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2 Scientia Academia International Conference (SAIC-2020)

Industry 4.0: Business Challenges, Opportunities & Sustainable Development

Residensi Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Conference Venue

Industry 4.0: Business Challenges, Opportunities & Sustainable Development SAIC-2020

04-05 April, 2020

2 Scientia Academia International Conference (SAIC-2020)

Residensi, UTM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Scientia Academia International Conference (SAIC) 2020

A Platform of Knowledge Exchange

2nd Scientia Academia International Conference
(SAIC-2020)

04-05 April 2020, Royal Widad Residence, UTM Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Industry 4.0: Business Challenges, Opportunities & Sustainable Development

SAIC-2020

Scientia Academia International Conference (SAIC) is a prestigious event organized with a motivation to provide an excellent international platform for the academicians, researchers, engineers, industrial participants, and students around the globe to SHARE their research findings and to EXCHANGE knowledge with the global experts. 2nd Scientia Academia International Conference (SAIC-2020) is going to be held at Residensi Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 04-05, 2020.

 

The key intention of Scientia Academia is to provide opportunities for global participants to share their ideas and experience in person with their peers expected to join from different parts of the world. In addition, this gathering will help the delegates to establish research or business relations as well as to find international linkages for future collaborations in their career path. We hope that SAIC outcome will lead to significant contributions to the knowledge base in these up-to-date scientific fields in scope.

Call for papers

Keynote Speakers

Prof.  Dr. Kayhan Tajeddini

Professor of Strategic Management and International Business
Institute for International Strategy, Tokyo International University, Tokyo, Japan

Editor in Chief
Middle East Journal of Management (MEJM), ISI WoS 

Prof. Dr. Nur Naha Abu Mansor
Dean
Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Kamariah Ismail

Former Deputy Director, Innovation and Commercialization Centre (ICC), UTM
Former Director, UTM Entrepreneurship Centre (UTMTEC)
Professor (Commercialisation of Technology/Technopreneurship/Entrepreneurship /Innovation Management)
Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

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Scientific Committee

SAIC-2020

Dr. Nur Naha Mansor
Dean, Professor
Azman Hashim International Business School
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

Dr. Ahmad bin Jusoh
Deputy Dean, Azman Hashim International Business School
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

Dr. Suresh Ramakrishnan
Deputy Dean (Research & Innovation)
Azman Hashim International Business School
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

Dr. Zafer Bekirogullari
Managing Director, Future Academy
United Kingdom.

 

Dr. Anis Mahomed Karodia
Professor, Regent Business School
Durban, South Africa.

 

Dr. Shahjahan Khan
Professor of Statistics, Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld. 4350, Australia.

 

Dr. Emma E.O. Chukwuemeka

Professor Head, Department of Public Administration,
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria.

 

Dr. N. Panchanatham
Professor Department of Business Administration,
Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, 608002 India.

 

Dr. Abdel-Salam Gomaa
Professor. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics,
College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

 

Dr. Víctor Leiva
Professor of Statistics
School of Industrial Engineering,
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. [Profile]

 

Dr. Derek Watson
Faculty of Business & Law,
University of Sunderland, United Kingdom.

 

Dr. Alao, David Oladimeji
Professor, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo,
Ogun State, Nigeria.

 

Dr. Prof. Dhiru Soni
Director of Research, Regent Business School,
35 Samora Machel Street, Durban 4001, South Africa.

 

Dr. Kuen-Suan Chen (陳坤盛)
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan.

 

Dr. Shahram Gilaninia
Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Management,
Azad University, Rasht, Iran.

 

Dr. Muhammad Mudasar Ghafoor
Director Campus, University of the Punjab Jhelum Campus,
Jhelum, Pakistan.

 

Dr. Muqadas Rehman
Assistant Professor, Hailey College of Commerce,
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

Dr. Yasin Munir
Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration,
GC Women University Sialkot, Pakistan.

Prof. Dr. Kayhan Tajeddini
Institute for International Strategy, Tokyo International University, Tokyo, Japan
Editor in Chief
Middle East Journal of Management (MEJM), ISI WoS

 

Dr. Zhang Jin-Ting
Associate Professor
Department of   Stat. and Applied Prob.
National University of Singapore, Singapore.

 

Dr. Suresh Ramakrishnan
Deputy Dean (Research & Innovation)
Azman Hashim International Business School
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

Dr. Syed Ali Raza
IQRA University Karachi, Pakistan.

 

Dr. Imtiaz Arif
IQRA University Karachi, Pakistan.

 

Dr. Alya O. Al Mutairi
Assistant Professor
Applied Statistics, Mathematical Dept, Faculty of Science,
Taibah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

Dr.  Wan Zaidi Bin Wan Omar
School of Mechanical Engineering,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor, Malaysia.

 

Dr. Shahid Mubeen
Deputy Director QEC, Controller of Examinations
Department of Mathematics
University of Sargodha, Pakistan.

 

Dr. Khalil bin Md. Nor
Professor, Azman Hashim International Business School
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

Dr. M. Khyzer Bin Dost
Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences,
Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

Dr. Fayaz Ali Shah
Assistant Professor, Research Journal Coordinator
Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan.

 

Dr. Wasim ul Rehman
Assistant Professor/Head of the Department
Department of Business Administration
GC Women University Sialkot, Pakistan.

 

Dr. Farrah Merlinda Muharram
Azman Hashim International Business School
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor, Malaysia.

 

Dr. Farhan Jamil
Assistant Director,
Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.

Organizing Team

SAIC-2020

Conference Chair
Professor Dr. Kamariah Ismail
Azman Hashim International Business School
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

Publication Head
Dr. Muhammad Wasim Akram
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

Editor-HEC Journals
Ms. Shaza Mahar
PhD Scholar – Azman Hashim International Business School
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

Head Operations
Dr. Farah Merlinda
Azman Hashim International Business School
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

Media & Marketing
Mr. Jahanzeb Sheikh
Scholar – Bioscience & Medical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

Conference Secretary
Mr. Rajeh Bati Almasradi
Bishah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

Cluster Head

Muhammad Hatim, PhD Scholar
Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia

Marketing Coordinator
Mr. Arshad Abbas
PhD Scholar – Azman Hashim International Business School
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

International Linkages

Dr. Zhang Jin-Ting
National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Mr. Muddasar Ghani Khwaja
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology
Islamabad, Pakistan.

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Saheed Bayat
University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa.

Mr. Saquib Mehboob
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology
Islamabad, Pakistan.

Dr. Derek Watson
Faculty of Business & Law, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Dr. Shahram Gilaninia
Department of Industrial Management, Azad University, Rasht, Iran.

Dr. Shahjahan Khan
University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Conference Theme

The main theme of SAIC-2020 is "Industry 4.0: Business Challenges, Opportunities & Sustainable Development".

The SAIC-2020 welcomes empirical research as well as theoretical/conceptual research papers having the potential for field applications and in-depth literature reviews. SAIC-2020 welcomes contribution, but not limited to, on following tracks:

ᴥ  Sustainability

ᴥ  Health and sustainable development

ᴥ   Technological change and sustainable development

ᴥ   Legislation and sustainable development

ᴥ   Management consulting

ᴥ   Management training and development

ᴥ   Natural sciences and business

ᴥ   Research methods

ᴥ   Social sciences and business

ᴥ   Technology management

ᴥ   Risk management

ᴥ   Critical management

ᴥ   Management of telecommunications

ᴥ   Supply chain management

ᴥ   Tourism management

ᴥ   Information management

ᴥ   Social Entrepreneurship

ᴥ   Economic growth

ᴥ   Economic strategy

ᴥ   Law and business

ᴥ   Macroeconomics

ᴥ   Microeconomics

ᴥ   Managerial economics

ᴥ   Economic of transport and telecommunications

ᴥ   Economic of web portals

ᴥ  Information Technology

ᴥ  Business Statistics

ᴥ  Business Ethics

ᴥ  Management Information System

ᴥ  Project Management

ᴥ  Human Resource Management

ᴥ  Innovation Management

ᴥ  Accounting and Finance

ᴥ  Financial Institutions Management

ᴥ  Organizational Behavior

ᴥ  Banking and Finance

ᴥ  Business Management

ᴥ  Business Strategy

ᴥ  Strategic Management

ᴥ  Marketing

ᴥ  New Product Development

ᴥ  International Business

ᴥ  Cross-cultural Management

ᴥ  Entrepreneurship Ventures

ᴥ  Entrepreneurship in Organizations

ᴥ  Enterprise Resource Planning & Management

ᴥ  Creativity and Innovation

ᴥ  Change and Knowledge Management

ᴥ  Financing Ventures

ᴥ  Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

ᴥ  Corporate Entrepreneurship

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission Deadline Before 10 March, 2020
Notification of Acceptance March 15, 2020
Early Bird Registration Deadline February  15, 2020
Full Paper Submission Deadline March 25, 2020
Normal Registration Deadline March 15, 2020
Conference Dates April 04-05, 2020

Registration Fee

Participants are requested to send payment receipt at saic@scientiaacademia.com.my. Once the payment confirmation is received, we will send you a confirmation of registration.

Conference Fee *

Local
International
Early Bird Registration
(Before February 15, 2020)
1680 MYR 400 USD
Normal Registration
(Before March 15, 2020)
1890 MYR 450 USD
Listener/Attendee 630 MYR 150 USD
Virtual Participants 1680 MYR 400 USD

Note:
* Conference fee includes conference kit, certificate, participation in sessions, lunch, and daily tea breaks and publication.

 

Authors are requested to make the payment into one of the following bank accounts:

Malaysian Bank Details

Bank Name:                CIMB Bank
Account Title:            Scientia Academia Training Centre
Account Number:     8 6 0 3 0 5 8 1 0 4
SWIFT:                       CIBBMYKL

1 USD = 4.20 MYR

Pakistani Bank Details

Bank Name:               United Bank Limited (UBL)
Account Title:             Muhammad Wasim Akram
Account Number:      1192-207659104
IBAN:                           PK95UNIL0109000207659104
Branch Code:             1192

1 USD = 155 PKR

Note: Transfer charges will be beard by participants.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy: 

  • The conference fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

** For any query, please contact at saic@scientiaacademia.com.my

Registration Fee Includes following:

  • Paper Publication opportunity in SCOPUS/ISI Web of Science/HEC Pakistan recognized journals/proceedings/special issues.
  • Welcome reception
  • Printed name card
  • Conference Kit
  • Participation in the technical sessions
  • SAIC-2020 abstract book in a printed/electronic format
  • Attending all conference sessions and/or tutorials
  • Lunches (sponsored by the conference organization)
  • Tea/coffee breaks and networking activities
  • Printed participation & presentation certificate

 

Note:

  • Only registered authors will be allowed into the conference area and will be the only ones who will receive name badges.
  • Paper acceptance and rejection totally depend on the journals’ decision which can not be challenged.

Oral Presentation

The SAIC-2020 program of oral presentation allows total 10 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes for questions/answer session. Presentations must be in PowerPoint form only and saved on an empty USB key. All participants are required to upload their presentation in the Preview Room 1 hour prior to their schedule. Presentation schedule will be emailed.

Poster Presentation

  • Poster should be mounted on Saturday, April 04, 2020, before 8:30 a.m..
  • In addition to the poster presentation, each poster session will start with a short oral presentation which has the goal to inform the audience on the topic of your poster and to motivate to visit you during the subsequent poster session. Each author will be strictly limited to 2 minutes presentation time. After this time the presentation will be stopped.
  • There will be no guided poster tours but main authors are kindly requested to be present at their posters during the poster viewing session for discussions.
  • The posters have to be in portrait (upright) format and should not exceed the following dimensions: 85 cm width, 119 cm height.
  • Please fix your poster on the poster panel marked with your paper ID number. Presenters are highly appreciated to bring materials to fix poster.

Virtual Presentation

Those who are unable to attend the conference in person due to the schedule conflict or teaching/research load, but wish to participate in this international event, virtual presentation is available. Virtual Presentation allows participants to submit papers for refereeing and publication in the conference proceedings, exactly like a regular paper. Virtual participants will receive a full copy of the conference proceedings in regular mail. Virtual presenters will present on the second day of the conference through Skype software. The schedule for virtual presentation will be emailed.

Publication Opportunity

All papers will be published in normal/special issues/proceedings in following databases subject to the acceptance from the journals:

  1. SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  2. ISI Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)
  3. HEC Pakistan recognized journal

 

SCOPUS/ISI Web of Science journals:

Middle East Journal of Management (MEJM) ISI indexed (Clarivate Analytics)

 

International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG)SCOPUS (Elsevier) & ABDC (Australia) indexed

 

International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management (IJPSPM) – SCOPUS (Elsevier) & ABDC (Australia) indexed

 

More coming in list

 

International Refereed journals:

Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review (Oman Chapter)
[UGC link]

Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review (Kuwait Chapter)

Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review (Nigerian Chapter)

International Journal of Accounting Research (IJAR)

Journal of Research and Development (JRnD)

Review of Public Administration and Management (RPAM)

Journal of Policy and Development (JPDS)

NG-Journal of Social Development (NGJSD)

 

 

Note:

  • Papers will be offered publication opportunities in indexed journals/proceedings/special issues.
  • Paper acceptance and rejection totally depend on the journal’ decision which can not be challenged.
  • Authors will be offered to submit papers in indexed journals and responsible to fulfill reviewers’ comments (if any).
  • Journals’ indexing/abstracting is based on information as provided on the publishers’ website.
  • Publication in international refereed journals will be free of cost.

 

 

 

 

Paper Formation

Guidelines for full paper submission:

The conference has a limit for full paper pages up to 15 pages, however later at the time of publication in the journal. If required by journal rules and regulations author may be requested to follow the conditions imposed by journal policy.

 

Abstract: Abstract should have the title of the paper, author(s) name, email IDs of all authors, affiliation(s) of the author(s), and keywords (3-6 keywords). The abstract including the keywords and affiliations should not exceed one page (Maximum 300 words).

Introduction: Introduce study concept, major theoretical and empirical gap and contribution by this study, importance, and implications for practice.

Literature Review: A thorough synthesis of the past and current literature backing the study hypotheses and leading towards propositions.

Methodology: Clear and concise elaboration of the method applied and the steps taken to ensure the reliability and validity of used methodology. Explain the sample and target population with justifications.

Results: Clear and comprehensive presentation of results in view of proposed hypotheses.

Discussion & Conclusion:  Discuss the strengths and contribution of research to theory and practice. Limitations and future research directions with the conclusion.

Acknowledgment: When appropriate

References: APA style is recommended (Use of  referencing software (Endnote/Mendeley etc.) is appreciated)

Appendices: When appropriate

Conference Program

Venue:            Royal Widad Residence @ Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Date:               04-April-2020

 Day-1:

Time                         Activity
07:30 – 08:45 Confirmation of Registration on Desk
08:45 – 09:00 Guest Seating
09:00 – 10:00 Inaugural Session and Keynote Speech by Speakers
10:00 – 10:05 Group Photograph
10:05 – 10:30 Breakfast & Tea
10:30 – 13:00 Parallel Technical Session – 1
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Prayer Break
14:00 – 16:30 Parallel Technical Session – 2
16:30 – 17:30 Closing Ceremony & Group Photograph
17:30 – 18:00 Tea & Networking

*The Definite Program Schedule will be mailed to all delegates after the last date of registration.
** Parking slots will be available on level 3 to 6 at cost of 8 RM per day.

 

Day – 2:
Date:     05-April-2020
Post Conference Virtual Presentation

Time                  Activity
10:00 – 15:00 Parallel Sessions for skype presentations

*The Definite Program Schedule will be mailed to all delegates after the last date of registration.

 For more information, please email at saic@scientiaacademia.com.my

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