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3rd International Student Conference

"Global Trade Automation: Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data Analytics for Customs Decision Making""

July 4-7, 2018
Mingachevir, Azerbaijan


Registration Closed!

About the conference

The State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan together with the Customs Academy of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the International Network of Customs University (INCU) Baku Regional Office will be organizing the 3rdInternational Student Conference in Mingachevir, Azerbaijan from 4-7 of July 2018 that will focus on contemporary issues relating to customs, trade and economics. The theme of the conference will be "Global Trade Automation: Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data Analytics for Customs Decision Making", and it will focus on the following topics:

·Big Data analytics for decision-making in Customs

·Customs Information Management and New Generation of Compliance Management

·Digital Customs Education – e-Learning and more

·Innovative approaches to Customs management and trade facilitation

The aim of this conference is to provide a unique international platform that brings together the best students, academics and practitioners from around the world in various disciplines related to customs and provides them with an opportunity to share their research, knowledge, experiences and ideas.

It willalso provide students with an opportunity to establish networks at an early stage of their careers that facilitate future customs-academia collaboration to support Customs capacity-building, strategic decision-making and the development of sound regulatory policy and practice.

All papers presented at the conference will be published at Conference Proceedings by the INCU Baku Regional Office. The best academic papers will be selected for consideration to be published in the Journal of Customs & Economics Review and the World Customs Journal.

The working languages of the conference will be Azerbaijani, English and Russian.

Conference agenda

Conference programme

Requirements for papers


How to get VISA

Asan Visa

Starting from 10th January 2017, the State Agency on Public Services and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan will begin to process electronic visas through "ASAN Visa" system. E-visa is issued within 3 (three) working days, it will be valid for 30 days and the fee for it is 20$.

Foreigners and stateless persons can get detailed information about and apply for electronic visas atwww.evisa.gov.az Electronic visas will be issued only to nationals of countries listed below.

The designated 81 countries are the following:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holy See (Vatican), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Vietnam.

For more information: http://mfa.gov.az/en/content/749; eviza.gov.az

Transport & Transfers


Airport pick-up and transfers from Heydar Aliyev International Airport to the hotel, as well as transfers from the hotel to the airport will be provided, by the courtesy of Azerbaijan Customs. Transfers between the hotel and the conference venue will also be provided. The meeting point for the participants will be at the banner with the title of the event outside the controlled zone.






Shahdag Hotel & Spa is a hotel belonging to Shahdag Mountain Resort Complex, which was open to the public in 2012. It lends its name from Mount Shahdag (4,243 m), a mountain peak of the Greater Caucasus range, located in Gusar district.

It is an incomparable location for one of the world's largest national parks – Shahdag National Park, which is known for having an intact ecological system and an untouched flora and fauna, and within it, the first and one of the region's largest ski resorts.

With a climate favouring year-round sports and leisure, Shahdag ranges from winter lows of -20°C to pleasant summer evenings of 20°C.

Hotel's website: http://shahdag.az/en/accomodation/shahdag-hotel-spa/




 Qafqaz Baku City Hotel & Residenceopened in 2012 is considered to be one of the biggest and most beautiful hotels in Baku offering 325rooms of various types. The 19-floor hotel has a restaurant on the 18th floor with a view of the Caspian Sea and Baku city, as well as an open terrace enjoyable in summer. The hotel offers the Star Light Bar for those who would like to enjoy some music at night, as well as a nice Spa and Fitness Center.

Address: Baku, Nasimi District, 34, Tbilisi Avenue

Hotel's website:   http://www.qafqazhotel.com/az/qafqaz-baku-city-hotel-and-residence



Useful Information


  The land of fire

Azerbaijan is the place where all roads meet, fully disproving the old saying: "West is West and East is East, and ne'er the twain shall meet."

Situated on the Great Silk Road, Azerbaijan and its people defy simple definition – both the country and its people are neither totally Eastern, nor totally Western, but instead form a rich and unique blend of both cultures. Indeed, today Azerbaijan is a modern and liberal country, which still incorporates the traditions of many religions and nationalities into its open social structure.

Azerbaijan is the place where all roads meet, fully disproving the old saying: "West is West and East is East, and ne'er the twain shall meet."

Azerbaijan has long been called "The Land of Fire" due to the phenomena of "burning hillsides" caused by gas seeping through fissures in the earth. Today on the outskirts of Baku there is a walled complex called "Atashgah" that was used by 'fire worshippers' and which now has been converted to a museum.

The Republic of Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Turkey to the southwest, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. Azerbaijan regained its independence in 1991 after the collapse of the USSR.

Azerbaijan is a democratic, legal, secular and unitary republic. The Head of State is President, elected for a 5-year term by general, direct and equal elections with a free, personal and secret ballot. The majority of the population are Muslims. Christianity is represented by the orthodox, catholic and protestant branches, as well as by different communities

Azerbaijan has reached a high level of economic development  after National Leader Heydar Aliyev came to power.


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