International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (Social Sciences)

Venue: Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de Granada

Location: Granada, Spain

Event Date/Time: Jul 10, 2007 End Date/Time: Jul 13, 2007
Registration Date: Jun 10, 2007
Early Registration Date: Nov 30, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 22, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jun 10, 2007
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International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

In 2007, this annual conference is to be held at the University of the Granada, in the southern Spanish province of Andalusia from 10 to 13 July 2007. The conference will address interdisciplinary practices across the social sciences, and between the social sciences and the natural sciences, applied sciences and the professions. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the social sciences, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations. by practitioners, teachers and researchers. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. A range of tour and accommodation options is also available.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30 minute paper, 60 minute workshop, a jointly presented 90 minute colloquium session, or a virtual session. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues.

Presenters may choose to submit written papers to the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, a fully refereed academic journal. Virtual participants also have the option to submit papers for consideration by the journal. All registered conference participants receive a complimentary online subscription to the journal when registration is finalised. This subscription is valid until one year after the conference end date.


The Social Sciences Conference is held annually in different locations around the world.

The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences examines the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of ‘real world’ applications. It also interrogates what constitutes ‘science’ in a social context, and the connections between the social and other sciences.

The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical(research practices and results exemplifying one or more disciplines), to wide-ranging multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary practices, to perspectives on knowledge and method.

In the spirit of interdisciplinary interchange, the conference will involve scholars, teachers and researchers working in a broad range of areas including: Anthropology, Applied Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Cognitive Science, Communications, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences,Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Law, Management, Mathematics and Statistics, Media, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Politics, Public Policy, Psychology, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Social Welfare, Sociology and Technology ... and other areas related to the themes of this conference.

The conference will offer a comprehensive overview of current thinking in the social sciences from big picture analyses in keynote addresses by internationally recognised experts, to detailed case studies of the social sciences in action. It will traverse a broad terrain, from theory and analysis to practical strategies for action.

The Social Sciences Conference is a participants' conference, including numerous parallel sessions. The conference organising committee is inviting proposals to present 30 minute papers, or 60 minute workshops or 90 minute colloquium sessions. These can be:

* Academic or research papers, or
* Presentations describing educational initiatives.

The International Journal of Social Sciences

Presenters have the option to submit papers for refereeing and publication to the Social Sciences Journal, before the conference and up until one month after the conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees' reports.

For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are available. This provides participants access to the electronic version of the journal, and also the option to submit papers to the Social Sciences Journal.


Additional Information

REGISTRATION OPTIONS Early Registration Discount $AU750.00 (approx: $US567.98 or €453.00) Full Conference Registration $AU850.00 (approx: $US643.70 or €513.40) One-Day Registration $AU550.00 (approx: $US416.51 or €332.20) Student Registration $AU500.00 (approx: $US378.65 or €302.00) Virtual Registration $AU300.00 (approx: $US227.19 or €181.20) PRESENTATION TYPES IN-PERSON 30 minute Presentation: A conference session involving a 15 minute speaker presentation, followed by questions and answers. Allow 5 minutes within the 30 minute timeslot for people to move between rooms. If you would like a chair or facilitator for your session, the conference organisers suggest that you find a person to fulfil this role from amongst other conference participants. The chair's role is to introduce the presenter/performer, keep the presentation within the 15 minute time limit and manage the question and answer session. Presenters may also chair their own sessions, but are requested to keep to this format. We recommend against reading whole papers, and suggest that handouts (20 or 30 copies-please bring these with you, as there are no photocopying facilities at the conference) and visual supports (data slides or overhead transparencies) to assist delivery. Multiple-authored presentations are welcome, though only one article can be submitted to the journal based on each presentation. 60 minute Presentation: A workshop, crafted panel, staged conversation, dialogue or debate. This is a conference session involving substantial interaction with the audience. It must not simply be a long paper-papers are for 30 minute sessions only. If you wish to submit an article to the journal based on a workshop session, it should be a single, jointly authored piece. 90 minute Colloquium: A conference session involving at least five registered participants (for instance, a chair or facilitator plus four or more presenters who present for no more than 15 minutes each). At least 15 minutes must be left for audience interaction. The conference committee does not organise these sessions. Presenters need to conceive and design the session and submit a proposal through the call for papers area on the conference website. Either a single article or multiple articles can be submitted to the journal based on the content of a colloquium session. NON-ATTENDING Virtual Presentation: A paper submitted without the presenter attending the conference in person, but eligible to be refereed and published (if accepted) in the journal. This does not involve a presentation in the conventional sense (e.g. via audio or video link), only a paper submission to the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. The virtual presenter also joins the conference community as a referee, receives a complimentary online subscription to the journal and the conference and journal newsletter.