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Conference explores current trends in Islamic technology

Rokiah Mahmud

Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), through its Faculty of Islamic Technology, conducted a hybrid international conference on the ‘Current Trends in Islamic Technology: Through Research and Innovation’ at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas yesterday, in conjunction with the Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition 2022 (Brunei MYCE 2022).

It was held in collaboration with University of Technology, Malaysia (UTM); Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM); Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK); Mulawarman University Samarinda, Indonesia; Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM); Sultan Idris Educational University (UPSI); Bayero University Kano, Nigeria; Taif University; Quaid-E-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo, Indonesia; Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and supported by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.

The theme, ‘Current Trends in Islamic Technology (CTiT)’, had five sub-topics: Emerging Technology; Existing Technology; Pure Science; Social Science; and Islamic Studies.

Ambassador of Turkey to Brunei Darussalam Professor Dr Hamit Ersoy officiated the opening ceremony.

Professor Dato’ Ir Dr Mohammed Rafiq bin Dato’ Abdul Kadir from UTM delivered a keynote speech with his paper, Islamic Technology A Paradigm Shift in Science and Technology.

Ambassador of Turkey to Brunei Darussalam Professor Dr Hamit Ersoy at the conference; and Professor Dato’ Ir Dr Mohammed Rafiq bin Dato’ Abdul Kadir delivers a speech. PHOTOS: ROKIAH MAHMUD

Some 140 papers will be delivered during the conference, involving academia and scholars from 20 local institutions and eight from Malaysia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Singapore, Iran, China, Arab Saudi and Pakistan.

Participants comprised local and foreign academia, representatives from government and private agencies, students from UNISSA, higher learning institutions and secondary school students, and the public.

The papers featured at the conference will be published in e-prosiding conference while others will be suggested to Scopus journal.

As part of Brunei MYCE 2022’s Digital Technology Week Expo, UNISSA is showcasing four innovations – ROV technology with Islamic water purity assessment sensor, brain activity for tahfiz students using EEG measurement, Haj cardio-respiratory development using ECG signal and delay muscle fatigue for Haj activities using EMG reading.

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