Call For Papers

Alma Mater Europaea and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts invite academics, researchers, thought leaders, practitioners, and postgraduate students, to submit original research, case studies and work for presentation at the 2023 11th annual conference It’s About People. Both full panels and individual presentation proposals are welcome.

Main Theme and Objectives
The event’s main theme is Social and Technological Development in Service of Security and Dignity. In selecting the theme, this event seeks to explore the possibility of advancement of society in terms of broader socio-economic development and technological innovation and change. In uncertain times, proliferating security and serving human dignity are paramount. The 11th It’s About People conference will bring together leading European scholars and thought leaders from diverse disciplines, who will share broad perspectives, knowledge, skills, and communication in an educational setting. We envision discussions that will include opinions from around the globe.

Panels’ and Papers’ Disciplines
Panels are not restricted to the Main Theme. Panels on any scholarly discipline are welcome. Scholars and policy and higher education leaders from areas including, but not limited to social sciences, health, medicine, social gerontology, social work, law, education, psychology, management, project management, communication, archival studies, informatics, philosophy, and humanities are invited to apply, and present their research and views.

General Information
Conference Dates: 10 – 17 March 2023
Language: English
Contact: conference@almamater.si
Web: https://conference.almamater.si

Key Dates
Open Call for Submission of Abstracts: 1 September 2022
Closing Date for Submission of Full Panel Proposals: 1 December 2022
Closing Date for Submission of Abstracts: 10 December 2022
Notification of Acceptance: 20 December 2022
Provisional Programme Release: 20 December 2022
Closing Date for Submission of Full Papers: 1 February 2023
Final Programme Release: 1 March 2023
Conference (Online): 10-17 March 2023

Submission Guidelines
Abstracts (200 words maximum; 5 keywords) specifying your contribution should be sent through the online form by 10 November 2022. Submissions and presentation must be in English. No person can appear in more than two submissions or presentations.

We welcome full panel proposals, which should be notified through the online form by 1 November 2022.
Decisions on accepted abstracts will be communicated by 10 December 2022.
The submission of full papers by 1 February 2023 is welcome but not mandatory.
All abstracts and papers will be subject to peer review by the organising committee.  All abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Full papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings unless authors choose not to have them published.10 December 2022

About the Conference

WORLD-CLASS CONFERENCES

Alma Mater Europaea is known for its world-class conferences. Among the leading scholars who have spoken at Alma Mater conferences are reknowned economist Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, Harvard Law School professor Mark Tushnet, Oxford professor Jacob Rowbottom, German political scientist Werner Weidenfeld, who is also the rector of Alma Mater Europaea, the Alma Mater president and cardiac surgeon Felix Unger, the Facebook and Instagram Oversight Board member and former European Court of Human Rights vice-president Andras Sajo, David Erdos of Cambridge, the Constitutional Court judge Klemen Jaklic, who lectured at Harvard for seven years before joining Alma Mater, and philosophers Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Srećko Horvat.

IT'S ABOUT PEOPLE 2022

It’s About People 2022 was one of the year’s most significant international scholarly events in Europe. Under the theme Embracing Digital Transformation for a Sustainable and Ethical Future, it hosted leading scholars and thought leaders, including Vice Presidents of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič and Dubravka Šuica, the European Academy of Sciences and Arts’ President and Honorary President Klaus Mainzer and Felix Unger, and representavies of national academies. The Oxford University Faculty of Law Dean, Mindy Chen-Wishart, gave the keynote lecture. The President of Slovenia Borut Pahor opened the event. 


About the Alma Mater Europaea

The European Academy of Sciences and Arts, a society of some 2000 prominent scholars, including 32 Nobel laureates, initiated the Alma Mater Europaea international university in 2000. Alma Mater Europaea is based in the Austrian city of Salzburg, with entities in Slovenia and several other countries.
Alma Mater Europaea ECM, Alma Mater’s entity in Slovenia, is a young and dynamic higher education institution established in 2007. It offers fully-accredited doctoral, masters, and bachelor degree studies in humanities, ecology, business, European studies and project management, as well as archival studies, social studies, healthcare, nursing, physical therapy, artificial intelligence, dance studies, and social gerontology. Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, the oldest Slovenian private higher education institution, focused in humanities, joined Alma Mater in 2014. Since 2015, the Dance Academy, the only Slovenian-accredited institution offering diplomas in ballet and dance studies, is part of the Alma Mater.

FAQ

The 11th Alma Mater Europaea conference will take place online.

Links for each section of the International Scholarly Conference will be published on the conference website, where all participants will be able to follow the conference’s live stream.

There is no registration fee for participation.

The paper’s abstract must be submitted on the conference website by clicking on submit abstract.

To successfully submit an abstract, please specify:

  • Title of the paper (in Slovene and English)
  • Author’s data (organization, country, and Email address)
  • Area covered by the paper:
    • Physiotherapy
    • Health sciences
    • Social gerontology
    • Social infrastructure
    • Education and mental health
    • Web and information technologies
    • Management
    • Humanities
    • Archival science
    • Cultural formations
    • Dance art
    • Strategical communication management
  • Content in Slovenian and English (up to 200 words for each language)
  • Keywords in Slovene and English.

You will receive a system message by email confirming that the abstract has been successfully submitted together with the corresponding number (contribution ID).

Instructions for preparing a paper for the conference can be found on the conference website by clicking on guidelines for papers.

No. A participating author may choose to submit and present an abstract without submitting a full paper.

Only participants who intend to present their papers must register on the conference website under submit abstract.

The full paper can be prepared using the template in the guidelines for papers and submitted by clicking on the submit the full paper once available.

In case of any questions related to the international scholarly conference or unsuccessful application or submission of the paper, you can contact the conference organizing committee: conference@almamater.si, which will answer your question as soon as possible or help with the application or abstracts/papers submission.

Previous Conferences

The 2022 Resolution

The Programme Committee of the 10th international scientific conference IT’S ABOUT PEOPLE: Embracing Digital Transformation for a Sustainable and Ethical Future organised organised by AMEU and EASA between 11 – 18 March 2022, held under the auspices of the President of Republic Slovenia, and with the active participation of the European Commissioners Dubravka Šuica and Maroš Šefčovič, Universities, and other academic and public institutions from more than thirty countries, proclaims the following final memorandum:

1.

Digital transformation is a new development process accelerating implementation in various areas of social life and is a crucial development challenge, especially regarding the need for sustainability and firm ethical foundations for the future.

2.

The conference organisers reaffirm the need to put people at the centre of digital transformation to ensure sustainable development and that new technologies promote human flourishing.

3.

Academic and other public institutions, especially EASA members, are invited to embrace digital transformation for a sustainable and ethical future, both in terms of national and supranational policies and by encouraging the personal responsibility of each human being.

4.

Middle Europe is a region, which due to its specific geographical, historical, demographic, political, ecological, and cultural challenges, requires special attention to mobilise societal potential and responsibility of national and supranational institutions. Embracing digital transformation is a path to a better future, security, sustainable ageing, protection of cultural heritage and peace for the whole of Europe.

5.

It is proposed that the European institutions and governments of European Union member states provide the necessary organisational, infrastructural, financial, and material support in the form of dedicated institutions, procedures, and budgets, to promote and embrace digital transformation for sustainability, in line with appropriate cultural norms and ethics.

6.

In terms of law and policy, the conference appeals especially to public institutions and holders of public offices that are individually responsible within the limits of their sphere of influence and competence.

7.

Post-covid remediation, in societal, economic, and human rights terms, is to be defined as a priority to society. Digitalisation and new technologies are essential for achieving acceptable post-covid societal, economic, and legal outcomes.

8.

The questions of digital security and artificial intelligence go beyond the technical aspects of digitalisation. They require a holistic, anthropocentric approach.

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Contact information

Alma Mater Europaea - Evropski center, Maribor
Slovenska 17
2000 Maribor
Tel: +386 2 250 19 99
International calls: +386 59 333 077
E-mail: conference@almamater.si

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