Call for papers

International School for Social and Business Studies and the University of Bari Aldo Moro with co-organizers Kasetsart University, Thailand and Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland would like to cordially invite you to participate in Joint International Conference of Management, Knowledge and Learning (MakeLearn) and Technology, Innovation and Industrial Management (TIIM). Conference will be held in Bari, Italy, 27-29 May 2015. The MakeLearn & TIIM 2015 will have very broad appeal, drawing many scolars and colleagues from around the globe.


MakeLearn & TIIM 2015 conference theme is Managing Intellectual Capital and Innovation for Sustainable and Inclusive Society. List of all covered subjects is available here.


The conference programme features two Keynote Addresses, Rectors Forum, Editors' Panel, Research-Education-Practice Forum, Exhibition of Journals and high-quality research paper presentations in concurrent sessions. Conference delegates will have an opportunity to meet editors of several academic journals. Conference also presents Best Paper Award.


MakeLearn & TIIM conference enables scholars to participate with:

1. full paper (published in conference proceedings);

2. abstract or extended abstract (published in conference proceedings) - participants are invited to publish the paper in selected sponsored scientific journal.


All submitted papers will be double-blind reviewed (point 1 above). Conference Programme Booklet will be available in printed edition. Accepted papers will be included in Conference Proceedings (digital edition) and published in Econpapers, in EconomistsOnline and ToKnowPress website.


Publishing opportunities

MakeLearn & TIIM 2015 joint conference offers an unique opportunity to conference participants for publishing papers in sponsored journals. Authors, who will submit their abstracts or extended abstracts, are invited for publishing in all sponsored journals. Some of sponsored journals will publish special issues on conference topic. Full list of sponsored journals is available here.


Important Dates:

Abstract/extended abstract submission due:

15 January 2015 (extended to 15 February 2015)

Notification of acceptance:

1 February 2015

Full paper submission due:
15 February 2015 (extended to 15 March 2015)

Final (revised) paper submission due:

15 April 2015

Early registration:

1 April 2015 (300 €; Student Registration Fee 180 €)

Regular registration:

10 May 2015 (400 €; Student Registration Fee 240 €)

Conference dates:

27-29 May 2015

Pre-conference programme:
27 May 2015

Post-conference programme:

29-30 May 2015


Post-conference programme includes Doctoral Students' Workshop on Academic Writing for Publishing Scientific Papers in International Journals. The workshop will be held 29-30 May 2015 in Bari, Italy by internationally recognized scholar prof. dr. Binshan Lin (College of Business Administration, Louisiana State University, USA) and Asist. Matija Vodopivec (ISSBS). Please click here for more information regarding the workshop.


Venue and Accommodation:

Conference will be held at the premises of the University of Bari Aldo Moro in Bari, Italy. Bari is the coastal city of the Adriatic Sea. Being the second most important economic and cultural centre of the Southern Italy after the neighbour city Naples, it offers a great starting point for the exploration of the Mediterranean. The region offers numerous opportunities to enjoy the cultural heritage of the Italy, such as the UNESCO World Heritage sites Alberobello and Matera. Nearby airport of Bari will provide you with good transportation connections.


Please click here for more information regarding the venue. Various conference hotels are offered for a special price to all conference participants. More information on accommodation is available here.


All details of the conference are available online - please check the following webpage:


We look forward to receiving your contributions and kindly ask you to disseminate the call to other possible interested participants or institutions.

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MakeLearn & TIIM 2015 Team

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International School for Social and Business Studies

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