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1. The Opening Ceremony will be held at SKT Hall, Floor 7 of the School of Business, Hanyang University

Registration from 13:40 and the opening ceremony from 14:00. The business school is far away from Hanyang University station or Front Gate to the big campus, we suggest you arrive before 13:00.

2. The meeting room on July 7 and July 8 is on Third Floor (South) of COEX Convention Center

3. Conference Program

4. Submission Deadline extended until April 15, 2018

5. Paper Submission

2018 International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning Call for Papers

6. Presentation Information

2018 International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning
Seoul, Korea, July 6-8, 2018

--- About ISTEL 2018 ---

Conference Chair

Yuka Kawasaki
Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan

Conference Co-Chair

Hironori Sasaki
Chugokugakuen University, Japan

Conference Local Chair

Namjae Cho
Hanyang University, Korea

Invited Guests

Gyung-Min Kim
Ewha University, Korea
Myung-Ang Choi
Chung-Ang University, Korea
Yanki Hartijasti
Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Kanes Rajah
Centre for Executive and Professional Development London, UK

Conference Organizers

International Business Academics Consortium
Korea Data Strategy Society

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:
    April 15, 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:
    14 days after Submission
Upload Final Manuscript Deadline:
    April 30, 2018
Registration Deadline:
    April 30, 2018

Local Chair and Invited Guests

Local Chair

Local Conference Chair: Namjae Cho

Hanyang University, Korea


Dr. Namjae Cho is the professor of MIS at the School of Business of Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. He received his doctoral degree in MIS from Boston University, U.S.A., master degree in Management He received his doctoral degree in MIS from Boston University, U.S.A., master degree in Management. He has published research papers in journals including Industrial Management and Data Systems, Computers and Industry, International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain, Journal of Data and Knowledge Engineering, Journal of IT Applications and Management, Asian Journal of Information and Communication. He also published several books including Supply Network Coordination in the Dynamic and Intelligent Environment (IGI Global), Innovations in Organizational Coordination Using Smart Mobile Technology (2013, Springer), Technology Planning and Road Mapping (Sigma Press, 2014). He consulted Korean government organizations and several multinational companies. His research interest includes technology planning and innovation, analysis of IT impacts, strategic alignment and IT governance, e-business strategy, knowledge management and industrial ICT policy. He served as the president of Korea Database Society and the president of Korea MIS Society. He is the Chairman of International ITAM Society and ITAM International Conferences. He is the Chief of Editors of the Asian Journal of Information and Communication and Asian regional editor of the International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management.


Invited Guest: Fernando A. F. Ferreira

University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal


Fernando A. F. Ferreira is Vice-Dean for financial affairs at the ISCTE Business School of the University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal) & Adjunct Research Professor at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics of the University of Memphis (TN, USA). Previously, he was Visiting Scholar at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (CHIH, Mexico), University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) and Central College of Commerce (Scotland). He holds a PhD in Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management from the University of Algarve (Portugal). In 2009, he was granted a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation fellowship for Post-Doctoral studies at the University of Memphis (TN, USA). He is Associate Editor of the Global Business and Economics Review & Editorial Board Member of several international research journals. He has authored books, book chapters, peer-reviewed papers and made many conference presentations. Some of his works are published in high quality international journals, such as: Journal of the Operational Research Society, Management Decision, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Service Business, and International Journal of Strategic Property Management. He has practical experience as group facilitator and his research interests include multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA), strategic decision making, and integrated systems for performance measurement and risk analysis in finance, insurance, banking & real estate.


Invited Guest: Yanki Hartijasti

Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia


Yanki Hartijasti is Assistant Professor of Management at Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia. She earned MBA degree from University of the Philippines and obtained Master of Science and Doctor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Universitas Indonesia. After gaining fifteen years of professional experiences in various industries, she then decided to take the plunge into the academic world since 2001. Her publications appear in Polish Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management and Marketing Review, Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia, South East Asian Journal of Management, International Journal Cyber Society and Education, Journal of Information Technology Applications and Management, Asian Journal of Information and Communications. Her research focuses on leadership and cultural values, cyber behavior among multi-generational workforce, and social media in the creative tourism.


Invited Guest: Kanes Rajah

Centre for Executive and Professional Development London, UK


Professor Rajah is the Executive Director of the Center for Executive and Professional Development, CEPD London. He was until recently Dean of Business Schools in the UK and South Africa. Prof Rajah is a Chartered Manager and an eclectic scholar. His qualifications in Chemistry (BSc.), Chemical Engineering (MSc.) and Technology Transfer (Ph. D) has enabled him to generate more than two hundred publications; edited books, book chapters; peer reviewed and invited papers in scientific publications and professional journals, proceedings and a management, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity as well as in food science and technology, agribusiness and agri-technology. He is also on the editorial boards of three journals. Professor Rajah is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK. Currently he is an Executive Council Member of the Institute of Productivity and Management, India and he holds Adjunct Professor positions at Hanyang University in South. Korea, FHM University in Germany and at the Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA where he teaches on the unique ‘Global Village for Future Leaders Programme’. He has held Senior Executive positions with major blue chip organisations e.g. the multi- national Kraft Inc. (Scientist, Europe), HJ Heinz, Dairy Crest (European Marketing Manager) and Ernest George Limited (Commodity Trading Manager). He is a regular keynote speaker in international conferences and a first-choice event speaker and has been interviewed by the international press, radio and TV.

ISTEL History

International Committee

  • Seungchan Ahn, Arizona State University, USA
    Masood Abdulla Badri, Abu Dhabi Education Council and UAE University, UAE
    Asma Butt, Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan
    Yung-Ta Chang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
    Tzu-Ching Chen, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan
    Wen-Chun Chen, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
    Tsai-Feng Cheng, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
    Leon K. L. Chew, Zayed University, UAE
    Ayse Nazlihan Coskun, Okan University, Turkey
    Masume esmaeili, Allame Tabatabaee University, Iran
    Paul Alexander Fisher, James Cook University, Singapore
    Connie Haasbroek, University of South Africa, South Africa
    Nor Hashimah, Universitiy Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Roba Abou Hassana, Princess Noura University, Saudi Arabia
    Hamidreza Hassanabad, Tarbiat Moalem University, Iran
    Yu-Ling Hsu, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
    Xiao-ying Hu, Sichuan Normal University, China
    Wen-San Huang, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
    Po-Yi Hung, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan
    Ahrar Husain, Jamia Millia Islamia, India
    Aziah Ismail, Universitiy Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Khalid JOHARI, Universitiy Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    JAGPREET KAUR, Punjabi University, India
    Mrinmoyi Kulkarni, Indian Institute of Technology, India
    Wen-Feng Lai, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
    Yow-jyy Joyce Lee, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
    Yongyan LI, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Jung-Chin Liang, Ling Tung University, Taiwan
    Yun-Hsia Liang, Taipei Municipal University of Education, Taiwan
    Lu-Chun Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
    Sheng- Feng Lin, Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan
    Li-Wen Liu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
  • Yu-Ching Liu, Hsuan Chuang University, Taiwan
    Nafisah Mahmud, Universitiy Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
    Denise Maria Margonari, UNESP, Brazil
    Chew Cheng Meng, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Victor Minichiello, University of New England, Australia
    Norita Mohamed, Universitiy Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Abdul Jalil Othman, Universitiy Malaya, Malaysia
    Weny Savitry Sembiring Pandia, Atma Jaya Indonesia Catholic University, Indeonesia
    Lena Nessyana Panjaitan, University of Surabaya, Indonesia
    Ujsara Prasertsin, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
    Dona Eka Putri, Gunadarma University, Indonesia
    Mohamed Abdui Rashid, Universitiy Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Nordin Abd Razak, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Gun I Rembeck, Vastra Gotalandsregionen, Sweden
    VON LIZARES SARINO, Olivarez College, Philippines
    Eun-mi Seo, Howon University, Korea
    Vandana Sharma, Punjabi University, India
    Tian-Wei Sheu, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan
    Meng-Dar Shieh, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
    Yu-Chih Doris Shih, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
    Hsiu-Hui Su, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan
    Srisiuni Sugoto, Surabaya University, Indonesia
    Pei-Chen Sun, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
    Cetin Terzi, Anadolu University, Turkey
    Emenike Collins Ugochukwu, University of Lagos Nigeria, Nigeria
    Lokman Abd Wahid, Institute of Teacher Education Malaysia, Malaysia
    P. R. Wilson, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India
    Chih-chun Wu, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
    Hsi-nan Yeh, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
    Lei-Mei Yeh, National United University, Taiwan
    Hsiao-Ping Yu, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan
    Najeemah Mohd Yusof, Universitiy Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Call for Papers

The 2018 International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning (ISTEL 2018) is to be held in Seoul, Korea. Scholars are encouraged to submit papers or abstracts on any aspect of Teaching, Education, and Learning including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Training
  • Assessment & Testing
  • Curriculum Study
  • Technology in Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching Method
  • Language Teaching Technique
  • Educational Material
  • School and Classroom Behavior
  • Applied Learning
  • Distance Education
  • Higher Education
  • Adult Education
  • Classroom Practice
  • Education Policy
  • Education Politics
  • Educational Psychology
  • Child Development
  • History of Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Philosophy of education
  • Post-compulsory Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Theory of Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • E-learning
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Learning Psychology
  • Inductive reasoning
  • Machine Learning
  • Language Acquisition

Awards and Publication Opportunities

Outstanding Paper Awards

About five to ten percent (5-10%) of accepted papers will be selected as Outstanding Papers. The Outstanding Papers list will be announced in conference program.

Publication Opportunities

All registered manuscripts will be published in the Proceedings of International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning. Competitive papers will be recommended the following Journals.


IJCSE, ISSN 1995-6649

All full papers presented in the conference will be considered for possible publication in International Journal of Cyber Society and Education (IJCSE), a referred and series publication of ISTEL conference.


JSS, ISSN 1549-3652

All full papers presented in the conference will also be considered for possible publication in Journal of Social Sciences.

Online Submission

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Full papers or abstracts on all fields of Teaching, Education, and Learning are invited to submit. Full paper should be no longer than 30 pages. Abstract should be around 1-2 pages with at least 3 keywords. Please follow the conference manuscript format to prepare your manuscripts.
To submit your manuscripts, please follow the following steps:
1. Apply for an account with Account ID and Password.
To apply for an account. Please click "New Account" and fill in all the necessary information to get your personal "Account" and "Password". Please note that "Account" must be in a valid email format.
2. Submit abstracts or full papers.
Following the creation of the account, the contributor can log in the Conference Management System (CMS).

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1. No matter the paper is single authored or multi-authored, if you would like to have the paper published in the conference proceedings, you need to pay registration fee for each paper.
2. In case the paper is multi-authored and more than one author would like to attend the conference, each attendee needs to make registration and pays the registration fee.
3. The conference registration fee covers admission to all conference sessions, one conference program booklet, one conference proceedings in USB Flash Drive format, lunches, and coffee breaks.
4. Unpaid manuscripts will be treated as withdrawn.
5. Cancellation Policy for the Conference
If the organizer cancels this event due to unpredictable disasters, unforeseen circumstances, and wars, you will receive a credit refund for 80% of the registration fee paid. Or you may use full credit for another conference organized by us within one year.

Information: Venue, Visa, Travel



COEX Convention Center
COEX Convention Center
513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06164, Republic of Korea


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Korea Visa

Please look at the list of the countries that have the visa exemption agreement with Korea. If your country is included in the list, you usually do not need to apply for an entry visa to Korea. If your country is not included in the list, you need to obtain a short-term stay visa from the embassy of Korea in your country. Read carefully the Korea visa guide provided by the ministry of foreign affairs. Please be informed that it is the embassy of Korea in your country that makes a decision on issuing a visa. Usually the procedure takes considerably long, so you need to begin the procedure as soon as possible.

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