Since 2004, AMAQUEN organizes every year the international conference on quality in education and training (CIMQUSEF) to provide an opportunity of the meeting for decision makers, researchers and experts to think together about the best way to improve the quality of educational and training systems. This year this community is invited to address the issue of the link between universities and cities with the focus on the role of science and innovation in the transformation of our cities to be smarter and more attractive for the citizen. So, the 13th edition of CIMQUSEF will be held from 12 to 13 May 2017 under the theme: «Innovative Universities for Smart Cities”.
Subthemes of the conference
Innovation policy initiatives
Digitalisation of science and innovation
Digitalisation of cities
Science and innovation for smart cities
Internet of things and Big Data to drive smart cities
Innovative Networks and diffusion of innovation results
Skills for innovative universities
The benefits of the digital economy in smart cities
Links between digital innovation and smart cities
R&D and innovative projects in Global Value Chains
Public procurement and innovative universities
Regional innovation ecosystems
Competitiveness and sustainable urban development by innovative universities
Smart city models
Innovative university models
Innovative approaches to external QA in innovative universities
Impact of QA in the good implementation of smart cities
National qualifications frameworks in the context of innovative universities
CIMQUSEF13 welcomes original submissions of research papers and presentation of relevant and best practices related to the theme of the conference, addressing questions and providing evidence on the role of science and innovation systems in universities in the building and the improving of smart cities. Academic and professional contributions with clear policy relevance are encouraged, but submissions must also include concept papers outlining strategies for Quality Assurance that can improve the engagement of universities in innovative projects serving the good implementation of smart cities.
The scientific committee of the conference will select submitted contributions, and the best papers will be published in “the journal of Quality in Education”.