About the conference

Riga Technical University (RTU) is pleased to invite everyone working in engineering education and information technology and allied fields to submit papers to the ICEE/ICIT 2014 conference. We welcome papers that deal with, but not limited to, the themes listed below. We also invite proposals for half- or full-day special sessions and workshops that concern innovative and emerging areas relevant to the conference themes.

The conference is organized and hosted by RTU. Sponsored by iNEER, the conference will continue the iNEER tradition of quality and excellence that has it origin in 1994, the year of the first iNEER conference. Our goal is the focus on advancing the state of the art in engineering education through collaboration, partnership and networking. The conference is a venue for highlighting the worldwide progress and experiences in engineering education and information technology; it is also a platform for creating mutually beneficial collaborative efforts.


Innovations in Engineering Education, Research & Information Technology

ICEE 2014

Theme 1: Global Challenges of Engineering Education:

  • Engineering Education in the Information Age;
  • Higher and Further Education;
  • Global Competences for Engineers;
  • Curriculum Design and Realization;
  • Accreditation;
  • Quality system and Quality Assurance;
  • Assessment of Learning Outcomes;
  • Engineers at Customer Surface;
  • Development Services and Infrastructure

Theme 2: Innovations in Engineering Education & Research:

  • Innovative Engineering Approaches;
  • Power Systems and Thermal Energy;
  • Logistics and Transport;
  • Environment Protection Technologies;
  • Telecommunications;
  • Mechatronics;
  • Robotics and Autonomous Robots;
  • Civil Engineering; Mechanical Engineering;
  • Engineering Economics and Management;
  • Materials Science and Applied Chemistry;
  • Innovative Design Technologies;
  • Models, Methods and Technologies in Engineering Education;
  • System, Technologies and Process Quality;
  • Best Practices in Engineering Education and Research

Theme 3: University-Industry and  International Cooperation:

  • Integrating Business and Engineering;
  • University-Industry Collaboration;
  • Alumni Networks and Lifelong Learning;
  • Student Practice in Enterprises;
  • International Cooperation in Engineering Education;
  • Multicultural Engineering and Mobility

ICIT 2014

Theme 1: IT in Engineering Education:

  • Systems Modeling;
  • Computer-aided Design;
  • Strategic Use of Networking Technologies;
  • Multimedia-based Education;
  • Serious Games;
  • Mobile and Cloud Computing Technologies;
  • Innovative Pedagogical Strategies and Models;
  • IT Using Impact on Students Outcomes

Theme 2: E-learning:

  • Innovations in e-Learning;
  • Learning Systems Platforms and Architectures;
  • Intelligent Educational Systems;
  • Learning Management Systems;
  • Multi-agent Learning Systems;
  • Ontologies for Learning Systems;
  • Innovations e-Assessment;
  • Advanced Learning Technologies;
  • Learning Theories and Approaches for e-Learning;
  • Content and Courses Development for e-Learning;
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning;
  • Best Practices in e-Learning

Theme 3: IT Systems and Tools:

  • Information Systems;
  • Knowledge Systems;
  • Expert Systems;
  • Intelligent Systems;
  • Embedded Systems;
  • Design Tools;  
  • Robotics Applications;
  • Logistics and Transport Systems;
  • Information Visualization Applications;
  • Mobile Applications;
  • Project and People Management Systems

Programme Committee Members

Hiroyuki Akama Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
Mohammed Al Achhab The National School of Applied science -Tetoua Morocco
Ludmila Aleksejeva Riga Technical University Latvia
Alla Anohina-Naumeca Riga Technical University Latvia
Erika Asnina Riga Technical University Latvia
Win Aung iNEER USA
Isabel Azevedo ISEP Portugal
Kamini Bajaj University of Western Sydney Australia
Guntars Balodis Riga Technical University Latvia
Aldis Balodis Riga Technical University Latvia
Ismail Berrada Faculty of sciences-Fes Morocco
Leonid Bessonov Saratov State University Russia
Federico Botella Miguel Hernandez University of Elche Spain
Jekaterina Bule Riga Technical University Latvia
Lise Busk Kofoed Aalborg University Denmark
Juan Carlos Castro Palacio University of Basel Switzerland
Francesco Colace DIEM - Università degli Studi di Salerno Italy
Rodreck David National University of Science & Technology Zimbabwe
Modris Dobelis Riga Technical University Latvia
Olga Dolinina Yury Gagarin State TEchnical University of Saratov Russia
Sergey Dubikovsky Purdue University USA
Larissa Fradkin Sound Mathematics Ltd. UK
Errol Francke Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa
Janis Grabis Riga Technical University Latvia
Vita Graudina Riga Technical University Latvia
Aivis Grīslis Riga Technical University Latvia
Janis Grundspenkis Riga Technical University Latvia
Antonio Hervás Universitat Politecnica de Valencia Spain
Vasiliki Ikonomidou George Mason university USA
Vojislav Ilic University  of Western Sydney Australia
Gints Jekabsons Riga Technical University Latvia
Igor Kabashkin Transport and Telecommunication Institute Latvia
Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen Turku University of Applied Sciences Finland
Juha Kontio Turku University of Applied Sciences Finland
Rob Koper Open University of the Netherlands Netherlands
Oskars Krievs Riga Technical University Latvia
Vello Kukk Tallinn University of Technology Estonia
Nadezhda Kunicina Riga Technical University Latvia
Marina Lapyonok Ural State Pedagogical University Russia
Eleonora Latisheva Riga Technical University Latvia
Egons Lavendelis Riga Technical University Latvia
Juris Lavendels Riga Technical University Latvia
He Lingsong   China
J. Rohan Lucas University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka
Larissa Maletina National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University Russia
Andrejs Matvejevs Riga Technical University Latvia
Ivanka Mincheva St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo Bulgaria
Boriss Misnevs Transport and Telecommunication Institute Latvia
Nektarios Moumoutzis Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications at the Technical University of Crete Greece
Gatis Muižnieks Riga Technical University Latvia
Michael Negnevitsky University of Tasmania Australia
Oksana Nikiforova Riga Technical University Latvia
Agris Nikitenko Riga Technical University Latvia
Leonid Novickis Riga Technical University Latvia
Pantelis M. Papadopoulos Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Qatar
Valeri Pougatchev School of Computing and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Technology Jamaica
Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway
Natalja Prokofjeva Riga Technical University Latvia
Alwar Ramani University of Ulster Ireland
Jamal Rizk University of Western Sydney Australia
Pavel Rusakov Riga Technical University Latvia
Demetrios Sampson University of Piraeus & CERTH Greece
Luis M. Sánchez Ruiz Universitat Politècnica de València Spain
Frode Eika Sandnes Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences Norway
Ali Fawaz Shareef Institute for Research and Innovation, Villa College Maldives
Vyacheslav Shitikov Riga Technical University Latvia
Milan Simic SAMME, RMIT University Australia
Ilmars Slaidins Riga Technical University Latvia
Carlos Sousa Pinto University of Minho Portugal
Marian Stachowicz University of Minnesota USA
Alan Strong University of Ulster Ireland
Kateryna Synytsya IRTC ITS Ukraine
Emilia Todorova St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo Bulgaria
Marina Uhanova Riga Technical University Latvia
James Uhomoibhi University of Ulster Ireland
Asaf Varol Firat University Turkey
Carlos Vaz de Carvalho Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto Portugal
Peter Willmot Loughborough University UK
Klaus Wuersig University of Pittsburgh at Bradford USA
Larissa Zaitseva Riga Technical University Latvia
Yassine Zaoui Seghroucheni Faculty of sciences-Tetouan Morocco
Alexander Zimin Bauman Moscow State Technical University Russia

Special Session 1:

Innovative Web-Based Teaching Strategies and Tools

Special Session 2:

Modern Trends in Teaching Math to Engineers

Special Session 3:

Capstone Design Course Experience through International and Multidisciplinary Projects

Special Session 4:

Innovation Pedagogy & CDIO

Special Session 5:

Basic Engineering Education – Freshmen Engineering Projects

Special Session 6:

East-West Cooperation for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Engineering