The 3rd Asian Social Sciences Conference

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The 3rd Asian Social Sciences Conference (ASCON3) organised by Association of Teachers and Researchers in Asia will take place between July 12, 2017 and July 15, 2017 in Osaka, Japan.   The theme of the conference is Asian perspectives on social sciences research. 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 July 9, 2017
  • Early Bird Registration: July 9, 2017
  • Conference Date: July 12, 2017
  • Full Paper Submission: July 10, 2017



    We will have conference tracks in the following areas

    Track 1Asian studies
    Track 2Japanese studies
    Track 3Aging
    Track 4ASEAN
    Track 5Education in Asia
    Track 6Business in Asia
    Track 7Communications in Asia
    Track 8Cultural studies
    Track 9Social sciences
    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, Kyoto 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 another speakers’ names, affiliations, short bios and academic contribution to the particular area.

    Virtual / Absentee Presenter

    -Those whose abstracted 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.


    -Abstracts of all the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings with a unique ISBN.

    -All the accepted full papers will be published 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).  The unique DOI numbers  will be assigned and the articles will be submitted to Google Scholar and CrossRef.

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    -All the accepted full papers will be given full consideration for publication in the International Journal of Web Based Communities (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


    The conference will be held at Maikoya Heritage House, Japan’s prominent cultural experience museum. Maikoya Osaka is a 6-floor unique building that combines zen and Japanese architecture that is located in the heart of Osaka. ATERA is given this unique privilege of holding an academic conference in the Edo-style rooms of Maikoya. The venue can be easily accessed from the Kansai International Airport (about 50 min. bus ride) and is only a train stop away from Shinsaibashi, the most popular spot in the city. 


    Maikoya Heritage House. Step into Ancient Japan.

    Address: Maikoya Osaka, Osaka-shi, Nishi-ku , Shinmachi 1-22-7 550-0013 Phone: 06-6556-6247

    Hotels nearby

    Toyoko Inn Shinsaibashi (about 2-minute walk from the venue) 

    Via Inn Shinsaibashi (about 2-minute walk from the venue)

    Daiwa House Roynet Yotsubashi (about 3-minute walk from the venue)

    Nikko Hotel Osaka (About 5-minute walk from the venue)



    This event is organised 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. The 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 Osaka 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.

    Cognitive Behaviour Therapy To Manage Psychobiological Factor Contributing To Insomnia

    Applying Metafrontier Malmquist Productivity Index to Evaluate the Operation Performance of Global Airlines

    Structural Equation Model Development : Human Resource Management and Efficiency of Hotels in Southern of Thailand.

    … etc.

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