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the origin and history of isec

The ISEC Conferences started with the first conference, ISEC-01 held at the dawn of the 21st century, in Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 24-27, 2001, hosted by the University of Hawaii.

This was followed by ISEC-02 in Rome, Italy, September 23-26, 2003, hosted by the University of La Sapienza, Rome, the largest university in Europe.

ISEC-03 was held in Shunan, JAPAN, September 20-23, 2005, hosted by the Tokuyama College of Technology. The whole city warmly welcomed the international participants. ISEC-03 banners, posters, and stickers were displayed at the main marketplace, airport, rail station, hotels, and taxi cabs. The highlight of the conference were fireworks at the Mayor's home.

ISEC-04 was held in Melbourne, Australia, September 26-28, 2007, at the upscale Park Hyatt Hotel, hosted by RMIT University.

ISEC-05 was held on the Strip at Las Vegas, September 21-27, 2009, at Harrah's Hotel. The conference was hosted by the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

ISEC-06 was held in Zurich, Switzerland on June 21-26, 2011. The conference was hosted by ETH, Zurich, that boasts the largest number of Nobel Prize winners of any university.

ISEC-07 came back to Honolulu, Hawaii on June 18-23, 2013, held this time on the University of Hawaii Manoa campus. The conference was hosted by the University of Hawaii, College of Engineering.

ISEC-08 was hosted by the University of Western Sydney (UWS), November 23-28, 2015. The conference was held on the Paramatta campus of UWS. The Welcome Reception was given at the Paramatta Town Hall, and the dinner banquet was at the up-scale Novotel hotel in Paramatta.

 

Regional Conferences

ASEA-SEC-1 was held in Perth, Western Australia at the Curtin University campus, hosted by Curtin University, Nov 28-Dec 2, 2012.

ASEA-SEC-2 was held in the vibrant city of Bangkok, hosted by Kasetsart University, which is the largest university in Thailand, and the first agriculture university. The conference events were held at Rama Gardens hotel, a large resort in the city.

ASEA-SEC-3 was hosted jointly by Curtin University Sarawak and University of Malaysia Sarawak. The conference was held at the Pullman hotel, which is in the heart of town, and only a short walk from the river front.