Please submit your paper(s) directly to the track chair of your chosen research tracks, but authors need not limit their options to these themes/tracks. Authors who are uncertain of the appropriate track for their papers should consult the Program Coordinator ( Please also copy the Program Coordinator ( in your submission.

Accounting, banking and finance
Prof. Mohammed Nurul Alam, Canadian University Dubai, UAE (

Impact of financial crises and risks of innovation sustainability on SMEs
Dr. Dababrata Chowdhury, University Campus Suffolk, UK (

Sustainable cities and communities
Dr. Amal Abuzeinab, De Montfort University, UK (

Smart cities and smart citizenry
Nuha Eltinay, Arab Urban Development Institute, KSA and London South Bank University, UK (

Environment, energy and water
Dr. Sarra Ahmed Mohamed Saad, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Sudan (

ICTs applications, knowledge management, human capital and development
Dr. Dababrata Chowdhury, University Campus Suffolk, UK (

For more information about specific tracks, see our research tracks page.