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The Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology 2015


Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan

Wednesday, October 21 - Sunday, October 25, 2015

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 20, 2015

Registration Deadline for Presenters: September 20, 2015


Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.

The International Academic Forum in partnership with Waseda University (Japan), Birkbeck University of London (UK), The National Institute of Education (Singapore), The National University of Tainan (Taiwan), Lincoln University (UK), the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR), Virginia Tech (USA), Auburn University (USA), and its global partners is proud to announce the Third Annual Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology, to be held from October 21-25, 2015, at the Art Center of Kobe in Kobe, Japan. The Third Asian Conference on Society, Education and Technology will again be held alongside the Seventh Asian Conference on Education. Registration for either conference will allow attendees to attend sessions in the other.

These international and interdisciplinary conferences will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in the society, education & technology. As with IAFOR’s other events, ACSET2015 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.




2015 Conference Theme: “Power and Empowerment: Transcending Boundaries”


IAFOR promotes and facilitates new multifaceted approaches to one of the core issues of our time, namely globalization and its many forms of growth and expansion, and its subsequent impact on societies, institutions and individuals.

The Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology 2015 invites educators and policy makers from around the world to look at the latest trends and issues in technology policy and practice and its role in the private and public sphere. ACSET is a conference about change and transformation, and the conference theme of “Power and Empowerment: Transcending Boundaries” looks at how technology can transform and change systems and whole societies, whilst it is itself in a state of continuous transformation and change. Harnessed in the right way, it can empower individuals to achieve great things, and make the world a better place, but also raises many worrying ethical questions, including those concerning privacy and surveillance.

We hope and expect the 2015 conference theme to inspire a number of research avenues, and look forward to discussing ideas, findings and synergies, in this International Academic Forum.

We hope to see you at ACSET2015!

Stream 1: Technology and Society: The Social and Societal Impact and Implications of Technology
Stream 2: Technology and Society: Technologies, Societies and Communities 

Stream 3: Education and Technology: Teaching, Learning, Technology & Education Support 

Stream 4: Education, Technology and Society: Technologies, Knowledge Creation and Access

Stream 5: Technology and Society: Computers, Technology & Society: IT Delivery

Stream 6: Technology and Society: ICT & Security: Questions of Privacy, Governance & Trust

Stream 7: Technology and Society – Green Computing: ICT, Sustainability, Energy and the Environment

More information on our conference theme and sub-themes.




ACSET2015 Conference Chairs



Professor Keith Miller

ACSET 2015 Conference Co-Chair and Featured Speaker

Professor, University of Illinois Springfield, USA

Keith W. Miller is the Schewe Professor of Liberal Arts and Science at the University of Illinois Springfield, where he is a member of the Computer Science Department, and an associate member of the Philosophy Department. Dr. Miller’s research interests are in software testing and in computer ethics, and he is currently the editor-in-chief of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. He was awarded the 2011 Joseph Weizenbaum Award by the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology. He is the principal investigator of a recent grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to study the effects of ethics education for computer science students.




Professor Michiko Nakano

ACE/ASCET2015 Conference Co-Chair

Professor of English
Director of the Distance Learning Center
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Michiko Nakano is a Full Professor in the School of Education at Waseda University in Tokyo. She is currently Director of the Digital Campus Promotion Office, Director of the Distance Learning Center, and Director of Cross-Cultural Distance Learning. A former Deputy Dean of Student Affairs, School of Education at Waseda University and a former Chairman of the Department of English Language and Literature. Dr Nakano’s research concentrates on the practical applications of Computer Technology as it relates to Language Teaching and Assessment. She is the co-founder of the Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL), and co-editor-in-chief of its journal, and a former secretary general of the Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET). Dr Nakano has edited and published more than 220 papers and books.



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IAFOR Publishing Opportunities




The IAFOR Journal of Education is an editorially independent journal associated with ACSET. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.



Conference Proceedings

If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.



Eye Magazine

Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.



IAFOR University & Institutional Partners


The International Academic Forum works with our partner institutions to encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research at this conference.

We work with senior administrators and professors to develop programs which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. This global partnership alliance allows our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. Read more about our partners.

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