AIMS & TOPICS WLC2016

World LUMEN Congress will explore new approaches in social and humanistic fields, through its anniversary theme “Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty”, by bringing international academics, practitioners and experts together in Iasi, Romania, from 12 – 17 April 2016.

The goal of WLC2016 focuses on the interferences between the new theoretical approaches and the social and educational practice, taking into account the need for an ethical resizing of the social action.

Logos | aims to expose certain theoretical paradigms on social action, specific to the postmodern and transmodern paradigm, and the re-contextualization of the influences of modernity.

Universality | seeks the universalization of social and communicational paradigms, and their contextual applicability in the current communicational Universe.

Mentality | causes reflection upon the acceptability of new dimensions of knowledge and the relationship between mind and consciousness, of the different cultural and communicational perspectives.

Education | aims at the multidimensional approach of education in the context of the paradigmatic mutations generated by the switch towards the society of knowledge.

Novelty | seeks to highlight the issue generated by the need for personal, institutional and social adapting to what is new, and to a continuous paradigmatic change, both in the plan of knowledge and of social action.

There are expected papers in the social sciences and humanities fields, without being set a precise disciplinary border.There are expected papers to cover areas of interest and more. There are expected and encouraged the transdisciplinary approaches that overcome the existing cleavage between theory and empiric.

  • Social Work

Social work profession
Social work practice – participation and sustainability
Social work response to migration
Social work counseling
Strengths based social work
Social work and appreciative inquiry
Supervision of social practices
Professional ethics and social sciences
Ethics in social work practice
Human development
Social work and human rights
Phenomenological approach of the social
Identity, image and social cohesion
Deviance and social control
Elderly social work
Social entrepreneurship
Social inclusion of people with disabilities
Social marketing
Probation practices in contemporary world

  • Sociology

Collective behavior and social movements
Corporative social responsibility
Social security and public health
Sociology of marriage and family
Sociology of minorities
Sociology of population and migration
Sociology of religion
Sustainable social development
Political sociology and law issues

  • Methodology

Qualitative and quantitative research methods
Social sciences epistemology
Social semiotic

  • Psychology and Educational Sciences

International social development and education
Problem solving and decision making
Counseling
Psychology of culture
Environmental philosophy
Social psychology

  • Political and European Studies

Political behavior and organization
Political philosophy
Social political movements
European studies

  • Law

Public Law (criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, constitutional Law, administrative Law, financial Law, banking Law, Public International Law)
Private Law (civil law, Civil procedure law, commercial Law, labor Law, family law, Intellectual property law, Private International Law, International trade law)

  • Communication

Social media
Media ethics
Organizational communication
Language, reading and communication
Business ethics
Business communication

  • Management

Business performance management
Communications management
Information technology management
Management of human resources
Marketing research
Strengths based management
Stress management
Supply change management
Migration of human resources

  • Applied Philosophy

Social philosophy
Bioethics
Ethics
Research ethics
Philosophical counselling

  • Anthropology

Anthropology
Ethnic relations, human rights and collective good
Gender and human rights
Human rights and social equality