EDUCON2022 28–31 March, 2022, Tunis, Tunisia

EDUCON2022 28–31 March, 2022, Tunis, Tunisia


Engineering and Entrepreneurship should absolutely be open and welcoming to everyone. However, on the one hand, especially women and underrepresented groups frequently face many challenges and difficulties in this context, even though, on the other hand, their better representation brings new and much-needed opportunities for education and industry. Hence, we want to positively influence their development of skills and careers and their starting of new initiatives, companies, and organizations.

This Special Session (WUGE) within the EDUCON 2022 Conference in Gammarth, Tunisia (March 2022), aims to cover all aspects of engineering education with regard to women and underrepresented groups in entrepreneurship, including topics such as diversity, social aspects, empowerment, the digital gender gap, disabilities, internships, networking, business administration, teaching cases, problem-based learning, capstone projects, methodologies, experience reports, startups, funding, the pandemic, etc., as well as any work in progress. Our main goal is to bring together stakeholders for exchanging ideas and experiences and to encourage networking between and within academia and industry, but also to develop and promote new ways to face, tackle, and overcome today's challenges in this context, as well as to support initiatives that positively impact women and underrepresented groups.

Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit complete papers for the WUGE special session (no abstracts needed). The topics cover all aspects of engineering education in the context of Women, diversity, and Underrepresented Groups in Entrepreneurship, including but not limited to:

  • Disabilities, minorities, social aspects, leadership, empowerment & the digital gender gap
  • Internships and mentorships
  • Statups and Funding, respectively experience reports on starting your own business
  • Networking, initiatives, and communities
  • Teaching cases and methodologies, development of non-technical/meta-cognitive skills
  • Reduction of inequality and general equality; international, -cultural, and student mobility
  • Necessity and technological entrepreneurship; for social initiatives and curricular support, as well as ecoentrepreneurship, intraenpreneurship, and corporative entrepreneurship

Program Committee


  • Aruquia Peixoto (Chair), CEFET/RJ, Brazil,
  • Carina Soledad González González (Chair), Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain,
  • Klaus-Tycho Foerster (Chair), Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany,


  • Alicia García-Holgado (University of Salamanca, Spain)
  • Ana Luiza Lima de Souza (CEFET/RJ, Brazil)
  • Andrea Vázquez-Ingelmo (University of Salamanca, Spain)
  • Cristina Aranda Gutierrez (MujeresTech, Spain)
  • Elvira Rincón-Flores (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico)
  • Emmy-Charlotte Foerster (Hastily Assembled Games, Germany)
  • Jezabel Molina-Gil (University of La Laguna, Spain)
  • Lourdes Moreno (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)
  • Manuela Zipperling (FOM Hochschule Berlin, Germany)
  • Matthias Gottlieb (Chair for Information Systems, Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Matthias C. Utesch (Chair for Information Systems, Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Mervi Heikkinen (University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Noura Aknin (Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Morocco)
  • Patricia Paderewski (University of Granada, Spain) Patricia Sánchez-Holgado (University of Salamanca, Spain)
  • Pedro Plaza (UNED, Spain)
  • Pino Caballero-Gil (University of La Laguna, Spain)
  • Rebecca Strachan (Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK)
  • Rosa Gil-Iranzo (University of Lleida, Spain)
  • Sara García Cuesta (University of La Laguna, Spain)
  • Silvia Rueda Pascual (University of Valencia, Spain)
  • Sonia Verdugo-Castro (University of Salamanca, Spain)

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Important Dates

25 Oct 2021Abstract submission, Proposals for Special Sessions, Panels and Workshops
05 Nov 2021Notification of Abstracts and Special Sessions acceptance
12 Dec 2021EXTENDED
- Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts (main conference)
- Submission of complete papers for Special Sessions
- Submission of Work-in-Progress and Student Poster Papers
- Proposals for Panels and Workshops
15 Jan 2022Notification of Acceptance
10 Feb 2022Author registration deadline
Camera-ready submission for all submission types
28 Mar 2022Pre-conference Workshops
29 Mar 2022Conference Opening
31 Mar 2022Conference Closing


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