Call for abstracts – Panel Proposals
We encourage authors to consider the FIE 2021 conference theme of “Envisioning Convergence in Engineering Education.” Convergence can be defined as integrating knowledge and techniques from multiple disciplines and from both academia and the workforce while also providing students the opportunity to develop their professional skills to competently address societal opportunities and challenges, such as those related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are planning to create some themed sessions around convergence. If you would like to participate in one of these themed sessions. Please indicate during the abstract submission process which convergence track your work aligns with.
Since we cannot predict possible restrictions that may be in force when FIE 2021 is due to be held, we are preparing for different potential scenarios. Specifically
- If travel is not possible for some regions, we will be flexible and allow virtual presentations for affected speakers;
- If travel is possible but an author chooses not to travel due to individual health concerns or institutional restrictions, we will be flexible and allow them to present virtually; and
- If we must cancel our on-site event due to local conditions or restrictions, FIE 2021 will be completely virtual.
Regardless of the form of presentation, in person or virtual, every paper accepted and presented for FIE 2021 will be published in the proceedings.
Panel sessions are intended to engage the engineering and computing education community in multiple perspectives on a given issue on the frontiers of education. These are ~80 minutes in length; the number of panel sessions offered is limited. These sessions are intended to have a broader impact on engineering and computing education by bringing together multiple perspectives on a given topic. The sessions should be of value to FIE Conference attendees, enhance the experience and knowledge of the participants, and help advance the frontiers of engineering and computing education.
To be approved to offer a panel session, organizers/authors will need to 1) submit a panel session proposal abstract (800-1000 words) and 2) if the abstract is approved, submit a paper (4-6 pages) that provides sufficient detail to give attendees a sense of the significance of the topic being covered and motivate them to attend.
The initially submitted proposal for a panel session will be reviewed to determine if it is an appropriate fit for the FIE conference. If the proposal passes the first review, the facilitators/authors will be invited to submit a full paper draft that conforms to the required IEEE format for the conference. This full paper will undergo a more thorough, second round of peer review. Following the second round of peer-review, organizers/authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection and any final requested edits prior to final paper submission. Please see the conference website for a list of relevant deadlines.
Both the panel session proposals abstracts (800-1000 words) and the full paper (4-6 pages) must include each of the following elements. An approximate word count for each section of a proposal abstract is provided and can be scaled for the full paper, if accepted.
- a description of topics/subjects/content of the session and its significance in the context of the relevant literature. (approximately 200-400 words).
- the goal(s) and anticipated outcomes of the panel session and the rationale for why these goals and outcomes are better served by a panel session (approximately 100-200 words).
- a description of the anticipated audience (community), and why they would be interested in the session (approximately 100-200 words).
- the names and institutions for each proposed panel member (typically 3-5) and panel organizer/moderator (Note: members of the panel are the people who provide different perspectives on the issue being addressed by the panel. They are critical to the quality of the panel session and therefore some detail on panelists’ expertise is needed in order to evaluate proposal quality). (approximately 100-200 words).
- If applicable: a brief description of any proposed peer-reviewed full papers from panel members to accompany the Panel session at the FIE conference (Note: these abstracts and papers will be submitted separately, but should indicate that they are associated with “Panel Name”). (approximately 50 words).
- All organizers and presenters in panels and special sessions are expected to register for and participate in the full conference.
- Additionally, because panel sessions are partly evaluated based on the expertise of the organizers and panelists, special session submissions should be prepared for single-blind review (i.e., the authors and affiliations should be identified).
- Papers should adhere to the required IEEE formatfor the conference. Templates are available on the conference website.
February 22, 2021
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
March 8, 2021
All Acceptance Communications
May 3, 2021
Preliminary Paper, Special Session and Panel Summary Papers, and Workshop Outlines, Submission Deadline
May 17, 2021
May 24, 2021
Notification of Paper Revision Requirements and Final SSPCW Acceptance Communication
June 7, 2021
Revised Paper Submission (major revisions)
June 21, 2021
Review Revisions Completed
June 28, 2021
Peer Review Final Acceptance Communication
July 5, 2021
Final Camera-Ready Paper Submission & Copyright Deadline
September 20, 2021
Early Conference Registration Deadline
October 13-16, 2021