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Call for Papers
IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) 2022

Special Track: Next-Stage Virtual Teaching

Empowering University Teachers for the Next-Stage Virtual Teaching

TALE is the IEEE Education Society’s premier conference series in the Asia-Pacific region (Region 10). In the last decade, TALE has grown to become one of the major international engineering education conferences. This special session aims to provide a forum for teachers to share their experiences in virtual teaching and learning (VTL) across a variety of disciplines.

Conference Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ( [Hybrid event]


Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Governance frameworks, assessment methods and quality assurance systems in VTL
  • Interactions between learning materials, teachers and students in VTL
  • Strategies, pedagogies, platforms and facilities for sustainable VTL
  • Skill-based training (e.g., practicum, health-related disciplines) in VTL
  • Staff development and organization development for VTL

Key Dates

(2nd round submission)

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 10 August 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 September 2022
  • Camera-ready submission: 15 October 2022
  • Conference: 4-7 December 2022

Paper Formats

All accepted and registered papers that are presented at TALE 2022 will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library.

  • Full (6-8 pages) Paper for Oral Presentation
  • Short (4-5 pages) Paper for Oral Presentation
  • Work-in-Progress Paper (2-3 pages) for Poster Presentation

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to prepare submissions of two (2) to eight (8) A4 pages (including tables, figures and references) in standard IEEE double-column format, using the following template: [Format template from IEEE]

Use of any other IEEE templates is NOT acceptable as there are subtle differences between those templates and the conference template that will affect the consistency in the appearance of papers published in the proceedings. Importantly:

  • Do not change the paper size (A4) or margins in the template.
  • The headers and footers must remain empty. (They should not contain page numbers or anything else.)
  • Formatting of the paper must be done using the pre-defined MS-Word styles in the template, rather than manually. The paper must use all the predefined font styles, sizes etc. as per the template.
  • Basic examples of citations and references are included in the template, but authors are required to fully adhere to the guidelines and instructions stipulated in the IEEE Reference Guide at (Where are conflicts between the template and the IEEE Reference Guide, the IEEE Reference Guide prevails.)
  • Please ensure that all template text (guidance text for composing and formatting conference papers) is removed from your conference paper prior to submission.

Papers will be accepted only by electronic submission through the conference website, from which guidelines and templates are available. Submissions will NOT be accepted via e-mail. A blind peer-review process will be used to evaluate all submitted papers.

[Paper Submission Portal]

We will use EasyChair as the paper submission system. More information will be provided on

Publication and Indexing

All accepted and registered full, short and work-in-progress papers that are presented at TALE 2022 as well as all extended abstracts describing the nontraditional sessions presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library. Content loaded into Xplore is made available by IEEE to its abstracting and indexing partners, including Elsevier (Scopus, Ei Compendex), Clarivate Analytics (CPCI—part of Web of Science) and others, for potential inclusion in their databases.

Track Co-chairs

  • Dr. Leon LEI, The University of Hong Kong (
  • Dr. Crusher WONG, The City University of Hong Kong
  • Mr. Darren HARBUTT, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Professor Paul LAM, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

This session is supported by the “Empowering University Teachers for the Next-Stage Virtual Teaching” project and the UGC Special Grant for Strategic Development of Virtual Teaching and Learning.