Brief History

 
 
 

An Account of ICCE History

ICCE 1989-2015: A Brief Overview

  • ICCE 1989, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

    To promote the conduct and dissemination of research employing the use of computing technologies in education within the Asia-Pacific region and internationally.

  • 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, Taiwan

    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.
    (PDF)Call For Papers:ICCE 1993  Photo Gallery of ICCE'93

  • 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 1993.

  • ICCE 2001, Incheon National University of Education, Korea

    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 Kong

    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, RMIT University, Australia

    This conference was the first ICCE conference held under the auspices of the newly-formed APSCE and the second ICCE held in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • ICCE 2005, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    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, China

    The 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, Hiroshima, Japan

    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 2008, Howard International House Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

    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. 

  • ICCE 2009, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

    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 here)

  • ICCE 2010, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

    The conference proceedings was published by APSCE. Edited by Su Luan Wong, Siu Cheung Kong and Fu-Yun Yu. (The proceedings can be downloaded at here )

  • ICCE 2011, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand

    The conference proceedings was published by APSCE. Edited by Tsukasa Hirashima, Gautum Biswas, Thepchai Supnithi and Fu-Yun Yu. (The proceedings can be downloaded at here )

  • ICCE 2012, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    The conference proceedings was published by APSCE. Edited by Gautum Biswas,  Lung-Hsiang Wong, Tsukasa Hirashima, and Wenli Chen. (The proceedings can be downloaded at here

  • ICCE 2013, University of Muhammadiyah Prof. DR. HAMKA (UHAMKA), Indonesia

The conference proceedings was published by APSCE. Edited by Lung-Hsiang Wong, Chen-Chung Liu, Tsukasa Hirashima, Pudjo Sumedi, and Muhammad Lukman. (The proceedings can be downloaded at here)

  • ICCE2014, Nara Prefectural New Public Hall, Nara, Japan
The conference proceedings was published by ICCE2014 Organizing Committee, Japan. Edited by Chen-Chung Liu, Hiroaki Ogata, Siu Cheung Kong and Akihiro Kashihara. (The proceedings can be downloaded at here
  • ICCE2015, The First World Hotel, Hanzhou, China
The conference proceedings was published by ICCE2014 Organizing Committee. Edited by Hiroaki Ogata, Weiqin Chen, Siu Cheung Kong, Feiyue Qiu. (The proceedings can be downloaded at here.)
 


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 milestone.

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.

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 successful end.

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, was organized 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.

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). ICCE2004, the twelfth conference is the first conference held under the auspices of APSCE. 

Inheriting the 14-year history of ICCE activities under the auspices of APC of AACE, APSCE has been working to establish itself as a full-fledged academic society rooted in the Asia-Pacific region. Held in over 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, ICCE Conference has grown to be a premier annual international conference among this region. Also, APSCE signed the contact with Elsevier on 2011. The ICCE proceedings from 2005 has been indexed in Scopus and Compendex (Engineering Village) in Elsevier Bibliographic Database. In the future, APSCE will establish our impact on the development of computers in education at the regional level and to continue our efforts to nurture young leaders in our research community.