University College Canadian Institute of Technology and Kolegji Universitar “Pavarësia Vlore” have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the

International Conference on Economics, Business Trends and Technologies ICEBTT′17. The  purpose  of  Conference  is  to  propose this year the theme of “Startups and the economic prosperity”. This conference is dedicated on the latest accomplishments, future directions and innovations exclusive to Startups or Small and Medium Enterprises. The Scope of this conference includes all aspects related to original analysis, modeling, critics and implementation for the mentioned subjects, but not limited to.
All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and posters.

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All submitted manuscripts should contain previously unpublished original research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following fields:

Business and Economics:


  • Access to finance/ Efficiency improvement when overregulation and informality
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Economics
  •  Corporate Finance and Governance
  •  Economic Policy
  • Finance and Investment
  • Technology and Operational Management
  • Financial Economics
  • Economic prosperity
  • Trade openness and local businesses? Protectionism vs. globalization
  • The internationalization of Albanian start-ups
  • Entrepreneurship in emerging economies
  • The entrepreneurship education, challenges and best practices
  • Corporate and social entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation best practices
  • Entrepreneurship and technological innovation
  • Agriculture
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • Public Economics & Finance
  • Public Relations
  • Public Responsibility & Ethics
  • Development Planning & Policy
  • Taxation
  • Productivity and efficiency at firm level related to technology improvement
  • Industry structure, competitiveness and efficiency
  • PPPs, competition and efficiency of service sector


  • Management culture and entrepreneurial skills as source of business efficiency gain
  • Startup management
  • Visual process management
  • Sustainable high growth startup companies
  • Innovative governance
  • Innovation management challenges
  • Culture and team management in innovation
  • Building a knowledge sharing culture in a corporate and industry environment
  • Entrepreneurship, venturing, business models & financing innovation
  • Budgeting & Finance
  • Foreign direct investment spill over on know-how, management, business culture etc.
  • Human capital and firm efficiency/ Innovative ways of employment and education/ Unemployment or underemployment


Knowledge Economy and Innovation Economy

  • Principles of economic growth in the knowledge economy
  • Transforming knowledge into products and business development
  • Business models of the knowledge economy
  • Public policy for knowledge economy
  • Knowledge based business enterprises
  • Knowledge society in knowledge economy
  • E–society / e–governance
  • E-commerce and E-trade as efficient
  • Innovation and economic growth
  • Furthering an innovation economy
  • Innovation as an economic driving force in the United States, Europe, and Asia
  • Financial innovations and the consumer
  • Financial innovations and firms: Risk–sharing and systemic risk
  • Financial innovations and firms: Borrower and lender behavior
  • Information economy
  • Green economy
  • Renewable energy


  • Information systems:

  • Information systems for startup business
  • Information system for Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Web and mobile based platforms
  • Digital economy: Digital content creation, distribution and access
  • Financial Systems Development
  • Information Management
  • Digital reporting
  • Accounting Information Systems in Digitalized Businesses
  • Digitalization Trends in Human Resources Management
  • E-services, Social Networks and Smart Cities
  • Digital Technology for learning: A Continuous Transformational Process

The review process will be double-blind. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two members of
scientific committee. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical
depth, elegance, practical or theoretic impact, and presentation.

  • Original: the paper explores a new idea, project or issue; discusses existing research
    with promise of new insight, discusses new research; or presents new ways of
    considering existing information
  • Engaging: presentation format will involve the audience in some way, or has high
    potential to attract conference attendees by addressing needs of the community
  • Significant: the paper raises and discusses issues important to improving the
    effectiveness and/or sustainability of open education efforts, and its contents can be
    broadly disseminated and understood
  • Quality: claims are supported by sufficient data; claims draw upon relevant literature;
    and limitations are described honestly
  • Relevant: the paper addresses one or more of the themes of the conference

Papers submitted in the conference must be original, not published or being considered to publish elsewhere. Abstracts should be between 150-300 words, and full papers should be between 6-10  pages,  Times  New Roman,  12, single  spaced,

Justify, and formatted according to the template in conference website. All papers will be review. Papers that not fulfill the criteria will not be considered.


Publishing Opportunities:

The language of the conference is English and all the accepted papers will be published in Conference Proceedings Book with ISBN.

  • Abstract submission deadline:            30 September 2017
  • Abstract acceptance notification:       05 October 2017
  • Extended Abstract submission due:  15 October 2017
  • Acceptance Notification:                      19 October 2017
  • Fee Payment deadline:                          23 October 2017
  • Conference:                                           02-03 November 2017

Scientific Committee:

Prof. Dr. Habib Hamam – Former Canada Research Chair holder, Director of EMAT Research Lab, U de Moncton, NB, Canada, Chair

Prof. Dr.  Luan  Gjonçaj  –  “Pavarësia”  University  College, Vlora, Albania; Chair

Prof. Ass. Dr. Lindita Mukli – Faculty of Information Technology, UAMD, Durrës, Albania

Prof.Ass.Dr. Skender Uku – Faculty of Economy and Agro business, Agriculture University of Tirana, Albania.

Prof.Ass. Dr. Vaso Qano – University College, Canadian Institute of Technology, Tirana, Albania

Dr.Albana Demi – Lector and Head of Center of Innovation Research & Developmet, University College Canadian Institute of Technology, Tirana, Albania

PhD Eldi Metushi – Lector and Head of Business Administration Department, University College Canadian Institute of Technology, Tirana, Albania.

Dr. Altin Kulli – Lector and Head of BA&IT Department, University College Canadian Institute of Technology, Tirana, Albania.

PhD, Siri  Hoxha , Vice Rector, University College r ”Pavaresia Vlore”  Albania

Dr. Myzafer Elezi, Vice Rector for scientific research, University College “Pavaresia Vlore” Albania

Dr. Veronika Dyrmishi, Vice Dean, Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, University College “Pavaresia Vlore”, Albania

Dr. Esmeralda Hoxha, Head of Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University College “Pavaresia Vlore”, Albania

Dr. Engjellushe Zenelaj, Director of Research Center on Human Sciences, Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, University College “Pavaresia Vlore”

Organizing Committee:


Dr. Albana Demi

Dr. Engjellushe Zenelaj

Phd. ©..Mimoza Agolli

Msc. Ibrahim Çekiri

The conference fee for the corresponding author is 50 Euro, and an additional fee of 20 euro for any co-author. The registration fee for the students is FREE.

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