1st International Conference on Educational Studies (ICES 2015)


The development of education at national and international level has sparked the idea to educators and academia to find solutions to educational issues and problems in the 21st century. Based on educational development index (EDI), countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia are in the category of mid-level EDI countries, while other countries such as Singapore and Brunei Darussalam are at higher stage. In other words, the quality of education remains a problem in the countries at the middle level. Therefore, this conference is an effort to expand educational access and sustainability in terms of geography and economic development, improve the quality and relevance of education, and strengthen governance and accountability of education services to accelerate the achievement of universal primary education by 2015.

“1st International Conference on Educational Studies (ICES, 2015)” is an attempt to examine the impact of culture, by applying the findings of research results within and outside the country, study the teaching and learning process to ensure quality education. It is also in line with the efforts to strengthen the quality of education in order to face globalization towards the development of human capital and territorial integrity of the nation.

Conference Objectives
  • Establishing relationships and joint research projects in the field of education.
  • Provide a platform for researchers to present and publish their latest research findings
  • To disseminate information on the latest developments educational studies.
  • To provide opportunities for researchers to share and exchange ideas, experiences and resources in research
Sub Themes
  1. Educational Policies and Issues
  2. Educational Psychology, Special Education and Applied Psychology
  3. Social and Cultural Psychology
  4. Applied and Multi-Cultural Counseling
  5. Testing, Measurement and Assessment in education
  6. Lifelong learning
  7. Industrial relations with education
  8. Globalization in education
  9. Sustainability in Education
  10. Direction of Education in the Future
  11. Ethnicity, Culture & Psycho-linguistic
  12. Education & Development
  13. ICT in Education
  14. Others
Publication Opportunity

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed. About 80% full papers will be published in SCOPUS Index Journal and rest 20% will be published in book.

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12th International Conference ASIALICS 2015

Conference Objectives

ASIALICS aim to explore and develop the concept of learning. Innovation and competence building as an analytical framework. The objective of ASIALICS is to stimulate the establishment of knowledge based strategies or economic development in Asia. The idea is to bring together interesting issues about what is going on in Asian countries and companies and to share experiences regarding methodology, analytical results and policies.

Conference Theme and Subthemes

Theme: “Innovation Driven Natural Resource Based Industry”
Sub themes:
1. Sectoral Innovation System (marine industry, forest industry, agri-industry, herbal medicine and functional food industry, mining, petroleum and mineral industry)
2. Innovation and Job Creation in Natural Resource Based Industry
3. S&T Resource Mobility and International Research Collaboration in Natural Resource Based Industry
4. Incentive System to Promote Innovation Driven Natural Resource Based Industry (fiscal, financial, and other facilities)
5. Managing Innovation: Putting Science into Practices, Bridging Science and Policy in Natural Resource Based Industry
6. Research and Higher Education Policy to Promote Life Sciences
7. Bio-based Technological Convergence (BioInformatics, BioMedicine, BioTechnology, BioEntrepreneurship, BioNanotechnology, Biomaterials, etc)
8. Creative Enterprises, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Capacity in Natural Resource Based Industry
9. Innovation policy to foster green natural resource based industry (biobased chemicals, green chemistry, green energy technology, renewable energy, etc.)

Paper Submission, Review, and Acceptance

Significant and original (unpublished) submissions are solicited. The papers will be peer reviewed and upon acceptance, authors are requested to submit their final version (if requested). Papers should not exceed 8,000 words and should include an abstract of 100-150 words. For the paper submission guidelines, please see the conference website. The accepted papers will be opened at the conference website (www.asialics.lipi.go.id). Selected papers will be published in Asian Journal of Technology Innovation and other related journals after a peer review process.

Associated Journals

1. Asian Journal of Technology Innovation (AJTI);
2. Science, Technology and Society (STS);
3. National Journal (e.g S&T Policy and Management Journal Pappiptek LIPI)


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Professor Hamido Fujita Editor-in-Chief of Knowledge-Based Systems, Elsevier is UTM Distinguish Visiting Professor

We are glad to receive Professor Hamido Fujita as our Distinguish Visiting Professor at K-economy Research Alliance and Faculty of Computing UTM from August – Sept, 2014. He is the editor-in-chief of Elsevier Knowledge Based Systems Journal (Q1 ISI Journal) with Impact Factor: 3.058.

Professor Hamido Fujita;

He is professor at Iwate Prefectural University (IPU), Iwate, Japan, as a director of Intelligent Software Systems. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Knowledge-Based Systems, Elsevier of impact factor (3.058) for 2013 (Journal Citations Report (JCR) released by Thomson Reuters on July 28th 2014). This has made his journal in Rank 15 among 122 SCI Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence top Journals.

He received Doctor Honoris Causa from O’buda University in 2013, and a title of Honorary Professor from O’buda University, Budapest, Hungary in 2011. He received Distinguished Honorary scholar from University of Technology Sydney, Australia on 2012. On March 2013, he received distinguished visiting professor position from National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan for two years. He received Honorary Professor from the University of Xi’an of Post & Telecommunications, China.  He is Adjunct professor to Stockholm University, Sweden, University of Technology Sydney, National Taiwan Ocean University and others. He has supervised PhD students jointly with University of Laval, Quebec, Canada; University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; Oregon State University (Corvallis), University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France and University of Genoa, Italy, VU university Amsterdam, Netherlands. He has four registered international Patents in Software System and Several research projects with Japanese industry and partners. He is vice president of International Society of Applied Intelligence.  He has given many keynotes in many prestigious international conferences on intelligent system and subjective intelligence.

Most recently like those below:

=>International Conference on progress in informatics and computing conference, PICT-2014

=>The First International Conference on Soft Computing and Data Mining (SCDM-2014)

=> 10th International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC’14) & 2014 11th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD’14)

=> Sixth International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering (KSE 2014)

=> 9th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology (RSKT 2014)

=> International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE2013)

He headed a number of projects including Intelligent HCI, a project related to Mental Cloning as an intelligent user interface between human user and computers and SCOPE project on Virtual Doctor Systems for medical applications.

Fundamental Research Grants Scheme(FRGS) Phase 2/2014

Dear Researchers,

Fundamental Research Grants Phase 2/2014 is now open for application.

Those proposal who have been rejected in the first phase, please make amendment accordingly to the panel recommendation and you may resubmit as a new proposal for the second phase.


Please prepare early to avoid late submission. There will be time constrain due to the Aidil Fitri Holiday for evaluation period.

Work Flow for Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) Phase 2/2014: 






  Profile Registration in MyGrants Online System

Project Leader



  Announcement Opening Grant FRGS Phase 2/2014


1/7/ 2014


  Preparation of Proposal in MyGrants System

Project Leader

1 – 24/7/2014


  Appointment of Panel Assigning Proposal

Research Alliance

25/7- 24/8/2014


  Due date panel evaluate proposal

Panel & Research Alliance


  Due date applicant amend proposal (if any)


  Panel Verification due date(Recommended / Not Recommended)


  Appointment of 3rd panel and assigning proposal


  Final Verification (Recommended/ Not Recommended


  Appointment of 3rd panel and assigning proposal (if any)


  Final Verification (Recommended/ Not   Recommended




  Evaluation & Endorsement by JKPP




  Proposal submission to MOE





Long Term Research Grant (LRGS) Phase 2/2014

LongTerm Research Grant Scheme (LRGS) Phase 2/2014 is now open for application


1. Projects must involve multiple institutions with min of 3 Universities

2. Ceiling : 3 million per year

3. Duration : 3 to 5 years

4. Work Flow

Applications must be submitted through MyGrants

https://mygrants.gov.my .

For more information please click this link 

 Please refer to the work flow for important dates:




Announcement through RnD Net


25 June 2014

Concept Paper Preparation- Submission-Evaluation & Amendment of Concept

Project Leader & Research Alliance

25 June – 6 July 2014

7 July – 20 July 2014

Submission Concept paper to RMC

Project Leader

20 July 2014

Clarify & Verify Concept Paper


22 – 23 July 2014

Submission Concept to MOHE


24 July 2014

Hijacked Journal List, First Edition, June.12.2014

List of Hijacked Journals and Fake Publishers

Hijacked Journal List

Details can be dowloaded here:


Announcement on the Opening of the CREST R&D Grant Cycle 2/2014

Aslkm and regards

Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology Center (CREST Center) is a company established by the government and driven by the industry to promote research and development which can accelerate the growth of the Electrical and Electronics (E&E) sector in Malaysia. CREST is pleased to announce the opening of application for CREST R&D Grant Cycle 2/2014 to researchers from the institutions of higher learning and the industries.

CREST R&D Grant is not limited to E&E discipline but should support E&E industry sector. With accommodating intellectual property arrangement, industry involvement in the research enables the research result to be prepositioned to industry application. More information about CREST R&D Grant can be obtained from CREST website at www.crest.my

Submission must be made in hardcopy and softcopy before 30th June 2014 to the address below:

Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST) Center

Block C, Ground Floor, sains@usm,

No. 10 Persiaran Bukit Jambul,

11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.

or link to


GUP 2014 Briefing by RMC

Salam & Greetings,


This is to inform that Research University Grant (GUP) 2014 will be opened for proposal on the 19th February till 6Mac 2014.

Evaluation Based on Full Proposal:
GUP Tier 1: RM 100K
Encouragement Grant (Tier 2): RM 50K

First round Evaluation by concept paper
Flagship RG: RM 300K (at least 3 projects)
Flagship COE:
Flagship Special

Innovation Grant (for non academic Staff)
Post graduate Grant (SPS)

For more information on its qualifying criteria and the required output, please attend a briefing on these grants on:
Date : 19th Feb. 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.30pm
Place: Dewan Kuliah 7, Block N24, UTM

[Source: email from ]
Prof Dr Khairul Anuar Kassim
Deputy Director (Project Management)
Research Management Centre (RMC)

Visit from Curtin University,Australia


Visit from Dr. Ananda Jeeva,  Curtin University,  Australia

28 January 2014, UTM Johor Bahru

Happy Chinese New Year