27-28 June 2019
Taylor’s University, Lakeside Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Theme: "New Media and Digital Inclusion: Embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution"
The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, and more importantly, it is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.


The Fourth Industrial Revolution is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace, it is fundamentally changing the way we live, work and relate to one another. In order to optimize and capture the opportunities offered by new media and technologies, digital inclusion is an essential and timely topic for assessing and addressing the new revolution. The conference theme is divided into the following sub-themes but not nessarily limited to:

  • New media, digital culture and digital literacy
  • Smart digital nation, cities, communities or generation
  • Digital media production, distribution and consumption
  • Digital storytelling, participatory culture, digital activism and engagement
  • Emerging digital platforms for self-representation and identities construction
  • Digital visuality and visibility
  • Social connection and social networking
  • Big data and analytics
  • Digital transformation of media landscape, media convergence and creative industries
  • Crowdsourcing ideas and insights
  • Digital capabilities for public relations, advertising, marketing and branding
  • Healthcare in digital era
  • National and international security in digital era
  • Policy and regulatory matters for digital accessibility, availability and affordability
  • Privacy, consumer safety, information and network security

Abstracts of not more than 150 words should be submitted via
Abstract Submission Link
and by email to Dr Nurzihan Hassim
by 15 December 2018.

Abstracts should include the title, research objective, methods, key findings, conclusion and maximum five keywords. Kindly include the author's title, name, affiliation, email address and a short biographical note
(about 50 words in length) after the abstract.


Abstract submission deadline : 15 December 2018
Full paper submission deadline : 28 February 2019
Early bird deadline : 28 February 2019
Registration deadline : 20 April 2019
Pre-conference workshop Postgraduate Students Colloquium : 26 June 2019
Conference date : 27 & 28 June 2019


  Participation Types Early Bird
(Oral presentation)
Standard Rate
(Oral presentation)
Local Standard MYR 1000 MYR 1200 MYR 800
Non-Taylor's University Students MYR 550 MYR 500
Taylor's University Students MYR 350  
International Standard MYR 1600 MYR 1900 MYR 1000
Students MYR 1000 MYR 1000

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