Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)

  Call for Papers

In line with this year’s theme, ‘Innovate, Disrupt, and Transform’, the Conference Organizing Committee is seeking contributions from individuals as well as institutions focusing on theories, paradigms, policies, practices and tools to foster innovation in a cross-section of fields. Submissions must be made through the Online Submission System. All full papers reviewed and accepted by members of the Technical Committee will be published in the Conference proceedings following the conference. The Conference Organizing Committee invites abstracts, full papers, case studies and poster presentations for the following focus areas:

Focus Areas

Innovation, Transformation and Future Studies

  • Embracing Disruptive Innovation and Technology
  • Future Studies
  • Building a Culture of Creative Disruption
  • Attracting and Keeping the Best Talent
  • Dubai Government Initiatives

Recent Developments in Quality Management

  • Quality Management Through the Lens of National Culture
  • Internal and Supply Chain Perspectives to Managing Quality
  • Service Quality
  • Quality and Governance
  • Standards for Virtual Organizations and Virtual Employees
  • Quality Management Technology / Tools
  • Quality Management and Smart Cities

Happiness and Positive Psychology Research

  • Developments in Positive Psychology
  • Developments in Happiness Research
  • Happiness Indicators

U.A.E. Excellence Journey

  • Case Studies of Successful Organizations
  • Winning Quality Awards
  • Talent Development of UAE Nationals

Competing in a Turbulent World

  • Utilizing Social Media Marketing Campaigns
  • Employee Empowerment
  • Robotics and Automation

Download the useful comprehensive style guidelines on abstract, case study submissions and poster presentations to guarantee submission acceptance.

All presented papers will be reviewed for their inclusion in one of the refereed International Journals  published by HBMSU (ISSN: 1993-8667). Papers can be presented virtually without physical attendance. Last date for submission of abstracts is 15 January 2017.

Important Dates

Final Submission 10 February 2018
Presenter Registration 20 February 2017
Congress Dates 6 - 8 March 2017