• IConCEES 2019

    5th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering for Sustainability

    19 - 20 December 2019 • Johor, Malaysia

  • 'Selamat Datang' to all delegates

    IConCEES 2019 welcomes you to Johor, Malaysia

  • Call For Papers Is Now Closed

    See you at IConCEES 2019 in December!

  • Get Your Paper Published

    All accepted papers presented at IConCEES 2019 will be published in a SCOPUS-indexed publication

  • Students Pay Less

    Discounted fees for graduate students

  • Earn CPD Hours

    Professional engineers and technologists can earn CPD Hours when they attend IConCEES 2019


About The Conference

See you in

The much anticipated 5th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering for Sustainability (IConCEES 2019) will be held at Le Grandeur Palm Resort in Senai, Johor on the 19th and 20th of December 2019. Organised by the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, the conference will serve as a meeting point of engineers, researchers and scientists from both the academia and the industry for disseminating knowledge, exchanging ideas and sharing experiences on the latest breakthroughs in research and innovation, as well as up to the minute developments in civil and environmental engineering. IConCEES 2019 aspires to engage the minds of participants with its broad perspective on current issues and revolutionary solutions in the pursuit of sustainable engineering.

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Today's Sustainable Engineering For A Better Tomorrow

Main Organiser

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia


Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Malaysia

Silver Sponsor

Teras Maju AZ Enterprise

Previous Conference Proceedings Selected Papers

Call For Papers

Call for papers is now closed . Thank you to all those who have submitted a paper

IConCEES 2019 invites authors to submit previously unpublished research papers for presentation. The scope of the conference shall include, but is not restricted by, the following topics:


Bridge Engineering
Composite Materials and Structures
Computational Mechanics
Concrete Technology
Earthquake Engineering
Forensic Engineering
Innovations in Structural Design
Maintenance, Repairs and Rehabilitation
Masonry or Alternative Masonry Design
New Construction Materials
Nonlinear Structures
Precast and Prestressed Concrete
Steel and Wooden Structures
Structural and Solid Mechanics
Structural Dynamics
Structural Stability
Wind Engineering


Alternative Construction Materials
Building Forensics
Building Information Modelling
Construction Engineering and Management
Construction Industry Safety
Construction Information Technology
Design Guides, Codes and Standards
Hazard Management
Industrialised Building Systems
Innovations in Construction
Mechanical and Electrical Services
Occupational Health and Safety
Real Estate Management and Services
Renewable Energy
Risk Management
Specialised Inspection on Building Construction


Building Acoustics
Building Maintenance, Automation and Management
Building Ventilation
Energy Efficient Buildings
Fire Safety Systems
Green Buildings and Bioclimatic Design
Illumination and Lighting
Impact of Climate Changes to Buildings
Landscape Architecture Engineering
Strategic Building Environmental Assessment
Thermal Environment and Comfort Responses


Air Pollution Mitigation, Monitoring and Control
Carbon Credits
Cleaner Technologies: Control, Treatment and Remediation
Coastal and Harbour Engineering
E-Waste Management
Flood and Precipitation Extremes
Flood Modelling and Forecasting
Ground Water Modelling
Irrigation and Drainage
Life Cycle Assessment
Modeling and Simulation
Pipe System Management and Non-Revenue Water
Risk and Safety Impact Assessment
Stochastic Hydrology
Storm Water Source Control and Best Management Practices
Sustainable and Green Energy
Urban Hydrologic and Hydraulic Processes
Urban Technological Issues
Wastewater, Solid and Hazardous Waste
Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology
Water Quality
Water Resource Management
Water Supply


Applied Geomatics
Asphalt Technology
Engineering Geology and Geophysics
Foundation Engineering
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications
Geospatial Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Applications
Highway Engineering
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Pavement Design and Analysis
Problematic and Soft Soils
Railway Engineering
Remote Sensing Applications
Road Construction Technologies
Road Safety Engineering
Slope Stabilisation
Smart Driving
Sustainable Transportation
Traffic Management and Control
Urban Transport Planning

Paper Submission Guidelines

  1. An author wishing to present in the conference shall create a document consisting of a complete description of his/her ideas and applicable research results in six (6) to eight (8) pages only, including all text, figures and references.
  2. A maximum of two (2) papers may be submitted by the same first author. If the same first author submits two (2) papers, a supplementary publication fee is due for the additional paper.
  3. Papers should be formatted according to the Guidelines described here. All papers must be written in English and submitted in MS Word (.doc) for both the review process and final manuscript submission.
  4. Paper Template (MS Word)
  5. Papers submitted will be reviewed by experts selected by the Publication Committee for their demonstrated knowledge of particular topics. Authors will be notified of the review results by email.
  6. Papers must be submitted by the deadline date. There will be no exceptions.
  7. Accepted papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors, or, if none of the authors are able to attend, by a qualified representative. The presenter must register for the conference at one of the rates offered, and must register before the deadline given for author registration. Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of your paper from the conference proceedings and programme.
  8. The paper must be an original contribution. By submitting a manuscript to IConCEES 2019, the author guarantees that it has not been previously published (or accepted for publication) in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper that contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either has been or will be submitted during the IConCEES 2019 review period to any other journal or conference.
  9. If there are papers that may appear to violate any of these conditions, then it is the authors' responsibility to cite these papers, argue in the body of your paper why your IConCEES 2019 paper is non-trivially different from these concurrent submissions, and include anonymised versions of those papers as supplemental material.

Paper Review Process

  1. Papers submitted will be pre-screened for conformity with submission guidelines and for overall appropriateness. Papers that pass the initial screening process will then be double-blind reviewed.
  2. The double-blind peer review process is employed to ensure that both authors and reviewers remain anonymous during the review process. Expert specialists in Civil and Environmental Engineering will be selected to perform the reviews.
  3. This process will take place prior to both the podium presentation at the conference and the publication of the proceedings. Authors will receive feedback in the form of a peer review report. The paper peer review process and the outcomes presented in the review reports will be monitored and verified by the Publication Committee.

Paper Publication

  1. All accepted papers presented at IConCEES 2019 will be published in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (ISSN: 1755-1315) that is indexed by SCOPUS, CPCI-S (Thomson Reuters, Web Of Science), Compendex, Inspec, INIS, Chemical Abstracts, NASA Astrophysics Data System and Polymer Library.
  2. Publication of papers in the proceedings is conditioned on a positive assessment by reviewers.
  3. Failure to present at IConCEES 2019 will result in the automatic withdrawal of your paper from the conference proceedings. Read our no-show policy.

Important Dates

Authors and presenters should keep these dates in mind.

  • 15 May 2019 Call for papers and registration opens
  • 14 October 2019 Last day to submit full paper
  • 28 October 2019 Notification of accepted papers
  • 22 November 2019 Last day to pay fees and registration closes
  • 10 December 2019 Last day to submit camera-ready paper
  • 19, 20 December 2019 IConCEES 2019 takes place

Conference Programme

IConCEES 2019 is a two-day conference that will take place on Thursday, 19 December 2019 and Friday, 20 December 2019. The conference will feature keynote addresses by distinguished guest speakers and parallel technical sessions involving podium presentations by participants.

Tentative Programme

Day One (19 December 2019)

Time Event
8:00 am Registration
8:45 am Opening Ceremony
9:20 am Keynote Address 1
by Keynote Speaker 1
9:55 am Keynote Address 2
by Keynote Speaker 2
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:00 am Parallel Technical Sessions 1
1:00 pm Luncheon
2:00 pm Parallel Technical Sessions 2
4:00 pm Tea Break
4:15 pm Parallel Technical Sessions 3
6:00 pm End of Day One

Day Two (20 December 2019)

Time Event
8:00 am Registration
9:00 am Parallel Technical Sessions 4
10:30 am Coffee Break
10:45 am Parallel Technical Sessions 5
1:00 pm Luncheon
3:00 pm Parallel Technical Sessions 6
4:00 pm Tea Break
4:15 pm Parallel Technical Sessions 7
6:00 pm End of Day Two

Presentation Schedules

Congratulations to authors whose papers have been accepted for podium presentation at IConCEES 2019. The tentative presentation schedules are shown below (still in progress, may be subject to change). Please refer to the printed schedules at the conference venue for any updates.

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Presentation Guidelines

Podium presenters are encouraged to follow guidelines below, which have been designed to assist you in preparing an effective presentation for IConCEES 2019.

1. Duration of Presentation

Your presentation slot includes:

  • 10 minutes of oral presentation assisted by PowerPoint slides.
  • 5 minutes of questions and answers hosted by the session Chairperson.

Note: The session Chairperson will be asked to strictly enforce the time limit on your presentation. It is recommended that you time your presentation to be one or two minutes shorter than the allocated time, to allow for the change-over time and introduction. For this, you may prepare roughly 10 slides, excluding the title and acknowledgement slides.

2. Preparation of Slides

Your slides should be prepared using Microsoft PowerPoint. Special attention must be paid to:

  • The font size chosen (i.e. no smaller than 20 point).
  • The choice of colour scheme for the background and text.
  • Avoiding text-heavy slides,
  • Avoiding injudicious use of object builds (animations) and slide transitions.
  • Keeping your presentation as simple as possible to avoid hardware and software conflicts. Audio and video files cause the most problems, so avoid using them.

3. Uploading PowerPoint File

All presentations must run on Windows operating system. Your PowerPoint file must be uploaded to the notebook or desktop computer provided at the session room at least 30 minutes before the start of the session. Name your PowerPoint file with your name. You may use a USB media device such as a memory stick or external drive to upload your file. Presenters are not allowed to use their own laptops, so as to avoid possible technical glitches.

4. Reporting to the Chairperson

You should report to the session Chairperson at least 15 minutes before the start of the session. Introduce yourself and provide him/her with a brief biography of yourself (3 to 4 lines), which will be used for your introduction.


Tentative Presentation Schedules Are Out

Delegates can now view the IConCEES 2019 presentation schedules and guidelines for presentation here. These schedules are tentative and may be subject to change. Refer to the printed schedules at the conference venue in case of any changes. Authors please take note that all accepted papers must be presented by the author or a representative at the conference in order for the paper to be published.

Submit Camera-Ready Paper by 10 December 2019

We would like to remind authors to submit their camera-ready paper by 10 December 2019 here. Thank you for your cooperation. We can't wait to see you at IConCEES 2019.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended To 14 October 2019

Due to overwhelming demand, we have decided to extend the full paper submission deadline to 14 October 2019. Kindly register and submit your paper here before this new deadline. This is the final extension.

Earn MBOT-Approved 12 CPD Hours

Attend IConCEES 2019 and you will be eligible to earn 12 continuing professional development (CPD) hours approved by Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT). Register now as a presenter or an attendee.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended To 7 October 2019

We are pleased to announce that the full paper submission deadline has been extended to 7 October 2019. Kindly register and submit your paper here before this new deadline.

Earn BEM-Approved 12 CPD Hours

Attend IConCEES 2019 and you will be eligible to earn 12 continuing professional development (CPD) hours approved by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). Register now as a presenter or an attendee.

Submit Your Paper By 30 September 2019

IConCEES 2019 is accepting previously unpublished full papers for podium presentation at the conference. All accepted papers presented at IConCEES 2019 will be published in a Scopus-indexed publication. Authors must strictly follow the paper submission guidelines and format, which can be downloaded here. Kindly register and submit your paper here by 30 September 2019.

Update: IConCEES 2019 To Be Held In Johor, Malaysia

We are happy to announce that the 5th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering for Sustainability (IConCEES 2019) will be held at Le Grandeur Palm Resort in Senai, Johor on the 19th and 20th of December 2019.

Keynote Speakers

IConCEES 2019 is honoured to have distinguished speakers who will deliver keynote addresses at the conference.

Datuk Ir. Haji Abdullah Isnin

Director General
Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Malaysia
"Water Management Curricular Using Ecohydrology And IWRM For Malaysia"

Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Aziz Abdul Samad

Professor in Structural & Material Engineering
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
"Development Of Green Concrete From Agricultural And Construction Waste To Masonry Block Systems"


IConCEES 2019 is an event not to be missed. Join us as a presenter or an attendee.

Deadline for submission of camera-ready paper is on 10 December 2019
Register and Submit Paper

Registration Policy

  1. All participants must register to attend the conference either as a presenter or an attendee.
  2. One registration serves ONE (1) participant only.
  3. The registration fee includes admission for ONE (1) person to the two-day conference, ONE (1) conference kit, luncheons and refreshments. Presenter registration fee also includes publication of ONE (1) paper in the conference proceedings that will be indexed by SCOPUS, among others. Additional papers and/or pages will incur an extra charge to the registration fee.
  4. The participant is eligible for a discounted Student's Rate if he/she is a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate student. The student must provide proof (i.e. letter from the institute of higher education) for verification.
  5. International students based in Malaysia are also eligible for a discounted International Student's Rate if he/she is a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate student in Malaysia. The student must provide proof (i.e. letter from the institute of higher education or student's visa) for verification.
  6. Registrations may not be transferred to anyone.
  7. Once the registration fees have been paid there will be no refunds.

Cancellation Policy

Confirmed registrants who do not participate or who cancel will forfeit their registration fees. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. IConCEES 2019 reserves the right to cancel any event if the minimum registration is not met. In the event of an IConCEES 2019 cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded.

No-Show Policy

Papers that are accepted must be presented at the conference, either by the authors themselves, or via proxy. In case a paper is not presented at the conference, it shall be deemed a "no-show". No-shows will be removed from post-conference distribution and will not be available on open-access publications.

Exceptions to this policy will be made in rare and unusual situations by the Organising Committee only if there is evidence that the no-show occurred because of unanticipated events beyond the control of the authors, and that every option available to the authors to present the paper was exhausted.

Authors of no-show papers wishing to appeal the no-show status of their paper must appeal by email to the Organising Committee no later than 14 days after the start of IConCEES 2019 and must provide evidence to convincingly demonstrate that their absence was as a result of forces beyond their will and control, or that an erroneous decision was made.

Decisions on appeals will be made by the Organising Committee based on the supporting evidence provided. Failure to meet the appeals deadline will automatically result in rejection of the appeal. Possible evidence for exceptions include medical documents, death notices, airline ticket receipts, visa-rejection letters, and other official documents supporting the appeal such as visa-application receipts (proof that the application was submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the conference start date).


The IConCEES 2019 registration fee includes admission for one (1) person, one (1) conference kit, luncheons and refreshments during the two-day event.

Payment of fees must be made by 22 November 2019

Regular Presenter

Local: RM 1,480 per person International: USD 400 per person

Student Presenter

Local: RM 1,180 per person International: USD 300 per person


Local: RM 650 per person International: USD 180 per person

Group of Attendees (min. 3 persons)

Local: RM 550 per person International: USD 165 per person

Additional Paper (limited to ONE only)

Local: RM 600 International: USD 200

Additional Page

Local: RM 200 per page International: USD 50 per page

Note: All fees are inclusive of sales and service tax (SST).

Payment Options

IConCEES 2019 requests the full payment of fees before registrations can be processed and confirmed. Payment can be made in either one of the following ways:

1. Payment by Cheque

Please make cheque payable to UTHM COMMERCIAL SDN. BHD. and send to the following address by 20 November 2019:

IConCEES 2019,
UTHM Commercial Sdn. Bhd.,
No.5, Jalan Universiti 2,
Taman Universiti,
86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat,
Johor, Malaysia
(c/o Salmiah Selamat)

2. Payment by Bank Transfer

You may choose to make a bank transfer or telegraphic transfer (TT) using the following details:

Beneficiary: UTHM Commercial Sdn. Bhd.
Account Number: 0107 0000110 71 8
Bank: Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
Swiftcode: BMMBMYKL
Remarks: IConCEES 2019

Please forward your remittance advise (bank-in slip) as proof of payment via fax or email by 20 November 2019.

Fax : +607 458 5196 (c/o: Salmiah Selamat)
E-mail: salmiah@uthmholdings.com

3. Payment by Local Order (LO) / Purchase Order (PO) / Letter of Undertaking (LOU)

For those who are sponsored by local institutions or government agencies, please prepare a Local Order (LO) / Purchase Order (PO) / Letter of Undertaking (LOU) and send to the following address by 20 November 2019:

IConCEES 2019,
UTHM Commercial Sdn. Bhd.,
No.5, Jalan Universiti 2,
Taman Universiti,
86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat,
Johor, Malaysia
(c/o Salmiah Selamat)

We will prepare a tax invoice upon receipt of your LO/PO/LOU, and issue it to you on the day of registration.

4. Payment by Credit Card (PayPal)

We will use PayPal for credit card payment. An invoice will be sent to your active e-mail on how to make the payment using credit card. You will need to follow the instructions online. Additional bank service charges must be borne by the participant. Fees paid using Credit Card will be subjected to the following rates:

Regular Presenter: RM 1,540 / USD 420
Student Presenter: RM 1,260 / USD 320
Attendee: RM 680 / USD 190
Additional Paper: RM 630 / USD 210 per paper


IConCEES 2019 has appointed some of the most prolific academicians and professionals from the local and international community to serve on its advisory and editorial boards

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Massimo Fragiacomo
University of L'Aquila, Italy
Prof. Ir. Dr. Lim C.W.
City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Dr. Hamidi Abdul Aziz
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof. Dr. S.A. Kristiawan
Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Noridah Mohamad
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bambang Trigunarsyah Suhariadi
RMIT University, Australia
Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Farah Nora Aznieta Abd Aziz
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Remy Rozainy Mohd Arif Zainol
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohammed J.K. Bashir
Universiti Tun Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Mohd Irwan Juki
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nasrul Hamidin
Universiti Malaysia Perlis
Ir. Dr. Dadang Supriyatno
Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Dr. H. Sri Wiwoho Mudjanarko
Universitas Narotama, Indonesia
Dr. Widodo Kushartomo
Universitas Tarumanaga, Indonesia
Dr. Huynh Trong-Phuoc
Can Tho University, Vietnam
Dr. Noorsuhada Md Nor
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Dr. Nurazuwa Md Noor
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Organising Committee


Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Abd Halid Abdullah


Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Norzila Othman


Dr. Ahmad Zurisman Mohd Ali

Deputy Chairpersons

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Rafidah Hamdan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Yasmin Zainun


Dr. Sushilawati Ismail
Dr. Sharifah Salwa Mohd Zuki


Salmiah Selamat

Publication & Indexing

Ts. Dr. Norashidah Abd Rahman
Ir. Dr. Zainorizuan Mohd Jaini
Dr. Nursitihazlin Ahmad Termida
Dr. Mohd Hairul Khamidun
Dr. Junaidah Jailani
Dr. Siti Nazahiyah Rahmat
Dr. Norfaniza Mokhtar
Dr. Nurul Hidayah Mohd Kamaruddin
Muhamad Hanafi Rahmat


Dr. Nor Hayati Abdul Ghafar
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norwati Jamaludin
Dr. Ahmed Mokhtar Albshir Budiea
Dr. Nasradeen Ali Khalifa Milad
Jalilah Md Mohtar


Dr. Noorwirdawati Ali


Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Abdul Halim Abdul Ghani
Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Radin Maya Saphira Radin Mohamed
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Munzilah Md. Rohani
Assoc. Prof. Sr. Dr. Mohd Effendi Daud


Noor Aliza Ahmad
Ts. Rosnawati Buhari

Ceremonial & Protocols

Azlan Wanti


Ir. Dr. Shahrul Niza Mokhatar
Ts. Ahmad Fahmy Kamarudin
Afandi Abu Bakar
Amran Abd Rahman
Mohd Azwan Busu
Mohd Bahtiar Mohd Basri


We are proud to announce that Le Grandeur Palm Resort in Senai, Johor will host IConCEES 2019.

Le Grandeur in Palm Resort is your typical integrated leisure experience – with a 54-hole golf course on one side and a 330 deluxe-resort hotel on the other; while bridged by a dedicated centre for sports, leisure and recreation. All encompassed in 800 acres of lush, rolling hill-scape, Le Grandeur is within 5-minutes’ drive from the Senai International Airport and 35-minutes' drive to Johor Bahru city.

IConCEES 2019 Venue

The conference will be held at Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor.

Jalan Persiaran Golf, Off Jalan Jumbo, 81250 Senai, Johor, Malaysia
GPS Coordinates
N 1.651366, E 103.656592
+607 599 6000
+607 599 6301

Places To Visit

Theme Parks

Parks & Nature

Get In Touch With Us

Contact our conference secretariat if you have any inquiries:

Dr. Sushilawati Ismail

E-mail: sushila@uthm.edu.my