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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the organizing committee, I am glad to invite you to attend the IV IEEE World Engineering Education Conference EDUNINE2020. The conference will be held in the Universidad Central - Sede Centro, Bogotá, Colombia, the Athens of South America that is located in the north-eastern region of South America, from March 15 to 18, 2020, at Bogotá, Colombia.

The theme of this edition of the conference is the Challenges of Education in Engineering, Computing and Technology without exclusions: Innovation in the era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.. The main objective is to provide innovative solutions to the challenges currently facing Engineering, Computing and Technology Education in order to contribute to the improvement of the educational quality.

IEEE World Engineering Education Conference - EDUNINE is a unique and innovative international conference that favors the exchange of knowledge, experiences and is a meeting point for academics, professionals, researchers and students of education in Engineering, Computing and related topics from Latin America and the rest of the world. The program of the conference covers the main issues that are presented in education today, among which stand out: the design and development of new learning environments, the use of new technologies and experiences, the motivation of students, the evaluation of learning and competences, intervention in the face of learning difficulties, etc.

The IEEE World Engineering Education Conference - EDUNINE will be held every year in a different Latin American city. It is an annual conference of the IEEE Education Society organized jointly with COPEC for Region 9 (Latin America). This conference is part of the renowned list of regional conferences of this Society that are: FIE (FRONTIERS IN EDUCATION, mainly in United States and Canada, Regions 1-7), EDUCON (GLOBAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION Conference, in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Region 8), EDUNINE (Latin America, Region 9) and TALE (TEACHING ASSESSMENT AND LEARNING IN ENGINEERING, Asia and Oceania, Region 10).

The language of the abstracts and papers for publication in the IEEE Xplore® digital library of IEEE is English for further international dissemination. The languages ​​for the oral presentations of the papers in the sessions of the congress are English and also Portuguese and Spanish, corresponding to the most spoken languages ​​in the Latin American region. The papers will be evaluated by peers based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability.

Through a mix of workshops, special sessions, and parallel author oral presentation sessions, the four-day conference seeks to explore and to focus on the key challenges of the theme of the conference. Education in Engineering, Computing and Technology in the era of digital transformation and industrial revolution 4.0 becomes a multifaceted and complex phenomenon. Therefore, reflection on needs, challenges, paradigm shifts, innovations, and localized and contextualized experiences that shaped by specific academic cultures and education systems provides us a better understanding of the urgent demands of this new era. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about developments and interacting with colleagues.

Best Paper Awards are given to the best papers presented at the annual EDUNINE Conference, which will be nominated by reviewers, Technical Program and Awards Committees. Also, EDUNINE 2020 Recognition Awards and EDUNINE 2020 Meritorious Services Awards are given to members of the EDUNINE organization committees who distinguished themselves by outstanding meritorious achievement or service to this conference.

The social activities will include a welcome reception and a banquet.

The committee organizer is proud to organize this conference and also has prepared a comprehensive and expected satisfactory cultural program. We are equally looking forward to welcoming you in Bogotá so that together we can enjoy the activities of the congress and each and every one of the possibilities offered by the city, its culture, museums, galleries, festivals, restaurants, and the hospitality of its people.

Prof. Dr. Cláudio R. Brito
General Coordinator EDUNINE2020