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INCEIF ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE EDUCATIONAL COLLOQUIUM 2006

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INCEIF ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE EDUCATIONAL COLLOQUIUM 2006

    INCEIF ISLAMIC BANKING AND

    FINANCE EDUCATIONAL

    COLLOQUIUM 2006

    3 5 APRIL 2006

    KUALA LUMPUR CONVENTION CENTRE

    KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

    CONFERENCE THEME:

CREATING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN CAPITAL AND

    KNOWLEDGE IN ISLAMIC FINANCE THROUGH EDUCATION.

INTRODUCTION

    The Central Bank of Malaysia has taken a bold step in developing human capital in Islamic finance to meet the growing needs of the global Islamic banking and finance industry through the establishment of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). The main objective of INCEIF is to promote educational excellence in Islamic finance for the domestic and international finance community. INCEIF is envisaged to achieve this objective by building and strengthening the pool of talented researchers and educators in Islamic finance and facilitating the coordination, planning and implementation of human capital initiatives for the Islamic finance industry.

    While Islamic finance is growing steadily there is a pressing need to develop the human capital and knowledge base in Islamic banking and finance. As part of its initiatives and commitment towards this aspiration, INCEIF will be holding its first Islamic Banking and rdthFinance Educational Colloquium from the 3 to the 5 of April 2006. The colloquium

    provides a forum for professionals, scholars, academicians and other concerned or interested entities to present new research and discusses current issues that are vital to human resource development in the Islamic banking and finance industry as well as other related topics.

OBJECTIVES

    The following objectives are selected to support the theme of the colloquium:

    ; Promote and encourage related research in order to further enrich the development of

    education in Islamic finance.

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    ; Provide the most stimulating and effective environment for the dissemination and

    discussion of strategies in Islamic finance education.

    ; Encourage young academicians to embark in new research in the area of Islamic

    banking and finance.

    ; Provide a venue to analyse the issues and challenges facing Islamic banking and

    financial markets, with particular focus on human capital development and education

    strategies.

    ; Provide wider opportunities to academicians and researchers to interact openly.

    ; Expose and elaborate on issues and challenges pertaining to the execution of global

    finance and banking systems in the new millennium.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS, PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS

Call for proposals

    The colloquium provides an opportunity to young academicians or practitioners who are interested in doing research in the area of Islamic banking and finance to apply for a research grant with INCEIF. Those interested may submit their research proposals to be presented during the colloquium. Only selected proposals will be awarded research grants. Potential PhD candidates who intend to pursue their doctorate degree in this field are also invited to submit their doctoral proposals for consideration. Successful candidates will be given due consideration for financial assistance during their candidature with INCEIF.

Call for presentations

    Potential scholars in residence and visiting professors who intend to take up tenure with INCEIF are invited to submit a working plan proposal. This proposal should include a detail outline of the work to be undertaken during their tenure. Successful scholars will be given some form of financial incentives and other perks during their residence.

Call for papers

    Professionals, practitioners, academicians, graduate students and interested parties are invited to participate and submit competitive papers to be considered for presentation. Papers should be final works of either conceptual or empirical in nature that are very close to submission for publication standard on any aspects of Islamic banking and finance. Criteria used to select papers include the nature of the research problem, implications of the proposed research, quality of the research design and the expected contribution of the research to the literature. Individuals whose papers are accepted for presentation at the colloquium will be eligible to be considered for the Outstanding

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Research Award. Three award winning papers will be selected by a special committee

    based on the above criteria.

    SUGGESTED TOPICS

Academicians, practitioners and graduate students are invited to submit high quality

    proposals, presentations or papers relating to Islamic banking, finance and takaful, but

    not limited to the following areas:

    ; Operational aspects

    ; Financing and deposit mobilization

    ; Risk management

    ; Corporate governance, regulation and supervision

    ; Human resource management

    ; Marketing and communication

    ; Management

    ; Information technology and internet banking

    ; Accounting and auditing

    ; Managerial and monetary economics

    ; Shariah issues

    ; Out sourcing

    ; Wealth management

    ; Product development

    ; Efficiency

    ; Profitability

    ; Investment and portfolio management

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Day 1: 3 April 2006

    Morning session: Launching of INCEIF by Rt. Hon Prime Minister of Malaysia

    Session 1 (2.00pm-3.30pm):

    Presentation of research proposal 1

     Presentation of PhD proposal 1

     Presentation of papers 1

    Session 2 (4.00pm-5.30pm):

    Presentation of research proposal 2

     Presentation of PhD proposal 2

     Presentation of papers 2

     Presentation of working proposal 1 Day 2: 4 April 2006

    Session 3 (9.00am-10.30am):

    Presentation of research proposal 3

     Presentation of PhD proposal 3

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     Presentation of papers 3

     Presentation of working proposal 2

    Session 4 (11.00am-12.30pm):

    Presentation of research proposal 4

     Presentation of PhD proposal 4

     Presentation of papers 4

     Presentation of working proposal 3

    Afternoon session (2.30pm-4.30pm):

    Plenary session

    Day 3: 5 April 2006

    Session 5 (9.00am-10.30am):

    Presentation of research proposal 5

     Presentation of PhD proposal 5

     Presentation of papers 5

     Presentation of working proposal 3

    Session 5 (11.00am-12.30pm):

     Plenary session

     Farewell luncheon:

     Remarks by BNM Governor

     Presentation of awards- Best proposals

     Best papers

    RESOURCE PERSONS

This colloquium will assemble many eminent scholars for the purpose of sharing

    experience and providing future direction in Islamic banking and finance education.

    They will also present their wisdom and knowledge in creating and developing new

    scholars. Among the invited scholars for this Colloquium are as follows:

Royal Professor Ungku A.Aziz

    Former Vice Chancellor University Malaya Dr. Syed Jalaludin Syed Salim

    Former Vice Chancellor Universiti Putra Malaysia Dr. Umar Chapra

     Research Advisor, IRTI, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo

     Shariah scholar, USA

    Professor Samuel Hayes

     Harvard University, USA

    Professor Volker Nienhaus

     President of Philipps University Marburg, Germany Professor M.A. Mannan

     Founding Chairman, Social Islamic Development Bank, Bangladesh

    Dr. Abbas Mirakhor

     International Monetary Fund

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Dr.Munawar Iqbal

     IRTI, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah Professor Mohamed Ariff

     Monash University

    Professor Murat Cizakca

     University of Bahcesehir, Turkey Professor Kabir Hassan

     University of New Orleans

    Professor Masudul Alam Choudhury

     University of Cape Breton, Canada Professor Sofyan Syafri Harahap

     Triksakti University, Indonesia Professor Lim Kian Guan

     Singapore Management University Professor J.D. Agrawal

     Indian Institute of Finance, India Professor M.Shahid Ebrahim

     Nottingham University, UK

SUBMISSIONS AND DEADLINES

; All submissions must be in electronic format using MSWord;

    ; The synopsis or abstract of proposals and papers should be sent by email to th February 2006; inceif@bnm.gov.my before 15

    ; Submissions should be accompanied by a brief CV of the author(s); th; Notice of acceptance will be given by email on the 25 February 2006 th; The final draft must be sent to the organizer by email before 15 March 2006. ; In the case of multiple authors, please indicate the author who will do the

    presentation along with the contact email, phone, fax, and address.

FURTHER INQUIRIES

    Professor Sudin Haron

    Islamic Banking and Takaful Department

    Bank Negara Malaysia

    Jalan Dato’ Onn

    50480 Kuala Lumpur

    Phone: 603-26987625; Fax: 603-26933826; email: sudinharon@bnm.gov.my or

    profsudin@yahoo.com

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