News archive - Apply Now for the 6th Annual SEE Doctoral Student Conference

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.

Deadline: April 1, 2011.

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:

 For RT1:  URL:  Contact:

For RT2:  URL:  Contact:

For RT3:  URL:  Contact:


The following topics are encouraged, but are not exclusive:

Research Track 1 (RT1): 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, Entrepreneurship, Management of SMEs,  Enterprise Development, Innovation Management. 

 Research Track 2 (RT2): Information and 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, Simulation, Databases, Robotics, Graphics.

Research Track 3 (RT3): 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. 

Sociology Religiosity, Ethnicity, Identity, Social Policy, Genocide Studies, Post-Socialist Transformation, Europeanisation, Family and Community Life. 

Politics: EU Policy and Integration, International Relations, Migration, Public Administration, Nations and Nationalism, Conflict and Peace, Geo-Politics, Regional Development, Environment, Parties and Party Systems.

Education: Language Policy & Practice: Intercultural Communication, Ethno-linguistics, 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.  

Contact Details:

6th South East European Doctoral Student Conference Organising Committee

South-East European Research Centre (SEERC)
Research Centre of the University of Sheffield and CITY College
24 Pr. Koromila St, 54622 Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +(30) 2310 253 477 
Fax: +(30) 2310 234 205



Geographical focus
  • Europe
  • SEE

Entry created by Christina Miariti on March 21, 2011
Modified on February 3, 2011