The Success Story of the 7th International Conference on Social Sciences (ICOSS 2020)

The 7th International Conference on Social Sciences 2020 (ICOSS 2020) invited academicians, social workers, policymakers, and other stakeholders from around the world to present their research papers virtually. The two-day conference was held from 17th – 18th   September 2020 under the theme “Political Conflict and Peace-Building in a Changing World”. The opening remarks were made by the Conference Convener Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Co-Founder & Managing Director – The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka) along with the Conference Chair Prof. Steven Ratuva (Conference Chair and Keynote Speaker, Director, Macmillan Brown Center for Pacific Studies Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand).

The Keynote Forum was enlightened by the Conference Chair Prof. Steven Ratuva under the title “People, Power and Peace: where are we Heading?” whereas the plenary speech was delivered by Dr. Tuhin Roy (Khulna University, Bangladesh).


The conference participants had the opportunity to engage with each other during networking breaks and conference consisted of two (02) round tables moderated by the Conference Chair Prof. Steven Ratuva titled “Where to now? Contemporary Conflict and the Future of peace” and Dr Yasir Nawaz ManjUniversity of Sargodha, Pakistan under the title “Crisis Management and Human rights”.




The Publication workshop at the ICOSS 2020 was facilitated by Mr. Isanka P. Gamage and Ms. Yasodara Pemarathne (The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka). Through this publication the workshop, future researchers were assisted with knowledge on writing scientific papers and scholarly publications.




ICOSS 2020 was represented by 22 participants and the program consisted of six (06) technical sessions under the following themes,

  • Gender, Youth, Elderly, Child Rights and Wellbeing
  • Education, Religion and Peacebuilding
  • Law, Crime, Human Rights and Conflict
  • Conflict, Migration and Peacebuilding
  • Communication, Education and Relationships
  • Geopolitics and Conflict

Steven Ratuva, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Kavita Tiwari, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai

Ali Saberi, Iranian Researchers Network, Iran

Angelique Nairn, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Muhamad Mujaheed Hassan, University Puthra Malaysia, Malaysia

Engr. Javed Yunas Uppal, Pakistan Foundation for the Advancement of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan

Naveed Shibli, Riphah International University, Pakistan

Tuhin Roy, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Jagriti Upadhyaya, Sardar Patel University of Police, India

Oliver Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Mashitah Hamidi, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Madhubhashini Galagedarage, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Aini Azeqa Marof, University Puthra Malaysia, Malaysia

Najma Malik, University Of Sargodha, Pakistan

Dr Farhan Abdul Rauf, Our Own Public Health Institute, Afghanistan

Bhagirathi Panigrahi, Berhampur University, India

Gargi Sharma, Manipal University Jaipur, India

Firimooni Rweere Banugire, Bishop Stuart University, Uganda

Zatul Himmah Adnan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Seema Agnihotri, Amity University, India

P. Rajkumar, Madurai Kamaraj University, India

Seema Yadav, Galgotias University, India

Mercy Karuniah Jesuvadian, National Institute of Education, Singapore

Rico Paulo Tolentino , Bulacan Agricultural State College, Philippines

Sibonsile Zibane, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pooja Lakhanpal, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, India

Chamila Siriwardene , University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Owoseni Joseph Sina, Ekiti State University, Nigeria

Rasheedul Haque, Linton University College, Malaysia

Neha R. Jain, Central University of Rajasthan, India

Listia Natadjaja, Universitas Kristen Petra, Indonesia

Anita Banerje, Andaman Law College, India

Dr Imran Ali Sandano, University of Sindh, Pakistan

Ahmed Babatunde Adeosun, Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Nigeria

Neelam Rana, Noida International University, India

Anshu Mathur, Amity University, India

Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Chanada, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Dr. Uqbah bin Muhammad Iqbal, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Labrina Gioti, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Mosammat Rowshan Ara, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Dr. Boitumelo Seepamore, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Dr. Anupam Kumar Bairagi, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Thembelihle Makhanya, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ashek Mahmud, Jagannath University, Bangladesh

Dr. Jayum Jawan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Fouzia Ajmal, International Islamic University, Pakistan

Conference Proceedings

ICOSS 2020 Participants preferring conference proceedings will be able to publish full papers following double-blind peer-reviewing process with electronic ISSN 2357-268x in the conference proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

Journal Publications
Papers presented (oral presentations, virtual presentations and poster presentations) in the conference being considered for possible publications in following journals. Best selected full papers will be published for free of charge.

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies

Online ISSN 1469-8447
Managing Editor Dr. Yi-ting Lu
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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Abstracted/Indexed in Arts and Humanities Citation Index; Communication and Mass Media Complete; Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences; Current Contents/Arts & Humanities; Electronic Collections Online; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences; OCLC; R I L M Abstracts of Music Literature; SCOPUS; Social Sciences Citation Index; Sociological Abstracts; and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

The Social Science Journal

Online ISSN 1873-5355
Managing Editor Krista Lynn Minnotte, University of North Dakota Daphne E. Pedersen, University of North Dakota
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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Abstracted/Indexed in Scopus, Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science),Sociology of Education Abstracts, Studies on Women Abstracts and many more
SJR Score 0.333 (2018)

KnowEx Social Sciences

Online ISSN 2705-9901 (Online)
Managing Editor Prof. Siri Hettige
Publisher TIIKM Publishing
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Abstracted/Indexed in Google scholar and Crossref
Areas Covered History and Archeology, Political Science, Development Studies, Anthropology, Geography and many more

Global Social Welfare

Online ISSN 2196-8799
Managing Editor William Byansi
Publisher SPRINGER
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Abstracted/Indexed in Scopus, ProQuest Social Science Collection, ProQuest Sociology,OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, EBSCO Discovery Service,Emerging Sources Citation Index and many more.

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University of KwaZulu-Natal,
South Africa

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University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Sri Lanka.


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