2019 Streams

  
2019 Conference Themes-Symposiums-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 2019
Ancient Greek Law in the 21st Century
as part of the 6th 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: 31 May 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 January 2019
Welcome back, Epictetus!
as part of the 6th 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 nature of things is their essential bipartition in proairetic things and in aproairetic things. And which is the human faculty specifically dedicated to put in place this diairesis and to recognize the difference between what is proairetic and what is aproairetic? It is the proairesis. Is Epictetus the only philosopher who has been able to define the issue at stake in its exact terms and who has given the correct answer? 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: 31 May 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 January 2019
Byzantine History & Arts
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice President of Academic Membership, 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: 31 May 2018
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3-6 January 2019
Moral Philosophy and the Quality of Life
as part of the 6th 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: 31 May 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 January 2019
Ideas of Plato and Aristotle in the 21st century
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Mark Burgin, Academic Member, ATINER & Visiting Scholar, UCLA, USA.
Plato and Aristotle are among the topmost philosophers of all times and all nations. Their ideas and teachings have influenced the development of the Western philosophy during all its history. When Western and Eastern civilizations began their interaction, ideas and teachings of Plato and Aristotle spread to the East. In addition, both philosophers have had an essential impact on many scientists, mathematicians and humanitarians. The goal of the stream is to demonstrate influence of philosophy of Plato and Aristotle on the contemporary society, science, technology, mathematics, philosophy and general culture reflecting new advances in understanding and development of their vision and ideas.
Deadline: 1 September 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 January 2019
Teaching Humanities & Arts in a Global World
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice President of Academic Membership, ATINER & Professor of History, Sam Houston University, USA.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas within arts & humanities education, teaching methodologies and global arts.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
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15-18 April 2019
Tourism and the Mediterranean Countries
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Valia Kasimati, Head, Tourism, Leisure & Recreation Unit, ATINER & Researcher, Department of Economic Analysis & Research, Central Bank of Greece, Greece.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Tourism in the Mediterranean basin.
Deadline: 17 September 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 April 2019
Mediterranean Studies in Asia
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Jayoung Che, Head, History Unit, ATINER & Research Professor, Institute for the Mediterranean Studies, Pusan University of Foreign Studies Republic of Korea.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Mediterranean Studies, such as history, arts, archaeology, philosophy, culture, sociology, politics, international relations, economics, business, sports, environment and ecology, etc.
Deadline: 17 September 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 April 2019
The Economies of the Mediterranean Basin
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor of Economics, University of Stirling, UK.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of economics of the Mediterranean countries.
Deadline: 17 September 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 April 2019
Mediterranean History
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Steven Oberhelman, Academic member, ATINER and Professor, Texas A&M University, USA.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of History of the Mediterranean region.
Deadline: 17 September 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 April 2019
Higher Education in the Mediterranean Countries
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Mary Ellis, Director, Human Development Division, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education, Singapore.
The aim of the stream is to examine educational developments throughout the mediterranean in universities, polytechnics, colleges, and vocational and education institutions. Academics and researchers from all areas of education are welcomed.
Deadline: 17 September 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 May
2019
A Stream on “Artificial Intelligence in Smart Biomedical and Healthcare Systems, AISBHS”
as part of the 7th Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences
Stream Leader:
Dr. Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Academic Member, ATINER & Emeritus Professor of Computer Science & Head, Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering Research Labs, Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Smart Health involves deploying computing, information, and networking technologies to aid in preventing disease, improving the quality of care and lowering overall cost. On the other side, the development of smart health systems (SHS) is a very difficult and complex process, which raises a lot of technological and research challenges that should better be addressed in an interdisciplinary way. The SHS are intelligent systems, based on the artificial intelligence (AI) concepts, theories and techniques. AI offers robust computing paradigms and smart methods that can help in developing efficient SHS and smart biomedical systems, to solve problems in a variety of bio-medical and healthcare tasks.
AISBHS will bring researchers, developers, practitioners and users to present their most recent research, outputs and ideas in all areas of artificial intelligence, knowledge engineering and machine learning, as well as in the fields of medicine and health care. AISBHS will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between physicians and computer scientists, and knowledge engineers to address the important issues in those areas. Papers related to methodologies, techniques and applications in bio-medical informatics, telemedicine and eHealth are especially solicited.
Deadline: 8 October 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 May
2019
A Stream on “History of Pharmacy & Medicine”
as part of the Annual International Conferences of the Health & Medical Sciences Division of ATINER
Stream Leader:
Dr. Steven Oberhelman, Academic member, ATINER and Professor, Texas A&M University, USA.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers related to the History of Pharmacy and Medicine.
Deadline: 8 October 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
13-16 May 2019
The Economics of Football (Soccer)
as part of the 19th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. Marco Di Domizio, Researcher, Faculty of Political Science, University of Teramo, Italy.
This special session will be devoted to football (soccer) topics. Academics, scholars, researchers, students and other professionals in the field of football (soccer) are invited to contribute. The stream is intended to include various fields of study associated to the football (soccer) economics, both theoretically and/or empirically
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
20-23 May 2019
Enhancing Competences for Modern Citizenship
as part of the 21st Annual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader: Dr. Shu-Nu Chang Rundgren, Professor in Education, Department of Education, Stockholm University, Sweden.
Developing competences for modern citizens has been addressed during the past decades inside and outside of Europe. The focus of the stream is to allow colleagues from all over the world to share their research on any teaching strategies (at all educational levels including pre-school to university levels, in any discipline done formally, non-formally or informally) and activities (with the public) developed in enhancing citizens’ competences. The definition of competence is following UNESCO’s definition describing that ‘Competences indicate a satisfactory state of knowledge, skills and attitudes and the ability to apply them in a variety of situations’ (UNESCO, 2012, p. 8). The competences include citizens’ key competences defined by European Commission and they are related to (1) communication competence with mother and foreign languages, (2) basic mathematical, scientific and technological competence, (3) digital competence, (4) learning to learn, (5) sense of entrepreneurship and (6) culture awareness and expression (e.g. Gordon, et al., 2009).
Deadline: 22 October 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 June 2019
Hate Speech in Greek Literature of the Ancient and Byzantine Period
as part of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Krystyna Tuszynska, Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.
The project in its range of research covers various literary genres cultivated in Ancient times, like deliberative rhetoric, forensic rhetoric, Old Comedy, Platonic dialogue, political historiography and the literary genres of the Byzantine times, such as hagiography, satire, theological historiography, occasional logoi declaimed on the occasion of important religious or court events, and any literary genre which includes so-called ‘hate speech’ and which enables us to analyze it in the context of intellectual activity of the authors by their ‘thinking through language.’ The aim of the project is to examine the functions of rhetorical means that generate negative emotions (hatred, anger, disgust, resentment, revulsion, fear, fright) in the individual or collective recipient.
A look at the phenomenon of ‘hate speech’ in a diachronic perspective gives one an opportunity to present the so-called deinoza, ‘vehemence’, as an integral part of Greek culture, developed as a consequence of parrhesia in democratic Athens and continued in different political formations: pagan autocracy or the Christian feudal system. ‘Hate speech’ influences decision-making processes, shaping the opinions and tastes of the recipient, both individual and collective. The project aims to illustrate the creative function of ‘hate speech’ and, also, to show that ‘hate speech’ is an integral part of Greek culture, which seems to be significant due to its destroying the image of Apollonian order and rationality, so closely associated, in popular opinion, with Hellenic culture.
The phenomenon of deinoza can be observed in its full extent in the deliberative genre of Ancient Greek rhetoric, but it relates to debate in any genre/form which has the features of pro and contra, which is filled with dilemmas and ethical antitheses such as good-evil, safety-danger, security-harmfulness etc. Rhetorical ‘deliberation’ is used in various literary genres, both in prose and verse, in the so called didactic-moralistic literature. The Byzantine period is a time of confirmation of the use of rhetorical devices, applied, however, in a different context, which entails the process of adaptation and transformation of traditional (Ancient) means of ‘hate speech’ to new circumstances and needs.
Deadline: Open
Abstract Submitting Form
10-13 June 2019
The Impacts of Placemaking, Public Art & Urban Innovation on Contemporary Tourism
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Tourism
Stream Leader: Dr. Mark Pennings, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, Creative Industries Faculty, School of Creative Practice, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia.
The massive expansion of tourism in the period of globalisation has led to an acceleration in human mobility, with diverse impacts on cities and the lives of tourists and local inhabitants. In this trillion-dollar industry, many cities are seeking to adapt to new challenges and opportunities that have emerged by designing urban sites to appeal to leisure and business tourists, without compromising the needs of local communities. In this process, cities such as New York, Tokyo, and Berlin have been, and are, developing urban landscapes using place-making design principles and concepts to offer unique cultural experiences and lifestyles that celebrate place identity. While at the same time, they are rehabilitating and often gentrifying urban precincts with retail, hospitality, and leisure activities that conform to a global lifestyle and aesthetic. Cities can improve the urban experience by ensuring public parks, public squares and plazas, encourage visits to urban centres and afford intellectual, emotional, and social connections with various aspects of place. Enlisting creative practitioners, such as artists, landscape architects, architects, and urban designers to not just decorate, but enhance the urban experience, is a vital draw for tourists, and encourages a deeper connection to place for locals. These factors are essential for any city that seeks to be attractive to tourists who want a unique short-term travelling experience and the opportunity to live in a city of their choice for extended periods to share the lifestyles of local inhabitants. Researchers and theorists in fields such as tourism studies, art history and theory, landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, social studies, cultural theory, and future studies are welcome to submit proposals for this topic.
Deadline: Open
Abstract Submitting Form
29-31 July
& 1 August 2019
Kinesiology as An Academic Discipline
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences
Stream Leader: Dr. William Montelpare, Professor and Margaret & Wallace McCain Chair in Human Development and Health, Faculty of Applied Human Sciences, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada.
This stream will provide an opportunity for ontological exploration of Kinesiology as an autonomous academic discipline within the undergraduate curriculum in preparing graduates as healthcare providers, or as graduates of specialized programs with a generalized set of core competencies.
Deadline: Open
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