The IJMCS developed from the establishment and publication of a journal, The International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies, after which the conference is named. The journal itself was informed by the desire of beginner researchers across Europe to receive guidance rather than dismissal of their submissions. At a conference in Sophia Bulgaria in 2012, the current editors were persuaded to set up the journal which has since offered a publication outlet for beginners as well as experienced researchers. The ultimate goal of IJMCS is to support the development of researchers worldwide. As such, papers published in the journal, as well as presentations at the conference have come from academics all over the world. It is that tradition of supporting researchers that has encouraged the collaboration with TELL and LRSN for this year’s conference, as these two are also interested in supporting research and researchers.