2019 Streams

  
2019 Conference Themes-Symposiums-Streams-Panels-Sessions-Tracks-Sections Organized by ATINER

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

Abstract Submission Information
3-6 January 2019
Ancient Greek Law in the 21st Century
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Vasileios Adamidis, Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Interest in the study of ancient Greek law has been revived in recent years. Traditionally, research had been largely confined to the better attested legal system of the classical Athenian democracy. Yet, early (archaic) Greek law as well as the legal systems of other city-states have formed the focus of latest studies relating to politics, classics, legal history, social and cultural anthropology. This cross disciplinary approach to Greek law proves that its study need not be a sterile examination of the distant past. On the contrary, lessons can be extracted if research is linked with contemporary issues in a way that leads to an intellectual ferment for the improvement of our lives.
Deadline: 20 November 2018
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3-6 January 2019
Welcome back, Epictetus!
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Franco Scalenghe, Independent Scholar Former member of the Laboratorio Internazionale di Genetica e Biofisica (LIGB) of the CNR (National Research Council), Naples, Italy.
Welcome back, Epictetus! “Man, what is special about you? The creature? No. The mortal? No. The use of impressions? No. The ability to acknowledge the nature of things is the special element that you have: adorn and embellish that”.

According to Epictetus, what is the rightly understood human nature? It is the ability to recognize the nature of things and then to behave in every situation in a way consistent with it. And which is the nature of things? The nature of things is their essential bipartition in proairetic things and in aproairetic things. And which is the human faculty specifically dedicated to put in place this diairesis and to recognize the difference between what is proairetic and what is aproairetic? It is the proairesis. Is Epictetus the only philosopher who has been able to define the issue at stake in its exact terms and who has given the correct answer? The characteristic that distinguishes the man from all other creatures is it the ‘reason’, or the human faculty that he calls ‘proairesis’?. Is this solution absolutely valid both for those, philosophers and non-philosophers, who understand it and for those who do not understand or deny it?
Deadline: 20 November 2018
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3-6 January 2019
Byzantine History & Arts
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice President of Academic Membership, ATINER & Professor of History, Sam Houston University, USA.
The aim of the stream is to bring together scholars and students of Byzantine Studies, focusing on the areas of History and Arts. The fields of study implied are quite broad, covering all aspects and periods of byzantine history (politics, economics, society, religion etc), and all forms and periods of byzantine art, from church architecture, iconography and mosaics, to “minor arts”, like metalwork, hardstone carving and jewelry, including artistic traditions of other cities that inherited and/or still maintain the byzantine style. Moreover, stream will look at Byzantium’s role as a bridge between the classical and modern world, as well as its significant legacy to the social, political and cultural development of the Near East, Russia, Eastern Europe, and the West.
Deadline: 20 November 2018
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3-6 January 2019
Moral Philosophy and the Quality of Life
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Carmen Cozma, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Department of Philosophy, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, Romania.
Concerned with the moral values and principles, and with the ethical theories to be applied to different situations, moral philosophy essentially focuses on the question of a ‘life that is worth living’ for individuals and communities alike. Throughout a long and rich history, from ancient times to the 21st century, moral philosophy continuously urges to reflection-in-and–on-action challenging us to activate the full human potential in the effort to map ways to improving the quality of life. Especially in the present context, we have to cope with a multileveled crisis, we become much more aware of the precious teachings of ethics in its broad meaning, which require to be disclosed and used as ground for the development of a good moral character aiming to ‘happiness’ as the ultimate purpose of a flourishing human life: a life ‘in accordance with virtue’, as Aristotle said; respectively, to achieving a higher quality of life for which the cultivation of wisdom and the guiding doctrine of the ‘mean’ are pivotal factors. A multidisciplinary debate opens to philosophical approaches, and also to any other humanities fields, social sciences and arts’ contributions of scholars interested to explore and to share knowledge related to the topic.
Deadline: 20 November 2018
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3-6 January 2019
Ideas of Plato and Aristotle in the 21st century
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Mark Burgin, Academic Member, ATINER & Visiting Scholar, UCLA, USA.
Plato and Aristotle are among the topmost philosophers of all times and all nations. Their ideas and teachings have influenced the development of the Western philosophy during all its history. When Western and Eastern civilizations began their interaction, ideas and teachings of Plato and Aristotle spread to the East. In addition, both philosophers have had an essential impact on many scientists, mathematicians and humanitarians. The goal of the stream is to demonstrate influence of philosophy of Plato and Aristotle on the contemporary society, science, technology, mathematics, philosophy and general culture reflecting new advances in understanding and development of their vision and ideas.
Deadline: 20 November 2018
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3-6 January 2019
Teaching Humanities & Arts in a Global World
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice President of Academic Membership, ATINER & Professor of History, Sam Houston University, USA.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas within arts & humanities education, teaching methodologies and global arts.
Deadline: 20 November 2018
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15-18 April 2019
Tourism and the Mediterranean Countries
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Valia Kasimati, Head, Tourism, Leisure & Recreation Unit, ATINER & Researcher, Department of Economic Analysis & Research, Central Bank of Greece, Greece.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Tourism in the Mediterranean basin.
Deadline: 10 December 2018
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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: 10 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 April 2019
The Economies of the Mediterranean Basin
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor of Economics, University of Stirling, UK.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of economics of the Mediterranean countries.
Deadline: 10 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 April 2019
Mediterranean History
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Steven Oberhelman, Academic member, ATINER and Professor, Texas A&M University, USA.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of History of the Mediterranean region.
Deadline: 10 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 April 2019
Higher Education in the Mediterranean Countries
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Mary Ellis, Director, Human Development Division, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education (Nanyang Technological University), Singapore.
The aim of the stream is to examine educational developments throughout the mediterranean in universities, polytechnics, colleges, and vocational and education institutions. Academics and researchers from all areas of education are welcomed.
Deadline: 10 December 2018
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: 10 December 2018
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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: 10 December 2018
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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: 7 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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, Academic member, ATINER and Professor, Texas A&M University, USA.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers related to the History of Pharmacy and Medicine.
Deadline: 7 January 2019
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: 7 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 7 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 7 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 May
2019
Questions of Contemporary Critical Theory: Resistance & Rebellion in the Dark Times
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Sociology
Panel Organizers: Dr. John Holloway, Dr. Sergio Tischler & Dr. Alfonso García Vela, Researchers and Professors, Department of Postgraduate Studies on Sociology, Institute of Social Sciences & Humanities, BUAP - Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico.
It seems that we are living in dark times. The emergence of extreme-right in Europe and North America, and violent death having become normality in Latin America and other parts of the world are signs of the rise of these dark times. Barbarity regressing in our world with much intensity reveals its signs of violence in everyday life. But our preoccupation is not reduced in the diagnosis of the emergence of barbarity. Our preoccupation is how to stop the capitalistic barbarity, but also how we can envision the possibility of emergence of a different world. To that purpose, our perspective, deriving from the questions of Critical Theory, is focusing on the emergence of social conflicts within, against and beyond the capitalistic barbarity. That is, resistance and rebellion in our dark times and the potentiality of a utopian thinking, which can vision an emancipated world, where will be abolished the objectification of humanity and the irrational frontiers designated by power, capital and the state.
Deadline: 7 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 7 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 7 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 7 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 7 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
13-16 May 2019
The Economics of Football (Soccer)
as part of the 19th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. Marco Di Domizio, Researcher, Faculty of Political Science, University of Teramo, Italy.
This special session will be devoted to football (soccer) topics. Academics, scholars, researchers, students and other professionals in the field of football (soccer) are invited to contribute. The stream is intended to include various fields of study associated to the football (soccer) economics, both theoretically and/or empirically
Deadline: 14 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 14 January 2019
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: 14 January 2019
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: 14 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 14 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 14 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
20-23 May 2019
Collaborative Approaches to Teacher Development: Co-teaching, Coaching & Mentoring
as part of the 21st Annual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader:
Dr. Toni Strieker, Professor, Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education, KSU – Kennesaw State University, USA.

For the purpose of the panel discussion, Collaborative Approaches to Teacher Development are defined as those that continuously support job-embedded professional learning that is situated and formed through cycles of goal-setting, observation, feedback and reflection with expert mentors. During the early career phase of teacher development, (i.e., pre-service education and induction) the individual assumes a problem or goal perspective to self-direct and self-regulate his or her own professional learning. The mentors employ several collaborative approaches to assist the fellow in specifying the goals, developing a plan of action, self-monitoring progress, and reflecting on practice. The immediate desired outcomes are twofold. First, we seek to enhance the teaching and learning for the preservice teacher or inductee and his or her students. Second, we provide support for the preservice teacher or inductee in becoming a self-directed, self-regulated, lifelong professional.
Deadline: 21 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
20-23 May 2019
Educational Leadership
as part of the 21st Annual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader:
Dr. Denver J. Fowler, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, California State University, Sacramento, USA.

The aim of the panel is to bring together academics and researchers related to Educational Leadership.
Deadline: 21 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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: 21 January 2019
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: 21 January 2019
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: 21 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
20-23 May 2019
Innovative Teaching for Creating Quality at Classrooms
as part of the 21st Annual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader: Dr. Hayal Koksal, Academic Member, ATINER & Founding President, Association for Innovative Collaboration (YIMEDER), Turkey.
This stream aims to bring together academicians, teachers and decision-makers in educational institutions, to discuss and share their ideas on the importance of innovative methods and materials to create a qualified learning environment, not only for students but also for teachers and other partners of education. Application of quality tools to students’ quality circles (SQCs), which are called İmece Circles (İCs) in Turkey, and support teams (STs) in the USA, will lead in the training of Total Quality Persons (TQPs), who will make peace and quality of life a reality for the future world. This is the universal purpose of Education.
Deadline: 21 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
20-23 May 2019
Indigenous Language Learning Through Theatre
as part of the 21st Annual International Conference on Education
Panel Organizer:
Dr. Kirsten Sadeghi-Yekta, Assistant Professor, Theatre Department, University of Victoria, Canada.

In the last two centuries, colonization ravaged many groups, and in this century the economic pressures of globalization are causing many groups to shift to a language with national or international status. The dire prediction is that 90% of the world’s 7000 languages will cease to exist by 2100. The decline and death of languages is an important global issue. From the point of view of the indigenous speakers, languages are important because they embody cultural heritage, they encode knowledge about the relationship between people and nature, and they provide a framework that defines an individual within a family or society. Thus, a high priority has been placed on the preservation of indigenous languages through ongoing research and language teaching. Already, important community-based work has been done in reversing language loss, but there is an urgency to accelerate the work as the Elders and fluent speakers are passing on. This panel will focus on how to support the cross-generational transfer of the Indigenous language and culture through the medium of theatre. We will look at alternative ways of language learning such as how to workshop indigenous stories into plays, perform them, and teach others how to make and perform plays. This panel is in particular of interest for professionals in the field of Education, Indigenous studies, Linguistics and Theatre.
Deadline: 21 January 2019
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: 21 January 2019
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
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
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: 4 February 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: 4 February 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: 4 February 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: 4 February 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: 4 February 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: 4 February 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: 12 November 2018
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: 12 November 2018
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: 12 November 2018
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: 12 November 2018
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: 12 November 2018
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: 19 November 2018
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: 26 November 2018
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: 26 November 2018
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: 3 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 July 2019
International Trade & Development Studies
as part of the 14th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leader: Mr. Athanasios Mihalakas, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, The State University of New York, at Brockport, USA.
This stream will consider papers on a broad range of issues relating to international trade and development studies. The aim of the conference is to bring together academics and researchers of international trade, development studies and economics, as well as individuals from law, politics, and business. There is no specific theme that limits the focus of subject-matter of this stream, which in-line with ATINER’s tradition, is to be as interdisciplinary as possible (just like international trade and development), covering many disciplines and a diverse range of issues/topics.
Deadline: 3 December 2018
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, Head, Management Unit, 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: 3 December 2018
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: 3 December 2018
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: 3 December 2018
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: 3 December 2018
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: 3 December 2018
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: 3 December 2018
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: 3 December 2018
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: 3 December 2018
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: 4 February 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: 3 December 2018
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: 3 December 2018
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: 3 December 2018
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: 3 December 2018
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: 3 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2018
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: 10 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2018
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: 10 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2018
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: 10 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2018
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: 10 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 July
2018
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:
Ms. Natasha Johnson, Ed.S. Doctoral Student & Graduate Teaching Assistant, Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Policy Studies, College of Education and Human Development, 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: 10 December 2018
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: 10 December 2018
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: 17 December 2018
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: 17 December 2018
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: 17 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
15-18 July 2019
Water Law
Stream Leader:
as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Law
and the 7th Annual International Forum on Water
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: 17 December 2018
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: 17 December 2018
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: 17 December 2018
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: 17 December 2018
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: 24 December 2018
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: 24 December 2018
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: 31 December 2018
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: 31 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form