Welcome to CIIDT 2018

2018 International Conference on Creativity, Innovation, and Invention in Digital Technology (CIIDT2018) is an international academic conference organized by the Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia (CITM), Universiti Sains Malaysia to be held at the main campus of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia on December 11-13, 2018. The CIIDT2018 conference provides opportunities for researchers, practitioners and policy makers for the worldwide dissemination and sharing of ideas for research in the field of digital technology in Education.

Accepted conference papers will be reviewed and published in any of the below Scopus/WoS Indexed Journal:

  • International journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences (IJAAS)(ISSN: 2313-626X)

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In the new era of technology, teaching and learning is profoundly affluent with the support of digital technology. Digital technology covers technology by which delivering media are encoded in digital devices for teaching and learning, such as digital images, digital video, digital audio, 2D and 3D animation, virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, digital game, web, and mobile applications. Knowledge acquisition are made simpler while learning opportunities for formal learning available online worldwide through the MOOCs, podcasts, online degree programs, and courseware that are made to be effective as well as fun and enjoyable.



However, the potential of digital technology does not stop at the current stage. It can be creatively and innovatively modified, presented, preserved, distributed, engineered, and invented. In view of the dynamic and energetic characteristics of digital technology, a relevant international conference, namely CIIDT2018, is organized. Through CIIDT2018, it is of ambition that more creative and innovative use of digital technology can be further explored by educationists, instructional designers, technologists, digital media designers, multimedia developers, and trainers.

Conference Objectives

  • Promote innovative development of theoretical, practical, and professional knowledge and research of digital technology.
  • Inspire the creative use of the digital technology for learning and teaching in learning institutions as well as training in the industry.
  • Provide a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas and networking opportunities for collaboration.

Full Paper Submission Date

21 September 2018

Author Notification Date

12 October 2018

Camera Ready Paper Submission

26 October 2018

Normal Registration

26 August 2018 onwards

Conference Date


11 to 13 December 2018 (3 days)



9.00 am to 5.00 pm



Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia


Conference Subtheme

CIIDT2018 brings an opportunity to invite new innovative inventions on digital technology in the context of education. CIIDT2018 consists of five theme-based tracks. Participants’ manuscripts will be submitted in one of the following conference tracks. For manuscripts that potentially fall under multiple tracks, the manuscript will be positioned by the conference organiser under the best-fitting track:
Track 1: Creativity in digital technology.
Track 2: Innovation and invention in digital technology.
Track 3: STEM and digital technology.
Track 4: Advanced technology for teaching and learning.
Track 5: Trends and future directions in digital technology.


Target Participants

The CIIDT2018 Conference targets to bring together some 150 participants from local and overseas countries to discuss the creative and innovative use of multimedia and educational technology in teaching and learning. Amongst others, the target group of participants are as follows:
• Researchers and educators

• Education professional

• PhD / Masters / Bachelors Students

• Instructional designers

• Multimedia / Web / Curriculum Developers

• Educational Technologist

• National and Local Government




The scope of the conference will cover but not limited to:




Prof. Dr. Irfan Naufal Umar

Assoc. Prof. Dr Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan Yahya

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mona Masood

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zarina Samsudin

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rozinah Jamaludin

Dr. Hosam Faiq Al-Samarraie

Dr. Jeya Amantha David P. Kumar

Dr. Mariam Mohamad

Dr. Siti Nazleen Abdul Rabu

Dr. Tan Yun Yi

Dr. Nurullizam Jamiat

Dr. Chau Kien Tsong


Call for Reviewer Application


Reviewers are to evaluate the manuscript submissions based on the requirements of the conference proceedings, predefined criteria, quality, completeness, and accuracy of the research presented. Reviewers are to provide feedback on the paper, suggest improvements and make recommendation(s) to the editor on the acceptance/changes to the article.


Please submit your CV to ciidt@usm.my.

Submission Guidelines

  • Please submit your manuscript here
  • Authors are encouraged to submit the electronic version of their papers in Microsoft Word.
  • The maximum number of pages for a paper is 6 pages. Each additional page will incur an additional fee of USD40 per page for international presenter and RM40 for local presenter.


Submission formatting

Official language is English in paper writing and presenting.


Paper Template Download

Click here to download the paper template.

Please prepare your manuscript according to the paper template.


Policies of CIIDT 2018

All submitted manuscripts should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Manuscripts submitted to the CIIDT2018 conference should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. If the paper is suspected to be plagiarized, the manuscript will be automatically rejected.


Registration Form

Click here to download the registration form.


Registration Fees


Conference Fee

Publication Fees
a) Scopus /WoS Journal – 600
b) Non-Scopus Journal – 300

Participant only


Conference Fee

Publication Fees
a) Scopus /WoS Journal – 200
b) Non-Scopus Journal – 100

Participant only


Conference Fee

Publication Fees
a) Scopus /WoS Journal – 500
b) Non-Scopus Journal – 250

Participant only
550* for 3 persons and above

Accepted conference papers will be reviewed and published in any of the below Scopus/WoS Indexed Journal:

  • International journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences (IJAAS)(ISSN: 2313-626X)

The conference fee does not include the publication fee and the publication fee will be collected separately after the conference. In order to participate in the activities of CIIDT2018, at least one author of each paper must register for the conference.



Conference registration fee for normal and early bird includes:

  • 1 copy of the conference proceedings (in CD-ROM or equivalent)
  • Conference goodies (Program booklet, souvenir and name tag).
  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Morning and afternoon tea / coffee breaks
  • Buffet Lunches
  • Writing pads and pencils
  • Internet access in Conference Hall
  • Certificate

Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia (CITM)
Address: Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang, Malaysia
Telephone: +604-653 3222 / 3224 /3226
Fax: +604-653 2375
Website: www.ptpm.usm.my

 Director of PTPM



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Ahmad Jaafar Bin Wan Yahaya

Advisor :
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan Yahya


Chairman :
Dr. Chau Kien Tsong


Deputy Chairman :
Dr. Mariam Mohamad


Secretariat :
Mr. Mohd Zuki Ariffin


Deputy Secretary :
Dr. Nurullizam Jamiat


Treasurer :
Dr. Siti Nazleen Abdul Rabu


Deputy Treasurer :
Ms. Awalia Hanif Burhanuddin


Dr. Jeya Amantha David P. Kumar (Head)
Dr. Nurullizam Jamiat


Dr. Tan Yun Yi (Head)
Mr. Mohammad Faiz Isahak
Ms. Amirah Sa’Adah Binti Azman


Publication :
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mona Masood (Head)
Professor Irfan Naufal Umar
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rozinah Jamaludin
Dr. Hosam Faiq Al Samarraie


Graphic Design :
Ms. Rozita Ilamdin
Mr. Abdul Haris Harun


Documentation :
Ms. Zunairah Mokhtar


Technical :
Ms. Norazrina Mohamad


Tourism :
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rozinah Jamaludin
Dr. Jeya Amantha David P. Kumar
Ms. Norzila Ishak


Protocol :
Mr. Norazam Ariffin (Head)


Sponsorhip & contribution:
Mr. Norazam Ariffin
Mr. Abdul Haris Harun


External Committee Members:
Assistant Professor Dr. Nammon Ruangrit, Silpakorn University
Dr. Sriadhi, Universitas Negeri Medan



Strategic Partners (TBC)


CIIDT 2018 Conference will take place at Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia

GPS coordinates:

5.3559, 100.3025

Universiti Sains Malaysia (acronym: USM) is a government funded Autonomous university in Malaysia. Founded on 1 June 1969, it is among the oldest institute of higher learning in Northern Malaysia. It has three campuses, a main campus on the island of Penang, a health campus in Kelantan, and an engineering campus in Nibong Tebal.

The Main campus has the name of a German city (Minden) because the campus was built on the territory of the former British Minden Barracks, which themselves were named after the Battle of Minden.

Some of the attractions that you must also visit in Penang are:

Made in Penang Interactive Museum
Peranakan Museum
Fort Cornwallis
Penang Museum
Little India
China Town
Masjid Kapitan Keling
St. Georges Church
Sri Mariamann Temple


Are you looking for a place to stay?

Please complete this form, and return it via e-mail (norita@usm.my) by 28 October, 2018.


We are always happy to help you with any questions or recommendations.

For more information, do contact us at:

Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia
Pusat Teknologi Pengajaran dan Multimedia (PTPM)
Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang,

Telephone: +604-653 3222 / 3224 /3226
Fax: +604-653 2375

Or drop us an email at ciidt@usm.my