The International Conference on Banking and Finance (ICBF) was first organized by Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in 2000. ICBF serves as a great platform for academics and researchers to present and share the findings of their studies. In addition, it also provides an opportunity for academics and practitioners to discuss and exchange ideas pertaining to current research issues, best practices and practical experience gathered in all areas of finance and banking. For this 5th ICBF, the School of Economics, Finance and Banking of UUM is collaborating with the School of Economics and Business of the University of Sarajevo to hold the conference in Bosnia Herzegovina. A particular highlight is the holding of a workshop on Computable General Equilibrium models (CGE) for scholars and researchers.
The theme of this conference, "Inclusion, Inequality, and Financial Stability - New Challenges" is suggested by the momentous changes, in both thought and practice, taking place in banking and finance. In this spirit, we invite papers on all the traditional areas listed below and also welcome novel analyses and solutions - whether it be on shadow banking, cross-border flows, negative interest rates, regional economic blocs, or the political choice of monetary systems.
The scope of the submitted papers includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:
|Abstract/Full paper submission||15 June 2017|
|Final Registration for inclusion in the Programme Book||30 June 2017|
|Conference dates||17-19 Jul 2017|
On the basis of recommendations provided by peer reviewers, selected papers may be published in selected indexed journal as below:
There is also a possibility of publishing selected papers in a book. This will be discussed in the conference, in a session to be announced later.
ICBF is delighted to announce a competition for excellent paper/s. Entries will be judged on the quality of the paper, including the presentation. Only those who present full papers at the conference will be considered.
Paper submission and reviewing will be conducted through the OpenConf Peer Review and Conference Management System.
Authors are required to upload and submit their papers online.
School of Economics and Business Sarajevo, Universiti of Sarajevo
Trg oslobodjenja - Alija Izetbegovic 1, Sarajevo 71000
Flights from Malaysia are available via Istanbul with estimated cost of RM3500. You may call us for travel advice.
Participants from airport to the down town can take a bus that costs € 2.5. Attached to you is a picture and a picture of the ride schedule. There is also a taxi service that costs around 20 € to the down town. As for transportation to the Faculty building, from all the hotels you have mentioned it is possible to come on foot and there is no need for a special means of transport. And in the city work the tram and bus transportation depends where you want to go and the ticket is about 1 €
Program at a Glance…
|TIME||17 July 2017||18 July 2017|
|08.00 - 09.00||Registration||Registration|
|09.00 - 09.45||Welcoming Speech
Professor Dr. Yusnidah Ibrahim
Professor Dr. Rifat Skrijelj
Rector of UNSA
|Concurrent Session C|
|09.45 - 10.30||Keynote Address
Professor Emeritus Dr. Salim Rashid
CIMB-UUM Chair Professor
What is the 'invisible hand' and why does it matter to Muslims?
|10.30 - 11.00||Coffee Break||Coffee Break|
|11.00 - 12.30||Concurrent Session A||Concurrent Session D||AACSB Experience Sharing Session|
|12.30 - 14.00||Lunch||Award Luncheon|
|14.00 - 15.30||
Invited Speakers Sessions
Professor Kemal Kozarić
|Technical Workshop: Computable General Equilibrium Models (CGE)|
|15.30 - 16.00||Tea Break||Tea Break|
|16.00 - 17.20||Concurrent Session B||Technical Workshop: Computable General Equilibrium Models (CGE)|
|17.30 - 19.30||Sarajevo City Tour*|
*Sarajevo City Tour is Free
|Sarajevo – Mostar
ONE DAY TOUR
|2h 30 min (130 km)||
Start from Sarajevo at 9 am
** Mostar Day Tour is optional for EUR 20 (inclusive of lunch).
This workshop will provide a user friendly introduction to CGE’s or Computable General Equilibrium models. The aim is to provide a small, yet practical, example of what a CGE does, its potential and its limitations. It will be based entirely on Excel and this makes the procedures transparent. Participants will then be a position to separate questions of data, computation, statistics and economic policy in the use of CGE’s. Participants will be asked to bring their own laptops and given the Excel file which will run the CGE program. The initial talk will introduce the participants to a Social Accounting Matrix or SAM, and a practical example of the data issues involved in building a SAM. This will be followed by second talk which provides an example of a small scale CGE and the use of the CGE for policy questions will be illustrated. Participants will work along with the instructor, so this will be a hands-on workshop. Along the way, questions about functional forms and algorithms will be addressed.
|Author/presenter - first paper||USD250||USD350||USD400|
|Author/presenter - additional paper||USD100||USD150||USD200|
|Student - poster||USD50|
Currency Exchange Rate, please refer to this LINK
Registration fees include symposium admission, conference kits, lunches, and refreshments. These fees do NOT include the accommodation and/or transportation.
Accompanying persons: The conference is not offering an accompanying person's registration fee. Anyone wishing to attend any part of the conference must register as a participant. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and pay the conference fees by 30th June 2017 in order for the paper to be included in the program book. Papers will be considered for publication in the Conference Proceedings if you pay at anytime BEFORE the conference.
Transfer should be made to the following account:
Account Name: UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA
Account No.: 02093010000010
Bank Name: BANK ISLAM MALAYSIA BERHAD
Please write a remark "REGISTRATION FEE FOR ICBF 2017"
Please forward a scanned copy of the Bank Transfer receipt to ICBF 2017 Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to +604 9286752 for us to verify the transaction. Please kindly write down the participant's name, paper ID (if you are a presenter), date and time of the transfer and country and city of origin.
Conference registrants cancelling their registration on or before 15th May 2017 will receive a full refund of the conference registration fee, less a USD50 administrative fee. Please note: No refunds will be given after 15th May 2017. Requests for cancellation must be emailed to email@example.com