The 2nd International Conference on Social Transformation and Regional Development 2020

Erbil Polytechnic University

February 4, 2020 – February 5, 2020

ICoSTRD 2020

Esteemed Academics, Business World, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Public Sector Representatives


The first ICoSTRD was successfully hosted in Makassar Indonesia which has drawn hundreds of attendees from all over the world. The upcoming conference will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, 4th -5th February next year in Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil Iraq. This conference is jointly organized by Institute for Social Transformation and Regional Development (TRANSFORM) Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia and Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil Iraq.

This conference serves as an avenue to bring together leading academics, researchers and research scholars from universities all around the world to present ongoing research activities on all aspect of social changes and regional development which occur within the structure and function of global community. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of social transformation and regional development to stay up to date in the field. Hence attending and sharing the thoughts at the IcoSTRD conference will awake new thoughts through transferring and exchanging ideas. We believe that the conference will leave you with meaningful insights.

Conference Theme: Transformation and Sustainability of Society and Humanity

Sub Themes:

Social Well-being Transformation

Human Development and Sustainability

Governance and Leadership

Education (STEAM and TVET)

Hospitality and Tourism


Accounting, Economics, Business and Business Law

Law and Industrial Relations

Other Social and Humanities Sciences

Participants will have the opportunity to delve into this theme and expand their professional network through the keynote speeches, panel discussions and networking session over lunch.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to contribute to the conference through submissions of high quality research papers describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of social transformation and regional development for presentation at the conference.

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed and have the opportunity to be published in selected journals. Authors are given options either to publish in the Scopus Journal or Index Journal. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. Please refer to the Paper Submission GUIDE before submitting your paper


Important Dates

Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline                 November 1st, 2019

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection                  November 30th, 2019

Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission

& Early Bird Registration Deadline                     December 15th, 2019

Conference Dates                                          February 4th – 5th, 2020


Please ensure your submission meets the conference's strict guidelines for accepting scholarly papers. Downloadable versions of the check list for Full-Text Papers and Abstract Papers.


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