International Scientific Events

Education, Research & Development

9th International Conference
23-27 August 2018
Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria

Organized by

  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
  • Science & Education Foundation, Bulgaria
  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan
  • Kazakh National Agrarian University, Kazakhstan
  • VUZF University, Bulgaria
  • Institute of Philosophy and Social and Political Studies of the Southern Federal University, Russia

Topics

Knowledge and Innovation: A Primary Factor for Productivity and Economic Growth

  • Innovative approaches to knowledge management
  • Flexible approaches to knowledge management
  • Peer-to-peer knowledge management
  • Organisational creativity & idea generation
  • Public sector innovation and policy
  • Educating the next generation of innovators
  • Culture and team management in innovation
  • Legal Framework in Knowledge Management
  • Education in market economy; Competitive education
  • The role of education in creating information society and technologies
  • Еducation and research, demographic processes and labour market
  • Equal access and wider participation in education
  • Government regulation and legislation
  • Structure, management and funding
  • Intellectual property in education and research

E-Learning and Virtual Innovations

  • E-learning: projects and results
  • E-learning: pedagogical strategies and tactics
  • Developing e-learning methods for specific fields
  • Online laboratories and classrooms
  • Virtual universities
  • Electronic library: information and search technologies
  • Electronic journals and books: projects and prospects

Higher Education: Globalisation and Internationalisation

  • Higher and further education: new challenges
  • Academic experiences and best practice contributions
  • Quality processes at national and international level
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Exchange programmes for students and university staff
  • Higher education and the Bologna Process
  • Application of the European system for accumulation and transfer of credits (ECTS)
  • Erasmus Programme: implementation and results at universities
  • The internationalisation of universities
  • Research and educational networks
  • International projects and innovations
  • Linking universities and the industry: partnerships, programmes, expertise
  • Assessment of students knowledge and skills

Scientific Research: Results and Perspectives

  • Scientific research centres: achievements and new ideas
  • Researching technologies in education
  • International research cooperation
  • Research on various aspects of the innovative society
  • Research methodologies
  • Academic research projects
  • Interconnection between education and research
  • University/Industry/Government: collaborative partnership in research

Socialisation of Youth in Contemporary Society

  • Humanising education
  • Creative activities
  • Continuity in education
  • Arts in education
  • Teacher training in a multicultural environment
  • Intercultural communication; The system of values in the dialogue of cultures

Education, Individual and Society

  • Pedagogy and methodology of education
  • Psychological and pedagogical content of educational activities
  • Integration of cross-cultural studies in the curriculum
  • General and vocational education
  • Pre-school education
  • Extra-curricular and out-of-school activities
  • Lifelong learning
  • Alternative education
  • Education of children and pupils with special educational requirements
  • Personnel, scientific, information and library services
  • Quality of teaching, training programs and аssessment

Papers on other relevant topics are welcome too.

Types of participation and general information

The official language of the conference is English. Translation and interpreting services will not be available. The conference room is set up in classroom style (with tables) and has a capacity of 300 people. The dress code is business casual to business attire. Meeting room temperatures may vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort. Please arrive at the conference room at least 30 minutes before your session begins. There may be changes to the conference program, for which participants will be notified in a timely manner.

There is free Wi-Fi in the conference room. Electrical outlets will not be available for use due to safety reasons. As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, mobile phones must be turned to silent before entering the sessions. The event will be photographed, audio and video recorded. If you are taking photos, please turn off your flash. The distribution of advertising messages in any form is strictly prohibited, except for sponsors.

Access to the conference room is available only to registered participants and their accompanying persons. Each participant, except attendees only, can take one accompanying person to the conference. Persons under the age of 18 and those carrying large luggage are not allowed inside the conference room.

Oral presenters will be given 10 minutes to present their work and additional 5 minutes for questions and answers. Moderators will be strict about timing. Your presentation must be in PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX) or PDF format. Prezi, Keynote and other formats are not supported. The playback of audio and video files is not allowed. All presentations must be in standard 4:3 ratio and not widescreen 16:9 ratio to match the size of the projection screen.

The conference room is equipped with overhead multimedia projector, (very) large screen, lectern, laptop running Windows 10 (with PowerPoint and Acrobat Reader installed), wireless microphones for both the presenter and those willing to ask questions, wireless remote for slides control with integrated timer and laser pointer. Presenters are not allowed to use their own equipment. A technician will assist you with starting your presentation. Once the presentation is launched, you will control/advance the slides. There will be no internet access on the presentation computer.

Presentations must be submitted in advance using our online submission form. Please bring a copy of your presentation to the conference on a USB memory stick as a backup. All presenters will be given the opportunity to check their presentations in advance. You are encouraged to review your presentation on the day before your talk.

Your poster must be 80 cm (32 inches) in width and 90 cm (36 inches) in height. Text and graphics should be readable from 2 meters (6 feet). Authors should bring their own printed poster with them to the conference. We are unable to accept posters in advance by mail or to print posters on site. We will provide free-standing poster boards and suitable fixing materials. Tables or other support devices will not be provided and are not allowed. Business cards and small handouts may be attached to the poster board.

The duration of each poster session is 1 hour. Please hung your poster at least 30 minutes before the start of your session. Each poster has a number in the conference program and must be placed at the board matching its number. Please remove your poster at the end of the day or it may be discarded.

Presenting a poster is less formal than a talk. Your role is to stand by your poster to offer information and answer questions about your research. While some people like to read posters on their own, the majority of people are thrilled to have you "walk them through the poster".

Online presentations are meant for those unable to attend the conference in person. No more than 10% of all presentations can be online. You can have either oral or poster online presentation. For online oral presentations we prefer videos with sound or PowerPoint slide shows with narrations. You can send your online posters in PDF and we will print and hang them. Online participants receive all conference materials (program, certificate, etc.) by email. Unfortunately, at this point we are unable to provide live streaming, due to internet connection limitations.

Publication

Educational Alternatives (ISSN 1314-7277)
https://www.scientific-publications.net/en/open-access-journals/educational-alternatives/

All the papers, regardless of the presentation type, will be published in a relevant journal of International Scientific Publications. Each paper is peer-reviewed by two anonymous, independent reviewers. The official language is English. Sending a paper for publication is optional.

This journal is indexed by Russian Science Citation Index, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) Scholar, Polish Scholarly Bibliography.

Editor in Chief
Yacov Kedem, Mofet Institute, Israel

Co-Editor in Chief
Krystyna Najder–Stefaniak, New Education Foundation, Poland

Executive Secretary
Kristy King Takagi, Fukui University, Japan

Editorial Board Members
Elzbieta Posluszna, New Education Foundation, Poland
Fran Galetic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Julia Chudinova, Research Tomsk Agricultural Institute, Russia
Luminita Cocarta, "Al. Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania
Nataliya Belenkova, People’s Friendship University, Russia
Sholpan Sakipova, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Kazakhstan
Stanislav Dimitrov, VUZF University, Bulgaria
Yakim Kitanov, VUZF University, Bulgaria

Formatting requirements

Papers have to be minimum 7 and maximum 20 pages long. An author can have no more than two papers published in the same volume.

The usage of the template is not mandatory. Papers that do not comply with the requirements will not be published.

Important dates and deadlines

Conference Registration Opening Venue
Agriculture & Food 05-06 PM, 20 June
09-10 AM, 21 June
10 AM, 21 June 20-24 June 2018
Hotel Royal Castle
Ecology & Safety 05-06 PM, 23 June
09-10 AM, 24 June
10 AM, 24 June 23-27 June 2018
Hotel Royal Castle
Materials, Methods & Technologies 05-06 PM, 26 June
09-10 AM, 27 June
10 AM, 27 June 26-30 June 2018
Hotel Royal Castle
Economy & Business 05-06 PM, 20 August
09-10 AM, 21 August
10 AM, 21 August 20-24 August 2018
Hotel Royal Castle
Education, Research & Development 05-06 PM, 23 August
09-10 AM, 24 August
10 AM, 24 August 23-27 August 2018
Hotel Royal Castle
Language, Individual & Society 05-06 PM, 26 August
09-10 AM, 27 August
10 AM, 27 August 26-30 August 2018
Hotel Royal Castle
Agriculture & Food    Ecology & Safety    Materials, Methods & Technologies
31 January 2018 Registration form and abstract submission deadline.
28 February 2018 Deadline for transferring the participation fee.
31 March 2018 Final paper submission deadline.
Economy & Business    Education, Research & Development    Language, Individual & Society
28 February 2018 Registration form and abstract submission deadline.
31 March 2018 Deadline for transferring the participation fee.
30 April 2018 Final paper submission deadline.
Conference Program
Day 1 Late registration
Day 2 Early registration; Welcome speech; Plenary talk; Talk session #1; Poster session #1; Talk session #2
Day 3 Talk session #3; Poster session #2; Talk session #4
Day 4 Talk session #5; Talk session #6; Awarding certificates
Day 5 Social program; Closing
Detailed program will be sent to the participants at later stage.

Participation fee and payment

The conference is limited to 300 attendees, providing a prime opportunity for networking. The participation fee is paid only when the registration is approved.

Standard participation fee 240 €
Special participation fee for participants in last year’s conference 210 €
Special participation fee for PhD students under 30 years of age 210 €
Fee for all participants who have missed the payment deadline 300 €
Additional fee for a second paper presented 120 €
Accompanying person
Accompanying persons do not pay participation fees. Each participant, except attendees only, can take ONE accompanying person to the conference. Accompanying persons (whether they are co-authors) are not qualified as participants. They do not receive materials from the event.
0 €
Attendance only (no presentation or publication) 180 €
Social program (optional; the price is per person) 60 €

All prices are in Euro and include VAT.

The participation fee includes:
  • Opportunity to present a paper either as a talk (10 min for presentation and another 5 min for discussion) or as a poster (with size 80x90 cm)
  • Opportunity to publish a paper up to 20 pages long in the relevant journal of International Scientific Publications
  • Certificate for participation
  • Admission to all sessions of the conference
  • A printed copy of the conference program
  • Coffee break

Payment
We accept bank transfers and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and Maestro). All bank charges and commissions are paid by the participants. Payment on site is not allowed.

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Invoices will be sent via email as a PDF attachment. In order to receive an invoice on behalf of a company or organisation you must state this in the registration form. If the bank transfer is ordered by a natural person, it is not possible an invoice to a company or organisation to be issued afterwards.

Venue

Map of Bulgaria

Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in southeastern Europe and one of the newest members of the European Union. It borders Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. Founded in the 7th century, Bulgaria is one of the oldest states on the continent. Even before its creation, the empires of ancient Rome, Greece, and Byzantium were strong presences, and people and goods traveled the land with frequency.

The population of Bulgaria is 7.3 million, roughly one-sixth of which live in the capital Sofia. The official language is Bulgarian, written in the Cyrillic alphabet. The country is remarkable for its variety of scenery; its rugged mountains and relaxing Black Sea resorts attract many visitors. Bulgaria has a moderate climate with a hot, dry summer and a cold winter. It is one of Europe's most biodiversity rich countries. Almost a third of Bulgaria is forested.

The citizens of European Union, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Lichtenstein, Malaysia, Norway, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, USA and the holders of valid Schengen visas do not need a visa to travel to Bulgaria. Please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more comprehensive and up-to-date information.

Elenite is a vacation complex, situated by the sea shore, in the southern slope of the easternmost Balkan Mountain. The resort is located in a beautiful bay in close proximity to Cape Emine, 4.5 km from Sveti Vlas and 8.5 km from Sunny Beach. The international airport of Burgas is only 40 km away from Elenite. The complex is designed so its exposition is entirely southern. It consists of villas and hotels, situated among the fresh greenery of the Balkan mountain and it offers its guests peace and luxury, combined with beautiful nature and fresh air.


Hotel Royal Castle is a design, five star hotel with stunning sea view, located in Elenite Holiday Village. Several restaurants, various bars, indoor and outdoor pools, gym and SPA center are available to the guests as well.


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Accommodation

The conferences we organize are held in Elenite Holiday Village, in the conference room of hotel Royal Castle. A list of hotels, (located nearby the conference hall) and offering preferential rates for our participants, can be found below. To book, please contact us via email.

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