2018 Streams

  
2018 Conference Streams/Panels Organized by ATINER
(Each Stream is part of an International Conference)
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: 5 September 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 5 September 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 5 September 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 January 2018
A Stream on “The Status and Standing of Contemporary Consciousness” as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Pd Dr. Sander Wilkens, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Berlin University of Technology, Germany.
Roughly, the history of modernity is the path from plurality to subjectivity (or individuality). Famous lessons in this sense have been learned from Hegel and the arts and their corresponding historians. Individuality has become the stamp of modernity comprising the most important strands of philosophy from substantial Cartesian mind (the ‘I’), the perceiver and reflective person in sensualism, transcendental apperception (Kant) to subjectivity and absolute reason with Hegel. Contributions from the humanities including the arts are welcome, in addition sociology, psychology, even neuroscience and information theory.
Deadline: 5 September 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 5 September 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 5 September 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 5 September 2017
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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: 31 August 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: 31 August 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: 31 August 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: 2 October 2017
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: 2 October 2017
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: 2 October 2017
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: 30 October 2017
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: 30 October 2017
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: 16 October 2017
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: 16 October 2017
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: 16 October 2017
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: 16 October 2017
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: 16 October 2017
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: 16 October 2017
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.
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, Louisiana State University, 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: 30 October 2017
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: 30 October 2017
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: 6 November 2017
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: 6 November 2017
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: 6 November 2017
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: 6 November 2017
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: 6 November 2017
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: 13 November 2017
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: 13 November 2017
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: 20 November 2017
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: 27 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
2-5 July 2018
A Stream on Biostatistics as part of the
12th Annual International Conference on Statistics: Teaching, Theory & Applications, 2-5 July 2018, Athens, Greece
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, 2-5 July 2018, Athens, Greece
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: 4 December 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 & Senior Lecturer in Marketing, 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 “Marketing Strategy” as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on Marketing, 2-5 July 2018, Athens, Greece
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”
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
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 "Inter and Transdisciplinary Relationships in Architecture”
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Architecture, 9-12 July 2018, Athens, Greece
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 "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 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
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