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ICHSS 2018

Submission Method


International Journal of Social Science and Humanity (IJSSH)
  • ISSN: 2010-3646
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJSSH
  • Indexed by: Google Scholar, DOAJ, Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Crossref, Index Copernicus, and ProQuest

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Keynote Speakers for ICHSS 2018


Assoc. Prof. Yip Mum Wai

Tanku  Abdul Rahman University College, Malaysia


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yip Mum Wai holds a Diploma in Materials Engineering (1997) and MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (1998) from University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He was awarded an Engineering Doctorate in Engineering Business Management from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2008).  He is a certified Trainer of PSMB Malaysia, certified TRIZ Instructor, certified Knowledge Management Facilitator and Practitioner, Senior Member of International Association of Computer Science and Information (IACSIT), Senior Member of South Asia Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE) and also a senior member of International Economics of Development Research Centre (IEDRC). He is also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), UK. He is also the chairman for Advanced Engineering Research Centre and Chairman for Centre of Systematic Innovation. Dr. Yip has presented many papers in the field of engineering such as laser cladding, machining and as well as engineering management such as TRIZ, innovation management, blue ocean strategy and knowledge management in many international conferences in Japan, Korea, China, Macau, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. He is also a reviewer, Editorial Board Member, conference chair and keynote speaker for many International Journals and International Conferences.
Speech Title: TRIZ-based Systematic Innovation Problem Solving in Management
Abstract: Technology innovation has always been among the most crucial factors driving the progress of human civilization. Modern business environment is extremely dynamic, information technology and global networking eliminate borders, which used to keep businesses in their comfort zones, the market continuously demands better services, competition even between small companies moves to a global scale. Hence, business Innovation is an important skill much needed in the knowledge based economy. With competition becoming increasingly intense, innovation is no longer a “nice-to-have” skill but a “must-have”. There is a way to learn INNOVATION in a systematic approach. The approach is called TRIZ or Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. TRIZ is a Russian methodology discovered about 66 years ago but it has remained a well-kept secret. This open-secret is finally reaching you through the coming talk by showing you how TRIZ is applied. TRIZ is a method which would support a process of generating inventive ideas and breakthrough solutions in a systematic way. One way according to TRIZ is to see a problem having contradictions. From TRIZ’s much researched “contradiction matrix table”, suggestion for the solutions are given once contradictions are determined.


Prof. Balakrishnan Parasuraman
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia

Presently Dr Balakrishnan Parasuraman is a Professor of Management/HR/Industrial Relations at the Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) based in Kota Bahru, Kelantan. He obtained his Ph.D (Industrial Relations/HRM) from University of Wollongong, MSc (Industrial Relations) from the University of Stirling UK and B. Soc.Sc (Hons) (Economics & Development) from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, did post-graduate studies (Diploma Education) at the Institute of Teaching Training, Terengganu,Malaysia. He is a member of the international honor societies of the International Employment and Labor Relations Associations (IIRA) based in Geneva, Switzerland, Malaysian Institute of HRM, and International Employment Relations Association, Sydney, Australia.

He also was adjudged as an Outstanding PhD Researcher at University of Wollongong, Australia in 2004 and was recipient of the Best Academic Staff of the UMS in 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010,2011,2012,2015 and was a recipient of the Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre of Asia Pacific and Social Transformations (CAPSTRAN) and Faculty of Commerce, University of Wollongong and Visiting Professor at University of Indonesia in 2010. He also invited Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Wako University, Tokyo, Japan in 2011. He was recipient of the Global HR Award 2009 from the World HRD Advisory Council. He won gold, silver and bronze medals at national and international research and products innovation competition in Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Korea and Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr Bala has been always invited by TV ASTRO AWANI (Channel 501), ASTRO Al-Hijrah and RTM to give his opinions on minimum wage, industrial relations, human capital, safety and human resource issues from the global or local perspective. He also appointed as a committee in many national or international labour related institutions such as ILO, Ministry of Human Resource Malaysia, Technical Committee, National Wage Consultation Council (2011), Technical Committee, Human Capital Development, Prime Minister Department and others.

He is an International Consultant, providing training, consultancy and research services to a wide variety of local and international organizations in the fields of Industrial Relations, employee participation, human resource management, global management, quality management, collective bargaining, conflict management and related areas. Over the years, he has completed a considerable number of published researches on employee participation and involvement, health & safety in the plantation and manufacturing sector, joint consultation, labour relations in the multinationals, works councils in Shell, workplace flexibility, quality management, child labour, labour in the plantation sector, industrial relations in auto, postal and steel industries, and the informal economy for the International Labor Organization, Asia-Europe Centre, Japan Institute of Labour, Universe Foundation (Japan), Korean Labour Institute and other sponsoring organizations. He has been a paper presenter in many local and international conferences. Dr. Balakrishnan pioneered in studying joint consultation committee (labor-management council as used terminology in USA) programs in companies in Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries. He published more than 200 papers in refereed journals, books, technical research report and others.


Invited Speaker I

Asst. Prof. Zahra Khoshk

Shahid Bahonar university of Kerman, Iran


Zahra Khoshk jan is an assistant Professor of political sociology and also researcher in sociology of religion in Iran since 2012. She got her diploma in Islamic studies (1997) and continued her academic educations in political sciences.

Due to her interest in comparative studies on religion and politics, Her master dissertation entitled: "comparative study on Protestantism and Islamic fundamentalism in roots and impacts on their societies." (2004)

In 2008, she succeed to gained first ranked among the Ph.D. entrance exam participants at University of Tehran (2008). She continued her researches in the field of political sociology of religion under the supervision of Professor Naghib Zadeh in university of Tehran and Prof John Claude Bassette in department of religious studies in university of Lausanne. Her doctoral dissertation: "suffering and its impacts on socio-political actions in Shiite and Judaism", succeed to gain the award of best researches in humanities in Iran (Farabi International Award 2016).

Her areas of research concentrate on: sociology of religion, political sociology, and discourse analysis of religious-political phenomena.



Keynote Speakers for ICHSS 2017


Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Robert J. Taormina

Psychology Department, University of Macau, Macau

Robert J. Taormina (Ph.D., University of California) is an Emeritus Full Professor, has published more than 100 journal articles and conference papers, and has been cited more than 1000 times in books and journals around the world. He has taught and lectured in universities in Europe, Africa, America, Oceania (New Zealand), and in several Asian countries, including Mainland China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau, where he is an Emeritus Full Professor and a senior advisor on research ethics for the Rector's Office. His research interests include theoretical and empirical studies in applied social psychology, leadership excellence, organizational psychology, personal resilience, and cross-cultural comparisons. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Leadership in Education from the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Science (Europe), Best Reviewer Awards from the International Division of the Academy of Management, and a Distinguished Scholar Award from UNESCO. He also serves on editorial boards of several international scholarly journals.


Keynote Speaker II

Dr. Houssain Kettani

Florida Polytechnic University, USA

Dr. Houssain Kettani received the Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University at Famagusta, North Cyprus, in 1998, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees both in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin, USA in 2000 and 2002, respectively.  

Dr. Kettani served as faculty member at the University of South Alabama at Mobile, Alabama, USA in 2002-2003, Jackson State University at Jackson, Mississippi, USA in 2003-2007, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico at San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA in 2007-2012, Fort Hays State University at Hays, Kansas, USA in 2012-2016 and Florida Polytechnic University at Lakeland, Florida, USA, since 2016.

Dr. Kettani has served as Staff Research Assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory at Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA in summer of 2000, Visiting Research Professor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory at Oak Ridge, Tennessee in summers of 2005 to 2011, Visiting Research Professor at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, Alaska, USA in summer of 2008 and Visiting Professor at the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee in summer of 2010.

Dr. Kettani’s research interests include computational science and engineering, high performance computing algorithms, information retrieval, network traffic characterization, number theory, robust control and optimization, and Muslim population studies. He presented his research in over sixty refereed conference and journal publications and his work received over four hundred citations by researchers all over the world. He authored The World Muslim Population, History and Prospect, which was published in 2014 by Research Publishing Service, and is the topic of his talk. He chaired over hundred international conferences throughout the world and successfully secured external funding in millions of dollars for research and education from US federal agencies such as NSF, DOE, DOD, and NRC.