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You may submit an abstract in ConfTool for the following submission types:

Please note that the deadline for submitting an abstract - 5 March - is the same for concept paper, research paper and workshops!

The submission of an abstract is a prerequisite for submitting a full paper and for presenting a workshop.

The BME team of reviewers will check the suitability of the abstracts for the conference theme. If your abstract is accepted, you may submit a full paper until 30 April. Your full paper will undergo a double-blind peer review process. After your article is accepted and you have received the comments from the reviewers, you may submit the revised version of your article until 2 August. No full paper is required for holding a workshop. You will submit a revised abstract until 30 April.


Abstract for Concept Paper

The abstracts for concept papers shall contain a maximum of 250 words (only the text without the title) and they shall address the following questions: 

  • why has this work been undertaken? (rationale for the work) 
  • what has been done? (scope of the work) 
  • how has the work been done? (methodological approach) 
  • what have you found so far? (main findings of the work) 
  • what does the work add to the Engineering Education field? (relevance, impact and perspectives)


This set of review criteria will be applied to the concept papers:

  • existing scientific literature in the field
  • theories and/or conceptual framework used
  • appropriate context
  • rationale for the work
  • scope of the work
  • methodological approach


 Abstract for Research Paper

The abstracts for research papers shall contain a maximum of 250 words (only the text without the title) and they shall address the following questions: 

  • why has this research been undertaken? (rationale for the study) 
  • what has been done in that research? (scope of the study) 
  • how has the research been done? (methodological approach with special emphasis on research question and research design) 
  • what have you found so far? (data analysis and results) 
  • how does the work contribute to the Engineering Education Research field? (originality, relevance, impact and perspectives)


This set of review criteria will be applied to the research papers:

  • rationale of the study (background / introduction)
  • methods & research design Are methods chosen appropriate? (data assessment and analysis)
  • data analysis and results
  • interpretation and discussion of results
  • conclusions
  • impact on Engineering Education (EE)
  • recommended interventions to develop EE
  • significance for EE
  • is the study an original study and reflects good practice in Engineering Education Research? 


 Abstract for Workshop 

Please be aware of that the submission and review process for workshops differ from full paper contributions. People interested in submitting a proposal for a workshop have to submit an extended abstract of maximum 500 words. If the workshop is accepted after the reviewing process, the abstract of max. 500 words should be adapted according the suggestions of the reviewers. No full paper text is requested.

The accepted extended abstracts will be part of the conference proceedings. At the conference, during the workshop sessions, authors and participants will discuss and reach some conclusions. It will be possible to include these valuable results in the conference proceedings by submitting a revised version in ConfTool until the end of September. 

A workshop session lasts 90 minutes. 


The abstracts shall address the following questions: 

  • what are session participants expected to learn? (motivation & learning outcomes) 
  • why is the session relevant? (background and rationale of the session) 
  • how are session participants activated? (engagement of and interaction with session participants in alignment with expected learning outcomes) 
  • how will results be summarized? (take home message for session participants) 
  • how is this work significant for Engineering Education?


This set of review criteria will be applied to workshops:

  • motivation for attending and learning outcomes of the sessions
  • background and rationale of the session
  • engaging session design, aligned with the learning outcomes
  • significance for Engineering Education


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