Academic Forum (IAFOR) in conjunction with its global
partners is proud to announce the Fourth Asian Conference on
the Social Sciences, at the Ramada Hotel, Osaka, Japan from June 6-9 2013.
Theme: "Society, Environment and Trust: Towards Sustainable Systems of Governance"
The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences, now in its fourth year, has hosted a combined total of more than 1,000 academics and thought leaders from around the globe in a celebration of interdisciplinary study in the social sciences. In 2013 we hope to build on the conversations and partnerships we have nurtured over the past three years, and to forge new relationships as we again encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in an international academic forum.
This year's conference will again include a variety of presenters representing a wide range of social science disciplines, expressing divergent views, searching for common ground, and creating the synergies that can inspire multi-disciplinary collaborations. In developing these relationships among ourselves, the role of the social sciences is strengthened as we take our place at the table, along with scholars in the STEM disciplines (i.e., science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), in seeking solutions to the complex issues and problems of the 21st century. I sincerely hope that we will use this time together, not just for intellectual discovery and discourse, but to establish a common vision and to motivate each other to do our part in the creation of a better world.
Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR journals associated with the conference, such as the IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences, and the the IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy & the Environment.
The conference theme is "Sustaining the Future" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to the Social Sciences, including the following streams:
- Cultural Studies and Humanities
- Economics and Management
- Education and Social Welfare
- Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
- Globalisation and Internationalization
- Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
- Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender
- International Relations
- Media and Communications
- Natural, Environmental and Health Sciences
- Politics, Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
- Politics, Public Policy and Law Psychology
- Cognitive Science and the Behavioural Sciences
- Research Methodologies Quantitative and Qualitative
- Social History
- Teaching and Learning
- Technology and Applied Sciences
ACSEE 2013 Sister Conference
ACSS 2013 will be held alongside the Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ACSEE 2013), and registrants for either conference will be given the opportunity to attend sessions in the parallel event at no extra charge.