Social Media RSS Feed https://conferencemonkey.org/rss en INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HOUSEHOLD FINANCE https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/international-conference-on-household-finance-1112643 <h3><strong>INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HOUSEHOLD FINANCE</strong><br /> 24 – 25 May, 2018 Eltville, Germany</h3> <p><br /> The Research Centre of the Deutsche Bundesbank organizes an International Conference on Household Finance with the objective to present state-of-the-art empirical and theoretical research in the field. In particular, we are interested in papers on households’ consumption, saving, invest-ment and borrowing decisions, households’ reaction to uncertainty, and expectations formation. Further topics include the effects of monetary policy on household behaviour and the macro im-plications of micro behaviour. The focus will be on research that makes use of household-level data, such as wealth surveys.</p> <p><br /> We solicit papers in the following areas, but related areas may also be considered:<br />  Household saving, consumption and liquidity constraints<br />  Homeownership and mortgages<br />  Behavioural aspects of household finance: expectations, preferences and attitudes<br />  Asset allocation over the life-cycle<br />  Financial literacy, cognitive abilities and financial decisions<br />  Inflation expectations and household behaviour<br />  Evolution of income and wealth distribution<br />  Aggregate effects of household decisions<br />  Distributional consequences of monetary policy</p> <p><br /> <em><strong>Keynote Speakers</strong></em>:<br /> <strong>Sumit Agarwal</strong> (Georgetown University) and <strong>Stefan Nagel</strong> (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business) will give plenary lectures.</p> <p><br /> <em><strong>Venue</strong></em>:<br /> The conference will take place at the Deutsche Bundesbank’s Training Centre in Eltville, situated in the Rhine Valley approximately 40 km from Frankfurt International Airport. Accommodation in the training centre is available for all registered participants.</p> <p><br /> <em><strong>Submission of Papers and Expenses</strong></em>:<br /> Authors should preferably submit completed papers to: phf@bundesbank.de. The deadline for submissions is <strong>11 February, 2018</strong>. The Bundesbank will cover travel expenses for train tickets within Germany and economy flights for international presenters and discussants, as well as ac-commodation in its training centre for the entire duration of the workshop. Participants from Na-tional Central Banks and EU institutions are expected to cover their own travel expenses.<br /> Authors of accepted papers will be notified no later than <strong>16 March, 2018</strong>.</p> <p><br /> <em><strong>Survey Data Training Course</strong></em>:<br /> A half-day training course on the use of the Bundesbank’s wealth survey, the Panel on Household Finances (PHF), will be offered to interested participants the day before the conference (<strong>23 May 2018</strong>) in Frankfurt. The course will discuss the content of the survey, the structure of the dataset and will illustrate the use of the multiply imputed data set using STATA.</p> <p><br /> <em><strong>Participation</strong></em>:<br /> Those wishing to attend the conference and/or the training course, but not intending to present a paper, should notify the organisers by <strong>16 March</strong>, by sending an email to phf@bundesbank.de with name, affiliation and contact details (address, phone, email). Due to the limited number of places available at the Bundesbank’s Training Centre in Eltville, we would encourage potential participants to send notifications as early as possible.</p> <p><br /> <em><strong>Organising Committee</strong></em>:<br /> Dimitris Georgarakos, Julia Le Blanc, Tobias Schmidt, Panagiota Tzamourani, and Junyi Zhu.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.bundesbank.de/Redaktion/EN/Termine/Research_centre/2018/2018_05_24_international_conference_on_houshold_finance.html">https://www.bundesbank.de/Redaktion/EN/Termine/Research_centre/2018/2018_05_24_international_conference_on_houshold_finance.html</a></p> Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:13 1112643 1112643 EuroSciCon Conference on Virology https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/euroscicon-conference-on-virology-1112640 <p>Euroscicon is proud to host a Conference on Virology (Virology-2018) taking place on June 21-22, 2018 Paris, France. The conference is themed around “From Viruses to Viromes” with the aim to bring together a wide audience of industry, healthcare, research, and medical practitioners to educate and bring about a fruitful debate on the confined topics. <br />  </p> Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:45 1112640 1112640 10th ECB Workshop on Forecasting Techniques: Economic Forecasting with Large Datasets https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/10th-ecb-workshop-on-forecasting-techniques-economic-forecasting-with-large-datasets-1112637 <p>The European Central Bank (ECB) is holding its tenth Workshop on Forecasting Techniques in Frankfurt am Main on <strong>18 and 19 June 2018.</strong></p> <p>This biennial conference provides a forum for new theoretical and applied work on forecasting. Macroeconomists today have more – and richer – data at their disposal than ever before. Many of these datasets are not only very large, but also unstructured, not rectangular, or irregularly spaced. Fully tapping the embedded information for forecasters and policymakers requires new methods and tools.</p> <p>This conference will bring together experts from all fields to exchange new ideas on utilising large datasets for macroeconomic and financial forecasting and to put new insights from econometric and statistical theory into practice in the current macroeconomic environment. The organisers particularly encourage submissions on the following topics:</p> <ul> <li> <p>big data, unstructured data, high frequency data</p> </li> <li> <p>forecasting inflation, exchange rates; finance and forecasting</p> </li> <li> <p>forecasting in the presence of structural breaks</p> </li> <li> <p>forecasting with dynamic panels</p> </li> <li> <p>forecasting with factor models, lasso and other dimension reduction techniques</p> </li> <li> <p>machine learning and economic forecasting</p> </li> <li> <p>scalable forecasting methods</p> </li> </ul> <p>The scope of the conference is not limited to the topics listed above and submissions from all areas of forecasting are welcome.</p> <p>INVITED SPEAKERS: <strong>Peter Buhlmann</strong> (ETH Zurich), <strong>Francis X. Diebold</strong> (University of Pennsylvania), <strong>Serena Ng</strong> (Columbia University) and <strong>Hal Varian</strong> (Google Inc.) have confirmed their participation as invited speakers.</p> <p><strong>Giorgio Primiceri</strong> (Northwestern University) will moderate a panel discussion entitled "(Macroeconomic) Forecasting with Big Data: What works? What doesn't? What's next?".</p> <p>PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Manuscripts should be submitted as a PDF to conf-forecasting@ecb.europa.eu by 28 February 2018. Please note in your submission whether you are willing to discuss a paper. The authors of accepted papers will be notified by 17 April 2018. Notifications will only be sent to the authors of accepted papers.</p> <p>EXPENSES: Travel and accommodation expenses of the presenters of accepted papers and of discussants will be covered by the ECB. (Participants from the European System of Central Banks and from European institutions will be expected to cover their own expenses.)</p> <p>SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Barbara Rossi (ICREA - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, CREI) and Marta Banbura, Georg Strasser and Srecko Zimic (all ECB).</p> Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:24 1112637 1112637 International Trade and Finance Association 28th Annual Conference - Beijing, China https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/international-trade-and-finance-association-28th-annual-conference-beijing-china-1080680 <img alt="ITFA Text Logo " data-align="center" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ccd8dab0-84e3-46b0-9945-e2f10419cb32" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/79d2f3c59d6e4f69d801e0a4eb0b7dae.png" /> <p><strong>Edition: <span><span>28th International Conference</span></span><br /> <span><span>Host: The International Trade and Finance Association </span></span><br /> <span><span><span>Partner University: Beijing University of International Business and Economics Beijing, China</span></span></span><br /> <span><span>Theme: New Paradigms in the Global Economy</span></span><br /> <span><span>Dates: May <span>23 - 26, 2018</span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span>Location: Beijing, China </span></span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><u>CALL FOR PAPERS</u></strong></p> <p><span>28th Conference of the International Trade and Finance Association will be held in Beijing, China, </span><br /> <span>May 23-26 (Wednesday to Saturday), 2018. We are delighted that Beijing University of Business and Economics is hosting our 2018 conference. </span></p> <p><strong><span><span>CONFERENCE INFORMATION:</span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span>IT&FA is a multi-disciplinary association, and welcomes scholars and professionals from economics and finance, marketing and management, law, communications and other disciplines with an interest in globalization and the global economy. The conference will consist of regular competitive sessions, as well as plenary sessions dealing with high-profile issues.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>We invite proposals on all aspects of international trade and finance, including such emerging issues as cyber security and economic warfare, digital free trade and e-commerce, intellectual property protections, and trade in various services. As in the past, IT&FA seeks papers on trade policy, exchange rates, investments and capital flows, banking, migration, tourism, communications, transportation, governance and law, and management and marketing. Industry-specific studies are welcome (such as agriculture, retail, textiles, and entertainment), as are proposals dealing with multilateral, regional, and national issues impacting international trade and finance. Theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers are also invited. </span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><strong><span><span>Program</span></span></strong><span><span>: Offers discussions of economic topics across many disciplines via speakers and panels.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><strong><span><span>Special Events</span></span></strong><span><span>: The Presidential Address, award presentations, paper/panel presentations, gala dinner, and networking opportunities.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><strong><span><span>Proceedings</span></span></strong><span><span>: The International Trade and Finance Association<em> </em>will publish an electronic “Papers and Proceedings” edition highlighting selected papers from the meeting.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><strong><span><span>Paper Awards</span></span></strong><span><span>: We offer US$500 for the best paper submitted to the conference and US$250 for the best student paper, along with certificates confirming each.</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span>REGISTRATION:</span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>IT&FA’s registration fee is US$300 to all participants/US$125 for students who submit initial registration materials and abstracts by January 31, 2018. The late registration fee is $350 after January 31, 2018. This fee will cover registration, associated expenses, and one year’s membership in IT&FA. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Cancellations: Before April 15, 100% of the registration fee is refundable. After April 15, 50% of the fee is refundable.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The conference will open with a reception on Wednesday, May 23, hold sessions on Thursday and Friday, including a banquet on Friday evening, and conclude with final sessions or a group event on Saturday, May 26. Those planning to depart on Sunday, May 27, will have time to investigate the unique circumstances that connect China to the evolving global economy. These include important history, world-class cultural beautiful parks, and shopping. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>IT&FA seeks both proposals for individual papers and for complete sessions. Complete sessions should have three to four papers. In the case of multiple authors for a paper, at least one author must register for the conference. No participant will be permitted to present more than two papers. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span><span>DEADLINES: </span></span></span></strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>November 1, 2017, to January 31, 2018 – Registration Materials and Abstracts submitted for Peer Review</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>February 15, 2018 - Notification of Acceptance by this date </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>March 31, 2018 – Payment of Registration Fee Due. Visa documentation requests due along with payment, if not requested earlier. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>April 15, 2018 – Deadline for Hotel Registrations. Cancellation for 100% returned fees, 50% return fees hereafter. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>May 1, 2018 - Conference schedule posted online </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>May 23 to 26, 2018 – Conference convenes at Beijing University of International Business and Economics</span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><strong><span><span><span>For additional registration information and updates, please see the association website: </span></span></span></strong><a href="http://www.itfaconference.org"><strong><span><span>http://www.itfaconference.org</span></span></strong></a><strong> </strong><span><span>If you have any questions, please contact </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Prof. Sarah K. Bryant, the Executive Vice President, at </span></span><span><span>skbryant12@outlook.com.</span></span></span></p> Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:00 1080680 1080680 8th International Conference on Addictive Disorders and Alcoholism https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/8th-international-conference-on-addictive-disorders-and-alcoholism-1112511 <p><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Addiction Summit 2018</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span> aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of </span></span><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/events-list/addiction-treatment-and-rehabilitation"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Addiction Treatment</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span> and </span></span><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/events-list/addiction-therapy"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Therapy</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span>. The scientific program and workshops of </span></span><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Addiction Summit 2018</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span> will focus on current advances in the field of </span></span><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Addiction</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span> with the whole concept of this advanced technology is to agenise from the past, analyse the present and implement for the future the latest innovative evolving theories and technologies to surpass the hurdles and make modish frontiers. It provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of </span></span><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/events-list/addiction-treatment-and-rehabilitation"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Addiction Treatment</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span> and </span></span><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/events-list/addiction-therapy"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Therapy</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span>. The importance and significance can be gauged by the fact that it has made huge advancements over the course of time and is continuing to influence various sectors.</span></span></p> Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:32 1112511 1112511 8th International Conference on Addictive Disorders and Alcoholism https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/8th-international-conference-on-addictive-disorders-and-alcoholism-1112510 <p><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Addiction Summit 2018</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span> aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of </span></span><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/events-list/addiction-treatment-and-rehabilitation"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Addiction Treatment</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span> and </span></span><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/events-list/addiction-therapy"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Therapy</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span>. The scientific program and workshops of </span></span><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Addiction Summit 2018</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span> will focus on current advances in the field of </span></span><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Addiction</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span> with the whole concept of this advanced technology is to agenise from the past, analyse the present and implement for the future the latest innovative evolving theories and technologies to surpass the hurdles and make modish frontiers. It provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of </span></span><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/events-list/addiction-treatment-and-rehabilitation"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Addiction Treatment</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span> and </span></span><a href="https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com/events-list/addiction-therapy"><span lang="EN-IN"><span>Therapy</span></span></a><span lang="EN-IN"><span>. The importance and significance can be gauged by the fact that it has made huge advancements over the course of time and is continuing to influence various sectors.</span></span></p> Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:19 1112510 1112510 IEEE BigDataService 2018 https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/ieee-bigdataservice-2018-1112456 <p>THE FOURTH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIG DATA COMPUTING SERVICE AND APPLICATIONS</p> <p>Big-Data computing and services have received significant attention in recent years. The IEEE BigDataService 2018 aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange innovative ideas, latest research results, and practice experiences and lessons. Its major objectives include big-data applications in various domains such as healthcare, business and financing, education and learning, social networks and media, urban and environment, sensors and Internet of things as well as technology aspects of big data computing and services such as computing services and architecture, modeling, data mining, and analytics. The conference will be held together with IEEE Conferences SOSE and Mobile Cloud. The conference program will consist of both research and application tracks.</p> Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:21 1112456 1112456 XII World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association (SEA) https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/xii-world-conference-of-the-spatial-econometrics-association-sea-1112454 <h2><a href="http://webster.ac.at/event/seaconference"><strong>XII World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association (SEA) – Vienna, June 11-12, 2018</strong></a></h2> <p><span>Mon, 11/06/2018 - 08:00</span> to <span>Tue, 12/06/2018 - 20:00</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="376" src="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/spatialconf.png" width="700" /></p> <p> </p> <h3>Organized by</h3> <p>The conference is organized by the <strong><a href="http://webster.ac.at/business-and-management">Business & Management Department</a>, <a href="http://webster.ac.at">Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU)</a></strong>, <strong><a href="http://www.spatialeconometricsassociation.org/">The Spatial Econometrics Association</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.wu.ac.at/en/">Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)</a></strong></p> <h3>Organizing Committee</h3> <p><strong><a href="http://webster.ac.at/dr-nikolaos-antonakakis">Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Antonakakis</a> </strong>(<strong>Chair</strong>) (Webster Vienna Private University, WVPU)<br /> <strong><a href="http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/giuseppe_arbia/">Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Arbia</a> </strong>(President of SEA, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)<br /> <strong><a href="https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/ma/1100/">Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischer</a> </strong>(Vienna University of Economics and Business, WU)</p> <h3>Scientific Committee</h3> <p><strong><a href="http://webster.ac.at/dr-nikolaos-antonakakis">Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Antonakakis</a></strong> (<strong>Chair</strong>) (Webster Vienna Private University)<br /> <strong><a href="http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/giuseppe_arbia/">Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Arbia</a></strong> (President of SEA, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)<br /> <strong><a href="http://www.nhh.no/en/employees/faculty/roger-bivand/#tab1">Prof. Dr. Roger Bivand</a></strong> (NHH Norwegian School of Economics)<br /> <strong><a href="http://www.landecon.cam.ac.uk/directory/professor-bernard-fingleton">Prof. Dr. Bernard Fingleton</a></strong> (University of Cambridge)<br /> <strong><a href="http://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/ma/1100/">Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischer</a></strong> (Vienna University of Economics and Business)<br /> <strong><a href="http://www.utdallas.edu/~dag054000/">Prof. Dr. Daniel Griffith</a></strong> (University of Texas at Dallas)<br /> <strong><a href="http://www.econ.umd.edu/facultyprofile/Kelejian/Harry">Prof. Dr. Harry Kelejian</a></strong> (University of Maryland)<br /> <strong><a href="http://sites.google.com/site/legallopage/">Prof. Dr. Julie Le Gallo</a></strong> (Agrosup Dijon)<br /> <strong><a href="http://unizar.academia.edu/JesusMur">Prof. Dr. Jesus Mur</a></strong> (University of Zaragoza)<br /> <strong><a href="http://rri.wvu.edu/james-lesage/">Prof. Dr. James P. LeSage</a></strong> (Texas State University)<br /> <strong><a href="http://business.uc.edu/academics/departments/economics/faculty/olivier-parent.html">Assoc. Prof. Dr. Olivier Parent</a></strong> (University of Cincinnati)<br /> <strong><a href="http://business.catholic.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty-profiles/piras-gianfranco/index.html">Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Piras</a></strong> (The Catholic University of America)<br /> <strong><a href="http://econweb.umd.edu/~prucha/">Prof. Dr. Ingmar Prucha</a></strong> (University of Maryland)<br /> <strong><a href="http://webster.ac.at/dr-ioannis-chatziantoniou">Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ioannis Chatziantoniou</a></strong> (Webster Vienna Private University)<br /> <strong><a href="http://sites.google.com/view/davidgabauer">David Gabauer, MSc</a></strong> (Webster Vienna Private University)<br />  </p> <h3>Date: June 11-12, 2018</h3> <p><strong>Venue: </strong>The Conference will be held at Webster Vienna Private University campus, which is located in the heart of Vienna, Austria. For more information visit <strong><a href="http://webster.ac.at/palais-wenkheim">WVPU</a>, Palais Wenkheim, Praterstraße 23, 1020 Vienna</strong><br /> <img alt="" height="523" src="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/19050420755_e348b921d5_o.jpg" width="699" /></p> <p>The 12th World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association (SEA) has the objective to bring together econometricians, statisticians, economists, regional scientists and geographers to present and discuss their recent achievements in spatial econometric theories and applications, in connection with the analysis of externalities, spillovers, interactions, peer effects, network effects, etc. This edition follows previous conferences held worldwide since 2006 (i.e. Rome, Cambridge, New York, Barcelona, Chicago, Toulouse, Salvador, Washington, Zurich, Miami and Singapore). </p> <h3>Important Highlights:<strong> </strong></h3> <ul> <li><strong>Keynote speakers</strong>, in alphabetical order: <strong><a href="http://www.landecon.cam.ac.uk/directory/professor-bernard-fingleton">Prof. Dr. Bernard Fingleton</a></strong> (University of Cambridge), <strong><a href="https://www.econ.umd.edu/facultyprofile/Kelejian/Harry">Prof. Dr. Harry Kelejian</a></strong> (University of Maryland) and <strong><a href="http://rri.wvu.edu/james-lesage/">Prof. Dr. James P. LeSage</a></strong> (Texas State University).     </li> <li><strong>Invited Speakers</strong>, in alphabetical order: <strong><a href="https://www.nhh.no/en/employees/faculty/roger-bivand/#tab1">Prof. Dr. Roger Bivand</a></strong> (NHH Norwegian School of Economics), <strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/site/legallopage/">Prof. Dr. Julie Le Gallo</a></strong> (Agrosup Dijon), <strong><a href="https://www.utdallas.edu/~dag054000/">Prof. Dr. Daniel Griffith</a></strong> (University of Texas at Dallas), <strong><a href="http://econweb.umd.edu/~prucha/">Prof. Dr. Ingmar Prucha</a></strong> (University of Maryland).</li> <li><a href="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/the_jean_paelinck_prize_for_young_researchers.pdf"><strong>The Jean Paelinck Prize for Young Researchers</strong></a> sponsored by the Spatial Econometrics Association and WVPU.</li> <li><strong>Publishing opportunity</strong> in a Special Issue of the <strong><a href="https://link.springer.com/journal/10109">Journal of Geographical Systems</a></strong></li> </ul> <p><img alt="" src="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/geogsys.jpg" /></p> <h3>Important Dates:</h3> <ul> <li><strong>Conference Dates</strong>: Monday-Tuesday, June 11-12, 2018</li> <li><strong>Deadline for Paper/Extended Abstract Submissions</strong>: Monday, January 29, 2018</li> <li><strong>Notification of Acceptance</strong>: Monday, March 5, 2018</li> <li><strong>Deadline for Early Bird Participant Registration</strong>: Monday, March 19, 2018</li> <li><strong>Deadline for Participant Registration</strong>: Monday, April 23, 2018</li> <li><strong>Deadline for Late Participant Registration</strong>: May 21, 2018</li> </ul> <h3>Submission Details:</h3> <p>Completed papers or extended abstracts (300-600 words) should be submitted electronically in .pdf format via our online platform located at the bottom of this page. All abstracts should include the title, keywords, JEL classification, authors’ names, affiliation and an email address. Please underline the name of the presenting author. When submitting, also indicate if you are a Ph.D. student or a young researcher (having defended a Ph.D. within the three years) and if you want to compete for the Jean Paelinck Prize for Young Researchers . For any further information, please see info below, and/or contact <a href="mailto:sea2018@webster.ac.at">sea2018@webster.ac.at</a>.</p> <h3>Jean Paelinck Prize (<a href="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/the_jean_paelinck_prize_for_young_researchers.pdf">pdf version</a>)</h3> <p>The prize is established to recognize and honour the outstanding career and contributions of Professor Jean Paelinck, an internationally recognized spatial econometrician of outstanding merit, who is viewed as one of the fathers of the field of spatial econometrics. </p> <p><strong>Objective</strong></p> <p>The Jean Paelinck Prize for Young Researchers aims to recognize the research of junior scientists in Spatial Econometrics through paper presentation and in-depth discussion, organized at the World Congress of the Spatial Econometrics Association. Upon acceptance, competing papers will be presented in the Jean Paelinck Sessions, where the young researchers will be given extra time for presentation and receiving feedback. Every paper will be assigned to a discussant, and the sessions will be chaired by senior scientists. </p> <p><strong>Rules </strong></p> <ul> <li>All submissions have to be written and presented in English.</li> <li>Applicants should have received their Ph.D. less than five years ago (by December 31, 2017). In the case of multiple authors this rule applies to all of the authors.</li> <li>The paper should be submitted through the World Congress page. Cover page should include the paper’s title and abstract, full name and e-mail address of all authors, and the affiliation to academic institutions. </li> <li>The authors have to clearly indicate that the submission is for the Jean Paelinck Prize consideration.</li> <li>A paper selected for the prize must demonstrate innovation excellence in research in Spatial Econometrics. The prize winner will be announced during the Conference dinner. </li> <li>The jury comprising the President of the Spatial Econometrics Association and two senior scholars will appraise and rank the papers. </li> <li>Papers that are not accepted for the Jean Paelinck Sessions (when not satisfying all criteria above) will be assigned to ordinary sessions.  </li> </ul> <p><strong>Prize </strong><br /> The winner will receive 300 Euros. All accepted papers will have a reduced registration fee in the Congress</p> <p>Applications (in either PDF, MS Word or Latex format) should follow the submission guidelines of the 12th World Congress of the Spatial Econometrics Association, but submitting a full paper version rather than a long abstract. Moreover, the applicants should submit proof of the Ph.D. defense year of the Ph.D. certificate via e-mail (<a href="mailto:sea2018@webster.ac.at">sea2018@webster.ac.at</a>).</p> <h3>Registration Details:</h3> <p>All payments must be made by a bank account deposit (<strong>Bank Account details</strong>: ERSTE BANK, <strong>IBAN Code</strong>: AT47 2011 1310 0310 1197, <strong>BIC/SWIFT Code</strong>: GIBAATWW) or via <strong>PayPal</strong> at <strong><a href="http://www.paypal.me/SEA2018">www.paypal.me/SEA2018</a></strong>. Please mention SEA2018 and your surname when making the deposit. The transfer payment details will be sent to you via email, upon paper acceptance. In case you will not receive an email, please contact us at <strong><a href="mailto:sea2018@webster.ac.at">sea2018@webster.ac.at</a></strong>.</p> <h4>Registration:</h4> <p>The registration details and fees for the XII World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association 2018 can be found <a href="http://webster.ac.at/event/seaconference">here</a></p> <p><strong>Conference presenters' registration fee</strong> will include:</p> <ul> <li>Congress bag (thumb drive, conference brochure, etc.)</li> <li>ICE Breaking, Four Coffees, Two Lunches</li> <li>Conference Dinner (additional ticket at €80 for spouse/guest can be ordered by 30 May (GMT+1, 5pm), to be paid by cash upon arrival)</li> </ul> <p>A reduced fee is available for those that just want to participate (i.e. not to present a research study). Please contact <a href="mailto:sea2018@webster.ac.at">sea2018@webster.ac.at</a>.</p> <p><strong>Bank Account details</strong>: ERSTE BANK, <strong>IBAN Code</strong>: AT47 2011 1310 0310 1197, <strong>BIC/SWIFT Code</strong>: GIBAATWW.<br /> <strong>PayPal Account details</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.paypal.me/SEA2018">www.paypal.me/SEA2018</a></strong>.</p> <h3>Program:</h3> <p>The detailed SEA2018 program will be announced here soon.</p> <h3>Travel & Accommodation:</h3> <h4>About Vienna:</h4> <p>Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria, with a population of about 1.8 million (2.6 million within the metropolitan area, nearly one third of Austria's population), and its cultural, economic, and political center. Vienna is located in the eastern part of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.</p> <p>For the 8th year in a row (2009–2017), Mercer ranked Vienna 1st, i.e. <a href="http://time.com/4700726/best-quality-of-life-cities-vienna/">the highest quality of life</a>, in its annual "<a href="https://www.mercer.com/newsroom/2017-quality-of-living-survey.html">Quality of Living</a>" survey of 231 of cities around the world. For more information visit <a href="http://www.wien.info/en">Vienna Info</a> and <a href="http://www.visitingvienna.com/">Visiting Vienna</a>. Vienna regularly hosts urban planning conferences and is often used as a case study by urban planners.</p> <p>Vienna is host to many major international organizations, including the <a href="https://www.unvienna.org/">United Nations</a> and <a href="http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/about_us/26.htm">OPEC</a>. Apart from being regarded as <a href="https://www.wien.info/en/music-stage-shows/city-of-music">The City of Music</a> because of its <a href="https://www.musicofvienna.com/music-city-vienna.htm">musical legacy</a>, Vienna is also said to be <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFZBOTgL_Hk">The City of Dreams</a> because it was home to the world's first psycho-analyst – <a href="https://www.biography.com/people/sigmund-freud-9302400">Sigmund Freud</a> (see also <a href="http://www.freud-museum.at/en/">Sigmund Freud Museum</a>). For guided tours and alternative walks of the city please see <a href="https://www.viennasightseeing.at/tours">here</a>, <a href="https://www.viator.com/Vienna/d454-ttd?gclid=CjwKCAjwlrnNBRBMEiwApKU4PJhVkoPa-jWOUVqlu78J5OFtXpfvUdBLZ5kzUViW9bjCqXmaoNCDMBoC_poQAvD_BwE">here</a>, <a href="http://www.vienna-alacarte.com/Private-Tours-in-Vienna">here</a> and <a href="https://www.imperialguidevienna.at/english/private-tours-vienna/?gclid=CjwKCAjwlrnNBRBMEiwApKU4PLGjHp0TqbIdLFCAzVU26H851jWm7SE_OEihHkS1JDIZNHRi13S7qBoCfe8QAvD_BwE">here</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="293" src="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/panorama-2634722_19201.jpg" width="702" /><br /> <img alt="" height="329" src="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/danube-933509_1920.jpg" width="702" /><br /> <img alt="" height="394" src="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/vienna-581427_1920.jpg" width="701" /><br /> <img alt="" height="394" src="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/vienna-1148435_1920.jpg" width="702" /><br />  </p> <h3>How to reach WVPU:</h3> <p>Book your flights to the "<strong>XII World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association</strong>" online at <strong><a href="https://book.austrian.com/app/fb.fly?action=preload&evoucher=sea18&journey=2&mode=date&l=EN">www.austrian.com</a></strong> and save 15% on all applicable fares!</p> <p>To do so, simply enter the following code in the <strong>eVoucher</strong> field on the Austrian homepage booking engine:</p> <p>Code: <strong>SEA18</strong></p> <h4>Conditions:</h4> <ul> <li>Booking period: now until June 12th, 2018</li> <li>Valid for flights to Vienna and return as of June 4th, 2017 until June 19th, 2018 (final date for return flight) on flights operated by Austrian Airlines</li> </ul> <p>Book your flights <strong><a href="https://book.austrian.com/app/fb.fly?action=preload&evoucher=sea18&journey=2&mode=date&l=EN">here</a></strong>!</p> <p>The WVPU campus is located in Vienna's 2nd district, 19km away from the airport: 20min by taxi, 30min by train, 45min by bus away from Vienna International Airport that offers direct flights to major cities worldwide.</p> <p><img alt="" height="364" src="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/transport.jpg" width="703" /></p> <h3>Accommodation:</h3> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-6599-sofitel-vienna-stephansdom/index.shtml">Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom</a></strong>*<br /> <img alt="" height="43" src="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/sofitel__0.jpg" width="184" /><br /> Superior room - Single occupancy - EUR 240 per night<br /> Superior room - Double occupancy - EUR 260 per night</p> <p><a href="https://www.austria-trend.at/en"><strong>Austria Trend</strong></a>*<br /> <img alt="" height="58" src="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/austria_trend.jpg" width="185" /><br /> <strong><a href="https://www.austria-trend.at/en/hotels/astoria">1. Hotel Astoria</a></strong><br /> Single occupancy - EUR 160<br /> Double occupancy - EUR 180<br /> <strong><a href="https://www.austria-trend.at/en/hotels/europa-wien">2. Hotel Europa</a></strong><br /> Single occupancy - EUR 160<br /> Double occupancy - EUR 180<br /> <strong><a href="https://www.austria-trend.at/en/hotels/rathauspark">3. Hotel Rathauspark</a></strong><br /> Single occupancy - EUR 150<br /> Double occupancy - EUR 170</p> <p>* (prices apply for the following booking dates: 10.06.2018-13.06.2018)</p> <h3>Conference Sponsors/Partners:</h3> <p><img alt="" height="202" src="http://webster.ac.at/files/attachments/austrian.jpg" width="317" /></p> <h3><strong>Sponsorship Opportunities:</strong></h3> <p>If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the XII World SEA 2018 Conference in Vienna, we offer the following attractive sponsor package:</p> <h3>Sponsor Package</h3> <p>This package includes the following benefits:</p> <h4>PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL</h4> <ul> <li>Logo placement on the event invitation and poster </li> <li>Logo placement and link as sponsor on the website and social media (announcement & article about the event)</li> <li>Logo placement on the program</li> </ul> <h4>EVENT PRESENTATION</h4> <ul> <li>Distribution of giveaways or promotion material of the company at the event</li> <li>Presentation of the company in the welcome speech </li> </ul> <h4>ADDITIONAL BENEFITS</h4> <ul> <li>The company will receive a donation receipt (“Spendenbescheinigung”) for the sponsoring commitment after the payment is made. Cash and Gift in Kind donations to Webster Vienna are tax-deductible in Austria according to the Income Tax Law §4 para. 4 (5a) and University Accreditation Law (UniAkkG) §3 para. 5.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Costs for promotion Sponsor Package: 500 Euros</strong></p> <h4>Sponsorship payment options:</h4> <ol> <li> <p><strong>Bank Account details:</strong> ERSTE BANK, <strong>IBAN Code</strong>: AT47 2011 1310 0310 1197, <strong>BIC/SWIFT Code</strong>: GIBAATWW.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>PayPal Account details:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.paypal.me/SEA2018">www.paypal.me/SEA2018</a></strong>.</p> </li> </ol> Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:15 1112454 1112454 5th World Congress on HUMAN GENETICS https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/5th-world-congress-on-human-genetics-1112453 <p><a href="http://humangenetics.conferenceseries.com/">ConferenceSeries Ltd</a> welcomes you to attend the <a href="http://humangenetics.conferenceseries.com/">3rd World Congress on Human Genetics</a> during September 24-25 2017 at Berlin, Germany. We cordially invite all the participants who are interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the arena of <a href="http://humangenetics.conferenceseries.com/call-for-abstracts.php">Genetics and Molecular Biology</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://humangenetics.conferenceseries.com/call-for-abstracts.php">Human Genetics Congress</a> is to ameliorate the knowledge, awareness, and education on Human Genetics leading to the discovery of genetic and molecular biology which aid to alleviate the human disease as it is the most significant emerging technology in the eyes of Medical, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Academia.<a href="http://humangenetics.conferenceseries.com/call-for-abstracts.php">Human Genetics 2018</a> is an excellent opportunity for the delegates from Universities and Institutes to interact with the world class Scientists.</p> Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:00 1112453 1112453 14th International Conference on Structural Biology https://conferencemonkey.org/conference/14th-international-conference-on-structural-biology-1112452 <p><a href="http://www.conferenceseries.com/biochemistry-meetings">Biochemistry Conferences</a> cordially invite you all to attend the 14th International Conference on Structural Biology during September 24-26, 2018 at Berlin, Germany. This is an amazing opportunity for the participants from different Universities and Institutions to interact with the most proficient Scientists world-wide. Structural Biology 2018 will be a global stage for sharing information and ability from both scientific and industrial groups. The conference will impact an attractive moment to interact with professionals in the research field and therefore it takes a delight in opening a gate to meet young researchers and potential speakers where they can demonstrate their novel research and contributions in the field of structural biology and biophysics.</p> <p>We are sure Structural Biology 2018 will be a marvellous open door for the global group to express their thoughts and add a typical vision for future research and prompts collaboration among researchers taking an interest.</p> <p>Our Conference will provide a perfect platform addressing:</p> <ul> <li>Commendable talks by the first-string of the global scientific community.</li> <li>Sterling workshop sessions.</li> <li>Remarkable Awards and Global Recognition to meritorious Researchers.</li> <li>Global Networking with 50+ Countries.</li> <li>Novel Techniques to Benefit Your Research.</li> <li>Global Business and Networking Opportunities.</li> <li>Exquisite platform for exhibiting your by-products and International Sponsorship.</li> </ul> Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:55 1112452 1112452