Call for papers


Social Innovations: Theoretical and Practical Insights

October 23-24, 2014

Ateities str. 20, LT-08303

Vilnius, Lithuania

Social innovations are processes where social, public policy and economy is developed by the creation of new ideas, products, services, and business models for a strong and sustained development. The concept of social innovations involves several spheres of knowledge, from justice and human rights aspects to social technologies, sustainable development in a global changing environment, quality of life and values. This multidisciplinary approach allows to integrate social, economical and environmental aspects and create the basis for a common understanding of different disciplines. The finding of the common ground for the different disciplines is fundamental for a wide understanding of the problems that affects the society in a local, regional and global contexts, facilitating the creation and implementation of ideas and solutions towards sustainability.

Social Innovations: Theoretical and Practical Insights (SOCIN) is an annual international conference organized at Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania. SOCIN aims to discuss theoretical concept and practical implications of social innovations for positive societal change, improvement and development in a changing world.


Track A: Justice, Security and Human Rights

Track B: Social Technologies

Track C: Sustainable Development in a Global Contexts

Track D: Improving Life Quality and Enhancing Employment Possibilities

Track E: Continuation and Change of Values in Global Society

Deadlines and milestones:

Abstract submission and registration (via the conference webpage): September 20, 2014

Notification of abstract acceptance: September 26, 2014  

Deadline for final registration and submission of full papers: October 20, 2014

Publication of abstracts and articles:

The accepted abstracts will be published in the abstract book e. proceedings Social Innovations: Theoretical and Practical Insights before the conference.

The articles will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee members. The criteria for paper acceptance are the following: topical relevance, originality and quality.  The accepted papers will be published in the annual online peer-reviewed research journal Social Innovations for Global Growth (ISSN 2335-2450).

Other selected contributions will be recommended to be published at the following research journals:

  • Jurisprudence
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Intellectual Economics
  • Societal Studies
  • Social Work
  • Social Technologies
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Business Systems and Economics
  • Contemporary Research on Management and Administration,
  • Journal of Economics & Sociology (E&S),
  • Journal of Central European Green Innovation,
  • Pedagogy of Higher Education,
  • Journal Human Resources Management and Ergonomics,

Language of the conference and publications: English

Conference fee:

The early registration (before October 10, 2014) – 150 EUR

Late registration (after October 10, 2014) – 180 EUR

For participants from Eastern Europe and CSI countries (before October 10, 2014) – 100 EUR

Doctoral students – 50 EUR

Virtual presenters – 50 EUR

Note: The conference fee includes the conference material and catering on the first conference day. Accommodation and travelling costs are not covered by the conference fee.

Information on payment:

The registration fee should be paid via bank transfer using the following details:

  • Account holder:
  • Beneficiary’s name: Mykolas Romeris University
  • Beneficiary ID: 111951726
  • Beneficiary’s account: LT85 7300 0100 0249 2590
  • AB Swedbank
  • Please, indicate your full name and “SOCIN2014” as reference.
  • Deadline of the payment is October 10, 2014

We look forward to welcoming you at Mykolas Romeris University!

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