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Call for Papers

2nd Cihan University-Erbil International Conference on Literature and Arts (CIC-LITART’18)

June 27-28, 2018

Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region-Iraq


Call for Papers


We are pleased to invite you participate in and contribute to the 2nd Cihan University-Erbil International Conference on Literature and Arts  (CIC-LITART’18) which will be held at Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region-Iraq.

The aim of the conference is to facilitate and provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge and to share views and experiences in the fields of literature and arts between academics, graduate and post-graduate students, doctoral candidates, researchers and the field experts. Keynote speakers will address hot topics and issues in the field of literature and arts.

The CIC-LITART’18 is an international peer reviewed and non-profit conference. It seeks high quality, original and non-published papers in (but not limited to) the following topics:


First Session (Media) – New media strategy:


  • Media and electronic journalism.
  • Modern methods of advertising and its uses in media campaigns.
  • Modern technology and media and their impact on social media.
  • The media in the era of globalization.
  • Media and Public Relations.


Second Session (Translation) – Translation and the contemporary world:


  • Translation and modern technology
  • Translation and Culture.
  • Constructive approach to translation education.
  • Comparative studies based on translation.


Third Session (English language) – Modern Approach in Linguistics and Literature:

  • The relation between language, cognition, and literature.
  • Critical thinking and creative thinking in foreign language learning and teaching.
  • Modern versus classical techniques in drama and novel.
  • Linguistics levels and discourse analysis.

Fourth Session (Interior Design) – Innovative Trends in Interior Design:

  • Creative approaches in interior design.
  • Technological applications in smart buildings.
  • Sustainable interior spaces: between theory and practice.
  • Virtual interior spaces and parametric design.

Fifth Session (Sports Education) – Modern Trends of Sports Science in the Renaissance of Society (Challenges and Aspiration):

  • Physical Education and School Sports.
  • Sports Recreation.
  • Sports Management and Marketing.
  • Recent developments in Exercise Physiology.
  • Sport for people with Disabilities.


Other topics and disciplines dealing with the related topics above are mostly welcome


All the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (with ISSN and DOI numbers) and selected papers will be published in the Cihan University-Erbil Scientific Journal.


Important Dates:

The important dates and deadlines are:

Paper Submission Deadline: May 24, 2018
Paper Acceptance Notification Date: June 17, 2018
Conference date: June 27-28, 2018


Papers written in English are preferred however papers written in Arabic are accepted as well. The number of pages for papers written in English must not accede 10 pages and for those written in Arabic must not accede 20 pages. Authors must follow the paper submission instructions given in


For more information please contact conference secretariat via:


cic@ cihanuniversity.edu.iq

Web: http://cic.cihanuniversity.edu.iq/

Mob.: +964 751 768 8597



  • Prof. Dr. Amjad Sabir Al-Dalwi (President of Cihan University-Erbil) – Conference Chair
  • Prof. Dr. Govand Hussain Sherwani – Administrative and Financial Committee Chair
  • Dr. Mohammad Abdulbaqy – Conference General Coordinator
  • Dr. Wirya Omer Amin-Member
  • Prof. Dr. Abbas Fadhil – Scientific Committee Chair
  • Akram Abdulwahid Hamad Amin – Media and Relations Committee Chair

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Abbas Fadhil Lutfi (Chair)

Cihan University-Erbil


Prof. Dr. Hasan Ciftci

Bingol University- Turkey


Prof. Dr. Abdullah Kiran

Muş Alparslan University– Turkey


Prof. Dr. Hussian Saadi Ibrahim

Salahhadin University-Erbil – Iraq


Prof. Dr. Fidaa Akram Saleem

Salahhadin University – Iraq


Prof. Dr. Azad Hasan Qadir

Salahhadin University-Erbi – Iraq


Prof. Dr. Sarhang Abdulkhaliq Abdullah

Salahaddin University-Erbil – Iraq


Prof. Dr. Adhema Abbas Alsultani

Salahaddin University-Erbil – Iraq


Asst. Prof. Dr. Ismael Mohammad Fahmi

Salahaddin University-Erbil – Iraq


Asst. Prof. Dr. Jwan Abdullah Al Banaa

Salahaddin University-Erbil – Iraq


Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Zahir Ertekin

Bingol University- Turkey


Asst. Prof. Dr. Bedreddin Basuguy

Bingol University- Turkey


Asst. Prof. Dr. Alisandro Kamiz

Girne American University- Northern Cyprus


Asst. Prof. Dr. Silvia Kovarnow

Girne American University- Northern Cyprus


Asst. Prof. Dr. Horakhsh Ahmed

Girne American University- Northern Cyprus


Asst. Prof. Dr.Faris Ali Mustafa

Salahhadin University – Iraq


Asst. Prof. Dr.Hussein Ali Hussein

Salahhadin University-Erbil – Iraq



Administrative and Financial Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Govand Hussein Sherwani (Chair)
  • Adnan Jamil Mukhlif
  • Hiwa Omar Ali
  • Smko Kamil Ali
  • Nur Thahir Muhammed


  • Media and Relations Committee
  • Akram Abdulwahid Hamad Amin
  • lecturer Mohammed Bajalan
  • Lecturer Hunar Muhammed Husain
  • Ahmad Thahir
  • Saba Abdulqadir Thannoon
  • Nur Husain Ali


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