Call for Papers - Tampere University of Technology

SEFI Annual Conference 2016

44th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education

Engineering Education on Top of the World: Industry-University Cooperation


44th SEFI Annual Conference
“Engineering Education on Top of the World: Industry-University Cooperation”
Tampere University of Technology, Tampere (Finland)
12-15 September 2016


Call for papers

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 44th Annual conference of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), organised by the Tampere University of Technology, in Finland. Proceedings of SEFI Annual Conferences are now indexed on Scopus.

SEFI Annual Conferences have been organised in different parts of Europe and represent  a unique opportunity for  the members of SEFI and all those interested by or involved in engineering education and research to exchange views and opinions, to establish new contacts with peers and other HEE stakeholders. The themes of the conferences reflect the objectives of the Society and the priorities identified by its members. In 2015 the conference was held in Orléans on the theme of “Diversity in Engineering Education: An Opportunity to Face new Trends in Engineering), and in 2017, it will be organised  by ISEP (Porto) in the Azores Islands (19-21 September) on “Education Excellence for Sustainability”.

This year, we invite you to join us in Tampere to exchange on “Engineering Education on Top of the World: Industry-University Cooperation”, a theme that is aligned with the hosting city; its strong industrial past, its present start-up environment, and future as a flagship in new technologies.

We look forward to contributions under the following sub-themes:

  • University-Business cooperation
  • Engineering Skills
  • Sustainability and Engineering Education
  • Quality Assurance and Accreditation
  • Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Open and Online Engineering Education
  • Ethics in Engineering Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Attractiveness of Engineering Education
  • Physics and Engineering Education
  • Mathematics and Engineering Education
  • Students Cooperation
  • Engineering Education Research
  • Gender and Diversity
  • "I feel brilliant"


We also welcome student contributions and workshops.

For the first time, several satellite events will be organised in the morning preceding the opening of the conference. For details about these events, please regularly consult the conference website.

The submission of extended abstracts is open from December to 20 March 2016.

More information as well as instructions for papers and workshop authors are available in

The conference language is English.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Tampere in September 2016,


Prof. M. E. Vigild                                                             Prof. H-M Järvinen

DTU                                                                                 Tampere University of Technology
President of SEFI                                                          Chair of the Organising Committee SEFI2016


Proceedings of SEFI Annual Conferences are now indexed by Scopus.


Submission Types

SEFI Annual Conference 2016 welcomes:

  • Research papers
  • System papers (i.e. practice and policy focused papers/reports)

Instructions to Paper Authors

Submission deadlines
NEW: 20 March 2016 Submission of extended abstracts
24 April  2016  Notification of acceptance of extended abstracts
15 May 2016 Submission of full papers
10 June 2016 Notification of final acceptance
30 June 2016 Early bird registration
6 August 2016 Submission of camera-ready copies


SEFI and the host organisation of the annual SEFI conference reserve the right to reject any paper which either during the review process or subsequently is judged by the Chair(s) of the Scientific Committee to be inappropriate for presentation to the conference and/or inclusion in the conference proceedings.  The decision of the Chair(s) of the Scientific Committee shall be final and they may provide an explanation as to the reason(s) for the rejection.


Best Paper Awards

The Best Conference Paper Award 2016
The Best Student Paper Award 2016

In both categories, the Scientific Programme Committee selects five candidates. The final selection is done by the conference participants voting for the best  candidate. The winners of the best paper awards will be exempted from the registration fee in the next SEFI annual conference in Portugal in 2017.


More information available:


The organisers reserve the right for alterations.

Updated by: Raisa Suominen, 14.03.2016 11:43.
Keywords: education and studies, services and collaboration, sefi2016