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PAEE/ALE’ 2020: Conference Ambiance

PAEE/ALE’2020 is an international conference on active learning in engineering education. It will be held at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand. AIT, founded in 1959, is an international organization for higher education. It specializes in engineering, advanced technologies, sustainable development, and management and planning. It aims to “promote technological change and sustainable development” in the Asia-Pacific region, through higher education, research, and outreach. AIT is about 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Suwannabhumi International Airport and about 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Don Mueang International Airport.


PAEE/ALE aims to be a place for teachers, researchers, and professionals specializing in Engineering Education to meet annually to exchange, share, and discuss ideas to enhance engineering education with Active Learning. Besides paper sessions, participants will experience active involvement in hands-on sessions, workshops, debates, round table, poster sessions, and student project sessions. The conference is the merging of two international events: the International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education (PAEE) organized by the PAEE association and the Department of Production and Systems of the University of Minho, Portugal, since 2009, and Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop (ALE) organized by Active Learning in Engineering Education Network since 2000. PAEE/ALE’2020 will be the fifth collaboration of the two events.


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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Active Learning and ICT support
  • Active Learning in Disruptive Era
  • Attracting young people to Engineering
  • Basic sciences in engineering education
  • Curriculum design
  • Development and assessment of competences
  • Diversity in Engineering students
  • Education for sustainability
  • Educational Challenges during Crisis
  • Evaluating PBL and Active Learning
  • Implementation of pedagogic changes
  • Innovative experience in engineering
  • Project management in engineering education
  • Research on PBL and Active Learning
  • Serious games
  • Student assessment in PBL and Active Learning
  • Student engagement in learning
  • Teacher and tutor roles in PBL and Active Learning
  • Teamwork
  • University-Business Cooperation
  • Workspaces for Active Learning
  • Interdisciplinarity

Important Dates

Abstract submission for full papers: March 1, 2020  May 15, 2020
Notification of abstract acceptance: March 21, 2020 May 28, 2020
Full paper submission: April 15, 2020 June 15, 2020
Abstract only submission: April 30, 2020 June 15, 2020
Notification of acceptance: May 21, 2020 July 4, 2020
Camera-ready submission for full papers: June 5, 2020 July 15, 2020
Early registration: June 21, 2020 July 7-22, 2020 
Conference opening: August 26, 2020 


PAEE/ALE Proceedings are available at http://paee.dps.uminho.pt/. The Conference Proceedings appear in SCOPUS database.