5th Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research (APCAR- APRIL 2017)

DATE: 2017-04-28 - 2017-04-29

VENUE: Rydges on Swanston, Melbourne, Australia

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS : APCAR - APR 2017

Front matter: APCAR - April 2017 (Volume 5)

Conference:

Conference: 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research (APCAR - APRIL, 2017)
Chief Editor: Professor John Polesel
Location: Rydges on Swanston, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Date: 28th and 29th of April, 2017
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: 978-0-9953980-3-0
ISSN: 2207-2799
Copyright @ 2017, Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR).

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  • Andre R de Oliveira, Utah Valley University, Orem, USA 
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  • Alexandre Carvalho, IPEA, Brasilia, Brazil

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  • Thi Tuyet Tran, Institution for Employment Research, German Federal Employment Agency, Germany Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

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  • Ahmad Tajuddin Samsudin, Telekom Research & Development, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
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  • Mohd Syafarees Ishak, Telekom Research & Development, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
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  • Yumiko Baba Aoyamagakuin University, Tokyo Japan.

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  • Amalia Rizki, University of Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Best Paper in Business.

Author details:

  • Andre R de Oliveira, Utah Valley University, Orem, USA 
  • Paulo Coutinho, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil 
  • Alexandre Carvalho, IPEA, Brasilia, Brazil

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  • Dr. Sri EndahNurhidayati, S.Sos, M.Si, Faculty of Vocational Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia 
  • Andy UmardionoS.Sos, M.Si, Faculty of Vocational Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia 
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  • Dr Promila Agarwal, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India

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Author details:

  • Mohd Roslan Ismail, International University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Zukarnain Zakaria, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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  • Bhagchandani Hunny, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Ahmedabad and India.
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  • Thi Tuyet Tran, Institution for Employment Research, German Federal Employment Agency, Germany Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Page Numbers: 44 - 52

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  • Ngu Kee Shing, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Saedah Siraj , University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Norlidah Alias , University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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  • Siti Farhah A.Aziz, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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  • Zaharah Hussin, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Nurul ‘Ain Norman, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Author details:

  • Roselila bt Mohd Nawawi, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Prof. Saedah Siraj , University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Page Numbers: 77 - 77

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  • Dr. Shweta Singh James Cook University, Australia.

Page Numbers: 78 - 78

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  • Khairah @ Asma’a Baharun, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Saedah Siraj, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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THE EFFECT OF AFFECTIVE FACTORS IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND ITS PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS

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  • Dr. Mrinalini Ghatage, SNDT Women’s University, India.
  • Aditi Korgaonkar, SNDT Women’s University, India.
  • Asst. Prof. Manisha Ghatage, SNDT Women’s University, India.

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AN EMERGENT LITERACY INTERVENTION AND FATHERS’ INVOLVEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTRES

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  • Parisa S. Tadi, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
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  • Amir Sadeghi, Islamic Azad University, Damavand Branch, Tehran, Iran.

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  • Bonnie Wing-Yin Chow City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Page Numbers: 82 - 82

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  • Ahmad Tajuddin Samsudin, Telekom Research & Development, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
  • Mohd Shahril Saharedan, Telekom Research & Development, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
  • Syaiful Nizam Yahya, Telekom Research & Development, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
  • Mohd Syafarees Ishak, Telekom Research & Development, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
  • Siti Salwa Said, Telekom Research & Development, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

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AN FPGA-BASED VIRTUAL PAINTING BOARD

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  • Ju Seok Lee, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea.
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  • Yumiko Baba Aoyamagakuin University, Tokyo Japan.

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  • Razana Juhaida Johari, UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
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  • Anis Halina Anuar, UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

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  • Nor AyubtMeor Ahmad, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Prof.SaedahSiraj, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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  • TANO Kouassi Joseph, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
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Author details:

  • Nafiu Ahmed, Coventry University, UK.

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EXCLUDED SPACES IN FEMINIST FRONT IN INDIA – CURRENT SCENARIO

Author details:

  • Aditi Korgaonkar, University of Mumbai, India.
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  • Yuanchun Xia, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand.
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  • SahasBunditkul, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

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ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE VERSUS NATIONAL CULTURE: A CROSS CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING CAPABILITY

Author details:

  • Naniek Setijadi, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia.
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FACTORS CONTRIBUTING IN ACQUISITION OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IN REGIONAL SCHOOLS

Author details:

  • Asst. Prof. Manisha Ghatage, SNDT Women’s University, India.
  • AditiKorgaonkar, University of Mumbai, India.

Page Numbers: 193 - 193

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THE REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN’S BEAUTY AND SEXUALITY IN SINHALESE THEATRE

Author details:

  • Dr. Sunethra Kankanamge, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Page Numbers: 194 - 194

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  • Mofza Algahtany, University of New England, Australia.

Page Numbers: 195 - 195

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SPIRITUAL EDUCATION FOR YOUNG ADOLESCENTS IN MALAYSIA VIA mLEARNING: NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Author details:

  • Nur`Izzah Norman, University of Technology Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • MohdAl`Ikhsan Ghazali, University of Technology Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Nurul Ain Norman, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

 

Page Numbers: 196 - 196

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HUMANITY, ENERGY AND LAW: EXPERIENCES, URGENCIES AND CHALLENGES IN INDIA

Author details:

  • Prof. M. Afzal Wani, GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi, India.

Page Numbers: 197 - 197

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APCAR - APR 2017 Info

The 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research (APCAR- April, 2017) will be held on 28th and 29th of April 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. The main theme of this conference is ‘Strategies for Future’. Accordingly, the conference will cover Business, Social Sciences, Education and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) disciplines. Internationally-recognized scholars will participate in the event to present their latest research and best practices.

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

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

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 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)

All conference articles from 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research (APCAR- April 2017) 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 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Advanced Research (APCAR- April 2016) 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 APCAR – April 2017 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

21th Feb 2017
21st Mar 2017 (extended)

Early bird registration deadline

28th Feb 2017

Regular registration deadline

7th Mar 2017
28th Mar 2017 (extended)

Full Paper submission deadline (Optional)

8th May

Conference dates

28th -29th APR 2017

The organising committee of APCAR- Apr 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 APCAR – Apr 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 Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia is an exciting city that offers visitors many options of things to do. The city is filled with parks, gardens and historic sites. Visitors can also choose a variety of dining options, sporting events, plays and entertaining festivals. The city features small, picturesque lanes filled with cafes, bars and boutiques that will please even the most discerning traveler.

Melbourne is filled with many cultural options. The Southbank precinct hosts the Arts Centre, the Recital Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Malthouse. The city is also filled with small galleries featuring local artists. The many interesting museums include the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Fire Services Museum of Vitoria, Australian National Aviation Museum, Hellenic Museum, and the National Sports Museum. Also, the Koorie Heritage Trust preserves the culture of Australia’s indigenous people. For those people interested in science, the Melbourne Planetarium is one of the finest in the world.

Melbourne is also rich in natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy the beaches across Melbourne including swimming areas at St. Kilda and Brighton. Travelers to Melbourne can also enjoy strolling through city gardens including Treasury Garden, Fitzroy Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Visitors can tour the Melbourne Zoo, Chesterfield Farm, Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium and Animal Land Children’s Farm which offer opportunities for the whole family to experience animals and nature.

Other outdoor activities available include Glow Golf Docklands which mixes mini golf with ultraviolet lighting, Luna Park Melbourne with its exciting roller coasters and MSAC Flow Rider which features surfing and body boarding. Other leisure and sports centers offer a variety of activities for visitors of every age. These sites include Water Marc, an indoor aquatic center, Clip and Climb Melbourne, an indoor climbing venue, and the Melbourne City Baths, a swimming center located in the historic public baths.

Historic sites are also attractions that many visitors enjoy. Visitors can experience the natural beauty, art and culture of Australia’s aboriginal people. In a variety of walking tours, people can see buildings of historical significance. One of the best examples of historic buildings is the Como House which was a colonial mansion.
Travelers who enjoy shopping can find many great choices in Melbourne. Local artisans produce beautiful accessories. Local designers sell high-end clothing and accessories for men and women. The city also features many designer outlets that provide great bargains.

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 Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research (APCAR-  Apr 2017)’ we are expecting delegates from around 20 countries. APIAR strongly encourages potential sponsors to participate in APCAR-Apr 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 APCAR- Apr 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 APCAR- Apr 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 APCAR- Apr 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 APCAR- Apr 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 APCAR-Apr 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 APCAR- Apr 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 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 & 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 conference, you need to pay the conference fee. The registration fee is due in advance to participate in the conference (APCAR- Apr 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. Online publication in our journal
  8. Certificate for every presenter

Registration Fee:

Details Early Bird Payment Regular Payment
Student* USD $350 USD $400
Academic USD $400 USD $450
Industry Professional USD $400 USD $450
Co-Author USD $350 USD $400
Publication Only USD $300 USD $350
Participation Only USD $400 USD $450

* 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.