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Submission Types & Requirements

Submission Type Descriptions The AAS-in-Asia conference and call for proposals DOES NOT post pre-arranged topics for individual paper authors to submit. This conference consists only of already formed organised (paper) and roundtable sessions. Individual papers will not be considered. See below for a full description of proposal types Note: Some organisers may need additional paper


General Submission Guidelines

General Rules 1. Conference Registration Fees: All individuals attending the AAS-in-ASIA conference are required to pay conference registration fees. Individuals accepted to appear must register and pay fees by the registration deadline. There are no fees required to submit a proposal for consideration; however, accepted participants (and anyone interested in attending) must pay the registration

Location & Venue

AAS-in-Asia 2020 will be held from August 31 – September 04, 2020 at The Kobe International Convention Center in Kobe, Japan. Located in the Kansai region, Kobe is a short distance from Osaka, Kyoto and Nara.



Special Hotel Prices from Nippon Travel Nippon Travel Agency has a number of hotel rooms available at specially-discounted prices for conference attendees. Hotels offering special pricing include: – Kobe Portopia Hotel (1-minute walk from Port Liner “Shimin Hiroba” Station) – Ariston Hotel Kobe (5-minute walk from Port Liner “Shimin Hiroba” Station) – Hotel Pearl City


Visas & Letters of Invitation



Letter of Invitation Application




Programme Committee Co-chair: Joseph Haldane (Osaka University), Chairman and CEO, IAFOR Co-chair: Christine R. Yano (University of Hawaii), AAS President Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto University) Jack W. Chen (University of Virginia) Purnima Dhavan (University of Washington) Richard Donovan (Kansai University) Jane Ferguson (Australia National University) Yoko Hayami (Kyoto University) Brendan Howe (Ewha Women’s University) Peng Er


Keynote Speakers

Speakers at AAS in Asia 2020 will provide perspectives from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.


Special Panel Session | The Other AI: Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Socio-economic Governance Program Asia (SOPAS) panel discussion aims to contribute to these debates by examining the impact of automation and innovation on Asian developing countries.