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20th ICESS

October 23 - October 24

20th International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences

20th ICESS will be held in Istanbul, a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Conference brings people from the academia and business world closer so that they can share the latest developments in the fields of economics, development studies, business, and social sciences. Contributors can submit their papers as an email attachment: [email protected], [email protected] in doc or docx format. Please do mention the name of the conference at the time of submission.

Publication Opportunities

Papers will be considered for publication in international peer-reviewed journals subject to compliance of journals’ guidelines, if desired by the contributors.

  • Pacific Business Review International (ESCI)
  • Hamdard Islamics
  • Epistemology
  • Journal of Education and Vocational Research
  • Journal of Social and Development Sciences
  • Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies
  • Information Management and Business Review
Call for Papers

Conference invites work in the form of the research paper, conceptual paper, and technical report addressing the timely issues and developments in economics, education, information management, business, development studies, social sciences and public administration. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers in but not limited to the subjects of:

Economics Social Sciences Public Administration
Micro & Macro Economics History Fiscal Administration
Public Management Politics Legal & Ethical Environment
Financial Economics Languages Community Development
Development Economics Education Policy Planning & Analysis
Commerce Law Public Budgeting
Sustainable Development Anthropology Administration Behavior & Organization Theory
Entrepreneurship Sociology Human Resource Management
International Relations Psychology Political Development Process
Public Relations Hospitality & Tourism Labor Laws and Relations

Paper Submission

All manuscripts are subject to double-blind peer review and will be assessed by the reviewers based on quality, originality and relevance. Papers will be reviewed and feedback will be given to authors as soon as possible to complete the review process within one month. Authors should write and format their manuscript according to author guidelines. Accepted papers will be published in the refereed conference proceedings. Authors are invited to submit full-text papers including results, tables, figures and references. Contributors can submit their papers as an email attachment: [email protected], [email protected] in doc or docx format.

Paper Presentation

Participants have to prepare a brief power point presentation of their accepted work in English language. However, a parallel session can be arranged for the presenters who would like to present in the local language. Each presenter will be allocated 15-20 minutes time for the presentation. Participants who will register in absentia can make an online presentation.

Best Paper Award
Best paper in each session will be awarded Best Paper Certificate. Best papers will be notified by the session chair at the end of each session of the conference. All the best papers will be published in journals if desired by the authors.

Important Dates


Particulars Date
Abstract or Full Paper Submission August 31, 2021
Notification of Acceptance September 05, 2021
Last Date of Early Bird Registration September 20, 2021
Full or Revised Paper Submission (Optional) October 05, 2021
Last Date of Regular Registration October 05, 2021
Conference Dates October 23-24, 2021

All attending conference participants must pay the registration fee. For each paper, at least one author must attend and pay the registration fee to be included in the conference proceedings. However, author can register in absentia if unable to attend the conference. One author can submit more than one paper and need to pay an additional registration fee for each additional paper. In case the paper is multi-authored and more than one author will attend the conference, each attending author needs to register separately.

Early Bird Registration Fee Regular Registration Fee
First Paper Additional Paper First Paper Additional Paper
Author Delegates 250 US$ 100 US$ 300 US$ 150 US$
Student Delegates 200 US$ 100 US$ 250 US$ 100 US$
Members of IFRDs 200 US$ 100 US$ 250 US$ 100 US$
Other Delegates (Listener) 200 US$ 250 US$
Virtual Presentation 100 US$ 150 US$

Note: Registration fee is non-refundable, exclusive of bank charges and can be paid in equivalent AED or USD. Contributor(s) can submit fee through bank transfer or credit card.

All non-member delegates can pay registration fee of IFRDs Members by adding USD100 in the registration fee of Members of IFRDs and hence become our members.

Registration fee includes: Conference attendance, daily tea breaks, luncheon and publication of accepted papers in the refereed conference proceedings. Registration fee does not include hotel accommodation, transport and Journal Publication Fee. Participants have to arrange visa on their own.

Note: It is pertinent to mention here that the conference organizers do not provide accommodation. We suggest you to make an early reservation at any nearby hotel.

Virtual Presentation

IFRDs is now accepting virtual presentations. Authors can present their paper online for this conference.

Conference Proceedings

We will publish and provide peer reviewed abstract book and full paper will be published in double-blind peer-reviewed conference proceedings (Optional) with ISSN 2307-7549 (CD-ROM). Authors have the choice to opt for any of the available options. Refereed conference proceedings will be included in each conference registrant’s packet. Participants can collect their conference packet from the registration desk on the day of the conference.

Conference Venue

Conference will be held at Holiday Inn, Istanbul City Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey. Hotel is just steps from Pazartekke tram station on line T1 running to the Old City and a 40-minute taxi ride to Istanbul Airport. A private transfer service to and from the airport is available.

Hotel Address: Turgut Ozal Cad. (Millet Cad.) 189 Topkapi 34280 Istanbul, Turkey,

Website: www.hiistanbulcity.com.tr

Email: [email protected][email protected],

Phone: +90 212 530 99 00, Fax: +90 212 530 99 24

Note: It is pertinent to mention here that the conference organizers do not provide accommodation. We suggest you to make an early reservation at Holiday Inn, Istanbul City Hotel or any nearby hotel.

Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

Prof Dr Alexandru Trifu, PhD, University Petre Andrei, Iasi, Romania

Conference Co-Chair

Dr Khushbu Agarwal, PhD, Pacific University, India

Conference Convener

Prof. Dr. Zehra Vildan Serin, PhD, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey


Prof Dr Hermann Gruenwald, PhD, Burapha University International College, Thailand
Dr Muhammad Ilyas, PhD, University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow, UK
Dr Ayhan Kapusuzoglu, PhD, Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey
Prof Dr Johan de Jager, PhD, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Dr Katalin Jackel, PhD, Budapest Business School, Budapest, Hungary
Prof Dr Pratibha Samson Gaikwad, PhD, Shivaji University of Pune, India
Dr. Muhammad Adil Khattak, PhD Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof Dr Chux Gervase Iwu, PhD, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
Dr Ijaz ur Rehman, PhD, Alfalah University, Dubai, UAE
Dr Saqib Muneer, PhD, University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr Wei-Bin Zhang, PhD, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
Prof Dr Sultanov Mirzo Said, PhD, Tohoku University of Community Service & Science, Japan


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