Session Speakers

publication conference

Dr. R. Shashi Kumar

Department of Economics
Bangalore University

Title: “Research Methodology: Essentials for Integrated Research Publication”


Dr. R. Shashi Kumar is a Professor in the Department of Economics, and Director of UGC-Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.  His main research interests are in international trade and agricultural economics.  He teaches in the areas of economic development, international economics, agri-business, research methodology and economic integration.  To address these issues, he employs a mix of theoretical and empirical methods.

He also contributed several research papers in academic journals, conferences, workshops and seminars.    He is the author of nearly 100 articles in economics and the author and editor of eight books.  He has written on growth, trade, development, institutions, energy, the World Trade Organization, and intellectual property.   He has published widely in academic and other journals, including the Journal of Agricultural Economics, UK, Review of Social Economy, Rutledge, Taylor & Francis Group, UK, in Women’s UN Report Network—WUNRN, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Journal of Development and Social Change, Indian Commerce Bulletin, Business Window, Southern Economist, Review Projector, ISTR Asia and Pacific Regional Conference Souvenir.

His contributions are also found in the online network/blogs of Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), Centre for Global Trade Analysis, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA, the Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford University, UK, the FSN Report of the FAO’s Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA), Italy, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), USA,  the CommonDreams.Org, Portland, USA, The Economist, USA, The Ruth Group’s Reclaiming American Democracy, Changing Society, Global Development Matters, USA, eDevelopment Blog, World Bank Group, USA, The Chronicle of Higher Education, USA, Economic Law and Policy Blog, International Crisis Group, USA, Centre for Poverty Analysis, Sri Lanka, The Washington Post, USA, Australian Development Gateway, The Financial Express, The Hindu.  His books are Economics, WTO and India: Challenges and Opportunities, Micro Economics, Great Economists and The Development Discourse: Growth and Economic Efficiency in India.   His forthcoming book is an edited volume Economic Integration: Evolving International Economic Configuration.

He served in different positions in Bangalore University.  Member of the Task Force and Faculty of Arts, Peer Committee of NAAC, Chairman of the Board of Examiners, member of Governing Council etc., are few to mention. Presently he is the Chief Custodian of P.G. Examinations of Bangalore University.

Besides being working in Bangalore University, he also served as one of the expert members of the Karnataka Public Service Commission, Bangalore.  He also associated with the Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai, the University Grants Commission and the Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi, and many other academic organizations.  He is also Governing Council member of the Centre for Economic Change, New Delhi, and an expert, Climate Board, United Nations Foundation, Washington D.C., USA.

He also served as an adviser in different projects.  To mention some of them: (1) Rice Crop in the South Asia Rice-Wheat Farming System, Mexico, (2) Power to Change: A Business Contribution to a Low-carbon Electivity Future, for The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland (3) Macroeconomics in Context: A text book created under the Group of the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work, Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, Medford, USA, (4) Climate Change Consequences, Bulgaria. (5) The Bretton Woods Project: Critical Voices on the World Bank and IMF, C/o Action Aid, Hamlym House, Macdonald Road, London, United Kingdom, (6)             Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, Switzerland.

To highlight his works,  he served as consultant to the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Global Development and Environmental Institute, Centre for Global Development, USA, The Global Forum on Agricultural Research, Rome, WTO Public Forum, Switzerland etc.,   He is also an active participant in the LA VIA COMPESINA, an International Peasant Movement, Indonesia, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom and the Declaration of Fundamental Social Rights, European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels.

He has made contributions to international monetary economics and agricultural economics by planning, design and development on the national and international levels. He also contributed several research papers in academic journals, conferences, workshops and seminars. Besides being member of Board of Studies, Board of Examiners and Ph.D., committees for many universities in India, he served as consultant to the World Bank in finalizing World Development Report 2008 and 2010, for IMF in evaluation of its works, and task force member of FAO in its attempt of reorienting agricultural research to meet the Millennium Development Goals.

He has also presented research papers and presided over the national and international conferences and seminars, numbering more than 100.   His paper on ‘Retail Industry in India: Moving towards the Destination,’ presented in Bangkok, Thailand, has received a wider appreciation.  He has been serving as member of Editorial Boards and referee for many national and international professional journals.  He has chosen for the special 25th Silver Anniversary Edition of MARQUIS Who’sWho in the World, USA, ‘Outstanding Intellectual of the 21st Century’ and  ‘IBC Foremost Educator of World 2008,’ both are awarded by the International Biographical Centre, England, ‘Leading Educator of the World – 2008’ awarded by International Biographical Centre, Great Britain.

At present he has two major research projects sponsored by the UGC and the ICSSR, New Delhi, related to (1) India’s Trade and Investment Relations with the European Union (UGC), and (2) Inclusive Growth and the Karnataka State:  Challenges and Opportunities (ICSSR).

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, USA, has recognized him as the ‘Green Economist’, and The Global Executive Forum, UK, and the Berkeley Electronic Press USA, have recognized him as an ‘Economist’.  He is having academic acquaintances with universities and research institutes around the world.  His variety of academic ventures includes giving presidential address to the national seminars, conferences and participation in interactive sessions with renowned personalities in workshops, symposiums and special events.  At present, he is engaged in research on economic integration, dynamic open-economy models with nominal rigidities, exchange rates and international financial crises, monetary policy in open economies, fragility, civil society.

Dr. Mahsa Alinasab

Dr. Mahsa Alinasab

Topic: “Introducing English for Research Publication Purposes”

Urmia University,

Mahsa Alinasab holds a Ph.D. in TESOL/Applied Linguistics from Urmia University, Iran. She is an EAP lecturer at Urmia University and teaches Writing Academic Texts, Seminar, Essay Writing, and Language Teaching Methodology courses. Her research interests are genre analysis, academic writing, corpus studies, English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP), and Research Article genre literacy (RA genre literacy). She has recently published in English for Specific Purposes and Journal of English for Academic Purposes.

Prof. Javad Gholami

Prof. Javad Gholami

Topic: “Metadiscourse Markers in Biological Research Articles and Journal Impact Factor: Non-Native Writers vs. Native Writers”

Urmia University,

Javad Gholami is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Literature at Urmia University, Urmia, IRAN. He is the Founding Manager of Virayeshyar Language Editing and Translation Center ( and former Co-Editor of the Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability. Along with a long-standing passion for foreign/second language learning and TESOL, his main research interests include academic writing, English for Research Publication Purposes, and convenience editing of research articles. He is also interested in the professional development of Iranian EFL teachers through conducting teacher training courses and theme-based workshops.

Dr. Henry H Loupias

Dr. Henry H Loupias

Topic: “Why Are Somany Scopus Indexed Journals Discontinued? Acritical Review Of Indonesian Author’s Articles”

Pasundan University,

Dr.Henry H Loupias is a senior lecturer at Pasundan University, Bandung, Indonesia. He is a reviewer and consultant for international journals. He researches various subjects such as tourism, arts, culture, economics and others. He is the founder of PT. LEO Jejaring Ilmu Bandung which organizes international conferences and university international collaborations

Prof. Brian Ekadale

Topic: “Geographic Disparities in Knowledge Production: A Big Data Analysis of Peer-Reviewed Communication Publications from 1990 to 2019”

Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Iowa, USA

Brian Ekdale is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. His research focuses on media work, digital/social media, and scholarly knowledge production. He approaches this research through the lens of global digital cultures. He is currently the Principal Investigator on an interdisciplinary, multi-university, grant-funded research project that examines the relationship between algorithmic personalization and online radicalization.

Dr. Caleb Muyiwa ADELOWO

Topic: “Collaboration, Networking And Research Productivity In Nigeria’s Research Institutes: Empirical Evidence”

North-West University, Potchefstroom,
South Africa

Caleb M. ADELOWO is, at present, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa and an Assistant Director of Research and immediate past head of Science Policy Research and Innovation Studies Department of the National Centre for Technology Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, a ‘think tank’ Agency of government. He holds M.Sc. and PhD in Technology Management from the African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation Obafemi Awolowo University. He bagged a master degree in intellectual property from the Africa University, Zimbabwe through a World Intellectual Property Organisation scholarship in 2010. He was an Africalics PhD Scholar at Aalborg University, Denmark in 2016. He is a member of the GLOBELICS Scientific Board (GSB). His teaching and research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation management. He is passionate about bridging innovation gaps within the context of developing countries. He has coordinated several research projects, published several articles and presented papers at several local and international conferences.

Prof. Wohab Khan

Prof. Wohab Khan

Topic: “The art of writing a “Title” for an original research paper”

Bangabandhu Sheikh Muzib Medical University (BSMMU),

Abdul Wohab Khan is a Professor of Surgery and Adjunct Faculty Center for Medical Education; at Bangabandhu Sheikh Muzib Medical University (BSMMU) Dhaka, Bangladesh. He clinician with a special interest in medical education. He engaged in the teaching of undergraduate students from 1991 to 2003; then postgraduate students from 2003 to 2010. His research interest is in educational research, especially research as a learning activity and thus to make it easy for future researchers. He got the prime minister’s Gold medal in 2013 for his master’s thesis.

He aims to help others make a positive difference in their local communities and the global world of scholars, by sharing his research findings on “The art of writing a “Title” for an original research paper”



Academy of Fine Arts,

Alexander Binchev is a professional graphic designer a designer with many years of teaching experience of design. He was trained in classical and modern calligraphy at the Academy of Fine Arts arts in Venice and by some of the most famous and proven calligraphers in our time. 

He worked in advertising agencies, publishing houses and with individual clients. 


Radosveta Giuleva

Radosveta Giuleva

Topic: “New Publication Trends in Psychological Researches-Case Study”

Psychologist, philologist
Bulgarian Free University

Psychologist (BFU – Bulgarian Free University), philologist, trainer in neuro-linguistic programming – NLP. Timeline NLP therapist. Aromatherapist.

Volunteer in 2 associations in defense of women victims of violence.

Participant in the “Creators against violence” initiative.

Author of a book on communication and NLP – “Exquisite communication with others and yourself – NLP and Cybernetics ” – Neuro Sales training Institute (; Topic approved for training with credits to increase the qualification of pedagogical specialists. And awarded at the competition “Innovators in Education” of Veliko Tarnovo University – VTU.

Dr. Leoncia Henerico Kibani

Dr. Leoncia Henerico Kibani

Topic: “The role of gender in scholarly publishing in STEM fields in higher learning institutions Tanzania: The case of Mbeya University of Science and Technology”

Principal Instructor II
Mbeya University of Science and Technology

Dr. Kibani she has been teaching science subjects (Chemistry and Biology) in secondary schools for more than 17 years. She engaged in facilitating and guiding students in taking outdoor learning of science content through science clubs, hebarium and botanical garden. Since joining Mbeya University of Science and Technology Dr Kibani has been engaged in teaching zoology and botany courses, guide students in preparing botanical garden, STEM Club and Science teaching Modals.

Dr. Prachi D


Topic: “Resolving FAQs of Research Writing”

Faculty of Media and Communication, Vishwakarma University, India

Dr. Prachi D. is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Media and Communication at Vishwakarma University, Pune, Maharashtra in India. She is also looking after the International Relations Cell of the University and is responsible for departmental research initiatives. She has completed her Ph.D. in mass communication as a qualified UGC-NET fellowship holder. Her thrust areas in research include information and communication technologies (ICT), media economics, communication strategies, policy regulations, user experience, and gamification.
Besides research, she successfully launched and steered her family business. Previously, she has served the corporate communication departments of a premier law firm and one of India’s largest public sector undertaking companies operating in the non-renewable energy sector. Academically, she has been a Gold Medallist in every semester of her Post Graduation and Graduation degree in Mass Communication. She has also been awarded the ‘Roll of Honor’ for her top university rankings. She specializes in Corporate Communication for her post-graduation.