South Asian International Conference (SAICON)


SAICON 2013 invites you to participate in any of the following:

  • Research papers
  • Working Papers
  • Case Studies
  • Student Papers
  • PhD Colloquium*




The organizing committee of the 5th SAICON aims  to invite participation in the following topics of research and discussion into its conference proceedings:

  • Area Studies
  • Business Psychology
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • E-Commerce & E-Business
  • Economics
  • Education Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics, and corporate social Responsibility
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • International and Regional Politics
  • International Business
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Leadership
  • Management Learning and Innovation
  • Marketing
  • NGO Management
  • Organization Development & Change Management
  • Public Policy
  • Small Business
  • Technology Management
  • Decision Analysis


Authors may submit abstracts of research papers (theoretical and empirical), working papers (research-in-progress), business proposals and plans, business projects and ideas, case-studies, professional articles, seminar papers, book-reviews or student papers. The abstract submissions will then undergo a rigorous process of review. All submissions will be subject to a blind review. All authors of accepted abstracts will be notified through email indicating the submission of full papers by the due date. These papers will be published in the refereed conference proceedings. The authors must adhere to the following guidelines for the submission of their work:

  • Please submit your abstracts of not more than 500 words in English Language through EasyChair website (details are given under “PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION”).
  • The title of the paper must be bold and underlined and the name of the author/authors may be placed below the title of the abstract (not bold, not underlined and not in italics) in Times New Roman font (11pt), both must be centered.
  • Please indicate which category you are opt for i.e. Research paper, Working Paper, Case Stud
  • y, Student Paper or PhD Colloquium.
  • Please mark margins of at least 1 inch on all sides, use Times New Roman font (11pt) and italicize the abstract and leave a line at the end.
  • Full-length papers should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages; working papers, case-studies, seminar papers and student papers should not exceed 10 pages; proposals and business plans should not exceed 5 pages; poster presentations should not exceed 2 pages.
  • A cover page should indicate the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), and their affiliation(s). Main body of the paper should follow the abstract.
  • If you wish to serve as a session chair, discussant, and/or reviewer, please send an email to the conference secretary:

If you have any queries regarding any details of the conference, please feel free to drop in an email at:


SAICON 2013 is powered by the conference management system EasyChair.  In order to submit your contribution you should follow the instructions below:

1. Apply for an EasyChair account at:

2. Log in to the EasyChair using above link when you are ready for the submission.

3. For submitting a new abstract / paper, please follow these steps:
Click the “New Submission” link on the top-left corner.

  • Select the most appropriate theme related to your submission or select open track.
  • Fill in the names, affiliations, postal and email addresses of all co-authors and indicate the corresponding author accordingly. All these fields are mandatory.
  • Paste in the provided text areas a title and abstract (max 500 words) of your contribution. Please, notice that only plain (ASCII) text is accepted in those fields. Please further note for abstract submission no upload is required.
  • Provide at least 3 (and up to 5) representative keywords for your contribution.

4. For paper submission (in PDF or MS Word). Once your abstract is accepted you have to submit a full paper by selecting “Submit a new version” from the right-hand menu of the screen. You may modify the uploaded paper before the submission deadline. Paper format and detailed submission guidelines are also available from download area in Call for Papers section on conference website:


Following are the key dates for prospective participants:

02-Sep-13                                             Last date for submission of Abstract
16-Sep-13                                             Notification of Acceptance of Abstract
14-Oct-13                                             Last date for submission of Full Paper
04-Nov-13                                           Notification of Acceptance of Full Paper
11-Nov-13                                            Last date for conference Registration
18-Nov-13                                           Submission of Final Presentation
25-Nov-13                                           Confirmation of Booking and Accomodation
30-Nov-13                                           Distribution of Conference Program
December 4-6, 2013                     Conference Dates