EDUCON2019 9–11 April, 2019, American University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE

EDUCON2019 9–11 April, 2019, American University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE

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Overview

Engineering should attract, promote, foster and retain talents, considering that individuals are different with unique characteristics. This requires flexibility in the education system in order to guarantee equal opportunities of anyone regardless of gender, race or any calssifiable traits. Ensuring inclusion and diversity in engineering education can make the skills development process more challenging for students, professorsm and educational institutions. Some of these challenges can be the result of physical needs, such as deafness or blindness, or mental and emotional issues, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Other students can be part of groups that are still underrepresented in academia, like women, ethnic minorities or other underrepresented groups.

IDEE’19 aims to continue earlier discussions and reflections about diversity and inclusion in rngineering education, identify existing problems, and proposing solutions. It is also intended to create a bridge between schools to universities, highlighting that many problems that are visible in universities are the results of root causes that appear in earlier stages of education. This special session will promote new ways to face and deal with the problem of the lack of representation of numerous society sectors in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Topics include (but are not limited to):

We welcome submissions from all topics of gamification applied to any learning process, including but not limited to the following:

  • Supporting young female students to study engineering
  • Supporting graduate and undergraduate female students to complete their engineering studies
  • Supporting the development of engineering careers of women
  • Supporting students with special needs
  • Using technology as a tool to integrate students
  • Fostering underrepresented groups inclusion in universities
  • Diversity and development of peripheral regions
  • Diversity and entrepreneurship
  • Extension projects at universities to foster inclusiveness
  • Public policies for inclusion
  • Diversity and the job market
  • Inclusion and diversity for K-12 education
  • Supporting professional transition to engineering for underrepresented groups
  • Supporting lifelong learning and training for underrepresented groups

Pogramm Committee

Chair

Members

  • Augusto da Cunha Reis, CEFET/RJ, Brazil
  • Ana Luiza Lima de Souza, CEFET/RJ, Brazil
  • Balamuralithara Balakrishnan, University Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
  • Carina Gonzalez, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain Herlander Costa Alegre da Gama Afonso, 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

Submission

Please find instructions and templates here: Paper Preparation.

Important Dates

31 Oct 2018- Abstract submission for main conference,
- Proposals for Special Sessions
16 Nov 2018Invitation to submit complete papers for main conference
21 Dec 2018- Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts (main conference),
- Submission of Panel and Workshop proposals,
- Submission of complete papers for Special Sessions (no abstracts)
14 Jan 2019Notification of Acceptance
04 Feb 2019- Author registration and payment,
- Camera-ready submission for all submission types
08 Apr 2019Pre-conference Workshops
09 Apr 2019Conference Opening

Important Dates

31 Oct 2018- Abstract submission for main conference,
- Proposals for Special Sessions
16 Nov 2018Invitation to submit complete papers for main conference
21 Dec 2018- Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts (main conference),
- Submission of Panel and Workshop proposals,
- Submission of complete papers for Special Sessions (no abstracts)
14 Jan 2019Notification of Acceptance
04 Feb 2019- Author registration and payment,
- Camera-ready submission for all submission types
08 Apr 2019Pre-conference Workshops
09 Apr 2019Conference Opening

Contact

EDUCON Clearing house
info@educon-conference.org

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