Saturday, January 30, 2016

Fwd: International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (ICMR 2016)



3rd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (ICMR 2016)
BEIJING, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
April 3-5, 2016

Dear Researchers and Scholars,

You are invited to participate in the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (ICMR 2016). The Conference will be held on April 3-5, 2016 at Beijing, People's Republic of China. Successful conferences of IAMURE had been staged at Nagoya Hilton Hotel, Nagoya, Japan; Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong; Singapore Marriott Hotel, Singapore; The Stones Hotel, Bali Indonesia; The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; The Venetian Macao, Macau, China; Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines; Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, 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; Hotel Centro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan; Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Angkor Borei Resort and Spa, Siem Reap, Cambodia; Sofitel Saigon Plaza, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Radisson Hotel, Brunei Darussalam; Raffles Hotel, Singapore; Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Manila, Philippines; and Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taiwan.

The theme of the ICMR 2016 is "Quantitative and Qualitative Research: Applying Scientific Results for Developing Institutions and Communities." The objectives of the conference are to: (1) provide a forum for professional and student researchers as means for dissemination and utilization of multidisciplinary research; (2) nourish collaborations among researchers and institutions in the promotion and production of multidisciplinary research; (3) recognize meritorious contributions of researchers and institutions; and (4) promote quality research publications as credible sources of scientific literature.

The conference proceedings will be submitted to Procedia of Elsevier for possible indexing.

STREAMS

Education
Communication and Media
Science and Clinical Laboratory
Business and Management
Literature, Philosophy, Religion
Social Sciences
Mathematics
Nursing
Biology
Engineering
Technology and Computer Studies
Ecology and Conservation
Sexuality and LGBT
Health Education

SUBMISSIONS FOR PRESENTATION CONSIDERATION
Submit a 200-word abstract (with a list of references) 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). Send these documents to icmr@iamure.com. Early submissions are greatly appreciated. All submissions must be in Microsoft Word.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submission for presentation consideration: March 7, 2016
Award and Proceedings submissions: February 22, 2016
Final Payment Deadline: March 11, 2016

USEFUL LINKS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Submissions for presentation consideration: icmr@iamure.com
Website: www.iamure.com
Sponsored by: IAMURE Multidisciplinary Research

COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVES

Dr. Jeng-Ming Yih, Min-Hwei College of Health Care Management, Taiwan
Dr. R. Anbin Ezhilan, University of Puthisastra, Cambodia
Dr. Moktar Lamari, L'universite de l'administration publique, Canada
Arch. Tiberiu Constantin Florescu, "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urban Planning Bucharest, Romania
Dr. Djuwari, STIE Perbanas Surabaya, Indonesia
Dr. Guarang Rami, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India
Dr. Ken Kawasaki, Kochi University of Technology, Japan
Dr. Adesoji Adeolu Oni, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria
Dr. Chew Fong Peng, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dr. Kaneez Fatima-Shad, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Dr. Maheshvari Naidu, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Dr. Jia Yan, Hogskolan Dalarna, Sweden
Dr. Jose Gerardo Martinez Martinez, University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus, Puerto Rico


Friday, January 29, 2016

Branding the Intangible: Culture and Heritage in City Branding and Tourism Marketing

Branding the Intangible: Culture and Heritage in City Branding and Tourism Marketing
29 August-2 September 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark
http://www.islanddynamics.org/placebranding.html

This international, interdisciplinary conference brings together researchers and practitioners to explore the role of intangible culture and heritage in city branding and tourism marketing worldwide.

Place branding is a complex process through which individuals or institutions seek to influence a place's reputation or brand image. Tourism marketing is a particularly visible form of place branding but is just one tool for public diplomacy. Although a city's residents may not always be aware of it, many place branding efforts target not only foreign publics (consisting of potential tourists, business visitors, policymakers, investors, etc.) but also the local population, nudging or urging city residents to be warm and welcoming, forward looking and innovative, proud of their traditions, or internationally oriented – all in accordance with the aims of the particular branding initiative. Urban place branding is thus more than just marketing the city as a product; it is also a form of product development.

But where does urban culture fit into the picture? What happens when some local stakeholders desire a type of city that is difficult or unpalatable to market? Should urban planners, branders, and developers seek to build a market for the existing urban product or instead seek to change the product to fit a desired market? How do intangible aspects of culture (foodways, festivals, fashion, lifestyles, etc.) interact with city branding and economic development processes? Can (or should) expressions of local inheritance be integrated into the presentation of built heritage and cultural landscapes to tourists whose own interpretations of this heritage may differ from local ones? How can the multitude of voices, opinions, and practices among the local population be distilled into policies that benefit the community as a whole?

About the conference.
At 'Branding the Intangible', delegates can contextualise knowledge and engage with community members. On 29-31 August, delegates will explore Copenhagen, experiencing cultural attributes and intangible heritage that various communities within the city deem to be important. Delegates will visit traditional Danish restaurants, centres of design, public parks, museums, historical buildings, and bastions of counterculture to learn how local culture is lived and how it is presented to outsiders. Delegates will also visit Tivoli Gardens, a historic amusement park that has developed into a key site for Danish identity building and cultural expression. Conference presentations take place on 01-02 September.

How to make a presentation.
Presentations are welcome from all segments of research and practice. Presentations last 20 minutes and will be followed by around 10 minutes' question time. The deadline for abstracts is 28 February 2016, but to take advantage of early registration rates and ensure that you have time to seek funding from your institution or government, we recommend that you submit your abstract early. You can submit your abstract here: http://www.islanddynamics.org/placebranding/cfp.html

Enquiries: info@islanddynamics.org
Sponsored by: Island Dynamics

Getting Your Message Across: Storytelling for Researchers and other Professionals


Getting Your Message Across:
Storytelling for Researchers and other Professionals

A One Day Workshop

Wednesday 13th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Participation:

In September 2015 Inter-Disciplinary.Net hosted a one day workshop on Getting your Message Across: Storytelling for researchers and other professionals, during which we presented some of our views about the value of adopting a storytelling style, for those who want to write engagingly and in ways that both inform and challenge their readers. However, the dominant focus of the day was on two things. First, it offered participants the opportunity to reflect on some perennial problems faced by authors in writing both clearly and concisely about research and other professional matters, especially when they are writing for an inter-disciplinary audience. Secondly, it gave them the opportunity to engage in shared writing and live editing of text in a supportive and collegial group.

In our second workshop on Getting your Message Across, we will again be offering support to writers at all levels in developing an engaging style that communicates clearly, by conveying complex information as simply as possible using a storytelling style. In doing so we will invite participants to abandon the idea (if they have it, and many people do) that since their research and ideas are important, they need to use difficult and important sounding words (including as much technical jargon as possible) and to develop a style of writing that only really clever people will be able to understand. We will suggest, instead, that they should aim to make their writing as easy to understand as possible, by thinking of it as a species of storytelling.

Call for Participation
Anyone, from any background, who is interested in the use of storytelling to convey important ideas, is invited to submit a brief expression of interest in the workshop (up to 300 words) which should address one or more of the following:

- the reason or reasons that they would like to participate in this workshop, which may include references to what they have to share with others, as well as to what they hope to gain from it.

- whether, and if so, how, they think that the challenges they face in communicating their ideas or the results of their research to an interdisciplinary audience differ from those they face in communicating them to an audience of peers from their own discipline or subject.

- what, in their view, are the characteristics of engaging, genuinely informative and challenging writing in any area of professional or academic life.

Expressions of interest will be printed in the workshop booklet and during the workshop participants will have the opportunity to elaborate the ideas and views they have thus expressed, during a structured 'round-table' session.

We invite expressions of interest for people thinking of attending and for them to send a statement of their interest and experience/expertise to the organising chairs by Friday 26th February 2016:

Gavin Fairbairn and Susan Fairbairn: gsstory@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: message2@inter-disciplinary.net

Schedule:
The day will begin with registration between 8.30 am and 9.30am Wednesday 13th July 2016 and will be followed by a series of presentation sessions and workshops. Refreshments and a 2 course sit-down lunch will be provided. After the final workshop and summation of the days discussions and the event will end with a drinks reception.

The workshop will include presentation by the workshop leaders; episodes of reflection and discussion, and a number of practical activities aimed at developing ideas and skills. So, for example, there will be:

Opportunities for reflection about the nature of academic and professional writing.
Opportunities to share problems with writing.
Opportunities to share 'hot tips' for writers.
Opportunities for shared writing and editing.
The opportunity to engage in 'live editing' of text as a group

Giving a timetable for a workshop like this is almost impossible. However, at some point during the day, we will talk about a range of issues, including:

Developing an engaging style.
Conveying complex information as simply as possible.
Abandoning complex language, big and important sounding words when possible.
Academic and professional writing as a species of storytelling.
Engaging, informing and challenging readers.
Empathising with your audience.
How citation can interfere with meaning-making in academic storytelling
Putting citation to use in developing academic texts, and in developing academic stories.

All of this activity will take place between the set timetable for coffee/tea breaks and lunch and will end with a wine reception.

Registration Fee: £85. (Special discounted price of £65 available if booked with the Story's Place in our Lives event – details of which can be found here: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/storytelling-global-reflections-on-narrative/research-streams/storytelling-global-reflections-on-narrative/story-2-call-for-papers/)

conference registration fee
discounted rate off any Inter-Disciplinary Press or Fisher Imprints publications
access to the conference project initiative support materials
morning coffee break with coffee, tea, fruit juice, fresh fruits, cakes
2 course waiter served lunch
afternoon coffee break with coffee, tea, fruit juice, fresh fruits, cakes
Drinks Reception

Further details and information can be found at the workshop website:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/storytelling-global-reflections-on-narrative/research-streams/courses-and-workshops/getting-your-message-across/


Organisers:
Workshop Leaders
Gavin Fairbairn and Susan Fairbairn:
Independent Researchers

Gavin and Susan have worked in a wide range of areas, including medical and nursing education; applied philosophy and ethics; social and environmental psychology; primary and special education; social work and residential care; learning disability; child, adolescent and adult psychiatry; teacher education; professional development and study skills. Between us we have published on a very wide range of topics, including medical and nursing education; doctor's interviewing skills; suicide; reconciliation after conflict; empathy; storytelling; professional development; euthanasia; sexuality and learning disability; bereavement; the spiritual care of dying children, and inclusive education.

While pursuing our own professional lives, we have managed find ways of working together at times and have, for example, organised and chaired many conferences, including a series many years ago about Ethical Issues in Caring, as well as IDNET conferences on Empathy; Storytelling, Bullying and Responsible Living. Together we have published three books about professional ethics.

Between us we have published four books about issues in academic literacy. Gavin co-authored Getting Published: advice for academics and other professionals with David Canter and his book with Chris Winch, Reading, Writing and Reasoning; a guide for students, now in its 26th year and third edition, has been translated into both Portuguese and Chinese. Together we co-authored Writing your Abstract: a guide for would-be conference presenters and Reading at University: a guide for students, which has been translated into both Chinese and Indonesian.

As teachers at every level from nursery school to postgraduate level we have had a great deal of experience of facilitating the development of writing, including academic and professional writing. Together we have presented a number of workshops for developing academic writers and during his time as Professor of Ethics and Language at Leeds Beckett University, and in earlier posts as Professor of Education at Liverpool Hope and as Professor of Professional Development at the University of Glamorgan, much of Gavin's time was given over to such workshops both with colleagues and students and at other institutions, including universities in Poland and in the UK.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education


Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education:
Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts
20th to 22nd October 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

This conference addresses the unique challenges of immersion and dual language education through research-informed dialogue and professional exchange across languages, levels, learner audiences, and contexts.

Enquiries: larso205@umn.edu
Web address: http://www.carla.umn.edu/conferences/immersion2016/
Sponsored by: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) University of Minnesota

2016 International Symposium on Economics and Social Science – Summer Session (ISESS - Summer 2016)



Call for Papers
2016 International Symposium on Economics and Social Science - Summer Session (ISESS-Summer 2016)
Kyoto, Japan
July 12-14, 2016
http://science-techs.org/isess-summer/

2016 International Symposium on Economics and Social Science - Summer Session (ISESS-Summer 2016) is to be held in Kyoto, Japan, on July 12-14, 2016. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform which focuses on important topics of Economics and Social Science. Since more than 20 different countries are typically represented, presenting at this conference is a great way to get feedback from researchers with different perspectives. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference website (http://science-techs.org/isess-summer/).

We sincerely invite your participation for this important academic event. Please submit full paper or abstract by April 1, 2016. All submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted manuscripts will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN reference, on CD-ROM support.

Kyoto is Japan's capital for more than 1,000 years. Kyoto was the center not only for politics, but religion, philosophy, art, culture, and cuisine. Gion Matsuri is one of the oldest festivals in Japan and one of the greatest. Traditional rituals and events related to this amazing festival are held throughout the month of July in Kyoto. We believe that you will enjoy your stay in Kyoto. If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Conference Website: http://science-techs.org/isess-summer/
Online Submission: http://175.99.76.113/ISESS-summer/
Enquiries: isess.summer@gmail.com
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016

Best Regards,
Conference Committee of ISESS-Summer 2016


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2016 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2016)

Call for Papers
2016 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2016)
Kyoto, Japan
July 12-14, 2016
http://soci-science.org/LIS/

2016 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2016) is to be held in Kyoto, Japan, on July 12-14, 2016. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform which focuses on important topics of library and information science. Since more than 20 different countries are typically represented, presenting at this conference is a great way to get feedback from researchers with different perspectives. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference website (http://soci-science.org/LIS/).

We sincerely invite your participation for this important academic event. Please submit full paper or abstract by April 1, 2016. All submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted manuscripts will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN reference, on CD-ROM support.

The conference venue Kyoto is Japan's capital for more than 1,000 years. Kyoto was the center not only for politics, but religion, philosophy, art, culture, and cuisine. Gion Matsuri is one of the oldest festivals in Japan and one of the greatest. Traditional rituals and events related to this amazing festival are held throughout the month of July in Kyoto. We believe that you will enjoy your stay in Kyoto. If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Conference Website: http://soci-science.org/LIS/
Online Submission: http://175.99.76.113/LIS/
Enquiries: iclis.conf@gmail.com
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016

Best Regards,
Conference Committee of LIS 2016

2016 International Conference on Hospitality, Leisure, Sports, and Tourism-Summer Session (HLST-Summer 2016)


Call for Papers
2016 International Conference on Hospitality, Leisure, Sports, and Tourism-Summer Session (HLST-Summer 2016)
Kyoto, Japan
July 12-14, 2016
http://science-techs.org/hlst-summer/

2016 International Conference on Hospitality, Leisure, Sports, and Tourism - Summer Session (HLST-Summer 2016) is to be held in Kyoto, Japan, on July 12-14, 2016. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform which focuses on important topics of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports, and Tourism. Since more than 20 different countries are typically represented, presenting at this conference is a great way to get feedback from researchers with different perspectives. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference website (http://science-techs.org/hlst-summer/).

We sincerely invite your participation for this important academic event. Please submit full paper or abstract by April 1, 2016. All submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted manuscripts will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN reference, on CD-ROM support.

Kyoto is Japan's capital for more than 1,000 years. Kyoto was the center not only for politics, but religion, philosophy, art, culture, and cuisine. Gion Matsuri is one of the oldest festivals in Japan and one of the greatest. Traditional rituals and events related to this amazing festival are held throughout the month of July in Kyoto. We believe that you will enjoy your stay in Kyoto. If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Conference Website: http://science-techs.org/hlst-summer/
Online Submission: http://175.99.76.113/HLST-summer/
Enquiries: ichlst.summer@gmail.com
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016

Best Regards,
Conference Committee of HLST-Summer 2016

ACSS2016 - The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2016


The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) invites you to participate in the Seventh Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2016 and enjoy the beautiful seaside city of Kobe, Japan. The deadline to submit your abstract is February 15, 2016.

Held alongside the Sixth Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment and the Asian Conference on Aging and Gerontology, at the Art Center of Kobe from June 9-12, join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Justice and Sustainability" along with conference co-chairs Stuart D.B. Picken, James McNally, Hiroshi Ishida, Keynote Speakers Gregory Clark, Jun Arima, 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/acss2016/
Enquiries: acss@iafor.org

Join IAFOR at ACSS2016 to:

-Deliver your own research findings to a global audience
-Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
-Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research in the Social Sciences, Sustainability, Energy, the Environment, Aging & Gerontology and more!
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

-Discounts on registration fees are available for those able to pay registration fees early. Please see the registration page for details:
http://iafor.org/acss2016-registration

-If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer a 10 percent discount in appreciation of your support.

***Conference Theme: "Justice and Sustainability"

The conference theme for ACSS2016 is "Justice and Sustainability", 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:

-Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Humanities
-Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences
-Computational Social Science
-Cultural and Media Studies
-Economics and Management
-Education and Social Welfare
-Demography, Human Geography & Population Studies
-Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
-Globalization and Internationalization
-Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
-Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender
-International Relations & Human Rights
-Journalism and Communications
-Linguistics
-Natural, Environmental and Health Sciences
-Politics, Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
-Politics, Public Policy, Law & Criminology
-Psychology & Social Psychology
-Research Methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative
-Social History
-Social Work
-Sociology
-Sustainability
-Teaching and Learning
-Technology and Applied Sciences
-Urban Studies
-Other

Visit the conference website for further details:
http://iafor.org/acss2016-call-for-papers/#conference-streams

***About IAFOR and its global 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.

The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences has two sister events around the world. If you are interested in attending one of them, please visit the conference websites for more information.

February 27-29, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE
The IAFOR International Conference on the Social Sciences
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline - January 1
http://iafor.org/conferences/iicssdubai2016/

July 7-10, The Waterfront Hotel, Brighton UK
ECSS2016 - The European Conference on the Social Sciences
Abstract Submission Deadline - March 15
http://iafor.org/conferences/acss2016/

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


***ACSS/ACSEE/AGen Invited Speakers - Please visit the speakers page of the website to learn more about our invited speakers and their presentations.
http://iafor.org/acss2016-speakers/

ACSS2016 Keynote Speaker
Jun Arima
Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry/The University of Tokyo

ACSS2016 Keynote Speaker
Professor Gregory Clark
Tama University & Akita International University, Japan


***ACSS2016 Conference Chairs

-Professor Stuart Picken
Chairman of the IAFOR IAB
Order of the Sacred Treasure, M.A. (Hons), B.D., Ph.D. (Glasgow), F.R.A.S.

Stuart D. B. Picken is the Chairman of the International Advisory Board, and in this role is Chairman of the Organisation. As Chairman of IAFOR, Professor Picken helps guide the academic and political strategy of the organisation, and assists in the forging of global institutional partnerships. He is also responsible for the development of the IAFOR Research Institutes.

The author of a dozen books and over 130 articles and papers, Professor Picken is considered one of the foremost scholars on Japan, China, and Globalisation in East Asia. As an academic, Professor Picken has devoted more than 30 years to scholarship in Japan, notably as a Professor of Philosophy at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he specialised in ethics and Japanese thought, and as International Adviser to the High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine (Mie prefecture). He has also served as a consultant to various businesses, including Jun Ashida Ltd., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Corp., Kobe Steel, and Japan Airlines.

In November 2008, the Government of Japan awarded Professor Picken the Order of the Sacred Treasure for his pioneering research, and outstanding contribution to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and the UK. The honour is normally reserved for Japanese citizens and is a mark of the utmost respect in which Professor Picken is held by the Japanese Government. More recently, in 2012 he was invited to London to attend a reception at the Japanese Embassy, hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko as an expression of their gratitude towards Britons who had helped support Japan after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Professor Picken helped organise fundraising efforts through both the Japan Society of Scotland, of which he is the Chair in the UK, and IAFOR in Japan.

Although now resident in Scotland, Professor Picken maintains his interests in Japan, as Chair of the Japan Society of Scotland, through the IAFOR IAB, and through regular visits.

-Dr James McNally
Director of the NACDA Program on Aging, University of Michigan

James McNally is the Director of the NACDA Program on Aging, a data archive containing over 1,500 studies related to health and the aging lifecourse. He currently does methodological research on the improvement and enhancement of secondary research data and has been cited as an expert authority on data imputation. McNally has directed the NACDA Program on Aging since 1998 and has seen the archive significantly increase its holdings with a growing collection of seminal studies on the aging lifecourse, health, retirement and international aspects of aging. He has spent much of his career addressing methodological issues with a specific focus on specialized application of incomplete or deficient data and the enhancement of secondary data for research applications. McNally has also worked extensively on issues related to international aging and changing perspectives on the role of family support in the later stages of the aging lifecourse.

-Prof. Hiroshi Ishida
Department of Comparative Contemporary Societies, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan

Hiroshi Ishida is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tokyo. He served as the Director of the Institute of Social Sciences and the Director of the Center of Social Research and Data Archives, at the University of Tokyo, from 2012 to 2015. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University, conducted post-doctoral research at Nuffield College and St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, and held positions of Assistant and Associate Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. He was a Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan and a Visiting Fellow of Sociology at Yale University.

Dr. Ishida's research interests include comparative social stratification and mobility, school-to-work transition, and social inequality over the life course. He is the author of Social Mobility in Contemporary Japan (Stanford University Press) and the co-editor with David Slater of Social Class in Contemporary Japan (Routledge). His work has been published in a number of journals and edited volumes, including American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, and Japanese Sociological Review.

Dr. Ishida was the president of the Japanese Association of Mathematical Sociology from 2011 to 2013, and currently serves as the secretary/treasurer of the Research Committee on Social Stratification of the International Sociological Association. From 2005 to 2010, he was the editor-in-chief of Social Science Japan Journal, an international journal on social science research on Japan published by Oxford University Press. He is the principal investigator of the Japanese Life Course Panel Surveys, funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He presently serves on the international editorial board of several journals, including British Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, and Social Forces. He is currently the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Official Representative for the University of Tokyo.

Call for papers: The 7th RMUTP International Conference

Dear colleagues,

 

You are invited to submit your paper for a special session of the joint Centre for Financial Econometrics and Rajamangala University (Bangkok, Thailand) conference on the theme of "Innovation/technology, financial markets, and economic growth". Selected papers presented at this session will be considered for publication in Economic Modelling—an A-ranked Elsevier journal.

 

The conference will be held at Pullman Bangkok King Power, Bangkok, Thailand, 23-24 June 2016.

 

We will appreciate if you can disseminate this call for papers to your colleagues . The submission deadline is 1 April 2016.

 

Please see the attached call for papers for further details.

 

Sincerely,

Centre for Financial Econometrics, Deakin Business School, Faculty of Business & Law

 

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia."

 


Monday, January 25, 2016

MUSICULT ‘16 / 3rd Music and Cultural Studies Conference


MUSICULT '16 Music and Cultural Studies Conference, organized by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), will take place on May 13-14, 2016.

www.musicultconference.org

MUSICULT '16 Conference aims to trace the tracks of the dialectic correlation between music and culture. Artistic crops of this correlation from the very ancient roots of the communication with sound to the contemporary state are among the field of interest of the conference. During the conference and within the context of culture and identity, well-known periods and moments of the history of music in the all possible meanings, forms and genres will be brought to the agenda and new areas of interest, that will be revealed by this perspective, will be explored on the basis of the main focus point as "Local versus Universal".

KEYNOTES
Keith Negus, Professor of Musicology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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: February 5, 2016
Deadline for registration: March 4, 2016
Deadline for full papers submission: March 11, 2016
Please visit our website to see the last updates
http://www.musicultconference.org/p/registration.html

THEMES
- Locality & Universality
- Composition and Sources of Creativity
- Music, Arts and Culture
- History and Traditions: Relation of music to cultural identity
- Social Aspects
- Sound and Science

For subthemes please visit: http://www.musicultconference.org/p/themes.html

VENUE
The conference will be held in Istanbul. Please check the conference website for details.
http://www.dakamconferences.org/#!venue/vuhwe

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
The scientific committee consists of significant scholars

Academic Advisor:
Prof.Dr. Songul Karahasanoglu / Istanbul Technical University

Scientific Committee:
Prof.Dr. Bruno Nettl / University of Illinois School of Music
Prof. Dr. Martin Stokes / King's College London
Prof.Dr. Ali Ergur / Galatasaray University
Prof.Dr. Orhan Tekelioglu / Bahcesehir University
Prof.Dr. Istar Gozaydin Savasir / Dogus University
Assoc. Prof. Donna Buchanan / University of Illinois
Assoc. Prof. Gozde Colakoglu / Istanbul Technical University
Assoc. Prof. Can Karadogan / Istanbul Technical University
Assoc. Prof. Kivilcim Yildiz Senurkmez / Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Akat / Karadeniz Technical University
Asst. Prof. Ilke Boran / Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Asst. Prof. Ozan Baysal / Istanbul Technical University
Asst. Prof. Irene Markoff / York University
Asst. Prof. Omer Can Satir / Hitit University
Lecturer Ismail Sinir / Mugla Sitki Kocman University

http://www.musicultconference.org/p/commttees.html

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=musicult16
You will receive a reply to your proposal within three weeks following a double-blind review process.

SDC 2016 - 4th Annual Sustainable Development Conference

SDC 2016 - 4th Annual Sustainable Development Conference
7th to 9th July 2016
Kuching, Malaysia

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

Dear Scholars, Academics, NGO and Governmental Representatives,

We are proud to invite you to join us at Sustainable Development Conference 2016: Green technology, Renewable energy and Environmental protection, that will take place from July 7th - 9th 2016 in Kuching Malaysia in the beautiful island of Borneo, the home of orangutans and hundreds of indigenous plants and animals.

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.

The official language of the conference in English. Conference will be attended by distinguished scholars, governmental officials, NGO representatives and professionals from more than 40 countries worldwide.

Conference topics include but are not limited to:

Advanced Energy Technologies
Air pollution control and equipment
Biodiversity
Bio fuels
Clean Coal Technology
Clean energy investments
Climate and climatic changes
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development
Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation
Economic and Social aspect of Sustainable Development
Ecosystem Restoration
Ecosystems Management
Energy and Environment Energy Policy, Planning and Management
Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
Environmental dynamics
Environmental Ergonomics
Environmental hydraulics
Environmental Management
Environmental policy in developing countries
Environmental Pollution & Management
Environmental restoration and ecological engineering
Environmental Science and Technology
Environmental sustainability
Global environmental change and ecosystems management
Global warming Green Energy Options
Green energy systems
Hazardous waste and waste treatment
Health and the Environment
Hydro power Industrial waste treatment
Innovative clean technologies
Legal, economic and managerial aspects of solid waste management
Management of ecosystems, environment and water resources
Nuclear Energy Fission & Fusion
Policy makers and the Public
Pollution prevention in industry
Recycling technologies
Renewable Energy Standards
Renewable energy technologies
Renewable sources of energy
Resource management
Rural development
Solar Energy
Solid waste Management
Sustainable Development and Education
Water pollution and treatment
Wind Energy

Applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis as long as space is available. Due ti limited space in the venue and highly competitive admission process we strongly encourage early applications in order to secure a spot in the conference. Papers accepted in the conference will be published in the official ISBN conference proceedings publication.

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

Apply now at: http://www.sdconference.org/application.html

We look forward to seeing you in Kuching in July 2016!

SDC 2016 Organizing Committee

2016 International Forum - Public Affairs, Social Science and Economics


Dear Colleague,

The 2016 International Forum – Public Affairs, Social Science and Economics (iPASE 2016) is to be held in Fukuoka, JAPAN, on August 5-7. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform which focuses on certain important topics of Public Affairs, Social Science and Economics. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the official website. We sincerely invite your participation for this event. Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN reference, on CD-ROM support.

We are glad to inform you that the Chikugo River Fireworks Display is scheduled to take place on August 5th. All registered participants will have VIP seats to watch the Chikugo River Fireworks Display. The event is over 350 years and is one of the largest in western Japan with roughly 18 thousand fireworks being let off. We are sure that all participants will enjoy the fireworks show.

Conference Website: http://iainst.org/ipase/
Online Submission: http://iainst.org/ipase/submission
Enquiries: ipase.conference@gmail.com
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2016

Sincerely yours,

Muh-Fen, Chao, Tamkang University, Taiwan
http://iainst.org/ipase/

ACCS 2016 - The Sixth Asian Conference on Cultural Studies


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

Held alongside the Sixth Asian Conference on Asian Studies and the IAFOR International Conference on Japan and Japan Studies, at the Art Center of Kobe from June 2-5, join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday" along with conference co-chairs Baden Offord, Donald E. Hall, Sue Ballyn, Koichi Iwabuchi, 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.

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1, 2016
Submit an abstract: http://iafor.org/cfp
Visit the conference website: http://iafor.org/conferences/accs2016/
Enquiries: accs@iafor.org

Join IAFOR at ACCS2016 to:

-Deliver your own research findings to a global audience
-Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
-Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research in Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Japan Studies and more!
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

-Discounts on registration fees are available for those able to pay registration fees early. Please see the registration page for details: http://iafor.org/accs2016-registration

-If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer a 10 percent discount in appreciation of your support.


Conference Theme: "Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday"

The conference theme for ACCS2016 is "Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday", 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.

Abstracts should address one or more of the streams below, identifying a relevant sub-theme:

Sub-Themes:

-refuge
-mobility
-social praxis
-disability
-education and/or pedagogy
-the city
-the nation
-human rights
-social justice
-minor cultures
-activism
-technology
-terrorism
-identity
-internet
-media
-law
-popular culture
-the family
-gender, queer and/or sexuality
-religion
-curation/the archive
-sport
-place
-creative arts
-the ecological
-the transnational/global
-the economy

Submissions are organized in to the following thematic streams:

-Black Feminism
-Critical Legal Studies
-Critical Race Theory
-Cultural Geography
-Cultural History
-Cultural Studies
-Cultural Studies Pedagogy
-Education
-Gender studies / Feminist Theory
-Justice Studies
-Linguistics, Language and Cultural Studies
-Media Studies
-Orientalism
-Political Philosophy
-Political Theory
-Queer Theory
-Social Criticism
-Sociology
-Visual Culture

Visit the conference website for further details: http://iafor.org/accs2016-call-for-papers/#conference-streams

About IAFOR and its global 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

ACCS has two sister events around the world. If you are interested in attending one of them, please visit the conference websites for more information.

ECCS2016 - The European Conference on Cultural Studies - http://iafor.org/conferences/eccs2016/
Global2016 - The IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies - http://iafor.org/conferences/global2016/

ACCS2016 Conference Chairs and Featured Speakers

Professor John Nguyet Erni
ACCS2016 Keynote Speaker
Hong Kong Baptist University
Keynote Presentation: Negotiating 'Refuge': Humanitarianism for the 'Included-outs'

John Nguyet Erni is Chair Professor in Humanities and Head of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University. He was a recipient of the Rockefeller and Annenberg research fellowships. He is also an elected Fellow and Member of the Executive of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities. Erni has published widely on international and Asia-based cultural studies, human rights legal criticism, Chinese consumption of transnational culture, gender and sexuality in media culture, youth popular consumption in Hong Kong and Asia, and critical public health. His books include (In)visible Colors: Images of Non-Chinese in Hong Kong Cinema – A Filmography, 1970s – 2010s (with Louis Ho, Cinezin Press, forthcoming in 2016); Visuality, Emotions, and Minority Culture (forthcoming in 2016, Springer); Understanding South Asian Minorities in Hong Kong (with Lisa Leung, HKUP, 2014); Cultural Studies of Rights: Critical Articulations (Routledge, 2011); Internationalizing Cultural Studies: An Anthology (with Ackbar Abbas, Blackwell, 2005); Asian Media Studies: The Politics of Subjectivities (with Siew Keng Chua, Blackwell, 2005); and Unstable Frontiers: Technomedicine and the Cultural Politics of "Curing" AIDS (Minnesota, 1994). Currently, he is completing a book project on the legal modernity of rights.

Professor Baden Offord
ACCS2016 Conference Chair
Chair of Featured Panel

Director and Haruhisa Handa Chair of Human Rights Education, Professor of Cultural Studies and Human Rights, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Australia. Vice President-International, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia

Baden Offord is an internationally recognized specialist in human rights, sexuality, education and culture. In 2012 he was a sponsored speaker to the 14th EU-NGO Human Rights Forum in Brussels where he spoke on ASEAN and sexual justice issues. In the same year he conducted a three-week lecture tour of Japan sponsored by the Australian Prime Minister's Educational Assistance Funds post the Great Eastern Tohoku Earthquake in 2011.

Among his publications are the books Homosexual Rights as Human Rights: Activism in Indonesia, Singapore and Australia (2003), Activating Human Rights (co-edited with Elizabeth Porter, 2006), Activating Human Rights Education (co-edited with Christopher Newell, 2008), and Activating Human Rights and Peace: Theories, Practices, Contexts (co-edited with Bee Chen Goh and Rob Garbutt, 2012). His most recent co-authored publication in the field of Australian Cultural Studies is titled Inside Australian Culture: Legacies of Enlightenment Values (with Kerruish, Garbutt, Wessell and Pavlovic, 2014), which is a collaborative work with the Indian cultural theorist Ashis Nandy. His latest chapter, 'Queer activist intersections in Southeast Asia: human rights and cultural studies,' appears in Ways of Knowing About Human Rights in Asia (ed. Vera Mackie, London, Routledge, 2015).

He has held visiting positions at The University of Barcelona, La Trobe University, the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and Rajghat Education Centre, Varanasi. In 2010-2011 he held the Chair (Visiting Professor) in Australian Studies, Centre for Pacific Studies and American Studies, The University of Tokyo. In Japan he has given lectures and research seminars at Chuo, Otemon Gakuin, Sophia, Tohoku and Keio Universities.

Prior to his appointment at Curtin University, he was Professor of Cultural Studies and Human Rights at Southern Cross University, where he was a faculty member from 1999-2014.

Professor Donald E. Hall
ACCS2016 Conference Chair
Lehigh University, USA

Donald E. Hall has published widely in the fields of British Studies, Gender Theory, Cultural Studies, and Professional Studies. Prior to arriving at Lehigh in 2011, he served as Jackson Distinguished Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English (and previously Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages) at West Virginia University (WVU). Before his tenure at WVU, he was Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), where he taught for thirteen years. He is a recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award at CSUN, was a visiting professor at the National University of Rwanda, was 2001 Lansdowne Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Victoria (Canada), was Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Cultural Studies at Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria, for 2004-05, and was Fulbright Specialist at the University of Helsinki for 2006. He has taught also in Sweden, Romania, Hungary, and China. He has served on numerous panels and committees for the Modern Language Association (MLA), including the Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion and the Convention Program Committee. In 2012, he served as national President of the Association of Departments of English. In 2013, he was elected to and began serving on the Executive Council of the MLA.

His current and forthcoming work examines issues such as professional responsibility and academic community-building, the dialogics of social change and ethical intellectualism, and the Victorian (and our continuing) interest in the deployment of instrumental agency over our social, vocational, and sexual selves. His book, The Academic Community: A Manual For Change, was published by Ohio State University Press in the fall of 2007. His tenth book, Reading Sexualities: Hermeneutic Theory and the Future of Queer Studies, was published in the spring of 2009. In 2012, he and Annamarie Jagose, of the University of Auckland, collaborated on a volume titled The Routledge Queer Studies Reader, which was published in July of that year. He continues to lecture worldwide on the value of a liberal arts education and the need for nurturing global competencies in students and interdisciplinary dialogue in and beyond the classroom.

Professor Emerita Sue Ballyn
ACCS2016 Conference Co-Chair

Professor Emerita and Founder/Co-director
Australian Studies Centre, Barcelona University, Spain

Sue Ballyn is Prof. Emerita at Barcelona University from where she graduated with a BA in 1982. Her M.A. thesis on the writings of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes won the Faculty prize in 1983. In 1986 she won the Faculty prize again, this time for her PhD thesis on Australian Poetry, the first PhD on Australian Literature in Spain.

She joined the English and German Philology Department on graduation 1982 and has remained at the university ever since. In 1990 she founded the Australian Studies Program which was recognised as an official Barcelona University Observatory – Studies Centre in 2000, known as CEA, Observatorio Centre d'Estudis Australians. It is the only Australian Studies Centre in Spain and one of the most active in Europe.

Over the last twenty-five years, Sue Ballyn's research has been focused on foreign convicts transported to Australia, in particular Spanish, Portuguese, Hispanics and Sephardim, and she works closely with the Female Convicts Research Centre, Tasmania. She has published and lectured widely in the area, very often in collaboration with Prof. Lucy Frost. 2016 will see the publication of a book on Adelaide de la Thoreza, a Spanish convict, written by herself and Lucy Frost.

More recently she has become involved in a project on ageing in literature DEDAL-LIT at Lleida University which in turn is part of a European project on ageing: SIforAge. As part of this project she is working on Human Rights and the Elderly, an area she started to research in 1992. In 2016 a book of interviews with elderly women, with the working title Stories of Experience, will be published as part of this project. These oral stories are the result of field work she has carried out in Barcelona.

She is also involved in a ministry funded Project, run out of the Australian Studies Centre and headed by Dr. Bill Phillips, on Postcolonial Crime Fiction (POCRIF) This last project has inevitably intertwined itself with her work on convicts and Australia. She currently holds the position of Profesor Emerita and Founder / Co-Director of the Australian Studies Centre, at Barcelona University.

Koichi Iwabuchi
Professor Koichi Iwabuchi
ACCS2016 Conference Co-Chair

Monash Asia Institute in Monash University, Australia

Koichi Iwabuchi is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and Director of the Monash Asia Institute in Monash University, Australia. His main research interests are media and cultural globalisation, multicultural questions, mixed race and cultural citizenship in East Asian contexts.

His English publications include Recentering Globalization: Popular Culture and Japanese Transnationalism (Duke University Press, 2002); East Asian Pop Culture: Approaching the Korean Wave (ed. with Chua Beng Huat, Hong Kong University Press, 2008); "Uses of media culture, usefulness of media culture studies: Beyond brand nationalism, into public dialogue (in Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies, M. Morris and M. Hjort (eds), Hong Kong University Press & Duke University Press, 2012); "De-westernisation, inter-Asian referencing and beyond" (European Journal of Cultural Studies, 2013). Together with Chris Berry, he is a co-editor of Hong Kong University Press book series, TransAsia: Screen Cultures.

International Conference on Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS-2016) May 24-25, 2016 Paris (France)


International Conference on Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS-2016) May 24-25, 2016 Paris (France)
24th to 25th May 2016
Paris, France

The conference is being organized under the patronage of: Marketing Learning & Research Department, La Rochelle Business School, France. The papers will be published ISBN hardcopy Proceedings 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. In addition to the English as official Language in this conference we do have the FRENCH language as official language. So, the papers written in FRENCH language can also be submitted and will be published in conference proceedings

Topics of interest for submission include any topics on Humanities & Social Sciences and 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://blss.eaamp.org/
Sponsored by: Emirates Research Publishing

CONFERENCE VENUE
Canadian House of City universitaire de Paris
(Maison des Etudiants Canadiens)
31 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 40 78 67 00

Saturday, January 23, 2016

2016 International Education Conference in Venice

2016 International Education Conference in Venice, Italy #IECVenice16

June 5-9, 2016

Venice, Italy

The deadline for initial submissions and early payment discount is April 19, 2016.

OVERVIEW

Please join The Clute Institute for our 2016 International Education Conference Venice, Italy. 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 and a peer review is available upon request.

CONFERENCE VENUE

This year we've chosen the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, located in Venice, Italy. In addition to the International Education Conference, we are also hosting an International Academic Business Conference (including many business education presentations) that will be held concurrently; one registration covering both.

INQUIRIES

Inquiries: contact@cluteinstitute.com 303-904-4750
Web address:
http://www.cluteinstitute.com/education-conferences/2016-international-education-conference-venice-italy-iecvenice16/
Sponsored by: The Clute Institute, Littleton, Colorado, USA

International Conference @ Osmania University




14th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development

14th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development
13th to 14th May 2016
Belgrade, Serbia

Topics are focused, but not limited to recent challenges: Globalization and Challenges of the Modern World, Enterprise in Turbulent Environment, Entrepreneurship Caught Between Creativity and Bureaucracy. Our scientific
books of proceedings are indexed in WoS CPCI, ProQuest and EconBiz and our delegates have opportunity for further publishing with several journals: http://www.esd-conference.com/Publishing.html

Enquiries: info@esd-conference.com
Web address: http://www.esd-conference.com/ContactBG.html
Sponsored by: John Naisbitt Univeristy and VADEA

Thursday, January 21, 2016

International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research Studies (ICIRS)


International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research Studies (ICIRS)
18th to 20th March 2016
Washington DC, United States of America

This global conference will serve as a meeting place for scholar practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and students engaged in research to exchange ideas on the challenges, opportunities, emerging trends, best practices, and innovative ideas in the fields of business, technology, and education.

Enquiries: info@icirsconferences.com
Web address: http://icirsconferences.com

International Conference on Business Management - 2016 (ICBM 2016)

International Conference on Business Management 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
http://businessresearch.co/2016/
"Best Practices in Business – Review and Appreciation"

The International Conference on Business Management will be held on 05 - 06 of April 2016 in Dubai.
The conference will be based on main tracks HRM, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Finance, Corporate and social responsibility and Digital Marketing that related latest finding of the Business Management field. The Conference will submit the proceedings to be indexed in the Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS, Mendeley, Google scholar, CiteULike and Cross ref for possible Indexing.

Abstract Deadline: 31st January 2016

Why you should take part in the conference

- ICBM allow create and publish research papers with DOI number
- Get to know the giants in the Business & Management around the world
- Explore the attraction of Arab
- Take part in an International Business forum with the ICBM

Keynote Speakers

Prof. H.H.D.N.P. Opatha,
Senior Professor [formerly Professor of Human Resource Management (on Merit)] in the Department of Human Resource Management (HRM), Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ), Sri Lanka

Dr. Syed Bashir
Chair of Business and HR Curriculum Design Committee

Mr. Ammar Shams
The Head of HR for HSBC in the UAE

Mr. Gundeep Singh
President/Founder of the Change Initiative

Dr. Nadir Kolachi
Research & Case Study Center & Professor (Management & HRM)
SKYLINE University, University City of Sharjah, UAE

Lina Hourani
The Director, CSR Division, Al Ahli Holding Group


Submit the abstract & Join ICBM 2016. Don't miss this great opportunity of having a meaningful conversation with representatives from all over the world.
Write us: abstract@businessresearch.co
We look forward to receive your contributions and kindly request you to disseminate this email to other possible interested participants or institutions. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further clarification.

Enquiries: info@businessresearch.co
Web address: http://businessresearch.co/2016/
Sponsored by: Tiikm Conferences

Third International Conference on Violence and Humanity


Third International Conference on Violence and Humanity
14th to 17th October 2016
New Delhi, India

Violence is perceived as a problem as well as the solution to the almost all the problems that humanity has ever faced all through human history. The III International Rit Vimarsh Conference seeks to explore this phenomenon in various contexts.

Enquiries: ritconferences@gmail.com
Web address: http://ritconferences.com/events.php?id=17&et=1
Sponsored by: Rit Foundation

Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative


Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative
9th Global Meeting

Call for Participation 2016

Sunday 10th July – Tuesday 12th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Earlier meetings of the Storytelling: global reflections on narrative project have brought together participants with both personal and professional interests in the unique role that storytelling plays throughout our lives. We have been challenged by philosophers, literary theorists, artists, psychologists, playwrights, storytellers, film makers, historians, teachers, psychotherapists, nurses and many others, into reflecting on the place that story plays in our lives and the ways in which we consciously and unconsciously employ it. We have also been engaged, entertained and challenged by traditional storytellers from Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, the Philippines, India and elsewhere as well as by theatrical and musical performances, digital stories, films and performance art.

For our ninth global meeting we invite participants to continue to reflect on and celebrate story in challenging ways.

Human life is conducted through story, because the telling of stories comes naturally to us. Almost every time we speak we engage in storytelling, and sharing stories is arguably the most important way we have of communicating with others about who we are and what we believe; about what we are doing and have done; about our hopes and fears; about what we value and what we don't. We make sense of our lives by telling stories about them; and we learn about other people by listening to the stories they tell. Sometimes, under the influence of the culture in which we are immersed, we live our lives in ways that try to create the stories we want to be able to tell about them.

The importance of the stories we tell and the stories we hear is recognized in every culture. The work of many professions, including medicine, nursing, teaching, the law, psychotherapy and counselling, involves a great deal of time listening to and communicating through stories. Story is a powerful tool for teachers, because by telling stories they can help students to integrate what they are learning with what they already know, by placing what they learn in a context that makes it easy to recall. Story also plays an important role in academic disciplines like philosophy, theology, anthropology, archaeology and history as well as literature Narrative methods for the collection of data are increasingly used in research in the social sciences and humanities, where the value of getting to know people in a more intimate and less distant way – almost as if we are getting to know them from the inside, is increasingly valued, and academics in many disciplines have begun to realise the value of storytelling as a model for academic writing.

Abstracts are invited for contributions that address any aspect of story or narrative, including, for example:

- Story as a pedagogical and research tool in academic disciplines such as history; anthropology, psychology, theology, cultural theory, medicine, law, philosophy, education, archaeology; the physical sciences and archaeology.

- Narrative and the gathering of stories of lived experience, as a research approach in any area of professional and public life, including academic disciplines such as those listed above.

- The place of story and storytelling in the practice of journalism; conflict resolution; architecture; religion; tourism, politics and the law, and in clinical contexts such as medicine, psychotherapy, nursing and counselling; personal relations and advertising..

- Story's place in culture, including theatre; cinema; music, including opera, folk music and popular music; literature, including poetry, short stories and graphic novels.

- The place of storytelling in the digital age, including digital storytelling; forms of storytelling in social media; and computer gaming.

We especially welcome abstracts from those who bring together reflections from both professional and personal perspectives. Abstracts that address the interdisciplinary potential of storytelling, both as an approach to a wide range of topics and as a means for communication between colleagues from different academic disciplines and professions, are also warmly welcomed.

Further details and information can be found on the conference website:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/storytelling-global-reflections-on-narrative/research-streams/storytelling-global-reflections-on-narrative/story-2-call-for-papers/

Call for Cross-Over Presentations
The Storytelling project will be meeting at the same time as a project on Madness and another project on Persons and Sexualities. 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 26th February 2016.
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 11th March 2016.
If your submission is accepted for the conference, a full draft of your contribution should be submitted by Friday 3rd June 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: Storytelling Abstract Submission

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

Organising Chairs:
Gavin Fairburn: gsstory@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: story9@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.

A number of eBooks and paperback volumes have already emerged and/or are in press from the work of this project. 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.

The 2016 ICBTS International Social Sciences and Education Research Conference in Dubai


The 2016 ICBTS International Social Sciences and Education Research Conference in Dubai

May 4-7

Dubai, UAE

The deadline for initial submissions and early payment discount is February 10, 2016.

OVERVIEW

Please join The 2016 ICBTS for our the 2016 International Social Sciences and Education Research Conference in Dubai, UAE. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their ideas, proposals, or completed research. Since 25 to 35 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 blind peer review is available upon request.

CONFERENCE VENUE

This year we've chosen the Movenpick Hotel located in the center of Dubai. which is four stars hotel in Dubai. In addition to the International Social Sciences and Education Research Conference, we are also hosting an International Business and Tourism Research Conference and International Sciences and Technology Research Conference that will be held concurrently; one registration covering both.

INQUIRIES

Inquiries: icsbsconfo@gmail.com
Web address:
http://www.icbtsconference.com/15559483/dubai-social-sciences-education-conference
Sponsored by: The ICBTS Conference Center, Bangkok, 10900 Thailand

ACAH2016 - The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities

The final deadline to submit to the Seventh Asian Conference on Arts Humanities, is February 1, 2016. Submit, present and join us in the beautiful seaside city of Kobe, Japan.

Held alongside the Sixth Asian Conference on Literature, Librarianship & Archival Science, 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 Stuart D.B. Picken and A. Robert Lee, 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/acah2016/
Enquiries: acah@iafor.org

Join IAFOR at ACAH2016 to:

-Deliver your own research findings to a global audience
-Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
-Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research in Arts & Humanities, Literature, Librarianship, Archival Science and more!
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

-Discounts on registration fees are available for those able to pay registration fees early. Please see the registration page for details: http://iafor.org/acah2016-registration

-If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer a 10 percent discount in appreciation of your support.

***Conference Theme: "Justice"

The conference theme for ACAH2016 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:

Arts - Teaching and Learning the Arts
Arts - Arts Policy, Management and Advocacy
Arts - Arts Theory and Criticism
Arts - Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts
Arts - Visual Arts Practices
Arts - Performing Arts Practices: Theater, Dance, Music
Arts - Literary Arts Practices
Arts - Media Arts Practices: Television, Multimedia, Digital, Online and Other New Media
Arts - Other Arts
Humanities - Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication
Humanities - Aesthetics, Design
Humanities - Language, Linguistics
Humanities - Knowledge
Humanities - Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
Humanities - History, Historiography
Humanities - Literature/Literary Studies*
Humanities - Political Science, Politics
Humanities - Teaching and Learning
Humanities - Globalisation
Humanities - Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
Humanities - Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
Humanities - First Nations and Indigenous Peoples
Humanities - Sexuality, Gender, Families
Humanities - Religion, Spirituality
Humanities - Cyberspace, Technology
Humanities - Science, Environment and the Humanities
Humanities - Other Humanities

Visit the conference website for further details:
http://iafor.org/acah2016-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

***ACAH2016 Conference Chairs and Featured Speakers

Professor Helmi Vent
ACAH2016 Spotlight Presenter
Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria
Spotlight Presentation - Between Art and Culture: Performance Art as an Integral Form of "Doing Culture"

Professor Stuart D. B. Picken
ACAH015 Conference Chair and Featured Speaker
Chairman of the IAFOR IAB

Stuart D. B. Picken is the founding chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board. The author of a dozen books and over 130 articles and papers, he is considered one of the foremost scholars on Japan, China, and Globalization in East Asia. As an academic, Professor Picken has devoted more than 30 years to scholarship in Japan, notably as a professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he specialized in ethics and Japanese thought, and as International Adviser to the High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine (Mie prefecture). He has also served as a consultant to various businesses, including Jun Ashida Ltd., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Corp., Kobe Steel, and Japan Air Lines. In November 2008, the Government of Japan awarded Professor Picken the Order of the Sacred Treasure for his pioneering research, and outstanding contribution to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and the UK. The honour is normally reserved for Japanese citizens and is a mark of the utmost respect in which Professor Picken is held by the Japanese Government. Although now resident in Scotland, Professor Picken maintains his interests in Japan, as Chair of the Japan Society of Scotland, and through his work with IAFOR. A fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, he lives near Glasgow with his wife and two children.

Dr. A. Robert Lee
ACAH2016 Program Adviser

A. Robert Lee, a Britisher who helped establish American Studies in the UK, was Professor in the English department at Nihon University, Tokyo from 1997 to 2011, having previously long taught at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He now lives in Murcia, Spain.

His academic books include Designs of Blackness: Mappings in the Literature and Culture of Afro-America (1998); Postindian Conversations (1999), with Gerald Vizenor; Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a and Asian American Fictions (2003), which won the American Book Award in 2004; Gothic to Multicultural: Idioms of Imagining in American Literary Fiction (2009); Modern American Counter Writing: Beats, Outriders, Ethnics (2010), and collections like Other Britain, Other British: Contemporary Multicultural Fiction (1995); Beat Generation Writers (1996); China Fictions/English Language: Literary Essays in Diaspora, Memory, Story (2008); The Salt Companion to Jim Barnes (2010); Gerald Vizenor: Texts and Contexts (2010); and Herman Melville, 4 Vols (2001): Native American Writing, 4 Vols (2011), African American Writing, 5 Vols (2013), and U.S.Latino/a Writing, 4 Vols (2013). He edited the Special Japan edition of Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies in 2006.

His creative work is reflected in Japan Textures: Sight and Word (2007), with Mark Gresham; Tokyo Commute: Japanese Customs and Way of Life Viewed from the Odakyu Line (2011); and the poetry collections Ars Geographica: Maps and Compasses (2012), Portrait and Landscape: Further Geographies (2013), and Imaginarium: Sightings, Galleries, Sightlines (2013).

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