1st International Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR -2017), Bahrain

DATE: 2017-01-25 - 2017-01-26

VENUE: The Domain Hotel, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS : ICAR -2017

Front matter: ICAR – 2017 (Volume 1)

Conference:

Conference: 1st International Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR-2017)
Chief Editor: Professor Yoser Gadhoum
Location: The Domain Hotel, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Date: 25th and 26th of January, 2017
Sponsor: Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University (PMU), Saudi Arabia & Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR)

Publisher:

Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR)
Suite 1A Level 2; 802 Pacific Highway; Gordon NSW 2072; Australia

Document Information:

Document Type: Proceedings Paper
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-9953980-1-6
Copyright @ 2016, Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR).

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Author details:

  • Muhammad Suhail Rizwan, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Barbara L'Huillier, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Dawood Ashraf, Islamic Research & Training Institute, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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CIVILISATION ANALYSIS: UNLOCKING THE SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXTS OF ARAB CIVIL SOCIETY

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  • Clare Walsh, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

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  • Mhamed Nour, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.
  • Aziz Oukaira, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.
  • Mohammed Bougataya, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.
  • Ahmed Lakhssassi, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.

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FIVE LETTERS THAT “HURT”: THE MULTICULTURAL INDONESIA IN CURRENT FASTER CHANGE ERA

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  • Prof. Achmad Fedyani Saifuddin, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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THE IMMEDIATE IMPACT OF INSTAGRAM POSTS ON CHANGING THE VIEWERS’ PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

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  • Saleh Shuqair a, Bahrain Polytechnic, Manama, Bahrain.
  • Philip Cragg, Bahrain Polytechnic, Manama, Bahrain.

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THE IMPACT OF WORKPLACE SPIRITUALITY ON ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR: THE ROLES OF ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AND PERCEIVED ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORTS

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  • Syayyidah Maftuhatul Jannah, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.
  • Claudius Budi Santoso, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.

 

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE APPLICABILITY OF CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MARKETING IN THE BANKING SECTOR

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  • Dr Tareq Rasul, Australian Institute of Business (AIB), Adelaide, Australia.
  • Dr Elgin Ong, James Cook University, Singapore.

 

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OFFICIAL USE OF KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR: CASE OF SAUDI ARABIA

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  • Monera G Alkhaldi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Prof. Yoser Gadhoum, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

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THE EFFECT OF TERROR EVENTS ON FİNANCİAL MARKETS

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  • Dr. Yoser Gadhoum, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Abeer Aldawsari, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Halah Almusbeh, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

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THE NEXT 11: EMERGING INVESTMENT MARKET

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  • Bader Riyad ALOnaizi, Saudi kayan an Affiliate of SABIC, Saudi Arabia.
  • Prof. Yousr Gadhoum, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, KSA.

 

Page Numbers: 53 - 62

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND PERFORMANCE OF SAUDI BANKS: 2010-2015

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  • Edward Bace, Middlesex University, UK.

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WORKPLACE AND WORKTIME FLEXIBILITY AND CREATIVE R&D WORK OUTCOME

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  • Aaro Hazak, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Kadri Männasoo, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Marko Virkebau, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia.

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCURACY OF FINANCIAL REPORTING: EVIDENCE FROM THE USA

Best Paper in Business.

Author details:

  • Muhammad Suhail Rizwan, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Barbara L'Huillier, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Dawood Ashraf, Islamic Research & Training Institute, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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THE IMPACT OF VIOLENT ATTACKS ON THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA (KSA); A CASE STUDY ABOUT THE IMPACT OF VIOLENCE ON TADAWUL STOCK MARKETS

Author details:

  • Ibrahim A. AL-Ghamdi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Prof. Yoser Gadhoum, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 66 - 66

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THE IMPACT OF TERRORİST ATTACKS ON SELECTED STOCK MARKETS

Author details:

  • Prof. Yousr Gadhoum, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Abdulrahman Abdullah Al Rabiah, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Yahya Ali Hamdi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Mortada Alkhars, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 67 - 67

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THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC AUSTERITY ON THE COST CUTTING STRATEGIES IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR

Author details:

  • Sarah Yousef AlOmairi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Prof. Yoser Gadhoum, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

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THE RISING SAUDI ENTREPRENEUR GENERATION: THE UNIQUE ROLE OF MARRIAGE DOWRIES IN GENDER SPECIFIC SMALL BUSINESS TRAJECTORIES

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  • Prof. Robert D. Manning, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Esam A. Halawani, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DE LA SALLE: ON BECOMING A LASALLIAN

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  • Juanito O. Cabanias, PhD, De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Cavite, Philippines.

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THE NEW GENERAL SELF-EFFICACY SCALE: A MATTER OF LANGUAGE

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  • Siddiqua Aamir, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.
  • Ebtesam Ahmad Tallouzi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.
  • Maura A. E. Pilotti, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.
  • Khadija El Alaoui, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.

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CIVILISATION ANALYSIS: UNLOCKING THE SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXTS OF ARAB CIVIL SOCIETY

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Author details:

  • Clare Walsh, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Page Numbers: 95 - 103

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ORIENTATION TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES TO REDUCE THE TURNOVER RATE IN AJAD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Author details:

  • Hessah Al-Dossary, Prince Mohammed Bin Fahad University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 104 - 128

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BARRIERS OF EFFECTIVE EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT FACING SAUDI WOMEN

Author details:

  • Dalal Ammash Mubark AlDossary, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 129 - 142

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COMPARING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FLIPPED CLASSROOM TO CONVENTIONAL UNDERGRADUATE

Author details:

  • Athary Almuhanna, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Jeff Haywood,University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Christine Sinclair, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

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DEVELOPING A TRAINING PROGRAM TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION FOR LEARNING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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  • May Alkhaldi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

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HOW TO EFFECTIVELY TEACH ART AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL IN BOTH ENGLISH AND ARABIC LANGUAGES

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  • Heba Albash, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

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IDENTIFYING THE ROLE OF HRD SPECIALIST TO FACILITATE CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Author details:

  • Haifa S. Al-Rawdan, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

 

Page Numbers: 146 - 146

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WORKFORCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN SAUDI ARABIA

Author details:

  • Sumaya Mohammed A AlBeeshi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

 

Page Numbers: 147 - 147

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DEVELOPING A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT MANUAL FOR IMPROVING RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA THROUGH ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: THE CASE OF SAUDI ARABIA

Author details:

  • Yousif Eisa Y Al-Saeed, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

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IMPLEMENTING TQM AT KFSH-D TO ENHANCE & SUSTAIN PERFORMANCE & ACHIEVE THE NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM 2020 TARGETS

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  • Huda Mohammed M Alsulaim, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 150 - 150

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EMPIRICAL STUDY ON AUTOMATED GUI TESTING TECHNIQUES FOR ANDROID

Author details:

  • Madiha Yousaf, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Haris, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AT PRINCE MOHAMMAD BIN FAHD UNIVERSITY

Author details:

  • Tahar Ayadat, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Omar Ouda, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alaa Salman, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Danish Ahmed, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Andi Asiz, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

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USING VIRTUAL BANG-BANG CONTROLLERS TO OPTIMIZE TREATMENT OF BRAIN TUMORS

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Author details:

  • Mhamed Nour, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.
  • Aziz Oukaira, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.
  • Mohammed Bougataya, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.
  • Ahmed Lakhssassi, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.

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APPLİCATİON OF CLOUD COMPUTİNG FOR PROVİDİNG KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SERVİCES FOR HİGHER EDUCATİON SECTOR

Author details:

  • Muhammad Rafiq, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University KSA, Saudi Arabia.
  • Abul Bashar, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University KSA, Saudi Arabia.
  • Arifusalam Shaikh, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University KSA, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 183 - 190

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IoT BASED REAL-TIME VOICE ANALYSIS AND SMART MONITORING SYSTEM FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

Author details:

  • Ghazanfar Latif, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Adil H. Khan, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • M. Mohsin Butt, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  • Omair Butt, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

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FIVE LETTERS THAT “HURT”: THE MULTICULTURAL INDONESIA IN CURRENT FASTER CHANGE ERA

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Author details:

  • Prof. Achmad Fedyani Saifuddin, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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ON USE VALUE AND MONEY HOARDING

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  • Dr. Loulou Malaeb, American University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE.

Page Numbers: 208 - 217

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HOMOPHILY AMONG RESEARCHERS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY

Author details:

  •  Sameer Kumar, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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ENGAGING WOMEN EXCOMBATANTS AS VOLUNTEERS FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES: THE BINHI SA BWAS-DAMLAG EXPERIENCE

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  • Ruben M. Gamala, University of The Philippines Visayas, Philippines

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ICAR -2017 Info

The 1st International Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR 2016) has been organised by Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR). Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) has agreed to provide APIAR relevant academic support. The conference will be held on 25th and 26th of January 2017 in Manama, Bahrain. The main theme of this conference is ‘Discover the Difference’. 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.

About APIAR

The Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR) is an Australian-based organisation dedicated to empowering the research sector. APIAR delivers experience and expertise across four primary domains: Business, Social Sciences, Education and ICT. In a response to evolving learning processes and knowledge consumption needs, APIAR collates the resources of leading professionals worldwide into a single platform of global knowledge. Through the publishing of academic journals, training in research epistemology and organization of both local and international conferences, APIAR uses cutting-edge technology to share resources as a leading mass communication medium. Support of researchers and research students in their efforts to enhance and distribute knowledge is a prime driver of APIAR, with the aim being to combine these domains into one interdisciplinary academic vocation. Another key focus is on benchmarking and extending research in successful business practices. With exciting networking and project-building opportunities for associates on the rise, APIAR endeavours to achieve a better knowledge development climate in higher education and corporate training. APIAR has set out to change the way the world harnesses knowledge in an effort to generate more. Showing promise as one of the fastest growing resource-sharing organizations worldwide, APIAR aims to create efficient learning strategies that readily transfer to work contexts for a more cost- and time-effective learning solution.

About PMU

PMU is one of the largest private universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As the first private university to be established in the Eastern Province, PMU is the fulfilment of a vision from His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Bin Abdul-Aziz, former Governor of KSA Eastern Province. PMU is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, offering graduate, undergraduate and professional programs across a variety of disciplines. Framed by local visionaries and a consortium of experts across 32 USA universities, PMU has inherited hundreds of years’ experience in USA higher education, while preserving the ethos of its Saudi identity. Today, PMU boasts diversity across faculty and students, successful graduation rates, competent graduates and a powerful curriculum. The modern grounds offer smaller class sizes for individual attention, open-door policy accessibility, accredited programs and evening classes, as well as healthy partnerships with neighbouring universities. A chief priority of PMU is contributing to the advancement of human intelligence, including the promulgation and development of knowledge. Research plays an integral role in reaching these ideals, so PMU endeavours to guide research activities that create solutions for persistent problems in surrounding communities through applied research and technical consultation. Creating and maintaining an infrastructure to enable high-level research includes the provision of laboratory space, support staff and statistical software for quantitative and qualitative research methods, promoting PMU’s growing status as a research-intensive university. The core values of PMU remain entrenched in Islamic principles, while still expanding to include efficient international practices. The result today is a proud Saudi university that is able to match global characteristics, specifications and standards in its ongoing pursuit of excellence.

Learn more

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!

Our conferences are multidisciplinary and focus on different subject areas. Over the past few years an average of forty to fifty participants have participated in each event. Great interaction and professional networking took place on every occasion. You can take advantage of these benefits by participating in a conference that will assist you to enhance your research career.

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 (i.e., conditions apply) without any extra fees in the following journals:

Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies (APJABSS) (ISSN: 2205-6033)
Asia Pacific Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology (APJCECT) (ISSN: 2205-6191)

Publish With PMU (JGRHB) Journal
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) will also select few articles from different areas to be published in their upcoming Journal of Global Research on Humanities and Business (JGRHB, ISBN: 978-0-9953980-23).
NVivo Workshop

NVivo is a software package that can assist you in your qualitative data analysis. The workshop, which will run on the first two days (23–24 Jan 2017) of the upcoming conference, will be an intensive, hands-on introduction to the software, and will provide a comprehensive overview of NVivo and its main functions and processes. The aim is to give you a comprehensive understanding of the software.

The workshop will cover all the essential NVivo tools: formatting, creating/importing documents, linking, coding, searching, modelling, multi-media and visuals. When you return to your desk you will have a clear idea of how to proceed with your project, and you will have the skills you need to do it. Ideally, you should do this short course early in the design phase of your project as one of the most frequent comments made at NVivo workshops is “if only I’d done this sooner….!” All participants are required to bring along the data they wish to analyse for use in the ‘Own Project’ sessions. If you have no interview data, then literature and project notes will be a good start, or perhaps some transcripts you have previously analysed. In the ‘Own Project’ session you will set up your project in a guided environment in which any issues related to any participant’s data will be identified.

This workshop is ideal for researchers wishing to analyse rich messy qualitative data, and is especially useful for postgraduate students planning to use NVivo software to manage their data analysis. The registration fee is USD 500, and is separate from the paper registration fee.

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 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Contemporary Research (APCCR- 2016) 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.

All conference articles from 1st International Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR- 2016) 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.

Dr Ross Yates

Dr Ross Yates, Edith Cowan University, Australia.

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.

Call for Paper

The 1st International Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR 2017) 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 ICAR 2016 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 deadline

30th Nov 2016
21th Dec 2016 (extended)

Early bird registration deadline

9th Dec 2016

Regular registration deadline

16th Dec 2016
05th Jan 2017 (extended)

Conference dates

25th - 26th Jan 2017

The organising committee of ICAR 2017 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 ICAR 2017.

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 Bahrain

Bahrain is a group of 33 islands off the coast of Saudi Arabia, in the Arabian Gulf.

Bahrain is rich in the history and cultural legacy of ancient civilizations, and offers a fascinating blend of Eastern and Western cultures, as well as modern and ancient. The capital Manama is a bustling cosmopolitan which boasts world class restaurants, shopping centers, and tourist attractions.

Bahrain's climate is hot in summer and mild in winter. From November to April the weather is very pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 24 degrees centigrade. Arabic is the official language, but English is widely used by most businesses.

Bahrain International Circuit

The Bahrain International Circuit is a venue used for drag racing, GP2, and an annual Formula One Grand Prix. For the first time in 2006, there was a V8 supercar race, named the Desert 400, and also a 24-hour race. The construction of the Bahrain circuit was a national objective for Sakhir, Bahrain, initiated by the Crown Prince, Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The Crown Prince is the Honorary President of the Bahrain Motor Federation. Race organizers were worried that the circuit would not be complete in time for the 2004 Grand Prix and attempted to cancel the event. However, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone refused this request. In the end, the circuit was not quite fully complete, but was good enough for the Grand Prix to go ahead.

Shopping Attractions

Bahrain City Centre is the first and biggest mixed-use development in Bahrain offering the best shopping, leisure and entertainment experience to its customers under one roof. Strategically located on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Highway in the heart of Manama, Bahrain City Centre has introduced a world-class retail ambience and hundreds of other 'firsts' to the Kingdom including 150 of its over 350 internationally reputed brands making their debut in the country. The Centre’s stunning entertainment offer includes the region’s first indoor/outdoor temperature controlled 15,000 square metre Wahooo! Waterpark, Bahrain’s biggest cinema complex Cineco 20, and a family entertainment centre for children and young adults, Magic Planet. For food and beverage options, over 50 food court outlets have been lined up to offer the most popular as well as exotic choices from all over the world.

Bahrain Fort

The Fort is at a distance of nearly 7 kilometers from the city of Manama and situated at Karbabad, the village wellknown for its traditional basketry on the North Central coastline. It is also known as Qal’at Burtughal, the historical site that had become the seat of successive civilizations, the last of which was the Islamic era. The fort was built by the Portuguese in 1522. The Portuguese added the high walls, the huge square tower and the surrounding moat that are still visible to visitors. The Bahrain Fort occupied a strategic military position and boasted a navigation ammunition depot and a secret passageway.

Bahrain National Museum

Situated at the junction of Al-Fateh Highway and Sheikh Hamad Bridge leading to Muharraq, the museum was officially opened in December 1988 to become one of the latest and largest museums in the Middle East. The Museum consists of several exhibition halls covering the history of Bahrain from the Stone Age, through ancient civilizations and up to the pre-oil period. A Heritage village has been developed outside the museum and is used for annual national festivals.

Grand Mosque

Dedicated in 1988, Al Fateh Grand Mosque is the largest edifice in Bahrain in terms of volume. With twin freestanding minarets soaring at 70 meters, the mosque has space for 7,000 worshippers.

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 seventh conference ‘1st International Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR- 2017)’ we are expecting delegates from around 20 countries. APIAR strongly encourages potential sponsors to participate in ICAR 2017 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 ICAR-2017 websites, newsletters, on the USB of Proceedings and on signage at the venue.

Press Release:

  • A press release, announcing your participation, will be sent to all ICAR-2017 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 ICAR-2017 websites, newsletters, on the USB of Proceedings and on signage at the venue.

Press Release:

  • A press release, announcing your participation, will be sent to all ICAR-2017 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 ICAR-2017 websites, newsletters, on the USB of Proceedings and on signage at the venue.

Press Release:

  • A press release, announcing your participation, will be sent to all ICAR-2017 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 [email protected]

Paper Publications

All of the accepted papers (conditions apply) may 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)

Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

A Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

(Composed using the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit and in compliance with Elsevier recommendations.)

Ethical Guidelines for Conference Publication

(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies.)

The publication of an abstract or a full paper in a peer-reviewed conference proceeding is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed abstracts and articles support and embody the scientific research methods. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the editor, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society.

As publisher, Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR) takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognise our ethical and other responsibilities.

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other sources of commercial revenue have no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the APIAR and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Duties of authors

(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies.)

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.

Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Review and professional publication of abstracts and articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off another paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one conference proceedings or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one conference concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another conference a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles in more than one conference proceedings is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the conference proceedings concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the publisher (i.e. APIAR) and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper. The publisher (i.e. APIAR) can ask for an additional service charge if the errors were made by the author(s).

Duties of the Editorial Board

(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for the  editors of the conference proceedings.)

Publication decisions

The conference committee is responsible for deciding which of the abstracts / articles should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the editorial board and it is important to note that copyright infringement and plagiarism related issues will be the sole responsibility of the author(s) of any article(s). The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration to the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies. If the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern or other note may be necessary. Every reported act of unethical publishing behaviour must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

Duties of reviewers

(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for the conference proceedings editors.)

Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communications with the author, may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method. Elsevier shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.

Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself or herself from the review process.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorised by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the papers.

Important Information

Conference Structure

Our conferences are multidisciplinary and focus on different subject areas. Over the past few years an average of forty to fifty participants have participated in each event. Great interaction and professional networking took place on every occasion. You can take advantage of these benefits by participating in a conference that will assist you to enhance your research career.

Privacy Statement

The primary purpose of collecting the personal information requested on this form is to process your registration. In registering for this event, relevant details may be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates (name, email and organisation only) and may be made available to parties directly related to this event.

Insurance

Registration fees DO NOT include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates arrange their own travel and medical insurance prior to attending the event. The insurance policy should include loss of airfares for any reason; medical expenses; loss or damage to personal property; and any additional expenses and repatriation, should travel arrangements alter. APIAR does not take responsibility for any delegates failing to insure themselves.

Likewise, APIAR does not accept responsibility for personal accidents, theft and/or damage to the property of delegates.

Role of a Session Chair

  1. Introduction

    At the start of the session, briefly introduce yourself and explain the timing system to the audience, and as often during the session as you think necessary.

  2. Start on Time

    Start the session on time - announce the first presenter and the name of the paper, and start the timer.

  3. Check the Microphone

    If a microphone has been provided, then please ensure that this is working.

  4. Stick to the Schedule

    Please adhere to the time schedule listed in the schedule so that simultaneous sessions are as closely synchronized as possible. Many attendees move from session to session in order to hear specific presentations.

  5. Allotted Times

    The normal allotted time for every presentation is 20 minutes (15 minutes to present; 5 minutes for Q & A). During the 15 minutes presentation time, after the first 12 minutes there will be one bell just to alert the presenter that only three minutes are left and then after 15 minutes the final bell will be rung.

    Presenters must be asked to stop when their allotted time is up in a courteous but firm manner. Keep in mind that the session must end on time, and that the last speaker has just as much right to an audience as does the first speaker.

  6. Absent Presenter(s)
    Should a presenter fail to appear, call the next presenter and so on. 

  7. Session Problems

    If any problems arise that you are unable to handle while continuing to chair the session, either go, or immediately send, someone to the registration desk to alert the Meetings Manager of the problem.

Registration Fee

To register yourself in the conference, you need to pay the registration fee. The registration fee is due in advance to participate in the conference (ICAR 2017). Once we received payment authorization then you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration.

Participants must register and attend the conference in order to present their accepted papers. Non-presenting co-author who wants to attend the conference should register as attending only participant.

It is not possible to pay the registration fee after the conference. Conference sessions and other conference events are open only to registered participants.

To assure your participation in the conference and inclusion of your paper in the conference proceedings, your registration fee must be paid before the deadline. If your registration will be late, or if you have difficulties making the payments, please contact our office or send us an e-mail at [email protected] to make suitable arrangements.

Registration Includes

  1. Admission to the conference. One registration fee will allow only one author to participate in the conference.
  2. Welcome reception, daily refreshment/coffee/snack breaks.
  3. Attendance at all conference activities.
  4. Present your accepted paper at the conference.
  5. Printed copy of the conference program.
  6. Publication of the paper in online conference proceedings.
  7. Peer reviewing of one paper to be published in special edition of reputed international journal (online version).
  8. Certificate for every presenter

NVivo Workshop Fee:

DetailsEarly Bird PaymentRegular Payment
NVivo WorkshopUSD $500USD $550

Registration Fee:

DetailsEarly Bird PaymentRegular Payment
Student*USD $275USD $325
AcademicUSD $300USD $350
Industry ProfessionalUSD $300USD $350
Co-AuthorUSD $300USD $350
Publication OnlyUSD $300USD $350
Participation OnlyUSD $300USD $350

* Needs to provide proof of full-time student status.

* Co-Author's payment is applicable only when the first author has registered.

* Management can cancel any registration without providing any reason. In this case full registration fee will be refunded.