Instructions to Authors

The main theme of the conference is Enhancing Innovation Competencies through advances in Engineering Education. A significant number of proposals on topics relevant to the CDIO approach and the conference theme has been submitted to the conference. The topical program will include interesting keynote presentations, parallel sessions and workshops on state-of-the-art topics on Engineering Education. The final submission in all categories has been closed (the deadline was on April 30).

The general Conference Program is available here, and the detailed Topical Session Schedule here.

The list of the Full Papers accepted to be presented at the conference is available here, and the list of the CDIO Project in Progress contributions to be presented at the conference here.

The electronic CDIO 2016 Proceedings book (Full Papers) is available as an Open Access publication here.

Guidelines for Podium presentations are available here.
Guidelines for Podium Session Chairs are available here.
Guidelines for Workshops are available here.
Guidelines for Poster presentations are available here.
Template for Poster Teaser Session is available here.

Call for Papers is available here.
Link to the submission system is available here.
Template and guidelines for Contributions (MS Word) are available here.

All the accepted contributions will be included in the conference material package to be distributed on an USB drive to the conference participants. In addition, the accepted Full Papers will be published as a joint publication of the CDIO Initiative and Turku University of Applied Sciences. Selected Full Papers also will be archived on the CDIO website. The authors are responsible for the contents of their work and material and that they have the copyright to the material and the included images, figures, charts etc., or they shall present a written documentation of the right to publish the said material.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the International Program Committee by email info(a)

Important Dates

First Call for Papers
Second Call for Papers (abstract submission open)
Abstract submission deadline (Full Papers)
Notification of abstract acceptance (Full Papers)
Draft paper submission deadline (Full Papers)
Abstract submission deadline (Projects in Progress)
Notification of (draft) paper acceptance (Full Papers)
Notification of abstract acceptance (Projects in Progress)
Early Registration deadline
Final submission deadline (all categories)
Author registration deadline (all categories)
CDIO 2016 Conference
June 7, 2015
September 15, 2015
November 15, 2015
December 1, 2015
February 7, 2016
February 7, 2016
March 6, 2016
March 6, 2016
April 1, 2016
April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

June 12‐16, 2016