Tracks

 

Conference Tracks

Track A: Justice, Security and Human Rights

Head of the Track: prof. dr. Eglė Bilevičiūtė, eglek@mruni.eu

Track A goal is to implement a comprehensive investigation of justice in the legal, social, economic, political and cultural factors, the modern human rights protection mechanisms, security guarantees, analysis of the dynamics of business environment, the financial security of individual and the state, consequences of economic shocks overcome and prevention, effective dispute resolution and conflict management, public influence to the implementation of justice in globalization and social justice contexts.

Track B: Social Technologies

Head of the Track:  prof. dr. Aelita Skaržauskienė

Contact person: Gintarė Paražinskaitė, giparaz@mruni.eu

Following the internet design, societies, organizations and movements have evolved from bureaucratic/centralized to both decentralized and distributed networks that have started to impact business, governments and our societies at large. Social technologies is an interdisciplinary research field, which focuses on applying information, communication and emerging technologies to serve society goals. We define Social Technologies as all technologies used by people to serve society goals. “Being social is a feature, not a product. Almost any digital technology can be made “social” through adding the ability for people to connect, comment or share. In the realm of economics, most economic activity ultimately rests on interactions between individuals, so almost any activity can be “socialized”.”(McKinsey Global Institute, The Social Economy: Unlocking Value and Productivity Through Social Technologies, 2012).

Papers should cover main dimensions of the social technologies:

  • Social Technologies for Internet enabled future society;
  • Technologies for developing Breakthrough innovations;
  • Creative Technologies for smart growth and social cohesion;
  • Educational Technologies for new learning environments;
  • Regulatory framework for Social Technologies;

Special topic of the TrackSocial Technologies and Collective Intelligence.

Track C: Sustainable Development in a Global Contexts

Head of the Track: prof. dr. Vladimiras Gražulis

Contact person: Janina Čižikienė, csekcija2014@mruni.eu

Track C strives to present current researches on the issues of social and economic development as well as public development challenges under globalization conditions.

Speakers of this Track are invited to share insights on:

  • The obstacles and incentives of sustainable economic development;
  • The transformation of the financial system under globalization conditions;
  • State budget revenue and expenditure rationalization and optimization capabilities;
  • Innovations in promoting economic development opportunities;
  • The design of national and regional development opportunities in the global context;
  • Knowledge regions’ development opportunities;
  • Ecosystem’s modeling and assessment;
  • Ecological damage prevention, varying degrees conflict resolution options;
  • Ecological-economic assessment of protected, natural and cultural value having territories;
  • The sustainable use of resources, alternative energy development conditions and opportunities;
  • The management of services and trade changes, promotion of sustainable use skills;
  • The development of new business management and investigation of small and medium business development;
  • Improvement  of  legal framework for business;
  • Public administration systems’ change and improvement;
  • Efficiency of modern organizations' management;
  • The development of partnership in networks;
  • Inter-sectorial and inter-organizational collaboration;
  • Prospects of human resource development.

Track D: Improving Life Quality and Enhancing Employment Possibilities

Head of the Track: prof. dr. Sarmitė Mikulionienė, sarmite@mruni.eu

Quality of life evaluation is one of the fastest growing research and social policy areas. In order to increase the individuals, communities and societies welfare, much effort has been put to knowledge of life quality. Increasingly, public policy decisions are based on various quality of life indexes and indicators. So what does really mean quality of life? How it is understood by representatives of different sciences? We invite humanitarian and social sciences researchers, policy makers and practitioners to present theoretical, methodological and empirical results that demonstrate the economical, health, environment and safety, socio-cultural, psychological and philosophical aspects of life quality.

Track D goal is to bring together researchers of various disciplines, who are interested in the quality of life expressions and context, provide space for scientific discussion and promote interdisciplinary research and collaboration among scientists, policy makers and practitioners.

Speakers of this Track are invited to share insights on:

  • Quality of life manifestations and measurement in terms of various scientific disciplines;
  • Comparative studies of individuals, communities and societies life quality;
  • Daily life practices and the quality of life concept;
  • Search of new conceptual framework of life quality;
  • Quality of life indicators interface with policy debates and practice;
  • Recent methodological insights, measuring quality of life;
  • Quality of Life Indicators databases.

Track E: Continuation and Change of Values in Global Society

Head of the Track: assoc. prof. Povilas Aleksandravičius, povilasal@mruni.eu

Track E invites to explore value systems and their status in all major sectors of public life, touching cultural processes (geo) politics, law, economics, and so on. Conference participants are invited to discuss, what current models determine public position, and what they should be in the future, looking at the national, European and global level. In the context of these studies, European identity, globalization, multiculturalism, the doctrine of sustainable development problems play a very important role. What axiological process determine the formation of Europe? How to match a variety of values that make up Europe societal systems, finding a common denominator and be eligible to achieve all Europe political, legal, economic and cultural sustainability? How to evaluate the process of globalization? What problems arise from the global multicultural situation and how to solve them? Educational dimension deserves a separate study: any public area axiological analysis is an integral part from public, youth education and values formation process. What kind this process is and what it should be?

Track E includes but is not limited by the following topics: 

  • The concept of values and axiological systems formation in modern world;
  • Analysis of the aspect of value in modern (geo) politics, economics, law, education and other sectors of social life;
  • Values in social technologies era;
  • Values and globalization;
  • The identity of Europe in fundamental aspect and in the context of  European Union evolution perspective;
  • Multiculturalism challenge in today's world;
  • Doctrine of sustainable development in the value point of view;
  • Values, education and lifelong learning.