The International Conference on the theme: "Regional Innovation Systems in agriculture" will be held June 3-4, 2015 at Samarkand Agricultural Institute (Uzbekistan)

THE CONFERENCE

International Conference on "Regional Innovation Systems in agriculture" scheduled on June 3-4, 2015 at Samarkand Agricultural Institute (Uzbekistan) aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Regional Innovation Systems in agriculture, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. Participants are encouraged to submit papers for consideration on topics with focus on regional innovation systems in agriculture, in particular in relation to the following topics:

l  The concept of Innovation Systems, (e.g. National Innovation Systems, Agricultural Innovation Systems, clusters, Regional Innovation Systems)

l  Education, training and research to support Agricultural Innovation Systems (e.g. role of universities, research institutes for capacity building of stakeholders)

l  Trends in the Organization and Development of Regional Innovation Centers and Clusters in Developed Countries: Implications for Developing Countries

l  Opportunities and challenges of establishing Regional Innovation Centers in Uzbekistan

PARTICIPANTS

The conference is directed toward researchers, policy makers, practitioners interested in issues related to regional innovation systems, regional competitiveness and regional development of agriculture. Participants are encouraged to present their work in related sessions.

TIME SCHEDULE(Tentative)

The conference will start on Wednesday, June 3 at 10:00 and will end on Thursday, June 4 at 16:00. Final program will be available on May 20, 2015.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Keynote speakers

9:00-9:30

Registration

9:30-10:00

Welcome speech of Dr. Professor Ostonakulov, Toshtemir (Rector of Samarkand Agricultural Institute, Uzbekistan)

10:00-10:30

Dr. Professor Kim, Kyung Ryang (Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea)

10:30-11:00

Dr. Professor Lee, Kwang Suk (College of Economics, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-12:00

Dr. Shavkat Hasanov (Department of Economics and Management, Samarkand Agricultural Institute, Uzbekistan

12:00-13:30

Lunch

Sessions

Working on the sessions 13.30-16.00

 

Session A. The Situation of Regional Innovation Systems (e.g. Agricultural Innovation Systems, clusters, Regional Innovation Systems)

Session B. Education, training and research to support Agricultural Innovation Systems (e.g. role of universities, research institutes for capacity building of stakeholders)

Session C. Trends in the Organization and Development of Regional Innovation Centers and Clusters in Developed Countries: Implications for Developing Countries

Session D. Opportunities and challenges of establishing Regional Innovation Centers in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

16:00-16:30

Coffee Break

16:30-18:00

Discussions and Conclusions

18:30

Dinner

Thursday, June 4, 2015

9:00-12:00

Trip to local agricultural companies(tbc)

12:00-13:30

Lunch

14.00-16.00

Samarkand city sightings

 

 

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND REGISTRATION

Participants for present their work at the conference should submit a 250‐word abstract including up to 5 keywords, name of the author(s), affiliation and mail addresses before May 10, 2015 via e-mail to RIS_SAI2015@yahoo.com. Authors of accepted abstracts submit full papers before May 25, 2015 via e-mail RIS_SAI2015@yahoo.com.

IMPORTANT DATES

l  Deadline for abstract submission: May 5, 2015

l  Final program available: May 20, 2015

l  Deadline for full paper submission: May 25, 2015

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SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE AND ORGANIZERS OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference is jointly organized by Samarkand Agricultural Institute-SAI (Uzbekistan) and Kangwon National University-KNU (Republic of Korea) in the frame of the project between KNU and SAI financed by National Research Foundation of Republic of Korea.

l  Dr. Professor Kyung Ryang Kim (Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea)

l  Dr. Professor Kwang Suk Lee (College of Economics, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)

l  Dr. Prof. Olim Murtazaev (Chairman of Agricultural Economics and Management Department of Samarkand Agricultural Institute, Uzbekistan)

l  Dr. Shavkat Hasanov (Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Samarkand Agricultural Institute, Uzbekistan)

l  Dr. Ibragim Ganiev (Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Samarkand Agricultural Institute, Uzbekistan)

l  Golib Sanaev (PhD candidate at Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea)

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