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: 25 November 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: 25 November 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: 25 November 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: 25 November 2019
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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: 25 November 2019
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6-9 April 2020
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: 9 December 2019
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6-9 April 2020
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: 9 December 2019
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6-9 April 2020
Mediterranean and China, Past and Present: A Few Notes
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Academic Responsible: Dr. Giuseppa Tamburello, Senior Lecturer, University of Palermo, Italy
The symposium is aimed at introducing the topic of China and the Mediterranean area. Seen from the actual interest of China towards the South of Europe, this symposium intends to introduce some ideas about this issue. Starting points on the matter can be many, but this panel begins from the humanities.
Deadline: 9 December 2019
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6-9 April 2020
The Mediterranean Diet in the Post Genomic Era
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Antonino De Lorenzo, Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.
Dr. Laura Di Renzo, Associate Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

The diet of the citizens of Nicotera, the Italian pilot court where the study began in 1960, was considered the Reference Italian Mediterranean Diet. Today the considerable modifications induced in the lifestyle, with a strong impact on nutritional behavior, probably due to the acquisition of improper dietary models, contribute to the increase of chronic non-communicable diseases. In order to maintain a high nutritional quality of the diet and prevent the diet itself from becoming a vehicle for diseases, the role of the different cooking methods of food is important. The adoption of the Italian Mediterranean Diet of Reference allows to safeguard not only human health, but also protects the environment in which it lives. In our post-genomic era, the development of knowledge of the interactions between nutrients and genes has allowed us to broaden the meaning of nutrient, which can influence or regulate DNA transcription, translation into proteins or post-transductional metabolic processes. The results of our studies show how, thanks to the Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, there is now the possibility of preventing the pathological event, starting from the administration of personalized Mediterranean nutritional plans. The Nutrient Analysis of Critical Control Point (NACCP) process guarantees health and nutritional Total Quality Management (TMQ) of the food, starting from the production of raw materials to the final consumer. The application of the NACCP process, allows to prepare the bases for the achievement of health claims (Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006) for food products typical of the Mediterranean Diet, conferring the necessary health certifications, based on the scientific evidence of the data collected in the whole agro-food supply chain and in clinical trials.
Deadline: 9 December 2019
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6-9 April 2020
The Monotheistic Idea in the Mediterranean Basin
as part of the 13th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Maria Rosaria, D’Acierno, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy.

This symposium wants to highlight how important is to establish a clear and fruitful relationship among people all over the world, and above all among the ones living around the shore of the Mediterranean sea. Knowing the culture of those peoples as well as their creed and faith is the starting point to eliminate prejudices and false clishés which tend to raise misunderstandings generating hate. In addition, creed and culture stimulate the learning of the languages linked to those peoples, a good way to enrich our mind and to better understand their religion.
Deadline: 9 December 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: 6 January 2020
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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: 6 January 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 May 2020
Epidemiology
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences
Academic Responsible:
Dr. John Moraros, Academic Member, ATINER & Dean and Professor, Faculty of Health Studies, Brandon University, Canada.
Epidemiology is a branch of public health and medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, trends and control of disease. It is used as a tool for assessing potential causal associations, health needs of a population, delivery of services, program planning, and social policy. This forum deals with general epidemiological research and related issues that are applicable to both infectious and noninfectious diseases.
Deadline: 6 January 2020
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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: 6 January 2020
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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: 6 January 2020
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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: 6 January 2020
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: 6 January 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 May 2020
European Law
as part of the 7th Annual International Conference on Business, Law & Economics
Academic Responsible: Dr. Georgios Zouridakis, Lecturer, University of Essex, UK.
This symposium offers an opportunity for cross disciplinary presentations on all aspects of European Law.
Deadline: 6 January 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
4-7 May 2020
Shadow Economy and Criminal Activity: Social Changes and Response Policies
as part of the 7th Annual International Conference on Business, Law & Economics
Academic Responsible: Dr. Manuela Pulina, Associate Professor, University of Sassari, Italy.
The twenty-first century has brought new challenges for business, laws and economics. The underground economy and criminal activities, together with economic turmoil, globalisation, inequalities pose new threats for individuals’ well-being in both developed and developing countries. Public institutions, police activity and communities need to assess and monitor social and economic trends and impacts driven by the illegal business and criminal activity. This session will bring together the latest research on the illegal use of the territory and the implications in terms of social effects and governance.
Deadline: 6 January 2020
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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: 13 January 2020
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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: 13 January 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14 May 2020
LGBTQ and Sports
as part of the 20th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects
Academic Responsible: Dr. Dimitrios Kolyperas, Lecturer, Stirling University, UK.
The aim of the symposium is to explore the barriers to sport and physical activity participation for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community including the fear of homophobia and discrimination.
Deadline: 13 January 2020
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: 13 January 2020
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11-14 May 2020
Mass Media in Architecture
as part of the 18thAnnual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
Stream Leader: Dr. Maria Rita Pais, Assistant Professor, Lusophone University, Portugal.
Communication is intrinsic to man, and is one of the main reasons for its enormous development in physical, intellectual and social level. Architecture and art developments are very attached to civilisational evolutions. However, communication proximities and communication technologies have ultimate influence regarding architecture developments. Since classical architecture, of whom we know Vitruvius, the dissemination of architecture is not only based on the presence of the architectural object, but on books with ideas and theories based on representations. The effects and their contributions to architecture developments are registered. The explosive mass media developments in the late 19th century is notice and responsible for innumerable developments in modern architecture. To this first editorial outbreak, follows periods of editorial lack, resulting from the two Great Wars. Currently, in a mass dissemination era, architecture evolves through reduction of time and space limits and architectural approaches in design and in theory, evolve along with it. What architectural developments results are achieved, regarding dissemination developments, through out history? How does communication developments interfere in architectural ideas, processes and critics? In this ongoing mass dissemination era, what is happening in architecture? What are the strategies? What are the politics? What are the results?
Deadline:13 January 2020
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: 13 January 2020 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
Teaching Literature in the Secondary School
as part of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Education
Stream Leader: Dr. Janet Alsup, Professor, Purdue University, USA.
The aim of the symposium is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of teaching literature, literature education, approaches in teaching literature.
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
18-21 May 2020
Online & Distance Education
as part of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Education
Academic Responsible: Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Vice-President of Information Communications Technology, ATINER & Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology & Professor, Department of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.
The aim of the colloquium is to bring together academics and researchers of education, online education and other related disciplines.
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
1-4 June 2020
Teaching Urban Planning in a Global Context
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning
Academic Responsible: Dr. Jesus J. Lara, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, USA.
The objective of this symposium is to highlight current and emerging issues related Planning Education in a global context. In this session, we invite planning practitioners, academics, students and others to engage in a discussion about the following questions:
1) How do we prepare future planners to tackle pressing issues such as climate change, hyper-urbanization, immigration, or persistent racial segregation, which seem to demand new ideas and strategies?
2) How can Planning education contribute to the creation of effective partnerships between universities and the communities they serve?
3) How do we educate our students to succeed in the profession and job market that exists, while setting them up to be visionary about the future of the communities, cities, world in which they work?
4) How do we reorient our teaching and research in response to the current global political, social and environmental movements affecting our world?
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
Dialogues Between Images and Texts
as part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leader: Dr. Eve Kalyva, Independent Scholar.
This symposium considers how images and texts come into dialogue in the visual and the performing arts. Historically, the interest in the relation of the visual to the textual derives from the philosophical debates around ekphrasis, and as to whether painting or poetry is more adequately expressing emotions (cf. Lessing’s Laocoon). Meanwhile, Da Vinci praises both, each medium excelling in its own way. In modern times, visual and textual juxtapositions become central in artistic movements such as the Russian avant-garde, Dada and surrealism; and are exemplified by conceptual art, which introduced language in a visual art context. Beyond the arts, the interdisciplinary study of image/text relations encompasses other instances of visual culture and communication such as graffiti, comics, newspapers and advertisement. This symposium invites discussion on any aspect of image and text relations in the visual and the performing arts, including from a historioraphical, art critical, philosophical, semiological, communicational, curatorial, scenographic and literary perspective. Emphasis is given on context—be it cultural, socio-political, historical or (inter)disciplinary—and how exchanges between images and texts are received, understood and shift perception. We are equally interested in intermediality, and on critical reflections on its benefits and limitations for creativity, imagination and knowledge production.
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
15-18 June 2020
Heterarchism: Toward Paradigm Shift in World Politics
as part of the 18th Annual International Conference on Politics
Academic Responsible: Dr. Philip G. Cerny, Professor Emeritus , University of Manchester, UK and Rutgers University, USA.
“International Relations” theory has been dominated since the study of IR formally began at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 1919 by methodological state-centrism. There have been three mainstream “competing paradigms”—realism, liberalism and constructivism—all of which assume that the dominant independent variables are states and the inter-state system. We argue that this way of conceiving world politics was (a) always problematic and challengeable, and (b) time-bound and increasingly anachronistic. Since the mid-20th century, a dialectic of globalization and fragmentation—political, economic and social processes above, below and cutting across states–has caught states and the interstate system in a complex process of restructuring toward what has been called “heterarchy”. The core of this process is the triangulation of (a) the “dis-aggregated state” (Slaughter 2004), (b) fragmented global governance and “regime complexes” (Alter and Raustiala 2018), and (c) “sectoral differentiation” in the international political economy, leading to a spectrum of market/hierarchy or public/private de facto policymaking processes and diverse types of “mutual capture” between a range of private actors and meso- and micro-state hierarchies. The result is the decreasing capacity of macro-states to control both domestic and transnational political/economic processes. In this context, the nation-state is increasingly becoming what we call a “reactive state” in a world of multilevel and multi-nodal policymaking and implementation processes. This requires a new and robust paradigm that we call “heterarchism”.
Deadline: 11 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
29-30 June
& 1-2 July 2020
International Trade Theory
as part of the 15th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Henry Thompson, Professor Emeritus, Auburn University USA.

This stream will focus on refining and testing the theory of international trade including classical, neoclassical, factor proportions, or industrial organization theories. The theory should have the potential of direct application although empirical tests are not necessary for presentation. The goal of the stream is to encourage empirical investigation related to trade theory.
Deadline: 25 November 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
29-30 June
& 1-2 July 2020
Corporate Responsibility, Equality and Diversity Practices in Organizations: The Challenges of Implementing Theory in Practice
as part of the 18th Annual International Conference on Management
Responsible: Ms. Neide Lúcia de Oliveira Almeida, PhD Student, Sustainability Management Systems, Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil.
The internal dimension of the Corporate Social Responsibility involves the issues of the quality of life in the workplace. To be considered Socially Responsible, organizations must develop appropriate conditions for workers to feel accomplished in that environment through participative management, where innovation, creativity and individual talents may flourish. Therefore, the necessity of respecting local cultures and keeping an ethical and responsible relationship with minorities and with institutions that voice their interests is a growing expectation.
Deadline: 25 November 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
29-30 June
& 1-2 July 2020
Statistical Methods for Medical Research
as part of the 14th Annual International Conference on Statistics: Teaching, Theory & Applications
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Chang Yu, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University, USA.

The aim of the symposium is to provide an avenue for statisticians working in various areas of medical research to present and discuss their methods development or innovative application of existing methods. We value both theoretical development and methods that address real medical research questions. We welcome presentations ranging from traditional biostatistical methods research, most recent development in clinical trial methodology, high-dimensional omics data analysis methods, to big data analysis to support decision making in the health care.
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
Abstract Submitting Form
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
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 July 2020
Built Environment
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Academic Responsible: Dr. Constantine Katsanis, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor École de Technologie Supérieure ÉTS, Canada.
The aim of the Symposium is to provide a forum for researchers (Architects, Engineers and others in related disciplines) in the domain of Built Environment to discuss current technical, management, legal and socio-economic issues, as well as to explore emerging research interests and challenges in this area. Any topic relevant to the Built Environment as it pertains to Architecture, Engineering and related disciplines will be considered.
Deadline: 2 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 July
2020
Architecture and Representation
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Academic Responsible: Dr. João Miguel Couto Duarte, Assistant Professor/Research Fellow, CITAD – Lusíada University, Portugal.
The aim of this symposium is to explore the relationships that develop between representation and architecture, whereby representation is understood as a means of thinking architecture, one that thus encompasses the drawing and the model, but also, among other things, text, computation, 3D modelling, photography and film, as well as architecture considered independently of its facticity.
Researchers, academics and practitioners are invited to contribute with their thoughts on the impact of the representation on understanding architecture, their observations on representation considering the fullness of its possibilities – as a design support; as a speculative instrument; as a registration of pleasure; etc. Some questions that may be examined are the definition of representational relationships; the bonds established between the representation and its object; design representational systems and their evolution; and the similarities and differences between different representational systems. With its desire for openness, this symposium encompasses first and foremost the field of architectural design, but also, among other areas, the fields of the history and theory of architectural design, the history and theory of representation, the field of philosophy, and the field of semiotics.
Deadline: 2 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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”
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER, Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK & Professor, MLC Management & Law College of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Deadline: 2 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 July 2020
Higher Education in a Global World: Policy Implications in Education and Criminal Justice
as part of the 4th Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Natasha Johnson, Educational Policy Studies, College of Education and Human Development, Georgia State University, USA.
Dr. Thaddeus L. Johnson, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, USA.
Today’s college graduates are entering an increasingly integrated, international world. While offering a multitude of exciting opportunities, this equally presents a variety of challenges. Faculty are challenged by the responsibilities imbedded in managing and delivering globally oriented curricula. Correspondingly, higher education leaders are recognizing the need to develop international strategies for their institutions. Particularly relevant to the emerging education and criminal justice disciplines, many leaders are still developing the knowledge and perspective required to inform theory and influence practice. In the ongoing effort to expand international research, networks, and collaborative projects, it is the responsibility of institutions of higher education to create environments in which students can appreciate the complexity of global integration and develop the necessary skills to successfully navigate this sphere. International outreach and collaboration, particularly in the education and criminal justice sectors, have the potential to enrich and expand a wide array of institutional cultures. While global contexts certainly vary, higher educational leaders and policymakers face similarly pressing needs to understand the shape and scope of new trends and developments in internationalization. They are also called upon to further their understanding of specific countries and regions where opportunities to engage are currently unfolding. Therefore, the topics covered by this panel – including the ensuing implications – are useful for higher education stakeholders worldwide, specifically those in education and criminal justice, as these tenets resonate beyond the scope of any one discipline.
Deadline: 2 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 July 2020
Applied Research & Social Innovation
as part of the 4th Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Natasha Mrkic, Instructor & Intercultural Engagement Consultant, 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: 2 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 July 2020
Higher Education and the Strategic Process of Internationalization
as part of the 4th Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Natasha Mrkic, Instructor & Intercultural Engagement Consultant, Langara College, Canada.

How are we Internationalizing Higher Education? Are institutions working in isolation or in collaboration with partners from other countries? What happens to international students once they are in their host country? Do they stay or do they study and then leave? Do institutions encourage their own students and faculty to go on exchanges abroad where they learn new skills or engage in work-integrated learning experiences? We live in a “Global Village”, yet what are we doing in our local institutions to meet the educational needs of all students, staff, and the communities we serve? A sample of the numerous questions often repeated by Educators worldwide acknowledging that we have an opportunity to help create intercultural communities in which there is understanding and respect for all cultures. Join this stream to present papers that demonstrate examples, issues, lessons, challenges, institutional collaborations, and / or ideas related to higher education internationalization and / or interculturalization.
Deadline: 2 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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
Abstract Submitting Form
6-9 July 2020
Semiotics and Theory of Language
as part of the 13th International Conference on Languages & Linguistics
Academic Responsible:
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: 2 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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
Abstract Submitting Form
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
Abstract Submitting Form
13-16 July 2020
Law and Aesthetics: Bodies, Power and Sexuality
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Law
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Anna Chronopoulou, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer in Law, The University of Westminster, UK.

Much academic ink has been spilt over the relation between law and aesthetics. An aestheticized aspect of law focuses on the way in which subjectivities are constructed in the public domain. Many academic accounts from a number of disciplines have been concerned with this focus for a number of years. For instance, feminist accounts have always been concerned with issues of female subjectivities construction as up against the construction of male subjectivities. Issues of female sexuality have formed huge part of the construction of female identities and femininities. More recently, issues of race begin to provide a different perspective on the construction of female subjectivities. This stream examines the way in which femininities and masculinities are constructed, forged, formed and shaped through the dialectics of power and the dynamics of bodily representations. It puts forward a comparative approach in the way subjectivities are constructed on celluloid as opposed to the way that are constructed in the public domain.
Deadline: 9 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
13-16 July 2020
Implementing Human Rights
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Law
Academic Responsible:
Professor Assaf Meydani, Academic Member, ATINER & Dean of the School of Government and Society, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv–Yaffo, Israel.

The symposium 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: 9 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
13-16 July 2020
European Law
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Law
Academic Responsible: Dr. Georgios Zouridakis, Lecturer, University of Essex, UK.
This symposium offers an opportunity for cross disciplinary presentations on all aspects of European Law.
Deadline: 9 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
13-16 July 2020
Lawfare in Hybrid Wars to Impose Neoliberal Regimes as a Threat to the World: Critical Approaches
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Law
Academic Responsible: Dr. Larissa Ramina, Professor of Public International Law and Human Rights, Federal University of Parana, Brazil.
The use of the law to produce perverse effects in relation to their original vocation is not a novelty, as shown by the false humanitarian interventions. However, the contemporary trend brings sophisticated novelties, insofar as legal maneuvers replace traditional warfare without the use of force. The strategy known as “lawfare” is a kind of “hybrid war” that uses the legitimacy of the law, the actors of the justice system and the judicial process, combined with powerful media coverage committed to transnational economic interests to carry out the political persecution of an enemy. It is also referred to as the “politicization of justice system” or the “judicialization of politics”. The ultimate goal is the conquest of power by a coup d’etat or regime change, while destroying the democratic rule of law and imposing a neoliberal system which had been defeated in the electoral processes. The discourse behind lawfare is the fight against the supposed systemic corruption of progressive governments, while corruption is treated as a transnational crime. The side effect of the defeat of right-wing parties, the crisis of neo-liberalism and lawfare is the rise of neo-fascism and all its shadowy consequences, that result from agreements between the traditional elites and the extreme right.
Deadline: 9 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
20-23 July 2020
How Chemistry is Taught in a Global World
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Chemistry
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Isai Urasa, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor of Chemistry & Director, Water Chemistry Research Laboratory, Hampton University, USA.

The chemistry community plays a crucial role in finding solutions for the mounting global challenges in climate change, water resources, environmental pollution, food supplies and food safety, and health. A good quality chemical education background is a critical starting point in the development of a workforce that is well suited for these challenges. It is essential that there is some consensus within the chemistry community as to what this should entail. This symposium will provide a forum for chemistry educators to undertake a comparative overview of the undergraduate chemistry curriculum models used in different countries and universities. The goal is to identify commonalities; suggest and/or share experiences or topics that should be reflected in a good quality chemical education program; and identify and suggest ways to overcome the challenges that undermine the implementation and promotion of good quality chemical education.
Deadline: 16 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
27-30 July 2020
Applied Business and Economic Studies
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on SΜΕs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Management – Marketing – Economic – Social Aspects
Academic Responsible
Dr. Demos Vardiabasis, Vice President of Business and Public Affairs, ATINER & Professor of Economics, Pepperdine University, USA
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers form all areas of business and economic studies.
Deadline: 23 December 2019
Abstract Submitting Form