Call for Papers (Draft Version)

INTERNATIONAL BALKAN UNIVERSITY

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES

AND HUMANITIES (IBU-ICSSH22)

in partnership with Universiti Teknologi MARA

Post-COVID-19 era: challenges and opportunities

SKOPJE, 13-15 June 2022

Dear colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 5th International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (ICSSH2022) from 13 to 15 June 2022, organized by International Balkan University, Skopje, R. North Macedonia in partnership with in partnership with Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

The COVID-19 disease not only caused a health crisis, but it turns out that it is a source of human, economic and social failures, too. A severe economic downturn, increase in unemployment and poverty, as well as social and psychological issues, are some of the universal ongoing negative effects of the pandemic that are most likely to be present in the recovery post-pandemic period. We can’t do much as individuals in overcoming the challenges in front of us, but linking different thoughts, ideas, findings of individual research, would be a step forward in resolving the worldwide problems.

IBU-ICSSH22 intends to serve as a platform for a global audience of academics, researchers, and scholars to present their research work and/or ongoing 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 communicating your presentations in front of an international audience in a supportive environment that will enable networking and building research relationships and friendships. IBU-ICSSH22 is to be held in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, which offers a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, art and architecture. Brimming with unbridled energy Skopje embodies the finest of both East and West. Based on the global epidemiological situation, the Organization Committee of the IBU-ICSSH22 keeps the opportunity of realization of the Conference virtually.

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

Conference organizers

International Balkan University – main organizer

Universiti Teknologi MARA– co-organizer

Organizing committee

Mehmet Dursun Erdem, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia

Roziah Mohd Janor, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Aleksandra Porjazoska Kujundziski, PhD, International Balkan University, North Macedonia

Mohamad Abdullah Hemdi, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kedah, MALAYSIA

Sener Cakman, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Azhari Md Hashim, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kedah, MALAYSIA

Violeta Madzova, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Bektovic Dzemil, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Bejtulla Demiri, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Sanja Adzaip Velichkovski. PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Seyhan Murtezan Ibrahimi, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Kire Sharlamanov, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Savica Dimitrievska, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Nikola Dacev, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Emin Idrizi, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Luljeta Sadiku, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Katica Stoimenovska, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Katerina Mitevska, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Liza Alili Sulejmani, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Vladimir Gjorgjieski, MSc, International Balkan University, Skopje

Refide Saini, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Sead Dzigal, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje

Omer Ulutas, MSc, International Balkan University, Skopje

Entoni Miska, International Balkan University, Skopje

Scientific Committee

Mehmet Dursun Erdem, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Azhari Md Hashim, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kedah, Malaysia

Sener Cakman, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Milan Jazbec, PhD, NOVA University, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Cengiz Sisman, PhD, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, USA

Abdullah Kiray, PhD, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey

Violeta Madzova, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Kamarudin Othman, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kedah, Malaysia

Oktay Koç, PhD, Sinop University, Sinop, Turkey

Bejtulla Demiri, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Wan Irham Ishak, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kedah, Malaysia

Marin Beros, PhD, Institute of Social Sciences “Ivo Pilar”, Zagreb, Croatia

Sanja Adzaip Velichkovski. PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Dinka Zlateva, PhD, Neofit-Rilski University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Seyhan Murtezan Ibrahimi, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Mumtaz Mokhtar, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia

Bektovic Dzemil, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Wan Noor Faaizah Wan Omar, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kedah, Malaysia

Kire Sharlamanov, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Faryna Mohd Khalis, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kedah, Malaysia

Dr. Troy Spier, PhD, Universidad San Francisco de Quito – Ecuador

Ali, Güneş, PhD, Medipol University, Ankara, Turkey

Slavica Srbinovska, PhD, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Selçuk Kürşad Koca, PhD, Sakarya University, Turkey; Qatar University, Qatar

Mahmut Celik, PhD, University Goce Delcev, North Macedonia

Nimetullah Hafiz, PhD, Turkology Studies Center, Kosovo

Marija Leontik, PhD, University Goce Delchev, North Macedonia

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

Selçuk Kürşad Koca, PhD, Sakarya University, Turkey; Qatar University, Qatar

Mehmet Özdemir, PhD, Sakarya University, Turkey

Savica Dimitrievska, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Serhat Küçük, PhD, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey

Funda Toprak, PhD, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey

Gencay Zavotçu, PhD, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey

Osman Emin, PhD, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Nazim Ibrahim, PhD, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Hasnul Azwan Azizan, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kedah, Malaysia

Nikola Dacev, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Luljeta Sadiku, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Neesa Ameera Mohd Salim, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kedah, Malaysia

Emin Idrizi, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Zaherawati Zakaria, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kedah, Malaysia

Asmadi Mohd Ghazali, PhD, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kedah, Malaysia

Katica Stoimenovska, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Katerina Mitevska, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Liza Alili Sulejmani, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Vladimir Gjorgjieski, MSc, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Refide Saini, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Sead Dzigal, PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Atanas Kirjakovski PhD, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Vesna Blazhevska PhD, MIT University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Andromahi Naumovska PhD, MIT University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Mirjana Jovanovska-Stojanovska PhD, MIT University, Skopje, North Macedonia

Important dates and Registration Deadline for IBU-ICSSH21:

Registration and abstract submission:  9 May 2021

International Conference:  13-15 June, 2021

Submission of full papers:  31 August, 2021

Conference language: English

Participants from the area of Turkish linguistics, literature and education may prepare and present their contributions in the Turkish language.

Participation fee:

 Early bird (until 09.05.2022)Late registration (until 13.06.2022)
Academics75 €100 €
Mater and PhD students50 €75 €

Venue: IBU Campus, Skopje / online using Zoom platform

Depending on the epidemiological situation in the country, the organizer may change the mode in which the Conference will be held, to completely online.

For further detailed information please visit our conference web site: http://www.icssh.ibu.edu.mk  or write us at: icssh2022@ibu.edu.mk