The 5th Islamic Finance Conference (IFC 2019) ON ISLAMIC BANKING AND INSURANCE IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Effat University , IRTI and INCEIF

Organize

 The 5th Islamic Finance Conference (IFC 2019) ON

ISLAMIC BANKING AND INSURANCE IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Date: December 1st 2019

Venue: Effat University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

You are cordially invited to submit your research papers for presentation at the 5th Islamic Finance Conference (IFC 2019) on December 1st, 2019 that will take place in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). The IFC 2019 is organized by Effat University, the Islamic Research and Training Institute IRTI and the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance INCEIF. The aim of this conference is to bring together the local and international researchers, scholars and policymakers to present and to discuss research in the field of financial technology, smart contracts and Islamic financing.

BACKGROUND

Following the success of the previous Islamic Finance Conferences, Effat University, the Islamic Research and Training Institute IRTI, and the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance INCEIF are organizing the 5th IFC scheduled to be on the December 1st 2019 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Themed “ISLAMIC BANKING AND INSURANCE IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION”, the forthcoming IFC 2018 is expected to platform academicians, scholars, researchers, professionals, bankers, insurers and other stakeholders to be together to discuss the revolutionary technology of Blockchain and digital transformation that the Islamic finance ecosystem could leverage to exponentially enhance business processes and streamline operations.

The digital transformation could include smart contracts and blockchains, cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity, Insure Technology, Crowdfunding, payment platforms as an emerging channels that could be utilized in the Islamic banking and insurance industry. The Digital Transformation and Fintech offer a tremendous amount of opportunities available for bankers and insurers to achieve multiple strategic objectives such as financial inclusion, customer-oriented financial services, operation excellence and competitive advantage.

The IFC 2019 addresses the question of what role digital transformation and blockchain technologies play in Shariah banking and Islamic insurance, and How Muslim entrepreneurs, bankers, insurers and small businesses could benefit from blockchain and Fintech?

  1. OBJECTIVES

The Conference on ISLAMIC BANKING AND INSURANCE IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION” is aiming:

  • To enrich the theory of Islamic financial innovation and its role in financing SMEs.
  • To highlight the significance of FINTECH and practice of digital insurance and banking.
  • To address various issues currently faced by Islamic finance technology.
  • To assess the current innovative efforts of the Islamic finance industry.

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for abstract submission       :           September 30th

Notification for abstract acceptance   :           October 10th

Deadline for full paper submission     :           November 20th

Conference dates                                     :           December 1st   

LANGUAGES   –  The language of the conference will be in English.

CONFERENCE THEMES

The theme of the Conference will be “ISLAMIC BANKING AND INSURANCE IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The main topics of the conference include, but not limited to:

  • Islamic banking and Insurance
  • Takaful and Waqf
  • Digital banking
  • Fintech and Saudi vision 2030
  • Ethics and regulation of digital Islamic finance
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency
  • Crowdfunding
  • Issues with Islamic financial innovation
  • Shari’ah scholars and SSBs and their position vis-à-vis Islamic financial innovation.
  • Dynamic Islamic Capital Market
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Islamic Finance and SME Financing

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors are invited to submit their full papers in English, in Word formats. Submissions should be made though email IFC@effatuniversity.edu.sa or ConfBay website (www.confbay.com). Contact person: Dr Tahar Tayachi ttayachi@effatuniversity.edu.sa

Any submissions after the September 30th will not be entertained. All the papers’ submission are peer-reviewed and the decision notification is made latest by October 10th.

            Both theoretical and empirical papers are considered by the conference. The authors are required to use the following format:

  • Length: 10 to 15 pages, Font Times New Roman, size 12, 1.0 line spacing (single space), A4 paper size, Margins: 1 inch or 2.5cm
  • Author(s) names, affiliation, correspondence address, and email address should be provided in title page
  • Between three to six key words should be mentioned by the author(s)
  • Tables and figures should be placed in their appropriate location in the paper
  • References should follow APA format

Registration Fees : No registration fees

Conference Publication :

Selected papers presented in the conference would be published in a special issue of the following ABS/Scopus Indexed journals:

Journal of Islamic Business and Management (JIBM) JIBM,  www.jibm.org

ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/services/publishing/ijif/index.htm

Islamic Economic Studies, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/services/publishing/ies/index.htm and http://iesjournal.org/english/home.html

The First International Conference on Islamic Behavioural Finance

CALL FOR PAPERS

The First International Conference on Islamic Behavioural Finance

Dates: 24-25 November 2014

BACKGROUND
Over the past few decades, the behavioural finance theory has largely contributed to the understanding of various financial phenomena that were still puzzling under the standard finance principles. These theoretical principles were further developed and empirically tested resulting in a more sound conventional finance theory. Thus, the behavioural aspect imposed itself as an indispensable component of the finance theory. The same principle applies to the recently emerging Islamic financial system. In this context, though there have been tremendous studies on Islamic finance and Islamic investment, there are very few studies that have addressed specific topics within the behavioural finance framework.
Moreover, it is needless to say that currently, majority of the issues faced by Islamic finance and its future is highly related to the behaviour of investors as well as the other market players. Furthermore, the financial theory has long demonstrated that the investment patterns always have long run impacts on the market movements. In this regards, behavioural finance offers a comprehensive set of tools to identify these investment patterns and their possible influence on the overall development of Islamic finance.
In line with the above progress, and to contribute to the development of Islamic behavioural finance, the current conference is organised by Effat University, which marks the inspiration of the University to become a regional leader in Islamic Finance education and research. The conference will benefit the participants in the sense that it will offer a better understanding of behavioural Islamic finance and the outstanding issues marking the current practice of Islamic finance industry. The conference is also a great opportunity for international networking, particularly with the expected international attendance from various Islamic finance institutions. Furthermore, the conference will expose the participants to the international community of Islamic finance experts.

OBJECTIVES
• To provide a better understanding of behavioural financial patterns in Islamic banking and finance
• To enrich the theory of Islamic behavioural finance
• To highlight the great importance of behavioural finance in developing Islamic finance industry and discipline
• To address various issues currently faced by the Islamic finance industry
• To acknowledge and highlight the financial needs to enhance research and development in Islamic finance by generous contributors like the setting of the Scientific Chair in Islamic Finance.

CONFERENCE THEMES
The main topics of the conference include, but not limited to:

• Behavioural finance theory from an Islamic perspective
• Investors behaviour during Muslim festivities
• Conservatism bias in dual banking systems
• Overconfidence effect in the Islamic investments
• Overreaction/under-reaction and availability bias in Islamic investment
• Disappointment aversion in Islamic finance investment
• Herding behaviour in Islamic banking and finance
• Islamic banking and finance awareness and the self-deception behaviour
• Confirmation bias in Islamic finance investment
• Culture diversity and Islamic finance investment
• Islamic banking and finance and the uncertainty issues
• Islamic securities window dressing
• Current issues in Islamic banking and finance
• Miscellaneous applications of behavioural finance in explaining investors’ behaviour toward Islamic finance and banking instruments

CONFERENCE LANGUAGES
• English
• Arabic

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY
It is expected that the conference proceedings will be published in one of the high quality international ISI journals, and the best selected papers will be published subsequently in an edited book, by an international publisher such as Wiley Finance. The conference output is also expected to lay the ground on the future possible studies in advanced Islamic behavioural finance. This area of research will be subsequently based on mixed methodologies and advanced econometric methods.

PAPER SUBMISSION
Authors are invited to submit their full papers either in English or Arabic, in Word formats. Submissions should be made to the following email address: icibhf@effatuniversity.edu.sa Any submission after the 12th of September 2014 will not be considered. All the papers’ submission are peer-reviewed and the decision notification is made latest by 5th of October 2014.
Both theoretical and empirical papers are considered by the conference. The authors are required to use the following format:

• Length: 10 to 15 pages, Font Times New Roman, size 12, 1.0 line spacing (single space), A4 paper size, Margins: 1 inch or 2.5cm
• Author(s) names, affiliation, correspondence address, and email address should be provided in title page
• An English abstract should be provided for the English papers, and Arabic and English for the Arabic papers
• Between three to six key words should be mentioned by the author(s)
• Tables and figures should be placed in their appropriate location in the paper
• References should follow APA format

CONFERENCE VENUE
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

IMPORTANT DATES
Full paper submission: 12th September 2014
Notification of paper acceptance: 5th October 2014
Registration deadline: 6th November 2014
Conference dates: 24-25st November 2014

REGISTRATION FEES:
Presenter – Standard registration: $250
Presenter – Student registration: $200
Participant: $100

ORGANISER
The conference is organised by the Effat University in Saudi Arabia.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Effat University
P.O.BOX 34689
Jeddah 21478
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966-12-6364300
Mobile: +966550519750
Fax: +966-12-6377447
Email: icibhf@effatuniversity.edu.sa