The First Sino-Australia IT Research and Education Summit

06/11/2008 - 09:00
08/11/2008 - 17:00
Conference Description: 


Purpose

This inaugural forum will establish an annual event to be held in Australia and China to bring Deans, Head of Schools, Head of Departments and leading professors in the area of Information Technology and Computer Science from top universities and research institutes in both countries, including the Group-of-Eight (Go8) universities in Australia, a group of selected “985” universities in China, and national research organizations including CSIRO and NICTA in Australia, Chinese Academy of Sciences in China. The main purpose is to enhance mutual understanding and research collaboration among top IT research universities and organizations between the two countries, to discuss common challenges, opportunities and strategies, and to share our experiences in building world-class research and higher education in IT research and education.

Expected outcome from this series of events include opportunities for joint research projects and centres (with funding from Australia and Chinese Governments and other funding agencies), schemes for exchanging research students and staff, linked programs for PhD students, policy development to enhance IT research and educational collaboration between the two countries.


Conference Organisation

This inaugural event will be hosted by the University of Queensland and supported by the ARC Research Network in Enterprise Information Infrastructure (EII), with key organizers including Prof Paul Bailes (Head, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering), Prof Xiaofang Zhou (Convenor, ARC Research Network in Enterprise Information Infrastructure), supported by Ms Kath Williamson (Manager, EII).

Institutions Represented


China

Chinese Academy of Sciences

East China Normal University

Fudan University

Harbin Institute of Technology

Huazhong University of Science and
technology

Northeastern University

Peking University

Renmin University of China

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Sun Yat-Sen University [Zhongshan
University]

Tsinghua University


Australia

The University of Adelaide

ARC Research Council

CSIRO

The University of Melbourne

The University of NSW

The University of Queensland

The University of Sydney

The Australian National University [TBC]

Monash University [TBC]

National ICT Australia [TBC]


Schedule

This summit will include the following types of activities:

1)     University and faculty/school/department introductions

2)     Keynote speeches, and speeches from peak funding agencies and government bodies in both countries

3)     Sessions (each topic below will be approx 60 mins duration – 2*20 minutes talks from one from China and one from Australia, followed by 20 minutes discussions), on topics of mutual interest including

a.      building and managing first-class CS/IT schools,

b.     attracting bright students to do IT degrees and in particular to do PhD,

c.      innovative programs and curriculum design,

d.     exchange programs and internships,

e.     linked programs at undergraduate/master/PhD levels,

f.       special funding opportunities between China and Australia, and

g.      enhancing teaching from research excellence,

h.     (one topic to be suggested by Chinese colleagues).

 

 

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

5 Nov

 

Arrival

Welcome reception

Day 1

6 Nov

Opening, Keynotes, ARC/NSFC

Sessions (3)

Official Banquet

Day 2

7 Nov

Sessions (3)

Sessions (2)

departure; or informal dinner

Day 3

8 Nov

Networking Activities

Venue


Peppers Salt Resort

Bells Boulevard, Salt Village

Kingscliff NSW 2487

Tel: 61 2 6674 7777

Em:
salt@peppers.com.au

  • 15 minutes from Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast,
    Queensland [Interstate travellers]

  • 1 hour 20 minutes from Brisbane International Airport,
    Queensland [International travellers]

Location: 
Peppers Salt Resort Bells Boulevard, Salt Village Kingscliff NSW 2487 Tel: 61 2 6674 7777 Em: salt@peppers.com.au * 15 minutes from Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast, Queensland [Interstate travellers] * 1 hour 20 minutes from Brisbane International Airport, Queensland [International travellers]