The main theme of the 18th International Conference is “Surviving and Thriving”. The CDIO Initiative welcomes diverse ideas and invites people to submit proposals for papers and presentations, as well as participate in the conference.

Topical Session Schedule (as of 11 May 2022)

List of contributions and authors (as of May 12th, 2022)

Here you can check your presentation format, track etc. 

Because of travel restrictions due to Covid in some countries, registered participants may in these exceptional circumstances have the option to present their paper online in a special online session, and also listen to the keynote sessions online. If you are unable to travel and need to use this option, please contact cdio2022 (AT) Details of this arrangement are still in preparation.

Presentation Formats

At the 18th CDIO conference we have two types of presentation formats for papers:

Podium Presentations: These presentations will follow a traditional conference format of multiple, parallel tracks with short presentations followed by Q&A. Due to the nature of scheduling parallel tracks, potential conflicts with other sessions will likely have an effect on the size of the audience. In the list of papers, this is called "podium".

Podium Poster Presentations: These presentations start with a short one-minute podium "teaser" in front of the entire conference audience. Following the teaser session, posters provided by authors will be on display in a central area where authors can discuss the work with interested attendees. This session will be scheduled with no conflicts. Poster presentations will be scheduled early in the conference to facilitate further interaction. In the list of papers, this is called "poster".

Guidelines for presentations

Please follow the guidelines below when you prepare your presentation/activity:

Call for Papers

Detailed information on the Call for Paper can be found at here

The CDIO approach ( is an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers. It is a framework for providing students with an education stressing engineering fundamentals set in the context of Conceiving — Designing — Implementing — Operating (CDIO) real‐world systems and products.

CDIO collaborators recognize that engineering education is acquired through programs of varying lengths and stages in a variety of institutions and that educators in all parts of this spectrum can learn from practise elsewhere. Several times each year, CDIO collaborating institutions, engineering educators and researchers gather to exchange ideas and experiences, review developments, and assess and further refine the CDIO approach.

The CDIO Initiative welcomes your ideas and invites proposals for papers, working groups, workshops and roundtables at the 18th International CDIO Conference. The conference takes place at 13-15 June 2022 at Reykjavík University in Iceland. Additional information on the conference is available at

The main theme of the conference is “Surviving and Thriving”. Proposals for contributions are welcome on topics relevant to the CDIO approach and the conference theme. For Paper contributions, the presentation formats are Podium Presentations and Poster Presentations.

Workshops and Roundtable Discussions are contribution categories that do not require a full paper. Please see the sections below for more details about the contribution categories and presentation formats.

Submission system

SoftConf Abstract and Paper Submission system

CDIO 2022 Timeline

Templates for papers and activities

Criteria for the different tracks 

Conference Proceedings

The 17th CDIO International Conference Proceedings is here.

Project-in-progress Manuscripts will be listed below:

  • Nothing as of 2021-09-13

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