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DSC 2014 : 9th South East European Doctoral Student Conference


When Sep 25, 2014 - Sep 26, 2014
Where Thessaloniki. Greece
Submission Deadline May 12, 2014
Notification Due Jun 20, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 4, 2014
Categories    management   economics   ICT   humanities

Call For Papers

Building on the success of the eight previous Doctoral conferences which totally attracted more than 800 research papers from countries all over the SE European region and beyond, we are pleased to be launching the Call for Papers for the 9th Annual South East European Doctoral Student Conference (9th SEE DSC). The aim of the conference is to further facilitate the exchange of knowledge between young researchers, and to consolidate the established network of scholars currently undertaking research in South East Europe. Doctoral students and young researchers in the areas of Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Information & Communication Technologies, Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Politics, Sociology and Education Studies are invited to attend and present papers related to their doctoral research.

The conference will comprise of:
1. Paper sessions
2. Special workshops/training sessions delivered by distinguished academics
3. Panel discussions
4. Social events


By participating in the 9th SEE Doctoral Student Conference you are given the opportunity to:
• Present your work in a friendly environment and receive extensive and valuable feedback from experts in your field
• Strengthen your network with other PhD students as well as with distinguished academics and professionals in your area
• Apply for the ‘Best Papers’ Award
• Publish your work in the Conference Proceedings which will be indexed at EBSCO database
• Publish your work in respectable Academic Journals (selected papers only)
• Further develop your academic and research skills


Depending on the stage of your research, you can submit either a short paper (3-5 pages) or a long paper (8-15 pages). All research papers will be reviewed by at least 2 expert reviewers, and authors will have access to the feedback provided. All accepted papers that will be orally presented during the conference, will be included in the conference proceedings. During the presentation at the conference the participant will have the opportunity to acquire additional feedback from two discussants that will participate in the session. For more information including author guidelines please visit the following links (depending on the research area your paper is addressed to):

• Research Track 1 (RT1): Enterprise, Innovation & Development
• Research Track 2 (RT2): Information and Communication Technologies
• Research Track 3 (RT3): Society and Human Development: Psychology, Politics, Sociology and Education


Short or Full paper submission: Friday 11th April 2014
Notification of acceptance: Monday 19th May 2014
Response to reviewers’ comments and submission of FINAL camera-ready paper: Friday 20th June 2014
Publication of Conference Programme: Friday 4th July 2014

Conference fee: 50 Euro (includes coffees and lunches for the two days plus a hard copy of the Conference Proceedings).

Get your work published: Selected high quality papers that will be orally presented at the conference will be recommended for publication in the following journals:
• International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development
• International Journal of Enterprise Network Management

Additionally, selected papers (from Research Track 2) that will be orally presented at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version to the:
• Handbook of Research on Intelligent Big Data and Semantic-Based Analysis and Governance


The following topics are encouraged, but are not exclusive:


The Entrepreneurial Spirit; Start-up Phase; Funding; Managing Growth; General Entrepreneurship

Economic Growth; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics; Environmental Economics; Efficiency Analysis

Accounting & Control; Corporate Finance; Public Markets, Financial Systems; Banking Crisis; Financial Regulation; Venture Financing; Non-venture Financing; Applied Econometrics; Applied Statistics; General Finance

Countries & Regions; Foreign Direct Investment; Global Strategy; General Globalization; Managing Multinationals

Leadership & Management
Managing Teams; Communication; Motivation; Decision Making & Problem Solving; Leadership Style; Power & Influence; Leading Change; Management of SMEs; General Leadership

Marketing Strategy; Advertising; Market Research; Consumer Behaviour; Brand Management; Customer Relationships; Strategic Management Marketing; General Marketing

Distribution, Sales & Service; Production & Logistics; Operations Management; Supply Chain; Outsourcing; Green Supply Chain Management; Quality Management & TQM; General Operations

Human Resources; Governance; Corporate Culture; Organizational Design; External Relations; Knowledge Management; General Organization

Social Enterprise & Nonprofit
Corporate Social Responsibility; Nonprofit Management; Funding Nonprofits; General Social Enterprise

Competitive Analysis; Strategy Development; Managing Effectiveness; Innovation Management; Technology Adoption; General Strategy

Other topics
Tourism; Agribusiness; Managing Health Care; Intellectual Property Protection; Career & Life Balance; Career Transitions; Creativity; Race & Diversity; Environmental Sustainability; Research & Development; Gender and Work


Software Engineering
Formal Methods
Software Verification
Model Checking
Software Testing
Modelling and Simulation
Service-oriented Computing
Cloud Computing
Green Computing
Educational Informatics
Technology Enhanced Learning
Lifelong Learning
Information Security
Information & Knowledge Management
Information Retrieval
Artificial Intelligence
Multi-Agent Systems
Computational Biology
Semantic Web Technologies
Social Media Networks
Next Generation Networks
Wireless Access Networks
Mobile Networks
Sensor Networks
Internet of Things
Smart Cities
Health Informatics
Self-adaptive Systems
Geographical Information Systems


Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy
Positive Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Educational/School Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Intelligence, Personality, and Individual Differences
Social Psychology
Health Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Sports psychology
Emotional Intelligence & Well Being
Cognition and Emotion
Motivation, Attention & Human performance
Cognitive Neuroscience
Ageing and Cognitive Functions
Quality of Life in Chronically-ill and Healthy Populations
Psychology of Substance Use and Addictive Behaviors
Cyber Psychology and Social Networks
Cross-cultural Psychology

Politics, IR and Sociology:

European Studies:
European Union Integration
European Union regionalism
European Union Common and Security Policy
European Union neighbourhood policy
The future of the European Monetary Union
Germany and the European Union

International Relations and Regional Politics:
Security issues in the South East Mediterranean
Energy in the South East Mediterranean
Exclusive Economic Zones
Middle East politics
The Arab Spring
The Syrian civil war crisis
Turkey as a regional actor
Israel as a regional actor
Western Balkans and South Eastern Europe
The US in the world
Russia in the world

The politics of Globalisation:
Global Governance
International Political Economy

Crisis of democracy and of democratic institutions:
Electoral Behaviour at the local and EU levels throughout the crisis
The 2014 European Elections
Protest votes, void ballots and abstention
Nationalism and the rise of the extreme right
Public opinion
Protest movements
Civil Society
Media and Politics

Public sector reform and changes in the labour market in Greece
Greek foreign policy
Greek energy policy
Greek Politics

Urban Studies and Sociology:
Urban Sociology
Urban Geography
Modern Sociological Theory

Environmental issues and development:
Climate Change
Poverty and vulnerability issues
Development and Sustainability

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