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Invitation to the 5th Annual South East European
Doctoral Student Conference

5th Annual South East European Doctoral Student Conference
Monday 13th /Tuesday 14th September 2010

Thessaloniki - Greece

Dear PhD Students,

Building on the success of the four previous Doctoral Conferences which attracted over 100 papers each from countries all over the SE European region and beyond ( UK , France , Germany , Holland , Slovenia , Hungary , Poland , Ukraine ), we are pleased to invite you to the 5 th SEERC Doctoral Conference.

The aim of the conference is to further facilitate the exchange of knowledge between young researchers and to consolidate the established network of scholars currently undertaking research in and around the topic of South East Europe. Having identified academic isolation as a problem that many doctoral students face today, SEERC aims at bringing researchers together with the purpose of establishing collaborative links among disciplines, at testing the ground with innovative ideas and at engaging the wider academic community.

The Conference is open to young researchers currently undertaking doctoral study, or in the early years of their research career (up to 2 years following the award of their PhD degree). It has an inter-disciplinary focus and the themes and topics reflect the organisation of research by tracks of interest within SEERC. More information on the topic areas covered by the Conference can be found further down.

All the papers presented at the Conference will be evaluated by an expert panel of academics and other PhD Conference participants. Each presentation will be followed by questions from the audience and comments/feedback from the panel members. The accepted submissions will be included in the electronic and paper Proceedings published by SEERC. In addition, there will be a general discussion session guided by the panel members and participants, addressing various issues on PhD work and the experience of carrying out research. There will also be a number of general presentations focusing on useful skills development for doctoral students

Important Deadlines:
Abstract submission (500 words)
: 15 th March 2010
Full paper submission (3,000 words) : 15 th April 2010 (*RT2 only)
Notification of acceptance : 25 th May 2010
Submission of FULL - camera ready paper : 15 th June 2010
Publication of Conference Programme : 30 th June 2010

For specific author guidelines and style sheet information, please visit the following link:

URL: http://www.seerc.org/dsc2010/rt4.html

FEE: 50 Euros including attendance, coffee and lunch, paper copy of the proceedings

RT4 – Psychology (Risk, Cognition and Well-being)

Track Themes: Health Risk Behaviors, Cognition and Neuroscience, Special Needs Education, Psychology and Counselling


- Smoking Interventions at School and in the Workplace
- Alcohol and Drug Use and Abuse
- Attention and Neuroscience
- Cognitive Development in Typical and Atypical Populations
- Quality of Life in Chronically-ill and Healthy Populations
- Emotionality and Well-Being
- Intervention with Populations with Special Needs
- Counselling and Psychology


Scientific Committee Chairs

- Dr Efrosini Kalyva, City College – International Faculty of the University of Sheffield
- Professor Richard Eiser, University of Sheffield

Scientific Committee

- Dr. George Sideridis, University of Crete
- Dr. Barkoukis Vassilis, Aristotle University
- Dr. Tsorbatsoudis Haralambos, Aristotle University
- Dr. Polyhronopoulos Evaggelos, Harokopeio University
- Mr. William Myers, University of Wolverhampton
- Dr. Angelos Rodafinos, City College , Thessaloniki
- Dr. Ana Vivas, City College , Thessaloniki
- Dr. Susie Savvidou, City College , Thessaloniki
- Dr. Martha Kelpi, City College , Thessaloniki
- Dr. Lambros Lazuras, City College , Thessaloniki
- Dr. Efrosini Kalyva, City College , Thessaloniki
- Dr. Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield
- Dr. Petra Meier, University of Sheffield

Submission Guidelines

Extended Abstract: Two (2) pages of free text explaining the paper could be used. Please note that the extended abstract should not exceed 1500 words. The abstract submission should follow the structure given below:

- Purpose
- Methodology/Approach
- Findings
- Research Limitations
- Practical Implications (If applicable)
- Originality/Value of paper
- Key-words

Full-Paper: The full-paper submission should follow the guidelines given below

  • APA writing style  should be used as listed at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/help/ehelp/ref_guides/apastyle/default.htm
  • Times New Roman 12, double spaced
  • A4 format – left hand margin 25mm, right hand margin 40mm
  • Footnotes numbered consecutively, provided at bottom of page
  • Tables and figures clearly numbered and referred to in the text
  • Quotations of more than 60 words indented, no quotation marks, single spaced
  • Shorter quotations using single quotation marks in the body of text
  • Both English and American spelling acceptable – please be consistent
  • Non-English words in italics
  • Capital letters for abbreviations and acronyms

Extended Abstracts and Full-papers for RT4 should be submitted as a word or PDF document in the following e-mail address: RT4@seerc.org    

Publication of Best Papers

All full papers that are accepted will be published in electronic proceedings which will be available for all participants on the first day of the doctoral conference.

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