Call for Papers

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Time and Venue

The 49th IOC will be held
18 - 21 October, 2017 at
Hotel Jezero, Bor, Serbia
30 July 2017
hotel reservation deadline

Important Dates

15 June 2017
submission of a full-length paper
15 July 2017
notification of the papers acceptance
30 September 2017
final announcement and program

Conference fees

The Conference fee is
€ 130 - Net Amount
Conference fee payment
31 July 2017

About Serbia

Serbia, a country of future, situated in the heart of the Balkans. At the crossroads between the Slavonic civilization and Central Europe, Serbia represents a palette of traditions and cultures unique in Europe. No less than 26 nationalities each of them preserving its customs and its folklore, but also four great religions are present here. That gives numerous and variously coloured traditional feasts as well as the music and dances surrounding you. With its mountains with the greenish prairies, its multiple water currents cutting their wedged in valleys and the beautiful mountains, Serbia is offering a large fan of sport and tourist activities. Kayak, skiing, rafting, trekking, speleology are among the most developed.

Serbia has been hiding a historical and architectural heritage encountering just rarely. Many Roman sites had been flourishing throughout ages. you will find medieval fortresses everywhere along the roads and will be astonished by an extreme variety of architectural styles: Serbian, Hungarian, Austrian, Ottoman. But especially the unbelievable density of the orthodox monasteries disseminated throughout the country and are, each for itself wealth of architectural creation and pictorial invention will finish winning you.

Feeling Serbia means feeling the free spirit. Serbia is the land of the differences, land of attractive mountains, pure and fast rivers and a relaxing beauty of fields, land of mystic orient and elegant Central European style, both combined with the unique passionate Serbian spirit giving the unforgetable picture.

  • Territory: 88,361 square kilometers.
  • Population: 9,396,411
  • Location: between 41°52' and 46°11' of North latitude and 18°06' and 23°01' of East longitude
  • Capital: Belgrade (Beograd), with a population of 1,6 millions, is the administrative, economic and cultural centre of Serbia.
  • Largest cities:
    Belgrade - 1,576,124
    Novi Sad - 299,294
    Nis - 250,518
  • Language: The official language is Serbian and the script in official use is Cyrillic and Latin script.
  • Religion: The main religion in Serbia is Christian Ortodox. There are also other religious communities in Serbia: Islamic, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and other.
  • Government: Democratic republic. The president and the parliament are elected every four years in general election.
  • Climate: Temperate continental climate, with a gradual transition between the four seasons of the year .
  • Time: GMT + 1
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