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Call for Papers, CEEA-ACEG 2022

Transforming Learners to Transform Our World, York University

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For questions and inquires, contact us at ceea@lassonde.yorku.ca

Important Dates

Submissions open

November 8, 2021

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Extended Abstracts due

December 15, 2021

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Workshop Proposals due

February 1, 2022

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Notification of acceptance to conference

February 1, 2022

Deadline for papers for full peer review

March 1, 2022

Feedback from Peer Review

March 16, 2022

Final papers with revisions due

April 6, 2022

Submission Overview

We aim to develop a program that promotes and grapples with the challenges of transdisciplinary teaching and research that is essential to address today’s—and tomorrow’s—wicked problems.

We are welcoming papers, panels, posters, “collabratoriums,” and workshops related to all areas of engineering, but in particular encourage you to consider submissions that speak to the notion of transforming learners to transform our world, including on these sub-themes:

The Learner Journey

Creating Future Engineers for Society

  • Active and Integrated Work Learning
  • Hand’s (Off) Learning – Online and in person
  • Mixed Reality in Engineering Education – Virtual, Augmented Reality, Gamification and more
  • Project Based Engineering Programs – non-traditional program structures

Society and Engagement

Global Technological Stewardship

  • Human Rights
  • Community and Global Engagement
  • Humanitarian and Peace Engineering
  • How the Engineering Profession Portrays itself to Society

Engineers Advancing UN Sustainability Goals
& Canadian Grand Engineering Challenges

  • Integrating SDGs & Grand Challenges into curriculum
  • Innovation in Development – water, energy, climate
  • Innovation in Engineering Design

Shifting the Profession towards Social Good

Innovation for IDDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Decolonization, Equity, Access)
– Do we represent the society we serve?

  • Engaging K-12 in engineering for society
  • Co-curricular & extra-curricular opportunities
  • Undergraduate and Graduate curriculum
  • Decolonization of Engineering Education

We invite submissions in English or French.

Participants will be asked to classify their work into one of two streams (teaching practice or educational research) and one of five different session types. Both streams cover work that relates to teaching, learning, assessment, accreditation, student support, professional development, and other aspects of engineering education.

The differences in the streams are as follows:

Engineering Education Practice

Includes accounts of innovations, experiences, and evidence-based practices in engineering education.

Engineering Education Research

includes reports of investigations, meta-analyses, and data-informed development of new methods, tools, and frameworks.

All session types are open to both “practice” and “research” streams.
The five different session types are as follows:

Podium Talks

These are 15 min. (+ 5 minutes Q&A) that aim to present completed work. Papers will be organized into thematic sessions, with typically 4-5 papers presented per session. Podium sessions will be 90-minutes in length. Papers in this session type will be expected to undergo a full peer review.

Lightning Talks

These sessions include 4-6 brief (6 minutes + nominally 4 minutes Q&A) “lightning talk”- style presentations grouped around a common theme, followed by a longer discussion period that is moderated by the session chair. This session type is ideally suited to works-in-progress, preliminary research findings, or exploratory studies and innovations. Lightning Talk sessions will be 75-minutes in length. Presenters are encouraged to submit a paper for full peer review.


Posters will be displayed with an opportunity for interaction between presenters and conference attendees. This session type is ideally suited to the succinct, graphical representations of data and ideas that will encourage conversations. Presenters are encouraged to submit a paper for full peer review.

Panel Discussion

Panel discussions are designed to facilitate dialogue between panellists from different institutions, different sectors (for example industry and academia) and audience members. The extended abstract for a potential panel discussion should include the names of at least three panellists, a proposed moderator, and an abstract that describes the focus of the panel and a plan for moderating the audience discussion. Each participant will have an opportunity to speak on the topic via a short presentation, and a longer discussion between all panellists and the audience will follow. Panel discussions will be 75-minutes and submissions related to the conference theme are highly encouraged. We also encourage submissions from the CEEA-ACEG Special Interest Groups.

“Collaboratorium” / Unconference

These sessions will be comprised of three-to-five roundtable sessions happening concurrently in a single room. Each presenter will provide a brief—3 – 4  minutes—overview or prompt around a challenge re:lated to one of the conference sub-themes, and then facilitate a group discussion at the table (16 – 17 minutes); notes will be taken on a whiteboard/easel. At the end of each 20-minute period, participants will switch to another table of their choice. These sessions are ideally suited for projects underway, ongoing educational challenges, or approaches that might be adaptable to other contexts. The goal is for each conversation at a roundtable to be tailored to the goals of the participants at the table. The extended abstract for a “Collaboratorium”/Unconference Session should include an abstract that summarizes the challenge and three to five prompts that will be used to promote discussion. We encourage individual (a single roundtable) and group (three to five complementary roundtable) proposals.

Extended Abstract Submission

All authors, regardless of the stream or requested presentation type, are invited to submit an extended abstract (500 words maximum) via [submission system] by December 15, 2021. All abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated based on how they address the following elements, as appropriate (depending on the stream and session type):

For Podium Talks, Lightning Talks, and Posters:

For Panel Discussion and “Collaboratorium”/Unconference Sessions:

When authors submit an abstract, they will be asked to indicate their areas of interest and expertise in engineering education for the purpose of abstract and paper review. Abstracts/papers will be assigned based on these areas of interest and expertise. All authors will be asked to indicate whether their abstract is practice or research oriented, and their preferred presentation format. Authors submitting in the Lightning Talk and Poster categories will be asked to indicate whether they intend to participate in the full paper review process.

It is expected that all authors collecting data from human subjects have approval from a university-based ethics review board for their research; an attestation will be required in the final paper submission.  All authors will receive an indication of whether their abstract is accepted for the conference by February 1, 2022, and for those submitting papers for peer review, feedback on their abstract that can be used in writing the paper.

Peer-Reviewed Paper Submission

Authors opting to submit a 4-8 page paper for peer review will be required to do so by March 1, 2022. Papers will be reviewed, based on the criteria listed above, and authors will receive feedback on March 16, 2022, with an indication that the paper is accepted as-is, or that revisions are required. Where revisions are required, authors will be asked to submit a revised paper by April 6, 2022. For Authors submitting to the Podium Talks category: if no changes are recommended, or if recommended changes are made, these papers will be marked as “peer reviewed” and will be scheduled for a Podium session.

Authors who elect not to revise their paper will not be scheduled for a Podium session, but may be invited to present in a Lightning Talk or Poster session.  All papers and posters will be made available during the conference and will be published in the CEEA-ACEG proceedings after the conference.

Call for Workshops

We invite proposals for workshops covering relevant aspects of teaching and learning in engineering. Workshops on practices and strategies that drive positive transformation around the learner experience, community engagement, novel teaching approaches, and innovative curricular developments are particularly sought.

Workshops last 90 minutes and must provide the participants with an interactive experience (i.e., the majority of the workshop time should be participatory), Proposals for workshops spanning two or more 90-minute periods will be considered. Workshop proposals will be evaluated based on the relevance of the workshop topic to the conference theme and the degree to which activities engage attendees and support the learning outcomes. All regular workshops will be scheduled for Sunday, June 19, 2022. Workshop proposals can be submitted by Friday, February 1, 2022. Workshop proposals should be no more than 500 words and must include relevant learning outcomes, a draft agenda that includes descriptions of the interactive activities that participants will engage in, and any special resources required (e.g.,room layout, technological requirements, etc.).

Authors who elect not to revise their paper will not be scheduled for a Podium session, but may be invited to present in a Lightning Talk or Poster session.  All papers and posters will be made available during the conference and will be published in the CEEA-ACEG proceedings after the conference.

Author Guidelines for CEEA Proceeding Manuscripts

Download English version

CEEA-ACEG AuthorGuide 2021 EN

Download French version

ACEG-CEEA GuideDesAuteurs 2021