Call For Papers

You may download the Call for Papers flyer here.

ICEIRD aims to provide an effective channel of communication between decision-makers (government, ministries and state agencies), researchers (universities, research and development centres, start-up centres and incubators), practitioners (SME leaders and managers) and persons concerned with the latest research, scientific development and practice on innovation and entrepreneurship in order to discuss topics that are of currency, relevance and significance for national competitiveness as well as sustainable, robust , and equitable regional development. ICEIRD14 aims to:

  • Address key factors in regional economic development, entrepreneurial vitality and innovation processes
  • Raise the level of awareness about innovation, entrepreneurship and competitive advantage
  • Strengthen the regional and international network among representatives from SEE countries and those from EU member states
  • Consolidate intra-SEE networks of SMEs, Start-up Centers and Incubators
  • Understand cultural and national barriers of entrepreneurship in the global economy
  • Promote best practices in innovation research and business development
  • Facilitate regional partnerships and innovation networks

ICEIRD 2014 invites submissions of papers related to all the topics of interest of the conference. Papers that address collaborations between industry and academia, case studies as well as experience reports on any of the conference themes are welcome. More information on the conference topics can be found here.

Guidelines for Submission

Abstract submission
Authors are first requested to submit an about 100 words long abstract by February 14th, 2014 through the EasyChair Conference System (Expired). Upon acceptance of the abstract by February 24th, 2014 the authors should proceed to submit a full paper as per the instructions below.

Full Papers (for review)
Authors are requested to submit a full paper of 6-10 pages in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format using this template. The template has all the styles required for formatting the text. The easiest way to prepare the camera ready is to download the template, delete all exixting text, add your unformatted text and use the styles (top-left drop down menu) to format it. Only papers in this format will be published. Submitted papers, which will go under blind review by at least two referees, must be submitted electronically through the EasyChair Conference System (Expired).

Camera Ready Papers (after acceptance)
Following acceptance, authors are requested to submit a camera-ready paper using the above template to the secretariat of ICEIRD2014 by email in both Microsoft Word and PDF format.

Guidelines for Presentations

Each presentation will last 20 minutes (15 + 5 minutes for questions). All rooms are fully equiped. Presenters will be requested to upload their presentation at least 15 minutes before the start of their session. Presenters could also use their own laptop. Techinal support will be provided.


The Conference Proceedings, including all papers presented, will be published as a SEERC book edited by the Conference Chairs.

Note: The official language of the conference is English.

Important Dates

Submission of abstracts: 20th of January Extended to 14th of February 2014

Notification of abstract submission: 31st of January Extended to 24th of February 2014

Full paper submission: 1st of March Extended to 28th of March 2014

Notification of paper acceptance: 15th of March Extended to 23rd of April 2014

Earlybird and Author registration: 31th of March Extended to 9th of May 2014

Camera ready paper submission: 31th of March Extended to 9th of May 2014

Satellite Event

Within the context of ICEIRD 2014, a Satellite Event is organized. Find more information here.

General Chair
Prof. George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Prof. Panos H. Ketikidis, CITY College - International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece

Stavriana A. Kofteros, Special Entrepreneurship & RDI Adviser, Democratic Rally (DISY), Cyprus

Main Sponsor

Other Sponsors



The University of Sheffield CITY College

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