PAEE/ALE'2020 is an international conference on active learning in engineering education. It will be in Pattaya, Thailand's resort city on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Pattaya is about 118 kilometers (73 miles) from Suwannabhumi International Airport. Traveling to Pattaya is easy and convenient as there are plenty of caps, vans, and buses from the airport as well as Bangkok. Within two hours, you will arrive at a beautiful beach in Pattaya, a host to a beguiling range of attractions from ancient Thai traditions to modern adventures.


PAEE/ALE aims to be a place for teachers, researchers, and professionals specializing in Engineering Education to meet annually to exchange, share, and discuss ideas to enhance engineering education with Active Learning. Besides paper sessions, participants will experience active involvement in hands-on sessions, workshops, debates, round table, poster sessions, and student project sessions. The conference is the merging of two international events: the International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education (PAEE) organized by the PAEE association and the Department of Production and Systems of the University of Minho, Portugal, since 2009, and Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop (ALE) organized by Active Learning in Engineering Education Network since 2000. PAEE/ALE'2020 will be the fifth collaboration of the two events.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Active Learning and ICT support
  • Attracting young people to Engineering
  • Basic sciences in engineering education
  • Curriculum design
  • Development and assessment of competences
  • Diversity in Engineering students
  • Education for sustainability
  • Evaluating PBL and Active Learning
  • Implementation of pedagogic changes
  • Innovative experiences in engineering education
  • Project management in engineering education
  • Research on PBL and Active Learning
  • Serious games
  • Student assessment in PBL and Active Learning
  • Student engagement in learning
  • Teacher and tutor roles in PBL and Active Learning
  • Teamwork
  • University-Business Cooperation
  • Workspaces for Active Learning
  • Interdisciplinarity

Important Dates

March 1, 2020 Abstract submission for full papers
March 21, 2020 Notification of abstract acceptance
April 15, 2020 Full paper submission
April 30, 2020 Abstract only submission
May 21, 2020 Notification of acceptance
June 5, 2020 Camera-ready submission for full papers
June 21, 2020 Early registration
August 26, 2020 Conference opening