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Call for Papers - 5th South East European Doctoral Student Conference

Call for Papers - 5th South East European Doctoral Student Conference
Added on 09/02/2010

Building on the success of the four previous Doctoral conferences which each attracted over 100 papers from countries all over the SE European region and beyond (UK, France, Germany, Holland, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland and as far as Ukraine), we are pleased to announce the organisation of the 5th South East European Doctoral Student Conference (DSC 2010). DSC 2010 will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, on the 13th and 14th of September, 2010, and is organised by SEERC.

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, and around the topic of South East Europe. Having identified academic isolation as a problem that many doctoral students face today, SEERC aims to bring researchers together with the purpose of establishing collaborative links between disciplines, for testing the ground with innovative ideas and for engaging the wider academic community.

The conference is open to young researchers currently undertaking doctoral study, or in the early years of their research career (up to 2 years following the award of their PhD degree). It has an inter-disciplinary focus and the themes and topics reflect the organisation of research by tracks of interest within SEERC. More information on the topic areas covered by the conference can be found on the DSC 2010 website.

All papers presented at the conference will be evaluated by an expert panel of academics and other PhD conference participants. Each presentation will be followed by questions from the audience and comments/feedback from the panel members. The accepted submissions will be included in the electronic and paper Proceedings published by SEERC. In addition, there will be a general discussion session guided by the panel discussants and participants, addressing various issues on PhD work and the experience of carrying out research. There will also be a number of general presentations focusing on useful skills development for doctoral students.

Important Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission (500 words): 15th March 2010
  • Full paper submission (3,000 words): 15th April 2010 (only for Research Track 2)
  • Notification of acceptance: 25th May 2010
  • Submission of FULL - camera ready paper: 15th June 2010
  • Publication of Conference Programme: 30th June 2010

Registration Fees:

The conference participation fees are 50 Euro, and include attendance, coffee and lunch, and a print copy of the proceedings.

Conference Topics:

The following topics are encouraged, but are not exclusive:

Research Track 1 (Enterprise, Innovation & Development):

  • Operations Management: Logistics & Green Supply Chain Management, Quality Management & TQM
  • Economics and Finance: Foreign Direct Investment, Labour Economics, Corporate Finance & Financial Systems
  • Strategic Change: Customer Behaviour,Marketing Planning
  • Strategic Management Marketing: Knowledge Management, Entrepreneurship,Enterprise Development, Corporate Governance, Organisational Analysis & Learning, Human Resources Managemen, Change Management, Public Management, SMEs, Innovation Management

Research Track 2 (ICT and the World of Services):

  • Software Engineering
  • Information Security
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Educational Informatics
  • Information & Knowledge Management
  • Service Oriented Software Engineering
  • Semantic Web Technologies
  • Testing & verification of software systems
  • Modelling and Model Checking
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Biologically Inspired Computation
  • Health Informatics
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Simulation
  • Databases
  • Robotics
  • Graphics
  • Web Services
  • e-learning

Research Track 3 (Democratic Governance, Education and Society):

  • Politics: EU Policy and Integration, International Relations, Migration, Public Administration, Nations and Nationalism, Conflict and Peace, Geo-Politics, Regional Development, Environment, Parties and Party Systems
  • Sociology: Religiosity, Ethnicity, Identity, Social Policy, Genocide Studies, Post-Socialist Transformation, Europeanisation, Family and Community Life
  • Language Policy and Practice: Intercultural Communication, Ethno-linguistics, English as a Lingua Franca, English-Only Europe, The EU and Language, Language Testing, Language Teaching
  • Media and Journalism: Media Representation in the Balkans, Media Interaction and Globalization, Media Governance, Media Commercialization, War Reporting: Archiving of War Crimes, Media Freedom, Media Corruption

Research Track 4 (Psychology: Risk, Cognition and Well-being):

  • Smoking Interventions at School and in the Workplace
  • Alcohol and Drug Use and Abuse
  • Attention and Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Development in Typical and Atypical Populations
  • Quality of Life in Chronically-ill and Healthy Populations
  • Emotionality and Well-Being
  • Intervention with Populations with Special Needs
  • Counselling and Psychology

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