4th International Conference on Theory and Practice (ICTP -2018), Adelaide, South Australia

DATE: 2018-02-09 - 2018-02-10

VENUE: Education Development Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS : ICTP -2018

Front matter: ICTP – Feb, 2018 (Volume 4)

Conference:

Conference: 4th  International Conference on Theory and Practice (ICTP – Feb, 2018)
Chief Editor: Dr Steven Barrett
Location: Education Development Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
Date: 9th and 10th of February, 2018
Sponsor: 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: 978-0-6481172-5-4
Copyright @ 2017, Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR).

INVESTIGATING THE DETERMINANTS OF PATIENTS’ CHOICE BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC HOSPITALS AMONG BOP CONSUMERS

Best Paper in Business.

Author details:

  • Shila Teresa Ishwardat, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Federica Angeli, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
  • Anand Kumar Jaiswal, Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, India.

Page Numbers: 26 - 26

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USING VR TO INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT ANDEMPLOYABILITY SKILLS WHEN TEACHING TAXATION

Best paper in Education.

Author details:

  • Terry Filer, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
  • Dr Marc Holmes, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Page Numbers: 36 - 36

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INNOVATION INTERNSHIPS: LESSONS LEARNED

Best paper in Information Technology.

Author details:

  • Valerie Maxville, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Page Numbers: 43 - 43

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TRANSITIONS FROM TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT TO PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT AMONG YOUTH: THE ROLE OF LABOR LAW AND EDUCATION SYSTEMS

Best paper in Social Sciences.

Author details:

  • Björn Högberg, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
  • Anna Baranowska-Rataj, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
  • Mattias Strandh, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Page Numbers: 54 - 68

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CHINA-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR: A ROUTE TO PAKISTAN’S ECONOMIC REVIVAL THROUGH THE CONNECTIVITY AND INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN REGIONAL INTEGRATION

Author details:

  • Professor Doctor Aurangzeb, Greenwich University, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Sana Arz Bhutto, Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Pakistan.

Page Numbers: 01 - 14

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STUDY EFFECT OF CAPITAL MARKET SENSITIVITY ON CONSERVATIVE FINANCIAL REPORTS OF FIRMS

Author details: 

  • Elaheh Mirzaie, Islamic Azad University, Shahr-e-Qods branch, Tehran, Iran
  • Zahra Amir hosseini, Islamic Azad University, Shahr-e-Qods branch, Tehran, Iran

Page Numbers: 15 - 15

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DETERMINANTS OF OCCUPATIONAL CHOICES: A MULTINOMIAL LOGIT ANALYSIS OF SELECTED VAVUNIYA CAMPUS GRADUANDS IN SRI LANKA

Author details:

  • A. Thayaparan, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • G.Y.N Gunathilaka, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Page Numbers: 16 - 25

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INVESTIGATING THE DETERMINANTS OF PATIENTS’ CHOICE BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC HOSPITALS AMONG BOP CONSUMERS

Best Paper in Business.

Author details:

  • Shila Teresa Ishwardat, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Federica Angeli, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
  • Anand Kumar Jaiswal, Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, India.

Page Numbers: 26 - 26

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WHAT ARE THE FACTORS FOR THE ADOPTION OF SMEs FUNDING IN SAUDI ARABIA

Author details:

  • Abdulaziz Mohammed S Basahel, University of New England, Australia

Page Numbers: 27 - 27

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THE IMPACT OF VISUAL ELECTRONIC WORD-OF-MOUTH COMMUNICATIONS ON E-COMMERCE ADOPTION CASE STUDY: THE DIFFERENT ROLE OF BLOGGER’S VISUAL ELECTRONIC WORDOF- MOUTH ON YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND SNAPCHAT

Author details:

  • Majdah ALNefaie, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
  • Shahadat Khan, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
  • Siva Multhaly, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, Malaysia

Page Numbers: 28 - 29

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DIVIDEND POLICY AND SHAREHOLDERS’ WEALTH: A STUDY OF SELECTED LISTED HOTEL AND TRAVEL COMPANIES IN SRI LANKA

Author details:

  • Tharmalingam Pratheepan, University of Jaffna, Vavuniya Campus, Sri Lanka.

Page Numbers: 30 - 30

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ENGLISH LISTENING PROFICIENCY AND FACTORS AFFECTING ENGLISH LISTENING SKILLS OF FIRST YEAR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AT THAT PHANOM COLLEGE, NAKHON PHANOMUNIVERSITY

Author details:

  • Ditthawat Thongsook, That Phanom College, Nakhon Phanom University, Thailand

Page Numbers: 31 - 31

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SHEDDING LIGHT ON TRANSFORMATIONAL ONLINE LEARNING USING FIVE PRACTICE BASED TENETS: ILLUMINATING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SELF

Author details:

  • Dr Sally Goldspink, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England.
  • Dr Hilary Engward, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, England.

Page Numbers: 32 - 32

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THE EFFECTS OF LEARNERS’ JOB COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF THEIR VOCATIONAL KEY COMPETENCIES IN LIFELONG EDUCATION BASED ON NATIONAL COMPETENCY STANDARDS (NCS)

Author details:

  • Jun-Sang Yoon , Kongju National University, Yesan, South Korea 31080
  • Ki-Young Nam, Kongju National University, Yesan, South Korea 31080

Page Numbers: 33 - 33

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DYSFUNCTIONAL LEADERSHIP: NOTES FROM THE “DARK” SIDE

Author details:

  • R.E. White, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • D.C. Young, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Page Numbers: 34 - 34

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ARABIC LANGUAGE MAINTENANCE IN MULTICULTURAL COUNTRIES AND IN THE REGIONAL CITY OF TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA

Author details:

  • Dr. Mostefa Abdelhadi, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Page Numbers: 35 - 35

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USING VR TO INCREASE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT ANDEMPLOYABILITY SKILLS WHEN TEACHING TAXATION

Best paper in Education.

Author details:

  • Terry Filer, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
  • Dr Marc Holmes, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Page Numbers: 36 - 36

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MENTORING, SELF-EFFICACY AND PERFORMANCE IN CONDUCTING INVESTIGATORY PROJECTS: A MIXED-METHOD ANALYSIS

Author details:

  • Maria Betty M. Aparecio, Central Mindanao University, Philippines.

Page Numbers: 37 - 37

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CYBERBULLYING AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ACADEMIC, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Author details:

  • Yehuda Peled, Western Galilee College, Akko, Israel

Page Numbers: 38 - 38

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EDUCATIONAL EFFECTS OF CODING NOTES FOR COMPUTATIONAL THINKING

Author details:

  • Seung Ryol MAENG, Kongju National University, Cheonan, South Korea.

Page Numbers: 39 - 39

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MORE THAN AN ARENA FOR COMMUNICATION AND SHARING PRACTICES: A META-ANALYSIS OF YOUNG READERS’ USE OFDIGITISED MEDIA

Author details:

  • Lena Manderstedt, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden.
  • Annbritt Palo, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden.

Page Numbers: 40 - 40

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EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: A REGIONAL CASE STUDY

Author details:

  • Lalesh Ram Sharma, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • Govinda Ishwar Lingam, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

Page Numbers: 41 - 41

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USING MELLIVORA TO GAMIFY ASSESSMENT

Author details:

  • Mihai Lazarescu, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • Iain Murray, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • Sieteng Soh, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • Johannes Herrmann, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • Mark Upston, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Page Numbers: 42 - 42

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INNOVATION INTERNSHIPS: LESSONS LEARNED

Best paper in Information Technology.

Author details:

  • Valerie Maxville, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Page Numbers: 43 - 43

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SOCIAL WORK IN A CORRECTIONAL SETTING IN INDIA

Author details:

  • Associate Professor Sanjoy Roy, University of Delhi, India

Page Numbers: 44 - 44

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A RESEARCH ON THE USE OFMOBILE MOVE CENTERS SERVICE USING STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODEL (SEM)

Author details:

  • Kim Sung-Hoe, Kongju National University, Cheon-an, Korea
  • KimGyeong-Seok, Kongju National University, Cheon-an, Korea
  • Cheon Seong-Sik, Kongju National University, Cheon-an, Korea
  • Cho Yung-Sung, Intelligent Transportation Society of Korea, An-san, Korea
  • Son Seung-Neo, Intelligent Transportation Society of Korea, An-san, Korea

Page Numbers: 45 - 53

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TRANSITIONS FROM TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT TO PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT AMONG YOUTH: THE ROLE OF LABOR LAW AND EDUCATION SYSTEMS

Best paper in Social Sciences.

Author details:

  • Björn Högberg, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
  • Anna Baranowska-Rataj, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
  • Mattias Strandh, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Page Numbers: 54 - 68

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CITIZEN JOURNALISM: AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO USES AND GRATIFICATION

Author details:

  • Azam Jan, Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan & Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Shujaat Ali Khan, Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan

Page Numbers: 69 - 69

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FACTORS AFFECTING INFANCY DEVELOPMENT: AN ANALYSIS FROM THE SUNNAH AND CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

Author details:

  • Muhammad Tahir, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Mohamad Abdalla, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
  • Stephen Larmar, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Page Numbers: 70 - 70

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ADAPTATION IN THEATRE: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Author details:

  • Uma A.V, University of Madras, India

Page Numbers: 71 - 71

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SOCIAL MEDIA’S STANDING IN MCLUHAN’S MEDIA ECOLOGY THEORY: A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

Author details: 

  • Azam Jan, Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan & Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
  • Shujaat Ali Khan, Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan.

Page Numbers: 72 - 72

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ICTP -2018 Info

The 4th International Conference on Theory and Practice (ICTP-  2018) will be held on 9th and 10th of February 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. The main theme of this conference is ‘Lighting the Future’. The conference will cover every topic from the areas of Business, Education, Social Sciences and ICT. 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!

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 submitted 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 online 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 '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)

Please be aware that these ‘B’-ranked journals have their own rigorous reviewing process. They may request an additional fee for any papers you publish with them.

Conference Committee

Professor Leslie Holmes

Professor Leslie Holmes, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Professor Piet Kommers

Professor Piet Kommers, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Professor Mohd. Nazari Ismail

Professor Mohd. Nazari Ismail, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Professor Robert Wright

Professor Robert Wright, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Professor Djamel Eddine Laouisset

Professor Djamel Eddine Laouisset, ALHOSN University, UAE.

Professor Robyn Gillies

Professor Robyn Gillies, The University of Queensland, Australia.

Professor Dermawan Wibisono

Professor Dermawan Wibisono, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia.

Associate Professor Goh Lay Huah

Associate Professor Goh Lay Huah, HELP University, Malaysia.

Assoc. Prof. Teofilo C Daquila

Assoc. Prof. Teofilo C Daquila, National University Singapore, Singapore.

Dr Mohammad Amizi Bin Ayob

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

Dr Anna Sekhar

Dr Anna Sekhar, Torrens University, Sydney, Australia.

Dr Steven Barrett

Dr Steven Barrett, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Call for Paper

The 4th International Conference on Theory and Practice (ICTP-  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 ICTP–  2018 will be published in the following online journals without any additional fees:

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)

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

30th Nov 2017
29th of December 2017 (extended)

Early bird registration deadline

8th Dec 2017

Regular registration deadline

15th Dec 2017
10th of January 2018 (extended)

Full Paper submission deadline (Optional)

19th Jan 2018

Conference dates

9th -10th Feb 2018

The organising committee of ICTP- 2018 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 –  2018.

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.

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 conference ‘4th International Conference on Theory and Practice (ICTP-  2018)’ we are expecting delegates from around 20 countries. APIAR strongly encourages potential sponsors to participate in ICTP-2018 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-2018 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 ICTP-2018 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-2018 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 ICTP-2018 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-2018 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 ICTP-2018 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 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)

Publication Ethics

The Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR) endeavours to ensure that no form of unethical practice or behaviour is displayed or carried out by the authors, reviewers or editors.

Ethical policy for authors

Authors are required to:

  • Provide work that is original, unpublished, unduplicated and un-plagiarised
  • Adequately acknowledge the materials used or quoted from other sources, using citations, mentions and/or permissions where required
  • Avoid violations or infringements of other authors’ and publishers’ rights
  • Avoid copying data from other sources without acknowledgement
  • Avoid using concocted, untrue or manipulated data or information
  • Use their own data or obtain permission to use data reproduced in their papers
  • Properly acknowledge funding sources
  • Avoid using any material that supports or promotes violence in society
  • Avoid any contact with the editor or reviewers for their work
  • Comply to all other ethical standards in their work and avoid any unethical or immoral conduct.

Ethical policy for reviewers

Reviewers:

  • Should ensure that the work is original and unpublished
  • Must not make any contact with the author
  • Must maintain confidentiality and must not pass on or divulge any information contained in the work to any individual or organisation either for personal gain or to provide any benefit to another person or organisation
  • Must maintain impartiality during the review process and must not show any kind of bias in accepting or rejecting work
  • Must be fair and transparent
  • Should comply to all other ethical policies recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) - http://publicationethics.org/ and/or the Council of Science Editors (CSE) -http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3331.

Ethical policy for editors

Editors:

  • Must ensure that the author complies with all ethical issues and that publication ethics are not violated
  • Must not have any form of contact with the author
  • Must be fair, unbiased, impartial and transparent in accepting or rejecting a paper
  • Must not pass on or divulge any information to any person or institution for personal gain or for the gain of another person or institution
  • Must not pass any information about the reviewers to the authors
  • Must ensure that the reviewers comply to all ethical policies

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 conference, you need to pay the conference fee. The registration fee is due in advance to participate in the conference (ICTP- 2018). 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. Online publication in our journal
  8. Certificate for every presenter

Registration Fee:

Details Early Bird Payment Regular Payment
Student* USD $225 USD $275
Academic USD $275 USD $325
Industry Professional USD $275 USD $325
Co-Author USD $275 USD $325
Publication Only USD $150 USD $200
Participation Only USD $200 USD $250

* 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.