Welcome to The 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences 2016

The International Institute of Knowledge Management takes great pleasure in inviting you to the 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences (ICOSS-2016) scheduled to be held on the 19th and 20th of September 2016 in Bali, Indonesia. In today’s context, it is evident that the most complicated species on earth is humans who have the ability to think and act. This significant ability has paved way for decisions taken at own discretions creating numerous problems in the society. The conference on the subject of Social Science is believed to be a vital topic to be discussed creating a platform for measures to be addressed for a better approach to meet issues in the society leading towards global sustainability.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 20-minute oral presentation, a poster presentation or a 60-minute workshop. The presenters who are unable to be present at the conference are encouraged to register under the Virtual Presenter category.

Keynote Speakers

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Prof. Michael Redclift

Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy,King’s College University of London

Michael Redclift is Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy in the Department of Geography, at King’s College, University of London. His research interests include sustainable development, global environmental change, environmental security and the modern food system. Between 1973 and 1997 he was at Imperial College at Wye, ultimately as Professor of Environmental Sociology. In 1987 his ground breaking book Sustainable Development: exploring the contradictions was published by Routledge. . In 2006 he was the first recipient of the ‘Frederick Buttel Award’, from the International Sociological Association (RC 24) for his ‘outstanding contribution to Environmental Sociology’.


Assoc.Prof. Tim Allender

Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia.

A/Prof. Tim Allender’s principal research over the past 20 years concerns Indian education. His latest monograph with Manchester University Press develops key gender, feminist and knowledge transfer themes concerning India. He has published earlier books, 16 international journal articles and 14 book chapters, illuminating other aspects of education in India. He is the editor of four special issues of international journals and he is on the editorial boards of four leading international journals. A/Professor Allender has held two successfully completed ARC grants. In recognition of his international standing as a scholar of education of India he delivered the keynote address to the world International Standing Committee of History of Education (ISCHE) conference in Turkey (June 2015). Tim has held visiting Professorships in Germany, Canada and at the IIAS in Shimla, India. He is completing two research projects including the writing two new monographs: one on educational epistemologies in India and the other on underprivileged girl education in Kolkata.


Emeritus Prof. Margrit Eichler

Professor Emerita of Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada.

She has over 200 publications, mostly in the areas of feminist methods, family policy, and environmental sustainability. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the European Academy of Sciences and received an honorary doctorate from Brock University. Her books include Families in Canada Today. Recent Changes and Their Policy Consequences (1983 and 1988), Non-Sexist Research Methods: A Practical Guide, 1988, now still in print with Taylor and Francis; Change of Plans. Towards a Non-sexist Sustainable City, (ed.)1995; Family Shifts. Families, Policies and Gender Equality, 1997; (with Mary Anne Burke) The BIAS FREE Framework. A Practical Tool for Identifying and Eliminating Social Biases in Health Research. Global Forum for Health Research, 2006; (with others) More Than It Seems: Household Work and Lifelong Learning, Toronto: Women’s Press, 2010.

Since retiring from the university, she has become a full-time activist, and is President of Our Right to Know (ourrighttoknow.ca), Past President of the Academy for Lifelong Learning Toronto, and Secretary of Science for Peace.

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Prof. Dilip Dutta

Associate Professor in Economics, University of Sydney.

After completing the ‘Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management’ diploma (equivalent to PhD) from the IIMC Calcutta, Professor Dilip Dutta did his PhD in Economics from University of California, Berkeley, USA. He then was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Australian National University before joining the University of Sydney. He is currently an Associate Professor in Economics.

Apart from publishing two books in addition to a forthcoming one, he has more than 50 publications including 22 refereed journal papers, 16 refereed book chapters, 7 refereeed conference proceedings, and 7 other published academic research including on-line ones.

His current research interests focus on capability-based sustained human development, socio-economic dualism, trade liberalisation, endogenous growth, and role of information and communication technology (ICT) on economic growth and development in selected developing countries including China and India.

He is the founding editor of an interdisciplinary journal– International Journal of Development Issues published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK.

Dr. Mehryar NooriafsharDr. Mehryar NooriafsharUniversity of Southern Queensland, Australia
“International Conference on Education 2016 is one of the very well organized conference that I have attended”
Dr. Rochelle KinsonDr. Rochelle KinsonDepartment of Psychological Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

“International Conference on Social Sciences 2016 is one of the most unique conferences that I have attended. Presenters from different backgrounds together giving feedbacks on multiple tracks has broaden my view”

Mr. Abraham SundayMr. Abraham SundayFederal Polytechnic, Nigeria.
“It is a friendly and necessary environment to ideas to grow and thrive. It’s been wonderful”
Dr. Dhananjay SontakkeDr. Dhananjay SontakkeWardha, India

“This was neatly organized conference. It was not a sensational workshop rather” Thought Provoking Process” That is the success of this conference.”

Wyn ThomasWyn ThomasBangor University – Wales UK
Excellent Collaboration during the event, superb venue”
Dr. Dhananjay SontakkeDr. Dhananjay SontakkePriyadarshini Women’s Collage – Wardha, India
“This was neatly organized conference. It was not a sensational workshop rather” Thought Provoking Process”  That is the success of this conference.”
Prof. Jasbir SinghProf. Jasbir SinghUniversity of Jammu – India

“It was very good academic interaction where people from different parts of the world shared their research and exchanged their views. All from TIIKM deserve a special thank that the conference was organized very well."

Call for Papers

The International Institute of Knowledge Management of Sri Lanka proudly welcome your abstracts to the 3rd International Conference on Social Science (ICOSS) to be held on 19th – 20th September 2016 at Bali,Indonesia. Sustainability is one the newest trend in which implications and meaning needs to be clarified from a social sciences perspective. Through International conference on Social Science we aim to create the debate on exploring potential contribution of different social sciences disciplines.

Supporting Journals


International Journal of Knowledge Society Research (IJKSR)

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Miltiadis D. Lytras and Basit Shahzad

ISSN: 1947-8429
ISSN(online): 1947-8437



Journal of Child and Family Studies

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Nirbhay N. Singh

ISSN: 1062-1024
ISSN(online): 1573-2843


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