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9th Asian Regional Congress of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association
Beijing, China, 1-3 November 2016
Call for papers (deadline 15 July 2016)
Registration and paper submission via:
The 9th Asian Regional Congress of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) will be held in Beijing from 1 to 3 November 2016. The theme of the Congress is “The Implications of Economic Transformation and Upgrading on Labour and Employment Relations and the Responses”. The Congress is co-hosted by the China Association for Labour Studies and the Chinese Academy of Labour and Social Security. Also, the Congress is jointly organized by the following institutions: School of Labour and Human Resources of Renmin University of China, School of Labour Economics of Capital University of Economics and Business, China Institute of Industrial Relations, Labour Science Education Branch of the China Association for Labour Studies, Labour Relations Branch of the Chinese Association of Human Resource Development.
Currently, many countries (regions) in Asia as well as other parts of the world are undergoing transformation of economic structures, accompanied by new issues, changes and problems in the field of labour and employment relations. These countries (regions) have taken policies and measures according to their own specific situations, making theoretical and practical exploration and accumulating much successful experiences. However, they have undergone difficult developing process and are still confronted with many new issues. The Asian Regional Congress aims to share theoretical and practical achievements, and to discuss and analyze the confronting difficulties and situations, so as to promote common development. Meanwhile, it is also hoped to boost innovation in theory and practice in the field of labour relations in China through instructive discussions with academics and practitioners. This Congress provides a good opportunity to expand channels of international collaboration and strengthen the links among research institutions, organization and academics throughout the world for the construction and development of harmonious labour relations.
We warmly invite academics, practitioners, policy makers and guests from all over the world to the Congress, to share thoughts and enlightening ideas surrounding the theme. Distinguished international researchers and tripartite representatives will be invited to deliver speeches at the Congress.
1. Theme
    The Implications of Economic Transformation and Upgrading on Labour and Employment Relations and the Responses

2. Papers presented at the Congress will be organized around the following six topics:
2.1  Changes and challenges in the labour market
2.2  The implications of economic transformation and upgrading on labour relations and responses
2.3  Thoughts and approaches of constructing harmonious labour relations
2.4  Policies and measures on improvement of social security and protection of workers’ rights and interests
2.5  Income distribution policy during the economic transformation and upgrading
2.6  The future of labour relations in China and Asia
        Based on the tradition of the ILERA World Congresses and the Asian Regional Congresses, Special Symposia will be convened as part of the Congress, according to proposals submitted by individuals and research groups.
3. Congress papers and symposium proposals submission guidelines
3.1  The content of papers or research reports submitted should be related to the Congress theme and topics. It must contain original point of view and rational reasoning. Manuscripts must not have been published/accepted for publication elsewhere.
3.2  Papers must be between 4000 and 8000 words, including abstract (200-300 words) and reference. The full name of the author and e-mail address should be included in the title page.
3.3  The deadline of Congress papers submission (in English or Chinese) is 15 July 2016.
3.4  A group of experts will be invited to form the Paper Review Committee to review all the submitted papers anonymously and decide the shortlist for the congress paper proceedings. .
3.5  The authors who submit papers in Chinese will be notified after the review (if accepted), and they must submit the English version by 15 September 2016.
3.6  The accepted papers will be distributed to the delegates and guests during the Congress in DVD form.
3.7  The ILERA members can submit proposals on the Congress programme and topics (if any) for discussion on symposium. The deadline for symposium proposal submission is 15 August 2016.
4. Venue
    Beijing International Convention Center
    (Address: No. 8 Beichen Dong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing P.R. China 100101)

5.  Registration fee
5.1    Early bird registration fees (before 31 May 2016)
          International delegates USD330
          ILERA members USD230
          Full time students/Emeritus/Pensioners USD130
          Domestic delegates RMB500
5.2    Standard registration fees (after 1 June 2016)
          International delegates  USD380
          ILERA members USD280
          Full time students/Emeritus/Pensioners USD180
          Domestic delegates RMB600

6. Registration and paper submission website

7. Contact information
    Please feel free to contact the Preparation Office of the Congress should you have any question.
    Ms. ZHANG Yujie, 0086(10)-64941035
    Mr. LIU Genghua,0086(10)-64941226
    Ms. YIN Manxue, 0086(10)-64941397