4th International Symposium on Applied Structural Equation Modeling and Methodological Matters 2023 (SASEM2023)

Dear Esteemed Participants,

We are delighted to announce that the 4th International Symposium on Applied Structural Equation Modeling and Methodological Matters (SASEM) will be held physically on 16-18 November 2023. SASEM is an international conference to perpetuate the discourse and the use of SEM and research methods as well as a platform for learning and networking. This symposium will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Jayson Cham Tat Huei. It is organised by Sarawak Research Society and mySEM with the support from Emerald Publishing and SmartPLS as well as in collaboration with Responsible Borneo(ReBorn).

Please refer to the poster for the essential details about the event. For more information about the symposium or any queries, please contact Mr. Wong Lee King at admin@sarawakresearchsociety.org.

Yours sincerely,
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hiram Ting
SRS Chairman

Prof. Ramayah Thurasamy
mySEM Admin

Organizing Chair

Prof. Dr. Jayson Cham Tat Huei
Deputy Dean, UCSI Graduate Business School,
UCSI University, Malaysia

Essential Information

Title Advancement and Application of Quantitative Method in Behavioural Research
Date 16-17 November 2023 18 November 2023
Venue Raia Hotel & Convention Centre Kuching (Conference) The KopiLab, Galacity Kuching (Workshop & Online & Live Keynote Speech)
Time 9 AM – 5 PM (Malaysia time, GMT+8)
Medium English
Targets Postgraduate students, academicians and researchers are encouraged to submit papers and join the symposium. Non-presenting delegates are encouraged to join, learn and network.
Register Here: https://bit.ly/SASEM2023


  • Keynote Speech
  • Paper Presentations
  • Research Workshops (in English & Chinese)
  • Editors’ Talk
  • Publication Opportunities
  • Best Paper and Presenter Awards

Keynote Speeches

  1. Prof. Dr. Wen-Lung Shiau
    – Topic: Have we controlled properly? Control variables and structural equation modeling (SEM)
    – Date: 16th November 2023
    – Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
    – Venue: RAIA Hotel & Convention Centre (Room to be confirmed)
  2. Prof.Dr.Dr.h.c. Marko Sarstedt and Prof. Dr. Christian M. Ringle
    – Topic: Combining PLS-SEM and NCA: Foundation and Recent Advances
    – Date: 18th November 2023
    – Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    – Venue: The KopiLab, Galacity Kuching


  1. Prof. Ramayah Thurasamy
    – Topic: What you Should (not) Do Rigour in Survey Design.
    – Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
    – Date: 18 November 2023
    – Venue: The KopiLab, Galacity Kuching
    * Workshop conduct in English
  2. Prof. Dr. Wen-Lung Shiau
    – Topic: Methodology in Quantitative Research: Guideline and Recommendations
    – 工作坊主题:定量研究方法:指导与建议
    – Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
    – Date: 18 November 2023
    – Venue: The KopiLab, Galacity Kuching
    * Workshop conduct in Chinese

Important Date

  • Open to Registration: 1st June 2023
  • Deadline for Registration & Paper Submission : 30th October 2023
  • Deadline for Payment : 6th November 2023

Type of Payment

Payment Guidelines

  • Payment shall only be made after delegates receive the confirmation from the admin including the total registration fee they should pay.
  • Payment for Malaysian delegates is Bank Transfer, for non-Malaysian delegate is Bank Transfer or PayPal.
  • For presenting delegates (both physical and virtual), payment shall only be made after receiving the decision on the extended abstract.
  • Should you have any inquiries, please contact us via admin@sarawakresearchsociety.org.
  • All payment made are non-refundable two (2) weeks before the conference.

Submission Guidelines

  • Registration is compulsory for both presenting and non-presenting delegates.
  • SASEM2023 info are provided on the registration form and SRS’s website at www.sarawakresearchsociety.org.
  • Presenting delegates should submit their abstracts to  admin@sarawakresearchsociety.org.
  • Each submission should provide a title, 200-300 words  of abstract and five keywords. Submission should  also include authors’ names, affiliations and email addresses. Specify who the corresponding author is.
  • Submitted abstracts will be reviewed, and comments given with a decision to the corresponding authors.
  • Presentation is only confirmed when (1) registration form is received, (2) abstracts is accepted with a letter of acceptance, and (3) payment is made with the submission of payment slip.
  • Corresponding authors will be invited to submit their full manuscripts for publication consideration based on the quality of their abstracts and presentation.

Supporting Journals

  • Young Consumers (SCOPUS Q1)
  • Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction (SCOPUS Q1)
  • Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modeling (SCOPUS Q2)
  • Asian Journal of Business Research (SCOPUS Q2)
  • Asian Academy of Management Journal (SCOPUS Q3)

Accommodation Options:

1. RAIA Hotel Convention Centre Kuching Contact number: 011- 5110 8500
Facebook: RAIA Hotel & Convention Centre Kuching
2. Kuching Transit Inn Contact Number: 016-889 2253
Facebook: Kuching Transit Inn
Distance to event venue: 2.0km
3. Imperial Hotel Kuching Contact Number: +6082 588 999
Website: https://www.imperialhotelkuching.com.my/index1.html
Distance to event venue: 4.4km (6 minutes)
4. Rume Hotel Contact Number: +6082 265 885
Distance to event venue: 3.8km
5. Hotin Inn Saradise Kuching Contact Number: +6082 288 506
Distance to event venue: 3.9km


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For any inquiry, please contact Mr. Lee King via Email: admin@sarawakresearchsociety.org