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Mode of Operation

The ICHSS 2018 at Peradeniya will operate under the key theme "Development, Diversity, and Harmony through Knowledge and Innovation" and sixteen sub themes. Depending on the volume and type of submissions, several concurrent thematic sessions will be held under each sub-theme.

Prospective paper presenters at the conference are kindly encouraged to submit directly the extended abstracts of their 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. Arabic and Islamic Studies
  2. Archaeology, History, and Heritage Studies
  3. Art, Theater, and Media
  4. Buddhist and Pali Studies
  5. Economic Research
  6. Education and Pedagogy
  7. Geography and Environmental Studies
  8. Greek and Roman Studies
  9. Languages and Literary Studies
  10. Library and Information Studies
  11. Philosophy: East and West
  12. Political Science and Public Administration
  13. Psychology and Counselling
  14. Religious and Cultural Studies
  15. Sociology and Social Anthropology
  16. Tamilology

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

Submission Guidelines

The ICHSS 2018 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


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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.

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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 2018.

All authors are requested to fill out and submit online the following form as part of the submission process.

Author Information Form

Important Dates

Call for Extended Abstracts
20 December 2017
Submission of Extended Abstracts
01 February 2018   01 March 2018
Notification of Acceptance and Review Comments
01 June 2018
Submission of Final/ Revised Extended Abstracts
01 August 2018
Notification of Acceptance of Final/ Revised Abstracts
30 August 2018
Conference Dates
22 - 23 November 2018