MakeLearn and TIIM International Scientific Conference are organized by International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia, Slovenia, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland, and Kasetsart University in cooperation with other international partners. The conference takes place in May, each year in a different European country or online.
TIIM Technology, Innovation, and Industrial Management International conference promotes the exchange, discussion, and dialogues on how to manage industrial operations and organizations in more innovative, efficient, and productive manners. Sustainable development and continuous improvement as a result of technological applications and organizational innovation are the focal points of the conference.
MakeLearn & TIIM Conference encourages the sharing of most recent developments in the fields of management, economics, technology, and education. By including experiences and young academics and practitioners from all continents, it also encourages discussion and the exchange of knowledge between academia and businesses (formal sessions and social events) and offers a variety of publishing opportunities. This year’s focus is on digitalisation and human relations in business and education due to COVID-19 pandemics.
International School for Social and Business Studies, Celje – Slovenia
is a dynamic private higher education institution, founded in 2006, with approximately 500 students. Located in Celje, Slovenia, ISSBS is specialized in the field of business and social studies at bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. levels. One of the strategic directions of ISSBS is also internationalization in research and publishing, as well as embedding social responsibility in its own activities.
Marie Curie Skłodowska University, Lublin – Poland
is the largest higher education institution in Eastern Poland with 11 faculties in Lublin plus the UMCS branch campus in Puławy, with over 21 000 students and 226 000 graduates. It offers more than 80 programs, taught in Polish and English, and has 250 specializations available to choose from.
Along with this, the university offers opportunities to establish cooperation with prospective employees, professional educational counseling, and career guidance. There are also numerous opportunities to improve students’ foreign language proficiency, to develop artistically, and participate in sports activities.
It has over 1600 international students, 181 international agreements with partners from all over the world, and a wide range of national and international internship placement options.
Kasetsart University, Bangkok – Thailand
Kasetsart University devotes itself to the task of accumulating and developing intellectual knowledge. It thrives for the growth in academic wisdom including ethical and moral excellence. In addition, it has a responsibility to play a leading role in keeping their Thai heritage alive and to ensure that it continues to grow to enrich the civilization of the notion.
Kasetsart University aims to provide ‘Knowledge of the Land’ to promote sustainable development in Thailand in order to be internationally recognized.
Pegaso International, Malta
Established in 2015 in Malta, Pegaso International is a Lifelong Learning Higher Education Institution providing a wide range of online degree programs accredited by the Maltese National Commission of Further and Higher Education with Licence No. 2016-001.
Pegaso International’s great challenge arises from Malta, thanks to its strategic political and cultural function in the Euro-Mediterranean area.
Dr. Srečko Natek, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia, general chair and organiser of MakeLearn&TIIM conferences
Dr. Danilo Iervolino, President, UNIPEGASO and UNIVERSITAS MERCATORUM, Italy, conference co-organiser of MakeLearn&TIIM 2018
Dr. Viorel – Aurel Şerban, Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara, Romania, conference co-organiser of MakeLearn&TIIM 2016
Dr. Radoslaw Dobrowolski, Rector, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland, co-organiser of MakeLearn 2011-2014, TIIM 2012 and co-organiser of MakeLearn&TIIM 2017-2020
Dr. Pekka Kess, Univesity of Oulu, Finland, local co-organiser of TIIM 2011
Dr. Leonardo Marušić, University of Zadar, Croatia, local co-organiser of MakeLearn 2013
Dr. Karim Moustaghfir, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, co-organiser of MakeLearn 2012 and 2013
Dr. Bordin Rassameethes, Kasetsart University, Thailand, co-organiser of MakeLearn 2012-2014; organiser of TIIM 2009, 2010, 2013
Aleš Štempihar, IIBA Slovenia Chapter, Slovenia, local co-organiser of MakeLearn 2011
Dr. Antonio Uricchio, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy, conference co-organiser of MakeLearn & TIIM 2015
Dr. A. Hamid El-Zoheiry, EMUNI University, Slovenia, local co-organiser of MakeLearn 2014 and 2019
Dr. Dušan Lesjak, EMUNI University, Slovenia; International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia, local co-organizer of MakeLearn 2014
CONFERENCE BOARD MAKELEARN & TIIM 2020
Dr. Nada Trunk Širca, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia, conference chair
Dr. Luigia Melillo, Pegaso International, Malta, conference co-chair
Dr. Agnieszka Sitko-Lutek, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland, conference co-chair
Dr. Kongkiti Phusavat, Kasetsart University, Thailand, conference co-chair
Dr. Valerij Dermol, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia, advisor to programme chair
PANEL CHAIRS AND MODERATORS
Dr. Kongkiti Phusavat, Kasetsart University, Thailand, Editors’ Panel chair
Dr. Dušan Lesjak, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia, Academic Leadership Forum moderator
Dr. Nada Trunk Širca, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia, Research-Education-Business Forum moderator
Dr. Zbigniew Pastuszak, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland, programme chair
Dr. Anna Rakowska, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Dr. Pornthep Anussornnitisarn, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Dr. George Draghici, Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara, Romania
Dr. Malgorzata Porada-Rochon, Szczecin Univeristy, Poland
Dr. Radoslaw Macik, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Dr. Marek Medrek, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Dr. Susana de Juana Espinosa, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Dr. Augusto Sebastio, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Dr. Lukasz Wiechetek, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Dr. Anna Karmanska, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Dr. Witold Chmielarz, Warsaw University, Poland
Dr. Bart J. Debicki, Towson University, USA
Dr. Anca Draghici, Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara, Romania
Dr. Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr. Elena Andreevska, South East European University, FRYOM
Dr. Monika Jakubiak, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Dr. Wojciech Lutek, KOM-EKO Ltd., Poland
Dr. Yasemin Bal, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Dr. Florian Bauer, MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
Dr. Jaroslaw Banas, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
Dr. Sabiha Shala, University of “Haxhi Zeka” in Peje, Kosovo
Dr. Srećko Goić, University of Split, Croatia
Dr. Zsuzsana Horvath, Budapest Business School, Hungary
Dr. Ralf Isenmann, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dr. Radosław Mącik, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Dr. Kevin J Lu, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Dr. Claude Meier, HWZ University for Applied Science Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Adam Sliwinski, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Dr. Frederick Kohun, Robert Morris University, USA
Dr. Mieczyslaw Pawlowski, Kesko Ltd., Poland
Dr. Tzong-Ru (Jiun-Shen) Lee, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Dr. Ru-Jen Lin, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Dr. Tomasz Michalski, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Dr. Haruthai Numprasertchai, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Dr. Tomasz Parys, Warsaw Univeristy, Poland
Dr. Réka Polák-Weldon, University of Pannonia, Hungary
Dr. Punnamee Sachakamol, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Dr. Olesea Sirbu, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Moldova
Dr. Rodica Crudu, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Moldova
Dr. Suparerk Sooksmarn, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Dr. Oskar Szumski, Warsaw Univeristy, Poland
Dr. Ali Türkyilmaz, Nazarbayev University, School of Engineering, Kazakhstan
Dr. Kris MY Law, Deakin University, Australia
Dr. Natascha Zeitel-Bank, MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
Dr. Moti Zwilling, Ariel University
Dr. Mohamed Buheji, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Dr. Umair Akram, Peking University, China
Marko Smrkolj, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia
Dr. Vesna Skrbinjek, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia
Dr. Aleš Trunk, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia
BOARD OF REVIEWERS
Reviewers are members of the programme board and conference participants. Reviewers can receive a letter of confirmation for their role at the conference upon request.
We thank all reviewers for their contribution to conference quality.
Registration opens: 12 October 2020
Abstract submission due: 30 April 2021 (final deadline)
Full paper submission due: 30 April 2021 (final)
Notification of paper acceptance: 15 May 2021
Conference dates: 20-21 May 2021
Virtual participation registration fee:
– PhDs, authors of conference papers, dissemination opportunities: 190 EUR
– Student or accompanying person: 150 EUR
– Student of a co-organizing institution: 100 EUR
Forum panellists do not pay the registration fee if they don’t have a conference paper.
In order to pay the conference fee, please use the below information and use your last name and or pro-forma invoice number as reference:
Account name: International School for Social and Business Studies
Address: Mariborska cesta 7, 3000 Celje, Slovenia
Account number (IBAN): SI56 0400 1004 6523 614
Bank code (SWIFT): KBMASI2X
Bank name: Nova KBM d.d.
2018 – NAPLES, ITALY
2017 – LUBLIN, POLAND
2016 – TIMISOARA, ROMANIA
2015 – BARI, ITALY
2014 – PORTOROŽ, SLOVENIA
2013 – ZADAR, CROATIA
International School for Social and Business Studies
Mariborska cesta 7, SI-3000 Celje, Slovenia
Phone: +386 3 425 82 24
Fax: +386 3 425 82 22