6th Annual South East European Doctoral Student Conference

6th Annual South East European Doctoral Student Conference
Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th September 2011

Thessaloniki - Greece

Building on the success of the five previous Doctoral conferences which each attracted over 100 papers from countries all over the SE European region and beyond (UK, Greece, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Sweden, Serbia, FYR of Macedonia, Belgium and as far as USA), we are pleased to announce the organisation of the 6th SEERC Doctoral conference. The aim of the conference is to further facilitate the exchange of knowledge between young researchers and to consolidate the established network of scholars currently undertaking research in South East Europe. Having identified academic isolation as a problem that many doctoral students face today, DSC 2011 aims to bring researchers together with the purpose of establishing collaborative links between disciplines, for testing the ground with innovative ideas and for engaging the wider academic community. The Conference is open to young researchers currently undertaking doctoral study, or in the early years of their research career (up to 2 years following the award of their PhD degree). It has an inter-disciplinary focus. More information on the topic areas covered by the conference can be found on the page that follows. All papers presented at the Conference will be evaluated by an expert panel of academics and other PhD Conference participants. Each presentation will be followed by questions from the audience and comments/feedback from the panel members. The accepted submissions will be included in the Proceedings. In addition, there will be a general discussion session guided by the panel discussants and participants, addressing various issues on PhD work and the experience of carrying out research. There will also be a number of general presentations focusing on useful skills development for doctoral students.

The research areas the papers should be addressed to are the following:

Research Track 1 (RT1): Enterprise, Innovation & Development
Research Track 2 (RT2): Information and Communication Technologies
Research Track 3 (RT3): Society and Human Development: Psychology, Politics, Sociology and Education

Important Deadlines:
RT2 Abstract submission: 4th March 2011
RT1, RT3 Abstract submission: 1st April 2011
RT2, Full paper submission: 1st April 2011
Notification of acceptance (for all RT): 2nd May 2011
Submission of FULL - camera ready paper: 20th June 2011
Publication of Conference Programme: 15th July 2011

For more information including author guidelines please visit the following links:

The following topics are encouraged, but are not exclusive:

Research Track 1

 Enterprise, Innovation & Development

Foreign Direct Investment
Corporate Governance
Labour Economics
Logistics & Green Supply Chain Management
Corporate Finance & Financial Systems
Quality Management  & TQM
Customer Behaviour
Organisational Analysis & Learning
Marketing Planning
Human Resources Management
Strategic Management Marketing
Change Management
Knowledge Management
Public Management
Management of SMEs
Enterprise Development
Innovation Management

Research Track 2

 Information & Communication Technologies

Software Engineering
Information Security
Intelligent Systems
Educational Informatics
Information & Knowledge Management
Service Oriented Software Engineering
Semantic Web Technologies
Testing & verification of software systems
Modelling and Model Checking
Multi-Agent Systems
Biologically Inspired Computation
Health Informatics
Geographical Information Systems

Research Track 3

Society and Human Development: Psychology, Politics, Sociology, and Education

·         Psychology
Smoking Interventions at School and in the Workplace
Alcohol and Drug Use and Abuse
Attention and Human Performance
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Development in Typical and Atypical Populations
Quality of Life in Chronically-ill and Healthy Populations
Emotionality and Well-Being
Intervention with Populations with Special Needs
Counselling and Psychology
·         Politics
EU Policy and Integration
International Relations
Public Administration
Nations and Nationalism
Conflict and Peace
Regional Development
Parties and Party Systems

·         Sociology
Ethnicity, Identity
Social Policy
Genocide Studies
Post-Socialist Transformation
Family and Community Life
·         Education: Language Policy & Practice
Intercultural Communication
English as a Lingua Franca
English-Only Europe
The EU and Language
Language Testing
Language Teaching
·         Media and Journalism
Media Representation in the Balkans
Media Interaction and Globalization
Media Governance
Media Commercialization
War Reporting: Archiving of War Crimes
Media Freedom
Media Corruption