2017 ISSSM
International Symposium on Social Sciences and Management

January 19-21, 2017  Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

[News] 2017 ISSSM Tentative Conference Program 

Organized by Higher Education Forum (HEF), International Symposium on Social Sciences and Management (ISSSM) is an international platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of communication, culture, economics, education, finance, law, management, politics, psychology, society  and more.

2017 ISSSM will take place from January 19-21, 2017 in Hokkaido, Japan. Prospective authors are invited to submit original research abstracts or full papers which were not, are not and have not been submitted/published/under consideration in other conferences and journals.

Important Dates (UTC+9)

Abstract/Paper Submission Deadline__________November 07, 2016

Notification of Acceptance__________________ October 30, 2016

Early-bird Registration Extension______________November 24, 2016
Final Abstract/ Full Paper Submission__________December 10, 2016


 Art & Design   Law
 Business & Management  Literature and Linguistics
 Communication  Psychology
 Education  Social Studies
 Finance ( Accounting , Banking)  Humanities and Culture Studies

More conference scopes: http://www.isssm-conf.org/index.asp?id=11 

Submission system:  http://www.isssm-conf.org/registration.asp

Paper format: http://www.isssm-conf.org/index.asp?id=17

Keynote Speech
Topic: Cultural Explorations through Virtual Simulations

Professor Sally dhruva’ Stephenson
Department of Educational Professions, Frostburg State University
Frostburg, Maryland, USA

Local Host

  Kurt Ackermann
Associate Professor,
English Department,
Hokusei Gakuen University's Junior College, Sapporo, Japan

Welcome Message from Prof. Kurt Ackermann

Dear Conference Delegates,

As Hokkaido's first people the Ainu would say, “Irankarapte!”
Please accept a warm welcome to cool Hokkaido from me, Kurt Ackermann, and Higher Education Forum (HEF), the organizers of the 2017 Sapporo conferences.

As the transportation and financial hub of Hokkaido, Sapporo attracts a wide variety of visitors, coming for tourism or business. It has a well-established transportation infrastructure adapted to its unique winter situation, as well as a history of hosting large winter sports events, in particular the 1972 Winter Olympics. In fact, Sapporo will host the 8th Asian Winter Games soon after these conferences, from the 19th to the 26th of February 2017. This event is a prelude to the 23rd Olympic Winter Games, to be held in February 2018 in Pyeongchang in neighbouring South Korea.

Sapporo's winters, while often feeling cold to those from warmer climes, are actually quite mild by the standards of many cities that receive large amounts of snow.

The combination of plentiful snow, modern infrastructure, and (relatively!) mild temperatures makes the city and its environs a true winter playground. For visitors wishing to try their hand at some of these, there are free or reasonably-priced opportunities to try cross-country skiing (Nakajima Park), snowshoeing (Sapporo Art Park) and ice-skating. More ambitious visitors may even wish to try downhill skiing or snowboarding. In Sapporo, the possibilities for winter sports are almost limitless.

Although the image of northern winters is blustery and cold snowy days, there are actually many days when the crisp cold air is crowned with a brilliant clear blue sky and if you are at the observation deck of Sapporo's Mt. Moiwa you may experience beautiful vistas of the snow-blanketed city and its suburbs, with snow-covered mountains just to the south and also further to the north beyond the steel blue waters of Ishikari Bay. Just don't forget your gloves and hat!

As Hokkaido is famous throughout Japan for the quality of its seafood and wide variety of food in general, you can restore the energy you use on a chilly winter day with a hearty Hokkaido meal.

The core of Sapporo's transportation system is the subway, developed to coincide with its hosting of the 1972 Winter Olympics and which facilitates the movement of people during the snowy winters. Nevertheless, the recently extended streetcar line also continues to be an important component of the city's transit network. If you are lucky you may see the 'sasara densha' - a specially modified streetcar that sweeps the tram rails of new snow with its rotating bamboo brushes, starting at 4 a.m. every winter morning and then whenever it starts to snow.

Sapporo is a city developed with the input of people from all across Japan, who gathered in Hokkaido for various reasons. One of the things I like so much about Higher Education Forum organized conferences is the diversity, both of the fields represented in the presentations and of the participants themselves. It can be very refreshing to attend a presentation from another field to allow us to reconsider our perspectives and have the opportunity to be exposed to different ideas and ways of thinking. I strongly recommend all participants to attend at least one seemingly unrelated presentation, you might be surprised at what you learn and the new contacts that you make.

Enjoy this opportunity to both share your research and experience Hokkaido.

Visa Declaration
ISSSM organizer, Higher Education Forum (HEF) hereby reiterates that we are NOT authorized to assist with any Visa application works. We, here include the organization itself, the conference secretariat, international liaisons and any individuals or parties related to HEF.


International Travel Package
Exclusive for Participants from Taiwan 台灣專屬
In response to a large number of requests from Taiwan participants, the Travel Agency  proposed conference travel package to Hokkaido ,  only for conference. Detailed itinerary can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact the travel agent directly.
此行程為本次研討會專為台灣老師規劃北海道行程, 由於是旅遊旺季為讓與會者能夠免去交通和食宿的困擾參與研討會,特此與旅行社配合,詳細資訊請詳閱以下PDF檔,或直接聯繫旅行社。

*內含團價可能因機票價格調整,詳情請詢問旅行社。(機位&飯店房間有限 請盡早報名 )
出發日期:2017年1月18日   服務專員:王怡文 0937-985464

ISSSM Secretariat

Email: isssm@isssm-conf.org

Tel: +886 2740 1498


Higher Education Forum (HEF)

Website: www.prohef.org

Tel: + 886 2 2740 1498

Fax: + 886 2 2752 2642

Add: 12-1 F., No. 129, Sec. 1, Fuxing S. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan

Standard Conference Rates (Time Zone Standard:  UTC+9)

Author / Co-Author (Early Bird)
Author/ Co-Author (Regular)

400 USD  **Before November 24, 2016
450USD   **From November 25, 2016


380 USD


250 USD

The registration fee includes

for authors

for listeners

a. Paper presentation
b. Proceedings (PDF in USB)

c. Attendance to all sessions
d. Conference program
e. Name badge
f.(*)Certificate of Presentation 
or Certificate of Attendance

g. Conference bag
h. Lunches and coffee breaks

a. Proceedings (PDF in USB)
b. Attendance to all sessions
c. Conference program
d. Name badge
e. Certificate of attendance
f. Conference bag
g. Lunches and coffee breaks

Methods of payment:
1) Bank transfer: Account information will be informed along with the acceptance/ invitation letters.
2) Credit Card: Payment can be made online via PayPal. The instruction and permission of online payment will be provided along with the acceptance/ invitation letters.

Payment Calculation

Each participant needs to pay the registration fee. One author with one accepted submission will have to pay 400 USD/450USD. The co-author of the same paper shall make the payment 400 USD/450 USD individually if he/she will present the paper together in the conference. If one author have more than one accepted paper to present, he/she will have to make the
payment 400 USD/450 USD for each submission.


The receipt as a proof of payment will be issued at the registration desk during the conference. 

*[Certificate of Presentation or Certificate of Attendance]
A certificate of attendance includes participant’s name and affiliation, certifying the participation in the conference. A certificate of presentation indicates a presenter’s name, affiliation and the paper title that is presented in the scheduled session. 

Certificate Distribution

Oral presenters will receive a certificate of presentation from the session chair after their presentations or at the end of the session. Poster presenters will receive a certificate of presentation from the conference staff at the end of their poster session. 

The certificate of presentation will not be issued, either at or after the conference, to authors whose papers are registered but not presented. Instead, the certificate of attendance will be provided after the conference.

If authors are not able to present their papers due to unavoidable circumstances, they shall provide the official certification document to request for the certificate of presentation. For more details, please contact the conference secretariat at isssm@isssm-conf.org


No refunds will be issued by ISSSM for any reason. Participants shall have confirmed all conference information before they complete the registration payment.

Sapporo Convention Center

1-1-1 Higashi-Sapporo 6-jo, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo, 003-0006, Japan
TEL: +81-11-817-1010
FAX: +81-11-820-4300

Transportation to Sapporo Convention Center
Sapporo Convention Center is located approximately 10 min by taxi from Sapporo city center.

Visitors travelling with subway from Sapporo Station or from the Odori area
About 23 minutes from Sapporo Subway Station
About 21 minutes from Odori Subway Station

From Sapporo Subway Station, take Nanboku Line to Odori Station. Change to the subway Tozai Line, and get off at Higashi-Sapporo Station. Exit from Exit 1, and head to your right. Turn right at the second traffic light (look for the Hokkaido Energetic car park), and head straight along the road. You will find the Convention Cen ter in front of you within an 8-min. walk. 

Visitors travelling via subway from the Shin-Sapporo area
About 21 minutes from Shin-Sapporo

From Shin-Sapporo Subway Station, take Tozai Line, and get off at Higashi-Sapporo Station. Exit from Exit 2, and head to your left. Cross the street at the second traffic light (look for the large Nippon Express billboard), and head straight along the road. You will find the Convention Center in front of you within an 8-min. walk.

See the detail Map Information

Recommendation Stay in Sapporo

Near Sapporo Convention Center
1.Hotel Ascent Inn Sapporo
2.Premier Hotel -Tsubaki- Sapporo

Near Sapporo Station
1.Hotel Monterey Sapporo
2.Nest Hotel Sapporo Ekimae
3.Richmond Hotel Sapporo Ekimae

Near Odori Park
1.Sapporo Tobu Hotel
2.APA Hotel Sapporo
3.Hotel Okura Sapporo

 International Committee

Brian Hunt Mahidol University  Thailand 
Cheng-Min Feng National Chiao Tung University Taiwan
Donald L. Amoroso Auburn University at Montgomery USA
David Yoon Universitaire Léonard de Vinci France
Maria Cristina M. De los Santos Kyungdong University-Global Campus South Korea
T.S.Devaraja University of Mysore, Hemagangothri Campus India 
Amol Gore Università degli Studi di Padova Thailand
Badar Alam Iqbal Aligarh Muslim University India 
Edward Hwang Chung Hua University Taiwan
Irene Guatno Toribio Philippine Christian University  Philippines
José G. Vargas-Hernández Universidad de Guadalajara México
Kaedsiri Jaroenwisan Silpakorn Univesity Thailand
Karen Miranda Fernandez Imus Institute Phillippines 
Kazuaki Maeda Chubu Univeristy Japan
B. Suresh Lal  Kakatiya University India
N. S. Ravishankar Axis Bank India
Ramayah Thurasamy Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia
Shiney Chib Datta Meghe Institute of Management Studies India
Kim Sangho Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Japan
Tan Khay Boon SIM Global Education Singapore
Micheal Kon Aletheia University  Taiwan
Aziz Bin Ahmad University Malaysia Terengganu Malaysia
Atefeh Ferdosipour Azad University (East Tehran Branch) Iran
Azilawati  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Singapore
Bayram Akarsu Erciyes University Turkey
Bor-Tyng Wang Feng Chia University  Taiwan
Donghun  Lee Sungkyunkwan University  South Korea
Cathine G. Scott Morris College in Sumter USA
Prasong Tanpichai Kasetsart University Thailand
Hamzeh Dodeen United Arab Emirates University UAE
Sadiq Abdulwahed Ahmed Ismail United Arab Emirates University UAE
Kim, Deok Man Baekseok University South Korea
Adeeb Jarrah United Arab Emirates University UAE
Wei-Cheng(Joseph) Mau Wichita State University USA
Kanokphon Chantanarungpak Srinakharinwirot University Thailand
Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam Universitas Putra Malaysia Malaysia
Linda Oshita University of Hwaii USA
Michael Kao Chang Gung University Taiwan
Mingchu (Neal) Luo Emporia State University USA
Theeraphab Phetmalaikul Srinakharinwirot University Thailand
Ricky Yuk-Kwan Ng Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong Hong Kong
Kim , Kyung Hee Mokpo National University  South Korea
Shujen Lee Chang Asia University Taiwan 
Sally dhruva' Stephenson Frosterburg State University USA
Ching-Yi Tien I-Shou University  Taiwan
Reem Abed Almotaleb Abuiyada Dhofar University Palestine
David C. Donald  The Chinese University of Hong Kong UK
Rotaru Ioan-Gheorghe Timotheus Brethren Theological Insititute of Bucharest Romania
Obydullah Al  Marjuk Independent University, Bangladesh Bangladesh
Gajendra Singh Satyawati College, University of Delhi India
Shaik. Feroz Caledonian College of Engineering Oman
Intan Soliha Binti Ibrahim Universiti Malaysia Sabah Malaysia
Jamie Halsall  University of Huddersfield UK
John Christian S. Jardin Palawan State University Philippines
Dharam Vir Mahajan CCS University, Meerut India 
Darshan  kaur Narang University of Rajasthan, Jaipur India
Ronald Griffin Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University USA
Eddy K.W. Li University of Cambridge United Kingdom