Presentation Guidelines

Paper Sessions

Important note: if the author doesn’t attend the session, is not possible to guarantee the certificate of the presentation.


Debate Sessions

Interactive Poster Session


Paper Submission and Templates

The main language of the symposium is English. However, papers can also be submitted in Spanish or Portuguese. All submissions are peer-reviewed. The accepted papers will be published in a conference proceedings with ISSN, indexed at SCOPUS.

Abstract submission: Regardless of the type of submission, in a first stage, contributors are invited to submit an abstract of 300 words using the web submission platform above. You have to register on the web platform to submit an abstract. Web platform registration is free and does not necessarily require a symposium registration.

Final submission: Submissions will be double reviewed. After notification of acceptance, authors are invited to prepare the full version of their work using the corresponding template and submit it using the web submission platform above. In the case of papers, the full version should have 6 to 8 pages (Microsoft Word file). We suggest that you download and save the required template and copy your own text into it, in order to preserve the adopted styles and other formatting elements. Accepted contributions will be invited to make a presentation at the symposium.

PAEE/ALE'2018 particularly welcomes student contributions to the symposium. Students doing project work in their undergraduate or graduate engineering degrees are invited to submit papers on their learning experiences in project work. Student papers will be candidate for the Student Paper Award.



Student Best Paper Award

The Student Best Paper Award is an opportunity to display to the Engineering Education community all the great projects being currently developed by students. By entering the PAEE/ALE'2018 Student Best Paper Award, the students can gain not only visibility and recognition to their projects but they can also widen their networks through a close contact with teachers, researchers, professionals and other students from all over the world. 
General Rules and Guidelines:

* The award will only be applied if more than five papers are submitted.



 We look forward to your contributions, under the following themes:


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education – PAEE, is being organized by the Department of Production and Systems Engineering, University of Minho, since 2009, aiming to join teachers, researchers on Engineering Education, deans of Engineering Schools and professionals concerned with Engineering Education, to enhance Project Approaches in Engineering Education through workshops and discussion of current practice and research. The PAEE/ALE (Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop) editorial board is committed to preventing publication malpractice, does not accept any kind of unethical behaviour, and does not tolerate any kind of plagiarism.

Authors, editors, and reviewers of PAEE/ALE are to be committed with good practice of publications and accept to fulfil the duties and responsibilities as set by the COPE Code of Conduct ( Based on these, PAEE/ALE expects authors, editors and reviewers to be committed to the following general guidelines:

  • Editors take decisions on the acceptance of papers, and compose and evaluate the proceedings quality
  • Ensure that all published papers have been fairly reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers
  • Expect original submissions from the authors, and discourage misconduct
  • Expect that authors are responsible for language quality
  • Expect that the authors adequately reference the sources of their work
  • Ensure confidentiality of submissions and reviews
  • Reviewers do a fair and detailed review of paper(s) assigned to them

The proceedings are published under the Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020 ( "Open access to scientific publications refers to free of charge online access for any user." The authors retain the copyright of their work.