International Journal of Arts & Sciences

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April 19-23, 2015


Online abstract submissions accepted until 3 March 2015

 
IJAS welcomes you to Vienna, the famous city where the coffee house isn’t just a hangout: it’s an institution. Lingering over a newspaper with a pastry and a strong espresso drink is, according to UNESCO, officially a Viennese cultural pastime. It's a place where one may savor a delicious slice of Sachertorte surrounded by the city's oranate geometry and its stunning arhitectural buildings.
 
Along with nearby Bratislava, Vienna forms a metropolitan region with three million inhabitants, and this region is referred to as Twin City.

In 2001, Vienna's city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Vienna lies on the East of Austria, close to Slovakia. As a result, in addition to the research presentations in Vienna, we will also organize three bus tour programs, one of which will include a visit to Slovakia. The tours will start and finish in Vienna, outside our conference location, the FHWien University of Applied Sciences of WKW.

Our educational program will also introduce our delegates to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Wachau Valley on the romantic River Danube.

 

The IJAS Conference Series
takes place annually in several cities across Europe and North America. The series has three primary aims.

The first aim is to provide opportunities for academics from a range of disciplines and countries to share their research both through the conference podium and IJAS' double-blind refereed publications. All IJAS conferences are inter- and multi-disciplinary.

The second aim of the Conference Series is to provide opportunities for academics to receive informal in-depth feedback through discussions, and to enable them to establish contact with professionals in other countries and institutions. The tours are the main way of "breaking the ice" away from the formalities of the conference hall, providing an informal setting for discussing different points of view. Even in an increasingly networked world of internet and satellite conferences, there is no substitute for personal interaction?what Edward R. Murrow calls "the last three feet of communication." It is individuals, not data streams, who must ultimately build the connections that in turn create lasting international research partnerships.

The third aim of the Conference Series is to introduce academics to educational premises in locations that are suitable for study abroad programs and which may meet their students? educational needs. IJAS draws its inspiration from the Fulbright Program, an integral part of the United States' foreign educational relations, where face-to-face exchanges have proven to be the single most effective means of engaging international publics while broadening dialogue between academics and institutions.

 

A Josh Leo video about Vienna.
 
Conference Tracks
Our editorial board invites abstracts, papers, and proposals in any of the following four tracks:
  • Social Sciences and Humanities,
  • Business and Economics,
  • Teaching and Education, and
  • Science and Technology.

The accepted submissions will be clustered around their tracks. As is typical of multidisciplinary conferences, the final program - released about three weeks before the conference - will mirror the research agendas of the delegates rather than a pre-conceived list of arbitrary topics.

It is up to each delegate how much to submit or publish. Some authors may publish only an abstract in the proceedings. Others may prefer to publish a full-length manuscript in the journal.

Delegates may also attend a conference without submitting or publishing any research.

Authors may deliver their work during the conference either as (i) a 15-minute oral presentation, or as (ii) a poster session.


 
 
First Complimentary Tour - Early Bird Special:
Kahlenberg Mountain Walk 
April 19, 2015. Departure at 13:30 from a central location in Vienna.

 
On Sunday afternoon, the day before the conference presentations start, IJAS will host a welcome-to-the-conference walk from the top of the Kahlenberg mountain to the pastoral land on its slopes overlooking Vienna. This walk - like the subsequent tours - is only open to those who register for the full conference. 

Originally known as Schweinsberg (pig mountain), after the numerous wild pigs that lived in the forest, it's the Viennese's best kept secret away from the hustle and bustle of the city life below. A serene walk down the Kahlenberg will offer an opportunity for our delegates to get to know each other before the launch of a hectic and demanding conference. It will also offer a bird's eye view of the link between mother nature and the majestic city below that has so much to offer for study abroad programs.

IJAS will be providing transport from FHWien University of Applied Sciences, in Vienna, to the top of the Kahlenberg. We will only walk down the mountain. At the base of the mountain, after a ninety minute walk, we will board our buses again and head to Vienna.
 

 
 
 
Second Complimentary Day Tour:
Bratislava (Slovakia) and Europe's Largest Underground Lake (Austria)
April 21, 2015. Departure at 9:00 am from a central location in Vienna.

 
Bratislava captivates with its old world charm.
Bordering Austria and HungaryBratislava is the only national capital that borders two independent countries, Austria and Hungary. Bratislava and Vienna are only about one hour apart by tour bus.

The cityscape of Bratislava is characterized by medieval towers and grandiose 20th-century buildings. The historic center is characterized by many baroque palaces. Notable cathedrals and churches include the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral which served as the coronation church of the Kingdom of Hungary. The Franciscan Church, dating to the 13th century, has been a place of knighting ceremonies. The Church of St. Elisabeth, better known as the
Blue Church due to its color, is built entirely in the Hungarian Secessionist style.

The Bratislava Region is the wealthiest and most economically prosperous region in Slovakia, despite being the smallest by area and having the second smallest population of the eight Slovak regions. It accounts for about one fourth of the Slovak GDP. The GDP per capita (PPP), valued at over 40,000 Euros is 167% of the EU average.

Another magnificent place we will tour is Seegrotte in southern Lower Austria which harbors a spectacular natural monument. One hundred years ago, an underground blasting operation in a gypsum mine went awry and caused 20 million litres of water to gush forth from behind the rock. The lower level galleries of the mine were flooded, creating the largest subterranean lake in Europe. As a consequence the mine remained closed for years until an international team of cave explorers discovered the unique natural spectacle in the 1930's. Since then, the Seegrotte has become one of Austria's most coveted tourist attractions drawing about a quarter of a million tourists every year.


Seegrotte is Europe's largest underground lake.
 
 
 
Third Complimentary Day Tour:
Wachau Valley - Romance and Culture Along Austria's River Danube
April 22, 2015. Departure at 9:00 am from a central location.

 

The Wachau is a stretch of the Danube Valley between Melk and Krems, a landscape of high visual quality. It preserves in an intact and visible form many traces - in terms of architecture (i.e., monasteries, castles, ruins), urban design (i.e., towns and villages), and agricultural use, principally for the cultivation of vines - of its evolution since prehistoric times.


Melk is sleepy and elegant under its huge abbey. The restored Melk Abbey (Benediktinerstift), beaming proudly over the Danube Valley, is one of Europe's great sights. It was originally established as a fortified abbey in the 11th century.



Its restoration, financed in part by the sale of the abbey's Gutenberg Bible to Harvard, was completed by 1996 to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of the first reference to a country named Österreich (Austria).

 

Along the river banks we will pass through various towns, and since we will be on IJAS' bus (as opposed to the river ferry), we will be able to stop and visit the area's most famous town. The town of Dürnstein has a historical claim to fame: Richard the Lion-Hearted was imprisoned here in 1193. The ruined castle towers above the town.


   
 

Why The Bus Programs Matter


There is more than meets the eye behind these bus programs.

To find out why these tours are conducive to study abroad programs and joint research, please click
here.


     
 

 

Submit Your Research

 

To submit your abstract for presentation at this conference, click here.

The most important dates to remember are as follows:

    • Submission deadline is March 3, 2015.
    • Registration deadline is March 12, 2015.
    • The conference will be held during April 19-23, 2015, starting with a welcome walk outside Vienna on April 19, in the afternoon.
    • Email your formatted manuscript (see template) to ManuscriptSubmission@gmail.com after your online submission is accepted and before July 31, 2015.
    • The proceedings and journal will be published in late December 2015.

Within a few days of receiving your online abstract submission, we will notify you of the reviewers' acceptance or rejection, for the conference.

If we inform you that it is an acceptance and you would like to publish your research, follow the model format
here and email us your formatted abstract or full manuscript in Microsoft Word. You may do so up to a few weeks after the conference.

Abstracts and summarized articles will be published in the proceedings entitled Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, in electronic format (ISSN 1943-6114).

Full length manuscripts may be published in the International Journal of Arts and Sciences(ISSN 1944-6934) or any of the refereed journals electronically available through our publishing consortium. The review process for the journals is slower and more demanding in its standards. Although both the proceedings and journals are refereed, research that meets the refereed standards for the conference and the proceedings may not meet the refereed standards for the journals. The selection of a journal, if any, for a particular manuscript is entirely at the discretion of the editorial board members following the reviewers' suggestions.

All the journals and proceedings are in electronic format since this makes it easier to disseminate the articles (click here for a sample article
) to international scholars.
Authors will receive complimentary access to the online issue in which their work appears. One's research may not simultaneously appear in both our proceedings and journals.

Authors who prefer a hard copy may download an entire issue on their own computer and publish and order a hard copy of it from
Lulu.com or any other online publishing service for their own personal use.
 
IJAS's articles are indexed/accessed in (i) WorldCat, (ii) Ulrich's serials directory, (iii) Cabell's directories of Educational Curriculum & Methods and Educational Psychology and Administration, (iv) Proquest, (v) Pol-On, the Polish scholarly bibliography operated by the University of Warsaw, (vi) Genamics, (vii) the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2012) list compiled by the Australian Research Council, and (viii) Google Scholar - click here.
 
There is no page limit on articles. We welcome both short and lengthy submissions. We don't impose a financial penalty on lengthy manuscripts.

Each registered author, irrespective of whether he or she submits a formatted manuscript for publication, will receive a Certificate of Participation at the conference.
 
 
Powerpoint Presentations
At the conference, the presentation room will be equipped with a laptop, a digital projector and a projector screen. The laptop will be set up for Powerpoint presentations. Linux and Mac users are asked to save their presentations in a compatible format.

 
 
 
Vienna's central cemetry.
 
 

Lodging and Conference Facilities
 


 

 Our conference site, the FHWien University of Applied Sciences of WKW, is at Währinger Gürtel 97, Vienna, Austria. The University is located close to the subway station Wahringer Strasse Volksoper, on Line U6 of the Vienna U-Bahn. It's also located in the Alsergrund district of Vienna. Hotels in the and around Alsergrund may be found here.

 
Given the close proximity of the subway to the university, it may financially pay to shop for lodging all over Vienna (by clicking here) for the best deal that fits one's budget and quickly cut through the city via the subway.

   
 
 
 
 
     
 
Conference Registration Payment
Registration is open to everyone, not just to research presenters.
For all alternative ways of paying the registration fee, click here.
The adjacent button allows you to pay the $200 registration fee separately for your guest, if you so wish.
The registration fee does not include food and lodging.
Children under six years are not allowed on the tours.

$375 - Vienna (April 2015) Conference Registration: 
Valid for all 5 days.

Valid for one person for all conference events, on and off conference premises. Includes all tours.


 

$275 - Vienna (April 2015) Conference Registration:
Valid for 1 day only.

Valid for one person, for one day only, on conference premises. Does not include any tours.


$575 - Vienna (April 2015) Conference Registration for 2 persons:
Valid for all 5 days
 
Joint registration for yourself and a co-author, child or guest, valid for all conference events, on and off conference premises. Includes all tours.
This option is not available for two authors with two or more research presentations. 


     
     
 
 
 

 
 Austria's most famous market, the Naschmarkt, is worth a visit.

 
 
 
 
   
In case of questions about...

the conference or submissions:


events sponsorship:

tourism and lodging in Vienna:
International Journal of Arts & Sciences
Attn: Mark Bridge
Conferences Department
55 Farm Drive
Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864-3565
USA
E-mail: info@universityconferences.org


Professor J. Bonnici
IJAS Conferences Coordinator
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Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley St
New Britain, CT 06050-4010
USA


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