Philosophy of Engineering

A Panel on Philosophy of Engineering
as part of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Engineering Education & Teaching
5-8 June 2017, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the Athens Journal of Τechnology & Engineering

The Engineering & Architecture Division of Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes A Panel on Philosophy of Engineering, 5-8 June 2017, Athens, Greece as part of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Engineering Education & Teaching  sponsored by the Athens Journal of Τechnology & Engineering.

In an effort to establish innovative programs that are tuned to the anticipated realities and needs of the new century, the philosophy of engineering has been identified as a necessary component of future engineering education. With an understanding that fluidity in current social and technological phenomena is affecting education at a fundamental level, the new initiative is mindful to offer meaningful forward-looking content. The topic is motivated by a critical examination of the changing role of engineering, within academia, industry, and society. The discussion is open to topics such as the perceived need of engineering philosophy courses, possible course structures and content, experiences from past attempts of similar initiatives, and cooperation between departments of engineering and philosophy.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of social events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Fee structure information is available on

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 10 April 2017, by email, to atiner@atiner.grDr. Sencer Yeralan, Professor, University of Florida, USA.

Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting formDecisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Divisions and 37 Units.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: