INAS international Applied Social Sciences Conference

Call for Papers

The International Applied Social Sciences Conference (INAS) organized by Association of Teachers and Researchers in Asia will take place between June 29, 2017 and July 2, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.   The theme of the conference is emerging social changes that result from new communication technologies and new social dynamics.. We invite academicians and scholars from all the relevant disciplines to submit their papers and ongoing research findings to this stimulating and exciting conference. 

This peer-reviewed academic conference aims to bring together the world’s leading scholars and opinion leaders and increase our understanding of  emerging scientific issues and research methodologies relating to natural sciences and social sciences.

Association of Teachers and Researchers in Asia believes that this academic event will surely promote better research in applied academics and facilitate networking opportunities for international scholars. The submissions should be made directly to the conference chair at



  • Abstract Submission: Extended to June 22, 2017
  • Early Bird Registration: June 15, 2017
  • Conference Date: June 29, 2017
  • Full Paper Submission: Extended to June 22, 2017


We will have conference tracks in the following areas

Track 1Area studies
Track 2International studies
Track 3International relations
Track 4Cultural studies
Track 5Social sciences
Track 6Communications
Track 7Psychology
Track 8Education
Track 9Business studies
Track 10Multidisciplinary



The presentation schedule will be finalized a month before the conference date. We can send you the tentative conference program via email 6 weeks before the conference.  The Program structure is

Day I :
09.00am– 10.00am     Registration
10.00am– 10.30am     Keynote Speech
10.30am– 12.00pm     Parallel Session I 
12.00pm– 01.30pm     Lunch Break 
01.30pm– 02.30pm     Parallel Session II
02.30pm– 03.30pm     Tea Break
03.30pm– 05.00pm     Parallel Session III
Day II :
Additional sessions, Research Methods Workshop, ATERA Member Meetings (Optional)
Day III :
Networking Event, ATERA Member Meetings (Optional)
Day IV:
Cultural Activity, Tokyo City tour (Optional)

If you wish to present on a particular day of the conference please let us know in advance.



Currently we are in contact with multiple plenary speakers. This page will be updated soon.


Oral Presenter

-Your presentation is supposed to be 15 minutes followed by a 5-minute question-answer session lead by the track chair. You will be provided a laptop (MacBook Air) connected to the internet and a projector in the conference room. You are allowed to use your own computer. One of the co-authors, whose names are previously submitted to the conference, should make the presentation.There will be someone to assist you with any technical difficulties that may happen.

Poster Presenter

-When you submit your abstract please let us know that you would like to present your paper as a poster. If your paper is accepted, please make sure to set up your poster prior to the start of the conference.You will be shown the assigned place for your poster when you register at the reception desk. The recommended poster size is 36″x48.” You are advised to print out your poster. ATERA can print out the poster on behalf of you with an additional cost. 

Workshop Leader

-ATERA encourages participants to submit workshop proposals especially in the areas of teacher development and emerging research methods. Please remember that your workshop should last between 60 to 120 minutes. You will be provided additional guidelines after you submit your proposal.

Symposium Speaker

-If you’d like to hold a symposium in one of our conferences please share your symposium proposal with ATERA 6 months in advance. Share the title of the symposium, specific topic of interest and why it is important, your name and the other speakers’ names, affiliations, short bios and academic contribution to the particular area.

Virtual / Absentee Presenter

-Those whose abstracts are accepted are allowed to make a Skype presentation or share a video presentation (e.g. Adobe Captivate). Your abstract will be included in the proceedings and your full paper will be considered for publication.

Audience Member

-You are more than welcome to participate in our conference as an audience member. If you accompany a presenter, you can pay the member price of audience participation. If you are not accompanying a presenter please send us an email in advance and please make sure to pay the registration fee in advance.


-All the extended summaries (min. 750 words) will be published in Asian Social Sciences Research Yearbook at the end of the year (ISBN 978-1-5357-2639-9).

-Full papers related to internet and social media will be on the fast-track review for publication in the International Journal of Web Based Communities (listed on SCOPUS, Google Scholar, CrossRef).

-Full papers related to social sciences in Asia or business studies in Asia will be on the fast-track peer-review for publication in one of ATERA’s academic journals; namely, The Journal of Scientific Social Studies ( 978-1-5357-2636-8) and The Journal of Scientific Business Research (978-1-5357-2637-5).

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-Full papers related to business in Asia or business and culture will be on the fast-track review for publication in the Asian Journal of Business Research (listed on Google Scholar, CrossRef).

-Best paper award in each sub discipline will give a chance to a number of conference participants to win the prize. -Best Poster award will be awarded separately.



Please check the following links for visa information:

Countries for visa exemptions

General visa information

Those whose papers are accepted to be presented at the conference will receive an “acceptance letter.” This acceptance letter which is signed by the conference director can only be used to get funding from your institution it cannot be used for other purposes.


Conference Venue

NMF Shinjuku South Exit Building (formerly NOF Shinjuku South Exit Building)

The address is Shibuya Ward, the nearest is Shinjuku Station. The conference venue is beside of Hotel Sunroute Shinjuku, About 1 minute from the A1 exit of the subway, 4 minutes walk from the JR south entrance and the new south entrance.
It is in a bustling business district is a 12-minute walk from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and 2 km from the Shinto Meiji Shrine.
There is also a parking lot, the type is mechanical type.Around the NMF Shinjuku South Exit Building, stores such as restaurants, convenience stores and post offices are abundant. Beyond the nearby Koshu Highway there are several branches of the bank, convenience is good. Several lines can be used from Shinjuku Station by JR · Metro · Private Railway, access to major areas of Tokyo, Yokohama area, Saitama area is smooth. Besides, the Yoyogi station and Minami Shinjuku station are also within 10 minutes walking distance.

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Cultural Activity

This event is organized in the spirit of connectedness, as 2017 is an imperative time for international scholars to reengage in shared dialogues towards implementing world-leading research and generate world-changing impact. We believe we can better understand different mindsets when we immerse ourselves into different cultures. This Japanese Tea ceremony that represents respect, harmony and simplicity, crucial symbolic elements of Japanese culture, will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country.


Participants are required to register by paying a registration fee to cover the conference expenses and other expenses incurred by.

  • Presenters: USD300.-
  • Audience members : USD200.-
  • Graduate students: USD250.-
  • Payment Procedure

You can pay by credit card or pay at the door.  This registration fee covers:

  • Certificate of Participation,
  • Conference Proceedings (Soft Copy)
  • Lunch (Halal and Vegan options available)
  • Refreshments
  • Membership of ATERA
  • If your paper is accepted either for presentation in the conference or publication in the conference proceedings, at least one author must attend the conference.
  • If one author presents multiple papers, he/she pays only one registration fee.
  • In the case of multiple author attendance, each author must register and pay the conference registration fee
  • Whether attending partially or in full, all conference attendees must pay the registration fee in full.
  • An official receipt for the conference registration fee will be provided by ATERA officials on the first day of the conference upon receiving the payment.
  • The registration fee does not cover your dinner and hotel/accommodation expenses.



STEP 1-Please send us your abstract or inquiry as an email attachment  at Don’t forget to add a)the name of the conference you are applying to (example: ASTECH5) b) whether you are a student or a professor.

STEP 2– You will get a response from ATERA within 48 hours regarding your inquiry.

STEP 3– If your abstract is accepted, please register for the conference here.

Join us in Tokyo and meet with the growing body of global researchers. submit@atera.orgheader8


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Some accepted papers that will be presented at this conference.

  • To or not to Give Surprise Gifts to your Lover: The Effects of Perceived Decision Uncertainty and Associated Feelings of Anticipated Regret
  • Youth Unemployment in Cebu and Bohol, Philippines
  • The Impact of Jigsaw Technique on EFL Students’ Translation Skills

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