AIMS AND SCOPE
The conference focuses on updating the recent developments of knowledge and practices in basic sciences and to enhance and promote multidisciplinary research as a tool to overcome challenges in the coming decade and beyond. The conference will be held on a virtual platform and will consist of forums, workshops, mini-conferences and keynote speeches.
All abstracts and papers must be written in English and the authors can choose between either LaTex or MS Word formats by using the templates provided. Once submitted, the papers will be peer-reviewed by subject experts in the relevant field. Generally, the submitted works must be original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research efforts related to any of the topics of the conference. Authors can choose between two possible options for submitting their works:
1. SUBMISSION OF AN ABSTRACT
An abstract of the relevant work summarizing the results can be submitted together with an extended abstract. The word limits for the abstract and the extended abstract are as follows:
Abstract: 350 words
Extended Abstract: 1000 words (excluding figure, table captions and references)
A PDF file of the abstract must be provided, after merging with the extended abstract. The organizers will request to send the source files (MS Word or LaTex) upon acceptance.
If it is necessary the authors can add references. However, an abstract can have a maximum of three references.
The extended abstract should elaborate the research work being carried out and the research outcomes. It may have an introduction to the work, methodologies or experimental design used in the work, the results derived with a discussion on them and the concluding remarks. References can be added but the number of references should not exceed 10. All accepted abstracts will appear in the proceedings of the conference. The extended abstract is solely for the proper assessment of the relevant abstract hence it will not appear in the book of abstracts. Both the abstracts and the extended abstracts must be submitted in the given template.
2. SUBMISSION OF A FULL PAPER
Authors can choose to submit full papers too. When submitting a full paper, the provided template (either LaTex or MS Word) must be followed.
A PDF file of the work must be provided and organizers will request to send the source files (MS Word or LaTex) upon acceptance.
Papers must be original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research efforts related to any of the topics of the conference. Reviews including very recent advancements in the relevant topics are also welcome. The papers must not have been submitted to another conference or journal for publication. Papers must contain sufficient theoretical analysis or experimental results, proper language and standard grammar in English.
Number of pages of a full paper is limited to 6, including all figures and tables and references.
All accepted full papers will appear in the proceedings of ICMAS – 2021 which will appear in print form. Extended versions of selected papers would possibly find a venue with a reputed scholarly publisher.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
A. Modeling & Simulations in Sciences
- Mathematical Modeling & Simulation
- Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics
- Computational Chemistry and Cheminformatics
- Ecological / Biological Modeling
- Infectious Disease Transmission Models
C. Advances in Basic Sciences towards Technological Development
- Nuclear Science, Technology and Applications
- Astronomy and Space Sciences
- Instrumentation and Automation
- Sensing, Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry
- Materials science and technology
- Smart Agriculture
- Quantum Computing
E. Biodiversity, Conservation and Natural Resources
- Conservation and Restoration
- Microbes for the future
- From natural products to medicines
B. Research and Innovation towards a Sustainable future
- Environment and Climate Science
- Biotechnology for a sustainable future
- Molecular Biology and Therapeutics
- Research and innovation towards better health and immunity
D: Science and Mathematics Education: Challenges and Opportunities
- Conducting science labs under the new normal
- Active learning in online classes
- Teaching as Research
- Student engagement strategies
- Assessment and feedback
- Student centred learning
- Blended learning
- Qualitative classroom research
- Teaching large classes (higher education)
F. Decision Sciences
- Surveys, sampling and estimation
- Statistical methods for decision making
- Mathematical Tools for Decision making
MODE OF PRESENTATION
All accepted papers will be presented online. Authors are requested to underline the presenting author’s name in the submitted abstract/full paper.
SUBMISSION OF AN ABSTRACT / A FULL PAPER
Call for Papers: 25th February 2021
Closing date of Submissions : 15th May 2021.
Submission Deadline for FoS Postgraduate Students & AUA Member Universities: 31st May 2021