CALL FOR PAPERS

Living through pandemic has exposed our vulnerabilities and the need to converge sciences to better answer questions pertinent to our wellbeing; for instances, the epidemiologist studying the spread of virus; biochemists working in lab to develop vaccines; policy makers making plans to manage and contain the spread of infection. They all require the insight of social scientists to understand the health beliefs of the people and to develop strategies to ensure wellbeing. On the other hand, the ongoing war and conflicts in different part of the world demand that social scientists come out of their silos to provide coherent understanding of our issues through integrating various perspectives. Achieving the sustainable development goals (SDG) require that we have creative solutions for our issues from a multidisciplinary approach. The disciplinary bias in the universalization of well-being undermines the coherent understanding of the issues; therefore, it is about time we break the silos and together make an effort to acquire a broaden understanding of wellbeing contextualized in our social reality. This highlights a need to provide researchers and scholars a platform to showcase interdisciplinary research on well-being.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities (S3H), NUST warmly invite you to the virtual International Conference on Well-being: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (ICW-22). This conference will offer an analytical perspective on integrated solutions towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) specifically related to health and wellbeing. Through interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological inquiry this conference will bridge the research gaps, by providing a practical framework to solve social concerns.

We invite researchers from all over the world to submit abstracts for presentation at ICW-22. We welcome abstracts investigating wellbeing from any disciplinary background in social sciences (including Psychology, Sociology, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Policy Studies, Anthropology, Social Welfare and Social Work, Health Sciences, Conflict studies, Business and Marketing, Muslim Mental Health etc), whether the work is empirical or theoretical in nature. Researchers are encouraged to submit one or more abstracts. Abstracts will be peer reviewed. Acceptance will be based on the content, its connection with wellbeing, and the quality of research method and/or theoretical analysis. All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract e-book, provided that author/s present their research in the conference. Additionally, this conference will give researchers an opportunity to get their articles published in HEC recognized national and international journals, if the manuscript will fulfil the criteria of the journal.

Who may present: MS/PhD students, faculty members, professionals, industry experts and practitioners who can contribute in any of the mentioned themes.

Who may attend: Students, researchers, social workers, practitioners, academicians and professionals are encouraged to attend this conference.

Sub-Themes

1. Social Integration and Community Wellbeing

2. Media, Communication, and Wellbeing

3. Child and Adolescence Wellbeing

4. Crisis and Disaster Management

5. Family and Interpersonal Relationships

6. Organizational and Individual Workplace Wellbeing

7. Global Health

8. Socio-economic ‘well-being’ in the (post-)conflict settings

Important Dates

Deadline Abstract Submission: 17th September 2021

Acceptance Notification: 30 October 2021

Registration: 13th December 2021

Conference Registration

Presenters

Free

Participants

Free

Affiliated Journals

MSU – Journal of Muslim Mental Health (Scopus and ESCI-ISI indexed)

NUST journal of social sciences and humanities (HEC Y-Category)

Abstract Submission https://forms.gle/aWhDXJQVMe1pWtcNA

Contact us:

General Queries: Email address: icw2022@s3h.nust.edu.pk

Phone number: +92-51-8863701