Call for Papers

International Conference on Economic and Social Studies 2018 (ICESoS` 18)

10– 12 May, 2018

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. This year’s conference theme is „Contemporary Trends in Tourism and Hospitality in the Balkan Region“. For a long number of years, tourism and hospitality industry has been registering a significant growth of undertaken travels on world level, which has resulted in it becoming one of the most important industries, which greatly contributes in achieving economic growth of destinations on regional and state level. Contemporary tourism and hospitality is continuously facing greater and greater challenges, which indicates the necessity of undertaking new researches with a goal of rethinking new and innovative scientific and practical solutions which will contribute in achieving higher level of competitiveness on the world´s tourist market.

Scientists and professionals are invited to submit the papers in the following topics:

Information and Communication Technology and e-business

Marketing (Consumer behavior, branding, image, etc.)

Crisis Management, Risk Management, Safety and security

Destination Competitiveness

Economics and finance

Education and training

Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Entrepreneurship

Foreign Languages


International Tourism

Tourism and EU

Managing Service quality

Quantitative methods


Special interests tourism (Halal Tourism, Health Tourism, Rural Tourism, Archaelogical Tourism, Heritage Tourism, Gastronomic and Wine Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Nautical Tourism, and others.)

Sustainability (with a particular accent on use of renewable energy sources and green technologies)

Tourism and Cultural Diplomacy

Tourism policy

Other relevant topics.


Important dates:


Submissions open October 1, 2017
Abstract submissions deadline April 25, 2018
Abstract acceptance notifications April 26, 2018
Conference fee payment deadline May 1, 2018
Conference dates May 10-12,  2018
Full paper submissions due on June 15, 2018


We are looking forward to greeting you in ICESoS 2018, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Sincerely yours,

Prof. Dr. Adisa Omerbegović

Conference Chair