAPI: A TOOL FOR PERFORMING KNOWLEDGE TESTS OVER THE WWW
Guido Roessling
University of Siegen, Germany

ADVANCED COMPUTATION IN ELECTROMAGNETICS AS A PART OF THE BSC COURSES CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AT LUBLIN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Pawel Surdacki
Lublin Technical University, Institute of Electrical Eng. and Electrotechnology, Poland

Discussion

20:00 - 22:30 Conference Banquet Keynote Lecture
ENGINEERING EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Dr. Charles K. Alexander
Stocker Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Ohio University, USA

Friday, September 5, 2000

07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast Buffet

09:00 Session 8 - CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Invited Lecture
A VIEW ON ENGINEERING EDUCATION
Dr. Kruno A. Hernault, European Monitoring Committee
European Federation of National Engineering Associations

10:30 Morning Coffee

12:00 Lunch and Adjournment

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