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About DIFCON 2024

Welcome to the Digital Futures International Congress 2024 (DIFCON 2024), the 4th edition of Multimedia University's annual academic congress. DIFCON 2024 is a premier event featuring six co-located conferences, 5th Multimedia University Engineering Conference 2024 (MECON2024) 4th International Conference on Computing, Information Technology and Intelligent Computing 2024 (CITIC2024) 4th International Conference of Creative Multimedia 2024 (ICCM2024) 4th International Conference on Communication, Language, Education and Social Sciences 2024 (CLESS2024) 4th International Conference on Law and Digitalisation 2024 (ICLD2024) 4th International Conference on Technology and Innovation Management 2024 (ICTIM2024) Scheduled on July 23-25, 2024, the congress explores the theme "Intelligence for Sustainable Futures: A Journey Towards Society 5.0," aligning with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Via virtual/online presentations we eliminate geographical barriers, allowing participants from around the world to attend without the need for travel.

CO-LOCATED CONFERENCES

CITIC

International Conference on Computer, Information Technology and Intelligent Computing

MECON

Multimedia University Engineering Conference





ICTIM

International Conference on Technology and Innovation Management


ICCM

International Conference on Creative Multimedia





CLESS

International Conference on Communication, Language, Education and Social Sciences

ICLD

International Conference On Law And Digitalisation





CO-ORGANIZERS

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SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. YoungJoo Ko

President of Asian Society for Innovation & Policy

Dr YoungJoo Ko have been serving as a president of Asian Society for Innovation and Policy. He is also a principle researcher in Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology and a member of Presidential Council of National IP. While keeping those positions, Dr YoungJoo Ko had worked for regional innovation for the last three years as the first president of Daejeon Institute of S&T for Enterprise and People in Korea.

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Prof. Ts. Dr. Mohd Khairul bin Ahmad

Director of Institute of Integrated Engineering (IIE), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Prof. Ts. Dr. Mohd Khairul bin Ahmad is a Professor in Department of Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He is also Director of Institute of Integrated Engineering (IIE) at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. Prof. Ts. Dr Mohd Khairul’s research focuses on nanostructures oxide materials such TiO2 and ZnO. He is also interested in oxide material based thermoelectric, Dye-sensitized solar cell, wastewater treatment and mechanoluminescene materials. Prof. Ts. Dr Mohd Khairul received his first degree from Gunma University in 2003, where he studied Electronics Engineering. In 2009, he continued his Master degree at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam in Electrical Engineering. Then, he received his Doctor of Engineering from Shizuoka University, Japan in 2012. Prof Dr. Mohd Khairul has published 161 papers in WOS indexed journal with 1492 of citations.

Prof. Dr Sakiru Adebola Solarin

Faculty of Business, Multimedia University

Prof. Dr. Sakiru Adebola Solarin read for his Ph.D. in Universiti Utara Malaysia. He is currently affiliated with Multimedia University Malaysia. Prior to joining the Multimedia University, he was an Associate Professor and Exam Officer at the School of Economics, University of Nottingham, Malaysia. He was the Chairperson of Centre for Globalisation and Sustainability Research (GCSR) for several years. He has written several journal papers on numerous areas of Economics including environmental economics and has participated in many national and international conferences.

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Mr Magid Metwaly

Owner of Visual Heights LLC, VFX Supervisor / Creative Director, New York

Mr Magid Metwaly is a Visual Effects ("VFX") Supervisor and Creative Director who has worked in the industry for about ten years. He owns Visual Heights, a creative production studio specializing in VFX, Animation, Motion, and Direction. Mr Magid Metwaly has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film/Cinema/Video studies from Hunter College. His technical expertise in computer graphics, honed through years of creating realistic and accurate 3D models and animations, has provided the experience necessary to understand and execute complex visual projects. He has overseen many productions involving animations, film, and Computer Generated ("CG") simulations. His job is to fully understand the VFX, Animation, and the 3D/CG pipeline.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zuwairie Ibrahim

Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Associate Professor Dr Zuwairie Ibrahim graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with B.Eng in Electrical Engineering in 2000 and MSc by research in Image Processing in 2002. He received his PhD in DNA Computing from Meiji University, Japan, in 2006. He is currently with the Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang. He is one of the innovators who developed new estimation-based optimisation algorithms namely Simulated Kalman Filter Algorithm and Finite Impulse Response Optimiser. To date he has published over 130 conference papers and over 100 journal papers.

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Prof. Dr. Dima Jamali

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Canadian University Dubai, UAE

Dima Jamali is currently serving as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Canadian University in Dubai, UAE. She also served as Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Sharjah, UAE, from August 2020 to August 2023. She has been highlighted by Forbes and Insights Success Magazine as one of the most admired women in the educational sector in 2023. She has an amazing academic career, having been in academia for over 20 years, primarily at the American University of Beirut (AUB), where she served as Tenured Professor and Associate Dean for the Olayan School of Business (OSB) and Director for Strategic Partnerships for the University. She made her way fast track through the ranks to Full Professor in 2010 and Endowed Chair in Responsible Leadership in 2014. She has won a number of prestigious awards including the 2016 National Council for Scientific Research Excellence Award for Lebanon, and the 2015 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award, dubbed by the Financial Times as “the Oscars of the Business School World”. She was ranked among the top 2% most influential global scholars by Stanford University in the field of sustainability for two years in a row (2020 and 2021) and ranked 30 among the top 100 scientists in the UAE in 2022 and 2nd in the Business and Management field. Starting in 2015, she has founded and served as President and National Representative for the UN Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL), a network of businesses committed to advancing Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Lebanon. She also worked as an expert consultant for the United Nations on Social Policy and CSR as well as various projects funded by the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development, and major private and public firms across the region. For the past five years, she has been championing the UN Global Compact Network for Lebanon and working with leading firms from the private sector to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UN 2030 agenda in Lebanon through practical national social, humanitarian, and environmental projects.

Prof. Mohd Saberi Mohamad

Director of Health Data Science Lab, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University

Mohd Saberi is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Health Data Science. He is now the Director of the Health Data Science Lab in the College of Medicine and Health Science, UAE University (CMSH-UAEU). His research area includes Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. He applies his research area in healthcare, medicine, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, energy, etc. He is a principal investigator (PI) for more than 20 research grants and the co-Pl for more than 20. Also, he has published more than 300 scientific articles (journal, conference, book chapter) and 17 books. Furthermore, he has also been an advisor, leader, and member of committees to develop academic programs at the Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. levels for Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, IT, AI, Data Science, and Bioinformatics. He is now a Scientific Board Member for the Big Data Analytics Centre at UAEU. At the UAE national level, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention has appointed him as a member of the Working Team for Artificial Intelligence Applications of Health and Medical Research. Additionally, he has been appointed as a member of the Reference Genome Project Working Group by the Abu Dhabi Department of Health and G42 in UAE. Previously, he was Director of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Head of the Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics Research Group, Founder of the Department of Data Science, Deputy Director (Academic) of the Centre for Communication and Informatics, and IT Manager. He was also appointed as a leader to head the task force for academic collaboration, training, and research between UMK and giant industries, namely Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd., Microsoft Corporation, and Alibaba Group Holding Limited. He also served as a chairman 12 times, while he was a member 56 times for the conference committees in Europe, ASEAN, Japan, the US, Australia, China, and Malaysia. Additionally, he is a member of the advisory board for the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute and loT Digital Innovation Hub in Europe.

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DIFCON CONGRESS COMMITTEE

General Chair: Prof. Dr. Kamarulzaman Ab. Aziz, Multimedia University
General Co-Chair: Asst. Prof. Dr. Umar Nirmal, Multimedia University
General Secretary: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Azlina Binti Ab Aziz, Multimedia University
Finance Chair & Treasurer : Pn Rudiah Ahmad, Cnergy MMU
Program Chair : Mr. Tan Gek Siang, Multimedia University
Program Co-Chair : Dr. Khair Razlan Bin Othman, Multimedia University
Publicity & Public Relations Chair : Ts. Dr. Sumendra A/L Yogarayan, Multimedia University
Publicity & Public Relations Co-chair : Ms. Norzarina Binti Md Yatim, Multimedia University
Publication Chair: Asst. Prof. Ts. Dr. R. Kanesaraj A/L Ramasamy, Multimedia University
Publication Co-Chair: Kapt. Dr. Anith Khairunnisa Ghazali, Multimedia University
International Chair: Prof. Dr. Sara A. Abdoh, Benha University
Organizing Committee : Mr. Muhammad Nadzree Bin Mohd Yamin, Multimedia University
Organizing Committee : Ms. Amira Zulaikha Binti Ismail, Multimedia University
Organizing Committee : Ms. Nurul Nadia Saat Organizing, Multimedia University
Committee : Ms. Jashila Nair A/P Mogan, Multimedia University