Connect-US Conference


 

 

Overview

 

Connect-Us Conference (CuC) is an international conference organised by the Swiss–ASEAN Learning and Teaching (SALT), a registered not-for-profit association, which aims to promote the sharing of diverse research works, teaching and learning practices among academics and practitioners worldwide, specifically in the field of sustainable development. 

 

CuC aims to gather academics, researchers, scientists, community development practitioners, policymakers, youth groups, and all stakeholders to deliberate on issues and challenges affecting the sustainable development of society. Furthermore, it seeks to document approaches, practices, policies and strategies utilised in various levels and contexts to address and attain the development goals.

 

Organised once every two years starting in 2017, CuC pledges to highlight the chronic issues confronting everyone in the world today: ranging from globalisation, climate change, effects of urbanisation, poverty, access to education, health and malnutrition, pollution, environmental degradation, and many more, which threaten the well-being of society and our future generations. Notably, SALT recognises that societal problems which remain unchecked and unmanaged can weaken, threaten, or even destroy society. It is deemed timely to continuously raise the awareness and involvement of stakeholders, experts and strategists on the importance and urgency of sharing, contributing knowledge in sustaining inclusive development of society.

 

The inaugural 1st SALT CuC will be held in Vietnam and hosted by the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City on November  29-30, 2017.

 

 

Conference Theme and Subthemes

 

Theme: Sustainable Society Development: Human, Environmental and Economic Vitality

 

Calls for papers are open for, but not limited to, the following subthemes/tracks with recommended topics:

 

1. HUMAN 2. ENVIRONMENT 3. ECONOMY

- Basic Needs
- Education 
- Health
- Food Security 
- Gender Equality 
- Income Distribution 
- Population Growth 
- Poverty 
- Crime
- Social Conflicts 

- Ageing Work Force

- Pollution 
- Climate Change 
- Urbanisation 
- Waste Management 
- Natural Resources Conservation 
- Energy Savings/ Consumption 
- Sustainable Ecosystem 
- Forestry 
- Biodiversity 
- Cultural Sustainability 

- Employment 
- Entrepreneurship 
- Economic Growth 
- Transportation 
- Global Value Chain 
- City Planning 
- Tourism
- Sustainable Businesses 
- Creative Industries 
- Green Economy 
- Digital Economy 
- Financial Markets and Monetary Policy
- Innovation and Technology 
- Corporate Social Responsibility 
- Corporate Ethics 
- Governance

 

 

Date and Venue

 

 Date 

November 29-30, 2017

 Venue 

University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

59 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

 

 

Deadline of Submission

 

 Deadline of Abstract Submission

August 30, 2017

 Announcement of Accepted Abstract

September 15, 2017

 Deadline of Full Paper Submission

September 30, 2017

 Deadline of Registration

October 15, 2017

 

 

Conference Fees

 

 

Paper/ Poster Presentation

Participant/ Listener

 Early Bird (by Sept. 30, 2017)

USD 200

USD 150

 Normal Registration (by Oct. 15,  2017)

USD 250

USD 200

 Late Registration (until Oct. 30,  2017)

USD 300

USD 250

 Student

USD 150

USD 100

 

Conference fees include:

  • Your abstract to be included in printed conference programme book and full paper to be published in e-proceedings
  • Participation certificate
  • Printed conference programme book
  • Refreshments

 

Notes:

  • At least one author from each accepted submission must have registered to attend the Connect-Us Conference by deadline for registration.
  • Registration fee is only for one author. The conference participation certificate will be prepared and printed only for the person who has paid the conference fee.
  • If two (or more) authors submit only one paper and physically attend the conference together, a fee for each participant must be paid.
  • If two papers or more, by the same author(s) are accepted for presentation, a fee for each paper must be paid separately.
  • If co-authors submit only one paper and only one of these authors participate, only a fee for one participant must be paid.
  • Once payment of registration fees is made, no refund is possible.

 

 

Abstract Submission

 

  1. Abstract should be submitted by August 30, 2017. An abstract should not exceed 300 words, and must be written according to the following structure and format, based on the given template: 
    Attachment 1: CuC2017-abstract-template
  2. Papers must not have been previously presented, or scheduled for presentation at any other conference.
  3. Accepted full papers without at least one registered author will be withdrawn and will not be included in the conference e-proceedings and scheduled in the conference programme book for presentation. Withdrawn submissions will not be reinstated.

Full Paper Submission

 

  1. Full paper should be submitted by Sept. 30, 2017. Full paper should not exceed 12 pages, and must be written according to the following structure and format, based on the given template:
    Attachment 2: CuC2017-full paper-template
  2. Once the submission has been made on the system, authors will not be able to edit paper details such as title, author names, keywords etc. As this information will be displayed in the conference programme book and e-proceedings, please ensure that all information is inputted accurately on the original submission.

Poster Presentation

 

  1. For poster submission and presentation, an abstract must have been submitted and accepted.
  2. Abstract should be submitted by August 30, 2017. An abstract should not exceed 300 words, and must be written according to the following structure and format, based on the given template:
    Attachment 1: CuC2017-abstract-template
  3. Accepted abstract for poster presentation must adhere to the following requirements:
  • Poster Size: A1
  • Poster stands will be provided
  • Poster presentation schedule will be published on CuC website
  • A sample of poster can be seen as follows:

 

Source:https://www.postersession.com/assets/images/photos/templates/100x70_Horizontal_Template.jpg

 

 

Submission Link

 

Paper submission for CuC2017 will open on May 05, 2017 and the deadline for abstract submission is 11:59pm (GMT) on August 30, 2017.

Easychair link

 

 

Review Process

 

Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by blind reviewers and the decision will be sent to the author(s) within two weeks. Reviewers will be asked to consider the quality of ideas, methodology, (potential) theoretical contribution, clarity of presentation, and potential interest to other participants. The abstract will be judged against the norms of the category in which they are submitted.

 

 

Paper Presentation

 

An accepted full paper will be allocated 20 minutes (15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion). Full papers will be scheduled for presentation in a room with a laptop, data projector and screen and you will need to bring your presentation with you to the conference on a memory stick, along with any hard copies of your paper and/or slides that you might wish to distribute.

 

The final upload of accepted full paper submissions will be included in the conference e-Proceedings if an author is in attendance to present it.

 

 

Publication Opportunity

 

All the presented papers will be included at the e-Proceedings, which will be issued, with an ISSN number in electronic form. The authors will be given an opportunity after the conference to submit the revised version of their papers to indexed journals for publication, subjected to journal review procedures and/or costs incurred.

 

 

Programme Schedule

 

 

Please note that this is the outline of the CuC2017 programme. Programme schedule is subjected to change. The final programme schedule will be released on October 30, 2017.

 

 

Essential Information

 

Visa, accomodation, and excursion.

 

Gala Dinner

The CuC2017 Gala Dinner plays a dynamic role in the social programme for the delegates. Over 100 delegates are expected to attend the largest social evening of the CuC2017 on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

 

 

Registration and Payment

 

Registration can be made by accomplishing the following registration form:

Attachment 3: CuC2017 Registration Form

 

 

Committee

 

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dong Phong

Conference Chair

University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

E-mail: ndphong@ueh.edu.vn

Prof. Dr. Rolf Schaeren

Conference Chair

School of Business, FHNW

Switzerland

E-mail: rolf.schaeren@fhnw.ch

Dr. Tran Mai Dong

Programme Chair

University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

E-mail: tmdong@ueh.edu.vn

Dr. Teresa L. Freiburghaus

Programme Chair

School of Business, FHNW

Switzerland

E-mail: teresa.freiburghaus@fhnw.ch

Dr. Tita Evasco-Branzuela

Publicity and Public Relations Committee

San Beda College

Philippines

E-mail: evasco.branzuela@gmail.com

Ir. Dr. Syuhaida Ismail,

Publicity and Public Relations Committee

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Malaysia

E-mail: syuhaida.kl@utm.my

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yu Ghee Wee

Scientific Committee

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

Malaysia

E-mail: yughee@umk.edu.my

Dr. Andika Putra Pratama

Scientific Committee

Institut Teknologi Bandung

Indonesia

E-mail: andika.putra@sbm-itb.ac.id

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thu Thuy

Scientific Committee

Foreign Trade University 

Vietnam

E-mail: thuy.nt@ftu.edu.vn

Prof. Dr. Mathias Binswanger

Scientific Committee

School of Business, FHNW

Switzerland 

E-mail: mathias.binswanger@fhnw.ch