The deadline to submit an abstract is closed, however, we are still considering late submissions until October 10, 2018.


If your abstract has been accepted, you must submit a paper for review. Please scroll near the end of this page for instructions and to download a paper template


The theme of the 2018 conference is Peace Engineering. Peace engineering envisions and works towards a world where prosperity, sustainability, social equity, entrepreneurship, transparency, community voice and engagement, 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 human and natural wellbeing. As we educate future engineers, we must ensure that they embrace their role as engineers of peace. We must provide them with the skills, understanding, capacity for reflection, sense of social responsibility and ethics, and resources to successfully navigate the socio-political impacts of their projects, engage in transdisciplinary developments, and frankly, imagine, design, and create a better world for us all.

We hope you accept our invitation to be part of the WEEF-GEDC 2018 event this coming November 2018. We are providing you the opportunity to submit an abstract for consideration in one of the thematic focus areas listed below. We strongly encourage case studies with practical applications and demonstrable results.


2018 Conference Themes 

·         T1: How do we teach/learn about Peace Engineering?

o   Prosperity, sustainability, social equity, diversity

o   Culture of quality, innovation, entrepreneurship

o   Community engagement

o   Climate change

o   Water

o   Healthcare

o   Food security

o   Smart cities

o   Transparency

o   Blockchain


·         T2: Relationships among academia, industry, governments, multilateral organizations,NGOs

o   Policies: Case Studies

o   Collaborations

o   Transdisciplinary collaborations 

o   Community Engagement

o   Systemic ethics

o   Social responsibility

o   Eliminating social unrest


·         T3: Hands-on Education/Experiential Learning/Inquire Learning/Problem Based Learning

o   Faculty-guided projects

o   Train the trainer

o   The role of industry in education

o   Capacity building

o   Educational technology

o   Student-centered teaching

o   Professional skills development

o   Research in engineering education

o   Faculty development

o   Sustainable education system

o   Promoting a diverse engineering workforce

o   Transdisciplinary learning

o   Sense of social responsibility and ethics

o   Community Service

o   Employability

o   First year experiences, senior design programs, internships


·         T4: Entrepreneurship in the Circular Economy – 4th Industrial Revolution and Enabling Success

o   Intellectual property protection

o   Global soft-landings of tech-parks/centers

o   Access to capital and resources

o   Wealth creation, management, preservation

o   Fundraising (local, regional, global)

o   Crowd funding

o   Global Engineers

o   Mobility (students, faculty, researchers, administrators)

o   Educational technology

o   Sustainable education systems

o  Promoting a diverse engineering workforce

o   First year experiences, senior design programs, internships

o   Ventures that engage people in building and maintaining an economy appropriate to their context


·         T5: Peace Engineering Challenges and Emerging Ideas
        o  We want to hear from you.  Suggest another challenge related to the topics listed
                      or create your own!


 Important Dates 

Workshop submission

Monday, July 2, 2018

Abstract submission

Monday, July 30, 2018

Notification of workshop/abstract acceptance/rejection

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Deadline that accepted authors must register for Full Conference

Monday, September 24, 2018

Accepted authors submit final paper

Monday, October 1, 2018

Notification of paper acceptance

Monday, October 8, 2018

All deadlines are at 11:59 pm in YOUR timezone


Submission Process


The abstract submission process for WEEF-GEDC 2018 is through an online submission portal.

Submitting Authors are requested to create an account and submit an abstract for review according to the guidelines set out below. The same account will be used when you register for the conference. Please keep the email and password used to create the account for future use. Please do not create a new account. Should you require any assistance or have a query about online submission, contact CFP@weef-gedc2018.org.

Submission Criteria/Review Process

We are accepting Calls for:

1)   Workshops:  These half day (3 hour) and full-day workshops will be held as pre-conference sessions on Monday, November 12, 2018.  Proposals should clearly indicate the topic, objectives, background knowledge expected of the participants, participant activities and the qualifications of the instructor.  Submissions will be a 200-word abstract, 50-word description of how the session is relevant to the conference theme of Peace Engineering, and a detailed description/outline of the workshop.

2)  Papers:  Papers can be submitted as a 8-minute oral presentation (+ 2 minutes Q&A) or as part of a poster session.  Indicate your presentation preference during the submission process (poster or presentation).  Reviewers reserve the right to recommend papers be moved from presentation to poster and vice versa. Authors are required to submit a 200-word abstract, along with a 50-word statement (not included in the 200-word count for the abstract) describing how this work addresses societal or community wellbeing, sustainability, social equity, entrepreneurship, transparency, community engagement, and/or the culture of quality. Authors should submit up to five (5) keywords. If the abstract is accepted, a 4 – 6 page paper will  be requested for submission that follows the provided formatting guidelines, and adheres to the schedule outlined above. 

All paper submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review process. Therefore, please do not include names and institutions within the abstract description or the paper submission. Authors must ensure there is no revealing information in the text (such as obvious citations to authors’ previous work, or making acknowledgments to colleagues of long standing). Authors should also avoid posting their submitted manuscript and/or acceptance or rejection status on the web or social media until the official final notification date.

All submissions must be original works that have not been published previously in any archived conference proceedings, magazine, or journal. Related previous work by the authors must be cited (anonymously if desired and appropriate), and the differences to work described in the submitted manuscript must be clearly explained. Concurrent submissions are strictly forbidden. If it is determined that an identical or substantially similar manuscript is simultaneously under consideration at another publication venue or forum (e.g., conference, journal, edited book) the manuscript will be rejected at an early stage in the review process and returned without review.

A paper is considered published if it has appeared in a peer-reviewed archived journal or in published meeting proceedings that are commercially or freely available afterward to non-attendees in the form of archives (including digital). Authors of accepted abstracts are eligible to submit a full paper for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings by the date indicated in the notification email.  All accepted papers that are presented during WEEF-GEDC 2018 will be published in the WEEF-GEDC 2018 Proceedings to be submitted for indexing in SCOPUS. Best papers may also be selected for publication in a special publication.  

Submission Guidelines and Templates

Please adhere to the following formatting guidelines when preparing abstracts for submission for WEEF-GEDC 2018. Abstracts which are not correctly formatted will be returned without review.

How to submit an abstract

The Submitting Author will be the contact person for the abstract and must submit the abstract.  A person may be associated with a maximum of three (3) papers (not including workshops) regardless of your role.

Once you enter the online submission portal, start by creating an Account. Please keep a record of the account details you use to set up the account as you will require them to log into both the abstract submission system and Conference registration portals. Upon successful submission of the abstract, a confirmation email will be sent to the Submitting Author. 

If you have not received a confirmation email, please check your junk mail or spam. 

IMPORTANT: You may edit your submission any time by logging into the abstract submission site up until the abstract submission close date. If you require any assistance regarding the submission of your abstract, contact CFP@weef-gedc2018.org

Abstract Submission Process

The online abstract submission system is a simple step-by-step process and will ask you to input the following details:

1. Name, affiliation, job title and contact information of Submitting Author (this person will act as the main contact for this abstract; this person must be listed as the first author)

2. Presentation type (Workshop, Paper or Poster)

3. Title of the abstract in title case (word limit is 15)

4. Theme abstract falls under

6. Abstract:  Not to exceed 200 words

7. Statement describing relevance to the conference theme, Peace Engineering:  Not to exceed 50 words

8. Keywords (max.5) that are relevant to your abstract

9. Name, affiliation, and job title of co-author(s)

10. Availibity to serve as a peer-reviewer


If submitting for a workshop, you will also be asked to provide:

·       Anticipated participant learning outcomes (100 word limit, beginning with “Participants will…”)
·       Intended audience (50 word limit)
·    Background and evidence of effectiveness of work being presented (250 word limit)
·    Plan for participant engagement (150 word limit)
·    Brief description to explain what your session will address (if accepted, this description will be used in the final conference program – 150 words)

If your abstract is selected, you will be asked to submit a paper for review as follows:  

1. Download the paper template shown below to create the abstract as a Word document.

2. Following the format provided, prepare your paper – at this stage, do not include names of authors or any identifying information in this document.

3. Save as a PDF file. Only PDF files will be accepted for upload.

4. Log into your profile and upload. 



If your paper is selected, you will then submit your FINAL paper (Max 6 pages) for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings as follows: 

1.  Make any reviewer recommendations.
2.  Add the author information into the document.
3. Save as a PDF file


Notification of Acceptance


Email notifications will be sent to the Submitting Author by acceptance notification dates as listed above. 

When notified of acceptance, at least one of the paper, poster or workshop authors must register and pay for the Full Conference by September 24, 2018. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their submission.