1st International Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR -2017), Bahrain

DATE: 2017-01-25 - 2017-01-26

VENUE: The Domain Hotel, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS : ICAR -2017

Front matter: ICAR – 2017 (Volume 1)

Conference:

Conference: 1st International Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR-2017)
Chief Editor: Professor Yoser Gadhoum
Location: The Domain Hotel, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Date: 25th and 26th of January, 2017
Sponsor: Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University (PMU), Saudi Arabia & Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR)

Publisher:

Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR)
Suite 1A Level 2; 802 Pacific Highway; Gordon NSW 2072; Australia

Document Information:

Document Type: Proceedings Paper
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-9953980-1-6
Copyright @ 2016, Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR).

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCURACY OF FINANCIAL REPORTING: EVIDENCE FROM THE USA

Best Paper in Business.

Author details:

  • Muhammad Suhail Rizwan, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Barbara L'Huillier, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Dawood Ashraf, Islamic Research & Training Institute, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 65 - 65

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CIVILISATION ANALYSIS: UNLOCKING THE SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXTS OF ARAB CIVIL SOCIETY

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  • Clare Walsh, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

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USING VIRTUAL BANG-BANG CONTROLLERS TO OPTIMIZE TREATMENT OF BRAIN TUMORS

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  • Mhamed Nour, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.
  • Aziz Oukaira, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.
  • Mohammed Bougataya, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.
  • Ahmed Lakhssassi, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.

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FIVE LETTERS THAT “HURT”: THE MULTICULTURAL INDONESIA IN CURRENT FASTER CHANGE ERA

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  • Prof. Achmad Fedyani Saifuddin, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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THE IMMEDIATE IMPACT OF INSTAGRAM POSTS ON CHANGING THE VIEWERS’ PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

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  • Saleh Shuqair a, Bahrain Polytechnic, Manama, Bahrain.
  • Philip Cragg, Bahrain Polytechnic, Manama, Bahrain.

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THE IMPACT OF WORKPLACE SPIRITUALITY ON ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR: THE ROLES OF ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AND PERCEIVED ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORTS

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  • Syayyidah Maftuhatul Jannah, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.
  • Claudius Budi Santoso, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.

 

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE APPLICABILITY OF CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MARKETING IN THE BANKING SECTOR

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  • Dr Tareq Rasul, Australian Institute of Business (AIB), Adelaide, Australia.
  • Dr Elgin Ong, James Cook University, Singapore.

 

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OFFICIAL USE OF KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR: CASE OF SAUDI ARABIA

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  • Monera G Alkhaldi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Prof. Yoser Gadhoum, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

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THE EFFECT OF TERROR EVENTS ON FİNANCİAL MARKETS

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  • Dr. Yoser Gadhoum, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Abeer Aldawsari, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Halah Almusbeh, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

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THE NEXT 11: EMERGING INVESTMENT MARKET

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  • Bader Riyad ALOnaizi, Saudi kayan an Affiliate of SABIC, Saudi Arabia.
  • Prof. Yousr Gadhoum, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, KSA.

 

Page Numbers: 53 - 62

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND PERFORMANCE OF SAUDI BANKS: 2010-2015

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  • Edward Bace, Middlesex University, UK.

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WORKPLACE AND WORKTIME FLEXIBILITY AND CREATIVE R&D WORK OUTCOME

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  • Aaro Hazak, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Kadri Männasoo, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Marko Virkebau, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia.

Page Numbers: 64 - 64

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCURACY OF FINANCIAL REPORTING: EVIDENCE FROM THE USA

Best Paper in Business.

Author details:

  • Muhammad Suhail Rizwan, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Barbara L'Huillier, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Dawood Ashraf, Islamic Research & Training Institute, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 65 - 65

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THE IMPACT OF VIOLENT ATTACKS ON THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA (KSA); A CASE STUDY ABOUT THE IMPACT OF VIOLENCE ON TADAWUL STOCK MARKETS

Author details:

  • Ibrahim A. AL-Ghamdi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Prof. Yoser Gadhoum, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 66 - 66

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THE IMPACT OF TERRORİST ATTACKS ON SELECTED STOCK MARKETS

Author details:

  • Prof. Yousr Gadhoum, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Abdulrahman Abdullah Al Rabiah, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Yahya Ali Hamdi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Mortada Alkhars, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 67 - 67

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THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC AUSTERITY ON THE COST CUTTING STRATEGIES IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR

Author details:

  • Sarah Yousef AlOmairi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Prof. Yoser Gadhoum, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 68 - 69

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THE RISING SAUDI ENTREPRENEUR GENERATION: THE UNIQUE ROLE OF MARRIAGE DOWRIES IN GENDER SPECIFIC SMALL BUSINESS TRAJECTORIES

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  • Prof. Robert D. Manning, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Esam A. Halawani, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 70 - 70

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DE LA SALLE: ON BECOMING A LASALLIAN

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  • Juanito O. Cabanias, PhD, De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Cavite, Philippines.

Page Numbers: 71 - 82

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THE NEW GENERAL SELF-EFFICACY SCALE: A MATTER OF LANGUAGE

Author details:

  • Siddiqua Aamir, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.
  • Ebtesam Ahmad Tallouzi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.
  • Maura A. E. Pilotti, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.
  • Khadija El Alaoui, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 83 - 94

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CIVILISATION ANALYSIS: UNLOCKING THE SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXTS OF ARAB CIVIL SOCIETY

Best paper in Education.

Author details:

  • Clare Walsh, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Page Numbers: 95 - 103

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ORIENTATION TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES TO REDUCE THE TURNOVER RATE IN AJAD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Author details:

  • Hessah Al-Dossary, Prince Mohammed Bin Fahad University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 104 - 128

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BARRIERS OF EFFECTIVE EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT FACING SAUDI WOMEN

Author details:

  • Dalal Ammash Mubark AlDossary, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 129 - 142

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COMPARING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FLIPPED CLASSROOM TO CONVENTIONAL UNDERGRADUATE

Author details:

  • Athary Almuhanna, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Jeff Haywood,University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Christine Sinclair, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Page Numbers: 143 - 143

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DEVELOPING A TRAINING PROGRAM TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION FOR LEARNING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Author details:

  • May Alkhaldi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 144 - 144

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HOW TO EFFECTIVELY TEACH ART AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL IN BOTH ENGLISH AND ARABIC LANGUAGES

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  • Heba Albash, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 145 - 145

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IDENTIFYING THE ROLE OF HRD SPECIALIST TO FACILITATE CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Author details:

  • Haifa S. Al-Rawdan, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

 

Page Numbers: 146 - 146

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WORKFORCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN SAUDI ARABIA

Author details:

  • Sumaya Mohammed A AlBeeshi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

 

Page Numbers: 147 - 147

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EXTENT OF IMPLEMENTING THE TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES BY THE FIRST SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ANAK FROM TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVES: A CASE STUDY IN THE FIRST SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ANAK

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  • Mona Hamad R Alkhaldi, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

 

Page Numbers: 148 - 148

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DEVELOPING A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT MANUAL FOR IMPROVING RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA THROUGH ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: THE CASE OF SAUDI ARABIA

Author details:

  • Yousif Eisa Y Al-Saeed, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 149 - 149

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IMPLEMENTING TQM AT KFSH-D TO ENHANCE & SUSTAIN PERFORMANCE & ACHIEVE THE NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM 2020 TARGETS

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  • Huda Mohammed M Alsulaim, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 150 - 150

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EMPIRICAL STUDY ON AUTOMATED GUI TESTING TECHNIQUES FOR ANDROID

Author details:

  • Madiha Yousaf, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Haris, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Page Numbers: 151 - 161

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RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AT PRINCE MOHAMMAD BIN FAHD UNIVERSITY

Author details:

  • Tahar Ayadat, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Omar Ouda, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alaa Salman, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Danish Ahmed, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Andi Asiz, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 162 - 172

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USING VIRTUAL BANG-BANG CONTROLLERS TO OPTIMIZE TREATMENT OF BRAIN TUMORS

Best paper in Information Technology.

Author details:

  • Mhamed Nour, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.
  • Aziz Oukaira, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.
  • Mohammed Bougataya, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.
  • Ahmed Lakhssassi, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec, Canada.

Page Numbers: 173 - 182

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APPLİCATİON OF CLOUD COMPUTİNG FOR PROVİDİNG KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SERVİCES FOR HİGHER EDUCATİON SECTOR

Author details:

  • Muhammad Rafiq, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University KSA, Saudi Arabia.
  • Abul Bashar, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University KSA, Saudi Arabia.
  • Arifusalam Shaikh, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University KSA, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 183 - 190

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IoT BASED REAL-TIME VOICE ANALYSIS AND SMART MONITORING SYSTEM FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

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  • Ghazanfar Latif, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • Adil H. Khan, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
  • M. Mohsin Butt, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  • Omair Butt, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Page Numbers: 191 - 199

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FIVE LETTERS THAT “HURT”: THE MULTICULTURAL INDONESIA IN CURRENT FASTER CHANGE ERA

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Author details:

  • Prof. Achmad Fedyani Saifuddin, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Page Numbers: 200 - 207

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ON USE VALUE AND MONEY HOARDING

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  • Dr. Loulou Malaeb, American University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE.

Page Numbers: 208 - 217

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HOMOPHILY AMONG RESEARCHERS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY

Author details:

  •  Sameer Kumar, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Page Numbers: 218 - 225

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ENGAGING WOMEN EXCOMBATANTS AS VOLUNTEERS FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES: THE BINHI SA BWAS-DAMLAG EXPERIENCE

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  • Ruben M. Gamala, University of The Philippines Visayas, Philippines

Page Numbers: 227 - 227

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ICAR -2017 Info

The 1st International Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR 2016) has been organised by Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR). Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) has agreed to provide APIAR relevant academic support. The conference will be held on 25th and 26th of January 2017 in Manama, Bahrain. The main theme of this conference is ‘Discover the Difference’. Accordingly, the conference will cover Business, Social Sciences, Education and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) disciplines. Internationally-recognized scholars will participate in the event to present their latest research and best practices.

About APIAR

The Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR) is an Australian-based organisation dedicated to empowering the research sector. APIAR delivers experience and expertise across four primary domains: Business, Social Sciences, Education and ICT. In a response to evolving learning processes and knowledge consumption needs, APIAR collates the resources of leading professionals worldwide into a single platform of global knowledge. Through the publishing of academic journals, training in research epistemology and organization of both local and international conferences, APIAR uses cutting-edge technology to share resources as a leading mass communication medium. Support of researchers and research students in their efforts to enhance and distribute knowledge is a prime driver of APIAR, with the aim being to combine these domains into one interdisciplinary academic vocation. Another key focus is on benchmarking and extending research in successful business practices. With exciting networking and project-building opportunities for associates on the rise, APIAR endeavours to achieve a better knowledge development climate in higher education and corporate training. APIAR has set out to change the way the world harnesses knowledge in an effort to generate more. Showing promise as one of the fastest growing resource-sharing organizations worldwide, APIAR aims to create efficient learning strategies that readily transfer to work contexts for a more cost- and time-effective learning solution.

About PMU

We, the conference organisers invite you to participate in this event where you can:

  • Strengthen your professional ties: this may lead to publications and job opportunities – an invaluable opportunity for post-PhD professionals.
  • Receive feedback and constructive critique on your ideas: benefit from the audience engaging with your content rather than focusing on your punctuation and references.
  • Refine your communication skills: move from your “isolating” research experience to a more collaborative and exchange of perspectives.
  • Participate in our conference and publish your research directly through the conference proceedings and journals. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get your work out there!

All accepted papers will be peer reviewed and published in the conference proceeding to promote the prominent (and emerging) voices within your field of research.

Special Attractions
All of the accepted papers (i.e., high standard) will be published (i.e., conditions apply) without any extra fees in the following journals:

Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies (APJABSS) (ISSN: 2205-6033)
Asia Pacific Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology (APJCECT) (ISSN: 2205-6191)

Publish With PMU (JGRHB) Journal
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) will also select few articles from different areas to be published in their upcoming Journal of Global Research on Humanities and Business (JGRHB, ISBN: 978-0-9953980-23).
NVivo Workshop

NVivo is a software package that can assist you in your qualitative data analysis. The workshop, which will run on the first two days (23–24 Jan 2017) of the upcoming conference, will be an intensive, hands-on introduction to the software, and will provide a comprehensive overview of NVivo and its main functions and processes. The aim is to give you a comprehensive understanding of the software.

The workshop will cover all the essential NVivo tools: formatting, creating/importing documents, linking, coding, searching, modelling, multi-media and visuals. When you return to your desk you will have a clear idea of how to proceed with your project, and you will have the skills you need to do it. Ideally, you should do this short course early in the design phase of your project as one of the most frequent comments made at NVivo workshops is “if only I’d done this sooner….!” All participants are required to bring along the data they wish to analyse for use in the ‘Own Project’ sessions. If you have no interview data, then literature and project notes will be a good start, or perhaps some transcripts you have previously analysed. In the ‘Own Project’ session you will set up your project in a guided environment in which any issues related to any participant’s data will be identified.

This workshop is ideal for researchers wishing to analyse rich messy qualitative data, and is especially useful for postgraduate students planning to use NVivo software to manage their data analysis. The registration fee is USD 500, and is separate from the paper registration fee.

Publish With 'B' Ranked Journals
In a venture to reinforce its support to academics and researchers, Asia-Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR) is pleased to inform you of a new agreement to publish high-quality conference articles in the following two journals:

– International Journal of Web Based Communities (ISSN: 1741-8216)
– International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (ISSN: 1741-5055)

All conference articles from 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Contemporary Research (APCCR- 2016) will be checked against the rigorous criteria set by these two journals, and articles meeting the requirements will be published in special issues of the journals.

All conference articles from 1st International Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR- 2016) will be checked against the rigorous criteria set by these two journals, and articles meeting the requirements will be published in special issues of the journals.

Conference Committee

Prof. Peter Curson

Prof. Peter Curson, The University of Sydney, Australia.

Prof. Kubais S. Abdulfattah Fahady

Prof. Kubais S. Abdulfattah Fahady, Ajman University of science and Technology, UAE.

Dr Ross Yates

Dr Ross Yates, Edith Cowan University, Australia.

Prof. Dennis Rumley

Prof. Dennis Rumley, The University of Western Australia, Australia.

Prof. Maurice Galton

Prof. Maurice Galton, University of Cambridge, UK.

Asst. Prof. Hongjin Zhu

Asst. Prof. Hongjin Zhu, McMaster University, Canada.

Assoc. Prof. Nourah Alyousef

Assoc. Prof. Nourah Alyousef, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.

Professor Ghassan Omet

Professor Ghassan Omet, University of Jordan, Jordan.

Professor Robert Wright

Professor Robert Wright, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Assistant Professor Ahmed Ali Khalifa

Assistant Professor Ahmed Ali Khalifa, Qatar University, Qatar.

Professor Martin Mills

Professor Martin Mills, The University of Queensland, Australia.

Professor Djamel Eddine Laouisset

Professor Djamel Eddine Laouisset , ALHOSN University, UAE.

Professor Robyn Gillies

Professor Robyn Gillies, The University of Queensland, Australia.

Associate Professor Pawel Bilinksi,

Associate Professor Pawel Bilinksi, City University, UK.

Associate Professor Blaine Hatt

Associate Professor Blaine Hatt, Nipissing University, Canada.

Assistant Professor Ali Alkhalifah

Assistant Professor Ali Alkhalifah, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.

Associate Professor Jehad Aldehayyat

Associate Professor Jehad Aldehayyat, Al Yamamah University, Saudi Arabia.

Associate Professor Peter Kriesler

Associate Professor Peter Kriesler, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Professor Elizabeth Fernandez

Professor Elizabeth Fernandez, University of New South Wales, Australia.

En Mohammad Amizi Bin Ayob

En Mohammad Amizi Bin Ayob, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia.

Dr Mohd Shukri Hanapi

Dr Mohd Shukri Hanapi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

Review Committee

Professor Leslie Holmes

Professor Leslie Holmes, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Professor Piet Kommers

Professor Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands.

Professor Marios I Katsioloudes

Professor Marios I Katsioloudes, Qatar University, Qatar.

Dr Dragana Radicic

Dr Dragana Radicic, Bournemouth University, UK.

Associate Professor Faten Kharbat

Associate Professor Faten Kharbat, Al Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE.

Dr. Wei Chen

Dr. Wei Chen, Sheffield University, UK.

Associate Professor Wan Ng

Associate Professor Wan Ng, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Dr Jonathan Muterera

Dr Jonathan Muterera, Nipissing University, Canada.

Dr. Nishikant Mishra

Dr. Nishikant Mishra, Aberystwyth University, UK.

Dr.Sameer Al Barghouth

Dr.Sameer Al Barghouth, Al Ain University, UAE.

Assistant Professor Sawsan Halbouni

Assistant Professor Sawsan Halbouni, University of Sharjah, UAE.

Elvira Bolat

Elvira Bolat, Bournemouth University, UK.

Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall

Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall, The University of Sydney, Australia.

Dr Michael Wigelsworth

Dr Michael Wigelsworth, Manchester University, UK.

Maxwell Heineck

Maxwell Heineck , King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Associate Professor Ramprasad Bhar

Associate Professor Ramprasad Bhar, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Dr Felicity Hardley

Dr Felicity Hardley, University of Westminster, UK.

Assistant Professor KOUSAY SAID

Assistant Professor KOUSAY SAID, University of Bahrain, Bahrain.

Assistant Professor Gehan Abdul Hadi Mousa Mohamed

Assistant Professor Gehan Abdul Hadi Mousa Mohamed, University of Bahrain, Bahrain.

Cathy Beausoleil

Cathy Beausoleil, University of Quebec,Canada.

Associate Professor Laurence Goldman

Associate Professor Laurence Goldman, University of Queensland. Australia.

Assistant Professor Riham Muqattash

Assistant Professor Riham Muqattash, Al Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE.

Bijan Hesni

Bijan Hesni, University of Westminster, UK.

Professor Takashi Oyabu

Professor Takashi Oyabu, Kokusai Business Gakuin College, Japan.

Associate Professor Mark Pegrum

Associate Professor Mark Pegrum, The University of Western Australia, Australia.

Kishore Nambeesan

Kishore Nambeesan, University of Nizwa, Oman.

Paula Jackson

Paula Jackson, York St John University, UK.

Dr Panagiotis Dontis Charitos

Dr Panagiotis Dontis Charitos, University of Westminster, UK.

Associate Professor Jake Lynch

Associate Professor Jake Lynch, The University of Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Mohit Kolay

Dr. Mohit Kolay, Al Yamanah University, Saudi Arabia.

Dr Changyu Dong

Dr Changyu Dong, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Dr Elena Soukakou

Dr Elena Soukakou, University of Roehampton, UK.

Assitant Professor Ahmad Alharkan

Assitant Professor Ahmad Alharkan

Call for Paper

The 1st International Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR 2017) will be the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental and applied Business, Social Sciences, Information and Communication Technology, and Education. The conference will bring together leading researchers, academics, consultants, scholars, practitioners and research students from their respective domains of interest around the world. Our distinguished participants will have the opportunity to present their valuable research contributions and to establish an international network among those who volunteer to communicate and study together in the fields of knowledge mentioned above. The conference committee strongly encourages postgraduate research students to present their research proposals, literature reviews or findings at this event with a very special registration fees. Other interested parties and delegations from these fields are also free to attend this event.

All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated, based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, accuracy, relevance to the conference and readability. Submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well they fit into a coherent and balanced technical program.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Business: Accounting, Strategic Finance, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Strategic Management, Strategic Marketing, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Performance Management, Recruitment and Selection, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, International Business, Globalisation, Corporate Social Responsibility, E-business/E-commerce, Integrated Marketing Communication and Relationship Marketing.

Social Sciences: Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Cultural and Ethnic Studies, Communication Studies, Gender and Sexuality studies, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, International Relations, Development Studies, Population Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Corporate Governance, Cross-Cultural Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Public Administration, Philosophy, Women’s Studies, Religious Studies and Social Welfare Studies.

Education: Theory of Education, Assertive and Assistive Educational Technology, Comparative Education, Counselling, Cultural Literacy, Curriculum Studies, Distance Education, Early Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Planning and Practice, Educational Psychology, Education and Public Policy, Educational Research and Statistics, E-learning, Health Education, Tertiary Education, Innovative Education, Information & Library Science, International Exchange Programs, Language Education, Liberal Education, Mathematics Education, Medical Education, Physical Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Special Education and Technology Education.

Information and Communication Technology: Advanced IT Bio/Medical Engineering, Bioinformatics and applications, Business and Information Systems, Cloud computing, Convergence in Information Technology Security, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Digital convergence, Electronic Commerce, Business and Management, Grid and Cloud Computing, Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents, Hardware and Software Design, Health and Medical Informatics, Hybrid information technology, Intelligent communications and networks, IT-based Convergence Technology and Service, Multimedia convergence, Smart Card and RFID Technologies, Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, Social and Business Aspects of Convergence IT, Ubiquitous Computing and Embedded Systems, Recent Trends in Computing & Information technology.

All papers accepted in the ICAR 2016 will be published in the following journals without any additional fees:

Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies (APJABSS)
Asia Pacific Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology (APJCECT)

No manuscript will be accepted without the required format. All manuscripts should be professionally proofread before submission.

Author Guidelines

Papers should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other conference or publication at the same time. Full papers must contain the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), abstract (200–250 words) and keywords (3–5 keywords, organised alphabetically). The main text of the paper must include the introduction, research problem, review of the relevant literature, methods, data analysis and conclusion. The full paper should be a minimum of 6 pages and maximum of 12 pages in length.

The reviewers or the review committee may sometimes request access to data and calculations during the review process. Authors must be willing to supply these if requested. Papers must be in MS Word file format and submitted electronically to the conference chair.

Authors are fully responsible for obtaining permissions and clearing any copyright issues relating to the content of their submissions. Each submission will be reviewed by two anonymous reviewers with sufficient expertise in the relevant field.

For each accepted paper, at least one author must register for the conference as a presenter. The duly registered presenter(s) shall be allowed to present the accepted paper(s) at the conference and shall be included in the conference proceedings published by Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR). Only the registered presenter(s) can present papers and no substitutes will be allowed. Registered presenters shall receive a copy of the conference proceedings at the conference.

Please click on the following link to download the Full Paper Template.

Important Dates

Events

Dates

Abstract / Full paper submission deadline

30th Nov 2016
21th Dec 2016 (extended)

Early bird registration deadline

9th Dec 2016

Regular registration deadline

16th Dec 2016
05th Jan 2017 (extended)

Conference dates

25th - 26th Jan 2017

The organising committee of ICAR 2017 kindly requests all the authors of the accepted papers to register latest by the regular registration deadline, otherwise the accepted papers may not be included in the conference proceedings for ICAR 2017.

Best Paper Awards

APIAR recognises outstanding contributions to research. There are four Best Papers awards for four streams. Best Papers are judged both on the merits of the written document and on the quality of their presentation at the conference. The awards serve to acknowledge the authors who receive them as leading researchers in Business, Education, ICT and Social Sciences. The awards also provide an incentive to authors to produce high-quality papers and present them in a lucid and compelling manner.

APIAR Best Paper Award recipients are selected through a two-prong process. The first step is a review of the full-length papers accepted for the conference. Review committee members of the conference rank these papers according to quality, relevance and originality, to determine the finalists for each award category. While selection as a finalist for an APIAR Best Paper Award is a notable achievement in itself, winners are then chosen from the finalists, according to the quality of their presentations. Presentation quality is judged according to the audience feedback collected at the conference.

About Bahrain

Bahrain is a group of 33 islands off the coast of Saudi Arabia, in the Arabian Gulf.

Bahrain is rich in the history and cultural legacy of ancient civilizations, and offers a fascinating blend of Eastern and Western cultures, as well as modern and ancient. The capital Manama is a bustling cosmopolitan which boasts world class restaurants, shopping centers, and tourist attractions.

Bahrain's climate is hot in summer and mild in winter. From November to April the weather is very pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 24 degrees centigrade. Arabic is the official language, but English is widely used by most businesses.

Bahrain International Circuit

The Bahrain International Circuit is a venue used for drag racing, GP2, and an annual Formula One Grand Prix. For the first time in 2006, there was a V8 supercar race, named the Desert 400, and also a 24-hour race. The construction of the Bahrain circuit was a national objective for Sakhir, Bahrain, initiated by the Crown Prince, Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The Crown Prince is the Honorary President of the Bahrain Motor Federation. Race organizers were worried that the circuit would not be complete in time for the 2004 Grand Prix and attempted to cancel the event. However, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone refused this request. In the end, the circuit was not quite fully complete, but was good enough for the Grand Prix to go ahead.

Shopping Attractions

Bahrain City Centre is the first and biggest mixed-use development in Bahrain offering the best shopping, leisure and entertainment experience to its customers under one roof. Strategically located on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Highway in the heart of Manama, Bahrain City Centre has introduced a world-class retail ambience and hundreds of other 'firsts' to the Kingdom including 150 of its over 350 internationally reputed brands making their debut in the country. The Centre’s stunning entertainment offer includes the region’s first indoor/outdoor temperature controlled 15,000 square metre Wahooo! Waterpark, Bahrain’s biggest cinema complex Cineco 20, and a family entertainment centre for children and young adults, Magic Planet. For food and beverage options, over 50 food court outlets have been lined up to offer the most popular as well as exotic choices from all over the world.

Bahrain Fort

The Fort is at a distance of nearly 7 kilometers from the city of Manama and situated at Karbabad, the village wellknown for its traditional basketry on the North Central coastline. It is also known as Qal’at Burtughal, the historical site that had become the seat of successive civilizations, the last of which was the Islamic era. The fort was built by the Portuguese in 1522. The Portuguese added the high walls, the huge square tower and the surrounding moat that are still visible to visitors. The Bahrain Fort occupied a strategic military position and boasted a navigation ammunition depot and a secret passageway.

Bahrain National Museum

Situated at the junction of Al-Fateh Highway and Sheikh Hamad Bridge leading to Muharraq, the museum was officially opened in December 1988 to become one of the latest and largest museums in the Middle East. The Museum consists of several exhibition halls covering the history of Bahrain from the Stone Age, through ancient civilizations and up to the pre-oil period. A Heritage village has been developed outside the museum and is used for annual national festivals.

Grand Mosque

Dedicated in 1988, Al Fateh Grand Mosque is the largest edifice in Bahrain in terms of volume. With twin freestanding minarets soaring at 70 meters, the mosque has space for 7,000 worshippers.

Sponsorship

Asia-Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR) always welcomes any kind of sponsorship. APIAR believes that it is a great opportunity for sponsors to enhance their visibility and to reach academics, researchers, consultants and members of the business community from around the world. In our seventh conference ‘1st International Conference on Advanced Research (ICAR- 2017)’ we are expecting delegates from around 20 countries. APIAR strongly encourages potential sponsors to participate in ICAR 2017 for the excellent exposure their organisations will receive. The number of contributions necessary to become a sponsor is negotiable.

APIAR offers three different types of sponsoring opportunities as follows:

GOLD Sponsorship

Special Session in Program:

  • A 15-minute special session in front of the full audience to explain your organisation’s unique characteristics.

Branding:

  • The logo of your organisation will be displayed on all ICAR-2017 websites, newsletters, on the USB of Proceedings and on signage at the venue.

Press Release:

  • A press release, announcing your participation, will be sent to all ICAR-2017 media and analyst contacts.

E-Newsletters:

  • Presentations will be featured in multiple e-Newsletters distributed to the APIAR Community.

Conference Dinner and Crest:

  • Every table will have table signage displaying your organisation’s name. You will also receive a crest from the conference chair.

SILVER Sponsorship

Special Session in Program:

  • A 10-minute Technical Partnership presentation focused on corporate technical interests.

Branding:

  • The logo of your organisation will be displayed on all ICAR-2017 websites, newsletters, on the USB of Proceedings and on signage at the venue.

Press Release:

  • A press release, announcing your participation, will be sent to all ICAR-2017 media and analyst contacts.

Crest:

  • You will receive a crest from the conference chair.

BRONZE Sponsorship

Branding:

  • The logo of your organisation will be displayed on all ICAR-2017 websites, newsletters, on the USB of Proceedings and on signage at the venue.

Press Release:

  • A press release, announcing your participation, will be sent to all ICAR-2017 media and analyst contacts.

E-newsletters:

  • Presentations will be featured in multiple e-Newsletters distributed to the APIAR Community.

Certificate:

  • You will receive a certificate from the conference chair.

Kindly send your sponsorship proposal to [email protected]

Paper Publications

All of the accepted papers will be published without any extra fees in the following journals:

Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies (APJABSS)
Asia Pacific Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology (APJCECT)

Publication Ethics

The Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR) endeavours to ensure that no form of unethical practice or behaviour is displayed or carried out by the authors, reviewers or editors.

Ethical policy for authors

Authors are required to:

  • Provide work that is original, unpublished, unduplicated and un-plagiarised
  • Adequately acknowledge the materials used or quoted from other sources, using citations, mentions and/or permissions where required
  • Avoid violations or infringements of other authors’ and publishers’ rights
  • Avoid copying data from other sources without acknowledgement
  • Avoid using concocted, untrue or manipulated data or information
  • Use their own data or obtain permission to use data reproduced in their papers
  • Properly acknowledge funding sources
  • Avoid using any material that supports or promotes violence in society
  • Avoid any contact with the editor or reviewers for their work
  • Comply to all other ethical standards in their work and avoid any unethical or immoral conduct.

Ethical policy for reviewers

Reviewers:

  • Should ensure that the work is original and unpublished
  • Must not make any contact with the author
  • Must maintain confidentiality and must not pass on or divulge any information contained in the work to any individual or organisation either for personal gain or to provide any benefit to another person or organisation
  • Must maintain impartiality during the review process and must not show any kind of bias in accepting or rejecting work
  • Must be fair and transparent
  • Should comply to all other ethical policies recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) - http://publicationethics.org/ and/or the Council of Science Editors (CSE) -http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3331.

Ethical policy for editors

Editors:

  • Must ensure that the author complies with all ethical issues and that publication ethics are not violated
  • Must not have any form of contact with the author
  • Must be fair, unbiased, impartial and transparent in accepting or rejecting a paper
  • Must not pass on or divulge any information to any person or institution for personal gain or for the gain of another person or institution
  • Must not pass any information about the reviewers to the authors
  • Must ensure that the reviewers comply to all ethical policies