EDUCON2020 27–30 April, 2020,  Porto, Portugal

EDUCON2020 27–30 April, 2020,  Porto, Portugal

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Focus

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’20 at EDUCON 2020 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).

Topics of Interest

  • 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
  • Learning experiences to promote inclusion and diversity in STEM education
  • Tools and their use to foster inclusion and diversity

Submission

All submission-related information can be found here: http://educon-conference.org/current/paper_preparation.php.

Technical Program Committee

Chairs

Members

  • 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
  • Musbah Koleilat Câmara, CEFET/RJ, Brazil
  • Pedro Plaza, Plaza Robotica, Spain
  • Rebecca Strachan, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • Elio Sancristobal, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
  • Antonio Menacho, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
  • Félix García-Loro, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
  • German Carro, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
  • Javier Muñoz, Plaza Robotica, Spain
  • Monica Muñoz, Plaza Robotica, Spain
  • Alejandro Muñoz, Plaza Robotica, Spain
  • Pedro José Muñoz Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Jose Manuel Saez Lopez, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
  • Sara Muñoz Sánchez, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Important Dates

04 Nov 2019Extended:
Abstract submission, Proposals for Special Sessions, Panels and Workshops
18 Nov 2019Invitation to submit complete papers
15 Dec 2019Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts (main conference)
Submission of complete papers for Special Sessions, Work In Progress and Student Poster (no abstracts)
21 Jan 2020Notification of Acceptance,
Author Registration open
17 Feb 2020Author/Early Bird registration,
Camera-ready submission for all submission types
27 Apr 2020Pre-conference Workshops
28 Apr 2020Conference Opening

Important Dates

04 Nov 2019Extended:
Abstract submission, Proposals for Special Sessions, Panels and Workshops
18 Nov 2019Invitation to submit complete papers
15 Dec 2019Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts (main conference)
Submission of complete papers for Special Sessions, Work In Progress and Student Poster (no abstracts)
21 Jan 2020Notification of Acceptance,
Author Registration open
17 Feb 2020Author/Early Bird registration,
Camera-ready submission for all submission types
27 Apr 2020Pre-conference Workshops
28 Apr 2020Conference Opening

Contact

EDUCON Clearing house
info@educon-conference.org

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