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The Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology 2016

Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan

Thursday, October 20 - Sunday, October 23, 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 20, 2016

Registration Deadline for Presenters: September 20, 2016


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 Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology (ACSET2016), to be held from October 20-23, 2016, at the Art Center Kobe, Japan.

The Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology 2016 will be held alongside The Asian Conference on Education 2016 and The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016 as part of the same event. Registration for any one of these conferences permits attendance in all three within the event.

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 and technology. As with IAFOR’s other events, ACSET2016 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.




Conference Theme: “Education and Social Justice: Educating for Equality Within and Across Borders”


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

The Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology 2016 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 “Education and Social Justice: Educating for Equality within and across Borders” 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.

Submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:

  • Technology and Society: The Social and Societal Impact and Implications of Technology
  • Technology and Society: Technologies, Societies and Communities
  • Education and Technology: Teaching, Learning, Technology & Education Support
  • Education, Technology and Society: Technologies, Knowledge Creation and Access
  • Technology and Society: Computers, Technology & Society: IT Delivery
  • Technology and Society: ICT & Security: Questions of Privacy, Governance & Trust
  • Technology and Society: Green Computing: ICT, Sustainability, Energy and the Environment

We expect the 2016 conference theme to inspire a number of research avenues, and look forward to discussing your ideas, findings and synergies.

We hope to see you at ACSET2016.

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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.




The IAFOR Journal of Society, Education & Technology is an editorially independent journal associated with ACSET. A small number of papers from the Conference Proceedings are selected for inclusion by the journal editor but articles may also be submitted directly to the editor. IAFOR journals are open access, conform to the highest academic standards and reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences.




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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 programmes which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. This global partnership alliance allows our interdisciplinary conferences to be backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. Read more about our partners.