The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2016
Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Thursday, June 9 - Sunday, June 12, 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2016
Registration Deadline for Presenters: May 15, 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.
This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in education. As with IAFOR’s other events, ACSS2016 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences will again be held alongside the Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment. Registration for either conference will allow attendees to attend sessions in the other.
2016 Conference Theme: “Justice and Sustainability”
Justice and Sustainability is this year’s conference theme for the 2016 IAFOR Social Sciences conferences. Justice can be used as a working tool within a framework for social science research. It can be the basis of an investigation into and the complex interplay of systems of law, education, business and public policy that comprise the context of social life.
This theme invites us looks at concepts and forms Justice can take, and the contested spaces around these terms, particularly the issues of sustainability, the environment, domestic and international law, equity, along with access to water, food, healthcare and education.
This international and interdisciplinary conference calls for social scientists around the globe to come together to share their respective outlooks and collective wisdoms in the pursuit of a sustainable world. The speakers will be expressing divergent views, searching for common ground, and looking for the synergies that can inspire multidisciplinary research collaborations, as we work together to address complex problems, establish common visions, and motivate communities and societies to embody the ideal of justice in their activities.
The conferences are an ambitious expression of the steadily emerging global network of IAFOR activities. Justice is this year’s conference theme for the 2016 IAFOR Social Sciences conferences, in an ambitious conference program that will be held in four venues (Japan, Dubai, UK, USA) and across three continents, with a combined attendance of more than a thousand delegates from over 50 countries, and dozens more cultures.
We hope and expect the 2016 conference themes 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 ACSS2016!
ACSS2016 Conference Chairs
Professor Stuart D. B. Picken
ACSS2016 Conference Chair
Order of the Sacred Treasure, M.A. (Hons), B.D., Ph.D. (Glasgow), F.R.A.S.
IAFOR International Advisory Board Chair
Stuart D. B. Picken is the founding chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board. The author of a dozen books and over 130 articles and papers, he is considered one of the foremost scholars on Japan, China, and Globalization in East Asia. As an academic, Professor Picken has devoted more than 30 years to scholarship in Japan, notably as a professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he specialized in ethics and Japanese thought, and as International Adviser to the High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine (Mie prefecture). He has also served as a consultant to various businesses, including Jun Ashida Ltd., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Corp., Kobe Steel, and Japan Air Lines. Full biography.
Why join an IAFOR conference?
IAFOR ACE2015 Conference Videos
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
The IAFOR Journal of Education is an editorially independent journal associated with ACE. 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.
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 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.