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IEEE Conference Record No: #45549



Eighth International Conference on

Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation

Kuantan, Malaysia, 18 - 19 September 2018

Venue to be confirmed, Kuantan, Malaysia

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CIMSim2015 Proceedings in IEEE Digital Library)

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Conference Chairs

Dr Ibrahim Shapiai, UTM

Assoc. Prof Dr Zuwairie Ibrahim, UMP


Programme Chairs

Azian Azamimi, UniMaP

Zulkarnay Zakaria, UniMaP



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Advisory and Honorary Chairs


Prof Mahamod Ismail UKM

Prof Rrosni Abdullah, USM

Prof Paulus Rihardjo, UNPAR

Prof Rosalam Sarbatly, UMS


General Chair

David Al-Dabass


General Co-Chair

Ajith Abraham




Liaison Chair:

Alessandra Orsoni

The conference has been cancelled due to insufficient paper submissions and registration. Papers already submitted/accepted/registered will be published in IJSSS, see table below,- If your paper is absent it means we have not received the publication fee and your paper will not be published.


If you wish to publish your paper and intend to pay soon by credit card on EDAS (or ask for invoice with bank transfer details), kindly email the general chair immediately on





First author

Registered uthor



MCHS Design Using Fluid Distribution Analysis in Parallel Microchannels

Yusnira Husaini

Yusnira Husaini



Assessment of the Effect of Anti-Capsizing Airbag on Ship Stability

Li Wenhua

Li Wenhua



Modelling of Indoor Light Energy Harvesting for IoT

Micheal Drieberg

Micheal Drieberg



Evaluation of Design Efficiency Using Boothroyd Dewhurst Method for PCB Drilling Machine Products

Aqmal Idham Abdul Shukor

Asrul Adam



Distance Evaluated Simulated Kalman Filter Algorithm for Peak Classification of EEG Signals

Zuwairie Ibrahim

Zuwairie Ibrahim



An Improved Numerical Model of the High Energy Gas Fracturing (HEGF) Process

Lan Mai-Cao

Lan Mai-Cao



Online Game Server Framework for Creating Platformer Game

Kholid Fathoni

Rizky Yuniar Hakkun


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New/Extended DEADLINE: 15 August 2018 (EDAS stays open for few days after this date for late papers)


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Conference Venue is, TBC: Kuantan, Malaysia.

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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Computational Intelligence

- Neural Networks

- Fuzzy Systems

- Evolutionary Computation

- Autonomous Mental Development

- Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning

- Bioinformatics and Bioengineering

- Computational Finance and Economics

- Data Mining

- Games, Virtual Reality and Visualization

- Emergent Technologies

- Intelligent Systems Applications

- Intelligent Systems

- Hybrid Intelligent Systems

- Soft Computing and Hybrid Soft Computing

- Systems Intelligence

- Intelligence Systems

- Control of Intelligent Systems

- Control Intelligence

- e-Science and e-Systems

- Robotics, Cybernetics, Engineering, Manufacturing and Control

- Methodologies, Tools and Operations Research

- Bio-informatics and Bio-Medical Simulation

- Discrete Event and Real Time Systems

- Image, Speech and Signal Processing

- Industry, Business and Management

- Human Factors and Social Issues

- Energy, Power Generation and Distribution

- Transport, Logistics, Harbour, Shipping and Marine Simulation

- Supply Chain Management

- Parallel and Distributed Architectures and Systems

- Internet Modelling, Semantic Web and Ontologies

- Mobile/Ad hoc wireless networks, mobicast, sensor placement, target tracking

- Performance Engineering of Computer & Communication Systems

- Circuits, Sensors and Devices

Papers are invited on any aspect of computational intelligence, modelling and simulation to be presented at CIMSim2018. Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and later submitted to IEEE Xplore (R) digital library.  Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version (up to 20 pages, one extra page minimum on the conference paper and different title) for publication in the International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science & Technology, IJSSST ( The event provides authors with an outstanding opportunity for networking and presenting their work at a top quality international conference.


Applications: aerospace; remote sensing; wireless communication, intelligence and simulation, electronic circuits and systems; communication and networks; management; games, war/conflict/rebellion modelling, cognitive functions, semantics modelling/ dynamics; manufacturing; robotics; measurement; monitoring; safety critica1 systems; military.

Exhibitors: manufacturers of software and hardware, publishers, etc., are invited to apply to exhibit their products.



Submission Guidelines

You are invited to submit:
- full paper of 6 pages for oral presentation, see template,

- proposal to organize a technical session and/or workshop.

Submissions must be original, unpublished work containing new and interesting results that demonstrate current research in all areas of computational intelligence, focusing on modelling, simulation and applications in science, technology, business and commerce. Proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Service (CPS). The conference is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Malaysia Section and organised by UK Simulation Society/Asia Modelling and Simulation Section. Patrons, Promoters and supporters of the conference include: University of Malaysia in Pahang, University of Technology Malaysia, University of Malaysia in Sabah, University of Malaysia, Nottingham Trent University, EUROSIM and European Council for Modelling & Simulation.


Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All papers are to be submitted electronically,- see full instructions under Paper Submission below, in PDF or Word format. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least three independent referees of the international program committee.


Paper Submission: CIMSim2018 is using EDAS for submission and registration, authors need to:

- create an account with EDAS: website

- open the list of conferences managed by EDAS & find CIMSim2018

- click on Submit button on the right to enter your paper title & abstract

- upload file.


Authors of the best papers will be invited to revise and extend their work for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science and Technology.

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Attendance and presentation  

1. Non-attendance does not affect publication in the CD, it only affects submission to IEEE Xplore (R) digital library (approval may take up to 12 months after the conference).

2. Authors who find it impossible to attend but still wish their paper to be submitted to IEEE Xplore (R) digital library must upload their Presentation file to EDAS for review by the committee to approve submission.

3. Authors who confirm their intention to attend and present but do not show up will not have the proceedings CD sent to them nor will their paper be submitted to IEEE Xplore® digital library.

4. The presentation program must be accurate to avoid time waste.


I-Xplore: a paper will not be submitted to IEEE Xplore (R) digital library if it suffers from one or more of the following problems:

1. Below average English,

2. Excessive number of citations to the authors own work in References,

3. Little interaction with EE and Computing,

4. Not within the conference scope or has not followed Template,

5. Author did not offer Valid reasons for not attending or not submitted the presentation file (for committee review) or both.




IPC and internaitonal reveiwers

Agostino Bruzzon

Alan Crispin

Alessandra Orsoni

Andras Javor

Andrejs Romanovs

Andrzej Dzielinski

Antonio Guasch

Arijit Bhattacharya

Arpad Kelemen

Athanasios Pantelous

Atulya Nagar

Azian Azamimi

Borut Zupancic

Carlos Martin Vide

Charles Patchett

Crina Grosan

D K Pra

Daniela Zaharie

Danilo Pelusi

David  Al-Dabass

Dong-hwa Kim

Eduard Babulak

Edward Williams

Emelio Jimenez Macias

Emilio Corchado

Er Meng Joo

Esko Juuso

Fabian Bottinger

Farshad Moradi

Fazal Rehman

Felix Breitenecker

Fengge Gao

Ferda Nur Alpaslan

Ford Lumban Gaol

Franco Maceri

Gaby Neumann

Gaius Mulley

Galina Merkuryeva

Gerrit Janssens

Helen Karatza

Henri Pierreval

Hisao Ishibuchi

Hongbo Liu

Huseyin K. Cakmak

Igor Skrjanc

Irfan Syamsuddin

Issakki Kosonen

Jadranka Bozikov

Janos Janosy

Jasmy Yunus

Jeng-Shyang Pan

K.G. Subramanian

Kai Juslin

Kambiz Badie

Kazunori Sato

Kenneth Nwizege

Khalid Al-Begain

Kunio Igusa

Leon Bobrowski

Leonid Novitski

Mahamod Ismail

Mahdi Mahfouf

Marco Remondino

Mario Koeppen

Marius Radulescu

Marzuki Khalid

Miguel Angel Piera

Mikulas Alexik

Min-Shiang Hwang

Miroslav Snorek

Mo Song

Mohammad Essaaidi

Mojca Indihar Stemberger



Olaf Ruhle

Osamu Ono

Otavio Noura Teixeira

P. Pichappan

Pandian Vasant

Paramasivan Saratchandran

Peter Schwartz

Piers Campbell

R K Subramanian

Rashid Mehmood

Richard Cant

Richard Zobel

Rohit Sharma

Roland Wertz

Rolly Intan

Rosni Abdullah

Rubiyah Yusof

Russell Cheng

Sadiq Hussain

Saleh Al-Jufout

Sanjay Chaudhary

Shamin Ahmad

Shamsudin Amin

Siegfried Wassertheurer

Sung-Bae Cho

Theodoros Kostis

Vassilis Tsoulkas

Vesna Bosilj-Vuksic

Vincent Lee

Vlatko Ceric

Wolfgang Wiechert

Xiangrong Liu

Xiaohong Gao

Xiao-Zhi Gao

Yuehui Chen

Yuri Merkuryev

Zhang Yi

Zhou Mingtao

Zulkarnay Zakaria

Zuwairie Ibrahim

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If you have problems meeting this deadline email immediately.


Best wishes and look forward to meeting you at the conference.

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Low priced hotels in Kuantan (from around $25 per night)


- Grand City Hotel Kuantan, Kuantan City B92, Ground Floor, Sri Pahang Business Centre, Jalan Beserah, Kuantan 25300 Free Wi-Fi.

- Classic Hotel Kuantan, Kuantan City No.7, Bangunan LKNP (Hotel Pahang), Jalan Besar, Kuantan Free Wi-Fi, near to Mahkota Square, Kuantan Parade, Kuantan Medical Centre Sdn Bhd.

- The Citilite Hotel Kuantan City A-87, Jalan Teluk Sisek, Kuantan 25000, Free Wi-Fi. near to Gereja Aphipany Anglican, Berjaya Magamall, Kuantan Medical Centre Sdn.

- TC Beach Hotel Teluk Cempedak 5-19, Jalan Sim Lin,Telok Cempedak, Kuantan 25050 Free Wi-Fi, near to Kuantan Specialist Hospital, Gereja Aphipany Anglican, Berjaya Magamal.

- Exclusive LA Hotel Kuantan City B92-B98, Jalan Dato' Lim Hoe Lek, Kuantan 25200 Free Wi-Fi, near to Stadium Darul Makmur, Pusat Rawatan Keluarga Muip Sdn Bhd, Kompleks Belia dan Sukan Pahang.

- UB Inn Budget Hotel Kuantan City No. 11, Tingkat 1, Jalan Bukit Ubi, Kuantan 25200 Free Wi-Fi, near to Kuantan Parade, Mahkota Square, Kompleks Belia dan Sukan Pahang.

- Crystal City Hotel Kuantan City A-231, 1st Floor, Kuantan 25300 Free Wi-Fi, near to Kuantan Specialist Hospital, Masjid Saidina Ali, GSC East Coast Mall.


Keynote Speaker-1

Assessing the Impact of the Combined Technologies of AI and Blockchain on Networking, Distributed Processing and IOT Platforms


Prof. Dr. Dong Hwa Kim

TDTU, President of HuCARE;


As an emerging technology, blockchain is growing into distributed system, fin-tech, security, smart contracts, and networking. Officially, some governments are hesitating to adopt formal currency but Switzerland, Japan, and other countries are permitting the official exchange of money in limited areas.

Moreover, many universities are permitting students to pay tuition fee as blockchain and the Swiss city of Zug has conducted a blockchain-powered trial municipal vote between June 25 and July 1, 2018, where it forms the biggest technology area with many global companies having established blockchain centres there. It is clear that blochchain’s technology is becoming seriously useful in security, distributed work, etc.

On the other hand, almost all global companies and research centres are assessing projects that combine AI with existing microelectronics technologies, leading to a growth surge in research examining the 2nd Internet in terms fast combined development in AI and blochchain.

This presentation will explore how blochchain technology can be useful in innovative applications and how the results will influence social factors, platform architectures, distributed system (decentralized) when AI is combined with blockchain.

The presentation is hoped to provide motivation for young researchers and students to explore novel research directions or advance their extending knowledge.




Name: Dong Hwa Kim(金東和), Ph.D

Current work: Director of KEC, Professor TDT University,

President: Society of HuCARE, Korea


Cell phone: 82-10-4899-1170.



Ph.D-1: Dept. of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering (K. Hirota Lab.), TIT (Tokyo Institute of Technology, K. Hirota Lab.), Tokyo, Japan.

Ph.D-2: Dept. of Electronics Eng., Ajou University, Korea (Multivariable State Feedback Control of Turbo Generator).

MA: Dept. of Electrical Eng., Graduate School of InHa University (Electrical Material, Plasma based Vacuum Thin Film).

Hallym University: Advanced Program for International Cooperation, Hallym Institute of Advanced International Studies.


Work Experience

Professor, Director of Korean Experts Center Of TDT University, Vietnam.

Dean, Graduate School of Huree University, Mongolia, 2015.

Prof., Dept. of Control Eng., Hanbat National University, March 2, 1993-Feb. 2015.

Honorary Prof. Hanbat National University (Feb 28, 2015- ).

Associate Fellow Researcher, University Malaysia Sabah (Aug. 6, 2014 - Aug. 5, 2016).

Visiting Professor, Mechanical, Optics & Engineering Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economic, March 20 - Feb 2013.

EU-FP7 (EU- Framework Program) NCP (ICT) in Korea, April 29, 2011-2015.

Director, KNRF (Korea National Research Foundation), 2006-2008.

Visiting Prof., University of Alberta, Canada, March 1, 1999-March 1, 2000.

Invited Researcher, AECL (Atomic Energy Canada Lab.), Canada, Nov. 1985-Nov.1986.

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Nov. 1977 - March 1993.

Korea-Hungary Joint Work: Aug. 1, 2010-Feb. 28, 2011, Robot Motion Related topics of the ETOCOM Project, Consultation with research staff members and giving related lectures.

President, Daedeok Korea-India Forum, March 1, 2010 - 2015

Vice President, Daedeok Korea-Japan Forum, March 1, 2010 - 2015

Director of Science Culture Research Institute, Korea Science Foundation, Sept. 8, 2006 - Jan. 31, 2008.

Vice-President of the recognition board of the world congress of arts, sciences and communications, IBC, Sept. 1, 2007-2010, UK.


Plenary Invited Speaker (International Conferences)

ICARI2017, Dec. 29-30, 2017, Shanghai, China, New technology and social paradigm in 21C.

ICIEE2017, Feb. 22-24, 2017, Singapore, What we Have to Prepare for the 21 C, 4-Revolution, several keynotes.


Special Invited Lecture (University)

Future Technology as Mega Trend, Invited by the Indian National Science Council, March 15-25, 2016.

Nelson Mandela Univ., Tanzania: Adjustable Technology and Robots, Dec. 26, 2012, Africa.

Over 100 Keynote Lectures at 30 universities worldwide.


Book Author

Research books:

Tuning Innovation with Biotechnology (Pan Stanford Publishing, 2017), ISBN 978-981-4745-55-2.

How to educate, July 2017.


Project: Emotion Robot and its Application (KNRF), Sept.1, 2012-Feb. 2015.

Awards: International Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement, 2010.5.4, IBC, UK

Column and Newspaper: New fusion era (March, 2010), Dynamic News, etc.


Keynote Speaker-2


Enabling Microfluidic Technologies to Isolate Dendritic Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy



Prof Nor Hisham B Hamid


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Kuala Lumpur




Dendritic cell enrichment from whole blood samples is a state-of-art preparation for dendritic cell vaccination, promising improved efficacy and minimal toxicity in recent clinical studies. This work promotes the concept of dendritic cell extraction at the point of care in order to eliminate the logistics of cold chain preservation for transport to the lab. The laboratory processing may be miniaturized into microfluidic operations, using inertial microfluidics technology. A simple to use microfluidic device, was fabricated in low-resource settings to enrich human dendritic cells from blood with high throughput operation and without the use of cell labels or reagents. The device was fabricated to demonstrate successful collection of upto three particle streams of 7μm, 10μm and 15μm fluorescent beads which has been focused with a separation distance of only ~20μm with a collection efficiency exceeding 90% for each particle at the respective collection outlet. Further experimentation results dendritic cell isolation with a high recovery rate of ~90% at throughput up to 1.9 ml/min. More than 86% of dendritic cells remain viable, which is extremely important when DCs and other blood cells are injected back into the patients body after performing downstream analysis. Isolation of DCs from the blood cell mixture using microfluidic technology was demonstrated for the first time and has shown the pathways to apply in novel cancer treatment and research with high enrichment ratio of DCs at low cost and reduced analysis time.




Nor Hisham bin Hamid received his B. Sc. degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering from the University of Rochester, New York, USA, and M. Sc. degree in Manufacturing System Engineering from the University of Warwick, UK, in 1993 and 1994, respectively. He received his PhD degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2006. From 1994 to 1999, he worked in Motorola KL, Malaysia as senior product/failure analysis engineer. In 1999, he joined Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia where he is presently the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Alumni, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. Prior to his current position, he was the Director for Nanotechnology Mission Oriented Research, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. His research interests are in Nano-Devices Modeling, Fault-Tolerant Architectures, MEMS, Microfluidic Lab-On-Chip, Reliability and Testing of Sensors, MEMS, and Microfluidics Systems


Keynote Speaker-3


The Rise of Machine Learning as a Service in the Public Cloud


Prof Yong Meng Teo


Department of Computer Science

National University of Singapore




Despite the highs and lows in artificial intelligence over the years, there has been increasing interest in applying machine learning algorithms to new problems. Two important developments led to the rise of machine learning (ML).  One is the realization that rather than teaching computers how to do everything, ML algorithms can be given access to data and let them learn for themselves. Secondly, the emergence of the internet and the huge increase in the amount of digital data being captured provides the much-needed data for building robust ML applications.


This talk discusses our experience in using Machine Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS) and is divided into two main parts. Firstly, we review the plethora of MLaaS for developing ML applications. Using various examples, we demonstrate the ease and issues in developing MLaaS applications. Next, we discuss the pitfalls in using MLaaS classifiers from different cloud service providers to detect pathology in medical images and present an approach to improve pathology detection accuracy by combining the results from different MLaaS classifiers. 




1.      L. Birdsey, C. Szabo and Y.M. TeoTwitter Knows: Understanding the Emergence of Topics in Social Networks, Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, IEEE Computer Society Press, Huntington Beach, California, US, Dec 6-9, 2015. (WSC 2015 Best Paper Award)

2.      C. Szabo, Y.M. Teo and G.K. GhengleputUnderstanding Complex Systems: Using Interaction as a Measure of Emergence, Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp 207-218, IEEE Computer Society Press, Savannah, US, Dec 7-10, 2014.

3.      Y.M. Teo, B.L. Luong and C. Szabo, Formalization of Emergence in Multi-agent Systems, Proceedings of ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation, pp 231-240, Montreal, Canada, May 19-22, 2013. [extended version in ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, Vol 26, No 1, Sep 2015].




Yong Meng TEO is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and an Affiliate Professor at the NUS Business Analytics Centre. At the School of Computing, he is the technical leader for Systems & Network Research and leads the Computer Systems Research Group. He was a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Science in China from 2010-2014. He received his PhD and MSc in Computer Science from the University of Manchester. His research interests include parallel computing, systems modeling and simulation and performance analysis.  His recent work focuses on modeling the performance of heterogeneous parallel systems and emergent properties in complex systems among others. He has over 150 journal and conference publications and several best paper awards including the Best Applied Paper Award at the Wintersim Conference in 2015 and the Best Paper Award at the 10th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing in 2010. Another paper, co-authored with his PhD student won the ACM SIGSIM Best PhD Student Paper Award in 2009. He has received various research grants including European Commission, Fujitsu Computers (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd (Japan), Sun Microsystems/Oracle (USA), NVIDIA and PSA Corporation.




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