The 5th International Conference on Social Science and Management
May 9-11, 2017  Kyoto, Japan

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Organized by Higher Education Forum (HEF), the 5th International Conference on Social Science and Management (ICSSAM) is an international platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of Communication, Society, Education, Culture, Politics, Law, Finance, Economics, Management, Psychology and more.

2017 ICSSAM will take place from May 9-11, 2017 in Kyoto, Japan. Prospective authors are invited to submit original research abstracts or full papers which were not, are not and have not been submitted/published/under consideration in other conferences and journals.



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Greeting from the Local Host

Dear scholars and friends,

On behalf of Higher Education Forum I would like to welcome you all to Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto is a city representing a mixture of traditional Japanese cultures and modernization. From the well preserved constructions over centuries old, thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines to the untouched nature, this one of a kind place is unique in today’s world. It is also these elements which attract people who appreciate and value historical surroundings. Beyond the various fascinating historical and traditional sites in Kyoto, the city also offers convenient transportation, comfortable accommodation, delicacies from all parts of the world and most of all, the hospitality of Kyoto. People in Kyoto welcome tourists to explore their culture, experience their customs and traditions. All these reasons led to an increasing number of foreign visitors to Kyoto every year. Some people visit for the first time and many others visit more than once.

Each year, many scholastic conferences of various disciplines take place in Kyoto. Kyoto has over 33 national, public and private universities. It also has over 57 vocational and technical schools. Including graduate schools and public and private research institutions, Kyoto takes pride in its education system, scholastic and research development. This is one of the reasons that many domestic and international conferences select Kyoto to host their conferences.

This is my third time, in three years to proudly act as the local host of Kyoto for the Higher Education Forum to welcome all the guests from all over the world. I have presented in 2014 and gave a welcome and keynote speech last year. I have met many professionals from different fields and exchanged knowledge from our researches to cultural experiences. The opportunity here is beyond scholastic exchange, but to also connect us to various cultures to become more aware of cultural differences, empathy and tolerance for others. I have gained new friends and learned profoundly here in the past 2 years participating in the conferences held by the Higher Education Forum. I sincerely hope you will enjoy your stay in Kyoto and bring home lots of experiences and knowledge from this conference.

See you soon~

Michelle Kawamura

Contact & Inquiry
ICSSAM Secretariat
Tel: +886 2 2740 1498

Higher Education Forum (HEF)
Website: www.prohef.org
Tel: + 886 2 2740 1498
Fax: + 886 2 2752 2642
Add: 12-1 F., No. 129, Sec. 1, Fuxing S. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan


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Important Dates

Submission Deadline
January 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

Notification of Acceptance 
February 10, 2017

Final Abstract & Full Paper Submission Deadline 
March 1, 2017

March 8, 2017

Early Bird Registration & Payment Deadline 
March 1, 2017

March 8, 2017

Final Regular Registration deadline

March 21, 2017

Conference Date 
May 9-11, 2017
Local Host

Michelle Kawamura

Michelle Kawamura Ph.D

Associate Professor

School of Economics

Ritsumeikan University

Shiga Japan