Job positions after finishing studies is one of the most serious concerns of Computer Engineering students. Due to the aforesaid, the University of Tehran ACM Student Chapter has been holding a series of events titled as Panjareh (meaning “window”) for enlightening computer engineers about the IT industry, in the opening year the event was held in 3 consecutive days in May 2015. Many successful IT activists and companies in Iran were invited to share their experiences with students during this event. Seven computer companies active in banking, efficacious startups, hardware and informatics sent their representatives to share their knowledge with universities. Alongside these companies, university professors were invited to compare academic and industrial working spaces.
Besides theoretical studies, doing educational projects can help the process of learning. One of the most important courses that could be accompanied by projects is Internet Engineering. Hence, the 2nd Internet Engineering Festival of University of Tehran with the subject of Internet of Things was held at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Tehran with collaboration of University of Tehran ACM Student Chapter on 26 May 2015.
The main goal of this festival was increasing the students’ awareness and skills about internet-based projects. Also, group activities and cooperation during these projects can increase their understanding of industrial projects and startups.
15 teams of 1 to 4 students had brought their projects on IoT to the exhibition at the festival, all of which were done during the Internet Engineering course and implemented with Ruby and the Rails framework. Jurors from both sponsor companies and professors of the university observed and judged these projects, some of which were chosen for industrialization and some were awarded prizes. This festival was sponsored by Sahab Pardaz Co. and Avatech accelerator.
FSEN is an international conference that aims to bring together researchers, engineers, developers, and practitioners from the academia and the industry, who work in every area of formal methods. This conference seeks to facilitate the transfer of experience, adaptation of methods, and where possible, foster collaboration among different groups. The topics of interest cover all aspects of formal methods, especially those related to advancing the application of formal methods in the software industry and promoting their integration with practical engineering techniques. Following the success of the previous FSEN events in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013, the next event in the FSEN series will take place in Tehran, Iran, April 22-24, 2015.
University of Tehran ACM Student Chapter, as in recent years, assisted in the organization of this conference. The Chapter selects qualified volunteers among the students of the school of ECE at University of Tehran (UT) in order to help in the organization and to meet and guide the participating guests. The students can also use the conference’s educational programs.
The assistance of the ACM chapter can be divided into the following parts:
1- Assignment of a student per foreign speaker from the time of arrival in Tehran until their departure to accompany them in all parts of the conference and using their free time to visit entertaining spots.
2- Registration and Admission of the participating speakers and students
3- Management of the conference hall and coordination with the speakers on their slideshows (during the three days of the conference)
4- Helping in holding social events and accompanying the guests and speakers
At the beginning of every academic year a welcoming ceremony is held to familiarize the freshmen with the faculty of engineering, student chapters and activities which can benefit them.
The first Internet Engineering Festival was held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Tehran. Its purpose was to improve students’ skills and understanding of the industry of information technology.