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Building a Contemporary Research Community

This online conference provides an accessible way to connect and interact as a research network. We will host a number of different session types designed to make the most of online social knowledge processes including presentations, workshops and networking opportunities. We want to continue to work towards improving the standard of the local and international community of researchers, scholars, and practitioners by introducing them to the latest trends, developments, and challenges across a range of fields with the theme
“Digitalisation in Transformation: Bridging academia and Industry”.

Selected papers will be published in a Web of Science and Scopus Q2 journal

Theme and Special Focus

Innovation and transformation are arguably two of the most important elements when it comes to long-term success. When faced with marketplace changes, industries that stick with their traditions and fail to innovate or transform will almost certainly face challenges they may not overcome. The current pandemic is a prime example, forcing thousands of companies worldwide to change the way they operate in an unprecedented manner. Innovation and Transformation are relevant across all disciplines; Business, Media & Communication, Science & Technology, Psychology, and others, and will be the theme of this year’s conference with a focus on bridging the gap between theory and industry practices.

Conference Scopes

Authors are invited to submit papers on topics including, but not limited to, the following areas:

Psychology and Social Sciences

· Trends and Challenges in Digital Business Transformation
· Innovation Management and Culture
· Crisis and Risk Management
· Corporate Governance & Enterprise Leadership
· Data-Driven Business
· Finance
· Project Management
· Education, Teaching and Learning
· Psychological Mechanisms
· Socio-Economic Needs
· Business-related interests

Communication, Innovation and Technology

· Mobile Video Marketing
· Data Analytics and Public Relations
· Innovation Journalism
· Cloud Computing
· Big Data and Visualisation
· Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability
· Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
· Blockchain Technology
· Virtual and Extended Reality
· Internet of Things (IoT)
· Biotechnology
· Visual & Digital Media
· Integrated Communication & Social Media

Conference Highlights

 Paper presentations from researchers, academicians, and students
 Talks from prominent industry leaders
 Workshop series covering a range of contemporary topics
 Project showcase presentations
 Bilateral networking opportunities for the possibility of future collaborations

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:30 April 2021
Acceptance of Abstract Notification:5th April 2021
Full paper submission deadline:30 June 2021
Acceptance for special issue notification:18 July 2021
Final camera-ready manuscript submission:2 August 2021
Early bird and author registration before:2 August 2021
Conference date:26 – 28 October 2021


1.We encourage presenters to register before and August 2021 to enjoy early bird fees. The details of the fees are as follows:

Presenter: RM 500
Early Bird: RM 400 (no longer available)
Industrial Partner: RM 300
Student: RM 300 
IUMW Student: RM 150
Audience: RM 100

2.To be a participant, please register and pay before the deadline of 30th September 2021
3.Below is the bank account (Payment Channel – CIMB) and payment channel (QR PAY- IAC 2021).

Account No: 
800 129 7407

Account Holder: 
International University of Malaya-Wales Sdn. Bhd.

4. Upon payment, you will receive an email with confirmation and a receipt.
After completing the payment, please fill out the registration form

Conference Benefits

  • Presentation slot for your research paper
  • Participation in upskilling and professional workshops
  • Opportunity to be sponsored to publish in an indexed journal (selected papers)
  • Session with Industry Panel to gather expertise from well-known figures and
  • Papers to be published in conference proceedings
  • Event kit and souvenirs
  • Networking sessions to strengthen your academic and industry connections
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Be part of a memorable professional experience and enhance your CV

Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC)

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Selected papers from IAC 2021 will be published in the Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC). JESTEC is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish and disseminate original research articles on the latest developments in all fields of engineering science and technology. The journal publishes original papers in English, which contribute to understanding engineering science and improving engineering technology and education. The articles may be theoretical (including computational), experimental or both. The contribution should be unpublished before and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

JESTEC maintains a standard double-blind peer-review process. The double-blind process means that the author and the reviewer’s identity are not known to each other.

ISSN: 1823-4690

Submission Guidelines

Enquiries and Submission

Dr Ashley Ng Sok Choo ([email protected])
Dr Nanthini Jayaram ([email protected])