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Call for Papers

Following the success of the previous Islamic Finance Conferences, Effat University, the Islamic Research and Training Institute IRTI, and the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance INCEIF are organizing the 5th IFC scheduled to be on the December 1st 2019 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Themed “ISLAMIC BANKING AND INSURANCE IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION”, the forthcoming IFC 2019 is expected to platform academicians, scholars, researchers, professionals, bankers, insurers and other stakeholders to be together to discuss the revolution in the digital transformation that the Islamic finance ecosystem could leverage to exponentially enhance business processes and streamline operations.

The digital transformation could include smart contracts and blockchains, cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity, insure technology, crowdfunding, payment platforms as emerging channels that could be utilized in the Islamic banking and insurance industry. The Digital Transformation and Fintech offer a tremendous amount of opportunities available for bankers and insurers to achieve multiple strategic objectives such as financial inclusion, customer-oriented financial services, operational excellence, better governance and competitive advantage.

The IFC 2019 addresses the question of what role digital transformation and blockchain technologies could play in transforming Islamic banking and insurance, and how Muslim entrepreneurs and small business, bankers and insurers could benefit from blockchain and Fintech? And if banks will die, will Islamic  banking survive?

Conference Themes

The theme of the Conference will be “ISLAMIC BANKING AND INSURANCE IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION”. The main topics of the conference include, but not limited to:
  • Digital Economy
  • Islamic banking and Insurance
  • Islamic wealth planning and Waqf
  • Digital banking
  • Fintech and Saudi vision 2030​
  • Ethics and regulation of digital Islamic finance
  • Blockchain, cryptocurrency and tokenization
  • ​Crowdfunding
  • Issues with Islamic financial innovation
  • Shari'ah scholars and SSBs and their position vis-à-vis Islamic financial innovation.
  • ​Dynamic Islamic Capital Market

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit their full papers in English, in Word formats. Submissions should be made though email IFC@effatuniversity.edu.sa​ or EasyChair website (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=4theffatifcZ). Contact person: Dr. Tahar Tayachi.

Any submissions after the September 30th will not be entertained. All the papers’ submission are peer-reviewed and the decision notification is made latest by October 10th. Both theoretical and empirical papers are considered by the conference.

The authors are required to use the following format:

  • Length: 10 to 15 pages, Font Times New Roman, size 12, 1.0 line spacing (single space), A4 paper size, Margins: 1 inch or 2.5cm
  • Author(s) names, affiliation, correspondence address, and email address should be provided in title page
  • Between three to six key words should be mentioned by the author(s)
  • Tables and figures should be placed in their appropriate location in the paper
  • References should follow APA format

Publication Opportunity

Selected papers presented in the conference would be published in a special issue of the following ABS/Scopus Indexed journals:

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