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IACQA 2011 : The International Arab Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education


When May 10, 2011 - May 12, 2011
Where Zarqa University, Jordan
Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2010
Notification Due Jan 31, 2011
Final Version Due Feb 28, 2011
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Call For Papers


The International Arab Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Call For Papers

The International Arab Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (IACQA'2011) is a forum for scientists, researchers, and experts to present their latest research, results, ideas, developments, and applications in all areas of quality assurance in higher education. IACQA'2011 will include presentations to contributed papers and state-of-the-art lectures by invited keynote speakers. Tutorials on current issues and panel sessions on the new trends related to quality assurance in higher education will be organized. This conference is considered the official scientific conference for the Association of Arab Universities in the field of quality assurance in higher education.

Researchers interested in attending this conference may submit their papers in English or Arabic. The maximum number of pages should be 15, with double–spaced lines, including all diagrams, illustrations, tables and the list of references. The first page of the paper should include the title of the research, the name of the authors, the institution or university, P.O address, telephone and fax numbers as well as the e-mail address of the authors. The paper should begin with an abstract of the research, followed by the keywords, then the rest of the paper, starting with an introduction and ending with a conclusion section. All papers should be typed in MS Word 2003 and addressed to the conference program chair email address at Papers also may be uploaded via the electronic conferences management system that can be accessed via the conference web site at All papers shall be peer reviewed by specialists in the field. The evaluation of submitted papers is based on the importance and usefulness of the research topic. Technical merits, novelty of the approach, soundness of results, and clarity of presentation are also considered as factors of the evaluation process. Each article will be fully refereed by a minimum of two specialized referees. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, while the distinguished ones will be published in a special issue of the Arab Journal for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. Any question regarding submission or the reviewing process should be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A final preparation format will be available in the conference web site. Before final acceptance, all reviewers' comments must be considered and the paper must be formatted according to the conference camera-ready instructions that will be provided in the conference web site. Only accepted papers for authors who complete registration, will be published in the conference proceedings.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
A- Quality Assurance in Higher Education

• Quality Assurance Standards.
• Academic Programs Quality Assurance.
• Academic Institutions Quality Assurance.
• Scientific Research Quality Assurance.
• Remote Learning Quality Assurance.
• e-Learning Quality Assurance.

B- TQM in Higher Education

• Strategic Planning.
• TQM systems.
• The Role of Quality Assurance Units.
• Internal and External Evaluation.
• Arab and International Experience in TQM.

C- Academic Institutions and Programs Licensing
• Academic Licensing Standards.
• Academic Programs Licensing.
• Academic Institutions Licensing.
• Arab and International Experience in Licensing.

D- Quality Awards and Certificates
• International Wards.
• Arab Awards.
• Local Awards.

• Classification and ranking for Universities.


The conference will include the following:
• Seminars for the presentation and discussion of accepted papers.
• Keynote speeches by distinguished scholars and experts.
• A panel session related to the conference theme.
• Specialized training workshops, one day before the conference.
• An award for the best research paper as well as the best paper presented by students.
• Publishing distinguished papers in a specialized scientific/academic refereed journal.
• A tourist tour in Jordan, a day after the conference.

Conference period: May 10-12, 2011

Papers due: October 31, 2010
Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2011
Camera-ready submission & registration: February 28, 2011
Tourist trip: May 13, 2011

• No fees for participants from inside Jordan.
• $ 100 for participants from outside Jordan
• Participants from outside Jordan are to pay for their hotel accommodation.
• $ 150 for attend the conference.

Participation fees including:
1. Attend workshops.
2. Conference publications and accessories
3. Transportation.
4. lunch meals.
5. Tour on Friday, May 13th 2011.

Direct all correspondence and enquires to:
Conference Program Chair
Zarqa Private
P.O. Box 132222, Zarqa 13132,
Tel: 00962-5-2821100/1109
Fax: 00962-5-3821120

For additional information, visit our web site:

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