Call for papers - Online Conference “COVID-19: Emergence & Resurgence of Communicable Diseases from Social Sciences Perspectives”

Call for papers - Online Conference “COVID-19: Emergence & Resurgence of Communicable Diseases from Social Sciences Perspectives”

Organization Name: University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM)

Apply By: 01 Jul 2020


Presentation Date: 21 Jul. 2020 - 22 Jul. 2020

International Online Conference “COVID-19: Emergence and Resurgence of Communicable Diseases from Social Sciences Perspectives”

About the Organization:

The University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM), is the first State Private University on Science & Technology in the entire North East India, sponsored by ERD Foundation, Guwahati. The University has been established under the provisions of the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya Act (No.6 of 2008) enacted by the Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya and started its first academic session in 2011.

Concept Note

The morbidity, mortality or disease burden, at global level, has transited, mostly from communicable to non-communicable diseases. The major contributing factors to such changes are improvements in our education, economy, and especially the medical science and technology. However, the emergence and resurgence of communicable diseases are still the major concerns in the contemporary risk society or liquid society. In fact, a look into the history of communicable diseases makes it clear that at different times such diseases have shattered the human lives. The emergences of SARS, MERS, Ebola, chikungunya, avian flu, swine flu, Zika and Corona (COVID-19), have challenged our quality of education, science and technology we developed and the way of life we are leading.

Epidemics and pandemics have troubled the human lives and property from time to time. Though our education, technology and economy have improved considerably, we are unable to sustain such epidemics and pandemics, rather we vulnerable to these yet.

In terms of specific suggestions pertaining to the epidemics or pandemics, the roles of the governments and civil society are crucial in its prevention and treatment. There is need for appropriate forms of global or macro governance on key issues to improve systems of prevention, control and treatment. There is also need for greater attention on the infectious disease burden of policy decisions taken in other sectors like trade and investment, large infrastructure projects, migration, agriculture, transportation, communications, etc.


  • Social Sciences Perspectives and Theories on Health and Illness
  • Education, Health, Stigma, Demography
  • Modernization, Post-modernization and Globalization
  • Emergence and Resurgence of Communicable Diseases
  • Communicable Diseases in India
  • COVID-19 – Impacts on society, Disaster Management & Role of Media
  • Political Economy and Policy Implications

Guidelines for Abstract and Full paper: All the Abstracts should be within 500 words, along with 5 keywords. The full paper should be within 5000 words, using endnotes for references in APA format.

Registration: All paper presenters as well as participants without paper need to register online. No registration fee for paper presenters. E-Certificates will be issued only to the registered paper presenters and participants.

Publications: All the Abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceeding. In addition, selected papers will be published in edited volume/s.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission: up to 25th June 2020.
  • Acceptance of papers: 30th June 2020
  • Full paper submission: up to 1st July 2020
  • Last Date for Registration: 2nd July 2020

For any queries and information, contact: Baharul Islam Laskar (blaskar69@gmail.com/ 9401440015)

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