9th Annual South East European Doctoral Student Conference

Thursday 25th & Friday 26th September 2014

Thessaloniki – Greece


Building on the success of the eight previous Doctoral conferences which totally attracted more than 800 research papers from countries all over the SE European region and beyond, we are pleased to be launching the Call for Papers for the 9th Annual South East European Doctoral Student Conference (9th SEE DSC). The aim of the conference is to further facilitate the exchange of knowledge between young researchers, and to consolidate the established network of scholars currently undertaking research in South East Europe. Doctoral students, young researchers and Master’s students which are close to completing their postgraduate studies in the areas of Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Information & Communication Technologies, Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Politics, Sociology and Education Studies are invited to attend and present papers related to their doctoral or ongoing research. Workshops will also take place that will aim at providing participants with an insight on writing and publishing academic papers, and impact and dissemination skills.

The conference will comprise of:

1.  Paper sessions

2.  Special workshops/training sessions delivered by distinguished academics

3.  Panel discussions

4.  Social events



By participating in the 9th SEE Doctoral Student Conference you are given the opportunity to:

  • Present your work in a friendly environment and receive extensive and valuable feedback from experts in your field
  • Strengthen your network with other PhD and postgraduate students as well as with distinguished academics and professionals in your area
  • Apply for the ‘Best Papers’ Award
  • Publish your work in the Conference Proceedings which will be indexed at EBSCO database
  • Publish your work in respectable Academic Journals (selected papers only)
  • Further develop your academic and research skills
  • Participate in workshops that will add value to your research efforts



Depending on the stage of your research, you can submit either a short paper (3-5 pages) or a long paper (8-15 pages). All research papers will be reviewed by at least 2 expert reviewers, and authors will have access to the feedback provided. All accepted papers that will be orally presented during the conference, will be included in the conference proceedings. During the presentation at the conference the participant will have the opportunity to acquire additional feedback from two discussants that will participate in the session. For more information including author guidelines please visit the following links (depending on the research area your paper is addressed to):


Research Track 1 (RT1): Enterprise, Innovation & Development

URL: Contact:

Research Track 2 (RT2): Information and Communication Technologies

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Research Track 3 (RT3): Society and Human Development: Psychology, Politics, Sociology and Education

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Short or Full paper submission: Friday 11th April 2014

Notification of acceptance: Monday 19th May 2014

Response to reviewers’ comments and submission of FINAL camera-ready paper: Friday 20th June 2014

Publication of Conference Programme: Friday 4th July 2014

Conference fee: 50 Euro (includes coffees and lunches for the two days plus a hard copy of the Conference Proceedings).


Get your work published: Selected high quality papers that will be orally presented at the conference will be recommended for publication in the following journals:



The following topics are encouraged, but are not exclusive:

Research Track 1: Enterprise, Innovation & Development


The Entrepreneurial Spirit; Start-up Phase; Funding; Managing Growth; General Entrepreneurship



Economic Growth; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics; Environmental Economics; Efficiency Analysis



Accounting & Control; Corporate Finance; Public Markets, Financial Systems; Banking Crisis; Financial Regulation; Venture Financing; Non-venture Financing; Applied Econometrics; Applied Statistics; General Finance



Countries & Regions; Foreign Direct Investment; Global Strategy; General Globalization; Managing Multinationals


Leadership & Management

Managing Teams; Communication; Motivation; Decision Making & Problem Solving; Leadership Style; Power & Influence; Leading Change; Management of SMEs; General Leadership



Marketing Strategy; Advertising; Market Research; Consumer Behaviour; Brand Management; Customer Relationships; Strategic Management Marketing; General Marketing


Distribution, Sales & Service; Production & Logistics; Operations Management; Supply Chain; Outsourcing; Green Supply Chain Management; Quality Management & TQM; General Operations



Human Resources; Governance; Corporate Culture; Organizational Design; External Relations; Knowledge Management; General Organization


Social Enterprise & Nonprofit

Corporate Social Responsibility; Nonprofit Management; Funding Nonprofits; General Social Enterprise



Competitive Analysis; Strategy Development; Managing Effectiveness; Innovation Management; Technology Adoption; General Strategy


Other topics

Tourism; Agribusiness; Managing Health Care; Intellectual Property Protection; Career & Life Balance; Career Transitions; Creativity; Race & Diversity; Environmental Sustainability; Research & Development; Gender and Work

Research Track 2: Information & Communication Technologies

  • Software Engineering
  • Formal Methods
  • Software Verification
  • Model Checking
  • Software Testing
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Service-oriented Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Green Computing
  • Educational Informatics
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Information Security
  • Information & Knowledge Management
  • Information Retrieval
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Computational Biology
  • Robotics
  • Semantic Web Technologies
  • Social Media Networks
  • Next Generation Networks
  • Wireless Access Networks
  • Mobile Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities
  • Health Informatics
  • Self Adaptive Systems
  • Geographical Information Systems


Research Track 3: Society and Human Development: Psychology, Politics, Sociology and Education


  • Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Educational/School Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Intelligence, Personality, and Individual Differences
  • Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Sports psychology
  • Emotional Intelligence & Well Being
  • Cognition and Emotion
  • Motivation, Attention & Human performance
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology
  • Ageing and Cognitive Functions
  • Quality of Life in Chronically-ill and Healthy Populations
  • Psychology of Substance Use and Addictive Behaviours
  • Cyber Psychology and Social Networks
  • Cross-cultural Psychology






Politics, IR and Sociology

European Studies

European Union Integration

European Union regionalism

European Union Common and Security Policy

European Union neighbourhood policy

The future of the European Monetary Union

Germany and the European Union


International Relations and Regional Politics

Security issues in the South East Mediterranean

Energy in the South East Mediterranean

Exclusive Economic Zones

Middle East politics

The Arab Spring

The Syrian civil war crisis

Turkey as a regional actor

Israel as a regional actor

Western Balkans and South Eastern Europe

The US in the world

Russia in the world


The politics of Globalisation

Global Governance

International Political Economy


Crisis of democracy and of democratic institutions

Electoral Behaviour at the local and EU levels throughout the crisis

The 2014 European Elections

Protest votes, void ballots and abstention

Nationalism and the rise of the extreme right

Public opinion

Protest movements

Civil Society

Media and Politics



Public sector reform and changes in the labour market in Greece

Greek foreign policy

Greek energy policy

Greek Politics


Urban Studies and Sociology

Urban Sociology

Urban Geography

Modern Sociological Theory


Environmental issues and development

Climate Change

Poverty and vulnerability issues

Development and Sustainability


Kind regards,

Christina Batzaka

South East European Research Centre -SEERC

Research Centre of The University of Sheffield and CITY College

Tel. +30 2310 253477 / 8

Fax. +30 2310 234 205