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Our STC launches a new Asian conference

posted 19 Mar 2013, 06:43 by Arnold Pears
The International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering  (LaTiCE), March 21-24, 2013, Macau, China.

More than 60 leading researchers from around the globe will meet in Macau, China, in March to discuss future directions for higher education in Computing and Engineering. "This is an important initiative in response to the world need for engineers equipped to meet the challenges of the global engineering market. Not enough attention has been paid to fine tuning higher education to meet the needs of future generations of computing and engineering professionals as Asia develops, and increasingly takes a leading role in global development.", says Associate Professor Neena Thota from the University of St Joseph, Macau, Co-General Chair and host for this year's conference. 

The high profile conference features a three day programme of keynote presentations, strategic meetings, and research presentations. Among the list of important speakers is Professor Roger Hadgraft of RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, who will deliver a keynote speech, "Reinventing the University". Ms. Du Yunying, a researcher at the Research Center for Higher Education has been named as representative of the National Institute of Education Sciences, Beijing, and is also expected to participate. She will give an address entitled "Research Trends of Higher Education in China".

In other sessions of the conference, researchers from China, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, Finland, and Sweden will debate how universities offering degrees in computing and engineering can draw upon their research to help improve the education of future engineers. "Excellence of higher education in these areas is crucial, and will affect the future success of computing and engineering companies. We are delighted to be able to gather such a diverse group of scholars to discuss how their research can contribute.", says Dr Anders Berglund of Uppsala University, the other conference Co-General Chair.

The  conference  programme is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, the University of St Joseph, Macau, and Uppsala University, Sweden. After stringent review by international experts, 22 research papers were selected for inclusion in the programme from among the 84 proposals submitted. In addition to these research papers the programme includes 14 work in progress and innovative practice papers, which were also stringently reviewed for relevance and significance to the field. The proceedings of the conference will be published by the IEEE Computer Society ( and can be accessed through the IEEE Digital Library,

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More information about the conference and programme of activities can be found on the conference web site,