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14th INTERNATIONAL BORNEO RESEARCH COUNCIL CONFERENCE (IBRCC14)

6 – 8 August 2018 Organized by

INSTITUTE OF BORNEO STUDIES,

FACULTY OF COGNITIVE SCIENCES AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

and

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SARAWAK

Theme: Translating the Past/ Envisioning the Future

Objectives

The objectives of the conference are as follows:

1. To promote and disseminate scientific research in the social, biological and medical sciences in Borneo;

2. To enable the research community, public, interested Borneo government departments, and others to keep abreast of ongoing research and its results;

3. To serve as a vehicle for drawing attention to urgent research and its results;

4. To provide a forum for the flow of information on Borneo research arising from many diverse sources;

Venue

The Conference will be held on campus at Detar Putra, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Session Themes and Panels

This will be a multidisciplinary conference dealing specifically with Borneo, with plenary sessions and sessions devoted to special topics and panels including but not limited to the following fields:

Social transformation on the island of Borneo

  • Process of transformation
  • Social, economic and political impact studies and issues
  • Political institutions and leadership patterns
  • Community sustainability 
  • Population Studies
  • Identity and ethnicity
  • Gender relations and issues
  • Labour and employment conditions and issues
  • Community health and healthcare

 People and movement

  • Migration, diaspora, Borneo border and security issue
  • Borneo past, present, and future
  • Tourism

Technology and development

  • Digital economy
  • Digital technology
  • ICT Development 
  • ICT for Development
  • Media and communications
  • Indigenised Knowledge Development 
  • Indigenous Knowledge Management  

Biodiversity, conservation and the environment on the island of Borneo

  • Tourism industry and the environment
  • Heart of Borneo (HOB)
  • Ethnobotany

History, archaeology

  • Cultural Heritage 
    • Design
    • Ethnomusicology
  • Art management
  • Bornean languages
  • Community history
  • Indigenous customary law, rights and issues
  • Oral traditions

Other topics on Borneo

  • Education
  • Disability studies
  • Human settlement including architecture
Program Outcomes
By the end of this conference, participants will be able to:
  1. Gain advance knowledge regarding transformation of care
  2. Gain new experiences in quality care
  3. Explore various possibilities to improve health care services
  4. Network with each other
Program Details
The International Borneo Research Council Conference 2018 (BRC2018) with the theme “Translating the Past/ Envisioning the Future” will be conducted tentatively on 6th to 8th of August 2018 at DetaR Putra, UNIMAS. This conference aims to gather students and professionals, both locally and internationally to share their research findings, experiences, knowledge and even innovative projects that enhance the research and development at Borneo Island. It is a three-day program filled with various talks from invited speakers.

Languages of Presentation

The official languages of the Conference will be English, Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia.

Abstracts

Intending paper presenters must submit abstracts of not more than 300 words, 1.5 spacing, font 12 Times New Roman.

Final date for submission of abstracts – 31 March 2018

Deadline for completed papers (for CD circulation during Conference) – 30 June 2018

Panels

Intended panel proposals must include suggested presenters with paper abstracts of not more than 300 words, 1.5 spacing, font 12 Times New Roman.

Registration

Early Bird Registration before 31 May 2018

- RM 500 for participants and presenters (international)

- RM 400 for participants and presenters (Malaysian)

- RM 200  for students

Registration after 31 May 2018

- RM 600 for participants and presenters (international)

- RM 500 for participants and presenters (Malaysian)

- RM 250 for students

Potential Publication

  1. Borneo Research Bulletin
  2. Journal of Borneo Kalimantan
  3. Journal of Cognitive Sciences & Human Development
  4. International  Journal of Business and Society
  5. Sarawak Museum Journal 

Displays and Sale of Handicrafts and Books

Cultural associations, NGOs, booksellers and academicians are welcome to sell their handicrafts, books and products during the conference. The cost of renting a display table is RM 900 per day (availability is subject to space). Applicants will be accepted on a first-come first served basis. Those participating are responsible for managing their tables and sales.

Post-Conference Tours organized by Friends of Sarawak Museum

Three optional half-day post-Conference tours are being planned:

  1. Tours of the Sarawak Museum’s Urang Sarawak exhibit, Textile Museum, or the Brooke Gallery will be available
  2. Archaeology site visit: Bongkisam at Santubong
  3. Nature & history trek to Mount Matang Maha Mariamman Temple
  4. Sarawak Cultural Village
  5. Rafting expeditions

 

 

Costs and details will be posted soon.

 

Please visit the conference official website for more info;
http://www.conference.unimas.my/2018/brc2018/

To Register click-on "registration form"

 
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