May 5, 2004. The Berkeley Electronic Press and Engineering Conferences International (ECI) are pleased to announce the launch of an innovative new publication site - The Engineering Conferences International Symposium Series (see http://services.bepress.com/eci). The Series electronically publishes presented papers, peer-reviewed articles, and other materials such as presentations, data sets, and video files associated with ECI conferences.
Four conference proceedings, including one refereed volume, have been published to date. Each series contains a wealth of materials presented in association with recently held engineering conferences. Materials are approved by the meeting organizers, and the entire Series is overseen by coordinating editor Franco Berruti, Dean of Engineering at the University of Western Ontario. According to Dr. Berruti, "ECI conferences produce tremendously important research in both established and emerging engineering fields. Until now, papers from these meetings were difficult to find or slow to appear in the literature. The Engineering Conferences International Symposium Series provides a highly visible platform for this cutting edge research."
The Engineering Conferences International Symposium Series is a joint project of Engineering Conferences International and The Berkeley Electronic Press. It provides conference organizers with a highly visible, rapidly disseminated publication outlet for conference materials. Each conference has its own, branded site (with links back to past conference or to sponsoring bodies, for example) and can customize its policies (e.g., will materials be peer reviewed). ECI manages two dozen engineering conferences annually and is the premier organizer of meetings in this field. The Berkeley Electronic Press is a leader in the implementation of innovative academic e-publications, including born digital journals and institutional repositories. For more information concerning ECI, visit www.engconfintl.org. For more information on The Berkeley Electronic Press, visit www.bepress.com.