• Important Dates

  • April 1st, 2013

  • -Deadline for registration
  • April 1st, 2013

  • -Start call for abstracts
  • May 1st, 2013

  • -Deadline for abstracts
  • July 24th, 2013

  • -Start ASPC 2013
  • July 26th, 2013

  • -Closing
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Invited Lecturers

Prof. Michael Alley


   Prof. Michael Alley received his bachelor's degree in physical engineering, a master of science in electrical engineering and a master of fine arts in writing. Now he is an associate professor of engineering communication at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of three textbooks, “The Craft of Scientific Presentations (Springer, 2002)”, “The Craft of Editing (Springer, 2000)”, and “The Craft of Scientific Writing (Springer, 1996)”, and these textbooks have been translated into Japanese.

   Since Prof. Alley has served as a technical editor at Sandia National Laboratories, over the past twenty years he has taught scientific writing and presentations to engineering and science students at Penn State, the University of Texas, the University of Wisconsin, and Virginia Tech. In addition, he gives numerous professional communication workshops across the United States and in Europe, Asia, and South America. Sites include Google, MIT, Harvard Medical School, Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United Technologies, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency, Simula Research Laboratory, the Institute for Energy Technology, the University of Barcelona, the University of Oslo, the University of Illinois, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Seoul National University, and the University of Seville.

   Prof. Alley is also the founder and lead editor for the popular web-site; Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students (http://www.writing.engr.psu.edu), which has hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and is the first Google listing for the topic of engineering writing.

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