The ATLAS 2014
Conference on Design, Process & Systems
June 8-13, 2014
Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
The Academy of Transdisciplinary
Learning & Advanced Studies (TheATLAS)
Academy of Transdisciplinary Studies
(ATS) and Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas Tech
Ministry of Education, Taiwan
International Center for
Transdisciplinary Research & Studies (CIRET), France
The Science, Applications, and
The T3 International
Conference program will consist of invited and selected papers
emphasizing transdisciplinary, transnational and transcultural
global problems. Plenary sessions and keynote panels will be
presented by prominent speakers.
Educational programs face many
difficulties because of the rapid change of technology in
today’s environment. During the last decade, the number of
complex problems facing engineers has exploded, and the
technical knowledge and understanding in science and engineering
required to address and mitigate these problems is rapidly
evolving. The world is becoming increasingly interconnected as
new opportunities and highly complex problems connect the world
in ways we are only beginning to understand. When we do not
solve these problems correctly and in a timely manner, they
rapidly become crises. Problems, such as energy shortages,
pollution, transportation, the environment, natural disasters,
safety, health, hunger and the global water crisis, threaten the
very existence of the world as we know it today. None of these
complex problems can be understood from the sole perspective of
a traditional discipline.
During this conference, multicultural
researchers, practitioners, and educators will share their
experiences and thoughts concerning the impact diverse cultural
backgrounds have on education. More specifically:
global higher education revolution -
how world university systems can collaborate more
information technology and exportation of education as a
the potential for educational
programs based on the transdisciplinary methodology and
approaches for complex global issues.
How to teach students innovation and
collaboration skills, educating them broadly and preparing
them for an increasingly transdisciplinary, collaborative,
and global job market.
Transdisciplinary education and
preparation for the length of our life.
New methodology in engineering
education that is focused on teaching students
transdisciplinary skills thereby allowing them to become
creative and innovative engineers.
Chalenges to shift from disciplinary
thinking to transdisciplinary thinking.