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
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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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1-4 July 2019
New Development in Political Economics with Special Reference to China
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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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 Policy Studies, College of Education and Human Development, Georgia State University, USA.
Dr. Thaddeus L. Johnson, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, 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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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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: closed
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: closed
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: closed
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: closed
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: closed
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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: closed
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: closed
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: closed
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: closed
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: closed
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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: closed
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: closed
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: 30 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: 30 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: 1 September 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: 1 September 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 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 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: 1 September 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: 1 September 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: 1 September 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: 1 September 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: 1 September 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: 1 September 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: 1 September 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: 1 September 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: 1 September 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
19-22 December 2019
Global Education
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. Zoi Apostolia Philippakos, Co-Editor, Athens Journal of Education, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
The aim of this stream is to advance knowledge in theory and practice of global education. Thus, the stream strives to bring together theoretical and research scholars as well as practitioners across disciplines to examine innovative approaches to education that can advance the life of the global citizens. Global education strives to make a difference and bring change in the life of others promoting equity and sustainability of resources. The purpose of the stream is to promote a discussion across disciplines to examine issues of equity, environmental sustainability, development and provide solutions for social justice, human rights, and equity.
Deadline: 25 August 2019
Abstract Submitting Form

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