1st Andean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences, Humanities & Education

02-04 February 2024

Andean University Simon Bolivar, Quito, Ecuador


European Scientific Institute, ESI

The European Scientific Institute (ESI) serves as a global academic platform, collaborating with universities and academic centers on five continents to organize scientific conferences, forums, workshops, and joint projects. Functioning as a bridge for exploration worldwide, ESI contributes significantly to promoting modern scientific accomplishments. As a committed publisher of four journals—three specialized and one interdisciplinary—ESI underscores its dedication to impactful academic contributions. Guided by the motto “Science does not know borders,” ESI seamlessly bridges geographical and cultural divides, cultivating a global network of postdoctoral researchers and scholars. ESI, a powerhouse in fostering interdisciplinary research in the social sciences and humanities, leads the flagship Postdoctoral Program. Engaging esteemed partner universities across Spain, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Latvia, India, Georgia, Indonesia, Cuba, and China, this initiative addresses contemporary challenges in the post-crisis era. Join ESI in navigating the dynamic landscape of academia, as your trusted partner for meaningful engagement, research, and dialogue, propelling the advancement of knowledge beyond borders.

Why should I attend?

The Andean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education is an indispensable event, offering unique networking prospects, opportunities for research publication, and a dynamic platform for academic enrichment. Beyond professional development the forum facilitates staying abreast of cutting-edge academic trends, ensuring a global perspective with participants from the Andean region and beyond. Additionally, it fosters interdisciplinary collaborations, providing an academic component that goes beyond the typical conference experience. Participants will also have the unique opportunity to engage with postdoctoral fellows from the European Scientific Institute (ESI), representing diverse countries. Elevate your career by actively participating in scholarly discussions, showcasing your commitment to continuous learning, and contributing meaningfully to the academic community.

Special Session

Topic: New Insights into Special Languages
Chair: Franca Daniele, MD
“G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy..

List of Presenters:

  • From ‘Lockdown’ to ‘No-Fly Zone’. Significant Words that Impact on Lives.
    Franca Daniele, MD
    Assistant Professor of English Language and Translation
    Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences
    “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy.
    [email protected]

  • Lexical Aspects of Specialized Medical Language in a Contrastive Perspective.
    Barbara Cappuzzo
    Assistant Professor English Language and Translation
    Department of Psychology, Educational Sciences and Human Movement
    University of Palermo, Italy.
    [email protected]

  • Non-Performing vs. Impaired Loans. A Cross Cultural Analysis of Political Representations of Financial Institutions and Debtors in Media Discourse.
    Giuseppina Di Gregorio, PhD
    Department of Education
    University of Catania, Italy.
    [email protected]

  • Benefits of English for Pre-School Children. The Case Study of a Bilingual School in Italy.
    Paola Clara Leotta, PhD
    Associate Professor of English Linguistics
    Department of Education
    University of Catania, Italy.
    [email protected]


  • The Construction of Medical Knowledge. A Semantic Taxonomy of Processes.
    Renzo Mocini
    Associate Professor of English Language and Translation
    Department of Surgical Sciences
    La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
    [email protected]

Aims and Scope

This year’s event is scheduled for the 1st time at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador in a hybrid format, encompassing both in-person and online sessions. The assembly aims to convene a diverse cohort of scientists, professors, researchers, students, and research scholars, fostering the exchange of experiences and research findings. Aligning with the principles of open access, the forum actively supports and promotes this concept, intending to disseminate its scientific outcomes through open access publications.

The academic content obtained by this event will be published as conference proceedings. According to the scientific field, and the preferences of the authors, all the conference papers will be sent to one of the journals for possible publication. However, only the accepted papers will be published in one of the following journals:

Our history in organizing academic conferences dates back to 2013. You can find details about our previous conferences, events, and publications by clicking here.


High quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in the all areas under the Social Sciences and Humanities are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

All papers should be sent via conference emails: [email protected]

Subject: Andean Forum

Please follow the forum’s template.

Recommended paper length: 5-15 pages (Microsoft Word, font 12, Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing).

The papers will be available on:

In-person Presentations will be organized into academic sessions at the University premises. Every presenter will have 10 minutes for presentation and an extra 5 minutes for discussion. The presentation should be prepared in Microsoft PowerPoint within 10-15 slides in English/Spanish language.

Online Presentations will be possible if there is sufficient number of on-line participants.

Zoom Online Meeting platform will be used. Every participant will receive an invitation to their email address.

Important dates and other information

Important dates:

Abstract/Full Paper Submission: 30 January , 2024
Registration Fee: Online Payment  (Conference fee)

Registration Fee

Early submission: 150 EUR per paper for payments received before January 01, 2024

197 EUR per paper for payments received after January 02, 2024

97 EUR padditional paper if presenting more than one paper at the conference.

  • If a University/Company registers more than 3 participants, a 20% discount will be approved.

Only papers that successfully pass the peer review procedure will be published.

**Note: The participation is free of charge for the ESI Postdoctoral Fellows

Registration Fee: Online Payment (Conference fee)


The fee includes:

Admission to the conference, one paper to be presented, copy of the conference program, conference certificate, book of abstracts, publication of an accepted paper in the online conference proceedings or/and journal publication (if accepted by the journal), free tour, and social events.

Organizing and Scientific Committee

Jovan Shopovski
European Scientific Institute
Jorge Balladares
Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, Ecuador
Dejan Marolov
European Scientific Institute
Franca Daniele
D` Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Provisional programme :

1st Day of the Conference

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:30 – 10:00   Keynote address by Dr. Nirmaljit Rathee, Delaware State University, USA
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 – 11:00 Session
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:00 Session
12:00 – 12:15 Coffee break
12:15 – 13:00 Session
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

2nd Day of the Conference

10:00 – 11:00 Session
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:00 Session
12:00 – 12:15 Coffee break
12:15 – 13:00 Session
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Session
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 – 16:00 Session
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 17:00 Session

3th Day of the Conference

10:00 – 11:30 Walking tour
13:30 – 14:00 Informal Lunch and networking

Register for the conference

To participate in the conference, authors are required to submit an abstract for onsite or online presentations.

Upon submission, authors will receive notification of the acceptance or rejection of their abstracts. Accepted authors will then be instructed to pay the registration fee. Following payment, authors will receive an email from the conference secretariat with details for submitting full papers and additional registration procedures.

All abstracts should be submitted via conference emails to [email protected], with the subject “Andean Forum.”


Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador.

Address: Toledo N22-80 (Plaza Brasilia), Apartado postal: 17-12-569. Quito, Ecuador

Why is Ecuador a wonderful experience?

Nearest airport ?

Mariscal Sucre Quito International Airport, Tababela Parish S/N via Yaruquí, Quito, Ecuador

40 minutes with taxi
2 hours by bus

Get In Touch

[email protected]
Andean Forum

Kirk St.Amant

Kirk St.Amant is the Eunice C. Williamson Chair in Technical Communication at Louisiana Tech University and is a member of the University’s Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS). Kirk serves as the Director of Louisiana Tech’s Center for Health and Medical Communication (CHMC) and is also an Adjunct Professor of Health and Medical Communication with the University of Limerick and a Research Fellow in User Experience Design with the University of Strasbourg. He researches how cognition affects usability and design with a focus on international health and medical settings and on international online education. He can be reached at [email protected]