ISCAL 2018

International Symposium on Culture, Arts, and Literature

Nagoya, Japan  April 6-8, 2018

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ISCAL 2018 Nagoya, Japan

You are invited to participate in the 2018 International Symposium on Culture, Arts and Literature (ISCAL 2018), to held at Nagoya Congress Center on April 6-8. ISCAL aims to offer an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, educators, art practitioners and graduate students from related fields to share research achievements and to deliberate and debate on challenges and issues arising from the interactions between culture, arts and literature. We believe that such international occasion will cradle innovative way to explore the trends for future research, theory, and pedagogy. The Conference will take place in Nagoya, one of the oldest and the most dynamic cities in Japan. It also offers a great mixture of modern and historical architecture in distinctive styles. ISCAL 2018 warmly welcomes contributors from diverse fields of arts and humanities to join this international event and to experience the rich history and culture of Nagoya in this Spring.

Important Dates


Abstract/Paper Submission deadline
February 15, 2018

Notification of acceptance/rejection
Two weeks after submission

Upload final version of manuscript
February 20, 2018

Authors registration deadline for papers to be included in the proceedings
February 20, 2018

Tentative conference program announcement
February 26, 2018

Conference Chair

Professor Frances Lin

Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan

Frances Fengyi Lin is the professor of Department of Business Management in Taipei Tech. She was served as the Chairperson of Department of Cultural Vocation Development, Taipei Tech. during 2012 to 2016. She now also serves as Dean of College of Sound and Image Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts since 2017. Dr. Lin earned his Ph.D. in National Chiao Tung University. Her research expertise includes Cultural & Creative Business, Corporate Governance, Finance Management, Accounting Information systems. Her research papers have been published in several top journals including: Journal: Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance,Knowledge-Based System, Economic Modelling, Journal of Air Transport Management, Emerging Market Finance & Trade, Chiao Da Management Review, Economic Modeling, etc.

Conference Local Chair

Professor Nobutaka Odake

Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Dr. Nobutaka Odake is an Emeritus professor of department of architecture, civil engineering and industrial management engineering in Nagoya Institute of Technology. He graduates from department of Chemical Engineering, Tokyo University in 1974 and got Doctor of Engineering degree from Nagoya Institute of Technology late in 2002. Dr. Odake join several professional academic society, such as Japan Association for Management Systems, Japan MOT Society, Japan Society for Intellectual Production, Japan Society for Science Policy and Research Management, Japan Society for Production Management. He devoted himself in Education and Research. Especially in academy-industry cooperation, regional development, innovation system and technology management. Currently, he is in charge of “Workforce development for shop manager program” in Nagoya Institute of Technology. Dr. Odake published several papers in prestige journal such as Production Management, Standardization Studies, etc.

Invited Guest

Professor Debabrata Biswas

University of Maryland, U.S.A.

Dr. Debabrata Biswas is an Assistant Professor of Food Safety in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, and the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Biswas is a bacteriologist and has committed to develop crosscutting research programs in food safety area. In recent years, he has initiated several research projects on bacteriology specifically host-foodborne bacteria interactions with the researchers from Food Science, Biological Engineering, Plant, and Animal Sciences. To achieve the goal, his researches target to control of enteric bacterial pathogens including Salmonella, enterohemorrhagic E. coli (0157:H7), Listeria monocytogenesand Campylobacter jejuni in foods and their colonization in animal reservoirs. His research also investigates the role of natural organic products in control of foodborne bacterial colonization in animals and mechanism of antimicrobial activity of these components. 


Invited Guest

Professor Wu, Sou-Chin

Chihlee University of Technology, Taiwan

Professor Wu, Sou-Chin is the department chair of Marketing and distribution management at Chihlee University of Technology. His research interest includes Internet Marketing, On-line Consumer Behavior, and Customer Relationship Management. He published several papers in these areas in several prestige journals including Journal of Information Management, Management Review, Technovation, etc. Professor Wu has been served as a consultant of Institute of Information Industry and also acquired Customer Relationship Management Commodity Analyst Certificate.