TASPAA Annual Conference
Academic Impact for Better Future
Announcement of Conference Agenda

Call for Papers and Panels

Since 2009, the United Nation has initiated a network of The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) by aligning the stakeholders of high education to support and contribute to the realization of UN goals such as promotion and protecting human rights, access to education, sustainability, conflict resolution, and other vital issues. It has then become a vibrant platform to engage academics, scientists, researchers, experts, think tanks, institutions of higher education, continuing education and educational associations to employ ‘academic impact’ to make the world a better place. How to cultivate, improve, expand, and integrate the ‘academic impact’ from local to global levels has therefore become a crucial challenge for the academic community. It calls for collaboration and contributions of expertise from academic participants to advise the competent authorities to effectively solve problems and tackle difficulties.

Against such global backdrops, the 2019 TASPAA annual conference intends to engage reflections and discussions around the theme of ‘Academic Impact for Better Future’. We sincerely invite submissions of individual papers and panels of papers from researchers, postgraduate students, and practitioners from relevant fields for the 2019 TASPAA annual conference in Taichung, Taiwan. This conference will serve as a platform for academics and researchers to exchange ideas, to connect theory and practice of public administration and to expand networks both home and abroad.

Submissions & Conference tracks

We welcome contributions of original papers and research works of interdisciplinary nature from relevant fields in two formats: individual papers and panels of papers.

  1. Submission of individual papers

    Please use Form 1 for individual paper proposal.

  2. Submissions of panels of papers

    A panel proposal should include up to four papers under the 10 conference tracks. Please use Form 2 for panel proposals.

Following the theme of ‘Academic Impact for Better Future’, 10 tracks of sub-themes are devised follows:

  1. Public policy and regulatory administration: This category includes the elaborated planning, analysis, implementation, and evaluation regarding policy processes, as well as investigations into regulatory administration cases of food safety, clean energy, anti-narcotics and drug enforcement, long-term care, health insurance, social welfare, transportation policies, etc. that are derived from the concept of development and application tools.
  2. Administration ethics and integrity: This category includes administration neutrality, administrative ethics, protection of whistleblowers, incorrupt capability and avarice elimination , diligent investigation, security and investigation, information disclosure, and government transparency.
  3. Regional governance and locality revitalization: This category includes geographical space, administration jurisdiction, governance issues of cross-domain collaboration between the government and civilian organizations, cooperation and competition between physical and virtual network domains, and cooperation research between homogeneous and heterogeneous organizations, burgeoning vitality from old residences, community economics, locality festivals, locality tourism, cultural creative industry, and circular economy under the domain of metropolitan governance.
  4. Environmental governance and disaster prevention: This category includes all kinds of environmental issues from the perspectives of sustainable governance in response to climate change, compound disasters, land use, resource conservation, mountain disaster rescues, disaster prevention, brownfield utilization, environmental considerations, environmental education, and other topics.
  5. Reform and development of civil service system: This category includes examination and selection of public service manpower, training and safeguarding, talent exchange between the public and private sectors, annuity system reform, part-time work by civil servants, legalization of professional allowance to public service personnel, training-examination-employment-retention for public service personnel, service motivation and incentive systems, head appointment in tri-tier agencies, legalization of civil service systems, leadership of diversified human resources, adjustment of locality positions, and volunteer services of grey-haired civil service human resources, as well as political, secretarial, and contract human resource issues.
  6. The third sector and charity: This category includes all such topics as nonprofit organization management, government-funded non-profit organizations, social enterprises, charitable trust, social impact assessment, social return on investment, SROI, crowdfunding, and charity fund-raising.
  7. Government auditing and public accountability: This category includes such topics as government budget, public finance, and performance auditing, as well as topics on participatory budgeting, public resource application and planning, and responsibility.
  8. Data governance and organizational performance: This category includes such topics as e-government, artificial intelligence and policy applications, cloud computing and big data governance, open data and service innovation, network volume surveys, and online polls.
  9. Locality autonomy and administration legalization: This category includes all topics related to locality autonomy, local institutions, elections, public elections, political parties, lobbying or political contributions. Regarding issues related to locality autonomy and local institutions, we welcome papers on reviewing legalization and suggesting resolutions to practical issues on topics of ‘proceeding transparency by locality legislatures, protecting rights of indigenous people and different genders to political participation, communication and coordination mechanisms between the central and locality administration, regional joint governance, and relations between the legislature and administration’.
  10. New trends in the development of public administration: We welcome papers on pioneering research, scientific and technology-integrated research, major developments and trends of public administration in various countries, and public administration teaching, research methods, and applications of technical tools.

Important dates and notes
(both individual papers and panels of papers)

  • Abstract submission deadline: February 18, 2019.
  • Notification of acceptance: February 25, 2019. [The deadline has been pushed back two weeks]
  • Deadline for full paper submission: March 18, 2019. [The deadline has been pushed back two weeks]
  • Program publication: April 15, 2019.
  • Notes –
    • Use Form 1 for Individual paper proposal
    • Use Form 2 for Panel proposal
    • Please email your completed application to taspaa2019@gmail.com by submission deadline 18 Feb 2019. [The deadline has been pushed back two weeks]

Contact information

  1. Conference Coordinator: Mr. Kristian Widya Wicaksono
  2. E-mail: taspaa2019@gmail.com
  3. Tel:+886-4-2359-0121#36700
  4. Fax:+886-4-2359-3843
  5. Venue:Mao Bang Hall, Liberty Arts Building, Tunghai University No. 1727, Sec. 4, Taiwan Blvd., Xitun Dist., Taichung City, Taiwan 40704 (Department of Public Management and Policy, Tunghai University)
  6. 2019 TASPAA Conference website: http://2019taspaa.project.solmag.tw/index_eng.html

About Taiwan: Tourism Information

  • National Taichung Theater
    National Taichung Theater is a stunning building, which has the Grand Theater, playhouses, a sky garden, and a shopping center. To see the documentary video done by the discovery channel, click here.
  • Calligraphy Greenway & Park Lane
    Calligraphy Greenway has a form like the cursive writing of Chinese calligraphy ranges from the National Museum of Natural Science to the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Shen Ji New Village
    Shen Ji New Village is a dorm compound built by the Taiwan Provincial Government nearly half a century ago to accommodate employees of the auditing office. As the government restructured, the dorms were left unused for years. With the government’s revitalization plans, the historic village is now transformed into a lively and innovative base for young entrepreneurs to start their businesses. The young vitality and creativity has stirred up the charm of the space and created cheerful atmosphere.
  • Taichung Second Public Market
    In early times, the Market was an important hub where daily commodities were collected and distributed. Due to the wide variety of goods, the vendors were placed in different sections in the hexagon market building. The Second Market is also a place where you can find delicious local food of Taichung.
  • Miyahara Eye Hospital
    Miyahara Eye Hospital is actually an ice cream joint. It was an eye clinic built by a Japanese optometrist- Miyahara (Gong Yuan) during the time of the Japanese occupation. It is a 2-story red brick building with arch designed passageway, which was the largest eye clinic in Taichung at that time. The renovation of this relic is not only to establish a flagship store for “Dawn Cake”, but also to accomplish a dream of this construction team, restoring the prosperity of Central District of Taichung.
  • Night Markets
    The Fengjia Night Market was established in 1963 and it is the largest and most popular night market in Taichung.
  • Gaomei Wetlands
    Gaomei Wetlands in Qingshui, Taichung, is one of the most well-known and well-preserved wetland habitats in Taiwan.
  • Rainbow Village
    The Rainbow Village is a street art in Nantun District in Taichung, Taiwan. Resident veteran, Yung-Fu Huang, a self-taught grandpa artist, began painting empty houses in his settlement in 2008 to save them from demolition. Mr. Huang said that he will continue to paint even when he is 100 years old. Over the years his colourful artwork, which includes birds, animals and people, has spread over the remaining houses in the village, which once contained 1,200 homes. The village, now known as Rainbow Village, has since become a popular tourist site in the city.
  • Outlets & Museums
  • Other Information


Official Designated Hotel
Howard Prince Hotel Taichung

Please make your reservation through email or phone and quote "2019 TASPAA Annual Conference" to receive more information on the discounted rate.

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