2020 Streams

  
2020 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 2020
Ancient Greek Law in the 21st Century
as part of the 7th 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: 1 September 2019
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3-6 January 2020
Welcome back, Epictetus!
as part of the 7th 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: 1 September 2019
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3-6 January 2020
Byzantine History & Arts
as part of the 7th 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: 1 September 2019
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3-6 January 2020
Moral Philosophy and the Quality of Life
as part of the 7th 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: 1 September 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 January 2020
Teaching Humanities & Arts in a Global World
as part of the 7th 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: 1 September 2019
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6-9 April 2020
A Stream on “Mythology: Approaches, Theories, and Narratives”
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Steven Oberhelman, Vice President of International Programs, ATINER & Professor of Classics, Holder of the George Sumey Jr Endowed Professorship of Liberal Arts, and Associate Dean, Texas A&M University, USA.
This stream is dedicated to exploring mythological stories, figures, and narratives from all cultures of all historical periods in all countries. Papers may center on any aspect of mythology: myths and literary influences, myth and tradition, myth and science, myth and genre, myth and painting, myth and literary criticism, myth and popular culture (including cinema, television, computer games, comics, graphic novels, traditional literature, visual arts, performing arts). All theoretical approaches to mythology (for example, archaeology, cultural anthropology, psychology and psychoanalysis, structuralism, comparative analysis) are welcome.
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 April 2020
A Stream on “Mediterranean Studies in Asia”
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Jayoung Che, Head, History Unit, ATINER & Visiting Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign 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: 31 August 2019
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4-7 May 2020
Infection, Inflammation and Immunity
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences
Stream Leader: Dr. George Zahariadis, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada
The aim of the stream is to bring together scholars, focusing on all areas of Infection, Inflammation and Immunity such as: Antimicrobial resistance; Established and emerging infectious diseases threats
Vaccine improvements and development; Immune system enhancement/host protection strategies and immunotherapy; Increasingly more relevant and improved pathogen diagnostics; Inflammation and host response pathogenesis; Microbiome; Transplantation; Chronic diseases and cancers caused by infectious agents – prevention, screening, treatment, monitoring
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 May 2020
A Stream on “Pediatric Health and Diseases”
as part of the 8th 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: 30 September 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 May 2020
Compassion
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Nursing
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Carol Anne Chamley, Head, Nursing Unit & Associate Professor, School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University UK.
Dr. Louise Price, Senior Lecturer, Coventry University, UK.

he changing global landscape of healthcare is situated within complex multifaceted systems, underpinned by professional, political, economic, social and demographic drivers coupled with advancing science and a fast-paced digital age. However, the beating heart of all these complex and dynamic influences is the ability to tap into the human lived-in experience and deliver safe and ethical compassionate care. Patients’ experience compassion when-ever they experience their basic needs being met in gentle, respectful ways that acknowledge their unique humanity, paying attention to what really matters to them. It is reported that it is the essential ‘ordinary care’ which matters most to them, and not those grand heroic gestures.
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 May 2020
Interweaving Ethnicities, Faiths, LGBTIQ Genders and Sexualities
as part of the 14th 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: 30 September 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 May 2020
The Future of the Left and Social Democracy in Europe
as part of the 14th 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: 30 September 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 May 2020
Emerging Trends in Social Research Methods
as part of the 14th 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: 30 September 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14 May 2020
Arts & Sports
as part of the 20th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects
Stream Leader: Dr. Lisa Stansbie, Dean of the School of Art, Architecture and Design, Leeds Beckett University, UK.
The aim of this stream is to draw together academics and researchers across the areas of arts and sports. We are particularly interested in papers that consider the cross-discipline possibilities of bringing the two areas together through case studies, policy and practice-based studies. Themes can include, but aren't limited to: Sporting Architecture, Cultural Olympiad/Olympic Arts, Sport and Design, Cultural Representations of Sport, Sport and Literature, National Cultural and Sporting Policy, Sports and Arts Audiences, Aesthetics in Sport and Sports Photography. Selected papers from this steam will be considered in a Special Issue of the Athens Journal of Sports.
Deadline: 7 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14 May 2020
Elite Sport Performance
as part of the 20th 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: 7 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14 May 2020
Media Communication & New Challenges in the Entertainment World
as part of the 18thAnnual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
Stream Leader: Dr. Mihalis Kuyucu, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Istanbul Aydın 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: 7 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14 May 2020
Sports and Leisure Activities in the South & East Mediterranean Countries
as part of the 5th Annual International Symposium on Leisure & Recreation
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Ken Roberts, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor Emeritus of Sociology, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool, UK.

In 2011 the events known as the Arab Spring drew international attention to discontents that simmered throughout the region: not enough jobs, too many poor quality jobs, over-priced housing, poor public services and lack of democracy. None of these discontents have gone away. In 2011 the cultural creativity of the region’s young people produced sounds and sights that amplified the public’s expressions of discontent. This symposium invites contributions which explore whether free time today is a domain in which discontents are ameliorated, or a site of resistance, or, for too many, where marginalisation and exclusion are amplified. Also, how do opportunities to engage in sport and other leisure activities vary by age, gender, educational backgrounds and employment status?
Deadline: 7 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 May 2020
Indigenous Language Learning Through Theatre
as part of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Education
Leader: 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: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 May 2020
Educational Leadership
as part of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader:
Dr. Denver J. Fowler, Chair of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program and Professor, Franklin University, USA

The aim of the panel is to bring together academics and researchers related to Educational Leadership.
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 May 2020
Contemplative Education
as part of the 22nd 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: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 May 2020
New Trends in Teacher Training
as part of the 22nd 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: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 May 2020
Intra-personal Development in Engineering Education
as part of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader: Dr. Rosalie Van Baest, Academic Member Atiner & Lecturer Social and Communicative Skills, 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 a person’s self, 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 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. This stream is in particular of interest for those who are engaged in stimulating (intra) personal development in Higher Engineering education.
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 May 2020
Effective Reading and Writing Instruction: Supporting Critical Thinking
as part of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader: Dr. Zoi Apostolia Philippakos, Editor, Athens Journal of Education, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
Writing is a challenging construct to teach, study, and grade. Instruction on what writing is, what effective writing looks like, and how it can be achieved affects students’ writing performance, self-efficacy, and motivation to write. Similarly, reading, the ability to fluently decode words and construct meaning can affect learners’ academic progress and professional success. Teachers need access to evidence-based practices and effective professional development to effectively instruct students and support them as writers, readers, and learners.
The purpose of the panel is to discuss research findings of intervention studies that address reading and/or writing instruction and examine their effects on writing, reading, motivation, as well as in the disciplines. The panel will also examine teachers’ knowledge and professional development as this relates to reading and writing instruction. Research implications and implications for practice will be further discussed.
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 May 2020
Theoretical Computer Science
as part of the 16th 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: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
25-28 May 2020
The Transmission and Maintenance of Diaspora Identity Through time and Generation
as part of the 14th 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:21 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
25-28 May 2020
Environmentally Friendly Value-Added Products
as part of the 15th 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: 21 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 June 2020
Romanticism
as part of the 14th Annual International Conference on Literature
Stream Leader:
Dr. William Davis, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor of Comparative Literature and German, Colorado College, USA

The Symposium on Romanticism will take place within the larger ATINER Literature Conference. Our hope is to create an international discussion on current topics, approaches, and theories related to the study of literary Romanticism. Our call for papers is thus broad: we encourage proposals on any aspect of literary Romanticism, including comparative studies, national Romanticisms, trans-Atlantic, papers on single authors or texts, as well as papers that reflect current trends in Romantic studies, i.e., Romanticism and gender studies, new materialism, posthuman, etc.
Deadline: 28 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 June 2020
Teaching Geography
as part of the 6th 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: 28 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 June 2020
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Geography
Stream Leader: Dr. George S. Tsagaris, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Cleveland State University, USA.
The purpose of this stream is to bring together researchers who have applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis in multiple disciplines and to further explore GIS applications. ‘Geographic Information Systems’ has been acknowledged as a preferable tool for geospatial professionals. The definition of GIS is broad having a range of potential applications intersecting multiple disciplines. Numerous articles have been written applying GIS applications in multiple ways which includes environmental studies, medicine, urban planning, civil engineering, resource management and planning activities, emergency planning, real estate and land management, tourism and hospitality, archeology, library utilization, landscaping, business and marketing, special planning, agriculture, emergency planning, public health, transportation, crime prevention, socio-economic studies, community empowerment, and in many more areas.
Deadline: 28 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 June 2020
Human Labour and Sex Trafficking
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Geography
Stream Leader: Dr. George S. Tsagaris, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Cleveland State University, USA.
The purpose of this stream is to bring together researchers who have conducted studies on human labour and sex trafficking. Human trafficking is a global issue and involves individuals across many geographic regions throughout the world. Human trafficking as an historical event has existed in ancient history and is viewed today as “a modern-day version of slavery.” The victims of human trafficking include individuals of all ages – women, children and men. It is proposed that this stream address the global geographic implications of human labour and sex trafficking from a macro perspective including the socio-economic, environmental, economic, and geographic implications. The primary invitees would be researchers who have studied the socio-cultural, psychological, and geographical implications of human trafficking both historically including ancient history and modern-day implications. This stream will further explore the multiple disciplines and topical areas which may include a global as well as an historical perspectives (past and present), business and economics, socio-political and cultural issues across geographic boundaries. In addition to the researchers as invitees, there are well-known coalitions and initiatives addressing this global issue.
Deadline: 28 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
1-4 June 2020
Agroecosystems Assessment Using Spatial Analysis Techniques
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Geography
Stream Leader: Dr. Hossein Kazemi, Associate Professor, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (GUASNR), Iran.
Agroecosystems are natural ecosystems that have been modified for the production of food and fiber. An agroecosystem is the fundamental unit of study in agroecology and defined as a spatially and functionally coherent unit of agricultural activities, and includes the living and non-living components and their interactions. Today, agroecosystems face many problems, including biodiversity loss, excessive dependence on fossil fuels and external inputs such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers, environmental pollutions, degrading the soil and water resources and invasive species etc. Much of modern agroecosystems has lost the balance needed for long-term sustainability. To solve these problems and environmental resources protection, spatial analysis techniques, as the main analytical tool of geosciences, based on data field can be useful. Thus, this conference introduces and proposes of techniques of spatial analysis by geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) tools to achieve sustainability in the agroecosystems. It, also provides a interdisciplinary platform for researchers to present and discuss the recent innovations, trends, and concerns in the field of agroecosystems assessment. “The International Conference on Agroecosystems Assessment Using Spatial Analysis Techniques” will bring together academic scientists, researchers and research scholars from all professions and applications that deal with the use of spatial analysis techniques in agroecosystems assessment.
Deadline: 28 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 June 2020
Cinema
as part of the 11th 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: 4 November 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
8-11 June 2020
Cruise Tourism
as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Tourism
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Vincenzo Asero, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of Catania, Italy.

The cruise industry is one of the most important growth sectors in the tourism market. During recent decades, cruise tourism has seen enormous growth in both passenger numbers and destinations. The downside of this growth is the impact on environment and fragile ecosystem of many destinations. Associating the paradigm of sustainable development with the practice of cruise tourism might represent a solution to the problems faced by the industry. However, much remains to be done to balance the rapidly growing demand for cruising with its impacts and environmental values.
Deadline: 4 November 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
29-30 June
& 1-2 July 2020
“The Issue of the Informal Economy in Developing Countries: Causes, Methods of Measurement, Challenges, Policies”
as part of the 15th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Stream Leader: Dr. Neslihan Kahyalar, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer, De Montfort University, UK.
The international symposium on “The Issue of the Informal Economy in Developing Countries: Causes, Methods of Measurement, Challenges, Policies” addresses the role of the informal economy in developing countries. The informal economy is one of the key issues of today’s world economy. When considering the developing countries, it characterises both the economic and social structure of these countries. There is a recognition that the informal economy plays a significant role and the permanent characteristics of the developing economies, not only being survival activities but also creating entrepreneurship potential (Todaro, 2000; Williams et al. 2017). The aim of this symposium is to bring research together that addresses how the informal economy plays a role in the developing countries, its magnitude, challenges in measuring the informal economy, the main causes and what can be done to address the informal economy. To date, measuring the informal economy is a challenge and there is no superior method (Medina and Schneider, 2018). The informal economy is an interesting research topic, but it can be quite complicated due to its unknown nature. The informal economy, therefore, deserves greater attention for deeper understanding to formulate and design relevant policies.
Deadline: 25 November 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 July 2020
Teaching Structures in Architecture
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Stream Leader:
Dr. Bronne Dytoc, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University, USA

The stream will be on architectural education, particularly in instruction and learning strategies or techniques for architecture structures. The stream will focus on ideas and papers that encourage discussion about the content of architecture structures courses, and more importantly, how thoughtful/innovative teaching and learning methods are able to address gaps that are typically experienced in student performance and learning engagement. Thus, this stream is more significant with regards to the scholarship of teaching and learning strategies rather than structure topics themselves.
Deadline: 2 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 July 2020
Inter and Transdisciplinary Relationships in Architecture
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Academic Responsible:
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 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: 2 December 2019
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6-9 July 2020
Architecture and Work
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Academic Responsible: Dr. Raffaella Maddaluno, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture University of Lisbon, Portugal.
The objective of this symposium is to invite researchers and academics from the areas of Architecture, Sociology, Archaeology, Geography, History, Literature and Economics, to reflect on the relationship that exists between architecture and human activity in working spaces: the relationships between architectural and urban space, the nature of the work that takes place there, and the role that the worker assumes in this context. The proposals may analyse the characteristics that architecture destined to work had to adopt in its uniqueness, how it has been maintained and transformed in the case of a functional loss, how it has been recovered. Proposals may also focus on working spaces as industrial heritage.
Deadline: 2 December 2019
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6-9 July 2020
History of Architecture
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Academic Responsible: Dr Anna Hooper, Academic Member, ATINER, Coordinator, Lecturer, Lead Tutor, Ormond College and Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
The scope of the symposium embraces not only socio-cultural, political, philosophical, and pedagogical, frameworks for interpreting and articulating architectural history but also critical enquiry into the historical language of architectural form as it has developed together with any implications for understanding the built environment from antiquity to the end of the 19th century. Papers on historical technologies and their role in advancing the development of architecture are also invited. The symposium encourages relevant, cross-disciplinary, research and welcomes papers on Western, Eastern and other (un)built architecture forms.
Deadline: 2 December 2019
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6-9 July 2020
Predatory Academic Publishing and the Role of Oligarchic Big Private Publishing Companies
as part of the 4th Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER, Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK & Professor, MLC Management & Law College of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Deadline: Open
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6-9 July 2020
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL): Practices and Experiences
as part of the 13th International Conference on Languages & Linguistics
Stream Leader:
Dr. Marija Liudvika Drazdauskiene, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Wszechnica Polska, Higher School in Warsaw, Poland.

The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and teachers who do research and teach English as a second language in non-native English speakers.
Deadline: 2 December 2019
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13-16 July 2020
International Law & Politics
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Law
Stream Leader:
Dr. Jorge Emilio Núñez, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, Manchester Law School, UK

Any community or population consists of people who are different in many senses. Pluralism is a permanent feature. Similar to the civil society, the international community includes several agents of very different natures (sovereign states, cultures, subcultures, religions, individuals).
Whilst the international community includes rules and mechanisms that in principle acknowledge equality of states and give central roles to non-governmental organizations and, to an extent, people (for example, European Union law), realpolitik shows clearly that impartiality in the way different international agents are considered is scattered (for example, there are some states that are “more equal” than others) and therefore, the fairness of the current world order is highly questionable.
Simply put, the symposium intends to explore a major gap in international relations, law, and the political sciences: it will be a multi-disciplinary platform for debate to the different views of territorial dispute, conflict and sovereignty offered by different sciences (law, political sciences, international relations).
Deadline: 9 December 2019
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13-16 July 2020
Environmental Law
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Law
Stream Leader:
Dr. Kurt Olson, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, USA.

Widely recognized in the scientific community as perhaps the biggest threat to face mankind, climate change has captured the public’s attention while politicians, constrained by re-election realities, often ignore, downplay, or completely dismiss the threat. However, in this symposium we would endeavor to discuss the nature and extent of the threat, and also to address more diverse issues involving other threats to the global environment, ecological issues, and sustainability. It is our goal to make this symposium truly inter-disciplinary in terms of seeking out input from scientists, public policy experts, environmentalists, economists and others because issues around climate and the environment impact every aspect of our lives as global citizens.
To quote from Earth Under Fire, How Global Warming is Changing the World by Gary Braasch: “Let me state the goal clearly: No policy should be promulgated, no program initiated, no alliance sealed, no machine designed or built, no land use permitted, no product introduced, no law passed, no politician elected unless the action is a step forward to reduction and reversal of the effect of greenhouse gases.” Braasch published his book in 2007; tragically, few governments have taken steps to meet his challenge. Among those that have, the United States is conspicuously absent. As many of the leaders of the movement to address this most monumental of challenges have said, action to address the issue will have to come from the bottom up because politicians remain blissfully unaware of the gargantuan challenge facing humankind.
Global citizens often don’t recognize the climate change threat and others (land degradation, water shortages, invasive species, and fouling of our oceans) threatening the ecosystems on which we all depend. While public ignorance or avoidance are inevitable given the daily pressures of earning livings and caring for families, we aim to both inform the general public, increase inter-disciplinary engagement, and spark debate within the relevant communities.
Deadline: 9 December 2019
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