Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to CELSciTech International Conference 2019 held in Pangeran Hotel, Pekanbaru, Indonesia. The conference is an annual event organized by the Institute for Research and Community Services of Universitas Muhammadiyah Riau. It is indeed such an honor and privilege to organize this important event where experts, practitioners and researchers get together to disseminate their relevant work on communication, economics, education, law, science and technology.
This year’s conference includes two main topics, namely Science and Technology, and Social Sciences and Humanities. Each main topic has several sub-topics. With this year’s theme “Engaging Citizens and Higher Education for Innovation and Sustainable Development Goals”, we received 120 manuscripts submitted by authors from various fields. However, after going through review process, only 91 high-quality papers were accepted to be presented in this event. 23 papers are in the scope of Social Sciences and Humanities, and 22 papers are in Science and Technology with the authors coming from 33 universities both from overseas and Indonesia.
We are honored and delighted to have three prominent keynote speakers in CELSciTech 2019 who deserve my sincere thanks, namely Prof. Dr. Mohd. Hasbullah bin Hj. Idris from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with the background of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Ibrar Bhatt from Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom, with the background of Education, and Dias Satria, Ph.D from Brawijaya University with the background of Economics, Finance and Banking.
CELSciTech International Conference 2019 would not be how it is without the support and advice from various parties. Therefore, I would like to extend my hearty gratitude to Rector, Vice Rectors and all staffs at Universitas Muhammadiyah Riau, and all participants for coming, sharing, and presenting their research in this conference. Special thanks go to scientific committee and reviewers for their valuable work. Most importantly, this conference is supported by dedicated organizing committee who deserves my deepest thanks and highest appreciation.
This year conference becomes special with the support from Atlantis Press as the publisher of conference proceeding. I would like to take this opportunity to give a sincere gratitude and highest appreciation to Atlantis Press, and all sponsors that cannot be mentioned one by one for their incredible supports.
Pahmi, S.Pd., MA
Chair of the CELSciTech 2019
The Institute for Research and Community Service, Universitas Muhammadiyah Riau, Indonesia