The Fourth International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (CISPEE 2021), dedicated to the theme “Shaping Engineering Education for the 21st Century ”, will be held online from June 21st to June 23rd of 2021, will start shortly accepting presentation proposal in the Conference topics.

The Conference topics include:

    • How I Turned Digital in One Week Due to Pandemic
    • Remote Assessment: Equity and Ethics
    • Gender Balance and Diversity in Engineering
    • Learning Strategies, Leadership and Engineering Skills in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) World
    • The Ethical Challenge of Engineering in the XXI century
    • Redefining Spaces in the University of the Future


Due to the major disturbances caused worldwide by COVID-19, we, unfortunately, cannot go forward with our plans for hosting a physical conference in Lisbon. 

All the presented papers will be submitted for electronic submission to the IEEE Xplore®.online



The conference will use the English language for its written work, but it will also be possible to submit written contributions in Portuguese. In any case, all presentations (including the slides) must be in English. If applicable, the possibility of organizing a restricted number of sessions with Portuguese communications shall be considered by the Conference Organization.

Types of Submissions

Authors may submit papers that present relevant research, development, application, or innovation work on issues related to the topic list. Submissions have two alternative formats, abstract only or paper. Both will be subject to scientific review and, if accepted, included in the conference program for presentation.

The submission process is handled electronically via Easychair (not available for new submissions).

Abstract Submission

One-page abstracts must be submitted using the following format (MS Word). If accepted, in addition to being considered for oral presentation, they will be integrated into an electronic book of abstracts of the conference.

The submission process is handled electronically via Easychair (not available for new submissions).

Paper Submission

The length of papers may range between a minimum of 4 pages and a maximum of 10. All accepted English written papers will be submitted for indexing by IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. Accepted papers will be considered for oral presentation. The abstracts of the papers will also be integrated into the electronic proceedings of the conference, to be distributed on the conference website.

Format for Submission

Articles should be submitted in the following A4 format (IEEE templates). 

IEEE conference templates contain guidance text for composing and formatting conference papers. Please ensure that all guidance text is removed from your conference paper prior to submission to the conference. Failure to remove template text from your paper may result in your paper not being published.

Submission and Review

The submission process is handled electronically via Easychair (not available for new submissions).

The selection process includes two stages:

    • Initial Submission – An electronic version (PDF) of the article is submitted. It is then reviewed and accepted or not. The Program Committee may consider acceptance for oral or poster presentation. The authors will be notified of the decision.
    • Final submission and registration of the author – Authors of accepted papers should submit the final version in PDF format according to the instructions available and taking into account the comments of the reviewers. At least one of the authors has to register to attend the conference and present the article. It should be noted that only articles submitted can be considered for indexing by IEEE Xplore Digital Library.