Important Dates for the IEPAS2017:

  • April 25, 2017: Early-bird conference registration ends. Registration rates go up by €20! (Please see Registration rates)
  • May 15, 2017: All scheduled participants must register for the conference. Those who do not will have their names withdrawn from the program.
  • May 15, 2017: No refunds of registration payment offered after this date.
  • June 01, 2017: Recommended deadline for presenting authors to upload their papers.


  • How many people usually attend the IEPAS?

The IEPAS2017 expects to see between 60–100 conference attendees.

  • Where is the IEPAS2017 held?

In 2017, the conference will be held at Bahariye Mevlevihanesi in Istanbul, July 1-2, 2017. For further information about location of the Mevlevihane please click here.

  • What is the theme of the 2017 International Conference on Eurasian Politics and Society (IEPAS2017)?
Civilisation and World Politics.
  • What kind of scholarship does the Conference look to highlight?

The IEPAS2017 embraces high-quality scholarship reflecting a variety of viewpoints, and encourages submissions from a wide range of disciplines (political science, sociology, history, economics, literature, etc.) and interdisciplinary fields (cultural studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, etc.).

  • Does the Program Committee encourage particular types of submissions?

The Organising Committee strongly encourages the submission of fully-formed session proposals of any kind.

  • Does the IEAPS offer any travel grant and registration fee waiver to attend the conference?

Registration Fee Waivers for young researchers are available. Please indicate your interest for a registration fee waiver when submitting your abstract. The registration fee waivers will be distributed at the discretion of the scientific organisers during the abstract review. If you are awarded a registration fee waiver you will be notified after the abstract review has been completed and asked to confirm your acceptance. This is usually one or two months before the conference start date. Under these circumstances, you would not be requested to pay the registration fee for the course.

 Travel grants for attendees are not available.

  • Do I have to present at the conference to attend?

Absolutely not! The Organising Bodies welcome attendance by all scholars of Eurasia, regardless of their participation in conference sessions.

If you are a co-author, you do not need to attend as long as one of the authors is with us to present your paper.

Yet, all the authors need to pay fees to be included in the program.

  • Are there limits on how many sessions I can participate in?

Yes. You may present no more than two papers at the conference and then chair or discuss an additional third session. Each conference attendee may have no more than three roles in three sessions at the conference.


  • Where do I go to submit a proposal?

You may submit proposals via email at iepas [@] cesran [dot] org until April 01, 2017.

  • What do I need to submit a paper proposal for the conference?

You’ll need a paper abstract (no more than 500 words) and author information, including name, title, institutional affiliation, rank, and e-mail address, for all presenting and non-presenting authors. Your paper proposal will be evaluated based on the abstract; thus, you will not be required to submit the full paper prior to being accepted to the conference.

  • What do I need to submit a panel proposal for the IEPAS2017?

You’ll need the following to submit a paper panel proposal:

* A session abstract (no more than 500 words)
* A chair
* A discussant
* 4-5 paper proposals, including paper abstracts (also no more than 500 words) and presenting author information.
  • What length should my proposal abstract be?

Please keep proposal abstracts for both panel and papers to no more than 500 words.

  • How many papers should be in my session?

Panels should have four (4) papers at minimum and five (5) at maximum. Any sessions with more than five (5) papers may be asked to break their panel into two sessions or remove extra papers.

  • Should I send a copy of my paper with the proposal?

No. The Committee receives a great number of submissions and therefore requests that applicants send abstracts, not full papers.

  • May I submit more than one proposal?

Yes. You may submit more than one proposal and participate in more than one panel, particularly as a discussant or chair. However, you may not present more than two papers during the conference.

  • When will I know if my paper has been accepted?

If your proposal has been accepted for inclusion in the 2017 program, you will be notified on or before April 15, 2017.


Participants From Turkey
Registration fees      LoyaltyPlus


(before May 1, 2017)



(before April 25, 2017)



(April 25-May 15, 2017)

Standard Fee  290 TL 360 TL 430 TL
Co-author  240 TL 270 TL 310 TL
Additional Paper  145 TL 180 TL 215 TL
Currency type: Turkish Lira (TL) (only participants from Turkey)
Recipient: Ozgur Tufekci
IBAN: TR73 0001 5001 5800 7300 9926 88
Swift code: TVBATR2A
Bank: Vakifbank
City: Trabzon
Country: Turkey



Participants From Other Countries
Registration fees      LoyaltyPlus


(before May 1, 2017)



(before April 25, 2017)



(April 25-May 15, 2017)

Standard Fee  € 80 € 100 € 120
Co-author € 65 € 75 € 85
Additional Paper € 40 € 50 € 60
Currency type: Euro
Recipient: Ozgur Tufekci
IBAN: TR65 0001 5001 5804 8014 4443 20
Swift code: TVBATR2A
Bank: Vakifbank
City: Trabzon
Country: Turkey

* LoyaltyPlus Discount: The LoyaltyPlus program is comprised of Full Conference registrants who have attended 1 or more CESRAN International Conference events as a Full Conference attendee. LoyaltyPlus members will receive a 20% discount if registration is received before May 1, 2017.

  • Can I get a discount for registering early?

Absolutely. The IEPAS2017 offers an “early-bird” discount of €20 at all registration levels to those who register for the conference by a certain date.

  • What does my registration fee include?
  1. Admittance to all two days of the conference, including all sessions, all evening plenaries, and all evening receptions.
  2. Your paper may be published in a peer-reviewed international edited book or in CESRAN International journals.
  3. The abstract book.
  4. Participation certificate.
  5. Printed conference program
  6. Conference bag
  • I will not be presenting any work at the Conference. May I attend the event without registering?

We welcome participants who are not presenting work, but registration is required. You can register on-site, or you can register in advance at the early bird registration rate.

  • What is the Registration Cancellation Policy?

Registration cancellations are subject to a €50 cancellation administrative fee. Full refunds, minus the cancellation fee, for conference registration will be made only if a written cancellation is received before May 15, 2017.

Cancellations after May 15, 2017 will not be eligible for refunds.

Note: Situations that fall under this policy include, but are not limited to, absence due to weather, and/or travel difficulties.

  • What if I am not able to stay for the entire Conference? Can fees be prorated?

The Organising Committee hopes that all attendees, including Chairs, Discussion Leaders and Speakers, will participate in the entire meeting to gain the most out of the experience. Therefore, the full registration fee will be charged regardless of the length of time a conferee attends and cannot be prorated.


  • Where am I going to stay?

There are many good hotels in Istanbul close to the conference venue. Participants should book accommodation directly with their preferred hotel. More information with useful links can be found in this overview (PDF).

Preparing for the Conference

  • What is a scheduling request?

All scheduling requests are due in to the Organising Committee by May 15, 2017. A scheduling request will let the Committee know if there is a particular time when you can or cannot present. For example, if you will not be at the conference on a particular day, please do contact the Committee so staff can do their best to not schedule your presentations for that day. If you have no such restrictions, you do not need to contact the Committee.

  • Is there a word limit for papers at the IEPAS2017?

While there is no particular word limit for papers, all presenters should be prepared to speak for about 10-15 minutes. This number is a rough guideline and presenters should make sure to confirm this with their session’s chair, who has the final say on the timing of presentations.

  • How and where do I upload my paper?

All papers must be uploaded through email at iepas [@] cesran [dot] org until May 15, 2017.

  • How do I view uploaded papers?

Titles of uploaded papers may be accessed via the online program which will be revealed on May 20, 2017 at www.eurasianpoliticsandsociety.org.

  • Is there any IEPAS-specific conference protocol I should be aware of?

To help ensure a smooth conference experience for everyone, the Committee has put together a few quick tips for navigating the 4th International Conference on Eurasian Politics and Society (IEPAS2017). The Quick Tips sheet for 2017 will be available closer to the conference date.

  • I am no longer able to attend the conference. What should I do?

E-mail the Committee directly at iepas [@] cesran [dot] org to let them know of your withdrawal from the program as soon as you know you won’t be able to attend. If applicable, also drop your session organizer a note to let them know so they have time to find a replacement.

At the Conference

  • May I display a recently published book at the Conference’s book exhibit?

Yes. The IEPAS2017 will have a book exhibit space available for publishers, authors and marketing professionals throughout each day of the two-day conference, with specific times appearing in the Preliminary Program.  Book publishers wishing to reserve a display table(s) should contact the Committee at ieapas [@] cesran [dot] org.


My question was not answered here. Who should I contact?

Please contact us at iepas [@] cesran [dot] org.