International Interdisciplinary Issues

Emerging Trends

The Conference

Coming to the New York Metropolitan Area in March, 2020, is a conference that allows interdisciplinary researchers to highlight the way they bridge and integrate the academic areas that contribute to their findings. International Interdisciplinary Issues: Emerging Trends will take place on the Teaneck, NJ campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, a few minutes from the George Washington Bridge into Manhattan. The conference takes place Thursday and Friday, March 26 and 27, 2020.

Emerging Trends: Sample Subject Matter of Solicited Papers

  • Emerging challenges and opportunities in global business:The shrinking markets, diversification and standardization of market needs, enhancing role of technology in decision making (DSS), ever increasing need of communication between business and trading partners like BtoB, BtoC, CtoC, quality and function deployment in products and services
  • Role of service sector in business growth:Increasing proportion of service sector in world economy and GDP, Need of education and health for third world economies, ever increasing hospitality and tourism, role of information technology to better communicate between different levels of internal management and with the customer
  • Emerging styles of management and administration for manufacturing business:Role of social sciences’ concepts in motivating and leading the workforce to improve the productivity, management by participation, handling power and politics in work centers, dealing the buyers’ market with product innovation and diversification
  • Emerging role of NGOs to maintain focus of business towards community growth:Check of pollution and global warming through governments, educating and enhancing awareness among the businesses, consumers, communities to creating the sustainable growth and development for better life, imparting equivalent growth among communities, societies, and countries, creating special focus toward woman empowerment and child education and nourishment.

Conference Planning Calendar

  • July 1, 2019: Abstract submissions opens
  • November 1, 2019: Abstract submissions closes
  • December 1, 2019: Latest notification of acceptance
  • February 15, 2020: Last date to submit full papers for publishing in the conference proceedings by a reputed publisher
  • March 20, 2020: Last date to submit full papers if not interested for publishing in the conference proceedings
  • March 26 to 27, 2020: International Interdisciplinary Issues: Emerging Trends

Draft Conference Agenda

  • March 26, 2020
    • 9 to 10 AM: Registration of the delegates at reception & Breakfast
    • 10 to 11.30 AM: Opening Plenary session (speakers: University Administration and one delegate each from Industry, NJ Government, and Research Organization)
    • 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM: Lunch Break
    • 12:15 to 1:45 PM: First session (sub track on the first sub-theme of the conference)
    • 1.45 to 2:00 PM: Tea/coffee Break
    • 2:00 to 3:30 PM: Second session (sub track on the second sub-theme of the conference)
  • March 27, 2020
    • 9 to 10:30 AM: Third session (sub track on the third sub-theme of the conference)
    • 10:30 to 10:45 AM: Tea/coffee Break
    • 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM: Fourth session (sub track on the fourth sub-theme of the conference)
    • 12:15 to 1:00 PM: Lunch Break
    • 1:00 to 6:00 PM: Optional and paid New York City tour

Call for Papers

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Library Committee invites individuals to submit abstracts for empirical, methodological, conceptual, and teaching-related papers. Submissions began being accepted March 1, 2019. Completed research and research in progress are both acceptable.

Submission Guidelines

Presentations should be proposed in a 20-minute oral presentation (including 5 minutes of Q & A).

Authors’ names may not appear on more than two (2) abstracts/proposals of any kind (i.e., authors are limited to two possible presentations regardless of co-authorship or type of presentation). The only exception to this limit is for an advisor to a student who is submitting an abstract. In this case, the advisor position must be clearly indicated in the author section of the submission and the first author must be a registered student at their institution at the time of the abstract submission deadline.

Abstracts submitted should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another conference or have been previously presented at another conference, and submitted abstracts should not be of work published prior to November 1, 2019.

Abstract Format and Submission

All abstracts must be submitted online. Abstracts must include the following information and conform to the following requirements:

  1. Abstracts must be written in English;
  2. 500 words maximum;
  3. Presentation title;
  4. Abstract should include text only. Reference list, figures, and tables are not acceptable.
  5. Author(s), institution(s) name(s), and contact information. Those abstracts selected for presentation will be reprinted and published in the Conference Abstracts as submitted. Some editorial corrections will be made by the Program Chair, but there will not be an opportunity for authors to revise their abstract.
  6. Authors cannot be added after the abstract submission deadline.

Submission Deadline

Abstract submissions open July 1, 2019 and close November 1, 2019.

Review Process

All abstracts will be subjected to a blind review. No preference will be given to longer abstracts. Latest notification of acceptance will be sent out December 1, 2019.

The peer-reviewed conference proceedings will be published. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted and want to submit their finish paper for publication must do so by February 15, 2020.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Ajay Garg

Rating Criteria for Research Abstracts

The following criteria will be scored on a four-point scale of Absent, Fair, Good, Excellent.

  • Purpose and Background:
    • Clear, concise, justified statement of purpose
    • Clear research questions(s) and/or hypotheses, consistent with purpose
    • Rationale given to support that the study address an important problem
  • Methods:
    • Clear, consistent description of precisely what was done
    • As appropriate, evaluate for:
      • Sampling
      • Data collection
      • Analytical
      • Reference to theoretical/conceptual/methodological knowledge base
  • Results clearly stated in relationship to stated research question(s), hypothesis(es), and/or purpose(s)
  • Relevance and Originality:
    • Relevance to conference theme and/or current issues in research, education, practice, policy, theory, methodology
    • Innovativeness of approach and/or findings
  • Overall Quality:
    • Clarity and flow
    • Consistency within the abstract