EDUCON2022 28–31 March, 2022, Tunis, Tunisia

EDUCON2022 28–31 March, 2022, Tunis, Tunisia

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Round Table: Communities and organizations of women in engineering: past, present and future (COWomEn)

Nowadays, there are different national and international communities and organizations dedicated to women engineers where they can interact, develop their professional careers, increase their self-confidence, improve their professional skills, and achieve their goals. These communities can inspire and motivate women engineers by connecting them with other women who can serve as role models to follow, as well as demonstrate the influence and roles of female professional communities. For this reason, in this round table we will reflect on the strategies that lead to the success of the professional career of women in engineering, the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to achieve the professional challenges demanded by the engineering career and different action plans for the professional growth of female engineers.


  • Professional development of female engineers
  • Experiences of communities and organizations of women in engineering
  • Professional skills
  • Role models
  • Professional challenges
  • Initiatives addressing the lack of diversity in engineering
  • Impact in policies at institutional, national and international level


  • Carina S. González-González, University Institute for Women's Studies (IUEM), University of La Laguna, Spain
  • Aruquia Peixoto, CEFET/RJ, Brazil
  • Alicia García-Holgado, GRIAL Research Group, Computer Science Department, University of Salamanca, Spain

Round Table 2: Exploring the use of technology-based pedagogy for mathematics/mathematics education within Higher Education milieus (TechBP)

Technology has impacted every aspect of our lives and as lecturers within Higher Education we need to ensure that we are capable of transforming our practices to suit the requirements and learning styles of our technology savvy students. Moreover, research has shown positive developments in the teaching of mathematics by using technology-based tools and devices, thus, this qualitative study explores the use of technology-based pedagogy within mathematics and mathematics education Higher Education milieus. It is important to explore innovative mathematics pedagogy with the aim of improving student performance in mathematics. It is the aim of this study to enhance the quality of teaching mathematics and mathematics education within Higher Education milieus. Therefore, lecturers using technology-based pedagogy for mathematics and mathematics education with will be observed and interviewed during 2022-2024. Students (PGCE, B.Ed. and B.Ed. Honours) who attend these technology-based lectures will be interviewed based on their experiences of technology-based teaching and learning.


  • Batseba Mofolo-Mbokane, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Anita Campbell, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Abel Nyamapfene, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Jayaluxmi Naidoo, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Panel 1: Role of non-traditional laboratories in the education horizon

Lab-based education has always played a key role in technical, engineering and scientific education. Educational institutions have been traditionally concerned about this essential role and consider experimental learning as one of the pillars on which the learning is established. In this sense, the benefits provided by real-based controlled scenarios must fill the gap between academia and professional world. In this real-experiences demanding scenario, new educational tools have emerged: non-traditional laboratories. Non-traditional laboratories exploit the potential of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to provide an alternative and/or complement to traditional hands-on labs.

Panel will address which technologies are involved in non-traditional laboratories, non-traditional laboratories types, laboratory networks, IEEE Std 1876 Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories, COVID-19 implications in laboratory education, potential role of non-traditional laboratories in Industry 4.0 and new trends and future.


  • Lilia Cheniti, University of Sousse, Tunisia


  • Denis Gillet: School of Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Abdelhalim Benachenhou: Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis de Mostaganem, Algeria
  • Luis Rodriguez Gil: Labsland, Co-Funder & CTO, Bilbao, País Vasco, España
  • Felix Garcia: Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain

Panel 2: From Coding to Algorithms: learning path for computing and civic education competencies development

The panel aims at:

  • Share experience as educators related to coding in K-12 context
  • Share experiences on coding initiatives in the presenters’ country/continent
  • Share experiences and foster a discussion on learning paths for computing and civic education competencies development
  • Share experiences and foster a discussion on learning resource design and development criteria and best practices


  • Francesco Maiorana, University of Urbino, Department of Pure and Applied Science, Italy


  • Keith Quille, Technological University Dublin, Department of Computing Tallaght Campus, Ireland
  • Andrew Csizmadia, Computer Science Department, Newman University Birmingham, England
  • Gretchen Richards, Freelance Researcher, Anniston, Alabama, USA
  • Giusy Cristaldi, Pegaso International, Italy

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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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