EDUCON2018 17-20 April, 2018, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

EDUCON2018 17-20 April, 2018, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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Overview

Engineering should attract, promote, foster and retain talents, considering that individuals are different and they can have characteristics that can require flexibility in the education system in order to guarantee equal opportunities of anyone regardless their gender, race or condition. These characteristics can make the developing of their skills more challenging for the students and also for the educational institutions and their professionals.

Some of these characteristics can have a physical reason, such as deafness or blindness, other can be neurological, like autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other students can be part of groups that are still underrepresented in academia, like women, or they belong to some minorities or ethnical groups.

The IDEE’18 at EDUCON 2018 aims to start a discussion and a reflection about the diversity and inclusion in Engineering Education (EE), identifying the problems and proposing solutions. It also wants to create a bridge from schools to universities, highlighting that many problems that are visible in universities are the results of base problems that appear in early stages of education.

This special track wants to promote new ways to face and deal with the problem of the lack of representativeness in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting young female students to enter the Engineering courses
  • Supporting graduate and undergraduate female students to complete the course
  • Supporting the development of the careers of women
  • Students with special needs
  • Technologies as a tool to integrate students
  • Fostering underrepresented Groups in the Universities
  • Peripherical regions, Diversity and Development
  • Diversity and entrepreneurship
  • Extension projects from university to foster inclusiveness
  • Public policies for inclusion
  • Diversity and job market
  • Inclusion and diversity for K-12 education
  • Support for professional transition to Engineering
  • Support for lifelong learning and training

Important Dates

We kindly invite authors to submit their full papers (no abstract) for review by 20 November 2017 latest, following the submission guidelines at http://www.educon-conference.org/current/paper_preparation.php .

21 Oct 2017- Abstract submission,
- Proposals for Special Sessions
30 Oct 2017Invitation to submit complete paper
20 Nov 2017- Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts,
- Panel and Workshop proposals,
- New submissions for Special Sessions
22 Dec 2017Notification of Acceptance
02 Feb 2018- Author registration and payment,
- Camera-ready submission for all submission types
17 Apr 2018Pre-conference Workshops
18 Apr 2018Conference Opening

Program Committee

Chair of IDEE’18

IDEE’18 Program Committee

  • Ana Luiza Lima de Souza, CEFET/RJ, Brazil
  • Andrea Justino Ribeiro Mello, CEFET/RJ, Brazil
  • Balamuralithara Balakrishnan, University Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
  • Carina Gonzalez, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
  • Denis Vavougios, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Herlander Costa Alegre da Gama Afonso, CEFET/RJ, Brazil
  • José Andre Villas Boas Mello, CEFET/RJ, Brazil
  • Julia Merino, Tecnalia, Spain
  • Manuel Castro, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
  • Manuel Blazquez, HEI Ramiro de Maeztu, Spain
  • Pedro Plaza, Plaza Robotica, Spain
  • Rebecca Strachan, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • Augusto da Cunha Reis, CEFET/RJ, Brazil

Important Dates

21 Oct 2017- Abstract submission,
- Proposals for Special Sessions
30 Oct 2017Invitation to submit complete paper
20 Nov 2017- Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts,
- Panel and Workshop proposals,
- New submissions for Special Sessions
22 Dec 2017Notification of Acceptance
02 Feb 2018- Author registration and payment,
- Camera-ready submission for all submission types
17 Apr 2018Pre-conference Workshops
18 Apr 2018Conference Opening

Contact

EDUCON Clearing house
info@educon-conference.org

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