Tuesday, June 19, 2018

AABRI Fall Conference

AABRI Fall Conference
October 25 - 28, 2018
Orlando, Florida United States of America

Call for papers - Academic and Business Research Institute (AABRI)
International Academic Conference – Orlando, Florida October 25-28, 2018

The AABRI October 25 - 28, 2018 conference is being hosted at the Embassy Suites Jamaican Drive in Orlando, Florida. AABRI conferences offer tracks in management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, education and criminal justice.

The Early Registration Discount is available through June 20, 2018. Regular registration is available from June 21 through September 20, 2018. The early-registration conference fee is $300.00, The conference registration fee is $375 per participant. The fee for a second or third author on the same paper is $275 each. There is no charge for a second paper presented by the same registered participant if space is available. All conference attendees and participants must register.

See http://www.aabri.com/UpConf.html#Orlando for conference information and registration.

AABRI publishes ten academic journals covering business and education topics. All AABRI journals are listed in the Cabell's Whitelist of academic journals. AABRI is a publisher member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. Please see the www.aabri.com website for information on our academic journals.

Registration is also open for the AABRI international conference in Savannah, Georgia April 1 - 3, 2019. Thank you and we hope to see you at an upcoming AABRI conference

Dr. Russell Baker
Executive Director
Academic and Business Research Institute
P.O. Box 2235,
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32004, USA
Phone - (904)435-4330

Enquiries: conference@aabri.com
Web address: http://www.aabri.com
Sponsored by: Academic and Business Research Institute (AABRI)

Fwd: (ISSBRC 2/2018) 6th International Social Sciences and Business Research Conference

Call for papers

6th International Social Sciences and Business Research Conference (ISSBRC 2/2018)
29th August to 1st September 2018
katholieke universiteit leuven, Brussels, Belgium

The International Social Sciences and Business Research Conference (ISSBRC) is an interdisciplinary conference that aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of social sciences and business research. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of social sciences and business. ISSBRC 2/2018 scheduled on 29 August - 1 September 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

Important Dates
Paper Submission Before 18 July 2018
Notification of Acceptance On 1 August 2018
Author's Registration Before 8 August 2018
Conference Date 29 August - 1 September 2018

Call for Contributions
All honourable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts and papers and posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of social sciences and business research are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research material. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

-Social Sciences
Communication Studies
Political Science

Business Education
Manufacturing Engineering
Risk and Insurance

-Applied Sciences
Cultural Studies
Environmental Studies
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Human Rights
Library Science
Organizational Studies
Public Administration
Security Studies
Social Work
Sport Science
Urban Planning

- Political Science Association of Kasetsart University (Thailand)
- School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Louisiana at Monroe (USA.)
- Robert D. and Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services, Midwestern State University (USA.)
- Faculty of Arts, Arab American University (Palestine)
- Asian Forum on Business Education (Australia)
- International Economics Development and Research Center (Hong Kong, China)
- Center for Work Science, Yonsei University (South Korea)
- Department of Governmental Studies, Muhammadiyah University of Makassar (Indonesia)
- School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
- Office of Research and Academic Services, National University of Laos (Lao PDR.)
- Command and General Staff College, Royal Thai Army (Thailand)
- BBA International Program in Marketing, Kasetsart University (Thailand)

Contact Us
Political Science Association of Kasetsart University
Telephone/Fax: +66924095030
Email: issbrc.psaku@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ISSBRC.PSAKU

2018 International Conference on Information and Social Science (ISS-Sydney 2018)

2018 International Conference on Information and Social Science (ISS-Sydney 2018)
17th to 19th December 2018
Sydney, Australia

The conference will be held in Sydney. The goal of ISS-Sydney 2018 is to provide a place for scholars, experts and professionals with interdisciplinary backgrounds related to information and social sciences to exchange new ideas and latest researches.

Enquiries: issconference.sydney@gmail.com
Web address: http://iainst.org/isssydney/

Monday, June 18, 2018


Workshop @ IEG

4th National Conference on Economics of Competition Law @ Competition Commission of India

4th National Conference on Economics of Competition Law March 1, 2019 
Call for Papers 
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is organizing its annual National Conference on Economics of Competition Law on 1st March, 2019. Papers are invited from economists on competition economics and related topics. The last date for submission of abstracts is 15th August, 2018. The authors of the selected papers will be considered for financial support. 
For details please visit  http://www.cci.gov.in or contact us at ecoseminar@cci.gov.in

2019 3rd International Conference on Management Engineering, Software Engineering and Service Sciences (ICMSS 2019) - Ei

Full name: 2019 3rd International Conference on Management Engineering, Software Engineering and Service Sciences
Website: http://www.icmss.org/
Time: January 12-14, 2019
Place: Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Supporters: Wuhan University, China; School of computing, China University of Geosciences, China; and Asia Society of Researchers

Call for paper
Topic about Management Engineering, Software Engineering and Service Sciences
Software Maintenance
Model Engineering
Verification and Validation
Service Modeling and Implementation
Formal Methods for SOA
SOA Delivery Excellence
For details about topics, please visit at http://www.icmss.org/cfp.html

ICMSS 2019 conference proceedings will be published in the International Conference Proceedings Series and indexed by Ei Compendex and Scopus.
ICMSS 2018 Conference Proceedings has been included in ACM Digital Library and will be indexed by Ei Compendex and Scopus soon.(ISBN: 978-1-4503-5431-8)
ICMSS 2017 Conference Proceedings has been included in ACM Digital Library and indexed by Ei Compendex and Scopus. (ISBN: 978-1-4503-4834-8)

1. Full paper (publication and presentation)
2. Abstract (presentation only)

For full paper and abstract, please upload it to the Electronic Submission System (.pdf) http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icmss2019
Send your enquiry to icmss_icmss@163.com
More details about submission, please visit http://www.icmss.org/sub.html

Submission deadline: Before September 1, 2018

Conference Schedule

January 12, 2019 | 10:00am - 17:00pm: Participants Onsite Registration and Conference Materials Collection

January 13, 2019 | 09:00am - 12:00pm: Opening Remarks; Keynote Speech Session; Group Photo

January 13, 2019 | 13:30pm - 18:00pm: Authors' Presentation

January 14, 2019 | 09:30am - 16:30pm: Wuhan University Academic Visiting

Ms. Caroline Miu (Conference Secretary)
Email: icmss_icmss@163.com
Tel: +86-13258111117

3rd International Conference on Innovations and Sustainable Development in Sciences, Management and Technology (ICI-SDSMT)

3rd International Conference on Innovations and Sustainable Development in Sciences, Management and Technology (ICI-SDSMT 2018)Bangkok, Thailand

Conference Venue: Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom, Bangkok, Thailand
Date of Conference: 07 - 08 July 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline - 22 June 2018
Acceptance notification - Within 2 days of submission
Early-Bird Registration Deadline - 26 June 2018
Last date of Registration - 29 June 2018

All the abstract will be published in conference proceedings with ISBN number and full paper will be published in choice of your journal indexed by SCOPUS, Elsevier, ESCI, SCIE, Web of Science THOMSON REUTERS e.t.c.

Submit your paper now to mail id: papers@icisdsmt.com
Online paper submission: https://www.icisdsmt.com/thailand/icisdsmt/2018/online-paper-submission

Web address: https://www.icisdsmt.com/thailand/icisdsmt/2018
Sponsored by: ICI-SDSMT and ICCI-SEM

National Seminar on Suicide and Self-harm: Issues and Challenges @ Centre for Culture and Development

In India, more than one lakh people commit suicide every year. Official records reveal that in the last ten years (2005-2015), the number of suicides have increased by seventeen percent. Despite rising trends, there is little systematic study of suicides and suicidal behavior in the country. 

In view of the importance of the subject, and looking at suicide as an important public health issue that needs sincere academic attention, Centre for Culture and Development (CCD) is organizing a national seminar titled 'Suicide and Self-harm: Issues and Challenges' to be held on 26th - 27th October, 2018. 

CCD invites researchers and other professionals who have done academic work on the issues concerning suicide to submit their abstracts on the themes listed in the concept  note. They can send their abstracts to centreforculture@gmail.com by 30th June 2018. The selection committee will notify those whose abstract are selected by 15th July 2018. 


National Seminar on

Suicide and Self-harm: Issues and Challenges

 (26th - 27th October 2018)

Every year close to eight lakh people take their own life and there are many more who attempt suicide worldwide[1]The mortality data about suicide available with World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that during the last several years the problem of suicide mortality has shifted from Western Europe to Eastern Europe and now seems to be shifting to Asia.[2] It is a global public health problem, particularly in Asia where high suicide rates in a few countries with large populations account for a majority of the world's suicides.[3] For instance, almost thirty percent of all cases of suicide worldwide are committed in China and India alone.[4] Despite such compelling facts suicide receives relatively less attention in Asian countries than it does in the West, resulting in under-emphasis on related research and fragmented suicide-preventive approaches.[5],[6],[7]  

In India, more than one lakh people commit suicide every year. Official records reveal that in a decade of 2005-2015, the number of suicides have increased by seventeen percent in 2015 from 2005; while for the same period the rate of suicides increased slightly by 2.9 %.[8] Regionally the trends show lower suicide rates in the less developed states (Gangetic plains, except West Bengal) while higher suicide rates in the better-developed southern states.[9] Despite rising trends in suicide, there is little systematic study of suicides and suicidal behavior in the country. Moreover, even with suicide being an increasingly complex phenomenon in modern times there are substantial work that has remained unused and unknown such as the published work on ethnography and historiography of suicides and self-immolation from 1886 to 1936.[10]

A lesser amount of academic studies on the subject is because of a challenge of studying suicide both qualitatively and quantitatively as it encompasses various socio-psychological dimensions.[11] Understanding their incidence through statistics would only give a partial understanding as they deal with reported suicide deaths. Besides, there is a great deal of evidence to suggest significant under-reporting of suicides in India and in neighboring countries like Srilanka and Pakistan.[12] Under reporting of suicides occur mainly due to its being treated as a criminal offence (until 2016)[13] and owing to social stigma. Further the fact that the implications of suicidal behavior differ depending on whether the act has been 'suicide attempt', 'suicide death' or 'suicidal tendency' makes it difficult to study suicides comprehensively. Victims of 'suicide attempts' and 'suicidal tendencies' suffer from acute mental and physical trauma along with the possibility of relapse of suicide attempts. In case of 'suicide deaths', the act may turn disturbing for family members left behind. Among some, it can give rise to psychological problems such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, which continued for long could make them suicide prone. It is to note that methodologically one would know about number of 'suicide deaths', but victims of 'suicide attempts' and 'suicidal tendencies' are difficult to count as many may not be treated in a hospital or documented in official records.

In qualitative research on suicides, there is a challenge of assessing information as well as its reliability. While those who survived suicide attempt or living with suicidal tendencies can tell their story but in cases of deaths due to suicides, one has to depend on relatives to make sense of victims' action and the social circumstances under which the event occurred. Moreover, as the information is strictly personal, confidential with the added dimension of social stigma[14], there are chances of response being only part of complete story. It arises as sharing of information depends on person's willingness of what and how much to reveal.[15] Such complex nature of methodological issues thus introduces complexity in observing suicides (pre and post) and associated elements in totality.    

Global and Indian scenario of suicide locate suicide as an important public health issue that needs attention and prevention. It is also true that geographic, cultural, social, religious, and economic factors all interact to influence the suicide rate and shape the suicide profile of a country. Moreover, easy access to means of suicide further increases suicidal deaths. Suicidal behavior thus raises various queries such as:  

  • What are the factors that lead individuals towards committing suicide?
  • Who are the major risk groups?
  • What are the consequences of suicidal acts or tendencies on the families/friends?  
  • How to prevent suicidal thoughts and feelings?

It is believed that people who commit suicide are often trying to get away from the life crisis, adverse situations and difficulties that to them appear insurmountable to deal with. They may be feeling as victims of rejection, loss, or loneliness striving to get relief from guilt, shame or being a burden to others. However, there might be suicide cases that challenge this universal homogeneous presumption of suicide as a negative act. For instance, self-killing as a form of protest, as a traditional rite of attaining salvation[16] or seeking passive euthanasia[17], all underline a positive meaning for the victim. Such inferences make the subject of suicide more subjective and complex. Due to involved sensitivity and complexity, looking at suicides subjectively is a difficult task but the possibility to enrich the inherent interpretations of suicide and suicidal behavior might lie in multidisciplinary approach and explorations.[18]   

Just like nature of suicidal act/ideation, the prevention of suicide is equally complex. It is though feasible but is not an easy task. It involves a whole series of activities, ranging from the environmental control of risk factors and means, through the early identification and effective treatment of people with mental and substance use disorders, to the responsible reporting of suicide in the media.[19] Considering the number of people who are in need of suicide prevention activities, appropriate dissemination of information and awareness-raising efforts are essential. All those engaged with the subject of suicide as health professionals, educators, government and non-government agencies, social workers, legal professionals and so on needs to be linked together to address the prevention of suicide along with families and communities for effective outcome.

Suicide and self-harming behavior of individuals largely surrounded by stress along with negative thoughts and feelings about themselves with the perceived inability to cope. Though they wish to die, in many cases, they just want the unbearable pain, stress, and emotions to end. One has to understand the contexts and sets of relationships within which they occur as their acts is more a socially constructed option. Other than rapid changes in economic life, especially after economic liberalization, changes in society such as family structure, marriage, social aspirations and so on also point towards emerging suicidal tendencies and deaths.[20]

For an inclusive exploration on the issue of suicide and self-harm, there is a need for a dialogue that provide multiple insights on the subject. Hence, this seminar is proposed with the following objectives:

  • To understand challenges and difficulties of the subject.
  • To understand trends and patterns in suicides and suicidal tendencies.   

·         To know various interpretations of suicides and tendencies.

·         To understand the possibilities of linking various stakeholders in preventing suicide.  

·         To understand how in recent times mental illness is becoming an important cause of suicide owing to social stigma attached to it and how things can be shaped to remove it; and 

·         To understand the barriers to access mental services and treatments by suicide prone individuals and their families.

Seminar Plan and Topics

Based on Indian context papers are invited having the following broad themes:   

  1. Studying Suicide: Methodology and Content
    • Methodology of studying suicide: Methods/ Approach
    • Difficulties and Challenges of applying relevant and related methods in this field

  1. Interpreting Suicides: Varying Perspectives

·         Socio-Psychological Interpretation

·         Biological/Genetic Interpretation

·         Religious/Cultural Interpretation

·         Legal Interpretation

·         Suicide as a Protest

·         Euthanasia: suicide or right to die with dignity

  1. Risk Groups

·         Adolescents, Youth, Middle-Age, Elderly

·         Male, Female and others

·         Students, Unemployed, Farmers, Housewives and others

·         Marital Status, Caste, Religion, Class and Others

  1. Factors Triggering Suicidal Tendencies 

·         Family Problems: Family Conflicts, Marriage Related Issues etc. 

·         Economic Issues: Debt, Financial loss, Unemployment, Poverty etc.

·         Substance Addiction: Drugs, Alcohol etc.

·         Health Issues : Mental illness, Prolonged illness

·         Peer Pressure Issues: Love Failures, Academic Failures, Expectations/Aspirations Failures etc.

  1. Preventing Suicide
    • Role of Psychiatrists/ Mental Health Professionals
    • Role of Religious organizations
    • Role of local associations/volunteers/NGO's   

  1. Overcoming Suicidal Feeling : A Journey of Hope and Healing

·         Sharing of Personal Stories : Suicide Attempt and Suicide Loss

·         Impact of suicide act/self-harm on others

·         Challenges of family living with suicidal individuals

Unlike in the Western countries, suicides in India are allied more with socio-psychological factors than biological or exclusively psychological factors. Moreover, despite the religious calling of suicide as a condemned and prohibited act and a sign of sin against their respective religious god's, people of all religion commit suicide.[21] By bringing people from various subjects to a dialogue on the problem of suicide, we hope to learn issues and concerns linked to suicide in different contexts. We hope to come out with insights, which would enable us to enhance our understanding of suicides and the ways they remain predicates on the social and psychological aspects of a society and its individuals.


The seminar will be held during 26th - 27th October 2018 at Centre for Culture and Development, Vadodara, Gujarat. Vadodara is well connected by rail and air network to the rest of India.

[2] Varnik, Peeter. 2012. Suicide in the World, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9: 760-71. doi:10.3390/ijerph9030760

[3] Hendin, Herbert 2008. 'Introduction- Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia'. In Herbert Hendin (et al.) Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, Geneva: World Health Organization.

[4] Bertolote, M Jose and Fleishmann, A. 2002. A global perspective in the epidemiology of suicide, Suicidologi, 7 (2), pp-6-8.

[5] Yip, PSF. 2008. 'Introduction'. In Yip PSF (ed.): Suicide in Asia: Causes and Prevention. Hong Kong, China: Hong Kong University Press, pp.1–6.

[6] Hendin, H. et al. 2008. Epidemiology of suicide in Asia. In Hendin H, Phillips MR, Vijayakumar L et.al, (eds.): Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia. Geneva: World Health Organization, pp: 7–18.

[7] Yip, PSF and Law YW. 2010. Towards Evidence-based Suicide Prevention Programmes. Geneva: World Health Organization.

[8] National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB). 2015. Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India. Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi Government of India.

[9] Reducing Suicides. (Editorial). 2016. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LI (52), pp-9

[10] Shah, A. M and Lobo, Lancy. 2018. Introduction. In Shah, A. M and Lobo, Lancy (Eds.): Essays on Suicide and Self-Immolation-Indian Anthropology, 1886–1936, Volume I. New Delhi: Primus Books.

[11] Borges, Guilherme; Anthony, C. James and Garrion, Z. Carol. 1995. Methodological Issues Relevant to Epidemiologic Investigations of Suicidal Behaviors of Adolescents, Epidemiologic Reviews, 17 (1), pp. 228–239.

[12] Gajalakshmi, Vendhan and Peto, Richard. 2007. Suicide Rates in Rural Tamil Nadu, South India: Verbal Autopsy of 30,000 Deaths in 1997-98, International Journal of Epidemiology, 36 (1), pp. 203-07.

[13] Indian government have now decriminalized the suicide act. As per 'The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017', suicide is no more a crime. It considers suicidal persons as suffering from mental illness and states government to make efforts to protect and provide them mental healthcare and services.

[14] Minayo, M. C. D'Souza; Cavalcante, G Fátima; Ramos de Souza, E. 2006. Methodological Proposal for Studying Suicide as a Complex Phenomenon, Cad. Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, 22(8), pp. 1587-1596.

[15] Lobo, Lancy and Bharati, Kanchan. 2018. 'Suicidal Trends and Tendencies with their Socio-Economic and Psychological Determinants in Gujarat: A Pilot Study of Vadodara District', Centre for Culture and Development, Vadodara.

[16] Staples, James. 2012. Introduction: Suicide in South Asia: Ethnographic Perspective, Contributions to Indian Sociology, 46 (1 and 2), pp.1-28.

[17] Passive euthanasia is a condition where there is withdrawal of medical treatment with the deliberate intention to hasten the death of a terminally ill patient. In March 2018, Supreme Court of India, passed judgment for the permission of passive euthanasia through living wills outlining whether or not a person want his/her life to be artificially prolonged in the event of a devastating illness or injury.

[18] Staples, James. 2012. Introduction: Suicide in South Asia: Ethnographic Perspective, Contributions to Indian Sociology, 46 (1 and 2), pp.1-28.

[19] Hendin, Herbert. 2008. 'Introduction: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia'. In Herbert Hendin (et al.) Suicide and Suicide Prevention in.Asia, Geneva: World Health Organization:

[20] Reducing Suicides. (Editorial). 2016. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LI (52), pp-9

[21] Deeptiman, Tiwari. 2016. NCRB figures show highest suicide rates among Christians, Dalits and Tribals, Indian Express, June 5.

Unreleased data on India by National Crime Record Bureau[21] (NCRB) highlighted the suicides among dominant religion in India. According to the report for the year 2014 Christians who constitute only 2.3 % population, had suicide rate of 17 as compared to Hindus at 11.3 per lakh population. The rates for both communities were above the national average of 10 per lakh population for the year. The corresponding suicide rates among Muslims and Sikhs were however much lower.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

9th ICEEPSYWOS Indexed International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology

WOS Indexed
International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology
2nd to 5th October 2018
Athens, Greece

Future Academy:
Future Academy, established in 2006, presents conferences and congresses and offers selected diploma training programs to improve the quality of a range of disciplines.
Up to 2018 more than 5500 Participants from over 97 countries have participated in Future Academy.

Full Texts will be published in the European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences EpSBS e-ISSN: 2357-1330.
Since 2009, all the previous ICEEPSY Full Texts, is indexed in the WEB OF SCIENCE Clarivate Analytics ISI Thomson Reuters.
EpSBS: http://www.futureacademy.org.uk/publication/EpSBS/

Royal Olympic Athens Hotel Greece.

Abstract Submission Deadline:
15 July 2018

Late Registration Deadline:
01 August 2018

Enquiries: admissions@futureacademy.org.uk
Web address: http://www.futureacademy.org.uk/conference/ICEEPSY/

Friday, June 15, 2018

Jobs @ Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission

Jobs @ GNLU

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Jobs @ Jammia Milia University

Strangers in New Homelands

Strangers in New Homelands
31st October to 2nd November 2018
Winnipeg, Canada

The conference brings together researchers, academics, and frontline settlement workers to promote discussions on improving settlement outcomes for vulnerable migrant populations in receiving societies where they face additional integration barriers.

Enquiries: Michael.Baffoe@umanitoba.ca
Web address: http://www.strangersconference.com
Sponsored by: Faculty of Social Work

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