universities and colleges emphasize or require refereed journal
publications as part of the scholarly productivity of faculty. This
has prompted the International Journal of Modern Engineering
(IJME), its five affiliate journals and Intertech to form a
partnership—sponsoring a joint conference to offer a unique
opportunity for authors to publish their papers in one of these
refereed journals. This
concept of bringing together a group of journals and other
conferences under one main organization has created growing
excitement in academic communities in the USA and abroad.
main goal was not to become just another conference but to establish an
News) that offers a unique opportunity for authors to publish
their papers in one of several leading refereed journals. Because
this conference promised to be one of the most prestigious events of
the year, we received several hundred quality abstracts from all
over the world without any formal advertisement.
Since the main goal of this conference was to promote journal
publication, we were quality rather than quantity driven. Abstract
acceptance was a competitive process. So was publication in the
conference proceedings. Papers were blind-reviewed by two or more
qualified reviewers followed by detailed reviews by the conference
committee. This conference had four divisions: Engineering (ENG),
Engineering Technology (ENT), Industrial Technology (IT), and
from this conference will be considered for publication in one of
the following international journals: International Journal of
Modern Engineering, Journal of Industry and Higher Education,
International Journal of Applied Management and Technology,
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Journal of
STEM Education, and Journal of Technology Studies.
major conference was a monumental task.
I want to thank the conference
committee and all session chairs and reviewers for their hard work
in developing an exciting program. I personally hope you will seek
them out to thank them for their fine work.
It is my sincere
hope to build on the great success of this conference.
We are seeking dedicated individuals to join us on the planning
committee for the next conference. We are also seeking session chairs in
all areas including engineering, engineering technology, industrial
technology, and entrepreneurship. Please visit the IJME journal web
site for more information:
IJME-INTERTECH International Conference is being held at Kean
University, New Jersey, October 19-21, 2006. On behalf of The 2006
IJME-INTERTECH Conference Committee, we thank you for participating
in this great conference and hope you will consider submitting
papers in all areas of engineering and related technology for future
IJME Editor & 2006 Conference General Chair
President, International Association of Journals & Conferences