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The 2016 FIFC-AUS Islamic Finance Conference
American University of Sharjah (AUS) in partnership with the Foundation of Islamic
Finance (FIFC) is pleased to host the 2016
FIFC-AUS Islamic Finance Conference February 16-18, 2016 at the American
University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Abstracts may be sent first (about five pages) before the full paper.
Submission date: September 30, 2015 (Papers will be considered until October 31)
Decision sent by: October 31, 2015 (Late papers will have decisions by November 15)
Registration deadline: December 1, 2015
The registration fee is US$300 by credit card (or in USD cash payment at the conference desk for pre-approved participants). It is also payable in Malaysian Ringgit. The conference participation fee includes the welcome reception on February 16, coffee breaks, lunches, etc. Further details will be posted as the conference arrangement progresses.
About the Conference Series
This conference series started with an Islamic Banking Symposium organized in Melbourne in October 2006, by Monash University with a grant of AUD 10,000 from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and a further AUD 5,000 donation by the National Australia Bank. The ARC approved a large grant over four years for the sole purpose of creating a credible Islamic Finance literature by promoting the study of this emerging niche market. The Centre of Excellence in Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne was a joint-recipient of the award. There is currently a panel of some 40 eminent scholars and industry professionals who form the core group of this conference series. The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) of the Bank Negara Malaysia has also been associated with the FIFC series from the start.
So far, three conferences have been held in Melbourne, Australia and two in Kuala Lumpur hosted by University Putra Malaysia and one at Langkawi Island hosted by University Utara Malaysia. Another meeting was held at the Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE, while the last one was held in April 2014 at Durham University, United Kingdom.
To-date, 33 best prize-winning papers have been published in established journals, 200 web-publications in seven proceedings including the inaugural meeting; five books in print (Islamic Banking; Risk in Islamic Banking; Sukuk Securities: Sukuk as New Debt Contracting; Takaful Insurance) and another will be published in 2015. The books are edited by finance series editors Mohamed Ariff and Mervyn Lewis for publisher Edward-Elgar (also by John Wiley). To date, about 350 papers have been presented in FIFC meetings with blind-reviewed comments from international review panels of authors who took part in past conferences.
About American University Sharjah
The 2016 meeting is organized by American University Sharjah, an independent, not-for-profit coeducational institution in a modern campus situated in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. AUS is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the region and around the world. Consciously based upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and is part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East. Participants will find AUS a very hospitable and safe place for serious discussion on research and practice issues.
Enquiries and paper submissions can be made to any of the following:
year's conference theme is: "The Role of Sukuk in Fostering International
Business." This is meant to discuss the role played by sukuk in attracting
foreign investments and promoting international commerce. We believe it is
important to tackle emerging market issues when the market for global sukuk is
expected to increase further in the years ahead. Papers on any topic on Islamic finance are welcome to be presented at
selected number of papers passing the review process of the citation journal will be published in a supplementary
issue of the Journal of the International Financial Markets, Institutions
which has a citation value 1.239 in 2015.
papers, if found to be relevant, may also be considered for inclusion in an
edited book that will be published under the Edward Elgar Islamic Finance
series in the UK. Several chapters of another book on Islamic mutual funds will be pre-commissioned to be written and presented
by established invited scholars/practitioners in the field. Relevant paper(s)
on the book topic, if presented at the conference, may be considered by the
book editors to be included as a chapter(s) in the book.
Dr. Abdelaziz Chazi: Phone: +971 6 515 2329; [email protected]
Professor Mohamed Ariff; Phone: +603 8946 7658; [email protected]; [email protected]
Shamsher M.; Phone +603 7651 4178; [email protected]
Professor Abdullah Saeed; Phone; +613 8344 3559; [email protected]
Dr. Ashraf Khallaf: Phone: +971 6 515 2457; [email protected]
Dr. Anis Samet: Phone: +971 6 515 2316; [email protected]
The 2016 FIFC-AUS Islamic Finance Conference will be held on February 16-18, 2016 at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the UAE and Ruler of Sharjah, who envisioned the university as a leading educational institution in the Gulf region. AUS is an independent, non-profit coeducational institution. AUS is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the region and around the world.
Sharjah is a city of learning and the arts, as confirmed by its 1998 UNESCO designation as the Cultural Capital of the Arab World. This context facilitates the university's intention to be an academic center at the intersection of ancient cultural traditions and contemporary intellectual currents. The city of Sharjah is home to more than 20 museums with splendid collections of artifacts and art as well as exhibits on science and natural history. Sharjah also host many cultural festivals, educational conferences, fairs and economic expositions. These resources permit the university to broaden students' formal education in a way not possible elsewhere in the region.
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Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa upon entry: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland (Netherlands), Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vatican City.
Citizens of other countries will require a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates. If you are flying to the UAE using Emirates Airlines or Air Arabia, the airline can get you the necessary visa if you make the request in advance.
If you elect to apply for a visa at the UAE embassy in your country, we will be glad to provide you with any supporting documents that you may need. Please contact [email protected].
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