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International Conference on Social and Cultural Studies(ICSCS2012)

Added by Opara on 2011-12-31

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2012-06-25
Last Date Last Day: 2012-06-28
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2012-05-31

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Professor M.O.N. Obagah
Email Email:
Address Address: Rivers State University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, 5047, Nigeria
Phone Tel: +2348076397589

Conference Description:

1st International Congress on Social and Cultural Studies (ICSCS2012)
Port Harcourt-Nigeria 25-28 June, 2012

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Programme Committee we are pleased to invite you to take part in the 2012 International Congress on Social and Cultural Studies that will be held in Port Harcourt (Nigeria) on the 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th of June, 2012. The event is organized by African Association for Scientific Research (AASR) in cooperation with other institutions

ICSCS2012 will be an International Forum for those who wish to present their works, having also the opportunity to discuss the main aspects and the latest results in the fields of social, political and cultural studies. Our aim is to inspire and provoke crucial discussions and debates. The event will boast critical thinking and reconsider policies and practices.

The event seeks a diverse and comprehensive program covering all areas of teaching, learning and development in the areas of thematic focus. The program includes a wide range of activities designed to facilitate the exchange of expertise, experience, and resources with your colleagues. These include keynote sessions, technical sessions, panels, round table discussion and exhibitions.

The historical town of Port Harcourt located in the South-South part of Nigeria will be hosting the event. It will bring together professors, administrators, social scientists, policy makers and graduate students from across the globe to promote exchange and discussion of issues relating to the theme and sub-themes. The attendance of more than 1000 delegates from different countries is expected.

We would like to invite you to participate in the meeting. Attached (see Congress Poster) is the announcement and our formal invitation to the event. You will also find all the necessary information. Please note that the proposal deadline is May 31, 2011. It would be most highly appreciated if you can pass this information on to your colleagues who might be interested in our event.

We the Program Committee on behalf of AASR and cooperating partners feel honoured to be hosting the congress in Nigeria and look forward to seeing you in Port Harcourt.

With best regards.

Prof M.O.N. Obagah
Co-Chair, ICSCS2012 Programme Committee


The 1st international Congress on Social and Cultural Studies(ICSCS2012) is organized by African Society for the Scientific Research (ASSR) with the Support and Cooperation of:

International Association for the Scientific Knowledge, Portugal
Universidad Azteca, Mexico
Universidad Central de Nicaragua, Nicaragua
Asia Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Hong Kong
Afro-Euro Centre for Development Studies, Spain
Maxwell Scientific Organization, United Kingdom
International Digital Organization for Scientific Information, UAE
Development Africa Consortium
Beverly Resources
Science and Education Foundation, Bulgaria
Prague Development Centre, Czech Republic
Vocational Training Institute, Mauritius
KRE Publishers, India
Raphael Nosike Foundation
International Association for Teaching and Learning, Spain
Human Resource Management Research Society(HRMARS), Pakistan
Integrated Publishing Association, India
Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
Rivers State University of Education, Nigeria

Social Scientists and the Global Community

• Philosophy
• History
• Economics
• Politics
• Religiσn
• Law
• Sociology
• Geography
• Anthropology
• Psychology
• Demography
• Social Work
• Education
• Youth
• Gender and Women
• Environment
• Rural Development
• Music
• Culture
• Language
• Literature
• Globalization
• Library Studies
• Democracy
• Armed Forces
• Peace and Conflict
• Human Rights
• Management
• Dramatic Arts
• Special Education
• Crime
• Refugees
• Sexuality
• Globalization
• Organization Development
• Human Capital
• Development Management
• Migration
• Population
• Terrorism
• Urbanization
• Dispara Affairs
• Colonialism
• Post Colonialism
• Knowledge management
• Citizenship and Nationalism
• Innovation and Change
• Warfare
• E-Society
• Indegenous Knowlegde
• Housing
• Social Services
• Regional Development
• Civil Service
• Policing and Security
• Media/Communication
• Public Policy
• Public Administration
• Public Relations
• African Studies
• Asian Studies
• European Studies
• American Studies
• Natural resources
• Labour and employment
• Sustainable Development
• Middle East
• Institutional Development
• Racism and Ethinicism
• Ageing and Death
• Insurance
• Pension and Social Security
• International Relations
• Hospitality management
• Tourism
• Recreation
• Transportation
• Peacekeeping
• Creative Arts
• Adult Education
• Community Development
• Advocacy and networking
• Commerce and Trade
• Management
• Industrialization
• Publishing
• Distance Education
• Hummanitarian Affairs
• Budgeting and Finance
• Power and Identity
• Leadership

Information for Authors
1. The paper should be A4 format. Left, right, top and bottom margins should be 2.00 cm each. English is the official language of the conference.
2. Title should be 14-point, all in capital letters, bold and centered.
3. Font size throughout the paper should be 12-point in Garamond, in single space, and justified.
4. The whole text should be written with “Garamond”.
5. Do not give page numbers for the paper
6. A blank line should be left after the title. Names of authors, affiliations and e-mails should be provided after the title.
7. Following the authors’ information, a 200-word abstract should be provided with five keywords. The “Abstract” should be a summary of the paper.
8. Graphics and pictures should be prepared in black and white.
9. One blank line should be allowed between the components of the paper (i.e. introduction, methods and procedures, results, conclusion, references.). Main headings should be centered, bold and capitalized. The second level of headings should be title case and bold. The third level should be italicized and upper- and lower-case heading.
10. For titles of tables, graphics and pictures, sentence case should be used.
11. Texts used in Tables, graphics and pictures should be Garamond. The font size can be reduced to 10 pt.
12. References should be at the end of the paper and should be listed alphabetically. References and citations within the text should be prepared in the APA format.
13. Abbreviations should comply with the standard use. They should be given in full format at the first place they are used.
14. The paper should be maximum 10 pages
15. SI unit should be employed where applicable
16. Only proposals containing abstract and full texts are acceptable. We do not welcome only abstracts.
17. All submissions must be by email attachment preferably in MS words. We do not accept hard copies
18. All papers must adhere to this template in format. No paper can be processed if not formatted according to the stated rules and regulations.
19. Papers submitted after March 31, 2012 may be presented at the conference but they may not be published in the conference book
20. The first 50 registered participants will collect free copies of our previous publications.
21. All papers should be submitted to

Who Should Attend

The Congress attracts a range of social scientists, researchers, cultural experts, teachers, students, activists, administrators, business professionals and others. Attendees join together to share ideas, experiences, views and their passions.

If you want to chair a session, organize a panel, evaluate papers to be published in the congress proceeding, books or journals, contribute to the editing or any other offer to assist, please send an email to

Deadlines and Venue

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 31, 2012

* Early Registration: December 31, 2011

* Registration: April 30, 2012

Congress dates: 25 – 26 – 27– 28, June 2012

Congress Venue

ICSCS2012 will take place at the Rivers State University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Congress Fees

Congress Registration: International Local Deadlines
Early Registration: US $150 N22500 December 31, 2011
Late Registration US $170 N25500 After December 31, 2011
AASR Members US $90 N14000 December 31, 2011
Student Registration US $30 N3800 May 31, 2011
Listeners only US $40 N5500 May 31, 2011
Corporate Participation US $200 N30000 May 31, 2011 Membership Registration US $40 N5500 ----
Annual Dues US $20 N3000 ----

NB: The bank transfer is the method of payment. Payment in local currency is only possible for delegates resident in Nigeria. Please contact the Organizers for bank account’s details. The registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration fee. In case of cancellation, there will be no refund of registration fees. Congress fee includes the cost of publishing the papers and admission to all sessions. In order to receive a free copy of the Congress Proceedings, Certificates and other materials. Authors are requested to personally attend the meeting and present the accepted paper(s).

Funding and Fellowship

Aiming at encouraging intended participants, the congress organizers have created a solidarity fund. A limited sponsorship is available for participants from the developing countries. Young scholars below the rank of Senior Lecturer or its equivalent and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Support may be in the form of full sponsorship including travel grants and boarding or partial sponsorship.

Programme Committee

Congress Chair
Professor Shobana Nelasco
Fatima College, Maryland-India

Congress Co-Chairs
Prof Hannah David
University of Tel Aviv, Isreal

Prof M.O.N Obagah
Rivers State University of Education, Nigeria

Dr Austin N. Nosike
The Granada Management Institute, Spain

Prof Raphael C. Njoku
University of Louisville, USA

Dr Jacinta A. Opara
African Association for the Scientific Research

International Scientific Committee

Dr Muhammad Zeeshan
International Digital Organization for Scientific Information, UAE

Prof Yau Yuen Yeung
Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

Prof A. R. Sayfoo
Vocational Training Institute, Mauritius

Dr Anthonia U. Ejifugha
Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Nigeria

Prof Mohammad Nisar
University of Malakand,Pakistan

Prof Timothy A. Falade
New York Institute of Technology, Jordan

Prof Pedro Cravo
International Association for the Scientific Knowledge, Portugal

Dr Tunji O. Adeyemi
University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

Dr John A. Idumange
Niger Delta University, Nigeria

Dr Ivan Genov
Science and Education Foundation, Bulgaria

Prof Afshan Akbar
G.C. University, Pakistan

Prof Gerhard Berchtold
Universidad Azteca,Mexico

Prof Erdal Toprakci
Cumhuriyet University, Turkey

Prof Addison M. Wokocha
Teachers Registration Council, Nigeria

Prof Ali Simsek
Anadolu University, Turkey

Prof Leela Pradhan
Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Prof Peter Eastwell
The Science Education Review, Australia

Dr A.C. Nwokocha
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike-Nigeria

Prof S.S. Lloyd
West Coast University, Panama

Mr M. Ilyas Khan
Bentham Science Publishers Ltd

Prof Peter U. Akanwa
Imo State University, Nigeria

Prof Hasan Basri Gunduz
Sakarya University, Turkey

Sir Bassey Ubong
Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku-Nigeria

Prof Aslam Adeeb
Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Prof Alice Kagoda
Makerere University, Uganda

Prof Fernando Alberto Ferreira
Polytechnic Institute of Santarem, Portugal

Prof Orifjan Namozov
Prague Development Centre(PRADEC), Czech Republic

Dr Emmanuella C. Onyenechere
Imo State University, Nigeria

Prof Eddie Blass
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Mrs Joy F. Eziefula
Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Nigeria

Prof Rajarshi Roy
National Institute of Technical Teachers΄ Training and Research, India

Prof Samir Mohamed Alredaisy
University of Khartoun, Sudan

Dr. Blessing Ahiauzu
Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria

Dr Obasi Oko
Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Nigeria

Assoc Prof Luiela-Magdalena Csorba
¨Aurel Vlaicu¨ University of Arad, Romania

Mr Hassan Danial Aslam
Human Resource Management Research Society(HRMARS), Pakistan

Programme of Event

Monday 25th June
08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:45 Welcome Ceremony
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 – 14:30 Special Sessions
14:30 – 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 – 16:45 Special Sessions
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:45 Plenary Sessions

Tuesday 26th June
08:30 – 10:00 Special Sessions
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 13:30 Plenary Sessions
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 – 16:45 Plenary Sessions
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:45 Plenary Sessions

Wednesday 27th June
08:30 – 10:00 Special Sessions
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 13:30 Plenary Sessions
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 – 16:45 Plenary Sessions
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:45 Plenary Sessions

Thursday 28th June
08:30 – 10:00 Special Sessions
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 13:30 Plenary Sessions
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 – 16:45 Plenary Sessions
16:45 – 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 – 19:00 Special Sessions/Communiquι
19:00 – 20:00 Closing Sessions/Cocktail

Sponsorship and Donations
The Congress organizers would remain indebted for sponsorships and donations to support their events. All donations shall be acknowledged. Donors and collaborators will have their names and/or logos placed on the Congress official website.

Adverting and Exhibitions
The AASR welcomes requests for placing adverts on their event website, Congress materials, etc. We also invite corporate agencies/individuals or Associations that wish to make exhibitions, trade fair during the events. Adverts and exhibitions may be charged. For more information, please contact the Congress secretariat.

Practical Information


Cheap hotels are available around the conference venue. If any participants need accommodation, the conference organizers can reserve rooms for them in Port Harcourt.Price of accommodation ranges from US$35 to US$250 per night.

Travel and Logistics

Aiming at assisting participants to quickly move from Port Harcourt or Owerri airports to the conference venue, the Welfare and Logistics sub-Committee will organize an Airport bus shuttle. The trip by road from Owerri or Port Harcourt airports to the conference venue takes less than two (2) hours and thirty(30) minutes respectively.


Delegates arriving from the West African sub-region may not need visa to enter Nigeria. Participants will be assisted to obtain a visa. Please contact the organizers for details.

Insurance and Inoculations

Visitors entering Nigeria require travel/health insurance and some medical inoculations according to immigrations laws. International participants should contact the nearest Nigerian Embassies/High Commissions/Consulates and the requirements for travel/health insurance and inoculations.
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