Meet Our Conference Chair & Committee

Conference Chairs

Prof. Andrea Volterrani

Conference Chair

Researcher of Sociology of Cultural and Communication Processes, Director of Master in Social Communication, Director of Master in Social Farming, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Dr. Andrea Volterrani is a Sociologist of Cultural and Communication Processes at Department of Enterprise Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata. After graduating from the Faculty of Political Science Cesare Alfieri of the University of Florence, she is a fellow student at the Italian Foundation for Volunteering.

He was then assigned research from 1999 to 2005 at the Department of Sociology and Political Science of the University of Florence. From 1997 to 2003 he is also a professor of sociology of cultural processes, theory and technique of social communication, territorial communication and marketing at the Faculty of Political Science Cesare Alfieri of Florence.

From 2005 to 2008 he is a contractor and research grant at the Department of Historical, Legal and Political Sciences and Social Sciences at Siena University and a social contractor and family sociology lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Siena . At the same time he is a professor of social studies contract at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of La Sapienza University of Rome (2004-2008) and of sociology of communication at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Florence (2004-2006).Since 2008 is a researcher at Department of Enterprise Engineering, Tor Vergata University, Rome.

Volterrani is engaged in research, teaching and consulting on social communication, the third sector, integrated social politics and assessment processes, resilience community and prevention communication related on natural disaster

Prof. Manish Verma

Conference Chair

Amity School of Communication, Amity University Gurugram, Haryana, India

Dr. Tülây Atay

Conference Chair

Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Tayfur Sokmen Campus, Turkey

Dr Tülây ATAY currently teaches at Hatay Mustafa Kemal University (HMKU), Antakya, Hatay, Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism as a faculty member (Assistant Professor) and a researcher. She is a Turkish Citizen. She was born and bred in Istanbul, Turkey and graduated from Istanbul University. She holds a BA degree in Mass-Media Communication & Journalism & PR. She has her Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Gender & Women’s Studies.

She is a co-author of the book called “Gender & Sex and Taboo in the Contemporary Primitive & Traditional Societies” in the Turkish Language based on her MA thesis. The book is written from the perspective of women’s and gender studies. She was one of the co-founders of the Centre for Women’s Studies of Mustafa Kemal University. She served and was in charge as one of the deputy directors of the Centre for Women’s Studies of Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey.

She previously worked as a “business developer” for many SMEs in various fields such as automotive, textile etc. She worked as an Assistant Producer for Turkish Radio Television State Company (TRT) between 1995-1996. She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Agriculture Economics and Extensions at Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey in October 2013. She produced her Ph.D. thesis on the division of labour amongst ethnically different two villages near Hatay province in the context of changing social life and Women’s & Gender Studies.

Tülay’s areas of interests are women empowerment and women’s studies using the other disciplines. She is holding a sociology BA degree obtained from Open Faculty, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey. She is a Ph.D. in Journalism, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. She was a temporary National Gender Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). She lived in the UK and USA for a while. She has been in Portugal, Slovenia, Ukraine, Scotland, Romania, Holland, Italy, Spain, Estonia, UAE, Malaysia, Poland, Czeck Republic and France for academic purposes.”

Prof. Chris Fenner

Conference Chair

Assistant Professor of Communication, University of West Florida, USA

Chris Fenner is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of West Florida, where he teaches courses in public relations, strategic communications, scientific communication, and persuasion and propagand.

His research interests include public relations education, crisis management, and leadership theory. His current work explores the role of agnotology, the intentional creation of ignorance, on public discourse and understanding of scientific knowledge. Dr. Fenner is an experienced public speaking consultant having served as a competitive collegiate speech and debate coach for over 15 years.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee consists of the experts in the field from many different countries in the world. The Committee Members evaluate your abstracts and provide insights to improve those further. According to the final decision given by them, you would be able to process further tasks for attending the conference.

Assoc. Prof. Esra Cizmeci Ümit

Yalova University Turkey

Dr. Fauziah Hassan

Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr.Gatut Priyowidodo

Petra Christian University, Indonesia

Dr. Ido Prijana Hadi

Petra Christian University, Indonesia

Assoc. Prof. Emiliano Ilardi

University Of Cagliari Italy

Assist. Prof. Jeyasushma Veeriah

Xiamen University Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Gedala Mulliah Naidoo

University Of Zululand South Africa

Dr. Lakhdar Chadli

Canadian University Dubai

Dr. Manoch Chummuangpak

Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand

Dr. Marathane Reggy Metso

Dr. Siti Ezaleila Mustafa

Assoc. Prof. Sharmila Kayal

Adamas University India

Dr. Siti Ezaleila Mustafa

University Of Malaya, Malaysia

Dr. Wan Norbani Wan Noordin

Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Dr. Billy K. Sarwono

Petra Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Prof. Esther Harijanti Kuntjara

Petra Christian University, Indonesia

Dr. Amira El-Deeb

The American University in Cairo Egypt

Dr. Noha Atef

Cairo University Egypt

Dr. Peter Egielewa

Edo State University Uzairue Nigeria


University of Jaffna Sri Lanka

Dr. Sunil Kumar Mishra

Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies India

Assoc. Prof. Mohamed Ahmed Khalifa

Minia University Egypt

Dr. Wajid Zulqarnain

SZABIST Islamabad Campus, Pakistan

Prof. Sulieman Salem Saleh

Cairo University, Egypt

Dr. Majid-Ul-Ghafar

Dept. of Communication and Media Studies Hazara University Pakistan

Prof. Chandima S. M. Wickramasinghe

Dept. of Classical Languages University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka

Conference Convener & Secretariat

Mr. Isanka P Gamage

Conference Convener

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM),
Sri Lanka
Hotline: +94 71 558 9870 / +94 77 737 9779
Tel: +94 11 799 2022

Ms. Natashya Kodithuwakku

Conference Secretariat

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM),
Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 117 992 022
Fax: +94 112 873 371
Hotline: +94 76 573 3737