The conference theme centres around the concept of “Transdisciplinarity”, which requires the collaboration and integrative efforts:
of not only researchers from multiple disciplines,
but also the capital and support from non-scientists and stakeholders across:
2) Industry, and
3) Public sectors.
It is hoped that this synergistic interaction between parties, across multiple sectors would facilitate the:
1) transcendence of inter-disciplinary boundaries, and
2) consilience between the sciences and humanities;
with the ultimate goal of translating research into societal impact via multiple streams—such as:
1) New Technology and Products,
2) Innovative Processes & Paradigm Shifts,
3) Legislation and Policy.
The Malaysian and Singaporean eponyms for the conference stem from the founding and organising committee, which hails from Malaysia and Singapore, while also reflecting the progressive synergism between the neighbouring countries. Notwithstanding, the conference welcomes participants and presenters from all nationalities.
The previous editions of the MSRC in 2016 and 2017, each attracted over 140 participants from various institutions. Building upon previous successes, MSRC 2018 will feature keynote addresses and plenary sessions with eminent leaders from academia, industry and policy-making, in addition to thematic oral and poster presentations from multiple disciplines spanning STEM-M & AHSS.
Conference participants are encouraged and challenged to tailor their presentations for a non-expert audience, de-emphasising the exposition of technical methods (if necessary), and instead focus on how their research OR field of study OR professional interests may potentially actualise inter-disciplinary or trans-disciplinary outcomes. We emphasise that presentations need not be limited to an original piece of research; but, for example, may constitute a review of their field of study (in the case of an undergraduate) or professional interests (in the case of an industry consultant).
We look forward to your valued participation and contribution at the conference.