The International Scientific Conference “FarEastCon” (ISCFEC 2018) took place on October 2-4, 2018 in Vladivostok, Russian Federation. The conference was organized by 10 universities - Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU, Vladivostok), North-Eastern Federal University (Yakutsk), Amur State University of Humanities and Pedagogy (Komsomolsk-on-Amur), Far Eastern State Transport University (Khabarovsk), Komsomolsk-on-Amur State Technical University (Komsomolsk-on-Amur), Amur State University (Blagoveshchensk), Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service (Vladivostok), Research Institute of Building Physics and Fencing Constructions of the Academy of Construction and Architecture (Moscow), Economic Research Institute of Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Khabarovsk), Pacific National University (Khabarovsk).
The conference was carried out under financial support of the Far Eastern Federal University, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research as well as at informational support of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Russian (Far Eastern) Subsection of IEEE).
The conference represents an informational platform for accumulation of expert opinion on projects and initiatives that are aimed at implementation of farsighted scientific research and development; it allows to present scientific and practical achievements to a wide circle of researchers.
Sections of the conference are of interest for the broad range of experts in the sphere of development of innovative solutions and organizing events that increase the efficiency of economic and innovative activities.
The international program committee has selected some papers for publishing in the Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research series of Atlantis Press, France-Netherlands.
ISCFEC 2018 is a high quality conference with a competitive submission process. For example, in 2018, ISCFEC 2018 only accepted 60% of submitted papers. ISCFEC 2018 has a rigorous reviewing proces that is similar to the processes used by IEEE. Every submitted paper and poster is subjected to this process. The main criterion is a judgment of the degree to which the submitted paper contributes substantial new research. Reviewers rate the paper using a 10-point ranking scale, and provide a written evaluation. The written evaluation needs to support the reasoning behind the numeric ranking. After the review period, there is a discussion period, where all reviewers can see the other reviews.
The organizing committee would like to express our sincere appreciation to everybody who has contributed to the conference. Heartfelt thanks are due to authors, reviewers, participants and to all the team of organizers for their support and enthusiasm which granted success to the conference.
Denis B. Solovev