Sukhum, Republic of Abkhazia Conference 27-28 February, 2018

IAARHIES 95th International Conference on Education & Management ICEM – 2018

(in collaboration with Abkhazia State University and Government of Republic of Abkhazia)

Sukhum, Republic of Abkhazia


Conference Details:

Important dates to remember:

Conference: 26-28 February, 2018

Call for papers dead line: 15 February, 2018

Early bird registration: 10 December, 2017

Last date to submit final abstract/full paper: 15 February, 2018




The Hotel Atrium Victoria, Aiaaira Street 4 (Ardzinba,4), 354900 Sukhum, The Republic of Abkhazia

General Conference Information:

Academicians and researchers are invited to submit full-length papers, research-in-progress papers, case studies, doctoral dissertation, or abstracts to “IAARHIES 95th International Conference on Education & Management ICEM – 2018 which will be held in Sukhum, Republic of Abkhazia on 26-28 February, 2018. The Call for Papers and Posters will be open till 15 February, 2018.  

The three-days, International, peer-reviewed conference will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, students and professionals and the topics of interest for submission may include from the vast field of Education and Management. The delegates are at a free hand to choose any topic of their interest from these field of learnings i.e. education and management. As the fields of Education and Management cross over into multiple areas and disciplines, authors are welcome to submit from a range of topics, perspectives, and disciplines. The range of research submissions may include conceptual, empirical, experimental, and case studies. The conference will be an excellent opportunity for those involved in international education and exchange to network with accomplished colleagues and stay current with the latest trends in the industry. 

Student Travel grants:

The Society for Academic Research offers a number of student travel grants to assist Student members in attending conferences and presenting papers in this conference. The attending delegates (authors of accepted papers/proposals only) who are unable to pay for their travel may apply for the travel grants for this event. The reimbursements to the approved applications will be made after the conclusion of the event on the submission of the bills. The maximum amount of grant will be the actual travel cost or an amount not exceeding to USD 800 to each of the accepted and approved application. For further information on travel grants, please contact at 

Benefits of Attendance:

  • All the accepted papers will be published in the IAARHIES international  Journal of Innovative Research in Education & Management ISSN No. : 2456-785X.
  • Raise your profile through networking and engagement with researchers at all career stages.
  • Showcase your research and develop research ideas through discussion and feedback from experienced colleagues.
  • Connect with researchers and explore opportunities within and beyond your areas of specific research interest through discussion sessions and a variety of other events.
  • Three best presentation awards.
  • Young Researcher award.

About abstract Submission Process and Proceedings for ICEM – 2018:

Full papers are welcome, but not required at the time of registration. Before a paper or poster is invited for presentation at the ICEM – 2018, an author must first submit a comprehensive abstract for consideration through the IAARHIES online abstract submission system on (You can also click here to submit your abstract/proposal online). The abstract/proposal should not exceed the word limit of 250 words. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the Conference Proceedings (ISBNand in IAARHIES subject based online International Journal (Journal of Innovative Research in Education & Management ISSN No. : 2456-785X).

 Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings. The submitted abstract would be evaluated by volunteer subject matter experts from industry, government, and academia. Abstracts are double-blind reviewed – the evaluators are not provided the author names and vice versa. Authors whose abstracts are selected by the IAARHIES’s review panels will be invited to present their respective papers with 25 minutes’ platform presentations.

Mode of Presentation:

  • Oral Presentation,
  • Poster Presentation,
  • Virtual Presentation


For questions on the submission and registration process, please feel free to e-mail us at:

Venue of the Event & Tentative Schedule:

The conference is proposed to be organized on 26-28 February, 2018 in the Hotel Atrium Victoria, Aiaaira Street 4 (Ardzinba,4), 354900 Sukhum, The Republic of Abkhazia. The first day i.e. 26 February, 2018 is reserved for the city & Abkhazia State University tour being provided by the Government of Abkhazia.  The final schedule of the event would be mailed to the registered delegates 15 days prior to the scheduled event.

The geographical position and main attraction of Abkhazia:

The Republic of Abkhazia is in the northwestern part of the Caucasus between the rivers Psou and Ingur. In the South-West it is washed by the Black sea. The length of the coast of Abkhazia is more than 210 km. In the North, Abkhazia is bordered by Russia, in the South – with Georgia. The total area of 8.6 thousand sq. km. The capital of Abkhazia is Sukhum. In the Abkhaz language, this Republic is called Apsny, which translated into Russian language means “Country of the Soul”.

Most of the territory of the Republic (about 75 %) is occupied by spurs of the Main (Watershed) ridge. From the North limit of Abkhazia Gagra, Bzyb, Abkhazia and Kodori ranges. The highest point of the ridge is mount Dombay-Ulgen, the height of which is 4046 m. 
In Abkhazia through the Main ridge can be reached with passes: Kluhorsky (2781 m), Marukhi (2739 m) and others. In the South-East of Abkhazia located Kolkheti lowland. Between the mountains and the lowlands is a zone of rolling foothills. On the territory of Abkhazia, a large number of caves, crows, Abrskil, Anakopia, etc. Here is the deepest karst cave in the world — the cavity of the Krubera-Voronya. This cave is located near the center its depth is 2,080 meters. Six kilometers from Gagra is a beautiful mountain Mamzyshha. Abkhazian rivers belong to the basin of the Black sea. The largest of these are: Kodori valley (Qudrah), Bzyb, Kelasur, Gumista. These rivers are mainly rain and snow supply. In the mountains, the picturesque lake Ritsa and Amtkel. On the territory of Abkhazia is famous for the Gega waterfall, which is visited by large number of tourists.


Sukhum — the capital of Abkhazia, one of the oldest cities in the world, with a history spanning over 2500 years. For many centuries this land has been a melting pot of cultures and traditions of different peoples, that is why Sukhumi has a special, incomparable atmosphere. The city is located in the Central part of the country, 107 km from the Russian border. Sukhum — a year-round resort, famous for its resorts, beaches, Central promenade, mineral springs, historical monuments, Botanical gardens, founded in 1840, and other interesting places.

The total length of the Sukhumi beaches about 20 km from Here is as comfortable and wild beaches, public and private beaches. In the city of Sukhum on the Black sea coast there are several resorts that cater to military members and their families, so the rest of Sukhumi can be not only pleasant but also useful.
Attractions of Sukhum – the ruins of the ancient fortress, the castle of king Bagrat, arched Bridge of Queen Tamara (Basla), the Great Abkhazian wall and Classscope the ruins of the monastery.

How to reach to Sukhum, Republic of Abkhazia and visa information: 

The international delegates willing to attend the conference would require to obtain the Russian Visa to enter Sukhum, Republic of Abkhazia. the nearest international airport to  Sukhum is Sochi. There are frequent flights from Moscow to Sochi (approx. 2 hour flight duration). The delegates may avail the free transport facilities from Sochi Airport to the venue hotel (please contact at to register for free transportation).

The registered delegates would also be provided the visa support at no extra charges.

For Visa support letters, please also email your data pages copies of the passport at along with your research proposal. The support letters would only be provided once the delegate confirms his/her participation. The Visa support will be available only to the attending delegates.  


Confirmation and acknowledgements: Acknowledgments will be sent after each registration, booking, modification and/or cancellation. Review acknowledgments carefully for accuracy. Tax invoice would be provided after payment has been made.

Registration charges: The following registration fees are applicable to all the delegates participating in the event:

Type of registration


Early-bird registration upto 10 December, 2017 (in USD) Registration after 10 December, 2017 (in USD)
IAARHIES Members  Free Free
IAARHIES Members (Review) 250 300
Student Members 200 250
Non-Member 350 400
Student non-member 250 300
Branding/advertising at conference venue (sponsors) 1200 1500
Registration confirmation and receipt will be emailed after processing.
Group booking discounts: please contact at for group booking discounts for registration.
For branding/advertising (sponsors) please contact at
Student’s registration will only be confirmed after the submission of respective ID card copy proof issued by the institution/college.

Register and pay online:

You can register and pay for registration online at (alternatively, click here to pay online). This is the preferred method of registration to minimize the delays in receipt of confirmation of registration.

Registration Inclusions:

  • Conference Materials (Name badges, folders, note-book etc.). (Please note, only the pre-registered delegates are guaranteed materials.)
  • Admission to all conference sessions during the complete duration of the conference,
  • All the required presentation facilities at the conference venue i.e. laptop, audio-video aids, projector screens, pen drive etc. 
  • 25 Minutes time slot for the presentation of the paper, 
  • Refreshment breaks (morning and afternoon tea/coffee), Welcome reception (Lunch), 
  • Certification of the participation/presentation, 
  • Inclusion of the accepted paper in the conference proceedings (ISBN) and hard copy of the book.
  • Publication of the manuscript in the IAARHIES subject based international journals and the certification of the publication (only to those delegates who submits the full paper by the deadline),
  • Certification for the award of excellent presentation/content and momentous to the selected delegates. 

Cancellations and refunds:

Cancellation must be made in writing to conference management via email at We don’t have refund facilities for the payment made for registration; however, cancellation made in time would be eligible for transfer of registration.

Important information for delegates registering online:

For online registration to be valid, they require full payment at the time of registering. Attempts to submit registration online without payment will not be acknowledged.

Dietary requirements:

Please specify if you have special dietary requirements by mailing on