3rd IOUCRIS 2023


[An Online and Offline Hybrid Conference]

Gambia – Malaysia

23rd & 24th February and 3rd March 2023


Collaboration and Networking for Excellence in Research

The 3rd International Open University Conference on Research and Integrated Sciences (IOUCRIS) is a hybrid conference where Open University Malaysia (OUM) and Alhamd Islamic University- Islamabad are the worthy partners. 3rd IOUCRIS aims to provide an opportunity for researchers, academics, and practitioners from all over the world to discuss and share the contemporary research issues of Integrated Sciences. The proposed conference provides an outlet for quality research in all areas of Social Sciences, Islamic Science, and Pure Sciences. The conference welcomes empirical research as well as theoretical/conceptual research papers having the potential for field applications and in-depth literature reviews, predominantly from Islamic perspectives.


The conference will be held on the 23rd and 24th of February, 2023. The on-ground conference will be taken place on 23rd February at OUM and the online conference will be taken place on 24th February in the zoom meeting room. Open University Malaysia (OUM) is the country’s
seventh private university and the only one owned by a consortium of Malaysia’s first 11 public universities, known as Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations Sdn Bhd (METEOR). Recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, Public Service Department, and various
professional bodies, 55 programs cover a broad range of disciplines in Education, Business & Management, Technology & Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences & Humanities.

OUM is located at Menara OUM, Block C, Kompleks Kelana Centre Point, Jalan SS 7/19, Ss 7,47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.


  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Islamic Banking and Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Islamic Studies
  • Multidisciplinary areas
Multidisciplinary areas include (but not limited to)
Academic Leadership, Public Policy, Law, and Human Development Engineering, Agriculture, Supply Chain, Tourism, Gender, Feminism, Women Studies, Sustainable Development, Disaster Management, Conflict Resolution, Disability Management, Special Need Education, Public Health.


Full papers submitted are subject to double-blind peer review and will be published in the Journal of Integrated Sciences, a multi- disciplinary publication of IOU ( https://jis.iou.edu.gm ), subject to the reviewer’s recommendations.


The Best Paper Award (value USD$100 or equivalent) and the Best Student Paper Award (value USD$100 or equivalent) will be conferred at the conference. To qualify for the awards, the author must submit a full paper presented at the conference.

Registration Fee

Early Bird Regular
Offline* US$ 30 (MYR 130) US$ 50 (MYR 220)
Online US$ 20 (MYR 90) US$ 25 (MYR 110)
Deadline 31st January 5th February
* Offline attendance will include lunch refreshments
Payment by Bank
Account Name: MyGlobalEdu Management Services
Account Number (MYR) 564146645637
Account Number (USD) 714141002900
Account Address: Lot 468 -11C (3), 1st Floor, Block C, Rivercity, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Bank Name: Maybank Berhad
Bank Address: Rivercity 3rd Mile, 468-7 & 7A, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Swift Code: MBBEMYKL

Organized By

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International Open University (IOU), the Gambia

Conference Partners

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Open University Malaysia (Menara OUM, Kelana Jaya)


Abstracts Paper Due: 20th January 2023
Notification of Acceptance: 25th January 2023
Full Paper Submission: 30th January 2023
Face-to-Face Presentation: 23rd February 2023
Self-guided tour: 24th February 2023
Online Presentation: 3rd February 2023

Paper submission

To submit your abstract, full paper or case, please visit the conference website:

Alternatively, submissions can be made via email to: conference-iou@iou.edu.gm

Full Paper Guidelines

Conference Schedule

Conference Day 1

23 February 2023

Opening session and On the Ground Presentation

Conference Day 2

24 February 2023

Virtual Paper Presentation and Sight-Seeing Visits (self)

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ahsan

(FRSA), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), IOU

Associate Prof. Dr. Afroza Bulbul Afrin

Director or Research & Publicans, IOU

Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Tajudin Ninggal

Vice President (Academic & Research) OUM
Keynote Speakers

Dr. Md. Aminul Islam,

Professor, Universiti Perlis Malaysia
Keynote Speakers