The NaRIC-2014 PhD Research Forum will provide an opportunity for PhD candidates to present on their research work-in-progress to an international audience of colleagues


The aim of the PhD Forum is to facilitate the exchange and discussion of research results on an international level by bringing together top PhD students, candidates and experienced researchers in computing science, engineering, business, education, social science, physical science and agriculture among others. The Conference serves to provide a stimulating environment in which doctoral students and candidates from a variety of universities and research institutions can exchange ideas, establish informal networks and initiate future collaborative research.


A number of the best papers presented at the Conference will be published in either the Journal of Advances in Science and Technology Research (JASTER) or in the Journal of Advances in Business and Management Research (JABMAR)


The Top Best Paper Award: The NaRIC-2014 PhD Research Forum will award the NaRIC Gold Prize for the Best PhD Research Paper presented at the Conference.


Topics of interest:

Both empirical and theoretical papers will be considered. The range of topics covers all research areas and fields in:

· Engineering [All Fields]

· Technology and Innovation

· Business and Management

· Social Science [Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science]

· Physical Science [Physics, Chemistry, Biology]

· Mathematical Science [Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research}

· Computing Science [Computer Science, IT, Software Engineering, Information Systems]

· Agriculture

· Education

The guidelines and the timelines for the submission of Abstracts for consideration for the PhD forum of NaRIC-2014 is the same as those for the main conference.


Important Dates




Deadline for Submission of Abstract

18 July, 2014

Notice for Acceptance of Abstracts

1 August, 2014

Submission of Full Text of Paper Versions of the Accepted Papers

Before 8 September, 2014

Conference Dates

7-8 October, 2014


Abstracts and Full Text of Paper should be submitted to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Author’s Guide

Page Setup

Margins: Top: 1.0 inch, Bottom: 1.0 inch

Left: 1.0 inch, Right: 1.0 inch

Paper: Portrait, A4 size (8.27 inch x 11.69 inch)

Header/Footer: 0.4 inch each

Title of Article: (Times New Roman, Font size 16)

Author(s) Name: (Times New Roman, Font size 11)

Affiliation and Address: (Times New Roman, Font size 9)

Abstract: (Times New Roman, Font size 10)

Keywords: (Times New Roman, Font size 9)

All Text: (Times New Roman, font size 10, single spaced, justify both sides, first line of all paragraphs indented; No Line Breaks between Paragraphs)

Photographs: (JPG and GIF forma; Inserted immediately after the citation in the text)

Tables: (Times New Roman, font size 10; Inserted immediately after the citation in the text)

Reference Style: (Use APA Referencing Style)

File Format: ( File Format is pdf)