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The anticipated audience for FIE represents a broad spectrum of backgrounds.  Attendees cover all disciplines relating to engineering education and come from a variety of institutions and organizations worldwide.  Typical interests range from education research to extending promising results into their own educational settings.  Attendees are eager to learn not only of your results but how your results might be applied in their particular discipline at their particular institution.

Papers submissions were categorized as follows.
1.    Innovative Practice
2.    Research-to-Practice
3.    Research

These categories influence the overall structure and contents of the submitted work.  Each category follows with suggestions for expected paper contents.

The anticipated audience for FIE represents a broad spectrum of backgrounds.  Attendees cover all disciplines relating to engineering education and come from a variety of institutions and organizations worldwide.  Typical interests range from education research to extending promising results into their own educational settings.  Attendees are eager to learn not only of your results but how your results might be applied in their particular discipline at their particular institution.

Papers submissions were categorized as follows.

1.    Innovative Practice
2.    Research-to-Practice
3.    Research

These categories influence the overall structure and contents of the submitted work.  Each category follows with suggestions for expected paper contents.   

Panel sessions provide venues for conversations about a wide range of timely issues in Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology education. Panel sessions provide extended time to explore a selected issue in depth and simultaneously provide multiple perspectives. Audiences leave superior panel sessions with new ways of thinking about pressing issues.

Panel Characteristics

  • Panels are scheduled as part of the technical program in parallel with traditional paper presentations.
  • Panel sessions normally consist of short presentations by several speakers followed by a discussion period with the audience.
  • Proposals for panels will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers.
  • Panel Sessions are 90 minutes in length.

Final Submissions:
Panel session proposals that have been accepted to the conference should provide the following three items by April 15, 2012 on the EDAS website:

  • A revised proposal that may be up to 800 words. This version will be included in the conference program and will help promote your panel to conference attendees. The revised proposal should contain at a minimum:
    • Contact information (name, affiliation, phone, and email) for organizer(s) of the panel session
    • Goal(s) of the session
    • Names and institutions for each proposed panel member. Members of the panel are the people who provide different perspectives on the issue being addressed by the panel. Therefore, their names and qualifications are critical to the quality of the panel session. Panel session proposals that do not include the names of proposed panel participants will be evaluated lower in this area.
    • Description of topics/subjects/content of the session (approximately 300 - 500 words).
    • Brief description of proposed peer-reviewed full papers (if any) from panel members.
    • Description of the anticipated audience
    • All organizers and presenters on panels and in special sessions are expected to register for and attend the conference.
  • [Optional] A final description of the panel that may be up to two pages in the IEEE format. This format is the same used for Work-in-Progress papers. Your panel final description will be included in the conference proceedings as a non peer-reviewed publication. You are not required to submit a final description.
  • A signed copy of the IEEE copyright form.

For some of the accepted proposals, the program committee reviewers have suggestions on ways to make the panel more relevant to the theme of the conference. These comments were sent via email directly to the primary proposer; you are encouraged to consider these comments in your revised submission.

Please note that all panel organizers and presenters are expected to register for and participate in the full conference.

Special sessions offer participants opportunities to explore particular issues in greater depth in interactive settings. The special session facilitators structure the agenda and interactions. Special sessions are intended to provide presenters and participants "collaborative learning experiences at the frontiers."

Pre-Conference workshops can provide participants with an opportunity to extend their knowledge and strengthen their skills in the area addressed by the workshop.

FIE 2012 will offer a maximum of ten $1,000 travel grants to support the involvement of new faculty presenting full papers at the conference. Eligible applicants are:

•    Author must submit a full paper to apply for the award
•    Assistant professors of engineering or computer science with no more than two years of employment as a faculty member or an instructor, at the time of the abstract submission.
•    Doctoral candidates defending dissertations during the 2011-2012 academic year.
•    Fellowship packet sent to candidates after June 5th. Faculty Fellows are expected to register and attend the entire conference.