The 7th International Conference on Social Sciences 2020 (ICOSS 2020)

The 7th International Conference on Social Sciences 2020 (ICOSS 2020) invites academicians, social workers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to send original research abstracts, case studies formatted according to the given format. The conference will be held from 17th – 18th   September 2020 in Colombo, Sri Lanka under the theme “Political Conflict and Peace-Building in a Changing World”.

Developing the Career Path of the Participants

The goal of this conference is to continuously improve the standards of the international community of researchers, scholars, and scientists by exposing them to the latest trends, developments, and challenges in the field. ICOSS 2020 is a platform for discussion and we encourage every participant to make a contribution by sharing their unique perspectives and knowledge.

Maintaining High-Quality Conference Standards and Publication Standards

The conference is specially designed by the TIIKM Research and Development team together with a committee of experts from international universities with the guidance of the Academic Governing Body of TIIKM conferences. ICOSS 2020 is under the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

“Political conflict and peace-building in a changing world”

The search for peace to address widespread conflict in the world today is an important imperative. The proliferation of political conflict in our contemporary era has led to the loss of countless lives, displacement of people, human rights abuse, subjugation of groups and loss of land, wellbeing and identity. There are diverse issues such as territorial disputes, socio-economic inequality, oppression of minority groups, ethnic and religious disputes, contestation over power, and many others which cause or contribute to conflict. Some conflicts are local and limited in impact while some have regional and even global consequences. Some are short-term while some are protracted and ongoing.

The conference will critically examine some of the causes and triggers of conflict and their impact on communities. It will also explore diverse means of peace-building at the local, national, regional and global levels and their potential impact in transforming relationships in a changing society and creating a peaceful world.

This is an interdisciplinary theme and we encourage abstracts from different schools of thought, disciplinary areas or intellectual discourses. The abstracts can be theoretical in nature or based on empirical case studies from any region of the world. Some of the issues covered include (but not limited to): land and territorial disputes, contestation over power, ethnic tension, religious wars, resource competition, inequality, human rights abuse, community peace-building, reconciliation, restorative justice, conflict resolution, geopolitical tension, militarization, arms sale and military industrial complex.

Abstract submission and Deadline

Please follow the abstract guidelines and send the Abstract to  and Limited Slots Available.  If you wish to be a presenter at the 7th International Conference on Social Sciences 2020 (ICOSS 2020) register now.


01. Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations is about the world in which we live collectively and the ways in which it became what it is today and continues to change. In acquiring contemporary political understanding on a global level, looking at issues, which affect the world at large, this particular session, will favor the abstract proposals focused on the following areas.

  • Diplomatic and International affairs
  • Political Economy
  • Cultural Diplomacy and Regional Studies
  • Foreign Policy and Crisis Management
  • Economic and community development
  • Social and community development
  • Globalization and Sustainable Development
  • Role of Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Sociology: concepts and practices
  • Political Science and Sociology
  • Development Studies
  • Social transformations: structure and agency in social dynamics
  • Developed and developing worlds
  • Political Economy
  • Politics and Ethics

02. Law and the Social Sciences

The category of social sciences and the law includes everything from anthropology and archeology to education and law. This session will allow you to develop your interest in the social sciences while providing a solid grounding in legal studies. The session will favor the abstract proposals that tell about empirical research carried out.

  • Human rights in the global perspective
  • Terrorism and Global Issues
  • Law and social justice
  • Global security, Law and its Implications
  • Poverty and Global Justice
  • Public Administration
  • Environmental governance
  • Capital punishment as a deterrent
  • Civil Law
  • Climate Change Law
  • Community policing
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Copy Right Law

03. Humanities and Culture Studies

Research into the human experience adds to our knowledge about our world. Through the work of humanities scholars, we learn about the values of different cultures, about what goes into making a work of art, about how history is made. The session will favor the abstract proposals that tell about empirical research carried out.

  • Cultural studies as a constitutive field
  • Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Theology, Religion, Spirituality
  • Human Geography
  • Anthropology

04. Social Sciences and Education

Social science involves the study of people and their interactions with each other, with their social and political institutions and with their environments. This session may be for you if you are interested in studying people, cultures and societies, researching and analyzing data, researching historical structures and places and explaining ideas and information to others. The session will favor the abstract proposals that tell about empirical research carried out.

  • Psychology and philosophy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Environmental and Physical Geography
  • History and Historiography
  • Civic Education and Leadership
  • Psychology and Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Special Education

05. Gender Studies

Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the complex interaction of gender with other identity markers such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, nation, and religion. This session accepts abstract proposals, which investigate these topics and challenges, from a theoretical but also an empirical point of view (i.e., case studies, comparative studies, etc.)

  • Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
  • Sexuality, Gender, Families
  • Demography and Family Planning
  • Anthropology
  • Women and Gender Equality
  • Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education

06. Media and Communication Studies

Communication is inseparable from social and behavioral activities; consequently, it has become an integral part of research and discussion in the social sciences. In this panel, abstract proposals deal with many different issues related to the transformations of mass media are welcomed.

  • Social Science and Social Media
  • Communication Studies and Media Studies
  • Research methodologies involving ‘human subjects
  • Social media as social justice
  • Social media literacy
  • Social networking
  • Promotional culture
  • Political communication
  • Communication policy
  • Crisis communication
  • Philosophy of communication

Why you should attend?

ICOSS 2020 provides you with unique benefits such as High-Quality Conference Materials,Conference Experience,International Food,Pre-Conference Abstract Reviewing Process, Certification,Awards, and Recognition, Networking Opportunities and Cultural Events,Publication Benefits, etc. The conference provides you with different Registration Packages with many benefits specific to your presentation category (Presenter/Attendee/Virtual) for the conference. Please refer to the important dates to have insight into the abstract and payment deadlines.