Day 1 Keynote Session

9.30 to 10.00

Prof Ir Dr Mohammad Syuhaimi Ab-Rahman

Deputy Dean,

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Biography :

Mohammad Syuhaimi Ab-Rahman began his career at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), in mid-2007 as a lecturer and appointed as a senior lecturer in early 2008. In January 2010, he was appointed as Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Systems. His specialization is in the field of electronic engineering specifically in optical communication system. He has been involved in many impact researches, academic writing, teaching, supervision, leadership positions, registered prototype and innovation, policy development and community services. He was promoted to full Professor at the age of 33 years old; which is very young and rare in Malaysia. This has demonstrated his outstanding personality and contribution to the field of science and technology. He was Deputy Dean Academic in Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment before been promoted to Director of Alumni Relation Center, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is also professional engineer registered under Board of Egineering Malaysia.

To date, he has produced more than 13 PhD graduates, 16 Master of Science students, 286 journal articles, 196 proceeding, 21 books, 10 chapter in book. 24 awards/medals for science and technology exhibitions, 6 granted research patents, lead more than 10 impact research with cumulative MYR 4 million, head more than 5 impact community, held more than 10 administration positions, and involved in more than 5 important committees (e.g., Program Accreditation Evaluation Panel for Washington Accord EAC & ETAC, Malaysia Academic of Science).​ He was giving the keynote speech in several reputable conferences such as 2020 5th International Seminar on Computer Technology, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (ISCME 2020), 2019 4th International Conference on Information Science, Computer Technology and Transportation (ISCTT 2019), 2020 World Conference of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (2020 WCASET) and many more.

During his tenure at UKM, he was appointed as the appraiser grants Industrial Grant Scheme (IGS) and was involved in giving advice to the Ministry of Health in the assessment of the use of Long-Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) before they are brought into Malaysia. He is also active in giving motivational talks to university students as well as speakers for Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) to guide the new lecturers/researchers in conducting research.

10.00 to 10.30

Dr Hatem Hatef Abdulkadhim Alyasari Altaee

Professor of Econometrics,

University of Cihan Sulaymaniyah

Biography :

Hatem Hatef Abdulkadhim Alyasari Altaee is Professor of Econometrics at the University of Cihan Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan region of Iraq. He formerly worked in Al-Qadisiyah university as a head of department for the period 1990-1993 and as a dean of economic and administration college for the period 1993-2001. From 2001-2003 he acted as a dean of economic and administration college in Al-Kufa University. After the occupation of Iraq in 2003 ha moved to Syria and worked for University of Kalammon as a head of Management Department till 2012. He also, lectured in the Arab Academy of Banking and Financial sciences, Damascus, Syria, during the period 2006-2012. From 2012-up now he is working as a head of department and as a lecturer in Cihan University Sulaymaniyah, KRI, Iraq.
Professor Hatem holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Mustansiriyah, Baghdad, Iraq, in 1976. He continued his education in econometrics and got his master degree from the university of Detroit mercy, USA. He obtained a PhD in Econometrics from the University of Bradford. UK.

Session Chair

DR. CHITRA KIRAN. N

Professor and HOD,

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Alliance University, Bangalore

Biography :

Dr. Chitra Kiran. N completed her Engineering in Instrumentation Technology from Sri Jaya ChamaRajendra College of Engineering, Mysore University in 1994. She completed M. Tech. in Digital Electronics & Communication from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgavi in 2006. She was awarded a doctoral degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya College of Engineering UVCE, Bangalore University in 2014.
She has worked as a member of the Board of Examiners of UVCE Bangalore University, and a member of the Local Enquiry Committee for Visvesvaraya Technological University. She is a life member for several professional bodies such as IEEE, ISTE &IE. She is an approved Ph.D. research guide for VTU. She is guiding 5 research scholars in the domain of Wireless Communication. She has more than 30 publications to her credit in international journals of repute and in IEEE Conferences. She has valuable citations for her publications in the area of Mobile Commerce. Her publications titled “Building Robust M-Commerce Payment System on offline Wireless Network” was published in IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (IEEE ANTS 2011) and “A Biometric Based Payment System by using Payee and Payer Module” are indexed in IEEE Explore. She is a member of the Editorial Board and Reviewer Board for international publications, IAME. She was also the session chair in several international conferences. She has a total 28 years’ experience heading the department of ECE in various institutions. She has authored a book on Payment systems. She is the recipient of many International and National awards.

Technical Session

Maisarah binti Ahmad Kamil

Title: Adopting Industry Practices in Delivering Professional Presentations: A New Approach to Teaching Presentation Skills in University

Biography :

Maisarah binti Ahmad Kamil is an English language lecturer from the Department of English Language and Linguistics at Akademi Pengajian Bahasa, Universiti Teknologi MARA. Her research interests include English language speaking and writing skills, curriculum development, and the integration of industry practices into the classroom.

Abstract :

In an effort to increase graduate employability and minimize university-industry mismatch, concerted efforts have been taken by the Malaysian government to encourage collaboration between universities and the industry. Such linkages have led to a more informed curriculum review process, especially for language and communication courses. This research examines the current practices of industries in delivering quality professional presentations to be incorporated into the teaching and learning of presentation skills at tertiary level. Ten industry representatives consisting of managers, heads of departments, and directors from established telecommunications, plantation, medicine, property, financial services, and e-commerce corporations in Malaysia were interviewed. The results show that storylining and incorporating infographics using minimal slides are among the best practices in current corporate presentations. Additionally, the ability to deliver a clear purpose statement and curating the delivery to suit the perspective of the audience were also considered as fundamental to deliver effective presentations. Thus, the practices identified in this research are crucial to be incorporated into current presentation courses in university to enhance students’ presentation skills and develop their ability to do well in delivering pitches and performing in interviews, especially to increase their employability and ensure the courses are relevant to current industry needs.

Zarinah Arshat

Title: Sex Differences in Screen Time and Playfulness among Chinese Preschool Children

Biography :

Zarinah Arshat (Zarinah Arshat) received the B.Sc. (Human Development), M.Sc (Family Ecology) and PhD (Family Ecology) from Universiti Putra Malaysia. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Zarinah work has principally focused on the field of family and child studies particularly focuses on the strengths and the stressors that available in the various type of family such as commuter family, divorce family and low income family. She also analyzed how these strengths and stressors may influence the developmental of each family members especially in children.

Abstract :

Past researches showed that there are sex differences in screen time and playfulness and it does affect children’s development. The purpose of the present study is to determine the sex differences in screen time and playfulness among Chinese preschool children in Kuala Lumpur. There were 217 mothers of Chinese preschool children aged between four to six years old study at selected private preschools in Kuala Lumpur were recruited as respondents in this study by using Stratified Proportionate Random Sampling technique. Self-administered questionnaire was distributed to mothers. Children’s screen time was assessed by using Screen Time Questionnaire (STQ), whereas the information of playfulness was collected by using Child Behavior Inventory of Playfulness (CBI). All instruments used in the current study showed good reliability in the local context with overall reliability score of above .70. Independent t-test was used to determine the gender differences in screen time and playfulness. As the results, there was no significant gender difference in screen time (t = -1.25, p > .05) and playfulness (t = -1.46, p > .05).In sum, the study provides valuable information about screen time and playfulness among male and female preschool children.

Mohammed Nyah

Title: Association between Family Involvement, Play, and Literacy Skills among Preschoolers from Low-income Families in Nigeria: The Mediating Role of Literacy Interest

Biography :

Mohammed Nyah was born on the 25th of Nov. 1958. Finished his secondary school in 1976. Started working as a clerical staff in 1977 and got admission in an Advanced Teachers’ College to become a trained teacher and graduated in 1982. Started teaching as a tutor and gained admission into the university in 1986 to read a B.A Creative Arts. Graduated in 1989 and have been teaching in the state College of Education where teachers are trained. Went for a master’s degree in Educational Management and graduated in 2012. Presently I am a principal Lecturer in the department of Early Childhood Care Education in the College of Education Zing, Taraba State, Nigeria. Was sent by the Nigerian government to pursue a PhD in Psychology of Child Education in University Putra Malaysia and at the verge of graduation insha Allah.

Abstract :

During the early years, some children experience rapid growth in learning which provides a vital framework for their future success. However, other children especially those with poor literacy skills have to struggle very hard with reading and writing. Hence, understanding potential factors that improve literacy skills especially at an early age is highly desirable. Therefore, this study was designed to determine the direct and indirect relationship between family involvement and play with literacy skills through literacy interest. This study employed a total of 394 preschoolers from low-income families aged between three and five years old with their parents in Nigeria. The sample of this study was recruited using the proportionate stratified sampling technique. Path analysis revealed that family environment and play were associated with literacy skills both directly and indirectly via literacy interest. The findings have implications for parents and policymakers in educational sectors especially on how to make effective use of play and family involvement in improving literacy skills especially among preschoolers from a low-income families.

kuei- chien chiu

Title: The Effect of Learning Factory Approach on Technology Management Education for Social Science Students

Biography :

He is now a lecturer in Department of Business Administration and the Ph.D. student of Information Management of Chaoyang University of Technology. His current research interests include innovation management, news & communication, and grey theory.

Abstract :

To cultivate technology management talents for industry, higher education institutions have developed technology management education since the 1990s. The purpose of introducing technology management course into non-technology discipline, especially Business School, aims to help enterprises foster talents to make appropriate technology-related decisions. This work addresses students’ conception performance of learning technology management. This research employs a modified Importance-Performance Analysis method to analyze the course contents’ understandability before and after learning by a questionnaire survey. As the results show, the mean scores of almost all themes before learning are below average and median. However, after class, the scores show minor deviation and notable progress, almost twice the scores before learning. That is to say; a scenario-based learning factory approach is effective for the non- technology students to learn technology management knowledge. Besides, there are two teaching themes with low prior knowledge creating major performance and nine teaching units with little prior knowledge creating less improvement. The teaching effort should be addressed in these nine teaching units to improve learning performance in technology management.

Ts. Dr. Azura Ishak

Title: Students' Soft Skills Level Through Involvement in Club Activities

Biography :

Azura Ishak (EdD, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) was appointed as an IT instructor in 2004 at the Faculty of Information Technology and Science (FTSM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She is a registered Technologist under the Malaysia Board of Technologists since 2019. She was also appointed as the Head of Advisor of Interactive Multimedia Club (IMeC) at FTSM UKM and she is interested in students’ soft skills development through their involvement in club activities. Areas of research are instructional design, educational technology, multimedia applications in education, and statistics education. Her research contributions in the field of expertise for the last three years are as follows: i) develop and copyright two learning modules for database and statistics and one framework model of students’ soft skills development, ii) participated in six innovation competitions regarding the development of learning materials (three gold, three silver), iii) publish three journals with Scopus indexed as the lead author regarding the design of learning materials (2018–2020), and iv) appointed as a research grant leader for the community transformation with the project code of TT-2020-019

Abstract :

The main purpose of this study is to identify the levels of soft skills and compare the differences in the levels of soft skills before and after they are acquired by students during club activities in higher education institutions. This study used the soft skills instrument by Malaysian Institutions of Higher Learning as the primary data collection method. The study sample consists of 57 members of the Interactive Multimedia Club (IMeC) from the Faculty of Technology and Computer Science, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The association conducted UKM 2020 Computer Camp activities through the Animation and Graphic Design Program. The reliability of the instrument was tested using Cronbach’s alpha value. The descriptive and inferential statistical analysis using the paired t-test was used for various types of pre- and post-users’ soft skills from IMeC for a large-scale activity in UKM Computer Camp 2020. The results show an increase in students’ soft skills after conducting the UKM Computer Camp 2020 activities. The implications of this study show the students’ involvement in conducting club activities and their improvement in soft skills which are in line with the needs of employers that demand marketable employees.

Nor 'Adha Ab Hamid

Title: Sustainable Retirement village: A Segment Of Existing legal Provisions In Malaysia

Biography :

Nor 'Adha Ab Hamid is a Doctor of Philosophy (Law) and an Associate Professor in Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS). The expertise and research interest areas are Law, Ethics, Governance, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Islamic Banking & Takaful, Halal Spectrum and Islamic Criminal Law.

Abstract :

Aging population remains a global phenomenon in this new millennium and is poised to become a major issue in developing countries. Malaysia is one of the upper middle incomes country that is experiencing rapid aging of its population. Most of the time, aging population associated with abandonment by family and loneliness. As Malaysia’s ageing population is keeps increasing, the needs for an environment for fellowship and social interaction while enjoying the support services and amenities are becoming critical for retirees. In Malaysia, the development of sustainable retirement villages is offering a “continuum-of-care” concept face regulatory obstacle. At the outset, there are two distinct Acts under two separate ministries — the Care Centres Act 1993 under the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998 under the Ministry of Health. Both overlap in regulating such retirement villages. The Private Aged Healthcare and Services Act 2018 could relieve the duplication, but it has not been brought into force by the minister of health. Nevertheless, even with this new legislation, it is necessary to have clear guidelines and a regulatory framework to facilitate the development of a viable and sustainable ecosystem for interested and committed developers to participate in the development of retirement villages. Some of the challenges are outlined in the paper. The present study aims to investigate several statutes which are applicable to the implementation of retirement homes in Malaysia namely the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998 (Act 586), Private Elderly Care Facilities and Services Act 2018 (Act 802) and the Care Centers Act 1993 (Act 506). This study uses a qualitative approach by using the library method and documentation of the statutes to analyze the effectiveness of existing laws on the implementation of retirement homes in Malaysia. The findings shows that there are needs for well-structured legal framework in Malaysia, for the sustainable development of ‘retirement village’ which will promote healthy aging among the elderly and could be part of good choice of living for them

AZIEAN JAMIN

Title: Medical Treatment In Malaysia after Covid-19: Travel Intentions Among Foreign Tourists

Biography :

I am currently working as the Head Centre of Studies at Universiti Teknologi MARA, one of the leading public universities in Malaysia. My research interests include festival experiences, talent development, health and wellness tourism, and disability studies in human resource management. To strengthen my research skills as an academician, I have presented and published research papers at various conferences and seminars. I was also involved actively in research grant projects. I have completed two grants funded by the university level and national level. At present, I am involved in two grant projects related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The ongoing projects include the International Matching Grant TEJA 2020 between Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, and Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (Principal Researcher) and the Internal Grant TEJA 2020 funded by Universiti Teknologi MARA (Research Member). Both projects are expected to complete by July 2021.

Abstract :

The study sought to ascertain foreign tourists' intent to seek medical treatment in Malaysia following Covid-19. The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) model allows for the investigation of foreign tourists' intentions as well as the measurement of tourists' attitudes and feelings toward traveling to Malaysia for medical treatment after Covid-19. The study has implemented a quantitative approach. A survey was carried out on an online platform using Google Forms. The proposed research model is likely to contribute to a better understanding of how these medical tourists express their desire to travel to Malaysia for medical reasons after Covid-19. According to the findings of the analysis, attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control all significantly reinforce the intention to seek medical treatment in Malaysia after Covid-19. In conclusion, the variables predicted by the TPB model can be viewed as motivators for push and pull, where they can aid in the development of marketing strategies. To attract foreign tourists, marketing practitioners will need to facilitate more inbound medical tourism in Malaysia through advertising and to place more emphasis on specific procedures, preventive methods, and facilities, as well as other promotions that elicit indulgence and confidence.

Joana DG. Quinto

Title: Embedding Game-Based Learning Approach to Strengthen Student’s Achievement in Geometry

Biography :

Ms. JOANA DG. QUINTO is a professional teacher. Since joining the Far Eastern University- Diliman, Quinto has been involved with mathematics and research studies. She holds a Bachelors’ degree in Secondary Education major in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Mathematics Education (scholar of the Department of Science and Technology, Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) – National Consortium for Graduate Science and Mathematics Education (NCGSME).) from Central Luzon State University. Ms. Quinto is currently taking Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education- Mathematics. She handles several courses related to mathematics in the undergraduate programs, and she had published several studies.

Abstract :

This study aimed to explore the influence of embedding a game-based learning approach (GBL) to learning achievement in geometry. A quasi-experimental nonequivalent-control group design was adopted in a two-week learning activity. The participants included 685 junior high school students from selected private schools in Metro Manila. Each class was grouped into two. One class was assigned to be the control group, and the other was designated to be the experimental group. The experimental group learned with the game-based approach, while the control group learned with the traditional teaching approach. Geometry Knowledge Test and Survey on Learning Attitudes were used to obtain data. ANOVA was conducted to determine the game-based learning approach's influence on students' learning achievement and attitudes towards geometry. Results revealed that the experimental groups' learning achievement in geometry was significantly better than that of the control groups'. In terms of the respondents' learning attitudes, similar results were obtained. Furthermore, most of the students revealed quite positive attitudes toward using the game-based learning approach in learning geometry. An in-depth analysis showed no significant difference between genders in terms of learning achievements in geometry and learning attitudes. This study showed that using a game-based approach can enhance learning achievements and learning attitudes. Hence, this study's implication lies in the fact that it alleged to capture a more holistic view of using the GBL approach.

Dr. Kuok King Kuok

Title: Students’ Response to Online Learning during COVID-19 Pandemic: Case Study of an Outcome Unit in Malaysia Private University

Biography :

Dr. Kuok King Kuok currently serving as senior lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. He received PhD in Civil Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2010. He started his career as Design Engineer and Civil Engineer in the industry for 10 years, before switched to academic career in 2009. He is also registered as Professional Engineer and Professional Technologist in Malaysia. His research interests include artificial intelligence, hydrology and water resources, water supply, building information modelling.

Abstract :

COVID-19, an extremely infectious disease or illness caused by the extreme acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 had killed about 3 million people globally till to date. The only way to stop the virus from spreading is avoiding close contact. Hence, the conventional teaching and learning environment was transformed from face-to-face to online education through Zoom, personal to interactive, and seminars to webinars. However, the impacts and feedbacks from the students are unknown. Therefore, this survey study was conducted to evaluate the responses from students. The selected study unit is CVE40004 Water Engineering, an outcome unit with complex engineering problems offered in Swinburne University of Technology Malaysia Sarawak Campus. The teaching pedagogical approaches that had been adopted are crossover learning, context-based learning, computational thinking, and adaptive teaching. Most of the students proclaimed that learning quality, effectiveness, interest and comfortability were reduced significantly after attending online classes. With adequate computer skills and facilities, most of the students still felt isolated and faced difficulties in communicating with group members. It is believed that the situation and responses will get better after the students adapt to new online teaching and learning environment.

Nurul Hidayu Shafie

Title: 21st Century Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Level Among English Language Educators: A Pilot Study

Biography :

Nurul Hidayu Shafie is an English language lecturer from the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA. She is currently doing her PhD in Faculty of Education, UiTM related to technology and English language teaching and learning.

Abstract :

Today, the role of technology in education is so crucial, that educators can no longer use the traditional method of teaching (chalk and talk method), but they have to integrate technology in their teaching. Not only that, but they are also required to teach and equip students with 21st century skills, on top of teaching their subject matter. Therefore, educators need to prepare themselves with sufficient technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). In this pilot study, the purpose was to determine the level of 21st century TPACK among English language educators in Malaysia. This was a quantitative descriptive study which involved 30 respondents who were selected through two-stage cluster sampling technique. Based on the results of the study, it was found that the respondents scored themselves the highest on the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). Meanwhile, they scored themselves the lowest on the technological knowledge (TK) and technological content knowledge (TCK) domains. In general, their score on the overall 21st century TPACK domain was moderate.

Seemasmiti Pattjoshi

Title: Footprint of TPF entities in Trade Liberalization and International Commercial Dispute Resolution Mechanism with Reference to India

Biography :

This is Seemasmiti Pattjoshi, working as an Assistant Professor in Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore M.P. India. I have 5 years 6 months of rich experiences in the field of academics and 5 years of experience as an Advocate. Previously, I have worked as an Advocate in District Court and High Court of. I am pursuing my Ph.D.(Submitted my Thesis) from KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswar in the specialization on Corporate Law and International Commercial Arbitration. I have done my graduation from M S Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore, Karnataka and Postgraduate in Law from National Law University Odisha, Cuttack. I am an energetic and enthusiastic person who enjoys a challenge and achieving personal goals. I believe my struggle has taught me a great lesson that Smart Work is the only way to achieve success and despite taking a gap of a few years my mind still craves for knowledge and my appetite for Law is ever-increasing. I am not a gold medalist of my batch but I am not far away from them when it comes to knowledge and learning.

Abstract :

Lately International Commercial Arbitration has witnessed a remarkable development in the contribution of Third-Party funders not only in litigation but also in in arbitral proceedings, raising queries regarding the legitimacy of TPF in international arbitral proceedings. Presently, more and more litigants are seeking to take advantage of external funding, “either because they lack the necessary funds to commence arbitration proceedings or because they want to maintain cash-flow and offset the risk of an uncertain outcome.” Dispute resolution mechanism in India tends to be a cost-heavy proposition for the parties involved. And being the developing country India is now willing to open its door towards the outside funding practices in dispute resolution mechanism. The present discussion highlights the footprint of third party funding in trade liberalization and the governing principles of International Commercial Arbitration with reference to Indian Legal Policies

Chong kok yeow

Title: Does Hrm Practices And Integrity impact Performance In Malaysia: The Mediating Role Of Job Satisfaction

Biography :

Chong Kok Yeow is a student at School Management, Univerisiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. After finished study he master’s in management business administration (MBA) in Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok Kedah in year 2015, he continued pursued his Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resources Management in Universiti Sains Malaysia in years 2017. In 2018, he has present article at the conference on Business Sustainability and Innovation, Unverisiti Sains Malaysia.

Abstract :

The articles describes a new method research aims to investigate the HRM practices and integrity as a determinant for police officers’ performance in Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) in Malaysia. Thus, this research aims to find out the HRM practices and integrity in RMP in terms of its effectiveness in managing police officers. This study is using the survey research design. The study population involves 369 police officers who are currently working in Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) in the Klang Valley located in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. The total of the responses was collected directly using a structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using the SmartPLS 3.2.9 software. The results of our analysis have confirmed the following: (1) HRM practices and integrity have a positive and direct relationship with police officers' performance, and (2) HRM practices and integrity have an indirect relationship with performance mediated by job satisfaction. Based on our findings, it can be summarized that information mediates the linkage between HRM practices and performance, which is empirically significant. Also, information significantly mediates the connection between integrity and performance. Therefore, the study findings work as evidence about new realization among the RMP police officers in Malaysia about the importance of adapting the HRM practices and integrity in public sector.

Sheetal Ashokrao .Wadhai

Title: A Segmentation of Brain Tumor Detection from MRI Images Transform information Using Algorithms in CBMIR

Biography :

Sheetal Ashokrao Wadhai(Senior Research Fellow ) completed the B.Sc degrees in Physics ,Electronics and computer science and technology from. S.B.E.s collage of science, The BAMU University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra .India, in 2012 and the master's degree completed in computer science & IT from Department of Computer Science and IT, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India in 2014. Now I m doing Ph.D in computer science & IT and also working in same department as lecture CHB Based in UGC approved 2015 to 2021 .My research area is include Medical image processing, Machine learning ,CBMIR.

Abstract :

Automatic defect identification in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) is now critical in a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications. This paper presents a novel automated brain tumor identification system for identifying any abnormality in the brain. A variety of characteristics that represent a picture of the brain are presented here. The Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) scheme is used for image retrieval based on visual characteristics. Essentially, the purpose of this framework is to facilitate image retrieval based on content properties (e.g., form, colour, texture), which are traditionally encoded into feature vectors. In this article, the features of each image contained in the database are extracted and compared to the features of the query image. The software output is the image that is more identical to the input image and its definition. The program's performance in terms of having a good definition for a new input picture was evaluated. It has a productivity of about 98 percent.

Amares Singh

Title: Initial Study on the Effect of the 1% and 2% TiO2 Nanoparticles to the Microhardness, Microstructure and Contact Angle of the SnBi/Cu Solder Alloy

Biography :

Ir. Dr. Amares Singh completed his PhD in Engineering from University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in 2021. He is a graduate in Master of Engineering Science from Multimedia University (MMU) (2015) which where he had obtained his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 2008 as well. His specialization is in material and mechanical testing in the solder alloy field with additions of nanoparticles to compete in the microelectronic industry. His industrial exposure was in DAIKIN Research & Development in investigation the sound insulation material for a high frequency noise. Currently, he is attached to SEGi University as a lecturer and researcher which he has been serving from 2015. He is also a Chartered Engineer and member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) since 2019. He is a registered Professional Engineer register under Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He is committed in publishing indexed papers in mechanical and materials fields and presented them in international conferences.

Abstract :

This paper investigates the influence of the 1 % and 2 % titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles to the microhardness, microstructure, and contact angle of the Sn58Bi (SB) solder. Results showed increase (2 % increment) on the microhardness for the nanoparticles reinforced solder with the recorded microhardness value of 22 Hv and 23.6 Hv for 1 % and 2 % additions respectively. The TiO2 presented at the solder side with more Bi island observed in the TiO2 reinforced solders. Contact angle increased minorly (≈5 °) as the weight percentages of additions increases because of the presence of nanoparticles that will increase the viscosity of the molten solder. The introduction of TiO2 into the SB solder resulted in satisfactory effect without interrupting the low melting aspect of the solder alloy. Enhancement on the hardness properties via better microstructure affect and presence of TiO2 as additional strengthening mechanism provides an initial suggestion on the usage of this combination of nanoparticles in to the SnBi solder alloy as the remedy to replace the lead solder in the electronic industry.

Belinda Navarro

Title: Characterization of Pre COVID-19 poverty associated with human capital in rural areas of Perú

Biography :

My name is Belinda Marleni Navarro Guerra, I was born in Ica-Peru, on December 22, 1970. I am an Economist by profession, I did Postgraduate studies, a Master's in Business Management, a Doctorate in Business Sciences and I have completed a Master's in Economics.
I work as a University Professor at the San Luis Gonzaga National University, at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and International Business, with a professional experience as a teacher of 28 years.
I feel very excited and enthusiastic to participate in this great event of KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA 2021, with my article "Characterization of Pre COVID-19 Poverty associated with human capital in rural areas of Peru

Abstract :

The study was carried out in order to determine the influence of human capital on household poverty in the province of Ica, in the period 2019.The research was of an applied type, explanatory level and ex post-facto design, correlational of transactional cut, using a sample of 384 households, for data collection the survey technique and documentary analysis were used. From the comprehensive diagnosis, (54.69%) their monthly income is from 931 to 1500 soles, where (54.17%) their expenses are in food, (50.78%) carry out temporary jobs, (13.28%) has completed university education, In the event of illness, (50.26%) goes to a rural health post, When contrasting the hypothesis, the null hypothesis is rejected, accepting the alternative hypothesis, where (75%) determines that human capital significantly influences poverty in households in the province of Ica.

Jose Rodríguez

Title: Physical and mechanical characterization of concrete with crushed clay brick with mortar attached for irrigation channels

Biography :

José Rodríguez Barboza obtained his Bachelor degree in Engineering Civil and Professional Title of Civil Engineer from National University of Cajamarca. He received his Master degree from University of Barcelona and Doctor degree in Engineer of Roads, Canals and Ports from Polythecnic University of Catalonia. Currenty is Professor of the Civil Engineering Program of the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. He is involved in many materials and construction.

Abstract :

The continuous population growth that has been taking place worlwide generates greater needs of people, the construction sector in response to this must act in harmony with the environment to build infrastructures and buildings; the latter being those that, due to the end of their life cycle or the interruption of their time of use and serviceability, require demolition. The materials obtained from this demolition are varied, highlighting the clay bricks that are presented in significant quantities, generating a problema that needs to be managed in a different way, due to their own characteristics inherent to their composition; an alternative solution is to recycle them to obtain recycled clay brick aggregates and use them in the elaboration of a recycled concrete of f´c= 175Kg/cm2 that has good physical and mechanical performance. The present research contemplates the use of the recycled coarse aggregate of crushed brick with mortar attached Ø 25 mm as a total replacement of the natural coarse aggregate, evaluating the specific gravity and porosity apparent, water absorption, compressive and flexural strengths to the 7, 14 and 28 days; the results indicate that specific gravity and porosity apparent, water absorption and the compressive and flexural strengths present a good physical and mechanical behavior, making it suitable to be used in the construction of irrigation channels.

Sharon Romeo

Title: The Importance Of Metacognitive Awareness In Preparing Future Graduates

Biography :

Sharon Romeo has more than 5 years of industrial experience in various industries including customer service, civil service and also in training and development. She is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Management. She is currently teaching the Foundation in Science program at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. Sharon obtained her Master of Managerial Psychology and Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from HELP University, Malaysia. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Applied Psychology at the University of Nottingham.

Abstract :

Many employers are suggesting that fresh graduates today do not have what it takes for them to be sustainable in the workforce. Research shows that metacognitive awareness is important in preparing our students for the workplace. Metacognitive awareness comprises two major components – knowledge about cognitive (metacognitive knowledge) and regulation of cognitive (metacognitive regulation). This study examined the link between the two components in metacognitive awareness. The sample consists of 81 students from the 4 different foundation programs in The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. The students were asked to complete the Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (MAI). The Metacognitive Awareness Inventory was developed by Schraw and Dennison in 1994 with 52 statements. It measures the 2 major components of metacognition. Metacognitive knowledge comprises three subscales: Declarative knowledge, Procedural knowledge, and Conditional knowledge. Metacognitive regulation consists of five subscales: Planning, Information management, Monitoring, Debugging, and Evaluation. A correlation test was run to see if there were a correlation between metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive regulation. The findings suggested that the students who obtained high scores in the metacognitive knowledge component also scored high in metacognitive regulation. The implication of this study showed us that as educators, we would need to incorporate teaching the commonalities that are related to metacognitive rather than simple cognition in breeding effective future employees.

Mohammad Munir Hossain

Title: Isolation of alkalophilic pectinolytic bacteria and their bio retting effect on kenaf fiber compositions

Biography :

Mohammad Munir Hossain is currently a Ph.D. student working on the project, "Enhancement of kenaf bio retting process through augementation of its core components”. The project is underway at Biotechnology Research Institute, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), supervised associate professor Dr. Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee and professor Dr. Vijay Kumar A/L Subbiah. His research project was financed as part of foreign doctoral fellowship study No. NATP-2/PIU-BARC-44/2017/662(35) by the IFAD and World Bank-funded National Agricultural Technology project-2, (Project ID: P149553) of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. Application of xylano-pectinolytic enzymatic potentials alkalophilic bacterial agents such as live bacterial formulations and their alkali tolerant partially purified enzymes and alternativewater solvents were aiming to use in a compatible retting niche to accelerate the kenaf bio retting process. The project speculates about formulating bacterial consortia capable of selective depolymerizes the kenaf plant cell wall non-cellulosic gummy polysaccharides such as pectin, hemicellulose, and lignin without affecting its cellulosic portions within a minimum period to yield industrially grade high-quality cellulosic bast fiber. He graduated from Sher e Bangla Agricultural University (SAU) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Major in Agriculture, and completed his Master of Science degree from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU). In his professional life, he is working as a Senior Scientific Officer at Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Abstract :

Retting is the most limiting process of high-quality cellulosic kenaf bast fiber production which facilitating the separation of useable fiber from the plants' cell wall matrix. Existing traditional water retting approach confronts ineptitude and eutrophication related complications. Aiming to enhance the kenaf bio-retting process, sixty-seven alkalophilic bacterial colonies were isolated from paddy land soil sediments and kenaf retting water. These isolates were subsequently screened, of that two isolates were selected based on hyper qualitative and quantitative pectinolytic enzymatic measures. 16s rDNA gene sequence analysis revealed that both two strains were closely related to Bacillus pumilus species and designated as KRB56 and KRB22. These strains were applied in augmented non-sterile kenaf tank retting to investigate their kenaf retting efficiency and yielded fiber were analyzed for chemical compositions. Results revealed that, stains KRB56 and KRB22 significantly improve the retting process by degradation of 82.78% and 75.28% non-cellulosic gums, respectively comparing with uninoculated treatment niche (62.12%). Based on un retted raw kenaf fiber maximum fiber bundle weight was reported in MTW with 16.04% material losses, while the SW, and FW treatments showed 24.38%, and 21.03% material losses, respectively. These bacterial treated fiber samples showed thinner, smooth, and cleaner fibers surface morphology by SEM indicates sufficient non cellulosic gums (NCGs) removal comparing with URKF. Moreover, yielded fibers were examined for chemical composition, FTIR, XRD test. Results revealed that compare to un retted and un inoculated kenaf fiber, bacterial treated kenaf fiber increases cellulose portions, and their crystallinity index increases 35.50-41.30 % due to sufficient NCGs removal. This study's findings indicate that isolated alkalophilic bacterial strains KRB56 and KRB22 were effectively to be used as kenaf bio retting agents to produce quality kenaf fiber.

Tan Owee Kowang

Title: The Application of Statistical Quality Control Methodologies within SMEs in Johor Bahru

Biography :

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Tan Owee Kowang is the Head of Operation and Quantitative Panel for Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He obtained his first degree in Mechanical Engineering. and has gained 21 years of industrial experience in the areas of Product and Tooling Design, Operation, Quality, Engineering and Projects management. Prior to joining UTM, he was Head of Engineering Operation for an UK R&D based company in Malaysia. His area of research including New Product Development, Six Sigma, Lean and Lean Six Sigma. He is the Certified Technologist of the Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT), Fellow Member of The International Institute of Engineers and Researchers (THEIIEE); member of Board of Engineer, Malaysia (BEM), Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) and International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS).

Abstract :

Statistical quality control (SQC) methodology has been well recognized as a systematic approach for continuous quality improvement. Hence, SQC is adopted widely by both manufacturing and service industries as part of their operational strategy to improve quality performance. Holistically, SQC methodologies could be grouped into two categories, which are detection based methodology, such as Sampling Inspection, Statistical Process Control (SPC); and prevention methodology for instance Process Capability study, Design for Manufacturability (DFM). Findings from literature review suggested that the implementation of SQC methodology does improved organizational quality improvement. However, SQC methodology is generally viewed by prior researchers as single entity without exploring the attribution or type of SQC methodologies that are driving quality performance. Hence, this research close the literature gap by assessing the application level of each SQC methodology within Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) manufacturers in Johor Bahru (JB), and explore the relationship between implementation level of SQC methodologies and quality performance. The study is quantitative based via survey questionnaire and responded by 110 SME manufacturing companies within JB. The implementation level of SQC methodologies and their relationship with quality performance are examined separately via descriptive analysis and Pearson correlation test. Finding from the study revealed that SME manufacturers in JB tends to adopt detection based SQC methodologies (i.e. SPC and Sampling inspection) as their continuous quality improvement methodology. While prevention based methodologies (Process capability and DFM) are still not the common practices. In addition, result of this study also suggested that prevention based methodologies are more likely to improve organizational quality performance. The finding and the SQC framework developed in this study has descriptive value in terms of studying, classifying and defining the attributes of SQC and the relationships that govern continuous quality improvement in SME.

Mr. Raja Shuja-ul-Haq

Title: Effect of Cognitive Influence on Consumer Online Health Information Seeking for Supplemental Nutrition - An Explanatory Study of Young Urban Professionals in Kuala Lumpur

Biography :

Mr. Raja Shuja-ul-Haq has a Master Degree (MA) in Marketing and Management from the Bradford University School of Management / University of Bradford UK (completed in 2004), an MBA and a BBA-Honours Degree from Hamdard University Karachi. Currently he is a Doctor of Philosophy Researcher in Consumer Behaviour at the Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and his domain of research pertains to consumer online health behaviours in Southeast Asia. He has over 10 years of full-time university teaching and research experience as Assistant Professor and Head of the Marketing Subject Group at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES) Islamabad for more than 9 years and as Lecturer at the Air University Islamabad for an year; during this business school teaching tenure he supervised (as core supervisor) more than 60 MBA thesis. In addition to this, he has over 8 years of cumulative research consulting and management experience in the UK, Malaysia and Pakistan.

Abstract :

This study examines the influence of contemporary literature-supported cognitive influences on consumer Online Health Information Seeking (OHIS) and Online Health Information Usage (OHIU) Intentions; taking a case of supplemental nutrition-related information seeking and Kuala Lumpur’s resident young urban professionals (23 to 38 years of age, educated professionals or business owners of Malaysian nationality) as the target survey population. This study found that Internet Self-Efficacy and Perceived Health Risk both exhibit a strong positive influence on consumers’ Intention of OHIS, while Perceived Health Value and Perceived Value of Information Seeking exhibit a moderate positive influence on Intention of OHIS. On the other hand, Health Self-Efficacy and Perceived Value of Privacy were found to exhibit a moderate negative influence on Intention of OHIS. Similarly, Perceived Information Content Quality exhibit a strong positive influence on consumers’ Intention of OHIU, while Perceived Information Source Quality and Perceived Information Value exhibit a moderate positive influence on Intention of OHIU. It was also found that Personal Bias exhibit a moderate negative influence on Intention of OHIU. Also Intention of OHIS was found to exhibit a moderate to strong positive influence on Intention of OHIU. The study utilised a Self-Completion Questionnaire Survey and analyzed the collected survey data using a PLS Algorithm Path Analysis Test on Smart-PLS 3 statistical software.

Deana Qarizada

Title: Synthesis and characterization of Xerogel sorbent from coconut shell biochar

Biography :

Deana Qarizada was born in 1988 in Jawzjan Provence, Afghanistan. She graduated from the Organic and Inorganic synthesis department, chemical engineering faculty of Jawzjan University in 2009. She is working as a lecturer in the same department at Jawzjan university. She graduated from university technology MARA Malaysia in 2019 with a master's degree. She is currently pursuing her doctoral philosophy in Industrial Process Reliability & Sustainability (INPRES), School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia. She published in several national and international journals, and one of her research articles owns a silver medal.

Abstract :

Xerogel is a type of solid-formed gel that has been produced by slowly drying at the oven with unregulated shrinkage. Xerogels have historically been used for highly efficient isolation and specific uses, such as capturing interstellar particles. Due to its higher porosity, low density, and large surface area available, xerogels are essential materials in the 21st century. This study aimed to synthesize and characterize the carbon xerogel from coconut shell char by oven drying at 60℃. Furthermore, a characterization process is implemented into analytical procedures such as Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Emmett- Teller Theory (BET). The coconut shell char has The obtained xerogel has 2.3033 m2/g of the surface area, 0.000791 cm3/g of the pore volume, and 13.7434 A of the pore diameter. Based on the results, Xerogel has a great potential to be applied as an adsorbent to remove toxic substances from wastewater and gases.

Abhikriti Narwal

Title: QoS Optimization in Cloud Computing Networks

Biography :

Abhikriti Narwal has obtained her Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Maharshi Dayanand University,Rohtak, Haryana, India and pusruing Doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering from the the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, INDIA. Her areas of interest are cloud computing, optimisation, Load Balancing and Scheduling. She has published/presented fourteen research papers in international/national journals and conferences.

Abstract :

As an increasing era of virtualization, resources are considered as services. To achieve the efficient utilization of the resources, a proper Scheduling and Load balancing technique is required on the Cloud Network. Quality of service parameters plays a vital role in achieving this good goal of utilization. Different load balancing and scheduling strategies of cloud computing studies held to survey QoS optimization. This paper aims at QoS efficiency to develop scheduling and load balancing algorithms to achieve optimization in the cloud networks. This paper briefly talks about the computing model concepts and QoS optimization study executed in various algorithms. In this paper, the performance optimization comparison of improvised algorithms CBSA_LB, EMOSA, and EMOSA_LB with base algorithms MOSA and CBSA has been carried out. The results show that the improvised version has significantly improved the optimization percentage of all performance parameters.

Elizabeth Emperatriz García-Salirrosas

Title: Determinants of female entrepreneurship in e-commerce in a developing country

Biography :

Dra. Elizabeth E. García Salirrosas is a research professor at the Universidad Nacional Tecnológica de Lima Sur and an associate professor at the Universidad Privada del Norte de Perú. She is currently doing her postdoctoral internship in business administration at the Fortaleza University of Brazil. Her research interests include Sustainability, CSR, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Marketing.

Abstract :

Entrepreneurial intention is important because it highlights the value and power of the person. In an underdeveloped country like Peru, entrepreneurship has a high level, but the opportunity to start a business is affected by social, cultural and governmental factors. Therefore, the present research aimed to identify the determinants that influence female entrepreneurship with respect to electronic commerce. The study found that for e-commerce entrepreneurs, management skills, e-commerce attitude and motherhood are significant. The results based on the regression analysis suggest that the model fits well as it predicts the value of business intent at 95% with a significance value of 5%. Based on the findings of the study, an evaluation model of the entrepreneurial intention of electronic commerce is developed that includes all the significant variables. This study will help other academics guide their efforts to strengthen the theory about the entrepreneurial intention of women

Alesa Durgaryan

Title: The PROBLEM OF Online Teacher Training Problem in the Curriculum of Teacher Professional Development(CPD)

Biography :

I am ESL/EFL/ESP trainer PHD at Armenian State Pedagogical University after KH. Abovyan. I took my MAs in the fields of Psychology and Foreign Languages. I am an ESL teacher at Hrazdan basic school N11 after William Saroyan and an ESL trainer at SKYENG. I have taken part in many different international conferences as a speaker, in different international projects as an EFL trainer. I'm also am the author of many scientific articles in the field of Teaching English as a second/foreign language, Pedagogy. Currently, I'm a volunteer in different international projects and companies such ( HETT, EduArmenia(during war period), ELTA University, etc). Currently, I am specialized and working on the problem of teacher training on the virtual platform preparing a model of teacher training on the virtual platform. I am in a lifelong education (TESOL, TKT modules, CETFL program at American University in Armenia, Business English course, etc.), participated in different international projects as an EFL/ESL/ESP trainer (foreign students and teachers, professors, etc).

Abstract :

Modern technology offers today’s teachers many different methods to improve and develop their professional knowledge and skills. Due to them it is available to take part in the different trainings on the virtual platform using modern technologies as additional basements for their professional development.
The situation in the world today has completely changed not only the nature and structure of the educational process in schools and other educational institutions, but also the teachers' completely different requirements to carry out the educational process online. In order to make the educational process more effective, teachers not only change their curricula and work style, but also change the materials and methods they use to fit the online platform. The latter, in turn, promotes the acquisition and application of many new knowledge and skills. There are various online programs and tools in the media field today to make online learning more effective.
Virtual training is considered to be one of the most prominent and necessary method of teacher training which is quickly spreading all over the world. All of these virtual training opportunities give a chance to keep in touch with fellow teachers from around world. Teachers can share their experience and knowledge and get advice on different teaching problems and difficulties. In addition, virtual training is always updated and includes the latest changes and approaches to the teaching sphere.

Nor Yazjehan Yahya

Title: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Preparedness: A Review

Biography :

Nor Yazjehan Yahya is a postgraduate student at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and work as Assistant Medical Officer at Hospital Sultan Ismail, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Nor Yazjehan completed her undergraduate studies at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and her research interest lie in the area of disaster preparedness and management, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) and medical emergency management.

Abstract :

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) threats are one of the main safety concerns and a global threat. Recent Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for example has caused much concern for the public and killed more than 2 millions people worldwide and badly affected healthcare facilities, economy and communities. First responders usually the first on the scene play a vital role to mitigate the impact of these CBRNE treats with the minimum health cost to them. In order to maximize first responders potential with minimum health impact to them, it is important to have a good understanding of the demands of their work. Thus, this article provides a review of critical factors on preparedness of the first responder to CBRNE threats by highlighting important findings and areas of uncertainty.

Noronihar Datu-Dacula

Title: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning Students’ Achievement in Biology

Biography :

Noronihar Datu-Dacula is an associate professor at Mindanao State University- Integrated Laboratory School, Marawi City where she teaches science subject. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Biology at Mindanao State University-Main Campus and Master of Science in Teaching major in General Science at Mindanao State University-Naawan. Currently, she is studying Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education at Mindanao State University- Marawi under the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute Scholarship. She is a member of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and the Philippine Association Foundation for Teachers Educators, Inc.

Abstract :

This study aimed to investigate the Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) on students’ achievement in biology at Mindanao State University-Integrated Laboratory School (MSU-ILS). The study utilized the pre-test and post-test control group design. The participants are the grade 8 Biology students who were grouped into two, control and experimental groups. The experimental group consists of 41 participants who obtained teaching biology under the POGIL, while the control group consists of 41 students who obtained teaching biology under Traditional Learning Based Approach (TLBA). The instrument used to collect the data in the form of test scores is the achievement test. Findings showed that before the intervention, there was no significant difference on the control and experimental groups of students’ achievement test mean score but after the intervention, there was significant difference on the control and experimental groups of students’ achievement test mean score. Similarly, there was significant difference on the control and experimental groups of students’ achievement test mean gain score. It can be concluded that the POGIL in teaching Biology improved the achievement of the students compared to the TLBA. It is recommended that Biology teachers can use this approach in teaching the students to understand Biology well and improve their academic performance.

Nia Fatmawati

Title: Parental Guidance On Mathematics Learning For Low- grades Students During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Biography :

Nia Fatmawati was born in metro, February 23, 1989. She studied S1 elementary school education at Lampung University and S2 early childhood education at Universitas Negeri Jakarta. She has been a lecturer at the faculty of teacher training and education at Lampung University since 2014. Currently she is off from his job as a lecturer and now listed as a doctoral student in elementary education study program at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia by LPDP (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan) scholarship. Her interest research is early childhood and elementary school learning.

Abstract :

Elementary school students in low grades are classified as early childhood with strong sensitivity during their development. This period expects parents to optimize guidance and provide appropriate direction for children's learning activities. Based on mathematics importance in life, the subject’s skills need to be developed from an early stage through proper guidance. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, all learning activities are carried out from home, therefore parents have a bigger role in guiding the children. Parental guidance implementation is important for maximum learning achievement and success. Therefore, this research’s objectives were to (1) provide an overview of mathematics learning guidance implementation in the low grades during the pandemic, and (2) knowing parents’ needs, constraints and obstacles in carrying out the learning process. The method used was descriptive analysis with quantitative and qualitative approaches. The data were obtained through questionnaires, documentation and interviews. Also, the results showed that parental guidance in mathematics learning during the pandemic had not been implemented properly. Parents also experienced various obstacles in guiding the children.

Liana Mohamad

Title: Enhancing Students' Online Engagement Among Online Distance Learning Institutions' Students in Malaysia. The Role of Digital Readiness as a Mediator

Biography :

Liana Mohamad is currently a senior lecturer at Cluster of Business Management, OUM starting from May 2012. She is also a Programme Director for Bachelor of Accounting. Prior to joining OUM, she was a lecturer at UCSI University since 2007. During her service in UCSI, she was also appointed as the Head of Programme for Accounting. She was a lecturer at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) for 8 years from 2000 – 2007. She graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) with Master of Science in Information Technology and completed her undergraduate degree programme from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. Her teaching experiences are in the areas of Accounting Information System, Financial Accounting, and Auditing. She is interested in research in the area of Accounting Information System.

Abstract :

This study evaluates the relationships between e-learning attitude, digital readiness and online engagement among online distance learning students in ODL higher education institutions in Malaysia. The structural equation (SEM) technique was employed to assess the relationship between e-learning attitudes and the influence of digital readiness mediating online engagement. The model was developed based on the conceptual development and subsequently analysed by adopting Partial Least Square (PLS) procedure on a total of 307 students completed the online survey. Statistically, the data analysis outcomes have clearly shown that all four suggested hypotheses developed in this study are positive and significant. The results showed that e-learning attitudes influence digital readiness while e-learning attitude and digital readiness influence students' online engagement. At the same time, digital readiness influences the relationship between e-learning attitudes and online engagement among students in Malaysia from higher institutions. This study is important for the practice of higher education as a result, can be considered while developing online courses for students in higher education to encourage the students to engage in their online study.

Dr. Essam Zaneldin

Title: Online Education : Lessons Learned from Teaching Undergraduate Courses.

Biography :

Dr. Essam Zaneldin earned his PhD in 2000 from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2000. Dr Zaneldin is a professional engineer registered in Ontario, Canada. He is currently working as an associate professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Master of Engineering Management Program at the United Arab Emirates University. In addition to his experience in the academia, Dr Zaneldin has several years of work experience in the construction industry. He has authored and co-authored several journal and conference publications in topics related to engineering education, design coordination, change management, site layout planning, constructability, claims and disputes, and simulation of design and construction operations.

Abstract :

The urgent introduction of online distance education into the learning process as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has become an eminent change in the delivery of courses, requiring urgent decisions and effective mechanisms to implement into the educational process as well as the analysis of the current traditional teaching process. This paper presents the result of an online survey conducted among instructors and undergraduate students of an institution in a developing country during the ‘Spring 2020” and ‘Fall 2020” semesters to explore their experience and feedback related to online education. Issues related to the interaction between faculty members and students, psychological aspects, communication problems, logistics, and methodological problems associated with online learning are described in detail. The data received from the questionnaire survey respondents was analyzed and the analysis results has suggested that online education may be more effective for theoretical subjects but when studying scientific disciplines, the priority should be given to traditional methods of teaching particularly for courses that have lab components. Despite facing some challenges and difficulties, the responses received from students indicated that, in general, they are quite satisfied with online teaching and expressed their desire to continue offering courses using this mode of delivery even during normal times. Data analysis results also showed that online teaching resulted in better-than-expected performance as compared to face-to-face lecturing and boosted student’s learning experience. Course instructors and students indicated that the reason for this better performance is due to the Organization Logo Photograph Organization Logo Photograph online availability of lecture notes and other learning material, including the recordings of lectures. This is in addition to the fact that online classes allow students to attend from anywhere and conveniently access course material anytime and anywhere. Despite their better performance in general, students listed few disadvantages related to online learning including the inadequate time provided for online exams as compared to the number of questions provided and the unfair evaluation and assessment of students’ work during the semester. This is in addition to the may technical problems frequently encountered during online classes and exams and the absence of a clear policy related to this relatively new delivery method. A good percentage of student (around 62%) indicated that blended learning, a combination of online learning and traditional face-toface lecturing, can be useful and recommended to use it in future course delivery. Instructors, on the other hand, indicated that, despite the several benefits of online learning, the engagement of students was minimal, and the online learning infrastructure and management system need to be improved. Recommendations and lessons learned from the online learning experience are then presented

SANDY B. RAMILO, MBA

Title: Potential of San Fernando Province of Romblon as Ecotourism Destination

Biography :

Sandy Ramilo graduated Cum Laude at Romblon State University – San Fernando Campus in 2014 with a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Management. He took up his Master’s Degree of Business Administration at Jose Rizal University. At present, he is working as Instructor at Romblon State University San Fernando Campus, San Fernando Sibuyan Romblon, Philippines and is designated as research focal person for Business Administration and Management Department. He co-authored other research works which includes; Ethnicity and Selected Cultural Practices of Sibuyan Mangyan Tagabukid at Sitio Layag, San Fernando Romblon, Assessment and Documentation on the Level of Community Awareness on the Local Customs and Traditions in the Municipality of San Fernando, Romblon and Perceived Impact of Ecotourism and the Availability of Needed Manpower and Services in San Fernando Romblon. All of his research outputs was presented in various research conferences.

Abstract :

Sibuyan Island, deemed as Galapagos of Asia, is rich in flora and fauna were some are endemic to the place. These opens the door of opportunity for ecotourism industry. Thus, this study was conducted to determine the potential of San Fernando, Romblon on becoming an ecotourism destination. It also aims to identify different sites favorable for the industry and classify it as focal, complementary and support attraction. Guided by enhanced Ecotourism Opportunity Spectrum (ECOS), the study focused on biological-physical, socio-cultural, historical-archeological, and economic structure. Questionnaires and interviews was utilized to gather relevant data. Results revealed that there were numerous sites in the area identified as focal and complementary attractions. Identified ecotourism sites have a thick forest and diverse wildlife. However, the municipality has limited dinning places and recreational activities. Plant and animal production was low making supply not enough to cover the demand needed, while transportation infrastructure and healthcare services are limited. Despite those facts, the weighted mean of 3.86 for ecotourism potential and the ECOS point of 69 suggests that San Fernando Romblon has strong potential for ecotourism industry. To increase its potential it is recommended that the Local Government Unit together with the Non-Governmental Organizations and other stakeholders should work hand in hand to improve the services and facilities of the ecotourism site, address the problem in supply of plant and animal products, and improve tourism infrastructure.

Day 2 Technical Session

Ahmad Nazrie Bin Mohd Nor

Title: Evidence of Microfinance as a Tool in Poverty Alleviation in Malaysia – A Survey Name of the main Author: Ahmad Nazrie Bin Mohd Nor

Biography :

Ahmad Nazrie Bin Mohd Nor is an associate research scholar from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and recently pursuing his study in Master of Science. Graduated his first degree in Finance from Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), he is passionate to acquire knowledge in Finance, Economics, and Accounting in every aspect since all of these are related. Currently, his major research is on Microfinance. The scope is vast but microfinance keeps on changing from time to time. The issue of social wellbeing, social security, household income that lead to poverty is happening around the globe. Hence, igniting the urge for him to scrutinize the issue of microfinance. Previously, he had published a paper - The Chronology of Microfinance in Malaysia: A review- to configure the milestone of microfinance development in Malaysia. This conference shall be the best platform for him to optimize engagements, sharing insights, and express the finding from his study.

Abstract :

Poverty issues still prevalent in Malaysia and microfinance is one of the best available tools to overcome that situation because it provides loans with fewer regulations. Response from 330 respondents were acquired to bolster this fact and this paper projects strong evidences on the effectiveness of microfinance and its potential to eradicate poverty in Malaysia using Partial Least Square-Structural Equation- Modelling (PLS-SEM). The results of the study show that there is a significant relationship between loan characteristics, family status, borrowers’ characteristics, business features and training development on social wellbeing, employment generation, household income and micro enterprise performance.

Karina Vilela Manyari

Title: Placement of dry-mix shotcrete in tunnels: Literature review on rebound

Biography :

Karina Vilela Manyari obtained her Bachelor degree in Architecture and Profesional Title of Architect from Ricardo Palma University. She received Master degree from National University Federico Villarreal and Master degree from Polythecnic University of Catalonia.Currently is PhD student in Projects from Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana- México and Full time Professor of the Industrial Engineering Program of the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. She is involved in ICT in Construction projects, including Bioclimatic Architecture.

Abstract :

Shotcrete is a widely proven and accepted component in underground support systems for tunnels construction, being the rebound a very important factor in the cost of the project. In the present work, a review of the state of the art of the last four decades is carried out on the placement factors that influence the rebound of dry-mix shotcrete; where the main parameters that affect it have been identified first, then its behavior is analyzed; next, the relationships and implications related to its process are discussed, giving the necessary explanations for its understanding; then, case studies on simulations of applications in the laboratory and site are included for their quantification; and finally, recommendations and rebound are provided as short or medium term research topics.
After this extensive review, it is concluded that the minim rebound percentages for the spraying velocity of 100-114m/s is 25%, for the nozzle distance of 0.5-1.5m is 10%, for a spraying angle of 90o, for the positions of the surface to be projected of 0o and 90o is 5-15% and for a layer thickness of 50mm is 30%. Likewise, the two case studies presented reflect the need to carry out simulations in the laboratory and or on site to have a better representation of the real conditions of application in construction projects; On the other hand, the recommendations and future perspectives include conclusions on the study of other parameters associated with dosage and transport, and the need for the inclusion of pozzolanic materials.

Edgar Octoyuda

Title: Work Motivation in Mediating Emotional Intelligence to Improve Employees' Job Performance of State-Owned Enterprise in Port and Maritime Management

Biography :

Edgar Octoyuda is a PhD student at Business Administration Department, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan. He finished his bachelor degree at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia and master degree in Human Resources at Graduate School of Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Medan, Indonesia in 2019.

Abstract :

This study tested the correlation between emotional intelligence on job performance and mediated by work motivation of the employees of State-Owned Enterprise in Port and Maritime Management at Medan City. 60 respondent of State-Owned Enterprise in Port and Maritime Management at Medan City has selected according to the number of the enterprise. Structural Equation Modelling was conducted to analyze the data to obtain both a direct and indirect relationship between emotional intelligence and job performance. The result shows that emotional intelligence significantly and positively affects the employees work performance, where emotional intelligence also significantly and positively affects the employees job performance. However, the study showed that emotional intelligence would directly influence the employees job performance without mediating by the employees work performance.

Israel Barrutia Barreto

Title: Correlational study of the impact and adaptation of virtual education among university students

Biography :

Israel Barrutia Barreto: Doctor of Administration, graduate of Centrum, PUCP, candidate for a doctorate in education, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez, Mexico, master's degree in business administration and management, graduate of master's degree in public management, master's degree in education, degree in administration, collegiate, specialist in cooperatives and logistics, with 25 years of professional experience in public and private entities.

Abstract :

The present study aims to establish the existent relationship between the implementation of virtual education and the adaptive process of students from two universities: a public one and a private one. Design: non-experimental, correlational and longitudinal. Method: survey. Instrument: quiz. A 104 students sample divided proportionally divided by each university. Students from both universities presented a significant correlation related to the difficulty that meant coordinating with their work team, which was exacerbated by the feeling of not receiving the correct information for their training.

Mohd Sholeh Sheh Yusuff

Title: Developing a Method of Understanding Tafsir Nur Al-Ihsan Using Intertextual Reading: A Study using the Parallel Method

Biography :

Dr. Mohd Sholeh Sheh Yusuff is an associate professor in the field of Quranic Sciences at the Kulliyyah of Theology and Quranic Sciences, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah International Islamic University (UniSHAMS), Malaysia.

Abstract :

Tafsir Nur al-Ihsan is the second interpretation after Tarjuman al-Mustafid written in the Malay language in the 19th century AD by Sheikh Muhammad Sa’id ibn Umar. The main objective of this study is to identify the influence of the external source in the text of Tafsir Nur al-Ihsan. This study employs intertextual reading based on dialogism in the process of analyzing Tafsir Nur al-Ihsan based on parallel method. The research design used is documentation and field work using the subjective approach that employs descriptive and qualitative data. The study reveals that there are 11 works which have influenced the essence of Tafsir Nur al-Ihsan which are Tafsir al-Jalalyn, Tafsir al-Jamal, Tafsir al-Baydawi, Tafsir al-Khazin, Tafsir al-Baghawi, Tafsir al-Tabari, Tafsir al-Qurtubi, Tafsir al-Razi, Tafsir al-Nasafi, Tafsir Ibn Kathir, and Tafsir al-Tha’labi. The finding analysis also reveals that Tafsir Nur al-Ihsan is mostly influenced by Tafsir al-Jalalyn.

Chacharin Lertyosbordin

Title: Conceptual framework of Google’ s Online Learning Tools for Python Programming Activity on Challenge-Based Learning

Biography :

I had studied in Bachelor Degree and Master Degree of Educational technology at KMUTT, Thailand. Now i am a Ph.D. candidate of Learning innovation and technology by receiving "Petchra Pra Jom Klao Doctoral Scholarship" from KMUTT.
To talk about the Research field, I am focusing on Instructional Design and Learning Management by using Robotic tool kits to enhance 21st Century skill for youth. In addition, I am an manager of Institute of innovation and experimental education (INNOVEDEX). It is a non-profit project that supports secondary school students across Thailand to learn the robot programing.

Abstract :

The objective of this study was creation and assessment suitability of Conceptual framework of Google’ s online learning tools for Python programing activity on challenge-based learning. From the study, Google Online learning tool for Python programming activity on challenge-based learning was composed of 1) Google Classroom, 2) Google Meet, 3) Google Jamboard, 4) Draw.io, 5) Google Colaboratory, 6) Google Site, 7) YouTube, 8) Google Doc, 9) Google Sheet, and 10) Google Slide. The Conceptual framework comes from procedure of arranging tools; in process of challenge-based learning; by using Google Classroom, environment. Moreover, appropriateness of the conceptual framework was strongly agree (Mean= 4.69, S.D. = 0.46), from 4 of Educational Technology experts and 3 of Computer Engineering experts.

Kho Lee Chin

Title: A study on Gamification toward Engineering Students’ Engagement in the University Level

Biography :

Ts. Dr. Kho Lee Chin completed her PhD in Information Science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 2015. She received a Master degree in electrical engineering from the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, in 2004, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in electronics engineering from the Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya, Malaysia, in 2003. She has been with the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Sarawak, Malaysia, since 2005. Her research interests include the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, smart home, network congestion control, and network coding.

Abstract :

Most engineering students may struggle with complicated theories, heavy assignments, lack of motivation and disengagement in the classroom. According to studies, student engagement in the classroom is critical in the learning process. It can increase students' attention and motivate them to practice critical thinking skill. It may also promote positive learning experiences. By this, the learning outcomes in technical understanding and application definitely can be improved. However, how to increase student engagement, particularly for engineering courses in the classroom? Educators are introducing several student-centred teaching methods to replace the traditional direct instruction teaching methods, such as inquiry-based learning, project-based learning, service-based learning and others. This study

Emily Ann Marrero

Title: Mathematics Competency of Graduating Engineering Students of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College.

Biography :

The main author is Dr. Emily Ann B. Marrero. She is currently the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College located in Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines. She is an Associate Professor at the Engineering Department of the College. She served as a faculty trustee of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College Board of Trustees (MPSPC-BOT) for 3 years. She also was the Engineering Department Chairperson for 2 years. As to her academic background, she was a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Diploma in Higher Education Management, Master in Business Administration, and Doctor in Business Administration. She had published at least 3 researches and presented these researches in international fora. She also had 5 extension activities with internal and external funding. She copyrighted a research-based calculator program that estimates and forecasts the domestic water demand of a person and the whole community based on household income, highest educational attainment, and household size. This calculator program is being utilized by the Bontoc Water Unit in forecasting domestic water demand as a basis for the distribution of water supply. She also has 3 patented industrial designs. She has been traveling to different Colleges and Universities in the Philippines as an accreditor of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) and had been a resource speaker at various conferences and seminars related to Mathematics, Research, and Feasibility Study Preparation.

Abstract :

Mathematics is an integral part of the Engineering curriculum and Engineering licensure examinations which include Algebra, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Solid Geometry, Calculus, and Probability and Statistics. Little research has been conducted to explore engineering students’ learning of mathematics, in particular concerning what mathematical competencies are needed for Engineers. This study assessed the Mathematics competency of graduating Electrical, Civil, and Geodetic Engineering students along with the different subject areas. It also evaluated the level of competence of students along with the 3 groups of learning outcomes (knowledge, problem analysis, and application to real-world situations). The narrative descriptive survey was used. Weighted mean was used to determine the level of competence of the students and chi-square test for significant differences in their competence levels. The result of the study shows that the level of competence of the students in Mathematics as a whole is unsatisfactory with satisfactory competence level in Probability and Statistics, unsatisfactory in both Algebra and Trigonometry, and poor in Calculus, Solid Geometry, and Analytic Geometry. There are significant differences in their level of competence along with the different subject areas. The students’ competence level in knowledge and application is poor, while unsatisfactory in analysis. With an unsatisfactory competence level in Mathematics, the graduating Engineering students lack the necessary mastery in Mathematics that warrants a better chance of passing the board.

Ms.Neetu

Title: Gulf countries no longer the dream land for indian migrants

Biography :

Ms. Neetu is Research scholar at GNA University and also working as an Assistant Professor in GNA University . Neetu is an M.com, MBA (HR and Operations) and LLB. Her area of interest is Accounting , Finance and Operations. Neetu has 12 years of teaching experience. Neetu has authored many articles and has got publications in different Journals of repute. She has attended many National and International conferences and various workshops and short term Courses on Production Operations Management. She has attended various workshops on Accounting and Taxation. She has published with two books on “Goods and Services Tax” and “POM in Manufacturing Units”.

Abstract :

Relations between India and the UAE have traditionally been friendly. 27% OF TOTAL POPULATION OF UAE constitutes Indian Migrates. Money remitted by the Expatriates is an important part of economic development of Indians. Indians in Gulf countries are doing various business activities but still there are many problems which Indians are facing there due to which the numbers are decreasing.

Muhammad Taufik Md Sharipp

Title: ADAPTATION OF AUTHENTIC HADITH REQUIREMENTS AS A METHOD OF DETERMINING THE AUTHENTICITY OF ISLAMIC INFORMATION COMMUNICATION

Biography :

Muhammad Taufik Md Sharipp is a lecturer at Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS) UiTM Melaka. He is a candidate for a doctoral degree in Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA (Islamic Communication). He holds a Bachelor degree in Sunnah Studies with Information Management, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and a Master degree in Contemporary Islamic Studies (Islamic Communication).

Abstract :

The condition of authentic hadith is the method of ʻulum al-hadith outlined by the muhaddithīn (hadith scholars) to determine the degree of authentic hadith. This is to ensure that a hadith is protected from distortion and falsification. Knowledge such as this requirement is designed to justify the authenticity of the process of transferring hadith matan (text of hadith) through the correct sanad (chain of narration). This study found that these conditions can be adapted as determinants of the authenticity of Islamic information. Therefore, this paper has two main objectives. The first objective is to identify the requirements of authentic hadith. Meanwhile, the second objective is to analyse the requirements to be adopted in the method to determine the authenticity of Islamic information communication. Content analysis and library methods were used to address both issues. In conclusion, it is found that the elements of requirements of authentic hadith, namely continuous chain of narration, impartiality of the narrator, excellence of the narrator’s memory, and there is no doubt on the sanad and matan can be used as a method to determine the authenticity of Islamic information communication.

Choy Hau Ya

Title: Optimization Analysis of Screw Propeller Blade

Biography :

Mr Choy Hau Yan is from Kedah, Malaysia. He obtained his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Malaysia in the year of 2002. His research interest is in the field of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) mainly Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and engineering design. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience as a lecturer at TARUC with publications in CAE related studies. Mr. Choy is currently a member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), a Certified SolidWorks Professional and a Professional Technologist registered with Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT).

Abstract :

Marine screw propeller is a fascinating invention. It transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust force. The generated thrust creates pressure difference of fluid in the front and back surface of the propeller’s blade for acceleration. In this project, the screw propeller, INSEAN E779A model was modified with the main objective to determine its optimized design that could achieve better performance during its operation. In determining the optimized design for the screw propeller blade, different modified models with various dimensions and properties were proposed and modelled in SolidWorks. Subsequently, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was carried out to determine the Maximum von misses stress, strain, deformation and factor of safety along with flow analysis, velocity and pressure trajectories analyzed using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD). After comparing the analysis results, the optimized design for the screw propeller found in this project is having the dimensions of 3.0 mm thickness, 40° propeller blade twist angle, and 110° of angle between the leading edge and the propeller’s hub. The Maximum Von misses stress was improved by 24.15%.

Guo Zhen

Title: Analysis of Employee Turnover in State-owned Enterprises in China

Biography :

My name is Guo Zhen and I am currently studying for a Doctor of Business Administration at SEGI University. I am from Heilongjiang Province, China.

Abstract :

As one of the most important economic subjects, state-owned enterprises have particularity in China's economic transition period. However, due to the backward human resource management mode, the backward salary and welfare system, the lack of attention to the development of employees, the unfavorable management of enterprise organization culture and so on, the state-owned enterprises in China have affected the loss of employees. The current situation of employee turnover has become an increasingly anxious problem. The high proportion of brain drain not only takes away business opportunities, technical secrets and customers, but also makes enterprises suffer direct economic losses, and increases the replacement cost of enterprise manpower. If it is not controlled, it will ultimately affect the potential and competitiveness of the sustainable development of enterprises. In view of this problem, this paper analyzes the countermeasures of high turnover rate of employees in Chinese state-owned enterprises in order to improve the attractiveness of knowledge workers for academic circles and managers of state-owned enterprises. For state-owned enterprise managers to control and reduce the loss of knowledge talent to provide help.

Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed Saleh

Title: Facial Expression Recognition: A New Dataset and a Review of the Literature

Biography :

Mohammed A. Saleh Received the BSE. Eng. in Computer Engineering & Science, Aden University, Yemen in 2003, and the MSc. and Ph.D. degrees from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, in 2011 and 2016 in Telecommunications and Information Engineering and Computer Engineering respectively. He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University College of Technology Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Abstract :

One of the biggest challenges in computer vision and deep learning is recognizing the emotion based on facial expression. Besides the challenge of model development in Deep Learning (DL), the dataset is considered one of the main factors that plays a crucial role in producing highly accurate deep learning frameworks for pattern classification, features extraction, and emotion recognition from images. Despite the existence of several dedicated datasets for the FER, the desired accuracy was not being achieved due to the enormous size of the available dataset, where some of such are unfeasible for regular computers or cloud computing services. In contrast, there is a lack of the other datasets’ size, generalization, and quality. The objectives of this paper are two‐fold. First, reviews the existing datasets. Second, presents a significant new dataset for facial expression called Emot-FE. This dataset contains 276,305 images of facial expressions formulated in a single file in the form of xlsx format. Emot-FE dataset has been filtered, pre-processed, labeled, and classified based on the seven labels (emotion’s expressions). Thus, this dataset will be the largest in such format with high-quality images. This new dataset has been evaluated using VGGNet Convolutional Neural Networks where the recognition accuracy outperforms the previously achieved accuracies of the previous studies. This dataset is available for distribution to the researchers.

Faiz Azizul

Title: Don’t Tell Me, Train me: Employee Training, as the Most Significant Contributing Factor to Employee Performance in North of Malaysia’s Tourism Industry

Biography :

Faiz Azizul is an entrepreneur, part-time lecturer, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Management. He has working with two university commercial arms, Unikl Resources Sdn Bhd (URSB) and UMP Technology Sdn Bhd (University Malaysia Pahang subsidiary) focusing on organizational business development and commercialization. He is also involved in Business Development in Media Prima Berhad subsidiary, The New Straits Times Press Berhad focusing more on the Education segment. He has also participated in various conferences, academic and innovation projects presentations and also a co-author for the entrepreneurship module published by Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). He was also a gold medallist in the World Robotic Olympiad in 2008.

Abstract :

Globally, the tourism industry contributed nine percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The tourism industry has many and various competitors, regardless of small or large industry players. To ensure this industry resilience and remain competitive, employees have become an essential resource in helping companies stay competitively ahead. This study delves into the methods that can help increase the employees' performance within the tourism industry. Four factors were addressed in this study, forming a causal model with a mediator. This study was administered using purposive sampling on 140 employees from 20 tourism-based companies in northern Malaysia by distributing questionnaires. Items were quantitatively analyzed using SPSS for demographic analysis and Smart-PLS 3.0 to assess the formative measurement models' PLS-SEM results. PLS-SEM analysis indicated that there is a significant relationship between the variables. Training and effective communication were the most effective contributing factors towards marketing competencies towards employee performance with a p-value > 0.05. The outcome of this research suggests that companies should construct innovative and novel ways to measure, train and manage of staff performance, which includes the way they communicate with their employees on the feedback process.

Xiaojie Hu

Title: The Impact of Work Stress to Job Burnout among Employee in Malaysian Construction Company

Biography :

Dr. Xiaojie Hu is currently an Associate Professor at Shenyang Ligong University, China. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy and Masters of Arts in Evaluation, Measurement and Research, and Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership at Western Michigan University, U.S.A. He completed his BA in Communication and English Studies at Portsmouth University, UK. He previously worked at Neunn Technology Co.Ltd. for big data research and development, data project management, processing and analysis. He was also a Doctoral Associate at Western Michigan University conducting research on K-12.

Abstract :

The impact of stress from factors such as absenteeism, work load, work life balance, and work stress on job burnout among employee has been widely discussed. Job burnout can affect employees’ both physical and mental health which often leads to low productivity and job performance. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship and impact between absenteeism, work-load, work life balance, and work-stress with job burnout. The objective includes assessing the model fit and statistically significant indicator detection. Totally 123 construction companies were sampled using simple random sampling. A questionnaire was developed for data collection. Result showed adequate fit of a PLS-SEM model, and indicators of absenteeism and work stress were statistically significant on job burnout.

Diyana Kamarudin

Title: Evaluating Employee Innovation and Creativity towards Employee Turnover Intention in the Malaysian Hospitality Industry

Biography :

Dr. Diyana Kamarudin is currently a Senior Lecturer and the Head of Cluster for Marketing and Entrepreneurship at University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Evaluation, Measurement and Research and Masters or Arts in Communication at Western Michigan University, U.S.A, where she was also appointed as a Doctoral Associate teaching Fundamentals to Evaluation, Measurement and Research for post graduate studies. She specializes in research methodology, communication technology, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship. She has an interest in communication technology, specifically computer mediated communication. This is shown through her courses where she integrates e-learning and global classroom. She is active in research and scholarly activities where she has published two books on research methodology, two books on entrepreneurship, along with journal writings. She has also presented at numerous conferences inside and outside of Malaysia and have won several research competitions.

Abstract :

Hospitality industry plays a main role and has become a major sector in Malaysia’s economy. However, there are some challenges in the hospitality industry such as employee turnover which could have various consequences to organizations. The purpose of this research is to investigate the factors affecting employee turnover intention, either directly or indirectly. Previous studies have suggested that employee turnover intention could be affected by factors such as leadership, motivation, communication, work environment and infrastructure both directly and indirectly. Employee innovation and creativity as a mediator could also affect its relationship with turnover intention of employees. The research design for this study was quantitative research method using questionnaires as the data collection method. Purposive sampling was used to sample 152 hotel employees within the West of Malaysia. Results were analyzed using SmartPLS, SEM. Result indicated that leadership, motivation, communication, and work environment and infrastructure had significant relationship with employee innovation and creativity. Apart from that, leadership, motivation and communication also have significant relationship with the employee turnover intention. Turnover is a major issue within companies not only for the company’s sustainability, but also for the health and wellbeing of their employees. As an implication, organizations should understand that their leadership characteristic and environment has a tremendous impact to burnout and employee performance.

Haziman Zakaria

Title: Inclusivity in the Workplace for Persons with Disabilities: Analyzing Communication Effectiveness within Malaysian Companies

Biography :

Haziman Zakaria is an entrepreneur since 2015, involved in multiple sectors and industries, focusing on building maintanence, apiculture industry, food and beverage, and insurance. He is also a part-time lecturer and is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Management. He was appointed as board director for two companies, De Eyta Sdn. Bhd (Non-Executive, 2016-2020) and Mahaad Tahfiz Ibadah Mukmin Sdn. Bhd. (Executive, 2019-2020). He is also involved in two NGOs, Pertubuhan Ibadah Mukmin Pekan Pahang (2017-2019) and Association of Muslim Excellence Education and Nobility (2021) that focuses on education and entrepreneurial development as treasury. He has also participated in various conferences, academic and innovation project presentations and was also a co-author for the entrepreneurship module published by Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). He holds a Diploma and Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UiTM and a Master’s in Business Administration (IUMW).

Abstract :

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit globally and changed the way how organizations work, communication is one of the key factor that plays a major role in organization sustainability. As of 2018, 488,948 people were registered as Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) with the Department of Social Welfare which reflects to 1.53% of Malaysia’s population. Malaysian government has allocated a 1% policy for hiring PWS in the public sector giving employment opportunities to 3,782 PWSs in 2015-2017. The percentage is of PWS employed is lower at 0.7% compare to others country like India that managed to obtain 1.43% employment rate of government jobs. The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of communication in the companies and to evaluate factors that can improve better disability employment communication support. This ethnographic qualitative research approach uses inductive data reasoning with quota sampling from 535 respondent from both public and private sector in Pahang, Malaysia. In descending order the themes found from this study were appropriate communication device, communication flow, communication barriers and communication behavior. The findings from this research is then implicated to managers of companies to be used when it comes to planning and practicing inclusivity in the workplace.

Fazilah Razali

Title: Blended Learning Curriculum Approach Through Learning Management System (LMS) Towards Higher Education: A Systematic Review

Biography :

Dr. Fazilah Razali received Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Universiti Putra Malaysia and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Faculty Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her research interests focus on Curriculum, Pedagogy, STEM Education, Biology, and Math Education and current projects include project leader for university grant and member with international and national grants.

Abstract :

This study generated a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) by following proven and stringent guidelines. PRISMA 2009 is used to retrieve 15 study papers that were selected and analyzed in the SLR. The scientific research on the complexities of blended learning program approaches to students has been examined. The papers' publishing years range from 2015 to 2020. The methodological designs, foci, and results of the experiments have all been thoroughly examined. According to the study, the major problems, and challenges that students faced in learning included getting distracted in the classroom due to large class size, inaccessibility to online lessons due to Learning Management System (LMS) severe crash, the complexity of internet communication with teachers, and classmates, lack of skills and experience with digital tools, and time management for learning.

Renuka Jakhar

Title: College Going Females’ Perceptions Towards Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Biography :

Renuka Jakhar is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Physiotherapy at School of Medical and Allied Sciences in G. D. Goenka University, Gurgaon, India. After completing Master of Physiotherapy in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2014, she has 3 years’ of working experience as an Executive Physiotherapist in Artemis Hospitals, Gurgaon. Areas of research interest are pelvic floor dysfunction, polycystic ovarian syndrome, low back pain and dysmenorrhea. In 2017, she published an article on randomised controlled trial to evaluate the short term and long term effects of transcutaneous electrical neurostimulation in primary dysmenorrhea.

Abstract :

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine condition in reproductive age with classic features of clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenism, oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea associated with chronic anovulation and polycystic ovary syndrome morphology. It has many co-morbidities including an increased risk for obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, infertility, mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders along with low self-esteem, poor body image and reduced health-related quality of life. In the present cross-sectional study, 428 females from 3 colleges in Gurgaon with age 18 years and above were asked to complete a questionnaire containing 11 questions. The study revealed that only 18% (78) of respondents were aware about PCOS. 10.05%, 9.81%, 3.04% and 1.87% females knew about irregular or absent menses, weight gain, reduced fertility and abortion respectively as symptoms of PCOS. Endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer were recognised by 2.57% and 5.14% as long term complication. Treatment options of lifestyle modification, hormone replacement therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy were known by 3.50%, 2.10% and 0.47% % respectively. The study reveals that educating young adult females about the disease is urgently required to prevent and manage the disease and complications related to it.

Dr. Praveen Kumar Sharma

Title: A common fixed point for six self-maps in fuzzy metric space using common limit in range property concerning two pairs of products of two different self-maps

Biography :

Dr. Praveen Kumar Sharma is presently working as an Associate Professor of Mathematics at SVIS, Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya (SVVV), Indore, MP, India. Dr. Sharma did M.Sc. (Mathematics) from Jiwaji University Gwalior (M.P.) in 2001 and M.Phil. from MKU Madurai Tamilnadu in 2007.He did Ph.D. from Barkatullah University Bhopal, on the topic “A STUDY OF FUZZY METRIC SPACES AND INTUITIONISTIC FUZZY METRIC SPACES” in 2013.His 20+ research papers have been published in various SCOPUS Indexed/WoS/UGC Care journals of national and international repute. He has presented 08 research papers in international and national conferences. He has attended 20+ FDP/workshops/conferences/seminars. He got elected president of student’s union at Senior Secondary School level by direct mode method. He has 17 years of teaching experience. He has filed seven Patents, out of which his 3 Patents have been published as a Principal Inventor. He has delivered talks in DST, MPCST and NCSTC approved Seminars/Webinars/ programs. Recently, he received an International Outstanding Scientist Award for Scientific Invention awarded by GEI, India.

Abstract :

In this note, we prove a common fixed point for six self-maps in fuzzy metric space using common limit in range property concerning two pairs of products of two different self-maps. we use the properties (CLRTH) and (CLRSR) along with contractive type implicit relations to prove a common fixed points theorem for six self maps in fuzzy metric spaces. In support of our main result, an example has been provided. Our findings are like those of Kumar and Chouhan [12]. Kumar and Chauhan demonstrated their primary result in [12] by improving and generalizing Aalam, Kumar, and Pants' [1] results. In past, many authors have proved results on common fixed point using (E-A) property (like Aalam et. al. [1] proved results using this property), and then these results were improved and generalized by using the concept of common (E-A) property as this property is superior over (E-A) property, as the closeness of subspace is required to prove a required result on common fixed point by using these properties, which is a drawback. We improve and generalize all results on these properties by using common limit in range property as this property does not require the condition of the closeness of subspaces. The goal of this note is to refine and generalize Kumar and Chauhan's [12] results on a common fixed point, as well as some earlier comparable results.

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