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Day 1: 10th November 2023
Time Particular
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Registration Desk
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM National Anthem of Turkey
National Anthem of India
9:05 AM- 9:15 AM Welcome Address and Introduction
9:15 AM - 9:15 AM Speech by Guest of Honour  Mr. A. Siddth Kumar Chhajer
9:25 AM - 9:35 AM Speech by Academic Partner - University Canada West, Vancouver, Canada
9:35 AM - 09.45 AM Speech by Academic Partner - Mahasarakham University, Thailand
09:45 AM - 10.00 AM Speech By Keynote Speaker Dr.Ammar Shafaamri
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Speech By Keynote Speaker Prof. Dr., Özgür Sarı
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Speech By Keynote Speaker Mr. Feras Afaneh
10:30 AM- 10: 45 AM Speech By Keynote Speaker Dr. Md. Aminul Islam
10:45 AM -10:50 AM Photography Session
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM Tea / Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Technical Session 1 A (Engineering) Session Speaker - Dr. Mahmoud Shafik
Technical Session 1 B (Management) Session Speaker - Dr. Janki Shah
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM - 04:00 PM Technical Session 2 A (Engineering) Session Speaker - Dr. ABDULRASHEED O. ABDUSSALAM
Technical Session 2 B (Management) Session Speaker - Mr. Aaron Leun
04:00 PM - 04:20 PM Tea / Coffee Break
04:20 PM - 4:35 PM Valedictory Function
Day 2: 11th November 2023
Time Particular
09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Welcome Address and Introduction
09:10 AM - 09:20 AM Welcome Speech by Mr. Srikkanth Gopakumar
09:20 AM - 09:35 AM Speech By Keynote Speaker Prof. Mohsen Saeedi
09:35 AM- 09:50 AM Speech By Keynote Speaker Richard Self
09:50 AM - 10:05 AM Session Speaker - Prof . Dr. Dilek Karışan
10:05 AM - 11:00 AM Technical Session 1
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Tea/Coffee Break
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Session Speaker - Assoc.Prof.Dr. Evis Celo
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Technical Session 2
12:30 PM - 01:10 PM Lunch Break
01:15 PM - 01:30 PM Session Speaker - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joseph Johnson
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Technical Session 3
04:15 PM - 04:30 PM Vote of Thanks
Keynote Session

Dr. Mohsen Saeedi is currently a professor of sustainability in the Department of Marketing, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship at the University Canada West (UCW), Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Saeedi has also been a professor in the water and environment department of the School of Civil Engineering of the Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST). He holds two PhDs, one in environmental and the other in civil engineering. Dr. Saeedi has been a post-doctoral research fellow and a sessional lecturer at the University of British Columbia. He also taught sustainability-related courses at the City University of Seattle. He has over 20 years of successful academic experience in higher education. He served as Director of the Office of Assessment and Evaluation at Iran University of Science and Technology (reported to the President of the university), Dean of the School of Civil engineering, deputy of research at the School of civil engineering, deputy of education, postgraduate studies manager, and head of the department of water and environmental engineering. He has also been an affiliate member of the civil engineering branch of the Iran National Academy of Sciences (IAS). He also was an advisor to the CEO of environmental, engineering, and construction companies for over ten years. Dr. Saeedi has years of industrial experience both in Canada and Iran. He is also an associate editor and editorial board member of several international journals, such as Frontiers in Public Health, and Frontiers in Sustainability. He was granted many awards and honors, including the Excellence in Research Award from IUST, the Faculty of Applied Science of UBC Graduate Award, and the Graduate Scholarship Award of CSAP of British Columbia. Dr. Saeedi has published over 100 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals and presented over 60 conference papers at national and international events.

Prof. Mohsen Saeedi
Professor

Department of Marketing, Strategy & Entrepreneurship

University Canada West,
Vancouver, Canada

Feras Afaneh is Professor of Atomic and Molecular Physics at the Hashemite University, Jordan. He received his BS degree in Physics and MS degree in Material Science with highest honors from the University of Jordan in 1990 and '94 respectively and his Ph. D. in Atomic and Molecular Physics (summa cum laude) from Goethe University in Frankfurt /M, Germany. He joined Hashemite University as Assistant Professor in 2002 and became an Associate Professor in 2008. For short intervals, he has been visiting associate professor at Goethe University (Germany) and visiting scientist at Berlin University of Technology (Germany), Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg (Germany), Lund University (Sweden), Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA), BESSY (Germany), DESY (Germany), CERN (Switzerland) and GSI (Germany). His research focuses on the quantum processes in atoms and molecules, from the passage of electrons across atoms in a few hundred attoseconds to the bending and breaking of molecular bonds during collisions in a few picoseconds. Dr. Afaneh is recipient of many awards for scientific research excellence from DAAD, AGAF and DFG (Germany), IAEA (UN), TWAS (Italy), HU and SRTD (Jordan), and SIDA and SI (Sweden). He served on numerous national/international committees, panels, and boards. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals (Nature, PRL, CPPC,..) and conferences.

Dr. Feras Afaneh
Professor,

Department of Physics,Hashemite University

Hashemite University ,
Jordan

Richard Self is a Senior Lecturer in Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies at the University of Derby in the UK. He gained his business background during 30 years at Rolls-Royce before changing to academia in 2002. His approach to students is not to teach answers, rather he inspires, challenges, mentors and guides his students to find important questions and then how to research to find relevant answers for the specific context using interdisciplinary approaches. He guides the students into their own experiences in order to find the insightful questions that motivates them to their best work. His focus is on inspiring students to evaluate their personal and employability skills and then to develop their full range of skills in order to become the most employable graduates in the market. This is based on applying the research into a range of teaching and assessment approaches that can demonstrate measurable improvements in their academic skills and in their transferable skills. This research is published at conferences and in journals. Richard is a regularly invited keynote speaker at UK and international business and academic conferences where he always provides the audience with the important questions for evaluating their business needs and technologies.

Mr. Richard Self
Senior Lecturer,

Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies

School of Computing and Maths, College of Science and Engineering ,
University of Derby ,
United Kingdom

Dr. Md. Aminul Islam is a Professor in Finance at the Department of Business in the Faculty of Business and Communication of Universiti Malaysia Perlis. He received his bachelor’s degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia; MBA and Doctor of Philosophy from Universiti Sains Malaysia. He also completed an advanced diploma in teaching in higher education from the Nottingham Trent University. He has authored and co-authored about 170 journal papers and 64 conference papers. He has also authored and co-authored five books and three book chapters. He is a certified trainer of Human Resource Development Corporation of Malaysia and the creator of the YouTube Channel, “Platform for Research and Development”. He is a member of Asian Academy of Management, Malaysian Institute of Management, and an associate member of Malaysian Finance Association. He is a visiting Professor of Ubudiyyah University Indonesia, Daffodil International University and East Delta University. His research areas of interest include FinTech, Blockchain, Econometrics, Islamic Banking and finance, Sukuk, and Management.

Dr. Md. Aminul Islam
Professor,

Faculty of Business and Communication

Universiti Malaysia Perlis
Scientific sessions
SESSION 1 Education, Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Dr. Janki Shah is an accomplished, award-winning Education Leader with an extensive record of success overseeing academics. She is the third generation in her family of scholars who has dedicated their time and expertise to education. Dr. Janki is a polished presenter, educator, training facilitator, researcher in higher education, committee leader, and public speaker. She is a big-picture thinker and creative problem-solver with project management skills and solid hands-on tactical execution. She has received many international awards and accolades for her research expertise. Dr. Janki was honoured with the "Emerging Scholar Award" for two consecutive years, in 2020 and 2021, as a part of the "Twentieth and Twenty-First International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations." She has played various roles, such as a member of the organizing committee, review committee, session chair, track chair, and researcher for various research conferences. She has also hosted events as a panellist and judged business competitions both at the national and international levels. Academically, while pursuing Ph.d., Dr. Janki has received scholarships and awards for maintaining a high GPA and has served as a University ambassador. Dr. Janki has a reputation for exhibiting outstanding professionalism, integrity, and honesty; well-versed in maintaining confidentiality, handling sensitive matters with discretion, and adhering to guidelines, policies, and regulations. She also volunteers her time to enrich society by spreading awareness for education and guiding students in making correct career choices

Research Interests: Innovation, Higher education, Culture, Technology, Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Janki Shah
Sessional Faculty

Department of Leadership and People Management

University Canada West,
Vancouver, Canada
SESSION 1 Education, Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Dr. Dilek Karişan has a strong research background in the field of science education, with a focus on elementary science education and socioscientific issues. She holds a Ph.D. in Elementary Education from Middle East Technical University and has an extensive academic career, including positions as a department chair and associate professor at Adnan Menderes University. Dr. Karişan's research has delved into various aspects of science education, such as pre-service teacher training, reflective judgment, argumentation skills, and the integration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. She has contributed significantly to the literature with numerous international and national publications, book chapters, and conference presentations, demonstrating her commitment to advancing science education and teacher development. Additionally, her experience as a visiting scholar in the United States and Germany has enriched her research perspectives and collaborations on a global scale.

Prof . Dr. Dilek Karışan
University Professor

University of Adnan Menderes

Turkey
SESSION 2 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)

Dr. Johnson is passionate about sharing the principles of physics with his students and finding ways to connect those principles to students’ lives. His research interests include integration of SocioScientific Issues into STEM education, using technology to engage learners in science, equity and cultural relevance in STEM education, and strategies for working with refugee language learners in science. He was recently awarded a $2.8 million NSF DR K-12 NSF Research grant as Co-Principal Investigator along with colleagues from Arcadia, Villanova, and LaSalle Universities, coauthored a book on the internationalization of STEM education, and published a chapter in the International Encyclopedia of Education. He is also a consultant for the US AID STESSA program advising the development of the STEM curriculum in Egypt. Dr. Johnson enjoys studying martial arts including Goshin Jutsu karate and Haedong Kumdo, playing disc golf, and spending time with his family. He teaches kick boxing and self-defense classes on campus and advises the Mercyhurst Collegiate Disc Golf Team.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joseph Johnso
Chair of Department of Physics

Mercyhurst University

United States of America
SESSION 3 Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Rasheed received the bachelor degree from faculty of education, Al Azhar University Egypt, and Master’s degree and PhD from Al Madinah International University Malaysia 2013 and 2016, respectively in 2019; he became an Assoc Prof in (Education- curriculum and Instructions). In 2019, he became head of Arabic language department at Islamic university of Perlis Malaysia (KUIPs). He is the author or co-author of more than 30 papers in international refereed journals and more than 20 conferences contributions. Presently is editor-in- chief of jamalullail journal, Islamic University of Perlis (KUIPs).He has received several important recognitions to his research career such like best Academic Achievement of Doctoral Degree for the year 2017 Al Madinah International University, Malaysia, Best Lecturer Award for (2020) Islamic University of Perlis (KUIPs) 2021.

Dr. ABDULRASHEED O. ABDUSSALAM
Associate Professor

Islamic university of Perlis

Malaysia
SESSION 3 Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Prof.Assoc .Dr Evis CELO graduated from English Language Teaching department of Tirana University, Albania. She earned her PhD in Applied Linguistics from Tirana University with excellent points from 97/100 . Currently, she is working as Lecturer in the Foreign Language Teaching department in University of Vlora,Albania. she is also head of Lingustic session in University of Vlora- Albania. Her lectures profile include Writing Skills and Academic writing and Technical English . She is an author, a scholar, a translator as she speak many languages like English,Italian,French ,Albanian and Greek. Her main research interests include English proverbs,English as a lingua franca, Lang,English for specific purposes.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Evis Celo
Head of Linguistic Department

University of Albania

Albania
SESSION 4 Finance, Business, Management, Economics & Accounting

Aaron has been in the industry coaching speakers since he was a student himself. Inspired by the wisdom shared by senior members via chess, immersed in cultures in over 90 countries plus a unique life-twisting experience, he developed a passion in the field of public speaking .

Mr.Aaron Leung
TED Coach, TEDx Speaker

Fortune500 Corporate Trainer
Founder of Hybrid Trainings in Corporate Companies

Hong Kong, China
SESSION 5 Health and Life Sciences

Dr. Palanirajan Vijayaraj Kumar has been in the industry coaching speakers since he was a student himself. Inspired by the wisdom shared by senior members via chess, immersed in cultures in over 90 countries plus a unique life-twisting experience, he developed a passion in the field of public speaking .

Dr. Palanirajan Vijayaraj Kumar
Head of Pharmaceutical Technology Department

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
UUCSI University

Malaysia
SESSION 6 Sports and Physiotherapy
Technical session
Paper title: Classification of Research Aspects,” A Reduced Reference Video Quality Assessment”

Abstract
Law and Technology has played a pivotal role in the evolutionary journey of changing media content and storage systems over time. While the copyright law protects the content so created, it has severely faced challenges due to technological advancements, especially in the context of online entertainment. OTT platforms which currently hold the majority of online entertainment across the world faced a legal identity crisis under the copyright law, notably the Copyright Act, 1957. While the Act through its legislative intent was nowhere visionary, recognition of OTT platforms have now become an indispensable state of affairs, as these platforms raise crossborder copyright infringement disputes in borderless manners. While the concept of Broadcasting and Broadcasting organizations has been explored in respect of OTT platforms, it is a perfect legal mismatch in terms of attributing legal personality to these platforms. OTT or the Over-the-top Service bypasses Satellite, TV and Radio Broadcasting to communicate the content to the public. Hence, the understanding of ‘communication to the public’ in context of these platforms under Section 2(ff) of the Copyright Act, 1957 needs to be explored as well. The notable judgments of Tips Industries Ltd. versus Wynk Music Limited and Anr.; Spotify and Warner Chappell Music among others., have showcased this crisis in the light of the concept of Statutory licensing under Section 31-D of the Copyright Act, 1957, while acknowledging the organic technological changes from broadcasting to streaming. The paper in its conclusion highlights how foundationally broadcasting and streaming cannot be the same concepts and.

Amitesh kumar
Research student

Engineering and technology

Paper title: Contemporary Identity Crisis of OTT Platforms under Copyright Law: An Analysis "

Abstract
Out of all existing methods, Reduced-Reference Video Quality Assessment is the one which is most needed in situations where the handiness of reference video is not available. Our challenge lies in formulating and melding effective features into one model based on human visualizing characteristics[7]. Our research work explores the trade-offs between quality prediction and video compression[5]. Therefore, we implemented inbuilt RR- based Video Quality Metric (VQM) and it has been concluded that in our past research work the issue was raised on quality of video(compression) not assessment, it happened due to spatial and temporal perceptual information, i.e, instead of coding of spatial within chrominance and temporal information within luminance plane according to H.264 standards mentioned by ITU only for video quality assessment, spatial and temporal information within test sequences were encoded in luminance plane itself.

Prof. Deepika Chhangani
Assistant professor

Law

Paper title: The Impact of UTAUT, trust perspective and bank&39rs reputation on actual use of mobile banking with mediating role of behavioural intention: An empirical study on commercial banks in Egypt. ”

Abstract
This research investigates the impact of UTAUT theory, trust perspective and bank's reputation on actual usage of mobile banking mediated by behavioural intention in banking industry in Egypt. The objectives of this research are: Identify the factors driving customers to adopt mobile banking among commercial banks in Egypt; evaluate the role of bank & reputation in enhancing customers' to adopt mobile banking; assess role of cultural dimensions as moderators in enhancing consumers to adopt mobile banking in Egypt ; to develop conceptual framework that explain factors affecting consumers& behavioural intention toward mobile banking and eventually its actual usage using structural equation modelling. The research uses a quantitative approach; an administrated questionnaire is used to gather the required data to test the developed hypotheses, analysing the data through structural equation model (SEM) using AMOS software version 25. Results of this study show: there is a significant direct effect between UTAUT theory, trust attribute, bank's reputation and actual usage of mobile banking; there is a significant direct effect between UTAUT theory, trust attribute, bank reputation and behavioural intention toward adopting mobile banking; there is a significant direct effect between behavioural intention toward adopting mobile banking and actual usage of mobile banking. Finally, the study found that Hofstede’s cultural dimensions moderates the relationship between behavioural intention and actual usage of mobile banking.

Ms. Yasmine Fathy Abdel Moneim
Associate Professor

Department of Business Administration

Paper title: Innovations in Sustainability Business Models in Development for Peace in Conflict-affected Zones”

Abstract
The Proposed Business presents strategies for agribusiness and approaches to restoring the forests and watersheds initiated in the Province of Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao, Philippines which deserve merit for replication in other conflict-affected zones. This study aimed to conceptualize and document a holistic and collaborative approach taken to develop a model for an inclusive and sustainable business practice that can ensure food security and support livelihoods of the Indigenous People (First Nations) of Bukidnon, many of whom are smallholder farmers, while augmenting environmental resilience. The methodology applied for developing the model in Bukidnon utilized various strategies namely, social preparation, community organizing, participatory community development planning, as well as study tours and cross learning programs for farmers from the Bangsamoro to model sites in Bukidnon. The results of these strategies demonstrated that the key components of the framework, namely securing availability of food (i.e., adequate and nutritious food on the table), livelihood opportunities (i.e., through the production of cash crops for sale to generate sustainable disposable income), and reforestation of degraded forests and watersheds (i.e., maintaining the integrity of the ecosystem and adequacy of water supply) can be pursued effectively through a more participatory and equitable partnership between corporations and communities. This paper emphasizes that the creation of food security and livelihood opportunities, alongside inclusive community development and the promotion of ethics and values formation, is urgent given the pressing need for the newly-established Bangsamoro Government to deliver the much needed dividends of peace through inclusive and equitable partnerships between companies and communities. Based on the promising outcomes and results in Bukidnon, it is believed that the replication of the framework in the conflict affected Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (the Bangsamoro) can lead to sustainable agribusiness economic models to help bring equity and social justice, and enhance environmental sustainability. The study recommends that the authorities give special consideration to the promotion of the proposed model in the Bangsamoro.

Urooj Malik, Ph.D.
Professor Sessional Faculty

Department of Quantitative Studies

Mathematical Thinking among Pre-Service Teachers: A Critical Component of Teacher Preparation”

Abstract
The purpose of this research was to examine the mathematical thinking abilities of pre- service mathematics teachers, focusing on higher-order thinking, reasoning, mathematical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Additionally, the study aimed to determine whether there were significant differences in mathematical thinking between pre-service students majoring and minoring in mathematics. The research employed a quantitative approach and involved 181 pre-service mathematics teachers who were enrolled in the Implementation of Mathematics Teaching course at the Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Malaysia. The research design utilized a survey model, and data were collected through a mathematical thinking questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using multiple regression and t-test analyses. The results of the study revealed a significant relationship between critical thinking and the sub-dimensions of higher-order thinking, reasoning, mathematical thinking skills, and problem-solving. Moreover, the findings indicated that there were significant differences in mathematical thinking between pre-service mathematics teachers majoring and minoring in mathematics. Based on these results, the study recommended the inclusion of mathematical thinking development in teacher education programs to enhance the Photograph Organization Logo mathematical thinking abilities of pre-service mathematics teachers. The researchers concluded that mathematical thinking is a crucial aspect of teacher preparation, as it contributes to ensuring the quality of future generations.

Mazlini Adnan

Mathematics Department
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Malaysia

Paper title: Unlocking potential: An overview of literature on refugee entrepreneurship, challenges, opportunities, and future directions”

Abstract
Refugees in most cases migrate to a new nation due to some unavoidable circumstances that force them to leave their country of origin. Drawing on existing literature, this paper aims to provide an overview of refugees’ entrepreneurship and integration experiences and proposes future research directions. The paper explores refugees’ challenges of integration in the host society, contributions of refugee entrepreneurs to the host economy, the role of refugee service agencies in supporting them, and the use of microenterprise development programs to facilitate entrepreneurship. By identifying gaps in the literature on refugee entrepreneurship, this article introduces social business as a framework for understanding the unique challenges and opportunities within this context. An overview of literature indicates a scarcity of peer-reviewed scholarly articles on refugee entrepreneurship in the U.S. in comparison to the extensive research on immigrant entrepreneurship. Refugees usually do not receive separate attention in the broader discussions on immigrant entrepreneurship. Considering the unique circumstances of refugees, it is crucial to investigate their entrepreneurship journey as a distinct category. Future research should address unique challenges, facilitators, and opportunities faced by refugee entrepreneurs in the new nation as well as explore organizational capacities of refugee service agencies to support refugee entrepreneurs.

Ujal Ibrahim.

Department of Marketing Strategy and Entrepreneurship
University: University Canada West

Canada

Paper title: AI Inclusive Education: Redesigning Assessments in Higher Education”

Abstract
Nullifying the use of digital tools in higher education negates the authentic meaning of learning and development in the neoteric digital era of research. This study deepens the understanding of interconnections between machines and education in a more expansive and inclusive orientation. Restricting the use of latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) language learning tools such as ChatGPT equates to not moving with the tides of innovation. Navigating methods around integrating generative AI language models, the present study formulates a design in the form of a hyper- sentient syllabus, proposing a renewed teaching and learning ecosystem. The research postulates that by collaborating with AI education will focus on developing knowledge in the real world contexts. The study designs and accentuates a system of education which focuses on the illumination process as a trajectory and not as the terminal product. The research recommends that for a future immersed with highly skilled AI, the system needs to incorporate the use of AI language models, technology, and digital tools into education.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Generative AI, Higher Education, Hyper-sentient syllabus, Redesigning Assessments

Dr. Gitanjaly Chhabra

ACSS
University Canada West

Canada

Paper title: Sustainable Leadership Competencies at the Top: An Agenda for the Future ”

Abstract
The Proposed Business presents strategies for agribusiness and approaches to restoring the forests and watersheds initiated in the Province of Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao, Philippines which deserve merit for replication in other conflict-affected zones. This study aimed to conceptualize and document a holistic and collaborative approach taken to develop a model for an inclusive and sustainable business practice that can ensure food security and support livelihoods of the Indigenous People (First Nations) of Bukidnon, many of whom are smallholder farmers, while augmenting environmental resilience. The methodology applied for developing the model in Bukidnon utilized various strategies namely, social preparation, community organizing, participatory community development planning, as well as study tours and cross learning programs for farmers from the Bangsamoro to model sites in Bukidnon. The results of these strategies demonstrated that the key components of the framework, namely securing availability of food (i.e., adequate and nutritious food on the table), livelihood opportunities (i.e., through the production of cash crops for sale to generate sustainable disposable income), and reforestation of degraded forests and watersheds (i.e., maintaining the integrity of the ecosystem and adequacy of water supply) can be pursued effectively through a more participatory and equitable partnership between corporations and communities. This paper emphasizes that the creation of food security and livelihood opportunities, alongside inclusive community development and the promotion of ethics and values formation, is urgent given the pressing need for the newly-established Bangsamoro Government to deliver the much needed dividends of peace through inclusive and equitable partnerships between companies and communities. Based on the promising outcomes and results in Bukidnon, it is believed that the replication of the framework in the conflict affected Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (the Bangsamoro) can lead to sustainable agribusiness economic models to help bring equity and social justice, and enhance environmental sustainability. The study recommends that the authorities give special consideration to the promotion of the proposed model in the Bangsamoro.

Ozen Asik, PhD

Leadership and People Management,
University Canada West

Canada

Paper title: Innovations in Sustainability Business Models in Development for Peace in Conflict-affected Zones”

Abstract
The present study proposes a model to emphasize the importance of the sustainability competencies in the executive-level leadership. More specifically, our model integrates the sustainability leadership competencies model with the principles of learning organization. Our premise is that sustainable transformation in organizations can only happen with the commitment of the top levels, and the theoretical groundwork for facilitating this shift of mindset in organizational leaders can be built on the learning organization principles.

Urooj Malik, Ph.D.

Department of Quantitative Studies

Paper title: Innovations in Sustainability Business Models in Development for Peace in Conflict-affected Zones”

Abstract
Charactonym is proper name that is used to name the characters in literary work Characteristics of literary characters in a story leads to their identity role and personality trait. Related to this case, this research is aimed to discover charactonym contribution to the character information based on the first name meaning regarding with the name function. This research uses descriptive qualitative method. The data used in this research are collected by document analysis method. This research applies the content analysis to analyze the data. The result of data analysis discovers 39 data analyzed in this research. The 17 names function as individualization, 10 names as identification, and 12 names as establishment. It can be concluded that J.K. Rowling’s masteringof some languages, French, German, Classics with Greek and Roman studies influence her unique character’s names. She considers the name for her characters to convey a message to the reader. J.K. Rowling tends to give the key of what her character is like and how her characters treat themselves and others. There are 56% names that reveal the character information, and 44% names are a label so far. The name function depends on what important role of each character has in the story.

Mudhiah Umamah

Literature
Universitas Gadjah Mada

Indonesia

Paper title: When Human is Depicted as Birds: Moral Education through Javanese Saloka ”

Abstract
Saloka is one of Javanese proverbs which includes comparison of human to other objects, such as goods or animals.Concerning on its structure, Javanese saloka can be expressed in various linguistic units, for instances word, phrase, even clause. Generally, the use of proverb in Javanese people’s everyday life is still solid, especially when it is involved in advice, criticism, or quibble. In addition, another charm of Javanese saloka lies on the choice of vehicles – what is used to depict the object of discussion – in which human is portrayed as a thing or animal. For that reason, this study aims to reveal the use of bird types as a representation of human in Javanese saloka that contains moral values. The approach of qualitative descriptive was utilized in this work, extracting the data from several books of Javanese proverbs collection. Subsequently, the collected data was analysed through semantic metaphor with the help of literature such as journal articles, encyclopaedia, and internet sources. The result of the study shows that there are nine types of bird mentioned in Javanese saloka: beluk ‘owl’, cocak ‘bulbul’, dhandhang ‘crow’, emprit ‘Javan munia’, glathik ‘padda or Java sparrow’, jalak ‘starling’, kontul ‘heron’, pecruk ‘cormorant’, and peking ‘scaly-breasted munia or spice finch’. Likewise, the motivations behind the use of bird types in Javanese saloka include: (1) bird habit; (2) bird colour; (3) bird size; and (4) bird chirp characteristics. To finish, the objective of saloka with bird types as its vehicle is to deliver advise, sympathy, quibble, and praise with the spirit of togetherness, reality, watchfulness, and persona.

Dyta Septiyatik.

Culture and Ethics Studies
Universitas Gadjah Mada

Indonesia

Paper title: The Development and Effectiveness of the HOTS Mathematical Problem-Solving Framework with the Bar Model Strategy on Student Achievement ”

Abstract
This study aims to develop and assess the effectiveness of the HOTS Mathematical Problem Solving Framework (HMPSF) with the Bar Model Strategy on the achievement of Year Five Students. This study is a design and development study involving three phases. The first phase is a needs analysis study administered to 65 National School Mathematics teachers and 102 Year 5 students. The second phase is the design and development phase using the Fuzzy Delphi method involving 15 experts in Mathematics Education. Phase three is the implementation and testing phase of HMPSF with the Bar Model Strategy. In this phase, the study was conducted through a quasi- experimental design of a non-equivalent group of pre-post analysis involving 63 Year Five students from two schools in Kinta Utara district, Perak, Malaysia. The sampling process is done randomly. Data were analyzed through ANOVA and MANOVA. The needs analysis conducted show that 92.2% of teachers and 98.04% of students stated that there is a need to develop the HMPSF. Fuzzy Delphi analysis showed that the three main conditions were met (i) Threshold value, D ≤ 0.2, (ii) Percentage of expert agreements,> 75% and (iii) α-cut value (Fuzzy score), ≥ 0.5. This finding shows that the HMPSF with the Bar Model Strategy has been successfully developed through the agreement of 15 experts. The findings in phase three indicate that there is a significant difference in the mean of the post-group test for student achievement. The findings of the Multivariate Pillai’s Trace test also show that there is a significant effect between the pre and post-test. In conclusion, the HMPSF with the Bar Model Strategy developed is proven can enhance student achievement. Conclusively, the HMPSF with the Bar Model Strategy is suitable as a main guide for teachers and students in strengthening problem-solving skills in the field of Numbers and Mathematical Operations.

Marzita Puteh

Mathematics Department,
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Malaysia

Paper title: Tembang Batanghari Sembilan: Implicity, functions and Poor Inherent Culture”

Abstract
This study aims to describe the meanings contained in each lyrical verse in the Batanghari Sembilan folk song and to explain clearly the function that arises from each meaning based on the theory of Rolland Barthes (1972). In this study, the researcher selected and analyzed only one folk song that contained 13 ryhmes with semiotic perspective and explored the socio- cultural context related with the song lyrics. This study uses a qualitative descriptive approach. Data collection was carried out by listening to and writing all the song lyrics, then translating them into Indonesian. Afterwards, the data are analyzed based on Rolland Barthes' semiotic theory connected with socio-cultural context. The results of the study show that there are many kinds of meaning such as sadness, lamentation, pity, denial, criticism, pessimism and gratitude which describe the overall flow of the song. In terms of cultural functions, the Batanghari Sembilan song shows several functions such as the function of expressing feelings, communication, social criticism, cultural preservation and entertainment. Therefore, folk songs is not only talk about the art and wealth of a region, but also can reflect an implicit meaning, various functions and identity habits.

Fikri.

Linguistics
Gadjah Mada University

Indonesia

Paper title: The Misuse of Technology for Business (Organizational) Gains: A Case Study Approach of Implementing SAP-ISU Technology to Unethically Maximize Organizational Profits. ”

Abstract
business authors have attempted to explore the impact of IS technology on organizational efficiency and productivity. While IS technology offers various benefits to organizations, we know little about the misuse of technology by corporations to maximize their profits unethically. This paper engages with the question of how organizations ignore ethical considerations and exploit certain functions of IS technology to pursue their interests. The authors argue that exploring this area is crucial to outline the ethical use of technology within organizations. To support this research empirically, the authors conducted a qualitative exploratory case study of the implementation of SAP-ISU (Systems, Applications, and products – Industrial Solution for Utilities) technology by a large utility-providing firm in a Southeast Asian Country that misused the ‘billing function’ of the technology to overcharge its customers for personal gains. Methodologically, the authors have borrowed conceptual clarity from the abduction approach to infer the case study findings. In line with the abduction approach, the main findings of the case study data have been used to extend the ‘affordances of the technology’ framework to illustrate how the SAP-ISU technology provided ‘action possibilities’ for the organization to penalize its customers. The case study is compiled after in-depth interviews with 25 managers and 15 customers and an analysis of the secondary data available on the said topic. The qualitative data is analyzed using NVIVO software. This paper concludes that organizations must adhere to ethical compliance while using the technologies to ensure transparency and improved customer experience.

Badr-un-nisa Chand

Leadership and People Management
University Canada West

United States

Paper title: Effects of Trinexapac-ethyl in Combination with Nitrogen Fertilizer on Growth and Yield of Three Rice Varieties”

Abstract
Application of excess nitrogen fertilizer is one factor contributing to rice lodging. Trinexapac-ethyl is a plant growth regulator that reduces stem elongation and helps strengthen cell walls. The objective was to find the optimum rate of nitrogen fertilizer to use together with trinexapac-ethyl foliar spray for increasing yield and reducing lodging. A split plot in RCB with 3 rice varieties: PT 1, PT 80 and PT 200 as main plot and 4 rates of nitrogen application: 0, 62.5, 125, and 187.5 kg/ha as subplot was performed. Trinexapac-ethyl foliar spray was applied at a concentration of 100 ppm two times, at seedling and tillering stage, at the same time as nitrogen application. The results showed that plant height, chlorophyll content, leaf area, internode length, panicle and seed numbers were not significantly different among 3 rice varieties under trinexapac-ethyl treatment combined with various nitrogen rates, but statistical significance were noted in yield, 1,000-grain weight, filled grain percentage, harvest index, cellulose, and lignin content. Application of nitrogen at different rates resulted in significant differences in plant height, chlorophyll content, internode length, yield, panicle numbers, harvest index, and cellulose content but did not show significant differences in leaf area, seed number per panicle, 1,000-grain weight, filled grain percentage and lignin content. From these results we can conclude that spraying trinexapac-ethyl 100 ppm two times at seedling and tillering stage together with nitrogen at the rate of 125 kg/ha results in the highest yield for PT200 variety, and the rice plants tend to be stronger and resist lodging. Index terms: rice variety, trinexapac-ethyl, nitrogen fertilizer rate.

SUCHADA BOONLERTNIRUN

PLANT SCIENCE
RAJAMANGALA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SUVARNABHUMI

Thailand

Paper title: The Effects of Blended learning on University Students’ Critical Think Dispositions in College English Course”

Abstract
This research aims to introduce and examine the effects of blended learning environment on learners’ critical thinking dispositions for undergraduate students of business major at North China University of Science and Technology (NCSTU) in China. The participants are 28 freshmen from College English Course. The research tools are Critical Thinking Dispositions Inventory Chinese Version and Blended Learning Environment Questionnaire. The findings show that blended learning environment is beneficial for improving Chinese students’ critical thinking dispositions (CTD). The students are willing to take part in the learning activities both online and offline. They find out it is most difficult part is to understand the teacher’s English instructions. Majority of students’ CTD is positive after one semester learning in the blended learning environment. Open-mindedness, self- confidence, and inquisitiveness of CTD are significantly correlated with students’ gender, English scores of college entrance exam, and science and liberal arts respectively.

Li Li

School of education
UTM

Malaysia

Paper title: Factors Influencing Student Satisfaction with Online Learning in Egyptian Higher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Abstract
The purpose of this research is to empirically investigate the factors influencing student satisfaction with online learning in Egyptian higher education during the covid-19 pandemic. The paper fill the gap in the literature by having a contribution of providing valuable insights into how educational institutions can better support their students during times of crisis. This can identify specific challenges faced by students and provide recommendations for improving online learning experiences. After the pandemic, this research can serve as a guide for institutions to implement changes that improve overall student satisfaction and ensure a positive learning experience. The developed conceptual framework contained seven independent variables: Computer Self-Efficacy, Accessibility, Instructor related, Course setup, Assessment related, Interaction and Faculty support. The only dependent factor for the research was the overall student satisfaction. Five other variables were examined for their moderator effect on the study variables: Faculty Type, GPA, Gender, Age and Residence status. The research was conducted at four Egyptian private higher education institutions (HEIs) in Alexandria, Egypt, with the data being collected through an online questionnaire. The sample size included 434 students who responded successfully to the online questionnaire. The methodology is performed based on quantitative analysis for the collected data and structural equation model analyses (SEM) using AMOS software. Twelve hypotheses were formed to examine the relationship between each independent variable and moderator variable with the dependent variable. All the Twelve hypotheses were statistically validated by the analysis. Thus the whole selected factors for the developed conceptual framework influence the online learning student satisfaction. It was found that the students were overall satisfied with the online learning during COVID-19 pandemic. The students ranked their level of satisfaction with the seven investigated factors as the following: the highest level of satisfaction for Computer Self-Efficacy, then Accessibility, Course setup, Interaction, Faculty support, Instructor related and the least level of satisfaction for Assessment related. 35.7% of the respondent students suggests using online learning in the future while 46.8% suggested using face to face learning. According to Students’ perceptions, Google Classrooms and Zoom were the most effective online learning platforms respectively.

Islam R. Elolymy

DBA, English Department
Arab Academy for Science and Technology & Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt

Egypt

Paper title: Opportunities to increase the resilience of sports organisations through risk management”

Abstract
highly globalised world, organisations face a range of risks and challenges on a daily basis. Much of this is determined by the environment in which organisations do business and operate. With the rapid development of sport as a phenomenon of modern times, the impact of such an environment on the business of sport organisations is growing. Thus, in order to meet their objectives, sports organisations are forced to look for ways and tools that will enable them to face new challenges and survive in such an environment. This study will therefore focus on the analysis of the current state of the sports sector, the analysis of the significant influences acting on sports organisations and the importance of implementing elements of risk management in the field of sports business as an important tool for increasing the resilience of sports organisations. The aim is to create a framework overview of the current state of the issue and to identify opportunities for improving the resilience of sports organisations. By being prepared to face future risks, it is possible to ensure the sustainable development of sport organisations, which represent a significant social and economic position in contemporary society.

Ing. Kristián Furiak

Crisis Management Department
University of Žilina

Slovakia

Paper title: The Role of Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in mitigating drought stress effects through changes in the gene expression pattern of Wheat Plants (Triticum aestivum L.) ”

Abstract

Zahra Moradi

Biology

Paper title: Current trends, forecasts and risks of the sports industry in the world and in Slovakia ”

Abstract
The aim of the paper is to present the results of the analysis of current trends, forecasts and risks of the sports industry in the world and in Slovakia, which are the basis for the solution of a scientific project in Slovakia. The processed results are based on the analysis of different views on current changes, trends, problems in the sports industry in the world. Other results represent the identification of strategic risks of the concept of sports development in Slovakia from the point of view of the established six strategic pillars. Scientific research methods are used to achieve the set aim, e.g. analysis of relevant sources, studies, surveys, assessment of current knowledge and approaches, deduction, structured interviews, discussion with experts from the sports industry and from the academic environment. The benefit of the paper is to participate in the developing discussion about the direction of the sports industry not only in Slovakia but also in the world. The authors of the paper want to contribute to raising awareness about the effective management of sports organizations and their impact on the entire society. Also, increase interest in prevention and paying more attention to risk management in sports organizations.

Mária Hudáková

Crisis Management, Slovakia
University of Zilina, Faculty of Security Engineering

Slovakia

Paper title: A Continuous Organization Agility in a Highly Regulated Industry”

Abstract
Unlike those in other industries, highly regulated entities, such as banks, are required to be agile to business uncertainties and unforeseen risks while complying with the growing regulations. Moreover, banks pose constant challenges in the form of digitization, globalization, automation, analytics, and other forces of change that will continue to accelerate; thus, implementing a short-term agile transformation strategy will burden the company with inefficiencies. Expanding organizational and strategic management theory for the conceptualization, continuous organizational agility will follow as the manifestation of the intertwined routine dynamics-dynamic capabilities-organizational agility relationship. This study reviewed, synthesized, extended the literature, and proposed the research idea based on the relationship between routine dynamics, dynamic capabilities, and their impact on organizational agility in an integrated model. Generally, the proposed model aims to clarify: (1) the ability of an agile company to maintain stability while being dynamic and (2) the development of a more efficient trade-off between agility and efficiency during the agile transformation process. This study may provide fruitful avenues for enriching literature and future study since a dearth of empirical evidence addresses the relationship.

Inta Hartaningtyas Rani

Management
University of Indonesia

Indonesia

Paper title: Sport and physical activity of Slovakia inhabitants”

Abstract
Regular physical activity which includes various types of physical activity such as walking, housework, various sports, and exercises, is an irreplaceable part and fills free time. At the same time, however, it also brings with it significant health, economic and environmental benefits. It helps in the prevention of many diseases, contributes to a positive return on investments in physical activity, lower expenditure on health care, higher work productivity and reduction of emissions by supporting pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. The Slovak Republic currently does not have a health monitoring and surveillance system that would include the measurement of physical activity in adults. However, according to the results of the fifth Eurobarometer survey (April - May 2022) dedicated to sports and physical activity, in which 26,580 respondents from 27 member countries of the European Union participated, including 1,011 Slovaks, only 6 percent of Slovaks regularly exercise or play sports, 29 percent with some regularity, 22 percent rarely and 43 percent do not exercise at all. The paper points out the importance of sport in a person's life in terms of positive effects on his physical and mental health, socialization aspects. The aim of the paper is to analyze and identify the current level of involvement of Slovak inhabitants in physical and sports activities compared to the European average. Subsequently, to identify key problem areas that are the main obstacle to developing a healthy lifestyle together with the subsequent involvement of the population in sports and to propose measures that will support the creation of a positive relationship to the physical activities of inhabitants of all age categories.

Maria Luskova

Faculty of Security Engineering
University of Zilina, Faculty of Security Engineering

Slovakia

Paper title: A Conceptual Stakeholder-Based Model of Malaysia Halal Food Control System”

Abstract
The halal food control system is one of the critical aspects that need attention in sustaining the Malaysian halal industry. In practice, the existing halal food control system involves the role of several stakeholders, and are implemented independently according to their respective jurisdictions. No integrated control mechanism coordinates the roles of all stakeholders, thus resulting in fraud cases to easily happen in the industry. To effectively coordinate these roles, an integrated halal food control system must be developed. Therefore, this concept paper aims to discuss the roles of stakeholders involved in the halal food control system and to propose a conceptual halal food stakeholder control system model based on the concept of Maqasid Shariah. Information for this paper is gathered based on a literature review of previous studies related to the halal food control system. The conceptual model is expected to be a reference and guideline for all stakeholders involved and will serve as a theoretical foundation for future research in this area. Additionally, it can enhance consumer trust in Malaysia’s halal certification and support the country’s goal of becoming a leader in the global halal food industry.

SAZELIN ARIF

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
UNIVERSITI TEKNIKAL MALAYSIA MELAKA (UTeM)

MALAYSIA

Paper title: Site Diversity Mitigation Technique for Satellite Services for Ku and Ka-band in Tropical Region ”

Abstract
The demand for satellite communication has increased which led to spectral congestion. Recently, the satellite services use Ku and Ka-band as additional spectrum for satellite communication services. Ku and Ka-band are categorized as high frequency range which is around 12 to 14 GHz and 20 to 30 GHz respectively. However, the higher frequency will affect the quality of services and lead to signal impairment. This is mainly caused by the atmosphere effect which is oxygen, liquid water, and precipitation. But among the list, rain causes most signal fading due to the scattering and depolarization. The aim of this research is to study the site diversity as mitigation techniques operating at Ku and Ka-band for enhancing the gain of the signal and calculating diversity gain. There are modelling of diversity gain that has been proposed by previous researchers namely Hodge, Panagopolous, ITU-R, X.Yeo and Semire models which were validated in different climate regions respectively. By using all previous modelling of diversity gain, it will also compare with the measured local diversity gain. Suitable modelling that can be used in this tropical region has been proposed by improving the mathematical model that will be suitable in the tropical regions. This is important for encouraging the finding of new theories for the future broadcasting systems to decrease the power loss during the rain fade.

Keywords: Satellite, ku band, ka band, site diversity

Khairayu Badron

Electrical and computer dept
International Islamic University Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Paper title: The role of Digital Business Strategy in driving Digital Platform to accelerate Company Performance. ”

Abstract
Digitalization and digital transformation topics have long excited and fascinated for academians and business practician. The recent explosion in the adoption of digital technologies and innovations in all types of organizations brought the topic to the forefront of questions about strategy, organizing and management of digital platform. The distribution channels are also in a phase of radical changes from offline channel expanding into online channel (E-Commerce), the future growth engine. The phenomenon of digitalization is just emerging and evolving and hence, lack of knowledge on how firms should govern the successful digital platform. The objective of this research study is to examine the importance impact of digital business strategy and digital capability on digital platform which affecting company’s performance. This research constructs a model from a combination of strategic management and organization capability disciplines in digitalization based on Dynamic Capability and Resource-based theory. The research model aims to provide a more comprehensive, efficient, structured, less fragmented and coordinated approach towards developing a digital platform. It is expected to provide empirical contributions by exploring the inter-relationship between Digital Business Strategy, Digital Capability and Digital Platform and to suggest the practitioner a strategic, effective and efficient solution to drive Digital Platform.

Catherine Patinah

School of Business Management
School of Business Management Institut Teknologi Bandung –

Indonesia

Paper title: The Impact of Intellectual Capital on Sustainable Competitive Advantage and Organizational Learning with mediating role of University Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Private Universities in Egypt ”

Abstract
The purpose of this research is to empirically investigate the relationship between Intellectual Capital and Organizational Learning in the Private Universities in Egypt. The objectives of this research are: to test the relationship between Intellectual Capital and Sustainable Competitive Advantage, to examine the relationship between Intellectual Capital and University Entrepreneurship, to investigate the relationship between University Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Competitive Advantage, to examine the relationship between University Entrepreneurship and Organizational Learning, to investigate the mediation role of University between Intellectual Capital and Sustainable Competitive Advantage, to examine the mediation role of University Entrepreneurship between Intellectual Capital and Organizational Learning and to develop a theoretical framework illustrates the relationshipamongst selected variables using structural equation modelling. The methodology will be based on quantitative analysis by using a questionnaire tool to gather required data and structural equation model analyses (SEM) using AMOS software. The main conclusions drawn from this study are the direct effect between Intellectual Capital and Sustainable Competitive Advantage is statistically significant, the direct effect between Intellectual Capital and Organizational Learning is statistically significant, the direct effect between Intellectual Capital and University Entrepreneurship is statistically significant, the direct effect between University Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Competitive Advantage is statistically significant, the direct effect between University Entrepreneurship and Organizational Learning is statistically significant. Finally, the study found that the University Entrepreneurship mediates the relationship between Intellectual Capital and Sustainable Competitive Advantage and the study found that the University Entrepreneurship mediates the relationship between Intellectual Capital and Organizational Learning

Keywords: Intellectual Capital, University Entrepreneurship, Sustainable competitive advantage, Organizational Learning, Egyptian private universities

Shaimaa Baraka

Human Resources
Arab Academy for Science and Technology & Maritime Transport, Alexandria,

Egypt

Paper title: Culture Internalization for AKHLAK BUMN: A Uniformized Core Values of All Indonesian State-Owned Enterprises ”

Abstract
The development of business potential, level of competition, and changes in customer needs demand the adaptability of companies that are increasingly agile. This includes SOE's, which have the task of delivering two things, social values and economic values. In line with the transformation carried out by the Ministry of SOEs in response to the covid pandemic in 2020, in addition to focusing on streamlining the organization of clusterized companies, transformation also focuses on digitalization and culture. AKHLAK is the core value set by the Ministry of SOEs to be implemented in each SOE's company as guidance in behavior that can support the achievement of company performance. Internalization of Core Values is expected to facilitate talent mobility among SOE's company environments and ensure that the transformation process in each company is aligned with the main objectives of the ministry. Internalization of core values is very important to create a culture that drives the company’s performance, so the culture activation program and how to measure it can be key to the success of transformation. This study aims to determine the infrastructure that companies need to have in managing culture, activation programs, and measurement methods.

Abd. Wahid Wijaya

Change Management Transformation Office
PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia PERSERO Tbk

Indonesia

Paper title: Fade Duration Analysis on Ka-Band in the Tropical Region”

Abstract
Communication systems are rapidly shifting towards higher frequencies due to congestion experienced at lower frequencies and the growing demand for higher data transmission rates within the network. However, it has been observed that as frequency increases, the susceptibility of the system to weather-related factors, particularly adverse weather conditions like rain, becomes more pronounced. This has raised significant concerns regarding the dependability of satellite communication links. This research investigates the dynamic characteristics of signal degradation caused by atmospheric effect, specifically focusing on the impact of rain fade. The study involves an analysis of fading duration using a year's worth of data extracted from Measat-5, operating at a beacon frequency of 20.199 GHz and positioned at an elevation angle of 68.8°. The obtained fade duration statistics are then compared and evaluated against the model recommended by the ITU-R. Such data is useful when developing a fade mitigation technique (FMT) that mitigates the disruptive effects caused by heavy rainfall, ultimately leading to an enhancement in both signal quality and overall signal availability.

Nurul Farhana Husna Kamarozaman

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Malaysia

Paper title: Student Achievement, Adaptation, and Motivation in Chemistry Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic Transition ”

Abstract
The research was conducted to learn about students' achievement, adaptation, and motivation in learning chemistry during the transition to the COVID-19 pandemic. The methodology used is a qualitative method. Seven participants were students who previously experienced online learning in high school and became offline learning at university. The selection of participants was carried out by purposive sampling with the consideration that they came from the same school and then they were studying at the same university. The participants answered questions on questionnaires and interviews so that the data could be explored in detail. As a result, students can adapt well and are ready to face various constraints in changing learning conditions during the transition period. Students' achievement is also improving, and the motivation of students to take part in learning is also increasing. The massive use of technology has become a positive habit that emerged from the learning transition period. This study can be used as a basis for thinking about technical arrangements for implementing learning during the transition period of the COVID-19 pandemic for education providers in Indonesia and other developing countries.

Jam’an Fahmi

Department of Chemistry Education
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Indonesia

Paper title: The Albanian Future Higher Education in the Digital Era - Challenges and Opportunities”

Abstract
Over the last decade, Albania made genuine attempts to adopt its education system after the European model considering the implementation and integration of ICT as a functional skill of digital literacy to face, among others, the challenges of current globalization. But the Covid-19 crisis evidenced that such a revolutionizing of the education system was applied to ICT incorporation and implementation into a curriculum of merely conventionally-based in-person teaching and learning process. Precisely, this paper addresses the research question of how to make the most of technological and digitalized tools to bring a reformed higher education system in Albania encompassing online and offline delivery in view of an effective and qualitative education process. The study is based on a qualitative methodology exploring primary and secondary sources, in-field expertise acquired to that aim from the University of Münster offered and admitted in the framework of RESILIENCE Project, as well as semi-structured interviews with students, academic staff and administrative staff of Albanian University

Etleva Babameto.

Department of Law, Political and Administrative Sciences
Albanian University,

Albania

Paper title: Risk factors of perishable product supply chain: Literature review and a proposed framework for future research ”

Abstract
United Nations statistics show that about one-third of globally transported perishable products are annually wasted due to damage. Where in the perishables supply chain is most likely to go wrong and how can this be corrected or prevented? This article aims to review the literature 50 articles related to the risk factors of perishable products supply chain and cluster the risk factors of perishable products supply chains. Identifying 140 risk factors from 235 risk factors through duplication filtering. And the researcher therefore clusters of risk factors with hierarchical clustering (divisive: distance matrix) into 19 clusters by KNIME machine learning. These findings offer valuable insights for future research on orchid’s supply chain risk management for sustainability in Thailand, top global orchid exporter. For the benefit of orchid supply chain stakeholders in Thailand can develop appropriate and sustainable supply chain risk management in the future. Thailand 3rd National Logistics Development Strategy (2017-2021) emphasizes cold chain logistics to elevate agricultural and industrial supply chains to meet standards. Implementing a cold chain system is vital to reduce losses, enhance traceability, and lower production costs

Yaowalak Koetpan

School of Engineering
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce

Thailand

Paper title: Predictors and Barriers to Return to Work in Malaysia: A Systematic Literature Review”

Abstract
The global surge in depression and anxiety, intensified by challenges such as cost and stigma, emphasizes the pressing need for accessible, evidence-based digital solutions. The research centers on the creation of a mobile application specifically designed to address mental health challenges. By integrating cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and features like appointment bookings and mindfulness feedback tools, the app is positioned to improve user outcomes. Utilizing platforms like React Native and React, combined with NestJS for enhanced back-end security, the application adheres to the rigorous standards required for mental health interventions. Collaborative efforts with experts, notably the counseling unit of IIUM, ensure the app's alignment with contemporary best practices and research. Preliminary findings indicate a promising tool with the potential to address the global mental health treatment disparity.

Keywords: Mental health, Depression, Anxiety, Digital interventions, Mobile application, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Mindfulness React Native, React Dashboard tools

Wan Arnidawati Wan Abdullah

Employment research
Universiti Putra

Malaysia

Paper title: Antimicrobial cell-penetrating peptides”

Abstract
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are important components of the natural immune system in some species and could one day be used as a source of new antibiotics. These peptides are a crucial component of the host's first line of defense against infections caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, or many other types of cancer cells. A 39-amino acid AMP called buforin I was isolated and identified in the stomach tissue of an Asian toad Bufo bufo gargarizans. Proteins and peptides have effectiveness, activity, specificity, and relatively lower toxicity, which are important factors for the treatment of numerous diseases. Controlled drug-delivery technology represents one of the broader areas of science, contributing to human health care. This concept is used in an attempt to improve the therapeutic index of drugs by increasing their localization to specific organs, tissues, or cells and by decreasing their potential toxic side effects. Therefore, peptides as drug carriers of bioactive agents have great potential in treating or detecting various types of cancer including breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, and lung cancer.

Flavia Bortes

Faculty of Food Engineering, Tourism and Environmental Protection
Aurel Vlaicu University

Romania

Paper title: Cell-penetrating peptides of natural and synthetic origin”

Abstract
In the field of biotechnology and medicine, the development of cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) has opened up new frontiers in drug delivery, cellular targeting, and therapeutic applications. These remarkable peptides possess the unique ability to translocate across cellular membranes, making them indispensable tools for researchers and clinicians alike. Cell-penetrating peptides can be classified into two broad categories: those derived from natural sources and those synthesized in the laboratory. The gastric secretion of Bufo bufo gargarizans, a species of toad, provides a natural source of CPPs (buforin I). On the synthetic front, there are a wide area of CPPs, including polyarginine and transportan, that enhance their efficiency and versatility for intracellular delivery of various biomolecules. The future of CPPs holds exciting prospects. Advancements in peptide design, combined with an improved understanding of cellular uptake mechanisms, will likely lead to more efficient and targeted delivery systems. Additionally, the development of CPP-based therapies for a wide range of diseases, from cancer to neurodegenerative disorders, remains an exciting area of research.

Andreea Lupitu

Institute for Research, Development and Innovation in Technical and Natural Sciences
Aurel Vlaicu University

Romania

Paper title: Peptides with Antimicrobial Properties”

Abstract
Cancer, neurological illnesses, and bacterial and viral infections are just some of the current ailments that people need help with as a result of living longer. Antimicrobial peptides are a class of peptides with bactericidal properties. To treat cancer, genetic problems, cardiovascular illness, infectious disease, and inflammatory disease, they are also tested as new delivery vehicles for bioactive molecules. New peptides were obtained by solid-phase peptide synthesis (SPPS), characterized by MALDI-TOF-MS analysis and their purity was determined using analytical HPLC. The minimum inhibitory concentration of the peptides was calculated in two bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae) using the broth microdilution method. Faster progress towards peptide-based therapeutic systems requires the design of peptides with desirable properties, such as the ability to penetrate cell membranes or transcend biological barriers, remain in circulation for longer, and not be toxic or immunogenic to humans. Acknowledgments: This work was supported by a grant of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization, CNCS - UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P4-PCE-2021- 0639, within PNCDI III.

Dana Maria Copolovici

Faculty of Food Engineering, Tourism and Environmental Protection
Aurel Vlaicu University

Romania

Paper title: Emotion Recognition for Improving Online Learning Environments: A Systematic Review of the Literature”

Abstract
The increased intervention of computer vision in enhancing learning environments has intrigued modern literature on educational research. Affective tutoring system (ATS), student emotion recognition system (SERS), sentiment analysis, and multi-agent system (MAS) have significantly enhanced the online learning environment. Without preceding technologies, online learning environment growth was found to be redundant due to a lack of a corrective mechanism in marginalized viewpoints of tutor in noting facts for their learning environment. As a result, computer vision was found to enhance the online learning environment by providing tutors with enhanced monitoring ability and assistive measures. The following study incorporated a systematic review of 33 papers, efficiently reflecting technology usage in education. The study examined methods for extracting and analysing emotional data, machine learning algorithms, flexibility to individual learners, camera quality, and ethical issues. This study sought to illuminate these systems' pros and cons. This research shows that emotion recognition systems can improve online learning. These technologies quantify and analyze students' emotional responses, helping educators improve teaching techniques and material. With real-time input on students' emotions, teachers can adjust their methods to keep students engaged and increase academic performance.

Mangaras Yanu Florestiyanto

Engineering Science
State University of Yogyakarta

Indonesia

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