6th IAFOR Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS) 2015 Osaka

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  • The 6th IAFOR Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS) – organised by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) – will be held on June 13 – 16, 2015 in Osaka, Japan at the Rihga Royal Hotel.

    This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in the social sciences. As with IAFOR’s other events, ACSS2015 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

    The Sixth Asian Conference on the Social Sciences will again be held alongside the Fifth Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (ACSEE) 2015. Registration for either conference will allow attendees to attend sessions in the other.

    ACSS2015 Conference Theme: “Power”

    Power as a commodity has challenged the minds of social scientists and philosophers while its exercise has always fascinated historians. From classical thinkers’ works such as Aristotle’s Politka or Machiavelli’s Il Principe through modern figures who manipulate power in the media, like Silvio Berlusconi or Rupert Murdoch, to the vast networks that support major heads of state, power has been a necessity to some or like an aphrodisiac to others. The dynamics of power and its associations with wealth and status now shape the contemporary world more visibly than ever. It is a research challenge to all fields of the social sciences to offer some explanation of its magnetism and its mechanisms. We expect this theme to excite a number of stimulating research paths, and look forward to their outcomes as we gather in Osaka in 2015.

    Featured Speakers

    • Professor Stuart Picken – Chairman of the IAFOR IAB, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Mr. Lowell Sheppard – Asia Pacific Director, HOPE International Development Agency, Nagoya, Japan
    • Professor Yozo Yokota – Director of the Center for Human Rights Affairs, Japan

    Conference Topics

    The organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme 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 inter/​disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Submissions are organized into the following thematic streams:

    • Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Humanities
    • Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences
    • Computational Social Science
    • Cultural and Media Studies
    • Economics and Management
    • Education and Social Welfare
    • Demography, Human Geography & Population Studies
    • Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
    • Globalization and Internationalization
    • Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
    • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender
    • International Relations & Human Rights
    • Journalism and Communications
    • Linguistics
    • Natural, Environmental and Health Sciences
    • Politics, Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
    • Politics, Public Policy, Law & Criminology
    • Psychology & Social Psychology
    • Research Methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative
    • Social History
    • Social Work
    • Sociology
    • Sustainability
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Technology and Applied Sciences
    • Urban Studies
    • Other

    Publishing Opportunities


    The IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences is an editorially independent journal associated with ACSS. 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 IAFOR’s journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.

    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 publishing 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

    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.

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