The Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS) is organizing it’s 7th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences on the interdisciplinary theme. This provides an opportunity to scholars from different fields to present their work and engage in intellectual discussions over topics running across various fields.


University of South Florida, Marshall Center
4103 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa FL

Key dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline:  January 31, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection:  1 week after submission
  • Extended abstract/full paper/poster deadline:  February 10, 2018
  • Registration deadlines for authors:  February 15, 2018
  • Conference: February 19-20, 2018

Who can apply?

The Conference is open to interested participants from across the world.

Broad theme of Topics (not limited to) are as follows:

  • Economics, Management and Business Studies, History of Economics
  • Law, Jurisprudence
  • Psychology, Sociology, and Philosophy
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Demography and Social Statistics
  • Education, Social Anthropology, and Linguistics
  • Social Policy, Social Work, and Social History
  • Methods and Computing, Development Studies
  • Geography and Environmental Planning

Types of Contributions:

ORAL PRESENTATION (Attending in person)
Each presentation, must be in English and the presenter will get 15 minutes followed by a 5 minute slot for questions and answers. It is recommended that the presentation should be PowerPoint.

POSTER PRESENTATION (Attending in person)
Presenters will be able to present their work visually and the posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference.

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION (Not-attending authors)
RAIS provides an opportunity for presenters who are not able to be present for the conference physically by allowing the authors of accepted papers to present their work through any of the three virtual presentation options: Recorded Video Presentation, PowerPoint Presentation with voice-over, or Live Via Skype.

Fees and Registration:

  • Early Bird Registration fee – $309  (Until January 22, 2018)
  • Normal Registration fee – $349  (January 23 – February 08, 2018)
  • Late Registration fee – $389  (February 09 – February 15, 2018)
  • Attending only (without paper) – $269 (Until February 15, 2018)
  • Virtual presentation – $249 (Until February 15, 2018)
  • Student – $249 (Until February 15, 2018)
  • Paper only (without attending the Conference) – $79

Kindly register online here.

Detailed author guidelines can be found here.


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