International Symposium on Applied Structural Equation Modeling and Methodological Matters (SASEM) 2019

International Symposium on Applied Structural Equation Modeling and Methodological Matters (SASEM) 2019
Aug 21 – Aug 24, 2019
Novotel Melaka, Malaysia

 

Welcome to SASEM 2019

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International Symposium on Applied Structural Equation Modeling and Methodological Matters (SASEM) 2019 aims to provide opportunity for the global participants to share their ideas and experience in person with their peers, to establish research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

The symposium will take place in Novotel Melaka, Malaysia from Aug 21 – Aug 24, 2019 and is organized by Sarawak Research Society and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).

For more information, visit https://sasem2019.org/

 

Awards & Publications (SASEM 2017)

Awards

Best Papers will be announced during Gala Dinner on 12 October 2017. Each winner will be awarded a certificate and a stipend. The papers will be selected and reviewed for publication in ISI and Scopus indexed journals. Note that only extended abstracts and full papers which are submitted to SASEM2017 by the submission deadline will be included for selection process. Originality of the ideas and the use of SEM would be mainly considered.

We are also working on the possibility to get Prof Marko Sarstedt and Prof Peter Seddon to select one or two Distinguished Papers each. They would then work with the corresponding authors (as co-authors) so as to improve the quality of the papers and have better chance to get published in top journals of their choice.

SRS Rising Researcher Award will also be given out in the evening. This award is only given to one Sarawakian participant. He or she needs to submit a write-up not more than 2000 words to describe his/her research background, ongoing learning process related to academia and views how to enhance research culture and activities in Sarawak. The winner will be conferred the said award with a certificate and a stipend of RM1,500.

Publications

All abstracts and extended abstracts will be published as symposium proceedings in a handbook. Selected papers will be reviewed and published in indexed and refereed journals. These journals will be updated from time to time. Publication fee in Scopus-indexed journals might be required but it would be substantially less. More details will be made available soon.

Indexed Journals
1. Internet Research (ISI and Scopus) (see the journal)
2. International Journal of Business and Society (Scopus) (see the journal)
3. Gadjah Mada International Journal of Business (Scopus) (see the journal)
4. International Journal of Supply Chain Management (Scopus, additional payment is required due to Special Issue arrangement) (
see the journal)

Refereed Journals
1. Asian Journal of Business Research (ABDC journal list, and currently under Scopus Enrichment Process) (see the journal)
2. Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modeling (see the journal)
3. International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (see the journal)
4. International Journal of Business and Innovation (see the journal)
5. Journal of Technology Management and Business (see the journal)

About Kuching, Sarawak (2018MAG)

Kuching, the City of Unity, 2017 Asia Top 10 Destination by TripAdvisor (kuching-map)
Sarawak, the Land of Hornbills (Bumi Kenyalang)
Borneo, the land of wild exploration, the biggest island in Asia.

Sarawak , where adventure lives.

Agents for Tour Arrangement

Journey Travel (Hilton in-house Agent)
Mrs. Bong (T: +6082-223969; E: journeyborneo@gmail.com)

Cat City Holidays
Ms. Lek (T: +6082-414200; E: inbound@catcityholidays.com)

CPH Travel
Ms. Ivy (+6082-243708; E: reservations@cphtravel.com.my)

Some Useful Websites
1. Sarawak Tourism Board – https://sarawaktourism.com/
2. Sarawak Convention Bureau – http://sarawakcb.com/
3. Borneo Travel Planner and Trip Advisor – http://www.e-borneo.com/main/tour-category/sarawak/

Program (SASEM 2017)

10-11 October 2017 
Pre-symposium Workshop on Current Advances of PLS-SEM by Prof Marko Sarstedt
0830 – 0900  Workshop Registration
0900 – 1630   Workshop Sessions
1630 – 1730    Symposium Registration
Note: Morning brunch, lunch and afternoon tea are provided for two days.

12 October 2017
Symposium on Applied Structural Equation Modeling
0830 – 0900  Registration
0900 – 0930  Opening Speech by Symposium Chair Prof Ramayah Thurasamy
0930 – 1030   Keynote Speech by Prof Marko Sarstedt
1100 – 1230    Concurrent Presentation Sessions
1400 – 1530    Technical Session
1600 – 1700   Concurrent Presentation Sessions
1900 – 2100   Gala Dinner and Award Giving Ceremony
Note: Morning brunch, lunch and afternoon tea are provided.

13 October 2017
Symposium on Applied Structural Equation Modeling
0900 – 0930  Photo Session
0930 – 1030   Keynote Speech by Prof Peter Seddon
1100 – 1230    Concurrent Presentation Sessions
1400 – 1530    Technical Session
1600 – 1700   Concurrent Presentation Sessions
Note: Morning brunch, lunch and afternoon tea are provided.

14 October 2017
Post-symposium Seminar on Publication in High Impact Indexed Journals by Prof Ramayah and Prof Marko Sarstedt (Also open to non-SEM users)
0830 – 0900  Seminar Registration
0900 – 1700  Seminar Sessions
Note: Morning brunch, lunch and afternoon tea are provided.

Packages and Rates (SASEM 2017)

Pre-symposium 2-Day Workshop | By Prof. Marko Sarstedt

  • Normal Rate (After 16th June 2017)
    • MYR1800 (For Local Participant Only)
    • USD550 (For International Participant Only)

Note: The workshop is limited to 30-40 participants only.
* International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia

Post-Symposium 1-Day Seminar | By Prof. T. Ramayah

  • Normal Rate (After 16th June 2017)
    • MYR450 (For Local Participant Only)
    • USD150 (For International Participant Only)

Note: The workshop is limited to 50 participants only.
* International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia

2-Day Symposium with Presentation (Including Gala Dinner) 

  • Normal Rate (After 16th June 2017)
    • MYR1300 (For Local Participant Only)
    • USD400 (For International Participant Only)
  • Additional Paper (maximum two additional papers for a presenter)
    • MYR500 (For Local Participant Only)
    • USD150 (For International Participant Only)

* International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia

Symposium without Presentation (Including Gala Dinner) 

  • Rate
    • MYR800 (For Local Participant* Only)
    • USD250 (For International Participant** Only)

* Including co-author who wishes to join and listen to presentation
**International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia

Paper Submission (Publication as Proceeding) in Absentia 

  • Rate
    • MYR800 (For Local Participant Only)
    • USD250 (For International Participant* Only)
  • Additional Paper (maximum two additional papers for a corresponding author)
    • MYR500 (For Local Participant Only)
    • USD150 (For International Participant Only)

* International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia

Committee Members (SASEM 2017)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Symposium Chair: Prof. T. Ramayah (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Vice Chair: Dr. Hiram Ting (Sarawak Research Society)
Secretary: Dr. Jacky Cheah Jun-Hwa (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia-IBS KL)
Editorial Chair: Dr. Francis Chuah (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
Technical Chair: Dr. Mumtaz Ali Memon (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS)
Patron: Prof. Ernest Cyril de Run (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)

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SYMPOSIUM SECRETARIAT:
Treasurer: Mr. Yusman Yacob
Secretariat: Mdm. Zailah Bujang, Mdm. Sharon Tan, Ms. Murni Sahdan, Mr. Ismail Mahedin

SYMPOSIUM AMBASSADORS:
Mr. Nelson Lajuni (Universiti Malaysia Sabah)
Mr. Joseph Hii (SEGi College Sarawak)
Dr. Winnie Wong (University College of Technology Sarawak)
Mdm. Sudiyanti Sudiyanti (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
Mr. Pridhivraj Naidu
(Signature Research Consultancy)
Dr. Mohammad Fahalat 
(Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman)
Dr. Heriyadi Kusnaryadi (Universitas Tanjung Pura)
Mr. Jong Fu Guan (Meta Skill Development Centre)
Dr. Dwi Sunu Kanto (Trilogi University)
Dr. Mageswari Kunasegaran (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
Mr. Kazi Sirajul Islam (Multimedia University)
Mr. Alshikhy Abdulrahman Ibrahim (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
Dr. Jee Teck Weng (Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak)

Note: If you wish to represent SASEM2017 as an ambassador, please contact us.

Sponsorship/Network Managers: Dr. Fency Sivadasan, Mr. Lau Wee Ming, Mr. Mohd Hanafiah Semuni, Mr. Josh Casley

SCIENTIFIC/PROGRAM COMMITTEE (SESSION CHAIR): 
A.P. Dr. Muhammad Moshin Butt (Curtin University, Malaysia)
Dr. Awanis binti Ku Ishak 
(Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Dr. Thien Lee Mei (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
A.P. Dr. Md. Mamun Habib (BRAC University, Bangladesh)
Dr. Omer Malik (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan)
Dr. Falahat (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia)
Dr. Abdul Hafaz Ngah (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia)
Dr. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (to be updated)
Dr. Muhammad Shakil (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan)
Dr. Jany Wilawan (Thanksin University, Thailand)
Dr. Jolyne Khor (Sunway University, Malaysia)
Dr. Tess Ho Char Fei (Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Malaysia)
A.P. Dr. Halim Mad Lazim (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
A.P. Dr. Chandrakantan Subramaniam (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Dr. Nazlina Zakaria (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Dr. Abdullahi Hassan Gorondutse (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
A.P. Dr. Yusliza Yusoff (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Prof. Dr. Noor Hazlina Ahmad (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
A.P. Dr. Hasliza Abdul Halim (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Dr. Nor Aziati Binti Abdul Hamid (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
A.P. Dr. Nor Hazana Binti Abdullah (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Dr. Goh Yen Nee (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)

SESSION CHAIRS:
To be confirmed (Dr. Mumtaz to handle)

HOSPITALITY:
Hilton Kuching, Sarawak of Malaysia
All participants are required to contact Hilton Kuching to arrange accommodation. Special rates would be provided if booking is done using SASEM2017 as the reference. Participants can also opt to stay at budget hotels within walking distance.

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