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Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
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Date: Monday, 15/Nov/2021
12:00pm - 1:30pmWS130: Effective Gamification Workshop
Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Paloma Diaz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Session Chair: Dr. Mohammad Hajarian, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Session Chair: Prof. Clara Perez, UNED, Spain
Recently, gamification showed tremendous success in different fields of science. It can enhance active learning in engineering education and increase user engagement in software applications. In this workshop, participants will learn and practice effective gamification: a novel gamification guideline developed and presented by the presenters of this workshop at the WEEF-GEDC 2021 conference. As a result, in addition to learning gamification for making mobile and web applications more engaging, participants will learn state-of-theart principles of using interactivity, utility, and social networking features to make gamification effective in the long run. This workshop consists of three parts, and it will be held in 90-minute sessions. Principles, several examples, and case studies will be reviewed during this session, and participants will use the given tools to collaboratively design a gamified app based on the learned principles. At the end of the session, they will receive feedback about their designs. Moreover, for better understanding and future use, the presented guideline, which describes the building blocks of effective gamification in a stepby- step manner, will be given to the participants along with the required tools.
Prof. Paloma Diaz is a Full Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department of University Carlos III de Madrid with more than 25 years of teaching experience. She is the Head of the Interactive Systems research group focused on the design of interactive systems and has led projects related to the workshop topic applied to informal learning and citizen participation. She has participated in the organization of international events such as womENcourage 2019, IEEE ICALT 2008, IEEE VLHCC 2010, and IS-EUD 2015, ISCRAM-MED 2016, as well as tracks in conferences such as Social Networking and Collaboration at ISCRAM 2010-2013, Serious games and simulation at ISCRAM 2014-2015 or Creativity in Collaborative Design at ACM Cognition and Creativity 2015. During two years, she also organized the “Large-Scale Idea Management and Deliberation Systems” workshop that was run using the world cafe method. She has also taught this topic in different courses. Mohammad Hajarian is an Assistant Professor with several articles and a book about gamification and personalization. He has experience in conducting a conference workshop and developing successful gamified mobile and web pplications.
5:30pm - 7:00pmWS04: Preparing future engineers for the convergence of AI and simulation (Altair)
Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Armin Veitl, Altair Engineering Inc., Germany
Session Chair: Livio Mariano, Altair, Italy
Session Chair: Prof. Elio San Cristóbal, UNED, Spain
Data science elevates simulation driven design to a new level. A control design process can be drastically shortened by an AI based system identification while the flexibility increases.
The Workshop utilizes a ball balancing table to demonstrate this transition away from a traditional physics- based approach. It builds the basis of a project-based learning class that let students explore the possibilities and limitations that arises with data science.
The new approach will be introduced in the context of different approaches of modern control design:
* The simulation-based approach uses digital twins of various complexities: linear, nonlinear and full 3D based twins - which can be replaces by the real system finally.
* The data scienced based approach uses a short set of data to teach an AI based identification of the dynamic system. The results will lead in a control configuration that can be applied on the real system directly.
A straight comparison of flexibility, stability and performance demonstrates the power of AI based control design.

http://www.altair.com/ is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI). Altair enables organizations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future.
http://www.altairuniversity.com/ supports universities and faculty to prepares future engineers to drive decisions leveraging the convergence of simulation and data science. Our industry proven tools with a unified user experience make coordinated curricula even more efficient. As part of the Academic Program:
* We provide free software to students and student teams worldwide. 
* Our comprehensive learning library enables users to explore and experience product development techniques that go beyond state of the art.
* Universities benefit from our compelling course-based packages. 
* Altair's active community forums give access to our global network of experts.
Dr. Armin Veitl, Senior Director Global Academic Programs, Based out of Germany – Stuttgart
Armin Veitl currently leads Altair's global academic program. In this role, he combines all activities in the regions to promote teaching and learning with the latest simulation technologies. Prior to his current position, he supported Altair's global indirect business as Technical Director. From 2016 to 2018, he led the technical team in Greater China from our regional office in Shanghai. He gained his technical expertise through numerous service projects in the field of lightweight design in the automotive and aerospace industries for German and European customers. He joined Altair in 2000 after completing his studies in multi-body dynamics at the Technical University of Munich with a PhD.
Livio Mariano, Director, Math &Systems, Based out of Italy – Torino
Livio Mariano work in the field of Model-Based Development at Altair Engineering. With his experience of more than 10 years in the applied mathematics and systems domain, he hold the global responsibility for business development. In his previous positions he gained knowledge in design of experiments and data analysis. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in mechanical engineering with specialization in Mechatronics and Robotics at Polytechnic University of Milan.
7:30pm - 9:00pmWS1255: Cómo Enseñar Pensamiento Crítico
Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Uriel Ruben Cukierman, UTN, Argentine Republic
Session Chair: Dr. Eduardo Vendrell Vidal, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Session Chair: Dr. África López-Rey, UNED, Spain
Existe un entendimiento común en la educación superior, y particularmente en la enseñanza STEAM, sobre la necesidad de desarrollar las llamadas "habilidades del siglo XXI", también conocidas como las 4C, que incluyen el pensamiento crítico, el pensamiento creativo, la comunicación y la colaboración. Si bien las dos últimas habilidades probablemente sean más familiares para las facultades, desarrollar habilidades de pensamiento creativo y crítico en nuestros estudiantes es mucho más complicado y difícilmente alcanzable sin una capacitación y orientación adecuadas. El taller propuesto dará a los participantes una idea de lo que significa el Pensamiento Crítico, cuáles son sus componentes y algunas técnicas para enseñar y evaluar esta habilidad en los cursos STEAM.
Uriel R. Cukierman Electronic Engineer by UTN (Argentina) and M.Sc. in Information Technologies by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). Professor and Researcher and Director of the Center for Educational Research and Innovation at UTN. Research Professor at University of New Mexico (USA). President of the Argentinean Section of IGIP (International Society for Engineering Pedagogy). Member of Institute of Education in Engineering, National Academy of Engineering. Associate Director of InnovaHiEd. Former President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES). Honorary Professor at Universidad Ricardo Palma (Perú). IEOM Distinguished Educator Award (EUA). IGIP International Engineering Educator Award (Austria). Eduardo Vendrell Vidal Informatics BSc and PhD by Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). International Engineering Educator ING.PAED.IGIP certified by the International Society for Engineering Pedagogy, IGIP. Associate Professor at the UPV. Former Director of the School of Informatics of the UPV. Past-President of the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE). Past-President of the Spanish Council of Conference of Deans and Directors of Informatics (CODDII) of Spain. Member of the Engineering Education Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO).
Date: Tuesday, 16/Nov/2021
12:00pm - 1:30pmS01: Diversity, Gender, Identity and Multicultural Education
Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Maria Ileana Ruiz-Cantisani, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Session Chair: Prof. Andre Fidalgo, Isep, Portugal
Session Chair: Prof. Elio San Cristóbal, UNED, Spain
Date: Wednesday, 17/Nov/2021
12:00pm - 1:30pmSS201: Virtual Instrument Systems in Reality (VISIR): 20 Years in Engineering Education – What’s Next? (VISIR20)
Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Gustavo R. Alves, Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering, Portugal
Session Chair: Prof. Maria Marques, Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering (ISEP), Portugal
Session Chair: Dr. Thomas Klinger, Fachhochschule Kaernten - gemeinnuetzige Privatstiftung, Austria
Session Chair: Dr. África López-Rey, UNED, Spain
3:30pm - 5:00pmSS201 2: Virtual Instrument Systems in Reality (VISIR): 20 Years in Engineering Education – What’s Next? (VISIR20) (2)
Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Gustavo R. Alves, Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering, Portugal
Session Chair: Prof. Maria Marques, Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering (ISEP), Portugal
Session Chair: Dr. Thomas Klinger, Fachhochschule Kaernten - gemeinnuetzige Privatstiftung, Austria
Session Chair: Prof. Clara Perez, UNED, Spain
Date: Thursday, 18/Nov/2021
12:00pm - 1:30pmS06: Future of the Engineering Education
Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Patricia Caratozzolo, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Session Chair: Prof. Kay Berkling, Cooperative State University Karlsruhe, Germany
Session Chair: Dr. África López-Rey, UNED, Spain
3:30pm - 5:00pmP1136: Putting the “Peace” in Peace Engineering: The Carter School Approach
Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Keil Eggers, George Mason University, United States of America
Session Chair: Elana Sokol, Carter School Peace Engineering Lab, United States of America
Session Chair: Ashton Rohmer, George Mason University, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Sergio Martin, UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Panelists:
Keil Eggers, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Ashton Rohmer, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Elana Sokol, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution’s Peace Engineering Lab launched in Fall 2020 to contribute a peace studies perspective to the growing peace engineering movement. The Lab supports experimentation on issues of emerging peace technologies and innovative approaches to intervention that could help peace engineers navigate the complexities of social conflict in their work. The Peace Engineering Fellows at the Carter School Peace Engineering Lab have taken a multi-faceted approach to exploring the emerging and evolving field of peace engineering, particularly as it applies to the intersection of SDG Goals 4 and 16. The panel will be a conversation between three Peace Fellows - with expertise in complexity-informed conflict resolution and SenseMaker, urban planning and community engagement, and digital diplomacy, smart city development, and data trust fiduciaries - around a set of questions focusing community engagement and ethics. The conversation will focus discussion with questions related to two main areas: the experience of the Carter School Peace Engineering Lab entering the peace engineering space from a conflict resolution perspective and approaches to ethical and inclusive community engagement necessary for conflict-sensitive peace engineering. From Complexity-Informed Conflict Resolution: The Carter School Peace Engineering Lab is pioneering work on how SenseMaker, a scalable quantitative approach to narrative research, can support peacebuilders in mapping complex conflicts and engaging communities by asking the simple question, “What can you do tomorrow to create more stories like the ones that you want to see?” SenseMaker is a technology that supports distributed ethnography where community members tell and interpret their own stories. From Urban Planning: Often engineering projects emerge from long-term comprehensive plans that define how a community will develop, shorter-term capital improvement plans that outline financing options for infrastructure projects, and planning efforts across a broad range of policy areas such as resilience and sustainability. As we face an uncertain future due to climate change impacts and one in which frontline communities experience disproportionate vulnerability, these planning processes can be leveraged to engage neighborhoods in charting a path forward. However, our shift from traditional in-person civic participation to virtual engagement raises important questions, challenges, and opportunities related to fostering inclusive participation despite the digital divide. From Data and Smart City Development: Data is speculated to be the new oil. Like valuable commodities, its impact can be misused, exploited, or simply underestimated. Many countries have invested in creating smart cities, allowing them to leverage emerging technologies and data. As countries and organizations increasingly become technologically connected, however, awareness of data rights, trust, transparency, and user design tend to be reactively addressed as an after-fact of these collaboration efforts. Digital diplomacy is emerging as a way to facilitate urban development and data collection processes among stakeholders. Peace engineering approaches can further enable stakeholders to be more proactive and shape a sustainable future. This panel will offer an opportunity to discuss the complexity of these broader processes, open a line of inquiry into the challenges and barriers that exist as engineering schools seek to integrate peacebuilding into their curricula, and explore approaches the Carter School is taking that could deepen the ability of engineers and aligned professions to engage more meaningfully with impacted and interested populations.
5:30pm - 7:00pmP1241: How do we teach in Engineering? Educational Paradigms and Teaching Strategies for University Educators
Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Natacha DePaola, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Eric Forcael, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chile
Session Chair: Dr. Sergio Martin, UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Panelists:
Eric Forcael, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng., Universidad del Bío-Bío Concepción, Chile
Gonzalo Garcés, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng,. Universidad del Bío-Bïo Concepción, Chile
Andrés Díaz-Lantada, Mechanical Engineering Department, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
This Panel seeks to generate a discussion space around the question “How do we teach in Engineering? and specifically which are the most appropriate teaching-learning techniques that engineering educators use, based on different educational paradigms. This academic and practical discussion will be undertaken under the perspective established in the recently launched book in Spanish “Paradigmas Educativos y Estrategias Didácticas para el Profesorado Universitario” (“How do we teach in Engineering? Educational Paradigms and Teaching Strategies for University Educators”).