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SESCO 2016 : Security and sovereignty in the 21st century


When Nov 4, 2016 - Nov 6, 2016
Where Budapest
Abstract Registration Due Oct 15, 2016
Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2017
Notification Due Oct 16, 2016
Final Version Due Jan 31, 2017
Categories    security   political science   international relations   economics

Call For Papers

⁞ Conference topics
Current affairs of security and defence policy and various sovereignty-related issues. The roles of state and non-state actors in cooperation and conflict; concerns of territorial, political and economic integrity of states and regions; safety and well being of people.

⁞ Aims
This interdisciplinary meeting welcomes presentations of research on security studies, international relations, political science, law, history, economics and cross-border cooperation topics. The conference is supported by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy (ICRP) and Kodolányi János University (KJU). Its aim is to serve as a meeting point to facilitate the public exposure of the perspectives and interests of different communities, governments, international organisations, NGOs, businesses, scholars, thinkers and common citizens.

⁞ Programme summary
Invited speakers include diplomats, scholars, acting and former leading politicians or government officials from across Central and Eastern Europe.
• Conference days consist of lectures by invited speakers, members of ICRP Advisory Board as well as presentations of guest speakers and Q&A sessions. Optional sightseeing programmes on last day of conference.
• Best presentations will be selected by a panel of judges and awarded during the closing ceremony.
• Submitted and confirmed papers will be published online and will be archived on DVDs.
• In case of large number of participants, papers will be published in conference book as well.
• The main language of the conference is English.

⁞ Conference themes
(Possible directions may include, but are not restricted to, the following)
Global challenges and regional security; national security and defence policies, military strategies; security organisations; conflict transformation and conflict resolution; cyber security; economic issues; energy security; cross-border crime, counter-terrorism; immigration; self-determination; territorial sovereignty; financial sovereignty; separatism, ethnic minority issues; diaspora policies and interstate relations.

⁞ Conference location
Kodolányi University, Budapest
Frangepán utca 50-56, 1139 Hungary
Map and directions )))

⁞ Benefits of attending
• The opportunity to present your research within a unique forum and collaborate with experts from wider regions and around the world;
• Conference papers/abstracts are peer-reviewed by members of ICRP international Advisory Board;
• Published papers in electronic format (Proceedings available on DVD and in on ICRP website, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide.);
• Get in touch with different views and new approaches;
• A chance to promote your research by presenting it to relevant people and organisations (active politicians, decision-makers, diplomats);
• To get more knowledge about recent developments and new challenges in security policy;
• Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served during the program. (Lunch not included in the price);
• Group sightseeing in Budapest is also part of the program.

⁞ Registration and payment information

How to register for participation (listeners)?
The registration is a two-step procedure and it includes the submission of the online registration form and payment of the listener registration fee (15 EUR*). Deadline of submission & payment: 1 November, 2016.

How to apply for paper presentation (speakers)?
The application is a two-step procedure and it includes the submission of the online application form and payment of the speaker registration fee (75 EUR*). Deadline of submission: 15 October, 2016. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection within 5 working days after submission. The registration fee shall be paid by bank transfer prior to the event OR at the same time as first day registration.

Early bird application fee is 50 EUR* for presenters if application is submitted before 1 September 2016!

* NOTE that bank transfer fees must be covered by participants. In order to reduce money transfer costs, speakers are entitled to make payment in cash during the registration (original speaker registration fee 75 EUR).

Registration fees for the full conference include one copy of conference materials (including booklet of abstracts and conference proceedings that contains all approved papers), and covers the cost of refreshments, and all conference activities, including the walking tours on the last day. These items are not separately priced. Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. The conference fee does not include public transport, international travel and travel related expenses (visa & insurance fee expenses) and accommodation fees.

⁞ Important dates & times
Early bird registration: 1 September 2016
Deadline for application for in absentia presentation: 1 October 2016
Deadline for application of speakers: 15 October 2016
Deadline for registation of listeners: 1 November 2016
The conference: held between 4-6 November 2016
Arriving & Registration of Participants: 4 November 2016, 9:00-10:00
Keynote speakers: 4 November 2016, 10:00-12:50
Guest speakers: 4 November, 14:00-18:00 and 5 November, 9:00-18:00
Sightseeing tours: 6 November, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00
Deadline for submitting final paper: 31 January 2017
Final schedule of lectures and presentations will be disseminated to participants later.

⁞ Cancellation rules
Speaker applications: After submission of speaker application in any case of the participation cancellation until 1 October 2016 the charge 35 EUR (plus bank transfer costs will be extra charge) will be deducted from the participation fee for the administrative charges. In case of participation cancellation after 1 October 2016 the charge will be 75 EUR (bank transfer costs will be extra charge).

Listener registration: After submission of online registration in any case of the participation cancellation until 1 October 2016 the charge of bank transfer costs will be deducted from the participation fee for the administrative charges. In case of participation cancellation after 1 October 2016 no refund is possible.

Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by an international reviewing committee.
Authors will be notified of conditional acceptance or rejection in 5 working days after submission

Event organised by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy in cooperation with Kodolányi University Budapest

The event targets a broad spectrum of undergraduate, PhD student, candidate,
lecturer and researcher participants, recognising the multidisciplinarity of
research in security studies and other related disciplines

⁞ Notes
• Deadlines for publishing: the abstracts sent upon registration will be included in the Abstracts Booklet published for the conference. Full papers (or handout in case of lack of full paper) will be included in the conference DVD published for the conference (if paper received by 15 October 2016). The full paper will also published online on the event's webpage (if paper received by final deadline 31 January 2017).

• Visa: Due to the international epidemic of attempted visa, entry permit, conference registration, and credit card fraud, the conference and its sponsors reserve the right to question any speaker application request and only honour it on receipt of valid proof of active research, studies or relevant experience in the field of the conference. In case of any issue, the decision will be up to the registration staff and conference organizing committee. Please visit the following website to get information about your visa easily:

• Co-authors and groups: Please note that in case of group registration and papers with co-authors all registration fees are per person.

• Accomodation: The ICRP is ready to suggest first class, mid-range and low budget hotels in Budapest.

• Public transport: The ICRP is happy to purchase Budapest transportation ticket upon request. A Budapest 24-hour travelcard costs 6 euros and Budapest 72-hour travel card costs 15 euros. If you would like us to buy any of these travel cards for you please transfer the additional sum (6 or 15 euros) with the participation cost. Please transfer the accommodation and transportation cost together with the participation cost.

• In absentia presentations are possible under some conditions. In case of presenting in absentia the abstract of your paper will be included in the Abstracts Booklet. Your full paper will be included in the conference DVD published for the conference (if paper received by 15 October). The full paper will also published online on the event's webpage (if paper received by 31 January 2017). The attendance certificate can be given only to those who attend the conference, however we can email you a certificate (upon request) showing that your paper was presented "in absentia." Registration fee for in absentia presentation is 60 EUR (plus international money transfer fee). The deadline for application for in absentia presentation is 1 October 2016.

• Language: The conference language is English. No translation services will be available.

⁞ Abstracts and oral presentation
• Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 3,000 characters. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.
• Paper of no more than 40,000 characters. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail at the following e-mail address:
• 15 minutes for presentation. Q/A session: 10 minutes maximum.
• Use Microsoft PowerPoint or Prezi for your presentation.
• Author guidelines: Language: British English; Font type and size: Times New Roman - size 12; editable file (.doc, .rtf, .odt); recommended length: 20,000 - 40,000 characters; Harvard Citation System (see: Figures, illustrations, tables are allowed.

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