• 4th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering for Sustainability

    4 - 5 December 2017 | Langkawi, Malaysia

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About the conference

The 4th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering for Sustainability (IConCEES 2017) is a conference organised by the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia that will be held in Langkawi, Malaysia on the 4th and 5th of December 2017.

IConCEES 2017 will provide a platform for exchanging ideas between engineers, researchers and scientists from both the academia and the industry on the latest advances in research and innovation, as well as state-of-the-art information in the fields of civil and environmental engineering.

With the theme "Transforming Development Through Green Technology", the conference hopes to interest participants on the wide range of issues and solutions in pursuing sustainability from an engineering perspective.

IConCEES 2015 Website IConCEES 2015 Proceedings

Call For Papers

IConCEES 2017 invites authors to submit previously unpublished research papers for podium or poster presentation.

Register and Submit Paper Paper Template (Podium) Paper Template (Poster)

The scope of IConCEES 2017 shall include, but is not restricted by, the following topics:

Analytical and Design Methods
Bridge Engineering
Composite Materials and Structures
Computational Mechanics
Concrete Technology
Earthquake Engineering
Experimental Methods
Fire Resistance Design
Forensic Engineering and Case Studies
Innovations in Structural Design
Maintenance, Repairs and Rehabilitation
Masonry / Alternative Masonry Design
New Construction Materials
Nonlinear Structures
Numerical Analysis
Plates and Shells
Precast and Prestressed Concrete
Standards and Codes of Practice
Steel and Wooden Structures
Structural and Solid Mechanics
Structural Dynamics
Structural Stability
Tall Buildings
Wind Engineering

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

Alternative Construction Materials
Building Forensics
Construction Economics
Construction Engineering and Management
Construction Industry Safety
Construction Information Technology
Construction Technology and Integration
Design Guides, Codes and Standards
Hazard Management
Industrialised Building Systems (IBS)
Innovations in Construction
Mechanical and Electrical Services
Occupational Health and Safety
Plumbing Services
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
Guidelines for Building Standards and Laws
Illumination and Lighting
Impact of Climate Changes to Buildings
Landscape Architecture Engineering
Strategic Building Environmental Assessment
Thermal Environment and Comfort Responses

Asphalt Technology
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications
Geophysical Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Applications
Highway Engineering
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Pavement Engineering
Remote Sensing Applications
Road Safety Engineering
Slope Stabilisation
Sustainable Transportation
Urban Transport Planning

Paper Submission Guidelines

  1. An author wishing to present in IConCEES 2017 will 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 or .docx) for both the review process and final manuscript submission.
  4. Papers submitted for Podium Presentation must strictly follow the IOP paper template, while papers submitted for Poster Presentation must strictly follow the IJIE paper template.
  5. Accepted papers must be presented at IConCEES 2017 by one of the authors, or, if none of the authors are able to attend, by a qualified surrogate. The presenter must register for IConCEES 2017 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 program.
  6. The paper must be an original contribution. By submitting a manuscript to IConCEES 2017, 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 2017 review period to any other journal or conference.

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 within the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be selected to perform the reviews.
  3. This process will take place prior to both the podium or poster presentation at IConCEES 2017 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. Podium presented papers will be published in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 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. Poster presented papers will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Engineering (ISSN: 2229-838X) that is indexed by Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Malaysian Citation Centre (MCC).
  3. Publication of papers in the proceedings is conditioned on a positive assessment by reviewers.

Podium Presentation Guidelines

  1. Your presentation slot includes:
    • 10 minutes of oral presentation assisted by PowerPoint slides
    • 5 minutes of questions and answers hosted by the session Chairperson.
  2. 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.
  3. Your slides should be prepared using Microsoft PowerPoint. Special attention must be paid to:
    • The font size chosen (i.e. no smaller than 20 pt).
    • 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  1. Your poster must be of size A1 (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm, Portrait) and consist of material that can be mounted easily with adhesive tape or push pins.
  2. The title and content of your poster must correspond to the paper you have submitted.
  3. Plan your poster to be in logical sequence, and design it for clear viewing from a distance of beyond 1 meter, so that they can be viewed by a number of people at the same time.
  4. You must print your own poster and put it up at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the poster presentation session.
  5. Audiovisual equipment is not permitted in your poster display area.

Important Dates

Authors and presenters should keep these dates in mind.

  • 15 Apr 2017 Call for papers and registration opens
  • 01 Sep 2017 Last day to submit full paper
  • 01 Oct 2017 Notification of accepted papers
  • 01 Nov 2017 Last day to submit camera-ready paper and register
  • 30 Nov 2017 Deadline for payment of fees
  • 04, 05 Dec 2017 IConCEES 2017 takes place

Keynote Speakers

IConCEES 2017 will feature keynote speakers who have vast experience and are well-known within the academia and the industry.

Prof. Dr. Atsushi Koike

Engineering of Environmental Symbiosis
Department of Civil Engineering
Kobe University, Japan

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Tarmizi Abd Karim

Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia


IConCEES 2017 is an event not to be missed. Register and submit your paper early.

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Registration Policy

  1. All participants must register to attend IConCEES 2017 either as a presenter (podium or poster) 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 (keynote addresses and technical sessions), print materials, luncheons and refreshments. Podium presenter registration fee also includes publication fee 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 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 2017 reserves the right to cancel any event if the minimum registration is not met. In the event of an IConCEES 2017 cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded.

No-Show Policy

Papers that are accepted must be presented at IConCEES 2017, either by the authors themselves, or via proxy. In case a paper is not presented at IConCEES 2017, 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 2017 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 IConCEES 2017 start date).


Presenters and attendees of IConCEES 2017 shall pay the following fees. The standard fee includes admission for one person to the two-day conference, print materials, luncheons and refreshments.

Package A
Podium presentation - paper will be published in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (indexed by SCOPUS, CPCI-S, Compendex, etc.)

Podium Presenter (Regular)

Local: RM 1,800 per person International: USD 450 per person

Podium Presenter (Student)

Local: RM 1,250 per person International: USD 300 per person

Additional Paper (Limited to ONE)

Local: RM 800 International: USD 200

Additional Pages

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

Package B
Poster presentation - paper will be published in International Journal of Integrated Engineering (indexed by DOAJ)

Poster Presenter

Local: RM 800 per person International: USD 200 per person

Additional Paper (Limited to ONE)

Local: RM 500 International: USD 125

Package C
Attendee (non-presenter)


Local: RM 700 International: USD 175

Note: All fees are inclusive of 6% goods and services tax (GST). Payment using Credit Card will be subjected to a different fee structure. Refer to details here.

Payment Options

IConCEES 2017 requests the full payment of fees by 30 November 2017. Payment can be made using either one of the following ways:

1. Payment by Cheque

Please make cheque payable to UTHM COMMERCIAL SDN. BHD. and send to:

IConCEES 2017,
UTHM Commercial Sdn Bhd,
Blok C, UTHM (Kampus Bandar),
Jalan Cempaka 3, Taman Bunga Cempaka Biru,
86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat,
Johor, Malaysia
(c/o Salmiah Selamat)

2. Payment by Bank Transfer / Telegraphic 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
Address: Ground Floor, Pusat Khidmat Pelajar, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat
Swiftcode: BMMBMYKL
Remarks: IConCEES 2017

Please forward your remittance advise (bank-in slip) as proof of payment to the Secretariat via fax or email.

Fax : +607 453 1650 (c/o: Salmiah Selamat)
E-mail: ucsb@uthm.edu.my

3. Payment by Local Order (LO) / Guarantee Letter (GL) / Letter of Undertaking (LOU)

For those who are sponsored by local institutions or government agencies, please prepare and submit a Local Order (LO) / Guarantee Letter (GL) / Letter of Undertaking (LOU) before 30 November 2017 to:

IConCEES 2017,
UTHM Commercial Sdn Bhd,
Blok C, UTHM (Kampus Bandar),
Jalan Cempaka 3, Taman Bunga Cempaka Biru,
86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat,
Johor, Malaysia
(c/o: Salmiah Selamat)

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

4. Payment by Credit Card

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:

Podium Presenter (Regular): RM 1,920 (Local) / USD 480 (International)
Podium Presenter (Student): RM 1,335 / USD 320
Poster Presenter: RM 855 / USD 215
Attendee: RM 750 / USD 190
Additional Paper (Podium): RM 855 / USD 215
Additional Paper (Poster): RM 535 / USD 135
Additional Page (Podium): RM 215 / USD 55


IConCEES 2017 is proud to have prolific academicians and professionals from the local and international community on its international advisory and editorial boards.

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Massimo Fragiacomo
University of L'Aquila, Italy
Prof. Dr. Hidenori Hamada
Kyushu University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Leksmono Suryo Putranto
Universitas Tarumanagara, Indonesia
Prof. Ir. Dr. Lim C.W.
City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Ar. Dr. Julaihi Wahid
Ajman University, United Arab Emirates
Prof. Dr. Dana Santoso
Universitas Mercu Buana, Indonesia
Prof. Dr. Hamidi Abdul Aziz
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Hasnah Osman
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof. Ir. Dr. Junaidah Ariffin
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Aziz Abdul Samad
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Tarmizi Abd Karim
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jiri Carsky
Czech Technical University in Prague
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainah Ibrahim
Universiti Malaya
Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Sholihin As'ad
Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
Hj. Rr. Iswachyu Dhaniarti
Universitas Narotama, Indonesia
Dr. Walid Tizani
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dr. Niranjali Jayasuriya
RMIT University, Australia
Dr. Guohui Zhang
University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA
Dr. Prabowo Setiyawan
Universitas Islam Sultan Agung, Indonesia

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Ludfi Djakfar
Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
Prof. Dr. S.A. Kristiawan
Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
Prof. Dr. Mudrik Alaidrus
Universitas Mercu Buana, Indonesia
Prof. Dr. Megat Azmi Megat Johari
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof. Ir. Dr. Amir Hashim Mohd Kassim
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Prof. Ab Aziz Abdul Latiff
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bambang Trigunarsyah Suhariadi
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Assoc. Prof. Putera Agung Maha Agung
State Polytechnic of Jakarta, Indonesia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nastaein Qamaruz Zaman
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nasrul Hamidin
Universiti Malaysia Perlis
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wardah Tahir
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohammed J.K. Bashir
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Halim Abdul Ghani
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norzila Othman
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noridah Mohamad
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zawawi Daud
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adnan Zainorabidin
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Irwan Juki
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aeslina Abdul Kadir
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Haziman Wan Ibrahim
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Yusri Aman
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Munzilah Md Rohani
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainal Abidin Akasah
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lokman Hakim Ismail
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Dr. Widodo Kushartomo
Universitas Tarumanagara, Indonesia
Dr. Henny Pratiwi Adi
Universitas Islam Sultan Agung, Indonesia
Dr. H. Sri Wiwoho Mudjanarko
Universitas Narotama, Indonesia
Dr. Noorsuhada Md Nor
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Dr. Mohd Remy Rozainy Mohd Arif Zainol
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Nurazuwa Md Noor
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Dr. Farah Nora Aznieta Abd Aziz
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Dr. Shahiron Shahidan
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Organising Committee


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Adib Mohammad Razi

Deputy Chair

Dr.-Ing. Joewono Prasetijo

Committee Members

Assoc. Prof. Sr. Dr. Mustaffa Anjang Ahmad Dr. Ahmad Zurisman Mohd Ali Dr. Basil David Daniel Dr. Mohd Azlan Mohd Yusoff Dr. Mohd Shalahuddin Adnan Dr. Nor Amani Filzah Mohd Kamil Dr. Nor Haslinda Abas Dr. Nor Hayati Abd Ghafar Dr. Nur Shaylinda Mohd Zin Dr. Siti Nazahiyah Rahmat


IConCEES 2017 is proud to have the idyllic tropical island paradise of Langkawi as its host.

Langkawi is situated off the coast of Kedah, consisting of a cluster of 99 islands that offer the best of many worlds: beautiful beaches, world-class infrastructure, mangroves rich in flora and fauna, ultra-cheap duty-free shopping and fascinating legends. Langkawi has a lingering legend woven into its history. Ask anyone on the island about the tragic story of a beautiful young lady named Mahsuri, and you will hear a tale of love, jealousy and a curse that was placed upon the island by her for seven generations.

Despite what looks like a slant towards tourism, many of the islanders are actually farmers, fishermen and entrepreneurs. Experience the beautiful countryside and peaceful landscape of paddy fields by renting a car and taking a leisurely drive around the island. Some of Langkawi's most rustic and memorable views are along the road that circles the island. You will pass small villages with wooden houses framed by palm trees, and children pedalling their old bicycles on errands. Aside from experiencing the local lifestyle, there is no shortage of things to do in Langkawi. Head up the thrilling cable car to the summit of Mount Macincang - Langkawi's second highest mountain - for an unrivalled view of the entire main island and beyond.

Other popular destinations are Beras Terbakar (Field of Burnt Rice), Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells) and Pantai Pasir Hitam (Black Sand Beach). Boat tours are organised to Tasik Dayang Bunting (Lake of the Pregnant Maiden), Gua Cerita (Cave of Stories) and Gua Langsir (Curtain Cave). For a more intimate time with nature, go trekking through the pristine rainforest that covers most of Langkawi, or go on a boat tour of the mangroves. There are also opportunities to go for a dive, or play a round of golf at some of the 5-star resorts. Langkawi also has an Underwater World, with an underground tunnel that runs through a giant aquarium, that has received rave reviews.

(Source: Tourism Malaysia)

IConCEES 2017 Venue

IConCEES 2017 will be held at Bayview Hotel, Langkawi.


Jalan Pandak Mayah 1,
Pusat Bandar Kuah,
07000 Pulau Langkawi,
Kedah, Malaysia.
+604 906 1818 / +604 966 1818
+604 966 3888
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For further enquiries, kindly contact

Dr Siti Nazahiyah Rahmat
Conference Secretary
+607 456 4494 (phone)
+607 453 6588 (fax)
nazahiya@uthm.edu.my (e-mail)

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