2021 Small Symposiums

  
2021 Small Symposiums 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
14-17 June 2021
The Economic, Medical, Political, Cultural Effects of Covid-19
as part of the 19th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Studies
Academic Responsible:
Jan Reid, Academic Member, ATINER & President, Coast Economic Consulting, USA.
The goal of the symposium is to analyze all of the effects of the COVID-19 virus and the lock-down. We are particularly interested in the Economic, Medical, Political, and Cultural effects of COVID-19
Deadline: open
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14-17 June 2021
How States Address Extremism: The Policies of De-radicalization in the 21st Century
as part of the 19th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Studies
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Christie Kenneth, Professor, Royal Roads University, Canada.
Mr. Haval Ahmad, Associate Faculty, School of Humanitarian Studies, Royal Roads University, Canada.

This symposium deals with the controversial subject of de-radicalization as a tool of the state/Governments in modifying/changing political behavior. The symposium specifically focuses on how these governments use counter-terrorism measures to address individuals’ extremism and radicalization. Case studies of a comparative nature, including Western versus Non-Western examples, are particularly welcome to shed light on this phenomenon. We will focus on the theory and practice concerning certain questions that are currently inadequately addressed.
These include but are not limited to:
1) What is the context driving such measures from a country, regional and global perspective?
2) How Successful have State policies been at changing extremist forms of behavior?
3) What appears to work best in these scenarios and why?
What potential and real impact do such policies have on human rights and the rule of law?
4) Are there political and historical antecedents for state behavior in such measures and what if any lessons have been learned from these?
Deadline: open
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5-8 July 2021
Language of Politics
as part of the 14th Annual International Conference on Languages & Linguistics
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Marija Liudvika Drazdauskiene, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Wszechnica Polska, Higher School in Warsaw, Poland.
The aim of the symposium is to discuss the purposes and targets of communication in politics and to disclose the role of language in achieving them. As politics means “the art and practice or running or governing a country” and managing “relationships between governments of different political parties and systems”, communication in politics always involves weighing, balancing and negotiating (Dictionary of Government and Politics, p. 210). It has been known since Aristotle that the matters of politics include five subjects: ways and means, war and peace, national defence, imports and exports and legislation (Aristotle. Rhetoric, Book I. 4, 15-25). Political speeches and writing relate to the art of speaking, which means that the authors have to mind “in any given case, the available means of persuasion” (Aristotle. Rhetoric, I.2, 26-30). Therefore the language of politics requires a masterful use of language which shows an informed mind, confidence of a leader and the skill of a speaker/writer. Political communication “urges somebody to do or not to do something” (Aristotle. Rhetoric, I.3, 5-10). On the one hand, political communication requires the knowledge of facts and political correctness, and on the other, the persuasive presentation of an argument. The political speaker or writer has to appeal to his colleagues, who are his equals, to the electorate, who have to be addressed on their level of knowledge, and to the supporters, who have to be convinced of the required action. That is why the language of politics encompasses the complete potential of a language, the mastery of psychology and rhetorical skills. It involves the broadest spectrum of verbal means. Like requirements to an orator in classical antiquity, the language of politics requires the broadest familiarity with subjects, language functions and the choice of words.
Deadline: open
Abstract Submitting Form
5-8 July 2021
1st Hyálinos International Conference on Inter and Transdisciplinarity in Architecture
as part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Alberto Reaes Pinto, Coordinator / Professor, ULL – CITAD (Research Centre, ULL) / Lusíada University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Dr. Clara Germana Gonçalves, Head, Architecture Unit, ATINER & Researcher, CITAD (Centro de Investigação em Território, Arquitectura e Design), Lusíada University and Associate Professor, ISMAT (Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes), Portugal.
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 conference is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Inter and/or Transdisciplinary Relationships in Architecture. The presentations may reflect on, but are not limited to, Architecture and Music, Architecture and Dance, Architecture and Mathematics, Architecture and the Arts, Architecture and Cinema, Architecture and Cosmology, Architecture and Science, Architecture and Philosophy, Harmony in Architecture, Harmonic Proportion, and Architectural Concepts such us: Space, Time, Harmony, Proportion, Notation, Representation, Presentation, Perception, Rhythm, Design, and Composition, etc. The intent is to study both theoretical and practical points of view, exploring, on the one hand, theoretical and practical cases existing in the architectural panorama, and on the other hand, proposing new perspectives and concrete creative situations. We aim to research the following questions (and others): What disciplines establish a relationship with architecture? How are these interrelationships established? What type of relationship governs their interaction? Is it based on language? Based on concepts? Who establishes such relationships? When do they take place? What is the specific context the individual author? Is there theoretical and continuous support or are these isolated experiences? What ideas are at stake? Why? 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 about them? What are the results of these inter and/or transdisciplinary relationships? How can one use these experiences as a creative resource? It is our belief that finding the answers to these questions will contribute to a new look at architectural culture.
Deadline: open
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5-8 July 2021
Architecture and Religion
as part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Clara Germana Gonçalves, Head, Architecture Unit, ATINER & Researcher, CITAD (Centro de Investigação em Território, Arquitectura e Design), Lusíada University and Associate Professor, ISMAT (Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes), Portugal.
Religion is one element which, since the birth of mankind, has contributed significantly to doing and thinking architecture. It is one of the factors not external to man that have most influenced the image and purpose of architecture. Religion has manifested itself in architecture through its various forms – be they spatial, typological, construction-related, symbolic, functional, etc. And whilst this manifestation has made itself felt most directly in sacred architecture, secular architecture also shows signs of that influence. This Call for Papers sets out to present and discuss the various relationships that have established themselves between architecture and religion. Authors are invited to submit papers that reflect on how specific aspects of the various religions are revealed in architecture and/or to present and discuss a comparative study of these aspects for the different religions. Subject matters such as: the permanence of forms over time that have to do with religion; typologies and rituals; the influence of architecture on religious practices; the influence of exterior religions on architecture; the influence of religion on secular architecture; the influence of religion on decoration, etc., are welcome. The submitted papers will be considered for a special issue on Religion and Architecture of the Athens Journal of Architecture.
Deadline: open
Abstract Submitting Form
5-8 July 2021
Architecture as a Place of Encounter of Traditions
as part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Architecture
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Clara Germana Gonçalves, Head, Architecture Unit, ATINER & Researcher, CITAD (Centro de Investigação em Território, Arquitectura e Design), Lusíada University and Associate Professor, ISMAT (Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes), Portugal.
Since time immemorial, architecture has given rise to diverse traditions and consolidated itself through them. One can indeed speak of traditions that correspond to different ways of thinking and constructing architectures that vary in accordance with the period in time, geography, culture, etc. One can generically refer to them as vernacular, popular, erudite, domestic, foreign, local, international, classical, modern, etc. Oftentimes these traditions take the form of dialogue, reciprocal assimilation or contrast, for example in the pairings vernacular/erudite, popular/erudite, domestic/foreign, local/international, classical/modern. The encounter of differing traditions manifests itself recognisably in the thought and/or work of various architects. In that encounter lies a large part of the interest in said though and/or work. That encounter is also frequently an instrument for experimentation with and evolution of architecture. Here one can cite as examples Hermann Muthesius and his interest in English residential design, Frank Lloyd Wright and his interest in the vernacular architecture of distant Japan, Alvar Aalto and the influence of the Finnish vernacular, Hassan Fathy and the confrontation between the International Style and Egyptian vernacular, etc. This symposium sets out to present and discuss why and how different architects thought and built architecture as a place of encounter for various traditions and how that encounter gave rise to rich and enriching work, both for the architecture of the day and of the future.
Deadline: open
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5-8 July 2021
Architecture and Representation
as part of the 11th 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: open
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5-8 July 2021
Strategic Process of Higher Education Internationalization in a Virtual World
as part of the 5th Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Natasha Mrkic, Instructor & Intercultural Engagement Consultant, Langara College, Canada.
The pandemic has changed how we do things with the most notable change being a decrease in international mobility. How are we engaging with international partners in higher education? How are we preparing Global Citizens? What is happening to international students and are we seeing drastic decreases in student travel? What are we doing to support international students in our countries? Do institutions encourage their own students and faculty to engage in outbound mobility where they learn new skills or engage in work-integrated learning experiences, and are we able to do that in a virtual environment, using some form of COIL virtual exchange? We live in a “Global Village”, yet what are we doing in our local institutions to meet the intercultural learning needs of all students, staff, and the communities we serve? A sample of the numerous questions 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, interculturalization, and/or virtual exchange.
Deadline: open
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12-15 July 2021
Russian Legal Discours
as part of the 18th Annual International Conference on Law
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Russia.
Legal discourse as a concept covers issues related to law that is characterized as being an artifact. Its substance, though, due its continuity and discreteness, is properly undetermined and constantly changing, exists in law in the form of legislation or legisprudence and legal practice or jurisprudence that are supported by auxiliary phenomena including legal science and other sciences related to law. The Russian legal discourse is quite different to what is generally represented as the western legal discourse. The purpose of the symposium is to offer academic opportunities to make presentations and discuss broadly without strict dogmatic boundaries on the issues related to Russian law.
Deadline: 31 May 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
20-23 December 2021
Teaching Global Studies
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member Responsible: Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor of Economics, University of Stirling, UK.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of global education and teaching.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Global Business
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member Responsible: Dr. Sharon Claire Bolton, Vice President of Research, ATINER & Professor, The Management School, University of Stirling, Scotland.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and reseacrhers form all areas of global business such as: Global Management, International Trade, Global Strategy, International Business, Local Culture, Global Market, etc.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
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Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Global Education
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Members Responsible:
Dr. David Philip Wick
, Director, Arts, Humanities and Education Division, ATINER & Retired Professor of History, Gordon College, USA.
Dr. Zoe Boutsioli, Vice President of Publications, ATINER & President, Athens Centre for Greek & International Education (ACEGIE).
Dr. Zoi Apostolia Philippakos, Co-Editor, Athens Journal of Education, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
The aim of this stream is to advance knowledge in theory and practice of global education. Thus, the stream strives to bring together theoretical and research scholars as well as practitioners across disciplines to examine innovative approaches to education that can advance the life of the global citizens. Global education strives to make a difference and bring change in the life of others promoting equity and sustainability of resources. The purpose of the stream is to promote a discussion across disciplines to examine issues of equity, environmental sustainability, development and provide solutions for social justice, human rights, and equity.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
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Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Global Health
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Members Responsible:
Dr. Vickie Hughes
, Director, Health & Medical Sciences Division, ATINER & Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, USA.
Dr. Carol Anne Chamley, Head, Nursing Unit & Associate Professor, School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University UK.
Dr. Andriana Margariti, Head, Medicine Unit, ATINER & Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast, U.K.
he aim of the symposium is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work on the determinants and distribution of health in international contexts. Papers are considered from all areas of Health, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Health Economics, Epidemiology, Demography, Medical Ethics, etc.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Global Business Analytics
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member Responsible: Dr. Theodore Trafalis, Director, Engineering & Architecture Division, ATINER, Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Director, Optimization & Intelligent Systems Laboratory, The University of Oklahoma, USA.
The aim of the stream is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of Business Analytics.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Global Media & Communications
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member Responsible: Dr. John Pavlik, Head, Mass Media and Communication Unit, ATINER & Professor, Rutgers University, USA.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers of Communications, Mass Media and other related disciplines. Papers are welcome from all areas of media such as political communication, EU enlargement, Website design, cross-media ownership, war correspondence, cultural studies, film, public relations, telecommunication policy, advertising, agenda setting, juvenile audience preferences, and cross-national communication, etc.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
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Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Global Data Management
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member Responsible: Dr. Timothy M. Young, Director, Center for Data Science (CDS) & Professor and Graduate Director, The University of Tennessee, USA.
As the global societies evolve in the 4th Industrial Revolution, ‘data science’ is emerging as an essential research discipline for academicians and practitioners that transcends the mathematical, statistical, and computational sciences. Data science incorporates the studies of artificial intelligence, big data, data mining, data fusion, data quality management, etc. (‘Industrie 4.0.’), and is a shared belief for success in our global societies, business, and institutional sectors. Many have cited that only 10% of data science research by academia is assimilated by the private and institutional sectors. The 1st inaugural conference on ‘Data Science’ attempts to reduce this gap by organizing networking opportunities for researchers and practitioners by being a global leader in developing conferences, education, publications, and research on contemporary topics essential in sustaining the global economy and the environment. Research papers and presentations are sought in: artificial intelligence, big data, data mining, data fusion, data quality management, and predictive analytics, as applied to all disciplines in the institutional, service, and business sectors.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
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Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Global and European Political Affairs
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member Responsible: Dr. Yannis Stivachtis, Director, Center for European & Mediterranean Affairs and Associate Professor, Jean Monnet Chair & Director of International Studies Program, Virginia Tech – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers form all areas of world politics such as: national conflict regulation, ethnic conflict regulation, democracy, politics of national self-determination, globalization, conflict and peace studies, comparative politics, international political economy, international studies, etc.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Global Marketing
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member Responsible: Dr. Cleopatra Veloutsou, Head, Marketing Unit, ATINER & Senior Lecturer in Marketing, University of Glasgow.
The aim of the stream is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of marketing.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
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Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Global Trade and Global Finance
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member Responsible: Dr. Peter Koveos, Head, Accounting and Finance Units, ATINER & Professor of Finance, Syracuse University, USA.
The aim of the stream is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of trade and finance.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
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Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
The Role of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in a Globalized World
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member Responsible: Dr. George Priovolos, Director, Center for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CSME) & Professor, Iona College, USA.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of Business, Economics, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, MIS and Law, Technology and Industrial Dynamics and Structures.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
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Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Digital Global Society, Technology and Innovation Economy
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member 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 stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of global economy, global society, technology and other related areas.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
International & European Law
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Members Responsible:
Dr. Michael P. Malloy, Director, Business, Economics and Law Division, ATINER & Distinguished Professor & Scholar, University of the Pacific, USA.
Dr. Georgios Zouridakis, Lecturer, University of Essex, UK.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers form all areas of International and European Law.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Social Studies
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member Responsible:
Dr. Domenico Maddaloni, Head, Sociology Unit, ATINER & Professor, University of Salerno, Italy

Papers from all branches of social sciences are welcome: Anthropology, Media and Communication Studies, Economics, Education, Human Geography, Political science, Public Administration, Psychology and Sociology. Papers on Social Research and Social Theory are also welcome.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
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Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Global Tourism: Current Challenges and Future Prospects
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member Responsible: Dr. Valia Kasimati, Head, Tourism, Leisure & Recreation Unit, ATINER.
The aim of the stream is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of tourism, global tourism.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Global Technology and Engineering
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Members 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.
Dr. Nikos Mourtos, Head, Mechanical Engineering Unit, ATINER & Professor, San Jose State University USA.
Dr. Bala Maheswaran, Head, Electrical Engineering Unit, ATINER & Professor, Northeastern University, USA.
Dr. Theodore Trafalis, Director, Engineering & Architecture Division, ATINER & Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering & Director, Optimization & Intelligent Systems Laboratory, The University of Oklahoma, USA.
Dr. Dimitrios Goulias, Head, Civil Engineering Unit, ATINER and Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, University of Maryland, USA.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Online Education
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Academic Member 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.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of education, online and distance education and other related disciplines.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
From Local Development to Global Development
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Person Responsible: Mr. Thomas Papanikos, President, Institute of Local Development (ITAP).
The aim of the stream is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of development studies.
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
Provisional Program
20-23 December 2021
Global Sports
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
Person Responsible: Mr. Vangelis Kritikos, ex-President of Asteras Tripolis Football Club and President of Panhellenic Association of Sports Economics and Managers (PASEM).
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers form all areas of sports. Participants can present on sports topics within broad streams of research areas. Areas of interest include (but are not confined to): the Impacts of Olympic Games, Professional Sports, Sport-Scheduling, Sports Tourism, Sports Law, Sports Communication, Sports & Media, Sports & Society, Sport Psychology, Sports Violence, Sports & Education, Sports & Ethics, Sport Technology, Sports and Computer Applications, Sports & Information Technology, Sport Services and Sports History. Also, special sessions will be organized for individual sports (soccer, football, baseball, basketball, handball, ice hockey, tennis, car racing, gymnastics etc).
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
Provisional Program