1. ICCE 1989-2010: A Brief Overview
‧ ICCE 1989, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
This first conference was planned as a conference series by the Ministry
of Education and the National Science Council of Taiwan. There is little detailed
information available about this first 'ICCE' conference.
ICCE 1991, Tamkang University, Taiwan
At this second conference, several overseas guests
presented invited talks, and eighteen papers were collected in the proceedings.
‧ICCE 1993, National Central University,
This event was highly international in character, and it continues
to provide the basis for ICCEs today. With the intention of turning the conference
into a regional event, the program committee established the Asia-Pacific Chapter
(APC) of the Association for Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and its
Executive Committee to oversee the conferences hereafter.
‧ ICCE 1995, Information Technology Institute, Singapore
This was the first conference after ICCE became a regional conference;
it had the flavor of a truly international event. AACE headquarters worked closely
with the local organizers to organize the conference.
‧ ICCE 1997, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
In contrast to ICCE 1995, the assistance from AACE headquarters was
minimal and limited to advertising ICCE through its member mailing list. The conference
organization was mainly handled by the local organizing committee and the program
committee. At this conference, the APC Executive Committee decided that the relationship
between ICCEs and AACE headquarters would thereafter be a loosely coupled one in
the sense that both would work mutually to promote each other through joint publicity.
Also, from ICCE 1997 onwards, the ICCE conference series became an annual event.
‧ ICCE 1998, North Jiaotong University, China
As with ICCE 1997, this and subsequent ICCEs were organized principally
by the local organizers in close cooperation with the APC Executive Committee.
‧ ICCE 1999, University of Electro-Communications
& Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
Interest and participation in the ICCE conference series was further
sustained with ICCE 1999 held in Japan. Presentations by Japanese researchers have
always featured prominently in ICCE conferences.
‧ ICCE 2000, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
This conference brought ICCE back to Taiwan, seven years after ICCE
‧ ICCE 2001, Incheon National University of Education,
In this conference, the APC sponsored part of the travel expenses
of about 10 graduate students who presented full papers at the conference.
‧ ICCE 2002, Massey University, New Zealand
This conference was the first ICCE held in the Southern hemisphere.
‧ ICCE 2003, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong
More so than in previous conferences, the local organizers of this
conference worked in close consultation and cooperation with the APC Executive Committee.
‧ ICCE 2004,
This conference was the first ICCE conference
held under the auspices of the newly-formed APSCE and the second ICCE held in the
‧ ICCE 2005, Nanyang
The conference proceedings was published by IOS Press
as "Towards Sustainable and Scalable Educational Innovations Informed by the Learning
Scieneces, Volume 133, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications,"
Edited by Chee-Kit Looi, David Jonassen, and Misuru Ikeda.
‧ ICCE 2006,
Beijing Normal University,
conference proceedings was published by IOS Press as "Learning by Effective Utilization
of Technologies: Facilitating Intercultural Understanding, Volume 151, Frontiers
in Artificial Intelligence and Applications," Edited by Riichiro Mizoguchi,
Pierre Dillenbourg, and Zhiting Zhu.
‧ ICCE 2007,
Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima,
‧ ICCE 2008,
Howard International House Taipei,
The conference proceedings was published by IOS
Press as "Supporting Learning Flow through Integrative Technologies, Volume 162,
Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications," Edited by T.
Hirashima, H.U. Hoppe and S. Shwu-Ching Young.
‧ ICCE 2009,
The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
The conference proceedings was published by APSCE.
Edited by Tak-Wai Chan, Gautam Biswas, Fei-Ching Chen, Sherry Chen, Chien Chou,
Michael Jacobson, Kinshuk, Fanny Klett, Chee-Kit Looi, Tanja Mitrovic, Riichiro
Mizoguchi, Kiyoshi Nakabayashi, Peter Reimann, Daniel Suthers, Stephen Yang, Jie-Chi
Yang. (The proceedings can be downloaded at:
‧ ICCE 2010,
Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia,
The conference proceedings was published
by APSCE. Edited by Siu Cheung Kong, Hiroaki Ogata, Hans Christian Arnseth, Carol
K.K. Chan, Tsukasa Hirashima, Fanny Klett, Jimmy Lee, Chen Chung Liu, Chee Kit Looi,
Marcelo Milrad, Antonija Mitrovic, Kiyoshi Nakabayashi, Su Luan Wong, Stephen Yang.
(The proceedings can be downloaded at:
‧ ICCE 2011,
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
The conference proceedings was published by APSCE.
Edited by Su Luan Wong, Siu Cheung Kong and Fu-Yun Yu. (The proceedings can be downloaded
The conference proceedings was published by APSCE.
Edited by Tsukasa Hirashima, Gautum Biswas, Thepchai Supnithi and Fu-Yun Yu. (The proceedings can be downloaded
2. Stage 1: From 1989 to 1993
The ICCE was originally planned to be a conference series sponsored
by the Ministry of Education and the National Science Council of Taiwan. It was
held every two years in Taiwan by different universities to promote research and
development related to computers in education.
The first conference was organized by National Taiwan Normal University
and held in Taipei, 1989. The major organizer was Tieh-Hsiung Wu. Unfortunately,
not much information is available concerning this first 'ICCE' conference. It is
not entirely clear what the exact English name of that conference was. However,
that the event occurred and started a conference series was an important historical
The second conference was organized by Tamkang University. It was
held during 20-21 June, 1991, at Tamkang University, also in Taipei, Taiwan. The
General Chair of the conference was Louis Chow, and the Program Chair was Dr. Shane
Hu. Among the several invited speakers were Alfred Bork, Shi-Kuo Chang, and Beverly
Woolf. The English name of the conference was International Symposium on Computers
in Education, ISCE. Eighteen papers were collected in the proceedings, and the papers
were divided in four categories: ICAI, Multimedia, Courseware Design and Evaluation,
and Authoring System Design and Techniques.
The third conference, ICCE 1993, was organized by National Central
University. It was held during 15-17 December, 1993, at Taipei City, Taiwan. The
chief architect of this conference was John Self. He traveled to Taiwan three times
in preparing for and participating in this conference. Prominent researchers in
the field such as William Clancey, Gordon McCalla, David Merrill, Riichiro Mizoguchi,
and John Self gave invited talks and tutorials at the conference. The theme of the
conference was "Applications
of Intelligent Computer Technologies."
At the end of the conference, a panel on
"Cognition vs. Motivation: Which is more important?" generated interesting discussion.
With around 80 overseas participants, the conference was so international
in character that the program committee proposed to turn the conference into an
Asia-Pacific regional event, to take place every two years in different countries
within the region. With approval from the organizers of previous conferences, the
ICCE series was then "exported" to the Asia-Pacific
region from Taiwan. Since then, the original two funding agencies of the event in
Taiwan have continued to sponsor local universities at a new annual conference,
but with a new name: ICCAI.
Arising from the above, there was a clear need for an organization
to manage the ICCE conferences. John Self and some other organizers of ICCE 1993
were strongly associated with the Society for Artificial Intelligence in Education,
which then was an affiliated society of AACE. Therefore, it was proposed that the
Asia-Pacific Chapter (APC) of AACE, with an Executive Committee to monitor the ICCE
conferences, be established. The APC was established on 1st January, 1994, and a
constitution was adopted. Tak-Wai Chan was the first term President of the APC.
3. Stage 2: From 1995 to 2003
The fourth conference, ICCE 1995, was organized by the Information
Technology Institute of Singapore and was held in Singapore from 5-8 December 1995.
The program co-chairs were David Jonassen and Gordon McCalla. The invited speakers
included Jan Hawkins, David Dwyer, John Gardner, Louis Gomez, Herman Maurer, James
Rossiter, and John Self. Out of 154 submitted papers, 84 were accepted for full
paper presentation. One of the highlights of the conference was the debate between
McCalla and Jonassen on !§To Model or Not to Model: Is AI the Answer?!‥
The fifth conference, ICCE 1997, was organized by Universiti Malaysia
Sarawak, Malaysia. It was held from 2-6 December 1999, in Kuching, Malaysia. The
program co-chairs were Thomas Ottman and Zahran Halim. The conference received over
240 submissions from 30 countries. A total of 92 papers were selected and accepted
for presentation as full papers. The invited speakers included Thomas Reeves, Gerhard
Fischer, Judy Kay, Hans-Georg Stork, Ali Jafari, Herman Maurer, G. Schlageter, S.
Suave Lobodzinski, David Jonassen, Yam-San Chee, Ch. Bacher, J.R. Isaac, Geoff Cumming,
and Zawawi Ismail.
The sixth conference, ICCE 1998, was organized by Northern Jiaotong
University of China. It was held from 14-17 October, 1998, in Beijing. The conference
theme was !§Global Education on the Net.!‥ The program co-chairs were Tak-Wai Chan,
Allan Collins, and Jian-xiang Lin. From the more than 560 papers from 37 countries
submitted for the conference, 94 were accepted as full papers. The keynote speakers
included John Bransford, John Seely Brown, David CL Liu, Paul Huray, Bing-Lin Zhong,
and Song Cheng-Dong. Zhong and Song are from the Ministry of Education, China. The
invited speakers included Alfred Hubler, Lewis Johnson, Hermann Maurer, Toshio Okamoto,
Jianping We, and Jingzhong Zhang.
The seventh conference, ICCE 1999, was organized by the University
of Electro-Communications and Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan. It was held
from 4-7 November, 1999, in Chiba, Japan. The conference theme was !§Advanced Research
in Computers and Communications in Education: New Human Abilities for the Networked
Society.!‥ The program co-chairs were Geoff Cumming, Toshio Okamoto, and Louis Gomez.
A total of 151 papers were selected from about 500 submissions and were accepted
for presentation as full papers. The keynote and invited speakers included Ivan
Tomek, Betty Collis, Gerhard Fischer, Niki Davis, Jim Greer, Riichiro Mizoguchi,
Tak-Wai Chan, and Yasutaka Shimizu.
The eighth conference, ICCE 2000, was organized by National Tsing
Hua University of Taiwan. It was held from 21-24 November, 2000, in Taipei, Taiwan.
The conference theme was !§Learning Societies in the New Millenium: Creativity,
Caring and Commitments.!‥ The program co-chairs were Shelley Young, Jim Greer, Herman
Maurer, and Yam-San Chee. The conference attracted more than 360 submissions from
nearly 30 countries. A total of 154 papers were accepted for presentation as full
papers. The keynote speakers included John Self, Ching-chih Chen, Marlene Scardamalia,
and David Jonassen. The invited speakers included Ben du Boulay, Robert Lewis, Chee-Kit
Looi, Joachim Paul Hasebrook, Chien Chou, Claude Frasson, Toshio Okamoto, Gwo-Dong
Chen, and Pierre Tchounikine. An interesting and engaging debate on !§Constructivist
use of IT in education: Has it made a difference?!‥ brought the conference to a
The ninth conference, ICCE 2001, was organized by Incheon National
University of Education, Korea. It was held from 12-15 November, in Seoul, South
Korea. The conference theme was !§Enhancement of Quality Learning Through Information
& Communication Technology.!‥ The program co-chairs were Chul-Hwan Lee, Susanne
Lajoie, Riichiro Mizoguchi, Young Dong Yoo, and Ben du Boulay. The conference attracted
more than 450 submissions from nearly 40 countries. A total of 154 papers were accepted
for presentation as full papers. The keynote and invited speakers included Unnah
Huh, Ulrich Hoppe, Naomi Miyake, Yam-San Chee, Shelly Young, Yaneo Yano, Julita
Vassileva, Susanne Lajoie, and Riichiro Mizoguchi. In this conference, the APC of
AACE sponsored part of the travel expenses of about 10 graduate students who presented
full papers at the conference.
The tenth conference, ICCE 2002, was organized by Massey University
of New Zealand. It was held from 3-6 December, in Auckland, New Zealand. The conference
theme was !§Learning Communities on the Internet !V Pedagogy in Practice.!‥ The
program co-chairs were Robert Lewis, Kanji Akahori, Kinshuk, and Ray Kemp. The conference
attracted about 800 submissions. A total of 188 papers were accepted for presentation
as full papers. The keynote speakers were Tak-Wai Chan, Robert Lewis, and Allan
Collins. The invited speakers included Rosemary Luckin, John Tiffin, Carolyn Downing,
and Kanji Akahori.
The eleventh conference, ICCE 2003,
by a consortium of Hong Kong universities, organizations and companies. The conference
theme is "The
Second Wave of ICT in Education."A total of 415 paper
submissions were received. Of these, 66 papers were accepted and will be presented
at the conference as full papers. It is believed that the number of papers submitted
declined, compared to the previous year, due to economic crises and the SARS outbreak
in the region. The program co-chairs of the conference are Nancy Law, Daniel Suthers,
and Yam-San Chee. Keynote speakers for the conference will be Stephen Heppell, Susanne
Lajoie, CL Liu, Marlene Scardamalia, and Bridget Somekh. To enhance the interactiveness
of the program, this conference introduces roundtables and interactive events for
the first time.
4. Stage 3: Birth of APSCE and onwards
The APC of AACE became an independent society in March, 2003, with
the new name Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE). Inheriting
the 14-year history of ICCE activities, APSCE will establish itself as a full-fledged
academic society rooted in the Asia-Pacific region. Henceforth, it will not only
run the ICCE conferences, but it will also establish its own Society journal.
The twelfth conference, ICCE2004, was organized by RMIT University,
Melbourne, Australia. It was held from 30 November to 3 December, 2004, and was
the first conference held under the auspices of APSCE.
The thirteenth conference, ICCE 2005, will be organized by the National
Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. It will
be held from 28 November to 3 December 2005 at the NIE campus.