International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences

April 26 to 28, 2018


The 6th International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences (ISBASS 2018) is an international platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of social sciences, business, education and more.

2018 ISBASS will take place from April 26 to 28, 2018 in Macau. Prospective authors are invited to submit original research abstracts or full papers which were not, are not and have not been submitted/published/under consideration in other conferences and journals.




Business &Management Communication
Finance (Accounting, Banking)Humanities and Culture Studies
LawLiterature and Linguistics
Social Studies

Local Host

Dr. Kwun Nam HUI

Dr. Kwun Nam HUI

Associate Professor

Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering (IAPME)

University of Macau

Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,

Macau, China


Welcome Speech

On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to extend my warmest welcome and heartfelt gratitude to each of you for participating the 6th International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences (ISBASS 2018) as Higher Education Forum at Grandview Hotel Macau, China. It is my great honor to welcome you all to the joyful and dynamic city of Macau.


It is our great pleasure to invite Prof. Chi Wai Chan to be our keynote speaker. Professor Chan is Associate Professor of the School of Education and Languages at the Open University of Hong Kong. He will deliver a keynote speech entitled: "School leaders as ‘edupreneurs’". Through this conference, I encourage delegates to participate actively in the interesting discussions over the next three days. I wish everyone a successful and fruitful conference and have a good chance to promote international friendship among the researchers in this field and continues to do so for years to come.


Macau, along with Hong Kong, is one of the two special administrative regions of China. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong and facing the South China Sea. Macau is traditionally divided into three sections: the peninsula and the islands of Taipa and Coloane. In 2004, a newly fourth “region” of land reclaimed from the ocean, Cotai, now connects Taipa and Coloane. The Macau Peninsula holds the old city center, where colonial ruins sit next to arty new boutiques. Taipa has gloriously preserved Macanese architecture, Cotai is home to many of the new mega-casinos and Coloane is lined with colonial villages and pretty beaches.


As the host, I cordially invite you, during the period of the conference, to take the time to do some sightseeing in Macau. We have historic sites inscribed on the World Heritage List as well as a wide range of authentic cuisines. I am sure you will be able to experience Macau with a difference, a blend of Chinese and Western cultural charisma. For sightseeing, Senado Square is a good place to begin exploring. Beautiful old yellow and pink pastel buildings with arched doorways and green shuttered windows frame the historic square, which is paved with small tiles. It is a perfect place to stroll and enjoy the egg tart. In addition to its cuisine, Macau has memorable architecture. Catholic influence is still very much present, at least aesthetically. St. Dominic’s Church, a beautifully restored, custard-colored 16th-century structure, is free to enter, as is a three-story art museum housed in the church’s bell tower.

Finally, I wish the Conference a great success and all of you a pleasant and memorable stay in Macau!


Kwun Nam Hui

Conference Local Host

November 2017

Brief Introduction of Dr. Kwun Nam HUI

Dr. Kwun Nam HUI is an Associate professor at the Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, University of Macau, China. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Physics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2003 and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He worked as a postdoctoral associate in 2009 at the Institute of Advanced Materials, Devices, and Nanotechnology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He contributed to the development of the ultrafast photonic crystal waveguide modulator for communication. He was appointed as Assistant Professor (2009-2013) and Associate Professor (2013-2015) at School of Materials Science and Engineering at Pusan National University, Republic of Korea. Recently, he joined the Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering at the University of Macau in the fall of 2015. His research areas are related to energy and environment, including Li-ion batteries, supercapacitors, direct methanol/hydrogen peroxide fuel cells, hydrogen production by methanol steam reforming, solid-state lighting, desiccant cooling, removal of volatile organic compounds in air, and wastewater treatment. His major contributions include the use of fluorescent nanospheres for proprietary white-light LEDs, design and implementation of proprietary vertically stacked polychromatic LED structure for color-tunable LEDs, first report of UV-stimulated emission from pivoted GaN-on Si microcavities, first demonstration of UV lasing of GaN nanopillar structure at room temperature, first demonstration of synergetic effects of MnO2/graphene composite to improve catalytic ozonation of gaseous toluene, development of reusable catalyst chip for wastewater treatment, green method for synthesizing graphene, metal (oxide)/graphene composite for fuel cell applications, and production of hierarchical N-doped porous carbon from biowastes as electrode materials for supercapacitors. As principal investigator, he has managed 15 research projects with a total research grant of USD 1.5 million. His research has led to one US patent, eleven Korea patents, five review papers, four book chapters, >120 peer-reviewed SCI journal papers, and >80 conference papers. He has served as lead guest editor/guest editor/member of the editorial board of a number of journals, such as Frontier, Reviews in Advanced Sciences and Engineering, Journal of Nanomaterials, Current Nanoscience, The Scientific World Journal, and Scientific Journals International. He was organizing committees of the 4th Conference on New Energy and Sustainable Development (Suzhou, China) and the International Conference and Expo on Smart Materials & Structures (Las Vegas, USA). He is Editor-in-Chief of Scientific Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences since 2015. He was organizing committees of the 10th International Conference on Computational Physics (ICCP10) and The International Workshop on Solid-State Lighting of LED and Laser Diode held in Macao SAR, China, the 4th Conference on New Energy and Sustainable Development (NESD 2014) held in Shanghai, China, and the International Conference and Expo on Smart Materials & Structures (Smart Materials 2015) held in Las Vegas, USA. He was International Liaison Chair at International Conference on Applied System Innovation 2015, held in Osaka, Japan. His current research focuses on the synthesis of hierarchical carbon/graphene materials as well as on the development of 3D hierarchical layered double hydroxide materials as advanced electrode materials for energy storage and conversion applications.

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  Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 14, 2017

Notification of Acceptance:
January 2, 2018

Final Paper Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 22, 2018

Regular Registration Deadline: February 9, 2018

Conference Dates:
April 26-28, 2018

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