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The theme of the 2018 conference is Peace Engineering. We all dream of a world at peace; a world where prosperity, sustainability, social equity, entrepreneurship, transparency and a culture of quality thrive. Engineers have the power to play a vital role in delivering creative solutions that can radically transform and improve lives. As we educate future engineers, we must ensure that they embrace their role as engineers of peace and provide them with the skills and resources to successfully navigate the socio-political impacts of their projects, engage in trans-disciplinary developments and frankly, imagine, design, and create a better world for us all.

We hope that you would accept the invitation to be part of our WEEF-GEDC 2018 event this coming November 2018. We are providing you the opportunity to submit an abstract (200 words maximum) for consideration in one of the following thematic focus areas:


  THEME #1

How do we teach/learn about Peace Engineering?

o   Prosperity, sustainability, social equity, diversity

o   Culture of quality, innovation, entrepreneurship

o   Climate change

o   Water

o   Healthcare

o   Food security

o   Smart cities

o   Transparency

o   Blockchain/Cryptocurrencies

o   Other 



Academia-industry-governments-multilateral organization relations

o   Policies: Case Studies

o   Collaborations: Case Studies

o   Systemic ethics

o   Transdisciplinary collaborations: case studies

o   Eliminating social unrest: case studies


 THEME #3:

Hands-on education/Experiential Learning/Inquire Learning/Problem-Based Learning (PBL) 

o  Faculty-guided projects

o   Train the trainer

o   The Role of Industry

o   Industry in Education

o   Capacity building

o   Student learning

o   Professional skills development

o   Research in engineering education

o   Faculty development 

o   Sustainable education system

o   Transdisciplinary learning

o   First-year experiences

o   Other


Entrepreneurship in the Circular Economy – 4th Industrial Revolution and Enabling Success

o   IP protection

o   Global soft-landings of tech-parks

o   Access to capital and resources

o   Wealth Creation, Management, Preservation

o   Fundraising (local, regional, global)

o   Crowdfunding

o   Global Engineers

o   Mobility (students, faculty, researchers, administrators)

o   Educational technology, software and tools

o   Student-centered teaching

o   Sustainable education systems

o   Minorities (women) in Engineering Education

o   First-year experiences

o   Trans-disciplinary learning

o   Other 


o   You tell us!



All paper submissions will undergo double-blind peer review process.  All accepted papers that are presented during WEEF-GEDC-2018 will be published in the WEEF-GEDC-2018 Proceedings indexed in SCOPUS. Papers will also be selected for publication in indexed journals.

All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review or not submitted for publication elsewhere.  All papers are to be submitted in English, the official language of the conference.

 You can find a sample abstract HERE (link).  Please specify the topic number during submission. We would also like for you to include (not part of the 200-word limit) a 50-word statement of how your concept, approach or methodology impacts Peace Engineering. These will be used to attract additional participants and will be published on the website.

Important Dates


March 20, 2018Call for Abstracts Portal Opens
April 27. 2018Deadline to submit abstracts for consideration
May 16, 2018Notification of abstract acceptance
July 16, 2018Submission of full paper
August 1, 2018Author registration deadline
August 20, 2018Notification of paper acceptance
September 24, 2018Final (camera-ready) paper due