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
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: closed
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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 & Deputy Director of Research, Korean Academy of Greek Studies, South 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: closed
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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: closed
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15-18 April 2019
Mediterranean History
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Steven Oberhelman, Professor of Classics, Holder of the George Sumey Jr Endowed Professorship of Liberal Arts, and Associate Dean, Texas A&M University, USA, Vice President of International Programs, ATINER and Editor of the Athens Journal of History.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of History of the Mediterranean region.
Deadline: closed
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 Leaders:
Dr. Sharon Claire Bolton
, Vice President of Research, ATINER & Professor, The Management School, University of Stirling, Scotland.
Dr. Steven Oberhelman, Professor of Classics, Holder of the George Sumey Jr Endowed Professorship of Liberal Arts, and Associate Dean, Texas A&M University, USA, Vice President of International Programs, ATINER and Editor of the Athens Journal of History.
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: closed
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 April 2019
Heritage of Braudel’s Mediterranean
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Elina Gugliuzzo, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Pegaso University (Unipegaso), Italy.
The starting point is a reflection on the French historian and founder of the Annales school, Fernand Braudel, whose great work, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, provides a commanding overview of this region as a whole, of the forces, long-term, conjunctural and immediate, that shaped it, and of the manner in which, in the second half of the sixteenth century as much as in the first part of the twenty-first, the countries of the Mediterranean interact and engage as much with the world beyond, to the east, north and west, as they do with each other. Braudel’s inheritance on the Mediterranean area is a “must” of our historiography. But following Braudel’inheritance, other tools have to be extracted from the new trends in the social sciences and the humanities: the global perspective, but also new approaches to ecology and environmental history and studies, the development of “Border Studies” and Transnational Studies. Most of these topics and trends have been identified and intensely deployed in other parts of the world, like the Carribean, the southern border of the United States, the Indian Ocean, whereas the actual and contemporary Mediterranean seems to be too old-fashioned, too impressive, too dissuasive.
Deadline: closed
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15-18 April 2019
Valuation of Marine Ecological Services: The Mediterranean
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Mordechai Shechter, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Haifa, Israel.
The outcome of the proposed panel may provide fundamental estimation of the wide array of present and forthcoming ecosystem services. Any future management scheme for these resources must in the future take into account not only the inherent values of ecosystem services, but also the possible trade-offs between various management policies as well as their economic and social implications (often uncertain). In order to fully encapsulate the realized and potential benefits of marine ecosystem services, research should be expanded to include all ecosystem services and to explore means for possibly enhancing existing benefits. In addition, the research should explore possible conflicts with other marine usages (e.g. extraction and utilization of energy resources, maritime traffic, coastal – e.g., recreational – and marine infrastructure expansion) as well as the investigation of possible pathways for future sustainable management of the seas.
Deadline: closed
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6-9 May
2019
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: closed
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6-9 May
2019
History of Pharmacy & Medicine
as part of the Annual International Conferences of the Health & Medical Sciences Division of ATINER
Stream Leader:
Dr. Steven Oberhelman, Professor of Classics, Holder of the George Sumey Jr Endowed Professorship of Liberal Arts, and Associate Dean, Texas A&M University, USA, Vice President of International Programs, ATINER and Editor of the Athens Journal of History.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers related to the History of Pharmacy and Medicine.
Deadline: closed
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 May
2019
Pediatric Health and Diseases
as part of the 7th Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences
Stream Leader: Mr. Marcos Roberto Tovani Palone, Academic Member, ATINER & Specialist in Syndromes and Craniofacial Anomalies, Pediatric Dentistry and Health Management, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all pediatric fields 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 healthcare, pediatric surgery and congenital malformations, among others.
Deadline: closed
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6-9 May
2019
Interweaving Ethnicities, Faiths, LGBTIQ Genders and Sexualities
as part of the 13th 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: closed
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6-9 May
2019
The Future of the Left and Social Democracy in Europe
as part of the 13th 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: closed
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6-9 May
2019
Critical Insights on Historical Sociology
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Sociology
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Ricardo A. Dello Buono, Professor of Sociology, Manhattan College, USA
Dr. Andrea Borghini, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Pisa, Italy.

There are many varieties of Historical Sociology, beginning with the foundational thinkers of the discipline, such as Marx and Weber, up through the various contemporary approaches, such as in the work of Bourdieu, Abrams and Elias, among others. This stream invites paper submissions from all theoretical camps, in order to reflect critically on one or more specific theorists, their substantive or methodological contributions to the field and the value of their respective approaches. Potential research themes and topics include (but are not limited to):
Critical sociology
State and Society
Social Transformation
Methodology of the social science
Deadline: closed
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6-9 May
2019
Emerging Trends in Social Research Methods
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Sociology
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Felice Addeo, Assistant Professor, University of Salerno, Italy.
Dr. Angela Delli Paoli, Adjunct Professor, University of Salerno, Italy.

The session aims to discuss current developments in social research methods. Presentations can cover a broad range of topics related to recent methodological trends, from innovations in traditional methods to the e-methods and online research methodology. The focus will be on the whole research process: from data collection, generation, curation and storage to data analysis and data output and access. Contributions on the methodological challenge – how we can develop insightful research questions from the vast quantities and varieties of data – are welcome.
Deadline: closed
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6-9 May
2019
Mental Health: Innovation in Practice and Education
as part of the 5th 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: closed
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6-9 May
2019
Strategic Ethical and Sustainable Business
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Business, Law & Economics
Stream Leader: Dr. Siddharth Mohapatra, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India.
The aim of this stream is to discuss the cutting edge strategies that are increasingly being used to create ethical and sustainable business. Strategic organizational concepts and practices like triple bottom-line (TBL), creating shared value, sustainable value creation, corporate citizenship, sustainability development goals, sustainability reporting, sustainability work systems, etc. presently are the buzzwords across corporate corridors. So also sustainable HRM, valued-based leadership, positive organizational behaviour, ethical organizational culture, green marketing, fair trade, sustainability champions, sustainable consumption, corporate volunteering, TBL accounting, sustainable supply-chains, and so on. In Porter and Kramer’s (2011, p. 66) words, these “policies and operating practices that enhance the competitiveness of a company while simultaneously advancing the economic and social conditions in the communities in which it operates”—or, strategic ethical and sustainable business leading to true sustainability. With this backdrop, we invite scholarly qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method submissions in the any of the above mentioned areas.
Deadline: closed
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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: closed
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13-16 May 2019
Elite Sport Performance
as part of the 19th 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.
Research in the field of elite sport performance calls for all studies related to the different strategies undertaken by the main actors of a local and/or national sport movement aiming at achieving success in professional and/or international sport. Those actors are:
-At a macro-level, the government, ministry of youth and sports, ministry of education, National Olympic Committee or any related national governing body involved in setting up a national elite sport policy.
-At a meso-level, the national federations, local authorities, clubs, schools and universities.
-At a micro-level, coaches, medical staff and athletes.
Deadline: closed
Abstract Submitting Form
13-16 May 2019
History of Sports
as part of the 19th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects
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 academic and researchers from all areas of the history of sports.
Deadline: closed
Abstract Submitting Form
13-16 May 2019
The Future of Sport
as part of the 19th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. António Vicente, Assistant Professor, Department of Sports Sciences, University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal.
Thinking about the future has always been difficult. But in times of great transformations and ruptures like the ones we live in, it becomes even more painful and complicated. However, it is in the middle of the whirlwind that errors are harder to fix and have higher costs. Sport, a universal and pluricultural phenomenon, has a huge expression in any society nowadays, but it also has deep and serious weaknesses. It also has competitors that would like to occupy its space and privileges. Returning to Greece, the land of origin of one of the most successful forms of sport structure, dominant and very imitated, to discuss what we want and, above all, what we do not want for the future of sport, has undoubtedly a great symbolic value. Reconstructing and preparing the future, we must not forget the past, which will not be repeated, but which has a more than emblematic importance for the lessons it leaves and for the roots that consolidate wills. In the same way, it would have made sense to seize the opportunity of the debate and the example of history to try to create a think tank capable of keeping the discussion on a theme as important as the future of sport that we want. This is the challenge of this panel. To think about and debate the future of sport.
Deadline: closed
Abstract Submitting Form
13-16 May 2019
Citizenship & Journalism in the Era of Fake News
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
Stream Leader: Dr. Danilo Yanich, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, University of Delaware, USA.
Fake news is not a new phenomenon. But, the era of web-generated fake news has shattered journalistic norms and it has become a potent force in the information that citizens encounter about public issues. The public and journalists, alike, struggle to adjust to a world in which many citizens do not rely on professionally reported news sources, rather on information sources that reinforce viewpoints—a polarized world in which there is no agreement on basic facts. It is a world in which the media are labeled as an enemy of the people.
Deadline: closed
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13-16 May 2019
Media Communication & New Challenges in the Entertainment World
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
Stream Leader: Dr. Mihalis Kuyucu, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, İstinye 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: closed
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13-16 May
2019
Information, Ideation and Freedom of Expression: How Social Media is Impacting the Marketplace
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Kristen Hark
, Chair, Department of Strategic & Personal Communication and Graduate Director, School of Communication & Digital Content, Liberty University, USA.
Dr. Chris Underation, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, School of Communication & Digital Content, Liberty University, USA.
The tentacles of social media are increasingly intruding upon all areas of life and communication. This panel seeks to present current scholarship that illustrates the way this technology is:
• altering the structure of business, culture and government
• facilitating the spread of ideas (for the benefit or detriment of humankind)
• modifying traditional understandings of freedom of expression
• increasing or decreasing justice in society
• challenging or reshaping well-established theories of communication
• having counterintuitive outcomes, such as resulting in information that is harder to get; more repression of thought; increased self-censorship (these are examples, there is no limit to subjects that may fit this area)

Social media use and outcomes vary from region to region and nation to nation. This panel hopes to present a diversity of viewpoints that can illustrate the present use of, best practices in, or the unexpected consequences of the dissemination of social media.
Deadline: closed
Abstract Submitting Form
13-16 May
2019
Strategic Communication in Turbulent Times
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
Stream Leader: Dr. Marina Shilina, Professor, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Advertising, PR & Design Chair, Russia.
Modern times a priory are turbulent, and have been the object of disappointment, but appeals and aspiration of strategic communication. Since strategic communication is an interdisciplinary field, this panel aims for an understanding of the new functions and paradigms of business & political communication and media in times of uncertainty. We invite submissions to reflect a wide range of theoretical perspectives and research methodologies, and empirical researches on the theme both in the global and local context.
Deadline: closed
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20-23 May 2019
Strategy Instruction in Writing: Instruction, Motivation, and Professional Development
as part of the 21st Annual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader:
Dr. Zoi Apostolia Philippakos, Editor, Athens Journal of Education, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.

Strategy instruction is an evidence-based approach that supports the writing performance of young learners and adolescents. Studies that employ strategy instruction provide explicit instruction on discourse elements for planning, writing, evaluating to revise, and editing. The core features of strategy instruction, whether in reading or writing, include explicit explanation and think-aloud modeling, collaborative and guided practice, and gradual release of responsibility as students become independent. “How to support student independence” involves research on self-regulation, or a student’s ability to successfully manage behavior, motivation, and environment. Thus, strategy instruction that addresses self-regulation supports learners to manage the writing tasks and demands of good writing. Overall, instruction on what writing is, what good writing looks like, and how it can be achieved affects students’ self-efficacy and motivation to write. Teachers need access to evidence-based practices and effective professional development to effectively apply strategy instruction lessons and teach them with fidelity. The purpose of the panel is to discuss research findings of intervention studies that address strategy instruction in writing with students in grades K-12 or adolescents (e.g., Community college students). The panel will also address motivation and professional development as this relates to strategy instruction. Research implications and implications for practice will be further discussed.
Deadline: closed
Abstract Submitting Form
20-23 May 2019
Contemplative Education
as part of the 21st Annual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader:
Dr. Patricia Morgan, Research Associate, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia.

Contemplative Education, the topic of this stream, is a form of holistic education in which contemplative practices, philosophies and orientations are integrated into any educational setting to enhance learning by supporting the development of the whole student, teacher and educational institution. Contemplative Education does this by enabling students and educators to engage their first-person, subjective experience, their second-person or intersubjective experience and their third-person, objective or cognitive understanding and analysis. The heightened self-awareness developed through contemplative practices also supports social and emotional learning, prosociality, compassion competence and emotional intelligence. There are many ways that contemplative practice and theory is incorporated in educational settings, including the remedial, such as using a simple breath exercise to help students relax and orient their focus on class content, the exploration of physiological, psychological, philosophical and religious foundations of the practices, and the creation of contemplative orientations in a classroom or across an entire institution. Overall, as outlined by Robert Roeser and Stephen Peck, Contemplative Education is a “set of pedagogical practices designed to cultivate the potentials of mindful awareness and volition in an ethical-relational context in which the values of personal growth, learning, moral living and caring for others are also nurtured” (Roeser & Peck 2009, p. 127). This panel explores aspects of contemplative education from theory to pedagogy and individual change to social transformation potentials.
Deadline: closed
Abstract Submitting Form
20-23 May 2019
New Trends in Teacher Training
as part of the 21st Annual 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 12 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 methods to obtain a teaching license in the USA are becoming more numerous, and are helping to increase the number of qualified teachers. Online programs are being used increasingly to train teachers successfully. Additionally, every state in the USA now conducts programs that 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. It is predicted that trends such as these will be adopted more widely as countries world-wide react to the universal shortage of qualified teachers. This stream will assist all programs that prepare teachers for the classroom by investigating and reporting on best practices associated with new trends in teacher training.
Deadline: closed
Abstract Submitting Form
20-23 May 2019
Theoretical Computer Science
as part of the 15st 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: closed
Abstract Submitting Form
27-30 May 2019
Air Pollution & Climate Change
as part of the 14th Annual International Symposium on Environment
Stream Leader: Dr. Krassi Rumchev, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, 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: 28 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
27-30 May 2019
Environmentally Friendly Value-Added Products
as part of the 14th Annual International Symposium on Environment
Stream Leader: Dr. Salim Hiziroglu, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.
The objective of this interdisciplinary stream is to introduce the fundamentals of value-added products from an environmentally friendly perspective. Different procedures and techniques for manufacturing value-added products, including solid materials and composites, as well as their physical and mechanical properties will be discussed in the session. Using non-toxic materials in the manufacture of value-added products will also be covered. Research projects related but not limited to organic and plastic waste, green processes, toxicity of non-green materials, composites, thermal treatment, and wood based products within the context of sustainable environment will be discussed.
Deadline: 28 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
27-30 May 2019
Philosophy of Religion: New Perspectives
as part of the 4th 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 allow for presentations on new research in the Philosophy of Religion covering such topics as “Scripture and Philosophy,” “Science and Religion”, “Philosophical Theology”, “Continental Philosophy and Religion,” and “Analytic Philosophy of Religion.” Presentations should address new approaches to Religion and Theology as they emerge from contemporary philosophical perspectives on knowledge and truth. Approaches and presentations from diverse geographical areas outside of North America and Europe are welcome.
Deadline: 28 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
27-30 May 2019
African Biblical Hermeneutics: The West African Experience
as part of the 4th Annual International Symposium on Religion & Theology
Stream Leader:
Dr. Olubiyi Adeniyi Adewale, Full Professor of Biblical Studies, Department of Religions, National Open University of Nigeria, Nigeria.

African biblical hermeneutics is the rereading of the Christian Scripture from a premeditated Afrocentric perspective. Since the wave of postcolonial hermeneutics and the 1966 Consultation of African Theologians Conference held at Ibadan, Nigeria, African hermeneutics have grown from the humble beginning of the contextual approach, said to be marred by subjectivism and little reliance on the scriptures, to the arts and science of hermeneutics and seeks to systematize African hermeneutics. However, most articles and publications have thrived more in South Africa than any other part of the continent. This panel seeks to focus attention on the hermeneutical experience of the West African block. Contributors are expected to focus on theoretical and practical topics ranging from methodologies to Old and New Testament genres.
Deadline: 28 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
27-30 May 2019
The Young Human Capital and their Mission to be Productive: Their Challenges and Issues
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Psychology
Stream Leader:
Sandra Vélez Candelario, CEO, Family Organizational Science & Research, USA.

The aim of the stream is to discuss issues concerning today’s young human capital and the challenges they face to achieve social responsibility, in order to become productive and be active members of their socioeconomic community from young age.
Deadline: 28 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
27-30 May 2019
The Transmission and Maintenance of Diaspora Identity Through time and Generation
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Psychology
Stream Leader:
Dr. Maria-Irini Avgoulas, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Lecturer La Trobe University Australia.

Diaspora communities with their specific cultural identity are found throughout the world and exist on a continuum of redevelopment as they evolve. The experience of diaspora identity and the transmission of memory culture that supports identity maintenance may vary by generation, the original migrants and their descendants born in diaspora. Diaspora community members of all generations may maintain a sense of nostalgia but also negative emotions of not belonging to either their original homeland or the host community. This may be expressed as having two homelands and, in a sense, belonging to both. While potentially enriching, diaspora identity may in fact be more like belonging nowhere and being a stranger in both cultures. This may represent a negative emotion associated with the experience of migration and acculturation despite the generation of membership. This session will explore the transmission and maintenance of diaspora identity through time and generation and consider how associated psychosocial factors and the recreated social environment of the culture of origin may influence wellbeing and the experience of illness that are significant factors in overall health as well as the promotion of health and wellbeing in diaspora.
Deadline: 28 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
27-30 May 2019
Teaching Psychology in a Global World
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Psychology
Stream Leader:
Dr. Lori Simons, Professor of Psychology & Practicum/Internship Coordinator, Psychology Department, Social Science Division, Widener University, USA.

Institutions of higher education (IHE) have incorporated high-impact practices (HIPs) in liberal arts curricula so that students can systematically analyze the conditions that lead to racial and economic disparities in the community. HIPs are pedagogical methods that increase student engagement and retention (Kuh, 2008). HIPs range from first-year seminars and service-learning to diversity/global learning and internships (2008). HIPs also include common intellectual experiences, learning communities, writing-intensive courses, undergraduate research, collaborative projects, and capstone courses (2008). Educational research suggests that students should participate in at least two HIPs over the course of their undergraduate studies to prepare them to be productive citizens in a global society (National Survey of Student Engagement [NSSE], 2017). The purpose of this stream is two-fold: (1). Provide faculty who use HIPs an opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of using a specific practice in their undergraduate psychology courses; and (2). Provide faculty who have assessed HIP impacts on student learning to discuss and explain student learning outcomes. Faculty will reflect on lessons learned from using HIPs and whether or not HIPs are effective for preparing students for work in a global world. This stream fits with the mission of the Athens Institute for Education and Research in several ways: (1). It provides faculty from different disciplines an opportunity to discuss teaching methods and pedagogical scholarship; (2). It will provide faculty with an opportunity to possibly develop collaborations on teaching and research; and (3). It provides professional develop by engaging faculty and other academic members in discussions about teaching and research.
Deadline: 28 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
27-30 May
2019
Decolonisation & Desuperiorisation: On the Dangers of Western Thought
as part of the 14th Annual International Conference on Philosophy
Stream Leader: Dr. Bjorn Freter, Independent Researcher, Germany.
In this panel we want to stimulate the discussion that Western thought must understand that its central task must be its desuperiorisation. Desuperiorisation has to be the part of the process of decolonisation form the West. We are looking for contributions that help to stimulate this discussion, either by working on some of the named questions, by presenting examples how non-western thinking handles the western superiorism, by showing how to practice desuperiorisation e.g. in educational, academic or social environments of different kinds. Of course, other contributions vital to these fields of research are also most welcome. You may participate as presenter of one paper or as an observer.
Deadline: 28 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
27-30 May
2019
Creativity as Meaning-Constitutive Human Agency
as part of the 14th Annual International Conference on Philosophy
Stream Leader: Dr. Natalia Smirnova, Professor & Head, “Philosophical Problems of Creativity” Department, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia.
This panel is focusing on the common/general language of creativity’s study formation in an interdisciplinary semantic space. Our main effort will be to help move towards this problem’s solution. Philosophy (epistemology) will be viewed as an interdisciplinary framework for psychological, linguistic and artistic critic’s interdisciplinary studies’ integration. The epistemological aspect of the problem consists in regarding creativity as a meaning-constitution process in human reasoning, activity and social organization. The heuristic power of the phenomenological and lingua-communicative (analytical philosophy of language) approaches will be estimated. The cognitive dimension of creativity will be observed, mainly in a socio-phenomenological perspective, as a meaning-constitution subjectivity and posterior process of intersubjective meanings’ sedimentation process, in the flux of cultural translation. Hopefully, it will be demonstrated to what extent the intersubjective meanings’ sedimentation process has been connected with the so-called “meaning-shift” and “split-sense” and how it leads to the new meaning connotations’ emergence. For this reason, special attention will be paid to the so-called “hard problem” of natural language’s (vernacular’s) creativity: epistemology of metaphor and the role of tropes in general in meaning-constitution activity.
Deadline: 28 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
27-30 May
2019
Women in the History of Early Modern Philosophy
as part of the 14th Annual International Conference on Philosophy
Stream Leader: Dr. Sandra Plastina, Associate professor in History of Modern Philosophy, Department of Humanities, University of Calabria, Italy.
In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the learned ladies of the past as philosophers and scientists. Challenging both a deep-rooted prejudice against female intellectual skills and the silence of standard narratives of the history of philosophy, a number of works has demonstrated that women contributed significantly to philosophy. This panel aims at emphasizing women’s contribution to philosophy and science in the early modern period (broadly understood, from the Renaissance to the early Enlightenment), focusing, in particular (but not exclusively), on almost neglected figures from Italy (e.g., Tullia d’Aragona, Camilla Gregetta Erculiani and Eleonora Giuseppa Barbapiccola), France (e.g. Marie de Gournay and Gabrielle Suchon), and England (e.g. Damaris Masham and Catharine Cockburn). Furthermore, In order to avoid the gender bias, women were forced to find alternative ways of expressing their philosophical views, such as private correspondences, publishing anonymously, or writing in defence of eminent philosophers. A special focus will be given to these alternative ways of philosophising.
Deadline: 15 April 2019
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, Academic Member, ATINER & 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: 22 April 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 June 2019
Teaching Geography
as part of the 5th Annual International Conference on Geography
Stream Leader:
Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, U.K.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of secondary and tertiary geography education.
Deadline: 22 April 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 June 2019
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis
Stream Leader: Dr. George S. Tsagaris, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Cleveland State University, USA.
The purpose of this stream is to bring together researchers who have applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis in multiple disciplines and to further explore GIS applications. ‘Geographic Information Systems’ has been acknowledged as a preferable tool for geospatial professionals. The definition of GIS is broad having a range of potential applications intersecting multiple disciplines. Numerous articles have been written applying GIS applications in multiple ways which includes environmental studies, medicine, urban planning, civil engineering, resource management and planning activities, emergency planning, real estate and land management, tourism and hospitality, archeology, library utilization, landscaping, business and marketing, special planning, agriculture, emergency planning, public health, transportation, crime prevention, socio-economic studies, community empowerment, and in many more areas.
Deadline: 22 April 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 June 2019
Human Labour and Sex Trafficking
Stream Leader: Dr. George S. Tsagaris, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Cleveland State University, USA.
The purpose of this stream is to bring together researchers who have conducted studies on human labour and sex trafficking. Human trafficking is a global issue and involves individuals across many geographic regions throughout the world. Human trafficking as an historical event has existed in ancient history and is viewed today as “a modern-day version of slavery.” The victims of human trafficking include individuals of all ages – women, children and men. It is proposed that this stream address the global geographic implications of human labour and sex trafficking from a macro perspective including the socio-economic, environmental, economic, and geographic implications. The primary invitees would be researchers who have studied the socio-cultural, psychological, and geographical implications of human trafficking both historically including ancient history and modern-day implications. This stream will further explore the multiple disciplines and topical areas which may include a global as well as an historical perspectives (past and present), business and economics, socio-political and cultural issues across geographic boundaries. In addition to the researchers as invitees, there are well-known coalitions and initiatives addressing this global issue.
Deadline: 22 April 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 June 2019
4th Annual International Forum on Asian History and Asian Studies
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern
Leader:
Dr. Jayoung Che, Head, History Unit, ATINER & Deputy Director of Research, Korean Academy of Greek Studies, South 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: 22 April 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 June 2019
Economic History
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern
Stream Leader:
Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of economies and economic phenomena of the past.
Deadline: 22 April 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 June 2019
Intra-personal Development in Engineering Education
as part of the 4th Annual International Conference on Engineering Education & Teaching
Stream Leader: Dr. Rosalie Van Baest, Academic Memberm ATINER & Lecturer, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands.
“How” can one stimulate Engineering students to open up for personal development, for conscious intra-personal development? Focus on the intra-personal, by conscious reflection, is fundamental to set personal development in motion and keep it moving. It creates a possibility to recognize changes and developments of one`s own personal qualities, to contemplate on them in a critical way and if necessary make adjustments. Insight into one`s personal qualities, and those of others, is valuable not just to engineers themselves, but it is also a condition for effective teamwork and leadership. Higher Engineering education is often cognitive and practical oriented. Affective education is of significance in a process of personal development: a holistic approach. It is not always self-evident for Engineering students to motivate themselves in respect of their conscious personal development process. Reflection and awareness are basic conditions in this process. Which meaning attaches Engineering students to their personal development during their education? In the personal development process during Engineering education, time and space are needed for students to make independent choices during the working out of assignments that are focused on the development of personal qualities. In this respect experiential and student-centred are of importance.
Deadline: 22 April 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 June 2019
Drawing and Representation: Environment-Landscape-City
as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning, 3-6 June 2019, Athens, Greece
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: 22 April 2019
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.
Dr. Debra Cushing, Associate Professor, 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: 29 April 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
10-13 June 2019
Art from Prehistory to Antiquity: an Interdisciplinary Approach
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Judith Charlin, Adjunct Researcher, CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council) & Professor of Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy & Liberal Arts, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ms. Carolina Reznik, PhD Candidate in Art History, Faculty of Philosophy & Liberal Arts, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The aim of this stream is to encourage an interdisciplinary discussion of the multidimensional phenomenon that art is, from prehistoric times to antiquity. Various aspects are to be examined, including art materials and symbolism, taking into account the multiplicity of forms and means by which it is expressed (such as rock art, pottery, masks, body paintings, literature, theatre- the material entity of theater is an issue concerning its own nature and it will be discussed in this panel), as well as the diversity of contexts where several daily and/or cult activities were held, as shown by the archaeological findings. We intend to address issues such as cultural variations in the artistic expression, the relationship between art and myths, rituals, social hierarchies and knowledge, questions like “is art part of the human nature?”, or “is art a phenomenon embedded in Prehistory and Antiquity?” This stream’s purpose is to bring together researchers from different areas such as Archaeology, Ethnoarchaeology, Ethnography, Ancient History, Art History, Philosophy and the like.
Deadline: 29 April 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
10-13 June 2019
Cinema
as part of the 10th 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: 29 April 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
10-13 June 2019
Animation Film
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leader: Dr. Pierre Floquet, Associate Professor of English & Cinema Studies, INP Bordeaux, France.
Defining animation is a long-running story, which this panel is not expecting to end, but rather to nurture. Actually the nature of the medium – in its intricate variety of expressions – calls for consistent and regular questioning. So mostly welcome, so as to foster the open-ended debate, are issues related to aesthetics, content, story-telling and theory, …, as much as hands-in papers. Focus may well be on one film, one author / director / artist / animator, one corpus, one theme, …, as long as it is considering animation as a filmic expression of its own, which somehow mirrors, blends with, relates to other art forms (live action film, theatre, literature, dancing, performance, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, architecture, …)
Deadline: 29 April 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
10-13 June 2019
How Arts Can Change the World
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leader: Dr. Radmila Janicic, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
The panel “How Arts Can Change the World” is intended as a challenge and an opportunity to analyze in what ways arts can change the world, from a scientific, a historical and a philosophical perspective. Scientists, researchers and specialists in the fields of arts, history, antropology, ethnology, literature, psychology, diplomacy, sociology, philosophy, culture, media, marketing and communications are invited to discuss this topic. Throughout history, arts are known to have given testimony of the past and to have changed the perspective of the world’s social developments. Arts document history and they have the power to inspire, educate and motivate people to solve social problems. The goal of this panel is to encourage a holistic and multidisciplinary scientific approach of the ways in which arts can affect positively the world. The outcomes of this panel discussion could be implemented in the developing cosmopolitan society, to raise awareness about social problems, such as children’s education, children’s work, racism, discriminations, human rights on all levels. We are inviting artists, scientists, educators and researchers to participate in this panel and challenge us with insightful remarks, and with creative and innovative ideas on how arts can contribute in the construction of a trully cosmopolitan, cultivated, peaceful, worth living world.
Deadline: 29 April 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
17-20 June 2019
Populism
as part of the 17th 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: 6 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
24-27 June 2019
Advanced Structural Analysis and Design
as part of the 9th 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: 13 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
24-27 June 2019
Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Civil Engineering
Stream Leader: Dr. Dimitrios Goulias, Head, Civil Engineering Unit, ATINER and Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, University of Maryland, USA.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of engineering, civil engineering, economics, law, environment, ecology, etc.
Deadline: 13 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
Forest Policy and Economics
as part of the 14th 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: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
Human Resource Management
as part of the 14th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leader: Dr. Sharon Claire Bolton, Vice President of Research, ATINER & Professor, 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: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
Marketing and Advertising, Consumer Analysis, and Pricing
as part of the 14th 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: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
as part of the 14th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Codruta Simona Stoica, Head, Mathematics & Statistics Research Unit, ATINER & Professor and 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: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
Health Economics
as part of the 14th 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: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
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: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
Statistical Learning
as part of the 13th 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: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
International Finance
as part of the 14th 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: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
Chinese Economy
as part of the 14th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Yijiang Wang, Professor of Economics and Human Resource Management, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Beijing, China.
Dr. Wei LI, Professor of Economics, 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: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
Economic History
Stream Leader:
Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK.

as part of the 14th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of economies and economic phenomena of the past.
Deadline: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
International Trade Theory
as part of the 14th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leader:
Dr. Henry Thompson, Professor Emeritus, Auburn University USA.

This stream will focus on refining and testing the theory of international trade including classical, neoclassical, factor proportions, or industrial organization theories. The theory should have the potential of direct application although empirical tests are not necessary for presentation. The goal of the stream is to encourage empirical investigation related to trade theory.
Deadline: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
Management and Marketing of Business in Turkey
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Management
and the 17th Annual International Conference on Marketing
Leader: Dr. Mert Uydaci, Professor, Marmara University, Turkey.
The aim of the forum is to bring together academics and researchers form all areas of Turkish Economy, Business, Marketing and Management.
Deadline: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
Turkish Economy
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Management
Leader: Dr. Mert Uydaci, Professor, Marmara University, Turkey.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers form all areas of Turkish Economy.
Deadline: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
SME Start Up, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainable Growth
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Management
Leaders:
Dr. Sharon Claire Bolton, Vice President of Research, ATINER & Professor, The Management School, University of Stirling, Scotland.
Dr. George Burt, Professor, The Management School, University of Stirling, Scotland.

The stream particularly encourages papers interrogating links between small and mediums sized businesses, their leadership and management practices and the three pillars of sustainability (economy, environment and society). We encourage multidisciplinary, alternative viewpoints, and methodologies; wishing to bring together a wide range of approaches to engage in meaningful dialogue on the issue of sustainability and how we can better understand and support businesses that are ‘born sustainable’. Whether academic, practitioner, business or non-profit worker, come and join us and help to advance knowledge and best practice on sustainability in its broadest sense.
Deadline: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
New Modes of Learning & Teaching Marketing in Higher Education
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Marketing
Stream Leader:
Dr. George Priovolos, Director, Center for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CSME) & Professor, Iona College, USA.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Marketing, Applied Marketing and Educational Marketing.
Deadline: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
Marketing Strategy
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Marketing
Stream Leader:
Dr. Sourav Ray, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor of Marketing, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada.

The Marketing Strategy stream will focus on research that study how firms create, communicate and transact value in technology intensive markets. The purpose of this stream is to showcase a broad range of research endeavours in this domain with a view towards bridging scholarly research and industry practice. Both theoretical and empirical papers, including in-depth case studies will be considered. Studies using primary data that allow the researchers to tap into deeper firm level constructs that cannot easily be observed in secondary and archival datasets are encouraged. These primary data approaches include field and lab experiments, observations and surveys. While common method bias is often criticized as challenging the validity of key informant surveys in marketing strategy research, we recognize that such bias is not inevitable and depends on the research design. So, we encourage research programs that directly address these concerns. The preference is for papers with strong managerial content. Sample application areas include but are not limited to, hi-technology marketing, e-commerce, innovation, sustainability. Papers that focus on the firm’s Pricing, Product and Channel strategy are particularly encouraged.
Deadline: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
Marketing in Art & Culture
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Marketing
Stream Leader:
Dr. Radmila Janicic, Academic Member, ATINER & 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: 20 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2019
Inter and Transdisciplinary Relationships in Architecture
as part of the 9th 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: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2019
Crossings on Body and Architecture
as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Stream Leader:
Dr. Maria João Dos Reis Moreira Soares, Academic Member, ATINER & 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: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2019
Architectures of Silence and the Creation of Atmospheres
as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Stream Leaders:
Dr. José Ángel Hidalgo Arellano, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Xi’An Jiaotong – Liverpool University, Suzhou, China
Dr. Joan Ramon Cornellana Díaz, Associate Professor, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

It is already more than a century ago, when Søren Kierkegaard exclaimed in front of a ‘diseased world’: “Create silence! Bring people to silence!”. Almost one century later, Louis I. Kahn would state that in front of the presence of the eternal works of art (he was talking about the pyramids) “prevails the feeling ‘Silence’, from which is felt Man’s desire to express. This before the first stone was laid.” Already in our days, Peter Zumthor has written that the atmosphere is created “either by tensioning the air with matter and light or by tensioning the air with sounds and silences.”
This triple reflection (ethical, artistic and architectural) encourages researchers and practitioners to tackle urban and architectural current issues. Whether there were acoustic pollution, lack of intimacy or brisk professional practice, silence seems to be in the center of architectural production, either as a disregarded aspect or as a desired unreachable object.
We accept presentations from the fields of humanistic, artistic and architectural field, that reflect on silence. Case studies, theoretical essays and critical essays in the area of artistic and architectural production are very welcome. This stream wants to give some light to the question: how can silence frame our architectural activity?
Deadline: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2019
History of Architecture
as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Stream Leader: Dr Anna Hooper, Academic Member, ATINER & Faculty Coordinator and Lead Tutor, Ormond College, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of history of architecture.
Deadline: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2019
Digital Narratives & Millennial Consumers: Approaches & Challenges
as part of the 12th International Conference on Languages & Linguistics
Stream Leader:
Dr. Nashwa Elyamany, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt.

Digital media facilitate the creation of multimodal ensembles that draw on a wide range of semiotic resources in a diversity of online affinity spaces where both storytellers and viewers interact. As a result of recent advances in digital technologies, new genres as well as new contexts for communication have become pervasive, not excluding digital narratives. Digital narratives constitute a postmodern emerging genre whereby users create and publish stories using Web 2.0 technologies, such as blogs, and social media platforms, like Facebook and YouTube, for the digital natives to consume. These narratives, whether created by amateurs or professionals, are arguably a mobilizing force of social change that reach the globe at a fast pace and gain huge accolades. Such stories situate rhetoric, semiotic, cognitive, and educational scholars within complex intersections in their genuine attempts of decoding the new genre structure and analyzing the linguistic, evaluative, and cognitive resources used therein. Over the past decade, digital storytelling has further emerged as a powerful learning and teaching tool that engages both students and teachers alike. Several practitioners and scholars have taken steady steps to launch linguistic and educational projects geared toward the incorporation of digital literacy practices in K-12, undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Informed by genre, multimodality, cognitive, new literacy, and new media studies, this stream seeks to ignite a fruitful discussion on recent linguistic and pedagogical digital literacy practices.
Deadline: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2019
Semiotics and Theory of Language
as part of the 12th 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: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2019
Global Mother Tongue Linguistics
as part of the 12th International Conference on Languages & Linguistics
Stream Leader:
Dr. Leila Tavakoli, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor/Researcher, ICKPT, USA

Necessary it is to introduce a precise etymological, grammatical and semantic survey of the language of Homo sapiens sapiens, in the matriarchal and then the patriarchal cycle of Gemeinschaft, especially the roots, meanings, and the proto-grammatical forms. Furthermore, the affording of the essential difference of roots’ meanings and concepts in the cycles of Gesellschaft will be a specific focus.
This stream session moves towards the uncovering of some of the aspects or sides of the deep and vast thinking of the pre-Socratics, on the basis of aid and drawing on related meanings from the world proto-languages, and in this direction, the discovery / un-hiddenness (ἀ-λήθεια) of language and a world which has been flickering in the works of pre-Socratics thinkers and artists through ancient language and etyma.
In this stream what is to be explored are the fundamental global historical comparative linguistic doctrines on the relation between the ancient languages of the world such as ancient Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, Old Chinese, Sumerian, Assyrian, Avestic, Old Slavic, Old Germanic, etc. and the original language of Homo sapiens sapiens.
Deadline: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2019
Higher Education in a Global World: Policy Implications in Education and Criminal Justice
as part of the 3rd Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Natasha Johnson, Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Policy Studies, Georgia State University, USA.
Mr. Thaddeus L. Johnson, Doctoral Student & Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Georgia State University, USA.

Today’s college graduates are entering an increasingly integrated, international world. While offering a multitude of exciting opportunities, this equally presents a variety of challenges. Faculty are challenged by the responsibilities imbedded in managing and delivering globally oriented curricula. Correspondingly, higher education leaders are recognizing the need to develop international strategies for their institutions. Particularly relevant to the emerging education and criminal justice disciplines, many leaders are still developing the knowledge and perspective required to inform theory and influence practice. In the ongoing effort to expand international research, networks, and collaborative projects, it is the responsibility of institutions of higher education to create environments in which students can appreciate the complexity of global integration and develop the necessary skills to successfully navigate this sphere. International outreach and collaboration, particularly in the education and criminal justice sectors, have the potential to enrich and expand a wide array of institutional cultures. While global contexts certainly vary, higher educational leaders and policymakers face similarly pressing needs to understand the shape and scope of new trends and developments in internationalization. They are also called upon to further their understanding of specific countries and regions where opportunities to engage are currently unfolding. Therefore, the topics covered by this panel – including the ensuing implications – are useful for higher education stakeholders worldwide, specifically those in education and criminal justice, as these tenets resonate beyond the scope of any one discipline.
Deadline: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July 2019
Applied Research & Social Innovation
as part of the 3rd Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Natasha Mrkic, Instructor & Social Innovation Coordinator, Langara College, Canada.

As we talk about education trends in a global context, terms such as Applied Research and Social Innovation are increasingly taking the front stage. This stream will explore growing ecosystems that combine makerspaces, work-integrated learning, and innovative educational programming frequently offering partnerships between educational institutions, community, government grants, research funds, and industry partnerships. This is an ideal opportunity to present your examples and/or research and converse with colleagues exchanging ideas that could potentially build this community of practice internationally. Academic capitalism affects all higher education institutions, and with declining education funding and pressing social issues an opportunity is created for an emerging educational system which is applied and socially innovative.
Deadline: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July 2019
Assessment and Evaluation for Higher Education in a Global World
as part of the 3rd Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Matthew J. Zagumny, Professor, Department of Counseling & Psychology, Tennessee Tech University, USA.

How we assess and evaluated students, learning outcomes, and institutional effectiveness often drives pedagogical, curricular, and policy decision making. What we assess determines what we do in higher education. Mere facts and content are no longer sufficient for assessing student (and institutional) development in an increasingly global world. There are broader considerations for graduates to be successful in the global world. Generalized skills, abilities, and other dispositions (such as critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, creativity among others) should be assessed and evaluated in order to motivate institutions and faculty to innovate for continuing quality enhancement. The way we judge this endeavor known as higher education has wide ranging implications for the global world, which include influence on educational policy and pedagogy as well as psychological, sociological, economic, and cultural effects derived from higher education. Therefore, this stream encourages submissions from the fields of educational measurement and evaluation, policy and pedagogy, psychology, sociology, economics, and philosophy.
Deadline: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July 2019
Human Resource Accounting
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Finance
and the 17th Annual International Conference on Accounting
Stream Leader: Dr. Joseph VanVo, Adjunct Professor, College of Business Administration, California State University, Sacramento, USA.
Human resource accounting (HRA) is basically a cost accounting system which quantifies the worth and expenses of human resources on the employees (knowledge, experience, motivation, creativity, leadership, etc.) and the organization (recruitment, training, development, promotion, transfer, relocation, termination, etc.). It is thus, the organizational measurement of the cost and value of human resource characteristics and activities. From its inception in 1960’s through 1970’s, numerous HRA methods of valuing human resources and accounting cost models were used in various organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico; then spread to Asia. By 1980’s, however, HRA interests significantly dropped worldwide with only limited applications presently due to limited HRA interests and lack of supporting financial and accounting cost systems. Effective application of accounting and finance in human resources can indeed ensure both short-term and long-term benefits to the employees and the companies; though, to date, various multi-national corporations provide different schools of thought about their practices of human resource management with different financial analysis and cost reporting systems. Recent introduction of human capital analytics, on the other hand, generates more HR data – financial, customer and supplier information – for indepth HR costing application. The purpose of this HRA Stream Proposal is three-fold (i) call for participation from interested scholars and practitioners who have done researches and/or published journals on human resource accounting, human resource management, and human capital analytics; (ii) identify interested companies where HRA cost and valuation models can be applied; and (iii) together, resurrect HRA back to the business forefront to help companies ‘walk their talk’ in treating their employees not as expenses, rather assets.
Deadline: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July 2019
Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Responsibility and Reporting
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Accounting
Stream Leader: Dr Amama Shaukat, Senior Lecturer, Brunel University, UK.
As the 21st century progresses, societal awareness of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) related responsibility of businesses is reaching an all-time high. All stakeholders including businesses, their shareholders, employees, consumers, suppliers, activists, relevant institutions and regulation have a role in assuring good governance and responsible management of corporate and natural resources. Accounting and related regulation plays a key role in this process as it not only influences how businesses address their ESG responsibility but also how and what they report. This in turn influences stakeholders including consumers’, employees, and investors’ decision making and resource allocation. The aim of this stream is to bring together research from diverse accounting and allied perspectives, with a common thread of addressing issues related to ESG responsibility and reporting (including integrated reporting) of businesses and its relation with different stakeholder decision outcomes.
Deadline: 27 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 July 2019
Coastal Erosion
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Geology & Earth Science
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: 3 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 July 2019
Implementing Human Rights
as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Law
Stream Leader:
Professor 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: 3 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 July 2019
Stem Cells Biology
as part of the 5th 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: 3 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 July 2019
Water Law
as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Law
and the 7th Annual International Forum on Water
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: 3 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 July 2019
Liability for Self-driving Vehicles
as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Law
Stream Leader:
Dr. Natasa Tomic-Petrovic, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

t is considered that self-driving vehicles resistant to human errors will be the first great transport revolution of the 21st century. The greatest obstacle to self-driving vehicles is the legal frame. For instance, if the vehicle is not driven by a human being, then, in case of an accident, responsibility could burden the manufacturer of the self-driving operating system of the car. The issue of privacy protection of the owner is also important, because sensitive personal data contained in the system could be misused. Another important issue is the sociological dimension of the use of such vehicles.
Deadline: 3 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 July 2019
State and Law in the Interwar Period
as part of the 16th 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 legal systems of different countries and are much in evidence in the contemporary legal reforms related to the foundation of the modern state and law in the interwar period. The combined examination of history and law can draw the attention of the legislators and legal historians of the 20th and 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 (State and Law in the Interwar Period) 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: 3 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 July 2019
Law and Aesthetics: Bodies, Power and Sexuality
as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Law
Stream Leader:
Dr. Anna Chronopoulou, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer in Law, The University of Westminster, UK.

Much academic ink has been spilt over the relation between law and aesthetics. An aestheticized aspect of law focuses on the way in which subjectivities are constructed in the public domain. Many academic accounts from a number of disciplines have been concerned with this focus for a number of years. For instance, feminist accounts have always been concerned with issues of female subjectivities construction as up against the construction of male subjectivities. Issues of female sexuality have formed huge part of the construction of female identities and femininities. More recently, issues of race begin to provide a different perspective on the construction of female subjectivities. This stream examines the way in which femininities and masculinities are constructed, forged, formed and shaped through the dialectics of power and the dynamics of bodily representations. It puts forward a comparative approach in the way subjectivities are constructed on celluloid as opposed to the way that are constructed in the public domain.
Deadline: 3 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 July 2019
Water Pollution
as part of the 7th 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: 3 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 July 2019
Dams: Engineering & Geological Issues
as part of the 7th 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: 3 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 July 2019
Valuation of Marine Ecological Services
as part of the 7th Annual International Conference on Ecology, Ecosystems and Climate Change
Stream Leader:
Dr. Mordechai Shechter, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Haifa, Israel.

The outcome of the proposed panel may provide fundamental estimation of the wide array of present and forthcoming ecosystem services. Any future management scheme for these resources must in the future take into account not only the inherent values of ecosystem services, but also the possible trade-offs between various management policies as well as their economic and social implications (often uncertain). In order to fully encapsulate the realized and potential benefits of marine ecosystem services, research should be expanded to include all ecosystem services and to explore means for possibly enhancing existing benefits. In addition, the research should explore possible conflicts with other marine usages (e.g. extraction and utilization of energy resources, maritime traffic, coastal – e.g., recreational – and marine infrastructure expansion) as well as the investigation of possible pathways for future sustainable management of the seas.
Deadline: 3 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 July 2019
Animal Nutrition
as part of the 3rd 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: 3 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
22-25 July
2019
High-Energy Astrophysics
as part of the 7th Annual International Conference on Physics
Stream Leader: Dr. Athina Meli, Academic Member, ATINER, Visiting Scientist and Research Scholar, University of Gent & University of Liege, Belgium and Ronin Institute Montclair, USA.
The aim of this conference-stream is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work, theoretical or observational, by providing their recent research results or a review on the discipline of High-Energy Astrophysics which may include topics in the interrelated fields of: Multi-messenger astronomy, Gamma-ray astronomy, Cosmic-ray astrophysics, Supernovae, Neutron stars, Gamma-Ray Bursts, Active-Galactic-Nuclei and Jet physics, Cosmic Plasmas and Magnetic fields, Galactic and extra-galactic observational astronomy.
Deadline: 10 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
22-25 July
2019
Nanocomposites for Space Applications
as part of the 7th Annual International Conference on Physics
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Kirill Levine, Associate Professor, Department of General & Technical Physics, St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia.
Dr. Alexander Mustafaev, Professor of Physics & Head, Department of General and Technical Physics, Head, Plasma Nanotechnology Laboratory, Saint 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: 10 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
29-31 July
& 1 August 2019
Kinesiology as An Academic Discipline
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Sport & Exercise Science
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: 17 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
29-31 July &
1 August 2019
The Business of Leisure
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Social Sciences
Stream Leader: Ken Roberts, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor Emeritus of Sociology, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool, UK.
During the second half of the 20th century, leisure provisions by profit-seeking businesses grew more rapidly than either their voluntary or public sector partners or competitors. Tourism alone became one of the world’s largest industries. Broadcasting in Europe switched dramatically from being basically public service to mainly commercial. During the 21st century this trend has accelerated in some countries under government austerity policies. Remaining public and voluntary sector providers operate in increasingly commercial environments and act as if they were profit-seeking businesses. FIFA and the IOC are high profile examples. Contributions are sought from economics, geography, sociology, history, sport and tourism studies. These may be case studies, explorations of the causes and/or outcomes of commercialisation for the overall character of the free time offer, and the socio-demographic composition of audiences, consumers and participants, and/or the wider socio-political implications.
Deadline: 17 June 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
19-22 December 2019
Global Tourism: Current Challenges and Future Prospects
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. Valia Kasimati, Head, Tourism, Leisure & Recreation Unit, ATINER
The aim of the stream is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of tourism, global tourism.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
19-22 December 2019
Digital Global Society, Technology and Innovation Economy
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Vice-President of Information Communications Technology, ATINER & Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology & Professor, Department of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of global economy, global society, technology and other related areas.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
19-22 December 2019
Challenge of Migration Flows in the Mediterranean
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of studies relative to migration, refugees and other related disciplines. Selected papers will be published at the Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies in a special issue on the Refugee Crisis and Forced Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Basin.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
19-22 December 2019
Business Analytics
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
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 give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of Business Analytics.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
19-22 December 2019
Global Marketing
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. Cleopatra Veloutsou, Head, Marketing Unit, ATINER & Senior Lecturer in Marketing, University of Glasgow.
The aim of the stream is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of marketing.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
19-22 December 2019
Global Trade and Global Finance
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. Peter Koveos, Head, Accounting and Finance Units, ATINER & Professor of Finance, Syracuse University, USA.
The aim of the stream is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of trade and finance.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
19-22 December 2019
From Local Development to Global Development
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
Stream Leader: Mr. Thomas Papanikos, President, Institute of Local Development (ITAP).
The aim of the stream is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of development studies.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
19-22 December 2019
The Role of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in a Globalized World
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. George Priovolos, Director, Center for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CSME) & Professor, Iona College, USA
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of Business, Economics, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, MIS and Law, Technology and Industrial Dynamics and Structures.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
19-22 December 2019
Teaching Global Studies
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor of Economics, University of Stirling, UK.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of global education and teaching.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
19-22 December 2019
International Accounting & Finance
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. Peter Koveos, Head, Accounting and Finance Units, ATINER & Professor of Finance, Syracuse University, USA.
The aim of the stream is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of accounting and finance.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
19-22 December 2019
Value Assessment & Management of Ecosystem Services from an Economic Perspective
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. Ying Zhang, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, School of Economics & Management, Beijing Forestry University, China.
Evaluation and management of ecosystem services is a hot issue in the world at present. However, most evaluation and management is based on the theory and method of ecology and other natural sciences, ignoring the theory and method of economics. Therefore, it is of great significance to discuss the evaluation and management of ecosystem services from the perspective of economics to promote the quantitative management of ecosystem services. It is proposed to adopt normative economic theories and methods and on the basis of the United Nations SEEA2012 (System of Environmental and Economic Accounting) and EEA(SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting) etc. to evaluate the value of ecosystem service and management, such as using the welfare economics theory and methods, and the costs and benefits of evaluation methods etc. and to explore and solve related management problems in order to provide the basis for policy making and environmental management. The major ecosystems include land, water, grasslands and wetlands ecosystems etc.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Abstract Submitting Form

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