Call for Chapters in Edited Book: Submit by 15 November 2020

Title of the Book: “Human Rights of Women: National Perspective”
About Call for Chapters:
We are looking forward to research papers in the form of chapters from the Research Scholars,
Academicians, Advocates, NGO. The research paper should address the key issues, legal
status and government policies on the topic. Some suggestions should also be put forth by the
authors for improving the present scenario. Every research paper should be accompanied by
an abstract of 200 to 300 words. The abstract should mention the novelty of the idea which
the author wishes to put forth. It should also mention the outcome of the research paper. We
are inviting chapters focusing on the following themes:

  1. Women’s Rights under International Framework
  2. Women’s Rights under Indian Constitution
  3. Women’s Rights under Personal Laws
  4. Women’s Rights and Criminal Justice System
  5. Sexual Harassment against Women
  6. Domestic Violence against Women
  7. Cyber Crimes against Women
  8. Rights of Women Sex Workers
  9. Judicial Approach in Protecting Women’s Rights
  10. Role of National Commission for Women
  11. Law relating to Dawry
  12. Women and Labour Law in India
  13. Female Foeticide & Sex Determination
  14. Acid Attack
  15. Women protection under Civil law
  16. NRI Women
  17. Surrogacy
  18. Eve-teasing
    The above list is just illustrative. Contributors are welcome to write on any topic which
    is related to the main theme.
    Submission Guidelines
  19. The title of the chapter should be appropriate and relevant to the topic and limit to 14 words.
  20. The paper shall be ORIGINAL and UNPUBLISHED. Any plagiarized work will be outrightly rejected. Kindly check plagiarism before submission.
  21. The word limit should be between 4000-10,000 words, including footnotes.
  22. The submission mail should contain the name of author/s, designation, institution, contact
    number and e-mail ID.
  23. Co-Authorship is allowed. However, there can be a maximum of two co-authors in one
  24. Citation Format: Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should conform
    to ILI Style. available at:
  25. The body of the paper shall be in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing.
    Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 single line spacing.
  26. A margin of 4 centimetres shall be left on all sides of the paper.
  27. Page borders, headers, footers shall not be used.
  28. The paper shall be in MS Word Format.
  29. Copyright: The contributions presented to and accepted for publication and the copyrights
    therein shall be the intellectual property of the Publisher.
  30. All entries will be reviewed by the editors before publication.
  31. Contributors are requested to submit the full paper on or before 15th November 2020. All
    entries will be sent to under the subject heading “Submission of
    Chapter for Edited Book”
  32. There is no registration and processing fee.

For registration, Click here

Review Policy: All the manuscripts must adhere to the Submission Guidelines. Non Compliance with Guidelines will amount to disqualification or rejection of the manuscript.
All submissions will be processed through a rigorous editorial procedure. In relation to all the
issues pertaining to the manuscript of the Book, the decision of the Editors shall be final.
Publication: The selected best quality chapters will be sent for publication in ISBN
numbered book.
About the Editor of Book
Dr. Puneet Pathak, Assistant Professor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
Dr. Sukhwinder Kaur, Assistant Professor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
Contact Information
Dr. Puneet Pathak Mobile: +91-8427789599 (Calling/Whatsapp)
Dr. Sukhwinder Kaur Mobile: +91-7717328057 (Calling/Whatsapp



An autonomous center of the research board of All India Legal Forum, the Centre for Legal Research, Foreign and Public Policy (CLRFPP) is a knowledge platform that includes and tries to bridge publication, training, and other forms of knowledge transfer and the development of knowledge tools. With the objective of delivering actionable ideas that could transform the society, the center is dedicated to in-depth research and scientific analysis seeking to contribute to academic activities in domestic and international law and to do substantive research in public policy.


  • To develop substantive policy options on matters relevant to the Indian polity, economy, and society
  • To provide advisory services to public bodies and other institution
  •  To disseminate information on policy issues through various channels
  • Aims to provide a forum for discussion/debate and interaction.
  • Intends to offer a program that focuses on equipping the students with tools for the analysis and development of public policy through a more hands-on approach.
  • Facilitate student internships with governmental, non-governmental, and civil society organizations working in the area of public policy.
  • Work for Poverty and Justice Studies


  1. Women and Law
  2. India and its international relations with neighbouring countries.
  3. Rights of victims, prisoners and arrested person (In light of Legal Aid)
  4. The political system in India (An overview of different political parties along with an insight into the working of the left-wing and right-wing)
  5. Integration of Indian states (History and role of nationalist leaders)
  6. Minority of Human Rights in Indian states (In terms of language, culture, religion, etc.)
  7.  Treaties and International agreements in Environmental Law
  8. Crime and Law enforcement in Indian and International perspective
  9. Immigration, nationality, and citizenship in Indian and International perspective

Indigenous and cultural rights of North-east India


Intern, Centre for legal Research, Foreign and Public Policy


Interns will be working under the Centre for Legal Research, Foreign and Public Policy for the duration of the internship. Interns will have much to take in this session.

  • Interns will have debates on public policy and current affairs.
  • Quizzes on the various subjects of law. 
  • Sessions on client counselling will be held which would enhance the legal standard and advocating skills of the interns
  • In addition, interns are required to write blogs and will have a case commentary writing competition which will not only provide an experience of legal writing but will uplift the research skills in the field.
  • The interns will have the guest lectures on both public policy fields and applications of law.


  • Students who are currently enrolled in the 3-yearand 5-year UG Law course and willing to work for two months.
  • Students those who have published their work in different journals and websites.
  • Proficient with MS Word, MS Excel.
  • Excellent grammar and writing skills.
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed,inventive, and detail-oriented.


Fifty (50)


October 20, 2020 to November 25, 2020


  • Due credit will be given for the work published on the website of All India Legal Forum
  • Certificate of completion will be given upon successful completion of the tenure.
  • Special perks will be given (if possible)


Interested candidates may mail their CVs at clrfpp12345ailf@gmail.comlatest by18thOctober 2020. The subject of the e-mail should be “Application for Internship at the Centre for Legal Research Foreign and Public Policy”.

Selected students will be called for an interview.

Scholarship Programme- The gates Cambridge scholarship 2021


The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.

Each year Gates Cambridge offers c.80 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round.

The selection criteria are:

  • outstanding intellectual ability
  • reasons for choice of course
  • a commitment to improving the lives of others
  • leadership potential

There are at least 225 Scholars from c. 50 countries studying in Cambridge at any one time who pursue the full range of subjects available at the University and are spread across its departments and Colleges.


A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding.

Core components

  • the University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate*
  • a maintenance allowance for a single student (£17,500 for 12 months at the 2020-21 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months) – for PhD scholars the award is for up to 4 years
  • one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
  • inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge

* The University Composition Fee varies for different types of students; applicants should see the Graduate Studies prospectus for full details about precise amounts. Where a student from the European Union has been successful in gaining a fees award from public authorities they must accept this and the Trust will not pay these fees.

Discretionary components

The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding on a discretionary basis:

  • Academic development funding – from up to £500 to up to £2,000, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses.
  • Family allowance – up to £10,120 for a first child and up to £4,320 for a second child (2020-21 rate). No funding is provided for a partner.
  • Fieldwork – you may apply to keep up to your normal maintenance allowance while on fieldwork as part of your PhD (the Trust does not fund other fieldwork costs as these should be funded by the University Composition Fee).
  • Maternity/Paternity funding – should you require it, you may apply to intermit your studies for up to 6 months and continue to receive your maintenance allowance during this time
  • Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficulties

Receiving a salary or substantial other scholarship?

If you are receiving a salary from an employer or have another substantial scholarship, the Trust reserves the right to reduce or not pay the standard maintenance allowance. You should let the Trust know ASAP if you are awarded any funding towards your degree at Cambridge.

What is not covered?

Most costs are covered by the Scholarship but Gates Cambridge does not cover bench fees or the costs of scientific equipment or similar academic resources. The Trust expects such core course costs to be covered by the academic department at Cambridge.

For more details and application process, click here

CERN Administrative Student Program 2021 Switzerland Fully Funded – Apply Now

Application for CERN Administrative student Program 2021 is now open for all Undergraduates, Graduates, and Master students. Students from CERN Member or Associate Member Stateare highly encouraged to apply for the CERN Administrative Program.

CERN is an outstanding opportunity for students who are looking for Overseas opportunities. More than One hundred students will be selected for the  CERN Administrative student Program 2021.

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on

Job Description

Imagine getting involved in work that is changing the world and imagine doing it before you’ve left university. Imagine working in an international environment and having a great quality of life.

CERN Administrative Program 2021 Details

  • Sponsor Organization: CERN
  • Country: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Coverage: Fully Funded
  • Program Duration: Minimum 2 Months
  • Deadline: 19th October 2020

ERN Program Available Fields

  • Communication and public relations
  • Logistics
  • Audit
  • Education
  • Engineering management
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Accounting
  • advanced secretarial work
  • Audiovisual
  • Engineering Fields
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Business administration
  • Translation

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the CERN Administrative student Program 2021, you are required to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Participants must belong from CERN Member or Associate Member State or are studying in a Member State.
  • Selected applicants can stay for at least two and at most 12 months as a full-time student.
  • You should have completed at least 18 months of your undergraduate studies (Bachelor or Masters)
  • Candidates must have a good understanding of English or French.

Important Documents

  • An updated CV/Resume
  • Reference letter from a professor
  •  Recent Academic Transcript Copy
  • You may submit the reference letter yourself, whilst submitting your application, or through your referee, via the link, you will receive soon after submitting your application.


The last date to apply for the CERN Administrative Student Program 2021 is  October 19th, 2020.

How to Apply

Your application, along with all necessary documents, should reach CERN officials no later than 19th October 2020 (12pm CET). Please note that your application may also be shared throughout the process with a panel of national experts for evaluation purposes.

For more details, Click here

Workshop on “Dynamics of Taxation in India: Law and Procedures” on 7th and 8th November, 2020.

Under the aegis of the MoU between Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal and Taxman the JLU-Taxmann Centre for Excellence in Taxation Law (CETL) is organizing a two-day National E-Workshop on “Dynamics of Taxation in India: Law and Procedures” on 7th and 8th November, 2020.
The workshop is open to students, academicians, research scholars, tax practitioners, professionals and advocates. 
The workshop is divided into five technical sessions on various pertinent topics relating to taxation which will be conducted by senior professors and trained professionals. 
Registration Fee: INR 350

To register, Click Here

For your information, the Workshop Brochure is also attached. To open brochure, Click here

CFP: Young Scholars in Public International Law (AjV) and the German Society of International Law (German Society for International Law – DGIR)

About CFP

The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law (AjV) and the German Society of International Law (German Society for International Law – DGIR) invite contributions to their joint conference titled “Jurisdiction: Who speaks international law?

About the Journal:

Jurisdiction endows an actor with the authority to provide binding answers to legal questions. Etymological observations reveal that an analysis of legal validity necessarily requires grasping the notion of jurisdiction. After all, the Latin roots of the term ‘jurisdiction’ – juris dicere – can be translated as ‘speaking the law’. In international law, the notion of jurisdiction serves to delimit international and domestic spheres of competence. Traditionally tied to territorial sovereignty, jurisdiction refers to the legislative, judicial, and executive power of the state bindingly to determine who speaks in the name of the law – and about whom is (merely) spoken. Against this backdrop, the link between jurisdiction and territorial sovereignty needs to be re-examined.

Several questions arise regarding the theoretical and historical underpinnings of the notion of jurisdiction: Who is given the power to speak in international law and who is not? How can rules that are generally considered to be ‘non-binding’ exert their influence on jurisdiction? How do actors located in the Global South approach the notion of jurisdiction? What is the role of jurisdiction in shaping the idea and self-description of International Law as a discipline? Do we have to rethink or abandon the conceptual link between sovereignty and jurisdiction? Is there an essential and unifying element that links the different conceptions of jurisdiction?

Interdisciplinary engagements can provide a more nuanced understanding of jurisdiction: How can accounts not linked to the state help us understand contemporary conflicts of jurisdiction? Which historical circumstances have shaped the notion of jurisdiction? Which (dis) continuities does the history of the idea of ​​jurisdiction reveal? Are questions of jurisdiction always questions of power? How do socio-cultural circumstances inform diverging notions of jurisdiction? How can critical approaches sharpen our understanding of the notion of jurisdiction?

How has private international law dealt with conflicts of jurisdiction and ‘forum-shopping’? What is the relationship between sovereignty and state or diplomatic immunity? How do digital spaces challenge existing notions of jurisdiction? Do we need a new concept of jurisdiction for cyber warfare and for space law? What is the role of the notion of jurisdiction in shaping the relationship between humans and their natural environment? How do rival notions of jurisdiction affect the access to justice regarding human rights violations at the borders of Europe? How can the conflict between the German Federal Constitutional Court and the European Court of Justice be analyzed through the lens of jurisdiction? What are the causes of the criticism leveled against the International Criminal Court’s interpretation and exercise of its jurisdiction?

We invite submissions contemplating these and other questions and hope to cover a broad range of international law topics, including public international law, private international law, and European law. We welcome all theoretical approaches and methods and explicitly invite doctrinal work as well as interdisciplinary, discourse theoretical, historical, philosophical, and critical approaches.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstract should not be more than 500 word
  • Language can be German or English
  • abstract should be submitted via application form only
  • Deadline for submission of Abstract: 8 January 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: 31 January 2021
  • Deadline for full paper submission: 1 June 2021 (max. 7000 words)

For more details, Click Here


About the Edited Book:

The aim of the edited book is to develop a thoughtful medium for inspiring and disseminating research papers, articles and case studies etc. on the themes and other associated subject areas by the academicians, research scholars and practitioners with substantial experience and expertise in their respective fields related to the elderly. This edited volume is kept wide to provide platform for diversity of intellectual pursuit from all corners of the society for enrichment and enhancement of the group readers in order to understand the problems of the children in India.

Sub Theme:

  • Child Protection Laws in India.
  • Child Protection Laws and Role of NHRC and other agencies.
  • Specific issues with regard to protection of children in India.
  • Protection of Children: International Laws framework
  • Child Rights Monitoring and Governance –National and International
  • Perspectives.
  • Policy and legislative frameworks providing protection and rehabilitation to
  • children.
  • Health, Education and Nutritional rights for the children.
  • Protection of children under the criminal justice system.
  • Role of judiciary in protecting child rights
  • Cyber Crimes and child rights.
  • Child Abuse – sexual abuse and Trafficking.
  • Personal laws and children.
  • Child labour – issues and concerns, migrant child workers, child labourers in
  • Hazardous
  • Rights of special children – differently abled, mentally retarded autism.
  • Child Rights in developing and developed countries.
  • Child rights during armed conflicts.
  • Environmental challenges and child rights.
  • Child rights in international crimes.

Guidelines for Authors:

Format & Style
Manuscripts: All manuscripts must be in letter quality (font size 12) in double space with
margins of at least one inch on all sides. Cover page: Manuscripts of a paper should have a
cover page providing the:

  1. Titles of the Paper
  2. The name (s)
  3. Address
  4. Phone
  5. Email
  6. subject to be publish under
  7. Key words for the paper
    Abstract : Following the cover page, there should be an ‘abstract’ page, which should
    contain the title of paper, the subtitle “Abstract” and a summary of the paper in double space,
    not exceeding 150 words along with three to four key words. The text of the paper should not
    start on this page, but on a fresh page. References should be cited in the style prescribed in
    the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Guidelines).
    Please visit URL:
    Figures & Tables: Each figure/table should be numbered, titled. The position of figure or table
    should be indicated in the text on a separate line with the words “Table 1 about here.
    Language: English file of the manuscript should be in your submission. Length of the paper:
    he total length of the paper should be 4000-6000 words (Includes abstract, table, chart,
    reference etc).

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Journal Sports Area invite the author to publish his article on the Sports Area Journal in  Volume 5 No. 2 December 2020 . Writing guidelines, please refer to the writing rules that we have created (templates) , and then please  register on the link provided Click Here .  

The scope of the Sports Area Journal article is as follows:

  • physical education
  • Sports Pedagogy
  • Sociology of Sports
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Science
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Health
  • Traditional Sports

No registration and Publication fee

For more details, Click here

2021 Online Winter Courses @The hague academy of international law


The Courses will be offered in the form of lectures in English or French, with simultaneous translation into the other language, following the traditional structure of the morning sessions at the Academy. Attendees will have access in advance to an e-learning environment allowing them to benefit the most from the courses. The so-called “afternoon sessions”, including among others seminars, guest lectures, the Directed Studies and doctoral networking meetings, aimed at stimulating interaction between attendees and professors and other invited eminent personalities, as well as among attendees themselves, will not be offered for practical reasons relating to the specificity of what constitutes a full session in The Hague, which simply cannot be reproduced online but has to be experienced personally.

The programme consists of a General Course and a series of Special Courses (click here for an explanation of the difference between the General Course and the Special Courses).

Attendees will be able to follow three lectures of 50 minutes each per day from Monday to Friday for two of the three weeks of the session: one 50 minute lecture of the General Course each day, which will be spread out over the entire 3 weeks (15 lectures in total), and 2 Special Courses lectures of 50 minutes each per week (5 lectures per course). The last week an extra third Special Course will exceptionally be added.


Registration is open to all interested applicants. As the number of places is unlimited, the Academy will not make any selection.

Registration fee: €250 

There are no scholarships available.


An e-learning environment with readings recommended by the professors will be available as of December to all registered attendees. The recommended readings can be consulted and downloaded as soon as they appear on the environment, which is accessible via each attendee’s personal profile. Power Point presentations used by some professors can be added at the beginning or end of the courses, according to their specific instructions.

To download brochure, Click here.

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CfP: Christ University Law Journal on Eco-centrism in Environmental Law [Vol 11, Number 1]: Submit by June 30, 2021

About the Journal

Christ University Law Journal (CULJ), ISSN 2278-4322 is a biannual peer-reviewed journal.

Call for Paper

Theme: Imbibing Eco-centrism in Environmental Law: Scope, Challenges and the Way Forward
Law has always been used as a tool to secure human needs and wants. An anthropocentric approach is ingrained in every facet of law, and environmental law is no exception. Unfortunately, the present environmental legal regime has not been able to stymie the degradation of the environment, let alone bring about a paradigm shift in the way in which, we humans, interact with nature.
Environmental Law has been based on the wrong assumption that humans are a separate entity, living away from nature. By doing so, it has not taken into consideration the intrinsic, inherent value that exists in each and every component and thereby fails to address the real problems that plague Mother Earth.
This anthropocentric approach has already caused irretrievable damage to the environment. It is high time that we change this wrong assumption and address real concerns and bring about the much-needed thrust towards framing an eco-centric law, which treats humans as a part of nature.
To foster this line of thought one has to delve into its scope, the challenges and possible solutions which would lead to a harmonious coexistence between man and nature.


Christ University Law Journal invites research paper submissions on the following sub-themes:Conceptualising Environmental Law and Governance: Issues and ChallengesDifferentiating Right to environment and Right of EnvironmentEnvironment Protection: Evaluating Rights and DutiesExtending the concept of standingEco-feminism: An AnalysisDeep Ecology: A panacea for environmental woes?Restructuring the environmental justice delivery system: Issues and ChallengesInternalising customs and traditions into Environmental LawThe interface between environment and ethics

How to Submit?

Please send your articles (5000-6000) words following the guidelines mentioned in our website at the latest by 30 June 2021.Kindly include the abstract of the article in 150-200 words, 5 Keywords and a summary of the CV of the author in 100-150 words.The citation format to be used is The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Harvard Law Review (20th ed.).

Submission Form

To submit the call for papers, here.


30th June 2021.

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Job Post: Job for Young Professional (Law) in NITI Aayog

About the Organisation

The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015.

NITI Aayog is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs. While designing strategic and long term policies and programmes for the Government of India, NITI Aayog also provides relevant technical advice to the Centre and States.

Job Description

NITI Aayog is opening job posts of Young Professionals.

The engagement would be purely on contractual basis for a period of 2 years (extendable by another year based on satisfactory performance) from the data the candidate joins the assignment. However, being a contractual arrangement, the engagement could be terminated at any time by the competent authority without assigning any reasons.

Number of Vacancies

5 (five)


Rs. 60,000 (Consolidated inclusive of all)


Essential: Master’s Degree or BE/B.Tech or 2 years PG Diploma in Management or MBBS or LLB or CA or ICWA or possessing any Professional Degree earned after a study of 4 years or more acquired after 10+2.

Desirable: Masters in Economics/Statistics/other Social Sciences/Public Policy/Administration/Management Sciences.

Essential: Minimum of one year experience relevant to the job description. The broad work experience will be based on the functional areas assigned to NITI Aayog. Preference will be given to persons with work experience in the Public Policy domain supported by published work/policy papers/appraisal/monitoring of projects & schemes etc.

The experience of internship/training will not be considered.

How to Apply

To apply, click here.

Deadline: 10th October 2020.

For the official link, click here.

Online internship with and LAWLIBERO Advocates and Consultants, Mumbai.

Internship Details

This internship is offered by and LAWLIBERO Advocates and Consultants, Mumbai. and LAWLIBERO Advocates and Consultants, Mumbai. are inviting applications for a short Internship program by which Law students can utilize this time and could learn some extra practical aspects of law with us. With, you will learn how to research and write articles, case comments, while team Lawlibero will provide you the real drafting works from their office.

We are looking for Enthusiastic writers, readers, creative students from across India, who love writing and have a keen interest in the Practical field of Law.

Required Qualifications:

  • BALLB/BBA LLB degree pursuing or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in grammar and AP style.
  • Experience in an environment that requires fast and accurate editing.
  • A passion for the goal of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
  • Interest in knowing Scope and Nature of Law.
  • English Language Fluency and confident.
  • A laptop with an active internet connection.
  • Confident
  • Gmail Account
  • Familiarity with social media tools and techniques.

What Perks you will get?

  • Certificate of Internship/Recommendation letter at the end of tenure.
  • Offline internship opportunity with LAWLIBERO
  • Get a Discount on the activities of Indian Legal Solution.
  • Get Published on and make the fraternity feel your presence by your words.
  • Four Interns will be provided with an opportunity to work as a student editor in our National and International Journal respectively.
  • The next five Interns will be given an opportunity to publish one of their Research Paper in our National Journal with ISSN.


Email us your C.V with cover letter and a sample writeup by you specifying the subject for ‘Internship’, to

Internship Duration

Starting from 15th of October, 2020

Mode: Online

Contact: +91 7903775870 (WhatsApp only)

webinar on “Mental health and Mentoring Associated issues ” (3rd October, 2020)

Virtual School for Personality Development and Professional Skills is conducting a webinar on “Mental health and Mentoring Associated issues ” on 3rd October 2020 .

Speaker:- Dr. Ankita Upadhyay

About the speaker:

Dr. Ankita Upadhyay is a Dentist, an editor and Campaign head at Knowledge steez. She has been a liver donor, has held campaigns of organ donation, breaking stereotype at winter school in Nepal and in GAGE, Indonesia. She is an inspiration and motivation for so many people both known and unknown.

Date:- 3rd October, 2020
Time :- 12:00 P.M onwards

E- Certificate will be provided.
Registration is free.

Please note that it is mandatory to fill the registration form.
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Contact No: +91 9305024341

Call for chapters: Research Methodology and Applications of Statistical Tools

The undersigned is pleased to introduce an edited book entitled “Research Methodology and Applications of Statistical Tools” with ISBN (e-book & hard copy).


  • Original unpublished. It should qualify plagiarism test for acceptance.
  • Topics related to the broad theme – Research Methodology and Applications of Statistical Tools. TheCovid-19 Pandemic issues can be incorporated along with the theme.
  • Word processing file (.docx / .doc)
  • page layout
    • Normal 2.54 cm Margins on all the four sides
    • Portrait
    • A4 paper size
    • Single tab paragraph
  • Times New Roman
  • Font size 12
  • Font colour black
  • Abstract word limit – Maximum 500 words with 02/03 key points
  • Article word limit – 2500 words excluding reference (Maximum 5 pages)
  • Reference – Must follow APA format (6th Edition) or appropriate citation as required.
  • Publication fee is INR 1200/- per articles. Extra charge will depend on the printing cost & postal cost.
  • Indian currency can be converted to foreign amount in case of articles from abroad. Further, in case of
  • joint authors, both have to pay.
  • Submission by 30th November 2020
  • Graphs, Tables, Figures (if any) should be placed in the text wherever it is discussed.
  • Title should be in bold letters
  • Author/s – Cover page of the chapter must have basic details:
    • Full Name, Designation, University/Institute/College Name
    • Contact Nos., E-mail ID & Address
  • The article contributor/researcher are to personally check plagiarism and report of the same should be communicated/sent to us.
  • For Registeration: Click Here


Dr. (Mrs) Bobby Mahanta, Principal & Ex-Officio Chairperson, Dhupguri College of Education, Jalpaiguri District, West Bengal & Chairperson, CEAM-Assam Chapter.

E-mail –; Mob.+WhatApp – 93656-99741

Publishing Board Members:

  • Dr. V.M. Sasikumar, Former Principal, Buddha College of Teacher Education, Kerala; President of CEAM & National Vice-President, CTEF.
  • Prof. Dr. Jayanta Mete, Department of Education, University of Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal
  • Miss. Jureen Mahanta, Project Manager, Council of Educational Administration & Management(CEAM)- Assam Chapter

International Faculty Development programme on International Cyber Law @Graphic ERA HILL UNIVERSITY

Graphic Era Hill University, School of Law, Dehradun takes immense pleasure in announcing its Five days International Faculty Development programme on International Cyber Law, Economics and Research (ICLER- 2020) from October 7, 2020- October 11, 2020.

About Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun 

Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun is a multi-domain university offering various professional programs to over 10000 on-campus students from all states of India and various countries of the world. 

About School of Law 

School of Law, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun is running two full time five years fully residential i.e. B.B.A-LL.B. & B.A.-LL.B. approved by Bar Council of India, has industry oriented curriculum and trains students through rigorous research, moot courts, classroom discussion of case laws and variety of internships with Supreme Court Judges, top law firms and senior advocates. 

About the Event:

Renowned speakers from various countries like USA, South Africa, Taiwan will be touching on some important aspects covering Cyber Laws, Mobile Apps security, Cyber Security, Fighting Fake News and its Challenges as well as Institutional Reforms with respect to Economy in their lecture delivery.

The event will give an opportunity to the young faculty and Research Scholars to learn multidisciplinary legal challenges and also an opportunity to interact on these issues with the Expert Resource Persons on various days of FDP.

Call for papers 2022 Special Issue: The international jouranal of transitional justice @Oxford Academic

About the issue:

Young people play a crucial role in driving social and political change across the globe. Historically they have spearheaded social movements in contexts as diverse as the South African anti-apartheid struggle, the US civil rights movement, Tiananmen Square protests in China, or the “Arab Spring”. Today, young women and men are leading global protests against police brutality, struggles for climate justice and pro-democracy protests.

Despite their role in mass movements, young people often appear to be treated as peripheral stakeholders within transitional justice processes. They can be marginalised or excluded from the political, peacebuilding or accountability processes aimed at addressing the causes and consequences of conflicts. Young people, who make enormous sacrifices in the course of these conflicts, are many times expected to return to disrupted educational institutions, seek employment, or simply wait, as others make the decisions or shape the narratives of past conflicts. While the impact and role of youth in peacebuilding has received increased recognition, scant comparable attention has been given to the implications or role of youth in transitional justice processes.

Young people are severely affected by violent conflict, both as victims and as perpetrators, through being recruited into armed groups, often as child soldiers, or through voluntary participation in protests and dissent that may face violent repression. Also their vibrant role as social and political change agents animates peace, justice, accountability, or reconciliation efforts. Their direct experiences make them arguably among the most crucial stakeholders in socializing and democratizing transitional justice processes across generations and in the prevention of future conflicts. As such – and because of their enduring role in the legitimacy and durability of peace processes – transitional justice processes should cultivate spaces for meaningful inclusion of young women and men as stakeholders. Young people bring creative leadership styles and diverse methodologies for inclusive and participatory decision-making – frequently honed and practiced in the course of conflicts – that offer innovations of potentially great value to transitional justice approaches.

While youth participation, along with other marginalised groups, has been recognised by policy makers as key to inclusive transitional justice, this has seldom gone beyond superficial approaches. The transitional justice field has yet to fully take into account young people’s needs, priorities, skills and agendas in how it frames its purpose and implements processes and mechanisms to give effect to such an expanded horizon.

Further, many young women confront multiple and intersectional experiences of marginalization – excluded for being young, poor, and women of colour. Young people who speak non-dominant languages, are members of indigenous communities, are sexual minorities, non-formally educated, or differently-abled are inevitably further excluded in these processes. Thus, transitional justice needs to proactively include those who are all too often on the sidelines of peace processes.

Themes and sub-themes:

Key Questions:

  • How can transitional justice (both formal and informal) genuinely include and more effectively harness youth innovation, when conventional transitional justice models have often been framed by ‘the old and wise’?
  • What youth-led or -initiated approaches to transitional justice have been explored in different contexts that may expand the more traditional transitional justice categories, instruments or approaches? What innovations and new methods (including social media and cyber capacities, art, music, poetry, or other cultural forms, etc.) might young people add to the conventional set of approaches?
  • Do transitional justice processes have the potential to highlight the conditions of young people and respond to their basic needs and ambitions for a future post-transition society?
  • How does young people’s engagement facilitate the goal of non-recurrence or preventing future conflict?
  • What possibilities exist for innovation or transformation at the nexus of youth and transitional justice, to re-imagine what transitional justice looks like?  Are, or should, youth futures post-conflict be different from those of the rest of the population?
  • Are there particular spheres of distinct importance to youth – for example education, criminal justice, security sector reform, or DDR – that need to be reconceptualised from a youth perspective?
  • What are the barriers and challenges to ensuring that transitional justice processes are youth inclusive?

We would particularly encourage contributions from young scholars, practitioners and activists as we seek to amplify the voices of young contributors in shaping the Special Issue. We also encourage contributions that break the mold in the creative form, style and content of submissions, whether local, national or comparative in their focus. This can include written and graphic contributions, including poetry, spoken word, artistic expression, and musical lyrics, etc.

The Guest Editors for the Special Issue are: Ali Altiok, Youth, Peace and Security Project Officer at Interpeace; Anjli Parrin, Associate Director, Project on War Crimes and Mass Graves, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute; Graeme Simpson, Principal Representative and Senior Peacebuilding Adviser, Interpeace NY, and Lead Author of the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security mandated by UNSC Resolution 2250; and Njoki Wamai, Assistant Professor, International Relations Department, United States International University-Africa.


The deadline for submissions is 1 June 2021.
Papers should be submitted online on the IJTJ webpage at

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National virtual debate competition (17-18 October, 2020)


Virtual School for Personality Development and Professional Skills (hereinafter referred as the organizer) presents an amazing opportunity for school & colleges students to exhibit their Art of Speaking and win up to Rs. 2500/- . By participating in the Debate Competition one can increase their confidence, self-esteem, can develop excellent oral as well as written communication skills and also develops effective tools for research, organization and presentation.

Agreement to Official Rules:

Participation in the Debate Competition constitutes of participants full and unconditional agreement to and acceptances of these Official Rules and Decisions of the Organizer, which are final and binding. Wining a Prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and Fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
The Debate Competition is open to all the school and college students through regardless of their fields of study.

Details and Requirements of the Competition:

Participants are asked to prepare their debates one for the motion and one against the motion of the following proclamation “Hatred to Men: A Myth or A real threat of Feminism
For and Against the Motion sides will be decided by the committee and communicated via mail once the registration is complete along with the allocation of Participant Code. Each team should be ready with 2 arguing speeches and a round of question from the judges .

Procedure for Registration:

The registration fees for the participating in the contest is Rs. 100/-.

This competition is being conducted for the benefit of the students to enhances their personality, confidence and research skills. The registration fee shall not be refunded under any given circumstances.

Registration Link:

To register for the competition, the participants must fill in the registration form.

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Upon registration, the participants will have to join the whatsApp or Telegram group via link which will be displayed immediately after the registration. All the important details will be shared in whatsApp and telegram groups only
The Last date for registration is 15th October, 2020 (timing will be announced the day before the competition)

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Contact Details:

Phone No: +91 9305024341


Call for Papers – Special Issue on Family Law Disruption and Response during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Viral Lessons for Research, Policy, and Practice

About the Issue:

Family law systems were already overwhelmed when the Covid-19 pandemic erupted. Through
varied policy and public health responses, the family law system, alongside families served, have
had to adjust to emergency orders not only in response to health but also economic disruption.
This has brought risk and opportunity as professionals adjust services, address new sources of
parental conflict over interplays of work, children, and quarantine, and are forced to experiment
in real time without past precedent as a guide.
In this issue, we take stock of lessons learned in what can be done in a crisis, how to best help
“pivot” when traditional, “analog” service delivery is interrupted, what necessary innovations
might come new best practices, and what experiments failed. We also want to better understand
the needs and perspectives of parents as they variably accessed (and demanded) family court and other services.

Theme and Sub-themes:

The following topics are suggestions for submission:
• How family courts and/or professionals have “pivoted” in their work. For example, what
has been the impact of virtual court investigations and hearings on gathering evidence,
ensuring procedural justice and/or ensuring trust in the legal system?
• What new challenges have arisen in family law cases filed due to Covid-19? For
example, what health risks have been raised in the course of co-parenting, and what
standards have been used to evaluate child abuse and neglect? How is family
reunification impacted through social distancing policies?
• How have families adjusted (well and not so well in effect), and created their “new
normal” in balancing work, family, and schooling. For example, what has been the
impact of virtual visits on parent-child relationships?
• How has child support been impacted by economic recession and widespread layoffs?

To submit a paper proposal, please email a 250-500-word abstract with the subject heading
FCR Special Covid-19 Issue. Submit your abstract by email to Associate Professor,
Alexandra Crampton; by September 28th 2020.

We will notify presenters about selected papers by late October. Working drafts of papers
will be due no later than April, 2021, and final papers will be due by October 2021.
We look forward to your submissions. If you have further questions, please contact the guest
Alexandra Crampton:
Amy G. Applegate:
Barbara Glesner Fines:

webinar on “STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE” on 26th September 2020.

Virtual School for Personality Development and Professional Skills is conducting a webinar on “STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE” on 26th September 2020.

Speaker:- Ms. Deepali Batra

About the speaker:

Deepali Batra is Consultant Clinical Psychologist, the Founder Director of PALS for Children & Adults. She is a Sr. Consultant Clinical Psychologist at MAX HEALTH CARE. She is registered with
Rehabilitation Council of India. She has been awarded best performance in school psychology award for her contribution in the field of school psychology in the year 2014. She has been felicitated with Child & Adolescent Mental Health Award in the year 2018.

Time :- 4 P.M onwards

E- Certificate will be provided.
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National Research Paper Writing Competiton-2020

About Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun 

Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun is a multi-domain university offering various professional programs to over 10000 on-campus students from all states of India and various countries of the world. 

About School of Law 

School of Law, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun is running two full time five years fully residential i.e. B.B.A-LL.B. & B.A.-LL.B. approved by Bar Council of India, has industry oriented curriculum and trains students through rigorous research, moot courts, classroom discussion of case laws and variety of internships with Supreme Court Judges, top law firms and senior advocates. 

About the Competition

School of Law, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun is organizing its First National Research Paper Writing Competition, 2020 in on the theme “Contemporary Legal Issues and Advancements”.

Theme: “Contemporary Legal Issues and Advancements”.

Eligibility Criteria: The competition is open for students pursuing LL.B. (3 years and 5 years)/LL.M. course from any recognized university across the country.

Submission guidelines:  

  • The research paper must be written in English.
  • Only one entry is allowed per author.
  • Co-authorship up to two authors is permitted.
  • Only original research papers will be considered for the competition. No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • The research paper must not be more than 4500 words (including footnotes).
  • Any form of plagiarism above 15% as tested by the host institution shall result in disqualification of the research paper entry.
  • The first page of the research paper must contain the details of the author/s, title of the paper and the name of the college/institution.
  • All the soft copy submissions in MS Word.
  • The participants are required to submit research papers in soft copy form.
  • The author(s) must follow the uniform method of citation either Journal of Indian Law Institute (JILI) or Bluebook 19th edition.

Formatting Rules

  • The body of the paper shall be in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing.
  • Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 single line spacing 


  • Best Research Paper: Cash Prize of Rs. 700/- and E- Certificate of Merit along with publication of paper in GEHU’s Law Review: A Bi Annual Journal of Law
  • Second Best Research Paper: E- Certificate of Merit along with publication of paper in GEHU’s Law Review: A Bi Annual Journal of Law.
  • E- Certificate of Participation will be given to all.

Jury Review:

  • Entries will be blindly reviewed by distinguished panel of experts
  • The decision of the jury will be final and binding.


Call for papers:                                                      10thSeptember, 2020 

Submission of ResearchPaper:                            10th October, 2020 

Declaration of Results:                                            24th October, 2020 (UN Day) 

Contact details: 

For any further queries, kindly contact us on the following email ids:,


Faculty Convener,

Dr. Navtika Singh Nautiyal

Senior Assistant Professor,

Graphic Era Hill University



Faculty Coordinator,

Mr. Saurabh Pandey

Assistant Professor,

Graphic Era Hill University



About the Book

Electronic waste or E- waste describes as the discarded electrical or electronic devices. The used electronics which are destined for refurbishment, reuse, recovery, salvage recycling through material recovery, or disposal are also considered e-waste.Most electronic waste goes through a recycling system called a WEEE(waste Electronic and Electronic Equipment), which not only recycles 95-98% by weight, of all e-waste passed through it, but ensues that any date left on hard drives and memories are thoroughly destroyed too.

E-waste management is a great challenge for governments of many developing countries such as India. This is becoming a huge public health issue and is exponentially increasing by the day. In order to separately collect, effectively treat, and dispose of e-waste, as well as divert it from conventional landfills and open burning, it is essential to integrate the informal sector with the formal sector.


Sub themes are: –

  1. E-Waste environmental problems & current management
  2. E-Waste management in India
  3. Knowledge and Awareness Implications on E-Waste management
  4. The challenges of E-Waste management in developing countries
  5. The need for effective E-Waste management policies
  6. Environmental & health effects of E-Waste management
  7. Importance of E-Waste management to environmental sanitation
  8. Discussing the E-Waste management expectations of the future
  9. Managing E-Waste to ensure green computing
  10. E-Waste management & it’s effects on economic growth
  11. The importance of recycling in E-Waste management
  12. Environmental impact of E-Waste disposal.

Submission Guidelines

• Contributions should be between 4500-6000 words. The word limit mentioned is inclusive of footnotes.

• All the submissions must consist of an Abstract of not more than 250 words. The abstract will not be included in the word limit.

• A submission can be co-authored by a maximum of two people.

Format and Citation Guidelines

• Font Type and Size of the main text must be Times New Roman, 12.

• Font Type and Size of footnotes must be Times New Roman, 10.

• Line Spacing of the main text and footnotes must be 1.5, Single respectively.

• Use of headings and Sub-Headings is encouraged. Headings and Sub-Headings should be numbered, should be of the same font type and size as the main text and should be in bold.

• Citations must be in bluebook- 19th edition format.

Submission Procedure

• Authors are requested to mail their original, unpublished submissions in .doc/.docx format to

•The name of the file must contain Name of the Author(s) + Title of the Submission.

The submissions must be accompanied by a covering letter bearing the following information:

•Full Name of the Author(s)

•Position/Year of Study

•Institutional Affiliations (if any)

•Contact Details of the Author(s)

Last Date for Submission: 05 October, 2020

Publication Policy

•The submissions should be original work of the authors and must not be published elsewhere. Submissions with plagiarized content and copyright issues will be rejected outrightly.

• After initial screening, short-listed submissions will go through a double-blind peer-review process and the final selection will be based on that procedure.

Contact Details


Dr. Navtika Singh Nautiyal: Senior Assistant Professor of Law

Email:; Mobile: +91 8588806507

Ms. Shuchita Agarwal: Assistant Professor of Law

Email:; Mobile: 9953238989

CFP: Special Issue on Advanced PLS-SEM Applications in Business Research @Elsevier

About the Issue:

Composite-based partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) has become a well-established element in researchers’ multivariate analysis methods toolbox (Hair, Black, Babin, & Anderson 2018). Particularly PLS-SEM’s ability to handle highly complex path models and its causal-predictive nature, which allows bridging the apparent dichotomy between explanation and prediction, have contributed to its massive dissemination. While its usage spans across multiple fields outside the social sciences, the mainstay of PLS-SEM is business research. Some of the most popular models in the fields – including customer satisfaction and loyalty models (e.g., Ahrholdt, Gudergan, & Ringle 2019), corporate reputation models (e.g., Hult, Hair, Proksch, Sarstedt, Pinkwart, & Ringle 2018), and technology acceptance models (e.g., Schubring, Lorscheid, Meyer, & Ringle 2016) – are routinely estimated using PLS-SEM. It is not surprising that some of the most cited articles in the Journal of Business Research (JBR) use the PLS-SEM method (e.g., Coltman, Devinney, Midgley, & Venaik 2008; Camisón & Villar-López 2014).

Recent has brought forward numerous methodological extensions that allow for a more nuanced assessment of results. These extensions include, for example, latent class segmentation, model comparisons, endogeneity assessment, and predictive model evaluation (Hair, Hult, Ringle, & Sarstedt 2017; Hair, Sarstedt, Ringle, & Gudergan 2018). Especially the prediction-oriented PLS-SEM analyses (Shmueli, Ray, Velasquez Estrada, & Chatla 2016; Sharma, Shmueli, Sarstedt, Danks, & Ray 2019) and methods to assess the result’s robustness (Sarstedt, Ringle, Cheah, Ting, Moisescu, & Radomir 2019) are particularly important to substantiate findings, conclusions, and managerial recommendations.

The aim of this special issue of JBR is to introduce advanced PLS-SEM methods to a wider audience. The special issue embraces the applications of advanced PLS-SEM methods to generate new insights and shed new light on existing models and theories. In addition, methodological advances of the PLS-SEM method will also be considered. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Differences in model development from explanatory vs. predictive perspectives,
  • Explanatory versus predictive model evaluation,
  • New metrics for goodness-of-fit testing and predictive power assessment,
  • Using PLS-SEM in experimental research and on experimental data (e.g., discrete choice modelling data),
  • Endogeneity in PLS-SEM,
  • Common method variance in PLS-SEM,
  • Using PLS-SEM with archival (secondary) data,
  • Addressing observed (multi-groups analysis and moderation) and unobserved heterogeneity (segmentation) in PLS-SEM,
  • Using PLS-SEM on panel or longitudinal data,
  • Combining Bayesian modeling and PLS-SEM, and
  • Other advanced developments of PLS-SEM and their application.

Submission and review process:

Manuscripts should not have been previously published or be under consideration by other journals. The special issue is tied to the 2020 International Conference on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling ( to be held October 27-30, 2020 in Beijing, China. Outstanding papers presented at this conference will be invited for submission. However, the guest editors also welcome submissions of high-quality papers that have not been submitted to or presented at the conference. Authors who submit papers that have not been presented at the 2020 International Conference on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling must explicitly state in their cover letter what is unique and valuable about the paper within the context of presenting an advanced PLS-SEM application in business research.

The manuscript must fully comply with the JBR author guidelines.

Authors must use the official JBR submission portal, and select ‘Advanced PLS-SEM’ special issue for their submission. The submission portal will open on November 15, 2022 and will close on January 18, 2023.

All papers will be screened by at least two guest editors (and desk rejected if not deemed suitable) before being sent to at least two referees. Papers will undergo a maximum of two rounds of revision to meet the scope and high standards of JBR (or will be rejected otherwise). There is no guarantee of publication.

The publication of this special issue is anticipated at the end of 2021.

For any queries regarding submission, please contact the special issue guest editors via email.

Special issue guest editors

Marko Sarstedt, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany, and Monash University of Malaysia, Malaysia,

Christian M. Ringle, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany, and University of Waikato, New Zealand,

Lacramioara Radomir, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania,

Ovidiu I. Moisescu, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania,

Siegfried P. Gudergan, University of Waikato, New Zealand,

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CFP: Understanding the effects of social distancing on consumer and business practices during a pandemic: marketing and management implications.

About the Issue:

This Special Issue seeks to expand research conducted to date in the multidisciplinary literature to understand the effects of social and physical distancing during a pandemic by applying a marketing perspective. The aim is to examine how an extreme and unexpected situation is transforming both consumer behaviors and business practices. The current pandemic due to COVID-19 has generated changes in consumers’ consumption practices and led many businesses to adapt to new emerging consumer behaviors such as panic purchasing. While keeping the connections with customers, companies and brands are also engaging in this crisis by playing a social role through showing empathy, donating, sponsoring hospitals, helping public authorities to raise the awareness of people about the Coronavirus, manufacturing face masks and hand sanitizers, and developing online creative and humoristic content to adapt to a new quarantined consumption culture. The social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the daily lives and consumption practices of consumers. For example, while some consumers have started to prepare home-made meals and bread, others have been involved in volunteering and helping vulnerable populations.

This pandemic is disrupting consumer and business practices. It is leading both companies and consumers to develop coping mechanism (Echeverri & Salomonson, 2019: Falchetti et al., 2016) and resilience (Baker et al., 2007) to handle vulnerable situations (Batat & Tanner, 2019; Saatcioglu & Corus, 2016) and reinvent themselves to achieve their individual and collective well-being (Batat et al., 2017). Therefore, for marketing researchers, it could be relevant to analyze consumer behaviors and business practices in different domains and from different analytical angles to provide researchers and practitioners with new insights that can enrich research. This Special Issue builds on prior works in medical sciences, sociology, and marketing that tackled the concept of social distancing and its impact on individuals’ behaviors from different perspectives. While in medical sciences, social distancing refers to a public health practice that urges individuals to maintain their physical distance from each other during a pandemic outbreak to slow the dissemination of the infection (Glass et al., 2006), in sociology, the use of social distancing is mainly related to the study of the impact of ethnicity, social class, and gender on individuals’ perceptions of distance (Ethington, 1997). Yet, although “social distance” is an established construct in sociology, there is no consensus yet on its definition. Some sociologists have advised the World Health Organization (WHO) to change terminology and use “physical distancing” instead of “social distancing.”

While neither of these perspectives and definitions is directly applicable to marketing, “social distance” as a theoretical construct has been used in a few marketing studies to understand shopping behavior. Dickson and MacLachlin (1990) extended the concept of social distance studied in sociology by applying it to the field of retail. Kim et al. (2008) investigated the impact of two dimensions of psychological distance: temporal and social on consumers’ evaluations of products. Similarly, Zhao and Xie (2011) examined the interplay of social and temporal distance on consumers’ responses to peers’ recommendations. As such, despite these studies, the link to consumer social distancing generated by an unexpected situation such as a pandemic and its impact on consumption and business practices as a field of research remains largely unexplored in marketing. This, therefore, presents an ideal opportunity to extend a growing body of the literature on consumer social distancing in a pandemic by advancing the current understanding of emerging consumer and business practices from different perspectives.

In line with the focus of Journal of Marketing Management, this Special Issue welcomes contributions that take managerial, interpretive, and critical perspectives – including contributions that take the traditional format (i.e., papers both qualitative and quantitative) along with videographic contributions. All disciplinary, theoretical (Consumer Culture Theory, Transformative Consumer Research, etc.), and methodological perspectives are welcomed to stimulate marketing and management research in relation to the impact of social distancing during an extreme and unexpected situation such as a pandemic on both consumption and business practices. Topics for this special issue include, but not limited, to the following themes:

  • Consumer physical versus social distancing
  • What does social distancing behaviour mean? A conceptual introduction in marketing
  • How does social distancing in a pandemic affect consumer behaviours and business practices?
  • Consumer behaviour changes during a pandemic
  • Quarantine consumer culture
  • Consumer social distancing in a pandemic from a cross-cultural perspective
  • Consumer vulnerability vs. competence in a pandemic
  • The use of digital and technology in consumption activities during a pandemic
  • Brands’ business practices and communication to respond to a pandemic crisis
  • What are the consequences of the imposed lockdown and social distancing on the future of businesses and brands?
  • How can marketing contribute to the well-being of consumers during a pandemic?
  • What is the role of customer experience in a pandemic?
  • How has social distancing in a pandemic disrupted both business and consumer practices?
  • Young consumers reactions to imposed social distancing
  • The role of empathy marketing and branding in a pandemic
  • Ethics and socially responsible business and consumer practices in a pandemic
  • Consumer resilience in a pandemic
  • How is a pandemic disrupting business and consumption practices?
  • Emergent business models and innovations due to a pandemic
  • Consumers’ panic purchase behaviours
  • Branding and communication during a pandemic

For more details including the reference list for this CFP, please visit the JMM blog:

Submission Instructions:

Authors should submit manuscripts of between 8,000–10,000 words (excluding tables, references, captions, footnotes and endnotes). All submissions must strictly follow the guidelines for JMMVideo Submissions are also welcome. 

Manuscripts should be submitted online using the JMM Scholar One Manuscripts site. Choose “Special Issue Article” from the Manuscript Type list, and when you come to the ‘Details and Comments’ page, answer ‘yes’ to the question ‘Is this manuscript a candidate for a special issue’ and select the Special Issue Title of Social Distancing in the text field provided.

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CFP: ILSJCCL Volume 2 Issue 4, ISSN: 2581-8465 (Free Publication)

CfP: Indian Legal Solution Journal of criminal and constitutional Law [ISSN: 2581-8465, Vol 2, Issue 4].


ILSJCCL (Indian Legal Solution Journal of Criminal and Constitutional Law) is an e-journal having ISSN: 2581-8465 (A Unit of Raghvendra Kumar and Associates LLP,  Reg no. AAO-0844)

The team is currently working in the field of Free Legal Assistance and for students providing them a platform for law students to represent themselves. To provide students with a better platform, they are aiming for e-journal.

The journal aims to provide a platform for engaging in multi-disciplinary discussions on the criminal as well as constitutional laws. The Law Review primarily seeks to promote a culture of research and academic writing among students, academics and jurists, which would be readily available in the public domain, by publishing it online.

The Editorial Board is pleased to invite original and unpublished Papers for Publication in Volume 2 issue 4


Any Topic related to Criminal & Constitutional Law or criminal and constitutional Law only.


Law students pursuing the three-year LL.B, as well as the five years, integrated LL.B. program, students pursuing LL.M. or Ph.D., Research Associates, Academicians, Educators, and professionals and practitioners in any field of Law are eligible to submit.


Co-Authorship is permitted up to two Authors.


We accept footnote citations exclusively. Citations must conform to standards laid in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition).

Style Requirements

The manuscript’s title must be on the first text page and must be the title of the file.

The font must be Times New Roman and size 12 for the body, and 10 for Footnotes.

Line Spacing must be 1.5 for Body and 1.0 for Footnotes.

One line gap must be maintained between all paragraphs and headings.

Alignment must be justified.

All text, including The hyperlinks must be in black color only.

Abstract and Keywords

All Paper must contain an Abstract of 200-300 words.

Word Limit: Minimum 2k

Submission Guideline

All submissions must be emailed to with the subject as ‘Paper submission for the volume 2 Issue 4 ‘National Journal’, and a declaration to the effect that the Paper is an original and previously unpublished work of the author/s. All Submissions should be in word formate compatible with the word 2007.

Note: Paper without proper Subject will be Rejected

The last date for submission for Volume 2 Issue 4

Last Date for submission: 5th of October 2020

Publication: 15th of October, 2020

Perks: Certificate of Publication

*Best 25 papers will be selected for the publication.

Publication Fee: Free of cost, 

Contact Information

For more information, WhatsApp at +91 7903775870

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CFP: ILSIJLM Volume 2 Issue 2, ISSN: 2582-3655 (Free Publication)

About :

ILIJLM (Indian Legal Solution International Journal of Law and Management) is an e-journal having ISSN: 2582-3655 (A Unit of Raghvendra Kumar and Associates LLP,  Reg no. AAO-0844)

The team is currently working in the field of Free Legal Assistance and for students providing the platform for law students to represent themselves. To provide students with a better platform, they are aiming for e-journal.

The journal aims to provide a platform for engaging in multi-disciplinary discussions on the topics of Law and Management. The Law Review primarily seeks to promote a culture of research and academic writing among students, academics and jurists, which would be readily available in the public domain, by publishing it online.

The Editorial Board is pleased to invite original and unpublished Papers for Publication in Volume 2 issue 2


Any Topic related to Law and/or Management


Law students pursuing the three-year LL.B, as well as the five years, integrated LL.B. program, students pursuing LL.M. or Ph.D., Research Associates, Academicians, Educators, and professionals and practitioners in any field of Law and students of Management are eligible to submit.


Co-Authorship is permitted up to two Authors.


We accept footnote citations exclusively. Citations must conform to standards laid in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition).

Style Requirements

The manuscript’s title must be on the first text page and must be the title of the file.

The font must be Times New Roman and size 12 for the body, and 10 for Footnotes.

Line Spacing must be 1.5 for Body and 1.0 for Footnotes.

One line gap must be maintained between all paragraphs and headings.

Alignment must be justified.

All text, including hyperlinks, must be in black color only.

Abstract and Keywords

*All Paper must contain an Abstract of 200-300 words.

Word Limit: Minimum 2k

Submission Guideline

All submissions must be emailed to with the subject as ‘Paper submission for the 2nd volume 2nd Issue, ‘International Journal’, and a declaration to the effect that the Paper is an original and previously unpublished work of the author/s. All Submissions should be in word formate compatible with the Ms word 2007.

Note: Paper without proper Subject will be Rejected

Last Date for submission: 7th of October, 2020

Publication: 17th of October, 2020

Perks: Certificate of Publication

*Publication Fee: Free

For International Participants: Free

For more information, WhatsApp at +91 7903775870

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Call for papers: Journal of law, technology and trust (WINTER 2020 LAUNCH ISSUE)

The Journal of Law, Technology and Trust (JLTT) is a new peer reviewed, open access online journal that aims to encourage interdisciplinary and international debate of issues focused upon law, technology and trust and trustworthiness.  It is published by Northumbria University, UK.

JLTT publishes peer reviewed articles and future-thinking pieces, policy reports and case reviews. The journal embraces both academic debate, and discussion of practical and regulatory issues faced by those in policy and practice.

The Editorial Committee of the Journal of Law, Technology and Trust welcomes submissions for its Winter 2020 Launch Issue.  Submissions should be suitable for publication in one of the following sections:

  • Articles (5,000-8,000 words)
  • Future Thinking Pieces (3,000-5,000 words)
  • Policy Reports (1,000-2,000 words)
  • Case Reviews (3,000-5,000 words)

We particularly welcome submissions considering the current Covid-19 pandemic and its impact upon law, technology and trust, and submissions discussing current disruptive technological and societal environments, including, but not limited to, these broad areas:

  • Big Tech and the use of data
  • Online harms and intermediary liability
  • Datafication and discrimination risk
  • The ethical and legal implications of coronavirus tracing and tracking apps, and ‘immunity passports’
  • Police powers, surveillance and national security legislation
  • Technology, the courts and the wider justice system
  • Legal practice in a time of pandemic
  • The conflict between public protection, public health and individual rights
  • Coronavirus scams, trust and cybersecurity
  • Remote working and home learning and their implications for personal and organisational privacy
  • Telehealth: the online monitoring of health and personal behaviours

Submission Deadlines/Process:

Pieces to be considered for the Winter 2020 launch issue should be submitted via the online journal submission process by no later than 5pm on 1 October 2020. Pieces received after this date will be considered for inclusion in the Spring 2021 issue.

Articles, Future Thinking Pieces and Case Reviews will be subject to JLTT’s standard processes of peer review.  Policy Reports will be subject to editorial review.

Contact Details:

The Managing Editors would be happy to discuss prospective submissions with interested contributors.

Marion Oswald (

Claire Bessant ( Editors, July 2020.

Israel Law Review: Call for Journal Submissions

Type: Call for Publications Subject Fields: Human Rights, Law and Legal History

The Israel Law Review invites submissions on areas of interest in human rights, international and public law.

The Israel Law Review is a double-blind peer reviewed journal established in 1966, published by Cambridge University Press under the auspices and management of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Under this stewardship, it focuses on scholarship in the fields of human rights, public law and international law. The Chief editors of the journal are Prof. Sir Nigel Rodley, University of Essex, UK, and Prof. Yuval Shany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Issues of recent years have featured contributions by prominent scholars such as Martti Koskenniemi, Lech Garlicki, David Kretzmer, Kenneth Watkin, Yuval Shany and Mark Tushnet.

The journal publishes articles, shorter pieces addressing topical issues under the rubric of ‘opposing views’, as well as book reviews and review essays. We aim to present scholarship that is representative in terms of gender, geographical distribution and viewpoint. We accept submissions on a rolling basis.

Consideration will normally be given only to original material that has not previously been published and is not being under consideration elsewhere. All submissions are subjected to a double-blind review process. For further details on our publication policy and process see here.

For queries and additional information, please contact the academic editor, Prof. Yaël Ronen, at

Contact Info: 

Prof. Yael Ronen

Minerva Center for Human Rights

Faculty of Law

Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Mount  Scopus, Jerusalem 91905




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Call for Papers: Cambridge International Law Journal

Deadline: 10/25/20

Organization: Cambridge International Law Journal

About the Issue:

The Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) publishes two issues per year: one open-call issue published in June and one Annual Conference issue published in December.

The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal is pleased to invite submissions for its tenth anniversary volume (issues to be published in June and December 2021.)

The Board welcomes long articles, short articles and case notes that engage with current themes in international law.

To celebrate the journal’s tenth anniversary, Issue 1 will include a special section that reflects on seminal changes and developments in international law over the last decade.

The Board is particularly interested in contributions on this theme, which will be published as part of the special section. Other contributions will be published as part of the general section of Issue 1.

Submissions are to be made by 11:59 pm (BST) on Sunday, 25 October 2020 via our online platform accessible here. For full submission instructions for authors, please visit Further information can be obtained from the Editors-in-Chief at

All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by the Journal’s Editorial Board. In addition, long articles are sent to the Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners. Submissions can be made at any time. Articles submitted by 25 October 2020 will be considered for Volume 10 Issue 1.

So Yeon Kim and Tom Boekestein
Editors-in-Chief for Cambridge International Law Journal (Volume 10)

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Vacancy: Assistant Professor in Global Transformations and Governance Challenges

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs is looking for an Assistant Professor in Global Transformations and Governance Challenges

Project description

Leiden University is investing over 1.4 million Euros in a new program on Global Transformations and the Citizen. The overall aim of this interdisciplinary research cluster is to combine research on global transformations (such as shifting multipolar world order, climate change, pandemics, and new information technologies) with research on governance responses to these challenges. The focus area of Leiden University on Global Transformations and Governance Challenges aims to deepen understanding of these complex processes, including their impacts on citizens and democracy.

In the context of this research cluster, Leiden’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs and Institute of Political Science seek to jointly recruit an Assistant Professor, who will work alongside the newly appointed Chair of Global Transformations and Governance Challenges (Professor Dr. Jan Aart Scholte) and an interdisciplinary research team in order to develop a set of innovative approaches to these problems. 

Key responsibilities

  • Conducting research in the interdisciplinary area of Global Transformations and in close collaboration with the Chair of Global Transformation and Governance Challenges and the relevant Head of Research Groups at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs and the Institute of Political Science
  • Developing theory-driven empirical research addressing the main questions from the broad area of Global Transformations, Governance Challenges and the Citizen:
    • How are global issues and cross-border movements changing citizen attitudes toward national sovereignty, democratic accountability, and the legitimacy of liberal democracy?
    • How are changing public expectations affecting national governments’ attitudes toward international cooperation, global governance, and openness to cross-border movements?
    • What concrete innovations are necessary to make global governance mechansisms more effective in addressing today’s cross-border issues while ensuring their democratic legitimacy at a time of declining trust in public institutions?
    • How are familiar and emerging cross-border dynamics, as well as the rise of new world powers, challenging existing governance institutions at national and global levels?
  • Teaching two courses per year relevant to global transformations themes;
  • Co-organizing and contributing to activities of the Focus Area “Global Transformations” and the Leiden University Centre for International Relations (LUCIR).

Selection criteria

  • PhD degree in Political Science, International Relations or a related academic area;
  • Demonstrated affinity with the themes of the Global Transformations focus area;
  • High quality international peer-reviewed publications appropriate to candidate’s career stage;
  • Teaching experience and teaching skills appropriate to the candidate’s level of experience;
  • Interest and ability to work in an interdisciplinary context;
  • Ability to connect academic research to policy-oriented impact;
  • Competence with quantitative methods is seen as a plus;
  • Applicants must be able to teach in English.

Our organisation

Leiden University is one of Europe’s foremost research universities. It is the oldest university in the Netherlands, founded in February 1575, and currently ranks in the top 100 of most international rankings. The University has approximately 23,000 students and 4,000 staff members.

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, located in The Hague – the International City of Peace and Justice- offers a range of other programs focused on international relations, security, international law and international organization. It also hosts the Leiden University College (LUC), an international honors college of Leiden University situated The Hague. Firmly rooted in the academic tradition, the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs provides an inspiring and challenging education and research environment, with a strong interdisciplinary character and international orientation; it is a meeting place for students, scholars and professionals, a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is located in Leiden and The Hague and comprises four institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology. The Faculty also includes the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The Faculty is home to 5,000 students and 600 members of staff. Our teaching and research programmes cover diverse topics varying from adoption to political behaviour.

Terms and conditions

The position starts as soon as possible, preferably by January 2021. We offer a temporary contract of 3 years. Review for a permanent appointment may be possible during or after the term of the initial contract, depending on funding and performance. Salary range from € 3,746.- to € 5,127.- gross per month, depending on experience (pay scale 11, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information see the website.

The working language is English, but the appointed candidate is required to learn Dutch. Staff who do not speak Dutch upon appointment are required to progress steadily toward at least a B1 level (CEFR) through training financed by both institutes.


Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.


Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. 


If you have any additional questions about the position, please contact the chair of the search committee Jan Aart Scholte, e-mail

For further questions about the research programme or Institutes, please Antoaneta Dimitrova, email or Daniel Thomas, email


Please submit online your application no later than1 October 2020via the blue button in our application system. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents in PDF format, quoting the vacancy number:

  • A motivation letter explaining how the candidate will address themes and tasks within the research cluster;
  • A research statement covering the candidate’s current and future research agenda;
  • A statement of teaching interests and experience and sample syllabi and teaching evaluations;
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
  • Two sample publications in English;
  • Name and contact information of three referees.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be conducted on the 29th and 30th of October 2020. Invited candidates will be asked to present a short research presentation during the interview. You are kindly requested to be available for a potential interview on these dates.

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IPR is an evolutionary field. We at IP Assisto aim to disseminate awareness and carry out research in order to contribute towards a robust Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime in India. We are here to share a global perception of practices related to intellectual property retaining national identity and local constraints. IPR provides an incentive for creativity and the disclosure of information and plays a significant role in encouraging innovations in the form of product/process development leading to technical advancement. The vision of the centre will be accomplished by providing support and guidance to each and every person in need of protecting their invention and creations. The centre will familiarize all stakeholders with the importance of Intellectual Property laws in today’s technology driven society and provide them a platform for interaction.

IPR provides an incentive for creativity and the disclosure of information and plays a significant role in encouraging innovations in the form of product/process development leading to technical advancement. Therefore knowledge about IPR becomes essential in the field of law.


What and Why are we organizing?

We are organizing Faculty Development Program (FDP). We think that even the professionals, academicians, legal practitioners and law scholars having keen interest in IPR should be updated.


Program Schedule –




~ Session 1 –

Resource Person – Adv. Nupur Raut

        LL.M., University of Cambridge

        (Prathiba M. Singh Cambridge Trust Scholar)

Topic – Horizons of Intellectual Property Rights (Introductory Session)

Time – 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


~ Session 2 –

Resource Person – Adv. Rohan Rohatgi

        Founder, RSR Legal

Topic – Relevance of Trademarks in the Goodwill of Products

Time – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                                                           


~ Session 3 –

Resource Person – Adv. Srinivas Kotni

                     Founder and Managing Partner, LEXport

Topic – Intellectual Property Rights Issues in the Social Media

Time – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


BREAK- 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


~ Session 4 –

Resource Person – Adv. Rodney D. Ryder

Partner, Scriboard

Advisor, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India

Topic – Intersection of IPR and Technology

Time – 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.


Target Audience – Faculty members of law universities, professionals, and research scholars who intend to do quality research work.

Benefits –

  • Enhancing the knowledge of IPR in academicians, professionals, and research scholars.
  • To identify and scrutinize issues in the field of IPR.
  • To raise the visibility of IPR in various streams.
  • Develop the pedagogy skills of academicians and research scholars.


Registration– limited number of seats available.

No Registration Fee.

Registration Procedure – It is mandatory to register via the link provided below:

Last Date of Registration – 19th September 2020

Certificates will be Provided.



Technical Requirements –

  • High-speed internet connection.
  • A zoom account.
  • A Facebook account


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Contact Details:

Aakansh Prakash: +91-8860734215

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Webinar on Role of Professional Ethics in building a successful career (19th September 2020)

Virtual School for Personality Development and Professional Skills is conducting a webinar on “Role of Professional Ethics in building a successful career

Date: 19th September 2020 .

Speaker: Mr. Navin Kumar Jaggi

About the speaker:

Mr. Navin Kumar Jaggi sir has been standing council for Union of India, Delhi Develop Authority, Several public sector undertakings and taught at the faculty of law, Delhi University from October 22, 1975. Sir is CEO of Jaggi, Jaggi and Jaggi International Attorneys. Mr. Jaggi sir is also a Life Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association. He has been honoured by two Chief Justice of India for: Excellence in the Legal Profession & for Excellence in Legal Drafting.

Time :- 12 P.M onwards

Registration Deadline- 18/09/2020
E- Certificate will be provided.
Registration is free.

Please note that it is mandatory to fill the registration form.
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Webinar on Geographical Indications and its Registration Process (16th September, 2020)

About the Organization:

IP Assisto is a centre committed to disseminate awareness and carry out research in order to contribute towards robust Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime in India. The Centre encourages creativity and innovation among people which would eventually lead to generation of Intellectual Property (IP). The vision of the centre will be accomplished by providing support and guidance to each and every person in need of protecting their invention and creations. The centre will familiarize all stakeholders with the importance of Intellectual Property laws in today’s technology driven society and provide them a platform for interaction.

Topic: Geographical Indications and its Registration Process
Mr. Shhaurya Sah
Founding Partner, Sah & Mehrotra Associates

About the Webinar:

IP Assisto is taking forward its vision by conducting a webinar on “Geographical Indication and its Registration Process”. The webinar is fixated to provide an insight on geographical indications(GI) and the process of registration for it.

Date: 16th September 2020.
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Registration: Limited number of seats available.
No Registration Fee.
Enrollment Process:
It is mandatory to register,

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Registration Deadline: 15th September, 2020.

Technical Requirements:
● High speed internet connection.
● A Zoom account.
● A Facebook account.

Certificates will be provided
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Contact Details:

Aakansh Prakash: +91-8860734215.
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call for papers: Information Technology and Customization Strategies in the Digital Economy

Call for Papers

Title: Information Technology and Customization Strategies in the Digital Economy

Short title (VSI): Technology & Customization

Background and Motivations

Customers’ preferences and needs are changing surprisingly fast in the digital economy (Kotler et al., 2016). Emerging information technologies (e.g., mobile apps, voice technology, virtual reality) are empowering individual customers to have mounting knowledge, flexibility, and engagement in business practice (Araujo et al., 2020; Zhang & Chang, 2020). As such, how to better fulfill customer value creation and delivery is becoming increasingly important (Kostis & Ritala, 2020; Van Le & Suh, 2019), and is an immutable source for firms’ competitive advantage.

Firms have been increasingly emphasizing and advancing customization strategies to enhance their ability to fulfill personalized customer demands (Wind & Rangaswamy, 2001). However, due to the paramount role in collecting, analyzing, and understanding customer needs (Selladurai, 2004), integrating and optimizing supply chains (Schniederjans et al., 2020), and delivering agile products/services (Shams et al., 2020), information technology has always been a critical constraint in the customization process (Zipkin, 2001). Amid the digital age, many new information technologies (e.g., Big data analytics, Cloud computing) are surfacing and being adopted in business decision-making (Kohtamäki et al., 2020; Nieuwenhuis et al., 2018). The emergence of those disruptive digital technologies has ushered in new opportunities and challenges for firms to formulate and implement effective and innovative customization strategies (Deradjat & Minshall, 2017). For instance, better data collection, data analysis, and system design and iteration (Ghobakhloo, 2020; McAfee et al., 2012) are enabling and galvanizing firms to innovate their customization strategies in the digital economy.

Although customization strategies can improve firms’ performance by meeting the heterogeneous demands of customers, they also increase the cost of value creation and delivery, which reflects a paradoxical trade-off of “benefits-costs” (Wang et al., 2017; Wiengarten et al., 2017). Many previous studies have shed light on how to deal with this tension from a variety of theoretical perspectives (Liu & Yao, 2018; Yao, 2013). However, scant studies have explicitly explored and synthesize how new IT artifacts affect customization strategies, especially in the digital age, despite the role of IT has become increasingly significant nowadays (Ballestar et al., 2020). Therefore, it is imperative to gather the knowledge of the relationship between IT and innovative customization strategies, and to examine how the new digitized IT artifacts influence the revenue and cost of firms’ customization strategies in the digital economy.

Furthermore, digitized information technologies have also been driving firms to innovate their customization modes, such as personalized customization based on AI (Robinson et al., 2020), mobile-based customization (Tong et al., 2020), etc. However, digitized information technology also brings new challenges to the customization practice of firms, such as privacy leakage and data discrimination (Caputo et al., 2018; Okazaki et al., 2020). So it is also important to explore how firms can take full advantage of those new information technologies and avoid such kinds of negative effects at the same time.

Thus, as the way of customer participation in customization continues to evolve and firms keep improving their customization capabilities, it is necessary for future studies to deeply explore the potential various “revenue” and “cost” mechanisms from the perspective of information technologies in the digital economy.

Objective and topics

This Special Issue seeks state-of-the-art papers that take a broad view of information technology’s current and future impact on firm’s customization strategies and customer participation in customization. We also invite studies drawing on data from real-world settings that take a future-looking perspective to formulate new research paths and pragmatic applications for consumers and businesses. Papers considered for the Special Issue may focus on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

• Digital information technology adoption for innovative customization strategies

• Technological drivers that facilitate customization strategies

• Digital capabilities and the formulation and implementation of customization strategies

• Comparison of new customization strategies/ modes in the digital era

• The interconnections between information technologies and “revenue vs. cost” dilemma of customization

• Interaction and value co-creation between firms and customers in the digital customization platforms

• Customer empowerment and value co-creation in the customization practice

• The personalization experience–privacy paradox in the digital era

Paper Submission

• Submissions should be prepared using the Technological Forecasting & Social Change (TFSC) Manuscript Preparation Guidelines (

• Manuscripts must be submitted electronically online at

• Authors need to select ‘SI – Information Technology and Customization Strategies’ for this call.

• Papers will be reviewed according to the TFSC double-blind review process

• Informal inquiries relating to the Special Issue, proposed topics and potential fit with the Special Issue objectives are welcomed. Please direct any questions to the Guest Editors.

All submissions entailing empirical research are encouraged to provide complete methodological and other details in accompanying web appendices.

Important dates

The timeline of this special issue is as follows:

Submission start date: July 15, 2022

Last date for submission: August 30, 2022

Review process: On a rolling basis from September 2022 to April 2023

Possible Acceptance Date: May 30, 2023

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Special Issue – Environmental, Social and Governance in Capital Markets

About the Journal:

Borsa Istanbul Review is an open access journal and included in Social Science Citation Index (SSCI).Its 2019 impact factor is 2.13 (a Q2 journal) and CiteScore is 3.5. For the articles published in the journal, full texts of which are freely available, please visit

Theme and Sub-theme:

Borsa İstanbul Review will publish a special issue on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in the following and related areas:

  • ESG Screening on Return, Risk, and Diversification
  • ESG Investing in Markets
  • ESG performance of firms and assets
  • Valuation of ESG in capital markets
  • ESG disclosure, reporting and analyst forecasts
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sustainability
  • Institutional investors and corporate social responsibility
  • Role of ESG factors on firm value and corporate financing
  • Green financial assets and uncertainty in the green finance market
  • Green financing and portfolio investment
  • The roles of green premium costs in sustainable development
  • Environmental consequences related to Financial Development

Submission Deadline:

September 30, 2020. Papers will be processed as they are received.

Submission link:

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Call for Papers for special issue on: Forest policy & economics in Latin America @Elsevier

About the Issue:

This is an open call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Forest Policy and Economics. The SI will focus on Latin America with emphasis on the perspectives of Latin American researchers and policy analysts.

The objective of the SI is to examine the breadth of the forest sector of Latin America, including its many component issues: forests and the global climate; local human impacts on the forest; industrial structure, conduct and performance; and other forest issues as well—but from the special perspective of those economists and policy analysts who know the region best, those who are from Latin America. The topic is vast, and we cannot cover all important examples. To be sure, Latin American perspectives on some forestry issues are different from the perspectives and experiences of other parts of the world. Just as surely, Chile’s and Brazil’s forest industries, for example, do share some characteristics with the industry elsewhere in the world, and Costa Rica’s famous environmental orientation surely shares some experience with Western European and North American efforts to provide for forest-based environmental services. Our objective is to capture the research and policy insights of professionals with personal experience in the region, to capture insight as to the often less examined differences between regional experience and global perspectives, but also to acknowledge the global similarities that do arise.


Papers may be submitted as early as December 1, 2020, but must be submitted before a June 1, 2021 deadline.

Please include the note “VSI: Latin America” along with the title of your paper. Additional submission instructions are identical with those for normal submissions to this journal. The editors will commit to rapid consideration by at least two blind reviewers for all submissions that satisfy the Journal’s review criteria. Accepted manuscripts will be published in the next regular issue of the Journal where they will be clearly marked as Special Issue articles. They will also pulled into the online Special Issue for Latin America.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: GEHU’s Law Review: A Bi Annual Journal of Law

About Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun:

Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun is a multi-domain university offering various professional programs to over 10000 on-campus students from all states of India and various countries of the world.

About School of Law

School of Law, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun is running two full time five years fully residential i.e. B.B.A-LL.B. & B.A.-LL.B. approved by Bar Council of India, has industry oriented curriculum and trains students through rigorous research, moot courts, classroom discussion of case laws and variety of internships with Supreme Court Judges, top law firms and senior advocates.

Call for Papers

The Journal Committee of School of Law, Graphic Era Hill University hereby invites articles/ research papers, case studies, and book reviews on law and allied areas for publication in the GEHU’s Law Review (January 2021 Issue). The journal is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed publication from School of Law, Graphic Era Hill University. It show- cases contemporary issues and challenges specific to law, with an interdisciplinary approach towards assimilating knowledge. It is an endeavor of the Institute to become the beacon of legal education by encouraging synthesis of knowledge and best practices cutting across the academia and research fraternity.

Broad theme

The journal invites submission on any board area which could be related to contemporary Legal issues and advancements with national and international significance.
The authors are free to write on any topic that they wish to contextualise on the broader theme.

Submission guidelines

  1. Word Limit: Submissions should not exceed:
  • Research papers (4,000- 6,000 words),
  • Short notes (2000-3000 words),
  • Book reviews (1000-2000 words), and
  • Case studies/commentaries (1000-3000 words),

2. The manuscript should be in MS Word format
3. The manuscript shall be original and unpublished.
4. Authorship: Maximum of two authors per entry.
5. The author(s) must follow the uniform method of citation either Journal of Indian Law Institute (JILI) or Bluebook 19th edition.
6. The body of the paper shall be in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 single line spacing


Call for papers: 3rd September, 2020
Submission of full paper: 30th November, 2020
Completion & Intimation of Reviewed papers: 05th January, 2021
Publication of Journal: 31st January, 2021

Contact details:

For any further queries, kindly contact us on the following email ids:
Dr. Navtika Singh Nautiyal
The Editor, GEHU’s Law Review-


All India Essay Writing Competition by Aligarh Muslim University

About the Organization:

Aligarh Muslim University Accredited by NAAC in ‘A’ grade having 13 Faculties viz. Agricultural Sciences, Arts, Commerce, Engineering & Technology, Law etc., each comprising of several Departments of Studies.

About the Event:

Aligarh Muslim University is Organising All India Essay Writing Competition on “Sir Syed as the Chairperson of Educational and Social Renaissance of Indian Muslims”. It is open for all University and College students in English language only.

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Call for Papers: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge @Elsevier

About the Journal:

This Special Issue is closely linked to the 14th Academy of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge Conference (June 2021, Paris, France), where the Special Issue Guest Editor Team will run a track on this topic. Papers accepted for and presented at the Conference will be eligible for publication in the Special Issue. Please note, however, that only papers by participating authors who thoroughly review relevant studies published in TF&SC will be considered for inclusion in the Special Issue. Acceptance of a paper for presentation at the Conference makes that paper eligible for publication in the TF&SC Special Issue on “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge”, provided the paper has been carefully written for the TF&SC readership.

Editors of leading journals will participate in the Conference. The Conference will take place from June 14 to 16, 2021. Papers will be presented at IAE Paris – Sorbonne Business School. The Conference will address several topics, and each participating journal will choose the topic or topics that fit that journal’s scope. One of the goals of the Conference is to select papers that, depending on the scope of the participating journals and the quality of the papers, will appear in Special Issues or Special Sections of these participating journals. The selection and review of articles will be carried out initially by the Conference Advisory Committee. Papers whose theoretical framework and method do not meet the standards of quality and rigor required by the participating journals will not be accepted for presentation at the Conference. Papers that pass the first review stage will then be reviewed by the Academy Editorial Advisory Board, and decisions will be taken by the Guest Editors of the associated journals. Papers should be highly relevant and should closely fit the participating journals’ scope and research focus. After the Conference, the Guest Editors of each journal will decide which papers will be recommended for inclusion in the Special Issues of the corresponding publications. Depending on the quality of submissions, best papers will be published in the Special Issues of these SSCI journals. The Conference is unique in this respect. The deadline for submitting papers is February 1, 2021 (for full papers). Papers should be submitted to the Conference via the Conference website (

Important Dates:

Authors are invited to present their papers on “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge” at the Conference, which will be held in Paris, France, from June 14 to 16, 2021. For more details, please follow the link below:

Participation in the Conference itself or acceptance of a paper for presentation does not guarantee that the authors will be selected for the TF&SC Special Issue. Authors may submit their papers to the Special Issue without attending the Conference.

Deadline for the submission of papers: September 15, 2021.

Submission Guidelines:

Kindly submit your paper to the Special Issue category (VSI: Innov Entrep) through the online submission system ( of Technological Forecasting & Social Change. All the submissions should follow the general author guidelines of Technological Forecasting & Social Change available at

All submissions should be made at the following address:

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Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur, Journal on Corporate Law and Governance [JCLG, Vol IV, Issue 1]: Submit by Oct 31

About The Institution

National Law University, Jodhpur is an institution of national prominence established under the National Law University, Jodhpur Act, 1999 by Rajasthan State Legislation. The University is established for the advancement of learning, teaching, research and diffusion of knowledge in the field of law.

About The Journal

Journal on Governance is an annual journal issued by National Law University, Jodhpur. The Journal offers a forum for critical research on interplay of contemporary issues in corporate law, both from an academic and industry perspective. Along with exploring the various problems and challenges that affect the corporate world, the Journal attempts to explore and offer workable solutions, which may be helpful in regulatory and policy decisions.

The Editorial Board of the Journal welcomes submissions of original articles, comments and discussion within the aim and scope of the Journal for Volume IV, Issue I. The Journal is peer-reviewed with ISSN serial publication No. 0976-0369.


The broad theme of the Journal for Volume IV Issue I is “Winds of Change in the Corporate Governance Regime: Looking towards a New Horizon”.


  • Understanding the role of proxy advisory firms in the corporate governance regime in India and the need to regulate them- A long awaited procedural reform!
  • Growing importance of the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria and its contribution towards better corporate governance.
  • The urgent need for introspection of falling corporate governance standards in public and private sector banks- Identifying the key issues and figuring a way out.
  • Role of corporate governance on stock market liquidity.
  • ‘Shareholder Activism’: An emerging trend in India.
  • Impact of the recent changes in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law on the corporate governance regime- A leeway to defraud creditors?
  • Need for governing Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s) the corporate way?
  • Rising corporate governance issues and challenges for Indian companies in the covid-19 era and the expected aftermath.
  • How covid-19 may reform the corporate governance norms/ standards in India (Corporate Governance in the post-pandemic world).
  • Understanding the changing role of Government and its various agencies with respect to corporate governance in India.

Any other article on the general theme but outside the scope of the sub-themes is also welcome.


The Journal invites academicians, practitioners, students of law pursuing their LL.B (Hons.)/ LL.B/ LL.M from any recognized university to submit their entries.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Please note that the submissions must conform to the following requirements:

  • The acceptable length of Articles is between 4000-6000 words, and of Notes, Comments and Case Analysis is between 2500-4500 words, including footnotes.
  • All submissions must include an abstract of not more than 300 words, explaining the main idea, objective of the article and the conclusions drawn from it.
  • The Article should be on A4 sized paper, in Garamond, font size 12, 1.5 line Spacing, justified and 1 inch margins on each side. Footnotes should be in font size 10 and with single line spacing.
  • The Authors should conform to the Bluebook (20th edition) Uniform System of Citation.
  • Authors should provide their contact details, designation, institutional affiliation and address in the covering letter for the submission. The Manuscript should not contain any identification of the author/s, which shall be a ground for rejection of the submission.
  • Each submission may have up to two authors.
  • The submission must be the original work of the authors. Any form of plagiarism will lead to direct rejection.
  • The relevant sources should be duly acknowledged as footnotes. The decision of the Editorial Board in this regard shall be final.
  • The Journal publishes only original and unpublished material. Manuscripts must therefore not, at any time during the period of consideration by the Journal, be considered for publication in any other place, nor published beforehand
  • Manuscripts shall be assessed by subjection to Blind Review Procedure. Reviewers shall not be informed of the author’s name, university, year in college, or any other personal information.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for receipt of submissions is ­31 October, 2020.

Submission Procedure

Authors are requested to send an electronic version of their manuscripts .doc or .docx format to with the subject as “Submission- [Name of Author] –Volume IV Issue I.”

The document name must be in the following format “[Name of Authors(s)]-[Title of submission].”

Contact Info

All queries may be addressed to the Editorial Board at 

Ms. Niharika Jaiswal (Editor-in-Chief): +91-9956534045|

Mr. Suraj Sonowal (Editor-in-Chief): +91-9119131952 |

CALL FOR CHAPTERS “Women in Contemporary India: Issues and Challenges”

About the Issue:

Women constitute about half of the world’s total population, but still equality of women is not fully recognized. Their position and status have been inferior to male members of the society. India is a region of striking socio-economic and cultural diversity with wide variations. Within the Indian subcontinent, there have been infinite variations of the status of women, differing according to the cultural milieu, family structures, caste, class, property right etc. we have to specify as to whether we are talking about rural women or urban women, about middle class or lower class women, about Brahmin or scheduled caste woman, about women in the Hindu society or in the Muslim community. Due to the development of patriarchal society women have become a weaker section, her functions have been neglected to more procreation and attending to household chores. She has become a target of social and economic exploitation. ‘Invisible hand’, ‘Should women count?’, ‘Subordinated half’, ‘Neither sustenance nor sustainability’, ‘Half hidden world’, ‘From field to cooking pot’, ‘Second sex’ etc. all these peculiar phases are often used to reflect the lack of equality and human right to women and the freedom to make decisions which affects their lives and results in widening disparities in human capabilities and functioning associated between men and women. The position of women in modern India has changed considerably. Her position in modern Indian
society is equal to that of men, socially, economically, educationally, politically & legally. Her sufferings from Sati, Child marriage, Institution of Temple prostitution no longer exist. Still a no. of issues and aspects need consideration. The problems and issues require special attention.
Walked ahead but still miles to go……..

Call For Chapters:

We are looking forward to receive research papers from the students, researchers, academicians, etc. The research paper should address the key issues and highlight different views and arguments in the present scenario. Some suggestions should also be put forth by the authors for improving the present situation. Every research paper should be accompanied by an abstract of 200 to 300 words mentioning the Title of the Paper, Theme, Sub Theme, Name of the Author and Co-Author, E-mail Address, Postal Address and Contact Number of the Author/Co-Author. The abstract should mention the novelty of the idea which the author wishes to put forth. It should also mention the outcome of the research paper.

Themes and Sub-themes:

Human Rights with special reference to Women’s rights.

  • Fundamental Rights of Women.
  • Women’s Safety and the City.
  • Policies and Resources.
  • Evaluating Safe Cities for Women Initiatives.
  • Women’s Safety and Public Transportation.
  • ‘Dayan Pratha’, an amalgamation of Patriarchy and superstition.
  • Cyber Crime against women and its prevention.
  • Infertility in Women: who is to be blamed?
  • Mental and Physical Violence against women.
  • Deification and Demonization of women.
  • Curbing Domestic violence against women.
  • Reproductive Rights of women.
  • Sexual violence and social stigma.
  • Human Trafficking/Sex Slavery.
  • Rape culture in India.
  • Honour and women
  • Sociological and Historical Dimension of Women Empowerment.
  • Role of Education in Women Empowerment.
  • National Movement and Women’s Empowerment.
  • Problems and issues of Elderly Women.
  • Women’s empowerment in political sphere.
  • Legislation and Administrative Action in Independent India.
  • Genesis of Growing Crimes against women societal ills.
  • Continuing Gender Wage Gap.
  • Laws Mandating Paid Sick and Parental Leave.
  • Affordable and Competent Child Care.
  • Accommodations for Pregnant Women.
  • Treatment of Women in Prison.
  • Role of Women in Academia.
  • Inadequate Representation.
  • Role of Reservation for Women

This list is just illustrative and not exhaustive. Researchers are welcomed for papers on  any topic which is related to the main theme.


The word limit for research paper (inclusive of abstract) is between 2000 words (minimum) to 4000 words (maximum) This word limit is inclusive of footnotes. The word limit must be strictly adhered to by the participants. Each participant is required to submit an anti-plagiarism declaration along with the paper stating that his/her paper is an original and bona fide piece of research work and that it has not been published or being considered for publication elsewhere.

Co-Authorship is allowed. However, there can be a maximum of two co-authors in one research paper. There is a participation fee for Rs. 800/- at par for all the contributors such as students, researchers, academicians, etc. and the participants are encouraged to participate. In the case of CoAuthor/s, each Co-Author/s is chargeable with the same fee as of Author. Payment for publication to be done after the acceptance of the submitted paper is communicated to the author.

NOTE: Each Author with selected paper will be provided with soft copy of the book as
well as 1 complementary hardcopy.


The authors should use the ILI (Indian Law Institute) format of Footnoting and Times New Roman Font 12 with bold headings and space lining 1.5.

Important Dates:

  1. Last date for Paper Submission – 25th September, 2020
  2. Acceptance of Paper submitted – Within a week of Submission
  3. Tentative Date of Publication– Within the month of October, 2020 (Soft Copy)
    (subject to working of the publisher) and within the month of October/November,
    2020, Hard copies (Subject to the postal services).

The papers should be sent by e-mail to latest by 25th September, 2020.
Papers submitted after the last date shall not be considered for publication.


The selected best quality papers will be sent for publication in ISBN numbered book. For extra the Hardcopy of the book, the person has to pay Rs. 400/- for the book with Rs 40/- as postal charges.

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Call for papers: Publishing with English Teaching: Practice & Critique

About the Journal

English Teaching: Practice & Critique (ETPC) promotes research and theory related to English literacy that is grounded in a range of contexts: classrooms, schools and wider educational constituencies. The journal has as its main focus English teaching in L1 settings.

Submissions focused on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) will be considered only if they have clear pertinence to English literacy in L1 (first language) settings. It provides a place where authors from a range of backgrounds can identify matters of common concern and thereby foster broad professional communities and networks. We encourage comparative approaches to topics and issues.

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Call for Papers: Prejudice at Work: What We Understand and What We Still Need to Learn

About the Issue:

“I can’t breathe!” This simple, but horrific sentence uttered by George Floyd this year and by Eric Garner in 2014 in the last moments of their lives, have brought to the forefront of many people’s minds the destructive consequences of prejudice in the real world, despite a long history of racial injustice for both men and women of color (e.g., Breonna Taylor, Kayla Moore). In response to the saliency of prejudice still present in our modern world, people and organizations across the globe are speaking out. At one of our universities, for example, an official proclamation formed by the Faculty Senate states in part, “We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusivity”. Many public and private entities are now producing similar types of statements. Nevertheless, many others are rightfully skeptical about if these are just words or if action will follow. Such sentiment is echoed in the poignant protest sign “George Floyd isn’t a wake-up call, the same alarm has been sounding since 1619, y’all just keep hitting snooze” (see: Following the example of Emerald Publishing itself (see: and, we at Management Decision want to go further by launching a special issue entitled, “Prejudice at Work: What We Understand and What We Still Need to Learn”, in order to encourage the development of theory and research within the broadly construed area of prejudice in and around paid work. Given that the majority of the world’s population are employed, the potential prejudice faced in and around any type of work-related setting may have profound implications for the individuals or groups that are being targeted. In the words of Radiohead: Karma police / I’ve given all I can / It’s not enough / I’ve given all I can / But we’re still on the payroll. In this special issue, therefore, we seek to take stock of the areas of work-related prejudice that many may be waking up to for the first time as well as the areas that have been progressing, and attempt to use that knowledge to provide useful interventions for practitioners of management.

Using a similar method as the COVID-19-inspired special issue (see:, the main purpose of this special issue is to apply Lewin’s (1951) words, “There’s nothing so practical as good theory”, to the areas of work-related prejudice, in order to help practitioners of management use good theory to guide action by turning scientific knowledge into practical wisdom. Theory papers submitted for consideration may approach the topic of work-related prejudice in a variety of ways, such as prejudice in terms of the emotional attitudes about groups of people in and around work-related settings, stereotypes in terms of the cognitions involved, the impact of bias, or even the discriminatory behaviors that may result. The likelihood of publication will dramatically increase if the Academy of Management Review’s standards for theory development are closely followed (see Theory Building Resources at

Priority will be given to manuscripts that 1) logically develop clear propositions based on past research to connect together an impactful theoretical model; and 2) integrate theory and research from related domains (e.g., psychology, sociology, political science, decision science, economics, philosophy) with research and theory from management science (for an example of a paper that fulfills both of these requirements on a different topic see: Oc & Bashshur, 2013). One final requirement of an accepted paper will be to include a concluding section that provides potential interventions based on the theory proposed for solutions to managing prejudice in real life organizations in the tradition of Lewin’s action research (see: Bargal, 2006).

A secondary purpose of this special issue is to provide a place for controlled experimental work done in the broadly construed area of prejudice in and around paid work to have an outlet. Often overlooked or impossible to implement in an organizational setting, controlled experimental research is essential to building theory in the area as cause and effect can be better determined (e.g., Brown & Lord, 1999), allowing for a generalization of theory (Mook, 1983). Those desiring to submit research using a controlled experimental design, must simulate a work-related setting for the hypotheses that are tested. Priority will be given to manuscripts that 1) logically develop clear hypotheses based on the integration of theory and research from related domains (e.g., psychology, sociology, political science, decision science, economics, philosophy) with research and theory from management science; and 2) presents two or more studies (for an example of a paper that fulfills both of these requirements see: Randolph-Seng, Cogliser, Randolph, Scandura, Miller, & Smith-Genthôs, 2016). Yet it is important to acknowledge that experiments themselves have also been used to exploit communities of color and perpetuate biases (e.g. Tuskegee syphilis studies). Thus, we encourage scholars to carefully consider the ethical ramifications of their study designs (see

Please feel free to ask if your potential manuscript fits the scope of this special issue by directly emailing any of special issue editors:

William Cullen Bryant once said, “Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.” Given the misconceptions and distorted perceptions that often lie beneath human prejudice, it is our hope that this special issue will bring to light well informed knowledge in order to provide valuable direction to management practitioners and scientist in the increasing diverse world we all live in.

Submission Information:

Submission deadline: March 15th, 2021

Submissions to the special issue should be sent electronically through the “Management Decision” ScholarOne System. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the author guidelines given in the website of the journal “Management Decision”:

When submitting, please be sure to select the correct special issue title from the drop-down menu.

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Call For Papers: Technology and Social Change during the Pandemic Crisis @Elsevier

About the Journal & Background

The coronavirus pandemic invaded the world like a silent dark shadow. First announced as a pneumonia of unknown cause by China on December 31, 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely devastated the world (Blackburn et al., 2020). As of August 15, 2020, the pandemic infected almost 21 million people and caused close to 750,000 deaths worldwide (Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, 2020). It is not just people’s health that is suffering. The global economy is in a rapid downward spiral to recession, social distancing has caused mental anguish to everyone, and daily life patterns have dramatically changed (Stoll, 2020).

As damaging and tragic COVID-19 has been, in both scale and depth, one fortunate thing is that the pandemic occurred in today’s digital age (Guy, 2019; Trimi, 2020). We can apply such advanced technologies as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, smart sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and location technologies, virtual and augmented reality (VR & AR), cloud computing, and autonomous systems. These technologies help generate innovation ideas to manage the pandemic through real-time scanning of the virus spread, data analytics for testing, contact tracing, and isolation of infected patients (Tonby & Woezel, 2020). However, it is important to maintain a balance between leveraging the power of advanced technologies and protecting people’s privacy. For example, due to the differences in privacy laws, it has been more challenging to trace the Covid-19 cases in the USA than in countries like China or South Korea (Chen, 2020).

The pandemic has brought a complete change to the way organizations operate, people live, and governments administer. Many business enterprises were either completely shut down (e.g., restaurants, bars, construction projects, casinos, theaters, sports events, the Tokyo Olympics, amusement parks, casinos, etc.) or operating at a substantially reduced scale (e.g., airlines, hotels, conventions, national parks, golf courses, etc.).

The pandemic has brought social change that no one expected. The recommended and/or compulsory use of masks, social distancing, and shelter-in-residence have significant and positive impacts on controlling the pandemic. It is also estimated that these actions could save approximately 40.76 trillion USD globally (Yoo & Managi, 2020). However, the new measures have changed the way people live (work, learn, entertain, exercise, love, and eat). Such social changes have an enormous impact on people’s physical and emotional health, drive to learn and grow, and the way daily needs are met. Remote work, online learning, telehealth, and home entertainment are only the most visible changes (Lee & Trimi, 2020).

The COVID-19 pandemic has no signs of slowing down its destructive power. Until vaccines or cures are developed, the world has to learn to live with the virus. In almost every developed country, the biopharmaceutical industry is rushing to develop effective vaccines, ready for application by the end of 2020. Eventually, the COVID-19 pandemic will also become a past pandemic as the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in 2003, novel influenza virus (H1N1) in 2009, and MERS (Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome) have through vaccines, cures, or herd immunity. Then, what will be the new normal in the post-pandemic world? The good old days surely will not return precisely as they were (Sneader & Singhal, 2020). Preparation for the new normal will be an arduous road requiring advanced technologies, innovation, new models of organizations and work, and new approaches to people’s social lives.

Several developments during the Covid-19 crisis have the fingerprints of the open and co-innovation paradigms. Typically, these innovation approaches are implemented to reduce operational costs. However, COVID-19 related innovation initiatives focus on saving time (Chesbrough, 2020). Examples of collaborative innovations include the rapid mobilization of the scientists and pharmaceutical companies to develop the vaccine, the sharing of the genetic sequence of the virus immediately after Chinese scientists were able to synthesize the virus, and the publication of all known literature on coronavirus in a machine-readable format.

This Special Issue explores successes and failures of different approaches, innovations, and technology applications for managing the pandemic and strategies for sustaining and thriving during the crisis (Bello et al., 2020). We also invite original research dealing with developing new models of success in the post-pandemic world for people, organizations, and society at large.

Themes and Sub-themes:

Suggested topics for the Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Managing the pandemic with technology-enabled innovations
  • Collaborative innovation during the crisis
  • Social changes and resilient life strategies
  • Social change for the greater good
  • Reimagining agile organizations for a COVID-19 world
  • Technology-supported management of business disruptions
  • Supply chain innovation during the global pandemic crisis
  • Innovations for contact-free operations and services
  • AI and big data analytics for crisis management
  • Repurposing strategies during the time of crisis
  • Remote work, online education, and telehealth: success and failure experiences
  • Improving the productivity of remote work practices
  • New patterns of leisure and entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Technology-driven strategies for managing the pandemic
  • Digital transformation of organizations in the post-pandemic period
  • Agile and resilient strategies in the new normal
  • Social entrepreneurship in times of the crisis
  • Technology intrusion and privacy concerns during the pandemic

Important dates:

First submission: October 1, 2020

Final submission: July 31, 2021

Publication of the special issue: March 1, 2022

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Call For Papers: Global Energy Transformation for Combating Climate Change in the Built Environment: Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries

About The Journal:

International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation is a CIB-encouraged journal that publishes findings on contemporary and original research towards sustaining, maintaining and managing existing buildings.

About the Issue:

The aim of this Special Issue is to understand the cutting-edge research and technologies being implemented in developing countries to achieve clean, affordable and sustainable energy for the built environment. In addition, efficient technologies that deliver effective thermal cooling of buildings in a sustainable manner to enhance significant energy efficiency improvements and reductions in GHG emissions to address SDG 13 is of priority for this Special Issue.

Specific objectives are:

  • To assess the level of knowledge and awareness in various renewable and alternative energy options for combating climate change in the built environment.
  • To establish user practices in the use of renewable and alternative energy options including challenges and opportunities for adaptation
  • To learn about cutting edge success stories of research and technologies that can be replicated for sustainable energy and affordability in developing economies
  • To learn about informal technologies that communities are deploying and how these are being integrated into sustainable energy practices, especially in Africa

Themes  and sub-Themes:

  • Renewable energy options and development for the built environment
  • Smart Technologies and energy efficiency
  • Adaptation and retrofit of building envelope
  • Behavioural attitudes and affordability
  • Environmental impact assessment, policy issues and implementation
  • Gender based initiatives for energy transformation in the built environment
  • Informal technologies and community actions
  • Mechanical cooling and energy efficiency practices
  • Disposal and waste management of energy-based appliances after their life
  • Climate change, energy and adaptation

Important dates:

Submission window opens: 21st August 2020

Submission closes: 5th December 2020

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Advanced theories and methodologies for design and management of digital transformations@Elsevier

About the Journal:

Digital transformation (DT) is the process of combining digital technology with existing operating models to generate value, respond to market demand, and make profits (Vial, 2019; Gimpel et al., 2018; Schallmo, 2017). The four essential elements of DT are 1) target entity, i.e., the organization that adopts DT; 2) scope and focus of the transformation; 3) technology adoption and manners, and 4) contexts and benefit goals of the expected change (Vial, 2019; Lee et al., 2019). If an organization undergoes DT, it is said to be “triggering significant changes and effectiveness to its external market strategy and internal organization tactics through combinations of information, computing, communication, and connectivity technologies” (Vial, 2019; Gimpel et al., 2018; Schallmo, 2017). An organization with a high digital transformation maturity means that it has the capability to upgrade and transform in different aspects like operational processes, value proposition, customer experience, and culture, while being market sensitive at the same time (Vial, 2019; Schallmo, 2017; Hess et al., 2016;). In doing so, organizations are found to have changed the perception of customer value and experience at the same time (Schallmo, 2017; Gimpel et al., 2018; Huang & Rust, 2020).

To fully reap the benefits of DT, an appropriate DT strategy is necessary for it to be integrated successfully for every organization across various industries, thereby making the “design and management of DT” critical (Vial et al., 2019; Majchrzak et al., 2016). Such can be achieved by integrating an organization’s resources and business needs, to design a unique and innovative value proposal, based on its situation at any point of time (Wang et al., 2017; Lee et al., 2019). In industries having lesser interaction with customers, organizations can undergo DT by ‘digitalizing’ its operational processes. One such example is the use of improved engineering tools to further improve its efficiency and cost-effectiveness (Schallmo et al., 2017). On the other hand, for customer-centric industries such as finance, travel, retail, and media, organizations may focus on value propositions and discuss the digital expertise and quality services that can be provided in terms of primary and market position (Vial, 2019; Gimpel et al., 2018; Schallmo, 2017).

This dynamic pace of DT development has brought about new challenges related to its implementation across all industries (Wang et al., 2017; Lee et al., 2019). One key challenge is the lack of comprehensive understanding of the DT phenomenon and its in-depth insights into industries which are critical factors for market success. This is consistent with several studies, where researchers adopted different methodologies to design and manage DT based on an organization’s structure, processes, and culture to generate the valid value and find the right paths to achieve transformation results (Vial, 2019; Majchrzak et al., 2016).

Another important aspect of DT involves the use of new and emerging technologies, by converging their advantages to the needs of the different industries (Frank et al., 2019; Schallmo et al., 2017; Wang et al., 2017). These tools are normally applied with the aim of addressing demand-pull factors like value-adding customers or technology-push like the improvement of the manufacturing or engineering process (Trappey et al., 2016; Schallmo et al., 2017; Bharadwaj et al., 2013). Examples of these technologies range from the development of new cutting-edge technologies, like the synchronous tool for electronic surveillance to the application of integrated digital technologies – Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and predictive analytics digital tools (Frank et al., 2019; Wee et al., 2019).

Therefore, this special issue aims to explore the fields related to these DT challenges and solutions, from its design, management, and implementation of tools to provide glimpses of the innovative business models, practical experience, and cutting-edge knowledge of the DT in the industry (Dremel et al., 2017; Lee et al., 2019).

Themes and Sub-Themes:

Unpublished, original contributions from prospective authors are invited for consideration by the special issue, subject to blind reviews, with main focus on enabling methodologies of digital transformation that support knowledge intensive tasks (e.g., system architectures and designs, service experience design, human factors, modeling and validation, performance evaluation), the digital-technology enabler for digital transformation (e.g., digital data-driven technology, networking-based technology, digital consumer access-driven technology, artificial intelligence-based technology) (Schallmo, et al., 2017; Boueé and Schaible, 2015). Real-world digital transformation scenarios with the integration and convergence of the above technologies particularly for those in the context of advanced manufacturing and services of Industry 4.0, smart city, and governance innovation (Schallmo et al. 2017; Vial, 2019, Govindarajan; 2018) are expected and required. For manuscripts on DT at the organizational level, the design of innovative strategies to embrace the implications of digital transformation for better operational performance must be addressed (Vial, 2019; Nambisan et al., 2019). For example, AR and VR are used in the construction industry’s DT for better design support of outside and inside building (Delgado et al., 2020). The current status and future trends are analyzed using big data in the constructions for bringing DT benefits (Bilal et al., 2016). Using the convergence digital-technology enabler to carry out technology evolution and transition in the fuel cell field (Chen et al., 2013).

Comprehensive case studies, in-depth review papers about how to design and manage digital transformation for the new innovation model position, process development and value creation, customer experience and loyalty enhancement and operation efficiency improvement, transformation strategy and digital ethics issues are also welcome. Meanwhile, all SI research papers need to fit the core philosophy and the scope of ADVEI. Research papers with particular emphasis on ‘knowledge’ and ‘engineering applications’ are the requirement of ADVEI. Articles must illustrate contributions using examples of digital-enabled automating and supporting knowledge-intensive tasks in artifacts-centered engineering fields such as mechanical, manufacturing, architecture, civil, electrical, transportation, environmental, and chemical engineering for bringing DT benefits by advanced technology and engineering transition (Rezgui et al., 2010; Verhagen et al.; Chen et al., 2013). Research contribution must demonstrate the successful adoption of DT with practical engineering context, and real data analytics. Further, the research must highlight its improvement and implications in the context of an industry and engineering discipline.

Topics of the special issue interests and focuses include, but not limited to:

1. Advanced theories and methodologies of design and management topics for digital transformation with advanced technology and engineering transition to support knowledge intensive tasks in the industry:

  • Management, control, and governance of DT resources and capabilities.
  • Changes in strategy, structure, workforce, processes associated with DT.
  • Managing intended and unintended DT outcomes across levels of analysis.
  • DT business strategy, business models, and value creation processes.
  • DT innovations, including tangible digital product, intangible software development, and customer experience design.
  • DT Evaluation associated with organizational activity and revenue flow model.
  • Managing design issues associated with DT in infrastructures, products, services, platforms, ecosystems and markets.
  • Managing policy, ethical, and social implications under the DT context.
  • Digital innovation, digital governance, digital participation and co-creation in public services;

2. The research must present the integration and convergence of multiple advanced digital-technology enabler for digital transformation (as listed below) for the innovative changes. These DT changes must demonstrate with measurable significant outcomes for the given issues in private sectors or public sectors.

1) Digital data-driven technology:

  • Wearable Devices
  • Internet of things
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Big data analytics
  • Mobile big data analytics

2) Networking-based technology:

  • Smart sensing networks
  • Sensor technology
  • Brain-machine interface
  • Cloud computing
  • Edge Computing
  • Mobile crowdsensing systems

3) Digital consumer access-driven technology

  • Immersive technology (Virtual reality/Augmented reality/ Mixed reality)
  • FinTech
  • Blockchain
  • Social media
  • Mobile social media
  • Mobile software systems
  • Mobile internet
  • Context- and location-aware service systems

4) Artificial intelligence-based technology

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Ambient intelligence
  • AIoT (AI+IoT)
  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • AI Robot
  • Knowledge bots/Service bots/Chatbots
  • Context-aware intelligent system

Submission Guidlines:

Only original manuscripts can be submitted, according to the ‘Guide for Authors’ published on the Advanced Engineering Informatics website As regards the online submission system of Advanced Engineering Informatics, the authors are invited to follow the link “Submit your Paper”, located in the main page of the Journal website, and submit manuscript to Article Type “VSI: Digital transformations” in Advanced Engineering Informatics.

Please mention the name of the Special Issue in your cover letter. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the journal. The final papers will be selected for publication depending on the results of the peer-review process and the reviews of the Guest Editors.

Important Dates

  • Submission open: August 1, 2020
  • Final submission deadline: January 31, 2021
  • Final acceptance deadline: July 31, 2021

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Networking and Smart Communications @Elsevier

About the Journal:

The fast advancement in the domain of smart technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) has invoked advanced research and development in the domain of networking and communications. The skyrocketing demand for efficient and reliable communication mechanisms across the globe has generated a strong push in this field of networking and communications. Embracing new generations of mobile networks, 5G and beyond, the call of the hour points to rapid development in networking and communications. A comprehensive ecosystem of smart services is largely based on a diverse set of networks, to enable seamless communication among the stakeholders. Networking for smart communications span across a wide domain, wireless mobile networks on one hand, and allied concepts like Artificial Intelligence, data analytics, network and resource optimizations, on the other hand. Towards achieving smart ubiquitous communication, networking involves a lot of trans-disciplinary interactions between architectural designs, protocols, analysis, optimization, and security.

This special issue is aimed at proffering a platform of dialogue between different stakeholders of networking to promote smart communications through highlighting the trending issues, core theoretical designs, implementational aspects, case studies, global challenges, and the future direction of this field.

Themes and Sub-themes for research:

Original and high-quality papers are invited from the potential authors. The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks, Ad hoc and Opportunistic Networks, Vehicular Networks
  • Trust, security, and privacy in wireless mobile networks
  • Data storage, data centers and cloud computing in wireless mobile networks
  • Mobile networks in Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE)
  • Content centric networking
  • Mobility management and modeling in wireless mobile networks
  • Wireless applications, mobile e-commerce, multimedia
  • Wireless network architectures
  • High performance network virtualization
  • Context and location-aware wireless mobile services & applications
  • Cross-layer design and optimization for wireless mobile networks
  • Multipath communication over wireless mobile networks
  • Mobile networks — 5G, 6G and beyond
  • Wireless & mobile network management and data services
  • Network design and customization
  • Artificial Intelligence in networking resource optimizations
  • Predictive analytics and predictive maintenance in networking
  • Energy-saving and QoE-oriented applications

Submission Guidelines:

When submitting your manuscript please select the article type “VSI: Smart Communications”. Please submit your manuscript before the submission deadline.

All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.

Please see an example here:

Please ensure you read the Guide for Authors before writing your manuscript. The Guide for Authors and the link to submit your manuscript is available on the Journal’s homepage.

Special Notes:

Array is a new open access journal. As an incentive, all article processing charges (APC) for articles accepted as part of this Special Issue will be waived. Authors will not have to pay any fees for articles accepted in this special issue.

Time schedule:

· Paper submission deadline: 31 October 2020

· Notification: 15 December 2020

· Planned publication: 2021

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Call For Papers: Special Issue on Security and Privacy in Space-Ground Integrated Network. @Elsevier

About the Journal:

The proliferation of various wireless multimedia applications and services fosters a high demand for wireless access and communication. Some services like disaster warning and aerospace etc. urgently require access to the Internet anytime and anywhere. Consequently, Space-Ground Integrated Network (SGIN) is proposed to overcome the shortage of geographic and time limitations existed in terrestrial networks (e.g., LTE-A networks, Wi-Fi) to meet the high service requirement. Through the widely deployed satellites, SGIN significantly mitigates the communication limitations in the conventional terrestrial networks and enables seamless connection and communication anytime anywhere.

Despite the numerous merits, SGIN comes with its own set of challenges, especially in the aspects of security and privacy protection. Malicious behaviors, such as entity impersonation, unauthorized access, and cross-network attacks could be fatal to the SGIN. However, constrained by satellite communication and computing capabilities, conventional cryptographic primitives based approaches cannot be directly exploited. In addition, due to the various communication domains and entities with different authorities, traditional centralized authentication mechanisms are no longer applicable in SGIN. Moreover, users and satellites are moving all the time, making the cross-domain access and seamless switching difficult. Last but not least, it is also a very challenging issue to maintain the dynamic link of satellites while keeping credibility.

Themes and Sub-themes:

The objective of this special issue is to explore recent advances that address fundamental and practical challenges related to security and privacy in Space-Ground Integrated Network. High-quality original research and review articles in this area are expected. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Security features in Space-Ground Integrated Network (SGIN)
  • Privacy-enhanced technologies for SGIN
  • Security protocols for SGIN
  • Authentication and key management for SGIN
  • Trust and threat models for SGIN
  • Multi-domain network secure interconnection technologies for SGIN
  • Security control mechanisms for dynamic networking in SGIN
  • Security threats analysis and early warning technologies for SGIN
  • Novel architectures and protocols for blockchain-based SGIN applications
  • Blockchain-enabled reliable and privacy-preserving data sharing for SGIN
  • Data analysis for SGIN
  • Security, reliability, and scalability of communications for SGIN
  • Communication modeling, simulation, and verification for SGIN
  • Emerging interconnection technologies for SGIN
  • Security of SDN/NFV for SGIN
  • Security of network slicing for SGIN
  • Security of resource management for SGIN
  • Security and privacy in Terrestrial Networks
  • Security and Privacy in Satellite Communication
  • Encryption algorithms for SGIN

Tentative Schedule:

Submission deadline: December 1st, 2020 First round review: January 1st, 2021

Submission of revised papers: March 1st, 2021

Second round review & Final notification: April 15th, 2021

Submission of final materials: May 15th, 2021

Publication: Fall 2021.

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Call for papers: Special issue on: Benchmarks for Machine Learning in Neuroimaging @Elsevier

About the Journal:

Machine learning is an essential tool in almost every niche of neuroimaging. It is now crucial to draw on the lessons learned from experience in other fields. The underlying enthusiasm has overshadowed a great deal of challenges that are usually addressed through community-building based on appropriate benchmarks. Gauging the potential of new algorithms requires objectively interpretable, comparable, and reproducible benchmarks. Good benchmarks serve a number of different purposes and groups. For newcomers, benchmarks provide a summary that helps them orient in a maze of new terms, algorithms, and data. For sophisticates, benchmarks provide a baseline. Benchmarks encapsulate expert opinions about what’s important, initiating a cycle of optimization for all members of a community and providing a counterweight to biased hype.

This special issue aims to collect a set of such benchmarks to help the field grow. Each benchmark study shall propose a neuroimaging dataset together with a machine learning task to perform, such as classification or clustering and a quantitative evaluation method. Datasets shall be either open access or reachable via cloud-based procedure. We will only consider benchmark proposals endowed with a dataset allowing well-powered studies, unless an opportunity to explore new issues or a rare disease requires working in a more constrained environment.

Submission instructions:

The NeuroImage’s submission system will be open for submissions to our Special Issue from 01 Sep 2020. When submitting your manuscript please select the article type “VSI: Neuroimaging ML Benchmarking”. Please submit your manuscript before 31 Dec 2020.

All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.

Please see an example here:

Please ensure you read the Guide for Authors before writing your manuscript. The Guide for Authors and link to submit your manuscript is available on the Journal’s homepage at:

Inquiries, including questions about appropriate topics, may be sent electronically to Dr.

Jean-Francois Mangin

( )

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Job Post: Faculty requirement at School of Education @GD Goenka University

About Post:

Urgent Faculty Requirement at School of Education, GD Goenka University, Gurugram.


M.A (English), M.Ed. NET, Ph.D ( Education).

For any queries,
please contact: Dr. Pooja Chopra
Mob: 9999468840
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Call for Paper: Special Issue on Intelligent Green Logistics Engineering: Data-Driven and AI-Enabled Design and Automation of Low Carbon Logistics Systems @ELSEVIER

About Elsevier:

Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society.

About the Journal:

Logistics engineering has recently become the drill ground of ICT and IOT technologies since these techniques enable the digitization of logistics resources and computer-based intelligent coordination of logistics systems. Currently green logistics is the strategic choice of many countries as it significantly reduces energy consumption and harmful substance emission. Green logistics is an overwhelming factor to be considered in low carbon economy, because logistics industry including transportation, storage, loading and unloading, consume a large amount of fossil energy and emit massive carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur oxide, particulate matters and air toxics [1]. The carbon emission from logistics industry accounts for nearly 10% of global carbon emission [2], and the percent of air pollution substances (CO, VOC, NOx, SOx, PM10, PM2.5) emitted by logistics transportation spans from 13.14% to 57.41% [3]. It is predicted that in 2050, emissions from logistics transportation would approach 21.6% of the total amount of the allowable emissions [4]. In this sense, the development of green logistics is indispensable.

Green logistics can be achieved through green logistics engineering, which encompasses the design and application of green vehicle, green infrastructure and green transportation. Since greenness poses new constraints to logistics systems and thus affects the tradeoff between efficiency and cost, a lot of technologies need to be developed for the design of green logistics equipment and optimization of logistics systems. Concretely, green logistics involves techniques facilitating energy conservation and emission reduction of vehicles and logistics facilities, economical and feasibility analysis of green logistics strategies regarding different stakeholders, information and big data analysis supporting the decision making of green logistics, as well as the intelligent design of logistics systems considering environmental friendliness. The concept of green logistics is interpreted from macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic perspectives, covering the whole process of logistics, and requiring extensive and integrated designs, frameworks, and agility analysis of infrastructure and systems hardware/software.

Data-driven and AI-based techniques are widely used in logistics engineering in recent years [5]. These technologies enable the automation and intellectualization of logistics processes such as logistics equipment assessment [6], logistics system integration [7], risk analysis of logistics network [8, 9] and smart product-service logistics system [10]. With logistics engineering becoming a data- and knowledge-intensive research field, the demand on applying knowledge discovery, evolutionary computing, deep learning and big data technologies in logistics engineering grows. To promote the breakthroughs in logistics engineering with new concepts from big data, AI and IOT fields, it is essential and urgent to advance the research that utilizes knowledge engineering, machine learning and intelligent optimization methodologies combinatorically to realize reduction of energy consumption and emission in green logistics system design, green strategy exploration, green policy evaluation and green effect assessment. Researches from macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic perspectives in fields of green logistics engineering are all important and needed.

Themes and Sub-themes for research:

This special track aims at the exploration of theories, methodologies and applications featuring data-driven, knowledge-intensive, automated and intelligent characteristics in fields of green logistics system design and engineering. In addition to quality, originality, and applicability, the selection criteria for articles includes proposed methods relevant to data-driven, AI-enabled, knowledge-based, green-aware design / engineering technologies and methodologies for logistics system optimization tested using real data.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Data-driven, AI-enabled, knowledge-based green-aware logistics engineering
  • Data-driven design of green vehicle and green logistics facilities / centers
  • Big data analytics, digital-twin and AI-enabled intelligent green logistics infrastructure
  • Green-driven collaborative logistics equipment design based on transdisciplinary knowledge
  • Knowledge extraction and application in logistics energy saving and emission reduction
  • Knowledge-based systems for green logistics engineering
  • Data-driven smart and green logistics product-service systems
  • Methodologies for green logistics supply chain optimization
  • Analytics on e-commerce logistics and crowdsourced delivery
  • Green strategy exploration based on data-driven techniques
  • Decision support system for company logistics considering green sustainability
  • Multi-agent gaming and decision making in logistics considering green sustainability
  • Data-driven evaluation of green logistics systems and strategies
  • Data analytics on environmental impact by logistics engineering
  • Theory, ontology and methodology of green-driven collaborative intelligent logistics system
  • Integration of IOT and other ICT concepts to enhance green logistics engineering
  • AI-enabled two-chain integration of block chain and logistics supply chain


  • Submission Open: 1 August 2020
  • Submission Close: 31 December 2020
  • Expected review duration: 2-3 months after submission
  • Notification of final decision: July 2021

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Announcement Focus Issue “Artificial Intelligence in Medical Physics” @ELSEVIER

About Elsevier:

Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society.

About the Journal:

Physica Medica – European Journal of Medical Physics, will publish in March 2021 a Focus Issue containing invited papers focusing on the various aspects of medical physics for applications of Artificial Intelligence methods to diagnostic and therapy. A group of Guest Editors nominated by the Editor-in-Chief, led by dr. Federica Zanca (Leuven, Belgium), will be invited to send electronically their manuscript, via the EJMP website, for the peer-review process, according to the strict evaluation rules of EJMP. There will be no page charges for this Focus Issue which will contain fully reviewed regular papers. Authors might wish to select the Open Access option and corresponding publication fee.

Deadline for submission:

30 November 2020

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Call For Papers: Special Issue on Distributed Networked Industrial Systems: Artificial Intelligence-Based Coordination Control and Cyber Security @ELSEVIER

About Elsevier:

Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society.

About the Journal:

With rapid development of advanced technologies, such as intelligent sensing and monitoring, communication networks, cloud/fog computing, big data analysis, artificial intelligence and so on, industrial control systems have been experiencing a huge revolution from a single point-to-point control fashion to a networked coordination control fashion. This revolution of control structures offers remarkable merits in improving reliability, efficiency, functionality, scalability and adaptability of systems. As a result, many practical applications of coordination control can be extensively found, especially in the fields of smart grids, intelligent transportation systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, smart factories and so on.

For practical networked industrial control systems, the large-scale integration of nodes and the tight coupling of cyber and physical elements become the current trend, which poses new technical and theoretical challenges in distributed coordination control design and implementation. These challenges focus mainly on how to effectively undertake intelligent control decisions and actions based on useful and reliable information refined from massive data and against various malicious cyber attacks. To confront these challenges, much effort has been made by researchers to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for guaranteeing data efficiency and reliability of networked industrial control systems by building on new techniques such as artificial intelligence based control, big data cloud computing, cyber security and so on.

Themes and Sub-themes for research:

This Special Issue aims to seek a series of the latest achievements in artificial intelligence and cyber security techniques-based coordination control for distributed networked industrial systems, furthermore, contributing to stimulating more interest of researchers in this field.

Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence-based coordination control of distributed networked industrial systems
  • Distributed coordination control and power management in energy internet
  • Platoon control of intelligent transportation systems
  • Attack-resilient distributed coordination control of networked industrial systems
  • Data-driven distributed coordination control of networked industrial systems
  • Cybersecurity and privacy-preserving techniques for networked industrial systems
  • Cloud-aided distributed coordination control of networked industrial systems
  • Distributed formation control of autonomous underwater vehicles
  • Distributed sensing, prediction, and estimation over wireless sensor networks
  • Various applications of coordination control of distributed networked industrial systems

Control Engineering Practice is a premier IFAC journal that publishes papers with direct applications of profound control theory and its supporting tools in all possible areas of automation.

Guest Editor:

  • Distinguished Professor Qing-Long Han, PhD, FIEEE, FIEAust
    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Quality)
    Swinburne University of Technology
    Melbourne, VIC 3122, Australia
  • Professor Lei Ding, PhD
    Institute of Advanced Technology
    Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
    Nanjing, 210023, P. R. China
  • Dr. Xiaohua Ge
    School of Software and Electrical Engineering
    Swinburne University of Technology
    Melbourne, VIC 3122, Australia



Professor Biao Huang, University of Alberta, Canada,


  • Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020
  • First Round Notification: January 31, 2021
  • Revised Manuscript Due: March 31, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2021
  • Final Manuscript Due: June 30, 2021

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Call For Papers: Second Special Issue on Machine learning and Advanced Data Analytics in Control Engineering Practice @ELSEVIER

About Elsevier:

Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society.

About the Journal:

The process industries are in a unique position to benefit from Industry 4.0, as they have the right infrastructure and own massive amounts of heterogeneous industrial data. Industry 4.0 is poised to provide economic and competitive advantages in the face of ever-increasing demands on energy, environment, and quality by providing automation and efficiency never seen before. Process industries have been using data analytics (e.g., principal component analysis (PCA), partial least squares (PLS), canonical variate analysis (CVA), and time-series methods for modeling) in various forms for more than three decades. Recent developments in AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics provide a new opening for leveraging industrial data for solving complex systems engineering problems.

Building upon the success of the first special issue on Machine learning and Advanced Data Analytics in Control Engineering Practice, we are happy to release the Call-for-Papers (CfP) for the second special issue on the same topic. 

Themes and Sub-themes for research:

The second special issue intends to continue to curate novel advances in the development and application of machine learning techniques to address ever-present challenges of dealing with complex and heterogeneous industrial data in process systems engineering and beyond. Practical contributions are invited on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Data analytics and machine learning methods for modeling, control, and optimization;
  • Reinforcement-learning/deep-learning methods for modeling and control;
  • Advanced methods for process data visualization;
  • Natural language processing/computer-vision/speech-recognition in the process industries;
  • Adaptive methods for autonomous learning in the process industries;
  • Video and image-based soft-sensors;
  • Mobile and cloud computing in the industry; and
  • Routine and predictive maintenance.

Control Engineering Practice is a premier journal that publishes papers with direct applications of profound control theory and its supporting tools in all possible areas of automation. Through this special issue, we hope to attract more academic researchers and industrial practitioners to work and shape this new, fascinating and vital area.

Guest Editor:


Biao Huang, University of Alberta, Canada,


Submission opens: Immediately

Submission deadline: Dec 31, 2020

Target final acceptance notification: August 1, 2021

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JOB POST: Recruitment for Faculty Positions @Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Law University – 10-9-2020

Online applications are invited for the following faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor by Direct Recruitment on Regular Basis.

Post 1:

  • Name of the Post: Professor (Law)
  • No. of Posts & Category: 01-UR
  • Pay Level: 14 as notified by Haryana Government

Post 2:

  • Name of the Post: Associate Professor (Law)
  • No. of Posts & Category: 02-UR
  • Pay Level: 13-A as notified by Haryana Government

Post 3:

  • Name of the Post: Assistant Professor (Law)
  • No. of Posts & Category: 02 – UR
  • Pay Level: 10 as notified by Haryana Government


  1. Start of online submission of Applications: 20.08.2020, 05:30 PM onward.
  2. Last Date for Online Submission of Applications: 10.09.2020 up to 05:30 PM
  3. Last Date for Receipt of Print Copy of Application: 17.09.2020 up to 05:00 PM. (BY REGISTERED/SPEED POST/ BY HAND)

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Annexure A (Qualifications)
Annexure-B (Screening and Selection Criteria for Professor)
Annexure-C (Screening and Selection Criteria for Associate Professor)
Annexure-D (Screening and Selection Criteria for Assistant Professor)
Annexure-E (Methodology for Calculating Academic Research Score)

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Lecture Series on Intellectual Property Laws

About the University:

The ICFAI University Dehradun is established under the provision of the ICFAI University Act, 2003(Act 16 of 2003)
enacted by the State of Uttarakhand. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956. The University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London and
Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. The ICFAI University Dehradun has been ranked 44th in The World’s
Universities with Real Impact (WURI) rankings in 2020. Its main objective is to create and disseminate knowledge and impart skills in core areas through innovative educational programs, research and development, thereby developing a new cadre of professionals with high degree of competence and a deep sense of ethics and commitment. The University focuses on four vital disciplines: of Law, Management, Engineering and Education which are structured in such a way so as to impart the students with quality education, and quality research.

About the Event:

The ICFAI University Dehradun is organising a virtual lecture session on the topic “Intellectual Property Laws”

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Important Information:
1. The Session will be conducted via the medium of an online application, the Details regarding which will be shared in the correspondence mails.
2. E-certificates will be provided to the participants.
3. There is no registration fees.
4. Participants will be required to abide by the proper code of conduct during the Session, and to refrain from indulging in any acts of nuisance.

Date of the Event: 25-26 August, 2020

Time: 3:00 P.M. onwards

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