Call for Papers

 International Conference on Economic and Social Studies 2017 (ICESoS` 17)

18 – 19 May, 2017

International Burch University

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


International Conference on Economic and Social Studies (ICESoS) is a scientific platform that brings social science researchers together to discuss subjects related to regional economic development particularly in the context of the Balkan region. Because the conference focuses on the economic and developmental issues in the Balkan region, it uses “The Regional Economic Development” theme as the main theme of the conference.

Every year, one aspect of regional economic development is chosen as the conference theme of the year to attract attention to a topic that has popularity in economic and political environments. Because of this reason, all scientific and business groups in the Western Balkan region are invited to join the conference and submit papers. Papers that bring strong insight into the issues in the Balkan region regarding the conference theme are considered for journal publications.

This year’s conference theme is “The Rural Business Development in the Balkan Region”. Rural businesses are an important part of regional economic development and a continued discussion is needed on the needs and expectations of rural businesses of the region to create solutions to main economic problems of the region. Research papers that are related to this theme will be given particular priority to be published in scientific journals after the conference presentations.


Selected papers will be published in two channels:

1. Refereed conference papers will be published in the proceeding book ICESoS 2017.

2. Those papers that show strong relevance and content related to the conference theme will be considered for publication in the Journal of Economic and Social Studies (JECOSS) or in the Eurasian Journal of Business & Economics


Below is a list of suggested tracks for the conference. These tracks cover a large spectrum of scientific areas in social sciences, however, researchers are expected to present research studies that are relevant to the conference theme.

Track 1: Management and Organizations

Track 2: Marketing

Track 3: Finance and Accounting

Track 4: Information Systems

Track 5: Operations Management and Manufacturing

Track 6: Business Quantitative Methods and Statistics

Track 7: Economics

Track 8: Business Law

Track 9: Hospitality and Tourism Management

Track 10: International Relations and Policy Development

Track 11: Other Social Science Tracks Related to the Conference Theme


Important dates are as follows:

o Submissions open :                                     November 1, 2016

o Abstract submissions deadline:                April 25, 2017

o Abstract acceptance notifications:            May 1, 2017

o Conference fee payment deadline:           May 10, 2017

o Conference dates:                                         May 18-19,  2017

o Full paper submissions due on:                 June 15, 2017


Looking forward to meet you in ICESoS 2017, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Sincerely yours,

Prof. Dr. Teoman Duman

Conference Chair