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3rd Young Researchers' Skills Development Week

3rd Young Researchers' Skills Development Week
Event type Conference
Location 3 Leontos Sofou str., 54626, Thessaloniki, Greece
Date(s) 07/05/2018 - 11/05/2018
Organiser(s) SEERC Research Centre of the University of Sheffield,International Faculty,CITY College

Building on the success of the eleven previous Doctoral conferences which attracted a total of more than 900 research papers from countries all over the SE European region and beyond, we are pleased to be launching the Call for Papers for the 12th Doctoral Student Conference which will take place under the 3rd YOUNG RESEARCHER SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WEEK. The aim of the conference is to further facilitate the exchange of knowledge between young researchers, and to consolidate the established network of scholars currently undertaking research in South East Europe. Doctoral students, young researchers and Master’s students which are close to completing their postgraduate studies in the areas of Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Information & Communication Technologies, Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Politics, Sociology and English Studies are invited to attend and present papers related to their doctoral or ongoing research. Workshops will also take place that will aim at providing participants with an insight on writing and publishing academic papers, and impact and dissemination skills.

The conference will comprise of:

1.  Paper sessions

2.  Special workshops/training sessions delivered by distinguished academics

3.  Panel discussions

4.  Social events


By participating in the 3rd YOUNG RESEARCHER SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WEEK you are given the opportunity to:

·        Present your work in a friendly environment and receive extensive and valuable feedback from experts in your field

·        Strengthen your network with other PhD and postgraduate students as well as with distinguished academics and professionals in your area

·        Apply for the ‘Best Papers’ Award

·        Publish your work in the Conference Proceedings which will be indexed at EBSCO database

·        Publish your work in respectable Academic Journals (selected papers only)

·        Further develop your academic and research skills

·        Participate in workshops that will add value to your research efforts

·        Develop your academic, research and employability skills

·        Learn about research in different disciplines

·        Enrich your CV


This year the 3rd YOUNG RESEARCHER SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WEEK is offering workshops that every PhD candidate will find extremely useful. They will cover a broad area of topics which are of great importance both to students who are at the start of the elaboration of their PhD thesis and to students who are close to its completion. These workshops will be announced at the early of February 2018. 


Depending on the stage of your research, you can submit either a short paper (3-5 pages) or a long paper (8-15 pages). All research papers will be reviewed by at least 2 expert reviewers, and authors will have access to the feedback provided. All accepted papers that will be orally presented during the conference will be included in the conference proceedings. During the presentation at the conference the participant will have the opportunity to acquire additional feedback from two discussants that will participate in the session. For more information including author guidelines please visit the following links (depending on the research area your paper is addressed to):

EIDP Research Track: Enterprise, Innovation, Development and Politics


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ICT Research Track: Information and Communication Technologies


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PMT Research Track: Psychology in Modern Times


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LELT Research Track: Linguistics, Education, Literature and Translation


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Short or full paper submission: Friday 16th March 2018

Notification of acceptance: Friday 20th April 2018

Response to reviewers’ comments and submission of FINAL camera-ready paper: Monday 30th April 2018

Publication of Final Conference Programme: Friday 20th April 2018

Conference fee: 50 Euro (includes coffees and lunches for the two days plus a hard copy of the Conference Proceedings).

Get your work published: Selected high quality papers that will be orally presented at the conference will be recommended for publication in the following journals:

·        International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development

·        International Journal of Enterprise Network Management

Additionally, selected papers (from RT2) that will be orally presented at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version to the:

·        Handbook of Research on Intelligent Big Data and Semantic-Based Analysis and Governance

For information on the Conference topics, author guidelines e.t.c. please visit the conference's website

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