ICWES18 – Call for abstracts

Dear Colleagues,

The University of Warwick and the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) have joined forces to host the 18th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES18), to be held at The University of Warwick, Coventry, UK 11 – 14 September 2020.

ICWES attracts engineers and scientists from all over the world, providing a unique opportunity to exchange information on their work, careers and offers a plethora of opportunities to discuss innovative technologies in the 21st century across the engineering, science and technological professions, allowing unrivaled networking with colleagues in business, academia and government.

We anticipate attendance at ICWES18 by more than 500 women from around the world, including a number of distinguished scholars, policy-makers, and professionals from the UK. Conference registration will open in January 2020.

ICWES18 will act as an international platform where global challenges will be seen as complex ‘emergent systems’ which require input from a variety of disciplines and stakeholders to promote proactive communication, diversity and considerable organizational and cultural changes.

Register your interest now to keep up to date with all news and announcements for ICWES18!

Key information for abstract submission

All submissions must be made in English via our online portal where you will first be asked to register. Full guidelines and templates are available here.

Theme and topics

The theme for ICWES18 is Global Humanitarian Challenges and abstracts are invited for the following topics:

  • Climate Change
  • Coming together; One Humanity; Share Responsibility
  • Education, Training and Ethics
  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity
  • Global Health
  • Gender and Stem
  • Infrastructures
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Urban resilience, disasters and data
  • Water and Environment Sustainability
  • Any other topic relevant to the conference theme

Key dates

Closing date for submission of proposal: 27 October 2019
Notification of status: December 2019
Full paper submission: 31 May 2020