Rectorate, UIN News Online – The Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) UIN Jakarta will held International Conference on Information & Communication Technology for the Muslim World (ICT4M) in UIN Jakarta Pustiknas Building, Tuesday-Thursday, (November 22-24). This conference will be themed IS 4.0: A Sustainable Socio-Digital World by emphasizing the improvement of the quality and sustainability of the social life of the individual-Muslim society.
The comitee chairman, Nurhayati Ph.D to UIN News Online, Wednesday, (11/16), explained that this activity will involve many community and international academic institutions. Such as UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Indonesia, Al-Akhawayn University Morocco, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, ENSIAS Morocco, and International Institute of Islamic Thought.
This conference will be inaugurated by the Mayor of South Tangerang Hj. Airin Rachmy Diani, SH., M.Kn., MH. While the keynote speech will be delivered by Tengku Datuk Dr. Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen bin Tengku Ibrahim from the Academy of Sciences Malaysia entitled Building Sustainable Futures for the Ummah under Digital Transformation.
Other than seminar, this activity will be filled with 61 of 137 academic papers presentation from eight countries, such as Australia, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Morroco, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Indonesia. “The accepted papers will be presented in five sessions over two days of exposure,” said Nurhayati.
She explained that the five sessions would be divided into five sub-topics, Ummah Cohesion, Education, and Training; Innovative Islamic Application; Research, Innovations, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship; Computer Networking and Internet of Things; and Business Intelligence and Big Data.
The accepted papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore indexed in Scopus. As for the selected papers, it will be published in some indexed international journals.
According to the record, ICT4M is a conference that brings academicians, researchers, practitioners, professionals, and students together to discuss the challenges in communication and information technology in the Islamic world.
Until today, ICT4M has been held five times in three different countries. In 2001, ICT4M conference was held at IIUM, and in 2006 it was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The third conference in 2010 was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, before continuing in Morocco in 2013. Subsequently, in 2014 a conference was held in Kuching, Sarawak.
This year, ICT4M will be held in UIN Jakarta. According to Nurhayati, this year theme will be different from the previous years that focusing on the use of ICT for economic progress to world peace.
“This year theme was appointed to carry on the idea that the development and use of advanced technologies should improve and maintain a social life of the individual-Muslim society,” she explained.
In a separate place, dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology Dr Agus Salim M.Si appreciated the ICT4M event that will be held in UIN Jakarta. He hoped that the event would cultivate the spirits among the lecturers-researchers in the field of science and technology UIN Jakarta. “Let us succeed this event,’ he said. (zm/ynk/ika p/umar)