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Important Dates (GMT +8:00)

  1. Abstract Deadline: 15 June 2021
  2. Full Paper Deadline: 1 July 2021
  3. Camera-ready Paper Deadline: 31 July 2021
  4. Participant Registration Deadline: 19 June 2021


Call for Papers

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts and papers. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Halal Management are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts and papers that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.

International Halal Management Conference 2021 (IHMC 2021)

23-24 August 2021

Virtual Conference


Sustainability and Empowerment of Halal Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in the Midst Covid-19 Pandemic


Faculty of Economics and Muamalat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) will organize the International Halal Management Conference (IHMC) 2021 in the form of virtual conference from 24-25 August 2021. The IHMC 2021 theme is “Sustainability and Empowerment of Halal Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in the Midst Covid-19 Pandemic”.  This conference is open to those interested in gaining new knowledge on Halal Management as well as to those who want to share their own practices.

The objective of IHMC 2021 is to provide a platform for academics, professionals, researchers and scholars from Malaysia and abroad to interact and share knowledge, experience and expertise in the fields of Halal Management.


Halal Business / Management

•    Food and beverage
•    Slaughtering
•    Cosmetics and personal care
•    Pharmaceuticals
•    Fashion and lifestyle
•    Medical devices and equipments
•    Hospitality and tourism
•    Logistics services and supply chain
•    Crisis management

Standards, Acreditation and Certification Services

•    Halal standard and certification
•    Halal laws and regulations
•    Halal Assurance Management Systems (HAS)
•    MS1900 Shariah based quality management system


Halal traceability through technological advancement, Islamic finance, marketing, human resources and talend development, and others related topic on halal industry.


All accepted papers will be published in e-proceeding with e-ISBN number.

Selected papers will be recommended for publication  in one (1) of the journals* below with additional fees.  All journals are indexed by Citation and Infometrics Division (formerly known as Malaysia Citation Index (MCC))

The Journal of Muamalat and Islamic Finance Research (JMIFR)

Journal of al-Hikmah

Papers written in English and Malay are accepted.

* List will be updated from time to time to include more publication journals, that are currently subject to confirmation from the journal editor.


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Three types of submissions are allowed: Full Paper, Extended Abstract and Abstract.

Full Paper: A significant piece of work with introduction, research methodology, analysis and conclusion will be put through rigorous review process. Each full paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. It is recommended to submit a long paper in the initial stage of the review process. After acceptance, the final paper length should be 10 pages (or less) for the Conference Proceedings.

Extended Abstract: Considerably short submissions will not be put through comprehensive review process; but they will be assessed for general suitability to the conference. Research-in-progress, sharing ideas, expression of research interests, or ideas of practical relevance may be submitted as short paper. Maximum page length is 5 pages in the Conference Proceedings.

Abstract: A participant may choose to submit one page (300 words) abstract relevant to the conference theme.

For guidelines and format, please download in "Download" Menu

Registration and Submission

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•    Click on "Online Submission" menu to submit your abstract(s) / full paper.

b. Abstract and Full Paper Format - Strictly follow the template which can be downloaded at "Download menu".

All communications related to this conference are via email. Please make sure that only valid email address is provided during the registration.






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