Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Seminar @ ISEC

EDC 2016 - 11th Annual Education and Development Conference

EDC 2016 - 11th Annual Education and Development Conference
5th to 7th March 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

EDC 2016 is a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, advanced students and others interested in various areas of education.

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce EDC 2016, hosted by Tomorrow People Organization. This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in Education.

More specifically, it targets:

Scholars: Share your research, learn some new approaches, hear about others' experiences and pass on your knowledge and experience.

Government officials and policy makers: Learn about the best practices, educational development strategies and educational systems around the world; network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the field of supporting educational development.

NGOs: Network with other international NGOs, possible donors and colleagues from around the world and share your achievements and strategies with others.

Graduate students: Meet your colleagues from around the world, make new friends, and improve your knowledge and communication skills.

Company representatives: This is a chance to improve your leadership skills, learn more about the importance of permanent education in achieving the high performances of your organization, meet your colleagues, exchange ideas and establish new connections and partnerships.

Others: Anyone who is interested in making some positive changes around them and gaining new knowledge, skills and friends and becoming more useful to their own communities.

Education and Development Conference 2016 will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the field of education and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to: Adult Education, Arts Education, Anthropology and Education, Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Educational Systems and Policy, Educational Psychology, Environmental Education, Gender and Education, Guidance and Counseling, Health Education, Higher Education, History of Education, IT and Education, Language Education and Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics Education, Mentoring and Coaching, Multicultural Issues in Education, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Primary Education, Quality in Education, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Research and Development, Rural Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Sociology of Education, Special and Inclusive Education, Teacher Education, Values and Education, Vocational Education and Training, Other areas of Education.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in a dedicated ISBN publication of EDC 2016 Conference Proceedings.

We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok in March 2016, as one of our participants, coming from over 60 countries worldwide!

Sincerely,

EDC 2016 Organizing Committee
Email: contact@tomorrowpeople.org

Workshop @ IIT Hyderabad


IWAHS-2016, 2nd International Workshop on Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Call For Papers

Dear Colleague,

You are invited to send a paper to

International Conference on Social Sciences
April 2-3, 2016, Istanbul Turkey

The conference consists of there workshops:

IWAHS-2016, 2nd International Workshop on Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
http://ase-scoop.org/iwahs

IWFBE-2016, 2nd International Workshop on Finance, Business, Economics, Marketing and Information Systems
http://ase-scoop.org/iwfbe

IWLP-2016, 2nd International Workshop on Law and Politics
http://ase-scoop.org/iwlp

We expect you to submit a paper to one of the workshops.

Please see the workshop sites for detailed information.

Best Regards
Secretary

Enquiries: secretary@ase-scoop.org
Scientific Cooperations

CALL FOR PAPERS: INTCESS-2016 - 3rd International Conference On Education And Social Sciences


CALL FOR PAPERS: INTCESS 2016 - 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

8th, 9th and 10th February 2016

Website: http://www.ocerint.org/intcess16

Enquiries: intcess16@hotmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS:

You are invited to participate in INTCESS 2016 - 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES that will be held in ISTANBUL, Turkey on the 8th, 9th and 10th February 2016.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT ONLINE NOW:
http://ocerint.org/intcess16/index.php/abstract-submission

INTCESS 2016 is an multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference that provides the ideal opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and high education students of different disciplines, discuss new issues, and discover the most recent researches in all fields of EDUCATION, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES in a multicultural atmosphere.

AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT:
You will be able to share all your experiences with other experts in a truly international atmosphere. This conference will be held at international level. Plenty of participants more than 60 different countries all over the world are expected to attend.

THE CONFERENCE TOPICS:

include, but are not limited to:
all areas of Education; communication, accounting, finance, economics, management, business, marketing, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and all other areas of social sciences; also all areas of humanities including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, ethics, folklore studies, history, language studies, literature, methodological studies, music, philosophy, poetry, theater and others.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PAPERS:

- Abstract Submission Deadline: 16th November 2015

- Final Paper Submission Deadline: 25th December 2015

- Registration deadline for Authors: 25th December 2015

- Conference Dates: 8th, 9th and 10th February 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey

PUBLICATION:

1. All the accepted full papers are going to be published in the Abstracts & Proceedings CD-ROM (e-book) with an ISBN number and will be given to the participants on the conference day.

2. Participants also will be able to reach and download the Abstracts & Proceedings E-book from OCERINT's online e-library (http://www.ocerint.org/index.php/digital-library) web site.

3. INTCESS 2016 Abstracts & Proceedings will also be included in Google Scholar and sent to be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

4. NEW!!! The papers (depending upon their author's wish) will also sent to be reviewed for publishing in one of our peer reviewed online International e-journals with an ISSN number which is also sent to be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Citation Indexes.

VENUE:

Istanbul (Turkey) is one of the most impressive cities in the world: unique for its culture, historical and artistic richness, cultural and musical events of all kinds, lovely weather in winter and tasty gastronomy.
Organized by: OCERINT - International Organization Center of Academic Research

We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul.

Sincerely,
INTCESS 2016 Organizing Committee

Conference website: http://www.ocerint.org/intcess16

Enquiries: intcess16@hotmail.com

or intoffice@ocerint.org

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CCMASSR 2015 @ ISEC

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from ISEC, Bangalore!

We take immense pleasure in inviting applications for the Certificate Course in Methods and Applications in Social Science Research (CCMASSR) at ISEC, Bangalore scheduled from 26th October to 6th November, 2015. The course would provide an exposure to both rigorous quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. It would also provide a training on handling large scale data sets like NSSO unit level data using SPSS and STATA. The classes would include both theoretical as well as hands-on-experiences with the guidance of experts.

The details of the course is attached herewith and also available in ISEC website http://www.isec.ac.in/course-method-applications.htm. The application form is also attached herewith for your information. Filled-in application form by 30th September, 2015 (date extended) to the following address.

Mailing Address:
Dr. Indrajit Bairagya, CHRD, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore-560072.
Email: indrajit@isec.ac.in  Phone:080-23215468

I shall be thankful if you kindly circulate it among your colleagues.

If you have any further queries, kindly do not hesitate to write me.

Thanks and regards,
Dr. Indrajit Bairagya
Assistant Professor, CHRD and CCMASSR course coordinator
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarbhavi,
Bangalore-560072,
India

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Annual Conference of Indian Association for Research in National Income & Wealth, 2015

Call for Papers

 

Annual Conference of Indian Association for Research in National Income & Wealth, 2015

 

The Indian Association for Research in National Income & Wealth (IARNIW) is pleased to announce its 34th Annual conference to be held in Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, during November 20-21, 2015.

The active participation of a large number of official statisticians from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Reserve Bank of India, other institutions who are involved in the compilation of the National Accounts Statisticsalong with economic analysts makes this conference a truly unique platform for discussions on national income, wealth and allied fields.

 

This year the conference will focus on the following broad themes and the sub-themes listed under:

 

THEME 1

·         National Income Statistics: Data and Measurement Issues

·         Alternative Sources of Data for National Accounts - Adoption of micro-surveys/Big Data

Due to limitation of resources, large-scale surveys by the official agencies have long time gaps. As a result, national accounts statisticians use dated information till the time the survey is repeated. Also, certain administrative datasets lack the desired level of disaggregated information required for their appropriate classification and transformation to national accounts. Alternative datasets available for use in the inter-survey period or datasets that can be used as auxiliary information along with the administrative datasets may be suggested with specific guidelines on their likely use.

 

·         Measurement and treatment of seasonality in production and consumption

Seasonal variation in any short-term indicator affects the quality of projections made on the basis of these indicators. Projections being fundamental to policy formulation and planning, effect of seasonality needs to be appropriately factored into the models devised for the purpose. India with its cultural and climatic diversity across regions has its own specific seasonal peaks and troughs. Original research work is invited in the field of measurement and treatment of seasonality in estimates of production and consumption in the Indian context.

 

·         Assessing the impact of calamities in national accounts aggregates

Natural calamities affect the economy both at national and regional level. In certain disaster prone areas, loss of assets due to a calamity may need to be treated as 'capital consumption' rather than 'capital losses'.  How such effects are accounted for or to be accounted for in national accounts compilation in India may be documented with specific data inputs. Also, various valuation norms available or in use for measuring the losses can be discussed.

 

 

THEME 2

·         Sectoral Studies

·         Impact of NPAs of financial sector on macro-aggregates

Across the globe, the financial sector acts as the catalyst for the country's economy. The banks, especially public sector banks, are more than mere agents of financial intermediation and carry the additional responsibility of achieving the government's social agenda as well. Because of this close relationship between the financial sector and economic development, the growth of the overall economy is intrinsically correlated to the health of this sector. This being the case, increase of non-performing assets (NPAs) in financial sector, particularly in public sector banks, is a serious concern.  NPAs can also be seen as indicators of stress in the sectors where they occur.  The major dimensions of NPAs as also their relationships with the macro-aggregates need to be analysed for better understanding of the sources, implications and possible remedies.

 

·         Role of PPPs in India's growth story

Public Private Partnerships involved in the construction of roads and bridges operate as a company with a proper Company Identification Number (CIN). However, as regards the agency outsourcing the project to the PPP, say NHAI, the project is monitored by its project ID and not the CIN. With a multitude of such PPPs operating in India, it becomes essential to look for ways to quantify the output and contribution of PPPs in the national accounts, which becomes difficult with such disparate sources. Researchers may suggest approaches that could be used for the valuation of PPPs or present an analysis of the importance of PPPs in the Indian context.

 

 

THEME 3

·         Sustainable Development: Targets, Indicators and Challenges Faced by Statistical System

·         Tackling inequalities in wealth, income and consumption

Tackling inequalities in wealth, income and consumption is the first and foremost concern of sustainable development. There are many alternative measures formulated to study inequality. Measurement and use of inequality indicators can inform a wide range issues of interest not only to economists, but other social scientists as well. An examination of 'catching-up' hypothesis of laggard regions, vis-à-vis the leader ones, with respect to income and consumption expenditure could also play a meaningful role towards policy formulation.

 

·         Fostering sustainable development

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are accompanied by targets and indicators focused on measurable outcomes. The goals and targets under SDGs integrate economic, social and environmental aspects and recognize their inter-linkages in achieving sustainable development. SDGs have placed a demand on national statistical systems to be available at greater levels of disaggregation to allow for use of auxiliary information to compile the indicators. Researchers may present the analysis of SDGs in the Indian context or make an attempt to highlight the datagaps in the official system for the purpose.

 

 

Submission:Authors are required to submit a short abstract (250 words) along with the full papers or a detailed extended abstract of maximum 4 pages detailing the issue, data, and empirical methods. The papers should be sent in WORDand PDF format to iarniw99@gmail.com and edit.iarniw@gmail.combefore September 30, 2015. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by October 15, 2015.

 

Logistics: Authors of selected papers will be given an opportunity to present their paper in the annual conference.  For co-authored papers, please indicate clearly who will present the paper at the conference. The Association will bear the cost of travel by train and stay for the paper presenters.

 

About the Association: The Indian Association for Research in National Income & Wealth (IARNIW) is a non-profit society, registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, as extended to the UT of Delhi. The Society was set up in 1964 on the recommendation of the National Income Committee, which was headed by Prof.P.C.Mahalanobis. The present President of the IARNIW is Dr.PronabSen, Chairman, National Statistical Commission (NSC).Website: www.iarniw.org

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Call For Papers: Annual Tokyo Business Research Conference


FINAL Call for Papers

Annual Tokyo Business Research Conference

DATES: 9 – 10 November 2015

VENUE: Shinjuku Washington Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

Submission Deadlines: 2 October, 2015
Registration Deadlines: 23 October, 2015

Website: www.japanconfo.com
Email: japanconfo@gmail.com

We invite full papers and/or Abstracts relating to all broad areas of: accounting, banking, economics, finance, management and marketing for the above international conference organised by World Business Institute of Australia, London Academic Research and Publication, UK and American Research and Publication International, USA. All abstracts and/or full papers must contain the title, authors' names, affiliation, and contact information of the corresponding authors. Abstracts should include objectives, data, methods, results, and conclusions with significance. All submissions are subject to blind peer review process. Doctoral students and scholars are highly encouraged to submit papers too for expert reviews.

Submission and Review Guidelines:

Please submit full papers and/or abstracts by 2 October 2015 (please note you can submit papers anytime before this deadline). To submit paper, please send your paper to japanconfo@gmail.com. All full papers and/or abstracts will undergo blind peer review process and outcome of the review will be announced within 2 weeks after receipt of the paper. All papers/abstracts must include the paper title, the names of all authors, the affiliation and email address of the corresponding author and the field of research and/or appropriate JEL classifications. There is an option for participants to serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest and certificate will be issued to such participants. Please see the submission guidelines on the website for more information on how to submit your paper. You are also welcome to volunteer as session chairs, reviewers and members of the program committee.
Proceedings, Publication Opportunity and Best Paper Award

All accepted abstracts and/or full papers who register for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings (online) with ISBN via dedicated website www.wbiworldconpro.com which is visited by thousands of people around the world and you will be able to view conference papers from previous conferences.

Affiliated Journal: You will have the opportunity to publish in the affiliated journal, Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research which is published by Springer (An international publisher). The journal will independently consider high quality papers and if your paper is accepted by this journal, we would let you know.

Sponsored Journal: Outstanding papers will be considered in the following international refereed journals: Journal of Business and Policy Research, World Journal of Management, Global Economy and Finance Journal, International Review of Business Research Papers and Global Review of Accounting and Finance. These international journals are listed in the "Journal Quality List 2013" published by the Australian Business Dean Council – a powerful Australian organisation which ranked our journals. You can visit their website: www.abdc.edu.au to verify our rankings. These journals are also indexed by Cabell's Directory and EBSCO of USA. Quality papers will be considered for World Journal of Social Science and World Review of Business Research which are indexed by Cabell's Directory of USA. Publication in the journals mentioned above is subject to the compliance to review report, editorial comments, conference feedback and payment of applicable submission fees.

Best paper award will be announced from a block of 15 papers in each track. The winning papers will be published in any of the above sponsored journals without any submission fee and a certificate will be issued to the winners as well as WBI Fellowship, entitling them to discounts on future conferences. A paper review report will be provided to assist you to improve the paper (unlike other conferences). This will be sent to you approximately 2 months after the conference. A certificate of attendance will also be provided. Proxy presentation is available for those who cannot attend the conference.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Deadline for abstract and/or full paper submission: 2 October, 2015.

Date of notification of acceptance of abstract and or full paper: Within 2 weeks after receiving the paper

Full Paper or extended abstract Submission Deadline (Optional): 23 October, 2015.

Registration deadline: 23 October, 2015.

Announcement of the Program: After 26 October, 2015.

For any further enquiries please contact Prof. Mohammad Z. Hoque, Coordinator via japanconfo@gmail.com

International Program Chairs:

Professor Yasuo Hoshino, Aichi University and University of Tsukuba, Japan.
Professor William Lim, York University, Canada.
Professor Anisul Islam, University of Houston-Downtown, USA.
Professor Pieter Nel, Unitec, New Zealand.
Professor M. Lombard, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.





Fwd: International Conference on English Literature and Humanities (ELH-2016) Jan. 7-8, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


International Conference on English Literature and Humanities (ELH-2016) Jan. 7-8, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7th to 8th January 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
New Papers/Abstracts/Posters Submissions: Sept. 20, 2015 (please see http://ehem.eaamp.org/ for details)

The conference is being organized under the patronage of Marketing Learning & Research Department, La Rochelle Business School, France. The Proceedings of the Conference will be published by Emirates Research Publishing (ERPUB). Each Paper will be assigned DOI number from CROSSREF. The papers will be published in the hardcopy of Proceedings as well as conference CD with ISBN number and the same will be provided at the time of the conference. Later, the Proceedings of the conferences will be submitted to ISI Thomson/SCOPUS for review and possible indexing.
Paper Page Limit: Regular Papers: 8 pages

Topics of interest for submission include any topics on English Literature and Humanities as well as related topics:
-Arts and Humanities
-English
-Art History
-Language
-Linguistics
-Literature
-Music
-Philosophy
-Politics
-Culture
-Psychology
-Religious Studies
-Social Sciences
-Sociology

SUBMISSION METHODS
1. Electronic Submission System; (.doc/.docx/.pdf formats): http://eaamp.org/paper_submission.php
OR
2. Simply, email the paper/abstract/poster at Email id: ed@eaamp.org

The template can be downloaded using the link: Conference Paper Template DOWNLOAD (.doc): http://erpub.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/ERPUB%20Template(3).doc

One Excellent Paper will be selected from each oral session. The Certificate for Excellent Papers will be awarded after each session of the conference

Enquiries: ed@eaamp.org
Web address: http://ehem.eaamp.org/
Sponsored by: Emirates Research Publishing

CONFERENCE VENUE
Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
NO. 72 JALAN PAHANG, 53000 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
TEL: 603 2697 8888 Ext : 8507
Email: mogan@grandseasons.com


Monday, September 14, 2015

LibrAsia2016 - The Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) invites you to participate in the Sixth Asian Conference on Literature & Librarianship 2016 and enjoy the beautiful seaside city of Kobe, Japan.

Held alongside the Seventh Asian Conference on Arts Humanities, at the Art Center of Kobe from April 7-10, join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Justice" along with conference chairs Andrew Stark, Patrick Lo & Dickson Chiu, invited speakers and more.

To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information.

Submit an abstract: http://iafor.org/cfp
Visit the conference website: http://iafor.org/conferences/librasia2016/
Enquiries: librasia@iafor.org


***Conference Theme: "Justice"

The conference theme for LibrAsia2016 is "Justice", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Submissions are organized in to the following thematic streams:

-Librarianship - Principles, theories, models, standards challenges, legal, and social issues of LIS
-Librarianship - Protecting and preserving librarianship: 21st Century problems and solutions
-Librarianship - Management, leadership, planning, operation, and monitoring
-Librarianship - Cataloging, classification, and collection management
-Librarianship - Library research and development
-Librarianship - Library, information literacy, education, and culture
-Librarianship - Library instruction and reader advisory
-Librarianship - Library, content and knowledge management
-Librarianship - Information architectures, resources, services and promotion
-Librarianship - Information retrieval, recommendation and personalization
-Librarianship - Archives, museums, record management and information preservation
-Librarianship - Publishing, electronic publishing and bibliometrics
-Librarianship - Digital media, social media and libraries
-Librarianship - E-learning, M-learning, learning objects, content, platforms and tools
-Librarianship - Taxonomies, ontologies and applications
-Librarianship - Digital humanities, literature and culture
-Librarianship - Virtual environments and game-based learning
-Librarianship - Emerging technologies for information organizations, such as but not limited to Web, mobile, Cloud, machine intelligence and big data
-Librarianship - Censorship, ownership and intellectual property
-Librarianship - Trust, reputation, ethics, security, and privacy issues
-Literature - African Literature
-Literature - Ancient & Classical Literature
-Literature - Anglo-American Literature
-Literature - Arabic/Middle Eastern Literature
-Literature - Asian Literature
-Literature - Children's and Young Adult Literature
-Literature - Comparative Literature
-Literature - European Literature
-Literature - Folktales, Myths and Legends
-Literature - Historical and Political Literature
-Literature - Indigenous People's/Ethnic Literatures & Minority Discourses
-Literature - Latin American Literature
-Literature - Literary Criticism and Theory
-Literature - Literary Practice
-Literature - Literary Translation and Translatology
-Literature - Literature and Film
-Literature - Literature, Language and Identity
-Literature - Literature and Religion
-Literature - Poetry
-Literature - Manuscriptology, Textual and Genetic Criticism
-Literature - Memoir and Autobiography
-Literature - Teaching Literature
-Literature - Travel Writing
-Literature - Theatre and Drama

Visit the conference website for further details: http://iafor.org/librasia2016-call-for-papers/#conference-streams


***About IAFOR and its events

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization's platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world's leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR's credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we look forward to breaking new ground, together.

To learn more about IAFOR - http://iafor.org


***LibrAsia2016 Conference Chairs and Featured Speakers

Andrew J Stark
LibrAsia 2016 Conference Co-Chair (Librarianship)
The Southport School, Australia

Andrew J Stark is an Associate Dean and Head of Libraries and Information Services at The Southport School, an independent Anglican School for boys, on Queensland's Gold Coast. For the last nine years, Mr Stark has been directly involved with developing and promoting Library Services within Independent schools and has completed extensive research into the value of creating positive learning and teaching spaces for students and teaching staff. In 2014, he completed an Action Research Project for the International Boys' Schools Coalition which considered the influence affinity space has on critical thinking and engagement. This has led him to explore the relevance of learning space in pedagogy.

Mr Stark argues that the modern librarian requires skills far beyond that of 'literary expert' and 'research assistant'. The contemporary library context now requires public relations experts who can manipulate the plethora of available ICTs and text-types thus enabling students to make sense of what is on offer in the 21st Century library and classroom.

In 2014, Mr Stark became the founding Chair and Director of the International Library Symposium, a biennial event that brings together librarians, authors and teachers to discuss and reflect upon issues relating to the promotion of literature and information literacy skills in schools and the broader community. In 2015, he was invited to join the Bond University Human Research Ethics Committee as a consultant and external reviewer.


Dr Patrick Lo
LibrAsia 2016 Conference Co-Chair (Librarianship)
University of Tsukuba, Japan

Dr. Patrick Lo is currently serving as Associate Professor (???) at the Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, University of Tsukuba in Japan (since 2012). Dr. Patrick Lo earned his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from University of Bristol (U.K.) in 2009. He has a Master of Arts in Design Management (M.A.) from Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2004), a Master of Library & Information Science (M.L.I.S.) from McGill University (Canada; 1994), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) from Mount Allison University, (Canada; 1992).

Dr. Patrick Lo has presented about 80 research papers and project reports focusing on librarianship, humanities, and education at different local and international workgroup meetings, seminars, conferences, etc., including: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Turkey, United States, and Sweden, and at institutions including the Library of Congress (U.S.), Austrian National Library (Vienna), University of Vienna, National Library of France (Paris), National Institute of Informatics (Japan), Konrad-Zuse-Center for Information Technology (Berlin), etc.

His latest publications and research include: A Conversation with Robert Sutherland, the Chief Librarian at the Metropolitan Opera Library (2013) ; A Conversation with Matthew Naughtin, Music Librarian at the San Francisco Ballet (2014) ; Saving the Historical Recordings from the SODRE Music Archive: a Rescue Mission Carried out by the Chopin Society of Hong Kong (2014) ; Conversations with Managers of Special Libraries and Archives in Hong Kong (2014) ; Keeping Score: Interviews with Leading Orchestral and Opera Librarians [in progress].


Dr Dickson Chiu
LibrAsia2016 Conference Co-Chair (Librarianship)
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dickson K.W. Chiu received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Computer Studies from the University of Hong Kong in 1987. He received the M.Sc. (1994) and the Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He started his own computer company while studying part-time. He is now teaching at the University of Hong Kong and has also taught at several universities in Hong Kong. His research interest is in library and information management with a cross-disciplinary approach, involving workflows, software engineering, information technologies, management, security, and databases. The results have been widely published in over 150 papers in international journals and conference proceedings (most of them have been indexed by SCI, SCI-E, EI, and SSCI), including many practical master and undergraduate project results. He received a best paper award in the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in 2004. He is the founding Editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering and the EAI Endorsed Transaction on e-Business. He also serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. He co-founded several international workshops and co-edited several journal special issues. He also served as a program committee member for over 100 international conferences and workshops. He is a Senior Member of both the ACM and the IEEE, and a life member of the Hong Kong Computer Society.

Friday, September 11, 2015

2015 International Business Conference Las Vegas


2015 International Academic Business Conference in Las Vegas #IABCVegas15

October 11-14, 2015

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The deadline for initial submissions and early payment discount is September 10, 2015.

OVERVIEW

Please join The Clute Institute for our 2015 International Academic Business Conference in Las Vegas. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their ideas, proposals, or completed research. Since 30 to 50 different countries are typically represented, presenting at this conference is a great way to get feedback from researchers with a different perspective. An extensive list of acceptable topics is available on our website. A peer review is available upon request.

CONFERENCE VENUE

This year we've chosen the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to the International Academic Business Conference, we are also hosting an International Education Conference (including many business education presentations) that will be held concurrently; one registration covering both.

ENQUIRIES

Enquiries: staff@cluteinstitute.com 303-904-4750
Web address:
http://www.cluteinstitute.com/business-conferences/2015-international-business-conference-las-vegas/
Sponsored by: The Clute Institute, Littleton, Colorado, USA

SUDEP '16 / International Sustainable Development on Economy and Planning Conference


SUDEP '16 / International Sustainable Development on Economy and Planning Conference 2016, will be held in Istanbul, on April 29-30, 2016. The abstract submission is open now and we invite researchers and practitioners to submit original work for presentation at the conference.

As an interdisciplinary perspective is of more importance on development, it is obisvius that economists, architects, engineers, social science specialists, planners, environmentalists and policy makers are to work together to build a a sustainable future.
To develop the alternative solutions become significant, day by day. Today, energy saving and eco-friendly building approaches are the most important development factors. Planning has a key role to play in ensuring that these solutions as well as new materials and processes are incorporated in the most efficient manner.

PUBLICATION
All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM's digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars.

AGENDA
Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 22, 2016
Deadline for registration: March 18, 2016
Deadline for full papers submission: March 25, 2016

THEMES
Renewable Energy Issues
Economic Issues
Agricultural Issues
Environmental Issues
Urban Issues
For subthemes please visit: http://www.sudepconference.org/p/themes.html

VENUE
Cezayir Meeting Halls in Istanbul
Hayriye Caddesi 12, Galatasaray, Beyo?lu
The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls:
http://www.cezayir-istanbul.com/en/index.php

Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers' Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
The scientific committee consists of significant scholars, such as
Prof. Dr. Ismail Co?kun CEYLAN / Ankara University
Prof. Dr. Gülistan ERDAL / Gaziosmanpasa University
Prof. Dr. Feza KARAER / Uluda? University
Prof. Dr. Emine OLHAN / Ankara University
Prof. Dr.Benan ORBAY / Dogus University
Prof. Dr. Halil SEYIDOGLU / Dogus University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muge AKKAR ERCAN / Middle East Technical University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bulent BALI / Dogus University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat CETIN / Namik Kemal University
Asst. Prof. Dr. Muge OZKAN OZBEK / Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Asst. Prof. Dr. Sinan KOLOGLUGIL / Isik University
Asst. Prof. Asli SEN-TASBASI / Isik University

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sudep16

IBMC '16 / International Business Management Conference

IBMC '16 / International Business Management Conference will be coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions). The conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on April 15-16, 2016.

The main objective of IBMC '16 Conference is to provide a forum to present and discuss new trends and discussions in the business management industry and provides information on recently developed processes, technologies and practices.
It will be a venue for critical discussion, potential solutions and promotion of the ideas as recent developments may provide possible solutions for the future of business management. Conference will mainly focus on related to research in investment, corporate finance and market trends . Applied research, designed to provide practicing managers with relevant business tools and information based on recent advances in theory and research will be an additional focus.

PUBLICATION
All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM's digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars.

AGENDA
Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 8, 2016
Deadline for registration: April 1, 2016
Deadline for full papers submission: April 8, 2016

THEMES
Economics
Finance And Accounting
Entrepreneurship And Management
Marketing
International Business
Organizational Studies
Human Resource Management
Strategic Management
Operations Management
Technology Management
For sub themes please visit: http://www.ibmcconference.org/p/themes.html

VENUE
The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls:
http://www.cezayir-istanbul.com/en/index.php
Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers' Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
The scientific committee consists of significant scholars, such as
Prof. Dr. Feray CELIKCAPA / Uludag University
Prof. Dr. Selime SEZGIN / Bilgi University
Prof. Dr. Semra TUNALI/ Izmir Economy University
Prof. Dr. Melek TUZ / Uludag University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayse GUNSEL / Kocaeli University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilvin TASKIN / Yasar University
Asst. Prof. Dr. Duygu FIRAT / Kocaeli University

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ibmc16

2016 International Business Conference in Orlando, FL


2016 International Academic Business Conference #IABCOrlando16

January 3-7, 2016

Orlando, Florida

The deadline for initial submissions and early payment discount is November 18, 2015.

OVERVIEW

Please join The Clute Institute for our 2016 International Academic Business Conference in Orlando. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their ideas, proposals, or completed research. Since 30 to 50 different countries are typically represented, presenting at this conference is a great way to get feedback from researchers with a different perspective. An extensive list of acceptable topics is available on our website. There will be a post-conference tour on Thursday, January 7, 2016 with details to come soon.

CONFERENCE VENUE

This year, the conference will take place at Disney's Boardwalk Inn. In addition to the International Academic Business Conference, we are also hosting an International Education Conference (including many business education presentations) that will be held concurrently; one registration covering both.

ENQUIRIES

Enquiries: staff@cluteinstitute.com 303-904-4750
Web address:
http://www.cluteinstitute.com/business-conferences/2016-international-business-conference-orlando/
Sponsored by: The Clute Institute, Littleton, Colorado, USA

The Second Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice - EQUIS 2015


Join us in the City of Peace from December 20-22, 2015 at the KKR Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan for the Second Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice. Proposals due Friday, October 23, 2015.

http://www.esdfocus.org/equity-social-justice-symposium/

The symposium is a peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary event. Abstracts and papers passing the peer-review selection will appear in the EQUIS Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6865). We invite proposals of 250 words through our online system that consider the following themes:

Administration, Policy and Leadership
Aging and Population
Business and Management Education
Children and Youth
Cross-Cultural Issues in the Classroom
Curriculum, Research and Development
Cultural Studies
Distance Education, Open and E-learning
Education
Educational Measurement and Evaluation
Education Counseling and Psychology
Education for Sustainable Development
Education Technology and Globalization
Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Equity and Social Justice
ESL / EFL Education
Families, Marriage and Parenting
Gender Studies (Women, Men, LGBT)
Health, Sex and Physical Education
Healthcare and Social Support
Higher Education / Further Education
Human Rights Education
ICT and Education
Indigenous and Rural Education
Inequality and Justice
Language Rights
Math and Science Education
Multimedia Applications in Education
Music and Art Education
Migration and Identity
Politics, Conflict and Peace Studies
Refugees and Diaspora Issues
Religious Freedom
Secondary Education
Second Language Acquisition
Social Media and Networking in Education
Special Needs and Disabled Education
Teaching and Learning
Teacher Education
Urban Studies and Education

Enquiries: secretariat@esdfocus.org

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Workshop @ Department of Economics, Christ University


Dear Sir/Madam

Greetings from Christ University!

Department of Economics, Christ University, Bangalore, in association with Indian Association of Social Science Institutes (IASSI, New Delhi) is organizing a Ten Day Research Methodology Workshop in Social Sciences for Ph.D. research scholars. The training course is sponsored by the ICSSR, New Delhi. The objective of the workshop is to build/enhance the research capacities of the scholars, covering the various aspects of research methodology in the disciplines of Social Sciences. Registered/enrolled Ph.D. research scholars from any Indian university/college/institutes in any branch of Social Sciences are eligible to apply on the prescribed application form. M.Phil. students and faculty members are not eligible for this programme. Desirous candidates can send a filled in soft copy of application form, brief C.V and research proposal along with other required documents to the Course Director at workshop@eco.christuniversity.in on or before September 20, 2015. For further information and application form visit the university website (www.christuniversity.in). Accommodation will be provided to outstation participants only. Travel allowance will  also be provided to outstation participants as per ICSSR guidelines. Research scholars from Karnataka and neighboring states will be preferred.





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Regards
Workshop Organizing Committee
Department of Economics
Christ University
Bangalore-29 

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

MR2016- International Multidisciplinary Research Conference 2016

Dear Colleague,

Call for Papers

MR 2016- International Multidisciplinary Research Conference 2016
02-03 February, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka
http://www.womenstudies.info/aws

We wish to announce that the International Multidisciplinary Research Conference 2016( MR2016 )which will be held on 02-03 February,2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka organized by the Unique Conferences Canada and hosted by the International Center for Research & Development.

We accept abstracts on Business, Economics, Marketing, Engineering sciences and Technology, Education & Teaching, Social Sciences and Humanities, Physical and Life sciences, Regional studies , Mathematics & Statistics, Public Health & Medicine, History, Religion, Law & legal studies and Information Technology (IT)

This two day interactive international forum which create an opportunity for academics, practitioners, PhD students to come together, review their research findings, exchange ideas, and discuss emerging trends. All the papers of the registered participants will be published online with a Canadian ISBN number and forward for indexing agencies.

You are invited to submit an abstract to this premier conference before 15 October, 2015 and register before 15 November ,2015.

Abstract guidelines: http://www.womenstudies.info/aws/abstracts/
Abstract acceptance: Within 5 working days
Send your abstract to: multi.abstracts@yahoo.com
Registration details http://www.womenstudies.info/aws/registration-details/

We hope to meet you in Sri Lanka !!

Best wishes

Prabhath Patabendi
Convener MR2016
http://www.womenstudies.info/aws

ORGANIZER http://www.uniqueca.com/
HOST http://www.theicrd.org/

Fwd: BICE 2015 - 4th Annual Belgrade International Conference on Education

BICE 2015 - Belgrade International Conference on Education 2015
23rd - 25th October 2015
Belgrade, Serbia


Enquiries: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org
Web address: http://www.biceducation.org
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce BICE 2015, hosted by Tomorrow People Organization (www.tomorrowpeople.org)

This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in the fields education, teaching, learning and educational technology.

More specifically, it targets:

Scholars: Share your research, learn some new approaches, hear about others' experiences and pass on your knowledge and experience.

Government officials and policy makers: Learn about the best practices, educational development strategies and educational systems around the world; network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the field of supporting educational development.

NGOs: Network with other international NGOs, possible donors and colleagues from around the world and share your achievements and strategies with others.

Graduate students: Meet your colleagues from around the world, make new friends, and improve your knowledge and communication skills.

Company representatives: This is a chance to improve your leadership skills, learn more about the importance of permanent education in achieving the high performances of your organization, meet your colleagues, exchange ideas and establish new connections and partnerships.

Others: Anyone who is interested in making some positive changes around them and gaining new knowledge, skills and friends and becoming more useful to their own communities.

Belgrade International Conference on Education will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the field of education and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to: Adult Education, Arts Education, Anthropology and Education, Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Educational Systems and Policy, Educational Psychology, Environmental Education, Gender and Education, Guidance and Counseling, Health Education, Higher Education, History of Education, IT and Education, Language Education and Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics Education, Mentoring and Coaching, Multicultural Issues in Education, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Primary Education, Quality in Education, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Research and Development, Rural Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Sociology of Education, Special and Inclusive Education, Teacher Education, Values and Education, Vocational Education and Training, Other areas of Education.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in a dedicated ISBN publication of BICE 2015 Conference Proceedings.

We look forward to seeing you in Belgrade in October 2015, as one of our participants, coming from over 40 countries worldwide!

Sincerely,

BICE 2015 Organizing Committee
Email: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org

New academic opportunities from the UNCTAD Virtual Institute - Online course dates revision

Dear Vi friends,

Scholarships to participate in the second edition of the Virtual Institute online course on trade and gender are available for academics, policymakers and representatives of civil society in developing and transition countries involved in research, teaching, policy formulation and implementation, or field work in the area of trade and gender.

Funded by the Government of Finland, the course is based on Volume 1 of the Vi teaching material on trade and gender. The seven-week course, scheduled January 4 to February 21, 2016, particularly encourages applications from qualified women.

Candidates must hold a Master's degree in Economics, Law, Political Science or related area, and have excellent knowledge of English.

Top course graduates will become part of the UNCTAD trade and gender consultancy roster, and may be considered for future assignments in this area and/or participation in intergovernmental meetings on trade and gender organized by UNCTAD.

Candidates must complete the online application process, as well as submit a current CV and nomination letter from their institution by November 15.

Best regards,

Susana Olivares
Virtual Institute
UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10 - Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 917 5823 Fax: +41-22 917 0050
Web: http://vi.unctad.org
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INTED2016 (10th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference)

INTED2016 (10th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference)
7th, 8th and 9th of March, 2016.
Valencia, Spain
Deadline for Abstracts Submission: December, 3rd, 2015 (included)
Abstract submission: http://inted2016.org/online_submission
Website: http://inted2016.org

OVERVIEW
INTED2016, the 10th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference will be held in Valencia (Spain), on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March, 2016.

INTED is one of the largest international education conference for lecturers, researchers, technologists and professionals from the educational sector. After 10 years, it has become a reference event where more than 700 experts from 80 countries will get together to present their projects and share their knowledge on teaching and learning methodologies, educational innovations and experiences in technology and development.

INTED is more than a conference, it is an ideal platform for strategic international networking. The best place to present your innovations and projects about education and technology.

TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND INTED2016
- Present your projects and experiences in one of the largest international conferences on education
- Interact with international educators and technologist for future cooperation
- Meet 700 participants from more than 80 countries
- Learn about education innovations and strategies in 70+ thematic sessions
- Publish your paper in INTED2016 Proceedings that will be reviewed for their inclusion the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (past editions included)

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
There will be 3 presentation formats: Oral, Poster or Virtual.
You can submit your abstract proposals until December 3rd, 2015 (included)
Abstracts should be submitted online at http://inted2016.org/online_submission

PUBLICATIONS
INTED2016 Proceedings will be produced with all the accepted abstracts and papers. This ISBN publication will be sent to be reviewed for its inclusion in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Previous editions were already included in ISI CPCI.
All accepted contributions will be indexed in Google Scholar and in the IATED Digital Library to form part of our database of innovative projects in Education and Technology.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
- Abstract Submission Deadline: December 3rd, 2015 (included)
- Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: December 28th, 2015 (included)
- Final Paper Submission Deadline: January 21st, 2016 (included)
- Registration deadline for authors: January 21st, 2016 (included)

VENUE
In addition to your professional experience in INTED2016, you will have the occasion to visit Valencia.
Valencia is a city to enjoy, to walk and to discover. It has a large cultural and leisure offer. Its old and modern architecture, excellent weather, golden sandy beaches, large natural parks and tasty gastronomy will make your stay unforgettable.
Also, Valencia is a very accessible city. From Madrid, you can take a high-speed train that will bring you to the centre of the city in less than one and a half hour.
Come and live this unique experience at INTED2016!

Enquiries: inted2016@iated.org
Website: http://inted2016.org

Fwd: Torture

Torture
Call for Submissions 2016

Sunday 20th March – Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Budapest, Hungary

From early accounts of witch-burning to more recent media coverage of punishments carried out by ISIS, we are confronted by constant reminders of the tendency of human beings to be cruel to one another. While it is easy to condemn beheadings, systematic rape of prisoners and other acts of torture as barbaric, the existence of tacit or explicit support among some members of the public for capital punishment, lynchings and the use of torture to extract information from suspected terrorists reveals the complexities and inconsistencies that shape debates on this topic. What counts as torture? Why do human beings torture one another? Can acts of torture ever be justified? Why do some acts of torture trigger condemnation, while others fail to generate the same level of outrage? Do fictional portrayals of torture in videogames, films and television series affect the way we consider real life torture? How can torture be prevented?

In an attempt to provide answers to these and other relevant questions, the Torture research and publishing stream offers a platform for inter-, cross- and multi-disciplinary dialogue involving participants from across the disciplinary spectrum. The event provides valuable opportunities for knowledge exchange between individuals with an interest and expertise in the topic, including policy and legal experts, representatives from NGOs and philanthropic organisations, activists, medical and clinical professionals, social workers and caregivers, educators, artists, business people, journalists, victims and perpetrators of torture, historians, and researchers. It is intended that the deep inter-disciplinary engagement facilitated by the event will foster greater understanding of torture, awareness of its effects on victims, perpetrators and society and action in the areas of prevention and caregiving.

Proposals are invited for presentations, workshops, panels, interactive round tables, performances, readings, screenings, or installation on any aspect of torture, and its use and effects throughout history and in contemporary societies, from liberal democracies to totalitarian states. The use of torture has grown in recent times, alongside the growth in attempts worldwide to reduce, or abolish torture, and the attempts at reduction, limitation and abolition will form a key part of conference study. Submissions may deal with any aspect of torture, including but not limited to:

Defining Torture
Definitions, such as that contained in the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading Treatment and Punishment, and the debate around the usefulness and accuracy of definitions as a basis for formulating treaties and improving practice. Issues around torture and:
- Sex
- Race
- Sexual orientation
- Asylum seekers
- Children
- Persons with disabilities
- Animals
- War
- Genocide/ethnic cleansing

Causation
Norms and expectations within police, prison and army personnel; international relations, manifestations of political power within national states and ideological groups struggling to achieve statehood.

Issues of Practice
Interrogation and its legitimacy, setting boundaries in state practice, exposure of the way that torturers are psychologically prepared and trained, the sites of torture such as prisoner of war camps, state-run detention centres, prisons, within civilian communities against persecuted minorities and in areas of the world where genocide is being systematically practiced.

History of Ideas
Influence of the Enlightenment, humanitarian ideals, varying political ideologies, the rule of law; torture and cultural relativism, histories of torture's use and effects.

Torture and the State
Powerful institutions within states; institutions such as the CIA and their reach, values and power within a society; debates over extraordinary rendition, accountability across borders, information sharing between bodies within states.

Prevention, Reduction and Accountability
Treaties such as OPCAT and problems with implementation and accountability; aspects of implementation of appropriate legal frameworks across borders; information sharing; the usefulness of independent inspection regimes in places of detention; installing penalties in places of detention and/or instilling cultures of prevention through training and support; linking progress to overseas aid; domestic and international criminal prosecutions and civil suits seeking remedies against torturers and/or governments; work by NGOs, charities and philanthropic organisations.

Survivors
Effects on survivors, both medical, psychological, social; the documentation of effects such as by The Istanbul Protocol in 1999, work by organisations such as Amnesty International, The Red Cross and very many human rights organisations; discussion and documentation of psychological consequences such as the loss and regaining of trust, the hard task of forgiveness.

Perpetrators
Medical, social and psychological effects of torture on perpetrators
Societies that condone or tolerate torture
Punishment, retribution and rehabilitation of perpetrators

Torture and Medicine
Medical experimentation and torture
Ethical applications of knowledge gained through torture
Participation by medical professionals in acts of torture (e.g. capital punishment)
Torture and mental health: psychological profiles on victims and perpetrators

Torture and Religion
Torture narratives in religious/spiritual traditions
Torture carried out in the name of religion
Religion and spirituality as path to rehabilitation

The Business of Torture
Technologies and producers that support torture
Companies that do business with perpetrators of torture
Companies that engage in torture
Technologies and producers that assist in preventing torture
Designing and administering spaces of torture
Boycotts and ethical responses to corporate support for torture

Torture and Tourism
Dark tourism and the commodification of torture sites
Pilgrimages to sites of torture
The appeal of torture museums and sites associated with torture

Torture and the Arts
The literature and memoirs of survivors, both historical and contemporaneous
Creative practice as means of coping with effects of torture
Depictions of/engagements with torture in art, music, television, film, literature, drama, poetry, video games, graphic novels, etc.

Torture and Pedagogy
Strategies for teaching age-appropriate lessons
Challenges and strategies for researchers
Using the right language to talk about the issues

Further details and information can be found at the project website:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/hostility-and-violence/torture/call-for-participation/

Call for Cross-Over Presentations
The Torture project will be meeting at the same time as a project on Research Methods. We welcome submissions which cross the divide between both project areas. If you would like to be considered for a cross project session, please mark your submission "Crossover Submission".

What to Send
300 word abstracts, proposals and other forms of contribution should be submitted by Friday 9th October 2015.
All submissions be minimally double reviewed, under anonymous (blind) conditions, by a global panel drawn from members of the Project Team and the Advisory Board. In practice our procedures usually entail that by the time a proposal is accepted, it will have been triple and quadruple reviewed.

You will be notified of the panel's decision by Monday 19th October 2015.
If your submission is accepted for the conference, a full draft of your contribution should be submitted by Friday 5th February 2016.

Abstracts may be in Word, RTF or Notepad 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 proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Torture Abstract Submission

Where to Send
Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs with listed emails:

Organising Chairs:
Diana Medlicott: diana@inter-disciplinary.net
John Parry: Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, USA
Rob Fisher: torture@inter-disciplinary.net

This event is an inclusive interdisciplinary research and publishing project. 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 the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.

Ethos
Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation. 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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fairy Tales, Folk Lore and Legends

Monday 14th March – Wednesday 16th March 2016
Budapest, Hungary

Wicked witches, evil stepmothers, Rumplestiltskin, jinn, gnomes, trolls, wolves and thieves versus fairy godmothers, Peri, departed beloved mothers, firebirds, dwarves, princesses, Simurgh, woodcutters and princes charming. Fairy tales, folk lore and legends are the canvas on which the vast mural of good versus evil plays out and our darkest dreams or nightmares struggle against our better selves and highest hopes. At the same time, the relationship between these tales and modern society is a complex one that invites closer consideration of the changing nature of the stories and how modern sensibilities have both challenged and been challenged by the values and viewpoints that underpin the narratives.

Fairy tales can be interpreted in a variety of ways and from a variety of viewpoints: they can be psychological exposes, blueprints for dealing with the traumas of childhood and early adulthood, guides to navigating life, windows onto social realities long forgotten, remnants of ancient mythology or hints at how to access the Transcendent.

The Fairy Tales interdisciplinary research and publishing stream investigates how fairy tales/folk tales/legends represent both good and evil, how these are personified or interact, what these reveal about the lives of those who have told them over the years, what they mean for us who read or listen to them today. Possible subjects for presentations include but are not limited to:

Exploring the Tales Themselves

Functions of tales over time and across cultures
Socio-political context of tales and their capacity to serve as allegories for real life issues
Justice and morality in the tales
Fairy tale utopias and dystopias and the blurred lines between fiction, fact, reality, science fiction and mythology
How fairy tales shape ideas about happiness
Considerations of why tales are an enduring aspect of culture
Factors that make some tales more popular than others (and why popularity can shift over time)
(Re)interpretations and re-imaginings of the same tales differ over time or across cultures
Relationship between fairy tale characters and real life humans: do human 'good guys' or 'bad guys' behave so differently from fictional goodies and baddies, where there times when characters that seem fantastic to modern folks were actually considered to be more realistic by historical readers/listeners, what factors shape the changes that cause people to perceive characters as more or less real
Relationship between fantastic and magical elements of tales and lived reality
Tales and monsters: monstrous animals, monstrous humans, children's interaction with monsters
Intended lessons and values of stories and counter-interpretations, particularly in relation to gender, sex, materialistic values, notions of virtue and authority
Processes around the domestication of fairy tales
Tales as a source of/mechanism for oppression of individuals or groups
New/modern tales
Critical approaches to tales
Tales and their authors
Fairy tale artwork and imagery
Fairy tale geographies: spaces and places of both the worlds within fairy tales as well as the spaces and places where the narratives are told or written
Encountering Fairy Tales/Legends/Folk Tales

Studies of readers/audiences across time and cultures
Listening versus reading: impact of oral traditions on the narratives, impact of illustrations in reception of the tales, etc.
Relationship between traditional and modern forms of interactive storytelling involving fairy tales
How adaptation to other mediums, such as film, television, visual art, music, theatre, graphic novels, dance and video games, affect the content of the tales themselves, appreciation of the narrative or our interpretations of narrative meaning
Uses of Fairy Tales/Legends/Folk Tales

In advertising (re-imagining tales in advertising imagery, marketing the princess lifestyle, etc.)
Tales and pedagogy: using tales as teaching and learning tools
In tourism through destination marketing of spaces associated with fairy tales, Disneyfication of tales, etc.
In the formation of national/cultural/ethnic identity
In the publishing business
Communities, biography and fairy tales: How social communal identity is forged around telling and re-telling tales
Tales, Health and Happiness

Tales and magical thinking in the human development
Tales and psychological/clinical practices involving tales
Tales and unhealthy behaviour/beliefs
Effect of tales on shaping notions of (un)happiness, (in)appropriate ways to pursue it and how to respond to respond to others' (un)happiness
Tales and aging ("growing old" as a theme in tales, how tales shape perceptions of old age, etc.)
Live Performances of Tales

Theatrical, dance and other types of staged presentations
Pantomime
Vocal performances
Art installations
Readings
Curated film screenings

Further details can be found on the project web site:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/fairy-tales-folk-lore-and-legends/call-for-participation/
Call for Cross-Over Presentations
The Fairy Tales, Folk Lore and Legends project will be meeting at the same time as a project on Health and another project on Happiness. We welcome submissions which cross the divide between both project areas. If you would like to be considered for a cross project session, please mark your submission "Crossover Submission".

What to Send
300 word abstracts, proposals and other forms of contribution should be submitted by Friday 2nd October 2015.
All submissions be minimally double reviewed, under anonymous (blind) conditions, by a global panel drawn from members of the Project Team and the Advisory Board. In practice our procedures usually entail that by the time a proposal is accepted, it will have been triple and quadruple reviewed.

You will be notified of the panel's decision by Friday 16th October 2015.
If your submission is accepted for the conference, a full draft of your contribution should be submitted by Friday 5th February 2016.

Abstracts may be in Word, RTF or Notepad 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 proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Fairy Tales Abstract Submission

Where to Send
Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs:

Organising Chairs:
Stephen Morris: smmorris58@yahoo.com
Rob Fisher: fairytales@inter-disciplinary.net

This event is an inclusive interdisciplinary research and publishing project. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

It is anticipated that a number of publishing options will arise from the work of the project generally and from the meeting of Fairy Tales, Folk Lore and Legends stream in particular. Minimally there will be a digital eBook resulting from the conference meeting. Other options, some of which might include digital publications, paperbacks and a journal will be explored during the meeting itself.

Ethos
Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation. 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.


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