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Mode of Operation

The International Conference on the Humanities and the Social Sciences  (ICHSS - 2017) organized by the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka is a two day conference which will operate under the key theme Knowledge, Diversity, and Harmony and thirteen sub themes. Depending on the volume and type of submissions, several concurrent thematic sessions will be held under each sub-theme.

Scholars who wish to present papers at the conference should submit directly the extended abstracts of their prospective papers to the EasyChair Conference Management system (please see below for details).

All the extended abstracts received in time and in conformity with the submission guidelines will be forwarded to relevant reviewers who will make the final decision. By the stipulated date, the Conference Secretariat will notify all authors whether or not their extended abstracts have been accepted. Those whose extended abstracts have been accepted with revisions should duly revise and send them back. All accepted extended abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings. 


The sessions will operate under the following themes.

  1. Arts and Media
  2. Economics and Development
  3. Education and Pedagogy
  4. Gender and Society
  5. Geography
  6. History and Archaeology
  7. Law and Politics
  8. Library and Information Sciences
  9. Literature, Language, and Culture
  10. Management Studies
  11. Psychology
  12. Reconciliation and Peace Building
  13. Religion and Philosophy

Note: These themes are meant to provide structure to the Conference and are not meant to be restrictive.

Submission Guidelines

The ICHSS 2017 is calling for extended abstracts only.

Instructions at a glance

 Word Limit 1000 Maximum
 Page Setup B5 (18.2 cm x 25.7 cm)
 Citation Style Chicago Style (16th Edition)
 Spelling British consistently


Submit it NOW !

All submissions as softcopies should be submitted through EasyChair Conference Management System. The preferred format of extended abstracts for electronic submission is either .doc or .docx. Mac users need to export their .pages files to either format above.

Click the logo below to access EasyChair for ICHSS 2017.

If you are new to EasyChair, please read EasyChair for Authors, a detailed guide on setting up an EasyChair account and submitting your extended abstract for the ICHSS 2017.

All authors/ presenters whose extended abstracts have been accepted are now requested to fill out and submit online the following form as part of the registration process.

Final Information Form for Author(s)/ Presenter(s)

Those who wish to use this form offline are requested to download it as a MS WORD file from HERE, fill out, and email to the conference secretariat.

Important Dates

Submission of Extended Abstracts
15 February 2017     01 March 2017
Notification of Acceptance and Review Comments
30 April 2017
Submission of Revised Extended Abstracts
31 May 2017
Early Registration Period
01 May 2017 - 30 June 2017
Conference Dates
28 - 29 July 2017