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PCIFI 2016 : The Fourth International Forum of Sfax on Islamic Finance : Islamic Financial Engineering: Shariah Compliance, Profitability and Development Requirements


When Apr 27, 2016 - Apr 28, 2016
Where Sfax- Tunisia
Abstract Registration Due Feb 5, 2016
Submission Deadline Feb 10, 2016
Notification Due Feb 29, 2016
Final Version Due Mar 26, 2016
Categories    islamic finance   finance   chariaa

Call For Papers


While the principles of Islamic finance seem to be definitely established, Islamic financial innovative products await creative intellectual and research efforts in order to actualize the full potential of those principles. This innovative intellectual and scientific effort is a sine qua none condition for developing original initiatives and viable alternative solutions to meet the vital economic and financial needs of society.
The growth of Islamic financial products is generally limited to conventional products re-designed to meet the requirements of Islamic contractual and commercial laws. A broader view of Shari'a compliance is still necessary to propose a new generation of Islamic financial products tending towards sustainable development where Man, ethics, profitability and economic performance would be at the center of concerns.
The aim of this much-needed innovation is expected to lead to the emergence of financial products in line with the expectations and constraints of the Muslim society which is presently going through a process of unprecedented social and political changes. Indeed, Muslims’ aspirations are high since most of them are ready to adopt financial innovations and consume products offered by Islamic banks and financial institutions.
Of course, decision makers can consider these innovations as an effective way to improve their financing schemes via the issuance of sovereign Sukuk. Corporate organizations and companies can also make use of sovereign Sukuk to promote ethically-bound investment projects. By bringing together academics, experts and professionals in the field of Islamic finance, the Sfax fourth International Forum on Islamic Finance coincides happily with a great turning point in the history of our society, thus offering a great opportunity for profound reflection on the prospects that Islamic finance can provide for national and regional sustainable development to alleviate economic poverty and social marginalization and exclusion.
The fourth edition of Sfax international forum on Islamic finance comes, timely, to fit into the logic of reflection and provide an opportunity for researchers to present their work on the subject and discuss various issues related to the theme of the Islamic financial engineering in its theoretical, methodological or empirical perspectives. It is also an opportunity for professionals in business and finance to present their views and aspirations.
This International Forum is also an opportunity for researchers, experts and professionals in this area to converge recent advances on Islamic financial industry, to study the balance issues that have remained uncovered, to allow the development of existing inter-university relationships, and foster collaboration between the different laboratories involved in research on Islamic finance.

Suggested topics:

• Financial engineering: between Islamic and traditional perspective,
• Islamic Financial innovation: between the development of the financial industry and the requirements of the Shariah,
• Islamic financial products trade in traditional markets and its effects on Islamic financial innovation,
• The importance of financial engineering in the monetary and fiscal policies in the Islamic economy,
• The importance and role of financial engineering in the development of Islamic financial industry,
• Innovation in the Islamic Financial Engineering,
• Reality and Prospects Sukuk industry in Islamic countries,
• Innovation, Risk Management in Islamic Finance,
• Waqf, Zakat and Islamic Micro Finance,
• Insurance, Takaful and risk management.

Practical arrangements

Young reserachers and a Ph.D. students wishing to participate in the forum are requested to submit their proposals for papers, written in arabic, english or french (summary of two pages in PDF form) to the following address:
Detailed information on the organization of the meeting and
how to participate are available on the site of the forum:
For further information, please contact:
The best selected communications will be published in a collective proceedings after the habitual evaluation process.

• Deadline for submission of abstract of the paper: Feb 10, 2016
• Decision of the Scientific Committee: Feb 29, 2016
• Deadline for submission of selected texts: March 26, 2016

Forum President
Borhen TRIGUI (Prof., Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management, Sfax, Tunisia)

Scientific Committee:
President : Hichem GRISSA (Prof., President of Zitouna University, Tunisia)

Members : Ezzeddine KHOUJA (Zitouna Bank, Tunisia ), Ridha SAADALLAH (Prof., President of ASTECIS, Tunisia), Mohamed EL-TAHIR EL MESSAWI (Prof., International Islamic University, Malaysia), Mohamed MAGDICH ( Expert and president of ATZ, Tunisia ), Nejmeddine GHORBEL (Expert and Researcher in Islamic Economics and Regional Development, Tunisia), Monzer KAHF (Prof., Hamad Ben Khalifa University, Qatar), Hakim BEN OTHMAN (Zitouna University), Dhafer SAIDANE (Prof., Lille University, France), Omar KETTANI (Prof., Mohamed V university, Morocco), Achraf DAOUABBA (Prof., international Expert in Islamic Economics, Egypt), Hassan HENDAOUI (Prof., International Islamic University, Malaysia), Mahmoud Sami ENNABI (Prof. Carthage University, Tunisia ), Rami ABDELKAFI (BID, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Mounir TLILI (Prof. Zitouna University), Ali Ramdhan CHTIBICH (Central Bank of Libya), Misbah Mohamed AL AKKARI (Bank of Jamhouria, Libya), Abdessalem EL BORZOGHI (Prof., Zawiya University, Libya), Abdessalam Mouloud GANA (University of Sabha, Libya), Omar Mouloud ABDELHAMID (President of Libya Scholars Association), Mohamed Habib JARRAYA ( Expert, BID, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Fatiha LAMHACHI (Prof., Ibn Rochd University, Morocco), Mohamed BOUDJELLAL (Prof., University of M’sila, Algeria), Mohamed BOUZGHUIBA(Prof., Zitouna University), Salem ELHOUTI (Prof., University of Tripoli, Libya ), Salah ESSALHI (Prof., Farhat Abbes University, Algeria), Mohamed CHTIOUI (Prof. University of Zitouna), Ilyes DARDOUR (Prof., Zitouna University), Borhen NEFFATI (Prof., Zitouna University), Jamel ELGHARBI (Littoral University, France), Lobna BEN HSAN ( Prof., University of Sfax, Tunisia), Mohamed TRIKI (Prof., University of Sfax, Tunisia), Walid KHOUFI (Prof. University of Sfax), Nejib HACHICHA ( Prof., University of Sfax, Tunisia), Anis JARBOUI (Prof. University of Sfax), Nacer BEN ZINA ( Prof., University of Sfax, Tunisia ), Lotfi Elhedi ABOU ZAID (Head of Economic Department o Zawya University, Libya), Houcin Abdelmoula BARAKET (Prof., Zawiya University, Libya), Omar BEN OMAR(Prof., Zitouna University), Mouna BOUJELBENE (Prof, University of Sfax, Tunisia), Rania GUIRAT (Prof., University of Sfax, Tunisia ), Sameh Bourgi ZOUARI (Prof. University of Sfax), Saida DAMMAK (Prof., University of Sfax, Tunisia ), Aida KAMMOUN (Prof., University of Sfax, Tunisia), Ghazi ZOUARI (Prof., University of Sfax, Tunisia), Kamel HLALI (Prof., University of Sfax, Tunisia), Raida CHAKROUN (University of Carthage), Habib KALLEL (Expert, ATZ, Tunisia), Ali EL ALOUI (Prof., Zitouna University), Oussama El KEFI (Zitouna Bank, Tunisia ), Bouraoui Issa KOBKOB (Prof. Zawiya University, Libya ), Aissa abdellah EL GHONOUDI (Prof., Zawiya University, Libya), Abdelhafidh MITA (Prof., Zawiya University, Libya), Mustapha Sassi IFTOUHA (Prof., Zawiya University, Libya).

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