Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Information Technology and Muslim Society in Malaysia and Japan

Department of Economics, FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA in collaboration with Waseda University of Japan insya-allah will be having a Workshop on

“Information Technology and Muslim Society in Malaysia and Japan"

Date: 28 & 29 August 2008

Venue: Conference Room, Post Graduate Building, Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya

The workshop will discuss the implications and perspectives of IT innovations, focusing on the following two points (i) structural changes in the Muslim society, including the conflict between Islamic tradition and a wave of cultural and lifestyle homogenization brought by IT and (ii) digital in those circumstances.

The workshop will consist of five sessions, covering the fields of egineering, sociology, education, finance and culture. The discussion will concentrate on those fields with great emphasis on empirical/case studies on Muslim society. IT is one of the crucial keywords.

Attached is the detail schedule of the two-day workshop.

All are welcome but seats are limited.

For those who interested kindly register yourself to

Ms Siti Shafinah bt. Hassian: Tel: 03-79673636 Email:

Roza Hazli Bt Zakaria,PhD, Economics DepartmentFaculty of Economics and Administratio, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

List of Paper Presenters for the “Workshop on Information Telecommunication Technology and Muslim Society in Malaysia and Japan” on 28 & 29 August 2008



Paper Presenter

Title Paper





Mrs. Raja Jamilah Raja Yusof,Prof. Dr. Mohd Sapiyan Baba, Prof. Dr. Roziati Zainuddin

Prof. Takahashi

Information Technology for the Development of the Muslim Community

Evolving ICT and Expected Role of Islamic World





Prof. Dr. Raja Maznah Raja Hussain

Assoc. Prof. Komagawa, Akiko

The Learning Experience of A Secondary Religious School

Primary Education Reform in Malaysia: Implementation of Compulsory Education System


Finance and Economy



Dr. Mohd Ghazali Abas

Prof. Dr. Kitamura, Toshiharu

Qodiri, Safina

Examining The Contribution To GDP And Productivity Of The Malaysian Financial Sector

Financial Standardization

Protection of Patent Rights in Command Economy





Prof. Datin Dr. Azizan Baharuddin

Assoc. Prof. Fauzan b. Noordin

Assoc. Prof. Hasegawa, So

Prof. Yamasaki, Yoshion

Assoc. Prof. Oikawa, Yasuhiro


ICT & Islam

City Development and Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Reviewing Case of Egypt

New Recording Methods of Heritages in Joint Project of UNESCO and Waseda University





Assoc. Prof. Dr. Halimah Awang

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rohana Jani

Prof. Tanada, Hirofumi

Ng Sor Tho

Sia Bik Kai

Muslims on the Internet: An Exploratory Study

Network Society of Islam and Its Modernization in Japan: A Case Study on ALEPS Members

“Workshop on Information Telecommunication Technology and Muslim Society in Malaysia and Japan” on 28 & 29 August 2008

Tentative Programme

Day 1 (Thursday 28 August 2008)

10.00 Welcoming remarks from the Dean of FEA

10.10 Speech from the Embassy of Japan

10.40 Tea break

11.00 -12.30 Session 1: Engineering

11.00 Paper presentation 1 (Malaysia) Prof. Dr. Mohd Sapiyan Baba

11.30 Paper presentation 1 (Japan) Prof. Takahashi

12.00 Q&A session

12.30-14.00 Lunch Break

14.00-15.30 Session 2: Education

14.00 Paper presentation 2 (Malaysia) Prof. Dr. Raja Maznah Raja Hussain

14.30 Paper presentation 2 (Japan) Prof Kamogawa, Akiko

15.00 Q&A session

15.30-16.00 Tea break

16.00-17.30 Session 3: Finance and Economy

16.00 Paper presentation 3 (Malaysia) Dr Ghazali Abas

16.30 Paper presentation 3 (Japan) Prof. Kitamura, Toshiharu (15 min) +

Ms Qodiri Safina (15 min)

17.00 Q&A session

17.30-18.30 Hi-Tea

Day 2 (Friday 29 August 2008)

9.00-10.30 Session 4: Culture

9.00 Paper presentation 4 (Malaysia) Prof. Datin Dr. Azizan Baharudin (20 min) +Assoc Prof. Fauzan Bin Noordin (20 min).

9.40 Paper presentation 4 (Japan) Prof. Hasegawa, So (15 min) + Prof. Yamasaki & Prof. Oikawa (15 min)

10.15 Q&A session

10.30-11.00 Tea break

11.00 -12.30 Session 5: Sociology

11.00 Paper presentation 5 (Malaysia) Assoc. Prof. Dr Halimah Awang

11.30 Paper presentation 5 (Japan) Prof. Tanada, Hirofumi

12.00 Q&A session

12.30 Closing Remarks from the Dean of FEA

12.40 Lunch

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