The IAFOR International Conference on the Social Sciences – Dubai 2017
The InterContinental Festival City Event Centre, Dubai, U.A.E.
Sunday, February 26 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 5, 2017
Registration Deadline for Presenters: February 1, 2017
Conference Theme: “East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery”
From natural phenomena and the results of climate change to pollution and societal traumas, migrations and war, the enormous challenges that face humankind and our environment are frequently daunting and difficult to comprehend. However, with every new challenge or disruption comes the opportunity for innovation and discovery. Whether inventing new technologies, implementing innovative systems, enacting better policies, legislation, or governance, or ensuring greater cooperation and information sharing, responses are many and varied.
From incremental shift to radical change, from the local to the regional and from the national to the global, this international conference will focus on the challenges that demand a collective response. It will highlight the need to harness our abilities as scientists, policymakers, practitioners, engineers and educators to find multidisciplinary solutions in pursuit of the common goal of a sustainable world.
The IAFOR International Conference on the Social Sciences – Dubai 2017 (IICSSDubai2017) will be held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities – Dubai 2017 (IICAHDubai2017), The IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning – Dubai 2017 (IICLLDubai2017), and The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Dubai 2017 (IICEDubai2017) as part of the same event. Registration for any one of these conferences permits attendance in all four within the event.
In conjunction with our global partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2017.
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
The IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences is an editorially independent, open access journal associated with IAFOR’s conferences on the social sciences. A small number of papers from the Conference Proceedings will be selected by the journal editor for reworking and revising, in line with normal processes of review. It is expected that between five and ten percent of papers included in any given Conference Proceedings will be developed for inclusion in the journal. The editor may also commission pieces or accept articles from the open call, subject to the same processes of peer review.
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 in time for the submission deadline.
THINK, The Academic Platform, is IAFOR’s online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world’s foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences. Content is varied in both subject and form, with everything from full research papers, to shorter opinion pieces, interviews, podcasts, film and photography.
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IAFOR University & Institutional Partners
The International Academic Forum works with Institutional Partners to encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research at this conference.
We work closely with senior administrators and professors to develop programmes that are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. It is through this global partnership alliance that our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. Read more about our partners.