MakeLearn and TIIM International Scientific Conference is organised by the 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.
TIIM Technology, Innovation and Industrial Management International conference promotes the exchanges, discussion, and dialogues on how to manage industrial operations and organisations in more innovative, efficient, and productive manners. The sustainable development and the continuous improvement as a result of technological applications and organisational innovation are the focal points of the conference.
MakeLearn & TIIM Conference encourages 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 offer a variety publishing opportunities. This year’s focus is oriented into topics such as diversity, creativity and technology supporting the flow of goods, services, and factors of production between and among the countries and nations.
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 PhD 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.
Pegaso Universita Telematica, Naples – Italy
is based on the most modern and effective technological methods and standards of e-learning, chosen by more than 30,000 students and boasts of a wide variety of educational and professional courses: 10 Degree courses, 126 Master’s degrees, 20 Specializations, 57 Higher-Education courses, 10 Training Institutes, individual Exams and Certifications.
The best teaching staff, the best technology for online education, the most powerful interaction tools and splendid exam centers are available for an extraordinary educational experience.
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 programmes, 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 counselling 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.
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. Alessandro Bianchi, Rector, UNIPEGASO, Italy, conference co-organiser of MakeLearn&TIIM 2018
Dr. Elio Pariota, UNIPEGASO International, Italy, conference co-organiser of MakeLearn&TIIM 2018
Dr. Viorel – Aurel Şerban, Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara, Romania, conference co-organiser of MakeLearn&TIIM 2016
Dr. Ryszard Debicki, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland, co-organiser of MakeLearn 2011-2014, TIIM 2012 and co-organiser of MakeLearn&TIIM 2017
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
Conference board MakeLearn & TIIM 2018
Dr. Nada Trunk Širca, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia, conference chair
Dr. Luigia Melillo, EUROMEDITERRANEAN CENTRE of Lifelong Learning, Italy, 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
Dr. Binshan Lin, Louisiana State University, USA, advisor to conference 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. Pier Paolo Limone, UNIPEGASO, Italy
Dr. Renato Iovino, UNIPEGASO, Italy
Dr. Giancarlo Laurini, UNIPEGASO, Italy
Dr. Lucia Martiniello, UNIPEGASO, Italy
Dr. Colomba La Ragione, UNIPEGASO, Italy
Dr. Alessandro Mauro, UNIPEGASO, Italy
Dr. Lucia Martiniello, UNIPEGASO, Italy
Dr. Giuseppe Paolone, UNIPEGASO, Italy
Dr. Ernesto Briganti, UNIPEGASO, Italy
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. Susana de Juana Espinosa, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Dr. Augusto Sebastio, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
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. Wojciech Dyduch, Katowice University of Economics, Poland
Dr. Aleksander Aristovnik, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr. Elena Andreevska, South East European University, FRYOM
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. 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. Lukasz Wiechetek, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
Dr. Rita Remeikiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
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. Jacek Szoltysek, Katowice University of Economics, Poland
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, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, PR China
Dr. Janusz Wielki, Opole University of Technology, Poland
Dr. Natascha Zeitel-Bank, MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
Dr. Moti Zwilling, Ariel University, Israel
Dr. Mohamed Buheji, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Marko Smrkolj, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia, head of organising team
Dr. Vesna Skrbinjek, International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia
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 2017
Abstract submission due: 30 April 2018
Full paper for proceedings submission due: 15 April 2018
Full paper for sponsored journals submission due: depends on the journal
Notification of abstract acceptance: 10 days after submission
Notification of acceptance of full-paper in conference proceedings: 20 days after submission
Notification of acceptance of full-paper in sponsored journal: depending upon journal’s policy
Final (revised) paper for proceedings submission due: 15 April 2018
Conference dates: 16–18 May 2018
Early registration due 10 April 2018
Early registration fee (before 1 April 2018)
Participant (with abstract or paper) 330 €
Participant (with abstract or paper) from local co-organizing institution 220 €
Student (with Certificate of Enrolment for the current academic year) 200 €
Student from organizing or co-organizing institution 180 €
Accompanying person 200 €
Regular registration fee
Participant (with abstract or paper) 440 €
Participant (with abstract or paper) from local co-organizing institution 310 €
Student (with Certificate of Enrolment for the current academic year) 270 €
Student of organizing or co-organizing institution 245 €
Accompanying person 270 €
VAT is included.
Conference fee covers:
Accommodation, travel expenses and the trip on Friday are not included in the conference fee.
We offer specific optional excursions for conference participants either before or after the conference (not included in conference fee).
Registration fee for the Post-conference Workshop or Seminar
Registration fee 130 €
Registration fee for conference participants 80 €
Number of participants for the post-conference programme is limited to 40 people. If all places are filled up before the registration deadline, the registration will close. Thank you for your understanding.
After the registration you receive a receipt on your e-mail address. Conference fee payment is then made before the registration deadline via bank transfer to ISSBS.
Participant receives original copy of the receipt on the first day of the conference (at registration point).
Bank transfer details:
Name of the account holder: Mednarodna fakulteta za druzbene in poslovne studije (Slovenian for International school for social and business studies – ISSBS)
Address of the account holder: Mariborska cesta 7, 3000 Celje, Slovenia
Name of the bank: Abanka d.d.
SWIFT code: ABANSI2X
IBAN number: SI56 0510 0801 4816 451
Reference number: number of the receipt you receive.
2017 – lublin, poland
2016 – timisoara, romania
2015 – bari, italy
2014 – portorož, slovenia
2013 – zadar, croatia
2012 – celje, slovenia
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