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1st International Conference on Theory and Practice (ICTP-2015), Adelaide, South Australia

DATE: 2015-12-05 - 2015-12-06

VENUE: Education Development Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS : ICTP-2015


BEYOND UTILITY 2.0: A SEARCH FOR RELEVANCE IN TOMORROW’S ENERGY SYSTEM

Best Paper in Business.

Author details:

  • Jon Williamsson, University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Page Numbers: 47 - 58

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IMPROVING ASSESSMENT PRACTICES THROUGH THE CLARIFICATION OF THEORY

Best paper in Education

Author details:

  • MaddalenaTaras, University of Sunderland.

Page Numbers: 198 - 199

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DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: A NOT-FOR-PROFIT PERSPECTIVE ON ENTERPRISE CONTENT MANAGEMENT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Best Paper in Information Technology

Author details:

  • ROSS YATES, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.
  • MARK LOADER, MercyCare, Perth, Australia.

Page Numbers: 203 - 211

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A MEASURING METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING THE PERCEIVED MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE OF PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY

Best Paper in Social Sciences

Author details:

  • Siti Rahmah Awang, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  • Tahir Ahmad, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  • Raja Mohamad Fairuz Raja Mohamad Yusoff, MIMOSBerhad, Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Page Numbers: 288 - 298

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HOW WILL NZ’S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ESCALATE PRODUCTIVITY TO MEET THE LARGEST PREDICTED CONSTRUCTION DEMAND IN DECADES – AND IS A LEAN APPROACH ONE OF THE MAGIC BULLETS?

Author details:

  • Anthony Bosnich, Faculty of Technology and Built Environment, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Linda Kestle, Faculty of Technology and Built Environment, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Page Numbers: 01 - 10

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TOWARDS IDENTIFYING THE MULTILEVEL DETERMINANTS OF SME SUSTAINABILITY PROFILES

Author details:

  • François Labelle, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières (Canada).
  • Étienne St-Jean, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières (Canada).

Page Numbers: 11 - 25

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A CONCEPTUAL MODEL FOR COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN EFFECTS

Author details:

  • Rongbin Yang, Central Queensland University, Adelaide, Australia.
  • RoomaRoshneeRamsaran, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia.
  • SantosoWibowo, Central Queensland University, Melbourne, Australia.

Page Numbers: 26 - 46

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BEYOND UTILITY 2.0: A SEARCH FOR RELEVANCE IN TOMORROW’S ENERGY SYSTEM

Best Paper in Business.

Author details:

  • Jon Williamsson, University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Page Numbers: 47 - 58

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THE MEDIATING ROLE OF UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY COLLABORATION ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND PERFORMANCE OF UNIVERSITIES IN KENYA.

Author details:

  • James M.Kilika, PhD, Department of Business Administration, Kenyatta University, Kenya.
  • Peter O. K’Obonyo, PhD, Department of Business Administration, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Martin Ogutu, PhD, Department of Business Administration, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Justus M.Munyoki, PhD, Department of Business Administration, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Page Numbers: 59 - 78

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POWER DISTANCE CULTURE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FOLLOWERSHIP IDENTITY

Author details:

  • Rokimah Mohamad, Commerce Department, Polytechnic Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Section U1, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Nurulhuda Md Saad, Commerce Department, Polytechnic Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Section U1, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

Page Numbers: 79 - 90

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VOLUNTARY INTERNET FINANCIAL REPORTING BY LISTED COMPANIES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES: A STUDY OF KEY DETERMINANTS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Author details:

  • Dr Peter Oyelere, aCollege of Business & Economics, UAE University, United Arab Emirates.
  • Nirosh T. Kuruppu, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.

Page Numbers: 91 - 105

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EXAMINING AN INFLUENTIAL FACTOR MEDIATING PERFORMANCE IN TOURISM

Author details:

  • Nuntasaree Sukato, Faculty of Business Administration, Dhurakij Pundit University, Bangkok Thailand.

Page Numbers: 106 - 113

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REVITALIZING THE ART OF READING ALOUD TO CHILDREN

Author details:

  • Khemendra Kamal Kumar, Fiji National University, Fiji.

Page Numbers: 114 - 120

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Perception of Students about Geography in FNU: A case study

Author details:

  • Dr. Mukesh Verma, Department of Geography, School of Social Sciences, Collage of Humanities and Education, Fiji National University, Lautoka Campus.
  • Prof. Sarita Deshpande, Department of Geography, School of Social Sciences, Collage of Humanities and Education, Fiji National University, Lautoka Campus.

Page Numbers: 121 - 132

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ANALYSING SIGNIFICANT TRANSLATED SOCIAL AND LITERARY ASPECTS IN RANDOLPH STOW’S MERRY-GO-ROUND IN THE SEA FOR AN IRAQI AUDIENCE

Author details:

  • Akram Ahmed Shareef, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia.

Page Numbers: 133 - 141

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THE ROLE OF EFL LEARNERS’ MOTIVATION IN MOBILE LANGUAGE LEARNING

Author details:

  • Abdullah Alamer, Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 142 - 153

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SOCIAL FACTORS AND WOMEN’S CAREER ADVANCEMENT TO SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITION IN PAKISTAN

Author details:

  • Dr. Bushra Inayat Raja, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Page Numbers: 154 - 164

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CONTEXT AS A LEARNING LAB FOR DESIGN EDUCATION; INTEGRATING SOCIOCULTURAL CONTEXTS AND COMMUNICATION MEDIA

Author details:

  • Archt. Prasanna Pitigala Liyanage, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, SriLanka.
  • Shauri Hettiarachchi, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, SriLanka.

Page Numbers: 165 - 178

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MOTIVATION AND ETHNICITY IN EFL LEARNING OF INDONESIAN CHINESE

Author details:

  • MeytaMayangsari, University of Jember, JawaTimur, Indonesia.
  • Nora Aprilia, University of Jember, JawaTimur, Indonesia.

Page Numbers: 179 - 187

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THE APPLICATION OF RESEARCH BASED KNOWLEDGE IN WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED TO EMBED A CREATIVE DIMENSION ACROSS A RANGE OF DISCIPLINES AND EDUCATIONAL LEVELS

Author details:

  • Stuart Gluth, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia.
  • Ron Corso, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

 

Page Numbers: 188 - 196

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IMPACT OF COLLABORATIVE REFLECTION ON TEACHER DEVELOPMENT

Author details:

  • Maha Ellili Cheri, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

Page Numbers: 197 - 197

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IMPROVING ASSESSMENT PRACTICES THROUGH THE CLARIFICATION OF THEORY

Best paper in Education

Author details:

  • MaddalenaTaras, University of Sunderland.

Page Numbers: 198 - 199

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USING ASSESSMENT AND LEARNING THEORIES TO SUPPORT ‘ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING’ PRACTICES

Author details:

  • MaddalenaTaras, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Page Numbers: 201 - 201

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INTEGRATION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN CANADIAN ENGINEERING PROGRAMS

Author details:

  • Nabil Bassim, Professor of Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

Page Numbers: 202 - 202

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DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: A NOT-FOR-PROFIT PERSPECTIVE ON ENTERPRISE CONTENT MANAGEMENT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Best Paper in Information Technology

Author details:

  • ROSS YATES, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.
  • MARK LOADER, MercyCare, Perth, Australia.

Page Numbers: 203 - 211

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AND RURAL AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN SRI LANKA

Author details:

  • Dr. G.M. Henegedara, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Former Senior Research Fellow (HARTI)

Page Numbers: 212 - 228

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STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE PERFORMANCE IN THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF IMUS, CAVITE: AN EMPERICAL INVESTIGATION

Author details:

  • Dr. Jennypher N. Fenomeno, Cavite State University, Imus City, Cavite, Philippines.
  • Dr. LilibethNovicio, Cavite State University, Imus City, Cavite, Philippines.

Page Numbers: 229 - 252

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ALEVI MINORTY IN TURKEY AND OFFICIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Author details:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. ZEKİ UYANIK, Erzincan University, TURKEY.

Page Numbers: 252 - 267

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HOMELESS WOMEN AND SHELTER REGIMES: A GLIMPSE OF EVERYDAY PRACTICES THROUGH SOCIAL WORKERS’ NARRATIVES

Author details:

  • Cynthia M. Phiri, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Page Numbers: 268 - 278

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SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS OF STIsPERCEPTION AMONG ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS, PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES AND COMMUNITIES IN ISLAMABAD

Author details:

  • ArshedBeig, IDRAK, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Naufil Naseer, Embassy of Norway, Islamabad - Pakistan.
  • Sadia Zaman, IDRAK, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Page Numbers: 279 - 287

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A MEASURING METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING THE PERCEIVED MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE OF PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY

Best Paper in Social Sciences

Author details:

  • Siti Rahmah Awang, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  • Tahir Ahmad, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  • Raja Mohamad Fairuz Raja Mohamad Yusoff, MIMOSBerhad, Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Page Numbers: 288 - 298

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REFLECTION ON DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION IN CONFUCIAN CULTURE AREA

Author details:

  • Xiao Yue, HuaQiao University, Fujian Quanzhou, China.

Page Numbers: 299 - 308

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RISKS, RESPONSIBILITY AND RIGHTS IN TRANSGENIC PLANT TECHNOLOGY GOVERNANCE

Author details:

  • Taiwo Oriola, Ulster University.

Page Numbers: 309 - 309

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ICTP-2015 Info

1st International Conference on Theory and Practice (ICTP-2015) will be held on 5th and 6th of December 2015 in Adelaide, South Australia. The main theme of this conference is ‘Commitment to Excellence Through Theory and Practice’. Accordingly, the conference will cover Business, Social Sciences, Education and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) disciplines. Internationally-recognized scholars will participate in the event to present their latest research and best practices.

We, the conference organisers invite you to participate in this event where you can:

  • Strengthen your professional ties: this may lead to publications and job opportunities – an invaluable opportunity for post-PhD professionals.
  • Receive feedback and constructive critique on your ideas: benefit from the audience engaging with your content rather than focusing on your punctuation and references.
  • Refine your communication skills: move from your “isolating” research experience to a more collaborative and exchange of perspectives.
  • Participate in our conference and publish your research directly through the conference proceedings and journals. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get your work out there!

All accepted papers will be peer reviewed and published in the conference proceeding to promote the prominent (and emerging) voices within your field of research.

Special Attractions
All of the accepted papers (i.e., high standard) will be published without any extra fees in the following journals:

Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies (APJABSS)
Asia Pacific Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology (APJCECT)

All of the paper presenters will receive a 25 per cent discount when presenting their papers at our third conference, which will be held in Melbourne, Australia on 6–7 February 2016. Meanwhile, we are looking forward to seeing you in Adelaide in December 2015.

Publish With 'B' Ranked Journals
In a venture to reinforce its support to academics and researchers, Asia-Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR)is pleased to inform you of a new agreement to publish high-quality conference articles in the following two journals:

– International Journal of Web Based Communities (ISSN: 1741-8216)
– International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (ISSN: 1741-5055)

All conference articles from 1st International Conference on Theory and Practice (ICTP-2015) will be checked against the rigorous criteria set by these two journals, and articles meeting the requirements will be published in special issues of the journals.

 

Conference Committee

Prof. Peter Curson

Prof. Peter Curson, The University of Sydney, Australia.

Prof. Kubais S. Abdulfattah Fahady

Prof. Kubais S. Abdulfattah Fahady, Ajman University of science and Technology, UAE.

Prof. Dennis Rumley

Prof. Dennis Rumley, The University of Western Australia, Australia.

Prof. Maurice Galton

Prof. Maurice Galton, University of Cambridge, UK.

Asst. Prof. Hongjin Zhu

Asst. Prof. Hongjin Zhu, McMaster University, Canada.

Assoc. Prof. Nourah Alyousef

Assoc. Prof. Nourah Alyousef, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.

Professor Ghassan Omet

Professor Ghassan Omet, University of Jordan, Jordan.

Professor Robert Wright

Professor Robert Wright, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Assistant Professor Ahmed Ali Khalifa

Assistant Professor Ahmed Ali Khalifa, Qatar University, Qatar.

Professor Martin Mills

Professor Martin Mills, The University of Queensland, Australia.

Professor Djamel Eddine Laouisset

Professor Djamel Eddine Laouisset , ALHOSN University, UAE.

Professor Robyn Gillies

Professor Robyn Gillies, The University of Queensland, Australia.

Associate Professor Pawel Bilinksi,

Associate Professor Pawel Bilinksi, City University, UK.

Associate Professor Blaine Hatt

Associate Professor Blaine Hatt, Nipissing University, Canada.

Assistant Professor Ali Alkhalifah

Assistant Professor Ali Alkhalifah, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.

Associate Professor Jehad Aldehayyat

Associate Professor Jehad Aldehayyat, Al Yamamah University, Saudi Arabia.

Associate Professor Peter Kriesler

Associate Professor Peter Kriesler, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Professor Elizabeth Fernandez

Professor Elizabeth Fernandez, University of New South Wales, Australia.

En Mohammad Amizi Bin Ayob

En Mohammad Amizi Bin Ayob, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia.

Dr Mohd Shukri Hanapi

Dr Mohd Shukri Hanapi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

Review Committee

Professor Marios I Katsioloudes

Professor Marios I Katsioloudes, Qatar University, Qatar.

Dr Dragana Radicic

Dr Dragana Radicic, Bournemouth University, UK.

Associate Professor Faten Kharbat

Associate Professor Faten Kharbat, Al Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE.

Dr. Wei Chen

Dr. Wei Chen, Sheffield University, UK.

Associate Professor Wan Ng

Associate Professor Wan Ng, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Dr Jonathan Muterera

Dr Jonathan Muterera, Nipissing University, Canada.

Dr. Nishikant Mishra

Dr. Nishikant Mishra, Aberystwyth University, UK.

Dr.Sameer Al Barghouth

Dr.Sameer Al Barghouth, Al Ain University, UAE.

Assistant Professor Sawsan Halbouni

Assistant Professor Sawsan Halbouni, University of Sharjah, UAE.

Elvira Bolat

Elvira Bolat, Bournemouth University, UK.

Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall

Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall, The University of Sydney, Australia.

Dr Michael Wigelsworth

Dr Michael Wigelsworth, Manchester University, UK.

Maxwell Heineck

Maxwell Heineck , King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Associate Professor Ramprasad Bhar

Associate Professor Ramprasad Bhar, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Dr Felicity Hardley

Dr Felicity Hardley, University of Westminster, UK.

Assistant Professor KOUSAY SAID

Assistant Professor KOUSAY SAID, University of Bahrain, Bahrain.

Assistant Professor Gehan Abdul Hadi Mousa Mohamed

Assistant Professor Gehan Abdul Hadi Mousa Mohamed, University of Bahrain, Bahrain.

Cathy Beausoleil

Cathy Beausoleil, University of Quebec,Canada.

Associate Professor Laurence Goldman

Associate Professor Laurence Goldman, University of Queensland. Australia.

Assistant Professor Riham Muqattash

Assistant Professor Riham Muqattash, Al Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE.

Bijan Hesni

Bijan Hesni, University of Westminster, UK.

Professor Takashi Oyabu

Professor Takashi Oyabu, Kokusai Business Gakuin College, Japan.

Associate Professor Mark Pegrum

Associate Professor Mark Pegrum, The University of Western Australia, Australia.

Kishore Nambeesan

Kishore Nambeesan, University of Nizwa, Oman.

Paula Jackson

Paula Jackson, York St John University, UK.

Dr Panagiotis Dontis Charitos

Dr Panagiotis Dontis Charitos, University of Westminster, UK.

Associate Professor Jake Lynch

Associate Professor Jake Lynch, The University of Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Mohit Kolay

Dr. Mohit Kolay, Al Yamanah University, Saudi Arabia.

Dr Changyu Dong

Dr Changyu Dong, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Dr Elena Soukakou

Dr Elena Soukakou, University of Roehampton, UK.

Assitant Professor Ahmad Alharkan

Assitant Professor Ahmad Alharkan

Call for Paper

1st International Conference on Theory and Practice (ICTP-2015) will be the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental and applied Business, Social Sciences, Information and Communication Technology, and Education. The conference will bring together leading researchers, academics, consultants, scholars, practitioners and research students from their respective domains of interest around the world. Our distinguished participants will have the opportunity to present their valuable research contributions and to establish an international network among those who volunteer to communicate and study together in the fields of knowledge mentioned above. The conference committee strongly encourages postgraduate research students to present their research proposals, literature reviews or findings at this event with a very special registration fees. Other interested parties and delegations from these fields are also free to attend this event.

All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated, based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, accuracy, relevance to the conference and readability. Submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well they fit into a coherent and balanced technical program.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Business: Accounting, Strategic Finance, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Strategic Management, Strategic Marketing, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Performance Management, Recruitment and Selection, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, International Business, Globalisation, Corporate Social Responsibility, E-business/E-commerce, Integrated Marketing Communication and Relationship Marketing.

Social Sciences:

Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Cultural and Ethnic Studies, Communication Studies, Gender and Sexuality studies, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, International Relations, Development Studies, Population Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Corporate Governance, Cross-Cultural Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Public Administration, Philosophy, Women’s Studies, Religious Studies and Social Welfare Studies.

Education:

Theory of Education, Assertive and Assistive Educational Technology, Comparative Education, Counselling, Cultural Literacy, Curriculum Studies, Distance Education, Early Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Planning and Practice, Educational Psychology, Education and Public Policy, Educational Research and Statistics, E-learning, Health Education, Tertiary Education, Innovative Education, Information & Library Science, International Exchange Programs, Language Education, Liberal Education, Mathematics Education, Medical Education, Physical Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Special Education and Technology Education.

Information and Communication Technology:

Advanced IT Bio/Medical Engineering, Bioinformatics and applications, Business and Information Systems, Cloud computing, Convergence in Information Technology Security, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Digital convergence, Electronic Commerce, Business and Management, Grid and Cloud Computing, Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents, Hardware and Software Design, Health and Medical Informatics, Hybrid information technology, Intelligent communications and networks, IT-based Convergence Technology and Service, Multimedia convergence, Smart Card and RFID Technologies, Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, Social and Business Aspects of Convergence IT, Ubiquitous Computing and Embedded Systems, Recent Trends in Computing & Information technology.

All papers accepted in the ICTP-2015 will be published in the following journals without any additional fees:

Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies (APJABSS)
Asia Pacific Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology (APJCECT)

No manuscript will be accepted without the required format. All manuscripts should be professionally proofread before submission.

Author Guidelines

Papers should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other conference or publication at the same time. Full papers must contain the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), abstract (200–250 words) and keywords (3–5 keywords, organised alphabetically). The main text of the paper must include the introduction, research problem, review of the relevant literature, methods, data analysis and conclusion. The full paper should be a minimum of 6 pages and maximum of 12 pages in length.

The reviewers or the review committee may sometimes request access to data and calculations during the review process. Authors must be willing to supply these if requested. Papers must be in MS Word file format and submitted electronically to the conference chair.

Authors are fully responsible for obtaining permissions and clearing any copyright issues relating to the content of their submissions. Each submission will be reviewed by two anonymous reviewers with sufficient expertise in the relevant field.

For each accepted paper, at least one author must register for the conference as a presenter. The duly registered presenter(s) shall be allowed to present the accepted paper(s) at the conference and shall be included in the conference proceedings published by Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR). Only the registered presenter(s) can present papers and no substitutes will be allowed. Registered presenters shall receive a copy of the conference proceedings at the conference.  

Please click on the following link to download the Full Paper Template.

Important Dates

Events

Dates

Abstract / Full Paper submission opens

5 August 2015

Abstract / Full paper submission deadline

23 September 2015
7 October 2015 (extended)

Acceptance notification

30 September 2015

Early bird registration deadline

08 October 2015

Regular registration deadline

22 October 2015

Conference dates

05–06 December 2015

The organising committee of ICTP, 2015 kindly requests all the authors of the accepted papers to register latest by the regular registration deadline, otherwise the accepted papers may not be included in the conference proceedings for ICTP, 2015.

Best Paper Awards

APIAR recognises outstanding contributions to research. There are four Best Papers awards for four streams. Best Papers are judged both on the merits of the written document and on the quality of their presentation at the conference. The awards serve to acknowledge the authors who receive them as leading researchers in Business, Education, ICT and Social Sciences. The awards also provide an incentive to authors to produce high-quality papers and present them in a lucid and compelling manner.

APIAR Best Paper Award recipients are selected through a two-prong process. The first step is a review of the full-length papers accepted for the conference. Review committee members of the conference rank these papers according to quality, relevance and originality, to determine the finalists for each award category. While selection as a finalist for an APIAR Best Paper Award is a notable achievement in itself, winners are then chosen from the finalists, according to the quality of their presentations. Presentation quality is judged according to the audience feedback collected at the conference.

About Adelaide

Adelaide offers all the advantages of a cosmopolitan city without the problems of a very big city. The Mediterranean climate, ease of access, affordable entertainment, high-quality accommodation and excellent shopping, are among the attractions that made conference delegates name Adelaide as "the perfect conference city".

Adelaide presents the perfect opportunity for relaxation and enjoyment. Here, you can discover the local gourmet cuisine and famed regional wines as well as enjoying a range of social events and adventure trips. The unique wildlife parks, clean and beautiful beaches, the vibrant cafés, great dining, the riverboats and dolphin cruises all make Adelaide an excellent holiday destination for all ages.

The city provides the ideal opportunity to pursue your professional development and, at the same time, to enjoy everything the city has to offer at ICTP-2015.

Climate

Adelaide enjoys a predictable ‘Mediterranean style’ climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters punctuated with occasional rain. It is Australia’s driest capital city with only a few millimetres of rain falling in Adelaide during summer.

For the month of July, The temperature remains in between 15°C to 30°C.

Getting to Adelaide

Plane

Adelaide Airport is one of Australia’s most modern passenger facilities and is serviced by seven international and four domestic carriers, with regular direct flights to and from all major Australian cities. Adelaide Airport is approximately 20 minutes by taxi to the Adelaide Convention Centre. The Skylink Airport Shuttle specialises in providing a regular scheduled bus service between Adelaide Airport, Keswick Interstate Railway Terminal and the Adelaide CBD. There are set-downs and pick-ups from most major city hotels. The shuttle service operates every day of the year, except Christmas Day. For more information please call +61 8 8332 0528 or visit the website: www.skylinkadelaide.com

Train

Keswick Railway Terminal is approximately three kilometres from Adelaide’s city centre, and is serviced by the Overland to Melbourne four times per week, the Indian Pacific between Perth and Sydney twice a week and the Ghan, which runs from Adelaide to Alice Springs and Darwin.

Road

South Australia has a good network of public roads and highways to navigate if you are driving to Adelaide. National highways leading to Adelaide include the Sturt Highway (A20), Dukes Highway (A8), and Eyre Highway (A1).

Coach

Several coach carriers service the Adelaide Central Bus Station, located in Franklin Street, Adelaide, from other Australian capital cities and regional centres. Carriers include Greyhound, Premier Stateliner and Vline.

Inner City Dining

City food is concentrated around Gouger Street and Rundle Street. You’ll love the relaxed atmosphere and international menus. In other parts of the city centre, try The Greek on Halifax (street), Goodlife Pizza restaurants on Hutt Street, O’Connell Street and at Glenelg or Cos on Leigh Street.

If you still can’t decide, 5 or 10 minutes in a cab will have you on King William Road at Hyde Park, Unley Road, The Parade at Norwood, Melbourne or O’Connell Streets, both in North Adelaide.

Wherever you go though, there’s a huge choice, with everything from ever popular family owned cafés and restaurants, to well known franchise businesses. 

For more information and suggestions for dining out in Adelaide see www.yourrestaurants.com.au/sa/adelaide/

Stay

There are over 4,500 hotel rooms in very close proximity to the Adelaide city centre, while delegates who choose to stay further out (e.g., on the beachfront) can access a range of modern transport options, including trams, buses and taxis.

Sponsorship

Asia-Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR) always welcomes any kind of sponsorship. APIAR believes that it is a great opportunity for sponsors to enhance their visibility and to reach academics, researchers, consultants and members of the business community from around the world. In our first conference ‘1st International Conference on Theory and Practice (ICTP-2015)’ we are expecting delegates from around ten countries. APIAR strongly encourages potential sponsors to participate in ICTP-2015 for the excellent exposure their organisations will receive. The number of contributions necessary to become a sponsor is negotiable.

APIAR offers three different types of sponsoring opportunities as follows:

 GOLD Sponsorship 

Special Session in Program:

  • A 15-minute special session in front of the full audience to explain your organisation’s unique characteristics.

Branding:

  • The logo of your organisation will be displayed on all ICTP-2015 websites, newsletters, on the CD of Proceedings and on signage at the venue.

Press Release:

  • A press release, announcing your participation, will be sent to all ICTP-2015 media and analyst contacts.

E-Newsletters:

  • Presentations will be featured in multiple e-Newsletters distributed to the APIAR Community.

Conference Dinner and Crest:

  • Every table will have table signage displaying your organisation’s name. You will also receive a crest from the conference chair.

 SILVER Sponsorship 

Special Session in Program:

  • A 10-minute Technical Partnership presentation focused on corporate technical interests.

Branding:

  • The logo of your organisation will be displayed on all ICTP-2015 websites, newsletters, on the CD of Proceedings and on signage at the venue.

Press Release:

  • A press release, announcing your participation, will be sent to all ICTP-2015 media and analyst contacts.

Crest:

  • You will receive a crest from the conference chair.

 BRONZE Sponsorship 

Branding:

  • The logo of your organisation will be displayed on all ICTP-2015 websites, newsletters, on the CD of Proceedings and on signage at the venue.

Press Release:

  • A press release, announcing your participation, will be sent to all ICTP-2015 media and analyst contacts.

E-newsletters:

  • Presentations will be featured in multiple e-Newsletters distributed to the APIAR Community.

Certificate:

  • You will receive a certificate from the conference chair.

Kindly send your sponsorship proposal to info@apiar.org.au.

Paper Publications

All of the accepted papers will be published without any extra fees in the following journals:

Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies (APJABSS)
Asia Pacific Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology (APJCECT)