5th IOUCRIS 2024


[An Online Conference]

2nd March: Opening session and Research Colloquium
3rd March: Virtual Paper Presentation


Collaboration and Networking for Excellence in Research

The 5th International Open University Conference on Research and Integrated Sciences (IOUCRIS) is an online conference where IOU is the proud organizer. 5th IOUCRIS aims to provide an opportunity for esearchers, 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 2 nd and 3 rd March 2024 virtually. A research colloquium will be taken place on 2 nd March and the online paper presentation will be taken place on 3 rd March in the Zoom meeting room. 

The International Open University (IOU) was launched by Dr. Bilal Philips in 2007 as a higher education institution that offers affordable online undergraduate and graduate programs. IOU is committed to spreading beneficial knowledge that is easily affordable and will benefit not only individual students but also empower entire communities. IOU provides an equal opportunity for all students and makes earning a degree a real possibility even for the neediest of students. Students can benefit from low-cost accredited Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in various fields of study.


  • 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
Online US$ 20 US$ 25
Deadline 15 February 2024 25 February 2024
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


Abstracts Paper Due: 10 February 2024
Notification of Acceptance: 15 February 2024
Full Paper Submission: 20 February 2024

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

2nd March 2024

Opening session and Research Colloquium

Conference Day 2

3rd March 2024

Virtual Paper Presentation

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ahsan

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

Associate Prof. Dr. Afroza Bulbul Afrin

Director of Research and Publications

Prof. Dr. Abdul Hannan Shaikh

Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration, Islamic University, Bangladesh.
Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Hesham M Hasan

Head of English Department Faculty of Arts, Banha University, Egypt.
Keynote Speakers

Dr. Muhammad Salama

Head, Department of Islamic Studies, IOU
Conference Convenor