ICBEIT 2013 Cairns
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
ORGANIZED AND SPONSORED BY
About the Conference
This conference provides a venue for scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, students, and representatives from industry and government. The theme this year is the economic, social, political, cultural and technological environments in which today’s businesses operate. This conference is part of the international conference series that included those held in Wuhan, China (annually since 2001); Quito, Ecuador (2003); Manila, Philippines (2005); Guam (2007; 2011); Hanoi, Vietnam (2008), Nagoya, Japan (2009), Seoul, Korea (2010) and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (2012).
Proposals for presentations and panels (comprised of four or more related presentations) are invited in the following broad subject categories.
The Conference Program will be organized so that sessions flow well and that papers in each session relate to each other. Depending on the numbers of paper presentations, we may also consider holding concurrent sessions. Plan on a 15-20 minute presentation (including questions and answers). Language used in the entire conference will be English. Non-English-speaking presenters may participate as long as they are accompanied by a competent English-translator and limit their presentation within the time allowance. Equipment for PowerPoint presentations will be available. Please save your files in a lower version of PowerPoint (with a .ppt extension) to ensure software compatibility. Please use a flash drive for file storage.
The conference registration fees are USD350 per person, including lunch and morning and afternoon snacks on the two days of the conference and presentation of one paper. Students may avail of the discounted rate of USD280 per student. Please add USD50 for each paper you plan to present after the first paper. You may register for the conference by completing the enclosed form and sending it by email to Dr. Ruane at the University of Guam, School of Business and Public Administration (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 10, 2012.
On the same registration form, please indicate if you will be interested in joining the study tour, which will be offered only if the minimum number of participants is met. Recommended sites to visit while in Cairns are the Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda National Park, Cairns Tropical Zoo, the Outback and more.
Submission of Proposals and Final Manuscripts
Proposals for a panel or individual presentation must be received by OCTOBER 31, 2012. All proposals are to be electronically submitted to email@example.com (Subject: Proposal for ICBEIT 2013 Cairns). Be sure to provide contact information about author(s), including email address(es) and a brief abstract (100 words) describing your panel or presentation. Be sure to indicate the subject category to which your paper is most relevant (see code above) and include at least three keywords. Within days, you will be notified about the acceptance of your abstract and expected to register by November 10, 2012.
Manuscripts must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Manuscripts for ICBEIT 2013 Cairns) by JANUARY 31st 2013 for inclusion in the ICBEIT 2013 Cairns Proceedings and distributed to all conference participants.
Opportunity to Publish in a Peer-reviewed Journal
Like our past conferences, this year’s conference also offers you, as conference participant, with the opportunity to publish your conference paper in any of the double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by the Allied Academies www.alliedacademies.org/Public/Journals/Journals.aspx. Although not all submissions will be accepted for publication, the editorial review board will give each submission its utmost consideration. Journal submissions must be sent to email@example.com (Subject: JIBR submission) around APRIL 30, 2013. Only those papers presented at the conference will be considered for journal publication.
Allied Academies require authors of accepted papers to become academy members at USD75 for the year. This entitles the member to a number of benefits, including a PDF version of the journal issue that features your accepted paper as well as access to past journal issues, which are downloadable as PDF files. Printed copies of any of Allied Academies’ journals can be ordered at extra cost.
Conference Hotel and Accommodations
The conference hotel will be the PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL HOTEL-CAIRNS at 43 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia www.pacifichotelcairns.com. It is centrally located along the Esplanade (corner of The Esplanade and Spence Street) and is walking distance to stores (Rusty’s Night Market, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, City Place), railway station and sightseeing attractions (the Marina, Esplanade boardwalk, swimming lagoon and parks). See www.cairnsaustralia.com.au/cairns-maps.htm for a map of Cairns Central Business District (CBD).
We have arranged a discounted room rate starting from AUD144 for standard room (no breakfast); AUD154/AUD164 for single/double occupancy with breakfast buffet. Rates already include taxes and fees. Other room types are also available and can be viewed at www.pacifichotelcairns.com/hotel-rooms.html
To reserve your room, please contact the hotel directly at +617-4051-7888 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to indicate that you will be attending our conference.
Depending on your budget, there are many affordable hotels within walking distance of the Pacific International Hotel in Cairns.
You will arrive at Cairns Airport (code CNS), which is 6 km. away from the Cairns city center. Getting to the city center by taxi takes around 10-15 minutes using one of the following transports:
Airport shuttle provided by Airport Connections for AUD12 per person (around USD13) www.tnqshuttle.com/prices.html
For groups of two or more people, a more cost effective solution is a taxi cab from Black & White Taxis. Price one way is approximately AUD20-30 for a Maxi-Taxi which can carry up to 10 people. www.blackandwhitetaxis.com.au
Estimated Cost to Conference Participants
Participants from the mainland U.S. and Europe should expect to spend a total of between USD2,000 and USD3,000 to attend the 2-day conference. This amount includes the conference registration fee of US280-350 (to be paid to the conference organizers), which will cover conference materials, use of conference facilities, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, and lunches on March 18 and 19. The rest of the estimated total cost includes a roundtrip international economy-class airfare, 4 nights of hotel accommodation (depending on the hotel and dates of stay) and roundtrip airport transfer. Please note that meals other than those listed above have not been included in the estimate. Of course, additional costs will be incurred if you are joining the Study Tour.
Visa to Enter Australia
Holders of passports issued by the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong (SAR), Singapore, Malaysia, Canada and Brunei are eligible for an ETA visa online (https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/) at a fee of AUD20. The visa is issued instantly and is effective for one year.
Holders of other passports are advised to visit www.immi.gov.au/visitors/tourist/visa-options.htm for information and to contact your nearest Australian Consulate/Embassy regarding any visa requirement to enter Australia.
If an entry visa is required, obtaining it is the sole responsibility of the conference participant. The conference organizers will not apply for an entry visa on your behalf nor provide documents other than a letter that will indicate your intended participation at the conference.
Contact Information of Conference Co-Chairs
Maria Claret M. Ruane, Ph.D.
Barbara A. Wiens-Tuers, Ph.D.
Akihiro Noguchi, D (Econ)
Michael Angelo A. Cortez, Ph.D.