Call for papers

International School for Social and Business Studies with co-organizers Kasetsart University, Thailand, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland and Al Akhawayn University, Morocco would like to cordially invite you to participate in the Management, Knowledge and Learning (MakeLearn) International Conference 2012. Conference will be held in Celje, Slovenia 20-22 June 2012. The MakeLearn 2012 will have very broad appeal, drawing many scolars and colleagues from around the globe.


The title of the MakeLearn 2012 is Knowledge and Learning: Global Empowerment. We welcome topics on the content of general management, business process management, management of education and training, human resource management, information technology management, knowledge maangement and especially in the following areas:

- knowledge and learning as means of individual, organisational and societal performance;

- globalisation as an opportunity and threat for innovation;

- informatics and social networks as an approach to global empowerment; and

- cooperation, integration and networking as key factors of success in the globalised world.


The conference programme features two Keynote Addresses, Academic Leadership Forum, Editors' Panel, Business Excellence forum, Exhibition of Journals and high-quality research paper presentations in concurrent sessions. MakeLearn 2012 registered delegates will have opportunity to meet face to face with editors of several academic journals.


All submitted papers will be double-blind reviewed. Conference Programme Booklet will be available in printed edition. Accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings in CD form and published online.


Authors of selected full-length papers will be given the opportunity to revise their papers for possible inclusion in a future issue of several highly regarded academic journals according to the guidelines for publication and editorial decision as specified in each journal.


Important Dates:

Abstract or full paper submission due:

15 February 2012

(extended to 1 March 2012)

Notification of acceptance:

15 March 2012

Final (revised) paper submission due:

15 April 2012

Early registration:

1 April 2012 (250 €; Student Registration Fee 150 €)

Regular registration:

10 June 2012 (300 €; Student Registration Fee 180 €)

Conference dates:

20-22 June 2012

Guided tour of Celje:

22 June 2012

Post-conference programme:

22-23 June 2012


Post-conference programme includes Doctoral Students' Workshop on Academic Writing for Publishing Scientific Papers in International Journals. The workshop will be held 22-23 June 2012 in Celje, Slovenia by internationally recognized scholar prof. dr. Binshan Lin (College of Business Administration, Louisiana State University, USA). Please click here for more information regarding the workshop.


Venue and Accommodation:

Conference will be held at International School for Social and Business Studies in Celje, Slovenia. Located half way between Venice and Vienna, Celje is a small but quickly developing town where one is never bored. Learn about the famous Counts of Celje, relax in one of the many nearby spa centres, play a round of golf in the heart of a vineyard or simply enjoy a glass of lovely Slovene wine.


Please click here for more information regarding the venue. Several hotels are offered with price of bed&breakfast room for 40-80€/day. More information on accommodation is available here.


All details of the conference are available online - please check the following webpage:


We look forward to receiving your contributions and kindly ask you to disseminate the call to other possible interested participants or institutions.

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MakeLearn 2012 Team

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