INFORMATION TO THE AUTHORS

IMPORTANT NOTE TO THE AUTHORS: 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISATE 2020 conference was postponed to 2021 (to be called ISATE 2021). 

The full papers submitted according to the ISATE 2020 Call for Papers (see below) will be peer-reviewed and, if accepted, transferred directly to ISATE 2021 (no new review process). The authors of these papers will be notified about the review decisions by September 15, 2020. The authors of accepted full papers shall submit their final camera-ready paper by November 1, 2020.

The Second Call for Papers for ISATE 2021 will be published in September 2020. The abstract submission deadline will be January 22, 2021.

The accepted papers and workshops will be presented at the conference, distributed to the conference participants, and published in the ISATE 2021 Proceedings. At least one of the authors must register by the ISATE 2021 author registration deadline, participate in the conference and present the contribution. 

Submission Templates

Please use the following templates when preparing and submitting your manuscript:
  • The ISATE 2021 Full Paper template is available here.
  • The ISATE 2021 Workshop Description template is available here.
  • The ISATE 2021 Certificate of Approval is available here.

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS (ISATE 2020)

Educating Future Innovators

This Call for Papers is available also as a PDF document. Download here.

The International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE) event started in 2007 as international academic exchange between ten engineering colleges (known as Kosen in Japan) in the Kyushu and Okinawa districts of Japan, and three polytechnics in Singapore. It aimed to enhance the quality of Engineering Education in each participating institution. In 2010, all the other Kosen institutions of Japan joined the symposium under the initiative of the National Institute of Technology (NIT). In 2011, two more polytechnics from Singapore joined this international exchange effort as organizers. In 2013, Nagaoka University of Technology and Toyohashi University of Technology also joined the symposium. Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) of Vocational Training Council (VTC) officially joined to become one of the ISATE organizers in 2017. ISATE 2020 will be the first ISATE to be organized outside Asia.

Turku University of Applied Sciences welcomes your contribution and invites proposals for papers and workshops at the 14th ISATE. The conference takes place in Turku, Finland on August 18 (afternoon) – August 21, 2020.

The main theme of the conference is Educating Future Innovators. The needs of and the competencies required by working life are changing. In addition to subject knowledge, future employees need to master customer-centric thinking, creativity, cooperation skills and tolerance of diversity and uncertainty. Innovation pedagogy is a learning approach that enhances the innovation competences of individuals and groups. Innovation pedagogy aims to improve students’ innovation competences by integrating teaching with research and development activities and collaboration with working life operators. This approach enables producing professional expertise that facilitates participation in the innovation processes of working life.

Proposals for contributions to the Paper and Workshop categories are welcome on topics relevant to technology education and to the conference themes. The presentation format of the paper contributions is a podium session with active discussion facilitation.

Conferences Themes

The possible themes include (but are not limited to):
  • Active Learning Environments
  • Collaboration between Educational Institutions and Industry
  • Continuous Improvement and Quality Enhancement
  • Pedagogy for Future Professionals
  • Sustainable Development in Education

Contribution Categories

Papers: Contributions in this category require a paper that meets the standards set by the referees. The review process will follow two phases, each with respective deadlines: 1) submission of a plain text (no template) abstract of 300-350 words; 2) submission of a full-length paper (6 pages) according to a provided template (to be published by the end of February) . Papers accepted and submitted by the final deadline will be distributed electronically to the attendees of the conference. The presentation format of the paper contributions is a podium session with active discussion facilitation.

Workshops: These interactive working sessions on various topics will require a detailed plan that meets the standards set by the referees. The review process will follow two phases, each with respective deadlines: 1) submission of a plain text (no template) abstract of 300-350 words describing the idea of the workshop; 2) submission of a workshop description (2 pages) according to a provided template (to be published by the end of February). A workshop may be at a basic level that presumes little prior knowledge of the topic or skills, or it may be more advanced for experienced participants to gain further knowledge or a new perspective on the topic or skills.

Keynotes and invited presentations: The conference includes a selection of keynote talks and invited presentations. For example, the member institutions will present their state-of-the-art developments in a series of institutional presentations. The speaker invitations will be based on nominations of the member institutions.

Abstract Preparation and Submission Guidelines

All submissions will be performed through an Internet‐based submission system. Abstract submissions in Paper and Workshop categories must be completed on or before January 22, 2020. Link to the submission system will be available on the conference website by November 1, 2019. The corresponding author will enter the title, authors and affiliations, an abstract limited to 300-350 words, the suggested theme(s), and the contribution category. Please study the information available on this conference website.

The final submission must follow the formatting requirements detailed in the templates provided on the conference website. Furthermore, at least one of the authors must register by the author registration deadline, participate in the conference and present the contribution. If no author is registered by the deadline (June 1, 2020), the contribution will be withdrawn from the program.