We are indeed delighted to welcome you to the 4th International Conference on Science and Social Research (CSSR 2017). This year’s conference which is co-organized with Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Melaka, will be for the first time held outside the Klang Valley. The venue of this year’s conference was carefully selected to bring to the forefront the proud legacy of our rich culture and tradition, in historical Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

The Conference offers a multidisciplinary platform to engage researchers, academics, industry and the community in the implementation of impactful research. In harmony with the theme ”Translating Research into Impact”, our Keynote Lecture 1, “Engineering Research into Solutions” by Yang Berbahagia Professor Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail and Keynote Lecture 2, “Transformation of Society through Research and Education” by Associate Professor Dr. Samsilah Roslan will revolve around the influence of research on society. We are also privileged to have Yang Berbahagia Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Tapsir, Director General of Higher Education deliver an Eminent Lecture entitled “Academia in the 4th Industrial Revolution”, and launch the UiTM Research and Innovation in the Spotlight (RISe) portal. The RiSe Portal which was initiated by the Institute of Research Management and Innovation UiTM features researchers, research achievements and news highlights, as well as links to research videos.

It is heartening to note that CSSR 2017 has attracted more than 200 submissions from local and international participants. International submissions were received from countries such as Indonesia, India, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico and Brazil. External participants this year also include representatives from financial institutions and government agencies. 

The success of CSSR 2017 represents the tremendous support and effort of many. A warm thank you to our distinguished speakers and participants for imparting scientific value to the Conference. My heartfelt gratitute to all members of the organising committee for their dedication and hardwork.  A note of appreciation also to our generous government and industrial partners for their contributions. 

We hope that CSSR 2017 will facilitate the translation of research into impact.

 

Best regards,

Professor Dr Nor Ashikin Mohamed Noor Khan

Chairman of the Organising Committee, CSSR 2017