Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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In bridging the gap between academia and industry, UTM School of Graduate Studies (SPS) and Post Graduate Student Society( PGSS) invite  academics, practitioners and students  to share ideas and present findings from industry-driven research  that contribute impactful  solutions  to the  industrial challenges and enhance the industrial performance. iPDOCs’21 aims to highlight the impacts of industry-driven research and professional doctorate in developing professional practices, outcomes and achievements in industrial workplaces.

We invite presenters and participants including researchers, educators, students and practitioners to discuss their research activities, case studies, best practices and related contributions on the main theme of iPDOCs’21.

This time around, this conference is going to be held online, via CISCO Webex.


The conference will provide an avenue to highlight recent developments and to identify emerging and future areas of growth in these exciting fields. All extended abstracts (after peer review process) will be published in the conference proceeding. Selected papers will be published in indexed journals (EXTRA FEES REQUIRED). Submissions are solicited on a wide variety of topics related to Engineering, Social Science and Science and Technology, but not limited to:


  • Engineering Mechanics and Control System
  • Material Sciences and Engineering
  • Energy and Thermofluid Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
  • Aerospace and Avionics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Occupational Safety and Health


Social Sciences:

  • Sociological Concepts and Practices
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • Entrepreneurship and Leadership
  • Social Sciences and Modern Trends
  • Economic and Social Development
  • Arts and Design
  • Environment Management
  • Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Education and Language
  • Psychology and Counseling
  • Law and Social Justice
  • Education and Learning Technologies


Science and Technology

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Software Engineering
  • e-Business, e-government and e-healthcare
  • Internet of Things
  • Information System
  • Cloud Computing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Data Mining and Analysis


All presentations will be evaluated by a panel of judges. Awards will be given to the top three best papers in each of the three tracks (Engineering, Science & Technology and Social Sciences). Selected papers will be published in selected indexed journals. Only the papers presented in the conference will  be considered for the selected indexed publication. List of journals will be updated soon.

Conference Fees

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Non UTM participants



International participants



Important dates:

 Call for extended abstract: 1 April 2021

 Extended abstract submission: 30 June 2021

 Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 July 2021

 Full paper submission: 15 August 2021

 Registration and fee payment deadline: 30 August 2021

 Camera ready extended abstract submission: 13 September 2021

 Conference date: 25 September 2021