1. Islamic Principles and Ethics for Digital Transformation
  2. Islamic Corpus and Digital Technology
  3. Religion in Digital Sphere
  4. Materiality in Digital World
  5. Islamic Law and Digital Culture
  6. Halal and Life Style 
  7. Mainstreaming Halal Values and Principles in Digital Era
  8. Application of Digital Technology for Halal Industry



  1. Islamic Educational Institution and Market Orientation
  2. Knowledge Production and Data Mining
  3. Literacy and Public Policy
  4. Knowledge Production, Economic Development, and Culture
  5. The Democratization of Knowledge and Fate of Religion
  6. Halal Minded: In Search of Strategies for Effective Halal Education
  7. Halal Industry and Digital Ecosystem
  8. Public Health and Islamic Educational Institution 



  1. Crises, Post-Pandemic and Transformative Capacities 
  2. Environment, Climate Change, and Disaster Management
  3. Green and Renewable Energy
  4. Inclusiveness, Difabilities and Social Services
  5. Social Justice and Poverty
  6. Bio-Medical Ethics and Public Health 
  7. Psychological Resilience and Islamic Psychoteraphy
  8. History, Memory, and Social Resilience
  9. Gender, (Im)Mobility and Social Resilience 



Digital Transformation, Knowledge Management, and Social Resilience

Nusa Dua, 3-7 October 2022


Originated back to hundreds of years, the study of Islam has resulted in tens of approaches, methods, circles, and centers which often invoke questions of theoretical authority and objectivity. Islamic studies is indeed a complex figuration compromising diversities of engaging theoretical reflections which been rising and developing in a far ranging temporal and spatial space to a more recent development. It haunts scholars to retain the peculiarity of this discipline while also to develop engaging theories and methodologies amid the changing social and cultural landscape of contemporary society. Importantly, the current development of technology has tremendously impacted the ways scholars study Islam. 

What is Islamic studies? What are elements constituting this discipline? What are the trajectories of Islamic studies? Is there an intrinsic value so called Islamic studies? Dealing with these -among others- questions, the 2022 Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies attempts to reorient perspectives, theories, and methodologies well-developed in the study of Islam and tries to critically expand and adjust these informed elements into socially and scholarly relevant discussions. 

The conference will bring into the fore current issues of Islamic studies into three main topics: Digital Humanities, Knowledge Management, and Social Resilience. Focusing on the significant and engagement of digital humanities in the study of Islam, the conference’s topic delves into the notion of “digital turn” and how the turn affects, transforms, and challenges our classical understanding on Islamic studies and how digital humanities contributes to contemporary discussion on Islamic studies. The topic of knowledge management will critically address the urgency of institutional reformation and transformation in the study of Islam as to which the transformation provides a suitable knowledge governance in a fast-changing society. The topic of social resilience will closely look at both sociological and personal spheres of Muslim subjectivities. It addresses social resilience of being Muslims in a contemporary globalised world. This conference will also specifically talk about halal industry as a topic affecting as well as affected by the reorientation of Islamic studies in Indonesia. Halal discourse in Indonesia is not only an economic issue, but also social and humanities ones that are closely related to digital transformation, knowledge management, and social resiliency.



As an important part of the reorientation of Islamic Studies, the conference specifically  raised the theme of digital humanities. The theme of digital humanities continues previous discussions about Islamic studies in the digital age. In the digital conception as an era, Islamic studies are placed in a new time and space, unknown before in the oral, written, and printed eras. In that era, digital humanities were previously only understood to be limited to the transformation of objects of the study of the social sciences and humanities, including religious studies and Islamic studies, into digital forms. Nowadays, digital humanities have entered a new chapter as perceptive, approach, and worldview in understanding Islamic studies, both Islamic thought and Muslim society. The concept of structured and measurable digital, even in unlimited numbers as a big data, influences the understanding and presentation of Islamic Studies. Digital humanitis is not only a material form, but also a conceptual explanation for understanding and explaining Islam in a very broad Islamic study that is interconnected with each other. Islamic information in cross-time and place connected to each other through digital humanities, which eventually forces us to open a new understanding of Islam and Islamic Studies.  In contrast, the presentation of Islam and Islamic studies in an open discourse of social humanities also influences the way digital information is comprehended.



Knowledge has been one of the key elements in the strengths and competitive advantages of a society. It can drive a society to deliver innovation, nurture creativity, predict future challenges, compete, and make progress. In a sociological perspective, Michel Foucault (1926-1984) introduces a term power-knowledge to explain that power is based on knowledge and makes use of knowledge. In an economic perspective, Peter Drucker (1909-2005) describes knowledge as a major economic resource and a key drive of competitive advantage. In 2005, UNESCO introduced the importance of developing a knowledge society that generates, shares and makes available to all members of the society knowledge that may be used to improve the human condition. In Islamic teachings, acquiring knowledge has been described as a key for the success of humanity here in this world and in the hereafter. Indeed, knowledge is a very important asset that needs to be managed in the best way, so that it brings benefits and positive impacts. Every society needs to understand the key concepts of knowledge and how to manage knowledge assets effectively. Every society needs to utilize both past and current knowledge effectively, in a manner that will provide insight and proper solutions for problems. Existing knowledge needs to be adapted to respond current challenges and create new solutions. In this era of Industrial Revolution 4.0 and emerging ideas on Society 5.0, a society particularly needs to identify and describe the role of technology and the relevance of humanity in knowledge management. Technologies can save time for knowledge gathering, provide a medium for storing knowledge resources, and allow more time to create and disseminate knowledge. With the support of relevant technologies, knowledge management allows societies to be constantly capturing, analysing, disseminating knowledge resources to guide their decision-making process, developing competitive advantages, and quickly informing decisions with relevant data, to produce relevant public policies, deliver innovations, and make predictions to prepare for better future. Along with technology, humanity inspires knowledge with relevant values that can make it beneficial and meaningful for the betterment of humanities. In particular, effective knowledge management will allow a society to manage academic communities to continuously sharing and spreading knowledge, facilitate and motivate more and more peer groups to share their academic works and ideas to increase productivity, tolerance, and solidarity. Such peer groups require the culture and ethics of learning that allow them to improve, share, and change knowledge, to open doors for new opportunities and keep up with ever-changing technology. More importantly, a good and effective knowledge management will allow a society to measure knowledge contribution and keep academic information accurate, relevant, up to date, and meaningful for humanity.



Scholars define social resilience as ability of individuals, groups or organizations to continue their existence, or remain more or less stable amidst the disorder or disturbance that derived from various factors. Hence, social resilience is basically both individual resilience as well as collective/community resilience, that show abilities to tolerate, absorb, cope with and adjust to environmental and social threats that refers to a social unit or a group to collectively cope with or respond to external stresses and disturbances resulting from social, political, and environmental changes. The concept evolved from the understanding of a capacity to respond, which also include the ability of  adapting and learning, while acknowledging the roles of power, politics and participation. With current rapid social changes, digital technology advancement, natural and man-made disaster, the issues of social resilience intersected significantly with the community’s life in coping with various social, political as well as environmental challenges. 


With those backgrounds, the conference will address few sub themes related to social resilience  such as migration and mobility, marginalized group inclusiveness, and social work, social justice and poverty, medicine and public health, environment and disaster management, psychological resilience and Islamic psychoteraphy, social coherence and  social vulnerability. adaptive capacities, social welfare, livelihood and sustainability,  future crises and developing transformative and adaptive capacities. All of the sub-themes could be addressed from the fields of political science, sociology, anthropology, environmental science, psychology, gender studies, and such, that intersected well with the Islamic studies researches. More importantly, this exposure is also combined with the perspectives of re-orienting the Islamic studies or de-colonizing social sciences in general, or Islamic studies in particular. 



The potential of halal markets is worldwide which lead to significant economic growth. The global halal industry is a wide range of issues which are not limited to food products but also cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, toiletries and medical devices  as well as service component sectors including logistics, marketing, print and electronic media, packaging, branding and financing. This also includes lifestyle offerings such as travel and tourism, hospitality management and fashion industry. The need for the halal industry is not merely accepted within Muslims communities but also other religious communities as its values consider with animal welfare, social responsibility, environmentally friendly, economic and social justice. The distinctiveness is the integration between ethical values and religious values which sparks global consumers to be part of halal markets.   It is essential to question issues such as halal procedures, halal requirements and halal logistic implementations; the strengths of halal industry and its challenges as well as recommendations

Regarding to this background, the conference is going to address issues including Globalized Halal Industry; Halal Business and Digital Ekosistem; Halal and LifestyleApplication of Digital Technology for Halal Industry; Mainstreaming Halal Values and Principles in Digital Era; Halal Industry: Combining Normative and Business Approaches as well as Halal Minded: In Search of Strategies for Effective Halal Education. Various approaches could be applied to address those sub-themes such as economic, science, health, education and social sciences as well as Islamic studies. It is important to note that Islamic studies covers specifically reorienting the understanding of ‘halal’ and ‘thoyyib’ within the Islamic texts and other coverages. The integration of ‘secular science’ and Islamic science is recommended. Researchers, academics, entrepreneurs, policy makers as well as practitioners are welcome to contribute to this conference.


*the authors of 40 best paper will be invited to publish the article in Scopus indexed journals