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Conference Secretariat:
Tom Crowford
Academic Support Administrator
University of Exeter Business School
Tel: +44 (0) 1392 725088


The workshop is possible thanks to generous funding from the "Organizations in Transition" and "" research clusters at the University of Exeter Business School.

Key dates

15 June, 2017
Extended date for full paper and abstract submission

15 June, 2017
Early Bird Registration Fee Deadline:
Regular registration fee £300 (£150 for students).

After 15 June, 2017
Regular registration fee £350 (£180 for students).

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BAASANA 2017 International Conference

BAASANA 2017 International Conference

University of Exeter, 16-18 August 2017

The Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America (BAASANA) is an interdisciplinary, not for profit, professional association of business, sciences, and technology. It seeks dissemination of advanced knowledge and skills among scholars and practitioners of business and applied sciences toward resolving issues and problems of the 21st century. By sharing knowledge, expertise, and facilitating transfer of know-how across the digital divide, BAASANA programs seek to contribute toward improvement of human conditions.

The first BAASANA conference was held during the summer of 2009 in Philadelphia. In the subsequent years, the conference was held in the different parts of North America. Considering the convenience of the international participants, The University of Exeter (UK) was selected as the site of BAASANA 2017 International Conference, organized by the BAASANA – UK Chapter.

The International Conference of the Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America (BAASANA) will be held during 16-18 August, 2017 at the University of Exeter Business School, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK.

Call for papers

Scholarly papers, abstracts, proposals for panel from all academic and applied disciplines in business, natural, social, behavioural sciences including fields of applied humanities such as journalism, mass communication, law and legal studies, educational administration health sciences, engineering and IT technologies are being invited for presentation at the conference. The extended deadline for paper Submission is 15 June, 2017. Earlier submission is highly encouraged. Since visa formalities and travel arrangements could take months, international participants are advised to submit paper, abstracts, and panel proposals ASAP. An acceptance letter will be sent following an expedited peer review process.

Volunteers to serve as track Chairs, session Chairs, paper reviewers and/or discussants should contact the Conference Chair Professor Nazrul Islam ( as soon as possible.

BAASANA publishes proceedings of conferences at Our annual proceedings are indexed by Cabell’s directory and the Library of Congress with ISSN: 2471-6847. Proceedings for the 2017 International Conference will be published in October, 2017 and it will be indexed by Thompson Reuter in December 2017.

The best papers of the conference upon further review are considered for publication in International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning  and in International Journal of Business and Applied Sciences, scholarly publications of BAASANA. 

Submission Guidelines

  1. Paper/Abstract: Submit a complete paper (page limit: 20 double spaced pages including tables, references) or an abstract up to 250 words (the title, authors’ name, address, and email address) via online form.
  2. Proposal for a Panel Discussion (for Practitioners only 60-90 minute session): Submit 300-500 words with a title, indicating the track names. The Chair takes the responsibility of summarizing the discussion for publication in the proceeding. The “Best Paper” in each track will be recognized in the Conference at the conference Banquet.

Conference Registration

At least one author of accepted papers, abstracts, panel proposals will be required to register and attend the conference. Early bird registration fee is £300 (£150 for students) payable by 15 June, 2017 or within 2 weeks of the receipt of acceptance letter.

Regular registration fee after 15 June is £350 (£180 for students). Alternatively, onsite registration (cash in GBP only) fee is £350 (£180 for students). To be included in the conference program, all participants must be preregistered the conference by 30 June, 2017.

All participants must register online. The regular registration fee will cover the conference material (name badge; printed program, the publication of paper/abstract in the Conference Proceedings), admission to all conference sessions, activities, and sponsored meals, snacks and tea/coffee breaks.


The University of Exeter combines world-class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the University has more than 20,000 students. The workshop will take place at the Business School on Streatham Campus in Exeter.

University of Exeter Business School
Rennes Drive


By train: Exeter’s main railway station is Exeter St David's. Exeter St David's Station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Streatham Campus and taxis are available. The average journey time from London Paddington is 2 hours 30 minutes to Exeter. You can use National Rail Enquiries to plan your route.

By plane: Several airlines (such as RyanAir, EasyJet and Flybe) serve both Exeter and Bristol Airports

  • Exeter: there are some direct flights from Spain (Alicante, Malaga and Palma), and other European/UK cities (Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Geneva, Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich)
  • Bristol: there are several direct flights from Spain and EU. Bristol Airport is easily reachable from Exeter by train + bus (round ticket about £40). Plan your route: Exeter St David's [EXD] to  Bristol’s Airport (by bus) [XPB] on National Rail Enquiries

Directions to the University of Exeter Streatham Campus.


The University has rates with a number of hotels in Exeter, please contact them directly if you wish to make a booking and state this is a University booking.

Jurys Inn Exeter
Tel: +44 (0) 1392 312400
Price: £83

Mercure Rougemont Hotel
Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 312268
Price: £87

Mercure Southgate Hotel
Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 312268
Price: £94

Hotel Du Vin
Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 790120
Price: £105

University accommodation at Reed Hall
Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 723512

Please be aware that University accommodation is very limited.

The BAASANA 2017 International Conference (UK) Programme Committee

Professor Nazrul Islam, Conference Chair, University of Exeter, UK
Professor Tim Coles, Conference Co-Chair, University of Exeter, UK
Professor John Powell, University of Exeter, UK
Professor Andi Smart, University of Exeter, UK
Professor Mickey Howard, University of Exeter, UK
Dr Nav Mustafee, University of Exeter, UK
Dr Jeff Jia, University of Exeter, UK
Professor M Ruhul Amin, Bloomsburg University, PA, USA
Professor John Okpara, Bloomsburg University, PA, USA
Professor Serajul I. Bhuiyan, Kuwait University, Kuwait

The conference will be organized on the following tracks and topics:

Business, Management & Economics
Sustainability and Circular Economy
Accounting /International Accounting
Applied/Health Economics
Business Intelligence/Big Data Analytics
Business/International Business
Finance/International Finance
Marketing /International Marketing
Innovation/Operations/Supply Chain

Social Sciences
Public Sector Management
Public Policy/ e-Governance
International Relations
Clinical and Applied Psychology
Sociology/Social Work
Political Science (Applied)
Social Problems and Issues
Gender Issues and Development
Law and Legal Studies

Mass Communication & Humanities
Communication Studies
Journalism/film/digital communication
Convergent Media/Communication
New Media and Society
Political communication
Organizational Communication
Integrated Strategic Communications
Marketing Communications
Intercultural/International Communication
Media Ethics
Human Rights Issues
Tourism and Cultural Communications

Information Sciences and ITM
Computer Engineering
Applied Computer Science
Network security and Computer Forensic
Human Computer Interaction
Information System and Software
Tele Communication Systems and the Network
Data Mining & “Big” Data
Business Intelligence
Mobile Computing
E-Commerce (IT Issues)

Science and Technology
Biology and Bio-Technology
Chemical/Industrial engineering
Civil/ Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
Petroleum and Petro-chemical Engineering
Applied Chemistry/Applied Physics
Applied Math/Statistics
Environmental Engineering
World Weather & Climate Issues
Pollution and Waste Issues

Medical Sciences and Practices
Diagnostic Technologies
Medical Professions
Public Health
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hospital Administration
Health care plans and HMO
National Healthcare Issues and Solutions

PhD Colloquium (Student Track)
A doctoral colloquium will be offered to Postgraduate
students (PhD/MPhil/MRes). The
Best Doctoral/Master’s Dissertation Awards
will be announced at the conference.