Kam Hou VAT屈鑑濠
Senior Instructor, Department of Computer & Information Science (DCIS)
Fellow and Former Associate Master, Shiu Pong College (SPC)

Academic Qualifications | Working Experience | Teaching | Research | Services | Awards and Honors | Selected Publications | Professional Activities | Professional Affiliations | Software Sponsorship | Software Productivity | Elite Education Initiatives | From Educators to Educators | Contact Details


Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Software Engineering, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China (2011)
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA (1990)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA (1988)

Working Experience

  • 2009 – Present, Senior Instructor in Computer and Information Science
  • 2005 – 2009, Invited Lecturer in Software Engineering
  • 1992 – 2005, Lecturer in Software Engineering
  • Concurrent Appointments
    • 2017 January – 2018 July, Associate Master of Shiu Pong College, University of Macau
    • 2016 August – 2016 December, Associate Master and Chief of Students, Shiu Pong College, University of Macau
    • 2012 November – 2014 June, Coordinator of Blended Learning and Technology Development, Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement (CTLE), University of Macau

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Undergraduate Courses

  1. Operating Systems I (SFTW231)
  2. Programming Language Architecture I (SFTW241)
  3. Software Psychology (SFTW300)
  4. Queues and Scheduling (SFTW320)
  5. Operating Systems II (SFTW330)
  6. Programming Language Architecture II (SFTW342)
  7. Computer-Based Simulation (SFTW420)
  8. Final Projects (SFTW496)
  9. Information Security and Privacy (CISG113)
  10. Web Technology and Life (CISG114)

Research

Research Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Service-Oriented Computing and Organizational Modeling
  • Design Research in Information Systems for e-Enterprises
  • Model-Driven Development (MDD) for Internet-based Software Systems
  • Learner-Centered Design with Constructivism in Software Engineering Education
  • Information Systems for Learning Organizations and Professional Learning Communities
  • Coordination Technologies for Collaborative Changes in e-Organizations
  • Web Engineering for Interaction Design

Recent Topics of Investigation

  • Managed Learning Environment with Web-Based Support
  • Virtual Organizing for Learning and Research University
  • Information Technology for Knowledge Management
  • Learning Organization Model for Knowledge Synthesis
  • Rationale Management in Collaborative Software Engineering
  • Soft Systems Methodology with Agile Modeling and Management
  • Process Framework for User-Centered Web Development

Services

Service Philosophy

Awards and Honors

  • University of Macau (37th Anniversary) Long Service Award (25 Year Milestone: 1992-2017), received on April 26, 2018
  • University of Macau (32nd Anniversary) Long Service Award (20 Year Milestone: 1992-2012), received on March 15, 2013
  • University of Macau (30th Anniversary) Long Service Award (15 Year Milestone: 1992-2007), received on May 23, 2011
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering) Senior Membership Award received on April 26, 2008
  • ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Senior Membership Award received on August 30, 2008
  • Distinguished Merit Award received on November 6, 2004 for my conference paper as follows:
    Vat, K.H. (2004), “Systems Architecting of IS Support for Learning Organizations: The Scenario-Based Design Challenge in Human Activity Systems,” presented and published in the CD-Proceedings (ISSN: 1542-7382) of the 2004 Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON2004), Nov. 4-7, Newport, Rhode Island, USA (Recipient of the ISECON2004 Distinguished Merit Award -> http://proc.isecon.org/2004/3245/index.html).
  • Outstanding Paper Award received on July 14, 2013 for my forum discussion paper as follows:
    Vat, K.H. (2013), “Appreciative Coaching for RC-Based Learning Communities with a Caring Perspective,” presented in the Student Affairs Forum of the University of Macau 2013, July 13-14, 2013, University of Macau, Macau (Downloadable: PPT).

Selected Publications

Journal Papers (Since 2002 – present)

  • Vat, K.H. (2009), “Developing REALSpace – Discourse on a Student-Centered Creative Knowledge Environment for Virtual Communities of Learning,” in International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking (ISSN: 1942-9010), Vol. 1, No. 1 (January – March) pp. 43-74 (http://www.igi-global.com/journals/details.asp?id=7954).
  • Vat, K.H. (2006), “Teaching a Collaborative Model of IS Development through Problem-Based Learning,” in Information Systems Education Journal (ISSN: 1545-679x), Volume 4, Number 102, October (http://isedj.org/4/102/).
  • Vat, K.H. (2006), “Conceiving Scenario-Based IS Support for Knowledge Synthesis: The Organization Architect’s Design Challenge in Systems Thinking,” in Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (ISSN: 1690-4524), Volume 3, Number 3. (http://www.iiisci.org/Journal/SCI/Contents.asp?var=&Previous=ISS7574). An official publication of the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS).
  • Vat, K.H. (2006), “Integrating Industrial Practices in Software Development through Scenario-Based Design of PBL Activities: A Pedagogical Re-Organization Perspective,” in Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology (ISSN: 1547-5859 CD Version), Volume 3, June, pp. 687-708 (Choose Volume 3 from http://iisit.org/ or click direct from http://informingscience.org/proceedings/InSITE2006/IISITVat229.pdf).
  • Vat, K.H. (2006), “Developing a Learning Organization Model for Problem-Based Learning: The Emergent Lesson of Education from the IT Trenches,” in Journal of Cases on Information Technology (ISSN 1548-7717), Volume 8, Number 2, April-June, pp. 82-109. An official publication of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) since 1999.
  • Vat, K.H. (2005), “Systems Architecting of IS Support for Learning Organizations: The Scenario-Based Design Challenge in Human Activity Systems,” in Information Systems Education Journal (ISSN: 1545-679x), Volume 3, Number 2, July (http://isedj.org/3/2/).
  • Vat, K.H. (2005), “Modeling Human Activity Systems for Collaborative Project Work: An IS Development Perspective,” in Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology (ISSN: 1547-5859 CD Version), Volume 2, June, pp. 49-65 (http://iisit.org/IssuesVol2v2.htm or click direct from http://proceedings.informingscience.org/InSITE2005/I05f65Vat.pdf).
  • Vat, K.H. (2004), “On the Idea of Organization Transformation: The IS/IT Design Challenge in Systems Thinking,” in Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology (ISSN: 1547-5859 CD Version), Volume 1, June, pp. 0941-0950 (http://iisit.org/vol1.htm or click direct from http://proceedings.informingscience.org/InSITE2004/120vat.pdf).
  • Vat, K.H (2003), “Architecting of Learning Organizations: The IS Practitioners’ Challenge in Systems Thinking,” in Information Systems Education Journal (ISSN: 1545-679x), Volume 1, Number 26, December (http://isedj.org/1/26/).

Case Studies and Handbooks of Research Works

  • Vat, K.H. (2012), “Innovating Elite Undergraduate Education through Quality Continuous Improvement: A Learning Enterprise’s e-Transformation Perspective,” in Hakikur Radman and Isabel Ramos (Eds.), SMEs and Open Innovation: Global Cases and Initiatives (ISBN 978-1-61350-519-9). Hershey, PA, USA: Business Science Reference (IGI Global, Inc.) (http://www.igi-global.com/book/smes-open-innovation/55285), pp. 146-182.
  • Vat, K.H. (2010), “Conceiving Community Knowledge Records as e-Governance Concerns in Wired Healthcare Provision,” in H. Rahman (Ed.), Cases on Adoption, Diffusion and Evaluation of Global E-Governance Systems: Impact at the Grass Roots (ISBN 978-1-61692-814-8). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global, Inc.)(http://igi-global.com/Bookstore/Chapter.aspx?TitleId=46475), pp.207-225.
  • Vat, K.H. (2009), “Virtual Organizing Professional Learning Communities through a Servant-Leader Model of Appreciative Coaching,” in Y. Inoue (Ed.), Cases on Online and Blended Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices (ISBN 978-1-60566-880-2). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global, Inc.) (http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?ID=34829), pp.183-206.
  • Vat, K.H. (2009), “The Generative Potential of Appreciative Inquiry as an Essential Social Dimension of the Semantic Web,” in M. Cunha, E. Oliveira, A. Tavares, & L. Ferreira (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services (ISBN978-1-60566-650-1). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc) (http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=34405), pp. 411-434.
  • Vat, K.H. (2009), “The e-Governance Concerns in IS Design for Effective e-Government Performance Improvement,” in H. Rahman (Ed.), Handbook of Research on E-Government Readiness for Information and Service Exchange: Utilizing Progressive Information Communication Technologies (ISBN 978-1-60566-671-6). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global, Inc.) (http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=34559), pp. 48-69.

Encyclopedia Contributions

  • Vat, K.H. (2015), “Developing Appreciative College Experience with Personal Learning Networks,” in M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 3rd Edition (ISBN 978-1-4666-5888-2). Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp. 3608-3616 (http://www.igi-global.com/book/encyclopedia-information-science-technology-third/76156).
  • Vat, K.H. (2011), “Appreciative Sharing for Organizational Knowledge Work,” in D. Schwartz and D. Teéni (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1-59904-931-1). Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp.27-38.
  • Vat, K.H. (2011), “Knowledge Synthesis Framework,” in D. Schwartz and D. Teéni (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1-59904-931-1). Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp.955-966.
  • Vat, K.H. (2009), “An E-Portfolio Scheme of Flexible Online Learning,” in Patricia L. Rogers, G.A. Berg, J. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice, and K. Schenk (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1-60566-198-8). Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp. 941-949.
  • Vat, K.H. (2009), “Conceiving a Learning Organization Model for Online Education,” in Patricia L. Rogers, G.A. Berg, J. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice, and K. Schenk (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1-60566-198-8). Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp. 391-397.
  • Vat, K.H. (2009), “OMIS-Based Collaboration with Service-Oriented Design,” in M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1-60566-026-4). Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp. 2875-2881.
  • Vat, K.H. (2008), “E-Portfolio and Pedagogical Change for Virtual Universities,” in Goran D. Putnik and M. Manuela C. Cunha (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations (ISBN 978-1-59904-885-7; Release Feb-2008). Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc.): Hershey, USA., pp.508-515.
  • Vat, K.H. (2006), “Virtual Organizing Online Communities in Support of Knowledge Synthesis,” in S. Dasgupta (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies (ISBN 1-59140-563-7; Release Nov-2005). Idea Group Reference (Idea Group Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp. 547-555.
  • Vat, K.H. (2006), “IS Design for Community of Practice’s Knowledge Challenge,” in E. Coakes and S.A. Clarke (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management (ISBN 1-59140-556-4; Release Nov-2005). Idea Group Reference (Idea Group Inc.): Hershey, USA., pp. 246-256.
  • Vat, K.H. (2006), “Knowledge Synthesis Framework,” in D. Schwartz (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management (ISBN 1-59140-573-4; Release Oct-2005). Idea Group Reference (Idea Group Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp. 530-537.
  • Vat, K.H. (2005), “Designing OMIS-Based Collaboration for Learning Organizations,” in M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (ISBN 1-59140-553-X). Idea Group Reference (Idea Group Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp. 827-830.
  • Vat, K.H. (2005), “Conceiving a Learning Organization Model for Online Education,” in Patricia L. Rogers (Ed.), Vol. 1 of 4, Distance Learning Technologies and Applications, Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (ISBN 1-59140-555-6). Idea Group Reference (Idea Group Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp.367-373.
  • Vat, K.H. (2005), “SSM-Based IS Support for Online Learning,” in C. Howard, J. Boettcher, L. Justice, K. Schenk, and G.A. Berg (Eds.), Vol. 4 of 4, Online Learning and Technologies, Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (ISBN 1-59140-555-6). Idea Group Reference (Idea Group Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp.1650-1659.

Research Book Chapters

  • Vat, K.H. (2013), “Measuring Student Learning Responsibly – A Learning Analytics Perspective with Web 2.0,” in Hakikur Radman and Isabel Ramos (Eds.), Ethical Data Mining Applications for Socio-Economic Development (ISBN 978-1-46664-078-8). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc)(http://www.igi-global.com/book/ethical-data-mining-applications-socio/73551), pp.230-259.
  • Vat, K.H. (2012), “Scenario-Planning for Learning in Communities: A Virtual Participation Model to Support Holistic Student Development,” in Honglei Li (Ed.), Virtual Community Participation and Motivation: Cross-Disciplinary Theories (ISBN13: 978-1-46660-312-7). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc)(http://www.igi-global.com/book/virtual-community-participation-motivation/59749), pp. 208-227.
  • Vat, K.H. (2010), “Developing Student e-Portfolios for Outcomes-Based Assessment in Personalized Instruction,” in Y. Kats (Ed.), Learning Management Systems Technologies and Software Solutions for Online Teaching: Tools and Applications (ISBN 978-1-61520-853-1). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc).(http://www.igi-global.com/Bookstore/TitleDetails.aspx?TitleId=37343), pp. 259-290.
  • Vat, K.H. (2010), “The Generative Potential of Appreciative Inquiry as an Essential Social Dimension of the Semantic Web,” in S. Dasgupta (Ed.), Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Application, 4-Volumes (ISBN 978-1-60566-984-7). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc) (http://www.igi-global.com/Bookstore/TitleDetails.aspx?TitleId=909), pp. 1882-1905.
  • Vat, K.H. (2009), “Developing REALSpace: Discourse on a Student-Centered Creative Knowledge Environment for Virtual Communities of Learning,” in N. Kock (Ed.), E-Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (ISBN: 978-1-60566-652-5). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc) (http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=34578), pp. 307-340.
  • Vat, K.H. (2009), “The Generative Potential of Appreciative Inquiry for CoP: The Virtual Enterprise’s Emergent Knowledge Model,” in D. Akoumianakis (Ed.), Virtual Community Practices and Social Interactive Media: Technology Lifecycle and Workflow Analysis (ISBN: 978-1-60566-340-1). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc) (http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?ID=33347), pp. 60-85.
  • Vat, K.H. (2009), “Building Virtual Communities through a De-marginalized View of Knowledge Networking,” in Miltiadis D. Lytras & P. Ordonez de Pablos (Eds.), Social Web Evolution: Integrating Semantic Applications and Web 2.0 Technologies (ISBN 978-1-60566-272-5). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global, Inc.), pp. 233-248.
  • Vat, K.H. (2009), “Designing Open-Source OMIS Environment for Virtual Teams to Support Inter-Enterprise Collaboration,” in Maria M. Cruz-Cunha (Ed.), Social, Managerial and Organizational Dimensions of Enterprise Information Systems (ISBN 978-1-60566-856-7). Hershey, PA, USA: Business Science Reference (IGI Global, Inc.) (http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?ID=34829), pp. 272-288.
  • Vat, K.H. (2008), “Building Virtual Communities through a De-marginalized View of Knowledge Networking,” in Jerzy Kisielnicki (Ed.), Virtual Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumnes) (ISBN 978-1-59904-955-7). Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp. 488-502.
  • Vat, K.H. (2008), “Knowledge Synthesis Framework,” in Murray E. Jennex (Ed.), Knowledge Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (6 Volumes) (ISBN 978-1-59904-933-5). Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp. 297-307.
  • Vat, K.H. (2008), “IS Design for Community of Practice’s Knowledge Challenge,” in Murray E. Jennex (Ed.), Knowledge Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (6 Volumes) (ISBN 978-1-59904-933-5). Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp. 850-861.
  • Vat, K.H. (2007), “Conceiving a Learning Organization Model for Online Education,” in Lawrence A. Tomei (Ed.), Online and Distance Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (6 Volumes) (ISBN 978-1-59904-935-9). Information Science Reference (IGI Global Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp. 1128-1136.
  • Vat, K.H. (2006), “Building Virtual Communities through a De-marginalized View of Knowledge Networking,” in Hakikur Rahman (Ed.), Empowering Marginal Communities with Information Networking (ISBN: 1-59140-700-1), Idea Group Publishing: Hershey, USA, pp.278-299.
  • Vat, K.H. (2003), “Conceiving Architectural Aspects for Quality Software Education through the Constructivist Perspective,” in: Tanya McGill (Ed.), Current Issues in IT Education (ISBN 1-931777-53-5), IRM Press (Idea Group Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp.98-116.
  • Vat, K.H. (2002), “Designing Organizational Memory for Knowledge Management Support in Collaborative Learning,” in: D. White (Ed.), Knowledge Mapping and Management (ISBN 1-931777-17-9), IRM Press (Idea Group Inc.): Hershey, USA, pp. 233-243.
  • Vat, K.H. (2001), “E-Commerce in Action: An Educational Response to Re-engineer Today’s University Model for the Internet Age,” in O.K. Gupta and R. Seethamraju (Eds.), Information Technology and Operations Management: Relationships and Synergies (ISBN 0-07-043585-5), Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, pp. 102-111.

Conference Papers (Since 2002 – present)

  • Vat, K.H. (2006), “Integrating Soft Systems Methodology into the Teaching of Human-Computer Interaction: A Constructivist Design Based on Problem-Based Learning,” presented and published in the CD-Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (SITE2006), Mar. 20-24, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Vat, K.H. (2006), “Nurturing Self-Directed Work Teams in the Education of Information Systems Professionals,” presented and published in the CD-Proceedings of the Nineth Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS2006), Mar. 11-12, Jacksonville, Florida, USA (http://sais.aisnet.org/2006/Vat-SAIS2006-paper.pdf).
  • Vat, K.H. (2005), “Teaching a Collaborative Model of IS Development through Problem-Based Learning,” in the CD-Proceedings (ISSN: 1542-7382) of the 2005 Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON2005), Oct. 6-9, Columbus, Ohio, USA. (Currently Accessible from http://proc.isecon.org/2005/5112/index.html)
  • Vat, K.H. (2005), “On the Importance of Human Activity Systems in Organization Modeling for IS Development,” presented and published in the CD-Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS2005), Feb. 25-26, Savannah, Georgia, USA (http://sais.aisnet.org/sais2005/vat.pdf).
  • Vat, K.H. (2004), “Toward a Learning Organization Model for Student Empowerment: A Teacher-Designer’s Experience as a Coach by the Side,” presented and published in the Proceedings of the 2004 IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA2004), Dec. 15-17, Lisbon, Portugal, pp.131-140.
  • Vat, K.H. (2004), “Systems Architecting of IS Support for Learning Organizations: The Scenario-Based Design Challenge in Human Activity Systems,” presented and published in the CD-Proceedings (ISSN: 1542-7382) of the 2004 Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON2004), Nov. 4-7, Newport, Rhode Island, USA (Recipient of the ISECON2004 Distinguished Merit Award -> http://proc.isecon.org/2004/3245/index.html).
  • Vat, K.H. (2004), “Conceiving a Learning Organization Model for Sustainable Development: The IS Manager’s Perspective Based on Soft Systems Methodology,” presented and published in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Engineering Management Conference 2004 (IEMC2004), Oct. 18-21, Singapore, pp. 500-504.
  • Vat, K.H. (2004), “Putting the University Online: A Learning Organization Model for Electronic Transformation,” presented and published in the Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on ICT and Higher Education (e-University 2004), Aug. 31 – Sep. 2, Bangkok, Thailand, pp.135-148.
  • Vat, K.H. (2004), “On the Idea of Soft Systems Methodology for IS Development: A Perspective Based on Purposeful Action,” presented and published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies (CCCT2004), August 14-17, Austin, Texas, USA, pp. 227-232.
  • Vat, K.H. (2004), “Conceiving Scenario-Based IS Support for Knowledge Synthesis: The Organization Architect’s Design Challenge in Systems Thinking,” presented and published in the Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS2004), Orlando, Florida, USA, July 21-25, pp.101-106.
  • Vat, K.H. (2004), “Towards a Learning Organization Model for PBL: A Virtual Organizing Scenario of Knowledge Synthesis,” presented and published in the CD-Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS2004), Feb. 27-28, Savannah, Georgia, USA (http://sais.aisnet.org/sais2004/VAT.pdf).
  • Vat, K.H. (2003), “Toward an Actionable Framework of Knowledge Synthesis in the Pursuit of Learning Organization,” presented and published in the CD-Proceedings of the 2003 Informing Science + IT Education Conference (InSITE2003), in Pori, Finland, Jun. 24-27, pp.1085-1100.
  • Vat, K.H. (2003), “A Context-Based Organization Modeling for e-Learning Initiatives,” in the Proceedings of the 2003 Information Resources Management Association International Conference (IRMA2003), May 18-21, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Vol.2, pp. 651-652.
  • Vat, K.H. (2003), “An IS-Based Architectural Modeling for Learning Organization: A Conceptual Walkthrough,” presented and published in the Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS2003), Mar. 7-8, Savannah, Georgia, USA, pp. 55-62.
  • Vat, K.H. (2002), “Virtual Organizing As a Strategic Learning Approach to Organization Transformation,” presented and published in the Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Systems, Development and Self-Organization (ICSDS2002), Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, Beijing, China, pp. 134-139.
  • Vat, K.H. (2002), “On the Importance of Organization Modeling for IS Education,” presented and published in the CD-Proceedings (ISSN: 1542-7382) of the 2002 Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON2002), Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, San Antonio, Texas, USA (http://proc.isecon.org/2002/244b/index.html).
  • Vat, K.H. (2002), “Engineering Component-Based Knowledge Applications for e-Learning Organizations: The Software Architects’ Challenge in Organizational Transformation,” presented and published in Proceedings of the Sixth World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI2002), in Orlando, Florida, USA, July 14-18, Vol. 1, pp.262-267.
  • Vat, K.H. (2002), “Teaching Architectural Approach to Quality Software Development through Problem-Based Learning,” presented and published in the CD-Proceedings of the 2002 Informing Science + IT Education Conference (InSITE2002), in Cork, Ireland, Jun. 19-21.
  • Vat, K.H. (2002), “Conceiving Service-Based Architecture and Process for Quality Software Education,” presented and published in the Proceedings of the 2002 Information Resources Management Association International Conference (IRMA2002), May 19-22, Seattle, Washington, USA, Vol.1, pp. 817-820.
  • Vat, K.H. (2002), “Developing e-Learning Architectures for Communities of Practice: A Knowledge Perspective,” presented and published in the CD-Proceedings of the 2002 World Conference on Networked Learning in a Global Environment: Challenges and Solutions for Virtual Education (NL2002), May 1-4, Berlin, Germany.
  • Vat, K.H. (2002), “Developing Learning Organization Strategy for Online Education: A Knowledge Perspective, ” presented and published in the Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS2002), Mar. 1-2, 2002, Savannah, Georgia, USA, pp. 291-298.
  • Vat, K.H. (2002), “Developing Component-Based E-Commerce Applications for Learning Organizations: An Inter-Enterprise Architectural Response to Organizational Transformation,” presented and published in CD-Proceedings of the Third World Congress on the Management of Electronic Commerce, Jan. 16-18, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Presentations


Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Information Technology Education: Research (JITE: Research – ISSN:1539-3585) (http://www.informingscience.us/icarus/journals/jiteresearch/), Informing Science Institute, USA.  (2005-2014).
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice (JITE: IIP – ISSN: 2165-316X) (http://www.informingscience.us/icarus/journals/jiteiip/), Informing Science Institute, USA. (2005-2014).
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of
  • Member of Editorial Review Board for the following international journals published by the US-based Information Resources Management Association (IRMA), Informing Science Institute (ISI), International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management (IIAKM), Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), VirginiaTech, and IPCA – Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal:
    • International Journal of E-Adoption
      (ISSN 1937-9633) (http://www.igi-global.com/journals/details.asp?ID=7767), published by IRMA;
    • Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Discipline
      (ISSN 1521-4672) (http://inform.nu), published by ISI;
    • Journal of Information, Information Technology and Organization
      (ISSN 1557-1327) (http://www.iiakm.org/jiito/), published by IIAKM;
    • Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge and Management
      (ISSN 1555-1237) (http://ijikm.org), published by ISI;
    • International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS)
      (ISSN 1556-8873) (http://www.ijds.org/), published by ISI;
    • Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects (IJELLO)
      (ISSN 1552-2237) (http://www.ijello.org/), published by ISI;
    • Information and Communication Technologies for the Advanced Enterprise: An International Journal
      (ISSN 1647-1407) (http://www.ict4ae.org), published by IPCA.
    • International Journal of ePortfolio
      (IJeP ISSN 2157-622X) (http://www.theijep.com/about.html) published by the
      Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research in the
      Office of Undergraduate Education at VirginiaTech
    • Journal of Information Systems Education
      (JISE ISSN 1055-3096) (http://jise.org/index.htm), published by the
      Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG) of the
      Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
    • To Improve the Academy (TIA): Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development
      Volumes (31, 32), edited by James E. Groccia, published by POD (2012, 2013)
      http://www.podnetwork.org/publications/academy.htm
  • Member of the Review Community for the following international conferences:
    • The Annual (39th, 40th, 41st, 42nd43rd ,44th, 45th, 46th, and 47th) ACM Technical Symposium for Computer Science Education (SIGCSE2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016);
    • The Annual (11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th) ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2006, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015);
    • The Annual (4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th) Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006);
    • The Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005);
    • The Informing Science + IT Education Conference (InSITE 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012);
    • The Sixth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2004);
    • The 2004 International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies (CCCT2004).
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the InSITE2004 Conference in Rockhampton, Australia.
  • Member of the Program Committee for the InSITE2005 Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for 4th edition of CENTERIS – Conference on the ENTERprise Information Systems: Aligning Business, Technology and People (CENTERIS’2012) (http://centeris2011.eiswatch.org)
  • Member of the Closing Panel Discussion “Partnership to Transform Learning through Technologies“, chaired by Professor Nancy LAW, in the CITE Research Symposium 2013 (http://citers2013.cite.hku.hk/en/closing-panel.htm), May 10-11, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for Macau Professional Development on e-Learning Workshop 2013 for K-12 Teachers, July 13, 2013, Pui Ching Middle School, Macau
  • Co-Chair in Teacher’s Forum (Macau Region) for the 20th Global Chinese on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2016).
  • Member of the International Program Committee, for HKAECT-AECT 2017 Summer Research Symposium, June (15 – 17), at the University of Hong Kong (http://www.hkaect.org/hkaect-aect-2017/index.html)
  • Member of the International Program Committee, for HKAECT-AECT 2018 Summer Research Symposium, July (25 – 27), at the Baptist University of Hong Kong (http://www.hkaect.org/hkaect2018/)

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Senior Member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member of IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE)
  • Member of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society
  • Member of IEEE Education Society (IEEE Educ Society)
  • Member of ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
  • Member of ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI)
  • Member of ACM Special Interest Group in Software Engineering (SIGSOFT)
  • Former Member of Association of Information Systems (AIS)
  • Former Member of Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • Former Member of Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
  • Former Member of Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC)
  • Former Member of Information Resources Management Association (IRMA)

Software Sponsorship


Visual Paradigm provides University of Macau with VP-UML, SDE-EC, SDE-NB, SDE-VS, BPVA, AG for use in educational purposes, offered by the VP Academic Partner Program.


Serlio Software Development Corporation provides University of Macau with CaseComplete 2010R2 tool for use in educational purposes


Software Productivity

The following software products and platforms, produced under the movement of open source software development, are currently employed to enhance teaching and learning, assessment as well as research collaboration under Dr. Kam Hou Vat’s initiatives:


The various Eclipse IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) sponsored and released by The Eclipse Foundation.


The various NetBeans IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) sponsored and released by Oracle Coproration and/or its affiliates.


The various Sakai platforms (CLE and OAE) sponsored and released by The Sakai Foundation, to support a worldwide community of educators collaborating to create open software that advances teaching, learning and research.


Elite Education Initiatives

The following higher learning initiatives, in support of the University of Macau’s (UM) institutional context for elite undergraduate education, are currently being investigated by Dr. Kam Hou Vat with the collaboration from the Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement (CTLE) at UM:


Sakai OAE (Open Academic Environment) is a new system that embraces a new vision for academic collaboration. Watch the demonstration of the Sakai OAE from New York University


The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) initiative, supported by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE), offers an authentic approach to the improvement of teaching and learning in higher education through a continuous improvement model, and recognizes faculty as central actors in educational improvement efforts. The CLA assists faculty, department chairs, school administrators and others interested in programmatic change to improve teaching and learning, particularly with respect to strengthening higher order skills (metacognition).


The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is dedicated to improving the scholarly and public quality of research. It operates through a partnership among the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, the Simon Fraser University Library, the School of Education at Stanford University, and the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University. Learn more about the PKP community from here.


From Educators to Educators

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Contact Details

Kam Hou Vat, PhD
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, E11
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China

Office Hours:
Monday | Thursday   11:30 am – 01:00 pm at E11-4087
Other hours of choice: By e-mail Appointments

Room: E11-4087
Telephone: (Office) (853) 8822-4476, (Mobile) (853) 66501747
Fax: (Office) (853) 8822-2426
Email: fstkhv
Personal Homepage: https://www.fst.um.edu.mo/people/fstkhv/
Dr. Vat’s Education Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/fstkhv
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