2018 Streams

  
2018 Conference Streams-Panels-Sessions-Tracks-Sections Organized by ATINER

(Due to the 100% international character of our events, the terms above can be interpreted differently by each participant. To ATINER, all those terms are used interchangeably as variants of the same notion of one or more sessions which are thematic and are organized as part of one of our general (non-thematic) conferences. If you want to organize such a thematic event, please review our policy and guidelines, for more details)

Abstract Submission Information
3-6 January 2018
A Stream on Ancient Greek Law in the 21st Century as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Vasileios Adamidis, Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Interest in the study of ancient Greek law has been revived in recent years. Traditionally, research had been largely confined to the better attested legal system of the classical Athenian democracy. Yet, early (archaic) Greek law as well as the legal systems of other city-states have formed the focus of latest studies relating to politics, classics, legal history, social and cultural anthropology. This cross disciplinary approach to Greek law proves that its study need not be a sterile examination of the distant past. On the contrary, lessons can be extracted if research is linked with contemporary issues in a way that leads to an intellectual ferment for the improvement of our lives.
Deadline: closed
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3-6 January 2018
A Steam on “Welcome back, Epictetus!” as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Franco Scalenghe, Independent Scholar Former member of the Laboratorio Internazionale di Genetica e Biofisica (LIGB) of the CNR (National Research Council), Naples, Italy.
Welcome back, Epictetus! “Man, what is special about you? The creature? No. The mortal? No. The use of impressions? No. The ability to acknowledge the nature of things is the special element that you have: adorn and embellish that”. According to Epictetus, what is the rightly understood human nature? It is the ability to recognize the nature of things and then to behave in every situation in a way consistent with it. And which is the nature of things? The characteristic that distinguishes the man from all other creatures is it the ‘reason’, or the human faculty that he calls ‘proairesis’?. Is this solution absolutely valid both for those, philosophers and non-philosophers, who understand it and for those who do not understand or deny it?
Deadline: closed
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3-6 January 2018
A Stream on “Teaching and Researching Ancient Philosophy in the Contemporary World” as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Ignacio Garcia Pena, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of Salamanca, Spain.
Ancient Philosophy is one of the fundamental basis of our culture. Over twenty five hundred years ago some people began to use their reasoning in a different way so as to try to discover the way nature works and how to live their lives in order to find happiness and create a better society. All those questions and the very same way of thinking are still present in our contemporary world, but societies and technology have changed so much and so quickly that those ancient thoughts could seem strange and remote to our current mentality. Nevertheless, the first philosophers can help us understand several aspects of our lives, so they deserve to be taught and studied. The aim of the stream is to help participants enhance their way of imparting knowledge by exchanging ideas about different approaches in teaching and researching Ancient Philosophy in our globalised world and multicultural societies.
Deadline: closed
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3-6 January 2018
A Stream on “Byzantine History & Arts” as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Honorary President, ATINER & Professor of History, Sam Houston University, USA.
The aim of the stream is to bring together scholars and students of Byzantine Studies, focusing on the areas of History and Arts. The fields of study implied are quite broad, covering all aspects and periods of byzantine history (politics, economics, society, religion etc), and all forms and periods of byzantine art, from church architecture, iconography and mosaics, to “minor arts”, like metalwork, hardstone carving and jewelry, including artistic traditions of other cities that inherited and/or still maintain the byzantine style. Moreover, stream will look at Byzantium’s role as a bridge between the classical and modern world, as well as its significant legacy to the social, political and cultural development of the Near East, Russia, Eastern Europe, and the West.
Deadline: closed
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3-6 January 2018
A Stream on “Moral Philosophy and the Quality of Life” as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Carmen Cozma, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Department of Philosophy, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, Romania
Concerned with the moral values and principles, and with the ethical theories to be applied to different situations, moral philosophy essentially focuses on the question of a ‘life that is worth living’ for individuals and communities alike. Throughout a long and rich history, from ancient times to the 21st century, moral philosophy continuously urges to reflection-in-and–on-action challenging us to activate the full human potential in the effort to map ways to improving the quality of life. Especially in the present context, we have to cope with a multileveled crisis, we become much more aware of the precious teachings of ethics in its broad meaning, which require to be disclosed and used as ground for the development of a good moral character aiming to ‘happiness’ as the ultimate purpose of a flourishing human life: a life ‘in accordance with virtue’, as Aristotle said; respectively, to achieving a higher quality of life for which the cultivation of wisdom and the guiding doctrine of the ‘mean’ are pivotal factors. A multidisciplinary debate opens to philosophical approaches, and also to any other humanities fields, social sciences and arts’ contributions of scholars interested to explore and to share knowledge related to the topic.
Deadline: closed
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3-6 January 2018
A Stream on Philosophy of Plato in the 21st century as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Mark Burgin, Academic Member, ATINER & Visiting Scholar, UCLA, USA.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers whose work is related to Plato’s philosophy.
Deadline: closed
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26-29 March 2018
A Stream on “Tourism and the Mediterranean Countries” as part of the
11th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Valia Kasimati, Head, Tourism Research Unit, ATINER & Researcher, Department of Economic Analysis & Research, Central Bank of Greece, Greece.
We are looking for papers from all areas of Tourism in the Mediterranean basin.
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
26-29 March 2018
A Stream on Evaluation of Marine Ecological Services: The Mediterranean as part of the
11th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Mordechai Shechter, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Haifa, Israel.
Commenting on a recent staging of Sophocles’ Antigone in Melbourne, Australian playwright Christine Lambrianidis claimed that “Greek tragedy remains the most modern form of drama [because] it is unafraid to question everything we value”. This stream will look at the continual appeal of Greek tragedy beyond the Mediterranean countries, focusing on modern stagings and adaptations throughout the world. Papers are invited that discuss the use of Greek tragedy in fiction, comic books, theatre, opera, television and cinema beyond the Southern European area, and explore the motivation for the use of the classics for audiences that may not be familiar with them. Topics may include the use of Greek tragedy to discuss contemporary political and historical events, gender issues, post-colonial identities, social and war trauma, religious debates and ethical concerns; revisionist rewritings by women authors; adaptations in non-Western theatrical traditions and in post-dramatic theatre; new translations; productions in higher education settings; directors’ perspectives.
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
26-29 March 2018
A Stream on “Graphic Design in Mediterranean Countries” as part of the
11th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Nazan Erkmen, Dean, Art & Design Faculty, Doğuş University, Turkey.
The aim of the stream is to acknowledge and introduce the diverse approaches involved in the field of Graphic Design in the Mediterranean Countries, taking into account all the extent of the topics focusing on cultural production methods of social /visual communication. We encourage the participation of Artists, Graphic Designers, Academic Researchers and Lecturers, inviting them to share their experiences, to debate, propose and exchange ideas, and define new policies for Graphic Design. Like every culture has its own communication rules, Graphic design, being a universal language, has the ability to artistically retransform itself and give birth to a combination of styles within the sphere of visual expression. The universal and recognized goal of design is to transfer a message by the use of graphic (visual) elements, sharing a conception by making it perceptible. This way of communicating ideas also involves and conveys social, cultural, aesthetical, technological and economical values. Thus, it becomes clear that Graphic Designers are actually artists in the service of a form of art that is strongly communicational and purpose oriented. Keeping in mind the above, this stream initiates a regional approach to graphic design, focusing on the Mediterranean Countries’ artistic productions. Case studies can discuss a multitude of examples, referring to topics like visual fundamentals, visual comparisons, socio-cultural approaches to creativity, use of typography, branding, packaging, poster design, advertising, printmaking, as well as to various other methods and styles used to represent a culture, attributing to it a distinct visual identity.
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “Languages in Societies: Critical Perspectives” as part of the
12th Annual International Conference on Sociology
Stream Leader: Dr Sylvie Roy, Professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
This stream will examine languages in societies from critical perspectives. From different fields such as socio-linguistics, sociology in education, bilingual education, multilingualism, language policy, and so on, presenters will focus their attention to how languages are used or learned, who decide how and what languages are prioritised and what are the consequences of a particular usage of a language or languages for its population. All studies are welcomed from ESL adults to youth and children learning languages in school settings. In addition, other topics could be : the value of languages in global settings, indigenous revitalization and ideologies surrounding a particular languages or varieties of languages. The main focus would be to adhere to a critical lens while looking at actual data related to the topic.
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “ Interweaving Ethnicities, Faiths, LGBTIQ Genders and Sexualities” as part of the
12th Annual International Conference on Sociology
Stream Leader: Dr. Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, Deakin University, Australia.
We are looking for papers from all areas of socio-cultural, anthropological and human rights studies and other related disciplines.
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “Studying National Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice” as part of the
12th Annual International Conference on Sociology
Stream Leader: Dr. Felice Addeo, Assistant Professor, University of Salerno, Italy.
This stream hosts papers whose aim is to study Countries Well-Being and all the other relevant related concepts, such as Social Cohesion, Welfare, Development, and Quality of life. Contributions from different fields and perspectives are highly welcome: from Sociology to Economy, from Demography to Political Studies, from Social Psychology to Philosophy. Even it is not mandatory, comparative analysis among different countries would be appreciated, especially with a focus on Southern European Countries.
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “Knowledge Society: Possibilities, Issues, Processes” as part of the
12th Annual International Conference on Sociology
Stream Leader: Dr. Gerardo Pastore, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor in Sociology, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pisa, Italy.
The stream aims to debate research findings on the Knowledge Society idea, and its implications within both the social inclusion and exclusion processes. Wide space will be dedicated to the research products that investigate the effects of these transformations in all major dimensions of social life. Both empirical and theoretical contributions are welcome.
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “The Future of the Left and Social Democracy in Europe” as part of the
12th Annual International Conference on Sociology
Stream Leader: Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.
The social democracy and the other parties of the left were the most important supporters of what is called the European social model. The World and European Developments seem to have undermined the legitimacy of social democracy in Europe. The question is whether this is transitory phase or a permanent decay of the traditional left parties of Europe. Academics and researchers from all areas of social sciences (politics, sociology, economics etc) are more than welcome to contribute to this small symposium.
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on Children and Young People’s Nursing as part of the
4th Annual International Conference on Nursing
Stream Leader: Mr. Jason Pritchard Senior Lecturer Children and Young People’s Nursing and Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner Coventry University, UK.
This specialised stream is designed to capture, consider and disseminate fundamental developments within paediatric nursing and research. The strength of the stream is the diversity and international backgrounds that contribute to best-practice, innovation and policy development. The stream will benefit from submissions that originate from various practice and academic backgrounds.
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “Health Professional Regulation and its Impact on Safety and Quality” as part of the
4th Annual International Conference on Nursing
Stream Leaders:
-Dr. Mary Chiarella, Professor, Sydney Nursing School, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia.
-Dr. Rachael Vernon, Associate Professor and Associate Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Australia.

This stream will explore the interface between public protection, health professional regulation, safety and quality and continuing competence (or competence awareness, as we have described it). In particular, it will focus on three research studies conducted by the stream leader and co-presenter, examining: continuing competence requirements and their impact on patient safety and fitness to practise; international regulatory definitions of competence awareness and the definition of and understanding about competence awareness, often described as “insight”. These research studies will be linked by a fourth paper to the relationship between competence awareness and patient or public protection, the agreed intent of health professional regulation.
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “Mental Health: Innovation in Practice and Education” as part of the
4th Annual International Conference on Nursing
Stream Leader: Mr. Neil Kelly, Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University. UK.
Mental Health innovation is the key to ensuring service users receive care that is optimal, appropriate and recovery focused. Therefore it is imperative to understand our service user’s needs and the shift in the social, psychological and physical environment. How does this affect the individual? How do we as mental health nurses respond to this in innovatively and effectively? The link from theory to practice is vital, this conduit works both ways. Therefore sharing of innovative nursing will undoubtedly move the profession forward in dynamic and interesting avenues having the service users’ needs central to all development. This stream will share new ways of working whether they are developmental, new ideas or successful new ways of working from both academic and clinical areas. As Mental Health professionals this is an opportunity to come together and discuss all that is innovative in the care of service users, share ideas, make links with others to support further development and celebrate the work that colleagues around the world deliver as mental health professionals.
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “Academic Dishonesty Within Nursing Education: Current Issues and Future Implications” as part of the 4th Annual International Conference on Nursing
Stream Leader: Dr. Karla Wolsky, Chair, School of Health Sciences and Allied Health, Centre for Health and Wellness, Lethbridge College, Canada.
Academic dishonesty within post-secondary education is not program specific but rather a phenomenon that is occurring within all areas of study. This stream will explore the current issues facing post-secondary education in relation to academic integrity including but not limited to barriers to reporting for educators; institutional policies; cultural aspects; the growing use of technology and innovative “cheating” methods; and the effects academic dishonesty has upon higher learning for students and educators alike. It has been identified that academic integrity is guided by the student’s personal moral and ethical beliefs both in and out of the classroom environment. One can assume then that the moral framework one creates during their post-secondary academic experience will also continue to guide their behavior within their professional practice. As nursing professionals and educators discussion will occur around future implications of this growing trend of academic dishonesty and its implications for professional nursing practice. Most disciplines would benefit from this stream, as academic dishonesty is a growing issue among all areas of study and disciplines within post secondary education.
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “Stem Cells” as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences
Stream Leaders:
-Dr. Andriana Margariti, Head, Medicine Unit, ATINER & Senior Lecturer in Stem Cells and Vascular Diseases, Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast, U.K.
-Dr. Sophia Kelaini, Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast, UK.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of pluripotent stem cells, adult stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells, differentiation towards vascular cells, cardiac cells, neurons, adipocytes, pancreatic etc, cell based therapies, drug screening, regenerative medicine, clinical applications and trials, and related disciplines.
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “Pediatric Diseases” as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences
Stream Leader: Mr. Marcos Roberto Tovani Palone, Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, Brazil.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all pediatric areas with focus on clinical practice, research in pediatrics and child health. Papers can be about several topics, such as pediatric dentistry, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric radiology, pediatric audiology, pediatric surgery and malformations, among others.
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “Spirituality & Business Ethics” as part of the
Symposium on Business Ethics
Stream Leaders:
-Dr. Siddharth Mohapatra, Assistant Professor of Business Ethics, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Kerala, India.
-Dr. Pratima Verma, Professor, School of Business, Alliance University, India.

The aim of this stream is to discuss business ethics under the rubric of spirituality. Concepts like triple bottom-line, shared value, corporate citizenship, sustainability development goals, etc. presently are creating enough buzz across corporate corridors. Different names with a unifying theme—business also exists for a higher societal purpose (Freeman, 1984). Incidentally, Bouckaert and Zsolnai (2011, pp. 4-5) posit that spirituality is “an inner experience of deep interconnectedness with all living beings.” It entails moral values and appreciates the wholeness of the creation. Furthermore, business ethics is the rationalization of morality in business situations (Crane & Matten, 2010). Thus, business ethics has fundamental elements that are deep-seated in spirituality. However, spirituality is often cursorily mentioned in business ethics discussions. With this backdrop, we invite scholarly submissions in, but not limiting to, the following research themes: evolution of spirituality-based business ethics; spirituality-based business ethics and sustainable business; influence of spirituality-based business ethics on business systems like corporate governance, organizational culture, etc.; effect of spirituality-based business ethics on business objectives like stakeholder value creation; and the importance of spirituality-based business ethics in countries/cultures with religious importance.
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
14-17
May 2018
A Stream on “Elite Sport Performance” as part of the
18th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects
Stream Leader:
Dr. Nadim Nassif, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Education and Physical Education, Notre-Dame University, Lebanon.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
14-17
May 2018
A Stream on “Video Technology within Sports” as part of the
18th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects
Stream Leader:
Dr. Andreas Hebbel-Seeger, Academic Member, ATINER and Professor & Head, Media School, Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Film and video are one of the core technologies that are used within sports in different contexts; for communication and marketing purposes as well as for education and training. At the same time, sport is a driver of technology development due to its high demand value and its penetration of almost all social stratum. In this panel, different application scenarios in sports communication and in sporting learning and training processes are examined by means of concrete examples and the potential of innovative video technologies for different fields of application will be estimated.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
14-17
May 2018
A Stream on “Sex and Media” as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
Stream Leader:
Dr. Karen Gabriel, Associate Professor, International Institute of Social Studies-EUR, The Hague, The Netherlands, and Head, Department of English, St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India.

This stream will explore the ways in which the media (such as electronic, print, filmed entertainment, new social media and photography) represent, affect and shape sexualities and our understanding of them, and conversely, the impact of sexuality on the media and their modes of representation. The stream will also explore the ways in which economic and technological factors impact on the ways in which we understand, experience and constitute (our) sexualities.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
14-17
May 2018
A Stream on “Public Relations in a Global Context” as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
Stream Leader:
Dr. Kristie Byrum, Assistant Professor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA.

This stream will address public relations in a global context by examining addressing theoretical frameworks, pedagogy, and contemporary public relations practice in an international environment. Specific topics may include corporate social responsibility, cross-cultural collaboration, reputation management, crisis communications, citizen diplomacy, global public relations measurement, global media management, technological innovations, freedom of information, professional ethics, and the evolution of the professional on a global scale.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
14-17
May 2018
A Stream on Mediatization as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
Stream Leader:
Dr. Ewa Nowak-Teter, Head of Doctoral Studies & Associate Professor, Journalism Department, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland.

Mediatization belongs to the most prominent theories of social change, but is also considered as a long term process with real consequences for everyday life, culture and society, forming our “mediatized worlds”. In the proposed stream, we would like to offer theoretically informed and empirically grounded discussions devoted to the mediatization process taking place on national, European and global, but also on local or regional levels. Papers reflecting the intersection of communication and media studies, including topics such as politics (policy), culture, and society viewed in a mediatization context, will be especially welcome. The general idea of this stream is to refine the understanding of the mediatization process using different conceptual contexts and empirical insights. The list of possible topics includes (but is not limited to) the following ideas: mediatization theory – conceptual studies devoted to its essence, different stages and manifestation, as well as its verification in diverse social conditions (conceptualizing mediatization); dimensions of mediatizations, e. g.: mediatization of politics; mediatization of popular culture and styles of life (transcultural and transnational perspectives); mediatization in late modernity; mediatization of religion; dynamics of mediatization processes in different geographical, political and cultural regions/environments (comparative mediatization research); technological dimension of mediatization.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
14-17
May 2018
A Stream on "Media Manipulation" as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
Stream Leader:
Dr. Vesna Baltezarevic, PhD in Law and President Alma Mater Europaea of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of Communications, Mass Media and other related disciplines. By accepting the attitudes imposed by the media, man renounces the personal freedom and the right to know the truth. The absolute defense of the media is not possible, but media literacy can help mitigate the negative effects of the media and their deception and to influence better understanding of the anatomy and the mechanics of the media manipulation.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
14-17
May 2018
A Stream on “Fake News” as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
Stream Leader:
Dr. Patricia L. Dooley, Elliott Distinguished Professor of Communication, Elliott School of Communication, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA.

This stream seeks presenters who wish to explore today’s “fake news” debate within a multifaceted global context. The goal is to bring together academics, researchers, and journalists from across the world for better understanding emergent fake news and disinformation, to explore ways to lessen the likelihood of its spread, and to mitigate the damage it causes. A list of possible topics could include (but is not limited to): case studies on the circulation of fake news (not just on politics, but health and/or social-cultural issues) on global, regional, national, and local levels, accompanied by discussion of suggestions on how to mitigate the negative effects of such episodes; disinformation campaigns meant to foster fake news; post-truth thinking as a context for disinformation/fake news; hacking, bots, and other technological tools; the implications of fake news on freedom of speech and of the press; the impact of fake news on news professionals vis-à-vis government and political leaders; the roles of social media giants in the fake news crisis; and popular culture and fake news.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
14-17
May 2018
A Stream on “Digital Leisure and its Experiences” as part of the
3rd Annual International Symposium on Leisure & Recreation
Stream Leader:
Dr. Guliz Mugan, Academic Member, ATINER and Associate Professor & Vice Dean, Okan University, Turkey.

It is possible to define leisure through many approaches. Even in many languages, it is hard to find a term which is equivalent to leisure. After all, it has a long history. Starting from classic Greek philosophy, the concept has taken considerable attention. It might be defined in a number of ways: as activity, primarily for the experience itself; as time beyond obligations, maintenance, rest and necessities of living; as a state of mind connotes self-actualization; as a quality of action for doing something in a real time and place. In other words, leisure is a dimension of life and a transaction between individuals and their environments; it is personal stories with spatial qualities (Stewart 1998). It is an obvious fact that we live in a world that is changing in almost every day. In this respect, the nature of leisure has radically undergone considerable transformation and will continue to change more in the future. The “digital age” is rapidly making this transformation faster, cheaper, wider and pervasive. Contemporary technological developments expand markets for different products, services and activities; printed media, visual media, auditory media and many other forms of entertainment are on the edge of even more dramatic changes, which has changed and will eventually change our time use behaviors and leisure experiences. Accordingly, this stream aims to bring together the papers that investigate the interconnection between the changes in digital age and transformation of leisure experiences.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Stream on “Teacher Preparation Delivered Online; Measuring Retention Rates and Teaching Effectiveness”
as part of the 20thAnnual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader: Dr. Mervyn J. Wighting, Professor & Program Chair, Regent University, USA.
Teacher shortages are world-wide. UNESCO (2016) has published estimates showing that in the next 13 years countries need to recruit almost 69 million new teachers to provide every child with primary and secondary education. Additionally, many new teachers joining straight from college leave the profession within 3 years (over 50% in the USA). Programs offering alternative paths to obtaining a teaching license in the USA are becoming more numerous, and are helping to increase the number of qualified teachers. Alternative licensure programs prepare professionals and semi-professionals to become teachers in their second career e.g. retired military or retired business people, and typically they are in the age range 35-50 years. One case study that will be presented describes an online program of teacher preparation, and reports that 82% of its alumni were retained in the profession after five years. The study reports these teachers were impacting children’s learning successfully. In future, it is predicted teacher preparation will increasingly be conducted online as opposed to the traditional face-to-face method of training. This stream of research will assist all programs that prepare teachers for the classroom by investigating and reporting on best practices associated with online preparation for transitioning into the profession.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Stream on Bilingual Education: Opportunities and Challenges” as part of the
20thAnnual International Conference on Education
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Ma Elena Gomez Parra, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Cordoba, Spain.
Dr. Cristina Huertas-Abril, Assistant Lecturer, University of Córdoba, Spain.

Bilingual education is at the heart of many international policies, so it has become a priority for most educational organisms and institutions (UNESCO, OECD and most European Ministries of Education). Therefore, bilingual education is now rooted among most European countries’ educational systems and research on the area is becoming boosted by scholars, institutions, organizations and educational agents. This proposal will encounter key topics within the area (coping with the 4Cs of the CLIL approach), such as: Culture (that is, Intercultural Education); Cognition (thought); Competences (ICT and CALL); and Content (and its importance for higher education curricula).
Deadline: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Panel on Educational Leadership” as part of the
20thAnnual International Conference on Education
Panel Leader:
Dr. Denver J. Fowler, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, California State University, Sacramento, USA.

The aim of the panel is to bring together academics and researchers related to Educational Leadership
Deadline: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Stream on Identity and Education” as part of the
20thAnnual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader:
Dr. Daphne Vidanec, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, Baltazar University of Applied Sciences, Croatia.

This stream on identity of education has purpose to encourage academics from different educational fields and geopolitical areas to discuss about connections between the following:
Identity and (moral) philosophy|identity and society|identity and history|identity within cultural migrations and heritage|identity and juridical practice|identity and economics|identity and educational management|identity and politics|identity and (European) educational system|identity and Project Management and Development
The right to education is universal right and belongs to every human being, weather of his or her racial or cultural or economic or social or religious or juridical and moral affiliation.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Stream on "Educational Psychology” as part of the
20thAnnual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader:
Dr. Brian D. Beitzel, Academic Member, ATINER & Director of Education Assessment and Accreditation & Professor of Educational Psychology, School of Education and Human Ecology, SUNY Oneonta, USA.

The aim of the stream is to share current research findings in the field of educational psychology, broadly conceived. Abstracts on all topics within the discipline are welcomed, including learning, learning with technology, collaborative learning, motivation, child or adolescent development (language, cognitive, social, emotional, moral, etc.), assessment of learning/motivation, effectiveness of novel teaching strategies, and pedagogy in higher education. Other topics within the discipline of educational psychology at all grade levels (including postgraduate and industry contexts) are also welcome.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Stream on "Transformational Leadership in Public School Education” as part of the
20thAnnual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader:
Dr. Stephen D Benigno, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M International University, USA.

The one factor that has surfaced as the single most influential component of an effective school is the individual teachers within that school (Marzano 2007). Established theories and new instructional supervisory techniques are dictating a paradigm shift in the process of instructional supervision (Benigno 2017). The recent initiatives involving the effective and formative supervision of instruction in the public school systems essentially require more than just effective models of supervision. Transformational strategies that include the development of trust, empowerment, the recognition of success and the active administrative presence within the process should be established to enhance the formative development of the supervision process. This transformational process and paradigm shift are validated by the Leader-Member Exchange and Path-Goal Theories both of which illuminate the process and support collaborative and collegial participation. To develop a truly transformational campus with a culture that supports collaboration, collegial conversation and empowerment, school leaders must enhance the relationship between the teacher and the school administration by developing an emotional intelligence that will sustain that imperative relationship.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Stream on “Creative Drama in Education” as part of the
20thAnnual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader:
Dr. Elif Bengu, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Faculty of Educational Science, Abdullah Gül University, Turkey.

Creative drama practices involve active ways of learning and teaching such as learning by doing, playing, experiencing, discovering, socializing and learning through movement (Ozturk, 2001). The focus of this stream will be a reflection of practices and challenges of applying creative methods and particularly creative drama in the classroom, while teaching not only social sciences but also applied sciences. The stream is open but not limited to, academicians, teachers and researchers who are using creative drama practices with young adults and adults.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Stream on “Language Planning and Policy” as part of the
20thAnnual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader:
Dr. Mary Ellis, Director, Human Development Division, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers involved in the areas of language planning and policies.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Stream on Theoretical Computer Science as part of the
14th Annual International Conference on Information Technology & Computer Science
Stream Leader: Dr. Thomas Fehlmann, Euro Project Office AG, Switzerland.
The stream’s aim is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of Theoretical Computer Science, Algorithmic Complexity, Complexity Theory, Theory of Computation, Computability, Testability, Automata Theory, Formal Language Theory, Lambda Calculus, Combinatory Logic, Markov Algorithms, Self-correcting Coding and other related disciplines in view of its cross-fertilization effects on Education, Security, Safety, Cryptology, Software and System Testing, Internet of Things, Big Data, Root-Cause Analysis, Autonomous Driving and other related application areas.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Stream on “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” as part of the
14th Annual International Conference on Information Technology & Computer Science
Stream Leader: Dr. Jeril Kuriakose, Senior Software Engineer, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, RawData Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India.
The gathers communities to discuss the recent research and application of Algorithms, Tools, and Platforms to solve the hard problems that exist within organizing and analyzing massive and noisy data sets. It also to promote research in artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in affiliated disciplines. Machine learning is a particular approach to artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence is the future. Artificial intelligence is science fiction. Artificial intelligence is already part of our everyday lives. All those statements are true, it just depends on what flavour of AI you are referring to. AI has been part of our imaginations and simmering in research labs since a handful of computer scientists rallied around the term at the Dartmouth Conferences in 1956 and birthed the field of AI. In the decades since, AI has alternately been heralded as the key to our civilization’s brightest future, and tossed on technology’s trash heap as a hare-brained notion of over-reaching propeller heads. Over the past few years AI has exploded, and especially since 2015. Much of that has to do with the wide availability of GPUs that make parallel processing ever faster, cheaper, and more powerful. It also has to do with the simultaneous one-two punch of practically infinite storage and a flood of data of every stripe (that whole Big Data movement) – images, text, transactions, mapping data, you name it.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Stream on “Internet of Things” as part of the
14th Annual International Conference on Information Technology & Computer Science
Stream Leader: Till Haenisch, Professor, University of Cooperative Education, Germany.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers related to Internet of Things, Industrial Internet, Smart Factories and Industry 4.0.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
28-31 May 2018
A Stream on “The Influence of Psychosocial Factors on Wellbeing and the Experience of Illness in Diaspora”
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Psychology
Stream Leader:
Dr. Maria-Irini Avgoulas, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Lecturer La Trobe University Australia.

Diaspora communities exist throughout the world and continue to develop and evolve despite differences to the reason that affected and caused individuals, groups and/or populations to migrate and leave their homeland. The factors that are central to migration, along with the relevant variables, differ among members of a Diaspora group, as well as between various Diaspora groups, despite potential cultural maintenance and assimilation with the host culture being vital aspects of the overall experience. These communities that are recreated in Diaspora have a core need for social connection and the sense of belonging to a cultural construct that is integral to their identity. Diaspora community members often echo the sense of nostalgia, along with the negative emotions of not belonging and express a need for social connection in their overall quality of life, happiness and wellbeing in Diaspora. This session will explore how psychosocial factors and the social environment, such as community connection, culture specific social groups, activities, food and diet, recreation and cultural community membership, may influence both wellbeing and the experience of illness that are significant factors to overall health and the promotion of both health and wellbeing in Diaspora.
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
28-31 May 2018
A Stream on “Human Development in a Social Context” as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Psychology
Stream Leader:
Dr. Helen Vrailas Bateman, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Sewanee University of the South, USA.

The aim of the stream is to share current research findings in the fields of community psychology and human development. Our goal is to share research focusing on examining contextual factors at all levels (e.g., family, neighborhoods, learning and work environments, organizations, institutions, societies, etc.) and their influences on human development. Abstracts on all topics within these disciplines are welcomed, including the interaction between community contextual factors and an individual’s emotional, psychological, and physical well-being at all ages, the factors that contribute to the creation and improvement of communities including the presentation and evaluation of programs, the role that psychological sense of community and sense of belonging play in human development, and the study of the fit between person and environment from an ecological perspective. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
28-31 May 2018
A Stream on “Psychology of Art” as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Psychology
Stream Leader:
Dr. Alessandro Soranzo, Reader in Psychology, Faculty of Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

This stream proposal is on the psychology of art. This is an interdisciplinary scientific field that studies the production of art, its use and its creation from multifaceted standpoints. It studies which are the characteristics of an art piece making it aesthetically pleasant from perceptual, psychological and biological points of view. For example, it studies why people prefer some shapes over others; why they prefer some colours and some colour contrast over others, or how people emotively react different to different artworks. Studies in psychology of art also extend to personality characteristics (e.g. Dark Triad traits, empathy). It studies how different personality traits relate to preferences for artworks; how different ages or different levels of expertise relate to preferences for artworks. This stream is open to studies that on psychology of art from any viewpoints as well as to studies pertaining aesthetic experiences in general in response to perceiving art pieces.
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
28-31 May 2018
A Stream on "Air Pollution" as part of the
13th Annual International Symposium on Environment
Stream Leader: Dr. Krassi Rumchev, School of Public Health, Curtin University, Australia.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of environment, toxicology, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, biology and related disciplines
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
28-31 May 2018
A Stream on "Coastal Erosion" as part of the
13th Annual International Symposium on Environment
Stream Leader: Dr. Hanen Saidi, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of environment, coastal dynamics, coastal engineering, environmental engineering, physical engineering, marine geology, marine and coastal sedimentology, geomorphology, oceanography, GIS and remote sensing, coastal modelling and related disciplines
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
28-31 May 2018
A Stream on “Scriptural Reasoning” as part of the
3rd Annual International Symposium on Religion & Theology
Stream Leader:
Dr. Steven Kepnes, Professor of World Religions & Jewish Studies and Director of Chapel House, Colgate University, USA.

The aim of the stream is to provide an opportunity for scholars to discuss and evaluate the objectives of the interfaith practice called “Scriptural Reasoning” in which Jews, Christians and Muslims engage in group readings of scriptures–Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qur’an. The theme for this meeting will be “Desert Spirituality.” Texts on this theme will be made available at the session so that a short experience of the practice of Scriptural Reasoning can occur for participants new to the practice.
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on “Religion in Byzantium” as part of the
Annual International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Paulo Augusto Tamanini, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Federal Rural University of the Semi-arid Region, Brazil.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of study of the Byzantine Religion, providing a unique opportunity to present and discuss the Christian Faith as the official religion of the Byzantine empire, the Christian religious practices in Byzantium, the rites, the Court ceremonies and rituals, the church architecture, the iconography, the hymnology, the writings of the Fathers of the Church (Greek Patristic) who established Christianity as the dominant religion and as a factor of unity of the Empire, also to investigate the foundations of Byzantine Christianity in the period of the Macedonian Dynasty, as well as the relationship between ecclesiastical laws and the Corpus juris civilis (Code of Justinian), to refer to the various Heresies and the promulgation of Dogmas as forms of establishment of power and authority, to debate on Monotheism and Iconoclasm, and even trace the remains and influences of this religion in today’s’ societies.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on “Diplomacy in the Classical and Byzantine World” as part of the
Annual International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Studies
organized by the Athens Center for Classical & Byzantine Studies (ACCBS) of ATINER
Stream Leader: Dr. Eduard Rung, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Kazan Federal University, Russia.
The aim of the stream is to discuss the specific topics relating to the development and structure of the Diplomatic relations in the Classical and Byzantine World. Diplomacy is a crucial way of maintaining international political stability and protecting the world order. This is a role diplomacy is playing in the contemporary world, but it is also the role it had been playing in the past. This stream will focus on the role of diplomacy in the interstate relations in antiquity and beyond. We welcome papers of a wide range of issues, like, for instance, the history of diplomacy in Greece and Rome as well as in the Byzantine Empire, with special accent on particular events to be made. Discussions of the diplomatic institutions and traditions are also welcome. We are interested in presentations covering the approaches to War and Peace, Envoys exchange, negotiating and concluding truces and treaties, and, finally, diplomatic etiquette. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on Traffic Safety as part of the
4th Annual International Conference on Transportation
Stream Leader: Dr. Sherif Ishak, Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA.
The last few years have witnessed a surge of technological advancements in high-fidelity driving simulation equipment and real-world traffic data collection devices. This led to an overwhelming increase in the amount of simulation and naturalistic driving data, which offer unique research opportunities to understand the driving behavior and its impact on operation and safety of surface transportation systems. Driving simulators are intelligent human-in-the-loop machines that offer a controlled environment to study the influence of various experimental factors on the effectiveness of new and existing operational and safety applications that would otherwise be prohibitively costly or unsafe to test in real-world environments. At the heart of a driving simulator is a machine that has advanced capabilities to depict various aspects of the real world such as rules of physics and human perception. Along with the driving simulator data, sources of naturalistic driving data have expanded in recent years because of the proliferation of GPS-enabled smart phones and other types of in-vehicle sensors that provide accurate information on the driving behavior of transportation system users in real time. This session will present case studies that exemplify the use of both driving simulator and naturalistic driving data for better understanding of the inherent complexities in driving behavior and the potential opportunities to enhance safety and improve the operational efficiency of transportation networks.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on “Sustainability and Transportation” as part of the
4th Annual International Conference on Transportation
Stream Leader: Dr. Nikiforos Stamatiadis, Professor, University of Kentucky, USA.
The aim of the stream is to create a forum for exchanging ideas and research findings on the area of sustainability and sustainable transportation concepts and solutions. Current budgetary constraints, environmental concerns, and multimodal transportation mobility needs require a more systemic approach in developing sustainable transportation solutions. This stream will engage researchers and practitioners on a global discussion on how to achieve this and continuously promote ideas to enhance current activities aiming to increase sustainable transportation options for all users.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on “New Trends in Traffic Law” as part of the
4th Annual International Conference on Transportation
Stream Leader: Dr. Natasa Tomic-Petrovic, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Fundamentals of Traffic Law, Maritime Law, Railroad Transportation Law Highway Transportation Law, Air Transportation Law, Traffic Accidents, Traffic Safety and all the related disciplines.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on Simulation as part of the
4th Annual International Conference on Transportation
Stream Leader: Dr. Essam Radwan, Professor and CATSS Director, University of Central Florida, USA.
Microsimulation has been proven to be an effective and viable tool for assessing and enhancing traffic operations on roads and streets. There are numerous software available on the market that enabled traffic engineers and transportation planners to conduct evaluations of current and future designs of traffic enhancements. A new and evolving dimension for discrete event simulation is human centered simulation. This is done through utilizing driving simulators to mimic the real world in controlled settings. Advancements in this discipline has been phenomenal especially in the last decade. The affordability of installing sensors on facilities have created the luxury of collecting large data related to the system performance. The use of discrete event simulation software coupled with driving simulators and real time field data have added a new dimension to not only traffic operations but also road safety. This session covers recent research in using simulation to enhance the safety and operations of roads and streets.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on Geomaterials as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Geology & Earth Science
Stream Leader: Dr. Tamer Rizaoglu, Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Engineering, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Turkey.
Geomaterials are natural materials that can be used as raw materials, such as soil, minerals and rocks that are formed as a result of geological processes, either processed or not processed. Human beings has been reached and used them throughout the history and used in all areas of life. The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers working on the materials based on geological root. The possible topics can be characterization of geomaterials; new materials produced from geological sources such as geo-based building materials, composite geomaterials, chemical and petrographic charactersitics of geomaterials, mining and processing methods of geomaterials etc.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on Biogeochemistry as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Geology & Earth Science
Stream Leader: Dr. Mathieu Sebilo, Assistant Professor, Sorbonne – Pierre and Marie Curie University, France.
“Isotopic Biogeochemistry of Rivers, Lakes and Watersheds: From the source to the estuary”– One of the major challenges of current research on the functioning of the continental ecosphere is the development of approaches integrating source and process information on local, landscape, regional and global scales. The isotopic composition of a substance reflects often its sources and biogeochemical history. This session will focus on the use of this integrating isotopic tool together with biological, chemical and hydrological measurements.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on “Drawing and Representation: Environment-Landscape-City” as part of the
8th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning
Stream Leader: Dr. Giulia Pellegri, Associate Professor, Architecture-Polytechnic School, University of Genoa, Italy.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Survey and Representation of Architecture and Environment, Drawing for the landscape, The drawings for the project: tracks -visions and pre-visions, Margins: the signs of memory and the city in progress, Visual Culture and Communication: from idea to project, The color and the environment, Perception and territorial identity, Iconographic – Cultural and Landscape Heritage: art, literature and design effects, Signs and Drawings for Design and other related disciplines.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on “Urban Places & Design”
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning
organized by the Architecture Unit of ATINER
Stream Leader: Dr. Manfredo Manfredini, Director, School of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland, New Zealand & Honorary Professor, Hunan University, China.
This stream of the conference will offer a platform for reflecting on this emerging form of place production, framing it in the “repoliticising” perspective of the recently adopted “New Urban Agenda,” and its illuminating “Right to the City” notion.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on “Geographic Information Systems” as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Geography
Stream Leader: Dr. Jorge Rocha, Assistant Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
The last decades have witnessed the acknowledgment of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a preferable tool for geospatial professionals. As the definition of GIS looks broad, the range of potential applications is still wider. Undeniably, GIS can be used in any field of expertise that relies on characteristics of geographical features and their inter-relationships, and/or is concerned with the understanding of geographical patterns and processes. The biggest demand driver for GIS is the recognition of the value that it brings to the decision-making process. Though desktop applications still dominate GIS tool use, the use of cloud-based GIS and mobile GIS applications, among others, has been rising dramatically. The promise of mobility, analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and many further facets of the Digital experience rely upon location as the central core. These new key features are becoming increasingly important within GIS and opened new horizons to the range of geospatial applications. Following the most recent trends the aim of this stream is to collect knowledge and share experience about the latest achievements in the field of GIS, without neglecting the ‘classical’ approaches.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on “Territorial Identity and Development” as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Geography
Stream Leader: Dr. Oana-Ramona Ilovan, Lecturer, Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Territorial belonging and territorial attractiveness are elements with strategic relevance for development at diverse levels: local, regional, national, and macro-regional. Therefore, territorial identity is important both for building the social capital so useful during the processes of development and territorial planning and for the cohesion policy in the European Union and in other macro-regions of the world. The stream offer participants the possibility to share their results of original empirical and theoretical scientific research on territorial identity as a resource for development. It offers specialists and practitioners with diverse backgrounds (Geography, History, Sociology, Economy, Political and Administrative Sciences, Architecture and Urban Planning, etc.) the possibility of sharing their research results and best practice experience. The stream aims and creating a network among participants with common research interests. The topics of interest are: Territorial identity and community development (rural and urban); Territorial identity and regional development; Territorial identity and territorial planning; Territorial identity and public policy; Research methodology for the study of territorial identity.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June 2018
A Stream on “Design and Manufacturing – Recent Trends in Engineering Education”
as part of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Engineering Education & Teaching
Stream Leader: Dr. Zareena Gani, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Division, ETS, UAE.
Abstracts related to innovative ideas in teaching design and manufacturing concepts are invited to share learning and best-practice, and knowledge to improve the quality of engineering education skills globally.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 June
2018
A Stream on “Echoes of Ancient Myths in Contemporary Literature”
as part of the 11thAnnual International Conference on Literature
Stream Leader: Dr. Marina Pelluci Duarte Mortoza, PhD in Ancient Greek Language and Literature, UFMG, Brazil.
This stream aims to investigate the survival of ancient myth, or parts of an ancient myth, in any piece of contemporary literature, be it a play, a novel, a short story, etc. Remains of any myths of any cultural system are welcomed, as long as those myths are what we call ancient, or old–socially registered as part of the culture of a society that existed in pre-modern times–and still remain in the societies that came after that Ancient one. The main objective of this stream is to analyze the uses Contemporary Literature makes of ancient myths in its stories, in the development of its themes, and in the appeal to its readers. Thus, this stream will consider any works that deal with the reception of Ancient Folklore, Mythology, Tradition and Culture by the literature that was produced from the 20th Century onward. In short, this stream is seeking papers that deal with reception of ancient culture in Contemporary Literature.
Deadline: 5 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14
June 2018
A Stream on Cinema as part of the
9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leader: Dr. Daniel Binns, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer, RMIT University, Australia.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of cinema studies: film analysis, studies of film-economics and film-philosophy, film technology and history, and other attendant areas of inquiry.
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14
June 2018
A Stream on "Health and Fitness Through Dance" as part of the
9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leader: Dr. Margo Apostolos, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Southern California -USC Kaufman School of Dance-USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center-& Co-Director- Cedars-Sinai, USA.
The stream will examine Dance from the perspective of Health, Fitness, Conditioning, Rehabilitation, PT, and Best Practices.
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14
June 2018
A Stream on “Art History” as part of the
9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leader: Dr. Alexandria Pierce, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art & Design, USA.
The aim of the stream is to invite visual presentations that bring together academics and researchers in art history, art criticism, and related disciplines. Proposed (but not limited to these topics) are:  Subversive critique by artists throughout the ages; The artist-run center movement re-booted; The role of Post-structural methodologies in recharging art criticism; How do art fairs and biennales act as soft politics? The politics of aesthetics; Intersections of race and gender on subjectivity and identity; Methodologies for studying world art history; Differing forms of field research for art history; Essays that deal with the power of representation in costume or dress; War and music in art’s history; Art patronage in any period; Interpretation of art through philosophy and/or mythology. How has the art of the past and the present created fictions? Ornament in Islam; Divine frescoes; Cultural patrimony lost in times of war; Explorations of the nexus of art and technology; How have digital communities created collaborative projects? Explorations of the human and non-human in art.
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14
June 2018
A Stream on “Poetry & Arts” as part of the
9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leader: Dr. Jonathan Needham, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, Penn State University-Abington College, USA.
The aim of the stream is to examine poetry, particularly from continental Europe that reflects the tastes and attitudes of the times, i.e. in painting or sculpture or in the media arts in the 19th and 20th centuries and/or the new millennium. This panel welcomes examinations of selected modern or contemporary poems that have immortalized some of Europe’s most pivotal historical or cultural moments in modern times or, as forms of aesthetic and visual art, encapsulate the timeless wonders of her picturesque landscape and charm. Participants may choose to explore instead the impact of the arts, i.e. painting, sculpture or the media arts on the creation of poetry from the European mainland and the techniques used in poetry to express those aesthetic tastes and attitudes that have molded European culture, shaped our own perceptions about the Continent’s historical or cultural events, and continue to do so even today.
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14
June 2018
A Stream on “Art & Architecture” as part of the
9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leader: Dr. Mariela Cvetic, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University in Belgrade, Serbia.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics, artists, architects, art historians and researchers of both the areas of art and architecture, in order to present and discuss the ongoing relation between the two. They are invited to explore artworks and architectural projects along with their intersections and to sketch out a picture of contemporary art and architecture in the age of global culture.
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14
June 2018
A Stream on “Dance Perspectives: Artistic & Authentic Movement” as part of the
9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leader: Dr. Maja Vukadinovic, Professor, Novi Sad Business School, Higher Education Institute of Applied Studies, and President & Founder, La Sed Gitana – Art of Flamenco, Serbia.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics, psychologists, pedagogues, dancers, choreographers, dance therapists, performers, dance historians and researchers from all the areas of dance, in order to present and discuss the ongoing relation between different perspectives in understanding, practicing and exploring dance. Participants are invited to explore the current issues of Artistic and Authentic Movement within their related fields of Aesthetics, Choreography, Dance Movement Therapy, Dance Education, as well as their correspondent concepts within the Psychology of Art, Aesthetics, Visual Culture and Psychotherapy such as Aesthetic experience, Aesthetic preferences, Pleasure, Kinesthetic empathy, Embodiment, Authenticity, Active imagination etc. The special purpose of the stream is to inspire and to encourage a dialogue between theory, research and practice, in order to provide relevant findings and innovative developments in the field of dance.
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14
June 2018
A Stream on “Dialogue in Performance: Pre-, During and Post-Production” as part of the
9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leader: Ms. Amy E. Chaffee, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance, Tulane University, USA.
This stream examines the role of dialogue today in storytelling on camera, on independent, world and studio sets. We aim at soliciting discussion from film actors, directors, editors, writers, mixers, dialogue directors/editors and others responsible for the dialogue of a film. Often, a director or DP will watch a scene without headphones on because the focus of the storytelling in Film was first, and often still is, about the picture. On set, there are, usually, 15 or so departments devoted to the image and only three dedicated to the dialogue – Mixer/Boom, dialogue or dialect coach and writer (if they are allowed on set). What purpose does dialogue fill in today’s film work? How important has it become in the 88 years since it was first introduced? We don’t make silent films today. But, much of what is prized in filmmaking is non-verbal. How do we support the artist with the responsibility of delivering the words? Is it solely the responsibility of the directors/director? How important is “Production sound” vs. ADR? Often Post-Production Supervisor will get every single line of dialogue in ADR, “just for safety.” Can a performance be improved in ADR? How often is the writer consulted in the final product? What are the writers feelings about the dialogue vs. the picture? How is this taught in film school today when few directors have ever taken a voice or acting class?
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14
June 2018
A Stream on “Art Without Matter” as part of the
9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leader: Dr. Simone Paterson, Chair of Undergraduate Studies in Creative Technologies & Associate Professor, School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech, USA.
We tend to think of art as being material objects. However, if the artwork doesn’t consist of physical matter does it make it less than or something other than art? This stream examines the use of creative technologies in the production of visual arts. Artists who use digital technologies are invited to speak about their process of production as well as their exhibition experiences. The panelists are asked to consider the question; Can digital art have materiality?
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14
June 2018
A Stream on "Architecture as a Scene of Visual Culture”
as part of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Culture and Civilization
Stream Leader:
Dr. Bianca Predoi, Academic Member, ATINER and Architect & Associate Lecturer, Ion Mincu University of Architecture & Urbanism, Romania.

The aim of the stream is to bring into dialogue the current issues of Architecture with their related fields of Aesthetics, Design, Technology, Sustainability, Restauration/Renovation, Passive/Renewable Architecture, Metropolis, as well as with their correspondent concepts within the Visual Culture, such as Pleasure/Happiness, Production, AI/AR (Virtual, Augmented Reality), Image and Brain Theory, Memory, Authenticity, Open City etc. The semantic itself of the word “architecture” has increasingly changed, and even the interest of the architects is reoriented toward new ways to see their own profession. So, from the “architecture” per se as “giving matter of an abstract, inorganic form created by human understanding”, as it is acknowledged by Hegel’s aesthetics system, to the architecture as a vast stage that surrounds us by making itself, at the same time, the object of our visual universe, there is a dynamic shift in the visual experience to depict. Therefore, the call is to focus on academics and researchers, but also to address the interest of the practitioner architects, that will be able to present specific case studies in order to provide relevant enquiries between the most innovative developments in architecture nowadays, keeping alive, at the same time, the aspect of it as the art of building the living space, and the intrinsic specificity of architecture as a scene of Visual Culture.
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14
June 2018
A Stream on “Globalization, Sustainability and Culture”
as part of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Culture and Civilization
Stream Leader:
Dr. Tasleem Shakur, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Editor-in-Chief GBER (Global Built Environment Review), Edge Hill University, Lancashire UK.

This stream aims to focus on the relationship between western globalized consumption and production patterns, the global diffusion of culture and how this relates to sustainability. This relationship is complicated further by new global power relations: the questions of neo-imperialism may require re-examination in light of this new situation. For instance, the emergence of reversal colonization of Chinese market and investments in Afrcia or Indian industrial relocations in Europe.
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14
June 2018
A Stream on “Critical Media Literacy in a Global World”
as part of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Culture and Civilization
Stream Leader:
Dr. Myriam N. Torres, Professor and Language, Literacy, & Culture Program Coordinator, Curriculum & Instruction Department, New Mexico State University, USA.

This stream aims to provide conceptual frames and pedagogical strategies for using alternative, public interest, and digital social media to boost critical thinking and understanding of the real social issues. The presenters can demonstrate how important it is for students at all academic levels, teachers, parents and people in general to become critical media literate in a corporate ruled globalized world.
Deadline: 12 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 June 2018
A Stream on “Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration” as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on International Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Maria Eugenia Cruset, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, National University of La Plata and Catholic University of La Plata, Argentina.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics, researchers and professionals from all areas of political, sociological, legal and other studies, focusing on ethnicity, nationalism and migration.
Deadline: 19 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 June 2018
A Stream on “Cultural Products and Byproducts of Tradition and Change” as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on International Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Maura A. E. Pilotti, College of Sciences & Human Studies, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.
In many countries around the world, young people are pulled between the demands of tradition and the need for change. In no other people, this dilemma is more internalized and expressed as unresolved conflict than in bilingual, bi-culturally socialized individuals. In this stream, we examine the impact of traditional practices on human cognition and behaviour in such individuals. We also investigate how bilingual individuals negotiate between opposing forces, one demanding conformity with tradition, which anchors one’s identity, and the other introducing change, which envisions enticing possibilities for that identity.
Deadline: 19 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 June 2018
A Stream on “Using Fiction in Teaching Middle East and North African Politics: Possibilities, Perspectives and Limits”
as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on International Studies
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Lucía Ferreiro Prado, Associate Professor, IE Business School, and Director & Founder, Cum Laude School, Spain.
Dr. Beatriz Tomé Alonso, Professor of International Relations, Loyola University Andalusia, Spain.

This stream welcomes submissions reporting research on the use of audiovisual content in the classroom conceived in very broad terms. The stream scope includes the following topics:
-Use of films and/ or TV shows in the classroom: advantages, disadvantages, and limits;
-Effects of audiovisual material on students’ learning process, perceptions and classroom discussion;
-Empirical case studies
-De-construction of the cultural products (movies/Tv shows).
Deadline: 19 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 June 2018
A Stream on Populism as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on Politics
Stream Leader: Mr. Jan Reid, Academic Member, ATINER & President, Coast Economic Consulting, USA.
The aim of the stream is further the understanding of populism and populist electoral parties by academics and by members of the general public. We define a populist political party as one that seeks to mobilize an unrepresented segment of the population against an institution or gov­ernment, usually in the defense of the unrepresented. Whether left-wing or right-wing, populist parties seek to unite the uncorrupt and the unsophisticated against the corrupt dominant elites. Examples of populist political parties include Syriza in Grece, the National Front in France, and the Green Party. We solicit papers on populist political parties, populist movements inside establishment parties (e.g., the Sanders campaign in the United States), and the social movements which led to the formation of populist political parties.
Deadline: 19 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 June 2018
A Stream on “The Social Sources of Religious Fundamentalist and Anti-secularist Identity” as part of the
4th Annual International Conference on Anthropology
Stream Leader: Dr. David Makofsky, Acaemic Member, ATINER & Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, Indiana University Northwest, USA.
The article that inspired this investigation appeared in the journal Perspectives on Politics. This is to say, the investigation began with a question of political philosophy. The questions that are addressed follow the framework laid out in the 'clash of civilizations' setting the 'Western secular humanism' against that of Islamic theorist Sayyid Qutb, the philosophic inspiration for the Muslim Brotherhood. That being said, the discussion must include a broader range of religious politics in Judaism and Christianity. Since ideas so not exist in abstract but instead are incorporated into group beliefs, we must include Sociology and Anthropology in our purview. The question before the panel begins with political philosophy and covers a broad range of subjects including comparative religion and social group analysis.
Deadline: 19 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 June 2018
A Stream on “Indigenous Rights to Consultation and Self-Determination” as part of the 4th Annual International Conference on Anthropology
Stream Leader: Dr. Carlos Teodoro Jose Hugueney Irigaray, Tenure, Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), and Operational Coordinator of the Interinstitutional Doctoral Program in Human Rights and Environment, UFPA / UFMT, Brazil.
Oppression has marked indigenous people’s history throughout the world, and recognition of rights happened over repeated struggles and acts of resistance. In this context, the Convention 169, emanating from the International Labor Organization in 1989, was a milestone that signified an important progress in terms of the treatment of the indigenous question, especially because the resolution enshrined the right Indigenous self-identity; denied the possibility of non-ethnic recognition by signatory States, and granted the rights of consultation and participation of these peoples in politics. Nonetheless, current local trends undermine advances in Indigenous humanitarian protection, and grants access for big development extractive projects to take place. At stake is the effectiveness of human rights, indigenous peoples and minority rights, that cannot be subtracted from procedural obstacles, normative deviations, and elitist and corporatist political maneuvering. As human science moves forward, various fields of study have to take on the responsibility to advance and widen up the knowledge on indigeneity, not only from the cultural-human point of view but also from the science-research-policy one as well; while promoting true autonomy, and the essence of the right to self-determination, undressed from idealizations, symbolisms or western value notions. This streams welcomes research papers from the scientific fields of Law, Cultural and Social Anthropology, Biology, Ecology, Human Geography, Political Science, Indigenous Education, and any other discipline that relates to the topic.
Deadline: 19 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 June 2018
A Stream on “Issues in Economic Anthropology”
as part of the 4th Annual International Conference on Anthropology
Stream Leader: Dr. Robert Christopher Morgan, Research Associate, Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria, Canada.
This subject has been a significant part of anthropology at least since the founding texts of B. Malinowski, R. Firth, and M. Mauss. Often founded on primary ethnographic fieldwork, research in economic anthropology has contributed greatly to developments in theory and has provided insights that are relevant across disciplines as well as to vital concerns in contemporary global life. The stream invites participant academics to give expression to this subject through current research and study.
Deadline: 19 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
25-28 June 2018
A Stream on Advanced Structural Analysis and Design as part of the
8th Annual International Conference on Civil Engineering
Stream Leader: Dr. Fouad A. Mohammad, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of structural engineering, structural optimization, structural analytical methods and other related areas.
Deadline: 26 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
25-28 June 2018
A Stream on “Stem Cells Biology” as part of the
4th Annual International Conference on Biology
Stream Leaders:
-Dr. Andriana Margariti, Head, Medicine Unit, ATINER & Senior Lecturer in Stem Cells and Vascular Diseases, Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast, U.K.
-Dr. Sophia Kelaini, Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast, UK.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of pluripotent stem cells, adult stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells, differentiation towards vascular cells, cardiac cells, neurons, adipocytes, pancreatic etc, cell based therapies, drug screening, regenerative medicine, clinical applications and trials, and related disciplines.
Deadline: 26 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
25-28 June 2018
A Forum on “Big Data in Professional Practice: Challenges, Solutions and Future Prospects” as part of the
6th International Conference on Industrial, Systems and Design Engineering
Forum Leader:
Dr. Rama Venkatasawmy, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer, University of Newcastle, Australia.

While Big Data may still be considered as an emerging phenomenon, its influence and impact on professional practice in practically all industries and countries have made it highly significant for academic research. As a cross cutting topic, Big Data is potentially connectable to a wide a variety of established topics across practically all disciplines and research areas such as: Business & Marketing;Communication & Media;Creative Industries;Environmental Management;Higher Education;Information & Communication Technology;Health Care;Public Governance;Tourism;Weather Risk Management
Deadline: 26 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Future Studies” as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on Management
Stream Leader: Dr. Chris Adendorff, Academic Member, ATINER & Adjunct Professor, Business School, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa.
The aim of the stream is through Foresight Studies to prepare us for possible, probable, plausible and preferable Future needs. Futures studies is an interdisciplinary field, studying yesterday’s and today’s changes, and aggregating and analysing both lay and professional strategies and opinions with respect to tomorrow. It includes analysing the sources, patterns, and causes of change and stability, in an attempt to develop foresight and to map possible futures. Around the world, the field is variously referred to as futures studies, strategic foresight, futuristic, futures thinking, futuring, and futurology. Futures studies is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them.
Deadline: 26 February 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
2-5 July 2018
A Stream on Biostatistics as part of the
12th Annual International Conference on Statistics: Teaching, Theory & Applications
Stream Leader: Dr. Elizabeth Stojanovski, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer, University of Newcastle, Australia.
In terms of topics, these can include the following:
-Statistical and computing methods used in biostatistics: Topics could include meta-analyses, longitudinal modelling, dealing with missing data, multivariate approaches, linear and non-linear regressions, hierarchical modelling, non-parametric models, Bayesian methods applications.
-Biostatistics in clinical trials and clinical research: including methods for clinical decision making and diagnostic methods.
-Emerging Biometric applications.
Deadline: 27 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Statistical Learning” as part of the
12th Annual International Conference on Statistics: Teaching, Theory & Applications
Stream Leader:
Dr. Theodore Trafalis, Director, Engineering & Architecture Division, ATINER, Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Director, Optimization & Intelligent Systems Laboratory, The University of Oklahoma, USA.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all over the world that do research in the fields of data mining, bioinformatics and/or machine learning and deal with statistical learning
Deadline: 27 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Time Series Models and Copula Models”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Ampalavanar Nanthakumar, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor State University of New York at Oswego, USA.

Topics will include the theory, the applications, the teaching and the history of time series analysis.
Deadline: 27 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Applied Statistics” as part of the
12th Annual International Conference on Statistics: Teaching, Theory & Applications
Stream Leader:
Dr. Mehmet Mendeş, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor of Biometry/Biostatistics, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey.

The aim of the Applied Statistics stream is to bring together statisticians, academicians and researchers from all over the world that are interested in all areas of applied statistics, and to provide a forum for communication among statisticians and practitioners for judicious application of statistical principles and innovations of statistical methodology motivated by current and important real-world examples across a wide range of disciplines. This stream will consider papers on all areas of applied sciences
Deadline: 27 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Forest Policy and Economics” as part of the
13th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leader: Dr. Timothy M. Young, Director, Center for Business & Manufacturing Excellence (CBME) & Professor and Graduate Director, Center for Renewable Carbon, The University of Tennessee, USA.
This stream will consider papers which apply economic and business principles to the analysis of forests including the management, marketing and preservation of forest resources as well as the consumption and investment in forest products.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “International Trade & Development Studies” as part of the
13th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leader: Mr. Athanasios Mihalakas, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, The State University of New York, at Brockport, USA.
This stream will consider papers on a broad range of issues relating to international trade and development studies. The aim of the conference is to bring together academics and researchers of international trade, development studies and economics, as well as individuals from law, politics, and business. There is no specific theme that limits the focus of subject-matter of this stream, which in-line with ATINER’s tradition, is to be as interdisciplinary as possible (just like international trade and development), covering many disciplines and a diverse range of issues/topics.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Human Resource Management” as part of the
13th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leader: Dr. Sharon Claire Bolton, Head, Management Research Unit, ATINER & Dean, The Management School, University of Stirling, Scotland.
This stream will consider papers on Personnel Management , Executives, Executive Compensation, Corporate Culture, Diversity, Social Responsibility, Firm Employment Decisions, Promotions, Compensation and Compensation Methods and Their Effects, Training, Labor Management, Labor Contracting Devices, and other relevant topics.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Marketing and Advertising, Consumer Analysis, and Pricing” as part of the
13th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leader: Dr. Cleopatra Veloutsou, Head, Marketing Research Unit, ATINER & Professor of Brand Management, University of Glasgow, U.K.
This stream will consider papers on marketing and advertising, the theory and applications of consumer behavior, consumer protection and finance, pricing and market structure, Spatial Production and Pricing Analysis, government pricing and policy.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Mathematical and Quantitative Methods” as part of the
13th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Codruta Simona Stoica, Head, Mathematics & Statistics Research Unit, ATINER & Vice-Rector, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania.

Dr. Theodore Trafalis, Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Director, Optimization & Intelligent Systems Laboratory, The University of Oklahoma, USA.
This stream will consider papers on Optimization Techniques, Programming Models, Dynamic Analysis, Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium, Computational Techniques, Simulation Modeling, Miscellaneous Mathematical Tools, Input–Output Models, Computable General Equilibrium Models, Operations Research and Statistical Decision Theory, History of economic thought of Quantitative and Mathematical, and Quantitative Policy Modeling.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Health Economics” as part of the
13th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leader:
Dr. Paul Contoyannis, Head, Health Economics & Management Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, McMaster University, Canada.

This stream will consider papers of an Analysis of Health Care Markets, Health Behavior, Public and Private Health Insurance, Health and Inequality, Health and Economic Development, Government Policy, Regulation and Public Health, Health and Safety Law.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Wine and Spirits: Economics, Marketing and Social Aspects” as part of the
13th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leader:
Dr. William Proud, Director of Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

This stream will consider papers from all areas of the wine and spirit industry including its production (supply), demand, marketing and branding and its social aspects of consuming alcohol beverages.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “International Finance” as part of the
13th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leader:
Dr. Peter Koveos, Head, Accounting and Finance Unit, ATINER & Professor of Finance, Syracuse University, USA.

This stream will consider papers from all areas of the finance.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on A Stream on “Chinese Economy” as part of the
13th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leader:
Dr. Yijiang Wang, Professor of Economics and Human Resource Management, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Beijing, China.

China has ended the period of fast growth in the past more than three decades (with annual average growth rate at about 9 percent) to enter a period of new norm with a lower growth rate accepted and innovation and consumption more emphasized as the engine of growth. Three economists from China’s top business educational institute Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Professors Wei LI, Yijiang WANG and Chenggang XU who have published extensively on China and other economic topics in mainstream economic journals, will explain what to expect of the world’s second largest economy in the new-norm period, e.g., governmental monetary and fiscal policies, industrial policies, social initiatives and macroeconomic performance. This stream will consider papers that deal with any aspect of the Chinese Economy.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Marketing Strategy” as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on Marketing
Stream Leader:
Dr. Sourav Ray, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada.
Deadline: 27 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Marketing in Art & Culture” as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on Marketing
Stream Leader:
Dr. Radmila Janicic, Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

The aim of the stream is to approach and enrich the scientific field of Marketing in Art and Culture, through academic papers and researches. We wish to inspire discussions on the areas of marketing strategies, promotion strategies, brand strategies, public relations, integrated marketing communications, content marketing, storytelling, media communications, social media communications and relationship marketing strategies in relation to the field of Marketing in Art and Culture. Special purpose of the stream is to inspire and prepare educators and researchers in the field of Marketing in Art and Culture develop this wide and important domain of science, since art and culture have always been the cornerstone for future civilization development. Professors, educators, researchers, assistants, postgraduate students, practitioners in art museums and cultural institutions, in the field of Marketing in Art and Culture, are invited to participate. The presentation and discussion of their ideas and findings can attribute new perspectives to the field and contribute to its development. By sharing art and culture stories, we aim to introduce art and culture to our audience. All these will take place in Athens, in the heart of art, science and culture.
Deadline: 27 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Continuity of Culture Between Ancient and Modern Greece”
as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern
Stream Leader:
Dr. Martha J. Payne, Visiting Lecturer, Indiana University-Purdue University, USA.

Modern Greece owes much of its present existence to its ancient past. Temples, archaeological sites and museums may come to mind, but few outside the academic community may realize that ancient Greece also influences other aspects of Modern Greek life both in language, and the physical world. The Modern Greek proverbial expression ‘και του πουλιού το γάλα’ meaning ‘the milk of the bird’ indicates that one has everything one needs, including the seemingly impossible. Ancient Greek ὀνιθῶν γάλα, ‘the milk of birds,’ indicates the same thing as the Modern Greek; it appears in ancient texts from the 5th c. BCE into the 4th c. CE. Physical examples are ‘tamata,’ small pressed metal plaques of body part images hung before icons in some Orthodox churches in Greece as the faithful pray for healing; examples are at Aghios Nektarios in Aegina. Similar objects, but of terracotta, were found in ancient temples of Asclepius, the ancient god of healing; examples are in the archaeological museum of ancient Corinth. This stream calls for papers treating any aspects of Modern Greek life that show strong continuity with ancient Greece. The connections may be linguistic, or physical, secular or ecclesiastical.
Deadline: 27 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Oral Narratives: The Voices of Marginalized Arabs and Muslims”
as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern
Stream Leader:
Dr. Enaya Othman, Director, AMWRRI’s Oral History Project and Assistant Professor & Director of Arabic and Cultural Studies Program, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Marquette University, USA.

Oral narratives are important accounts that document the experiences and the histories of marginalized and underrepresented groups. They bring the voices of the voiceless to the center of historical and contemporary discussions. They utilize the power and the complexity of lived experiences and the intersectionality of culture, class, gender, race/ethnicity, and religion in the structuring and restructuring of the Arab and Muslim communities around the world, including in the United States and Europe. The process of migration, settlement and integration are connected to cross cultural and transnational discourses especially in the age of advanced and instant communication. Historians, anthropologists, social scientists along with scholars in other disciplines are using diverse approaches in their research and since the second half of twentieth century, oral narratives are considered to be invaluable sources of documentation across these disciplines. We are interested in papers that utilize oral narratives to examine topics related to the process of Arab and Muslim mobility and community building. (voluntarily and involuntarily movements and settlements).
Deadline: 5 March 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
3rd Annual International Forum on Asian History and Asian Studies as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern
Forum Leader:
Dr. Jayoung Che, Head, History Unit, ATINER & Research Professor of History, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea.

The aim of the forum is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of history, Asian history, Asian Studies and other related disciplines.
Deadline: 5 March 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
2–5 July 2018
A Stream on “Media Communication & New Challenges in the Entertainment World” as part of the
5th International Conference on Turkey and Turkish Studies
Stream Leader:
Dr. Mihalis Kuyucu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Communication, İstanbul Aydin University, Turkey.

The aim of this stream is to bring together media researchers from all over the world, giving them the chance to present their work on the entertainment industry and share their findings from researching their local societies on the matter.
Deadline: 27 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
9–12 July 2018
A Stream on “The Teaching Philosophy in FLs Today” as part of the
11th International Conference on Languages & Linguistics
Stream Leader:
Dr. Marija Liudvika Drazdauskiene, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Wszechnica Polska, Poland.

The aim of the stream is to conduct a discussion of the philosophy as the most general principles which guide practitioners in the teaching of foreign languages and which imbue the practice with credible orientation and with a rationale in the choice of methods and means. Although linguistic research and linguistic-cultural heritage cannot be directly applied in pedagogy, some general knowledge can be drawn from them. Of principles, combining work and pleasure, differentiating the categories of exercises per age groups and programmes can be reviewed with reference to Plato and Aristotle on teaching music; an introduction of some obligatory learning can be considered in contrast to modern liberalism and in line with Aristotle’s not only play but training of the body and respecting the peace of the soul. Later resources may be reassessed if wrongly interpreted. Assuming with Henry G.Widdowson that communicative language teaching relates to the purpose rather than the process of teaching, a criticised structural approach would not be denied as relevant and not contradictory to this approach: “the emphasis on structures was associated with the process of language” and did not “preclude a communicative purpose”. The classics can be appreciated for the age of schooling, subject choice, the motives and more.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
9–12 July 2018
A Stream on “Semiotics and Theory of Language” as part of the
11th International Conference on Languages & Linguistics
Stream Leader:
Dr. Ivan Capeller, Adjunct Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

In 1968, André Martinet edited a volume called “Le Langage” in which almost all knowledge available on this subject was presented and summarized according to the principles and methods of structural semiology and linguistics. Fifty years later, this epistemic horizon is no longer able to provide a conceptual unified paradigm combining semiotics with a broader theory of language. Somewhere in between the human and the natural sciences, does a theory of language necessarily need a semiotics as a pre-condition for its own existence? Must a theory of signs suppose Language as its axiomatical point of departure? The semiotical shift towards peircean pragmaticism and its multiple applied offsprings, such as biosemiotics and cybersemiotics, as well as the renewal of researches regarding the evolution of language as an actual biologic factor on the development of mankind, its culture and history, calls for an open debate around these issues. This session invites researchers not only from the field of semiotics and linguistics, but also from the fields of biology, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, history, aesthetics and cultural studies to share their findings about questions regarding semiotics, language and meaning, in their materiality as well as in their meta-reality.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
9–12 July 2018
A Stream on "Inter and Transdisciplinary Relationships in Architecture”
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Stream Leader:
Dr. Clara Germana Gonçalves, Academic Member, ATINER, Researcher at CITAD, Lusíada University, Lisbon, Portugal.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Architecture’s Inter And Trans Interdisciplinary Relationships. Presentation may reflect on, but are not limited to, Architecture and Music, Architecture and Mathematics, Architecture and the Arts, Architecture and Cinema, Architecture and Cosmology, Architecture and Science, Architecture and Philosophy, Harmony in Architecture, Harmonic Proportion, Architectural Concepts such us: Space, Time, Harmony, Proportion, Notation, Representation, Presentation, Perception, Rhythm, Design, Composition; Which disciplines interact with architecture? Why these particular disciplines? In what way(s) do they interact with architecture? What type of relationship governs their interaction? Is it based on language? Based on concepts? When do such relationships take place? What periods are most paradigmatic for each type of relationship? In what conceptual contexts? Which authors have put these relationships into practice and which have theorized on them? What are the results of these inter or/and transdisciplinary relationships?
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
9–12 July 2018
A Stream on the “Higher Education & Leadership in a Transforming Society”
as part of the 2nd Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Adele Moodly, Academic Member, ATINER and Associate Professor & Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Fort Hare, South Africa.

Globally there has been a wave of vast change as societies continue to reflect on themselves, their existing beliefs, values and practices and transforming politically, socially and economically as technology facilitates transcendence of geo-spatial boundaries. Universities, traditionally viewed as pillars of knowledge, and agents of societal change, are called upon to engender responsible transformation, ensuring that our societies constantly introspect on achievements, trajectories and capabilities. Higher education has to reflect on how it transforms itself to respond to these imperatives. Part of this transformation includes Higher Education reflecting on its leadership role and practices to effectively deliver on its mandate. The focus of this stream would be a reflection of practices and challenges in Higher Education in both influencing and remaining relevant in the global transformation context. The stream opens broadly to, but is not limited to; leadership in Higher Education, education agency – inclusive of curriculum practices and pedagogies, Policy and implementation, change towards transformative social justice.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
9–12 July 2018
A Stream on “Faculty Development: Teaching and Learning Strategies in the Global College Classroom”
as part of the 2nd Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Elif Bengu, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Faculty of Educational Science, Abdullah Gül University, Turkey.

The aim of this stream is to bring together a globally diverse set of academics, practitioners, and researchers that are conducting research on faculty development in the area of teaching and learning. Teaching in higher education is not all about “covering the course content, but rather about enhancing students’ learning” (Stes at al., p.100, 2007). The stream explores faculty development related to teaching effectiveness while integrating culture and diversity. This stream will also welcome papers that examine communication strategies between instructors and students that link to student learning in higher education setting. Fields of study for this stream are faculty development, instructional communication, in service training in higher education, effective teaching and learning, teacher evaluation, and adult education.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
9–12 July 2018
A Stream on "Architecture as a Scene of Visual Culture”
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Stream Leader:
Dr. Bianca Predoi, Academic Member, ATINER and Architect & Associate Lecturer, Ion Mincu University of Architecture & Urbanism, Romania.

The aim of the stream is to bring into dialogue the current issues of Architecture with their related fields of Aesthetics, Design, Technology, Sustainability, Restauration/Renovation, Passive/Renewable Architecture, Metropolis, as well as with their correspondent concepts within the Visual Culture, such as Pleasure/Happiness, Production, AI/AR (Virtual, Augmented Reality), Image and Brain Theory, Memory, Authenticity, Open City etc. The semantic itself of the word “architecture” has increasingly changed, and even the interest of the architects is reoriented toward new ways to see their own profession. So, from the “architecture” per se as “giving matter of an abstract, inorganic form created by human understanding”, as it is acknowledged by Hegel’s aesthetics system, to the architecture as a vast stage that surrounds us by making itself, at the same time, the object of our visual universe, there is a dynamic shift in the visual experience to depict. Therefore, the call is to focus on academics and researchers, but also to address the interest of the practitioner architects, that will be able to present specific case studies in order to provide relevant enquiries between the most innovative developments in architecture nowadays, keeping alive, at the same time, the aspect of it as the art of building the living space, and the intrinsic specificity of architecture as a scene of Visual Culture.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
9–12 July 2018
A Stream on “Crossings on Body and Architecture”
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Stream Leader:
Dr. Maria João Dos Reis Moreira Soares, Associate Professor, Lusiada University – Lisbon and Research Fellow, CITAD – Research Centre on Territory, Architecture & Design, Portugal.

The aim of this research stream is to establish a platform of debate for academics, practitioners and researchers with regard to a landscape of relations that traverses both notions of Body and Architecture. To this landscape can contribute a wide range of concepts or principles – for example: movement, existence, non-existence, matter, space, time, duration, being, becoming, embodiment, disembodiment, interiority, exteriority, LIFE – imbedded in disciplines as diverse as Dance, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Ethics, Art, History, Science, Neuroscience, to name just a few. Through the various disciplines and concepts, this stream of research seeks to “build” an overlaid structure that houses Body and Architecture in an interchangeable context. “We move not to populate space, not to extend it or to embody it, but to create it.” (Erin Manning in Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy, 2009).
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
9–12 July 2018
A Stream on “Accounting Ethics” as part of the
16th International Conference on Accounting
Stream Leader: Dr. Steven Dellaportas, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, School of Accounting, RMIT University, Australia.
The aim of this stream is to bring together academic researchers from diverse places and fields to promote and disseminate interdisciplinary research on accounting ethics. This stream provides a forum where members may engage with likeminded academic researchers to interact and forge ongoing collaborations in the pursuit of high quality research with outputs targeted at esteem accounting research journals. Research topics in this space are varied and can include but not be restricted to: professionalism in accounting; codes of ethics; integrity and objectivity in accounting and auditing practice, ethics in accounting education; the ethics of financial reporting quality, fraud and corruption; ethical issues in diverse contexts (e.g. public sector, NGOs, Not-for Profit); ethical decision making; moral values and the accounting profession; the social accounting project and philosophical aspects of ethics. Submissions may adopt diverse methodological approaches including quantitative, qualitative, theoretical or empirical. It is the vision of this stream that members band together to support each other in the art of research and in the publication of manuscripts in high quality journals.
Deadline: 4 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
16-19 July 2018
A Stream on “Water Law”
as part of the 6th Annual International Forum on Water and the 15th Annual International Conference on Law
Stream Leader:
Dr. Ronald Griffin, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Florida A&M University, USA.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers form all areas of law related to water resources (International and National Water Law) such as: Water Rights and Allocations, Water Quality Law, Drainage Law, Water Conservation Order, Groundwater Law, etc.
Deadline: 11 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
16-19 July 2018
A Stream on “Ιmplementing Human Rights” as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Law
Stream Leader:
Dr. Assaf Meydani , Academic Member, ATINER & Dean of the School of Government and Society, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv–Yaffo, Israel.

The stream is designed to be a dynamic gathering of human rights and social justice activists, advocates, practitioners seeking to broaden our knowledge in understanding the process by which social issues become human rights issues for incorporation into legal standards; in identifying the factors influencing the interpretation of those standards; and in their compliance, implementation, and enforcement at the international and national levels.
Deadline: 11 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
16-19 July 2018
A Stream on “Legal History” as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Law
Stream Leader:
Dr. Varga Norbert, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Szeged, Hungary.

The purpose of the interdisciplinary miniature stream is to introduce such legal institutions that have an effect on the development of the internal judiciary systems of different countries and are much in evidence in the contemporary legal reforms. The combined examination of history and law can draw the attention of the legislators and legal historians of the 21st Century to the importance of such legal institutions which, if observed from the point of view of legal history, can assist modern codification. The historical legal institutions appearing in the law currently in effect, with the aid of a certain legal “restoration”, can help their understanding, however it does not simply require some sort of theoretical, dogmatic examination but also the analysis of the legal practice and the praxis. Due to the topic of the interdisciplinary stream, this may not only be interesting for people working in the field of law or legal history, but can also get the attention of historians and scientists and researchers working on other, various fields. Through the complex and comparative assessment of the different branches of law, we can come up with a general picture on the development and the role in contemporary legal development of each and every legal institution.
Deadline: 11 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
16-19 July 2018
A Stream on “Water Pollution”
as part of the 6th Annual International Forum on Water
Stream Leader:
Dr. Chee Kong Yap, Academic Member, ATINER and Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

Water is an indispensable element for human life. However, clean water supply is a worldwide issue nowadays. This is because of pollution due to anthropogenic activities that is related to increment of the size of human populations. The man-induced inputs would contribute to the contamination of water quality in rivers and reservoirs that are the important sources of pollution. The pollutants include heavy metals, domestic organic wastes, industrial wastes, elevation of oil and grease contents, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, endocrine disrupting chemicals, persistent organic pollutants etc., that would deteriorate the natural chemistries of the water. The monitoring of such pollutant levels in the water samples is important because their elevated levels could be hazardous to biota that living in the water column or the sedimentary compartment that form the aquatic ecosystem. These biota are partly or mostly becoming the natural food resources to human populations. Therefore, water pollution will always become a never-ending issue facing our society today. To conclude, the aim of this stream is to update our knowledge on the issues relating water pollution and to discuss the most practical resolutions to reduce (if not to stop) water pollution integrating social-economic and environmental perspectives.
Deadline: 11 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
16-19 July 2018
A Stream on “Practices, Innovations, and Strategies for Global Water Resource Management”
as part of the 6th Annual International Forum on Water
Stream Leader:
Dr. Isai T. Urasa, Professor & Director, Water Quality Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Hampton University, USA.

Current trends in population growth and the concomitant expansions of urban centers in many parts of the world pose serious threats to water security and safety. These threats are compounded by pollution concerns stemming from emerging contaminants (the proliferation of pharmaceutical products, nanoparticles and other material-science-based products, etc.) whose environmental behavior and impact are not well understood. There is a need for sustained efforts to develop new and reliable water sources and also establish management practices that comply with acceptable water quality standards. This symposium will provide a forum to examine global water resource and quality concerns and help to formulate sustainable management strategies and practices that can be adopted at the local level.
Deadline: 11 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
16-19 July 2018
A Stream on “Dams: Engineering & Geological Issues”
as part of the 6th Annual International Forum on Water
Stream Leader:
Dr. Nadhir Al-Ansari, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden.

The aim of the stream is to highlight the engineering and geological issues that can create problems during and after construction of dams. Unexpectedly varied problems during construction or service years can threat the dam itself and the safety of the societies they serve. In the planning stage, selection of the wrong sites might trigger problems like landslides or excessive settlements. Choosing the wrong materials and/or specifications and methods for construction could result in malfunctioning dams. Implementing river diversion scheme can bring troubles to downstream communities, if hydrological data are not correctly analyzed, resulting in overtopping if diversion facilities are not sufficient. Misinterpretation of geological investigation data could lead to either improper foundation treatments or very costly ones. Even trouble free dams may show signs of aging after long service years, demanding constant attention and repairs. Recent climate change impacts on hydrological conditions may require complete revision and remodeling of the slipways and other outlet structures. Improper estimation of sediment discharge of the river might cause rapid siltation of the reservoir. Problems in dams can be of many kinds and variations, so making use of accumulated previous experience of case studies in such problems can be put to good use to avoid new ones.
Deadline: 11 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
16-19 July 2018
A Stream on “Animal Production”
as part of the 2nd Annual International Symposium on Animal Science & Zoology
Stream Leader:
Dr. Dolores Valentina Mariscal Aguayo, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Autonomous University Chapingo, Mexico.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of animal production and all the related disciplines.
Deadline: 11 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
16-19 July 2018
A Stream on “Animal Nutrition”
as part of the 2nd Annual International Symposium on Animal Science & Zoology
Stream Leader:
Dr. Akbar Nikkhah, Distinguished Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran.

Quality animal protein is increasingly demanded as world population increases. The increase is incremental as life is improved. This is of utmost significance for animal scientists since animal production efficiency must increase globally. With an adult individual requiring a minimum of 1 g daily quality protein for each kg of body weight (a half of which coming from animal sources), the importance of efficient animal nutrition for effective animal protein production in form of meat and milk will be rising. Nutrition of both ruminant and non-ruminant animals need to be improved to keep high versatility for animal protein consumers. New technologies must be innovated for higher quality animal protein production. Collaboration among animal nutritionists from different parts of the globe will be a great help. This stream is a platform for critical discussion of various aspects of global animal nutrition to come up with future implications and interventions. Both classic and modern nutritional approaches to animal nutrition are covered to tackle problems in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary fashions. Nutrition is required to receive aids from physiology, management and genetics for multidisciplinary and timely advances. Regional policies must take into account global requirements for progress in both animal science and industry. This meeting is where thoughts and innovations come together for bright future prospects.
Deadline: 11 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
16-19 July 2018
A Stream on “New Horizon in Plant Abiotic Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology”
as part of the 11th International Conference on Agricultural Research
Stream Leader:
Dr. FeiBo Wu, Professor & Deputy Director, Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture & Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, China.

The aim of this stream is to bring together academic researchers as well as practitioners of the field, in order to share their findings, ideas, and recommendations in a professional setting. The stream will cover the following aspects: Temperature Stress and Responses of Plants, Water Stress and Responses of Plants, Plant Signaling under Abiotic Stress Environment, New Approaches to Study Heavy Metal-Induced Stress in Plants, Functional Genomics of Stress Tolerance, Plant Epigenetics in Abiotic Stress, and Molecular Design in Crop Tolerance.
Deadline: 11 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
23-26 July 2018
A Stream on “Data Science”
as part of the 2nd Annual International Symposium on Electrical Engineering
Stream Leader:
Professor Marcos A Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

The aim of the stream is to bring together scholars and students interested in advances in Data Science. Papers (in English) addressing theoretical or practical issues in Data Science are welcome, from any application domain. Of particular interest are papers addressing pattern recognition or machine learning models and algorithms for effective decision making, communication, visualization, or data product development.
Deadline: 18 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
23-26 July 2018
A Stream on “Theoretical Physics”
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Physics
Stream Leader: Dr. Haiduke Sarafian, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Endowed Chair of John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, USA & Academic Member, ATINER.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of Theoretical Physics
Deadline: 18 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
23-26 July 2018
A Stream on “Applied Physics”
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Physics
Stream Leader: Dr. Haiduke Sarafian, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Endowed Chair of John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, USA & Academic Member, ATINER.
Due to the fast development of the space industry, nanocomposites for extraterrestrial applications became highly demanded. Nanocomposites for space applications include materials with high radiation withstanding and absorbing capabilities, corrosion in extra-terrestrial environment (Martian, Venusian, and satellites of the giant planets), thermal-isolation coatings with prolonged lifetime, drugs for treatment space-flight related disorders, caused, for example, by weightlessness, and a number of other materials. The multiplicity of the international research projects in the area of space exploration serves the evidence that scientific results in this area are highly demanded. The goal of this stream is to experience exchange of ideas and information on nanotechnology-related educational issues among universities and research labs, and to establish scientific and technical connections with European and all-over the world partners, improving the efficiency of the research and development in the area of nanocomposites, deepening the academic knowledge on the matter
Deadline: 18 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
23-26 July 2018
A Stream on “Nanocomposites for Space Applications”
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Physics
Stream Leader: Dr. Kirill Levine, Associate Professor, Department of General & Technical Physics, St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia.
The problematic targeted by this stream covers, but is not limited to, applying plasma technologies for creating nanocomposites, different materials, including smart nanocomposite materials for space-related technologies, such as sensors, protecting screens, lubricants, fuel additives, radiation stable materials, biocomposites. Participants from academic universities, government scientific laboratories and industrial companies are welcome to this conference stream
Deadline: 18 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
30-31 July &
1-2 August 2018
A Stream on “Forced Migration and Flight into Europe. Developments and Challenges”
as part of the 5th Annual International Symposium on Social Sciences
Stream Leader: Dr. Albert Scherr, Professor & Head, Institute of Sociology, University of Education-Freiburg, Germany.
The aim of the stream is firstly to analyse recent societal developments regarding the handling of flight and forced migration. In doing so, a focus will be on the societal conflicts that emanated in Europe’s countries in reaction to the so-called refugee crisis. Of special interest are the reactions of governments, political parties and of the dominant media towards nationalistic and racist defensive attitudes as well as towards solidary groups within civil society. Secondly, the role of social sciences in these conflicts will be discussed: What significance does social sciences research about flight and forced migration have in European countries? Is a critical position regarding a policy that is directed towards the control of refugees and forced migrants capable of consensus within social sciences? How much influence might our analyses have upon the political and media discourse in each of the national contexts? What could be possibilities and conditions for a European network of research on flight and forced migration?
Deadline: 31 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
30-31 July &
1-2 August 2018
A Stream on "Health and Fitness Through Dance" as part of the
14th Annual International Conference on Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences
Stream Leader: Dr. Margo Apostolos, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Southern California -USC Kaufman School of Dance-USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center-& Co-Director- Cedars-Sinai, USA.
The stream will examine Dance from the perspective of Health, Fitness, Conditioning, Rehabilitation, PT, and Best Practices.
Deadline: 31 December 2017
Abstract Submitting Form