Call for Papers

INTERNATIONAL BALKAN UNIVERSITY

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES (IBU-ICSSH21)

Challenges of the Changing World – Building a Safer Future

10-12 June 2021 | Online Conference

Dear colleagues, 

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (ICSSH2021), co-organized by International Balkan University and University of Houston-Clear Lake, from 10th to 12th of June 2021.

IBU-ICSSH21 intends to serve as a platform for a global audience of academics, researchers, and scholars to present their research work and/or on-going research activities in the field of humanities and social sciences, as well as all interrelated disciplines. We invite all interested educators, linguists, psychologists, economists, neuroscientists, artists, PR’s, political scientists, policy-makers, practitioners and entrepreneurs to share and improve their research, to develop business applications, to gain more knowledge of the challenges of global networking, global business and best practices. 

We invite you to discuss the latest research and to share your presentations in front of an international audience in a supportive environment that will enable network establishment, and further help you engage and build relationships and experience with scholars, researchers, and scientists from all around the world.

ICSSH2021 will be held online, through a platform that will be set by the conference organizers. Participants will receive links for access upon successful completion of their registration. 

Conference Topics

We make a concerted effort to provide participants with opportunities to interact and seek new directions in the broad area of topics, but are not limited to:

Economics, Business, Management, Political Sciences, International Relations and Sociology, Legal Studies, Education, Philology, Psychology, Digital transformation and Communications, Arts and History.

Economics, Business, Management

  • Challenges of the Changing Management, Economics and Business
  • Change Management, Customer Relationship Management, Knowledge Management, Managing Conflicts, Managing the Organizational Structure of the Organizations 
  • Economic growth vs. stabilization-challenges of the changing world
  • The Challenges of the Financial markets and institution in the changing world
  • Public Investment Policies and Effectiveness
  • New trends in Entrepreneurship and Innovations
  • Sustainable economic growth
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Digital Finance 
  • Economic Participation by Women
  • Human Capital Development
  • The new role of Marketing in the changing World
  • Creative Online Marketing
  • Innovative Market Access

Political Sciences, International Relations and Sociology

  • Changes of Marriage and Family in Globalized World
  • Clientelism and Transformation of Party System 
  • Comparison between Parents and State Role in Education Process
  • Decrement of Welfare State and Transformation of Middle Class 
  • Democracy and Democratization 
  • Democracy vs. Theocracy
  • Differences between Religion and Spiritualists 
  • Electronic Voting and Electoral Behaviour 
  • Environmental Issues 
  • European Union and Its Internal Challenges via Enlargement 
  • Feminism and Violence against Women
  • Governmental Systems and Practices 
  • Human Rights and International Law 
  • International Affairs and World Politics 
  • International Organizations and Their Role towards Complex Interdependency 
  • Leadership in Post Covid-19 Recovery 
  • Limits of Free Speech in Civil Society
  • Local Governments and Their Role in Time of Pandemics 
  • Mass Media and Communication 
  • Middle East, Caucasus and the Balkans
  • Migrants and Refugees 
  • Nations and Nationalism 
  • Neo-liberalism and Identity Politics 
  • Neo-liberalism and Welfare
  • Political Economy 
  • Political Movements 
  • Political Parties and Interest Groups 
  • Politics and Ethics 
  • Populism
  • Position of Women in Contemporary Family
  • Postmodernity and Lifestyle Politics 
  • Public Administration and Public Policies 
  • Regional Conflicts in context of Globalization 
  • Regional Studies 
  • Relations between Art and Hyperreality: Does Art Imitate Life or Does Life Imitate Art?
  • Relations between Classical and New Social Movements 
  • Relations between Media Content and Collective Attitude and Behaviours
  • Relations between Religions and Nations
  • Relations between Rise of Social Inequalities and Populism 
  • Role of Addictions in Post-modern Society
  • Role of Ethical Values in Educational Process
  • Role of Global Warming Movement in Contemporary Politics
  • Role of Local Self-Government in Gentrification of Slums 
  • Role of Religion and Religious Leaders in Democratic Societies
  • Role of Tradition in Cultural Identity
  • Role of Urban Policy in Enhancement of Energetic Efficiency 
  • Security Studies 
  • Social Consequences of Divorce in Contemporary Society
  • Social Status of Teachers and Quality of Education
  • Social Treatment of Elderly
  • Sovereignty – The New Role of the State (Challenges of democracy), (Post-democracy) 
  • The Changing World Order – Emerging Multipolarity and Its Consequences
  • The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
  • The Future of Globalization- Progressive Universalism or Digital Colonialism 
  • The Social Effects and Political Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on International Relations

Legal Studies

  • Democracy, forms of democratic participation in government and governance
  • Strengthening the rule of law and accountability of institutions
  • Forms of protection of freedoms and rights – experiences and perspectives
  • Protection of workers’ rights and work from home 
  • Raising inequality during global pandemic 
  • Exercising rights in socially vulnerable cases in the midst of a Corona virus pandemic
  • The impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Legislation in Force
  • Legal Issues in Higher Education
  • The Challenges of the Justice System in the Midst of the Pandemic
  • Efficiency of the court administrative service during a pandemic with work from home

Education, Philology

  • Educational Foundations
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Educational technologies
  • Education practice: trends and issues
  • Evaluation and Quality in Education
  • Online learning
  • Impact of Covid-19 on Education
  • Future skills education
  • School counselling and Guidance  
  • Linguistics
  • English Literature 
  • Turkish Literature
  • Language teaching methodology
  • Second language acquisition
  • Technology-Enhanced language classroom
  • Flipped classroom 
  • Learner Autonomy
  • Motivation in language education
  • Language Assessment 

Psychology

  • Psychology through life Span – Nature of Development 
  • Social Psychology – challenges in time of pandemic
  • Psychotherapy on line – challenges and possibilities 
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Research in Psychology 
  • Risks/ Consequences of COVID 19 outbreak on mental health
  • Challenges and Professional Perspectives for mental health workers in time of pandemic
  • Psychological impact of on line studying/working on mental health. 
  • Psychosomatic filed perspective 
  • Education in psychotherapy during a pandemic
  • Quality of life and mental health

Digital transformation and Communications

  • Digital transformation and the media
  • Strategic Communications in the 21st Century: Public Relations
  • Strategic Communications in the 21st Century: Advertising 
  • Social and Political Impacts of Promotional Culture
  • Crisis management communication – Media and the Balkan migrant crisis 
  • Journalism and the New Media: Media in the 21st Century
  • Workshop on Big Data and the Social Media
  • Big Data – Critiques and Alternative
  • The Impact of AI and Algorithms on communication today
  • Communicating with Machines: the Rising Power of Digital Interlocutors in communication
  • The Politics and Economics of the New Media Industries
  • Digital transformation in Media and Democracy
  • The Rise of Disinformation in the Age of the Digital Media 

Arts and History 

  • Aesthetics and Semantics
  • Artworks, Performances, and Installations
  • Communication Design
  • Configuration Design
  • Cultural heritage
  • Digital Art
  • Digital Design
  • Edutainment
  • Engineering Design
  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Experiential Graphic Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Game Design
  • Graphic Design
  • History of Art
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Human Issues/Impacts
  • Human-Computer Interaction Studies and Applications
  • Imaginary and Creative Concepts and Applications
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Information Visualization in Art and Design Issues
  • Instructional Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Interior Design
  • Net Art
  • Process Design
  • Product Design
  • Service Design
  • Teaching art and Design
  • Virtual Architecture and Heritage
  • Visual Languages

Organizing committee 

  • Mehmet Dursun Erdem, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
  • Samuel L. Gladden, PhD, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States of America
  • Aleksandra Porjazoska Kujundziski, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
  • Cengiz Sisman, PhD, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States of America
  • Sener Cakman, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Emilija Stoimenova Canevska, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Violeta Madzova, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Bektovic Dzemil, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Natalija Shikova, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Emin Idrizi, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Savica Dimitrieska, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Katica Stoimenovska, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Mevludin Ibish, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Refide Saini, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Kristina Velichkovska, MSc, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Betim Ameti, MSc, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Xhemile Saliu, MSc., International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Nazli Can, MSc, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Vladimir Gjorgjieski, MSc, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Sead Dzigal, MSc, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Sezen Ismail, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Katerina Mitevska, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje
  • Canan Murteza MSc, International Balkan University, Skopje

Scientific Committee

  • Mehmed Dursun Erdem, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
  • Milan Jazbec, PhD, NOVA University, Slovenia
  • Cengiz Sisman, PhD, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States of America
  • Amela Lukac Zoranic, PhD, International University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
  • Emilija Stoimenova Canevska, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
  • John Mike McMullen, PhD, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States of America
  • Alen Kalajdzija, PhD, Institute for languages at Sarajevo University, Bosna and Herzegovina
  • Mahmut Celik, PhD, University Goce Delcev, North Macedonia
  • Maria Curtis, PhD, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States of America
  • Katica Stoimenovska, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
  • Dawit Woldu, PhD, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States of America
  • Emina Brulic Sadikovic, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
  • Ahmet Barbak, PhD, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey
  • Amy Ozlem Sisman, PhD, University of Houston and Brazosport College, United States of America
  • Atanas Kirjakovski, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
  • Dinka Zlateva, South-West University "Neofit Rilski", Bulgaria
  • Mira Polazarevska, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
  • Lidija Pecotic, PhD
  • Vesna Stankovic Pejnovic, PhD
  • Milutin Curičković, PhD, Akademija vaspitačko-medicinskih strukovnih studija, Serbia
  • Nimetullah Hafiz, PhD, Turkology Studies Center, Kosovo
  • Marija Leontik, PhD, University Goce Delchev, North Macedonia
  • Vedad Spahic, PhD, University of Tuzla, Bosna i Hersegovina
  • Draško Došljak, PhD, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
  • Alpaslan Okur, PhD, Sakarya University, Turkey
  • Dragi Gjorgiev, PhD, National History Institute, North Macedonia
  • Adnan Ismaili, PhD, Tetovo State University, North Macedonia
  • Süleyman Baki, PhD, Tetovo State University, North Macedonia
  • Oktay Ahmed, PhD, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia
  • Nazım İbrahim, PhD, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia
  • Selçuk Kürşad Koca, PhD, Sakarya University, Turkey; Qatar University, Qatar
  • Flavia Lucia Ghencea, PhD, Spiru Haret University and Ovidius University, Romania
  • Mehmet Özdemir, PhD, Sakarya University, Turkey
  • Sibel Üst Erdem, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
  • Novak Krstic, PhD, University of Nis, Serbia
  • Seyhan Murtezan İbrahimi, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
  • Osman Emin, PhD, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia
  • Murat Yusuf Önem, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia
  • Fatima Hocin, PhD, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia
  • Nenad Gavrilovic, PhD, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia
  • Karolina Ristova Asterud, PhD, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia
  • Jadranka Dabovic-Anastasovski, PhD, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia

Important dates and Registration Deadline for IBU-ICSSH21:

  • Registration and abstract submission:  7 May 2021
  • Conference Dates:  10-12 June 2021
  • Submission of full papers:  31 August 2021

Participation fee: Free of charge (No participation fee)

Venue: Online Conference (through Zoom Video Conferencing Platform)

Full-paper Publication

Participants will be offered the possibility to publish their full papers in one of the journals published by International Balkan University:

  1. TRENDS IN ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT JOURNAL (TEFMJ) (http://tefmj.ibu.edu.mk)
  2. JOURNAL OF LAW AND POLITICS (https://www.ibu.edu.mk/ijep/)
  3. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN ART AND COMMUNICATION (IJISAC) (https://www.ibu.edu.mk/ijisac/)
  4. TURKISH STUDIES (http://turkishstudies.net/turkishstudies)
  5. TURKISH STUDIES-EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES JOURNAL (http://turkishstudies.net/educationalsciences)
  6. TURKISH STUDIES-SOCIAL SCIENCES JOURNAL (http://turkishstudies.net/social-sciences)
  7. TURKISH STUDIES-LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE JOURNAL (http://turkishstudies.net/languageandliterature)
  8. TURKISH STUDIES-ECONOMIC-FINANCE-POLITICS JOURNAL (http://turkishstudies.net/economics-finance-politics)
  9. TURKISH STUDIES-HISTORICAL ANALYSIS JOURNAL (http://turkishstudies.net/historical-analysis)
  10. TURKISH STUDIES-COMPARATIVE RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOURNAL (http://turkishstudies.net/comparativereligious)

For further detailed information please visit our conference web site: http://icssh2021.ibu.edu.mk or write us at: icssh2021@ibu.edu.mk