- Call for Papers -
European Conference
European Models of Synergy between Teaching and Research in Higher Education
The EUI-Net European Network on Co-operation between University and Industry, funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus Thematic Network scheme is organising its 2nd European Workshop during 4-5 May 2006 in the Estonian capital, Tallinn.
The event is devoted to “European Models of Synergy between Teaching and Research in Higher Education” and will include papers presented in plenary sessions on the following topics:
      1. Teaching & Training in Research: PhD supervision.
* Development of highly qualified human resources by involving doctoral 
  students in research projects;
* Assisting doctoral students in submitting proposals and developing 
  research projects; 
* Improvement of the organisational Teaching & Training frame
  (doctoral schools, stages in research institutes); 
* Results dissemination by doctoral students' participation in conferences.
      2. Actors of the Teaching & Research process: added value for industry.
* Conventional EU instruments and their impact on industrial partners
   (e.g. FP6 &FP7: IP's, STREP's; CRAFT, etc);
* National specific research schemes and their impact on industrial
* Specific university research schemes (research centers, research
  contracts, graduation-/dissertation theses initiated or promoted by
* Strengthening actors involvement in research process: academics,
  students, graduates, industrial partners, government representatives;
* New mechanisms for implying industrial, economic, social and
  educational actors within the research process.
      3. Integrating research results in teaching.
* Innovative methods for integrating research results in academic teaching;
* Challenging on continuous curricula updating with the latest research
* Increasing demonstrative-/practical-/experiment based academic teaching
  focusing on applying research results.
      4. University - Industry Teaching & Research Synergy  
          – best practice and case studies.
* Successful co-operation schemes;
* Framework and work models;
* Best practice and case studies;
* Synergy indicators. 
The papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and will be published in the Workshop Proceedings. A selection of the most interesting contributions will be published after the event in a scholars' edited book by a prestigious publishing house.
 Call for Papers - Call for abstracts
Prospective authors are invited to submit already a full paper or an extended abstract ( 2 - 4 pages ) before January 15th 2006 with a clear mentioning of the topic from the list above, the name, the affiliation, the e-mail address and full address of each author as well as a contact-author. Submissions should be done electronically either by e-mail to the organising committee or via this link: submityourpaperviathislink 
 Time path & deadline for papers and abstracts:
 Submission deadline for abstractsJanuary 15th, 2006
 Submission deadline for full papers: March 15th, 2006
 Submission guidelines
Papers must be original and not yet submitted concurrently to a journal or other conference. The Proceedings will be published by the EUI-Net Scientific- & Organising Committees. The instructions for authors follow the usual guidelines for the submission of papers for a conference presentation and may be around six to eight pages or more and shall be submitted in an electronic format to the Organising Committee.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by a panel of reviewers from the Scientific Committee. The acceptance/rejection of the manuscripts will be based on the results of the review.
In submitting an abstract the author(s) agree/s that, upon acceptance, he/she/they will prepare the final manuscript in time for the inclusion in the Workshop Proceedings and that the first author will present the paper at the Workshop, paying the conference fees* if required so. 
Authors of accepted papers do agree to sign the form of copyrights transfer to EUI-Net.
 Scientific Committee
Ulises Cortes - UPC Barcelona
Sergiu Chiriacescu - UT Brasov
Paul Cristea - Universitatea Politehnica Bucharest
Dan Grigorescu - ASTEC Bucharest
Zenon G'odek, Poli Poznanska
Timothy Hall - University of Limerick
Marc Lobelle - Université de Louvain-la-Neuve
Markku Markkula - TU Helsinki
Carlo Naldi - Poli Torino
Wim van Petegem - K.U. Leuven
Alexander Söder - FH Regensburg
 Organising Committee
Yves Boisselier - ATTT, Brussels
Helena Bijnens - Europace, Brussels / K.U. Leuven
Simona Lache - UT Brasov
Marcella Luca - UT Brasov
Doru Talaba - UT Brasov
Herbert ten Thij - I.E.R., Eindhoven
Rodica Tuduce - UP Bucharest
Kristel Virula - UT Tallinn
Andrej Wolfenburg - HVSS, Górzow Wlkp.
contact: talaba@unitbv.ro; workshop@unitbc.ro
(see web site for more information)

The 2nd European Workshop will be held during the 2nd General Meeting of the EUI-Net European Network on Co-operation between University and Industry and is so free accessible for EUI-Net members.
Non - EUI-Net partners will be charged by the Organising Committee with a fee of 250 Euro, including all conference documents, refreshments during the days and the conference dinner.
Registration Form:
The Registration Form may be downloaded from the Workshop web site or via the following link: registrationform 
Workshop web site: workshop EUI-Net 
EUI-Net web site: www.eui-net.org 
General contact e-mail address: talaba@unitbv.ro
We would appreciate it very much if you would forward this announcement also to your colleagues and all others who might be interested in submitting papers to this Workshop or attending this conference.