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2nd AECEF EUCEET Joint Event – 19/20Oct23




2nd joint International Conference of EUCEET and AECEF




19-20 October 2023
PISA – Le Benedettine – University of Pisa Congress Centre

The role of interactive teaching/learning approaches in the development of soft skills for Civil Engineering Education

Organized by:
University of Pisa Dept. of Energy Engineering, Systems, Territory and Constructions
Under the auspices of:
EUCEET – European Civil Engineering Education and Training Association
AECEF – The Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties

Mode of the Conference
The Conference will be a face-to-face event in Pisa; it may have changed to a hybrid format only for participants who cannot travel from countries with Covid-19 or other major restrictions.

About the Conference
The International Conference on “The role of interactive teaching/learning approaches in the development of soft skills for Civil Engineering Education” is organized under the joint auspices of the European Civil Engineering Education and Training Association (EUCEET) and the Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties (AECEF).Since the Bologna Declaration the Student-Centred Approach has involved the development of Interactive Teaching/Learning methodologies. Actually, the need for a Green and Digital transition during COVID-years requires the development of appropriate soft skills and sensibility of future Civil Engineers with respect to so-called SDGs such as: Clean water and sanitation, Affordable and clean energy, Industry, Innovation, and infrastructures, Sustainable cities and communities, Climate change.
The Conference would offer a scientific base for discussing and comparing traditional and innovative Teaching/Learning approaches with special concern on soft skill development in the field of Civil Engineering.
1st Joint Conference of EUCEET and AECEF, The role of education for Civil Engineers in the implementation of the SDGs, Thessaloniki, Greece, November 12th 2021 (



Conference topics
The following list of topics is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather to indicate topics that fall within the aim of the Conference:



  • Future-oriented educational concepts in engineering
  • Non-traditional laboratories for engineering education
  • Impact of climate change in engineering education
  • Student-centred learning environments
  • The role of education for woman leadership in engineering
  • Diversity and inclusion in engineering education



Conference details
Venue: the Conference will take place in Pisa (Italy) at “Le Benedettine”-University of Pisa Congress Centre from Thursday 19 to Friday 20, October 2023.
Proceedings: the Conference Proceedings will be published in electronic format, provided with ISBN and SCOPUS indexed by SPRINGER.
Official language: English

Conference Program
(Italian time/Pisa)

Thursday 19 October (morning)
8.30-9.00 Participants Registration
9.00-9.30 Opening and welcome notes
9.30-10.15 Keynote lecture
10.15-10.30 Q/A
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.45 Keynote lecture
11.45-12.00 Q/A
12.00-13.30 Paper presentations (oral)
Poster presentations (parallel sessions)
13.30-14.30 Lunch

Thursday 19 October (afternoon)
14.30-15.15 Keynote lecture
15.15-15.30 Q/A
15.30-16.15 Keynote lecture
16.15-16.30 Q/A
16.30-17.00 Tea break
17.00-18.30 Paper presentations (oral)
Poster presentations (parallel sessions)
20.00 Conference Gala Dinner

Friday 20 October (morning)
8.30-9.00 Participants Registration
9.00-9.45 Keynote lecture
9.45-10.00 Q/A
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-11.15 Keynote lecture
11.15-11.30 Q/A
11.30-13.00 Paper presentations (oral)
Poster presentations (parallel sessions)
13.00-13.30 Closing and conclusion notes
13.30-14.30 Lunch

Friday 20 October (afternoon)
14.30-15.00 EUCEET Educational Award 2023
15.30-17.00 EUCEET General Assembly
15:30-17:30 AECEF General Assembly



Organizing Committee
Francesco LECCESE, School of Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy (Conference Chair)
Jose TURMO, UPC Barcelona Tech, Barcelona, Spain (EUCEET President)
Nicolaos THEODOSSIOU, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (AECEF President)
Diego Carlo LO PRESTI, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy (EUCEET Secretary-General)
Alfredo SOEIRO, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal (AECEF Secretary-General)

Key dates
1st Announcement: 27 June 2022
2nd Announcement: 5 December 2022
Conference website activation: 11 December 2022
Call for abstract: 11 December 2022
Deadline abstract submission: 11 February 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance: 27 February 2023
Deadline full paper submission: 5 May 2023
Full paper review notification: 22 May 2023
Full paper final submission: 20 June 2023
Notification of full paper acceptance: 4 July 2023
Opening of registration: 11 December 2022
Deadline for early registration: 12 July 2023
Final date for payment (late registration): 4 October 2023



Conference registration fees
EUCEET and AECEF members* 230 (Early) € 280 € (Late)
Other participants 280 € (Early) 330 € (Late)
Students, auditors, accompanying person 80 €(Early) 80 € (Late)
Virtual participants 50 € (Early) 50 € (Late)
Gala dinner (optional) 70 € (Early)
Students, auditors, accompanying person, who intend to attend the Conference without submitting anypaper.
At least one of the authors needs to be registered for the conference in order to their paper to be included in the proceedings. The payment of one registration fee is required for each accepted paper.

Conference fees includes
Attendance to Conference sessions (keynotes, paper presentations, poster sessions).
Official certificate of Conference attendance/presentation.
Conference Welcome Pack (bag, conference badge, electronic book of abstracts, etc.).
Coffee breaks and lunches.
*The Gala dinner is included for EUCEET and for AECEF members.