Monday, September 30, 2013

Jobs @ Sikkim University

Thirty Fifth (35th) Annual Conference, 2013 @ Indian Association for the Study of Population

2014 International Symposium on Education and Psychology (ISEP 2014)


2014 International Symposium on Education and Psychology (ISEP 2014)
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, April 2-4, 2014
http://www.tw-knowledge.org/isep2014

Dear Colleague,

The 2014 International Symposium on Education and Psychology (ISEP 2014) will be held at Nagoya University, Japan, on April 2-4, 2014. We would like to take this opportunity to extend a cordial invitation to you and your colleagues to submit your manuscripts. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference website.

Please note that all submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent peers. All manuscripts must be submitted on-line. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to your participation.

Conference Website: http://www.tw-knowledge.org/isep2014
On-line Submission: http://182.50.142.182/isep2014/
Enquiries: isep2014@gmail.com

Thanks and best regards,

Secretariat of ISEP 2014
isep2014@gmail.com


4th Global Conference: Urban Popcultures


4th Global Conference: Urban Popcultures

Saturday 10th May - Monday 12th May 2014
Lisbon, Portugal

Call For Presentations:

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues related to urban life. The project will promote the ongoing analysis of the varied creative trends and alternative cultural movements that comprise urban popcultures and subcultures. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural and political contexts within which alternative urban subcultures are flourishing.

Presentations, papers, performances, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

1. Urban Space and the Landscape of the City
Urban Aesthetics and Architecture, Creative Re-imagining and Revitalization of the City. The Metropolis and Inner City Life: Urban Boredom vs. Creativity.

2. The City as Creative Subject/Object
Urban Life and Urban Subculture Considered in Music, Art, Film and Videogames. Urban Fashion and Style. Urban Visual Styles, Street Art, Graffiti and Tagging. City Festivals.

3. Urban Codes
Alternative Popular Culture and Ideology, Politics of Alternative Popcultures, Alternative Ethics of the City. Urban Religion and Religious Expressions. The Language and Urban Slang. The Avantgarde and Urban Codes.

4. Alternative Music Cultures
Histories, Representations, Discourses and Independent Scenes. Popular Music Theory. Cultural and Social Aspects of Clubbing and Scenes. Being Alternative as a "religion": Sub-cultures of Indie Rock and Post-Punk, Hip Hop, Rap, Electronica, Dark Wave Scenes âАУ Post-Gothic.

5. Queer Theory and Urban Alternative Cultures
Gendered Music and Fashion. The Role of the City in Gendered Freedom and Libertine Lifestyles.
Pride Parades and Festivals.

6. City making the Fashion Styles
Identity Creation. Style and Branding. Politics of Cool. Pretties, Freaks and Uglies.

7. Visions of Alternative Sound Cultures in Massmedia
The Role of Internet Radio. The Visual Aspects of Alternative Entertainment. The Evolution of Music Television. Urban Alternative Styles and Extreme Sports.

8. Urban Alternative Cultures and Online World
Urban Identity and Global/Glocal Membership. Globalisation/Localisation and Access to the Alternative Music and Clubbing Experience. Current Models of Music Distribution. Music Piracy - Copyright/Copyleft/Creative Commons. The Role of Internet and Prosumer in the Transformation of Music Industry.

In order to support and encourage interdisciplinarity engagement, it is our intention to create the possibility of starting dialogues between the parallel events running during this conference. Delegates are welcome to attend up to two sessions in each of the concurrent conferences. We also propose to produce cross-over sessions between two and possibly all three groups - and we welcome proposals which deal with the relationship between Teenagers, visual culture, and/or urban popcultures, subcultures and/or storytelling.

What to send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 6th December 2013 If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 14th March 2014. 300 word abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Urban Popcultures 4 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Daniel Riha: rihad@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: up4@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Critical Issues' programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/urban-popcultures/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

Call for the Director @ National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Call for Papers

Global Conference in Education, Business, Engineering and Sciences (GCEBES 2013)


Global Conference in Education, Business, Engineering and Sciences (GCEBES 2013)
HYDERABAD MARRIOTT HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTRE, HYDERABAD, INDIA
November 7-8, 2013

You are invited to participate in the 2013 Global Conference in Education, Business, Engineering and Sciences (GCEBES) in Hyderabad, India. The Conference will be held from November 7-8, 2013 at the Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India in partnership with Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Proddatur, Y S R District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Successful conferences of IAMURE had been staged at the Sydney Marriott Hotel, Sydney, Australia; Renaissance Seoul Hotel, Seoul, South Korea; Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City; JW Marriott Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia; Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore; JW Marriott Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand; Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Cebu City Philippines; and Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ABOUT THE VENUE
The city of smiles, of lights, of a thousand faces, endearingly called the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from heritage monuments, lakes and parks, gardens and resorts, museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience. To the traveller, Hyderabad offers a fascinating panorama of the past, with a richly mixed cultural and historical tradition spanning 400 colourful years. Overlooking the Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre blends fresh style and traditional aesthetics to provide premium accommodation for the business and leisure traveller. Conveniently located among Hyderabad, India hotels, Hyderabad Marriott is just 35 minutes from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, HICC, and Hitech city (just 19km) and close to US Consulate.

CONFERENCE THEME
The theme of the GCEBES 2013 is "The Confluence of Education, Business, Engineering and Sciences in Building a Green Economy." The objectives of the conference are to: (1) disseminate in a public forum the results of research from education, business, engineering and science disciplines across the world; (2) exchange ideas and practices on how to build knowledge economy responsive to current global needs; (3) recognize meritorious contributions of world researchers and institutions; and, (4) promote quality research publications as credible sources of scientific literature.

CONFERENCE BENEFITS
Participants will know latest discoveries in research, forge collaborations with researchers abroad, and will get cross-pollinated. They will experience the beauty, culture, and historical significance of India. The GCEBES 2013 gives due recognition to great achievements of individuals and institutions in the production, promotion, utilization, and commercialization of research. These awards include: Outstanding World Researcher, Outstanding World Research Leader, Outstanding (Country) Researcher, Outstanding (Country) Research Leader, World Publication Productivity Award, World Research Productivity Award, IAMURE World Publication Awards, Excellence in World Publication Awards, Worldâ 셲 Best Abstract Award.

INCLUSION CRITERIA
Only those who have valid passports expiring beyond six months, have capability to pay, and determined to attend must apply. We do not provide scholarships/funds for presenters.

TOPICS
Engineering, Mathematics, Sciences, Education, Environment, Emerging Technologies, Social Sciences, History and Literature

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Our journals are indexed by international agencies such as Thomson Reuters (ISI); Public Knowledge Project, a consortium of Simon Fraser University Library, the School of Education of Stanford University, and the British Columbia University, Canada; Philippine E-Journals; Google Scholar; Scholastica; Open Access Journals; Index Copernicus; Proquest; Researchgate; Lacriee of France; and University Library of Leipzig in Germany. Our journal contributors have membership with orcid.org for their open researcher and contributors ID which signals the world status of a researcher's inclusion of track record of publications in the ORCID database. The organizer is also a member of CrossRef USA that aims to facilitate linking, citation tracking, and cross-referencing using Digital Object Identifier.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submission for presentation consideration: October 10, 2013
Regular registration and payment: October 12, 2013
Award and proceedings submissions: October 12, 2013
Final payment deadline: October 21, 2013

USEFUL LINKS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Detailed Call for Papers: http://www.iamure.com/?page_id=11990
Submissions for presentation consideration: gcebes2013@gmail.com
Venue Information:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hydmc-hyderabad-marriott-hotel-and-convention-centre/
General inquiries: gcebes2013@gmail.com

SUBMISSIONS FOR PRESENTATION CONSIDERATION
Submit a 200-word abstract with five parts: (1) introduction of the topic; (2) chief purpose; (3) methods; (4) results; and (5) conclusion with keywords having four parts: (1) discipline of the study; (2) concepts investigated; (3) methods and process, (4) geography (country/continent). It must be accompanied by updated curriculum vitae (for awards purposes), photocopy of passport, 2x2 photo, ORCID number from orcid.org, name of institution, and institution logo, and flag of country. Send these documents to gcebes2013@gmail.com. Early submissions are greatly appreciated.

CONFERENCE FEES
All attending participants must register and pay the non-refundable, non-transferable registration fees:
a. Rate for Non-member Presenter: 570 USD (one paper presentation and one paper for publication)
b. Rate for Member Presenter: 550 USD (one paper presentation and one paper for publication)
c. Special Rate for India-based Presenter: 400 USD (one paper presentation and one paper for publication.
Participants must apply in writing to avail this discounted rate.
d. Extra paper (presentation only): 50 USD

If your payment is not received on the final payment deadline, your participation will be cancelled. A charge invoice shall be issued to facilitate your request for payment. A copy of the payment slip must be emailed to the organizer as basis for the release of acceptance letter. Full papers for publication will be assessed independent from conference presentation and shall be peer-reviewed and published in one of IAMURE International Journals.

VISA APPLICATION
Application for visa and payment of all visa application charges (depending on your country of origin) shall be the sole responsibility of the participant. For security purposes, we will issue acceptance letter (one of the requirements for visa application) only after payment of registration fee has been made.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZER
IAMURE Multidisciplinary Research is an international organization of research institutions and researchers in over 50 countries. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization by AJA Registrars, Inc. IAMURE organizes international conferences, publishes academic journals, performs journal evaluation, and designs and conducts research training. IAMURE provides a world platform for researchers and give recognition to outstanding achievements. We are also a proud member of the Philippine Society of Quality, Inc.

CFE-Journal of Futures Markets Special Issue Conference


Friday, September 27, 2013

Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award Call For Applications

The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Trust is now accepting applications for the Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award.  The Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award supports a mentorship relationship with a view to promote high quality research of a policy/problem solving nature in countries with food insecurity and environmental pressures. It is meant to promote collaboration between an early career scholar who is a citizen of and resides in a developing country and a distinguished mentor.

The award is intended to cover the costs of travel and expenses for a scholar and mentor to work together on a specific research project in a high priority area for the scholar's country. The maximum fellowship grant will be $5,000. Up to $4,500 can be allocated for travel expenses for the scholar to visit the mentor's workplace and/or to meet with the mentor at a professional meeting. Up to $1,500 can be allocated for mentor travel and other expenses during the fellowship period. Research topics should fall within the mission of the AAEA (www.aaea.org/about-aaea).

Scholars should be professional economists who are citizens of and reside in a developing country. A complete list of qualifying countries is available under the headings "Low-income economies" and "Lower-middle-income economies" at: http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups#Low_income. Scholars should either have completed their terminal degree or will complete it within the year. Students studying in countries that are not considered "low-income economies" and "lower-middle-income economies" may apply, but they must be completing their degree and planning to permanently reside in a "low-income" and "lower-middle-income" country by the end of 2013. Mentors can reside in any part of the world, but each must be an AAEA member.

To apply, scholars should submit the following:

  1. Cover letter outlining proposed plan for mentorship, including contact information for the mentor, proposed dates and nature of  the research project and collaboration, and outputs expected
  2. Recent CV
  3. Research proposal outlining the research project that the applicant will work on with his or her mentor (maximum 3 single-spaced pages)
  4. Letter of recommendation from the applicant's department head/supervisor stating that the institution supports the applicant's participation
  5. Letter of intent to collaborate from the proposed mentor
  6. Budget

Applications should be submitted in a single PDF format to Brian Mondragón Jones at bmjones@aaea.org by November 4, 2013. Awards will be announced in January 2014.

This fellowship is supported by donations to the Uma Lele Special Purpose Fund of the AAEA Trust. The ultimate goal of the Uma Lele Special Purpose Fund is to create vibrant, long-lasting networks of scholars working on current and newly emerging challenges to economic development.

Dr. Uma Lele is a recognized international leader, thinker, and policy analyst with extensive research, operational and evaluation experience in the World Bank, the CGIAR and other international organizations and US universities. Her areas of work include food, agriculture, health, environment, global public goods, science and technology, and external assistance and partnerships. Dr. Lele is a fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association and India's National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and she has been recognized as an Outstanding Alumna by Cornell University.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Assistant Editor (Web) @ Economic and Political Weekly

Assistant Editor (Web)
The Economic and Political Weekly is looking for an Assistant Editor (Web) who will be in charge of the online edition of EPW. He/she will be expected to coordinate site maintenance and regular uploads. Knowledge of the content management system, Drupal, and its architecture will be preferable. Ability to work with spreadsheets, Google Fusion Tables, and open data would be a bonus. He/she should have an interest in current affairs and the social sciences, and also in online publishing. Responsibilities will include commissioning of commentaries, moderating discussions and working towards developing a distinct identity for the online edition. He/she will work with the EPW editorial team and will have opportunities to grow in
the organisation. The position is in Mumbai. The salary would initially be equivalent to that of an Assistant Editor in EPW. If interested, please write to us at appointments@epw.in before October 15, 2013.

Skoch Corporate Leadership Award 2013

Skoch Corporate Leadership Award 2013

India’s independent and most credible awards are back. Nominations are invited for Skoch Corporate Leadership Award 2013 that salute the exemplary use of good corporate/businesses practices to serve the country and the economy better. The corporates or businesses,which demonstrate outstanding or incredible quality of work can apply for the awards.

The organisations which function or operate using exemplary, outstanding, sustainable and efficient business practices can be considered for this award. Starting from job creation to environmental comradeship, the awardees show continuous commitment to improving the sectors in which they operate. Selection criteria include impact on growth, sustainable development, job creation, innovative approach, transparency, employee led initiatives and success and profitability. The award is a testimony to the possibility of linking business growth with country’s economic growth. Organisations offering best corporate practices in an ecologically and socio-culturally sustainable way are requested to send their nominations 

The organisations which function or operate using exemplary, outstanding, sustainable and efficient business practices can be considered for this award. Starting from job creation to environmental comradeship, the awardees show continuous commitment to improving the sectors in which they operate. Selection criteria include impact on growth, sustainable development, job creation, innovative approach, transparency, employee led initiatives and success and profitability. The award is a testimony to the possibility of linking business growth with country’s economic growth. Organisations offering best corporate practices in an ecologically and socio-culturally sustainable way are requested to send their nominations. ...read more
Nomination Open
Last Date of Nominations : 30th September 2013 

 
Skoch Corporate Citizenship Award 2013
India’s independent and most credible awards are back. It is a process with the aim to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees and communities. Nominations are invited for Skoch Corporate Citizenship Award 2013 that salute the exemplary use of good Corporate/Business practices to serve the country and the economy better. The corporate or businesses, which demonstrate outstanding or incredible quality of work can apply for the awards.

The Skoch Corporate Citizenship Award is an initiative recognizing top performing corporate/businesses at local, state, national and inter-national level who make an exemplary performance through their social initiatives for the welfare of the society. This award honours corporate or businesses,who have found creative and effective ways to make a positive difference in the society through their corporate social initiatives and responsibility. These initiatives include community development, women empowerment, promoting health and education of the marginalised, better resource management, maintaining ecological balance and respecting the traditions and beliefs of local communities 
The organisations, which operate at a local, state or national level using efficient and sustainable corporate/businesses can be considered for this award. Today, corporate social responsibility has become more sophisticated, more strategic and undoubtedly more effective across the world. The Skoch Corporate Citizenship Award has been instituted to inspire business leadership to address social challenges to create a more equitable and inclusive society. The organisation’s social initiatives/practices also should have the ability to adapt to future challenges and changing circumstances ....read more

Nomination Open
Last Date of Nominations : 30th September 2013 

2014 ISIS - KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC CONFERENCE: Promoting Global Progress and Excellence in Academia


2014 ISIS - KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC CONFERENCE "Promoting Global Progress and Excellence in Academia"

Theme: Promoting Global Progress and Excellence in Academia

Organized by Institute of Strategic and International Studies-ISISTM

and

International Academy for Advancement of Business Research-IAABRTM

Dates: MARCH 16-18, 2014

Place: KEY WEST, FLORIDA USA
The Pier House Resort & Caribbean Spa
Address: One Duval Street, Key West, FL

Deeply discounted rooms are still available at the Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa and the Inn of Key West for the ISIS/IAABR Conference Participants!

The timing and location of the 2014 ISIS-Key West Conference allow blending perfectly research, sunshine and numerous cultural tour programs on land and sea!

The ISIS/IAABR Key West Conference offers the numerous expected participants from around the World the popular ISIS 2 FOR 1 ADVANTAGE: 2 OPPORTUNITIES (an opportunity to publish your accepted paper in one of the ISIS peer-refereed publications + an opportunity to present the results of your work at an International Forum) for 1 LOW FEE

Journals Sponsoring 2014 ISIS/IAARB International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in KEY WEST:
- Journal of Strategic and International Studies
- Review of Strategic and International Studies
- Journal of Academy for Advancement of Business Research
- Review of Business and Economic Studies
- Review of Social Studies, Law, and Psychology

Papers related to all areas of Accounting, Banking, Business Ethics, Communication and Media, e-Business, e-Government, e-Learning, Ecology, Economics, Engineering, Environment and Life Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Gender Studies, Globalization, Human Resources, IT, Law and Legal Studies, Leadership, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Security Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sustainable Development, and Women Studies are invited for the above international conference, which is expected to be attended by authors from nearly all parts of the World. People without papers can also participate in this conference, and they are invited to serve as session chairs or discussants, as well as informal contributors to the academic quality of this international event.

To submit your full paper or abstract for this conference, please email it as an attachment (acceptable formats are .doc and .docx;) to KeyWestConference@ISISWorld.org. All conference submissions will be double blind peer-refereed by members of the Conference Review Committee. Authors will be notified of the review outcome within 2-3 weeks after the arrival of their submissions.

FULL PAPERS submitted by FEBRUARY 15TH, 2014 will be considered for publication in one of the double-blind, peer-refereed Journals Sponsoring 2014 ISIS-Key West International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference or the refereed Conference Proceedings with ISBN number. The authors of these articles will receive their publications in person while still attending the ISIS conference in Key West (one copy per a registered participant will be provided free of charge).

Authors of ABSTRACTS submitted by MARCH 1st, and which would meet the selection criteria of the Conference Review Committee, will be given the chance to present their work in progress at the ISIS/IAABR Conference in Key West. These abstracts will be published in a separate section of the refereed Conference Proceedings. If the authors decide to complete their work in progress after the conference, they could also submit their COMPLETED PAPERS by June 15th, 2014, in order to be considered for publication in a later issue of one of the double-blind, peer-refereed ISIS Journals .

Authors, who could NOT travel to Key West for visa or other reasons, may PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY in the ISIS/IAABR conference, and these authors will have the same publication opportunities, as the regular conference presenters.

The regular registration fee is 330 USD (the reduced registration fee for virtual participants via Skype is 280 USD), and the regular registration fee includes: 1) the popular ISIS 2 FOR 1 ADVANTAGE: 2 OPPORTUNITIES (an opportunity to publish your accepted paper in one of ISIS peer-reviewed publications + an opportunity to present the results of your work at an International Forum) for 1 LOW FEE; 2) one printed issue of the journal or Proceedings CD containing your paper; 3) an Official Certificate for International Conference participation; 4) the Conference Luncheon and Keynote Address; 5) Attending all Conference sessions 6) Attending all Social and Networking events; 7) Attending the Welcome Reception and Coffee Breaks; 8) Listing of your presentation in the program; 9) an Opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and network with your international colleagues in a friendly environment 10) Explore the American Caribbean Paradise of Key West.

For any inquiries, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee via admin@ISISWorld.org or visit our Website www.ISISWorld.org.

Conference Chair: Dr. Detelin Elenkov, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology '92)
Professor and Norris Family Endowed Chair, Angelo State University, Texas USA
DElenkov@ISISWorld.org

23rd Annual Conference on Contemporary Issues in Development Economics



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