SIFEC 2019

25 OCTOBER 2019

Humayon Dar
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Humayon Dar

Dr. Humayon Dar is a Cambridge economist, with a wide range of interests in development practice and financial services. With MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge and with his current role, Director General of Cambridge Institute of Islamic Finance, he possesses impeccable academic credentials and practical knowledge to influence policymaking on Islamic finance in the world, especially in the 57-member countries of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). After a decade-long academic career, Dr. Dar has spent more than 13 years in investment banking, financial advisory, advocacy and high-level networking since 2005. He has founded a number of industry-building initiatives to promote IBF in various parts of the world. Dr. Humayon Dar has also been a member of a number of Shari’a advisory boards in the UK, Malaysia and the UAE. He also serves on the International Islamic Finance Advisory Council of Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC).

Call for papers Sifec 2019

This year’s conference aims to gather Islamic banking, economics, and finance experts and students to discuss a wide range of topics. You are kindly invited to submit papers for this conference, that will provide a basis for further discussion. SIFEC 2019 offers an excellent opportunity to meet leading figures in the field of Islamic Banking from Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond.

Publication opportunities

Selected papers will be included in the Conference book, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan within 6 months of the final manuscript submission. The extent of the book will be less than 120,000 words (approximately 400 pages), including less than 50 black and white tables/graphs/charts. Papers will be organised as chapters of the book.


The European Association of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance (EUIEBIF) has published three books to date:

Paper selection

All papers will pass through a blind review process. Two anonymous reviewers will be appointed for each manuscript. Manuscripts are judged based on their content, clarity, and contribution to the field; the advancement of the practice of Islamic finance and economics. Submitted manuscripts can be processed most expeditiously if they are prepared according to the Author Guidelines.

Topics of Interest

  • Sustainable development
  • Halal industry
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Crowd funding
  • Investment funds
  • Efficiency and performance
  • Financial inclusion
  • Female empowerment


  • Risk management/mitigation in Islamic finance
  • Knowledge management in Islamic finance
  • Behavioural research in Islamic finance
  • Issues related to the implementation of Islamic models of financing
  • Islamic finance and new technologies (FinTech)
  • Islamic banking in practice - Country experiences
  • Islamic political economy - issues and contemporary trends in Islamic economics


Submissions should be original contributions and authors take full responsibility for the originality of their papers.
Selected papers will be the copyright of the conference organisers.