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)

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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
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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: 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
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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: 1 October 2019
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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: 1 October 2019
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4-7 May 2020
Compassion
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Nursing
Stream Leader: Dr. Carol Anne Chamley, Head, Nursing Unit & Associate Professor, School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank 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: 1 October 2019
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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: 1 October 2019
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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: 1 October 2019
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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: 1 October 2019
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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: 8 October 2019
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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: 8 October 2019
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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: 8 October 2019
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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: 15 October 2019
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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: 15 October 2019
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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: 15 October 2019
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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: 15 October 2019
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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: 15 October 2019
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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:22 October 2019
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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: 22 October 2019
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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: 29 October 2019
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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: 29 October 2019
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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: 29 October 2019
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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: 29 October 2019
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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: 5 November 2019
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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: Open
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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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