Challenges for a Global Higher Education:
Digitalisation, Open Science, and Bioethics
Online conference, 29-30 October, 2021
PIC International Conference invites PhD students, young researchers, academics, as well as practitioners from different countries to discuss current issues in the area of social science. The conference will follow interdisciplinary approach focusing mainly on the topics of education, e-learning, law, bussines, economy, social inclusion as well as sustainable development.
2021 PIC International Online Conference aims to encourage discussion about topics related to Higher Education, Digitalisation, Open Science, and Bioethics. It challenges also the topics of multicultural societies also from the aspects of economy and coexistence, especially in EuroMed region. The rational for the conference is based on the assumption that information technology, ethics, and multiculturalism are important factors of the higher education, as well as economic prosperity, especially in the context of COVID-19 pandemics.
29-30 October 2021, Friday & Saturday
Friday, October 29
15.00 - 15.45
Conference opening and welcome addresses
16.00 - 18.00
Panel Discussion: Open Science and Intelectual Property: the Challenges of Digital and Global Higher Education
18.00 - 19.30
Workshop on Research Methodology (for PhD students)
Note: all times CET (Central European)
Current conference time:
Saturday, October 30
9.00 - 10.00
Project Dissemination Session and Networking Opportunities
10.00 - 12.00
Welcome to the Panel Discussion: UNESCO World Bioethics Day 2021
Panel Discussion: Informed Consent and its Ethical Dimensions in Medicine and Research
12.30 - 13.45
Concurrent sessions 1
14.00 - 15.15
Concurrent sessions 2
15.30 - 16.45
Concurrent sessions 3
17.00 - 17.45
Rector's Address for PhD students
18.00 - 19.15
Workshop on publishing opportunities (for PhD students)
Abstract Submission: 20 September 2021
Notification of acceptance: within 10 days after submission
The abstracts will be double-blind reviewed.
Payment of the registration fee: after registration, but before the conference dates. For attendance of the publishing workshops, the corresponding fee has to be paid in advance. Only online payment is possible.
Registration for those without an abstract/presentation and who are not registered for publishing workshops is not necessary, but appreciated. In such cases, no registration fee needs to be paid.
Registration Fees 2021
180 EUR – Academics with presentation
140 EUR – Ph.D. Students with presentation
70 EUR – Participation at one or both publishing workshops (payment is mandatory for all who wish to attend; the fee has to be paid in advance).
Note: when registering for the conference or submitting the abstract, please provide us with the information about the payment status (student, academic, workshops).
For each abstract submission, 1 conference fee should be paid, regardless of the number of authors / co-authors.
Members of the panels and invited guests do not pay the conference fee.
There is no fee for just attending the panels, without submitting the abstract.
Prices until 30.9.2021 (Early-Bird Prices)
150 EUR – Academics with presentation
110 EUR – Ph.D. Students with presentation
70 EUR – Participation at one or both publishing consultations and workshops (payment is mandatory for all who wish to attend; the fee has to be paid in advance).
Abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
Authors should register and submit the abstract via conference submission system (click Register now).
The length of an abstract should be between 200 and 250 words. The content of an abstract should include information about the theoretical background, the aim of study, the research methods, and the central findings with implications.
Please DO NOT structure the abstract (i.e. no subtitles in the abstract!)
The conference proceedings will be published online under the terms of Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). It will be freely and permanently accessible online two weeks after the conference.
The authors are invited to submit full papers to the International Journal of Management, Knowledge, and Learning. Papers must be submitted to the journal submission system where all the submissions will be double-blind reviewed.
Besides that, following journals also support the conference:
- Human Systems Management (indexed by Scopus, ESCI, etc.)
- International Journal of Innovation and Learning (indexed by Scopus, ESCI, etc.)
- International of Value Chain Management (indexed by Scopus, ESCI, etc.)
- International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development (indexed by Scopus, EBSCO, etc.)
- International Journal of Management in Education (indexed by Scopus, EBSCO, etc.)
- International Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies (indexed by Scopus, DOAJ, etc.)
- International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy (indexed by EconLit, Google Scholar, etc.)
- Management (indexed by DOAJ, EconPapers)
- Scientific Bulletin of Politehnica University of Timisoara – Engineering & Management Series
(indexed by Index Copernicus)
- Eastern European Journal of Regional Studies (indexed by DOAJ, Index Copernicus, CEEOL, RePEC, OAJI)
- Journal of Advanced Health Care (indexed by EBSCO)
How to Submit an Abstract
First, you should create your account by clicking Register & Submit.
After filling in the requested data, you will be requested to activate your account by clicking the appropriate link in the e-mail that will be sent to you and creating your password.
After you have created your account, login into the system by clicking Register & Submit and entering the email/username and the password that you defined when you created your account.
Submit your abstract in the submission form available in your account page. Also, fill in all the fields with the requested data.
Submissions should be in English.
Important note: To revise and correct your abstract after receiving the reviews, please edit the abstract with the corresponding ID number (do NOT submit a new abstract and do NOT register under a new username).
Guidelines for Presenters at Online Sessions
The guidelines for presenters are available here. Please read them carefully.
You can either present your abstract live or with a pre-recorded video presentation. In either case, live attendance of the session is required to enable quality discussion.
Preferably, video presentation should be exported as .mp4 video file or .ppsx Powerpoint file (see more information). The files with presentations should be uploaded to Google Drive which will be provided soon.