EDUCON2017 25-28 April 2017, Athens, Greece

EDUCON2017 25-28 April 2017, Athens, Greece

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Our world is continuously changing with Technological, economic and social challenges influencing companies and organizations to integrate technical and business skills in order to come up with solutions to these difficult problems.

For this complex, competitive, technology-driven industry, businesses continuously seek innovative engineers who understand the essential principles of business and law. Engineers need to have the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to: manage engineering teams; handle project design and development; create strategic plans; handle financing; interface with marketing; recognize and evaluate market opportunities; and deal with intellectual property issues.

Engineers are no longer employed just to undertake engineering tasks and simply work on projects - they also need to have a tremendous competitive advantage; i.e. Be Engineer Business Generalists.

Let us not forget that Leading Managers Worldwide are likely to have Engineering Background. Based on a Harvard Business Review report (2014), 24 out of the top 100 CEOs in the world are engineers. The 5 Best-Performing CEOs in the World are: Jeffrey Bezos - Amazon; John Martin - Gilead Sciences; John Chambers - Cisco Systems; David Pyott - Allergan; David Simon - Simon Property Group.


This special session is intended to attract research papers and case studies showing novel applications related to “Beyond Engineering/Science Education: Time to Expand Technical Depth while Increasing Business Knowledge”. We invite researchers, developers and all those working on the following areas:

  • Management in Engineering/Science Education
  • Strategic Marketing in Engineering/ Science Education
  • HR in Engineering/ Science Education
  • Accounting, Finance and Economics in Engineering/ Science Education
  • Project Management in Engineering/ Science Education
  • Leadership in Engineering/ Science Education
  • Entrepreneurship Engineering/ Science Education
  • Collaboration Strategies in Engineering/ Science Education
  • Legal Aspects in Engineering/ Science Education
  • Multidisciplinary Learning for Engineering/ Science Education
  • Interdisciplinary Learning for Engineering/ Science Education
  • Cloud-based Assisted Learning Environments
  • Virtual Worlds for Engineering/Science Students
  • Social Innovation in Education and Training
  • Technical Writing for Engineering/Science students
  • Business Communication for Engineering/Science Education
  • Social Interactional Skills for Engineering/Science Students
  • ……..

NB: Papers may address one or more of the above listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics may also be acceptable.

Contribution Types

Proposals for participation in the “Beyond Engineering/Science Education: Time to Expand Technical Depth while Increasing Business Knowledge” special Session can be submitted in the following formats:

  • Full papers (8-10 pages)
  • Short papers (4-6 pages)
  • Work in Progress papers

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings submitted to IEEE Xplore®, provided that at least one author pays the registration fee before February 6th, 2017.

For further questions, please contact Dr. Despo Ktoridou (Subject: EDUCON 2017 Special Session Submission).

Important Dates

08 Dec 2016Submission of Complete Papers
10 Jan 2017Notification of Acceptance
06 Feb 2017Author registration and payment,
Final/Camera-ready Due
25 Apr 2017Pre-conference Workshops
26 Apr 2017Conference Opening


Please visit and submit your paper in the respective special session titled “Beyond Engineering/Science Education: Time to Expand Technical Depth while Increasing Business Knowledge”.

Program Committee


  • Dr. Despo Ktoridou,, University of Nicosia, Cyprus


  • Dr. Mohammed ElAbd, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait
  • Prof. Chi-Hua Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Dr. Alessandro Artusi, University of Girona, Spain
  • Dr. Siran Mukerji, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India +
  • Dr. Charalambos Christou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Dr. Elli Doukanari, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Dr. Spyros Hadjidakis, University of Nicosia
  • Dr. Andreas Savva, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Dr. Epaminondas Epaminonda, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Dr. Ioanna Dionysiou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Important Dates

20 Oct 2016Abstract submission, Proposals for Special Sessions
02 Nov 2016Invitation to submit complete paper (postponed, was expected for Oct 31st)
06 Dec 2016Complete paper submission,
Panel and Workshop proposals
23 Jan 2017Notification of Acceptance
17 Feb 2017Author registration and payment,
Camera-ready submission
25 Apr 2017Pre-conference Workshops
26 Apr 2017Conference Opening


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