AEESEAP Workshop 2012 and Executive Committee MeetingHajime Fujita, Deputy Secretary General of AEESEAP
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AEESEAP holds conferences in every three years (Triennial Conference) and Executive Committee Meeting (ECM). In between conferences there are workshops and ECM every year. At this moment there are 14 Voting Members (Australia and New Zealand combined one vote) and quorum of ECM is one third of the voting members, that is, 5 countries. Organizing society provides President and Secretary’s Office and it is rotated in every three years between voting members. JSEE (Japanese Society for Engineering Education) is the organizing society from January 2012 to December 2014. It was CACEE in China between 2009 and 2011, and transfer of budgetary and secretaries’ works from CACEE to JSEE has finished, and JSEE started works as the organizing society. The home page of AEESEAP is being prepared and will be finished soon.
As Triennial Conference was held last year in Beijing, JSEE is planning to hold the Workshop together with International Session, JSEE Annual Conference to be held in August 23-24, 2012 at Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo. ECM will follow the workshop. AEESEAP was originally established with the support of UNESCO. Although the budget for engineering in UNESCO decreased considerably and the support became difficult, we appreciate UNESCO in Jakarta office for providing continuous support to AEESEAP.
There will be 16 contributed papers and two keynote speeches in the International Session of JSEE and the Workshop 2012 of AEESEAP on August 23. The keynote speakers are Prof. Walter W. Buchanan, President of ASEE, (American Society of Engineering Education) and Dr. Tsutomu Kimura, Executive Director of JABEE (Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education). There will be two invited papers and 6 country reports of attending AEESEAP Voting Members in the morning of August 24 and ECM fill follow after lunch.
Attending Voting Members are China, Korea, The Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia in addition to Japan. Malaysia and Papua New Guinea were planning to attend but unfortunately they cancelled attendance. This means that the quorum will be established.
The tentative Agenda of ECM is as follows. Election of Vice President(s) and President Elect. Workshop and Conference venues of 2013 and 2014. Budget and future planning of AEESEAP. Treatment of lost contact Voting Members. Amendment of Constitutions if necessary.
JSEE plans activities appealing to voting members not attending ECM in recent years, such as information exchange of engineering education in Junior College level, tied with Institute of National Colleges of Technology, Japan. (